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27 Dec 2019 20:15:04
Spoiler free review of Rise of Skywalker.

If you liked Episode 7 and 8 you will like Episode 9.

If you disliked Episode 7 and 8 you will dislike Episode 9.


If you saw the leaks on the internet, there all true.

There were parts I liked. There were parts I didn't. It was bad and good at the same time.

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04 Jan 2020 21:56:10
I've not been a fan of the new trilogy, but I heard something pretty funny. I heard that during the test screening, it scored very low so they reedited some of it and rescreened it. It scored low again, so they brought in George Lucas to save it xD



20 Dec 2019 00:37:01
Just watched the trailer for Tenet, an espionage thriller from Christopher Nolan. It's definitely not an ordinary espionage film. Definitely there will be some mind-bending sci-fi twists in it. Typical Nolan. I'm sold.

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03 Jan 2020 13:42:13
Looks good, hot Ricky from Ballers init. Even better lol

24 Nov 2019 02:59:39
The Lion King

A really short one. To be honest, I didn't finish watching it. Great visuals; basically they just swapped the animation with insanely realistic CGI. And that really turned me off. No more cuteness, and I felt the humours weren't effective because of the visuals. They didn't add much new things either. I know it isn't fair for me to judge the entire film based on just less than half an hour of viewing.

Its hard to explain, but although Beauty and the Beast is almost the same (animation to live-action, same story few changes), but it still felt fresh to me.

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24 Nov 2019 20:41:20
I think Disneys ran out of creativity hence either buying up the competition (Pixar, Marvel, Lucas Arts) or remaking all the old cartoons like Aladdin, Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. Aladdin looks cheesy as, Lion King looks visually good but as you say looks to lack the charm of the original. Although I've seen neither film and am going off the trailers. I've seen B & B and whilst it sticks close to the original it still lacked something compared to the cartoon.

11 Dec 2019 21:02:30
Aladdin wasn't bad, just the main issue for me was whilst Will Smith was good enough in it, I just kept thinking Robin Williams was just so much better. Lion King again lacked the feel-good charm the original had



16 Nov 2019 03:45:23
Terminator Dark Fate

Well. As with all Terminator films (apart from Salvation), they were all about time-travelling machines.

Spoiler Alert! John Connor is dead, and whatever he and his mother did in T2 didn't really stop the Judgement Day; they changed the future yes, but it ended up the same. New name for Skynet, new future leader, and of course new Terminators as well.

Putting the story aside - in which I started to feel bored about the same old storyline but just slightly different twists - I did enjoy this film and felt it is far better than Salvation and Genisys. Though there were some silly subplots (especially the T800 adapting to normal human life with a human name Carl), the action setpieces are quite good and entertaining. They tried to add some touching scenes, but they just didn't work as much as in T2.

I am with Miller on this. Salvation and Genisys made most of the fans lost their interest on the franchise (T3 wasnt great, but for me it wasnt as bad either), and with this Dark Fate, fans just had enough of all of these. I am feeling the same. Somehow I enjoyed it a bit, but I think I have had enough of it. Maybe it's time for them to stop once and for all.

Probably the title itself was purposely chosen because they themselves felt that it's exactly the fate of the Terminator franchise.

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24 Nov 2019 21:13:23
I think its the law of diminishing returns. The Jurassic park franchise shares the same problem. The first was great but it does lock everything creatively into a set template. Time travelling assassination cyborgs in one and out of control cloned dinosaurs on the other. And their stuck of ways to keep making films because all the can do is rehash it.

I liked T3. It showed that Judgement Day couldn't be stopped. It was always going to happen. Because their trapped in a temporal paradox. Connor has to send Reese back in time to become his father which leads to the creation of Skynet and Judgement Day from the remains of the terminator. Future attempts to stop Judgement Day can only delay it because of the paradox.

Salvation did attempt to break out of the tine travel fix they'd backed themselves into. It didn't quite work.

Genysys went back to time travel but again tried to shake it up.

Problem is that creatively their stuck in a rut. Maybe its time to just step back and leave it.

28 Nov 2019 12:55:13
I somehow felt that the choice of actors is one of the problems as well. Nick Stahl as Connor in T3 was a bad choice, but the story was simple enough that it was still enjoyable if not great. Great actors in Salvation, but Bale was exaggerating at times, the other characters just didn't fit in, the script was bad, different story but badly directed. I have no idea how McG who made those two crap Charlie Angels movies can be given the mantel to make Salvation. Genisys with bad casting for both Sarah and Reese, even John Connor should be given to someone else, ok story, hate the twists, but the actors made it worst.

That is one of the reason I feel to compare to Jurassic Park is not really that relevant. At least Jurassic World have interesting casts, the humours fit in well and carried well by the actors, though the story is a bit "same old same old".

01 Dec 2019 22:57:08
The comparison with Jurassic park is that both franchises are built on a hugely successful idea for the first film which works fine as a stand alone film, maybe with a sequel but not as a multi film franchise as the idea just becomes progressively weaker. Both franchises are bound creatively by that idea. All franchises really are but its more apparent in these two. No reflection on the casts etc.

02 Dec 2019 05:35:04
Ok I get it Mort. Thanks.

What do you think about the casts part that I pointed out?

10 Dec 2019 16:11:56
Yes I would agree with that. Most of the parts in terminator 3 were miscast. Salvation in struggling to think who else was in it apart from Bale who can overact a lot. I enjoyed Genesys. I thought most of the cast were alright.

27 Oct 2019 21:56:53

A huge hurricane was about to hit the town. A girl got worried for not able to reach her father. She went out to look for him, and found her father injured and trapped under the crawl space of his house. Alligators are everywhere, lots of them. I'm sure you guys can figure out what the rest of the film is all about.

I'm a fan of monster movies, but not really into creatures or giant creatures like sharks or crocs etc. The film rated at 82% in Rotten, and that's a lot. It's even produced by Sam Raimi. So I thought maybe I should try to watch this one. Turned out to be, in my opinion, it's just a typical creature film. Man-eating animals. Easily killed the smaller characters, but somehow struggled to kill the main characters. And maybe some other ridiculous stuffs as well.

However, apart from that, it is still nice to look at. The creature effects, the visuals are clearly a notch above most of other creature films. But I don't think the film deserves that 82%. More of 1 and half star, and that's 25 to 30% for me.

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26 Oct 2019 22:39:42
If anyone was thinkng to go see Joker then do it. A brilliant film. Phoenix is excellent in it. Future classic fer sure.

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11 Dec 2019 21:03:49
Joker was a great film, stellar performance by Phoenix in it

23 Sep 2019 19:44:41
A sad day, Sid Haig passed away at 80 years old.
I love him in House of 1000 Corpses and Devils Rejects. Thought he really played the role of Captain Spaulding excellently.
clip of Captain Spaulding

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23 Sep 2019 14:47:16
Just finished watching Kin. It was about a guy with his adopted younger brother on the run, chased by a gang which he robbed after a heist. Earlier, the younger brother found a strange futuristic gun that only he can use (some sort like a Judge Dredd gun). There are some sci-fi twist especially towards the end of the film.

I like the idea of the story, but somehow it felt messy or out of sort during the entire film. Loads of big name actors in it as well, but the film was badly written, or directed. Not a film to recommend though. It can be an interesting film, but instead have gone wasted.

{Ed001's Note - never even heard of it to be honest.}

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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?}

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!}

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.}

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.

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.

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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