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  Reply # 953012 16-Dec-2013 12:11 Send private message quote this post

 And that White House gets taken over movie, 'Olympus Has Fallen' (which looks exactly like White House Down?!) I'd give that a 6/10 also. 


I can't remember which one is which now lol.

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  Reply # 953020 16-Dec-2013 12:23 Send private message quote this post

Now You See Me : Enjoyable - 6.5/10

Cloud Atlas : Whoa... what did I just watch ? Unusual yet engaging movie - you cant help but keep watching it to see what happens next - will be watching again. (warning 3 hrs long) 8.5/10




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  Reply # 953405 16-Dec-2013 23:17 Send private message quote this post

Desolation of Smaug, 8/10. Going to go with what most (50%+) people are saying and that its better than the first movie, however I think LOTR is better.

I haven't read the books, not a fan of reading, so I don't know the ending. Im glad that's the case because if I had read the books I would be sitting there in the cinema thinking "such and such must be coming up soon" and "hey that wasn't in the book".

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  Reply # 953426 17-Dec-2013 02:41 2 people support this post Send private message quote this post


Sound City: The Dave Grohl documentary on the legendary Sound City recording studio in Van Nuys, LA.
Gritty, filled with great music and some interesting side-stories.
Personally as a rock fan and a music buff, I loved this doco. 10/10.



completely agree on that.
I'd give it a 10/10 also.

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  Reply # 953450 17-Dec-2013 07:29 Send private message quote this post

I haven't read the books, not a fan of reading, so I don't know the ending. Im glad that's the case because if I had read the books I would be sitting there in the cinema thinking "such and such must be coming up soon" and "hey that wasn't in the book".



As the biggest Tolkien nerd I know,  can say that everything that was added in/left out was done for better audience engagement and to great effect and does not alter the overall outcome of the story. My only nitpick was the Beorn bit. I think that could have been done better and after seeing Jackson's interpretation, I'm really glad now that he left Tom Bombadil out of the LOTR movies.

That said, TDOS was awesome fun, fantastic chase scenes and as always, Legolas gets all the cool moves (although this time Tauriel gets to join him). Solid 8.5/10 for me.




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  Reply # 953505 17-Dec-2013 09:20 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

benokobi:
 And that White House gets taken over movie, 'Olympus Has Fallen' (which looks exactly like White House Down?!) I'd give that a 6/10 also. 


I can't remember which one is which now lol.


Olympus came out first, and was the superior film IMO :)

Best of a bad bunch anyway!

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  Reply # 953668 17-Dec-2013 12:33 Send private message quote this post

alan partridge film - 5/10 ap is much funnier in 30min doses...

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  Reply # 953686 17-Dec-2013 12:50 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Watched Olympus has Fallen on a plane from AU but had to cut it short 15 minutes. It wasn't so bad - good enough for me to watch the last 15 minutes on Netflix when it was made available online last month.




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  Reply # 953699 17-Dec-2013 13:11 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

i thought Olympus has Fallen was the better movie but Whitehouse Down was more entertaining

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  Reply # 954358 18-Dec-2013 14:54 Send private message quote this post

Pacific Rim... I was expecting a crappy popcorn movie and it was too bad to be even called that. Got 30 minutes in and turned it off.

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  Reply # 954366 18-Dec-2013 15:01 3 people support this post Send private message quote this post

blakamin: Pacific Rim... I was expecting a crappy popcorn movie and it was too bad to be even called that. Got 30 minutes in and turned it off.


What to expect: Giant Robots and Monsters - super cheesy acting

What is in movie: Giant Robots and Monsters - super cheesy acting

what's not to like? 

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  Reply # 954387 18-Dec-2013 15:15 Send private message quote this post

Reminds me of ultraman




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  Reply # 954402 18-Dec-2013 15:44 Send private message quote this post

wasabi2k:
blakamin: Pacific Rim... I was expecting a crappy popcorn movie and it was too bad to be even called that. Got 30 minutes in and turned it off.


What to expect: Giant Robots and Monsters - super cheesy acting

What is in movie: Giant Robots and Monsters - super cheesy acting

what's not to like? 


Are we talking kind of like a live action Evangelion here? Because if so, I'm totally in.




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  Reply # 954427 18-Dec-2013 17:23 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Demeter:
wasabi2k:
blakamin: Pacific Rim... I was expecting a crappy popcorn movie and it was too bad to be even called that. Got 30 minutes in and turned it off.


What to expect: Giant Robots and Monsters - super cheesy acting

What is in movie: Giant Robots and Monsters - super cheesy acting

what's not to like? 


Are we talking kind of like a live action Evangelion here? Because if so, I'm totally in.


We're talking Independence Day meets Godzilla.

I have now watched it three times and still feel I got exactly what I paid for. An excellently put together action movie with crappy acting and thin subplots (man loses brother, finds solace in giant robot with girl who is equally troubled) - exactly what I thought it would be.





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  Reply # 955303 20-Dec-2013 09:16 Send private message quote this post

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug 6/10

The dragon is awesome. I was dissapointed with some of the CGI as it was just not convincing and also felt the first half was flat but I still really enjoyed it just not wowed by it.

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