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Spud 3: Learning to Fly

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4/10

Winchester

6/10


1 month, 1 week ago
Winchester
This movie based on the story of the most haunted mansion in America isn't bad but it doesn't seem to quite deliver on it's setup. With a few tweaks this could've been a very successful slow burn, gothic ghost story. The cinematography is very atmospheric. The acting is good and there's a few scary moments. A marked over-reliance on jump scares got a little tedious. I really don't think they took as much advantage of the location as they could've. The portrayal of Sarah Winchester by Helen Mirren as the tortured, guilt ridden ghost appeaser falls short to be honest. For what it was, it was entertaining. I just don't think it fulfilled it's potential.
1 month, 1 week ago
The Other Side of the Door
A disappointing horror movie set in India about a couple who lost their son in an accident which saw their car plunge into a river and he was drowned whilst the mother Maria and daughter escaped. Now 6 years on, Maria is told about a mysterious temple in the woods far away, where she could meet her little boy one more time and say a final farewell. I must admit that I didn't know a whole lot about this movie going into it but I was expecting more than what I saw. The story basically stole ideas from Pet Semetary. There are those that would tell you it's homage, but one man's homage is another man's stolen goods and this is a little too stolen. There are clues all over that they have done this. I liked the idea of using local Indian lore in the plot but what a shame that the director couldn't pull it off that well. You get the usual cheap shocks which did nothing for me. So in the end, this movie is just another cliché horror that you'll instantly forget.
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Yesterday
This Hammer production broke away from the traditional horror movies for which they had become famous in the 1950's and like "The Camp on Blood Island" was a WWII drama concentrating on the war with the Japanese. Set in the Burmese jungle, but filmed in the studio, it is a mostly all-male affair full of very familiar British faces of the time. The movie starts off in a deceptively familiar fashion, lulling the audience into the belief that we are in for yet another routine war-time jungle patrol movie. Then things are turned on their head when a British unit taking refuge in a small village are captured by the Japanese. Stanley Baker gives a powerful performance as an officer under pressure. The lines are blurred as to who is good or bad - the British for what they do to some native villagers or the Japanese for their treatment of the British prisoners. It's a thoroughly satisfying anti-war movie.
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Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono

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Blassreiter
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Blassreiter

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The Camp on Blood Island
One of only four Hammer war movies, this is a good and sometimes harrowing POW drama. The movie takes place on a small island - which is being used as a prison camp by the occupying Japanese forces - off the coast of Malaya, as it then was, in August 1945. Brutal and unrelenting by the standards of the time, it does not pull any punches in its depiction of Japanese atrocities against their prisoners and, as such, it was criticised for being gratuitously violent when it was released. The story was apparently based on a real incident. One thing that is very distracting about the movie is that, extras aside, none of the Japanese characters are played by actors who look even remotely Japanese. There is some fine acting on display most notably from Andre Morell as the obstinate and authoritarian Colonel Lambert. In the end, this is a good movie which pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable in British cinema in the late 1950s with its depiction of violence.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Earthquake (1974)

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6/10

Yellow Submarine (1968)

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4/10

Nowhere Boy

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7/10

Magical Mystery Tour

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6/10

Help!

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6/10


1 month, 2 weeks ago
Halloween
Set 40 years after the original movie, the plot follows Laurie Strode once again, as she prepares to face the masked Michael Myers when he returns to Haddonfield, Illinois, after his last killing spree on Halloween night. This movie has had mostly praise from diehards and critics for its well balance approach to the source material, by not swaying too far from it, while also subverting enough expectations to stand on its own with the use of suspense and brutal action. Specific things that I didn't like were the just randomly crazy psychiatrist that had evidentialy been working for 20 years and no one knew he was insane. It just seemed a little convenient to me that he was nuts and helping Michael out. Overall, a welcome return to form for the franchise and judging by the ending there might be yet again an outing for Michael Myers in the future.
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Very Important Person
A great WWII comedy about an unfriendly British professor who wants to test out his equipment over Germany but is unfortunately shot down in a plane and thrown into a POW camp. His new room-mates at the hut there don't like him at all but when an important coded message from London orders them to plan an escape for him, they discover how important he is to the country. A very well done lighthearted comedy with many of the comedic stalwarts from this era taking part such as John Le Mesurier, Stanley Baxter, Leslie Phillips and Eric Sykes in supporting roles. James Roberson Justice is excellent in his role as the cantankerous Very Important Person. The German officers are cast as total buffoons and the British prisoners get by with a stiff upper lip and using humour as ultra sharp defence mechanisms. All in all, a typical British comedy from the time but turned into something special by the brilliant cast.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
A Weekend with Lulu
A very funny British movie from the 60's with about a young man who wants to take his girlfriend to the seashore in a borrowed caravan. His friend Fred is going to take them there, but in true comic fashion things don't go as planned and the group ends up stranded in France. Getting back to England is going to be difficult with no money and no petrol and these plot complications lead to one mishap after another. What a great comedy this manages to be and also a bit edgy whilst remaining entirely family friendly. A fine comic cast led by Bob Monkhouse and Leslie Phillips with the gorgeous Shirley Eaton and Irene Handl, brisk pacing and a sweet natured approach to comedy that the British did so well in the 1950s and 60s make A Weekend with Lulu a very pleasant way to spend 90 minutes.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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A Weekend with Lulu

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7/10

Alpha

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1 month, 2 weeks ago
Alpha
This movie is about a young boy, Keda and his family of nomads who live 20,000 years ago in Europe. During a hunting trip, Keda is separated from his family and spends the remainder of the film trying to get reunited with his family with the help of his newly acquired wolf that he names Alpha. The pacing was very, very slow. Things don't start to pick up until about halfway into the movie when Keda is separated and has to fend for himself. The first half is about his interactions with his family, but even those interactions, didn't captivate me. Every scene just felt like things happening and not scenes building towards something. The movie does have very beautiful shots of scenery and neat special effects but that's about all the good things I can say about it. It just didn't do it for me I'm afraid.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
The original Goosebumps movie took me by surprise when it came out in 2015 and I really enjoyed it. Now 3 years later here comes the sequel. New characters and more monster action! The 2nd Goosebumps movie finds 2 boys letting loose an evil ventriloquist's dummy named Slappy from a sealed book. His powers are able to bring Halloween to life which causes chaos. This is a fun family adventure which will immerse you from start to finish. Jack Black has a small cameo right at the end. The actors playing the kids do a good job. The visual effects, from the costumes in the Halloween store that come to life to haunted pumpkins and demonic gummy bears are great. An impressive sequel.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

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7/10

Johnny English Strikes Again

7/10


1 month, 2 weeks ago
Johnny English Strikes Again
The 3rd in the secret agent parody series with Johnny English being called up to MI7 when a cyber attack reveals all British undercover agents. It's up to English to discover and stop the villain. I've always enjoyed the Johnny English movies and this one is just as funny as the other two. It doesn't matter about the plot as it really does deliver on laughs throughout. Every scene contains some slapstick shenanigans. This is the movie's strength. There are segments in the movie such as a scene in a French restaurant, an extended sequence involving virtual reality, as well as the final act, which are laugh-out-loud funny. Rowan Atkinson is fantastic once again as the inept secret agent. If you love non-stop slapstick humour then you'll enjoy this movie very much.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
A Star Is Born
Bradley Cooper's directorial debut is a satisfying and well-made remake of the classic story (this is the 5th remake of the story!). Cooper stars as troubled country/rock musician Jackson Maine who discovers and falls in love with a female singer named Ally played by Lady Gaga who he sees performing in a drag queen bar. The acting in the movie is good with Cooper giving a great performance as such an ambiguous and flawed protagonist. I didn't expect Lady Gaga to be completely convincing in her role, but she did a great job with both acting as well as singing. The songs are incredibly well performed. The movie fails for taking the unfortunate route of indulging in some cheesy clichés of romantic dramas and going on for 25-30 mins too long. Overall a decent enough movie but it's not as spectacular and Oscar worthy that some people make it out to be.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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A Star Is Born

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6/10

First Man

5/10


1 month, 2 weeks ago
First Man
I was expecting this to be an fun and exciting movie about the first man to land on the Moon but it's quite a dour and depressing movie. It managed to capture none of the majesty, grandeur, or scope of the undertaking - it was just a wet blanket of constant angst. There's also too many shaky handheld camera shots just to make it seem more authentic. Worth seeing for the visuals and the Gemini 8 portrayal but all in all seemed, to me, to be a bit shallow. Even the actual Moon landing itself is a bit anti-climatic. It makes Neil Armstrong come across as a cold and dull person especially with his family. Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy have absolutely zero chemistry on screen. To say this movie dragged on for way too long is an understatement. I can't really recommend this movie as it's too boring for words.
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BlacKkKlansman
Another cracking movie by Spike Lee. It's based on a true story during the late 70's in which an undercover black police detective managed to hoodwink KKK members into believing he was a white man on the telephone whilst sending one of his colleagues into the lion's den to infiltrate the organisation. It's an enthralling movie which held my interest from start to finish. John David Washington and Adam Driver are brilliant as the officers working on taking down the klan. Spike Lee is at his best, as he typically is when working with material about race in America. Subtlety isn't always his strength or his intention, hence the mix of over-the-top and subtle racism. He opts to hammer home his message at the movie's closing with some footage of last year's march in Charlottesville and the sound bites from a certain political figure that followed. Go watch it as it gives everybody something to think about.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
The Pursuers
 The Pursuers 6/10
1 month, 3 weeks ago
The Pursuers
A group of former concentration camp survivors have banded together to form a group that hunt Nazi war criminals that have escaped justice. When the former kommandant of Auschwitz is discovered living in London under a false identity, the group sends one of them over there to capture and bring him back to Germany for trial. This is a fast paced thriller written by Brian Clemens who is best known for The Avengers and many other British TV series. It follows the Nazi villain as he tries to escape from the UK by plane but cannot due to the tampering of his passport so he asks some local hoodlums to make him a new one and he befriends a Jewish girl who doesn't know he was the boss of the concentration camp where her parents were killed. The finale sees the former Nazi, the hoodlums and his hunter end up in a warehouse where a shootout between all of them takes place. The movie only lasts for just over an hour but it's well worth seeking out.
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