Jurassic Park IMAX - 10/10|
Primal Fear - 7/10
Olympus Has Fallen - 3/10 (for opening 30 minutes, switched it off after that. Horrible, with really bad CG, was like watching a PS1 FMV)
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|That sounds of cinema programme is repeating on BBC4 at the mo.|
|Olympus has fallen can't be taken too seriously. It's actually quite fun to laugh at.|
Just watched it, excellent dumb action film. Stupid story and funny at points for the wrong reasons but lots of good fighting and plenty of fuck yeah team America moments. Plus butler's smoking. |
Don't get the hate.|
Cool what if film that isn't completely insulting, embarrassing, cringe worthy like the recent White House Down from that disaster film hack. That deserves real hate.
Just like Snowtown its one of those films i'm definitely glad that I watched but man, my stomach was in knots throughout it. Mads Mikelsen was fantastic.
|Will have to seek that one out. On Netflix or cinema?|
The World's End - 5/10|
Pretty rubbish to be honest. Felt more like a shit episode of Dr. Who.
As recommended by someone on here
It's Karate Kid (the original) but with big wave surfing instead of karate, and I absolutely loved it. Poor acting at times, predictable as hell, great soundtrack, awesome surf footage every now and then and even some really scary nature shots.
Makes me hate myself even more for not trying surfing. Enters mid-life crisis
well worth seeing
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Dr. No (1962) Blu-ray|
As a film, which i hadn't seen before, it's was really quite ok, even if there were one or two moments that might have made sense in 1962, the speeded up footage of the chair, and the scene that see's Bond driving in front of what obviously is film footage of a car in hot pursuit.
Excellent picture quality. The audio has some issues, vocals are lo-volume, music and SFX are set too high. Weird.
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Based on the true story of the grand prix rivalry between Niki Lauda and Austin Powers in the 1970's.
Bit like Apollo 13 in the sense that most people know what happens but its still exciting!
Reviews have said it plays to the gallery a bit and always takes the most commercial choices. I guess that's true but its still a tremendous film!
The Place Beyond the Pines|
I loved this. Didn't really know anything about it, other than it having something to do with bank robberies and motorbikes from the trailer, but actually it was a proper modern epic with a very different approach to storytelling and some heavyweight performances. Won't say too much about it as I think the reason I enjoyed it so much was that I knew little about it, but highly recommended.
My one gripe is that America needs some uglier leading actors. It's just ridiculous to have a film set in the middle of nowhere, with poor immigrants and carnies who look like Eva Mendez and Ryan Gosling. Please. I've seen carnies. They do not look like Ryan Gosling. If that film had been English and a 'kitchen sink' type thing we'd have had some realistically normal looking people in the roles, and it does help with the believability. But anyway that minor gripe aside, it was great.
WeakOrbit wrote:Watched this last night.
Really good, affecting film and extremely relevant in todays paedopocalypse. People lose their shit over accusations thus potentially destroying a person's life in the process.
A good companion to The Woodcutter yet I wouldn't want to watch them together.
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kalel wrote:Pretty much echoed my thoughts there although the Hollywoodness didn't bother me so much.
I didn't know anything about it going in other than it's by the director of Blue Valentine which I enjoyed.
Great, surprisingly told film. Very easy to recommend. First film Cooper hasn't made me want to chin him in too which is nice.
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-cerberus- wrote:Haha! Knew I got that wrong. Yeah that. Good film, lends weight to the argument that paedos need help like any other mentally ill person.
And now I'm thinking of that scene in Little Children with Rorschach's self operation.
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|It doesn't really bother me, it's just one of those stupid things about Hollywood movies. It's more about American audiences than anything else. You can make a film as grittily realistic as you like as long as there's unrealistically sexy people in it.|
Heard lots of good things about that, will keep an eye out for it.|
Dredd - 7/10. I probably watched it a bit too soon after The Raid. It was OK, but I couldn't help but compare it unfavourably. Brilliant casting for Ma Ma though, ace choice. Not a Dredd fan, so can't really comment on its accuracy etc.
kalel wrote:I totally agree with what you're saying, I'm a fan of the more naturalistic approach. I think the way the story was told went a long way to distract from the Alister cast.
I am a fan of Gosling mind.
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|The Master - 7/10 - Enjoyable enough but suffered from some extremely difficult to hear dialog. Joaquin Phoenix was great but was also the main offender on the mubbling front.|
The Conjuring 82%|
A real enjoyable ghost story. It s formulaic as hell but still very enjoyable only really let down by the last act. I liked how it didn't over use the physical manefistations of the ghosts too much but thought that the design of the doll and witch were a bit cliched.
You're Next 95%
This was a real surprise. Felt like Hotline Miami got mashed up with the Evil Dead and has some great funny moments as well as serious tension. The basic pot of it is that a family is having a reunion when their dinner comes under siege by masked lunatics. Great banter between the characters and for my money had a lot more heart than most of the moves I watched this year ( glares at Evil Dead remake ).
Hellraiser II Hellbound 50%
Schmeh. Plays more like a tv show than a sequel with a lot of flashbacks to the first film. I think the setting ( a mental hospital ) is great and it had a promising first half with the doctor obsessed with the lament configuration but it swiftly nosedives in the second half with said doctor getting some truly atrocious catchphrases. Still its better than 3.
The Place beyond the Pines 75%
I enjoyed it but I thought Bradley Coopers arc was the weakest of the three. The scene with Ben Mendehlson waggling the dog in front of Gosling cracked me up gaining it an extra 10%.
What I expected really, just had a made for SiFi channel feel to it, with a big cast and a reasonable budget.
Not bad just not that good.
Load_2.0 wrote:Was just gonna write about this. I saw it when it first came out, and then again last night on 4.
I actually really like the film, and it's really entertaining. It's just...well, not funny enough. Its heart is in the right place, but it just lacks something special.
Byzantium - A vampire film by Neil Jordan (Crying Game, Mona Lisa), so you know its not exactly going to be Underworld, but I didnt quite expect it to be *that* much of traditional British Tale of Misery.|
Two female vampires live the most depressing existence you could imagine two immortals living, with the younger of the two desperate to break out of the shadow of the older one. She does this with the aid of the ginger guy who played Banshee in X-Men first class, whos irish accent was terrible in that, but fuck knows what he is supposed to be in this. It sounds like he has had a stroke and its incredibly distracting.
But the mythology is good, bringing an interesting twist to the modern vampire and the story is generally well told. It drags a bit in the middle but its worth a watch.
He totally called it
nickthegun wrote:I really, really want to see this, but purely because it was filmed in Hastings - setting for some of my favourite childhood holidays
When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.
|I liked The Place Beyond The Pines until the third act where it seemed to totally lose it's way.|