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There are 22 posts tagged: "reviews"

Standing in the shadows
16 January 2022
Todd in the Shadows is a popular music critic. His chart retrospectives are based on the Billboard Hot 100 year-end lists, but most of the entries are familiar to me, even from my childhood growing up in England. (more…)
The Hustle: one word review
26 December 2021
Excrutiating. 2/10. (more…)
The Matrix Resuscitated
22 December 2021
In his three-star review of The Matrix Resurrections, Nicholas Barber dams the trilogy's fourth instalment with the faintest praise. (more…)
6 December 2021
I watched Klaus last night with my eldest daughter. We both loved it. (more…)
The Closer
20 October 2021
Today's the day for which Netflix employees, supported by bargain-basement celebrities who I've never heard of, had threatened a walkout in protest against Dave Chappelle's special, The Closer. I had intended to watch it earlier, but postponed it until today to mark this non-event. (more…)
15 August 2021
I watched Law & Order on UK terrestrial TV, back in the day. It was a reasonable enough way to pass the time, given that would've passed anyway. The police procedural half of the show was entertaining, but although the prosecution half wrapped the story up, I was never that interested in lawyers talking legal bollocks. Lawyers aren't likeable heroes. Even if they're on the side of good, they're at best a necessary evil. (more…)
Iron Fist
18 July 2021
I recently happened across Marvel's Iron Fist on Netflix. I'd never heard of the character before, but I can only assume that the comic book version must've been way less irritating. Otherwise, he'd never have got his own show. Right? (more…)
The Sequalizer
2 November 2020
I binge-watched The Equalizer and The Equalizer 2 over the weekend. Denzel Washington was compelling, as always, and both films could definitely be considered quite good. But both also suffered from those WTF moments that suggest that the writers just couldn't be arsed to finish the job properly. (more…)
24 December 2015
Basically, one five-minute joke stretched beyond breaking point. The loveable little yellow guys from Despicable Me and its sequel battle a wafer-thin plot and a supervillainess. Cringe-worthy pokes at British stereotypes, of the type that the makers wouldn't dare do to Blacks or Jews. (more…)
Law Abiding Citizen: ten word review
24 September 2012
Butler, good; Foxx, poor; plot, reasonable; ending, terrible; beer, excellent. (more…)
Avengers Assemble: nine word review
23 September 2012
Fun but gay, or gay but fun? You decide. (more…)
The Adjustment Bureau: ten word review
26 December 2011
Fairly decent, confusing, fun. Matt Damon, good. Emily Blunt, woof. (more…)
Despicable Me: ten word review
21 April 2011
Gets better toward the end. ×2 (more…)
Bad cars
11 November 2010
Something that made me laugh—the whole article's funny—was that the Pontiac Aztek looked a bit like a Transformer figure based on a Dust Buster vacuum cleaner. (more…)
8 April 2010
Being touted as possibly the worst film ever, Birdemic: Shock and Terror is the story of bad actors and bad dialogue livened up with bald eagles. This, from an IMDb reviewer, may say more about him than anything, but it made me laugh nonetheless: (more…)
Time Bomb
8 July 2005
I was ill off of work, so ill that I stayed in bed until about 3pm and felt like shit. (more…)
The Incredibles
23 March 2005
I assume that most of you who wanted to see this film saw it at the cinema, or picture playhouse, or whatever you hip dudes'n'dudettes call the kinematograph parlour these days. Anyhow, I had the DVD on preorder and it arrived yesterday, so we watched it last night. (more…)
Man On Fire (2004)
8 October 2004
We watched this on DVD last night. A run-of-the-mill Latino kidnapping affair. Better than Proof Of Life, but then what isn't? (more…)
The Matrix Revolutions
13 April 2004
I finally got around to watching this. The DVD's been laying around for the last couple of weeks. (more…)
Bad Boys II
23 March 2004
We just got around to watching BB2. Oh dear. (more…)
Buying stuff online while drunk
6 December 2003
A couple of weeks ago I bought The Siege from, while I was rat-arsed. (more…)
The Matrix Reloaded
24 October 2003
I finally got around to watching this last night. (more…)