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2 months, 2 weeks ago
AKB48Fan added 2 items to their collection
Top Fighter 2

have watched

7/10

Wild Tales

8/10


2 months, 2 weeks ago
Wild Tales
Revenge is a dish best served cold indeed! Wild Tales has one of the most electrifying openings I've seen and is a very funny, clever, brutal and thrilling movie. Director/Writer Damián Szifrón puts together six different stories that all have revenge as their common theme. While some might be more engaging then others, they all have a lot of dark humour and take unpredictable turns. Wild Tales would certainly make Quentin Tarantino proud with its excellent blend of stylised violence and sharp comedy. This is undoubtedly the most fun I had watching a movie this year and I cannot recommend it highly enough! Don't miss it!
2 months, 2 weeks ago
2 months, 2 weeks ago
The Love Witch
Love Witch is a homage to 70's sexploitation horror flicks. There's nothing even remotely pretentious about this movie. Its un-selfconscious in its camp, cheesy, 70's style, B grade, sexy horror schlockiness. There's a polished corniness that can been seen in this movie. Real care has been taken with the puerile voice overs, the colourfully crude visuals, the over stated, heavily scripted, almost monotone dialogue and cheesy 70's set pieces. Samantha Robinson is perfect as the Love Witch. She takes a role that's far from straight laced but plays it with such straight laced conviction, that it convincingly draws you in. The movie, although paced fairly well, goes on a tad too long. If you have a particular love of the early 70's strand of exploitation cinema then this one has a pretty good chance of rocking your boat.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Power Rangers
 Power Rangers 6/10
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Power Rangers
So this is the new reboot movie of the original Power Rangers and it's actually a lot better than what I expected. The story is how the gang get together and are tasked to become the Power Rangers who have to protect the Zeo Crystal from falling into the hands of the villainess Rita Repulsa and her sidekick Goldar. I'm not really sure how fans of the original series will take to the new counterparts. I wasn't a fan of the new Rita or Goldar at all but thankfully their involvement is kept to a minimum until the final 20 mins. I quite like the new Ranger team. Sure they're not as cool as the originals but you want to cheer them on just the same. The fight choreography is sorely lacking and rather dull and where the hell were the Putties so that the Rangers could kick some ass! The new Zords look amazing. It was nice to see cameos by Amy Jo Johnson and Jason David Franks. Overall it was a good attempt to revive the Ranger franchise which I'm sure will continue. Next time though get a better villain.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
 Scum
  Scum's Wish  7/10
2 months, 3 weeks ago
 Scum

2 months, 3 weeks ago
School Days

2 months, 3 weeks ago
AKB48Fan added 2 items to their collection
School Days

have watched

7/10

Giovanni

7/10


2 months, 3 weeks ago
Giovanni
The Soviets invade a small island off the coast of Japan after the end of WWII. After being turfed out of their homes, a young boy Junpei befriends Tanya, the daughter of the Soviet Commander. But when Junpei's father is betrayed to the Soviets, Junpei blames Tanya, believing that she told her father a secret with which he had entrusted her. This is a really beautiful animated movie, filled with both humour and loss, all told on a human scale where nobody is all-good and nobody is all-bad. The story is a seemingly simple story of a boy-meets-girl friendship crossing cultural and language barriers. It does go however dark in the second half with heartbreak and tragedy similar in vein to Grave Of The Fireflies. Thankfully though it ends on an upbeat note. The movie is visually striking being a very stylish hand-drawn anime even with hand drawn and painted backgrounds. The character designs are all unique and will bear a resemblance to those of Studio Ghibli's work. The imagination and fantasy sequences are beautiful and will capture your own imagination. Overall, a powerful post-war character drama that will tug at your heartstrings.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
AKB48Fan added 2 items to their collection
Beauty and the Beast

have watched

5/10

After the Storm

7/10


2 months, 3 weeks ago
Beauty and the Beast
After the Storm

2 months, 3 weeks ago
Fist Fight
 Fist Fight 4/10
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Fist Fight
From the first minute of the movie, I knew that Fist Fight was not going to be grounded to reality at all. Now, I don't mind suspending disbelief to enjoy a movie, but Fist Fight requires you to suspend your disbelief to such a low level that I had trouble bringing myself to. Most of the humour in the movie is rather juvenile and raunchy for no reason. Pretty much none of it is clever or slick and instead it applies to the lowest common denominator. The only funny thing in the movie was the lead character's daughter rapping at a concert to somebody that was bullying her. Ice Cube was basically just being himself. While it is watchable, Fist Fight is just a big mess without any class or enjoyment to be had, and you're probably best off passing on the movie.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Btooom!
 Btooom! 8/10
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Btooom!

2 months, 3 weeks ago
The Meddler
 The Meddler 4/10
2 months, 3 weeks ago
The Meddler
Susan Sarandon plays a mother who is a constant pain in her daughter's life. She's a widow that desperately wants to be relevant in other people's lives as a way to avoid dealing with her own. This movie will appeal to women more than men as it deals with a mother daughter relationship. The movie has an OK script - nothing special but unfortunately it's full of clichéd melodrama, tired gags, and feigned sentimentality. I usually like movies with Sarandon but her character is really irritating here. I wonder if Apple gave some money for the movie's production as there seems to be a number of product placements for the company as well. I tried to like this movie but it just didn't do anything for me.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Blood Lad
 Blood Lad 6/10
2 months, 4 weeks ago
Blood Lad

2 months, 4 weeks ago
Demolition
 Demolition 8/10
3 months ago
Demolition
Jake Gyllenhaal is probably one of the most underrated actors of this generation and in every movie I've seen him in over the past 10 years he's given an extraordinary performance and this movie is no different. It's about the story of a man who loses his wife in a car accident. His way of grieving is what the movie narrates. He realises that he's not able feel a thing when everyone around does, so he decides to search for the answers and so his bizarre journey begins. The casting was good, but it was all about the Gyllenhaal's role but Naomi Watts is also amazing. You might wonder why the title was named 'Demolition', well you'll find out around 3/4 of the way through. Overall - a really good dark comedy with a fantastic performance by Jake Gyllenhaal.
3 months ago
I Am a Hero
 I Am a Hero 7/10
3 months ago
I Am a Hero
A down on his luck manga artist Hideo Suzuki finds himself battling the undead when a virus unleashes a zombie outbreak. Along with a young schoolgirl, he has to try and reach Mount Fuji as the virus doesn't work at high altitude. I've seen many Japanese zombie movies over the years and this is one of the better ones. There's nothing new or original in the story at all although Hiromi, the schoolgirl has been infected but has not turned yet but for some reason the movie kinda forgets about this for the remainder of the running time. Fans of splatter gore will really love this movie as blood sprays like there's no tomorrow with plenty of heads exploding, zombies chomping on human flesh etc etc. The gore content is extremely high. Yo Oizumi plays the nerdy lead character who doesn't do anything heroic until the last 30 mins when he cuts loose with his rifle. Kasumi Arimura is cute as Hiromi the schoolgirl and then there's Masami Nagasawa who is always watchable in her work. This is a solid horror movie not to be missed by zombie fans.
3 months ago
Headshot
This is the new movie starring Indonesian action star Iko Uwais who plays a man Ishmael found on a beach with no memory of who he is after he is shot in the head. Patched up by a kindly female doctor, they both find themselves in danger by Ishmael's former comrades who are desperate to finish him off for good. Fans of both Raid movies will love this action movie. The gory violence comes thick and fast with a high body count. The fight choreography is superb. In addition to the cool fighting scenes, the movie is also filled with good sound effects and the music is surprisingly good. Iko Uwais is on top form here playing a different kind of action hero from that of The Raid. He's slightly more vulnerable due to the shards of bullet that's stuck in his head but still tough as nails. I loved that his co-star from The Raid 2 in Julie Estelle is also in this movie. You might not get a great story line or logic here but what you get instead is pure entertainment and this has tons of it. Enjoy it for what it is - an adrenaline rush actioner.
3 months ago
AKB48Fan added 2 items to their collection
Headshot

have watched

7/10

Pluto

7/10


3 months ago
Pluto
A dark tale about the Korean school system where competition to be the best is fierce. This story follows a teenage boy who comes from a humble background and enters into an elite school. He discovers a secret society which has members of the top 10 students in the school which he wants to join. This has the advantage of getting special priviliges. This movie highlights the pressures that young people have in Korea and Japan in having to achieve well in order to secure a place at a good university. It's no wonder suicide rates in both countries amongst young people are very high. The stress and expectation can push some kids to do evil things like the lead character in this movie. The plot is complex and requires the viewer's complete attention to make sense of what's going on. It plumbs the depths of human life and explores topics including bullying, stress, suicide, peer group pressure, and plenty more besides. The performances from Da-wit Lee and in particular Sung-Jun are really impressive.
3 months ago
Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer
An interesting movie about the Japanese calendar that was reformed during the 17th century because it was inaccurate. It was only due to the belief of one man Yasui Santetsu who realised that the calendar was wrong because Japan adopted the Chinese model without taking into account of the difference in longitude between Peking and Tokyo. You might think that a movie with an obscure subject as this might not make worthwhile viewing but I found it fascinating. Don't make the mistake of thinking that as the title character is a samurai that there's lot of swordsplay because there isn't so if you're after an action movie go elsewhere. Jun'ichi Okada is great as the mathematician / astrologer Sentetsu ably assisted by the gorgeous Aoi Miyazaki as his wife En. This movie will not appeal to everybody but for those with an interest in Japan's history it's well worth taking a look.
3 months ago

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