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  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    ★★★★

    This weeks challenge was to watch a film in a foreign language, so went for the original Swedish version of this, based on the first book in Steig Larson’s Millennium Trilogy, this is without a doubt a fantastic thriller and even with English subs, it’s still brutal, edge of the seat stuff. Noomi Rapace is awesome as Hacker Lisbeth Salander, who teams up with famous journalist Mikael Blomkvist to help him solve the mystery of a woman who went missing…

  • Rambo: Last Blood

    Rambo: Last Blood

    ★★★½

    This had so much promise, but in the end it’s just to short, to rushed, to predictable and to Mexican, be prepared to read loads of subtitles. It’s 89 minute run time splits down to 40 minutes of forced family drama, 30 minutes of ‘Taken’, 20 minutes of R rated ‘Home Alone’ and 9 minutes of end credits, with an ace montage of all the films. That only serves to remind us just how good ‘First Blood’ was and how poor a send off this is. Here’s hoping we get another outing that can do for John J, what Creed has done for Rocky.! 😕

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  • Cargo

    Cargo

    ★★★½

    Pretty interesting take on the Outbreak/Infection movie genre, but this is more drama than horror, with Martin Freeman putting in a very natural turn as a father, frantically searching rural Australia for a family to take care of his baby daughter, after he is infected and has only 48 hours left to live. Based on a Short Film this does a great job of expanding the story, with some tense scrapes along the way. If your a parent you’ll definitely…

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★½

    Only took me six years to see it and it's by no means the masterpiece it's made out to be. It's a very slow, meandering art house style movie, especially in the first act when It has very little dialogue or even emotion, especially from the lead characters. It eventually moves up a gear about an hour in as the twist is revealed, with the third act pulling the shallow plot together into a satisfying climax. Gosling does okay, basically…