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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Matrix
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Gremlins

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  • Spider-Man

    ★★★½

  • A Castle for Christmas

    ★★½

  • The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

    ★★

  • The Princess Switch: Switched Again

    ★★

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  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★½

    I previously watched this four years ago and had fun. This time around enjoyed it as much, if not a little more.

    It's got a very appealing mix of retro, cheesy, earnestness, romance, action, drama... And I was impressed by how much it fits in without feeling crowded or rushed.

  • A Castle for Christmas

    A Castle for Christmas

    ★★½

    A successful American author decides to retreat to Scotland to escape the limelight, explore her father's roots, and write her new book.

    This sets up your standard Romantic Christmas fare - you know where it's going but it's quite fun to get there, especially as it's part of the ever increasing Netflix Christmas Cinematic Universe.

    In fact compared to some of the other films in that Universe this is quite quaint; there's no farce, or heists, or time travel - it's just gentle cheesy fun.

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★★★

    So far the Phase 2 films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) have both been sequels; 'Iron Man 3' was more of the same but with a fun Shane Black twist; 'Thor: The Dark World' took an unexpected but slightly muddled Sci-Fi route. However, the second solo Cap film was a completely different genre from his entertaining WW2 origin and a completely different tone from the other films. Marvel tend to go for the more humorous approach but this was…

  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3

    ★★★★½

    aka Iron Man Three

    My first viewing of Marvel Cinematic Universe films are at midnight cinema showings after avoiding all advertising material so there's a lot to take in and follow. The first time I saw this I enjoyed it but the plot seemed a bit all over the place – especially with certain twists that occur. However, it holds up really well on a second viewing with a well paced interesting story and solid action. The themes are great…