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06 Jun 2022 06:52:33
Another film I highly recommend to all of you; Top Gun Maverick.

There are lot of references from the first film, I believe to relive the nostalgia of the original Top Gun. The action sequences (mostly flight sequences of course) are breath-taking. Me and my wife chose to buy the cheapest tickets. We should go for the IMAX. I think we will enjoy it even more if its on IMAX.

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29 Mar 2022 08:51:51
I just came back from cinema watching The Batman.

Indeed like everyone is saying, this feels so different compared to previous Batman films, Nolan's films included.

I thought after the end of Nolan's trilogy, it would be difficult to make another. This new take and new direction for a Batman film, wow, it feels so fresh.

The car chase scene, mainly the scene before the chase started, when the Batmobile's engine is winding, wow! There were a few more scenes that made me came to my wife and said to her ear "wuuuuuuu-wowwww".

This is an awesome film.

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27 Jun 2022 09:57:59
I just got round to watching this, did it in two sittings. The life of a parent! But this being three hours was absolutely the right choice, everything done with a purpose and they did the right thing cutting jokers scene. It just wouldn't of fit in. We have been left just enough to make us want more.

This has got so much potential to be what DC have been trying to copy for so long. They failed with the justice league, too much too soon. And their suicide squad just didn't fit in with anything else.

Batman in particular has the best set of villains imo and the riddler (what a performance by the way) was brilliant. I am excited to see where this goes, I'm just hoping they don't drop the ball.

The games have proved what can be done with the Batman centric characters and it just needs translating to the big screen. I'm praying reeves is the one to do it.

As for the film itself, it is right up there with the best Batman movies and Patterson works as the batman. (Didn't think I'd say that).

Brilliant movie and hopefully it gets the respect it deserves, but I think it won't be until the sequel that people realise how good this was. So many threads and so many characters that can be picked up on.

{Ed001's Note - I have no problem with Patterson as Batman particularly, but I thought the film was overly long and boring. It is not a patch on the Nolan trilogy.}

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27 Jun 2022 10:34:44
Maybe I watched it thinking where it can go and after this first one it has so much potential. I would definitely watch it again and I don't do that with many 3hr movies.

For me this was about setting out a stall for where he wants to take it moving forward, with a batman a bit more fragile then others. Which I think will be interesting in its self.

I think that out of all the comics that have been converted to the big screen batman has the best set of characters, they have just been criminally under utilised.

And the only one I'd re-watch out of the Nolan trilogy is the dark Knight. I'd possibly put on the other two if they were on, not sure I'd choose to watch either one from start to finish though.

{Ed001's Note - I just got bored and it took me a few times to watch it purely because I kept falling asleep.}

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31 Jul 2022 23:21:27
Actually I thought Ed01 might like it. I guess you are not.

I think you are spot on Wyred on people will appreciate it more after it gets its sequel. Reeves did it once (at least to me, not sure with others) with his two Planet of the Apes movies. The Dawn was ok, but the climax (especially the actions) was in The War. Then only I thought, The Dawn set it up nicely for the finale in The War.

By the way Ed01, its been awhile (really really awhile) since your last movie review. Been busy and caught up? You doing good?

{Ed001's Note - it has been a while since I properly watched a movie to be honest. I always end up only half watching while editing so don't watch them closely enough to write any kind of review. But yes am doing good thanks mate, I hope all is well with you?}

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02 Aug 2022 14:50:12
A bit like a rollercoaster ride for me for the past few months; jobs, relationship. But I am doing good now. I'm glad that you are as well.

{Ed001's Note - glad you are doing well mate, personally I always loved rollercoasters!}

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23 Dec 2021 21:55:35
So, when is it acceptable to talk about no way home ed001? You seen it yet?

{Ed001's Note - it is fine with me any time, though I haven't seen it, no. I hear it is great though.}

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26 Dec 2021 12:10:35
Honestly not sure how I feel about it, there was so much to set up with the different Villians for those who haven’t watched the non mcu Spider films that the first hour and a half was pre amble. The last hour though was brilliant.

I was worried how they would piece it all together but In fairness it was well thought out, just a bit slow, and we are truly in the multiverse now. Think Dr Strange will need to bring Loki into the fold otherwise that series makes little impact.

I probably will need to watch it again to make my mind up but interested to see how others found it.

{Ed001's Note - so it is 2 and a half hours long then? Wow films are defo getting longer these days.}

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26 Dec 2021 13:06:33
Yep it’s a long one, I think this one needed to be though. They had to presume that these films were watched by first time viewers so there was a lot of groundwork to put in.

It’s a huge film for fan service but I think I had built this one up in my head prior to seeing it. Plus I knew the big spoilers going into it which ruined it a little.

{Ed001's Note - I have no problem with them being long, I would rather they told the story properly than cut it short.}

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15 Nov 2021 23:05:26
No Time to Die

What an ending for Daniel Craig's Bond. No bombastic action in this, but there are some good setpieces, especially the scene where the SUV flips in the forest. I am not really a fan of Bond films, but I enjoyed Casino Royale and the other one with Javier Bardem in it. This is Craig's final outing as Bond, and it ends really well. Two thumbs up.

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04 Dec 2021 23:10:17
I finally got round to watching this. And as a huge fan of the franchise I really enjoyed this movie.

Craig has done well as bond and the film provided a great ending for him plus other franchise characters.

I'll be interested to see where they take the franchise, I'm really hoping they don't take the cheap way out and reboot it.

Personally I want 'James Bond' to effectively become a moniker similar to 007 that is passed to the best in the business. It opens it up to be literally anyone without changing the fundamentals of the original character.

These last five films have built the feeling that with saving the world there is a genuine cost. And by doing so have built the supporting characters and a framework for future movies. rebooting the franchise just so they can have a new take on james bond would be a huge disservice to the groundwork put in through these last 5 movies.

Plus the reaction to the ending opens up far more possibilities story wise and adds genuine jeopardy for future movies. Not exploring how this impacts the world would be a miss in my opinion.

I'd be interested to see where others think the franchise goes from here.

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05 Nov 2021 20:52:40
Anyone else looking forward to the rocky 4 directors cut?

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30 Oct 2021 05:07:17
Dune. An extremely gorgeous and beautiful film on the visual sense. I was expecting it to be slow, like Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival, but it is not that much. Everything in this film is gorgeous. But I really hate the ending. I know it's just the first part, but I think at least some more effort should be put on its ending, at least to have a certain level of "satisfaction" or climax.

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01 Oct 2021 02:51:45
Just watched 3 movies, so I will just squeeze them all in one post.


It's not really scary, but there are loads of messages it tries to convey through its story. I feel that the story about Candyman is more like a vessel, to carry a much bigger topic. I think it is a good film, but as a horror movie, not so much for me.


I believe I read somewhere many years ago that Neill Blomkamp was hyped so much, he was seen as a rising young director who will be among the great directors (I remember the articles mentioning the likes of Speilberg, etc). Chappie was bad, and now Demonic is just as bad. A horror film, but then suddenly it went nuts (some high-tech sci fi nonsense, then black ops team with priests as its members, some conspiracies this and that). There were some sequences with some pretty interesting visuals. Other than that, for me this is just crap. I watched until it finished. I don't know why.


This one I enjoyed the most among these three. Fun, and brutal. The fight and the action sequences aren't as good as, say John Wick. Love the setup (entirely in Japan), the soundtrack (Japanese pop and rock music), the pace, hmmm. I think I like them all. The only turn off for me is, the film ends with a story that is not possible for a sequel. It's strange for me for wanting a sequel, because I was hoping to see more of Kate.

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22 Sep 2021 23:52:37

When I first read about the latest horror movie from James Wan, my mind was thinking about Conjuring films, Insidious, and some other supernatural horrors he produced. That was my expectation before I watch Malignant; supernatural horror, possibly a haunted house, psychics investigating the events, and some other common themes in most horror films.

This is unlike any of those, and I'm saying this in a good way. Maybe it is more of monster movie. It is not really scary, but I really enjoyed it. A monster movie doesn't have to be too scary.

It's about a woman living together with an abusive husband, started having gruesome visions and seeing things. With the help of a pair of detectives and her sister, they uncovered the truth behind these visions.

I love the visuals, which have glimpses of the visual styles James Wan have in his previous films. There were a few fight scenes and a chase scene, and I love them both. It is quite gory, so there's a bit of Saw elements there. This film is somehow like James Wan is combining all the elements he had in his previous films, and combined them into one, and he did it well. Oh yeah, I am so in love with the soundtrack.

There was a twist, but somehow before the revelation, I was able to guess it already. Still, the revelation works really well, and though I was expecting it, it still did give me a bit of a surprise.

I think you guys should check this one out. I enjoyed it a lot. Two thumbs up.

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07 Sep 2021 07:28:41
The Green Knight

Set in the medieval age, a knight took a challenge and by next Christmas, he has to travel to the Green Chapel to face The Green Knight to complete the challenge. He faces a few challenges along the way; some of them were quite a struggle for me to comprehend.

The dialogues, the narration, and its English were quite "poetic", but when it ended, I managed to understand fully what the story is all about. The ending is a perfect ending.

The visuals are splendid and gorgeous, and the film feels haunted throughout. It is a fantasy film, but this is a fantasy film unlike any others that I have watched before.

It is a masterpiece. I think I am going to watch this again. You guys should too.

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21 Aug 2021 19:57:27
Watched Gone Baby Gone for the first time last night and rewatched Red Dragon the night before. Both very good films but got me thinking about two pretty underrated actors. Ed Harris was great as usual in GBG like he is in everything else.

Also surprisingly Anthony Hopkins. He was absolutely terrifying and mesmerising. Yes I know multiple Oscar winner and household name Anthony Hopkins surely can’t be underrated right? But whenever the greatest actors are discussed Pacino, De Niro, Bale (right Ed???) Hopkins doesn’t seem to get a mention. Maybe it’s just me?

So many good actors in that film though Ralph Fiennes, Keitel, Ed Norton etc

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