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2 months, 1 week ago
There
Peter Sellers plays a smarmy, self-absorbed star of a TV gourmet show who enjoys the swinging bachelor life, even as he hits his mid-40s. He meets up with Goldie Hawn, a hip sexually-liberated young girl who is 19 years old and the sparks as they say fly. This movie started off well but after the first half hour it went downhill. It's not a comedy with that many laughs if I'm being honest and Hawn's character turns from somebody that's playing hard to get into a giggling annoyance. The whole section of the movie where the couple go to France to wine and dine is tedious to say the least. There is absolutely no chemistry between Hawn and Sellers characters. This is certainly not one of Seller's best works and I would say many of the movies he made during the late 60's to the early 70's are not up to scratch. Overall a rather misguided and lightly dull movie which I won't be bothering with again.
2 months, 1 week ago
The Shrine
 The Shrine 6/10
2 months, 1 week ago
The Shrine
A trio of American journalists go to a small village in Poland to investigate the mysterious death of a young man. Once there, the villagers are unfriendly and warn them to leave. They see a mist that seems to hang over a forest near the village and go to take a look but come across a statue to a demon. The villagers arrive in the forest and capture the trio to take them to a shrine. At first I thought this was going to be a slow moving and boring horror but thankfully the last third of the movie more than makes up for the other two thirds. The movie is fairly low budget, so don't go in looking for fantastic special effects. The acting is decent. There is hardly any gore at first but the red stuff comes thick and fast by the end. It is also fairly creepy at times as well. In the end, it was a good and entertaining horror but you need some patience before the gory payout.
2 months, 1 week ago
2 months, 1 week ago
Idol on Parade
Teen pop idol Jeep Jackson is drafted into the army for 2 years which presents problems for his superiors when he secretly bunks off with his agent to sing at concerts at night or is dating the Drill Sergeant's daughter. Made as a parody to cash in on Elvis being conscripted into the army at the time, this movie proved popular and made leading actor Anthony Newley into a huge star. In fact this movie made him into a bona-fide music performer with several of his records entering the UK chart. It's a feel-good comedy similar to early Carry On movies with Newley performing 4 numbers during the movie. Sid James, Lionel Jeffries, Bernie Winters (minus his brother Mike) and a cameo role for Clive Dunn appear in the movie. As a whole, it's an amusing movie and well worth taking a look.
2 months, 1 week ago
2 months, 1 week ago
Man in the Moon
Kenneth More is Billy Blood, a man with perfect health that's selected by the British Atomic Space Centre to become the first man to land on the Moon. They don't want to send their trained astronauts in case something happens to them so Blood is sent by them to test the waters so to say. Kenneth More is charming as the leading character Billy Blood. The story has a lot of gentle comedy with some of the laughs being provided by the jealous astronauts with one played by Charles Gray trying to sabotage Blood from going to the Moon. The stunning blonde Shirley Anne Field plays More's love interest. There's a bit of a twist once More supposedly lands on the Moon! The surreal opening to the movie shows you the type of humour you'll find on show here. Whilst this comedy has some slow spots here and there, on the whole it's an amusing movie to watch.
2 months, 1 week ago
The Legacy
 The Legacy 6/10
2 months, 2 weeks ago
The Legacy
An American couple come over to the UK and on a motorcycle ride in the country they are "accidentally" run off the road by a wealthy man who invites them to stay at his mansion whilst their bikes are being repaired in the local village. Once there, numerous guests start to appear and each one dies in mysterious circumstances. The American woman slowly begins to realise that her presence at the house is no coincidence and she's been primed to take over the evil power of the very ill owner of the mansion. Quite a good horror mystery but be aware that it is a little slow paced but to be fair to the story it doesn't have long boring stretches of irrelevant dialogue or character development that nobody wants or needs, the majority of what takes place is relevant to the story. The twists and turns are revealed gradually, although not completely to my satisfaction and a few things could have been elaborated on a little bit more. The movie managed to keep my interest throughout and I liked the overall story and where it went, even if the last couple of minutes didn't make a whole lot of sense and felt somewhat rushed and unfinished. The location filming around Loseley House in Guildford, Essex is beautiful. There's a little bit of gore involved and some nice deaths. It has faults to be sure and it isn't a masterpiece by any means, but for what it was I liked it.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
2 months, 2 weeks ago
The Pirates of Blood River
On a tropical island, a man is sent from his small village to a penal colony after an affair with a married woman. He escapes from the colony and is discovered by a bunch of pirates led by Christopher Lee. The pirates agree to help him get back home but only if he'll tell them where the colonists' treasure is buried. After seeing how nasty a bunch they are, he rejoins his former village in a fight to see off the pirates. A unique and entertaining Hammer swashbuckling movie with the storyline set entirely on land. The only time you see a ship at sea is in the opening credits. There's good action, especially for the battle at the finale, while it's good to see low cost effects, such as a piranha attack simulated by ripples on the water which is quite effective. The plot is brisk and there's never a dull moment. Kerwin Mathews is good as the dashing lead man Jonathan Standing whilst Christopher Lee is as dependable as always as the pirate Captain LaRoche. Oliver Reed has a bit part role as one of the pirates Brocaire and there's a cameo role for a very young Denis Waterman. This might not be one of the greatest pirate movie you'll ever see but it's great fun and is entertaining enough.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
They Can
Sentenced to death for murder, Pitt, a civil servant reveals that he has long been a foreign agent smuggling secrets out of the country. He meets with special branch officer Inspector Brown and offers to reveal the identity of an elusive master spy in return for a reprieve. With 5 days before Pitt is to be hung, Brown sets out to trace the identity of the spy without having to reprieve Pitt. The mystery starts well and has potential but it is never filled as fully as I'd hoped at the start. Instead it goes off the rails and becomes baggy and the climax is a real damp squib. It's a shame because it moved quickly for 30 minutes or so and promised much. It is still worth watching once but it isn't very good. Overall this is an average mystery movie but it could have been much better.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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2 months, 2 weeks ago
The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
A good adaptation by Hammer Studios of the Jekyll & Hyde story. It's well-directed by Terence Fisher, and the sets, costumes, set decorations and cinematography are excellent. Performances are very good, particularly Paul Massie in the title roles, though he may seem a bit over-the-top at times. He does an excellent job of differentiating between Jekyll and Hyde especially vocally. Christopher Lee turned down the role of Jekyll for fear of being typecast so he took the character of Jekyll's friend - the pompous and sleazy Paul Allen instead. Well worth a watch.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hereditary
 Hereditary 6/10
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hereditary
There's been a lot of buzz lately about this movie with some saying it's the best horror movie in years. It's OK I'll grant you that but it's certainly not as good as certain people make out it is because many things do not make any sense at all. The storyline on the whole is frankly ridiculous and rather laughable. On the plus side, the atmosphere of the movie is done very well. The sense that something evil has manifested itself grows as the story goes on (after a rather slow start I might add). Just as you think it's building up to something good, the finale lets it down. The performances from the cast which includes Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne are fine. In the end I'm not sure why this movie has been highly praised by so many as I can't say it's memorable at all. Give a week or two and I'll have forgotten all about it. It's just an average horror at best.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Footloose (1984)
I had put off from watching this movie for a long time due to it's reputation for being rather cheesy. Well, it is cheesy but in a good way. It's the movie that made Kevin Bacon a star and he carries off his likable role as Ren McCormack extremely well. There's no denying the feel-good factor and the charm that Footloose shows even though the story about a town banning music and dancing would be a bit unlikely yet it is perfectly suitable for the teenage audience at which it is pitched. The movie has a great cast which includes John Lithgow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Penn and Lori Singer. The soundtrack which features Kenny Loggins' memorable title track is fantastic. Footloose is certainly no masterpiece but it succeeds in being a lighthearted knockabout caper, and as such is a very enjoyable movie.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory                                  (2018- )

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2 months, 2 weeks ago
Ingrid Goes West                                  (2017)
This was a pleasant surprise of a movie about obsessive personality in the social media-centric age we live in. Aubrey Plaza's character Ingrid has serious social issues. She equates passing interactions on social media as meaningful friendships. These virtual relationships quickly turn into real obsessions. She targets a California Insta-girl named Taylor who responds to one of Ingrid's comments and the next thing you know Ingrid is heading to LA. Through some mild stalking and other questionable behavior, Ingrid becomes fast friends with Taylor and is desperate to win and retain Taylor's affection through any means necessary. It's quite an uncomfortable watch at times and even though it's billed as a dark comedy there's no laughs to be had here. Aubrey Plaza is excellent as Ingrid and you do sort of sympathise with her as she's rather lonely and wants to be loved but the way she goes about getting friendship and love is dubious. The supporting cast led by Elizabeth Olsen and O'Shea Jackson Jr are great. All in all, a fabulous movie that looks at how social media and the need for acceptance will drive someone to go to many means to the point of obsession. Go watch.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
What a fantastic movie this is! Three nuclear bombs go missing and it's up to Cruise's Ethan Hunt and his gang of IMF agents to find them before it's too late. The movie showcases a perfect blend of breathtaking action, eye-catching locations and exhilarating cinematography combined with suspenseful thrills. Every single action scene works, particularly the final one. Ageless, riveting and seemingly unstoppable, Tom Cruise remains a force of nature in movie. Talk about a guy giving it his all even doing his own stunts which made him break his ankle. Director John McQuarrie weaves elements of tragedy and political commentary into the storyline. Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Alec Baldwin all return and they're joined by Henry Cavill's no-nonsense CIA operative August Walker with Rebecca Ferguson's MI6 spy, Ilsa Faust, also along for the ride. Overall this is a thrilling, witty and intelligent blockbuster that manages to up the wow factor from its predecessors. Do not miss out on it.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
I didn't like the first Mamma Mia movie at all but thankfully due to the delightful Lily James, I enjoyed this movie much more. The story flirts between the past and present to see how Donna met the 3 fathers in her youth and of Sophie's reopening of her late mother's hotel and then the impending birth and christening of her baby during the present day. I know there's been a lot of controversy about Donna's backstory as it contradicts what was said in the first movie but who cares. Lily James is fantastic as the young Donna and has a great singing voice. To be honest she steals the movie. It seems that even Pierce Brosnan has improved his singing voice this time as well! Meryl Streep only appears in the final 15 mins. The ABBA songs that are sung throughout the movie are catchy and it's hard not to sing along to them. I couldn't really care about the first movie but this one I did enjoy. ABBA fans will no doubt love it.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
2 months, 2 weeks ago
The Vicious Circle
You'd never think this movie that's full of twists and turns was made by the duo behind Carry On - Peter Rogers and Gerald Thomas. John Mills plays Dr Latimer who is asked by a friend to pick up a German actress from the airport and drop her off at a hotel. Later upon returning to his flat, he finds the actress has been murdered. A nightmare begins for Latimer in which he finds himself under suspicion for the murder by the police and also gets mixed up into a world of blackmail. A solid outing for Mills here in a Hitchcock like mystery playing an ordinary man thrown into a series of situations beyond his control. The story is wonderful and you never really know who the culprit behind the murder is until near the end. Wilfred Hyde-White is great as the man who holds the key to the whole case with Lionel Jeffries appearing in key moments as the dastardly news reporter Jeffrey Windsor. Worth seeking out and on the whole a rather enjoyable movie.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Brave Witches
 Brave Witches 7/10
2 months, 3 weeks ago