I was drawn by the award nominations and overwhelming reviews.
Twenty minutes in and I thought I'd accidentally selected the wrong film. It is a slow, disjointed story that ultimately follows a very predictable Hollywood formula.
I like Lawrence, her character raw and troubled but also poorly formed.
It was hard to determine weather she was being unlikable and unsympathetic because of some mental illness, or if she was being plain out mean and manipulative just because.
Cooper always annoys…
This film has it all: Excessive use of CGI, and an even more convoluted plot line than Jupiter Ascending. Another example of the "valiant young person who initially is unconscious of their special abilities to save the world, but still becomes the hope of the planet's redemption" plot.
It's pretty obvious that it was made for children, but I highly doubt most kids could follow the plot, it's a shitstorm of flashbacks and incomprehensible jumps.
Shockingly terrible and just plain boring.
My first "ABC" film. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I'm going to rate every short individually since they're so different, both in quality, but also in style.
★ = Bad. ★★ = Acceptable. ★★★ = Average. ★★★★ = Good. ★★★★★ = Great.
A is for Amateur: An amateur hitman is given a contract to assassinate a drug dealer ★★★★ (great little twist at the end).
B is for Badger: A wildlife documentary director and…
The absolute need and thirst for gender equality in this film is kinda hilarious. This is James Bond we're talking about.
Really good intro. Horribly bad Bond theme (Writing's On The Wall), the rest of the soundtrack was pretty good though. Stupidly boring middle part. Biggest waste of Christoph Waltz I have ever seen.
Recommended by bizarre_eye (Why?!?!?!)
As far as I'm understood The Life and Death of a Porno Gang (WHY?!?!?!) is supposed to be both disturbing and controversial.
I'm sorry but homosexual sex is barely of note as far as controversy goes, just watch any or every episode of Spartacus.
Disturbing? Sure, but not in the way the makers may think.
The content is mildly disturbing, but the thing that disturbs me the most is the mere existence of the film.
Recommended by Fish.
I FUCKING LOVE THE SHOUTING! I CAN'T GET ENOUGH. GIVE ME MORE OF THAT SHIT. I DIDN'T NEED MY EARDRUMS ANYWAY!
Guys. It sounds fucking beautiful when someone on a closed staircase, in an apartment building, screams into a discount microphone from Tesco. LOVE IT!
REC is unoriginal on several levels; essentially a hodgepodge of concepts and techniques that have come before, but it is damned effective because it only steals the best. 28 Days Later is…
Recommended by Anchy.
Do these kids have parents?
Thought process while watching "It Follows":
-Wow, this seems really good! I totally understand the hype!
-Yeeeeeah. Nope. That's fucking creepy!
-Sigh. Wake me up when they're done sexing.
-These time jumps though.
-Okay, this is slow.
-The energy from the first part of the film, can we have that back please?
-That doesn't make sense.
-The end? ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS?!
The presentation is by far the best aspect, But…
It is always a pleasure to watch a strong ensemble cast make something compelling out of mediocre material. Even if you cringe and wince enough to look like you're having a stroke.
The film has nothing original to reveal as a family drama, nor as a courtroom procedural. It's all very standard TV fare.
Downey Jr. is slick, snappy, and so full of himself he'd put Tony Stark to shame (another Downey character with daddy issues, oh boy). He growls,…