RSS feed for Carl

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Bridget Jones's Baby

    Bridget Jones's Baby

    ★★½

    Better than the second one, not a patch on the first. Bridget’s accent gets weird and some of the humour just false flat. It misses Hugh Grant but I appreciate the way Patrick Dempsey wasn’t just a Grant replacenent. I kinda liked the guy. 

    Also loses a star for containing the worst forced cameo from Ed Sheeren, based on a gag that is old only a year after it came out. It’s excruciating and not in one but THREE scenes!…

  • Deathstalker

    Deathstalker

    ★★★

    A cracking piece of exploitation silliness that manages to stay fun for its entirely brief 76min running time. Unlike many other fantasy films of the time, they at least try with some of the fights and make the characters vaguely likeable, the magic stuff is cool (the shape shifting guard nearly boned by Deathstalker was hilarious) and the women in it look amazing. It’s totally trashy but it’s clearly got its tongue firmly in its cheek (the He-man shot near…

Popular reviews

More
  • The Serpent and the Rainbow

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

    ★★★★½

    Superb voodoo zombie film. Pullman is great as the scientist who will not quit, with fantastic supporting work from Zakes Mokae as the bad guy Dargent and Brent Jennings as Louis Mozart, the maker of the zombie powder. Some very creepy nightmare sequences, plenty of bits to make your skin crawl and one bit to make any bloke cross his legs made this a thoroughly enjoyable watch from start to finish. Ending goes a bit Nightmare on Elm Street in a cheesy 80s way but whats not to love about that. Highly recommended for any horror fan and especially zombie fans.

  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★★★

    Still pretty much the greatest action film ever made. To see it on an Imax screen just made it even better and when the worst thing I can say is some of the matte work from 30 years ago looked a teeny bit ropey on a 25m screen, it shows how well this film has aged. Just an absolute masterpiece. The best action, the greatest creature design, no CGI, the most quotable, epic characters (Vasquez and Hudson we salute you), I don't think this film will ever be bettered in terms of hardcore violent sci-fi action. My no.2 favourite film of all time.