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A man from deepest darkest Wales (Anglesey!) who loves movies, anime, dance/trance music and Japanese culture.

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Favourite music: AKB48, Namie Amuro, Perfume, Scandal, Def Leppard, Chvrches, EXILE, Saint Etienne, Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Take That, Ayumi Hamasaki, Texas, The Brilliant Green, LINDBERG, Hikaru Utada, dream, Nana Mizuki, The Smiths, Queen, Pet Shop Boys, Vanilla Ninja, Shiny Toy Guns, Cascada, Dash Berlin

Favourite TV Shows: The Following, Vikings, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Dr Who (1963-1989), The X-Files, Blakes 7, Xena Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Star Fleet, Mysterious Cities Of Gold, Galaxy Express 999, Elfen Lied, Robin Of Sherwood, Up Pompeii, Peaky Blinders

Favourite Actor/Actresses: Audrey Hepburn, Hudson Leick, Harrison Ford, Adam Sandler, Veronica Lake, Alyson Hannigan, Kyoko Fukada, Toshiro Mifune, Sonny Chiba, Jyeon Ji-Hung, Stephen Chow, Karen Mok, Meiko Kaji, Tom Baker, Peter Cook, Bill Murray, Simon Pegg, Tadanobu Asano

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Destiny... Fate... Dreams - Anime Watched In 2018 (29 items)
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Movies Watched In 2018 - To Infinity & Beyond! (194 items)
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TV Shows Watched In 2018 (28 items)
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The Good & The Bad - Movies Watched In 2017 (472 items)
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Whispering Corridors 4 (Voice) review

Posted : 6 years, 4 months ago on 9 March 2012 07:17 (A review of Whispering Corridors 4 (Voice))

The 4th installment in the Whispering Corridors franchise is my favorite and plays out like a mystery rather than an outright ghost horror story. The series which was going a little bit stale after the 3rd movie needed a shot in the arm and this movie revived the flagging franchise. It’s like the filmmakers took the best aspects out of the previous three movies and put them in this one and what you get is this remarkable story. It relies on the characters to drive this movie rather than going for the cheap shock option and I have to say it works pretty well and looks fresh. Even though it may be more of a mystery movie, it’s still got a couple of really good scares and some great death scenes. As with a lot of Asian horrors, this movie also borrows some plot elements from others in the genre. The movie has some nice twists though the ending might confuse some viewers. The soundtrack accompanying the movie is fantastic and creepy. All round good performances from the cast. Recommended.


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Skyscraper
 Skyscraper 7/10
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Skyscraper
It's The Towering Inferno meets Die Hard! This is just a pure adrenaline rush of a movie. Dwayne Johnson is a former FBI agent turned security adviser who must rescue his family from the tallest building in the world in Hong Kong after terrorists take it over and set it on fire. This movie doesn't do anything new and I didn't really care if it copied other movies - all that mattered to me was the story of a man battling against the bad guys and the odds in trying to save his family and this movie does it well. You'll be entertained by the OTT thrills and perils faced by Johnson as he dangles several times from a burning skyscraper. The acting here is solid from all cast members, even the child actors. Overall, I've for sure seen better, more enjoyable action movies, but nonetheless, I had a really good time with Skyscraper.
2 days, 21 hours ago
Life of the Party
I'd read so many negative reviews about this movie so I wasn't expecting much but what a pleasant surprise I got. Sure, the plot about a middle aged person going to college and getting down with the young has been done before but it was still a fun movie with a great performance by Melissa McCarthy. What's good about this comedy is even though it's a typical college frat house affair there's hardly any swearing and no nudity. It does try too hard at times to get a laugh though but I definitely thought it was funny. Apart from McCarthy, the young female cast led by Molly Gordon was pretty good. Don't listen to the negativity surrounding this movie. If you're after a fun movie that will make you smile go check it out.
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Death Wish

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4 days, 2 hours ago
Death Wish
After a string of below average movies, Bruce Willis is back at his best in this remake of the Charles Bronson classic. He plays Dr Paul Kersey, a surgeon who finds his wife has been murdered and teenage daughter in a coma after a vicious robbery at their home. The police have no leads so Kersey goes out to find the criminals on his own and getting a name of The Grim Reaper by the media. I really enjoyed this movie. It's a fantastic old school action movie just like you saw in the 80's. Willis is on top form as the vigilante out to find his wife's killer on the streets of Chicago. You could say it's almost as good as Bronson's original. As Eli Roth directs the movie, there's some gore involved especially in 2 scenes so don't watch if you hate the sight of blood. The revenge story is well written and the action scenes are exciting. This movie really entertains from the very first frame to the last. Those that love revenge movies should get a kick out of this one.
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Witness in the Dark
An old lady is brutally killed in her apartment and the only 'witness' is a blind young woman who passed the killer on the stairs. It seems the killer was after an expensive brooch that the old lady kept hidden in a jar of coffee and it's now been been inherited by the blind woman. Will the killer be back now to get the brooch with the police using the blind woman as bait? A taut little b-movie thriller. Viewers will undoubtedly make some comparisons with the classic Audrey Hepburn thriller Wait Until Dark but this low budget movie is just as good as it. Nigel Green plays the killer and is quite menacing but it is Patricia Dainton who steals the movie as the courageous young blind woman. Madge Ryan also deserves a mention for her performance as the interfering and nosy neighbour, Mrs Finch who sets things in motion for the murder by blabbing about the brooch in the pub. Watch out for a very young Richard O'Sullivan as an angry blind boy who is getting braille lessons. All in all, I enjoyed this movie as it is well written with a wonderful cast. Definitely worth seeking out.
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The Damned

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4 days, 19 hours ago
The Damned
A movie of two halves: the first centres on a violent motorbike gang led by Kane in the seaside town of Weymouth. Kane's pretty sister becomes romantically involved with an American tourist which pisses Kane off. The gang start chasing the pair to a military base and then to a cliff face who appear to fall off but they don't. Having survived they stumble upon a cave full of young children who are locked away in a laboratory. This is what the second half is all about as Kane joins the pair in the cave. The children are all cold to the touch and part of a government experiment in which they are all radioactive. The adults try to escape with the children but the government are hot on their tails. An interesting sci-fi movie by Hammer. It's totally unlike anything else the studios ever produced. A strange, somber and unpredictable movie that depicts a world on the brink of nuclear annihilation and the UK government using radioactive children as weapons. It leads to a fairly bleak ending for the 'heroes'. Great acting from all concerned such as a young Oliver Reed as Kane and Kenneth Cope as one of his lackeys. The movie could have worked out much better if it had only been more tense and mysterious but it's still a good watch. Give it a shot. Chances are you might end up liking it, despite all of its flaws and the wasted potential.
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Ring-a-Ding Rhythm!
There's no real plot to this movie, it's an excuse to showcase the hip dixie jazz music that was happening in the UK before thankfully The Beatles hit the scene the following year and changed everything. This movie is fine if you like this sort of music but I thought it was awful. The only thing of note from this movie is it was the directing debut of Richard Lester. It's supposed to be a comedy musical but the humour on show is useless. There's a lot of artists performing which includes Chubby Checker and Del Shannon. Even a DJ legend in Alan 'Fluff' Freeman has a small role. Overall, it's a nice time capsule on the early 60's music scene in the UK and those that enjoyed that era will like this movie but sadly it did nothing for me and I thought it was terrible.
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Bedtime Stories                                  (2008)
Not one of Adam Sandler's best movies truth be told. It's an extremely mediocre leaning towards bad movie. I really thought this would be fun because of Sandler starring in it but I didn't find it amusing at all. It may have been the fact that he had to tone down his humour for Disney. Another problem is that all of the characters are extremely poorly written and even the so-called bedtime stories aren't even clever or very interesting either. I'm sure kids will enjoy it though because that's who the target audience is for but those that like the usual Adam Sandler comedies will find it rather boring.
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Super Troopers 2                                  (2018)

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Super Troopers 2                                  (2018)
Comedy sequels are, more often than not, a disappointment waiting to happen. Thankfully this isn't the case with Super Troopers 2. It's a worthy follow up full of classic one-liners and lots of laughs. You'll be smiling through the whole movie. All of the guys from the first movie are back! New plot, new location with the same characters. The jokes are hilarious and I was laughing a lot through the movie. The filmmakers captured the essence of what made the first movie so great and put it in the sequel. If you're after a very funny comedy, definitely go and see this movie.
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Ocean
A pointless reboot of the Ocean's movies but this time featuring an all-female cast. It lacks the charm and charisma of the original trilogy and it doesn't come close to capturing the thrills and spills you expect in those movies either. This movie has characters that are fairly unlikable which is led by a wooden performance from Sandra Bullock. The rest of the cast aren't very good either and there seemed to be a lack of chemistry and spark between them. Only James Corden comes out of this movie with some dignity and manages to get a few laughs out of the poor script. Considering the strength of the cast, I expected this movie to be a fun experience but it was more dire than fun. All I have to say is that this half baked remake was totally unnecessary and a total waste of time. Don't bother with it.
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The Night My Number Came Up
A thrilling and tense drama as a member of the Royal Air Force relates a dream he has had about an air crash involving certain members on the way to Tokyo. Gradually, his dream starts to turn to a nightmarish reality as events start coming true. This gripping story makes comparisons between the Eastern beliefs in dreams and omens and the Western culture's dismissive attitude to the same. Superb direction from Leslie Norman, wonderful atmospheric music and great acting from the cast which includes Michael Redgrave and Denholm Elliott makes this an edge of your seat movie. It's an old fashioned suspense story worthy of a watch.
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Please Stand By
Dakota Fanning plays Wendy, a young autistic girl who runs away to Los Angeles from her communal quarters in order to submit a script for a Star Trek contest. Fanning totally nails it as a person with autism and her character Wendy is somebody you root for. Her passion for Star Trek is unprecedented and you want her to succeed in the contest. During her journey to Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles, Wendy encounters many obstacles that test her resolve from a thieving couple that steals all her money to a kindly old woman that helps her out in a convenience store. The Star Trek references are used in a meaningful way too. I thought Dakota Fanning was fantastic as Wendy and you can see how she grows as a person by following stuff from Star Trek. The movie has a lovely script with interesting characters in it. It deals with autism in a good and sensitive way. A movie to watch if you're a sci-fi fan or not.
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To Each His Own
Takashi Aoyama works for a printing company and has a bastard for a boss who rips into him for even the smallest errors and makes him work overtime without any pay. Having had enough of living, Takaashi decides to end his life by throwing himself into the path of a subway train but is saved at the last second by a man in a Hawaiian shirt. He claims to be Yamamoto, a classmate of Takashi's from elementary school. He decides he wants to help Takashi out and he succeeds at first in making him happier but after a careless error at work his life goes back to the hell it was before. Billed as a comedy, this is definitely not one but a look at corporate life and how working for a lowlife boss can seriously damage your health. There's a mystery to the movie as to who Yamamoto really is after Takashi finds out he is lying about his identity and the weird knack he has for turning up at the right moment - is he a ghost, an angel or a con-man? His only ally at work, a woman called Igarashi is hiding a secret from him too. I found this movie had a great message about suicide prevention in that you don't have to do something drastic like killing yourself if your work is getting you down. Just quit the damn thing and find something more suited to yourself instead. Excellent acting from Asuka Kudo and Sota Fukushi as the cheerful Yamamoto. Even though parts of the movie does get a little heavy, I enjoyed what the storyline was trying to say to me.
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