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3 weeks, 2 days ago
Golden Time
 Golden Time 8/10
3 weeks, 5 days ago
Golden Time

3 weeks, 5 days ago
The Runaway Bus
Legendary British comedian Frankie Howerd's debut on the big screen. He plays a relief bus driver named Percy Lamb who has to transport a small number of passengers to another airport when fog delays all aircraft out of Heathrow airport. Unbeknown to Lamb, a robbery has taken place and gold bullion bars have been put into the bus' hold with a criminal mastermind known as The Banker being one of the passengers. On the way Percy gets lost in the bus and they stop at a small village. A fun movie with a stellar cast which includes Margaret Rutherford and a young Petula Clark as a female bus conductor. It took me a while to recognise her though. She doesn't get to sing either! The pace of the movie is quick, but what I think really makes this movie above par is that you are never sure about who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. You will definitely change your mind multiple times, and the script does a wonderful job of leading you down one path only to change direction a few moments later. You think you know who did it, but then you are sure you are wrong. Frankie Howerd is brilliant as the bus driver and gets a lot of laughs. He's on top of his game in this movie and if you were a fan of his style of comedy then this is definitely worth watching.
4 weeks ago
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The Runaway Bus

have watched

7/10

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

8/10


4 weeks ago
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
This is a wonderful movie set just after WWII has ended. A female writer from London goes to the island of Guernsey in 1946 to find out more about a curiously named book society. She becomes enchanted with its idyllic village life and rural tranquility and how each member of the society has their own wartime story to tell. The movie contains multiple sub-stories which are a montage of war-time Guernsey. They include dark themes of Nazi collaboration, the trauma of children separated from families, and uplifting themes about how literature can bring people together. The characters are warm and charming and the filmmakers capture the era perfectly. Lily James and the ensemble cast are superb. It's a shame they did not actually film on the island of Guernsey. Most of the beautiful landscape shown is of Devon and Cornwall. This is a fantastic movie of a study of survival under wartime occupation, and a tale of friendship, romance, and love of literature.
4 weeks ago
4 weeks, 1 day ago
Piccadilly Third Stop
This cool and thrilling crime caper has a smooth conman by the name of Dominic organising a team of crooks to break into a safe full of money in a London Foreign Embassy with information by the Ambassador's daughter who is infatuated with Dominic. The plan is to go through an unused tunnel that runs off the London Underground. This will lead to a basement wall of the Embassy. They will knock through the wall at 4 in the morning when everyone is either gone, or sleeping. Another example of a forgotten well made British movie that's full of suspense with a tight script and realistic characters to propel the story along. The movie begins rather slowly, taking time to explore the characters and their relationships, but quickly builds up steam in the second half. The scene of the actual robbery is limited to the last 20 minutes or so but makes for cracking entertainment, with plenty of tension to keep it brimming along. Terence Morgan and John Crawford are great but it's future Dr Who William Hartnell that shines as an old-fashioned safe cracker. All in all a very enjoyable hour and half despite the slightly predictable ending.
4 weeks, 1 day ago
This Beautiful Fantastic                                  (2016)
This great movie is about an aspiring author with OCD named Bella. She befriends her next door neighbour Alfred when she is told she will be evicted from her house if she doesn't tend to her garden. With the help from Alfred and Vernon, Bella's personal chef, they try to find a way to tend to the garden and, in doing so, discover how a garden influences them. This movie has stunning visuals, character development and a spellbinding script that make it such a wonderful experience. The characters grow alongside each other. Alfred starts off as a grumpy and mean old man, but grows to be kind, gentle and treats Bella as though she is his daughter. Bella is introduced as timid and scared of nature, but she overcomes her fear when she befriends Alfred and learns to care for the garden. Throughout the movie, you also see Bella become less and less OCD. Jessica Brown Findley is a pleasure to watch and she has a great co-star in Tom Wilkinson as her foil. This movie overall was a breath of fresh air with it's simple storyline.
1 month ago
Tom Brown
Tom Brown starts Rugby School and it isn't long before he becomes one of the victims of the school bully, Flashman. A year later, he is assigned to look after a new starter, the rather nervous Arthur. He also becomes a victim of Flashman and together with Tom's friend East they conspire to have their revenge on Flashman. This is supposed to be one of the best depictions of schoolboy life in literature and it comes off rather well onscreen too. It looks great, beautifully shot and the period setting is suitably atmospheric and quaint. The script is very thought-provoking, with some nice charming, humorous and poignant moments, and much of the story is charming and lively. Flashman's very vindictive bullying borders on being sadistic but thankfully he gets his comeuppance near the end. John Howard Davies is great as Tom Brown with John Forrest coming very close to stealing the show as Flashman. If you like stories of schoolboys banding together against the bad guys, you'll probably like this story.
1 month ago
MILE 22
Director Peter Berg and actor Mark Wahlberg are back for their 4th testosterone-laced collaboration but this movie isn't as good as their previous efforts. CIA operative James Silva leads a small but lethal paramilitary team on an urgent and dangerous mission. They must transport a foreign intelligence asset from an American embassy in Southeast Asia to an airfield for extraction - a distance of 22 miles. Silva and the soldiers soon find themselves in a race against time as the city's military, police and street gangs close in to reclaim the asset. After a good opening sequence, I was expecting this to be a great well-written actioner but it doesn't turn out to be the case. Mark Wahlberg spends most of his time yelling and Iko Uwais only gets to really show off his martial arts skills in an incredible hospital room fight scene. Intensity, tension, violence, gun play, fighting and chase scenes are jam-packed into a relatively short run time and this would have been OK with me had the director not used so many unnecessary zooms and shaky shots. Ronda Rousey is wasted with barely no lines and doesn't get to fight. I thought the movie was a bit of a let down and I don't think I'll watch it again.
1 month ago
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MILE 22

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5/10

The Equalizer 2

7/10


1 month ago
The Equalizer 2
Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall, a vigilante-type figure and former special forces operative who begins the movie on a mission in Turkey. Things become personal for McCall when a woman who he worked with on multiple missions has been killed by thugs in Brussels. McCall attempts to bring the perpetrators to justice. This is a great sequel. It's a solid if unspectacular follow up with thrilling and intense action scenes. The movie's action-packed finale - a climatic showdown in the midst of an incredibly rough hurricane, is thoroughly effective and satisfying. Denzel Washington is fantastic as McCall, blending a unique mix of charisma and ferocity. He is able to carry the movie on all of its levels from beginning to end. If you've seen any other "vigilante"-style action movie before, you'll be able to guess the key plot elements well before they unfold, and the movie's sole attempt at a plot twist can be guessed within the first 20 minutes. Fans of the first movie and Denzel Washington should be able to look past that and enjoy the action-packed ride.
1 month ago
Laughter in Paradise
A nice sly comedy that has similarities to Richard Pryor's Brewsters Millions. When Henry Russell dies, known during his lifetime as a practical joker, he sets his beneficiaries a task that they must achieve before they can gain a share of their inheritance of £50,000. One has to committ a crime and go behind bars for 28 days, another has to marry the first girl he has a conversation with, another has to pull a gun out and threaten his bank manager boss to give him the money from the safe and finally the last one has to become a carer at a nursing home. This comedy is fairly amusing because the viewer watches as the various stories unfold, with varying degrees of success. One just can't get arrested, no matter how hard he tries. Some twists at the end... some are successful in their tasks, some are not. It's very entertaining. Alistair Sim and George Cole are on fine form and produce the best laughs. All of the characters learn something about life and about themselves by the end. This movie might not be a masterpiece of the sort that Ealing Studios were turning out in the 1950s but it's still worth a look.
1 month ago
Final Score
 Final Score 6/10
1 month, 1 week ago
Final Score
Billed as Die Hard In A Football Stadium, this is an entertaining and completely OTT actioner starring former wrestler Dave Bautista who gets caught up in a terrorist plot during West Ham United's final game at Upton Park. When his niece who is with him at the match is kidnapped by the bad guys, he unleashes a one-man war against them. If you can disengage your brain and forget about the plot holes in the story then you'll have a great time watching this movie. It's got all the action you want from gun fights to hand to hand combat and ridiculous stunts to make you happy. OK, so Dave Bautista won't win any awards with his acting but he does make a good leading action man. You'll cheer him on as he takes on the nasty Russian villains. I laughed when former West Ham striker Tony Cottee who has a small cameo in the movie is shot dead by one of the baddies! Pierce Brosnan has an awful Russian accent on him. This is one of those movies to watch with your friends after coming back from the pub on a Saturday night. All good fun.
1 month, 1 week ago
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

1 month, 1 week ago
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Mountain                                  (2017)

have watched

4/10

The Mimic

4/10


1 month, 1 week ago
Mountain                                  (2017)
The Mimic

1 month, 1 week ago
Demon                                  (2015)
 Demon (2015) 5/10
1 month, 1 week ago
Demon                                  (2015)
Before his wedding day, the groom uncovers a skeleton in a mud pit and is dragged underneath the mud by unseen forces. The next day the wedding goes ahead but the groom is acting a little bit strange. This is not your typical demon possession movie. There is no deep voiced evil spirit which causes blood and carnage here. It is instead based on the Jewish dybbuk story so if you watch this movie expecting a good horror I'm afraid you've come to the wrong place. It's not a bad movie and the atmosphere is great but it just wasn't what I was hoping for. Performances are good, but the plot and characterisation are uneven. There's a bit of a sad tale to this movie as the director Marcin Wrona committed suicide whilst promoting it. If you want to see a possession story with a difference by all means give it a go.
1 month, 1 week ago
The People Under the Stairs
This is a fun and energetic horror flick by Wes Craven about a young teen named Fool, a street-smart 13 year-old kid living in the ghetto. When his mother falls ill and the evil landlord hits them with an eviction notice, he hatches a plan with a family friend to break into the landlord's house and rob him of his riches. Unfortunately, Fool finds himself trapped in the house which turns out to be a fortress and uncovers a disturbing discovery about the inhabitants lurking in the basement. Full of stunning visuals, slapstick humour and colorful performances by its cast, it feels like an 80's movie because of the outfits the characters wear to the oddball hip-hop song that closes out the movie. It helps, though, that Wes Craven is in top form with delivering some truly nightmarish visuals, aided by one great big set-piece in the house. Quintin Adams as Fool is a rarity in that he is a kid in a horror movie that isn't annoying. Quite the opposite, Fool is likable and real enough that you can't help but cheer him along. The movie is more fun than it is scary with plenty of witty one-liners. Overall, this is an immensely entertaining and offbeat little horror flick. It isn't perfect but you can enjoy a twisted, almost fairytale-like horror movie.
1 month, 1 week ago
Eyewitness
 Eyewitness 7/10
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Eyewitness
After arguing with her husband, Lucy gets out of the house and goes to watch a movie at a cinema. Unfortunately she stumbles onto 2 men robbing the safe there and murdering the owner. Escaping onto the streets outside, she gets hit by a double decker bus and is taken to the local hospital. The two crooks follow her there, intending to finish her off as she is the only witness to watch happened. A tension racked and thrilling crime movie set mostly at the hospital where Lucy has been rushed to with concussion. It's true there are many characters and coincidences stopping the crooks from killing Lucy off but it definitely makes it more exciting to watch. The director gives the movie a sinister atmosphere as the viewer can see that the thieves are nasty pieces of work. Donald Sinden is great as one of them. I found this movie was effective in delivering thrills and chills. It is certainly worth a look.
1 month, 2 weeks ago