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Boy
Boy (2012)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Outstanding little gem from NZ. Set in 1984 when Michael Jackson was king and E.T. was THE movie to see, the family portrait we peer into in this film is full of life and magic but not without it's skeletons. The humour and drama are perfectly balanced and the performances from the children (particularly the lead) are touching and brilliant. This will rate as one of the years best and leaves a memorable impression beyond it's 85min running time.

The Adventures of Tintin
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A visual delight and a cracking adventure as to be expected from Spielberg and Jackson. Although the film does suffer from action set-piece overload which tends to overwhelm the humour and emotional side of the plot at times, it is a faithful and worthy ode to Herge's timeless characters although Snowy and Haddock often steal the show from Tin Tin. A highly enjoyable adventure for all ages and very immersive in it's 3D format.

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

The Cruiser is back in fine form in the latest instalment of the successful Mission Impossible series. Being a fan of No.#1 and #3 ( John Woo's second entry was terrible) I was not prepared for this thrilling and tense action masterpiece. Every element simply works under the brilliant direction of Pixar director Brad Bird, with each member of the team bringing their own strengths to the plot. Simon Pegg injects some necessary humour into the very serious proceedings, whilst all the action sequences are perfectly taut in their execution. I knocked of half a star for some underwritten baddies ( although the actors do just fine with what they are given), but this does not detract from the sheer energy of the film which is an absolute must-see, and one of my best film experiences this year. Highly Recommended.