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Jun 14, 2012
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Creed II.

Was better than I was expecting, probably would have been a lot better if Coogler was directing it. The fight scenes are fuckin weird man. I swear some shots of Dragon Jr looked CGI. The movement didn't seem genuine and the boxing scenes look like they were sped up. The size difference was beyond ridiculous too. 6/10.
 
Jun 7, 2012
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They all turned up at the exact same moment to do a slow mo walk by while the blokes were doing all the hard work fighting.
It really Really put me off the film, just pure cheese to please the feminists. There's an actual war going off around them all, its absolute chaos yet somehow all the women manage to take time to walk together
 
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May 16, 2013
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Deadwood - The Movie

13 years after cancellation, it's no small miracle that one of the best series ever gets a proper conclusion. 110 short minutes, 10 years of plot holes to deal with and swan songs to deliver, it's rather a long, slow TV episode than a standalone epic. Not much in terms of action or twists, it's half look at our main characters' lives and half concluding the George Hearst plot line.

It's a strange mixture and I'm surprised it didn't go full 150 minutes following a classic western plot line, but revisiting the Gem, seeing E.B. and Wu and listening to Swegin's poetry makes any fan's eyes teary. Once again: fuck you HBO for cancelling Deadwoow... but also thx brah 4 the late, bittersweet finish.
It was a little underwelming to be honest, although I did enjoy watching it as hammed up nostalgia. Beautifully captured but plotwise the film didn't feel necessary afterall. The tv movie was not much more than a cast reunion.

What strike me most unbelievable was the series had such a hectic plot, setting and character development yet it seems after S3 Deadwood was then placed in a time capsule for 10 years where nothing much happened after. Everyone survives (except Tolliver), everyone's together, everything's the same even the town.... I just don't accept it as realistic, even Calamity Jane is still alive (and a raging lesbo). I guess Hearst is the one with serious development but they made placed him back into S3 dilemma like a US senator would really care about that in the end.

Side note, those 10 years must have been hardwork because the makeup department added atleast 20 years to all their faces.
 
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Jun 10, 2013
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Anybody seeing the Snowman yet ?

It looks good from the trailers but you can never really rely on that Going to the cinema today but not sure if should watch that or Maze yet.

Don't know if you ever got around to seeing this, but if you did, then you learned the hard way that it was absolute crap. :lol:

The opening sequence may be THE worst of any film I've ever seen, and pretty much sets the tone (or lack thereof) for the rest of the film:



The remainder of the film is just slightly less terrible. There are a few stupidly over-the-top gore scenes and an ending that was intended to be "profound" but just comes off as stupidly pretentious, if not outright inane.

Rating: 2.5/10.
 
May 25, 2013
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Alita: Battle Angel.

Having seen what Hollywood did to Ghost in a Shell I wasn't really holding out that this would be any good or even half decent. So I was pleasantly surprised with Alita: Battle Angel. It didn't fall into the trap of trying to be dark and edgy creating a bright and vivid world for all the action to take place in. Was it perfect, no, but then what film is when it's taken from another format, but the action was fast paced, the acting and characters likable, overall it was pretty entertaining. 7.5/10

I hope they make a sequel, I want to see Alita take on Nova. But I doubt it happens, while the film made a profit it was a small profit only so I can't see the studio pushing for it despite the fact it clearly worked and those that watched it would likely see the sequel.
 
Jun 10, 2013
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Bad Times at the El Royale

I really enjoyed the first two-thirds of the movie - stylish, quirky neo-noir mystery with some Tarantino-esque touches. But the tide changed in its final third IMO, as the pacing slowed and the story meandered. The movie also had a tendency to kill off major characters just as they were starting to emerge as interesting and/or likable, so that it never really enables you to get a "feel" or fondness for any character.

My rating: 6.5/10
 
Jun 10, 2013
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Bad Times at the El Royale

I really enjoyed the first two-thirds of the movie - stylish, quirky neo-noir mystery with some Tarantino-esque touches. But the tide changed in its final third IMO, as the pacing slowed and the story meandered. The movie also had a tendency to kill off major characters just as they were starting to emerge as interesting and/or likable, so that it never really enables you to get a "feel" or fondness for any character.

My rating: 6.5/10

Unfortunately, thanks to this movie, I don't think I'll ever be able to listen to Deep Purple again without having this image in my mind:


:lol:
 
Jun 10, 2013
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Primal Fear

Briskly-paced murder mystery and courtroom drama. Great acting all around, especially from a young Ed Norton as a choir boy who's accused of the grizzly murder of a revered archbishop. Unfortunately, I felt the courtroom scenes were a bit too overly dramatic/Hollywood-ized, which detracted from the realism and immersion of the film. However, this shortcoming was redeemed somewhat by a great twist ending.

Rating: 7.5/10.
 
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DB Cooper

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May 17, 2013
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Primal Fear

Briskly-paced murder mystery and courtroom drama. Great acting all around, especially from a young Ed Norton as a choir boy who's accused of the grizzly murder of a revered archbishop. Unfortunately, I felt the courtroom scenes were a bit too overly dramatic/Hollywood-ized, which detracted from the realism and immersion of the film. However, this shortcoming was redeemed somewhat by a great twist ending.

Rating: 7.5/10.
The first time I saw Primal Fear it just blew me away. Great movie IMO and a 9/10.

Edward Norton's performance is astonishing.
 
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DB Cooper

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May 17, 2013
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Shutter island


Thought this was ace, I had been meaning to watch it for ages, great cinematography, cast and story telling
Enjoyed the ending too
The ending to Shutter Island was pretty mind bending. Coincidentally a mate watched it for the first time just recently and argued it was just another film and tried to claim he predicted the ending. I called bullshit.
 
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