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BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL – NEW ORLEANS


2009 DIRECTOR: Werner Herzog WHAT THE HELL WAS THIS ALL ABOUT?!?! I sat down on my 33rd birthday last year and watched, what I had on good authority, was to be both Nicholas Cage on top form and a classy and brilliant film from Werner Herzog. Well, the former was correct, but as for the… Continue reading BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL – NEW ORLEANS

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STARSHIP TROOPERS 3: MARAUDER


2008 DIRECTOR: Edward Neumeier NOT A PART OF MY COLLECTION Will we be adding this to our collection? NO May Contain Spoilers! Back in 1998, I LOVED Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers; The savvy Sci-Fi metaphor about fascism and an excuse to have loads of gross out bug action and slaughter. But as the its sequels were straight… Continue reading STARSHIP TROOPERS 3: MARAUDER

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FIVE REASONS WHY GARY OLDMAN SHOULD HAVE WON AN OSCAR


Sunday night was dominated by the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood and whist many films, performances and talents were snubbed of overlooked, the one which I hoped against hope for was Gary Oldman to win Best Actor for his role as George Smily in the recent Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Now, I must admit that… Continue reading FIVE REASONS WHY GARY OLDMAN SHOULD HAVE WON AN OSCAR

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MICHAEL BAY: GENIUS OR HERETIC?


Derided by critics and self-righteous film buffs alike, Michael Bay, the man who continually rakes in the money for Hollywood during the Summer Blockbuster Season, does not get the recognitions that he deserves. He has been called many things by many people and critics such a Mark Kermode have begun to orchestrate campaigns against his work… Continue reading MICHAEL BAY: GENIUS OR HERETIC?

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SE7EN (aka SEVEN) 300th REVIEW!


1995 DIRECTOR: David Fincher 300th REVIEW! Contains Spoilers! Late one night in 1996, a friend of mine rang me up after a trip to cinema with his girlfriend to tell me about a film that he had just seen called Seven. I had seen the trailers for it, with a rising star, Brad Pitt and… Continue reading SE7EN (aka SEVEN) 300th REVIEW!

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ST. ELMO’S FIRE


1985 DIRECTOR: Joel Schumacher 80's to the extreme, down to Demi Moore's decidedly pink apartment, another, that looks like a photography studio. But it just struck me that things that you could get away with in the 1980's that now would just be literally criminal. Andrew McCarthy photographing his secret love, Ally Sheedy behind her back, let… Continue reading ST. ELMO’S FIRE

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THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE


2011 DIRECTOR: Ben Palmer NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION Will we be adding it to our collection? NO Didn't expect much; Better that I thought: I've seen the hit show but the target audience is obviously aimed at teenage boys, even though it is rated at 18, but that never stops any determined teenagers,… Continue reading THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE

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SKYLINE


2010  DIRECTOR(S): Colin Strause & Greg Strause I beleive that "The Brothers Strause", originally involved with Battle: Los Angeles jumped ship and made this, Skyline, and went on to release it before hand in an attempt to undercut their competition. Well, this underhanded technique pretty much sums up the spirit of this utterly disappointing movie, the first hour of which is… Continue reading SKYLINE

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28 DAYS LATER


2002 DIRECTOR: Danny Boyle I was expecting a boring, boring film. The idea of watching a Cillian Murphy walking across a post apocalyptic Westminster Bridge just wasn't riveting enough for me. Well, after 10 years, I finally sat down and watched this and it was better than that, much better. Boyle's cinematography was as sharp as… Continue reading 28 DAYS LATER

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STAND BY ME


1986 DIRECTOR: Rob Reiner Steven King's adaptations have always lead to mixed results, but when King's character pieces are retold on the pearl screen, success is almost always guaranteed. Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and Stand By Me must stand as one of the most prominent examples, with the latter, Stand By Me doing it first and… Continue reading STAND BY ME