Movie Review

Jan 212019
 

After Sex

2007





Plot

After Sex is a background to examine intimacy and vulnerability. Looks at the complexity of modern day relationships told through eight separate couples. Through dialogue and compromising situations, the film takes us from the beginning of a relationship to the aftermath of one, and examines every stage in between seeing humor within the drama, heartache and confusion of it all.

Summary

Eight couples talk after having sex. Not much else to say really apart from Emmanuelle Chriqui in her underwear is very nice and the Mila Kunis / Zoe Saldana scene is quite hot.


IMDb5.5

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Jan 202019
 

I Kill Giants

2017





Plot

Twelve-year-old Barbara Thorson flees from reality, living in the imaginary world of fantasy and magic, where she fights with giants. Her family does not understand her, peers do not like her, and she irritates teachers. And only recently moved here Sofia, her same age, trying to make friends with her.

Summary

Oddball but interesting film probably marketed wrong as a fantasy when in fact its quite a sad drama.


IMDb6.2

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Jan 072019
 

L’Amant Double

2017





Plot

Disenchanted with the ephemeral glamour of the modelling world, Chloé, a vulnerable Parisian woman of 25, is convinced that the severe and persistent abdominal pains she's been suffering, stem mainly from a psychosomatic disorder. As a result, the reserved beauty will soon find herself on the couch of the charming therapist, Dr Paul Meyer, nevertheless, the mutual and unfailing sexual attraction between them will make it impossible to continue with the therapy. Before long, the ecstatic, yet unexplored lovers will move in together, however, Paul's obscure past will inevitably lead Chloé to the conclusion that there's definitely more to him than meets the eye. Is the doe-eyed woman lured into a world of hallucinations and dream-like sequences

Summary

Is she imagining it all or is it a dream? Who cares? I got bored so quickly with it I couldn't tell you the answer.


IMDb6.2

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Jan 032019
 

Hide & Seek

2014





Plot

In an English cottage, four young people from London move in together, seeking to challenge social conventions and their own tolerances by engaging in scheduled partner-swapping. The durability of their new living arrangements is tested by the arrival of an outsider who fails to get in tune with the foursome's radical spirit.

Summary

This film fails for a number of reasons. It doesn't work as a drama as you have no real backstory to the characters or why they are where they are and it doesn't work as an erotic movie as although there is nudity there is not enough nor is it that erotic.


IMDb4.6

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Dec 312018
 

Ant-Man And The Wasp

2018





Plot

In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

Summary

Well I would say this is slighlty better than the first one but not a lot. Neither are bad movies but just feel like backstory to the greater Marvel Universe.


IMDb7.2

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Dec 302018
 

Ant-Man

2015





Plot

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Summary

Another film that the trailers never impressed me with but as part of the bigger Marvel Universe I felt I had to watch it. Mediocre at best.


IMDb7.3

Film IMDb Hayley Atwell

Dec 022018
 

One Day

2011





Plot

Emma and Dexter meet on the night of their university graduation. We see them every year on the anniversary of that date – July 15th. Emma is smart but success doesn't come quickly for her, whereas for Dexter, success and women come very easily. Through the years they grow apart as their lives take different directions and they meet other people. But as they grow apart from those other people and their lives start taking opposite directions again, Emma and Dexter find that they belong with each other.

Summary

A good film to tug on the heartstrings with an unexpected ending. Amusing Americn view of London with red phone boxes, buses and not a foreigner or burqa in sight


IMDb7.0

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Nov 192018
 

Celeste And Jesse Forever

2012





Plot

Celeste and Jesse have been best friends forever. They dated in high school, got married, and now they're getting divorced. Their best friends don't think they can maintain their friendship throughout the dissolution of their marriage, but Celeste and Jesse don't think there will be a problem. But that's before Jesse gets into a relationship that Celeste doesn't think he can handle, and Celeste finds it harder to move on than she originally thought.

Summary

I quite enjoyed this film even if not one of the best of it's type. Rashida Jones is great as part of the relationship but I just can't warm to Andy Samberg.


IMDb6.6

Film IMDb Emma Roberts

Nov 182018
 

The Hobbit : The Battle Of The Five Armies

2014

   





Plot

Atop the reclaimed Lonely Mountain, Bilbo Baggins and the fellowship of Dwarves witness the mighty winged drake, Smaug, swooping down upon Laketown in a fit of fiery rage, as refugee denizens and Elves converge on Erebor to claim the realm's inestimable treasure. However, as Prince Thorin II Oakenshield rapidly succumbs to the hypnotic allure of the corrupting mounds of gold, friendships shatter over greed, and a war is brewing. And just as all races prepare for battle, dark lord Sauron's evil forces led by the Orc chieftain, Azog, emerge from the dark bowels of the earth, flanking the vast battlefield, in Middle-earth's greatest conflict that will decide everyone's future.

Summary

Well I finally made it to the end of this drawn out saga. It's better than the first two with less "comedy" moments although Legolas appears to be more Spiderman than Elf. The best part was probably the haunting end credit song sung by Billy Boyd


IMDb7.4

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Nov 172018
 

The Hobbit : The Desolation Of Smaug

2013





Plot

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest–without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south?

Summary

It just gets more silly doesn't it? Very little here was in the book, half the characters are new and I thought the goblin escape in the first film was bad until I saw the barrel scene in this one.


IMDb7.8

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Nov 162018
 

The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey

2012





Plot

One day, the young Hobbit Bilbo Baggins is unexpectedly visited by the wizard Gandalf the Grey and twelve homeless dwarfs led by their former king Thorin and decided to vanquish Smaug and recover Erebor and their treasure. Bilbo joins the company in an unexpected journey through dangerous lands of the Middle-Earth where they have to fight against Trolls, Orcs and other magic creatures. Bilbo also meets the Gollum and finds his lost magic ring.

Summary

I tried watching this film before but gave up halfway through as it was so dull. On a second attempt it wasn't much better and a big disappointment after LOTR. The almost slapstick comedy with the Goblins is also very misplaced


IMDb7.9

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Nov 112018
 

Monte Carlo

2011





Plot

A young woman, her uptight step sister and her best friend use their savings for a long anticipated dream trip to Paris, which turns out to be a big disappointment. When they decide to take a break from their lousy tour and duck into the lobby of a luxury hotel, one of them is mistaken for a spoiled British heiress. Before they get the chance to reveal their true identities they are wrapped up in misadventures during a vacation to Monte Carlo instead.

Summary

It's a teen movie and I don't really reflect it's target audience but I usually love these cheesy films. Selena Gomez is as hot as hell but the film itself is average at best.


IMDb5.8

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