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Old 27th December 2018, 11:36 PM
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Kingsmen:The Secret Service 2014.

A Spy organisation recruits young people to join their service, a troublemaker Eggsy is recruited to join as a businessman has his own agenda to control people and make them turn psychotic.

This was a great comedy action flick, Michael Caine plays the head of the organisation Arthur, Colin Firth as Galahad and Mark Strong as Merlin who does a brilliant Scottish accent. Samuel L Jackson is Valentine who can't stand the sight of blood but wants people to kill each other, there are some good fight scenes even one with a umbrella. Worth a watch 8 out of 10.
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Old 28th December 2018, 07:53 PM
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With going to see the sequel tomorrow decided to watch the original.



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Old 28th December 2018, 10:11 PM
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With going to see the sequel tomorrow decided to watch the original.



Tell us what do you think of the sequel .
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Old 28th December 2018, 10:30 PM
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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

Truly original period slasher film which can along with Psycho and one or two others can claim to be at the forefront of the hack n' slash genre and spawned countless imitators - Friday the 13th Part II - i'm definitely looking at you here.

It's a film that at times feels like a western, no doubt aided by the presence of western genre star Ben Johnson but it also has atmosphere in spades and reminds of The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) which is no surprise seeing as it's from the same director in Charles B. Pierce and the same fella doing a voice over throughout (Vern Stierman) which gives the film it's highly original feel. It only loses marks due to several comedic sequences dotted throughout which take you out of the 'zone' so to speak.

Despite it being a very good film with some genuine creepiness and one or two fine murder set pieces i think it's 2014 sequel cum remake is actually better.

The Eureka dual format release is highly recommended.
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Old 29th December 2018, 01:05 AM
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Christmas Eve



The Old Dark House (1932)



The new Eureka print sourced from the Cohen Group looks lovely and finally allows one of the great horror films to be seen how it should be seen, in fact it wouldn't surprise me if the film looked better now in the 21st century world of Blu-ray / dvd / flat screen tvs than it ever did in 1930's cinemas.



As for the film itself, it's a real gem and the first proper 'old dark house' film, the film that started a horror and thriller sub genre and every way as important a film for Universal as Frankenstein and Dracula in embracing Gothic horror and setting the scene for decades to come.



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Christmas Day



Ghost Stories (2017)



A British horror anthology from Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson in the vein of the classic Amicus portmanteau horrors of the late sixties and early seventies. However that's where the similarity ends.



The movie poster and dvd cover scream out that, according to The Sun, it's "The Best British Horror Movie for Years".



Well it is - If you haven't seen any British horror movies for years!
Surprised you didn't like Ghost Stories more Dem.

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Old 29th December 2018, 07:12 AM
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Aquaman

Good DC film. Who would have thought?

After the utter garbage fire that was Batman V superman, Suicide squad, a film that mystically gets worse each time you see it with no apparent rock-bottom and Wonder woman which was great for two thirds of its run time then shat the bed spectacularly with its final act I had almost given up on DC... Then this happened.

So whats changed?

Well they hired James Wan who actually seems to know how to string together a coherent narrative. He recognises what sort of film he's being asked to make and embraces it. One of the big problems DC had was Zach Snyder. An impressive visual stylist he should really stick with music videos because as a director of feature length motion pictures he's worthless. The attempt to shoe-horn in the philosophy of Ayn Rand didn't help. The films that followed were lumbered with trying to fit into his 'vison'.

Wan seems to have decided 'f*** that' and abandoned the Snyderisms that mistake teen angst for depth and goes full 'flash gordon' embracing the general silliness of the concept and focusing on telling a decent story with entertaining action beats. Nice to see Dolph Lundgren getting a big role here as well. Given we just saw the best performance he has ever given in Creed 2 he's having a good year. Extra credits to Patrick Wilson as the villain who seems to be channelling Julian Sands.

The film seems to be a big success. DC should pay Wan mega bucks to come on board and tell Snyder not to bother coming back to work. He can sod off and make his Atlas Shrugged dream project. If DC makes more films like this Marvel might have some competition.
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Old 29th December 2018, 07:15 AM
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Spiderman into the spider-verse

Best spiderman film.

This has new Spidey miles morales teaming up with various other incarnations of spiderman from other universes. Highlights including Nicholas Cage having a ball as Spider noir, a pulp detective spidey. Also kudos for including spider-ham. The film has a witty script, genuinely funny when it needs to be and genuinely tragic in places as well. The animation is stunning, some of the best I've seen recently. It actually pays off to see this on a huge screen.
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Old 29th December 2018, 08:09 AM
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Aquaman

Good DC film. Who would have thought?

After the utter garbage fire that was Batman V superman, Suicide squad, a film that mystically gets worse each time you see it with no apparent rock-bottom and Wonder woman which was great for two thirds of its run time then shat the bed spectacularly with its final act I had almost given up on DC... Then this happened.

So whats changed?

Well they hired James Wan who actually seems to know how to string together a coherent narrative. He recognises what sort of film he's being asked to make and embraces it. One of the big problems DC had was Zach Snyder. An impressive visual stylist he should really stick with music videos because as a director of feature length motion pictures he's worthless. The attempt to shoe-horn in the philosophy of Ayn Rand didn't help. The films that followed were lumbered with trying to fit into his 'vison'.

Wan seems to have decided 'f*** that' and abandoned the Snyderisms that mistake teen angst for depth and goes full 'flash gordon' embracing the general silliness of the concept and focusing on telling a decent story with entertaining action beats. Nice to see Dolph Lundgren getting a big role here as well. Given we just saw the best performance he has ever given in Creed 2 he's having a good year. Extra credits to Patrick Wilson as the villain who seems to be channelling Julian Sands.

The film seems to be a big success. DC should pay Wan mega bucks to come on board and tell Snyder not to bother coming back to work. He can sod off and make his Atlas Shrugged dream project. If DC makes more films like this Marvel might have some competition.
Talk about aquaman I saw this pic other day that tickled me .
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Old 29th December 2018, 08:19 AM
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Talk about aquaman I saw this pic other day that tickled me .
Just saw that myself. Fantastic!
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Old 29th December 2018, 08:48 AM
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Saw creed II last night really enjoyed it , we tried to go pic nearly every week at one point but we haven't been for ages , There was nothing else on that we fancied neither of us like Will Ferrell so Holmes and Watson was out the Q? Apparently it that bad lots of people have been saying they walked out and wanted their money back , and before it got general released it got panned that much they tried to palm it off to Netflix and they refused it .
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