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Stonewall (2015)
3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
a FICTIONALIZED film version of the stonewall uprising, 3 April 2016
10/10

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People were amazed this film wasn't a documentary,for some reason they thought a work of fiction based on real events would be a lot more accurate?Perhaps they've never seen a Hollywood film before. For what it is, it works ,the story of a young man forced to face a world that hates him simply for being born different.The story makes you care about the young street kids and there day to day mad scramble for survival,even when the characters are portrayed as mentally unstable ,violent thieves.Events they get caught up in depict the culmination of decades of abuse by society and the police specifically and it feels strangely satisfying to watch the least of society rise up and demand to be treated as humans. A heart felt message about the effects of demonising our pariahs and the consequences for our victims

WALL·E (2008)
1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Boring, 2 April 2016

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watching a robot trundle around a post apocalyptic world building towers of garbage pretty much sums up how I felt about this terrible movie. I didn't care about any of the characters at all.The human whales or the robots an so didn't care about there plight.The fatties could stay in space for ever for all this movie made me care about them.Some kind of half hearted love story between two machines that have just met and have no discernible personality ??why? I could explain the plot or the story but I just don't care enough about this terrible piece of cinema to do that. so to sum up and to make it to the bare minimum ten lines ,i will say its so bad its terrible

2 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
A Triumph, 26 March 2016
9/10

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all the critics are ,of course, completely wrong. The film is 3 hours long but doesn't feel it. its jams an awful lot into each scene the two male leads and there relationships never feel short changed. The build up to the conflict feel inevitable, inescapable and is not a disappointment when it arrives. It is not however the heart of the film ,it's all about the heroes place in the world that only knows shades of grey. Being pulled in different directions by the forces of corruption and trying to save a humanity that seems far too petty and stupid to be worth saving. The film has a lot to say as well as being merely an action film. so go watch.

4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:
Zebs gets and episode ,oh dear, 8 February 2016
4/10

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It begins promisingly as a zeb ep focusing on his past ,his peoples' genocide at the hands of the empire and his interactions with two pacifist lasat crackpots looking for a mythical world from lasat legend.Despite zeb believing them to insane the ghost crew go off looking for it anyway (or they'd be no adventure this episode.) so a swarm of black holes in front of them and agent callus behind them Zeb and his friends must find a way through or die. It quickly goes bad from there. The magical glow stick of destiny that was somehow never ever used before despite many instances were it could have saved the day. The incredibly insulting NON ending where we don't see what happens on the planet they struggled to get to all episode and we just get told about the others? Really ,insultingly ,disappointing

1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Entertaining and highly detailed but .., 27 January 2016
7/10

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Details the long journey of preproduction and design of the film Superman Lives. With long interviews from kevin smith ,various producers and of course tim burton himself.It is a great story of the film that never was ...yet no one seems to ever acknowledge the possibility that the film would probably have been a spectacular flawed failure.Some of their ideas from plot to effects were ludicrous and at no point does any one even hint at this not being a potential master piece . I found this blind spot for the "movie " quite tragic. I would have loved to have seen the film myself but only for all its car crash value.

1 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Boring ,please don't make me watch again, 10 August 2015
1/10

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Don't want to too much time of this steaming pile so I'll be brief. Where to begin ,the terrible accents ,someone told me later they were supposed to be English (not south African), is that what Americans think they sound like? Sat waiting for the entire length of the film ,utterly bored, waiting for a laugh and then it ended.I have no idea why this bafflingly unfunny movie is so popular at all and now gets voted one of the best comedies of all time ?It seems to me more of an exercise in remembering cool quotations than an actual watch-able film,much like withnail and I.So to fill in the minimum ten lines I'll end by saying something positive ,its far too dull to hate .That must be ten lines by now

42 out of 76 people found the following review useful:
Build up to no battle screwed over again, 15 June 2015
5/10

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one of the things that used to bug the hell out of me in the early G.O.T seasons was the budgetary requirement that battles couldn't really be shown . so we had all the talking, preparing, build up and then ...aftermath .Tyrion wakes up after very conveniently getting knocked out .Robb lets his wolves loose on the lanister army then... no battle .We get the same thing now for an entire season All stannis has been doing is talking ,preparing ,plotting and planning to take winter fell from the boltons and it leads to a build up to sweet bugger all. A bitter disappointment ,I thought they had the budget to match their imagination these days but no ,still pulling the same old "walking dead" style tricks.

Frank (2014/II)
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Spectacular, 10 March 2015
10/10

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Spectacular. Frank is an amazing film .

Bizarre beautiful and with a great ending. based incredibly loosely on frank sidebottom the northern gent with the crazy band and the weird appearance on children's TV in the 80s/90s,and with a voice like a kazoo. In real life our frank died from cancer,in poverty, and was only saved a pauper's funeral by charitable donations.fortunately this film only take the craziness and the giant head from franks legacy. Its not a full on comedy it has its darker moments and little twists that take the film from good to great.

So I wont spoil any part of the film for you with a synopsis . just go watch.

1 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
Ollie proves to be a massive hypocrite, 15 November 2014
2/10

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Ollie proves to be a massive hypocrite Oliver queen had a few scenes in this that really annoyed me. He chastises Wildcat for his partner killing a drug dealer and for taking up being a vigilante.When Oliver butchered and murdered his way through half of the elite in starling city in the first season? I kept expecting someone to point out this massive uncomfortable fact but no one did? Are the writers trying to retcon this out of the arrow 's history now he's a non lethal vigilante?hoping we'd all forget the first season blood bath. Found my self hoping wildcat would punch the smug ,superior look off arrow's serial killing face

not a great ep

3 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
An unexpected Abomination of a classic, 23 August 2014
1/10

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An unexpected Abomination of a classic . If you read the book or not doesn't actually matter because most of this film is asides ,made up sub plots, extra characters and other awfulness. Massive shifting of characters from believable to unrecognisable seems to be the norm here .One boring action set piece after another ,actual plot is something you don't even dare dream about. hard to believe this is the man that fans demanded to direct the films i think even Michael bay would have been a better choice and more faithful to the source material. After shouting for the hundred time "when does this happen in the book?" I suddenly felt a calm descend over me and realised this is not the story of a hobbit who goes on a journey and finds his courage this is the story of a great of director who went on a journey and gets seduced by money churning out awful cash in prequels like this for ever more .George Lucas disease strikes again peter Jackson RIP


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