Reviews

May 132017
 
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Alien : Covenant

(2017)

 

Plot Summary

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape

Verdict

Well it’s good and far better than Prometheus and doesn’t waste time getting down to the action. It also raises a lot more questions and changes the folklore of the series. The next film has some loose ends to tie up

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Mar 182017
 
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I Give It A Year

(2013)

 

Plot Summary

Newlywed couple Nat and Josh are deliriously happy despite their differences, though friends and family aren’t convinced that they can last. With their first anniversary approaching and attractive alternatives in the mix, can they last?

Verdict

Surprisingly enjoyable and underrated rom-com. Very engaging cast, Rafe Spall and Rose Byne make a very good mismatched and amusing couple. Good support from Anna Faris and Simon Baker

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Feb 262017
 
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Freaks Of Nature

(2015)

 

Plot Summary

In Freaks of Nature, we welcome you to Dillford, where three days ago, everything was peaceful and business as usual: the vampires were at the top of the social order, the zombies were at the bottom, and the humans were getting along in the middle. But this delicate balance was ripped apart when the alien apocalypse arrived in Dillford and put an end to all the harmony. Now it’s humans vs. vampires vs. zombies in all-out, blood-sucking, brain-eating, vamp-staking mortal combat – and all of them are on the run from the aliens. It is up to three teenagers – one human, one vampire, and one zombie – to team up, figure out how to get rid of the interplanetary visitors, and try to restore order to this “normal” little town.

Verdict

This is a horror comedy that does not score high on either scale. It’s a good idea and has it’s funny moments but no classic. Vanessa Hudgens plays a nice slutty role which gains it some points.

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Oct 302016
 
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Rocky Horror : Let's Do The Time Warp Again

(2016)

 

Plot Summary

A straitlaced, square couple, seeking shelter from a storm, find themselves in the castle of a transgender alien mad scientist intent on creating a buff bodybuilder.

Verdict

Where to start on what’s wrong with this. Well the “Plot Summary” is a good start, he’s a transvestite not a transgender. Seems a box ticking exercise but frankly it doesn’t work. The rest of the cast don’t fair much better. Riff Raff has none of the creepiness of the original, just looks like a guy in a wig. I mainly watched this for Victoria Justice and she looks extremely hot but Janet is meant to be a naive virgin, Victoria does not come across as this.

It is also sad to see the very unwell looking Tim Curry being roped in as a narrator.

A wasted opportunity

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Aug 272016
 
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The Martian

(2015)

 

Plot Summary

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission.

As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.

Verdict

A very good film. Nice to have a sci-fi film that doesn’t solely rely on it’s special effects to carry it off. Sean Bean doesn’t die in this one!

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Aug 132016
 
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Warehouse 13

(2009-2013)

 

Plot Summary

After saving the life of the President in Washington D.C., a pair of U.S Secret Service agents are whisked away to a covert location in South Dakota that houses supernatural objects that the Regents, an Authority above and outside any government, have collected over the centuries. Their new assignment: retrieve any lost objects and investigate reports of new ones.

Verdict

Not quite reaching the heights of Eureka but still thoroughly entertaining and will be much missed

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Jul 192016
 
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The Time Of The Doctor

(2013)

 

Plot Summary

Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars – and amongst them, the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.

Verdict

Nothing like watching a Christmas Doctor Who on a hot summers day! The sad last episode to my favourite “new” Doctor Who. Certainly one of the better episodes with the Doctor in fine comic form,. Jenna Coleman is as hot as ever and even a cameo from the gorgeous Karen Gillan.

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Jun 262016
 
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Knights Of Badassdom

(2013)

 

Plot Summary

Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences

Verdict

Quite a high profile class for such a low budget movie. It’s fun, has a high body count but won’t be regarded as a classic.

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Jun 052016
 
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Eureka

(2006-2012)

 

Plot Summary

With the help of Albert Einstein and other trusted advisors, President Harry S. Truman commissioned a top-secret residential development in a remote area of the Pacific Northwest, one that would serve to protect and nurture America’s most valuable intellectual resources.

There our nation’s greatest thinkers, the über-geniuses working on the next era of scientific achievement, would be able to live and work in a supportive environment. The best architects and planners were commissioned to design a welcoming place for these superlative geniuses to reside, an area that would offer the best education for their children, the best healthcare, the best amenities and quality of life. A community was created to rival the most idyllic of America’s small towns – with one major difference: this town would never appear on any maps. At least, none that haven’t been classified “eyes only” by the Pentagon.

Verdict

Another wonderful and under appreciated show. Funny, serious and totally ludicrous all in equal measures. There is now another hole in my life now that I have finished all five seasons.

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Jun 052016
 
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Carry On Sergeant

(1958)

 

Plot Summary

Sergeant Grimshaw wants to retire in the flush of success by winning the Star Squad prize with his very last platoon of newly called-up National Servicemen. But what a motley bunch they turn out to be, and it’s up to Grimshaw to put the no-hopers through their paces.

Verdict

The first Carry On film and it shows, lead character is played by Bob Monkhouse and not one of the regular team of which only Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Connor are present in supporting roles.

It’s fun but lacks the humour and slapstick you expect from the series.

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