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The Young Offenders
A very funny Irish comedy about 2 young chavs from Cork who steal a couple of bikes and head to the West Coast where a ship has capsized and tons of cocaine worth 440m Euros has come ashore. They aim to take the stash in order to make some money and escape their mundane lives. This movie is based on the real life events of 2007 with Ireland's biggest ever drugs bust, but the rest is pure invention and it has to be said border line genius. The two lads are perfect foils for each other and the dialogue is gratifyingly stupid and inventive in equal abundance. It's the sort of movie that you will probably need to watch more than once simply because you will miss so much from laughing. It's great fun to watch and the two leads that were cast are fantastic. A thoroughly enjoyable Irish road trip comedy.
1 week ago
War for the Planet of the Apes
The 2 previous Apes movies were enjoyable so naturally I had high hopes for this one. Unfortunately, despite really wanting to like it, the movie was a disappointment. It is a long way from being a terrible movie but out of the trilogy this is by far the weakest by quite a long way. The CGI effects and the performance of Andy Serkis as Caesar are great. Caesar has always been a hugely relatable and complex character and is much more compelling than any of the human characters here. One really roots for him. The first 15-20 mins were promising but it went downhill after that. The script is also very messy, lacking the intelligent simplicity of the other 2 movies and instead resorting to awkwardness and cheesiness. The pacing became incredibly dull and stayed that way for most of the movie, seriously struggling to sustain the overlong running time. All in all, the movie looks amazing but it is really boring.
1 week ago
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Atomic Blonde

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1 week ago
Atomic Blonde
I'm a big fan of James Bond movies, and, for all intents and purposes, this is the female equivalent. The story occurs in 1989 Berlin, with the back-drop of the Berlin Wall coming down, and the Iron Curtain beginning to crumble. The fight scenes are gritty, intense, and realistic, the action swift and surprising, and the accompanying soundtrack, some of the best tunes from the 80's, adds a dimension of energy that soundtracks rarely achieve. The lead character, Broughton, is expertly played by Charlize Theron. In keeping with the James Bond tradition, there's plenty of glamour, drinking, unusual characters, and romance, albeit Broughton is bisexual, which adds a twist. There's a dizzying array of cross and double-cross intelligence agents who, at times, are simultaneously trying to help Broughton and kill her. She's brave, indomitable, and a hell of a fighter whether you like her or not as a person. Sexy, brooding, dark, and sharply executed, if you like the world of espionage, and the people dedicated enough to play the game, you'll really appreciate this very fine movie.
1 week ago
The League of Gentlemen
I was never a fan of The League Of Gentlemen when it first aired way back in 1999 but over the years I've come to appreciate it. The bizarre and grotesque characters of bleak fictional town Royston Vasey make the jump to to the big screen. They enter reality looking for their creators when they hear that their series will be coming to an end. The movie is well executed with some great special effects and makeup and some hilarious cameos. Actors and writers Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith do a fine job. The humour is definitely over the top and the story is larger than life and full of comedies of errors but once you know what to expect, it's much easier to enjoy this morbidly funny ride.
1 week, 1 day ago
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The League of Gentlemen

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7/10

What We Become

6/10


1 week, 1 day ago
What We Become
A nice Danish zombie movie which doesn't stray from the tried and tested formula of the genre. It's capably written, nicely filmed, and well performed by its actors, and there is genuine suspense once its zombies are allowed to run amok. It will hold your attention as a kind of "slow burn" horror movie. The characters are a bit too subdued/lethargic as their world becomes unhinged with their survival increasingly in doubt. All said not a bad little movie, pretty good actually. Obviously a small budget but think it worked in their favour, worth a watch
1 week, 1 day ago
Elvis on Tour
 Elvis on Tour 6/10
1 week, 2 days ago
Elvis on Tour
This documentary edited by Martin Scorsese no less shows highlights of Elvis Presley touring the USA (with much use of the then-trendy split-screen technique); interesting in itself, this also served as the iconic singer’s cinematic swan-song. Of course, his inflated appearance by this time – a far cry from his lean early years, seen intermittently throughout via stock footage – is rather sad to witness but, at least, he seemed to be in good spirits. The viewer is shown Elvis performing in front of several different hysterical audiences – at one point, even admitting to still getting stage fright before going on – but also get to see him relax with his backing musicians. The musical numbers performed include very few of his hits. Overall though I was reasonably entertained throughout.
1 week, 2 days ago
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
Another sensationalist documentary about the animal agriculture industry and it's impact on global warming in that methane gas released by cows into the atmosphere is 4 times worse than pollutants from cars and fossil fuels. Kip Andersen tries to get to the bottom of why all these environmental organisations such as Greenpeace refuses to tell it's supporters about limiting animal agriculture in order to help our planet. It's incredible finding out that the destruction of the Amazon rainforest is because landowners want to use it for grazing livestock and those that have spoken out against it have been killed. The only blemish I have on this movie is the vegan bias and whilst I admire Kip on changing his eating lifestyle for the good of the planet I'm afraid asking the majority of the world to do the same will be impossible. A fascinating and eye opening documentary though which deserves to be seen by everyone.
1 week, 3 days ago
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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

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8/10

The Strongest Man in the World

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1 week, 3 days ago
The Strongest Man in the World
The 3rd and final movie in the Dexter Riley trilogy starring Kurt Russell. Although the weakest of the three movies, there is still plenty of laughs to be had. This time the story is about an accidentally discovered formula that gives a person temporary super strength. News of the formula comes to the attention of one of Dexter's arch enemy and villain AJ Arno who is fresh out of jail. This movie would be a fitting tribute to Joe Flynn as Dean Higgins who tragically died after filming had finished. Kurt Russell is his usual funny self as the perpetually in trouble Dexter but is curiously absent from the middle section of the movie. A great family movie.
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From the New World

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Alleycats
 Alleycats 6/10
1 week, 4 days ago
Alleycats
Dani is the sister of a bike courier who is killed in a hit and run after he witnesses a murder during a drop-off. The person that killed him could be on the GoPro footage stuck to his helmet but that has disappeared from the scene of the crime. It's up to Dani to get the footage and find how that connects to a seedy politician. This could be compared to the Joseph Gordon-Levitt vehicle Premium Rush but that is a superior movie to this one. Not that there's anything wrong with this movie but it's a different kettle of fish and hasn't got the adrenaline rush action scenes to match. It's still a good movie though with a gorgeous leading actress in Poldark's Eleanor Tomlinson. The movie has got a nice brisk pace to it with a couple of twists and the bike chases on show are decent but not spectacular. A fairly good British thriller.
1 week, 4 days ago
Blood Father
Mel Gibson is superb as the recovering alcoholic and criminal with a heart. Devoted to his daughter, whom he neglected when she was a child, Gibson's character reunites with her now in her early twenties and deep in trouble after she has shot her boyfriend who is a part of a drugs cartel. With some excellent scenic background in the American Southwest, the movie unfolds as the father and daughter renew their acquaintance in a series of action scenes. One of the strengths of the film is the dialogue with witty banter between Mel Gibson and Erin Moriarty. The great supporting cast rounds off a good acting ensemble. After a couple of years in the wilderness, this is a very good comeback for Mel Gibson.
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7/10

Suddenly

8/10


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Suddenly
A fascinating film noir with a plot that eerily foreshadows what would happen 9 years later in Dallas. The President Of The United States is scheduled to step off a train in the small town of Suddenly before driving off to Los Angeles but a trio of contract killers have taken a family hostage in a nearby house on a hill and armed with a sniper rifle are going to kill the President. This tense well-crafted and well paced little thriller dispenses with frills or padding, and tells its story in a straightforward way that works pretty well. Once it sets up the story, it maintains the tension carefully enough to make up for some plot holes and one-dimensional characters. Frank Sinatra is brilliant as a crazed cold blooded assassin who gradually loses his composure as the clock ticks down to the hour when the train in scheduled to arrive. I really enjoyed this movie. Recommended.
1 week, 4 days ago
Werewolves on Wheels
How disappointing was this movie. From the title and the poster you'd expect to see werewolves on motorbikes but you don't! The movie is about a group of rough and tough bikers who find a satanist church, eat some of their bread and wine then get cursed after trashing the place and punching the lights out of the satanists. There's a teaser that something strange is going on when a couple of the gang get killed each night when they camp out but to see some of the members transform into werewolves you have to wait until right near the very end of the movie. I did find myself incredibly bored by the whole thing. The ending was quite convoluted and make little sense which didn't help my overall opinion of the movie. If you are a biker or a fan of the biker exploitation genre, it might be worth a watch. But then again, maybe not. If you are looking for horror, look elsewhere.
1 week, 5 days ago
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Werewolves on Wheels

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3/10

Jigsaw

7/10


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Jigsaw
A wonderful taut police drama about a woman who has been found murdered and parts of her dismembered body are found in a suitcase at a house. Two detectives are set the task of finding her killer. Starring Jack Warner, this is as far from the cosy atmosphere of the BBC drama Dixon Of Dock Green (Warner played PC George Dixon for 21 years) as you can get. Director Val Guest makes the city of Brighton quite a sinister and seedy place and does a good thing in keeping the identity of the killer a secret until right near the climax. This gripping movie keeps the viewer in the loop as each part of the jigsaw falls into place. The standard of acting is generally high and Warner is excellent as Detective Inspector Fellows. This movie is certainly a very good yarn and highly entertaining.
1 week, 5 days ago
Princess Madam
A great Girls With Guns movie. A woman is scheduled to testify in court against a Triad boss and 2 female cops are assigned to protect her. During an attempt on the woman's life, one of the assassins witnesses her husband being killed by the cops and vows revenge. Full of non stop action and bullets flying everywhere, this is a good showcase of Moon Lee's talents as an action star. She isn't the main star however, as the story focuses more on Sharon Yeung who is torn between helping her father (a part of a Triad gang) and upholding the law as a cop. Lee and Yeung are great together as a team but also get to fight one another near the climax. Michiko Nishiwaki is also added to the mix as a badass assassin. There is one case of director Godfrey Ho screwing up a fight scene when it begins in the middle of the night and suddenly changes into it being daylight all of a sudden! It looks stupid and doesn't make any sense. Asian action fans should enjoy this movie with it's martial arts, pyrotechnics and gunplay.
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Princess Madam

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7/10

Destruction Babies

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Destruction Babies
Taira is a young man on a path of destruction. He likes nothing better than picking a fight. The story follows Taira as he makes his way into town, picking a fight with literally any male he comes into contact with. He provokes, encourages and goads any would-be opponents to hit him, taking some beatings, but always coming back for more. Without a thought in his mind, like a rabid dog, he only wants to fight. His rage of destruction leaves a trail and soon gains him attention, picking up the cowardly Yuya along the way, an irritating accomplice that films his actions and beats up those weaker than him (usually women). This movie doesn't even try to make any sense of why Taira is doing what he does. It's like he's lost all sense of the world and is like a drugged up zombie with only one purpose in mind: fight, fight and fight some more. There is tons of mindless violence in the movie and the punch ups make for uncomfortable viewing. You can hear the sound of the blows during the fist fights and the close ups of bloody faces as punches connect. This movie supposedly offers an insight into young Japanese adults that feel no connection with society and the people around them. Quite a unique movie in the end that you won't forget quickly.
1 week, 5 days ago
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The Loch

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The Loch

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7/10

Dry Rot

4/10


1 week, 6 days ago
Dry Rot
This comedy based on a stage play is a so and so farce about a trio of dodgy bookmakers stealing a horse from a field in order to use the animal in a race and a betting scam. I was expecting this to be a very funny movie but proper laughs are few and far between. Whilst the comedy is fun to start with, it actually becomes tiring before the movie is even close to finishing. There's a great cast here which includes the always reliable Sid James, Ronald Shiner, Brian Rix and a very young Joan Sims. Peggy Mount very nearly steals the movie in a small scene in which she appears as a policewoman. This was probably a fun movie when it was released and might prove to be a hit for those that watched it back then but now it just looks tired with it's annoying farce.
1 week, 6 days ago
Baby Driver
 Baby Driver 8/10
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