We watched a lot of films this month (EDIT: so many it took almost four months to write them all up!). I'm not really too sure why, although entering the summer blockbuster season has definitely helped. Otherwise, it just seems to have been easier to fit a movie around our lives than an on-going TV show. Definitely not complaining about that, though I do wish I could 'collapse' reviews once written - the scrolling feels endless! Perhaps it's time to make some of those long-overdue changes (ha!).
TV – A Series of Unfortunate Events (definitely brilliant, but really doesn't hook you like a lot of modern TV, which is quite refreshing);
TV – Iron Fist (just snuck in at the very end of the month, so haven't seen much, but it's a lot better than I had expected so far; even if it is a bit of a poor-man's Arrow).
Video games – Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [Gamecube] (Honestly, I have stopped playing; will remove next month if I don't come back to it).
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tl;dr: A gritty, sublimely choreographed action sequence with some largely forgettable characters and plot. A perfect action film not trying to be anything other than a perfect action film.
tl;dr: Dull. Its not bad; just boring and bland and ultimately pointless. Don't bother.
tl;dr: Distinctly middle of the road. I will have completely forgotten the film in a few months, but it was entertaining enough for a couple of hours.
tl;dr: Terrible, nonsensical and boring.
tl;dr: God awful, but proves that I would watch a film about King Arthur teaming up with aliens to defeat the Saxons (possibly).
tl;dr: A decent outing for Marvel Anime, though nothing too special.
tl;dr: Definitely mediocre but fun enough with some decent acting, interesting world building and beautiful effects/sets.
tl;dr: Hilarious, campy and just creepy enough. There are some bad parts but overall a very enjoyable reboot of the franchise. Zuul, grant us a sequel!
tl;dr: Feisty fun but definitely beginning to show its age.
tl;dr: The Spider-Man movie you've always wanted but never imagined. Truly brilliant and a welcome addition to the MCU.
tl;dr: A great effort at some genuinely interesting and unique fantasy, let down by a lack of world-building and the occasional blunder. Enjoyable but buzzing with greater potential.
tl;dr: The shadows are awesome, the jazz is slick but ultimately the story a little flat. Worth a watch but no modern classic.
tl;dr: Superb. A truly brilliant adaptation and well-deserving of the praise
tl;dr: Not great, not completely awful. Yet another flop that I wouldn't mind giving the chance of a sequel, just to see what would happen.
tl;dr: Funny spy based entertainment. Perfectly enjoyable; not a must-see but better than mediocre.
tl;dr: A welcome return to form, even if it’s just a little too late for Capaldi to truly shine. One of the best seasons in ages.