Search found 19746 matches

by Markgway
Today, 19:25
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Coupe de Ville (1990) **
1960s road trip movie in which three irritating brothers bickering and shout at each other.
Gets better in the second half, but hard to take at times.
by Markgway
Today, 04:06
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Heart Condition (1989) **½ Racist cop Bob Hoskins gets heart transplant from murder black lawyer Denzel Washington. Concept comedy with two good stars takes getting used to, but works out alright. Chloe Webb is a distraction as a flaky love interest. Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) *** Rambo spoof score...
by Markgway
20 May 2019, 17:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

La La Land (2016) **½ A good character drama about two struggling artistes packaged in an artificial candy box, punctuated with self-consciously twee numbers that add little to the story. Anachronistic attempt at recreating the Golden Age of the Hollywood musical proves that you really can't make 'e...
by Markgway
19 May 2019, 17:11
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Bedroom Window (1987) ***½
First rate Hitchcockian thriller.
by Markgway
17 May 2019, 20:36
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

King Ralph (1991) ***
Royal comedy is funnier than I remembered.
by Markgway
14 May 2019, 11:27
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Feardotcom (2003) * A vengeful virus, a serial killing surgeon; repellent drivel is just too silly to describe. Terrible acting, direction. Fading Gigolo (2013) **½ An ordinary bloke is pimped out to rich women by his best friend, falls for a Jewish widow. John Turturro writes, directs and stars in ...
by Markgway
13 May 2019, 14:31
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Super (1991) **½
Fair social satire/comedy vehicle for Joe Pesci.
by Markgway
13 May 2019, 03:20
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Girl on the Train (2016) ***
Fine mystery-drama with an excellent Emily Blunt as an alcoholic involved in the disappearance of a young woman.
by Markgway
12 May 2019, 16:31
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Pure Luck (1991) **
Mild slapstick comedy, innocuous time killer.
by Markgway
12 May 2019, 00:22
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Wacko (1981) *
Stupendously awful slasher spoof.
Pretty obscure and justifiably so.
Joe Don Baker and George Kennedy embarrass themselves for meagre paychecks.
Andrew (Dice) Clay and Elizabeth (E.G.) Daily make early film appearances.
by Markgway
10 May 2019, 15:07
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Brainwaves (1982) **
Bland horror from Ulli Lommel.
by Markgway
09 May 2019, 16:52
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Escape Room (2019) **½
Suspense thriller is not to be confused with the 2016 DTV film.
This one, naturally, has a bigger budget and is considerably more elaborate.
It's actually rather well done, but is far-fetched, and has too many endings.
by Markgway
06 May 2019, 22:30
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Schizo (1976) **
Pete Walker's psychological slasher produces moderate suspense, but the script and performances aren't up to scratch.
by Markgway
04 May 2019, 04:02
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Escape Room (2016) **½
Four horror fans are trapped in titular amusement with demonic killer.
Low budget DTV horror, but reasonably well done.
by Markgway
03 May 2019, 17:16
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Cold Pursuit (2019) **
Darkly comic thriller never hits its stride.
by Markgway
30 Apr 2019, 11:41
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Baby Driver (2017) **½
Edgar Wright raids his dodgy vinyl collection for this robbery-chase thriller set to music.
The cast is fine, there are many good scenes, but it's just a bit too self-aware.
by Markgway
29 Apr 2019, 17:22
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Inconceivable (2017) **
Pedestrian TV movie-like thriller.

Knuckleball (2017) *½
Ugly, illogical Canadian horror.
by Markgway
27 Apr 2019, 23:55
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Mummy (2017) ** Disappointing reboot of The Mummy - the first - and only? - entry in Universal's Dark Universe franchise. Tom Cruise's star power is actually a distraction here and overwhelms a muddled movie. I'm not a fan of the previous Mummy trilogy - but at least they knew what they wanted t...
by Markgway
26 Apr 2019, 23:25
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) **½
More Dino action; derivative, but highly watchable.
I cared more about the Dinos than I did the human characters.
But that's maybe just me...? ;)
by Markgway
26 Apr 2019, 14:04
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The 6th Day (2000) **
Mediocre direction and performances hamper potentially interesting Schwarzenegger vehicle.
Asks some pertinent questions about the morality of cloning,
but just imagine was Paul Verhoeven could have done with this material.
by Markgway
22 Apr 2019, 03:21
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Atomic Blonde (2017) **½ Stylish, sexy spy thriller has intrigue, violent action, 80s Euro pop... So why didn't I like it more? I think it may have been the lead casting. Charlize Thereon looks the part as an icy Brit assassin, but has little character or appeal. James MacAvoy is irritating, occasio...
by Markgway
20 Apr 2019, 17:14
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Lady Bird (2017) ***
Good coming of age drama featuring a great performance by Saoirse Ronan.

It Comes at Night (2017) **
Bleak chiller promises much but goes nowhere slowly.
by Markgway
19 Apr 2019, 09:41
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Ant Man and the Wasp (2018) **½
Amusing Marvel super-heroics.

Life of the Party (2018) **½
Amiable comedy vehicle for Melissa McCarthy.
by Markgway
18 Apr 2019, 10:46
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Braven (2017) **½
Stripped down action thriller has logger Jason Momoa defend his snowbound log cabin from murderous drug traffickers.
Acceptably done, but Momoa doesn't have the charisma of a Stallone or a Schwarzenegger.
by Markgway
17 Apr 2019, 07:45
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9825
Views: 627110

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Fast and the Furious 8 (The Fate of the Furious) (2017) **½
Mindless action at its zenith with carnage galore, but it is fun if you switch your brain off.