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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Jaws
  • Seven Samurai
  • Apocalypse Now

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  • The Mummy

    ★★★★

  • Cobra

    ★★

  • Fingers

    ★★★★

  • Halloween Kills

    ★★

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  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    ★★★★

    I'm going to bat for this movie (a swarm of them, smashing into a military transport). It's good. Though at its weakest briefly upon introduction to Cruise and Johnson, it rapidly improves with a genuinely gripping adventure. Much like Edge of Tomorrow / CruiseBlunt / All You Need Is Kill, this sees The Cruiser in less than heroic form for the most part, and he's having a blast with it. There's comedy gold in some of his reactions and physical…

  • Cobra

    Cobra

    ★★

    Not as sleazy as you'd expect or want, but nonsensical and shambolic enough to get great riffing mileage out of. Seriously, it could be a poster child for 80s action stupid.

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  • Solaris

    Solaris

    ★★★★★

    I revisited Solaris for the first time after a good 20 years (I last saw it on television, undoubtedly pan-and-scanned, and probably riddled with adverts). The only effect it had on me back then was the feeling that it was too long, and wasn't quite as good as 2001 - the obvious, lazy comparison - but that it was obviously good, and important. It's a long, philosophical sci-fi film! Of course, in my bloody-minded book everything compares unfavourably to 2001,…

  • Argoman the Fantastic Superman

    Argoman the Fantastic Superman

    ★★

    Insufferably smug and self-congratulating master thief and sexual predator Argoman uses telekinetic powers to prevent the Queen of the World uniting the human race under the banner of awesome 60s fashion.