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  • Chernobyl Diaries 2012

    ★★ Watched 20 Oct, 2014

    I've certainly seen a lot worse this October. Chernobyl Diaries isn't the obvious horror you might think it is. It's not particularly original but it does keep you getting a little with its cat-and-mouse chases. The performances aren't bad either even if the script isn't very strong. It wouldn't leave me going to bed with the light on but it does have a few good scares.

  • Bait 2012

    Watched 20 Oct, 2014

    It's like the cast of Home & Away get caught in a Sharknado. You know exactly what to expect with this film - awful acting, rubbish characters, and very little horror. But the CGI effects are worse than you would have imagined, and there are no nice surprises such as some added humour or decent gore. It's just bad.

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 1992

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Oct, 2014

    Well that was fucked up. I planned to do some writing whilst watching this film but it crept me out so much that I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. Lynch has some serious problems, but they make such great films.

  • The Maze Runner 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014 2

    If I hadn’t read the book beforehand then this could have easily been in my Top 10 films of this year, but because I loved the novel so much, I’m largely disappointed with how it’s been adapted.

    The Maze Runner film has some great moments and it’s a story that works incredibly well on the big screen, but it’s also filled from start to finish with constant changes and inaccuracies when comparing it to the novel. It’s always something to…

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Oct, 2014

    I started off by wondering why I was even continuing to watch this franchise. They're not bad films at all, but I'm just not getting into them.

    And then about 40 minutes in I started to really enjoy this one.

  • Live and Let Die 1973

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Sep, 2014

    Roger Moore's definitely kept my interest in watching more James Bond films. This was a great adventure and action film.

  • Diamonds Are Forever 1971

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Sep, 2014

    I've decided to watch some James Bond films, but sadly the first of my watches away from Daniel Craig's role is the last of Sean Connery's roles. I'll have to go back at some point because I love Connery, but I'm told that this is his worst film in the franchise so I've obviously got better things to look forward to.

  • Friday the 13th 1980

    ★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    I don't quite know what to think. It's hard to think that this is such a big horror franchise when this first film is so ... I don't want to say bad because it's not. But it's so tame. There's no suspense because all we see is a character go missing every 15 minutes or so, and occasionally a bit of blood. The other characters don't know what's going on around them so there's no tense atmosphere or real threat.…

  • Urban Legends: Final Cut 2000

    ★½ Watched 17 Oct, 2014

    I'm a huge fan of the first Urban Legends film for some strange reason. This sequel had the intention of not only bettering the first, but also playing homage to many other horrors and directors with its film school setting. But whilst it mentioned Hitchcock's name over and over again, it had none of the suspense or originality that a good horror should.

  • The Thing 2011

    ★★ Watched 16 Oct, 2014

    There was no chance of this film bettering John Carpenter's film, so there's no real reason watching this film when you can watch the original. It's not an overly bad remake, but the one thing that should have improved this film was the graphics. Yet I prefer the graphics in the original film, which made me sick to the stomach. This film was just largely unoriginal, lacked any big scares, and came across as unnecessary as most remakes do.

  • Khumba 2013

    ★★★ Watched 15 Oct, 2014

    From another newish animation studio, Triggerfish Animation, (Though I've never heard of their other film Zambezia despite a good voice cast?!), Zhumba doesn't start off overly promising but you soon find yourself rooting for Zhumba and the other great characters. It's a great adventure with a lot of laughs.

  • The Headless Woman 2008

    ★★★ Watched 14 Oct, 2014

    A bit of an odd drama because I found it hard to find the story as intense as the character's were portraying it to be. But great performances all around.