Tag Archives: R-15A

Blood and Chocolate [based on the book] by dir. by

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From the people who brought us Underworld so I hope you are not expecting the best film in the world here? To be honest this film does exactly what it says on the tin. It is a supernatural horror love story, based on a novel for “young adults”, although from the wikipedia article it seems as though there were quite

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Bobby dir. by

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As you can see from that impressive cast list, this is a bit of an ensemble film, which means it runs the risk of the audience not caring about the characters. And I’m afraid it failed. I just didn’t care about any of them. And the story itself was a whole heap of nothingness. I mean, I’m sure that it

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Casino Royale [based on book] by dir. by

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based on the novel by Ian Fleming Before I saw this film I said that I would enjoy it, I just decided, spur of the moment type of thing that I would like it. And I’m glad to report that I didn’t have to lie to myself, because I did enjoy it. It isn’t perfect, it is too long and

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Children of Men [based on book] by dir. by

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Based on the novel by P.D. James In a previous review at some stage I mentioned that I’m quite a fan of Clive Owen’s. Not in ‘omg he’s lovely’sort of a way, but in a ‘he’s a good actor’ sort of a way. And he is often in interesting films. Course, he is also in some terrible films, but you

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Slither dir. by

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I’ll be honest, at first I only wanted to go see Slither in order to support Nathan Fillion. But the trailers made it look entertaining, and the reviews were pretty good, so in the end it wasn’t just Serenity love that made me go. Slither isn’t going to win any Oscars, it isn’t about any great themes. It is content

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Cinderella Man dir. by

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– Joe Gould Based on the true story of James J Braddock. A boxing film. Set during the Depression. Consider all of these things and you may be thinking that this is a sentimental boxer-overcoming-hardship film, and, in a way you’d be right. But Cinderella Man is much, much more than that.

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The Mighty Celt dir. by

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The opening scene of this film makes sure we know who the bad-guy is, Good Joe, the greyhound trainer. We first meet him throwing a bag, full of what we are not certain but are given to understand that it is unwanted pups, into the lake. And he never really improves from that opening. The film is set in Northern

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Last Days dir. by

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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 the audience. Blake mutters and grunts to himself throughout the film, very rarely saying anything at all recognisable and

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Serenity dir. by

Serenity dir. Joss Whedon

This is the non-spoiler review. Spoiler review is down below. The password is the name of The planet. If you’ve seen the film you should know what planet I’m talking about. If not, then email me fencesitter at gmail dot com Remember that episode of The Simpsons where the teachers (I think) put on a show, and Bart said that

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