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Re: What Movie Did You Last Watch and What Do You Think of It ?
« Reply #780 on: January 01, 2018, 07:19:38 pm »
You Can't Have It - 2017



Utter pap. Miserable, shallow, badly-written and worse-acted doofus donkey-mucus. Meet yer mates down the pub and film it and you'll be a 100 times better than this dreary dross. MyRateOb 0 out of 42. Million  :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:

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The Glass Castle - 2017



Biographical drama based on a memoir. Well it's ok if you like dysfucntional family abuse wrapped in neglect and adolescent survivalism but for me it's unpleasant, especially with the film appearing to suggest that all is fine and forgivable if you can leave your issue with a sentimentally acceptable memory. Comparison with the far better Captain Fantastic is unavoidable but I find that to suggest this kind of wanton emotional and material impoverishment is in any way tolerable is too ignorant for words. Not a bad film, just a bad aftertaste. MyRateOb 63 out of 105  :thumbsup:

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Wind River - 2017



Fantastic, wonderful, marvellous. Jeremy Renner is the local wildlife tracker teaming up with displaced FBI agent Elizabeth Olsen to investigate the death of a native girl in the freezing wilds of an Indian reservation. Chilling, tense, suspenseful and brilliantly played out in every respect. Best film I've seen recently. MyRateOb 91 out of 103  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: What Movie Did You Last Watch and What Do You Think of It ?
« Reply #781 on: January 02, 2018, 06:02:25 pm »
JEEPERS CREEPERS 3 (2017)



I even hoped it would be worse according to the comments I've heard. Even so, they were not wrong!  :thumbsdown:
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« Reply #782 on: January 05, 2018, 02:05:32 pm »
Dead Draw - 2016



Not too bad. Robbery & getaway gone wrong yarn with the robbers turning on each other wondering who da rat. Reasonable 90 mins watch. MyRateOb 60 out of 104  :thumbsup:

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1 Buck - 2017



Okayish but nothing special and a bit disconnected and contrived at times with an alcoholic washed-up and traumatised copper investigating a murder hoping for redemption. We follow the passage of a single dollar he marked and gave to his son which links separate but related local lives but this seems an ad hoc device and the film wouldn't have suffered for its absence. MyRateOb 63 out of 105  :thumbsup:

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Logan Lucky - 2017



Channing Tatum, one-armed Adam Driver & Riley Keough are the family gang breaking Daniel Craig out of prison and then back in for a NASCAR cash heist. I found Craig's accent a tad humorous but for me it added to a fun film with a fluent pace and good characters, well done all round. MyRateOb 74 out of 103  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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« Reply #783 on: January 06, 2018, 12:31:46 pm »
American Made - 2017



Being mostly Tom Cruise adverts I'm not usually fond of TC films but I rather enjoyed this BOATS (based on a true story) romp with Mr C having a ball as commercial airline pilot Barry Seal getting drawn into the murky world of drug/arms smuggling on behalf of the CIA. Fluent and fluid with a well-maintained pace I found it good fun and entertainment. MyRateOb 78 out of 99  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Cute Little Buggers - 2017



It's a shame this only has 3.3/10 on IMDb as it's waaaay better than that but this merely suggests that non-Brits missed the joke. Yes it looks like an amateur doofus film with crappy effects but it's the Brits - it was MEANT to be like that. I found it hilarious and a brilliantly successful attempt to make a deliberately crap-but-good-and-funny film as only the Brits can. Most will miss the humour and intent but that's tough. A couple of frustrated and abusive aliens inseminating earth women with rabbit-spawn armed with Resident-Evil style horror mouths - but they are fatally susceptible to ... human urine ... ?!?!? Great stuff. MyRateOb 74 out of 105  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Rememory - 2017



Don't understand the negativity attached to this film I thought it was a superb mystery/scifi/thriller with the prodigious Peter Dinklage masterfully anchoring the film throughout. Also one of the last films to be finished by Anton Yelchin before his untimely death. Dinklage magnificently plays Sam Bloom, investigator with an ulterior motive hoping to resolve more than just the death of a memory pioneer. Top film loved it. MyRateOb 85 out of 103  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: What Movie Did You Last Watch and What Do You Think of It ?
« Reply #784 on: January 06, 2018, 03:59:22 pm »
KICKBOXER: RETALIATION (2018)



That's an exhibition show! :thumbsdown: Still waiting for a real kickboxing movie! 4/10
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Re: What Movie Did You Last Watch and What Do You Think of It ?
« Reply #785 on: January 06, 2018, 07:53:21 pm »
John Wick Chapter 2 - 2017



A turn-your-brain-off-and-enjoy-the-ride sequel to Indestructible Mahogany Man 1. If you liked the first you'll probably like this. Don't need a plot do you? Fighting, gunblazes, foreign criminals and the hero always wins and gets a new puppy into the bargain - what more could one wish for eh? MyRateOb 70 out of 102  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Days Of Power - 2017



Bit of a weird one this for me. Famous band goes on tour, gets kidnapped by some criminal scuzzbag puppy farmers. At first I thought, 'ah so it's a horror, ... hang on nope it's a music video, ... nope looks like an animal rights film after all.' It's jumbled, incoherent, and a bit messy with an at times overwhelming soundtrack. I'm fully behind any attempt to highlight and oppose animal suffering but here I think is an attempt to do too many thinks at once and it shows in the final quality. MyRateOb 48 out of 107  :thumbsdown:

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Kingsman The Golden Circle - 2017



I thought this a vastly inferior and pallid sibling of the first. Rushed and simplistic, lacking thoughtful development or direction and nothing more than a cash-cow grab after the deserved success of the first. For me the only enjoyable part was a feather-costumed Elton John high-kicking and chopping his martial arts way around while getting to shout abuse. Hilarious - Go Elton!! MyRateOb 62 out of 98  :thumbsup:
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Re: What Movie Did You Last Watch and What Do You Think of It ?
« Reply #786 on: January 07, 2018, 03:01:30 pm »
GEOSTORM (2017)



This is really a good movie!  :thumbsup: 7.5/10

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« Reply #787 on: January 07, 2018, 06:23:30 pm »
Temple - 2017



Done reasonably well with competent acting etc. but plods and hangs around a little. Slightly creepy and suspenseful but I found myself wishing they'd just get on with it and when it came it wasn't really enough. A case of too little too late for me and needs a gore transplant. MyRateOb 53 out of 101  :thumbsup:

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The Crucifixion - 2017



Young American girl reporter travels to eastern europe to interview a priest arrested for murder after being prevented from completing an exorcism. A plot like that usually signifies doofus pap and of course being supernatural fantasy is not in the least bit scary unless you're under 5, but this had a solid and careful feel about it and was earnestly done. I thought the film panned out well with characters well delivered but could have benefited from more scares, and sooner. Not a bad attempt to make a decent 'possession horror'.MyRateOb 62 out of 105  :thumbsup:

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Valerian & The City of a Thousand Planets - 2017



Fantasy scifi with boy/girl romance-in-progress special agents trying to unravel a mystery amid a massive space station. Don't understand why people rave about this, it may look nice but that's special effects for you and I think that's all it has going for it. Far too teeny-tickle for me at times, nothing more than a visually entertaining special effects romp, so two thumbs, but only midget shrunken thumbs. MyRateOb 70 out of 103  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: What Movie Did You Last Watch and What Do You Think of It ?
« Reply #788 on: January 08, 2018, 12:27:02 pm »
Be Afraid - 2017



Be afraid of what exactly? Ever finding out what exactly is going on and why? Family moves to a country town and experiences strange goings on amid a cover-up of missing children. Ok for acting and the rest of it but no meat in the pie for the horror/being afraid part, bit of a hole methinks. MyRateOb 51 out of 101  :thumbsup:

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The Hero - 2017



Sam Elliot is the 'ailing movie star coming to terms with his past and mortality'. Woweee a real blockbuster then! Such hype! Ok this is not my kind of thing but those who like sentimental emotional dramas will goo over it I suppose. Good luck with that. MyRateOb 66 out of 102  :thumbsup:

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Cardboard Gangsters - 2016



An excellent microcosmic view of a drug-addled Irish estate with a group of lads trying to escape the hard times by nibbling into local gangster's territory and trade. Very well acted and produced with a soaking of plausible realism. Liked it very much. MyRateOb 78 out of 104  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: What Movie Did You Last Watch and What Do You Think of It ?
« Reply #789 on: January 10, 2018, 01:14:23 pm »
Wish Upon - 2017



Not too bad an effort for a 'horror object' film but falls down with the same old carelessness to end up not much better than average. Young lady acquires an object and slowly realises it grants wishes - at a price. As if 7 wishes is not enough they're squandered on petty trifles which makes the film irritatingly silly. Why not just wish for limitless wishes with no nasty consequences? Eh? Too hard?  MyRateOb 55 out of 101  :thumbsup:

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Jungle - 2017



Harry Potter plays Israeli adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg getting into a sticky wicket in the Bolivian jungle. Biographical drama which for me didn't very well convey the mental/physical desperation of the situation and I found the character interaction somewhat trite and pithy. MyRateOb 62 out of 103  :thumbsup:

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Pilgrimage - 2017



Religious obligation yarn with a ragtag band of monks trying to return a relic amidst treachery and betrayal. Aside from the Godfreakery I quite liked this with Tom Holland more than competent as the naive novice about to discover the harsh reality of the world and Jon Bernthal's formidably solid mute an irresistable resonance throughout. Good fight scenes with some realistic gore. MyRateOb 74 out of 101  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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« Reply #790 on: January 11, 2018, 11:53:58 am »
Barracuda - 2017



An estranged half-sister travels to see her family in Texas with designs on claiming part of a legacy. Not a lot of plot and what there is is contrived. Can't understand the reason for this film and I just found it tedious and aimless.
MyRateOb 44 out of 104
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Bladerunner - 2049



Quite disappointed with this. Typical of anything involving Ridley Scott not to give you what you expect and I like the plot continuation idea but for me this is a wasted opportunity to surpass a classic. All that time, all today's tech bells and whistles, Harrison Ford still breathing and what a let-down. Ryan Gosling is as dry as microwaved crispbread and I didn't feel any of the tense aura and creepy, mysterious atmosphere of the first. Sad. MyRateOb 57 out of 102  :thumbsup:

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Bright - 2017



What a mess. Another alternate universe fantasy make-it-up-as-you-go-along heap of unwashed dross. No expense spared on the make-up eh? The Elves are nothing more than a recycled afterthought for a skipful of old Spock ears and the Orcs look like someone's dabbed them with an old battered sponge dipped in squid ink with teeth made from just-chewed gum softened and moulded by blind Bolivian street orphans. But it's the LAPD! With magic and guns and gangsters! Shove it. MyRateOb 32 out of 103  :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
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Re: What Movie Did You Last Watch and What Do You Think of It ?
« Reply #791 on: January 13, 2018, 04:26:52 pm »
Hangman - 2017



Hang yourself after watching it more like. Admittedly it's difficult to think of a role that Karl Urban could play well, though squirrel groomer comes to mind, and Al Pacino's tired presence, which seems to be around just to bump up his estate legacy with perhaps his final curtain in mind, fails to edify the exhausted cliche format. The theme of basing the kills on a game of hangman doesn't feature with sufficient prominence or cleverness and much more could have been done much more entertainingly with a Cluedo or Connect 4 set. Beware of possible sequels 'Noughts & Crosses' (serial killer always takes the centre square) and 'Scrabble' (serial killer gets triple points if victim's surname begins with Z or Q.  :yawn: :sleepy:
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Mudbound - 2017



Jason Clarke (Heydrich in The Man With The Iron Heart) is whitey family man relocating his family to take on a farm supported by black labourers in this period drama set around WWII. No blockbusting action scenes or special effects here as the cast excellently portray the uneasy colour separation, heirarchy and attitudes drenched in hard times for all. Two sons go off to war and return with adjusted worldviews but for me the steadily forcing frustration of events in their absence is what sets the film up for the culmination of their return. Very well done and like Gemma Arterton stroking your cheek and asking you what you'd like for breakfast an excellent specimen of its kind. MyRateOb 80 out of 101  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Acts Of Vengeance  2017



Just about good enough for Antonio Banderas to try and make people forget Gun Shy as quickly as possible but it's a real shame he doesn't carry a weapon-laden guitar case anymore, though looking at his spanish sun-drenched skin and plumpy middle-aged weathering it's probably too heavy for him these days, might put his back out. No more teenage beauty nightclub girls queueing up for you my boy, time to join the local art class. In this our Tonio is a professional lawyer morphed into a fighting beast on a revenge mission after wifey and daughter are slaughtered. Average revenge actioner though our Tonio is improved no end whenever Karl Urban appears. MyRateOb 54 out of 101  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #792 on: January 14, 2018, 07:11:37 pm »
The Foreigner - 2017



There seems to be a slew of revenge/action/thrillers around at the moment, perhaps it's something in the noodles.
Not impressed with the political correctness here as it's based on a book titled 'The Chinaman' - what's wrong with that?
Jackie Chan is the now middle-aged and a not-so-high-these-days kicker with hidden skills chop-chopping his quiet and reserved humble everyday bloke way to get to the terrorists who killed his daughter while keeping one step ahead of the government's machinations. Quite liked it, a tad more earnest than Jackie-boy's earlier stuff with none of the slapstick tomfoolery and a decent result achieved. MyRateOb 73 out of 99
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Beyond Skyline - 2017



Well I thought the first was okayish but wasn't sure where it was going - this I think is an improvement, all the better for having sizzling boulder Frank Grillo leading the charge and the icing on the cake is the return of ... Antonio Fargas aka 'Huggy Bear' - the funky token black dude from late 70s buddy-cop tv show Starsky & Hutch! Man it's good to see him again, thought he was dead. Such a disappointment he didn't get to do 'the Huggy walk' where he swing-limps his hip like he's got $1,000 in robbery cash coins strapped to his right leg but a forgiveable omission. Overall an excellent sequel and good ol' scifi alien invasion action romp with good fight scenes. MyRateOb 78 out of 98  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Unlocked - 2017



Another goodie, yay! Noomi Rapace is the out-of-favour and sidelined CIA agent drawn into a terror-web of double-crossing plottery trying to get to the bottom of a biological attack-fest whilst unsure of her uneasy alliance with Orlando Bloom's bit-of-rough resumption of human form. Well there's only so much the Elves have to offer isn't there Orlando. Good cast of names, well played out and delivered with a well maintained pace. Plus Noomi is gorgeous. Worth watching just to gaze at her and dream. MyRateOb 80 out of 101  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: What Movie Did You Last Watch and What Do You Think of It ?
« Reply #793 on: January 14, 2018, 08:14:45 pm »
FLATLINERS (2017)



Nice movie with good scares!  :thumbsup: 6.5/10

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Re: What Movie Did You Last Watch and What Do You Think of It ?
« Reply #794 on: January 16, 2018, 02:23:59 am »
Acts of Violence (2018)

7/10. When his fiancee is kidnapped by human traffickers, Roman and his ex-military brothers set out to track her down and save her before it is too late.
Good movie with some action.