Movie Review

Sep 152019
 

Bridesmaids

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RATED6.8 Plot

Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.

Summary

Not quite the outrageous comedy I expected but it grows on you. More about a womans breakdown than a wedding.

Released

2011


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Sep 082019
 

Avengers: Endgame

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RATED8.6 Plot

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos's actions and undo the chaos to the universe, no matter what consequences may be in store, and no matter who they face…

Summary

A very good end to the first phase of Avengers films. A bit slow in places but the action more than makes up for that but like Infinity War includes a very unnecessary "woke" scene. Sad it's all over to be honest.

Released

2019


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Sep 022019
 

A Swingers Weekend

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RATED5.5 Plot

Seemingly perfect couple Lisa and Dan plan a steamy swingers weekend. However things go wrong when a third couple drops in unexpectedly.

Summary

Far better than expected although I'm not sure if it's meant to be a comedy or drama. Two actresses I like in Erin Karpluk (Being Erica) and Erin Agostino (Murdoch Mysteries) made it a must buy.

Released

2017


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Jul 282019
 

Alita : Battle Angel

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RATED7.4 Plot

Alita is a creation from an age of despair. Found by the mysterious Dr. Ido while trolling for cyborg parts, Alita becomes a lethal, dangerous being. She cannot remember who she is, or where she came from. But to Dr. Ido, the truth is all too clear. She is the one being who can break the cycle of death and destruction left behind from Tiphares. But to accomplish her true purpose, she must fight and kill. And that is where Alita's true significance comes to bear. She is an angel from heaven. She is an angel of death.

Summary

On the whole it was visually very good but left me ultimately disappointed. Style over substance and no proper ending. I assume there will be a sequel.

Released

2019


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Jul 222019
 

Instant Family

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RATED7.4 Plot

Married couple Pete and Ellie Wagner, feeling a void in the marriage, visit a foster care centre. The couples are brought to a fair where they have the chance to go up to kids that they are interested in adopting. Pete and Ellie walk by the teenagers, one of the teens, Lizzie, informs Ellie that they all know no one wants to adopt the teens. The social workers inform the couple that Lizzie's mother is a drug addict who is currently in jail, and she set their home on fire because she left the crack pipe lit. It also turns out that Lizzie has two younger siblings, Juan and Lita. Although this seems like more of a challenge for Pete and Ellie, they agree to meet the siblings. Pete and Ellie have Thanksgiving dinner with Ellie's family, where they all make comments about never having confidence in the Wagners adopting kids. Ellie has enough and decides that they will go through with the foster care to prove that they can be good parents.

Summary

Well the kids are very annoying, but then again they are meant to be so I suppose that's a good thing. Isabela Moner is a stunner though. Not bad if a bit sentimental..

Released

2018


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Jul 192019
 

The Alphabet Killer

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RATED5.2 Plot

In Rochester, a pre-teen girl is abducted, raped, and murdered. Detective Megan Paige investigates: she works long hours obsessively, and soon she's seeing visions of the dead girl. The FBI profiles the killer as a spontaneous drifter, lucky not to get caught; Megan thinks he's local and a methodical planner. She notes that the victim's first and last names and the place the body was left start with "C." When a second murder follows the same pattern, Megan is vindicated, but her obsessions get the best of her, and her mental state impedes her work. With the help of medication, therapy, and a friend, can she regain her equilibrium and catch the alphabet killer?

Summary

This was better than expected, not great but not bad even if the bad guy is a bit obvious. Featuring one of my favourite actors in Timothy Hutton and also the only, to date, topless scene from Eliza Dushku..

Released

2008


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Jul 162019
 

Captain Marvel

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RATED7.0 Plot

After crashing an experimental aircraft, Air Force pilot Carol Danvers is discovered by the Kree and trained as a member of the elite Starforce Military under the command of her mentor Yon-Rogg. Six years later, after escaping to Earth while under attack by the Skrulls, Danvers begins to discover there's more to her past. With help from S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury, they set out to unravel the truth.

Summary

I have to admit this wasn't the woke nightmare I fully expected it to be. Certainly not the best Marvel film but far from the worst..

Released

2019


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Jul 072019
 

Stargate

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RATED7.1 Plot

In 1928, in Egypt, a strange device is found by an expedition. In the present days, the outcast linguist Dr. Daniel Jackson is invited by a mysterious woman to decipher an ancient hieroglyph in a military facility. Soon he finds that the device was developed by an advanced civilization and opens a portal to teletransport to another planet. Dr. Jackson is invited to join a military team under the command of Colonel Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil that will explore the new world. They find a land that recalls Egypt and humans in a primitive culture that worship and are slaves to Ra, the God of the Sun. But soon they discover the secret of the mysterious "stargate".

Summary

Very underrated sci-fi film that preceded an even greater TV series.

Released

1994

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Jul 062019
 

Dirty Girl

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RATED6.5 Plot

A comedic story of the search for identity and the redemptive power of unexpected friendship. Danielle is the dirty girl of Norman High School. When Danielle's misbehavior gets her banished to special ed, she teams up with an innocent closet-case and together they head out on a road trip to discover each other and themselves through a funny and serendipitous friendship.

Summary

This was far better than I expected and is quite moving at time. Good performance from Juno Temple..

Released

2010


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Jun 292019
 

Ask The Dust

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RATED5.8 Plot

L.A. in the early 1930's: racism, poverty, and disease color the Bunker Hill neighborhood where Arturo Bandini, a lover of men and beasts alike, has arrived from Colorado to write the great Los Angeles novel. After six months and down to his last nickel, he orders a cup of coffee, served by Camilla Lopez, beautiful, self-possessed, and Mexican. Arturo gets advice, encouragement, and an occasional check from H.L. Mencken, so he keeps writing and he keeps seeing Camilla. But, he's mean to her for no apparent reason, so the relationship sputters. A housekeeper from back East suggests a way out of his jealously and fears. "Camilla Bandini": is it in the cards

Summary

So very dull it was hard to watch. Even Salma Hayek dancing naked in water didn't grab my attention, not for long anyway..

Released

2006


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Jun 232019
 

Popcorn

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RATED5.6 Plot

Danny has found the girl of his dreams, but he's too insecure to make a move. When he lands a job at a local movie theater where she works, he finds out that his first day is her last. After failing miserably at getting her attention, he enlists the help of the chief projectionist, who has watched one too many movies, and no longer sees the difference between film fiction and real life. It's cinema, but not as you know it.

Summary

This was actually better than I expected, not amazing but enjoyable. Good cast of mostly unknowns at the time I guess including a young Ophelia Lovibond..

Released

2007


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Jun 222019
 

Catch And Release

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RATED6.0 Plot

After the sudden death of her fiancé, Gray Wheeler finds comfort in the company of his friends: lighthearted and comic Sam, hyper-responsible Dennis, and, oddly enough, his old childhood buddy Fritz, an irresponsible playboy whom she'd previously pegged as one of the least reliable people in the world. As secrets about her supposedly perfect fiancé emerge, Gray comes to see new sides of the man she thought she knew, and at the same time, finds herself drawn to the last man she ever expected to fall for.

Summary

Well the trailer makes this look like a comedy and one featuring Kevin Smith is normally good. This isn't a comedy or good. Rather a dull drama..

Released

2006


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