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03 Jul 2020 16:52:46
Gemini Man

Finally managed to watch it. I'm surprised. Dissappointed. How is it possible for a director who have won Oscar Best Director TWICE, can make such a bad movie like this?

The concept behind is a bit like the film Looper, but instead of having two different actors playing one character (one for the younger version, another for the older version), this film is using CGI. The CGI and some of the animation, yes it is HD stuffs with great details, but looks cartoonish. The fight scenes are very bad and don't look realistic at all.

The story is predictable, meh action, and I'll say it again, bad visuals.

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29 Jun 2020 09:12:55
Midsommar

A couple and their friends went for a vacation in Sweden, but actually were tricked by one of them to be part of a pagan rituals that only being held once in every 90 years.

This is not a supernatural horror film, but it is truly bizarre, shocking, disturbing and gorey film. It's too bizarre for my liking though I managed to stay watching until the end because of the curiosity. It's the same director that made Hereditary, so I thought this will be as good. For me, it isn't.

The gores and some of its disturbing scenes are really, disturbing. I couldn't actually get what the story is trying to tell even until the credit rolls.

It's not a crap film, but I don't like it all.

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28 May 2020 15:21:05
You guys have read the news about Justice League? Excited just like me?

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03 Jun 2020 09:20:45
no mate, what news ?

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04 Jun 2020 14:16:55
The studio greenlit the Snyder's Cut. I know Justice League was bad, but I'm kinda like Snyder's films especially Watchmen and Man of Steel. So I'm hoping his version will be way better than Whedon's.

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17 May 2020 15:17:06
The Invisible Man

A woman runs away from his abusive boyfriend, traumatized and hiding with her sister and her friend's help. Soon, she is contacted by a lawyer, and told that the boyfriend is dead. After awhile, when things are getting back together, a series of events happened that makes her believe that the boyfriend is actually still alive, and invisible of course, hence the title.

I have never watched the original. So I am not sure if the original was a sci-fi, like this one. Regardless of it being a sci-fi film, the horror part of the film really really works. I really love the camera works, I am not sure if there are any technical terms to describe it, but it works especially to add more on the horror. There are scenes that you have to watch them carefully that you might miss something is actually happening. The climax, the ending, is satisfying.

I would recommend this highly not just for horror fan films, because I believe even those who don't like horror films will enjoy this.

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19 May 2020 14:27:39
Think I put something similar down the page, good movie for sure.

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05 May 2020 20:29:02
So I got round to watching rise of Sky Walker, I had heard mainly bad things so didn’t rush to watch it.

If you judge it as just another movie then it is ok but as a Star Wars movie I have a few issues.

If you haven’t watched it yet stop reading.

Healing? What? Why? How? Where has this been for the whole Star Wars story?

Palpatine? The great emperor but is just shoe horned in then killed by a second lightsaber?

The kiss? Absolutely not needed and characters can be great without a love interest.

Her declaration as a skywalker, why? It’s meant to be the end of the saga but they have left a thread to continue if the money dries up.

The whole passing things through the force? Again why and where has it been?

So many scenes were rehashed from elsewhere, or felt that way.

And it felt like it was made by someone who has never watched Star Wars and just imagined what the force could do.

And finally I read other reviews complaining about Rey and how she is a Mary Sue. This just sounds like a bunch of boys whinging because women are finally being represented in there boys toy. I think her and Finn were the good parts from the film. Ren was massively underused in my opinion.

However Taika Waititi is in to direct the next one in the series, can’t wait for that and see how they build a story away from skywalker.

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17 May 2020 16:30:06
Taika Waititi for Star Wars? Wow. Then I might finally enjoy the next Star Wars then. He surprised me with Thor 3. Thor 1 and 2 were kind of serious, and at first I doubted him in Thor 3. But he made it so full of fun and extremely enjoying to watch. He nailed it.

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18 May 2020 09:49:09
I love Taika Watiti, brilliant fella as well as a great director. Can do comedy action superbly well. One of the best around imo.

I am surprised by Wyred's review of Star Wars, I had to watch it to see what he was on about and I think it just shows he is not the hugest Star Wars fan (like our very own Ed007 for example). Healing has always been in Star Wars, Anakin Skywalker was looking to learn it to save his mother, for example. It was a big part of the Knights of the Old Republic game (which friends of mine say is the best RPG game ever made though I have never played it myself) with healers such as Jolee Bindo and Visas Marr a huge part of Star Wars 'lore'.

It is not done by someone who has no idea about Star Wars, quite the opposite. They have included things clearly to appease the obsessive fans at the expense of building the narrative around the characters. After the racist backlash they had aimed at Rose Tico, I think they just wanted to get all the knobhead fans onside by including as many nods to Star Wars lore as they could.

And for me it doesn't really work because of it. Much as I love that kind of thing, and grew up reading the comics and books so love Star Wars, I would rather they did it well, as Mando did in the series. They didn't and it ended up with a film that rushed through too many storylines to tie it all up and then dallied on a boring, needless ending that dragged on.

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20 May 2020 08:39:12
Taika is now a director where I will just watch the movie even if I know little about it as I know it will be good. jojo rabbit is another great one to watch if you haven’t seen it.

Ed I’ll be honest I have only ever watched the movies, and I got into them fairly late too. so never got into the wider universe of Star Wars so maybe my review was a bit skewed.

But it does seem like we got to the same answer for the movie, no big pay off after three films and not helped by there not being a coherent story for the three films. And as you say so little character development across the trilogy and they had potential to be great characters.

{Ed001's Note - they have made a mess of every film since the original trilogy to be honest, apart from Rogue One. I have faith in Taika to change that and make them good again.}

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21 May 2020 08:31:10
Yeah ed001 rouge one is my personal favourite and was hoping the other disney/star wars products would head in a similar direction.
Also I have been re-watching all 9 of the movies and got to ROTJ last night, what's your opinion on the remastered edit? Seems like Lucas got a trigger finger and changed things for the sake of it and adding the 'new anakin' to the ghost scene makes little sense to me.

{Ed001's Note - I am not keen on the remastering. They were fine as they were and it just felt like change for the sake of it. Unless something adds to the story, I just don't see the point of changing it and none of the changes added to the story.}

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04 May 2020 12:34:56
Finally got to watch the joker and what a great movie.

The performance to get you feeling sorry for the joker is brilliant and the little nods to the greater batman story were clever but not overdone.

I personally think this is the direction DC should of gone, marvel have done so well with their universe that DC need to do something different and a darker tone to their films is where they seem to naturally excel.

This joker trumps letos but I think that’s because it had time to develop the character.

Hopefully they have another one in the pipeline but if not then the work this film did for the character shouldn’t be wasted.

If you haven’t seen it I would definitely recommend.

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05 May 2020 16:42:35
Bloody great movie. Future classic for sure. Phoenix was brilliant in it.

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12 May 2020 20:22:06
Was a cracking show that, really enjoyed it

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26 Apr 2020 07:49:27
I was bored, watched a few trailers, then watched Extraction's trailer, then downloaded the film, and just finished watching it. This is a badass action film. Nothing special with the story, but definitely great with its action. Especially the long one-shot car chase scene. Two thumbs up!

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27 Apr 2020 10:47:04
Going to watch that when i'm furloughed.

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14 May 2020 14:28:52
Thought it was a great film. Helmsworth was decent too.

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08 Apr 2020 03:59:25
Dragged Across Concrete

Two detectives' action was leaked to the media. It was deemed as using excessive force, and thus suspended. One of them (Mel Gibson), with the pressure by his family' condition, decided that he needs to do one thing against the law to get what he think he deserves to get. He and his partner (Vince Vaughn) targetted a non local criminal for them to rob, who just came into town, and they thought that this guy is a drug dealer. They were wrong.

I actually don't know how to review this film, but I forced myself to, because I really wanted to recommend this film to you guys.

The film is unique; it was slow, but you can feel the tense. The story revolving these two detectives were quite saddening too, and when you thought that something good might come out, it actually didn't. There was this one really nice humour, and actually you can only tell that it's a humour only after awhile, not during it first came out. i'm not going to tell you what was the joke, but you really really have to watch it to know what I meant here. So this is one of the thing that actually make this film quite "painful", the build-up and its darkness, but they didn't for once make me want to change the channel but to stick with it and watch it until the end.

I am not going to touch too much on the ending, but I think you can guess that this kind of film usually comes with a really good surprise ending. It's not entirely happy ending fairy tale kind of ending, but I'm totally satisfied with it.

A really great film, a hidden gem I would say. I highly recommend this to you guys. Gibson and Vaughn in this were both awesome!

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10 Apr 2020 06:59:58
You might like brawl in cell block 99 from the same director as well. His movies are more on the violent side and i had mixed feelings about the movie. Vince vaughn certainly impressed me. Dragged across concrete has been on my watchlist for a while and mel gibson should fit in well in these type of movies.

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12 Apr 2020 13:15:18
Agree, brawl in cell block 99 is one of the best original films I've seen for a while.
Really want to watch dragged across concrete.

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30 Mar 2020 10:26:24
Just watched The Gentlemen.

It's brilliant, best film I have seen for ages.
Little slow first 20 minutes but stick with it.
Colin Farrell is brilliant and steels every scene he is in.

If you like snatch and lock stick you will love this.
9/ 10.

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31 Mar 2020 16:12:14
Agreed, watched it on sat, really enjoyable and Hugh Grant was brilliant as well, made me chuckle several times.

Guy Richie back to his best on this one.

This is defo worth a watch !!

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05 Apr 2020 14:27:39
What did yous watch it on?

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05 Apr 2020 19:57:29
Great show, reminds me of a modern day Long good friday.

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06 Apr 2020 10:28:08
I download on Torrdroid and then cast it to my tele.

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29 Mar 2020 09:04:40
Bad Boys for Life. Entertaining? Watchable. Funny? Yes. Is this any better than the first two? Not for me. The second was loud and brutal, and I was expecting it to be carried on in this third, but it didn't. Michael Bay made stupid Transformers movies, but I strangely missing his way of direction and action for this one. The chemistry between Smith and Lawrence is still strong in this one, but you can tell and feel from the plots and setpieces that they have aged and things feel slower and softer than they used to be. I'm a big fan of the Bad Boys films, but I don't think that this third movie is any better than its predecessors. I'm quite disappointed to be honest, but at least I had some fun.

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29 Mar 2020 17:55:31
I liked it. Thought it was decent and left it open at the end. Will still looks bout 26 anyway lol

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