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Real Steel 9.8/10

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05-11-2015 02:53 AM
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When my girlfriend said we should go see this movie I thought I was in for another bore-fest of cheap jumpscares and cliché storylines. I lowered my expectations and so they were kinda broken. Yes, the story is a very cliché' "ghost of suicide victim who was bullied into suicide gets revenge" and some (not all) of the jumpscares are cheap but it has a good twist to it.

My only problem is that watching it in a cinema broke immersion. I think the film would have been a lot more scary if I was actually watching it on a computer. This film pressed a lot of my buttons and actually scared me. A horror film, at least one that was released recently hasn't properly scared me in a while.


Then again I had low expectations.

The acting is actually pretty believable which isn't what you expect from a lot of horror movies these days.

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Limitless.

While the whole "we only use 10/20% of our brains" has been debunked, this film is actually quite good. The way it's shot, the first-person narration gives a detailed and interesting look of what it's like to "access all of your brain" and what someone with that power would do. The film has it's flops and cliché's though and they can be a bit off-putting.
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Hitch

Will Smith plays a dating coach who helps dorky guys hook up with the girl of their dreams.

The guy from "King of Queens" is brilliant as the clumsy but sweet accountant who enlists Hitch's help when he falls for a girl who is basically Paris Hilton with a different name.

Gets extremely corny towards the end, especially when Hitch "realises" that he didn't really do anything for these guys, that they did it all themselves. What absolute bollocks.

Better than I expected regardless. 7/10
05-21-2015 04:57 AM
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The Wicker Tree

Appalling.

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05-21-2015 07:35 PM
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Good Morning Vietnam 9.3/10

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05-22-2015 06:00 AM
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Possibly the stupidest movie I've ever seen. Here's a sample of why (I won't say "contains spoiler alerts", because it would be impossible to 'spoil' this movie).

Some scientists have tested a virus on some apes and found that it makes them more intelligent. They are trying to sell this as a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Their sales bid get rejected and the programme gets pulled. All the apes are put down, except for a newborn chimp who is illicitly kept by one of the scientists. He soon finds out that this infant has all the symptoms of the virus despite never having been injected. Various scenes follow in which we are supposed to be wowed by vast quantities of CGI padding which no doubt is supposed to be realistic but is in fact redolent of a Pixar movie, just without the songs.
Three years later, the scientist wants to try the virus on his own father, who has dementia. Most conveniently, the script-writer has arranged for stockpiles of it to be readily available at the laboratories, despite the fact that we already know the project to develop it has not existed for three years (this is later confirmed in the dialogue). Equally conveniently, it appears to be completely unguarded, so he is able to simply pick it up in a room full of colleagues and take it off the premises unchallenged.
The pet chimp attacks the scientist's neighbour and is taken away to an ape house by court order. From here, he escapes, then returns to the ape house with canisters of the virus from the laboratories, to which he has miraculously gained access without setting off an alarm or causing any other form of security alert, despite this being a hi-tech big-pharma institution. The director gets around this impossibility by simply not showing how it is done. The virus takes effect in only a few hours, despite the fact that we have already been told it works by promoting growth of brain tissue, which is by necessity a slow process. The apes rebel against their captors and gain access to the science labs, once again without causing any kind of security alert. They then throw themselves through closed second-storey windows and are perfectly unharmed and able to run wild in the streets. Equally amazingly, they have become superb at every form of ballistic endeavour, despite having no practice whatsoever, including throwing iron railings at a moving vehicle from a great distance with sufficient force to penetrate the frame and with 100% accuracy, and throwing chains in such a manner that they wrap themselves around their intended victims. A chase follows, in which the scientist's boss arrives at a scene teeming with thousands of apes and immediately identifies the one ape they wish to kill, despite the fact that he is hundreds of feet away in a helicopter and the creature in question has no distinctive features that mark it out from all the other chimps. The apes cross the Golden Gate Bridge, in many cases climbing massive tubular girders despite these having no grippable surface, then they go and live in the forests to the north of San Francisco, where there would be insufficient fruit to meet their dietary requirements, and inadequate winter heat to keep them alive. In the meantime, it has been discovered that the new strain of the virus is the only microbe in the history of the world that is beneficial to all primates except humans, to whom it is deadly. And one of the apes can suddenly formulate a sentence and enunciate it perfectly, despite never having practiced this skill before.

What a total mound of shite, evidently aimed at people who fail to realise that the greatest threat to human civilisation come not from an ape or a virus but from the kind of de-intellectualisation that this film embodies. Patrick Doyle's soundtrack is suitably purposeless and idiotic.

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05-25-2015 01:54 AM
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The Entity

Supposedly a horror classic. Actually drivel.

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05-25-2015 08:07 PM
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Jurassic Park.

Still a good movie to watch with the kids. Who cares if it's bollocks.

8/10

My son is hanging out to see Jurassic World at the cinema in a couple of weeks (I think). I suspect that I will be taking my daughter to some animated movie because dinosaurs eating people is scary. Meanwhile my wife and son will see Jurassic World.
05-25-2015 09:48 PM
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Thir13en Ghosts

Well-conceived horror with a clever set design, whose cast, scriptwriter and sound editor are not up to the job in hand.

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05-26-2015 08:23 PM
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Rear Window


Superb Hitchcock thriller. Probably my twentieth watching, but the first time I noted that the soundtrack (other than title music) is entirely diegetic!

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05-31-2015 03:23 AM
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