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  #1770031 24-Apr-2017 22:49
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. 8/10

Very much a light-hearted fun romp, albeit with a huge body-count. Some nice nods to the rest of the MCU; but DEFINITELY does not take itself at all seriously; although there is a significant emotional ending. High W.A.F. (she's not a huge SciFi fan, but did enjoy this one).

And don't forget to watch the entire credits for the 5 end-credit scenes...

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  #1770304 25-Apr-2017 19:12
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^^Saw it this afternoon.  Very cool, hilarious and a great sequel for a change.  Could have done without one specific storyline (ravagers based stuff) but other than that it was excellent fun and well worth seeing on the big screen.  Lots of nice use of 3d too.  


 
 
 
 


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  #1772556 29-Apr-2017 19:35
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe - Despite a promising start with an intriguing premise and 3 dimensional characters, at about the halfway point turned into a standard cliched horror - 5.5/10

 

A Street cat Named Bob - Feel good, and based on a true story. Was a little too run of the mill with no real surpirses more my taste - 6/10

 

A Monster Calls - Don't be put off by the name, it is not a straight to video horror movie. I'd describe it as a fantasy drama. Was excellent, and one of the few movies in recent memory to give me a genuine case of the feels - 9/10


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  #1772976 30-Apr-2017 18:39
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The Girl with All the Gifts - Kind of a mashup of 28 Days Later and the PlayStation game The Last of Us. Pretty good. 7.5/10


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  #1777550 8-May-2017 10:05
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jamesrt: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. 8/10

Very much a light-hearted fun romp, albeit with a huge body-count. Some nice nods to the rest of the MCU; but DEFINITELY does not take itself at all seriously; although there is a significant emotional ending. High W.A.F. (she's not a huge SciFi fan, but did enjoy this one).

And don't forget to watch the entire credits for the 5 end-credit scenes...

 

Ditto.  Nothing to add.  A fun film to watch, just as much fun as the first film.  Kurt Russell is great.


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  #1779699 11-May-2017 15:10
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the great wall

 

worse than warcraft

 

even the cgi was rubbish

 

how could the great director zhang yimou put his name to this ?

 

0/10


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  #1779720 11-May-2017 15:38
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Paul1977:

 

The Girl with All the Gifts - Kind of a mashup of 28 Days Later and the PlayStation game The Last of Us. Pretty good. 7.5/10

 

 

Until the last scene.


 
 
 
 


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  #1779732 11-May-2017 16:20
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Alien: Covenant - lined up for this evening at Reading.

 

Huge fan of Alien 1 & 2 ...

 

3 & 4 were ok ...

 

Prometheus was a major let down ...

 

So based on above trend I don't have high hopes - but have fingers secretly crossed Ridley's gonna pull a blinder out of the bag!

 

Have kept away from all reviews, will report back tomorrow (with a short spoiler-free review).


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  #1779887 11-May-2017 21:48
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dafman:

 

Alien: Covenant - lined up for this evening at Reading.

 

Huge fan of Alien 1 & 2 ...

 

3 & 4 were ok ...

 

Prometheus was a major let down ...

 

So based on above trend I don't have high hopes - but have fingers secretly crossed Ridley's gonna pull a blinder out of the bag!

 

Have kept away from all reviews, will report back tomorrow (with a short spoiler-free review).

 

 

Ok, here goes ...

 

Exceptional first 5 minutes  (wow, it was good, I actually hoped it would last the full 120 minutes).

 

Thereafter, devolves into standard 'crew die one by one' Alien genre piece ... check

 

New alien variants, even faster growing than ever ... check

 

CGI overkill, no subtlety ... check

 

New Ripley ... check 

 

Hey, why not blow bad alien out of the ship's air lock ... check

 

All of that said, on the positive ... a better film than Prometheus, entertaining, but a worn-out-of-ideas, paint by numbers, genre piece nonetheless.

 

6/10

 

BUT ... a movie first: someone kissing them self. Not seen that before, well done Ridley.


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  #1779954 12-May-2017 00:50
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dafman:

 

dafman:

 

Alien: Covenant - lined up for this evening at Reading.

 

Huge fan of Alien 1 & 2 ...

 

3 & 4 were ok ...

 

Prometheus was a major let down ...

 

So based on above trend I don't have high hopes - but have fingers secretly crossed Ridley's gonna pull a blinder out of the bag!

 

Have kept away from all reviews, will report back tomorrow (with a short spoiler-free review).

 

 

Ok, here goes ...

 

Exceptional first 5 minutes  (wow, it was good, I actually hoped it would last the full 120 minutes).

 

Thereafter, devolves into standard 'crew die one by one' Alien genre piece ... check

 

New alien variants, even faster growing than ever ... check

 

CGI overkill, no subtlety ... check

 

New Ripley ... check 

 

Hey, why not blow bad alien out of the ship's air lock ... check

 

All of that said, on the positive ... a better film than Prometheus, entertaining, but a worn-out-of-ideas, paint by numbers, genre piece nonetheless.

 

6/10

 

BUT ... a movie first: someone kissing them self. Not seen that before, well done Ridley.

 

 

I have to agree but I liked Prometheus better by a small margin. Otherwise just another let down. It just never really captured my attention. I'm so sick of CGI being substituted for a decent story. I have a mate who's always asking "What's good on at the movies?" to which my standard reply is "As usual these days - absolutely nothing".


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  #1779991 12-May-2017 08:45
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Since I was so disappointed by Alien, I thought I would recommend something else

 

Get Out

 

Genuinely creepy black comedy and one of the best films I have seen this year. I left the cinema fizzing. Highly recommended.

 

 


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  #1780162 12-May-2017 13:36
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gehenna:

 

Paul1977:

 

The Girl with All the Gifts - Kind of a mashup of 28 Days Later and the PlayStation game The Last of Us. Pretty good. 7.5/10

 

 

Until the last scene.

 

 

Agreed.


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  #1780167 12-May-2017 13:38
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dafman:

 

Since I was so disappointed by Alien, I thought I would recommend something else

 

Get Out

 

Genuinely creepy black comedy and one of the best films I have seen this year. I left the cinema fizzing. Highly recommended.

 

                         ^^^^

 

Pun intended?


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  #1781793 13-May-2017 21:50
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Mindhorn

 

Dunno what to describe it as. 

 

Hilarious, strange, British. 


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  #1781797 13-May-2017 21:59
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blakamin: Dunno what to describe it as. 

 

Hilarious, strange, British. 

 

 

 

 

just a warning , that link gives away the whole plot of the film so if you dont want the film ruined dont click it.





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