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Old 26th April 2019, 09:51 AM
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Cronenberg's 'Shivers'. Yeah, it's rough around the edges, but I still love it.
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Old 26th April 2019, 10:22 AM
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Monsters (2010)



Gareth Evans debut film is a bit of a masterpiece in making a five hundred thousand dollars budget seem like it's on the scale of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, convincing us that the Mexican / US border is a no go area patrolled by the military as towering squid like creatures stalk the earth.



A mix of road movie, romance and sci-fi is a bit unlikely yet Evans, along with great performances from Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able, who share good chemistry,has produced an affecting and suspenseful sci-fi character drama
I only watched half of this and took it back to cex the next day. Absolute toss I thought.

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Old 26th April 2019, 10:39 AM
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I only watched half of this and took it back to cex the next day. Absolute toss I thought.

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Yep, a right old steaming like of poo! Also mentioned really annoying lead characters
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Old 26th April 2019, 11:46 AM
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The Professionals (1966)

The Professionals is one of those films you just know Quentin Tarantino would kill to have made. Clever dialogue overflows and the influence this film had on Quentin was probably huge. From the men on a mission that doesn't go to plan plot line to choice snippets of chat - 'Let's go to work' says Marvin as he, Burt Lancaster, Woody Strode and Robert Ryan, finalize their plan to break Claudia Cardinale out of a Mexican stronghold. "I bet you're a big Lee Marvin fan" says Michael Madsen to Harvey Keitel following a bust up in Reservoir Dogs. No wonder, because he's excellent in this. Laconic coolness personified, although perhaps not quite at Walker levels.

Anyway that's almost besides the point. The Professionals is one of the great westerns. It's beautifully filmed with a haunting score from Maurice Jarre, Director Richard Brooks gets the best out of a fantastic ensemble cast, which also includes Jack Palance and Ralph Bellamy, and everything from the sweltering desert to the fantastic action scenes tie in to make this a genuinely great film for all film fans not just western genre specific.
Going to add this to my to watch list. Love Lee Marvin but somehow never seen this one and it seems to have many a great in it.
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Old 26th April 2019, 11:56 AM
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Going to add this to my to watch list. Love Lee Marvin but somehow never seen this one and it seems to have many a great in it.
If you're a Marvin fan then i'm sure you'll love this. He carries a gun the size of a small cannon half the time.

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Old 26th April 2019, 02:04 PM
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The Dead 2: India (2013)

Whilst okay this felt like a re-tread of the first film, albeit on a bigger budget.

Joseph Millson, who i only knew as Maria's dad from The Sarah Jane Adventures, makes for a suitable action type, and there's some stunning aerial photography and decent moments of suspense throughout, but when all said and done it's just the first film remade in India.
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Old 26th April 2019, 02:42 PM
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Avengers: Endgame

Loved it, didnít feel like a 3 hour film at all 5/5
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Old 26th April 2019, 10:03 PM
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Batman: Year One (2011)

Basically the series Gotham in overdrive as Jim Gordon (Voiced perfectly by Bryan Cranston) moves to Gotham P.D. and a certain Bruce Wayne moves back to the city following 12 years abroad training to become the dark knight we know and love.

This was superb. From the beautiful animation to the voice acting, i really enjoyed it. It's not a superhero film as such, in fact just like Gotham, it's set in the real world, a world of bad men and women rather than cosmic beings, in short it's adult entertainment dealing with dodgy commissioners such as Loeb and an even dodgier crime boss in Carmine Falcone (Must admit i missed John Doman's portrayal of Carmine in this though). Eliza Dushku makes for an excellent Catwoman and Ben McKenzie an excellent Bruce Wayne. (Gotham fans will smile at the casting of McKenzie considering who he plays in that show).

Action packed and suspenseful throughout, this was terrific.
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Old 26th April 2019, 10:17 PM
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Catwoman (2011)

A fifteen minute short film which comes as an extra on the Batman: Year One dvd.

Made by the same team behind the main feature this was just as good. Eliza Dushku again plays Catwoman who attempts to bring an end to crime boss, Rough Cut, and his smuggling ring.

Again this is adult entertainment, dark and gritty but beautifully animated. The smuggling ring deal in girls for prostitution rackets and the violence is upped as well - in one scene Catwoman kicks a thugs teeth out...although they are diamonds. There's even a scene where Catwoman does a pole dance at a strip club, it's all rather seedy even with obscured nudity , but we like seedy round here don't we?

For a fifteen minute short this was remarkably good.
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Old 27th April 2019, 10:55 AM
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