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May 25, 2013
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Housebound 2014 low budget New Zealand comedy horror film about a female meth head who gets arrested in a botched robbery attempt and ends up with an ankle tag and forced to live with her mum in her old creepy childhood home for the duration of her sentence and is unable to leave without setting off an alarm. Not long after she moves back home, which her mother believes is haunted, she begins to see and suspect things are not quite right in her old home.

An interesting take on the haunted house type horror film which overall I enjoyed. But the pacing on this film isn't great first 20 mins drags on forever as nothing really happens and there are periods where it seems to take forever to get to something interesting. But the once it does finally get going it's pretty solid, I enjoyed the ending and there is a decent twist to the plot. This film could be much improved by simply cutting out a lot of pointless scenes. 6/10.
 
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AntG

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Nov 16, 2012
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The Matrix

Cool Sci-Fi thriller about a computer hacker who is recruited into a resistance against an AI which has constructed everything he believes to be real. Still as good as it was all those years back.
 

Bob Weaver

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Dora the explorer.

First ten minutes are ropey. Then it gets really funny while she is in high school. Then it's a solid family adventure movie that doesn't take itself to seriously.

4/5


Serendipity

Kate Beckinsale, who is 20 years younger than she is now, but looks older, and John Cusack have a chance meeting before fate brings them together years later.

Dull but inoffensive romcom 2/5
 
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Freedom Fighter
May 14, 2013
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Castle Duckula.
Dora the explorer.

First ten minutes are ropey. Then it gets really funny while she is in high school. Then it's a solid family adventure movie that doesn't take itself to seriously.

4/5


Serendipity

Kate Beckinsale, who is 20 years younger than she is now, but looks older, and John Cusack have a chance meeting before fate brings them together years later.

Dull but inoffensive romcom 2/5

Dora was a great kids film. Fancy watching that again soon. One of those kids films that gets it right for kids and adults without all that sentimental claptrap.
 
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AntG

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Nov 16, 2012
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The Fog

John Carpenters classic chiller about a small coastal town menaced by an eerie fog bank which contains the revenants of a ship which was lured into disaster by the towns inhabitants so that they could plunder the ships gold.
 

AntG

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Mission Impossible

This is a fun and entertaining spy adventure but spoiled slightly by an utterly ridiculous climax involving a train and a helicopter in the channel tunnel. The speed of a Eurostar train isn't enough to generate a wind powerful enough to blow even a microbe like Tom Cruise around like a piece of litter in an F5 Tornado.
 
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AntG

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Missing in Action 2: The Beginning

Unlike the first one which was so bad it's good, this prequel is so bad it's bad to the point where it's offensive.
 

AntG

Scaredy Bat
Nov 16, 2012
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Natural Born Killers

I know this film divides opinion but I think it's a fantastic film, I imagine it's a bit like taking acid which is probably what Tommy Lee Jones was on during the making of this film and that Australian accent Robert Downey Jr does :lol:
 

Tko6

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May 19, 2013
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Tenet.

First viewing wtf/10, second viewing 7/10.

Mind-bending Christopher Nolan movie, that takes a second viewing to fully appreciate what's going on (and even then your brain will hurt). The movies technical aspects are a 10/10, but it feels like Nolan had the idea for the set-pieces first, and based the rest of the movie around them. They are fucking amazing set-pieces though to be fair, I just feel that it wasn't explained what was going on well enough from the start.

On a brighter note, Robert Pattinson is quickly becoming one of my favourite actors. John David Washinghon is okay, but Pattinson steals every scene he's in.
 

BigBone

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Tenet.

First viewing wtf/10, second viewing 7/10.

Mind-bending Christopher Nolan movie, that takes a second viewing to fully appreciate what's going on (and even then your brain will hurt). The movies technical aspects are a 10/10, but it feels like Nolan had the idea for the set-pieces first, and based the rest of the movie around them. They are fucking amazing set-pieces though to be fair, I just feel that it wasn't explained what was going on well enough from the start.

On a brighter note, Robert Pattinson is quickly becoming one of my favourite actors. John David Washinghon is okay, but Pattinson steals every scene he's in.
watched that shit twice, what u a masochist? there are professionally trained dominatrixes with wax, dildos and rubber gloves ffs, some are even female
 

Tko6

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watched that shit twice, what u a masochist? there are professionally trained dominatrixes with wax, dildos and rubber gloves ffs, some are even female
Not his best work, but I couldn't get it out of my head after the first viewing. I was so confused by what was going on at the opera house in the beginning that I missed a bunch of stuff, and by then it's too late to catch up 'cos you're still processing shit from 15 minutes earlier. I wouldn't say it's his worst movie, but it's definitely Nolans most inaccessible so far. It also tries too hard to hint that Pattinson's character is a villain, which is just another distraction the audience doesn't need, and Kenneth Branagh is wasted.

I'm loathe to criticise someone with Nolans track record, but I can't shake the feeling that he got a bit too clever for his own good with this one.
 

BigBone

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I'm loathe to criticise someone with Nolans track record, but I can't shake the feeling that he got a bit too clever for his own good with this one.
yeah, dating back to that predictable dulldom Inception. In reality he's doing Memento over and over again just with differently overwritten stories.
 

Tko6

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yeah, dating back to that predictable dulldom Inception. In reality he's doing Memento over and over again just with differently overwritten stories.
Well we're just going to have to agree to disagree on Inception, and I dare not ask what you thought of Interstellar lol. Tenet is a bit too much though. I can usually get to grips with the most complicated of movies, but he clearly made this one with repeat viewing in mind 'cos absolutely no-one could possibly catch everything first time round.

This definitely wasn't a rehash of Memento though. It's one thing to do conventional time travel, flashbacks or whatever, but time running forward and backwards in the same scene is a headfuck.
 
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Laputa - Castle in the Sky (1986)



Studio Ghibli's magnificent animated feature is my favorite Miyazaki epic (Nausicaa, Howl's, Mononoke) although I do prefer his more personal stuff (Porco Rosso, Totoro). This industrial age action adventure is a feast for the eyes and ears, a great love story and as always full of superb characters including a fearless GILF pirate called Mama. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (skip the English dub for the original)



Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)



All around superb Web Anderson stop motion animation, fast, sleek, positively dorky and features a great voice cast including George Clooney, but Willem Dafoe's rat steals the show. Also kinda more for a mature audience over small one or not... fun as fuck tho. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
 
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Laputa - Castle in the Sky (1986)



Studio Ghibli's magnificent animated feature is my favorite Miyazaki epic (Nausicaa, Howl's, Mononoke) although I do prefer his more personal stuff (Porco Rosso, Totoro). This industrial age action adventure is a feast for the eyes and ears, a great love story and as always full of superb characters including a fearless GILF pirate called Mama. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (skip the English dub for the original)



Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)



All around superb Web Anderson stop motion animation, fast, sleek, positively dorky and features a great voice cast including George Clooney, but Willem Dafoe's rat steals the show. Also kinda more for a mature audience over small one or not... fun as fuck tho. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Two of my favourites.
 

Bob Weaver

The original and best
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True Lies 1994

Big Arnie is a wet ops agent in a secret government department who pretends to be a boring computer guy.

He's so busy saving the world that he forgets to service his wife, a granny faced Jamie Lee Curtis.

He thinks a sleazy Bill Paxton is going to cuck him, so he misuses government resources to spy on them and arrest them.

He then forces his wife to pretend to be a prostitute and strip for him while he pretends to be a terrorist or something.

They then get caught up in an actual terrorist and comedy and explosions ensue.

Better than I remember, but I'm surprised it hasn't been cancelled as its creepy and chauvinistic as anything.

2/5