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Swingers
 Swingers 6/10
21 hours, 26 minutes ago
Swingers
A great comedy which follows the (mis)adventures of Mike, as he tries to get over the break up of his long term relationship by moving to Los Angeles to look for work as an actor. Helping him are his group of struggling actor friends including the ultra cool Trent. This movie has a lot of good moments from Trent's famous "you're so money and you don't even know it" line which has been parodied by a company in the UK for many years to a funny discussion about Martin Scorcese and Quentin Tarantino or Mike and the boys playing hockey on the Sega Genesis. At the time it was like a 20 something single man's guide on how to succeed in the dating world. It's entertaining from start to finish with terrific acting from the cast but I wouldn't say it's a classic movie as many are saying.
21 hours, 26 minutes ago
Beat Girl
 Beat Girl 6/10
1 day, 21 hours ago
Beat Girl
Jennifer Linden is a wild teenager who plays by her own rules and hangs out with other misfits at a local club. When her father marries a young French woman, she isn't too happy about it. Jennifer discovers her new stepmother used to be a stripper in Paris and uses her knowledge to try and break her father's marriage. A great exploitation British movie about rebellion, beatniks, stripping and jive music. The highlight of the movie is no doubt the debut of Gillian Hills as Jennifer. She is sexy with genuine fire behind her eyes and an attitude to boot. A typical bad girl who hates her own father and stepmother! She drives the story's plot forward to a rather limp conclusion I thought. Alongside Hills there is Adam Faith as a teenage crooner, a small role for Oliver Reed and Christopher Lee as a sleazy strip joint owner who wants Jennifer to perform in his club. There are very daring scenes for a British movie at the time which I wasn't expecting. This movie is also notable for being John Barry's first soundtrack to a movie. His music would become more famous once he came onboard to do the James Bond movies. I liked this rebellious teen movie but the ending should have been better. Definitely worth a watch.
1 day, 21 hours ago
Mary and the Witch
The debut movie from Studio Ponoc - ex-employees from Studio Ghibli who banded together to form a new company. It has all the hallmarks from Ghibli like the fantasy storyline, crisp and sharp animation, strong characters and a great soundtrack. The story is a mixture of several Ghibli features as well such as Kiki's Delivery Service and Laputa for instance. There are touches of Harry Potter with the magical castle in the sky resembling Hogwarts and the soundtrack even sounding like the Potter one at times. The movie is exciting and has several good set pieces and characters you root for. It's not a perfect movie by any means as there are flaws such as why is Mary trying to be friends with Peter all of a sudden when he hasn't been nice to her. However, the movie does a really good job of hooking the viewer in with awe-inspiring spectacle and unique visuals. Overall, a delightful movie for all ages. I'm hoping that Studio Ponoc will come up with something a bit more original for their next movie and not rely on their former employer for inspiration.
3 days ago
Sexy Rangers
This is a low budget Japanese parody of the Power Rangers in which 5 young women with large breasts use the energy produced by them to become Sexy Rangers. They fight Queen Amorous of the Muscle Kingdom and her cronies who want the women's Pai Energy for their own nefarious use. This movie is just an excuse for the women to show off their bodies in bikinis and skimpy Ranger outfits. The fight choreography is pathetic and the special effects is poor but you're coming into watching this movie not because of that but to see the buxom girls in action. It's Z-grade stuff but it's still fairly entertaining in how well they've captured the spirit of the Super Sentai genre. The women themselves are cute and have their own 'charm' so to say!! Yes, it is silly and a little bit exploitative but you can still have some fun watching this movie.
3 days, 3 hours ago
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3 days, 3 hours ago
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Sexy Rangers

have watched

5/10

Ajin

7/10


3 days, 5 hours ago
Ajin
Based on the manga and anime series, this movie is about people that cannot die that are called Ajin. They are able to 'reset' themselves if a limb is chopped off or if they've been seriously injured. The storyline is about an escaped Ajin called Kei Nagai who has been experimented on by government surgeons. He comes across another of his kind called Sato who feels that the government that wants to do harm to all Ajins should be destroyed. Sato builds a group of other Ajins with a mission to finish off the government but Nagai and the government army face off against them. I've watched the first season of the anime and enjoyed that. This movie is quite faithful to what I saw in the anime. In this fast paced movie, there is a hell of a lot of action and violence. The fights involving the "ghosts" that the Ajin can call up to help them were fantastic. Takeru Satoh is great as Nagai with Gô Ayano also really good as the antagonist Sato. The well written storyline is backed up by a high octane music soundtrack which complements the action sequences. It ends with the suggestion that a sequel is on the cards. All in all, a blistering action movie that makes for a refreshing change from the oversaturated Hollywood superhero scene.
3 days, 5 hours ago
Red Sparrow
 Red Sparrow 7/10
3 days, 19 hours ago
Red Sparrow
If you're expecting an action packed female spy movie along the lines of Atomic Blonde then you won't like this at all. It's more of a clever and well thought out political spy drama than anything else. The movie tells the story of a former female ballet dancer Dominika who is coerced into becoming a spy for her country by being taught in a school of the art of seduction and sex in order to extract information out of their target. They are called Sparrows. The movie takes it's time in establishing Dominika's story and at 140 mins it's long but I never felt disinterested by what was going on. The story is split into two: the first half goes through her training etc and the second is your usual spy double crossing shenanigans. I thought Jennifer Lawrence was excellent in the role of Dominika. Director Francis Lawrence who has worked with J-Law on numerous occasions does a great job in crafting this wonderful movie. It was entertaining and enjoyable.
3 days, 19 hours ago
Maudie
 Maudie 5/10
5 days ago
Maudie
This movie tells the story of a woman who has arthritis. Her family thinks she's a little bit odd but she makes a world for herself by becoming a respected and popular artist. It is hard to watch because I found Maud's life very depressing. She is physically, emotionally and financially abused by her husband. Yet she stayed remarkably resilient and positive. Sally Hawkins gives another wonderful performance as Maud alongside Ethan Hawke as her husband. Unfortunately the story is terribly slow paced and it hurts the movie. I found the first half tolerable enough but the second half was unbearable in how dull it was. This movie will have it's fans but I can't say I'll be one of them.
5 days ago
Treasure Hunt
 Treasure Hunt 4/10
1 week ago
Treasure Hunt
A below average comedy farce set in Ireland in which a once wealthy eccentric family now have to rent rooms out in their large mansion to tourists after the late owner spent all his money. There are rumours of some precious stones hidden somewhere in the grounds of the house but nobody has any idea where it could be? I was expecting this to be quite funny seeing that Jimmy Edwards headlines the movie but it turned out to be a damp squib. It's an adaptation of a stage comedy and it looks like that as well. The poor script likes to emphasise the kookiness of some of the family's members such as an aunt who thinks she's travelling the world once she steps inside of a carriage that's in the family's lounge! I don't think I laughed at all whilst watching it which sums it all really. A very forgettable movie.
1 week ago
The DUFF
 The DUFF 7/10
1 week, 1 day ago
The DUFF
This may be your usual, typical and cliché teen flick in that the plot is more or less the same story of a not hot girl (called a Designated Ugly Fat Friend) who tries to change herself then loses her 2 best friends but finally discovers that this isn't who she is and ends up with the guy who she did not fancy in the first place. However, the real charm is within the main character of Bianca who is awkwardly funny and smart and played brilliantly by Mae Whitman. Even though there's nothing new you haven't seen before in this movie, don't let that put you off from watching it as it is a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it.
1 week, 1 day ago
Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue
This intriguing movie is about 2 misfits living in Tokyo that find each other. Shinji is blind in one eye and works as a construction labourer. He is prone to talking shit that annoys his 3 friends. They are working on various sites to do with the Tokyo Olympics. Mika is a hospital nurse, whose duties include apologising to the families of those that have died. In the evenings she has another job in a hostess bar and that is where Mika and Shinji clasp eyes on each other. This isn't a straight forward tale of love as there are all sorts of complications but they meet at various times usually during the night to talk about their crappy lives. The viewer is given hints as to why they behave the way they do. Shizuka Ishibashi and Sosuke Ikematsu both give solid performances and I loved the cinematography which shows a lot of Shibuya and Shinjuku. I enjoyed this movie as it's not your usual sort of Tokyo love story.
1 week, 3 days ago
Borg McEnroe
I think it was the Wimbledon 1980 Mens final when I was growing up that made me into a tennis fan. It was one of the best tennis matches you ever saw between 2 rivals. On one side you had the ice cool Swede in Bjorn Borg who was chasing a 5th Wimbledon title and on the other side of the net you had Superbrat himself in the raging volcano of John McEnroe. Two contrasting people who put on a tennis show that ebbed and flowed and made it into such an exciting contest. This movie isn't just about that match. It goes beyond that into their supposed lives. The viewer is made to believe that it was Borg that had an explosive temper as a young teen tennis player. How much of this is the truth I don't really know? The acting is fantastic: Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård and especially Sverrir Gudnason who looks exactly like Borg was in the day is really good. For tennis lovers this is a great watch, for those of you who are not into tennis or similar sports, you might still enjoy it!
1 week, 3 days ago
AKB48Fan added 3 items to their collection
Borg McEnroe

have watched

7/10

Macross Frontier: The Wings of Goodbye

have watched

3/10

Veteran

7/10


1 week, 3 days ago
Macross Frontier: The Wings of Goodbye
Veteran

1 week, 3 days ago
How to Marry a Millionaire
Three female gold diggers set up shop in a Manhattan penthouse, in an effort to attract wealthy husbands. This is supposed to be a comedy but the laughs are few and far between. With 3 big hitters in it's cast I expected this to be great but I was disappointed. It's only Marilyn Monroe that shines as a short sighted woman. Lauren Bacall is OK but the less said about Betty Grable with her squeaky voice and awful hairdo who is plain awful. The script is rather lame but I wouldn't have minded that if the movie had actual memorable funny lines but there isn't. In the end, this movie is a tiresome bore.
1 week, 4 days ago
Yuki Yuna Is A Hero

1 week, 4 days ago
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Yuki Yuna Is A Hero

have watched

7/10

The Informers

7/10


1 week, 4 days ago
The Informers
After a bank robbery, an informer of Chief Inspector Johnno is found murdered after passing along information to the police. The criminal gang is determined to frame the Inspector and concoct a plan to make sure that he is sent to prison whilst they get away with the money. This is a very good British crime movie with a superb turn by Nigel Patrick as the dogged C.I Johnno. The bad guys are led by a stand-out Frank Finlay, making an impression at a young age, and an incredibly slimy Derren Nesbitt. It's quite a gritty movie for it's time. I would say it's the cast that makes this movie as you have a who's who of great British actors such as Roy Kinnear, George Sewell and even an appearance by Last of the Summer Wine's Brian Wilde. The story trundles along nicely to it's conclusion where everything is wrapped up. Definitely a thrilling and dramatic movie that's worth seeing.
1 week, 4 days ago
6 Below
 6 Below 6/10
1 week, 5 days ago
6 Below
This is apparently based on a true story in which former hockey player and drug addict Eric LeMarque became lost on a mountain during a blizzard and had to survive for 8 days before being rescued. It combines his current situation on the mountain with numerous depressing flashbacks throughout the movie, depicting LeMarque's troubled life which doesn't really make it an easy watch. Josh Hartnett gives a good performance as Eric with Mira Sorvino as his mother. In the end it shows the real Eric LeMarque and how he turned things around after his life or death ordeal. I've seen better survival movies but this one is still worth seeing.
1 week, 5 days ago

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