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  # 2021163 23-May-2018 14:26
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Cargo - Netflix Original, well acted and character driven take on the zombie apocalypse set in Australia. 7.5/10


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  # 2021255 23-May-2018 17:14
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I saw The Breaker Uppers over the weekend.  It was  rated "M" so I took my kids (early teens).  A bit of a mistake.  I think R13 might have been a more appropriate classification for the subject matter.  Perhaps the censor was more lenient because it's an NZ Movie.





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  # 2021539 24-May-2018 06:47
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Welcome to the Land of Ch'tis - Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (2008) - 9/10 cool





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  # 2021830 24-May-2018 13:45
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Predestination 8/10

 

An interesting time travelling drama/thriller with Ethan Hawke. Needs to be watched more than once to really figure out whats going on.

 

Trainspotting 9/10

 

Still outstanding and still makes a huge impact.


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  # 2022328 25-May-2018 10:55
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Darkest Hour - 9/10 no wonder Gary Oldman won all those Best Actor awards, very much well deserved.

 

The Post - 8/10 great movie. Meryl & Tom are such great/fine actors and at the top of their craft that we expect nothing but good things from them so these days they have to do something really special, I mean 21 nominations & 3 wins for Meryl and Tom 3 nominations & 2 wins

 

 





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  # 2022542 25-May-2018 17:27
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Solo - A Star Wars Story
Had no real expectations for this movie. It was entertaining, and a well enough told story that it didn't matter if you had seen any previous (or later if you wanted to think chronologically) Star Wars movies or not.
I found it initially distracting having easily recognisable actors like Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke but the story soon overtook that. There were enough twists that it wasn't completely formulaic and there was plenty of action.
For fans of the original trilogy, Alden Ehrenreich did a good job (imo) of capturing some of the looks and mannerisms of the older Han Solo. That and filling in some of the back story for Chewy and Landau should keep fans happy.
It doesn't have the 'epic-ness' of the franchise movies that have preceded it, and as such I don't believe it needs to be seen at the movies. It is obviously the first in a series of branch stories from the main thread.
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  # 2023279 27-May-2018 10:38
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Deadpool 2  9/10 was as good as the second in most places, better in some, worse in others. Great Soundtrack. 

 

I felt Julian Dennison's accent was awful. I hope I don't sound like that! 

 

 

 

Solo - A Star Wars Story

 

Agreed about Harrelson being distracting etc. I couldn't get into it. I enjoyed some parts of it, but for me, it's barely a 6/10. I actually fell asleep for about 20 minutes and didn't feel I'd lost anything. 

 

 


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  # 2023316 27-May-2018 11:51
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"I Will Follow You Down" - 2013 - (also known as "Continuum", not to be confused with the TV series of the same name). (Netflix)

Interesting story about time travel.....set in Toronto and Princeton....but filmed in Toronto as far as I could tell. 

The only movie I've seen with child star Haley Joel Osment all grown up as an adult character. Gillian Anderson (X Files) plays his mother. 

Can't really say much about the plot as anything after the first couple of minutes is a major spoiler....and the end of the movie tops the list. 

Basically, the story follows what happens after the husband / father goes way to a conference at Princeton....and never returns and is never found. 

 

There's a reason for that........

Rating? I'd give it a 7 out of 10 just for being a bit different...and the acting wasn't bad either. 

 

 





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  # 2023535 27-May-2018 19:46
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This thread turned 10 yesterday, Happy Birthday to this thread! wink

 

I see a lot of people are mentioning they are over the superhero genre, not me, I love it especially the MCU so here's a quick review of the last four I've seen recently.

 

Thor: Ragnarok - Definitely the best Thor film, it rewarded us with more comedy while still pulling on our heart strings from time to time. Hulk didn't seem quite as angry as usual and I'm not sure how I felt about that. Probably my only slight gripe though. 8/10

 

Black Panther - While I enjoyed this movie very much I got rather upset about everybody revelling over the fact that they finally had a black superhero. Did everybody forget about Blade, you know the very first movie produced by Marvel Studios. That aside great characters, a good plot and a relatable bad guy (who at first I have to admit I couldn't get past that he looked like a Wayan brother) made for a very enjoyable film. 7.5/10

 

Avengers: Infinity War - Wow that ending, I have to say I would rate Thanos so far one of the greatest villains of all time. I would love to see more of him, perhaps an origin story of how he came to power (something I always wished they had done with Magneto). A lot of people that have seen it have told me that there was too much going on however that was not the case for me, I had seen all the previous MCU films, all the post credits scenes, I knew all the characters and it was just beautifully put together. Not too long, not too short, it must've been a massive task to tell a story like this with so many big characters and IMO they pulled it off nicely. 9/10

 

Deadpool 2 - Loved it, Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool and Deadpool is Ryan Reynolds, they are a match made in heaven. While it may have fell slightly short of the first film I suspect that that is because I'd already had a taste of the humour as opposed to the film not actually being as good. Either way I find myself still having a little smirk when I think of some of the scenes. 9.5/10


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  # 2023595 27-May-2018 21:13
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Solo - A Star Wars Story 3D - 7/10.

As a standalone story it's ok. As an addition to the Star Wars cannon it is excellent and engaging. I really enjoyed it. It's kind of gritty and horrible and really reminded me of Babylon Berlin.

Dolby 3D then RealD. The Dolby 3D version has better lighting and focus selection by a long shot.
There are no worthwhile 3D scenes in either format. Bad move.

Rated M in NZ.

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I really enjoyed No Ordinary Shelia. It is a NZ made film about an extraordinary women born on a small island off the coast of Stewart island.


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  # 2029542 5-Jun-2018 00:13
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Solo in Sony 4K with Dolby Atmos in Leicester Square.

Pretty good - better than the last Star Wars film, I thought.





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Endured The Post over the weekend. 

 

Tom Hanks at his usual best but Meryl Streep's performance was positively painful to watch, completely over the top, awkward, and not natural at all.  Not sure what happened there. 

 

2/10 for the historical significance factor but otherwise terribly boring. 

 

   

 

 





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