True mumblings, from a junior doctor...

Skyfall

I saw Skyfall yesterday, for the second time! It remains as good on second viewing, with a great script and a fantastic enemy. One would be well placed to see time and again. The Bond reboot gathers pace.
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V For Vendetta

Amazing film. Absolutely fantastic.

If you haven't watched it and you're British you have no excuse whatsoever!

It's scary how topical this remains!
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Rivet - Genius

I have just finished watching some movies I had put on my laptop for travel away. Sounds dull I hear you cry. Well yes it would be without the fact that I watched it on my tv via my xbox whilst working on laptop...

Rivet is the culprit.

It works fantastically well. No complaints, no problems. Easy setup, easy usage, literally drag and drop the movies you want to watch into the appropriate folder. True not all codecs are allowed, but frankly nearly all of them work - only matroska seems to be against the rules.

If you're thinking of an Apple TV and already have an Xbox 360, get it - only £20. Admittedly not for iTunes content yet, but hopefully we'll get around that soon.

9 out of 10 definitely.
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Daybreakers

The vampire season continues unabated.

Daybreakers is an interesting take on the vampire story, offering an alternative reason and reality. A plague causes humans to turn into vampires. Whilst this grants them immortality it does make them dependent on the humans for food. Cue a night-time world, with 'subwalks', human 'farms' and blood in everything.

From here on in the action commences and actually well worth the watch. Whilst it isn't going to change the world, it is a good, well structured story, which doesn't try to be everything at once. It gives you enough to be interested, without having to spend too long in monologue explaining the plot.

The blend of horror and thriller is nicely judged. Competent.
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Inception

Now it's difficult to really dig into this film without giving too much away. Needless to say it's yet another Tour De Force by Christopher Nolan, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in yet another fantastic film. These guys have really hit a rich vein of form recently.

The plot line is of a heist film, but built deep within the mind. Think of the Matrix squared, but without the insanity of trying to make it religious.

There is but one main theme, love, and it is beautifully portrayed without cynicism or attempts to inject strands of melodrama.

It is an awesome, thinking persons film. Beautifully shot, brilliantly realised. Fantastic.
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