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  • Grindhouse

    Grindhouse

    ★★★★

    Finally watched the Grindhouse version of these movies, with the full presentation of the infamous trailers from Eli Roth, Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright, and Rodriguez himself, and with the rougher, shorter cuts of the movies themselves with scenes missing.

    It's a great and real fun presentation. While Planet Terror was already a fast moving movie, Death Proof is thankfully much shorter. The original cut of Death Proof had far too much dead weight in that second act and they thankfully…

  • Death Proof

    Death Proof

    ★★½

    I've often wondered that when Robert Rodriguez saw what Quentin Tarantino had delivered with his half of the Grindhouse double feature if he asked Quentin where the fun exploitation movie he promised him was?

    Instead, Tarantino turned in the Tarantino version of a grindhouse movie. Slow moving, talky (very talky) and an excuse for Tarantino to show off his record collection and knowledge of old cowboy television shows. I like some of the dialogue, I really do, and the first…

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  • Live and Let Die

    Live and Let Die

    ★★★★½

    Roger Moore's first outing as 007 gives us no tuxedo's, no megalomaniacs out to take over the world, no Astin Martin's, and no Q. Instead it gives us a real 70s style action movie, tinged with Blaxploitation influences which sees Bond in a world of gangsters and voodoo as he takes on a Yaphet Kotto's drug lord aided by a fortune telling (and stunningly beautiful) Jane Seymour.

    This is Bond at his most ridiculously entertaining. Easily the high point of…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★½

    This will contain no spoilers or plot details, just my own personal feelings about the film.

    I just got out of the first showing, 00:01 on 17 December 2015, of probably the most eagerly anticipated movie of all time. But let's not forget that this is a series that has already been through the ringer and has lay dormant on the big screen since the end of the prequels trilogy a decade ago, a trilogy that, to put it as…