Tagged: clichéd

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The lovely bones [based on the book] by dir. by

I read the book this was based on a long time ago. So long ago that I don’t really remember the details. But I do remember thinking that it wasn’t the most film-friendly of novels when I heard that it was to be adapted. But of course neither was The Lord of the Rings and look how well Jackson et al did there. This, however, is a very different kettle of fish from LOTR

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The Mutant Chronicles dir. by

See also: IMDb ; Elsewhere Okay so I knew this was going to be rubbish. But then again look at that cast. How could I resist? And to be honest I was expecting something resembling a plot to show up somewhere....

The Happening dir. M. Night Shyamalan

The Happening dir. by

IMDb ; Other reviews I just don’t know. I really wanted to like this film. The few trailers I saw really seemed to hint at an interesting film. And despite the low-key opening weekend I was expecting some form of entertainment....

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The Guardian dir. by

Grizzled old veteran teaches impudent new pup how to be a rescue swimmer.And that is about it. But if that was all I said it’d make for a pretty short review, so I’ll just bullshit away here for a few minutes....

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Green Street dir. by

Just so you know, this film is called Hooligans, Green Street Hooligans and Green Street depending on where you are. Football has never really had a good film made about it, not that I’ve seen anyway. I mean most people enjoy...

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Last Days dir. by

Opening with a scene of Blake stumbling and mumbling his way through the woods this film almost always looks great and interesting. Unfortunately it isn’t. It is a boring, one-note tale of a “rock and roll” cliche that never engages with...

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Eragon by

ISBN: 0552552097Eragon is the story of a boy and his dragon, and his quest to save the world. In a way, I suppose, it is a usual fantasy story. It has the magic, the unimportant village child who turns out to...

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Subverting fantasy!?

Do you know why I really hate labels[1], especially genre labels? Well it is because everyone has their own definition of what fits a certain label, and they are only aware of what they know. Yet this lack of knowledge doesn’t...

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Flight of the Phoenix dir. by

You know this is the sort of film that doesn’t really deserve a review. It is cliché-ridden, the dialogue is terrible, you’ll laugh in all the wrong places. But still, it is mindless entertainment that passes the time.

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Van Helsing dir. by

After seeing the trailer for this film for what seems like years (I’m talking to you to bloody day after tomorrow trailer that just won’t go away), I figured I knew what to expect from this film; cg axn similar to...