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by Markgway
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Devil's Knot (2013-USA) ** Average treatment of grim true story drama about three misfit teenagers accused of murdering three young boys in Texas. I believe there are documentaries that do a better job. The Lazarus Project (2008-USA-Canada-UK) **½ Prisoner Paul Walker is executed, awakens to find hi...
by Markgway
18 Aug 2018, 17:24
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

chazgower01 wrote:
17 Aug 2018, 13:38
Broderick as the straight guy and Carrey as the antagonist I thought was a good team for a dark comedy.
I find Broderick a charisma vacuum.

I'd rather Ben Stiller had played that part himself.
by Markgway
13 Aug 2018, 13:52
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Camp on Blood Island (1957-UK) **½ Despite the horror movie title, this is a serious drama from Hammer, and pretty well done. Though the usual white guys as comic book Asians is a distraction. The Gauntlet (2013-USA) ** Not bad puzzle horror, a little reminiscent of Saw. Let down by naff ending.
by Markgway
11 Aug 2018, 12:10
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Taking Care of Business (1990-USA) **½
Likeable lifestyle switch comedy with James Belushi and Charles Grodin.
by Markgway
09 Aug 2018, 23:00
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Maybe you'd prefer the Cantonese edit, it's only 79 mins!

Sammo's 'hairlip' was reportedly the result of him being stabbed in the face with a broken bottle when he was a youth.
by Markgway
09 Aug 2018, 12:31
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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I'm one of those who hated The Fearless Hyena, although it's been yonks since I've seen it.

I consider it a failed post-Seasonal experiment which Jackie corrected with The Young Master.

And I disagree about Sammo Hung; he's an excellent lead, with plenty charm and charisma.
by Markgway
03 Aug 2018, 22:34
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Hell or High Water (2016-USA) ***
Good western, but nothing special, and not really worthy of its Best Picture nomination.
Jeff Bridges, in another of his crusty old bugger roles, takes it up a notch or two.
by Markgway
31 Jul 2018, 17:12
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Terror of the Tongs (1960-UK) *½
The real terror is sitting through this tripe, in which a bunch of white people unconvincingly play Chinese.
Embarrassing stuff.
The BBFC evidently had some fun with this, some cuts are quite obvious.
by Markgway
30 Jul 2018, 18:03
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Sphere (1998) **½
Intriguing deep sea psychological horror loses it's way in frantic second half.

Blackhat (2015) ***
Michael Mann's slick hacker thriller; unpopular with the critics, but, eh, I enjoyed it.
by Markgway
28 Jul 2018, 01:57
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Old Dark House (1932-USA) *½ Not the murder mystery I expected, but rather a peculiar black comedy, in which not much happens, with little real threat or menace. Boris Karloff is wasted in a wordless role. Melvyn Douglas and Lilian Bond fall madly in love in the time it takes to get a haircut. E...
by Markgway
27 Jul 2018, 00:14
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018-USA-Hong Kong) ***
Epic blockbuster packed with action set-pieces rarely lets up for a second.
The convoluted story's not the thing.
This is all about the adrenaline and on that score it delivers.
by Markgway
27 Jul 2018, 00:09
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

chazgower01 wrote:
26 Jul 2018, 16:39
her manishly plain figure
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If you think Chingmy looks mannish I don't know what to say...?
by Markgway
25 Jul 2018, 22:53
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Juan of the Dead (2011-Spain-Cuba) **½
Zombies take over Havana in this amusingly silly black comedy-horror.
by Markgway
21 Jul 2018, 22:28
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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A Few Good Men (1992-USA) ***½

My first UHD title. :)
by Markgway
19 Jul 2018, 06:23
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Filmed during a break in filming on Ashes of Time; they should've gone on holiday instead.

I remembering really disliking this piffle.
by Markgway
18 Jul 2018, 14:56
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Argo (USA, 2011) [Hulu] - 3/5 Not bad thriller by Ben Affleck, but I don't quite get the high praise. The last 20 minutes is the most intense part, though almost entirely fictional in a film advertising itself as true story. That's quite ok in the name of entertainment; stealing the honour from the...
by Markgway
18 Jul 2018, 08:42
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

13 Sins (2013-USA) **½
Not bad black comedy-horror.
by Markgway
16 Jul 2018, 07:04
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Creed (2015-USA) **½ Stallone's sympathetic reprisal of Rocky is the linchpin of this otherwise ordinary boxing drama. Without him there'd be nothing to see. Michael Jordan is better here than in Black Panther, but his performance doesn't scream franchise. It'll be interesting to see how the sequel ...
by Markgway
14 Jul 2018, 00:39
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Year of the Dragon (1985-USA) **½ Arresting, though uneven thriller set in New York's Chinatown. Rourke overcomes his obvious miscasting (he's about 15 years too young for the part), but its the melodramatics, inconstant characters that prove more damaging, and prevent this from being a first-rate g...
by Markgway
10 Jul 2018, 17:08
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Should be safe with Arrow then.

The Mask (1994-USA) **½
Enjoyable, larger-than-life cartoon cemented Jim Carrey's star status.
Imaginative special effects and wacky sense of humour are fun throughout,
but uneven tone prevents it from hitting the bull's eye.
by Markgway
10 Jul 2018, 11:34
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

saltysam wrote:
09 Jul 2018, 17:30
Time has not been kind. To ebay it has gone.
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by Markgway
10 Jul 2018, 11:33
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The 5.1 audio on Olive's Foxy Brown BD sounded a bit trange to me... dialogue tended to be low, and music really loud. No mono available. I wonder if Arrow sounds better or if the film really is supposed to sound this strange? Can't recall ever hearing a movie sound like that before... According to...
by Markgway
10 Jul 2018, 11:30
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4441
Views: 380790

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

I didn't care for High Risk.

One of Jet's poorest movies from this era.

Disagree about Chingmy Yau though.