Movies I watched in 2012

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Anuvahood (2011)
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Kenneth (who likes to call himself Kay) begins to realise he's just another wannabe bad boy... even less than a loser in fact... (88 mins.)
“ 7/10 stars.
It was pretty funny. If you're up for a silly comedy about try-hard homies, it's definitely worth a watch. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Super 8 (2011)
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During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (112 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ 5/10 stars.
Lots of nice effects but quite cheesy. Nothing really original about it but not horrible. ” - Andrew Buchanan
An Education (2009)
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A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age. (100 mins.)
Director: Lone Scherfig
“ 4/10 stars.
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London. That's it in a nutshell. Not terribly boring but not worth going out of your way to watch. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
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A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting. (123 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ 2/10 stars.
Gave up on it because I thought it was *beep* ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Book of Eli (2010)
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A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. (118 mins.)
“ 2/10 stars.
A Sunday school rendition of MadMax. This movie was terrible. It started of really boring and got really preachy. I don't like Denzel Washington. I can't think of a role I've seen him play where I haven't thought "I don't like Denzel Washington." I need to watch another film now to get the bad taste out of my mouth. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Water Horse (2007)
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A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend. (112 mins.)
Director: Jay Russell
“ ‎6/10 stars.
Fun kids movie. it's not going to blow your mind but it's a nice film. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Lazarus Project (2008)
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A former criminal is drawn into a criminal endeavor and subsequently finds himself living an inexplicable new life working at a psychiatric facility. (100 mins.)
“ 7/10 stars.
Very good movie! Won't say anything about it because then it won't be a surprise. Very nice soundtrack, too! ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (166 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ 6/10 stars.
Watched it in the cinema in 2008 and thought it was absolutely amazing. This time around it was OK. I still think it's a very nice and original story with something to say about life. Brad Pitt's make-up is brilliant. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Others (2001)
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A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted. (101 mins.)
“ 7/10 stars.
watched it for the 2nd time since it came out in 2001. The first time I saw it I remember thinking it was absolutely brilliant. Even watching it a second time it was still interesting. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
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When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor. (105 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ 9/10 stars.
Watched this yesterday with my wife. She really liked it.
Don't know how many times I've seen it but it puts me in stitches every time. Marilyn Monroe being hot as is a nice bonus. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Trapped (2002)
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The Jennings' fight for their daughters life after she is kidnapped by an experienced gang of thieves. (106 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
“ 1/10 stars.
Absolutely pathetic movie! Terrible in every way. The only reason I gave it a 1 instead of a 0 was that the stunts were OK and they didn't use CG. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Panic at Rock Island (2011 TV Movie)
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An island on spectacular Sydney Harbour. Summer sun Top international artists. Tens of thousands of music fans from across the world Idyllic... Until unimaginable disaster strikes. (95 mins.)
Director: Tony Tilse
“ 3/10 stars.
It was nice hearing lots of Aussie accents but it was a pretty corny movie. I can see what it was trying to do but it didn't quite pull it off. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Friday the 13th (2009)
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A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions. (97 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
“ 6/10 stars.
Lots of fun. Of course not as good as the first one but much better than a few of the others in the series. Really enjoyed it. I watched it in 2009 and thought it was crap but I quite liked it this time. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Dead Poets Society (1989)
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English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ 8/10 stars.
Very powerful movie. Inspiring. I only gave it 8 because there were a few times in the middle I thought it was a bit long but I think it was brilliant. A movie with real meaning. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
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Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son. (92 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ 6/10 stars.
Very entertaining and well written. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
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A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans. (98 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
“ 4/10 stars.
The effects are nice and it's not terrible but I'd seen it before and I remember it being much better than it was. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Swordfish (2001)
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A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away. Gabriel brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson to help him. (99 mins.)
Director: Dominic Sena
“ 3/10 stars.
The soundtrack is awesome but it was by far the best thing about the film.
I'd heard it was rubbish but I wanted to see for myself. Jack Human was good in it but it was rubbish. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Ghost Town (2008)
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Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. (102 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
“ 6/10 stars.
It's a romantic comedy like every other romantic comedy. There's nothing really original about it and you're not going to get any surprises but Ricky Gervais is a funny bloke. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Day of the Dead (2008 Video)
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When a small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors try to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive. (86 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
“ 1/10 stars.
This movie was atrocious! I have so many complaints about it I'd be here all day if I were to list them all. The main one would have to be the ridiculous amount of inconsistencies. It was unbelievable how poorly it was thought out. I was going to give a few examples but that list again would take all day to complete and I don't really wanna spend my whole day whinging about a movie I watched of my own free will. My advice to you is DON'T WATCH IT! Even if you are in the mood for a bad movie it isn't worth it. This movie's one saving grace for me was Mena Suvari. If she's not your taste there is absolutely no reason to watch this movie. Actually if you think she's a hottie she has another 50 movies/TV shows she's in. Watch one of those instead. I recommend American Beauty. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Thinner (1996)
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An obese attorney is cursed by a gypsy to rapidly and uncontrollably lose weight. (93 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
“ 6/10 stars.
This is a hard one. I really like Stephen King movies. I think most people would enjoy this movie but I really don't know. It's not all that scary but I like it. Everything about it is typical Stephen King. Especially the pharmacist (hehe). There are better ones out there but there are some worse ones too.
If you're in the mood for a light horror/thriller it's not bad. A 6 in my book. No idea where it rates in other people's. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Hot Rod (2007)
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Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Kimble is preparing for the jump of his life - to clear fifteen buses to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank's life-saving heart operation. (88 mins.)
Director: Akiva Schaffer
“ 4/10 stars.
It had a few funny bits but it was painfully lame. It was supposed to be so lame it was funny but it was so lame it was lame. I'm sure the people who made it thought it was hilarious and they had heaps of fun making it but that's about all. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Ugly Truth (2009)
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A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests... (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
“ 5/10 stars.
Sort of starts of with a Cyrano type deal and turns into every other romantic comedy out there but the characters were likable, well portrayed and easy to relate to and it has some really good lines that made it quite funny. If you are not interested in seeing yet another romantic comedy maybe give it a miss but if you can handle another one, I reckon it's decent. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Shallow Hal (2001)
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A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty". (114 mins.)
“ ‎4/10 stars.
It's a feel good movie and when first saw it I thought it was quite good but after watching again I think lot of the humour is really cheap. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
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After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. (137 mins.)
“ 5/10 stars.
You've seen it right? ” - Andrew Buchanan
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
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Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake. (105 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
“ 3/10 stars.
This is one of those sequels that really wasn't necessary. Most of the CG was decent (the octopus looked cool) but it was a very lame movie. The story was boring. The action was boring. The attempted humour and historical references were lame. All in all it was pretty bad but not headslappingly bad. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Benny & Joon (1993)
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A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton. (98 mins.)
“ 8/10 stars.
Absolutely delightful movie. Has some of the funniest lines I've ever heard. Nice soundtrack. Great characters. Probably one of my favourite movies. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The One (2001)
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A sheriff's deputy fights an alternate universe version of himself who grows stronger with each alternate self he kills. (87 mins.)
Director: James Wong
“ 1/10 stars.
Can't think of anything good about this movie. It was a rip-off of the Highlander but didn't even come close. All-in-all it was *beep* boring and *beep* ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Fugitive (1993)
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Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt lead by a seasoned US Marshall. (130 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ ‎7/10 stars.
How cool is Harrison Ford? This is probably only the second time I've seen this movie and the last time would have been in the mid-90's so I got to watch it with a clean slate. It's a very exciting movie. I wanna watch the 60's TV show now. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Equilibrium (2002)
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In a fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. (107 mins.)
Director: Kurt Wimmer
“ 2/10 stars.
I love 1984 and Brave New World and all those books so when I read the blurb I thought "This movie is gonna be awesome!!" Christian Bale is also one of my favourite actors so I was heaps keen to see it. Now I feel like an idiot for getting even the slightest bit excited. This movie is stupid!!! It's supposed to be this society where people can't feel anything because they are drugged by an oppressive government. The problem is they are showing emotions like they are going out of fashion. It totally defeats the whole purpose of the movie. Why did they even bother. Aargh!!! Head slappingly stupid movie *beep* *beep* *beep* Aargh!!!!! ” - Andrew Buchanan
Dead Calm (1989)
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After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae spend some time isolated at sea when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship. (96 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
“ 7/10 stars.
Good movie. Glad I watched it. Awesome baddie kill! ” - Andrew Buchanan
Millions (2004)
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Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of. (98 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ ‎7/10 stars.
It was really cute and had some really funny bits. Best kids movie I've seen in a while. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Being John Malkovich (1999)
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A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich. (112 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
“ 8/10 stars.
Great movie. Not the first time I've seen it but I think I enjoyed it more this time around. It's got some great characters with some excellent lines. If you haven't seen it, definitely give it a go. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Red Dog (2011)
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Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master. (92 mins.)
Director: Kriv Stenders
“ 10/10 stars.
What a bloody brilliant film. Well written, good directing, funny as, moving. It pretty well has it all. Comedy and tragedy and everything in between. (I think I just summed up life in a sentence - tehe). A fair dinkum movie about an Aussie icon. Bloody brilliant. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Sitter (2011)
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A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him. (81 mins.)
“ 4/10 stars.
Why do I watch these *beep* movies? Surely I knew that this would not be very good and yet it didn't stop me from watching it anyway. I always think Jonah Hill's movies are gonna be good but most of them just aren't. Oh well. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Cedar Boys (2009)
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A journey into the lives of young Middle Eastern men from Sydney's outer west with dreams and desires to better themselves and fit in (100 mins.)
Director: Serhat Caradee
“ 7/10 stars.
Very good and very real movie. Liked pretty much everything about it. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Paul (2011)
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Two English comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. (104 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
“ 7/10 stars.
I like Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Funny blokes. Never let me down. I like Seth Rogan, too. Pretty funny movie. My one qualm with it is that they used swearing as a joke a little too often which was a bit lame. I would have thought that was hilarious when I was in primary school but I was just like "They know that that's not actually that funny right?" Especially because a lot of the comedy was quite witty, it made those stand out as dumbed down humour. The effects were really really good. Lot's of funny scenes and lines. Definitely worth a watch. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Sid and Nancy (1986)
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The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed. (112 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
“ 1/10 stars.
I hate this movie. I thought it was cool years ago and I have absolutely no idea why. This movie is terrible. I really wanted to stop it half way through but I fought it out. I didn't know Sid or Nancy personally obviously but I can tell this movie is full of *beep* The writing is really bad. Nancy's character is so bloody loud. Paul Cook's character was really pathetic. Steve Jones' character may as well have not even been in it. I couldn't even tell who Malcolm McLaren's character was. Most of the acting was just rubbish. It's no wonder John Lydon hates this movie. I hate it already but I would hate it even more if it was about one of my mates. Bloody hell.
If you like the Sex Pistols, watch the Filth and the Fury or the Great Rock n' Roll Swindle. If you hate the Sex Pistols, this is probably the film for you. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Splash (1984)
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A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is. (111 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ 5/10 stars.
It's a cute movie with heaps of sex jokes, bums and boobs so of course I like it. It's better than most recent romcoms but still nothing to write home about. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Species (1995)
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A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress before she successfully mates with a human. (108 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ ‎7/10 stars.
I loved this movie when it came out and I still reckon its pretty cool. I like the story, boobs and gore. Probably in that order. I also really like the characters. Especially Forest Whitaker. The special effects didn't look as good as I remember them looking on VHS. HD tellies sometimes make the picture too clear. It was still pretty cool. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Son of the Mask (2005)
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Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his dog stumbles upon the mask of Loki. Then after conceiving an infant son "born of the mask", he discovers just how looney child raising can be. (94 mins.)
“ 3/10 stars.
I wanted to watch this even though I had heard it was *beep* It was actually better than I thought it would be. That being said it was very boring and not really worth watching. Marito and I got a good nap out of it though as it put us both to sleep. The reason this got 3 stars instead of 1 or 2 is that all the movies I have rated 1 or 2 were so *beep* they made me really angry. This one is just really dull. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Strangers (2008)
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A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants. (86 mins.)
Director: Bryan Bertino
“ 5/10 stars.
Liv Tyler was very good. Very believable. I think she might be a really good actress. The movie was actually pretty good. I jumped a few times and there were some good scenes. The soundtrack was pretty good, too. My only qualm with it was that the end could have been way better if they did it a tiny bit differently. The last five minutes were pretty lame. All of the baddies' lines apart from the first one were really not necessary and it would have made the movie much better without them. If they didn't talk I would have given it a 7 or even an 8. Those few lines really brought it down for me and having no talking would have made it so much more cold hearted and scary. Oh well. It's still decent but there are better movies out there. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Changeling (2008)
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A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ 8/10 stars.
A brilliant movie based on a scary but true story. The costume, sets and props were very good. The look, sound and feel of the movie were great, too. Angelina Jolie did a brilliant job which helped make the movie that much more real. For me it felt like I was in amongst all the kerfuffle. Clint Eastwood did a very good job. I originally was going to give it a 7 but after thinking about how well it was made I gave it an 8. For me it's more like a 7.5. I would normally round down but in this case I think it probably deserves the 8. ” - Andrew Buchanan
In the Cut (2003)
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New York writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood. (119 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
“ 9/10 stars.
Dark. Gritty. Gruesome. Heavy. Poetic. Artistic. Tragic. Powerful. Noir. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Heartbreakers (2001)
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A mother and daughter con team seduce and scam wealthy men. (123 mins.)
Director: David Mirkin
“ 4/10 stars.
Hmm yeah. It wasn't terrible but it didn't really have much going for it either. Jennifer Love Hewitt is really hot but she plays a weak character. There were three or four times I laughed and a couple of chuckles but on a whole it wasn't very funny. Jennifer Love Hewitt is always hot and she is in heaps better movies than this so I'd recommend another one of her movies. On the other hand, she doesn't dress like she does is in this in her other movies. If that's reason enough for you to watch it, give it a go. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Single White Female (1992)
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A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that something very strange is going on with the tenant who decides to move in. (107 mins.)
“ 7/10 stars.
It was cool and nostalgic watching this movie. I couldn't remember it at all so I got to enjoy it for the first time all over again. I really liked it. ” - Andrew Buchanan
6 Souls (2010)
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A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished. (112 mins.)
“ 4/10 stars.
Didn't think it was particularly scary, interesting, exciting, intelligent, horrific, fun, or any other adjectives you might associate with a movie. It's not like it was terrible It was just a bit non really. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Kate & Leopold (2001)
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An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertedly dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive. (118 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ 5/10 stars.
A sweet and classy romantic comedy. It follows all the romcom rules and there aren't any laugh out loud moments but it's OK. Jack Human is pretty good. ” - Andrew Buchanan
2:37 (2006)
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At 2:37, someone commits suicide in the school lavatory. The day is told up to that point from the viewpoint of six different students. (95 mins.)
“ 7/10 stars.
"A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with" is what the blurb said. Some of the situations maybe... Don't know that many dudes with two urethras.
What the blurb says is not that important anyway.
The movie was quite interesting. Sort of reminded me of Degrassi but without all the cheesy eightiesness. Degrassi without the cheesy eightiesness??? What would that be like?? Well it would be a modern contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that some of today's youth may be faced with and a few situations that many of today's youth are faced with.
It had some very interesting stories and kept me in my seat for the lot of it. I think it was very well done.
I liked it and being from a generation raised on Degrassi, you probably will too. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Bandits (2001)
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Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped. (123 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ 6/10 stars.
It was fun and entertaining. Cate Blanchett looked well hot as a redhead. She should be a redhead permanently. The story plays out very well. This movie could be easily dismissed as another crime comedy to add to the pile but I think it is a little more than that. It has some good social commentary in there presented in a fun and user friendly way. I'm glad I watched it. I thought it was a hoot. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
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A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (137 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ 3/10 stars.
The trippy scenes weren't trippy enough. The scary scenes weren't scary enough and the acting was bloody atrocious. The end was really lame. I thought it was gonna be heaps scary so it was a massive letdown. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Memento (2000)
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A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle. (113 mins.)
“ 10/10 stars.
Wow!!! A work of genius. I am in awe!! ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Crazies (2010)
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About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply. (101 mins.)
Director: Breck Eisner
“ 6/10 stars.
A copy of a Romero film from the 70's. I haven't seen the original though so I can't compare the two which felt good for a change. This movie has got some jumpy bits and some good gore. The cinematography was really good, too. Some of the shots were quite stunning. It's an alright horror flick but I would've changed a few things. The acting in it is pretty bad in some parts and some lines are pretty corny. So corny they made me cringe but not corny enough to become catchphrases. Quite a few bits were really unrealistic, too. I don't demand all my horror movies to be 100% realistic but some bits were just silly. For example, decking a dude with a hand that's been basically cut in half. That would be way more painful than they made it out to be. The worst thing but would have to be the massive differences in characteristics of the crazies throughout the film. In a film like this it's pretty important that the people with the condition have the characteristics of a person with the condition. For example, in most vampire films, vampires can't go out in sunlight. If they set the story up so vampires burn in sunlight, it wouldn't make sense if there vampires wandering around in sunlight later on right?
I thought it was fun and entertaining, the cinematography was good and I had a good time watching it but no matter how fun it was it's got way too many obvious faults to get more than a 6 from me. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Doppelganger (1993)
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A writer with a room for rent acquires a strange new roommate with a psychotic alter-ego that follows her wherever she goes. (104 mins.)
Director: Avi Nesher
“ 8/10 stars.
Love it!!! I love everything about it. I wanna watch it again tomorrow! lol ” - Andrew Buchanan
Father of the Bride Part II (1995)
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George Banks must deal not only with the pregnancy of his daughter, but also with the unexpected pregnancy of his wife. (106 mins.)
Director: Charles Shyer
“ 7/10 stars.
Lot's of laughs. Lots of fun. A real feel good film. I've always liked Steve Martin. ” - Andrew Buchanan
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
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A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with. (98 mins.)
“ 5/10 stars.
Pretty nutty story considering it's supposedly a true story but not all that good of a movie. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Horrible Bosses (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness. (98 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
“ 4 stars.
Pretty average.
Honestly that's all you really need to know about it. It's a comedy but it's not really funny apart from 2 or 3 scenes. No hilarious things in the whole film. Jennifer Aniston was slutty in it. That was alright I guess. That's about it I think. Don't bother watching it. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Six
“ 8/10 stars.
Absolutely horrible. Definitely one of the better horror movies of recent years. It's a pretty outrageous concept but it still feels really real. The Japanese actor, Akihiro Kitamura is brilliant. I've never seen him before but I look forward to seeing him in more things to come.
The very last scene is my favourite part of the movie. It's got just the right amount of subtlety and it's just so disturbing.
I can't believe this movie only got a 4.6 on IMDb. I was really surprised. I think it's at least an eight and I haven't met anyone who hasn't liked it. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy. (91 mins.)
Director: Tom Six
“ 5/10 stars.
Obscene. This whole movie can be summed up in that one little word. Basically just a gory filth fest or a filthy gore fest. Both really. I like horror more than most chaps but this one really didn't do it for me. Most of the film I sat there thinking this is pointless and aimless which is a real shame because I thought the first one (The Human Centipede) was brilliant. They are totally different films.
Before I watched it, I had guessed what the whole story would be. While I was watching it, I was thinking that this film deserved no more than a 2 or 3. The very last scene was good. It made me bump the score from 2 to 5 stars.
After the last scene, I thought OK there are a few clever bits and this and that scene were actually done quite well but even still I couldn't bring myself to give it more than a 5.
To be honest I wouldn't have minded living my whole life without ever watching this movie.
There will be a third film coming out next year. I hope it's better. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, and uncover a sinister history. (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Cornwell
“ 7/10 stars.
If you are looking for a movie to turn your hair grey with fright, this might fall short but it is a good Sunday arvo kind of horror. Good acting, good story, some pretty creepy scenes, decent soundtrack, the cinematography was nothing groundbreaking but pretty decent. I thought it was a fairly good movie.
The true story that it is based on is pretty nuts. Necromancy and what not. Apparently much scarier than this movie. Much scarier than any movie according to the lady it happened to. ” - Andrew Buchanan
My Darling Is a Foreigner (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Set in the Tokyo area, an aspiring Japanese manga writer has a relationship with an American. They live together and they are happy but there is a problem with the relationship. The heroine must do something to heal the rift. (100 mins.)
Director: Kazuaki Ue
“ 3/10 stars.
My wife wanted to watch this movie because it got good reviews over here and it reflects our situation but neither of us enjoyed it. It was so boring!! The acting was terrible, the story was non-existent and the characters were stupid and annoying. It was like watching really boring people's boring everyday activities. Every character in the movie was a dickhead apart from the chick's mum. The worst thing about this movie is that it was based on a comic book of the same name. The comic book is an autobiographical account of the heroine's relationship with her husband. This means all those dickhead characters are all real and out and about in Japan being dickheads in real life. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Forgotten (2004)
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After being told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover there is a much bigger enemy at work. (91 mins.)
Director: Joseph Ruben
“ ‎2/10 stars.
It sounded alright in the blurb and I was looking forward to watching it but it was utter rubbish. I don't even want to write about it it was so bad. It started off OK. Had a good conspiracy movie feel to it. Then it all went pear shaped. The story fell to pieces and was replaced by some poxy CG. Bloody pathetic movie. What a waste of time. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Flatliners (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Four Medical students experiment on "near death" experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives. (115 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ 6/10 stars.
It was pretty decent. Had a real '80's Stephen King feel to it. Which I liked. I thought it was really good and next time I watch it I probably bump it up to a seven but I was hoping for something scarier.
Marito thought it brilliant. She gave it an 8.5/10. She would have given it a 9 but she is morally against people committing suicide in the name of science. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Friday the 13th (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning. (95 mins.)
“ 8/10 stars.
Classic. This is only the hundredth time I've seen it but I love it. I can still remember how much it scared me the first time I watched it. I jumped tonight! If you haven't seen it get out there and watch it. This movie is a piece of film history.
My wife has seen all the Friday the 13th movies except the original. I have been waiting to show her it for years. I made sure not to give away the plot. I finally got a copy with subs and we waited til Friday the 13th. She said it was a big surprise and that it was heaps scarier than the others. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Choke (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death. (92 mins.)
Director: Clark Gregg
“ 6/10 stars.
Was very different to what I was expecting after reading the blurb. I was expecting it to be mainly about this guy conning people and the funny situations that it got him into. It was more about the protagonist's relationships with the people around him. I thought it was a very funny, well written, sometimes very dark comedy.
Be warned. Every other scene is a sex scene so maybe don't watch it on a first date. ” - Andrew Buchanan
A Serious Man (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking. (106 mins.)
“ 5/10 stars.
This movie is about some bloke's life going from bad to worse. I thought it would be a bit funnier but it was mainly depressing. There were some pretty ridiculous characters, conversations and situations that were funny but the general feel of the film was pretty glum. Wouldn't really recommend it. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Oppai Volleyball (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
For the chance of seeing their teacher's "oppai". They took the challenge to win the volleyball tournament. (102 mins.)
“ 5/10 stars.
Oppai means boob in Japanese so the title is basically Booby Volleyball. A new pretty young teacher comes to a junior high school. She is asked to coach the boy's volleyball team. They are a bunch of pervy nerds, obsessed with boobs and not really concerned about much more in life. The teacher tries to motivate them and they end up striking a deal where if they win at the championship, the teacher will show them her boobs.
Sounds stupid right? Well it is. It's a quirky comedy and it's not bad. There were quite a few laugh out loud moments and the general feel of the movie is good. A bit of light hearted humour. I would give it more but the over-sentimentality and overacting in Japanese movies, especially comedies, gets on my tits a bit so it'll have to do with a five. ” - Andrew Buchanan
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
When a regular guy dumps a superhero for her neediness, she uses her powers to make his life a living hell. (95 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ 7/10 stars.
I haven't seen this since it first came out but I thought it was hilarious so I thought I'd watch it again. It was just as good this time around. Heaps of really funny lines and hilariously ridiculous scenes. Funny look at superheroes too. I like it. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Impostor (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In the future, an alien race uses androids as bombs to attack Earth. A government weapons specialist is accused of being one such android and sets out to prove his innocence. (95 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
“ 6/10 stars.
This film had so much potential. It could have been amazing but it was pretty average. The acting was shocking and the whole movie was so cheesy. It also looked pretty crappy too. For a movie from 2001, the effects were really bad. If it were made better it could have been brilliant. At least 8 out of 10. What a shame.
That being said, the story was really good (I really like Phillip K. Dick). That's why I gave it a 6. If you are willing to ignore or embrace the cheese and shockingly poor acting (It may be hard to ignore it), it's worth a go. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Marathon Man (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent. (125 mins.)
“ 6/10 stars.
It starts out quite slow but ends up being a pretty good thriller. It's got some brilliant scenes in it. (Like the "Is it safe?" bit. Bloody horrible situation.) That being said there are some pretty dodgy scenes too. Some of the acting is really terrible and there's some shocking choreography. In my opinion the good scenes outweigh the bad though. It has a good storyline and plenty of social commentary. It's worth a watch. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Handsome Suit (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young cook is kind-hearted but chubby and ugly. One day, he get a "Handsome Suit" that make a good looking guy, and try to change his own life. (115 mins.)
“ ‎6/10 stars.
This movie is about an ugly bloke who is unhappy living an ugly bloke's life, until one day he goes into a suit shop and the suitor's give him a suit that transforms him into a handsome bloke and you can guess the rest.
It's a pretty standard romantic comedy. There aren't any surprises but if you wanna watch a quirky romcom, it's not too bad. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Beautiful (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
After another teenager disappears from the idyllic suburb of Sunshine Hills, Suzy, the girl-next-door of every boy's dreams, persuades Daniel, a fourteen-year-old with an obsessive crush, to help her uncover the truth. (97 mins.)
Director: Dean O'Flaherty
“ 5/10 stars.
It's well shot, has realistic dialogue, good acting and a good score. It has some pretty intense moments as well. The story wasn't bad but it seemed a bit messy in parts. It was difficult to understand what the writer/director, Dean O'Flaherty wanted to achieve with some of the scenes. It was his first movie and it's not bad for a first try but it might have been better as an hour long teledrama instead of a feature length movie. I think we can expect some good movies to come out of this guy in the future but apart from one really intense scene, this one is pretty average. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight, and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter. (125 mins.)
Director: Brian DePalma
“ ‎3/10 stars.
What a boring movie. Looking at the cast I thought it would be decent but it was utterly terrible. A total bore. If you haven't seen it, lucky you. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Chain Reaction (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ 1/10 stars.
Absolute rubbish. The start and middle were a bit boring but they finished it off with a head-slappingly-bad end. What a bloody terrible movie. The best way I could describe it is big name actors spewing line after line of dribble, a cheap conspiracy theory and some big special effects thrown in to draw the drones who gobble down this kind of rubbish. This movie is so bad I am angry at everyone involved in its making. *beep* this movie man. Aargh! I'm so pissed off! ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Rum Diary (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
American journalist Paul Kemp takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1960s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there. (120 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
“ 5/10 stars.
It's got some funny bits but I found it kind of depressing. It's shot well. It has a good soundtrack. The acting is good. The story is good. I think it's a decent film but it's not really my cup of tea. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first. (127 mins.)
“ 10/10 stars.
Everything about this movie is awesome! Even River Phoenix's haircut.
Just like the rest of the Indiana Jones series, in my mind it's one of the best movies ever made. Love it!!! ” - Andrew Buchanan
Hot Fuzz (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that's harbouring a dark secret. (121 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ ‎7/10 stars.
Definitely the most ridiculous cop movie ever. This has to be the 5th time I've seen it but it's hilarious every time. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Léon: The Professional (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade. (110 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ 10/10 stars.
I haven't watched this since high school when I thought it was about the coolest movie ever made. I was a little worried that I wouldn't like it as an adult so I put off watching it as not to destroy my memory of it. It was even better than I remember it. It was so cool but I think everyone has seen it already so I don't have to tell you. If you haven't seen it for a while, watch it again. You won't be disappointed. If you haven't ever seen it, it's famous for a reason. Get out there and watch it. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Poltergeist (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ 8/10 stars.
This is my kind of movie. 80's horror is the best!! It was awesome! Love it!! Perfect movie for obon. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Old School (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater. (88 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
“ 7/10 stars.
I thought it was going to be pretty *beep* but I gave it a go anyway and I was well pleased I did. I pissed myself for half the film. Even the little extra bits in the credits had me in stitches. It really lacks in originality but it makes up for it with the amount of scenes where I burst out laughing. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Bubble (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory. (73 mins.)
“ 3/10 stars.
What a boring movie. It's basically an hour of people working in a doll factory while the same acoustic guitar song plays over the top. There's a murder an hour in which is solved in 10 minutes and then the movie is over. I don't think anyone would enjoy this movie. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Time Bandits (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young boy accidentally joins a band of time traveling dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal. (116 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ 6/ 10 stars.
It was fun and entertaining and it looked amazing!! I love the costumes and special effects. It was really theatrical and the story really good. 10 for creativity and imagination. I'm sure I would have loved this film when I was a kid but I don't remember watching it. If I had it on tape as a kid I'm sure my bros and I would have watched it 'til the tape stretched. I think I'm pretty well over Monty Python humour tough. I liked it as a fantasy film but I didn't really find it funny. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Dressed to Kill (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder. (105 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ 3/10 stars.
This movie was pretty boring to be honest. Although some of the acting was OK a lot of it was totally unbearable. The scenes that should have been thrilling were for the most part boring or so poorly acted that they were impossible to believe. The whole thing was a bit of a waste of time if you ask me. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
“ 10/10 stars.
Wow!! It was nothing like I was expecting but just as good. Very impressed. It was bloody amazing. I really liked the interpretation of the characters. Especially Catwoman because she is exactly like how she is in the comics I love.
Batman is the best. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague... (100 mins.)
Director: Josef Rusnak
“ 6/10 stars.
I thought it was quite good. Not the most original story ever but interesting and entertaining none the less. I liked the feel off the movie too. It was like a cross between a noir sleuth flick and the Lawnmower Man. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn that their beloved priest has been killed by mob forces, they go back to Boston to bring justice to those responsible and avenge the priest. (118 mins.)
Director: Troy Duffy
“ 1/10 stars.
What a bloody terrible film. Lame joke. Gun fight. Flashback to the first film. Lame joke. Gun fight. Flashback to the first film. Lame joke. Gun fight. Lame joke. Gun fight. 2 minutes of back story. Gun fight. The End. I thought the first one was pretty decent. I wasn't expecting the sequel to be better than the first film but bloody hell. This is bad even for a sequel. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Haruka Yamano returns from America to Tokyo in a wheelchair, both legs having multiple fractures from a car accident... (90 mins.)
Director: Toshikazu Nagae
“ 1/10 stars.
Wow. If you thought the Hollywood remakes of foreign movies were bad, don't go near this one. It's so boring, the characters are so annoying, and it's so unoriginal it's not funny. My wife asked me to turn it off 30 minutes into the film even though she was the one who wanted to watch it in the first place. She cried because she was so scared during the original. I loved the original except for the very last scene which I think basically ruined the movie. No matter what you thought of the original, I think we can all agree that it's not a movie that needed a sequel and yet there are 3 American sequels and this rip-off Japanese one. The original cost $15,000 to make and made $193,355,800 at the box office alone. They should be happy with that and not try to force-feed us these rubbish sequels. It's bloody disgusting. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." (109 mins.)
Director: Garth Jennings
“ 7/10 stars.
Fantastic. I needed a light-hearted movie today and this was a brilliant choice. I love the humour, the soundtrack, the costume and set design, the characters, pretty well everything about it really. It pokes fun at society in the best possible way. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Deathtrap (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ 6/10 stars.
I thought it was entertaining. It's got more twists than a packet of twisties. I had a good chuckle. Michael Caine and Christopher Reeves were really good together. I wanna watch Superman now. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Truman Show (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ 6/10 stars.
This is the first time I've seen this film. It's one of those movies I think everyone has seen but somehow I never got around to watching it. I thought I'd give it a go and I thought it was alright. It's an interesting story with a point, a humorous script, it's made well and it's jam-packed with social commentary. Didn't blow my mind but it was entertaining enough. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Prometheus (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ 10/10 stars.
I reckon it was bloody brilliant! It was really exciting and thrilling. I didn't even mind the scenes that people criticized. My one complaint would be that some of the characters were not to my liking but I don't necessarily like every character I meet in real life either. Visually I thought it was amazing!! I thought there was a split second where the alien could have looked a tiny bit better. Aside from that it was stunning!! Beautiful and grotesque.
I had some pretty high expectations going in because I have been waiting to see this film all year but it was everything I expected and more. I loved it. Definitely worth a trip to the cinema for. I might go see it again before it finishes. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Push (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
“ 4/10 stars.
Although it did have a couple of cool visual effects in some of the action scenes it was a pretty pointless movie. Lots of plot holes and totally pointless scenes. It failed to keep my interest from almost the beginning until the end. The trailer was better than the actual movie. Oh well. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Christine (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it. (110 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ 7/10 stars.
I was pretty keen for bed tonight but I couldn't go to sleep when I saw they were playing Christine on the telly.
What a movie. John Carpenter and Stephen King are an awesome combination. This movie is so much fun. There are so many scenes and lines I love that I don't know where to begin. All the special effects look brilliant, the characters are great, including the car and what a brilliant soundtrack! Love it. ” - Andrew Buchanan
You Don't Know Jack (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian. (134 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ 6/10 stars.
This is a hard one. I wouldn't say it was enjoyable because it's pretty grim. If you remember the trials from the 90's you already know the story. It's well made though. Worth a watch. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Porky's (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to help their buddy lose his virginity, which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them. (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ 6/10 stars.
Good old pervy 80's comedies. ” - Andrew Buchanan
King Arthur (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. (126 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ 9/10 stars.
It was King Arthur without the fantasy element. A more realistic, historical look at the character. It was very different to what I was expecting as I was looking forward to those fantasy elements but what it lacked in fantasy it made up in awesome so it didn't let me down at all.
I was gonna give it an 8 but my wife wouldn't let me. After seeing Camelot and hearing about King Arthur's story for the first time in her life, she is now a massive fan of the dark ages and King Arthur. She reckons it's a definite 10.
It was very exciting, well written, well made, the costumes, acting, and soundtrack were very well done. It's a movie I reckon I could watch a good few times without getting sick of so I'm burning it to Bluray as I write this review. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Death Becomes Her (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ 6/10 stars.
Sometimes preachy and often corny but all together a pretty funny, very light black comedy. A lot of it reminded me of the Addams Family. A fun Tuesday evening sorta movie. The CG was terrible but the non-CG visuals in some scenes were quite cool. The end was great. Had a good chuckle. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Wild Things (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students. (108 mins.)
Director: John McNaughton
“ 4/10 stars.
I remember this being way better than it actually was. For starters, I remember two or three times as many sex scenes. There were two half sex scenes. I remember the story being well written. Holy *beep* was I wrong there. Terrible writing. It was one of those movies where they think the more twists it has the better the movie. It doesn't work like that. Also, considering how many big names and actors I consider good are in it, I was pretty shocked by not just the scripted lines but the performances too. Rubbish. The one saving grace was the soundtrack. It was very cool. Not a good enough reason to watch this movie but enough to make it bearable and bring it from god knows what to a four out of ten. The alligator scenes were a little cool but a doco on alligators or better yet crocodiles would have been way better. A doco on crocodiles with the same soundtrack would have been better still. Chuck in a few wild Neve Campbell sex scenes and we could make a brilliant movie. Anyone looking to fund a movie? ” - Andrew Buchanan
The Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ 9/10 stars.
This movie is so rad. It's like a roller coaster. One of the funnest horror movies ever made. The special effects are brilliant. Lots of rubber monsters and explosions. I was cheering in a few scenes. Absolutely love it. ” - Andrew Buchanan
The New Daughter (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A single father moves his two children to rural South Carolina, only to watch his daughter exhibit increasingly strange behavior. (108 mins.)
Director: Luis Berdejo
“ 7/10 stars.
I thought it was pretty sweet. Maybe not one for the critics. It did kinda chuck a little bit of everything in there but it was fun to watch and sometimes that's all a movie need be. ” - Andrew Buchanan
Fool's Gold (2008)
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A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple's sense of adventure -- and their estranged romance. (112 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
“ 5/10 stars.
I was hoping for a wild adventure story but sort of expecting a run of the mill if not dull romantic comedy. Feeling a bit off, I thought bugger it I'll give it a chance. Watching a rom com when you are feeling a bit sick is not the worst thing that can happen. For me it's a bit of a standard. Don't like to think to much when I'm feeling spewy. Anyway, it was not really like I expected. There was some adventure, some romance and some comedy. A lot of lame comedy but I got a few chuckles out of it. The story was a bit too much for the writers. Probably one of those Hollywood things where one bloke says to change one thing and another bloke says to change another until it gets a lot messier and probably not anywhere near as good as if they left it the bloody hell alone. The characters were 2D and for the most part pretty lame. If I had my critic's cap on today, I would have torn it to shreds but it had lots of beautiful scenery, Kate Hudson (wee crush of mine) and I had a few chuckles. While I understand that it is a pretty poor movie, I found more reasons to like it than dislike it. ” - Andrew Buchanan