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Old 26-10-2012, 11:30   #41
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Blue Jean Cop - quality 80s action fest with super cool Sam Elliot & super cocky Peter Weller at their best, & Hendrix on the soundtrack! Shame about the terrible effects work in the finale...

Cockneys vs Zombies - does exactly what it says on the tin. Good fun with quite a few laugh out loud moments, & how often do you get to see Richard Briers with an uzi?
Could have done with a bit more plot perhaps, & they really should have got the actual Chas & Dave to sing the very Chas & Dave-style song over the end titles.

Wrong Turn 5 - utter ****. See my review in the horror thread.
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Big and Home Alone 1 & 2. Going right back to my youth will all three, so so good.
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Old 26-10-2012, 14:07   #43
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360 - Not as bad as I was expecting, always great to see Hopkins dial it down a notch.

Ruby Sparks - Much darker than the frothy trailers would have you believe - not bad.

Safety Not Guaranteed - Low budget indie time travel tale that cheats a bit by not having any trime travel at all - refund please !
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Old 27-10-2012, 09:58   #44
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Safety Not Guaranteed - Low budget indie time travel tale that cheats a bit by not having any trime travel at all - refund please !


Loved this. Very sweet little indie film. Aubrey Plaza is & the ending was just
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Old 27-10-2012, 19:55   #45
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Bananas. Early comedy from Woody Allen, from that period just before he stopped being funny.

You Only Live Twice. My first Bond, and I'll always have a soft spot for it. Space. Fake volcanoes. A flame-throwing dwarf helicopter. Japanese totty. The best 007 theme song by a mile. Cigarettes that really do damage your health. And ninjas, before anyone else had heard of them. And Donny P and his cat. I mean - just come on.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. An engaging bit of fluff with rom, com, and fish in equally enjoyable measure... in the first half. In the second, with an increasingly contrived soapy plot dragging it lower and lower till it reaches laughable, it ALL GOES TO HELL. Likeable leads barely keep it afloat.
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Old 28-10-2012, 07:05   #46
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Fire With Fire-Fire Fighter vrs Aryan Race Nazis, who will win,
There's only one way to find out.....FIGHT!!!! 5/10

Cockneys vrs Zombies-Contains Zombies and Michelle Ryan..that'll do 7/10

Ruby Sparks-highly original, highly recommended. 9/10
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Cockneys vs Zombies - despite my mate going out with Michelle Ryan, this was pretty dire. 2/10

The Hunger Games - Harry Potter for older kids. 4/10

The Amazing Spider-Man - Enjoyed this, better than the original. 7/10
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Argo (cinema) - Outstanding - a masterful blend of humour and suspense. Great 70s look and feel.

Savages (inflight 4:3 ): Terrific - a sun soaked Fargo, thrilling and horrific in equal measure. Hayek was superb as the ice queen.

Ginger and Rosa (cinema): Could have been a humdrum coming of age story but the adults' behaviour is the mirror against which Elle Fanning steals the show.
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Fanny and Alexander (Criterion BD): Five and a half hours of bliss. The PQ on this Blu-ray - rich, warm and detailed - is absolutely perfect.

Captain America (BD rental): Entertaining but run of the mill.

Looper (cinema): Superb. Nicely complex story and it's nice to see a film where you can't always predict what will happen next. Emily Blunt
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Under Siege. I bet it really ****** off Brucie that Seagal got in first with 'Die Hard on a Ship'. Should come with advance warning: Beware! Contains Gary Busey in drag! And that stripper only had one eyebrow. Yoicks.

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate. Lively, cg-heavy wuxia with some horrible 3D inserts from Tsui 'hit and miss' Hark. Entertaining up to a point but fx are frequently dodgy and it gets samey from the mid point. Also found it difficult to care much about the humans, and indeed to know at times exactly who was who and what side they were on. If only they didn't all look alike.

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I can't count so here are the last 8 films I watched in the cinema (last weekend):

Excision - brilliant.
Gallow Hunters - Oh dear, 90 minutes of my life I won't get back.
The Tall Man - (not the earlier Rowan Atkins film) excellent.
Bait 3D - Sharks in a shopping centre - not as good as it might have been.
Zombie Flesh Eaters - fell asleep half way through but still one of the better video nasties.
The Helpers - quite enjoyed this found footage horror.

Skyfall - brilliant. If the rain persists I may go and see this again on Sunday.

Killing them softly - I found this a bit of a chore. Well enough made and acted but nobody I could empathise with. The political message also seemed a little disconnected. I may have to read the novel the film is based on because there seems to be something interesting in there somewhere.

I hope to catch Holy Motors tomorrow.

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Old 02-11-2012, 21:36   #52
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Tyrannosaur - Very powerful, very well acted, a more than decent piece of work by Considine. 7/10 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1204340/

The Tall Man - Started well but got poorer as it went on, not scary in the slightest. 3/10 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1658837/

The Skeleton Key - A halloween ritual this one, always enjoy it, not the creepiest chiller out there but it does the job for me. 7/10 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397101/
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Thunderball - my 3rd favourite Connery led Bond film
Stupid, Crazy, Love - Was better than I was expecting (I thought it would be crap)
Haywire - Any film that has Michael Fassbender in it is always worth a viewing
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Tape 407 - shakey cam / recovered tape footage thing. Awful in the extreme, only redeeming feature is that you see annoying girl character take a bullet to the head. -1 / 10

TinTin - great film, hope they do more! 8/10
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Priest – Good cast. Nice score. Crap story. 4/10

Signs – Absolutely love it. Fantastic film. 9/10

Stand By Me – Never seen it before. Nice little story. Well acted by the kids except for that damn Will Wheaton.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:17   #56
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I borrowed three DVD's from the library lasty week:

Lockout - I thought it would be a nice stupid action movie, but it was a wee bit too stupid, & had a made for TV look about it. 4/10

Prometheus - I didn't rate this at all, in fact nearly fell asleep. 3/10

The Cabin In The Woods - Paydirt, really enjoyed this one. 8/10
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Savages Not bad. Leads and cast were fine. But it was all a bit messy and took too long to tell the very basic story. Its been too long since Oliver Stone delivered a good film. 5/10

Brave Big let down. Took ages to get going. Felt light on any charm too. I got bored before it ended. 6/10

Amazing Spider-man Another average super hero film. Stone and Garfield were pretty good, but it was jarring in a lot of places. Spider-man's mask off most of the time, only appears at night, needless reboot, poor CGI Lizard. There was also no relationship between Aunt May and Peter. while I did find her annoying in pervious films, her absence here was noted. 6/10
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State Secret (1950): One of the best British thrillers of all time, superbly scripted, directed and acted by all concerned. Plenty of humour thrown in to balance the tension. I wonder why this superb film is not better known. 9/10

Fail Safe (1963): The serious alternative to Dr Strangelove. It does not have the nuances of Kubrick's film but makes a deeper impact, particularly to those who recall what the Cold War tensions were like. 8/10

You Only Live Twice (1967): The best Bond film for me. Great title song by Nancy Sinatra, hilariously insane plot, excellent script/direction, great cinematography.....and Little Nelly! 8/10
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OHMSS. Too long (barring a couple of brief fist fights it's over an hour and a half before the action starts) and emotional impact undoubtedly stunted by inadequate Connery stand-in, but still one of the more impressive Bonds.

The King of Devil's Island. Norwegian drama set in a turn-of-last-century naughty boy's institute. It's standard stuff for the genre, but done well enough.

Killer Joe. I've never had KFC and now I definitely never will. Occasionally uncomfortable thriller populated with the sort of rednecks you're glad live in a different country. Performances range from good (but not that good - McConaughey) to awful (Church). I found the final scene unintentionally hilarious (edit: unless it's meant to be... I'm not so sure now).

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the WorldA very interesting idea and worth a watch. Steve Carroll and Kira Knightly both very good and a few notable cameos 7/10

Safety Not GuaranteedI liked this more than expected. I did find the Indian fella distracting as he sounded the same as Fonejacker's 'broadbangings' chararacter As for the ending,
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Drive Excellent. Growing into one of my favourites. Essential viewing 9/10
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