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Boy Meets Girl (2015)
Entertaining and Hillariously Funny
I was lucky to have picked this up late and be able to watch the whole series in one foul swoop. One of the funniest and heart warming comedies I have seen in ages, absolutely brilliant.
Some of the actors may not be that well known, but they certainly did a stand up job entertaining and making me laugh almost all the way through.
The show has a serious side, but the comedy is definitely not forced. The families involved could only be described as different being nice and absolutely nutty being even nicer.
If you have an open mind and want to be entertained definitely watch this show.
I loved the show and really hope there is a second series.
Uncle John (2015)
After reading the reviews (2 of them) and seeing very little negativity about this movie I watched it and happily enjoyed it.
Not really a mystery and for most it would be a bit on the slow side, but mature audiences that like a good story would enjoy this.
John Ashton of Beverly Hills Cop fame (enjoyed his acting ever since) holds the movie together well.
Some of the acting would be regarded by many as a bit amateurish and the movie definitely was shot on a very low budget, but it still holds together well.
Give it a try, you will not regret it.
The Longest Ride (2015)
Another Nicolas Sparks Masterpiece
It might sound strange being a male, but I am a huge Nicolas Sparks fan and this does not disappoint.
I did not even know of Scott Eastwood until I heard about this film, even though I saw him in Fury, but I have long been a fan of Britt Robertson from TV shows Life Unexpected and Swing Town and Alan Alda everyone should know and love by now. All of the performances by the leads are fantastic, but Alan Alda's really stands out and if nothing else convinces you to see it, see it just to see him shine.
I am very glad that Scott changed his name to Eastwood as he had now earned himself a huge fan as I have been of his father Clint for most of my life.
If you enjoyed The Notebook, you have to watch this one, after I had seen The Notebook I didn't think I would see another like it, but this comes pretty close. Another superb movie to make you cry with joy.
Wish You Well (2013)
Some may find it slow
Some viewers will find this a bit slow for them, but if you perceivere you will love it.
I don't think I have ever seen an Ellen Burstyn performance that I did not like and MacKenzie Foy was just excellent in her role. In fact both children were rather well played by MacKenzie Foy and JP Vanderloo.
If you are not into historical stories or aren't fond of feel good movies, give this a miss, you probably won't like it either. This is no lovey dovey romance, but it is a really good movie that can be watched by most, although not necessarily appreciated by all.
Overall I really liked it and recommend it to anyone who wants to feel good about the world for a moment.
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Feel good fun on so many levels, but not for everyone.
Deciding to watch this was totally based on the IMDb reviews so I wasn't sure what to expect. Happily after watching this twice in a few days I can say it really hit the spot.
Not being a huge fan of any of the leads and not having seen anything of Ed Helms prior I was not expecting anything brilliant here, but I really enjoyed this both times watching. I would regard this as a feel good comedy rather than a straight out comedy. Some of the humour would not be appreciated by everyone and will probably be regarded as quite silly, but I think it suited the movie.
John C. Reilly's movies can be a bit hit and miss, as his humour tends toward toilet humour in many cases and if you are not into that it can be a bit of a turn off. While some of the humour is a bit lowbrow, if you can get over that you will enjoy this movie.
I gave it a 7 out of 10 and will be watching it again.
Not the best, but not the worst either
Seth Rogen in my experience can be a bit hit and miss, this one is unfortunately a miss for me. While not totally over the top bad it is not a movie you would want to pay money to see. Refund please Hollywood.
Not sure if even teenagers would find this funny. Admittedly there are some funny parts but nothing you would laugh whole heartedly at.
I found the airbag part just ridiculous and plain dangerous, in real life that would have been a Police investigation and arrests involved.
I didn't find the nudity and sex over the top, but it wasn't all required viewing and could have easily been left out and the movie would still have sucked.
I am being nice by giving this a 5/10.
Tough Love (2002)
Gritty UK Police Drama
You probably need to one, like UK drama and two, like Police shows to watch this, although if you are a Ray Winstone fan it would also suit you. This is a typical UK Police drama that fans of the genre have come to love and personally it does not disappoint.
Ray Winstone character Lenny Milton is a "lowly" DC who is known for being a very straight cop, unlike most of his colleagues who have been corrupted in one way or another. His best friend DCI Mike Love, who is also his boss is being investigated for corruption and Lenny is persuaded to lend a helping hand obtaining evidence. His colleagues suspect he has been "turned" and target him to get him kicked out of the force or put away. This is where it gets quite nasty.
I would compare this to the more recent Luther, although not quite as good. Easily a 7 out of 10.
Happy Valley (2014)
This was not a show that I expected to be blown away with, although I am a long term fan of Sarah Lancashire, and with Sally Wainwright involved I should have expected it to be good.
This is beyond good, if you don't get hooked and wanting more after the first episode you probably should not be watching.
There are so many good things to say about this show that I run out of words, but one word that sums up how I feel is gob-smacked.
Having watched 4 out of the 6 episodes so far, I have to say that it has been quite a while since I wished that the days would speed by so I can get my mitts on the next episode.
At Middleton (2013)
For me it was not a surprise that I liked this right from the beginning. I was looking for films with Vera Farmiga and Taissa Farmiga after I got a surprise that they were sisters. When I found out Andy Garcia as in it as well there was no option but to find it and watch it.
Unsurprising and happily I was not disappointed. Right from the start it hit the spot for some reason. Some might say it was a bit unrealistic, but for me it was just fun. It might be the romantic in me. It is noticeable that all the actors had a good time making this film and it was not surprising when I read that this was filmed over a very short time. The chemistry between Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga was pretty close to perfect.
Watch it if you get a chance you wont be disappointed.
I Am Soldier (2014)
Not sure if I saw same movie as some of the Reviewers
Before I even went near this movie I read all the reviews and saw the rating so I started off with very low expectations, because the reviewers on IMBT are never wrong, right? LOL what a joke.
This turned out to be quite an enjoyable movie, nothing special, but not too shabby either. Most of the cast put in a good effort and it was good to see all the familiar faces (UK TV fan here).
While the some of the fighting near the end could have been done with improved choreography, for me it didn't really detract from the overall movie.
If you are going to see this don't expect too much, if you are looking for an over the top Hollywood blockbuster, give it a miss, you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a semi realistic 90 minutes of entertainment watch it.
Overlook the rating, this is better than a 4/10 movie. I gave it a 10 to counteract all the undeserving 1s. It deserves at least a 6/10.