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16 Sep 2019 14:38:05
I watched Dark Phoenix on Saturday, I did enjoy it (Sophie Turner fan). It was decent enough but a bit rushed in parts. If you like Xmen then I think you will like it. Well worth a watch.

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10 Sep 2019 14:30:39
What do you guys think of Face/Off?

It was, in my opinion, a classic. Classic 90s action flicks, lots of gunfights, explosions and car chases (but it was boat chase in this one). The only thing I didn't like was, it was overlong.

I just read a news that a reboot is in development. They already have a writer, but not yet the casts and a director. What do you guys think about this news?

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11 Sep 2019 03:13:25
It was ok, but nothing special. A reboot of it just doesn't make sense tbh.

{Ed001's Note - same here. I don't get this. Average film at best with a crap story why bother?}

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11 Sep 2019 11:11:13
Glad u both feel the same, even though I for one really like the film.

Too many reboots and remakes are going on. Most of the times they ended up making them worst and not better.

{Ed001's Note - I hate reboots and remakes, which is why I can't stand Tarantino as 'homages' are just poor copies. Though sometimes they can make a better version, 99% of them are just trash. Though Bollywood would be in trouble if reboots and remakes were banned!}

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11 Sep 2019 17:53:26
Its an alright film. We all know Ed loves Nic Cage. Its another one of those that has an interesting idea but you wonder at the casting.

{Ed001's Note - I prefer Cage to Travolta. That man makes my skin crawl.}

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11 Sep 2019 18:52:24
Travolta makes a decent villain. He's the best thing in broken arrow. Face/off would've been better with another actor in the Cage role.

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12 Sep 2019 11:22:23
I also think he was good as the bad guy in Broken Arrow. Thing is, most of his other films are crap. The recent one, and I haven't watch it yet, titled Speed Kills. That's a really crap title.

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15 Sep 2019 22:10:56
He's made some really bad films. Wasn't he told to do some of them by that scientology cult he's in?

{Ed001's Note - I think it is more he wanted to do them for the cult as he hero worships L Ron Hubbard.}

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02 Sep 2019 13:54:10
Anyone looking forward to the Joker movie? we have seen some great adaptations (some not so great), my personal favourite being Mark Hamill in the Arkham games, closely followed by Leger. I'm looking forward to see how the character is portrayed in the movie, but from the trailers it looks promising.

{Ed001's Note - I was until all the reviews raved about it and that usually is not a good sign! I am liking they went down the darker route, as one thing I have noticed from the DC TV shows is that the frothy, light ones like Arrow and Flash are crap, while the darker ones, such as Titans, Doom Patrol and Pennyworth are good shows. It has a really high bar with the Dark Knight trilogy to aim at, just hope it doesn't undershoot by as much as Suicide Squad did.}

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02 Sep 2019 15:46:36
Suicide squad & justice league struggled because they had a lot of character development to do in a short time whilst also trying to develop the plot. it's the reason why Avengers works is because all the character work is done prior.
I'll be honest other then batman (and associated characters) I don't really care for DC, although I did watch Aquaman and think it's the best one they've done (Only counting movies from their shared universe attempts). If this movie came before JL it would of immediately made it better. Unfortunately DC were playing catch up and decided to rush the whole thing.
I agree though, darker is the way forward for DC it makes them different from marvel that way. And with them now being part of the house of mouse, I think any chance of marvel creating dark movies is remote.

{Ed001's Note - JL and SS didn't work because they were crap, crap stories and crap characters. They didn't develop them, they just threw them in together and hoped it would work.}

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04 Sep 2019 15:09:47
I am really looking forward for it too. I really like how it looks in the trailers.

I read it somewhere it is meant to be a standalone film though. Does it mean they won't connect it with the Batman character? That part really is a big question mark for me.

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11 Sep 2019 18:58:58
I'll admit I'm more of a marvel fan. I grew up with iron man, Spiderman and the x-men and fantastic four. Both the comics and cartoons, especially the cartoons. There wasn't much DC fare in the 80s, only the campy 60s batman series and the awful superman films. I was never a fan of superman it was too American. Then came Batman 89.

I've not seen many of the new DC films as they do look mostly terrible based on the trailers.

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02 Aug 2019 15:35:41
Watched Godzilla: King of the Monsters last night.

All I'm going to say is, Godzilla got very angry.

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03 Aug 2019 13:35:49
I never saw the fascination with Godzilla and other monster films.

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09 Aug 2019 00:53:28
The first from Edwards, quite some unhappy on the fact that Godzilla was more like a supporting character than the main. Lack of monster actions. You can't complain on that on this one. Plenty of them in it.

I read quite a few complain about its story. Maybe I kind of agree with them. But I came for the actions and monsters, and I get exactly that. So I would say I'm satisfied with it. I like it for what it is, for what I was looking for.

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21 Aug 2019 09:46:07
Watched it on Sunday, quite enjoyed it, typical Godzilla movie, I'd say it's worth a watch for sure.

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30 Jul 2019 04:10:19
For those of you who felt Vader vs Kenobi was a bit meh in the original films. Then you need to check this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to2SMng4u1k

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30 Jul 2019 21:10:35
Star wars. Bloody hell.

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30 Jul 2019 22:01:56
Have you seen Vader: Shards of the past?

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31 Jul 2019 14:37:26
No I haven't. I'm not really into Star Wars but my friend showed me the Vadar vs Kenobi reimagined and it was pretty awesome.

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31 Jul 2019 22:35:46
The fan stuffs better than the cack Disneys served up.

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28 Jul 2019 09:57:36
I read an article in comingsoon, about a production is underway for the Kung Fury sequel. As I read it further, I found out the first was actually just a short film that can be watched free on Youtube.

I searched it on Youtube and watched it. Wow! 30 minutes of pure retro fun, action, gags, and nice visuals (it's so nice it's hard to believe they made the film with just 600k of budget). How can I miss this in the first place? Its been 4 years.

After watching it, this film truly deserve to be made into a feature film. Schwarzenegger and Fassbender are the two confirmed casts in it.

Well guys. To those that haven't watch it yet, spare yourself a 30 minute and watch it on Youtube. It's fun.

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26 Jul 2019 00:28:43
What do you guys think of Zombieland?

I just watched the trailer for the second, and then remembered how I really enjoy the first.

The character I loved the most is Harrelson's, and in fact I really like Harrelson in almost every other movies he was in as well.

{Ed001's Note - I like it, despite it having Jesse Eisenberg in it, who is a dreadful actor and incredibly annoying. Still really enjoy the film though.}

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26 Jul 2019 01:31:25
Agree on Eisenberg Ed1. But for me, he was perfect for that particular character in Zombieland, and that's it. He's just annoying with everything else than that.

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27 Jul 2019 16:10:25
Zombieland was fun. It was a brilliant movie or anything it was just fun. Which isn't putting it down, most zombie movies are laughable compared to Zombieland.

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22 Jul 2019 09:13:40
Hello All.

I watched Shazam on Saturday, I really enjoyed it, it doesn't take itself to seriously. Well worth a watch.

{Ed001's Note - Ed0333 raves about that film as well.}

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23 Jul 2019 10:43:55
It is actually a quite good film Ed01.

Actually I am still waiting for any review for Parabellum. The DVD is out and am thinking about buying. The thing is, I didn't like John Wick 2. Should I buy, or should I consider other movies?

{Ed001's Note - if you didn't like 2, there probably isn't much chance of you liking 3.}

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17 Jul 2019 22:36:52
Top Ten Worst Movies I've Seen:

10 - Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2.

At university having student discount meant seeing a lot of films. Some of us formed a cinema club. We'd go see a couple of films a week and take it in turns to suggest a film. One weekend this was the suggested film. I'll admit I've not seen it since so my memories of it are coloured by just one viewing many years ago. But it was bad. Very little suspense, no moments to make you jump. Poor writing, poor acting, poor direction, poor script, poor story. Just bad. Best to be avoided.

9 - Oliver.

I like a good musical. This isn't one. I'll admit like most grown-ups I dislike Dickens from having been forced to read them at school. They are very dated books that when adapted must stick close to the source period. They can't be modernised like several of the Shakespeare plays can and indeed have been. That said Dickens was a great campaigner for social reform and books like Oliver were at the forefront of that. However, I think it's a very poor choice to be turned into a musical. It's a grim subject matter, with the cruelty of mid-19th orphanages, children being turned in criminals in a form of slavery, the murder of Nancy and the general vileness of Fagin and Bill Sykes. Yet we have cheery cute kids singing cheery cute songs. Just a no from me. Most of the songs are poor. Acting's of variable quality. But I mainly dislike it for the way the subject matter is trivialised.

8 - Oceans 12.

The first film was a good crime caper with an ensemble cast. This is the difficult second movie. You can tell the cast are all good friends as there seems to be very little acting going on, just guys who like each other hanging out. what turns it into a bad film though is the sloppy writing, the near lack of plot, the fact that they are all so matey and then the elephant in room. With half of the gang in prison and the time ticking to pull off the latest heist the entire plan is 'lets bring in Danny Oceans wife Tess and have her pretend to be Hollywood superstar Julia Roberts because she looks just like her. ' Considering as Tess is played by one Julia Roberts indeed there's an uncannot resemblance. That's it, that's the entire plan. Lazy terrible writing. Add to that a cameo from Bruce Willis who clearly looks bemused by the whole affair and it just drags what could've been a middling but entertaining film into an experience that just derails the whole movie.

7 - Catwoman.

Awful film, awfully made, awfully written. Nothing redeeming about it at all. How Halle Berry ever won an Oscar is beyond me. Totally over-rated actress. It won something like 4 Golden Raspberries. Tells you all you need to know about this film.

6 - Batman and Robin.

The film that effectively killed the franchise until the Nolan reboot. This film ended a few careers. Clooney was a risk as Batman and so it proved. Whilst he was one of the few to go on to have a career at the top in Hollywood, he just wasn't convincing as either the Bat or Bruce Wayne. It was a cartoon and a merchandise seller before anything else. At this point the franchise had ran out of steam and needed a rest before going back to its roots. Its difficult to give any single reason why its so bad, it just has to be watched to be believed.

5 - The Force Awakens.

Its just a remake of A New Hope. And not even a good one at that. Desert Planet. Check. Orphan with tech skills and able to pilot. Check. A child friendly droid with top secret information which is plans for a superweapon. Check. Superweapon is a planet sized planet killer. Check. Its worrying when the best character in it is the aforementioned droid. Both Finn and Poe had potential (sadly squandered in the follow up) . Rey came across as annoying and smug. Can suddenly do everything she attempts. Sure, people draw parallels with Luke and even Anakin, but they also made errors and got things wrong along the way. Rey's just Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way. Even the fight at the end is ludicrous. Never held a lightsaber before but goes toe to toe with someone who's been trained since a young age.

4 - Pearl Harbor.

No how not to make a war film as my history lecturer said. The good points. The effects of the attack were good. It looked good. Kate Beckinsale. The bad points. The wooden acting. The lengthy run time. The whole final act. In short there's a love triangle between nurse Kate Beckinsale and two pilots. One goes off to fight in the Battle of Britain, singlehandedly winning it or something like that but then is killed. Kate and his grieving buddy then fall for each other only for the dead guy to turn up alive. On finding out his buddy and his girl have been getting it on he's not happy but then the Japanese show up. As I said the raid portion is good. Then the film goes off on a tangent. In order for a domestic audience to leave the cinema feeling happy they tacked on an extra hour or so (honestly it felt longer) that's effectively a mini movie in a movie, which shows the American response to the raid by conducting a raid of their won. The Doolittle raid. Something that had no military impact at all but was a propaganda boost for the Americans. Our two feuding heroes both sign up. Despite being single engine pilots they're both able to become twin engine bomber pilots in what seems like days and then learn to fly bombers of an aircraft carrier. Something most said couldn't be done and took some skill from some of the best pilots America could find. Now pilots did switch from fighters to bombers, or vice versa, but it did take months of training, and that's without practicing short take offs necessary to launch form an aircraft carrier. So personally, its stretching credulity a bit far. Of course, they also need to wrap up the love triangle and rather than leaving it to the woman to choose who she wants they decide to kill one of the guys off, conveniently in the others arms so he can make the other promise to look after Kate. Its long, its contrived and by the time the ending comes it's gotten boring.

3 - The Greatest Showman.

I got talked into seeing this because of all the hype. 'everyone says it's really good. ' Well it isn't. There's very little story. It just consists of Barnum being an idiot or upsetting someone or having another daft scheme which only serves to link into a song. Of course, it's a musical, the songs are the main point. But the linking scenes usually exist to drive the plot, give exposition. Here there all just set up for the songs. Which wouldn't be so bad if the songs are any good. But they aren't. Far from it. Most of them are forgettable. Same as most of the cast. The freak acts are brought in then never developed, they just come in and are forgotten as Barnum flits to his latest project. Now that may or may not have been true to life, but it just seemed hurried in the film. And they just accepted it quietly and walked off singing another forgettable number. Over-rated and disappointing.

2 - The Lady in the Van.

Another I was talked into seeing. 'It's Alan Bennett it'll be good. ' I've never been so bored during a film. Nothing happens. There is no story. A woman parks a van on his drive, and he doesn't move her off. She stays there for 15 years. That's it. Avoid like the plague. In fact, given the choice of sitting through this again or the plague pass me the chicken soup.

1 - The Last Jedi

What else could it have been? The film that killed Star Wars. Honestly its that bad. The potential of Poe and Fin is thrown away. New character Rose botches every job she's given and when Finn finally has something worthwhile to do and goes to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the resistance, she manages to scupper that for him. What they do with Luke was totally against character. They kill Ackbar off only to replace him with one of the worst characters I've ever seen in a movie, who then goes to do something that would've worked well better with a familiar character and fan favourite like Ackbar. Plus, also with Ackbar doing the suicide hyperdrive run he could have used his most famous line. Check out the How it should've ended parody, well worth 5 minutes of your time. The whole story is lame. The effects aren't that great. The acting is patchy (although same can be said for the rest of the films) . Truly terrible and leaves a lot for the rest film to recover. Disney should've had the balls to pull it, refilm it and release it. They'd have picked the costs back up easy enough.

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18 Jul 2019 18:24:47
I agree with 3 of them, because I haven't watch the other 7 yet.

If I were to do my own list, I would do it by genres; there are loads of crap movies I couldn't list just 10 of them.

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19 Jul 2019 15:31:11
The Sphere.

I still have no bloody idea what it was about.

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19 Jul 2019 16:51:13
To be honest I had to try an keep it down to just 10 so I picked ones I'd seen that really bugged me.

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20 Jul 2019 08:42:04
Open water is also a terrible film, but there are a whole host of terrible films out there, mainly spin offs and reboots that are just made to generate cash.

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15 Jul 2019 11:38:07
Ed001 noticed further down the page you had a list of your top 10 crap actors, what would be your top 5 favourite/ best actors?

I like pretty much anything with RDJ in it as think he comes across well, also really like a Denzel movie although his last few have lacked a bit.

1 - RDJ
2 - Leo di caprio
3 - Adam Sandler
4 - Liam Neeson before he sold out
5 - Al Pacino/ de Niro young.

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea who RDJ is. That has left me completely blank as I am sure I should know who that is! I am never good with figuring out initials.

I am intending to do a top 10 of favourites, though it will be heavily dominated by martial arts actors as I love martial arts films. I can guarantee there will be no Adam Sandler in it as I can't stand him or his films. He should have stopped with Happy Gilmore as he is just doing the same thing on repeat ever since!!}

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15 Jul 2019 13:07:41
Robert Downey junior thought his portrayal of a black man in tropic thunder was oscar worthy

{Ed001's Note - great actor I agree.}

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16 Jul 2019 01:30:02
Tropic Thunder is an awesome movie. Agree that I enjoyed that Downey Jr character the most, or maybe second to Jack Black.

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16 Jul 2019 07:26:33
Hainan Jack black was pretty hilarious in it too, think the fat tom cruise just played up to Tom's ego

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16 Jul 2019 09:18:57
Think of it again, every single main character in it stood out. Hillarious!

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20 Jul 2019 20:19:35
Adam Sandler is an awful actor. To me he falls under the same category as Keeanu Reeves, except Keeanu is less annoying.

Personally I look for actors that can play various roles. Di Caprio is a good example of this. Even his rubbish movies have had standout performances from him. Stephen Graham is another guy who can play just about any type of character. His portraile of Al Capone in Broadwalk Empire is award winning, considering he's a scouser, his accents are incredibly good.

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