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  # 1979694 19-Mar-2018 11:20
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Annihilation - I enjoyed it. Some parts were a little predictable, but on the whole was a thought provoking and intelligent film. I had been waiting for this to come to the theatre, so was surprised to learn that Netflix had purchased the international rights and I could watch at home. 8/10


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  # 1979705 19-Mar-2018 11:23
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Tomb Raider - 6/10.  I found Alicia was painful at times. Her British pomp seemed great in places and really out of place in others. Story was poorly paced, and the plot twists could have used a little more focus. 

 

Was an easy way to kill a couple of hours. Won't be buying on Blu-Ray.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1979742 19-Mar-2018 11:39
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Finding Your Feet

 

 

 

Really enjoyable rom com with a stellar cast, very well executed. It's not a genre I am especially fond of, but I certainly recommend it - especially for date nights with wives!

 

 

 

The Party

 

 

 

Slightly arty, short, very funny in parts and rather like one of those whodunnit stage productions turned into a film. Good cast though and well done in B&W.






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  # 1979843 19-Mar-2018 13:25
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American Made. Tom Cruise running guns for the CIA and drugs for the cartel. Based on a true story the main part was made for TC. Entertaining. 7.5/10

 

Lucky Logan. Heist movie with Tatum Channing and Daniel Craig who rob a speedway on it's biggest race day of the year. OKish, might be better on a second watching. 6.5/10.


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  # 1979918 19-Mar-2018 15:17
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Enjoyed Red Sparrow.  Hardly a great piece of cinematic art, but enjoyable in an Atomic Blonde kind of way. 





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  # 1982563 24-Mar-2018 15:34
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The Foreigner with Jacky Chan and Pierce Brosnan. Very good movie.

 

 

Agreed. Not quite the same Jackie Chan fare - more like Taken but entertaining nevertheless. Ripe for a sequel.





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  # 1982565 24-Mar-2018 16:06
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Murder on the Orient Express 2017 and 1974.

 

Watched the 2017 version first not knowing the actual plot.  Kenneth Branagh a bit OTT as Poirot but the supporting cast good. Thought the ending was a bit convoluted and after reading some reviews of that and the 1974 version, watched the earlier version.  

 

A much bigger cast of "stars" and seemed to flow better than the later version but of course the plot the similar as this is how Agatha Christie wrote it.

 

 

 

6/10 for the 2017 version and maybe 8/10 for the earlier.

 

Interestingly Agatha Christie, who apparently didn't like film adaptations of her movies and rarely approved them, approved and liked the 1974 version her only negative comment being Poirot's moustache wasn't as magnificent as it should have been while she obviously wasn't around to comment on the latest version where Branagh's moustache (and in fact his entire portrayal) was a bit self-indulgent. This is the peril of being the start and director. But it ended with a setup for a sequel.





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  # 1982951 25-Mar-2018 17:45
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Intouchables (2011) - 9.5/10 higly recommended from a social point of view. Doesn't fit for gun-action-heroes. wink





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  # 1982958 25-Mar-2018 17:59
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We watched I, Tonya last night. Actually quite enjoyed it.


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  # 1982964 25-Mar-2018 18:27
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Death of Stalin 8/10

 

Definitely need to have black sense of humour.

 

Jason Isack had best moments


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  # 1983121 26-Mar-2018 07:51
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Shape of Water - A very good movie but personally I don't see how it won best movie of the year at the Oscars. I would put Dunkirk, Three Billboards and Logan above this. 


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  # 1983122 26-Mar-2018 07:57
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Annihilation. I don't see what the fuss was about. Seemed like a basic, albeit a bit slow in places, sci-fi. 5/10 from me.


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  # 1983174 26-Mar-2018 09:19
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lchiu7:

 

Murder on the Orient Express 2017 and 1974.

 

Watched the 2017 version first not knowing the actual plot.  Kenneth Branagh a bit OTT as Poirot but the supporting cast good. Thought the ending was a bit convoluted and after reading some reviews of that and the 1974 version, watched the earlier version.  

 

A much bigger cast of "stars" and seemed to flow better than the later version but of course the plot the similar as this is how Agatha Christie wrote it.

 

 

 

6/10 for the 2017 version and maybe 8/10 for the earlier.

 

Interestingly Agatha Christie, who apparently didn't like film adaptations of her movies and rarely approved them, approved and liked the 1974 version her only negative comment being Poirot's moustache wasn't as magnificent as it should have been while she obviously wasn't around to comment on the latest version where Branagh's moustache (and in fact his entire portrayal) was a bit self-indulgent. This is the peril of being the start and director. But it ended with a setup for a sequel.

 

 

 

 

I haven't seen the original for a long, long time, so can't comment on that, but watched the latest version on Saturday night with the Missus.

 

I had to agree with her, when she said it was slow and a bit to "talky"...I simply don't remember the original being that slow...

 

Well shot and acted, but the whole thing felt like it could've been given a bit more life...

 

 





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  # 1983868 26-Mar-2018 22:51
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Grumpy old men (1993) 8/10 - Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau - if you like their sparring and cutting humour.





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  # 1985748 29-Mar-2018 22:11
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Annihilation.

I let myself finish it, but only because I promised to not think about it and ask why or how.

A kind of cool steaming pile of rubbish.

? 4/10, can not recommend.




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