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by Markgway
22 Jun 2019, 10:58
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Child's Play 3 (1991) ** I bought this on Blu because I have a soft spot for the original trilogy (and it was cheap). :D Do you remember when this was Public Enemy No.1 in the UK? 1993: "Burn Your Video Nasty!" A low point in the anti-media violence campaign that manipulated a real life tragedy for...
by Markgway
17 Jun 2019, 06:25
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Callan (1974) **½
OK British thriller about a hitman coming out of retirement.
Slow by today's standards; based on a TV series.

Hijacked (2017) *½
Amateurish action thriller in which a commercial fight is... HIJACKED!
Denise Richards is an FBI agent, Dolph Lundgren (wasted) a villain.
by Markgway
15 Jun 2019, 00:30
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Child's Play 3 (1991) **
I bought this on Blu because I have a soft spot for the original trilogy (and it was cheap). :D
by Markgway
15 Jun 2019, 00:29
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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HungFist wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 08:52
Cold Pursuit (UK etc. 2019) [DCP] – 2/5
Irritating hipster comedy directed by some Norwegian cunt.
:lol:
by Markgway
10 Jun 2019, 15:42
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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I Remember You (2017) **
Bleak Icelandic chiller has a few scares, but its cleverness is muddled and the result is ultimately unsatisfying.
by Markgway
10 Jun 2019, 02:07
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Not Safe for Work (2012) ** Substandard Blumhouse thriller sat on the shelf for two years before going straight to DVD. Director Joe Johnson went from The Rocketeer to this? The UK Blu-ray (cert '15') is obviously an edited version (probably done with a PG-13 in mind). The US DVD is apparently 'unra...
by Markgway
08 Jun 2019, 17:54
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Gladiator (1992) ***½
Never mind that over-exposed Russell Crowe swords 'n' sandals nonsense.
This exhilarating urban boxing drama is the real deal.
If you haven't yet seen it, punch yourself in the face!
by Markgway
07 Jun 2019, 11:42
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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The Love Witch (2016) ** Dead on pastiche of late 60s erotica and garish super-naturalism, with sets and costumes to match. A triumph of design and style, if not storytelling, which is weak. Pretty much a one woman show from Anna Biller (who presumably swept the floor after calling 'cut'). Samantha ...
by Markgway
03 Jun 2019, 10:24
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
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Aftermath (2016) **½
Sombre drama marks a drastic change for pace for Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He's good, but the film, based on a true story, is tough-going at times.
by Markgway
02 Jun 2019, 17:13
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Good People (2014) **½
Stars out as Shallow Grave and ends up as Home Alone... but not as good as either.
Strangely watchable though.
by Markgway
31 May 2019, 15:30
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E (2015) *** Enjoyable TV-to-big screen transition; a playful, breezy spy caper that feels more like the old James Bond than James Bond. After this and M:I - Fallout I'm really starting to warm to Henry Cavill. Plaza Suite (1970) ** Three stories make up this dated, uneven comed...
by Markgway
28 May 2019, 06:58
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The Tall Man (2012) **½
Children go missing in a small town.
Creepy chiller doesn't go where you expect to, but may prove uncomfortably ugly for some viewers.
by Markgway
27 May 2019, 17:36
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Jason Bourne (2016) **½
Matt Damon returns to the series in an entertaining, if contrived retread of usual themes.
The action is overly chaotic, shaky-cam in abundance.
by Markgway
23 May 2019, 17:36
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Soapdish (1991) **½
Quite funny farce parodies daytime soap operas and behind the scenes madness.
by Markgway
22 May 2019, 19:25
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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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
22 May 2019, 04:06
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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
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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
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The Bedroom Window (1987) ***½
First rate Hitchcockian thriller.
by Markgway
17 May 2019, 20:36
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King Ralph (1991) ***
Royal comedy is funnier than I remembered.
by Markgway
14 May 2019, 11:27
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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
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The Super (1991) **½
Fair social satire/comedy vehicle for Joe Pesci.
by Markgway
13 May 2019, 03:20
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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
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Pure Luck (1991) **
Mild slapstick comedy, innocuous time killer.
by Markgway
12 May 2019, 00:22
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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
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Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
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Brainwaves (1982) **
Bland horror from Ulli Lommel.