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by Markgway
16 Mar 2019, 15:25
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Wayne's World (1992) **½
Smart teen comedy is better than any of the SNL-inspired pics it unleashed in the 90s.

Wayne's World 2 (1993) **½
Hurried sequel still has many good laughs and bits of creativity.
by Markgway
15 Mar 2019, 01:36
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) **½
Dracula creates a plague that will wipe out humanity.
Only Van Helsing can stop him!
One of the better 70s Hammer horrors.
by Markgway
13 Mar 2019, 13:21
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972!) ** Peculiar attempt to update the Dracula myth sees the fanged one battling Van Helsing's grandson in contemporary London. Lee is menacing, though given little to do; Cushing is great as always (has this man ever given a bad performance?). The pot-smoking Chelsea hippies da...
by Markgway
04 Mar 2019, 05:23
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Quarantine 2: Terminal (2010) **
A band of virus-infected passengers munch on each other in a locked-down airport.
No surprises horror sequel goes thru the motions.
by Markgway
04 Mar 2019, 00:41
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
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The Heist (2009) **½ Featherweight caper in which three ageing security guards steal their favourite pieces from an art museum. Forgettable, but pleasant. Better than the actual performers? :P Yes! :geek: What about the lamentation of the women? Huh? It refers to an oft-quoted line from Conan.
by Markgway
03 Mar 2019, 03:11
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Bait (2011) **½
Minor, but moderately suspenseful Aussie horror in which disparate types are trapped in a flooded underground supermarket with sharks!
Cheap look and naff CGI detract from corny B-movie fun.
by Markgway
03 Mar 2019, 03:08
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Suspiria (Italy, 1977) [BD] - 4.5/5 Synapse's 4.0 sounds incredible, but I still think the Italian voice acting is vastly better. Better than the actual performers? :P Conan the Barbarian (USA, 1982) [BD] - 4.5/5 Majestic adventure. The score is capable of inspiring the only YouTube comments worth ...
by Markgway
02 Mar 2019, 03:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
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Single White Female (1992) **½
Bridget Fonda fears for her identity and her life when mousy new roommate Jennifer Jason Leigh turns stalker.
Decent adult thriller.
by Markgway
01 Mar 2019, 05:59
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
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Royal Flash (1975) **
Comedy adventure romp with Malcolm McDowell as George McDonald Fraser's cowardly rogue Flashman.
Some laughs, typical of director Richard Lester's style, but wears out its welcome after a while...
by Markgway
28 Feb 2019, 03:35
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Hereditary (2018) **
Jumbled piffle in which a grief stricken mother (an intense Toni Collette) drags her family into demonic possession.
A few chills, but mostly a load of old balls, and by the end pretty damn risible.
by Markgway
27 Feb 2019, 19:51
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To Rome with Love (2012) **½
Whimsical, slightly silly farce about love and sex in Italy.
Lesser Woody Allen still has some good scenes.
by Markgway
27 Feb 2019, 16:56
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A Single Shot (2013) **½
Grim thriller stars Sam Rockwell as a deer hunter who accidentally shoots a young woman carrying a bundle of cash.
Trouble follows. Drags along, but always maintains interest.
by Markgway
26 Feb 2019, 03:41
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Cold in July (2014) ***
Dark thriller starts out as one film then goes off in unexpected directions.
Not totally satisfying, but good enough.
by Markgway
23 Feb 2019, 22:51
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
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Yeah, I guess she said 'no' to the producers and they were like 'fuck that bitch!' :D

The Lost Boys (1987) **½
Stylish teen comedy-horror isn't as much fun as it should be -- until the end.
by Markgway
19 Feb 2019, 06:33
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Pelican Brief (1993) **½
Overlong, slightly muddled adaptation of John Grisham thriller has plenty studio polish, but neither the suspense (restricted to a few scenes) or meat to justify it's run time. Denzel is fine, Julia has been better.
by Markgway
14 Feb 2019, 21:52
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The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) ***
Superior sequel adds depth of characterisation and new found maturity,
which makes the regressive Part 3 all the more painful.
by Markgway
12 Feb 2019, 17:00
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Karate Kid (1984) *** It's ironic that the karate fights are the weakest element in this enjoyable teen drama. The cast is good, and timid youngsters will appreciate the anti-bullying message. Kove's 'I want him out of commission' still makes no sense though... wasn't the whole point of the tour...
by Markgway
08 Feb 2019, 23:20
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) ***
UHD viewing.
Overlong and overstuffed, but great cinematic entertainment.
by Markgway
08 Feb 2019, 18:28
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The Survivalist (2015) **½
Sombre drama in which an Irish survivalist's existence is threaten by the presence of a mother and daughter.
Pretty grim, but not without interest.
by Markgway
01 Feb 2019, 03:44
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There's something fundamentally dishonest (and gutless) about a film including hardcore imagery but then faking it with CGI and porn stars.
by Markgway
30 Jan 2019, 03:54
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The Brink's Job (1978) **½
Comedy crime caper about America's biggest ever heist.
Takes a while to get going, pretty decent when it does, but the end feels choppy and rushed.
by Markgway
29 Jan 2019, 19:25
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HungFist wrote:
29 Jan 2019, 16:19
Watching the Japanese versions turned out a great choice as the optical censorship saved me from the parts I didn't care to see in the first place.
Pixelated stunt cocks? :D
by Markgway
24 Jan 2019, 03:20
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You Were Never Really Here (2017) **
Peculiar thriller holds interest for a while... before becoming thuddingly pretentious (and utterly confusing).
by Markgway
23 Jan 2019, 20:45
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Ice Station Zebra (1968) **
Long, surprisingly dull submarine-spy adventure based on Alistair McLean novel.
John Sturges' direction, especially once the ice station is reached, isn't good.
Performances are uneven, with Patrick McGoohan's clipped Brit agent faring best.