Sunday, 25 September 2016

Star Trek Beyond

The plot is a big stretch. Lots of great CGI and diversity, we got diversity. I liked Sofia Boutella as Jaylah. Crab head people, acid snot engineers and a genetic mutant bad guy. For some reason the main characters did not seem to capture their characters with the authenticity of the last two episodes.

It was the weakest of the three reboots. I give it a little better than entertaining rating. Rotten Tomatoes loved it, I am just pleased for another edition.  I really wonder is Star Trek would not be better going back to the small screen as  GOT type series.

Three point two stars.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

31 (2016)

I have great affection for B movies. I cant think of a better one than The Devils Rejects. Thats why I was eager to see the new Rob Zombie film 31. After about 20 minutes I came very close to bailing.

Richard Brake as Doom-Head was terrific and should have been the central villain. That was the biggest problem with the movie, it was a series of short horror vignettes tied together by a mostly uninteresting group of victims. Fans of Sherrie Moon Zombie will get there full fix, otherwise its only recommended for hard core Zombie fans.

I can only hope there is a sequel fleshing out Doom-Head and the 31 group.

2.5 disappointed stars.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Lost in the Pacific (2016)

Lost in the Pacific is the sequel to The Last Flight.  It is a movie so bad its good. The tone was set because my version had English Subtitles for English dialogue. Aside from the cats the production values are fabulous.

This Chinese action plane disaster flick will have your eyeballs glued to the screen waiting for something weirder to happen. My favourite character was Ruoxin the female pilot who just cant get no respect. There is even a very funny homage to Casey Ryback. Sit back take it for what it is an have a hoot. 

Three point one awfully good stars.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Ex Machina

I figured the movie out after half an hour. It was interesting but I did not find it entertaining.   I would like to give is a good rating for originality but it was not that original. I ended up just sampling it, give it a try.

This is a very cool scene.

Rampage (2009) Rampage:Capital Punishment (2010) Rampage: President Down (2010)

Fans of The Purge will love these movies. The message is hard core anti republican. Hard to believe the central message is a call for gun control. All three are written and directed by B movie wunderkund Uwe Boll. All three have a cheesy low budget feel. The story is pretty good. In the first movie Bill Williamson practically wipes out his hometown. In the second he takes his message to Washington, in the third he wastes the Untited States. The anti hero taken to psychopathic extremes is good entertainment for those who like comic book violence.

a collective 3.8 thought provoking stars

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Eden Lake (2008)

If you liked Straw Dogs or even the remake this movie will delight you. A "hoodies film" be scared of the Yobs. Between this and Harry Brown I am just crossing England off of my destinations.  This directoral debut by James Watkins maintained extrodinary tension and kept the ball rolling till the final seconds.

Micheal Fassbender is the lead and his lovely lady is Kelly Rielly who I did not recongnize despite her impressive list of credits including Flight and two Sherlock Holmes movies. Also notatable Jack O'Connell as the bad bad boy.

I am not a huge fan of this genre, but this was well done and gracefully gory.
Everybody liked this movie. RT gave it 80%.
I agree

4 Bloody good stars

Bastille Day (2016)

A whole baguette of good movie. Count me as now considering Idris Elba as a potential James Bond. I still think Bond should be a white Scottish Person but if we must be politically correct then why not Idris. Cant wait to see Johnny Depp play Nelson Mandela.:)

 Attention Hollywood, Iris is 43 make him crank out at least two action films a year. I also loved the co star Rob Stark of GOT fame. Another great choice to be the new Bond. And the winsome Canadian actress Charlotte Le Bon was charming as the  pastsy revolutionary next door.

The real star was James Watkins (will have to watch Eden Lake now) who wrote and directed this genre blending mover. Its a story told a thousand times but with some real nice twists and great pace and charm.

Rotten Tomatoes was totally sacre bleu 50%. This was the best movie I have seen so far this year. Its sad it did not pull a Taken at the box office bringing in a mere $10 million, damm those subtitles. Never release a movie in America with subtitles, who is running those studios anyway? I love subtitles but why have the real thing when you can dumb it down.

4.1 Stars ( I advise you do not watch the trailer)