RSS feed for Owen

Favorite films

Recent activity

All films

Recent reviews

More
  • Them 2006

    ★★★ Watched 30 Oct, 2014

    Expected Ils (aka Them) to be better than it eventually was. I've heard lots of good things about how tense and well written it is, but ultimately I found it to be a little bit tedious at times.

    I liked the concept, stripping things down to the minimum of basic home invasion movies but way more intense. Unfortunately, something about it just felt unremarkable. But I liked what they were aiming for. Unnerving occasionally, some rather uncomfortable scenes to sit…

  • Creature from the Black Lagoon 1954

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Oct, 2014

    Half expected to stick this DVD on and laugh at how ridiculous it all is. "A man in a rubber suit who was really good at holding his breath, swimming underwater grabbing at peoples legs?" quickly turned into: "oh, man, that creature design is actually pretty impressive. Look how dedicated that bloke is! He doesn't even breath out because the bubbles would make it look like a bloke in a rubber suit, and not an underwater creature with gills!"

    The…

Popular reviews

More
  • Crash 2004

    Watched 16 Dec, 2012 46

    Wow what a revelation. Apparently black people can be racist of white people, white people can be racist of black people, black people can be racist of black people, black people can be racist of hispanic people, white people can be racist of middle-eastern people, middle eastern people can be racist of hispanic people, hispanic people are nice, white people can't be racist of white people.

    BUT.

    Those same black people can be nice to white people, those white people…

  • First Blood 1982

    ★★★★ Watched 15 May, 2012 5

    I kind of thought it would be a mindless action film where Sly goes around killing the bad guys in the jungle with his machine gun and that's about it. Like Predator, I guess, just without the Predator.

    I was wrong. It's excellent. I found it very entertaining, and also quite sad. Sure, Rambo is this bad-ass, super elite soldier who can kill a man practically by looking at him with his wonky face, but I never realised there was…