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  • The Perfect Storm

    The Perfect Storm

    ★★★½

    I didn’t care too much for the characters in The Perfect Storm, I just watched it and I couldn’t tell you any of their names, but the story and cast make it worthwhile. 

    That said for a true story it’s mostly fictitious and just using real events as a background. It’s fairly predictable, you can tell exactly how it’s going to end, but the cast do their best and the score is very good too. 

    Worth a watch if you’ve never seen it.

  • Runaway Jury

    Runaway Jury

    ★★★½

    A good story if you stick with it. 

    Not as tense as a lot of courtroom dramas but there’s plenty of twists and turns to focus on instead. 

    Worth watching for the cast alone. I could watch Gene Hackman play that type of role forever.

  • Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen

    Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen

    ★★½

    Funny enough for what it was, and that was a (mostly) washed up bunch of wannabes slagging Charlie Sheen. It did exactly as described and killed some time.

  • Sometimes Always Never

    Sometimes Always Never

    ★★★

    I saw this is quite a small auditorium and I was shocked with how many people laughed during it. 

    I thought the story was fine and it kept me interested but definitely not a film I’d say was great. I was happy to see the credits roll on the 87th minute.

  • The Hummingbird Project

    The Hummingbird Project

    ★★★

    The Hummingbird Project explores an interesting story, I assume it’s a true story but can’t be certain and honestly, the outcome of what happens next doesn’t really bother me. 

    Our 2 leads are very good and they have a lot to work with. 

    I’m glad I watched it but I’ll probably never think about it again.

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    ★★★

    This film definitely did not need 2 parts. 

    I was fairly uninterested with an hour still to go. Easily could’ve just been one film. 

    Anyway, the one thing that didn’t bore was Jennifer Lawrence. She definitely showed her presence in front of the camera. She was impressive, as was all the supporting cast. 

    A series I’m glad I watched but if I had to rewatch them again I’d opt to just skip Mockingjay altogether.

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    ★★★

    This just didn’t work for me like the last 2 movies. 

    Still a very solid outing, it was very clearly a ‘Part 1’ type movie. The whole thing just felt like the middle of a story, we already knew the start I guess but it never really evolved from there. 

    Decent story but this Hunger Games Movie sorely missed having an actual Hunger Games tournament. 

    Onto part 2, which I’m thankful will end my marathon.

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    ★★★½

    I can’t say I was too enamoured with the fact I had to watch 3 more sequels, but Catching Fire is, at best, equal to the first entry. 

    There’s good expansion on the story and more action this time. 

    They’re playing the long ball with this one and I have to say I’m intrigued. 

    Onto Mockingjay....

  • The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    ★★★½

    I had seen this once before, but didn’t like it enough to continue the series, I figured I’d change that today. 

    The Hunger Games is an above standard YA drama. There’s a very good build up to the actual action and even when that gets going you still want to see how it’ll all end up. 

    There’s a stellar supporting cast, but it’s our leading lady that steals the show. 

    For such a long film it’s well paced out and doesn’t outstay it’s welcome.

  • Murder Mystery

    Murder Mystery

    ★★

    I mean, it is what it is. 

    It has its moments but they are very few and far between. 

    Some laughs but I guess I went into it not expecting much.

  • Toy Story 4

    Toy Story 4

    ★★★★½

    Toy Story 4. Not a film anyone needed or necessarily wanted, especially after how Toy Story 3 finished. 

    I was very apprehensive going into this. I literally grew up with these films. I cherished my Buzz Lightyear figure, never cared to have a Woody one. 

    I can say this is definitely my least favourite entry into the series, but as you can see from my rating that is no bad thing. 

    Fair enough, the story exists because of Forky, and…

  • Toy Story 3

    Toy Story 3

    ★★★★★

    Who’d ever think a scence featuring a bunch of animated toys about to be incinerated could be so powerful. 

    There was a time this was it, and this ended the trilogy perfectly. 3 amazing films with a long lasting payoff. 

    Toy Story 4 has an enormous legacy to live up to.