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1 month, 1 week ago
All Night Long
Loosely based on Othello, this drama which features a lot of jazz music is set in a London Docklands club in which a shit stirring drummer tries his best to split up an inter-racial marriage in order to form his own band. Patrick McGoohan gives a fascinating performance as the scheming drummer out to destroy things for his own gains. You can see the evil lurking behind his eyes. The acting is fairly good, but what makes it especially interesting is the fact that the action takes place against the back drop of a continuous jam session featuring solos by musicians such as Dave Brubeck and Tubby Hayes. All in all this is a very satisfying and unique interpretation of Shakespeare's play.
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1 month, 1 week ago
Panic in the Parlor
Based on a stage play, this British comedy finds Peggy Mount as the mother in law from hell who tries to interfere in her daughter's wedding to a sailor. This is a wonderful movie to see stars at the start of their careers such as Gordon Jackson, Thora Hird and the soon to be Bond girl Shirley Eaton. There are blink or you'll miss it uncredited cameos from Michael Caine and Paul Eddington. This is Peggy Mount's movie as she dominates the screen. She played the battle axe so well. If you enjoy and appreciate British classic comedy movies then you should give it a go, anyone who says otherwise is really missing the point and doesn't understand British comedy at all.
1 month, 1 week ago
Eliminators
A fairly good generic action movie set in London starring martial artist Scott Adkins and former WWE wrestler Wade Barrett. Adkins plays a former US agent now relocated to a witness protection programme in the UK along with his daughter. When some inept thugs break into his home, Adkins kills them and is then arrested. When his face is plastered in the news, his cover is blown. The crime boss he betrayed wants revenge and to be reunited with his granddaughter. He has hired Europe's top hit-man to do the job. You'll have to forgive the numerous plotholes in the movie and just concentrate on the action. Barrett and Adkins face off throughout the movie as Adkins tries to get to his daughter before her deranged grandfather does. The movie makes good use of some London locations with Barrett turning out to be an effective enough villain. The action choreography is quite decent if gunfights and one-on-one combat is your kind of thing. Overall, a perfectly watchable fast paced movie to while away 90 mins.
1 month, 1 week ago
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6/10

The Capone Investment

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1 month, 1 week ago
The Capone Investment
This is the abridged movie version of the short lived little known ITV drama series that aired back in 1974. The story is about the hunt for a missing wad of cash with links to old-time gangster Al Capone. Various interested parties are interested in the money, and a series of brutal murders reveals that some of them are willing to do just about anything to get their hands on it. The story is presided over by Glyn Owen and Peter Sallis as a couple of officials chasing after the mysterious villains of the piece, with John Thaw in a star-making turn as the belligerent suspect determined to find the murderer himself. This is a low budget affair that nonetheless provides adequate viewing material. Despite a lot of scenes with just talking in it, I rather enjoyed the story.
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1 month, 1 week ago
Target Earth
 Target Earth 4/10
1 month, 1 week ago
Target Earth
An advance party of a robot army from Venus has invaded Earth and choosing Chicago to attack first. The city has been evacuated but some folks have been left behind. The action switches back from the story of 4 people to the scientists and military trying desperately to find a way to defeat these seemingly invincible metal creatures. The movie's opening, in the abandoned, nameless city, is well done and I hoped it would set the tone for the rest of the movie but it doesn't. What follows – sadly enough – isn't an intense fight for survival against the alien opponents, but a tedious and dull portrait of a handful of people hiding in an abandoned hotel room and waiting. If you're after a story with a lot of action against the robots then you're going to be disappointed. Only 1 robot is ever shown and yes, judging by today's special effects it does look useless but in the mid 50's it was probably great. Sadly the movie didn't turn out to be a sci-fi gem I was expecting.
1 month, 1 week ago
Innocents in Paris
In the early 1950's a motley group of English tourists fly off to visit Paris for a weekend. The movie retraces what happens to each of them during their short stay in Paris. It's a chance to see Paris during its "golden age" the 1950's (so different from nowadays - the streets of the city are so empty of traffic!). It's a fun little adventure with Alastair Sim on form as usual. Margaret Rutherford is her usual dippy, wonderful self and a host of other 50's household British names pop up (including Christopher Lee and Jimmy Edwards) in this easy to watch little adventure. There are some very fine moments in this multi-threaded movie, and some genuine pathos along with all the good-natured comedy. Well worth seeing for those who are interested in the British stars of that era.
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6/10

The Blue Dahlia

8/10


1 month, 1 week ago
The Blue Dahlia
A classic film noir. A returning war veteran comes home to find that his wife has cheated on him. He storms off in the pouring rain where he is picked up by a woman in a car. He finds out that his wife has been murdered and he is the prime suspect. He tries to evade the law and some gangsters to find out who killed her. This is another Alan Ladd/Veronica Lake movie (their third of the decade) but William Bendix steals the show as a G.I. who suffered brain damage during the war. Doris Dowling is effective as Alan Ladd's wife who is a right bitch. Veronica Lake is at her stunning best. She had a unique look and voice. This is a pretty good crime story which will keep you guessing till the end.
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1 month, 2 weeks ago
The Party
Controversial at the time of it's release but seems quite tame now. An American businessman, Carson has been sent over the Atlantic in search of his fiancée Melina, who has been enveloped by a Chelsea beatnik gang. He is sent on a wild goose chase around the city but the truth about Melina is far more sinister. What happened to Melina forms the crux of the storyline and eventually the mystery is revealed through some flashbacks. The reason that this movie was so controversial centres around a party in which a drunk Melina stumbles from some stairs and hits the ground head first which knocks her out. The rest of her drunken friends strips her clothes off whilst a man kisses and fondles her which he later regrets as he throws himself off a roof the next day. The leader of the beatnik gang is played by Oliver Reed with his brooding presence in which he mocks the rest of the gang members. None of them have any reedeming qualities and are happy to just waste their time. The worst one of them all is a musician called Geronimo played by Randall & Hopkirk's Mike Pratt. His American accent is ridiculous. This movie won't be for everybody's taste but fans of Oliver Reed should check out his performance here.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Shippû rondo
A single father of a teenage boy has to retrieve a stolen deadly biological weapon K-55 from a huge ski complex. Instead of doing the logical and right thing to do, which would be to call the cops, he is sent to the ski resort, pretending to have a ski vacation with his grumpy son. His plan is to try to ski around and find the marker (a teddy bear) for the tree under which the weapon is buried. A movie that doesn't really know whether to be a farce or a drama. It has a great cast in the usually reliable Abe Hiroshi and former AKB48 idol Yuko Oshima. There are some laughs to be had mostly with Abe Hiroshi bumbling around on skis and falling into holes. A nice ski chase shot with a Go-Pro on the head also helps things along plus the beautiful snowy scenery around the Nozawa Onsen ski resort is lovely to look at. Unfortunately the plot just peters out by the end so you don't really care if the good guys have got the weapon or not. Hiroshi does his best with the script but he does look at times to be somewhat bored. It's not too bad of a movie and it moves along nicely but it definitely could have been a lot better with a more polished script.
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6/10

Victoria

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6/10

Doctor Foster

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Daylight
If you like full throttle action sequences set in a Richard Matheson world then this is the movie for you. The story isn't original at all - your typical lethal virus has mutated humans into being fast zombies who crave for blood and hate sunlight. It's the action scenes that are the best thing in the movie and it looks like a specialist of some sort has come in to make them look realistic. A strong cast led by Johnny Strong and Lance Henriksen give decent performances. Considering the low budget of this movie, its remarkable how much can be done with so little. Although you don't see anything new, this is still a good action-packed horror and the frantic pace makes sure you won't get bored at all. Worth taking a look.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Arthur
Three friends meet up after 20 years to recreate a long distance walk they did along Offa's Dyke which runs along the border of England and Wales. Along the way they pick up a middle aged woman who wants to leave the drudgery of her life and find something to give her a jolt. A very good little known British comedy which makes you want to do a long distance walk yourself. It's full of incredible scenery of the countryside and I'm sure ramblers will be able to identify a lot with the characters. The cast is excellent. Robert Daws plays the obnoxious Arthur to great effect, bullying the others along. He tries desperately to relive his younger days, attempting to sleep with any woman that passes his way. Richard Graham plays a man that may be terminally ill and finally has the courage to come out as gay to his friends. Nicholas Farrell and Pauline Quirke round up the rest of the main characters. The ending may appear a little strange but works well with the story that had unfolded throughout. I really wanted it to finish with Janet reaching the end of the dyke at Prestatyn. A quirky and fun comedy which I really enjoyed.
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7/10

Mrs. Miniver

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1 month, 2 weeks ago
Mrs. Miniver
Awful propoganda movie aimed at the American market during WWII about a family living in a village somewhere in England when war breaks out. How it managed to win several Academy Awards I really don't know as it is vastly overrated. It comes across as very dated and way too slow paced for most viewers. I almost fell asleep during the first hour, which was the most boring. The sets are completely inaccurate and even the first scene shows a double decker bus which wasn't even British. Even the inside of the Miniver's home is nothing like what most British families were like. The acting is stiff and the British accents played by the American cast is terrible. It probably helped in putting across to the Americans what the Brits were going through during the war but this is a poor, slow and disappointing movie.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio
The sequel to the yakuza comedy sees director Takashi Miike at his wacky best which sees undercover police agent Reiji finally being accepted as one of the Todoroki yakuza family member but his superiors at the police think he may have gone over to the dark side. A Chinese mafia gang The Dragon Skulls is trying to take over Todoroki territory which sees Reiji on a collision course with them. This is a typical crazy surreal Miike movie with lots of laughs. The main character of Reiji gets up to all kinds of shenanigans from his boss' daughter trying to cosy up to him to fighting a sexy Chinese girl with a whip. The movie is populated by crazy characters, eye-popping costumes, and fabulous set design. The jokes on the whole are visual, though you will have to enjoy them all being sometime painfully at Reiji’s expense, usually involving his dick! Toma Ikuta is great as Reiji though his face gurning and over-reaction to some situations might grow tiresome to some viewers. The movie also drags at 2hrs and 8 mins long. There was no need to stretch the story out. It doesn't matter as this is Takashi Miike in fine form and the movie did make me laugh so it did it's job.
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1 month, 2 weeks ago
Jack the Giant Killer
In Cornwall, a beautiful princess is kidnapped by an evil wizard and taken away to his kingdom. A young man, Jack goes to rescue her. The story line is familiar and, yes, it does seem to be a hodge-podge of a variety of legends and myths, but what's to complain about? Many movies borrow from a host of differing source material, often with surprisingly good results. It's true that the stop-motion effects for the creatures shown isn't quite up to Ray Harryhausen standards but they're still done very well and quite effective. In the end, it's an entertaining fantasy movie with a good story and great action scenes.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
The Lodger
 The Lodger 8/10
1 month, 2 weeks ago

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