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Old 17-06-2013, 17:02   #321
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Superman (1978) - Great 9/10

Bridesmaids - Mediocre, Wigg was annoying, made even worse that she was never off the screen. 5/10

Horrible Bosses - Really enjoyed this, much better than expected. 7/10
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Old 18-06-2013, 08:47   #322
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L'argent de Poche (English title Small Change or Pocket Money depending on which side of the Atlantic you are): A nice little Truffaut film. Made in 1976 but seemed older. Maybe that was just France seeming a little quaint. Not one of the world's great films but most enjoyable nevertheless.

My Afternoons with Margueritte - on BBC4 last Saturday. Meh. Gérard Depardieu totally miscast in a very predictable story.

Severance - found this on my Sky box (forgotten I'd recorded it) so watched it last night. British black comedy in the Deliverance vein. Good comedy horror and thoroughly watchable.
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Old 19-06-2013, 09:06   #323
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The Wrath of Khan (BD): Interesting to see the parallels with the new film; and also how the space battle in the nebula was, despite being relatively old fashioned and slow, so much more exciting than anything in the new film... probably because it does not contain any cartoon reality-level stunts. Some creaky dialog though, really.

The Search for Spock (BD): See previous.

Hot Fuzz (HD-DVD): Very good and very funny; outstanding PQ and sound on this obsolete format!
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Old 24-06-2013, 20:34   #324
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War of the ArrowsVery decent Korean actioner, but a little short of some of my favourites from 10 years ago - Musa, Bichunmoo.

Centurion A bit disappointed, really, though not bad and Liam Cunningham was the best thing in it.

Hot Tub Time Machine This should have been more fun than it was, though it seems to have stuck in my head. 80s teen flicks were just more..fun? Heck, Revenge of the Nerds et al.
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Old 25-06-2013, 07:42   #325
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The Awakening - Started quite promising but ended up predictable and not at all scary. 5.5/10

Despicable Me 2 - Great family fun - 7.5/10

Switchback - This one completely passed me by in the 90s - I'd never heard of it. Decent enough, made better by the gorgeous settings. 6/10.
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Villain (Akunin) - Starts of fairly simplistic but ends up being quite a layered film with some great performances. Enjoyed this one but it's not a thriller/suspense as may have been billed, good thing i wasn't expecting either.


Let the Bullets fly - Ended up being disappointed by this. It's rather disjointed and seems a hodge podge of scenes put together. Some people have suggested you need to be Chinese to understand everything, others have mentioned the subtitles make it difficult to follow. I'm not really sure as it's rather familiar to other movies/tvs from Asia that are equally as bad/disappointing.

The Chaser (Chugyeokja) Excellent film, fairly well paced and gripping. Found it much more enjoyable and compact movie than the film below. I may have developed the hots for Seo Young-hee

I Saw the Devil (Angmareul boatda) which had an enjoyable start, rather weak middle due to the dubious plot choice, but a decent end.
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Old 27-06-2013, 06:42   #327
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Appleseed - A manga film that actually makes some sense! good story, lovely animation 8/10

Kill ZombieNetherlands based version of Shawn of the Dead i guess, shown on the horror channel not long ago so wasnt expecting too much but it turned out to be really good. Good characters, funny dialog, green blood was a bit of a downside. 7/10
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:51   #328
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Been making use of the NetFlix account so the last 3 we've watched were:

The Lives Of Others

Hard Candy

The Way


All were excellent!
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Old 27-06-2013, 20:29   #329
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Saw the first 25 minutes or so of Movie 43 before getting up from the living room and going into the other room. By the end only 1 person was watching it (and I think he watched till the end because he purchased it) 0/10

Kill for me It was ok. needed more girl on girl 6.5/10
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Old 27-06-2013, 21:29   #330
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I have had a bit of a random netflix week.

Noobz - an utterly **** movie about gamers. Jay was OK in it.

Waiting for Lightening - Documentary about skateboarder Danny Way jumping the Great Wall of China on a skateboard. Quite enjoyable.

The Inbetweeners Movie - wasted a few hours and it's still enjoyable after the 3rd time.
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Da Vinci Code - had a strange urge to see this again. Fairly goofy with Tom Hanks almost not turning up for his own performance, but hugely watchable with no clock watching over the three hours.

Shinjuku Incident - Jackie goes Bushido Yakuza with a touch of Godfather thrown in. Rather decent.

Perfect Creature - Yet another vampire film, but a decent lower budget effort from New Zealand. Not wholly successful, but well worth a spin. There's life (undeath) in this sub-genre yet.
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Mother - Mother, or Madeo, from Joon-ho Bong. Not quite as accomplished as the superb Memories of Murder, but the central performance is a powerhouse.

Trick 'r' Treat - return of the portmanteau horror film and this one's an absolute peach.

Melancholia - worked myself up into dreading watching it after I'd bought the damn thing, then loved it.
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Man of Steel -8/10
Maniac - 8/10
World War Z - 6/10
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Man Of Steel - 8.5/10 - liked it a lot, CGI a little ropey at times though!
World War Z - Enjoyed this, little to do with the book but I'd gotten over that by the time I'd seen it. 8/10
This Is The End - bored in a few places, wanted to really like it but was disappointed. McBride annoys me no end. 6/10
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Mulan - Worthy China version, actually preferred the Disney.

Inception - Very good, must check out more DiCaprio titles after this, Shutter Island, and Gilbert Grape.

Anatomy of a Murder - class.
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30 Minutes or Less - Awful..I wasn't expecting much but this didn't even delivery that. 4.5/10.

The Darkest Hour - Really awful...as above but probably worse. 3/10.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter - The best of a bad bunch. Generic action romp with some god-awful scenes which seem to have been included to justify the 3D. 5.5/10.
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Man of Steel 9/10 - Excellent reboot and love to see were the sequel goes (please no Lex!)

World War ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz - 5/10 Great concept utterly wasted, a zombie film with no gore? Get real. Performances were serviceable through

Freakanomics
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The Tourist - I was surprised to quite enjoy this as the only thing I'd really known about it was Ricky Gervais reference at the Golden Globes/general perception that it tanked. Only watched as my wife wanted to see it before our trip to Venice last week - the city is certainly well shot in the movie, more entertaining than the acting!

Monsters University - Was a bit disappointing, seemed very much a kids-only movie (compared to Monsters Inc and most Pixar stuff). Not much in it for adults apart from some weak college based gags.

Pacific Rim - Special effects are great, forget about the story.
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Warm Bodies - Thought I'd hate this but it's actually pretty good. 7/10

E.T.
[blu-ray] - 10/10

The Dark Knight Returns: Parts 1 + 2
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Superman Returns (R2): Didn't think I'd like this but ended up liking it a lot, despite the ludicrous, old-style Hollywood illogical plot points; looked very nice too.



The Two Towers (R1 EE): Jackson et al. take Tolkien's beautifully plotted story and remove the dramatic ending, pad it out with some needless new stuff, then realise they lack a dramatic ending so distort another character and tack on a new, inferior ending. Overall, quite enjoyable but full of annoying juvenile turns (that means you, skateboarding Legolas). Compared to the books, crude and immature.

Howl's Moving Castle (BD): Now if you're going to change a book, this is how to do it, despite the frankly silly final twist. Funny, entertaining, moves at a swift pace and utterly beautiful to look at.
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