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2 years, 5 months ago
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This is an "Airport" disaster movie, set in Pedro Almodovar's world and populated by his trademark characters. The bouncy, brightly coloured, whimsical, animated opening credits put a smile on the audiences' faces, setting the mood for the craziness that's to come. The movie bolts onto the screen with cameos by airline workers, Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, two of the finest actors in Almodovar's repertory. But their cameos are basically an eccentric bit with no relation to the rest of the movie, except as a sign that we are about to be launched on a wild ride. I love that Pedro Almodovar works on films that are unpredictable. He experiments with all kinds of genres. It might not be his best work but if you're a fan of his work I'm sure you'll like this one.
2 years, 5 months ago
The BFG
 The BFG 6/10
2 years, 5 months ago
The BFG
The BFG is a fantasy movie directed by the great Steven Spielberg based on the Roald Dahl's book with the same name. The movie tells the story of a young girl living in an orphanage, who, during one night, sees a giant and gets taken by him to Giant Country. Mark Rylance performs the so-called giant via motion-capture, bringing much heart and depth to the role. The young actress playing Sophie, the girl who gets taken by the giant, Ruby Barnhill, is wonderful in her role and shows lot of promise, although sometimes her performance seems to be more aimed at stage theatre rather than the movie screen. Her acting is not bad by any stretch of the imagination however, she is only 12 and in her first major movie role. All things considered, she does a fine job. With this movie, Steven Spielberg goes back to his more kid-friendly type movies, and even though this movie is lovely and will be perfect for children, I feel like the story is not engaging enough at times. The movie has humour, adventure and a batch of lovely characters, but the sometimes dull plot elements and the distracting special effects doesn't make this the best Spielberg movie. It's not a bad movie and you should not skip it, but lower your expectations a tiny bit.
2 years, 5 months ago
2 years, 5 months ago
Me Before You (2016)
This movie is getting mixed reviews, but I really enjoyed it. A very bittersweet movie that will leave you feeling happy and sad at the same time. I never read the book that which this movie is based on. But sometimes movies are never as detailed as the books they are based on. A beautifully well made story, it's about a 26 year old woman who finds a job taking care of a young billionaire who is permanently confined to a wheelchair after an accident two years earlier, the use of his arms and legs are gone. I like the chemistry between Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke, at no point it feels forced. I really bought the affection they feel for one another. At times Clarke's performance feels overly cartoonish, but still good in most of it. Claflin is believable, and the question is how would you feel if you where in his shoes. Overall I thought it was a great thought provoking emotional roller-coaster! Go watch.
2 years, 5 months ago
National Lampoon
This movie is exactly what you expect from the genre: mindless fluff with adolescent jokes, nudity, and lots of gross-out stuff. It is, however, unapologetic about it, and invests a lot to carry things to the extreme, which is what gives it its charm. If you cannot take any of the above and find enjoyment in them, don't waste your time with Van Wilder. If, on the other hand, you like vomit-inducing pranks, beautiful young girls flashing their breasts, and hilarious one-liners galore peppered by a huge dose of stereotypes, you will have one of the most entertaining 95 mins of your life.
2 years, 5 months ago
2 years, 5 months ago
The Legend of Tarzan
Anybody expecting to see a Tarzan movie just like those you've seen before will have a nice surprise with this one. The Tarzan of this movie is probably the closest to the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Legend of Tarzan is a terrific, engaging story, with great characters and pacing and plenty of action, but not so much that it seems like overkill. Director David Yates and company have done a superb job of crafting a good old-fashioned adventure, retaining the look and feel of the Africa of a century ago, and combining it with a plot and theme that is relevant today. The scenery and special effects are first rate. The origin of Tarzan may have been tinkered with a little bit here but it does nothing to detract from the cracking storyline. If you want to see a different and more interesting Tarzan movie go and check it out.
2 years, 5 months ago
How to Be Single (2016)
This is a movie that aims to profit off the ongoing trend of female driven comedies, and although successful it may be, the quality of the movie itself is no where near on par with such films like Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids which I'm sure it tries to aspire to be. The movie is called how to be single but it really is not that great at explaining how to be single. It also doesn't deliver it's message that it's OK to be single that well either. It falls into the basic chick flick formula showing that being single is about sleeping around and finding a man, as the majority of this movie is exactly that. The acting was typical. Every actress plays the same role they have been type casted in and performed many a time before. Dakota Johnson is the weak lead like in 50 Shades and Rebel Wilson manages to get a few laughs as the fat best friend. The movie to me wasn't particularly funny. How To Be Single is a very basic chick flick movie and you wouldn't miss out by skipping it.
2 years, 5 months ago
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How to Be Single (2016)

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5/10

High-Rise                                  (2015)

5/10


2 years, 5 months ago
High-Rise                                  (2015)
High Rise is a movie about the social class system and hierarchy within a tower block and how it all comes crumbling down. Although the movie is visually intriguing, the same cannot be said for the plot and it's progression. This movie is a thriller that will have you firmly in your seat, not balancing on it's edge. The script was rather uninteresting, as your mind may easily wonder from the events taking place. The protagonist Robert Laing was well cast and well played by Tom Hiddleston, Richard Wilder was absolutely perfect being played by Luke Evans and the rest of the supporting cast seemed about right. Overall, the movie is visually beautiful with its slo mo suicide scene and it's 70's sideburns and whatnot. If only the plot was more engaging and edge-of-your-seat it have been great.
2 years, 5 months ago
2 years, 5 months ago
The Shallows (2016)
The most terrifying shark movie since Jaws! At only 85 minutes, this movie absolutely makes the most of that run-time and its 17 million dollar budget and delivers a tense, gripping, stress inducing movie that will constantly keep you on the edge of your seat. Blake Lively is on her way to stardom, as she carries this entire movie and is able to act without speaking, which is insanely hard to do. You care about her and you want her character to survive. The shark is absolutely frightening and the way Lively is able to not only face off against this shark, but how she is able to make the most over her situation while being under-prepared was not only intelligent, but believable. The story is simple, straight forward, believable and so genuinely crafted, stylishly executed, and not a single scene is wasted. The Shallows is the biggest surprise of the year, with gripping tension, a career performance from Blake Lively, beautiful scenery, an amazing story of will and survival and one big, mean, scary shark. Do not miss this.
2 years, 5 months ago
Independence Day: Resurgence
Predictable, but entertaining. Worth a watch. It is-what it is. Just as the first one, it is a bit cheesy, however it is just what i expected: sci-fi action, space ships and aliens. Starts out a bit slow but the story and action picks up quickly. They brought back quite a few original actors from the first one and added some new big names also. The storyline has a lot of the ingredients for a much more interesting movie but doesn't seem to know it - the way that alien technology has impacted human life is barely touched upon, there's mention of the effect that the aliens have had on people's minds but it's never expanded upon, and some interesting clues to the invaders' culture are laid out but go completely underdeveloped. Perhaps if the astoundingly pointless sub-plot involved Jeff Goldblum's dad had been dropped then there might have been a bit more time to insert something of substance. If you liked the first ID4 chances are you'll like this one as well. There are hints near the end of another sequel.
2 years, 5 months ago
Elstree 1976
 Elstree 1976 6/10
2 years, 5 months ago
Elstree 1976
This documentary takes a nostalgic look back at the stories of 10 individuals whose acting jobs during the summer of 1976 forever changed their lives. No one knew it at the time, but this American Sci-Fi project they were hired for would go on to be one of the highest grossing franchises in the history of cinema. While none of these actors has found worldwide success in film or had their life cut tragically short, Elstree 1976 is a touching story about their common brush with fame as pioneers in the Star Wars universe. If you're a fan of the 1977 classic, you will love this movie. If you're not a big fan, but appreciate a great character driven documentary, this would also be for you. There is enough here to keep everyone happy as we travel back a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
2 years, 5 months ago
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2                                  (2000)
Blair Witch 2 was an obvious cash-in on the success of the first movie. The movie makes no attempt at hiding it either, as that fact is the motivation of the characters! In this movie's universe, "The Blair Witch Project" was an actual recording, not a movie. Intrigued and curious, various tourists come to the area where it was shot to find out more. The movie centers around a small circle of tourists visiting the area. As for the plot, there hardly is one. A circle of clueless tourists stay in a house in the woods and some weird stuff happens. Anything that's supposed to be scary isn't (at least not to me). Just as an example: near the beginning of the film, there's this huge tree in the woods. The tourists come back to it later and it's not there anymore. Phantom tree! But if you know the motivation behind this sequel, you know what to expect. It's a ridiculous attempt at crowd pleasing. Don't bother with it.
2 years, 5 months ago
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Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2                                  (2000)

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3/10

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

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2 years, 5 months ago
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
While we've seen plenty of mockumentaries before it's not every year we see a new one. It's a genre that goes mostly unexplored, especially in mainstream cinema. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping follows Conner4real, a Justin Bieber-like performer with A-list celebrity status, from his time with the boy band The Style Boyz to his solo career. On the verge of his negatively received new album and a world tour Conner must cope with the potential decline of his career and his celebrity status. The movie works as a hilarious satire on the music industry while also being a parody of the concert tour documentaries. Not every joke in the movie hit, but the ones that did had me nearly falling out of my chair in laughter. The expletive laden lyrics that are sung are so funny you'll likely have the songs stuck in your head in the following days. Popstar is a lot of fun to watch. Be on the lookout for so many cameos by various music artists.
2 years, 5 months ago
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
An excellent New Zealand mockumentary about four vampires sharing a flat together. Going into this movie knowing nothing but the above, I did not have any idea what to expect. What I got was one of the funniest movies of this year or any year for that matter. The jokes where brilliant and more importantly, they were frequent and consistently brilliant. I loved the interaction of the main characters with each other and the supporting characters. Each of the main vampires had their moments and were all equally funny. The movie even had werewolves and they were also hilarious. I was also surprised by the special effects which were really well done. At one point it did feel like the jokes were getting old, but just as I had finished that thought, the movie changes and ends brilliantly. Even though there isn't much of a story, it doesn't really matter for this movie. Just watching some of the hilarious chaos that ensues in their everyday life is enough. This really is a laugh out loud, ludicrous movie. Hugely original and, I suspect, the result of a lot of hard work edited down to a marvellous feast of black comedy. Go watch!
2 years, 5 months ago
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8/10

13 Hours (2016)

8/10


2 years, 5 months ago
13 Hours (2016)
This is the adaptation of a true story that took place in 2012 when terrorists attacked 2 American compounds in Benghazi, Libya and the heroic soldiers that did their best to defend them against overwhelming odds. This action-packed story is very inspiring and leaves you on the edge of your seat. You don't even want to blink because you don't want to miss anything. The story will leave you amazed at the things the men do. This movie shows different aspects of Benghazi that we might not have known before. This movie is thrilling and exciting and you will never be bored. Overall 13 Hours is a solid military action movie filled to the brim with that pride filled portrayal of America's military.
2 years, 5 months ago
2 years, 5 months ago
Central Intelligence
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Kevin Hart team up to save the world. This movie is funny! The Rock and Kevin Hart are fantastic together. Watching them both on screen is the best part of this movie and it was great. The story follows both of them having reunited 20 years after high school in order to save the world. The main plot is the weakest part of this movie since there's not much emphasis put on it. I will say that there are some pretty sweet cameos in here that are awesome. The action is mostly good even though it got a bit shaky in some places. Overall, Central Intelligence is a pleasant surprise this summer. It's a fun buddy cop action comedy.
2 years, 5 months ago
Brooklyn
 Brooklyn 7/10
2 years, 5 months ago
Brooklyn
Based on Colm Tóibín's novel of the same name, this is a great movie! A heartwarming tale about love, loss and relationships with a knock-out performance by Saoirse Ronan. 'Brooklyn' is a simple movie, told magnificently. Nick Hornby's adapted screenplay captures the protagonist's coming-of-age tale, with dignity and pathos. Saoirse Ronan is in terrific form. The talented actress delivers a brilliant performance as the naive and lovable protagonist. Giving her terrific support are Emory Cohen and Domhnall Gleeson, who enact the men in her lives, proficiently. The ever-compelling Jim Broadbent shines in a brief role. Overall - a sweet, charming drama with wonderful acting and touching moments.
2 years, 5 months ago
2 years, 5 months ago