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Raging Bull
Raging Bull (1980)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

DeNiro completely disappears into this role. His commitment of gaining 60 pounds to play the tarnished fighter is indeed remarkable and incredible. His on-screen relationship with Pesci is brotherly which is perfect for the character relationship. Pesci's performance here as Joey LaMotta is as good as, if not better, than his abrasive portrayal of Tommy DeVito in GoodFellas. Scorsese's directing is excellent as ever and his risky ambitions of using authentic black-and-white film pays off. This film is also funny in the dialogue which helps to relieve one of the heavy two-hour epic (for the impatient.) This is not my favourite DeNiro film (I still hold Taxi Driver in higher regard) however it is my favourite biopic as it is delicately executed with finesse. - Mark Jenkins

Kung Fu Panda 2
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Doesn't match the panache or hilarity that the original drew us in with. However it is still "awesome!" Why did I enjoy this movie then? Partly because Gary Oldman's voicing of Shen came across as a pleasant surprise AND the action was great! However the villain is sadly not as bad-ass as Tai Lung from the original and sadly both villains do share a familiar style of voice (posh/aristocratic.) The Furious Five use their unique abilities to enhance the action and the 3D effects are amazing. If you liked Shifu from the first KFP then you maybe disappointed as he takes a backseat for most of the sequel to allow Po's character to shine more and make way for the introduction of Croc and Ox (actually shown in the first film briefly in a cartoon sequence in Po's dream!) This is a must see for KFP fans as well as Dreamworks fans (as it is their best sequel to date.) Watch this one.(3D)- Mark Jenkins

Attack the Block
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Alien meets KiDULTHOOD meets Dog Soldiers: an interesting combination. A good effort from first-timer actors. Frost is as funny as usual. However, the film has many clichés and horrendous scene-ending lines and the general acting was not superb (I particularly didn't like the efforts from the teenage girls...) and the dialogue is packed with unnecessary slang and sounds unrealistic. I know because I live in London and know many people like this. It should have been toned down a bit. Having said this, the film is very entertaining but you may find yourselves prioritises characters. I know who I wanted to die first.... - Mark Jenkins