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#301 petetherock

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:27 PM

Resident Evil Retribution - movie review

All I can say is, oh dear...

Whilst I can be confident the subsequent BR disc will likely be demo quality, this is little more than an attempt to cash in on the franchise and give the tired series one last spin.. or perhaps the director / producer will keep milking this already dried up cash cow..

How do you revive a flagging movie franchise? A reboot is too complex for Paul Anderson, so he brings back a bunch of actors who starred in one of the previous 5 shows, and place them in a 'first player role' perspective kind of a movie in which some are good guys and others turned bad by the Hive. Then make them blast their way out of an old Russian submarine facility.

Plot holes? Well seriously where is the plot?

In any case, action thirsty fans lusting to see good ol' Milla J in a skin tight leather S&M outfit will not be disappointed. Add a few more hot chicks and dudes and arm them with never ending ammo, and watch the shakes, rattles and booms as they battle their way out of the underground base, whilst working for the same Wesker. Throw in an Asian perspective with Li Bing Bing who is probably there because Paul Anderson realised the size of the China market and needs to place one of them in a movie to sell tickets. Make sure there is a slit in her outfit which stretches for miles right up to her armpits and make it red in color for hotness and for socialism I guess?

The 3D another cash milking excercise, so your viewing pleasure will vary... of course hot ladies in 3D might be reason enough to watch this stuff...

So 1/5 for plot
3.5 / 5 for chick factor
4/5 for action

Snooze job unless you are a really big fan of the franchise and can't get enough of Milla J.

On a more interesting note... I would like to see Ms Selena aka Kate Beckinsale slug it out with Milla J whilst both wear those tight leather outfits which have made them famous... and throw in Jessica Biel or Alba for good measure, and call it the Resident Evil Vs Vampires - Total Recall or whatever...

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#302 mello yello

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:35 PM

Resident Evil Retribution - movie review

Make sure there is a slit in her outfit which stretches for miles right up to her armpits and make it red in color for hotness and for socialism I guess?

youve convinced me , comrade

Ill keep an eye out

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:44 PM

Django-Friend of a friend editors original.....
If you like Tarantino and his gruesome, cheeky charm do yourself a favour and watch it......Simply brilliant!

#304 petetherock

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:37 AM

youve convinced me , comrade

Ill keep an eye out

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How about this:

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Don't mistake her for Fan Bing Bing, another hottie...

#305 mello yello

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:21 AM

bookmarked in my little red book , comrade

...chinese manufacturing is certainly improving

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:17 PM

Just watched "No country for old men" last night and was quite impressed. Excellent acting and it was good to see a director that understands how to use silence effectively. The PQ on this is reference.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:22 PM

GI Joe Retaliation– movie review


http://peteswrite.bl...ovie-revie.html


A threadbare plot, and some rather painfully amateur acting by a few of the main cast is saved by solid action, plenty of action sequences, and a nice cameo by Bruce Willis and The Rock flexing his considerable muscles....

Worth a watch but nowhere near the best...

A half drunk gorilla could act better than Channing Tatum...

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:28 PM

A Lonely Place To Die

Not sure if this ones been mentioned but it surprised me.

http://www.blu-ray.c...-Blu-ray/36841/


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:42 PM

GI Joe Retaliation– movie review
A half drunk gorilla could act better than Channing Tatum...

Channing Tatum is a former male stripper and is purely there as "eye candy".

He serves exactly the same purpose as the dumb bimbettes strutting around in the same movie with their heavy artillery hanging out. You and I can find them very appealing (especially in 3D) so why not keep Mr Tatum around to bring in the other demographic ?

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:49 AM

Ironman 3– movie review

http://peteswrite.bl...vie-review.html

Not bad, but not great, and part of the reason may be Shane Black tries too hard to introduce a new facade, adding two Oscar Winners into a rather convoluted plot and dilute RDJ's larger than life style.

2.5/5, but probably it will be a great demo BR disc.

#311 petetherock

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:26 AM

Cabin In The Woods


Finally got round to this...

Interesting plot, and unexpected ending, and a very solid surround experience.. not your typical slasher..

Definitely worth a couple of viewings at least to get the plot...

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:31 PM

Warm Bodies

We purchased this as an advanced release on US iTunes.

This has been labeled a ZOM ROM COM and was well worth the watch,
with a nod to Romeo & Juliet

Very good acting from the 2 leads, and both of their offsiders get some good lines.
The CG movement of the skeletal zombies looked a bit off though.
The movie has a great soundtrack, with R preferring to listen to his music on vinyl and he gives some classics a spin.

4/5

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:25 PM

Jack Reacher

Good film and the acting was excellent.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:45 PM

Jack Reacher

Good film and the acting was excellent.


agree ! watched last night. excellent film and same with PQ and AQ quite impressed :)

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:37 PM

Happy by Roko Belic

A well made documentary, and it gives perspective to what really makes us.... Happy..

Recommended.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:59 AM

A Lonely Place To Die

Not sure if this ones been mentioned but it surprised me.

http://www.blu-ray.c...-Blu-ray/36841/


Thanks for this, just watched this today. Wow this one sneaked under the radar. Brilliant movie fantastic photography and edge of the seat plot from beginning to end. Most of the actors I have never heard of but they do a really convincing job. Definitely worth picking up if you see this in the shops 2011 movie.

It looks like it available for only $6.27 from Amazon at the moment (region A locked ).

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:22 AM

FlyOver Canada


If you happen to be in Vancouver, consider going for the Flyover Canada ride:
http://www.flyovercanada.com/

It's 4D - with sight, sound, smell and even water in your face!
At CA$ 20.95, it's not that cheap for a 20 - 30 min ride, but the sights and experience are worth it...

It's in SD, but nevertheless, I feel it's money well spent...

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:38 AM

Red 2– movie review

http://peteswrite.bl...vie-review.html

Not as good as the first, but a highly enjoyable distraction nevertheless...

And fun to watch in a small cinema in the town of Banff...

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:37 PM

Saw a few movies recently on the plane:


Trance:
An Inception-lite movie, with slightly less ept acting, less invovling plot, and less believable characters. I reckon the only 'wow' moment was Rosario Dawson totally starkers...

Rental at best

Dead Man Down:
Another rental at best movie with some decent moments from Naomi Rapace and Colin Ferrel, but not enough to save this rather dark movie with a difficult to understand plot.

Burt Wonderstone:

A light weight comedy, with not much against it, but also not a lot for it. Worth a rental and a few laughs, but the magicians story is a warm, and ultimately forgettable story, which neither offends or impresses much.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 01:05 AM

Side Effects

A suspense thriller that is decent but not great. It's good in spurts, but slows down too much in others. Apart from the erratic, it's quite good, with a commendable performance from Jude Law who plays a psychiatrist who finds seemlingly unpleasantly side effects in a new drug he uses on a patient. He has to fight to clear his name when the patient kills her own husband...
Rooney Mara also does well but Channing Tatum is a piece of wood in his rather short-lived appearance... Catherine Zeta Jones does pretty well too.
The portrayal of the pharma industry and the doctors who seem to be in bed with them is more reflective of the USA scene, but even then, it's not indicative of all doctors, and certainly not the case around here..

Good enough for one or two viewings...
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Posted 28 July 2013 - 08:33 AM

I watched Side Effects a couple of weeks ago and thought it was quite good.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 09:45 AM

I watched Side Effects a couple of weeks ago and thought it was quite good.


same here :)

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:13 PM

Quite nice photography wise. I found it a bit slow. Strange that Catherine Zeta Jones was in seeing as she suffers Bi Polar.
Thought that the comments to commonly used drugs was a bit dodgy fiction versus reality.

Funny how small capusles of chemicals called medication alter our lives.

The lead girl looks like a dead ringer for Madi on the Block

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:00 AM

Skyfall

http://peteswrite.bl...movie-ever.html

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Bravo! The best Bond Movie to date.


Saw this only recently. My partner and I were very impressed. A better than average Bond movie (and I'm sure many would vote it the best). Details appear in the review petetherock has linked to. The action scenes were very entertaining, and there is some good British dialogue. This movie would appeal to a broad audience. Recommended.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:58 AM

Before Midnight- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2209418/

My rating: story 5/5

All I'd hoped it would be and more. One of those great movies that shows the beauty of everyday life in raw reality, to the point some could find boring. The car scene a couple of minutes in must go for around 10 minutes in 1 continuous shot! No action or special effects in this movie, just an everyday couple (with an amazing back story- Before Sunrise/Before Sunset) walking around talking, dealing with issues we all face as adults.

We saw this at the Rivoli and saw 4 other couples at a cafe/restaurant across the road discussing it intently over coffee straight after. It's one of those real conversation starters and the entire trilogy hooks people in quite passionately.

I'd never recommend it as a system workout or demo material, just a beautifully made and acted movie that brings with it just about a full range of emotions. Quite funny at time too.

Edited by blybo, 30 July 2013 - 12:05 PM.