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Old 16th June 2019, 06:59 PM
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Chinatown 1974.

A private investigator who specialise in cheating spouses is drawn into something darker and tries to delve into the mystery involving a company executive.

Set in 1937 from the start it has the feel of a film noir tough detective story to it. Jack Nicholson plays investigator Gittes, hired to follow company exec Mulwray. Faye Dunaway plays the leading femme fatale. Roman Polanski directs and has a cameo in this film(man with the knife), there is a lot of tense and suspenseful moments with a good background score by Jerry Goldsmith. Fans are of the film noir genre will enjoy this classical movie. 9out of 10.
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Just watched all 3 maze runners, what started of as a reasonable enjoyable 2 hrs about a government test playing with people lives, And 2 sequels that ended up as a usual Hollywood futuristic shit fest that become ridiculously over the top bore yarn, like vast majority of Hollywood films concept starts of well but then just becomes a film that ends up as a soulless Micheal bay style film that concentrates more of crash bang wallop battle with the good guys trying to bring down the government and their experiments. First one was pretty decent, next 2 where type that was dribble that you probably won't visit again.
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Chinatown 1974.

A private investigator who specialise in cheating spouses is drawn into something darker and tries to delve into the mystery involving a company executive.

Set in 1937 from the start it has the feel of a film noir tough detective story to it. Jack Nicholson plays investigator Gittes, hired to follow company exec Mulwray. Faye Dunaway plays the leading femme fatale. Roman Polanski directs and has a cameo in this film(man with the knife), there is a lot of tense and suspenseful moments with a good background score by Jerry Goldsmith. Fans are of the film noir genre will enjoy this classical movie. 9out of 10.
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Loooooooove Chinatown
First time actually watched it and was brilliant
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Old 17th June 2019, 02:36 PM
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Not done my recent watched films in a while so here goes.

The Evil Cult - 3/10

Utter pish Jet Li film. Once Upon a time in China sort of brought back the period martial arts films but then most of them were utter garbage. This also has the most confusing plot ever, with fu*k knows about 45 characters introduced in the first 10 minutes. Once again Jet does fu*k all but zip about on a wire.


The Raid - 8/10

Somehow missed this when it came out even though every cu*t raved about it. It really is a breath of martial arts fresh air plus its just pure enjoyable violence lol


The Raid 2 - 7/10

No as good as the first and a bit more gangster genre-y but still decent with Rama continuing to batter the fu*k out of folk.


Rumble in the Bronx - 8/10

Brilliant 90s JC that has some genius unintentionally funny bits about. The wee guy that played Danny should have got an award for the shitest acting ever produced, although love the scene where he's essentially pimpin' out his hot sister to Jackie "she's 21 and she's pretty" Although to be fair he puts in a crackin' performance of playing an old Sega Game Gear that doesn't have a game in it through out the entire film. The choreography when Jackie goes to confront the gang in their den is prime Jackie stuff. Also love how like most JC films all the gang members clearly co-ordinate their clothing each day so that none are wearing the same over the top bright as fu*k primary colours.


New Fist of Fury - 4/10

Shite early Jackie film by Lo Wei, who makes you realise his success with Bruce Lee was very much down to luck and Bruce Lee. A really ugly, dull looking film as well. Jackie also looks weird with his pre op eyes and wee shitey moustache.


The Magnificent Bodyguards - 5/10

Average early JC film, lots of walking broken up with some fighting. Decent sequence in a shaolin type temple.


Duel to the Death - 7/10

Classic wuxia film with Norman Chu who's superb in it. Kinda like what all those crappy Jet Li ones wish they were like.


The Defiant Ones - 8/10

2nd great Sidney Poitier film I've watched, going to get a few more. Sidney and Tony Curtis top of their game here. Some brilliant set pieces especially the bit where they are caked in mud trying to get out the hole.


Ace Ventura Pete Detective - 5/10

First I've seen this since I was wee and it doesn't hold up well. Jim Carrey is just annoying as fu*k. Cannibal Corpse scene's as great as ever.


American History X - 9/10

Must have seen this about 30 times, used to be one that was watched when it was on Sky all the time. My favourite anti racism film if you like, although Ed does make a few good points when he's arguing with Elliot Gould at the dinner table. Fairuza Balk is still weird looking and Ed could definitely have found a nicer nazi bird.


Night of the Generals - 7/10

Quality WW2 film with all the stiff upper lip Brits playing nazis. Omar Sharif is the stand out in it, followed by wee Donald Pleasance who never disappoints.
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The Battery (2012)

If you fancy a zombie film where the two main protagonists sit in a car surrounded by the shambling dead for the final forty minutes then The Battery will be right up your street.

Dracula II: Ascension (2003)

Patrick Lussier's sequel to his own fairly decent Dracula 2000 is horrendous. It involves some student scientists who have the corpse of Dracula restrained in an old... can't remember what. As dull as The Battery was, this was even worse. Jason Scott Lee and Roy Scheider, the films two 'names' were utterly wasted in this drivel.
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If you fancy a zombie film where the two main protagonists sit in a car surrounded by the shambling dead for the final forty minutes then The Battery will be right up your street.

You keep mentioning cars a lot...are you auditioning for Top Gear or something....do they have a tape player, cd player or mp3 player (you'll need to google what an mp3 is obviously)????
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You keep mentioning cars a lot...are you auditioning for Top Gear or something....do they have a tape player, cd player or mp3 player (you'll need to google what an mp3 is obviously)????
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Puppet Master (1989)

William Hickey stars as an inventor who creates a bunch of psychotic dolls which go on a killing spree.

Still it's not as bad as burning down the family Christmas tree with your cigar is it, Bill?
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Zeder (aka Revenge Of The Dead) 1983.

A journalist buys a used typewriter and finds some of the text on the ribbon. He pieces a story if a scientist who discovered some land have the power to revive the dead and scientists are exploring the theory.

This was a interesting flick, it is more like supernatural film with a hint of Zombie mentioned, there is a lot of atmosphere and suspense blended in. The film can seem to be a slow pace but entertaining. Gabriele Lavia (Inferno and Proffondo Rosso) plays the lead character Stefano pretty well apart from a bit of bad dubbing, Pupi Avati decided to go with atmosphere than gore, sometimes it never works but does for this. Worth checking it out 7-8 out of 10.
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