We don't know how lucky we are.
This is stunningly filmed and presented as if it was filmed in one shot. The wartime movie goes far in to the brutality of, and presents the horrors of war.
Telling the story of two World War 1 British soldiers who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Friends Lance Corporal Blake and Lance Corporal Schofield are given the mission of crossing over 'no man's land' into enemy territory when communications break down. Together they must deliver a written message by the next morning to prevent an ambush that could potentially massacre 1,600 British soldiers one of who is Blake's own brother.
The 'single shot' filming style gives the film an extra edge and provides a sense of being there with them as they navigate their way through mud, barbwire, bloated rotting corpses, caucuses of slain horses, raging rivers and sniper attacks.
With a couple of noteworthy cameo roles and an outstanding performance from the little known star this movie is great.
The realism of their walk through the trenches displays the horrific conditions those men had to endure.
On the big screen it is a visually stunning, brutal and a breathtaking experience.
Not for the squeamish!
I dont care what the critics say I liked it! The movie was actually quite awesome (especially if you disliked the last jedi). Its plot is a bit off-pace in some areas and there are many things that don't completely make sense, but it is emotionally satisfying and is gives some great moments at the end in honour of the original trilogy.
In the previous films one of the common criticisms was Rey had powers without enough explanation or training. Whether this was true or not, this movie completely renders the point moot. Not only does it provide ample explanation for her connection to the force, it also clearly establishes that she has constantly been training since the end of The Last Jedi. All of her new skills and abilities can be explained away by this and they seem to have a natural progression that accumulates in her powers during the climax.
In addition, her story arc is downright awesome. Basically, it covers her discovery of her identity and her struggles with resisting the dark side, which receives constant build-up and foreshadowing until it concludes with her final choice in the end: choose to follow the path set by her heritage or refuse and stay true to what she believes is right. It is very emotionally satisfying when the tension that is expertly built up is finally released.
Kylo Ren also receives an effective (if somewhat poorly-paced) story that brings his character to a conclusion. I didnt quite feel his story ended in the right way but it would be difficult to see any other path. He becomes more than just a generic villain and truly becomes among the best antagonists Star Wars has to offer (from the Disney films anyway). Later in the movie, his connection with Rey is brought to the forefront in ways that are both unexpected and compelling.
Overall, I think the movie has excellent characters, faithful callouts to previous films, a grand scale, epic battles, and a climax that up there with other Star Wars films. However, the plot itself seems poorly paced, especially at the beginning. I'd say the movie doesn't truly hit its stride until the scene when the heroes infiltrate a star destroyer to rescue a captured character from the First Order.
All in all, I would recommend watching it. It is a movie full of spectacle and emotion that delivers on the promises set up in the Force Awakens and rights the wrong from The Last Jedi. That is probably because JJ Abrahams was back at the helm.
I do have one question: In Solo we get an appearance from Darth Maul, what happened to him in the story line????? Maybe if they want to revisit the story or characters they can have Rey and Darth Maul fight it out.
Yet another re-make of a Disney animation in to 'Live action'. HOLD ON!!! This is all CGI, at no point is there any frame in this film that is not CGI...
THIS IS NOT LIVE ACTION, DISNEY STOP LYING TO US!!
Now I have got that off my chest. The film is great. The songs you want are in it, it is almost a like for like, scene by scene remake. The very few subtle changes are very well done and you will only know them if you have seen the original too many times. I am sure you all know the narrative of the original. Simba (which means Lion, original!) runs away after his evil uncle tricks him in to believing he was the reason his father died, and the rest is history as they say.
James Earl Jones is still the voice of Mufasa, a master stroke by Disney and a welcome part of the film which makes it easy to add a bit more nostalgia from the original. This is no better than the original and doesn't bring anything new other than the CGI. Watch both the films and they are both worth it, bit as ever the original is still and always will be the best.
No!!!!! Although this film does not try to improve on Robbin Williams, as a viewer that has seen and loves the original animation version, all you do when you are watching this is compare it. This matters not if you are a young Disney fan and don't love or haven't seen the original. When watching this 'live action' version through the eyes of a noob then it is a fantastic film full of humor, suspense action and fairy tale. This was how I viewed the original, sadly I could not view this one in the same way (I only wish I could), then I would have given it a better score. Rant over, back to the film.
Will Smith does well in his blue role (when you don't make obvious comparisons) and all the cast are great. The CGI is, as will all Disney films, absolutely perfect. The action has you on the edge of your seat. The suspense is palpable, the songs and fairy tale make it every bit a Disney classic (even though they original is already a Disney classic). Will it be as loved as the first, probably not. However, this generation of Disney fans will ensure this version lives long in their memories as we do the original animation release.
Having said all of this, it is unfair to compare the two as they both are equally good in their own ways. The original had Robbin William who could never be bettered. This version has CGI which does enhance the story and add a different dimension. Overall I would say you should sit down with the family and watch this film. Once the kids have gone to bed, dig out your old VHS version of Aladdin and watch it again. Aaaahhhh the good old days, VHS!
This film is from the same guy who did the 'Ted Bundy Tapes' documentary and he has tried to tell the story of Ted's relationship his long term girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer. They have also tried to, and I think succeeded, in not glorifying these horrific murders. This film goes through the whole life of Ted from when he met Elizabeth to his final time in the chair. There is no gore or violence, which I find refreshing. The film is wholehearted accurate and recreates some scenes that were aired live at the time. If you are new to the story it is good. If you know a lot about Bundy already then you may feel this film misses the mark. It is a good watch from either perspective. I have to give a hand to Zac Efron, he is really good as Ted and portrays his erudite, calm, civilized and intellectual personality. I dont think he deserves rewards but his performance definitely deserves recognition.
So this film came on one of the many Sky Movies channels and when I read the synopsis I noticed it was Directed by Ridley Scott. SO that is the only reason I watch it.
I was pleasantly surprised. Although it is Tom Cruise, he is in his early years and not too annoying in this film. The story is very simplistic and extremely fairytale, however it flows quite nicely. The brilliant Tim Curry plays the evil devil like character and he is fantastic as ever (you wouldn't know it was him unless you were told, the make up is awesome). The thing that makes the film is the direction from Ridley, some of the massive sets and scenery give a grandiose feel to the film. A theme that runs through all of his films (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator etc). I would not have chosen to watch this unless I had noticed the Ridley link. I am glad that I did as at least now I can say I have seen more of his work. All in all a decent watch if you have nothing better to do on a bank holiday.
This film is slick, and if you know his name, please let me know... For a British gangster film this is one of the best. I like it almost as much as 'Gangster No.1' (watch that film). The man with no name is our narrator and we see his rise through the underworld and story unfold. I have to say Daniel Craig in this film is absolutely brilliant and this is the best audition for Bond he could have made. All the cast are brilliant and Sienna Miller is at her finest (interpret this in your own way). There are some good laughs, tense moments and a great script that underpins the whole thing. I measure a good film on if I would watch it again, I have watched this film multiple times and if its on TV I will deffo put it on. "My name? If you knew that, you'd be as clever as me".
There are a few reasons to watch this film, with most male viewers they can easily think of two great reasons. Yes, they are great. Other than the obvious reason to watch the film (I am male after all), this is actually a really good film. The plot is a standard for the spy genre, a young girl ballerina is recruited to be a spy with many others and this is her journey through this training and beyond. If you are a Marvel fan you will draw similarities between Red Sparrow and Black Widow. Having said that the film is shot really well and the acting is really good especially from Jennifer Lawrence. I am not sure if it was meant to be a twist at the end because the ending was not to difficult to telegraph, but it was a fitting close to the story. The plot is good and keeps you engaged all the way through. I did enjoy the film, but I do hope there won't be a sequel, not because this film is not good enough to carry a sequal, but because I am not sure where this character can go from here that would further develop her. The only thing that would make a sequal worth while or better is to make her a James Bond style anti hero, that would be worth watching. Overall this is good and worth your time to watch whether you are male or female.
First things first, I liked the film, having said that I think I fell in to the trap as most and I found myself comparing this to the George Clooney & Brad Pitt incarnations of the Ocean Franchise. That is not fair, and let me tell you why. This as a stand alone film is quite good, it's slick, good writing, face passed where it needs it and the characters are strong, all really good traits for a film. Just because they are women and previously there was a mainly male cast should not mean they have to be compared against each other. When I watch the revamp Ocean's 11, I didn't compare it that much to the original brat pack version with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr because they are from very different time periods and the letter wasn't a straight remake. I tried to judge this film by the same standards. In doing so I feel this film is good, I would watch it again and I thought everyone in it did a great job. It will not go down in history as one of the greats but it is fair to say this version is as good as all the others and needs to be recognised in its own right and not labelled as a woman's version of Ocean's 11.
I thought this film was brilliant. It has been a while since I have seen a horror film that really scared me or held great suspense, this film did both. I am not sure if you would label it a true horror film, I am sure there are some purists that would say it is not horror. In either event the film has some fantastic moments of tension which is heighten by the silence of the film. As you can imagine there is only just enough dialog to make sure you are clear on the plot and how the family are to survive.
The acting is superb and Emily Blunt, who also plays Mary Poppins, is brilliant when she gives birth. Something that is not easy to do quietly. All in all, there is not a lot to say that is negative about this film, acting = great, tension/suspense= great, story and subject are also great. I was pleasantly surprised and will watch this film again, even though I know what's going to happen I will still be scared and nervous for the characters. Go watch it.
This film format you have seen before, it's similar to 'Date Night' with Steve Correll. The concept is simple, this game night doesn't go to plan and hilarity ensues, nuff said! I like Jason Bateman and he is good in everything he does, to be fair he plays all his roles the same way in everything he does. Rachel McAdams is always good to look at.
This film won't ever be in anyone's top 10 of all time, however it is fun and passes the evening away when you don't have your friends round.
Another of my top 3 Christmas films. You all know the story of A Christmas Carol, this one has the muppets twist and it is brilliant. Kernite is Bob Cratchit and Scrooge is played but the epic Michael Caine, who knew he could sing. There are some great songs and fun all the way through as with all muppet films. This is another must watch every year!
This is one of my top 3 favourite Christmas movies, every year I have to watch it. The premis is it's Christmas (who would have thought it from a Christmas movie) and Clark is going all out for the perfect family Christmas with all the in laws and a big surprise announcement on what he is going to buy with his Christmas bonus! As this is national lampoons it all obviously goes wrong. The highlights of the film are the Christmas lights being added to the house scenes, and the long suffering neighbours. Randy Quaid makes an excellent cameo and Beverley D'Angelo is hot as ever.
It's all good Christmas fun.
A childhood classic, I don't mind admitting I was 7ish when this film came out. I watched it on a pirate vhs (remember those kids), and I cried my eyes out when I thought E.T. was dead. This film has some magical moments whether you are young or old. Despite the various re releases (with and without guns) this film has stood the test of time and is one of Spielbergs greatest. The premis is simple, an alien misses his ride home, befriends a young boy with whom he creates a telepathic link, then E.T. contacts home, catches his ride back and leaves the boy on earth with a broken heart. Happens everyday right? If you haven't seen this film or you don't like it there is part of your sole missing.
It's the same director and the same cast as 'Goodfellas' but not the same quality. Having said that, this is a great film. DeNiro and Pesci are brilliant and for those that love a bit of ultraviolence wont be disappointed. The story is told from one mans perspective but it does give you the overview of how major corporations took over the running of Las Vegas from the gangsters (or how the gangster fucked it up). When you start to watch this film you know exactly what your getting and it won't let you down. It's hard to find someone that does not like it. Make sure you watch 'Goodfellas' first.
Think of the best sequels you have seen, mine are: The Empire Strikes Back, The Godfather Part II and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. This is by far the best sequel from all of the above and any you can think of, trust me watch this film and you will agree.
Don't get me wrong The Empire Strkes back is one of my favourite films and it is tough to say this one is better, but boy is it close!!!
This takes place 40 years after the original, K is the blade runner we follow on his journey. Is it a journey of self discovery or is it a journey of fixing the past. This has all the best parts of the original, it is visually stunning, more so than the original. The soundtrack is brilliant but it is the story that makes it better than the original. We meet some of the original cast, the best being Harrison Ford. The great thing about this film is that it does not try to answer the questions of the first film, like is Deckard a replicant? Instead of answering the question it plays on it and uses the question to create more intrigue with the new characters and the journey this story takes you on. By the time you get to the end you have explored what humanity means to you, where we go as a species and you quest your own beliefs of religion and its evolution to remain relevant in tomorrow's world. Wow all that from one film. There is only one word to describe it, BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You are tearing me apart, Lisa. I don't know if it is bad on purpose or as The Disaster Artist infers it was meant to be great, then they watched the film, Tommy realised how bad it was and then said he meant to make this bad film all along. Either way watch this film. At first you will be bemused and not sure what is going on or if it is a soft core porn film. Then you will perplexed and wondering if you are really watching this and is it serious. By the time you get to the end you will be laughing at how bad it is, the fact that it makes no sense whatsoever and there is no plot or reason for the events occurring. Don't even ask about the cancer storyline.
Who is Tommy Wiseau, no one knows where he comes from or how he got his money, we don't even know how old he is? All this and how bad the film is makes this story brilliant and the film is completely laughable. Go with it and it's fun, try to understand it and you will resent the film. Don't do that as it is worth the laugh. What ever you do don't buy the Tommy Wiseau underwear (I'm not speaking from experience, just personal preference). If you know films you will have probably heard about this one so make sure you watch it and the next time you can discuss it properly and laugh along.
I liked this film it because it is good, but because it is about "The Room" and Tommy Wiseau. I love the fact that no one knows where he came from or how old he is or where the money for making The Room came from. This film depicts the story behind how The Room came about and its story of production. This film intimates that The Room ended up being one of the worst films of all time by accident and then Tommy Wiseau spun the story that it was meant to be terrible all along.
I'm not buying that, for no one to know anything about him or his wealth etc Tommy strikes me as the sort of person that doesn't do anything by accident. You will have to watch both films to be the judge of that. This film recreates some of the more memorable scenes from The Room. They are recreated exactly from sets tomdialog to perfect timing, this is highlighted in the credits where the two films are split screened so you can compere. The best two scenes are "I didn't hit her, you must be joking, oh hi Mark" and of-course "You're tearing me apart, Lisa" no one does it like Tommy.
Only watch this film once you have seen The Room, you will appreciate it more.
Oh my God, how good is this film, well it's great. Don't get me wrong the subject matter is tough and you do need a thick skin in places, however it is worth it.
The premise of a black undercover police man trying to infiltrate the KKK is brilliant. What is even more brilliant is that it is based on true events. The film does get a bit slow in moments but you need to go through this journey to appreciate the film in its entirety. When you do get to the climax and the ultimate point of the film you realise just how bad things are in the states and that nothing has changed, if anything it is worse because the racism now has a legitimate front.
This film also has input from Jordan Peele which adds to its greatness. Watch this film and it will go some way to improve your understanding of the current state of the world we live in, maybe then we can start to change it.
I love Spike Lee and this did not disappoint.
I loved the first Ryan Reynolds outing as Deadpool (no not the version in Wolverine Origins, we dont talk about that). Here he is again in the originally title Deadpool 2 and it is BRILLIANT.
As the title suggests I was holding my belly laughing. There are some incredibly sad parts of the film which only lead you to engaging more with the characters and loving the film all the more. In this version Deadpool battles with Cable played brilliantly by Josh Brolin, all the characters are great and collectively they are fantastically acted. Everyone has their own funny lines and the main protagonists all have their serious/sad parts as well. There is an introduction to new stars in the MCU, obviously Pete is my favorite. Domino is not new however she is great in this film and 'Luck' is most definitely a super power. Marvel also create the ability for another Deadpool or X-Force movie if they decide they want either. There are some fantastic easter eggs in this film and no one is left out of the ridicule, even Brolin takes some stick for his 'Thanos' role. There is a massive paradox in the timeline element of the film but this can be overlooked because the film is so good. Even if you dont like Marvel films you should still see this movie, it will definitely make you laugh and you may even cry, better still you can cry with laughter, I nearly did. WATCH THIS FILM, WATCH THIS FILM, WATCH THIS FILM, WATCH THIS FILM!
Well not quite excellent. I did enjoy this film, the first is better but this can stand on its own merits as an enjoyable waste of a couple of hours. The two main simple characters are one day going to be the best band of all time, bring peace to the world and create an ultimate future for mankind, but first they have to learn to play their instruments. It is simple fun humour and the two are likeable, Death is the best character in the film. There is confirmation that there will be a third Bill and Teds instalment, although they are now old so I am not sure how their naive valley kids humour will come across. If it's on telly and you have nothing better to do watch it and have a few laughs.
Well I have got to break rules 1&2 if I am going to review Fightclub. First off I have to say I love this film. I think it is one of David Fincher's better films and his second with Brad Pitt (also watch Seven, its great too). The premise is the main character looses everything just after he has met an intriguing stranger on a plane the stranger takes him in and the two form Fightclub. There is lots of other stuff going on in the main characters life, mainly his insomnia and 'Marla'. This film takes lots of twists and turns and is engaging all the way through.
It makes you think about your own reality and the 'what if' question. Apparently this film does do justice to the book by Chuck Palahniuk, but I have not read it, in my experience the book is always better than the film (see American Psycho for proof, although Christian Bale is good on it). There is a great cameo by Meatloaf and the film brilliantly written, acted and directed. Watch it, its great but don't talk about Fightclub.
This was a straight to Netflix release. When it starts it looks low budget and you immediately think you know what's going to happen. You are wrong. The premise is easy, a couple with marital problems go to their remote house for a kinky time, hoping to rekindle their marriage. She is chained to the bed. He has a heart attack and you are left with question of how will she escape. This is where the turns begin and the film moves in to is psychological thriller phase and your interest heightens. The films gets better as the main characters back story is explained. The inevitable happens and this is the gore phase of the films. Then the final part of the film throws another twist which moves it in to a horror phase.
I was pleasantly surprised by this film and I did enjoy it, is it a classic, no. Is it brilliant, no. It is an ok watch if you are stuck on your Netflix playlist and you want to kill an hour or so.
This film is not for the faint hearted, right from the start the film pushes you straight in to its brutality and then it moves you nicely through its intriguing story. It's foreign language from Paul Verhoeven who also did 'Robocop' and 'Show Girls', however this infinitely superior.
The main character Elle has a great back story and this infers to some of the reasons why she makes the choices she does. This film makes you think and squirm but it is worth it. There is dark material to deal with and brutal sexual scenes so don't go in to this film lightly, but what else do you expect from Verhoeven. My advise is watch it.
So yet another remake of a classic film, however this one doesn't follow the original Charlton Heston story. The premise is the same, a space flight goes wrong and the lone traveller lands on a strange unknown planet to find it is run by apes and humans are simple subservient creatures to the apes. Tim Burton directs and usually he is good at what he does, this film doesn't come close to any of his good work, especially if you compare it to the likes of his Batman.
This does have some good nods to the original, Charlton Heston is in it, this time as an ape and look out for some of the lines from the original film. The ending is not as poiniant as the original but this film isn't as good as the original so what do you expect. It's all in the title of the review, it was alright I suppose.
I hate all the Twilight films. This is the very last one and it ties up all the story lines. I don't know if it's true to the books as I didn't read the tripe laydened rubbish and more importantly I don't care. I wouldn't watch this again, I'm only sad I had to watch it in the first place. The reason I don't like any of them is simple, I'm old school and vampires do glow and shimmer in sunlight, THEY DIE!!!!
If you want a great teen vampire movie watch "The Lost Boys".
I was up late on night watching TV when this gem came on. It had been ages since I had last watched it and I couldn't believe I hadn't reviewed it before.
This film screams freedom, two bikers sell a lot of drugs to finance their cross country roam. From the moment Peter Fonda takes off his watch and throws it away, you know that he is free from time, responsibility, convention and 'The Man'. The two meet lots of interesting characters on the way and the best is obviously Jack Nicholson. He is brilliant and for me stole the show. Having said that Fonda is great and cool as fuck in this film. This is not one of Dennis Hoppers best performances he is a bit of a clutz in the film, however he did do a great job of directing. This probably consisted of getting high, shouting action and not much more. If you are under pressure or feeling trapped, watch this film and escape for a while, it is fantastic.
This in my opinion is the best National Lampoon's film. I do love the Chevy Chase vacation instalments but this is the first for me. This film was released before the vacation films and it is about a wayward frat house on an American college. The Dean of the college wants to get rid of the frat house as he feels it is a blight on the colllege's good name.
The characters in the animal house fraternity are great, they are all there to have fun and get the true college experience of sex, drugs and Rock'n'roll. They fight and prank against the establishment and the fun ensues. There is a brilliant cameo from Donald Sutherland and a pre Indiana Jones role for Karen Allen. However Jon Belisha does steel the whole film, I love his food choices in the cafeteria and his dancing to "Louie Louie".
If you need a good laugh or you catch it whilst switching channels definitely give it a watch.
It is safe to say that this film did deserve the Oscar for Best film, we have reviewed it on YouTube and I gave it 8.5, however I have only scored it 8 here as this doesn't allow the extra .5.
This film is athestically great and the cinematography is awesome. It feels exactly like your in late fifties early sixties America. The cast is great and the creature is brilliant played and portrayed in this film. At the end of th e day it is a simple love story but set in an unrealistic field. Everything about the film shows class and you quickly bypass the woman falls in love with fishbaseline.
It does have some pitfalls and the dance music hall extraveganser is a bit far for me. My advice is watch this film, I hope you enjoy it.
Check out our review on YouTube: https://youtu.be/cONGF7mSi0Q
It’s safe to say I loved this film. As a marvel film it is great and has everything you want from the franchise. As a stand alone film it also works well. The film is well paced with a fair plot mixed with great action scenes. The basic story is almost Shakespearean in its family died that fuels the main story.
It works on many levels, my 9 year old son thought it was awesome and I could appreciate the deeper questions it askes about humanity and how we will survive as a species. Without any spoilers I think it answers the latter question extremely well at the end of the film. A great message for everyone. My advice is go and see it. As a marvel film I give it 9/10 but as a stand alone it’s a great 7. It’s better than Thor but not as good as Deadpool.
I would say no, but it is the most thought provoking sci-fi movie of all time. It is set in 2019 so I don't think L.A. Will look quite like this next year but visually it is stunning. The world created and the mood set by the music is absolutely brilliant. The effects are dated now but this does not detract from atmosphere Ridley Scott builds right from the outset.
So what questions does this film ask? Well they are equally if not more relevant today than they were in the 80's. The film is about a group of genetically engineered humans called 'replicants' who escape the off world colonies back to earth in search of their maker (Dr Tyrell). They want to change their predetermined expiry date so they can try to live an ordinary human life. So the questions are if we do produce A.I. will it have a soul and will it leave us behind as a species? These questions are not answered in the film you are left to make up your own mind, which is one of the great things about the film. My opinion is that Because Roy, (the main replicant character), saves the life of Deckard, (the Blade Runner sent to 'retire' him), he does show comparison and benevelance he is redeemed as a character and therefore would be allowed in to most versions of heaven in popular religions. Also in his final death scene he releases a Dove for me this nodes towards his creation or proof of his soul. The replicants are far more superior to humans in strength and intelligence so if they did not have a failsafe short lifespan built in to their DNA I believe they would leave us behind as a species.
One of the main questions asked by all fans of Blade Runner is, Is Deckard a replicant? Watch the film and decide for yourself. I have my theory and I am glad to say that this question is not answered in the sequel Blade Runner 2049. This question is referenced and played with delightfully in the sequel which in my opnion is fantastic.
I love this film, watch it and I hope you love it too.
I really liked this film, it asked questions about life after death without getting religious in anyway. It did pose thoughts on morality and it's consequences whilst being a good, very watchable thriller. The cast is amazing as they were all fledgling actors, if you brought them together now the comparison would be that of the cast of Suicide Squad. The main character played by Mr Sutherland is stalked by his childhood since his experiment to what happens after death. The plot is good and very new for is time. I hope the remake does the original justice as the "It" remake was, but as with all remakes the original is always the best, otherwise they would have spent the money to remake it.
From the opening scenes this film had you laughing all the way. You already know what to expect from the first and this doesn't disappoint. It will make you laugh and cry. New characters are introduced and it leads Nicky into the next chapter of this film and the wider MCU. Also as a stand alone film it is brilliant. My 9 year old laughed just as much as I did but on very different levels. There is something for everyone and I cannot think of any negatives from the film. I loved it. GO WATCH IT OR BUY IT to support the franchise. I did both.
This film has a lot of hype and some great box office returns. The film I would say doesn't really deserve as much hype and probably not as much return at the box office. Don't get me wrong the film is ok, but that is it just ok. It is a good remake and is enhanced by the better special effects now available. Pennywise is done well, but if you remember the original you will know no one can beat Tim Curry's portrayal. Overall there were funny bits and scenes that can make you jump, so just what you need from a big studio horror. The child actors were really good and the bathroom blood scene is great. Go see it and I hope the second chapter is equally as good.
I don't know how Marvel keep doing it but all their film releases seem to get better and better. So far I have loved all their titles (even Ironman 3 with the shit villains). This film rocks, it's super funny and a great story intro for what will be many sequels and hopefully a tie in to the Infinity Wars. Everyone likes Groot but I have to say Rocket is my favourite. Kids of all ages get involved it's awesome.
I do know, this is worse than Jupiter Ascending and thats only because Jupiter has Mila Kunis in it.
I dont know how they gets these films agreed, then get the massive budget for them and then get big name stars to agree to do them? The stars do it for the money or beacuse of their studio contract so I can forgive them a little.
Who on earth is sitting in their chair listening to a pitch about a film where the anchient egyptian gods live on earth, are larger than the humans, can change form and have magical powers. Then they start fighting each other for power to rule the earth. Someone is getting paid to much money to make bad decisions and make bad movies. Films like this are the reason why hollywood is doing so many remakes. Nothing original and good is getting made because shit like this is beng churned out.
Stop and think before you waste another 140 million dollors.
Overworked, exhausted, ready to snap and Fed up? This is me on any given day and I am not a 'Mom' I'm a dad, but we dont get on of these films, or maybe thats the sequel.
Anyway Amy (Mila Kunis) and Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn get away from their responsibilities and this is where the fun begins. The film does have some good belly laughs and will be a good date movie for already married with children couples. I took my wife and we both easliy related to this film. Find someone to have the kids for the night and watch this film, you will laugh and realise that your life is pretty good after all. Just dont tell your wife that "If Amy was my mum I would still let her bath me".
It's been 10 years since Bourne outing. The agency that trained him to become a deadly weapon want to draw him out of the hiding. Why? so they can make some more moeny from the franchise, or Matt Damon has run out of other roles. So Bourne finds himself back in action battling terror other types of peril that keep him fighting in shacky close up camera shots.
Once there was a debate of who was better Bourne or Bond, well as this franchise drags on we can clearly see that the Bond franchise is kicking Bourne's are. Bond gets better with every film and Bourne gets a little worse. This one is better than the Jeremy Renner outing but not by much. Leave well alone before you kill Bourne off completely. Or kill him off in the final scene of the next film as Matt will be far too old by then.
If you like Bourne you will like this, if you dont then you can tke it or leave it. My advise if you are not a Bourne fan is to watch something else.
The film is meant to be to the core action and pure humor. It was fun in places and what a summer movie is all about. Leslie Johnes in the movie and Melisia McCarthy are both hilarious at times and I found them to work perfect together. Kate McInnon was super weird but she did add for some funny moments. If you are looking for a fun movie with great funny moments and a bit if nostalgia for the great Ghostbusters movie go see this film (if there is nothing better to watch).
Set 15 years after The Office, David Brent a sales rep after leaving Wernham Hogg, is on tour. He takes a holiday to tour with his band Foregone Conclusion and the fun begins.
Some say fun some say cringe. I think the cringe is the fun. I loved the office and although this is not the film of the office, it tells us a 'where are they now' story of David Brent, the character that made the series.
My belly hurt from laughing but that is because I have so much affinity for The Office and the character. If you havent seen The Office then you will still find this awkward and funny. There is something for everyone and the lyrics to the songs are priceless.
Vee decides to join Nerve, a popular online game that challenges players to accept a series of dares. It's not long before the adrenaline-fueled competition requires her to perform increasingly dangerous stunts. When Nerve begins to take a sinister turn, Vee finds herself in a high-stakes finale that will ultimately determine her entire future.
This is a great watch, there are a few other films that follow a similar premis but this one is delivered well. The acting s spot on and the cast deserve all the praise for keeping you engaged. I would definitely not have the nerve, what it and see if you would.
A team of dangerous supervillains, Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and others must learn to work together to save the city or they die. Dubbed Task Force X, the criminals unite to battle a powerful entity. We didnt see enough of the Joker who had the chance to be brilliant (the little we did see was very impressive). I hope he gets a spin off of his own as Jared Letto wants. The film was not as bad as most critics would have you believe, it could have been so much better.
This is brilliant, the best Marvel film released so far by a long way. I cant wait until he is intergrated in the the Marvel Avengers universe and I am hoping he tangles with Spidey because that will be the most wise crackinest, bitch slappinest action of the century.
This film is a great intro to Deadpool and gives his fans everything they want from the charactor but still keeping it within the boundaries of the Marvel film franchise. It does have the highest rating of any of the films and it is definately not for kids. The DVD has extra scenes with 'Cancer World Tour' and some additional bad ass fight scenes the ones to look out for. There are some great one liners and some proper hold your belly laugh moments. I am not a Ryan Reynolds fan but here he does do a great job and fully makes up for killing the Green Lantern film outing. Deadpool 2 is much awaited.
Teen Witches but are they bitches? One of them becomes the biggest of all. This film has a basic story and a pretty predictable plot. However it does tell its story quite well and is enjoyable to watch if nothing else is on.
New girl comes to town, discovers some friends with the same interests which just happen to be witch craft. They discover and grow their powers until one of the group goes bad and then they fall out with the new girl. She beats the bad witch in the end. Now you dont have to watch it if you dont want to. There is a good cast in this but none of them really progressed past making teen movies. The most sucess was for Neve Campbell in the Scream franchise. This film was well made and has got a following that makes it stand up over the years so it will be remembered and replayed on TV numerous times. Like I said only watch it if nothing else is on.
I would have....
This film is brilliant in everyway. There is not one thing I dont like about it. Hoffman is truely great as is everyone in the cast. Anne Bancroft is fit for an older lady and if I was in Benjamin's position I would have done the same thing. Everyone knows the songs from the film as they are art of pop culture in their own right. The scene at the end with Benjamin banging on the glass in the church has been copied and parodied so many times that it will never be fogotten. I have this in my collection on VHS and a collectors DVD.
I love watching it just to see the change in Benjamin from his awkward teenage self, not knowing what he wants to do or where he fits in, (something we can all relate to), to his cool black shade wearing rebel phase from which he ultimatley finds his true love and discovers what his future holds, the daughter of Mrs Robinson.
Did this define modern film making? The answer is in your own opinion and only you can decide. In my opinion I would say that it has influenced more films than we will ever know.
The film itself is a great story with ground breaking scenes. The only problem is I have seen these scenes duplicated in many other films. So they were not new to me and this probably spoiled the experiance for me, which people seeing it when it was released would have enjoyed.
The word 'Rosebud' will be perminantly in pop culture for anyone who has a passing interested in films. Orson Wells plays the film perfectly which is a monumental achievement especially whilst directing.
If you like films you have to watch Citizen Kane just to see what all the talk is about. I only have one copy and its on VHS but I do watch it every couple of years as it is well worth while. You give it a go and see what you think.
I thought this live action version (sorry CGI version) was brilliant. The way it has been reworked but still holds the best bits from the animation version is fantastic.
Bill Murray as Baloo the bear is awesome as ever, and everyone loves the bear necessities. Christopher Wlaken is also good as King Louie, his charactor draws inspitation from Marlon Brando in Apocolypse Now.
The slight changes to the story to make it fit the modern world version really work well. I have to say Disney have out done themselves with this version.
I will be watching it a lot, but not as many times I have watched the original animation.
What a pile of dead wet leaves. It is a good concept and different from most other horror films at the moment. However it was not well executed. The story gets muddled and lost half way through and doesnt explain some of the plot at the end. The ending is absolutley predictable and leaves you dissapointed. It could have been good with the potential for some real 'make you jump' moments, but it fails to deliver on all accounts.
Still waiting for a good horror in this decade, tell me if you know of one....
This is another attempt to emulate the greatness achieved with Ridley Scott's film Gladiator and like Kingdom of Heaven it fails dismally.
It is a good telling of the story of Moses and visually stunning as you would expect from a film maker as good as Scott. Having said that there is something about the film that leaves you cold, you will never repeat any lines from the film like you would from Alien and Gladiator. It may be because you already know what happens in the story or you just keep comparing Christian Bale to Charlton Heston or wanting him to put on his Bat cowl. What ever the reason is I just don't care if I watch the film again or not.
It is worth watching but only once. It is aesthetically great and well acted by everyone even though Sigourney Weaver does look out of place in the casting.
Don't add it to your Ridley Scott film collection, pretend he didn't make it and re watch Blade Runner.
One of the few films I have seen based on the Mayan culture. This has some really great action and fight scenes in it. A good story with tension and drama that makes you care about the characters.
The baddie is really good and I was delighted when he got his just deserves. I know Mel did Braveheart and won Oscar's for it. I think this has some qualities that are better, like the savagery and realism. Some qualities that let it and I did find myself getting a bit bored in places, Mel does love to draw out his stories.
Good action, good story, well shot and well put together. Definitely worth a watch more than once.
A teen takes her own life but her best friend doesn't believe she would do such a thing and there must be more to it. A classic blue print for a horror and some rules around the use of the ouija board run the rest of the plot. There is an obvious twist half way through and an equally pbvious ending. Having said that it did make me jump twice when I watch it so it wasn't all bad. Watch it on Halloween as part of your ill marathon and it will do its job.
Ghostbusters is funny, Ghostbusters is great to watch and ghostbusters is the best kids film ever (as long as you ignor the smoking). Four failed scientists set up a company to catch ghosts, what else do you need in a script, Bill Murrey that's what. One of my all time favourites but not in my to 5 loves.
Why remake this? A question asked all to often and rightly so in this case. A couple of new elements were added so that it wasn't a complete replica but not enough to make it worth the effort to make the film. Robert England is the only Freddy.
Another Kubrick classic. This film does add to the Jack Nichalson hysteria, but rightly so. I only enjoy his performance in Batman more than in this film.
This has true fear in it and a slow decent in to madness for the main character. Iconic is a word that is used to often but it is right for this film. Watch it and you will be a fan forever, not just because of the performances from all the cast (everyone was stand out), or because of the excellent imagery and cinematography but because it will scare you.
I did enjoy this version of the franchise. I love the original Japanese films and I do watch them for a guilty pleasure. This is much better than the other Hollywood attemp at Godzilla. Matthew Broderick it was not your fault.
This film does have fighting monsters and a happy ending, all you need from Godzilla. Not much story and a bit too long but still worth the watch.
This is a good film that serves one single purpose, to introduce the minions so that they can take centre stage in Despicable Me Two.
If your a kid watching this film you won't care that it is not as funny as the second film because you will enjoy it for other reasons. If your the parent having to watch this film for the one hundredth time, ask your children the best question you can, "do you want me to buy you the other Despicable film?"
I don't need to tell the story of this film or write a review of it because you have seen The Wizard Of Oz, every one has seen it.
I fucking love this film and watch it every time it's on and yes I know the words to all the songs, admit it so do you.
What I didn't know until now is this was the first colour film to be made, once Dorothy steps through the door of her house into Munchkin land and everything in the film turns to colour this is the first time an audience will have seen colour on the big screen. Just imagine what that would have felt like, I would have loved to experience that, sadly we won't see anything like this in our lifetime.
If you have ever spent an evening getting stoned you appreciate a character like George. These are the people that allows to get high. The film is ok with some good performances and the story is good enough to keep you merrily watching along (with or without a joint). It doesn't glamourise drug dealers as the main character ends up with nothing and no family. If you like Jonny Depp, drugs or a half decent film then watch this and waste a couple of hours.
Some good animation that has become a Christmas Classic. Would it have been repeated every year if it wasn't for the song or if it had been made post Toy Story? The answer is NO!
You only watch this film every couple of years because of nostalgia towards your childhood. Half way through the film you realise that the animation actually gives you a headache. The story is boring as you remember the snowman melts in the crapest of ways at the end, then you think to yourself I won't watch this again. But you forget that a couple of years down the line. Why did they make a sequal? With an equally shit dog.
All I wanted was the woman at the end to jump, I couldn't care less if she threw the necklace in to the sea or not. Jack is a fag.
It was shit from start to finish and a complete waste of two hundred million dollars.
Having said that if I wanted to spend an evening alone with a woman and wanted a guaranteed shag, I would put on Titanic, I suppose it has it's uses.
The original and the best. Romero did several sequals but this stands out by far as the best. Of course they had the obligatory remake in the naughties which was the era of remaking every film ever made. If you have ever watched a horror film and enjoyed it then this film is for you. It will not fail you. You will ask yourself the question would I make or would I make a great zombie. No other zombie movie will ever come close to this on, no matter how much money Brad Pitt throws at it.
Some proper funny stuff and an excellent cameo by Tom Cruise, even better than his work on Rock Of Ages.
RDJ is awesome and the funny thing in this film, he carries this better than he carries Ironman.
You will laugh at this film but parts will make you sigh as you realise that Ben Stiller is the same in this film as he is in every film he has ever been in. Not a top 10 comedy but a good way to waste a couple of hours if there is nothing else on or you cannot find anything else on netflix.
The effects in this film are outstanding when you consider what the budget was. The story is so well written and the directing sucks you in from the beginning. All you want to do is keep watching and by the end you almost hate the entire human race, almost.
This is definitely one to get in your collection and you will find yourself watching it over and over again.
There are two versions of this film, one introduces each comedy clip by showing people pitch the movie. The other shows each clip from the point of view of some dopey teenagers looking for an imaginary ultimate film. I watch the dopey teenager version.
The teenagers were shit, however the films clips were very funny and the cast was amazing with everyone more than happy to lampoon themselves. If you can get a choice of which version to watch don't go with the teenagers.
The film is funny and well worth a watch.
This is his second best film. The story is great and there are some properly funny parts to this movie. I love the angel of death in this and Cages friends from prison are excellently played and written. The whole film is enjoyable but it will never be a classic
There is not much else to see, the laughs are thin, I think I laughed out loud once, which is disappointing as I do like Keith Lemon. Kelly Brook's tits are great, even though you don't see them in all their glory in this film. For that watch 'Three' or 'Piranha 3D'.
Once you have watched this film you should research Schindler's whole life story. It amasses me how someone like him could have been so benevolent. Once you know his back story it makes this film much more poignant.
It is strange to say this but if you want to cheer yourself up watch this film, then you can realise how lucky you are and how thankful you should be for what you have got.
Then read the book 'Abject Misery'.
This is a great film, it makes you think and realise we can never make these mistakes again. Always respect other human beings, we are all human.
He did this follow up to Alien and it is well worth it, he did the follow up to Terminator which was also great. Is he the sequel king or does that title belong to Irvin Kershner for "The Empire Strike Back".
Well of course it's Kershner but Cameron deserves second place. These films gave Cameron the chance to go and on make some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters, he made 3D profitable with Avitar. But enough about Cameron let's talk about the film.
Go and see it or buy the box set on blue ray it's a fucking good film!
This film got slated by lots of people. I enjoyed it and thought it was uniquely filmed/shot. Once you manage to take your eyes off Charlize's body and watch the film, you will see some great action scenes. The way it is shot pays homage to some of the comic book style but it can create a feel of exclusion at times.
This has to be seen to be able to decide if you like it. Every one will have a completely different opinion on it. I like but I wouldn't buy it, however I will watch it whenever it is on. I suppose part of me is still on the fence but I always enjoy seeing this movie.
He is unstoppable until the end of the film and the beginning of part 2. No matter how fast you run or how slowly he walks, he will always catch you. He is the ultimate film serial killer and the name of the film ensures it is shown year after year.
Having got that scinercism out the way, the film is good. It generated multiple sequels and two remakes by Rob Zombie. When you think of horror there is Freddy, Jason and Michael, in my opinion Michael is the best.
If you haven't seen this what have you been doing for Halloween?
This film will always be remembered for Heath Ledgers star performance as The Joker. The arguments will go on forever as to who Joker is better, Nicholson's or Ledger's?
One thing will not be argued, and that is just how good this film, it is fantastic. It is the glue in the trilogy and it is what makes you care more about The Dark knight Rises. There are excellent scenes, great story telling, fantastic acting and brilliant action. If you don't watch this film you have lost out. If you have seen it then you know what I mean.
This was a good end to the film series and like The Matrix the only way the story could end. If you want to enthral your children read them the books for a bedtime story. I have I emotional attachment to these films but it doesn't stop me from enjoying these films. Time well spent.
I quite like The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. It is a classic story and the basis for almost all fantasy adventures. Having said that it is no Star Wars and will never be able to compete. With a great cast and impressive back drops, the CGI delivers and you don't notice the films are 3hours or more long. If you haven't seen it or ready the books do try these you won't be disappointed.
I quite like The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. It is a classic story and the basis for almost all fantasy adventures. Having said that it is no Star Wars and will never be able to compete. With a great cast and impressive back drops, the CGI delivers and you don't notice the films are 3hours or more long. If you haven't seen it or ready the books do try these you won't be disappointed.
There are some funny moments and a good homage to Kiss. Lots of stereotypes but that does bring some comedy. There is one character that steals the films and that is the lady that runs the centre. I don't know what her name is but she is the head teacher in Glee. There are much better comedies out there, this one is just a regular mainstream non offensive movie, with some great tits in the bedroom scene.
He doesn't appear until the second film. I liked this film, some great Tarantino moments and lots of references to other Hollywood greats. The story is simple, a gang of assassins kill one of their own, she wakes up 4 years later from her coma and gets revenge, happens everyday. Some good sword play and excellently shot. Give it a try and if you like it watch Volume 2.
I love the Hulk,but. This film tried to a lot with the characters, and some of the shots, cut aways and character development were fantastic. However when you watch the film something just doesn't feel right. The CGI is good and when the Hulk is on the screen you like what you see. It just doesn't live up to your expectations.
It is safe to say MJ was a fantastic performer. He did put on epic concerts, however they do not translate to the small screen. If you want to MJ on DVD get MoonWalker, its a better look in to his imagination (if it's safe to go in there).
This is one of Arnie's best and contains his one and only bit of acting from his career. The scene at the end of the film where he is sat in the helicopter and says nothing, Arnie actually looks like he has been through hell, as I said his best ever seen.
Some great action in this and some of the Predator scenes were played by Jean Claude Van Damme. A bunch of army men are thrown in to the jungle and they all get slaughtered except for Arnie, nuff said. Watch it and you will get what you expect, and you will enjoy it.
I was shocked, disgusted and angry. It is safe to say I loved this film to the max. The script was fantastic, the story kept me wanting to see what happened next and the acting was brilliant.
I think this takes the Django franchise to the next level. If you get a chance to watch any of the original Django films give them a try, they are spaghetti westerns at their best.
All Rocky films are a good waste of a couple of hours and make you feel uplifted. It's surprising how a montage can inspire you to want to work out. Obviously there was a rematch so the line from the first film was outweighed the money he was paid for the sequel.
That is what the main character of this film has to work out. This is another fantastic Spike Lee joint, not as good as 'Do the right thing' but much more realistic. If this is only a small reflection of what life is like in the ghetto's then we should be thankful for what we have. I absolutely encourage everyone to watch this film. It reminds me of Taxi Driver although the two stories are completely different.
The rings on Radio Raheem's fingers are the inspiration for the name of this website. I saw this film when I was a teenager and the message has stuck with me ever since. The other thing I have learned is that when it is ultra hot, stay off the streets. I think I love every character in this film even though they do draw heavily on stereotypes. This film is so well made and has such a strong message I forbid you to not like it. Check out another great Spike Lee joint called 'Clockers'. It's another slice of American ghetto culture but much more realistic an gritty.
Superb, Scorsese at his finest. A taxi driver with insomnia slowly descends in to madness and gets tired of all the scum and filth in the streets of New York. Travis Bickle focuses on saving a young hooker and the film culminates in a blood bath at the end. The film has lots in it but the main thing that makes it stand out is the journey the main character goes through. It is a master class in acting from De Niro and everyone involved in this film was on top form. It is an all time classic and the soundtrack put the cherry on top.
The best scene is in the bathroom with the chainsaw (not as you would all expect when Tony Montana says his immortal words). The worst scene is Micelle Pfiffer's dancing in the night club, what are you doing with your arms? This films was written by Oliver Stone which I only found out recently. It has got some classic moments and you do have great empathy with Al Pacino's character 'Tony'. You will like this film and you will be saying that line at some point in your life.
The scene with the pram falling down the stairs is a blatant robbery from 'The Bicycle Thieves". This film won an Oscar, I am not sure why. Although it is good and both Costner and Connery give great performances, the overall film doesn't reach greatness. Even De Niro doesn't excell as Capone, which you would have thought he would revel in this role and give his all, but sadly not. If you want a great Brian De Palma film watch 'Scarface'.
I didn't. However the journey to the end was fantastic. It is a fast paced thriller that has you intrigued all the way to the end. This is an early Bryan Singer film, before he started on X-Men and boy did he do a good job on this one. It does not let you down in any area and all the performances are top draw even from Stephen Baldwin.
When this came out it was fresh, new and exciting. It gave confidence in the British film industry to keep innovating. Then, unlike other great directors, Guy Ritchie just replicated this film with 'Snatch'. But enough about his inadequacies. This film is good and has fantastic characters, 'Dog' and 'Hatchet Harry' are the best. A great ending and a cracking soundtrack. A good British film.
Big Kahuna Burgers, the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast. I could carry on and say one hundred more lines and phrases from the film. Instead I will say that this is a modern day classic. Tarantino is a brilliant writer, he wrote this with Roger Avary who also wrote 'killing Zoe' a must see film staring Eric Stoltz. I challenge you not to like this film if you haven't already seen it. This is the only film that can make you laugh at Marvin being shot in the face.
Clearly Michael must of had loads to conjure up turning himself in to a super charged car, which can then fur in to a massive Michael robot. Or he just watched Transformers. Either way if you like his music you will like this film, especially as the first half an hour consists of the poorer songs from his Bad album. Unless you are a fan you will probably only watch this film once. Having said that 'Man in the Mirror' is awesome and worth two watches.
This is an OK film. The reason I watched it over and over again is because of Kelly LeBrock. She is a goddess and yes you can see her minge for a split second when she gets out of the bed, an addolesence wet dream. Gene Wilder is good, but I think he is good in everything he has done. There are better Wilder comedies but Gene directed this one which may be why its not as good as the rest of his belly holders.
This is actually a really good comedy. It gives us the characters Jay & Silent Bob and is a well written, well directed film. If this wasn't a success then Kevin would not have been able to make Dogma which is equally as good as this. Don't watch Clerks II its rubbish.
Yes, this film has got Scottie from the Star Trek series in it. Better than that it has got a proper fit naked bird in most of the first half an hour of the film. Its not the best horror, zombie, vampire film ever but it is worth a watch if you like B-movie classics.
The first time I watch this film I laughed so much my belly ached for hours. The script is great in this film and the highlight of the cast for me is Jonah Hill. He rightly has gone on to get a career from this film however I don't think he has been in a better film than this. McLovin is fun and the feel good ending lets us all know there is hope. No matter how much of a geek we are we can still bag a fit girl if we can make them laugh.
A message for us all to live by. This is without doubt the funniest film of all time!!!!!! There are loads of one liners for all to mimic. There are loads of sketches that could be used as stand alone in any comedy programme and steal the show. My favourite bit is the stoning, but I am sure you will all have your own and they will all be different as there are so many to choose from. If you haven't seen this film you haven't laughed properly. There was some ridiculous controversy when the film was released with Church officials taking umbrage against the story saying it was blasphemous. Don't judge from a religious stance or you will miss the brilliance of the comedy within.
There are now loads of Marvel films. Iron Man & The Avengers are probably the best of the bunch. However this was a good start to the next wave of films. This one was made after the Hulk & Incredible Hulk and is definitely better. I like it and enjoyed the story and characters. I don't think its any coincidence that the villain in this film was also the villain in The Avengers which is by far the best Marvel film of them all (including all X-Men and Wolverine films). A great cast and enjoyable to watch for a couple of hours to put you in the mood for the real Marvels to follow.
There are teen movies that stick in the mind and stand out from the crowd, and then there is 'The Breakfast Club' this is the best teen movie ever. Nothing else comes close, not even 'Dazed and Confused'. This is a very tightly filmed special journey. All taking place over on Saturday mornings detention. The various character that represent each aspect of teen life learn something about each other and themselves. Love it, Love it, Love it.
There are so many good things about this film it is impossible to list them all. Eastwood is fantastic, with a great supporting cast. The story is brilliant and it culminates in a three way showdown. This scene is the best example of how to build tension and climax a film. There are a couple of release version of the film, try and watch the one with all the extended scenes. I cannot stress enough how much you have to watch this film.
This film is really good in its own right. However when it is held up against the other two films it falls a little short. However because it is a film from Leone there are some fantastic moments of tension. Really great direction and this film along with the other two will turn anyone who says they don't like westerns. Watch it.
This film and the others in the trilogy are spectacular. Leone knows how to build tension, create real drama and drag you in to his films. So many of his traits have been copied by so many other directors. Tarantino says that Leone is one of the best directors ever and often rips off his work. In this film the hero is so cool he doesn't even have a name. If you are interested in the mechanics of what makes films great watch all of Leone's films. Make sure you watch this trilogy in order, you will see where lots of modrn films get their greatness, they stole it from Leone.
This film gave us that song, you know the one that stayed in the charts for far too long, not the one from Robin Hood (something else we have to slap Kevin Costner for). The moment you see the opening scenes of this film, you know exactly what is going to happen and how this film is going to end. My advice would be to not bother, unless you like smultsy gash like this.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film, I wont spoil the end because the first time I watch this film I didn't know what was happening and that was part of the attraction of this film. I love the jelly fish in the tank and ever since I have wanted one.
I love this film, so much so I now wave exactly like Forrest Gump. There are so many quick snips of history that Forrest takes credit for and they are all believable. The film is long but worth every second. There is not one minute of this film that is boring and it flows seamlessly through Forrest's life. This film shows me that as long as your heart is true good things will come your way. I am a cynical old grump most of the time so for this film to have that affect on me it must be good.
This is the line that is said over 1000 times in this film, but don't forget about watching this film. It is great and Al Pacino gives stunning performance as 'Lefty'. He is venerable, loveable and by the end of the film you have real sympathy for someone that killed 27 people in his life. Johnny Depp is equally good, all in all this film is worth watching several times, "forget about it".
So many iconic moments and characters in this film, it has been embeded in to popular culture. Whenever people think of Brando two of his roles always spring to mind and this is always one of them. This is a story that is complete just in this film. Then you get the pleasure of two more films, 'The Godfather Part II' is often quoted as being better than the original, I disagree but they are both excellent films. The third film in the trilogy isn't so great and is let down by having one of the Garcia brothers in it. This film is a must see and you will love it forever, if you don't then stop watching films altogether.
This is the best of them all. Sergio Leone's take on the American gangster film. From the opening scene of a telephone endlessly ringing you are encapsulated, and you don't know why. The Sergio Leone western trilogy films are better than this, however this film does stand its ground against all other gangster films. It is in the top 3 best gangster films of all time, The Godfather, Goodfellas and this film, but not necessarily in that order.
This film is in the same vain as 'Goodfellas' and 'Once Upon a Time in America'. Both of which spank all over this film. Having said that it is a good story and extremely well acted. You do enjoy the watch but I did find myself wanting it to finish a little early. Not too much gangster violence and this does try to tackle some racism issue of the time. It does itself justice but doesn't stand out in the genre. Judge it in its merits and not against the other films mentioned and it is worth a watch.
May the Schwartz be with you...
This is a funny film and opened the door for a lot of other not so good spoof comedies. Jahn Candy is awesome, but he was awesome in everything he did. This film is in my top 10 comedy films of all time. This is the only Star Wars rip off/spoof that I actually like. Watch this film.
We have all tried it, only when we did it there wasn't a massive black man with a hook for a hand and lots of bee's flying around. This film is really good and proper scary. The sequels were not as good this film. Once you watch it you will never forget what you have seen and you will measure lots of other horror films against it.
This film is good, however the book is better and a lot more happens in the book, but isn't that the same for all adaptations. Kathy Bates is special in this film and a truly scary character. There are many Stephen King books turned in to films, the best ones are the short stories, 'Stand by Me' and 'Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption' as the book was called. As for 'Misery' this film is exactly that but in a good way. The main character played by James Caan suffers a lot but gets away in the end. Not a spoiler alert required as it is a Hollywood film and they always have a happy ending, so does the book.
I like J.J. Abrahams and the two Star Trek films he has done have been good. Once again in this film the story telling and acting are good. The action is better and the CGI is great. I probably will not feel the same way about his work on the Star Wars franchise. But that is because I am a die hard fan of the original trilogy, the prequels have their place, but the Disney next generation will suck.
This is a film from the imagination of George Lucas. Although its not his best idea, it is a good film.
Good action adventure, you will like Willow as the main character and want him to complete his destiny. Having said that he is no Luke Skywalker. If this film had the advantage of CGI it would have been a true epic, enjoyable nun the less.
Watch it with the family on a Sunday afternoon after a massive dinner and you will be content. A great family action adventure.
This film was great when I was growing up. I did watch it recently and I wondered what the attraction was. Then I realised, the attraction is that it is funny. Some pure belly laugh moments and the film 'Friday' wouldn't have been made if it wasn't for House Party. Watch them both and you will be smiling.
Am I a pessimist for thinking all relationships end like this. It's always the kids that suffer. Or is that just my failed childhood family life talking. Some poignant moments and it does tug the heart strings. Be prepared when you watch it.
Was this the first ever soppy date movie. Guaranteed to make women everywhere cry. We all know the story, boy meets girl they fall in love she dies and we all cry. Whatever. Only watch it if you want to sleep with the woman you are watching it with.
The most expensive film ever. Was it worth it? For what this film did for 3D and CGI the answer is yes. It's a bit long but worth your time to watch it. I do find myself watching this when it is on the tele so I must enjoy it. The idea behind the use of the Avata's is great from a sci-fi point of view and who knows technology make one day make this possible. Watch the film you will like it.
I think this is a niche film. Some exceptional performances, most noticeably from Tim Curry. Lots of trash B-movie stuff to go with it. You laugh when you watch this film. It will depend on your taste as to whether you laugh with or at this film. Be thing I do recommend is that you a least try to see it through to the end.
Some of the rope test singing ever in any film. However it works. You will hear some quality songs being murdered and you will find yourself singing along regardless. The way this film has been done is great and if you like this check out everything else that Baz Lurman has done, you won't be disappointed.
This film was better than I expected. I enjoyed it more than 'Dances with Wolves'. The two films do have some similarities but I don't think either deserve an Oscar. Daniel Day Lewis has acted and been in much better films. If this was on the tele I would look for something else to watch and only come back to it if I couldn't find anything. Some of the action is really good and there are parts that do stick out as being great, but the majority of the film is forgettable.
I like most films that Heath Ledger is in, this one doesnt dissapoint. It is a teen movie however it does work on many levels. The soundtrack is good (although I cannot remember tha name of the band in it). Based on Shakespear's 'The Taming of the Shrew', it is a feel good love story that if there is nothing else on will happily while away an hour and a half
Long before we had to suffer glowing vampires we had a true teen vampire cult classic. There are lots of brilliant things about this film. It has both the Corrie's in it, a bit of gore and blood lust, along with an edgy and scary Keiffer. I couldnt find anything i didnt like about this film, when i was growing up it was my benchmark for scary cool and set a high standard for vampire films. Twilight sucks.
If you have been to see the live show, you may not find this production as exciting. If you like musicals you will like Phantom, it is a modern classic. I dont like musicals and I dont like this one. There is good production value and a well made film, however not one that i will watch again.
This film is a good, some good action and it keeps you interested all the way through. If you like the Jason Bourne story this is worth a watch, if you haven't seen them you can quickly pick up the storyline. It doesn't add anything more to the legacy of Bourne, I think they should have left the original trilogy alone. Watch it anyway.
But they do look good. It seams to me that all women love this film and all men hate it. I am a man and the only good thing about this film is seeing Sandy at the end when she looks hot. Some of the cars are good. Lots of sing along songs, teen heart ache and a sick bag if your a bloke. If your a woman you will watch it time and again, because its in your genetics. My sister made me watch this loads when I was a child and couldn't stop her, this will always be a scar on my childhood memories.
As far as trilogies go the 'Back to the Future' series are not one of my favourites. They are good but I think they should have stopped after the first film. However if they did we would have missed one of the best final scenes in film. Doc Brown is awesome and in this film we don't see enough of him. The dark future that is created by the time travel looks really good and was copied by quite a few films. Watch these three films as they are fun, but they will not be your favs.
A really good idea for a bank robbery, but the surfing an thrill seeking get in the way of what should be a great cops and robbers film. They do add some fun to the film and the premise is good, however it could have been executed better. Keanu is OK with his standard one trick acting, the good thing is he doesn't do an accent. Patrick is surprisingly good in this film, other than Donnie Darko this is his best performance. A nice cameo from the 'Red Hot Chilli Peppers'. When you watch this film you will enjoy it.
if you want to loose a few brain cells and like mindless comedy watch this, if not look at some drying paint and you will get almost the same amount of satisfaction. The premise is that these two half wits go back to their high school reunion and pretend that they have made more of their pathetic lives. They get found out and made to feel small by their piers, however it all works out in the end and they realise that they should be happy with who they are and their lot in life. Now you dont have to watch this butt smear of a film.
The Agent Smith fight is without doubt the best fight scene ever. The choreography, length and complexity of the fight makes it great. Bruce Lee has the best one on one fight scenes but they cannot equal this mass brawl, that is hard for me to say as I think Bruce is the ultimate action film star and will never be beaten. The storyline in this is an extension of the first Matrix film but it is by no way its equal. Each film in the trilogy gets better with effects but worse for story telling. Watch it just for the fight and stand back in amazement.
When I saw this film at the cinema it blew my mind with the 'bullet time' special affects and the story line to make any schizophrenic run for the blue pill. I knew that this would be a turning point in cinematic history, it pushed the boundaries of CGI which has lead to the massive action hero blockbusters of today. The fight scenes are slick and only beaten by Bruce Lee at his best. I must have seen this film thousands of times and I never get bored of it.
I only went to see this at the cinema because I had seen everything else. Dont under estimate this film, it is well written, brilliantly acted by Denzel Washington & the supporting cast and some of the plane CGI is top notch. You will enjoy this film and want to watch it again.
I have seen every Batman film ever made and I believe that the three Christopher Nolan Batman films are the greatest of them all (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight & The Dark Knight Rises). This on wraps up the story brilliantly and leaves space at the end for another chapter. The best of these three is 'The Dark Knight' and that is all down to Heath Ledger as the Joker. Well worth the posthumous Oscar. Bain is the best thing about this film and Tom Hardy is superb. Make sure you watch these three films in order, you wont be disappointed.
This is by no means Elvis' best film. That would be 'Love Me Tender'. However this is good for a standard Elvis film from his days with 'The Colonel' who had Elvis contracted to make lots of these films all on the same format of a love story with songs thrown in. This one has an innocence all of its own because there are lots of beach shots but not much skin on show. If you want my opinion about Elvis and is looks, see the film 'True Romance'. Secretly all men think this....
I have to disagree with anyone that would rate this film 8 stars. It was utter gash. The film starts out in the right way, not taking itself seriously, being a vampire slaying film with a unoque back drop. Then it all changes and Abraham moves to the sage of his life when he got elected. This is when it all goes down hill and the film starts taking itself seriously. That is when it stops being fun and becomes trash. Only watch this film if you have nothing else to do.
Although everyone hates the prequels (nearly everyone) they do have their place in the Star Wars story. They complete the journey of an innocent who follows the wrong path in his life but finds redemption in his children.
It has its place, it is just a shame some of the characters, scripting and sub-plot lines let it down.