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09/2017 Temple (2017)

People go looking for an ancient temple n Japan. Apparently we saw this but were drunk and don't really remember.

Booze fog/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4898730/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1




09/2017 Anti Matter (2016)

Science bods mess around with wormholes which never goes well.

5/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4881364/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Podd

09/2017 Ghost House (2017)

Surprisingly not a film about a couple moving to a large spooky house after their child was tragically killed but about a couple on holiday in Thailand who meet a pair of dodgy blokes who lead them into upsetting a malevolent spirit.  Are there any kind of spirits apart from malevolent ones?  Spirits get an unfairly bad rap in films I think. There are probably friendly ones who do the washing up and sort out the recycling.

5.5/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4365566/?ref_=nv_sr_1


The spirit takes the form of a slightly annoying curtain.

Podd

09/2017 Kingsmen: The Secret Service (2014)

Reviewed previously here.  The church scene is still bonkers completely over the top fun.  Doubt anything in the sequel touches it but we'll see.


Podd

09/2017 The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, a real life rich prick who was both rich and a prick.  That said the film is enjoyable and reminded me in some ways of Catch Me If You Can where DiCaprio plays another real person with an unbelievable life. Worth a view if you haven't seen it, and the book is even better.

7.5/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0993846/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Podd

09/2017 This Is England (2006)

A bullied schoolboy is befriended by a group of skinheads (mainly Woody played by the always excellent Joseph Gilgun) but things turn sour when somebody from their past appears on the scene again.

Shane Meadows' Dead Man's Shoes is strongly recommended to anybody who has yet to see it (and those who already have - it's worth another viewing).

7/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480025/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Podd

09/2017 Death Note (2017)

High school student finds a possessed book (which comes with a demon as  a free gift) which gives him the power to kill people.

6.5/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1241317/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Podd

09/2017 HereAfter (2010)

Three people across the world are affected by death in different ways, Matt Damon is the reluctant psychic who brings their stories together.

6.5/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1212419/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_26

Podd

09/2017 Swiss Army Man (2016)

A man marooned on a desert island befriends a corpse which washes up on the beach and they go on an adventure to get home. Knowingly quirky and trying a bit too hard but enjoyable nonetheless (if you can handle farting corpses).  Think of a hipster Weekend at Bernies and you're about there.

Daniel Radcliffe isn't afraid to make some unusual role choices post-Potter. Good on him, he seems a decent likable fella.

6.75/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1785635/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Podd

09/2017 The Vault (2017)

Siblings rob a bank but all is not as it seems. Woo, spooky.

5.75/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1785635/?ref_=nv_sr_1


09/2017 Pilgrimage (2017)

Spiderman and Shane from the Walking Dead take a relic across Ireland.

5.5/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3531202/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Podd

Friday, 29 September 2017

(09/2017) Hickok (2017)

The Hemsworth who isn't the Thor or Hunger Games one plays Wild Bill Hickok.  It's not bad but it's no Carry on Cowboy.

5.5/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6334884/?ref_=nv_sr_1


(09/2017) Killing Hasslehoff (2017)

Not as bad as anticipated (such novelty films are usually terrible). A guy goes to extreme and unlikely measure to pay off a loan shark.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2967226/?ref_=nv_sr_1

5/10


(09/2017) X-Men 2 (2003)

The usual enjoyable nonsense. Most of them look noticeably younger.

6.5/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290334/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


(09/2017) Jackals (2017)

A family take back their son from a cult but the cult attack the house to get him back. Meh, he was a bit rubbish and they had another kid so should have just booted him out.

Some quite nasty homemade weapons feature.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6104206/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

5/10


(09/2017) It Comes At Night (2017)

Joel "In Every Film Now" Edgerton is holed up with his family in a remote home keeping safe from a mystery threat which randomly seems more infectious at night. Some strangers turn up and move in with them for a while. Stuff happens. All goes a bit wrong in the end.

5.5/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4695012/?ref_=nv_sr_1


(09/2017) The Box (2009)

Shit box more like

2/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362478/?ref_=nv_sr_1


(09/2017) Jackass 3 (2010)

No description required really.  Instead I'll tell you Johnny Knoxville's real name is Phillip Clapp, Steve-O is from Wimbledon and Bam now looks like his fat dad.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1116184/?ref_=nv_sr_3

They're nearly 50/10




(09/2017) The Dictator (2012)

Another solo Perkin view. Scored it 2/10 on imdb so couldn't have thought much of it. Sacha Baron Cohen is pretty shit for the most part.

2/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1645170/?ref_=nv_sr_1


(09/2017) Radical Jack (2000)

Perkin saw this and described it as a Billy Ray Cyrus version of Road House. Likely as bad as it sounds.  Also stars Dedee Pfeiffer, Michelle's sister, who made What Lies Beneath the same year. 2000 must have been an awkward Pfeiffer family Christmas.

Billy Ray Cyrus used to be known for Achy Breaky Heart and having bad hair, now he's known for being Hannah Montana's dad. And having bad hair.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212458/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_28

Mullets/10




Billy: "This is a better look than the mullet, right?"
The World: "No"



(09/2017) House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Perkin watched this, he might write a review.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051744/?ref_=nv_sr_2


(09/2017) An American Werewolf In London (1981)

This has been reviewed multiple times before as I watch it every time it's on.

10/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082010/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Podd

(09/2017) Unlocked (2017)

Toni Collette has terrible hair in a film about a CIA interrogator being double crossed by everyone. It's actually quite dull.

4.5/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1734493/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Podd

(09/2017) The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

Ryan Reynolds is a bodyguard hired to protect an important witness. Samuel L Jackson turns up as his nemesis from the past. All very unlikely but enjoyable in a slightly embarrassing way.

6.5/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1959563/?ref_=nv_sr_1


Podd


(09/2017) I Am A Hero (2015)

Japanese zombie film following a manga artist who escapes to mount Fuji with a school girl (but not in a rum way). They end up meeting up with other survivors at a shopping mall. What is it about zombie apocalypses which makes everyone want to go shopping?

6.35/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3775202/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 Podd

(09/2017) Bushwick (2017)

Texans invade New York trapping the big serious fella from Guardians of The Galaxy and an annoying girl who then try to escape.  The Texans are actually numerous, organised and have proper weapons, rather than being a couple of random stetson wearing Trump voters. Although they probably are Trump voters.

Co-written by Nick Damici who we are fans of.

6/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4720702/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Podd

(09/2017) Savageland (2015)

Documentary style film investigating rum goings on in a town on the Mexico border. A man is accused of the murder of all its inhabitants but a roll of film tells a different story. 

A different take on the found footage genre and an above average effort.

7/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3899154/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Podd

(09/2017) ...And Then Everything Changed (2015)

Average zombie film following 5 separate people trying to escape Houston. Seem to remember the effects were ok.

5/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5004134/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Mini Groot is great. The rest of this flick is utter dogshit, just like the first.

1.8/10

Perkin.

Creepozoids (1987)

Pictures tell a story better than words.

Croydon 2017







"In OUR area?"



"I've had it up to here with your bloody excuses! It's me or the job, Gary!"

"But, Miriam..."

"No! No more!"



Perkin.




Fare (2016)

A cabbie picks up a fellow. Turns out they know someone in common, the cabbie's wife. But only one of them has been having regular sex with her.

Tensions mount and the truth comes out. The wife joins them in the car and they head out into the sticks where... Well, the last ten minutes go off on something of a tangent which is either completely "Eh?" or pretty good. Not sure which.


Overall, though, the film's definitely a good effort. Low budget, single location (well, a mobile, drivey one), small cast and a good script. Just what we like.

7/10


Among Us (2017)

People keep moving house trying to escape from blah, blah, blah ghosts n' shit.

Takes too long to end, but not utterly ballsack.


Brave New Jersey (2016)

Film about a small town getting in a spin after mistaking the infamous Orson Welles Broadcast for a genuine Martian Invasion.

Not as funny as it should've been but pleasant enough.

5.8/10


Going In Style (2017)

A bunch of pensioners, all in their '70s or '80s, pull off a bank heist to get back their corporately stolen pensions.
Alternative titles, taking influence from other heist films, could include 'Dog Day Afternoon Nap' or 'Deep Heat'.


Yeah, ta and all that.

5657356753767/10


It Stains The Sands Red (2016)

Yeah, it's a zombie film, but it's also a film about love, loss and parental responsibility... And much more worth seeing than that makes it sound. The start is a little weak, but stick with it, genuinely good!

8.9/10


Sleight (2016)

A young fellow has a keen interest in conjouring, however it doesn't pay the bills so he works as a general goon for a local drug dealer.
Things go tits up with the dealer and his life's in peril. Can our plucky hero use the power of magic to save him and his loved ones?


(Yes.)

6.5/10


Drone (2017)

Sean Bean has a secret job as a drone operator, not even his family know what he really does, thinking he works in I.T.
Which he kinda does, but it's definitely at the murdery end of the industry.

Mr Bean (LOL etc.) struggles with the morality, or lack thereof, in his workplace activities, he's also having a hard time with domestic issues and, well, things ain't going too well when a fella introduces himself under the pretence of buying Beany's boat...


Actually, this is a pretty decent film. No big surprises, but very, very good. Worth a go.

9/10


Security (2017)

Antonio Banderas (Anagram: Bad Onion Arse Ant) plays a former military fellow who takes the only job he can find as an unarmed shopping mall security guard.
Whouldya believe it, his first night on the job and a team of well equipped, heavily armed bad chaps arrive to create all manner of explodey, shootey mischief, the utter cads!

Mr Bad Onion and his team of dundering co-workers fight back.


Nonsense, but fun.

7.2/10


Imperfections (2016)

A modest and woolly crim-com about a young lady getting involved in diamond heist of sorts.

A bit more convoluted than it needs to be, and derivative for sure, but pleasant enough ol' guff if you want something undemanding.

6.4/10


Shot Caller (2017)

A chap starts off being a normal, mild-mannered, decent, law-abiding fellow with a mid-level white collar job, home, wife and baby on the way.
Then, one small, accidentally fatal mis-hap followed by two decades in jail and he's a high ranking member of the Aryan Nation and happy to murder anyone who gives him the arse with a sharpened toohbrush.


That's not to sarcastically dismiss what is actually a pretty decent prison/crime flick.

7.7/10


Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Do kids have brilliant attention spans these days or is it a case that as long as they're in front of a screen, of whatever size, the E-number voices cease screaming in their heads?
Dunno, but I am left wondering why the cocking bollocks this endless river of fucking comic based films have such long running times.

Anyway, this one was just as tediously forgettable as the others but at least some of the characters are likeable enough.


5/10




Minutes Past Midnight (2016)

A (mostly) Canadian horror anthology effort. Some good, some bad, some clever, some shite. Same story as most of these things. Worth a go if you're into them.


The Collection (2012)

First one's much, much better although this is still watchable enough generic horror stuff.

5.9/10


Rocknrolla (2008)

Thought this was shit when I saw it in the cinema. It was still shit when I watched it on TV.

2/10




68 Kill (2017)

Frenetic splatter crime nonsense. Ripping good fun it is too.

8/10