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  # 804905 24-Apr-2013 13:56
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Oblivion - convoluted story that makes no sense and is overly complicated for the sake of it, too much exposition in the beginning then not enough in the middle then ALL THE EXPOSITION at the end. It just tried to be too clever and failed miserably. Some of the visuals were very nice, and the tech was very clean and pretty. But just a terrible film overall.

Olympus Has Fallen - Die Hard in the White House. Silly, terribly CGI, but it knew what it was and wasn't trying to be anything else. Recommended for a bit of fluff action movie.

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  # 805073 24-Apr-2013 17:30
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We just finished watching The Croods have to say probably the best movie Nicholas Cage has done for quite some time. Great visuals lots of vibrant colours and the story wasn't too bad either my 4 boys all give it 4 or 5 outta 5. We didn't see it in 3d but it was pretty obvious which parts were made for 3d. Overall my opinion is 4 out of 5 taking a point for the romance side of it lol.

 
 
 
 


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  # 805848 26-Apr-2013 11:13
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Gangster Squad - 8.5/10 - Very entertaining, great script and great actors.

Jack Reacher - 8/10 - Tom cruise surprised me on this one, he wasn't too bad at all. Good story and I enjoyed the action.

Looking forward to seeing Oblivion!



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  # 805853 26-Apr-2013 11:21
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noc:
Looking forward to seeing Oblivion!


Don't.  Don't look forward to it and don't see it.

Iron Man 3 - Pretty much excellent.  Funny, action packed.  Huge stakes and great villains.  Best of the three IMO.

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  # 806508 27-Apr-2013 21:08
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I made the mistake of starting to watch "Lens Flare"... sorry, its actual name is "Total Recall"


30 minutes in and I think my eyeballs have lens flare permanently.


Have decided I will endure because Kate Beckinsale.

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  # 806513 27-Apr-2013 21:20
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Attach the block - 9/10 on tomatoes or imdb, i forget which. I give the first half 2/10, didn't watch 2nd half.




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  # 806529 27-Apr-2013 21:59
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gehenna:
noc:
Looking forward to seeing Oblivion!


Don't.  Don't look forward to it and don't see it.

Iron Man 3 - Pretty much excellent.  Funny, action packed.  Huge stakes and great villains.  Best of the three IMO.


Well I know a number of people who contribute to this thread who thought it was great (oblivion). I also enjoyed it a lot.

 
 
 
 


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  # 806538 27-Apr-2013 22:44
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Just finished (although I can't believe I actually did) watching Movie 43....1 out of 5 this movie is terrible and gives Scary Movie 5 a run for the worst movie I have ever seen. Unfunny ! ! !

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  # 806570 28-Apr-2013 03:07
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watched Jack Reacher tonight.
I'd give it a 5/10
There was nothing particularly original about this movie at all - and the title character was swimming in action hero clich├ęs.

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  # 806754 28-Apr-2013 15:57
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Iron Man 3 (3D) - 8/10


There's really not much I can say without giving away spoilers, other than that I really enjoyed this.  IM1 was brilliant, and IM2 was okay.  IM3 is definitely better than IM2, but I think the original still pips this one for best Iron Man movie.

I read a while back that this film was going to take Tony Stark "back to the cave where it all started", figuratively speaking.  Having now seen the film, I can see what that means, and it was pretty cool to see from the perspective of the character's development.  I also read that he spends a lot of time out of his suit.  This is true, but despite this there is still plenty of suit action.  It was good, however, to see Tony Stark having to fight without all his gadgets, proving that Iron Man is as much about the Man as it is about the Iron.

As always, there is a post credit sequence (PCS), but it's at the absolute end, so if you're keen, make sure you stay right to the end of the credits.  I don't think there's any groundbreaking clues or hints with this PCS, but for completeness you might like to stick around.

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  # 806791 28-Apr-2013 17:36
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blakamin: I made the mistake of starting to watch "Lens Flare"... sorry, its actual name is "Total Recall"


30 minutes in and I think my eyeballs have lens flare permanently.


Have decided I will endure because Kate Beckinsale.


Better avoid the next Star Trek.

"Lense flare" is JJ Abrams middle name.

Funny as the film is called Into Darkness


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  # 807332 29-Apr-2013 13:31
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gehenna:
noc:
Looking forward to seeing Oblivion!


Don't.  Don't look forward to it and don't see it.

Iron Man 3 - Pretty much excellent.  Funny, action packed.  Huge stakes and great villains.  Best of the three IMO.


Well I know a number of people who contribute to this thread who thought it was great (oblivion). I also enjoyed it a lot.


Interesting... Well, seems like there are a few mixed feelings about Oblivion. I am a big Sci-Fi fan though, so I'm not sure if I can resist going to see it Smile

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  # 807523 29-Apr-2013 16:15
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noc: [Interesting... Well, seems like there are a few mixed feelings about Oblivion. I am a big Sci-Fi fan though, so I'm not sure if I can resist going to see it Smile


I saw it last week and enjoyed it. I reckon it's worth  seeing.




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  # 808313 30-Apr-2013 23:41
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Iron Man 3. I was disappointed. I love these type of movies and with all the rave reviews I had high expectations, I felt it was a bit stupid. Awesome special effects and a few yahoo moments, but left me cold. 7/10 being generous.

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  # 808323 1-May-2013 00:39
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Well I just got home from watching the new Evil Dead movie at The Embassy in Wellington. Although I didn't not enjoy the movie (great knowing it was filmed and edited locally (as in in NZ)) it heavily relied on the scary moments being related to actual gory a la Hostel / Saw movies for it's scares.

I don't recall any person in the movie jumping (including myself) at any of the supposed scary moments although you could certainly here a few squemish groans at some of the gory parts.

Overall not terrible but simply not great if only they'd managed some actual scares then I could score it higher but I can only give it a 3.5 out of 5.

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