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Largo Winch [2008]

The past ten years feels like it has contained a proliferation of big budget French films based on classic BDs (bande dessinée) or French-language comics. It’s not strictly…

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Hercules [2014]

Hercules directed by Brett Ratner (the Rush Hour series, 21 [2008], Horrible Bosses [2011]), and starring The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) is a forgettable Sword & Sorcery (Sandal) action…

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [2014]

I tried. I really did. I said I would. A friend of mine asked me to because he knew how bad it was, and knew the potential for…

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Transformers: Age of Extinction [2014]

I had hoped that Marky Mark’s action film sensibilities may mean that the fourth installment of the chronically shit, Michael Bay, film-based-on-toys (seriously when has a film based…

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47 Ronin [2013]

[Alternate Title]: Why even though 47 Ronin is a horrendous film that (at the time of writing) rates second all time for most money lost at the box…

Kaguya Hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya) [2013]

A different version of this review was published in Broadsheet. Kaguya Hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya), directed by Isao Takahata, the less famous half of…

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For [2014]

By standard film KPI’s, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is a piece of shit. But you can’t really judge it as though it’s a standard film….

The Wolverine [2013]

I had forgotten that I’d even seen this film until writing the review for the latest X-Men film, Days of Future Past [2014]. The Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) (also…

Guardians of the Galaxy [2014]

Much as I may incur a fair amount of wrath (from both the pro and con camps) for this statement: Guardians of the Galaxy is okay. It’s competent….

The Amazing Spider-man 2 [2014]

Surprisingly, The Amazing Spider-man 2 is a lot better than you’d expect. Like the first Amazing Spider-man, the film’s greatest problem is that it can’t avoid being compared…