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Old 14th August 2016, 08:38 PM
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Tried watching microwave massacre but gave up after 15 minutes some oif the worst acting I have ever seen espiaclly from the lead, not funny in the slightest and plays out like some awful 70s sitcom
Are you going to give it another go?
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Old 14th August 2016, 08:41 PM
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Are you going to give it another go?
Yes. Probably some time next week.
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Old 14th August 2016, 09:30 PM
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Eddie the Eagle (2016)

The true life tale of British ski jumper Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards and his quest to jump at the 1988 winter Olympics in Calgary.

Taron Egerton seemed, from distant memory, to portray Eddie in a realistic performance even if his looks are a little out but that's to be expected. Although the events in the film are fictionalized from true life it's still faithful in many respects with only the places different. For a small British film it boasts a fine cast. Hugh Jackman is excellent as a washed up former jumper who trains Eddie (His night time ski jump whilst smoking is pure rock n' roll) and there's a charming cameo from Christopher Walken as Jackman's former coach.

I really liked this delightful biopic. Enjoyable from start to finish and whilst not particularly laugh out loud funny i watched it all the way through with a smile on my face.

If you liked the brilliant but slightly sillier Cool Runnings then you'll definitely enjoy this.


100% agree, a feel good film thats highly entertaining even tho like you said not exactly lol momemts but a heartfelt film all the same. More enjoyable than i was expecting. But also was slightly amused how they fitted in mentioning of the Jamacian team from cool runnings because they where both the same year.

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Old 15th August 2016, 02:02 AM
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Starve, 2014. 7/10




Closed For The Season, 2010. 5/10





The Legend of Tarzan, 2016. 7/10





The Herd, 2014. 7/10 {short film.}




Twisted Nerve, 1968. 9/10



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Old 15th August 2016, 02:08 PM
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Starve, 2014. 7/10




Closed For The Season, 2010. 5/10





The Legend of Tarzan, 2016. 7/10





The Herd, 2014. 7/10 {short film.}




Twisted Nerve, 1968. 9/10




TW is something else isn't it? Apart fae seeing Timothy West with hair that is haha...
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Old 15th August 2016, 02:14 PM
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Watched 2010 (1984, Peter Hymans)
Just maybe if they had left the old Strauss til the end.....
Whilst adapting this book was a thankless task, it still manages to carry off its main conceit adroitly. Lithgow less annoying than I remembered. Looked a bit faded though....ho hum.
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Old 15th August 2016, 07:20 PM
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Tower of Evil
while explorering a small island two men discover 3 naked dead bodies one of which is missing a head, they soon discover a crazed naked young woman who kills one of the men, the other man managers to subdue her. The woman ends up in a hospital where a doctor trys to find out what happenrd . flashbacks show the girl and her friends arrvinvg on the island and end up being dispatched by an unknowing assailant.

Its at this point a group of archeologist become interested in going because of the weapon the girl used to kill the man with, its a relic of a cult that worshiped the god Baal. Soon after arriving they are slowly killed of in gruesome fashion by an unknowing assailant . a very early slasher the predates Halloween and Friday the 13th. More brutal than I was expecting and surprisingly effective. 8/10

Superman vs Batman directors cut

Still not a great film but the extra footages improves it with it being less disjointed and even though its 30 minutes longer it flows better and actually feels shorter than the theatrical release. lex's motivation still makes little sense and batman should of figured out something was wrong espically by the time of the explosion. Superman/Clark has a few more scenes and I do like the whole god/ mythology thing but Cavill still lacks any charisma. Both Batman and Wonder woman are still highlights of the film as is the battle against Doomsday's. 6.3/10

Nowing watching trancers followed by splatter university
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Last week's viewings:

Yet more slasher trash including a revisit to Aussie shocker Nightmares, a revisit of Horns, which is still as good the second time around, creepily enjoyable yarn Ghost Story, mediocre Bond, '90s Nunsploitation and ridiculous but fun '80s actioner Kill Squad.



Revenge (AKA: Blood Cult 2) (1986)



33/100


Edgar Allen Poe's Buried Alive (1990)



61/100


Horns (2013)



73/100


Ghost Story (1981)



72/100


Spectre (2015)



59/100


Deadly Sins (1995)



41/100


Night of the Dribbler (1990)



17/100


Cries in the Night (AKA: Funeral Home) (1980)



42/100


He Knows You're Alone (1980)



50/100


Nightmares (AKA: Stage Fright) (1980)



61/100


A Day of Judgment (1981)



53/100


The House Where Death Lives (AKA: Delusion) (1981)



48/100


Girls Nite Out (1982)



57/100


Kill Squad (1982)



58/100
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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called 'moonlight murders' begin again.

What a clever film this is. Basically a remake of a fairly obscure mid 70's slasher, this film acknowledges the original at every turn. Being a slasher there's plenty of blood and guts as well as gratuitous sex and nudity but the film is much more than mere exploitation.

Concentrating on the original murders this film intelligently uses footage from the original film as it plays at a drive-in theatre and even recreates the murders as copycat killings in the present day. It's not cliched nor derivative but original and makes for a very compelling horror film. The performances, including veteran character actors Gary Cole and Ed Lauter, are strong all round and it all comes together startlingly well in what proves to be a breath of fresh air in how to construct a slasher film.
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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
I've still to check this one out but it's one I'm looking forward to watching.
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