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

Unread post by luckystars » 25 Jun 2013, 10:42

Markgway wrote:
luckystars wrote:What is your opinion on Regeneration Mark?
Less awful than Reckoning...
Hmm ok


But still a 'bad film' right?
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Unread post by Markgway » 26 Jun 2013, 00:17

Yeah, still mindless drivel in which beefy dudes crash into each other in a disused Eastern European power station.
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Speed (1994-USA) ***
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Unread post by luckystars » 26 Jun 2013, 07:09

Markgway wrote:Yeah, still mindless drivel in which beefy dudes crash into each other in a disused Eastern European power station.
Like the first one, but set in Europe!
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Unread post by Markgway » 27 Jun 2013, 01:10

luckystars wrote:
Markgway wrote:Yeah, still mindless drivel in which beefy dudes crash into each other in a disused Eastern European power station.
Like the first one, but set in Europe!
:lol:

The first one wasn't 'good' but it was better than its sequels.
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Unread post by Markgway » 27 Jun 2013, 01:24

Rolling Thunder (1977-USA) *½
Alone in the Dark (1982-USA) *½
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Unread post by saltysam » 27 Jun 2013, 20:56

Rolling Thunder 1.5 stars wow...do you actually like movies :lol:it's not as good as it's reputation suggests..but that rating doesn't make sense to me at least.
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Unread post by Markgway » 27 Jun 2013, 22:23

I found it hugely disappointing - a cold, emotionless revenge saga that offered a bloody climax and little else. William Devane's performance was about 80% wrong (Tommy Lee Jones fares better in an underwritten role as shotgun).
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Unread post by Markgway » 28 Jun 2013, 13:08

April Fool's Day (1986-USA-Canada) **
Elfie Hopkins (2012-UK) **

Olympus Has Fallen (2013-USA) **
Noisy, dumb, and ultra-violent action blockbuster in which the land of the free is rescued by Gerard Butler - all by himself. Let's hope the South Koreans don't see this and balk at how quickly the Americans are ready to sacrifice them for the sake of one man.

Liebestraum (1991-USA) **
The Next Three Days (2010-USA-France) ***
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A Good Day to Die Hard (USA, 2013) [Flight] – 2/5
Bruce Willis becomes a superman in the worst Die Hard yet. While the original film invested in tense thrills and relative (action adventure) realism, the 5th movie makes him an invincible superhero. The film is flat and unimaginative, thin on storyline even by genre standards, but does come with some spectacular car stunts/crashes in a chase scene that probably took 90% of the film’s budget. Willis’s presence still delivers modest entertainment.

Stoker (USA, 2013) [Cinema] – 4/5
Park Chan-wook’s English language debut is you’d expect from the director – and nothing you’d expect from an Asian director’s first American film. Here’s huge thumbs up to the producers who have not toned down Park’s touch, but instead had him deliver a film that is more challenging, less commercial than many of his Korean movies. The twisted family drama/thriller only stumbles in the beginning where Park’s arthouse direction overshadows characters before they’ve been properly introduced, but the film gets better scene by scene. Again, Park is at his best when building for violent (and sexual) climaxes. The ending is brilliant.

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Rising Sun (1993-USA) **½
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Expendables 2 4.5/10
Like a slightly interesting patterned duvet cover, draped on the coat hanger that is the basic skeleton of what just qualifies to be called a movie. Dolph and JCVD made this watchable
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Lisa (1989-USA) **
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Kentucky Fried Movie 2/5 badly dated late 70's american comedy barely raised a titter...The Fistful Of Yen ETD spoof was ok though way overlong..Evan Kim does a good impersonation of Bruce.
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The Borrower (1989-USA) **
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Unread post by gasteropod » 06 Jul 2013, 23:19

Terminator Salvation - 0.5/5

Sooo boring and amateur, and why was Bale using his Batman voice?!

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Unread post by Markgway » 07 Jul 2013, 20:08

Whiteout (2009-USA-Canada-France-Turkey) **½

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010-USA-UK-Canda-Japan) **
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Unread post by gasteropod » 08 Jul 2013, 01:46

A Field in England - 1.5/5

Did anyone else watch this? So pretentious and unconvincing.

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Unread post by luckystars » 08 Jul 2013, 09:05

gasteropod wrote:Terminator Salvation - 0.5/5

Sooo boring and amateur, and why was Bale using his Batman voice?!

Don't remember it being that bad! :o
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Unread post by gasteropod » 11 Jul 2013, 18:18

Superman & Superman II - 1/5

We knew they were going to be lame, but my God, just awful. Any criticism that is levelled at Man of Steel, is present in these films to a much greater extent.

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Night Train Murders (1974-Italy) *½
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Unread post by luckystars » 12 Jul 2013, 07:24

gasteropod wrote:Superman & Superman II - 1/5

We knew they were going to be lame, but my God, just awful.
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Oxygen (1999-USA) *½
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Unread post by luckystars » 14 Jul 2013, 21:29

luckystars wrote:
gasteropod wrote:Superman & Superman II - 1/5

We knew they were going to be lame, but my God, just awful.
:o

Watched both cuts of Superman II today


Theatrical 6/10
Richard Donner cut 7.5/10
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Unread post by Markgway » 15 Jul 2013, 14:27

Killing Season (2013-USA-Belgium) *

Serbian war criminal John Travolta(!) hunts down retired US army vet Robert DeNiro in revenge motive. Simply awful thriller. Badly acted with an emphasis on torture - if that doesn't make you reach for the sick bag the mawkish conclusion will.
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