|@oldschoolsoviet u r so wrong about killing them softly. Liotta is not in it that much and when he is he is great. The ending is a bit shit though.|
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The Bay 2012|
From Lionsgate, who make all the 'scary' films. But this wasn't scary
|The ruins - 7/10 competent by the numbers horror thing with a nice concept. A lot more could have been expanded upon in the relationship between the captors and captives and the gradual realisationa nd acceptance of the situation. Its okay though and predictable. None of the characters are likeable.|
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Opinions can be wrong, huh ? Hasn't this been discussed to death enough times ?
As for Liotta, he's been in practically every film I've watched recently, even in stuff where I wasn't expecting him to star. So much so, I'm beginning to believe I've murdered him, and that they are guilty-conscience produced hallucinations. If I haven't, it's certainly coming, just sick of the sight of him being the same typecast caricature.......
Killing Them Softly|
The acting and direction is pitch perfect for the limitations of what it is, but there is absolutely no story arc or character progression at all. If this movie was a roller-coaster it'd be the 2.15 from Waterloo to Windsor.
At the end, the analogy it's making seems at first to be as ham-fisted and obvious as the Bush/Obama speeches that run through the entire film about handing the country to the banks.
But then when you think it over you realise that every scene and line of dialogue contributes to this single idea (the analogy that corporations are 'gently' killing countries for profit without taking any responsibility for the human consequences); there isn't an ounce of filler. This makes it seem masterfully crafted - even if it's not that ambitious.
The special fx were cool/10.
rhubarbandcustard wrote:I liked it, and would give it a highish score, but the pacing was embarrassingly mis-judged, the cast was terribly unbalanced (who the fuck was that Scottish woman that wandered on set, and why did they give her lines to read?), and with Ridley Scott at the helm I indeed did not expect less, but did expect a hell of a lot more.
But it looked great and at the end of the day it was a fun film about the whole Alien thing so I look past the obvious fuckups.
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Any Netflix library in the world for a couple of quid a month? Gimme!
Star Trek into darkness 6/10|
Fine as a standalone action film just none of the characters are worth caring about and relies too much on the 'twist' they've been trying to hide for so long.
Deckard1 wrote:Alien had a gun in it. ACTION FILM.
Hang em High|
Far from the best of Clint's Westerns, but still a damn fine watch.
Man of Steel tonight cant fucking wait. |
Hope im not disappointed.
The place beyond the pines|
The Danger Mouse reboot worries me a great deal.
Leviathan (1989 film)|
I enjoyed it, and if the thought of The Abyss, The Thing, Alien, all rolled into one low budget film with laughable effect, ham actors sounds your thing then give it a watch.
But honestly I liked it, and if you've an urge for the above films (trapped in X place with Z scary thing) then this one is worth it, and you probably did miss it at the time. And Ernie Hudsons' response to "I'm sorry for the hell you went through" mad me LOL
The Amazing Spider Man - 7.5/10|
Thought that was pretty cool actually.
Would have preferred no J-Lo which would have resulted in half hour less of film and more standard Stath action.
Iron Man 3 - 8/10|
Best of the 3 for me. Nice end to the trilogy if they're stopping the standalone films.
Star Trek: Into Darkness - 8/10
Never was a huge Trek fan growing up, but i enjoyed the first film & fucking loved this. Knew little about it going in, aside from seeing a solitary trailer a week ago, & i probably enjoyed it more going in completely cold.
Benedict Cumberbatch makes up for having a comically bad name by having a voice that's cooler than fuck. He could narrate my murder & i'd watch it.
espibara wrote:Lucky bastard, God damn I hope it's good.
No spoilers in your review please!
Star trek into darkness. 4/10|
Am I the only one who thought it was shit...
Man of Steel 9/10|
Small rant: Must confess my enjoyment of this was marred by some stupid woman sat next to me making notes on her ipad throughout the film.
But (spoiler free)
I'm not really a big superman fan. I caught the last one on DVD.
But found this to be brilliant.
Cast from top to bottom is nigh on perfect. Superman Returns was badly cast but not this one. Liked the realistic treatment of superman as an Alien with fear suspicion etc.
Synder for me is all style no substance but here he's patient and ramps it up when he should. The final battle was quite Avengers-esque though.
Big shout out to Cavill though who is brilliant. Kudos to Costner, Lane and Shannon too.
This and Pacific Rim are the films of the summer so far.
I never ever want to see the superman orgin story done ever again, bloody sick of it.
Some scenes where the physics/weight seemed a bit off. Namely parts of the climatic battle and the A10-Warthog sequence
Subnote: The Mrs has also watched After Earth the new Will/Jaden Smith sci-fi today and said it was pretty good.
|That's excellent news. Looking forward to seeing this.|
The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.
|That's great to hear, if someone who's not a Superman fan is giving it 9/10, it should hopefully blow my sad geeky mind!!|
MrE26 wrote:His voice is awesome watch War Horse as well his voice is epic in that as well LOL
Currently nearing the end through Aftershock, which is a crappy horror/disaster movie stuck somewhere between Indie and Commercial. It follows the usual template of "Americans go somewhere foreign and tragedy strikes, loyalties are tested, lessons are learned, etc etc etc". Only it takes so fucking long to get going it's just tedious instead. Only an hour and a half long, yet the actual earthquake doesn't happen until a good forty minutes in.|
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espibara wrote:Is that even allowed?
... you should have politely told her to turn the blooming thing off!
I am super glad you think Pacific Rim and Superman are AMAZING though.
p.s. Could your missus kindly pass on her thoughts about 'After Earth' please?
It is slightly shocking to think that Shyamalan might have actually made another decent film. The trailers for it look ok, but big Will's son winds me up. :/|
Quick question for espibara, then I'll shut up about Superman, how is Michael Shannon as Zod? Are his villainous antics up there with Ledger, or more like what's his face out of Fantastic Four?
|The trailer looked alright, but Shyamalan has made so many stinkers that I just don't trust it.|
espibara wrote:You could have told her to leave it at home
Star Trek Into Darkness - 40%|
I was so looking forward to this. I love Trek and really dug the last film, and was pretty convinced this was going to be my film of the year. Sadly this turned out to be far from the case. After a really strong opening the movie devolves into a bizarre Frankenstein's monster of other better films that tries to speed along so you won't see the stitches. Apart from Kirk & Spock all the other character's are one note & sidelined. Bones is grumpy, Scotty's er a scot,and so on. Cumberbatch though is an awesome presence especially given what little he's actually given to work with. Scenes and dialogue are literally lifted from other Trek movies and in one instance Blade Runner! The thing is if this "'aint your daddy's Star Trek", go with it make your own voice. This hybrid isn't working for me. Trek was about the character's, exploration, the human condition and so much more. This is all about blowing shit up and looking really purdy whilst you do so.