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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful:
the worst of the Essex boys movies, 29 September 2015
3/10

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The rettendon range rover murders, that brutal gangland slaying that has spawned six movies so far 'Essex boys' 'rise of the footsoldier' 'bonded by blood' 'the fall of the Essex boys 'Essex boys retribution' and now this 'Essex boys law of survival'. Now like the previous movie 'Essex boys retribution', this movie is set after the triple murder and is about the rise to power of the people who have taken over from them, after a pretty decent recreation of the infamous range rover murders in the beginning, we are then introduced to our main characters and it's from there things go downhill fast, now apart from Chris bell who plays the lead Danny and the crooked copper, the acting is atrocious all round. The lead actor Chris bell is actually good and deserves better than this, the revenge storyline could also have served up a decent little British thriller, but instead they decided that they wanted to make it an Essex boys movie, so every now and again there will be some awkward references to the rettendon murders, that are only in it to remind you this is an Essex boys film. Why Carlton leach agreed to introduce this movie is beyond me, and the scene is one of the most cringe inducing of the whole movie, but it isn't the last, we have the worst American accents iv'e ever heard in a movie, a cheesy subplot about a Canadian undercover agent, and trust me i ain't making this up. I forgot to mention the movie looks like it was filmed on an iphone, it's not professional looking at all. i must stress though that the main actor Chris bell comes out of this movie OK, he put in a good performance, he's very likable, and he's sure to go on to good things. i personally think this movie would of been much better without all the Essex boys references and stuff and should of just been a low budget revenge thriller, because all of the forced rettendon stuff comes across as forced. my final words on this is, don't expect an Essex boys film like the others because that's not what your gonna get, this is a poor movie, poor Chris bell, he deserves better than this.

Wither (2012)
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
very much like evil dead, but without any of the fun, 20 September 2015
6/10

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i am a huge fan of the evil dead series, so when i read all the reviews for this movie, i just had to get it, a lot of people said it was even better than the evil dead remake, now i just have to say i disagree with that big time, the evil dead remake was much better than this, but then again the evil dead remake also had a big budget so i won't hold that against it. now i do agree to a large extent that this movie was like the evil dead, it was a legitimate love letter, with so many references and homages i can't even begin to name them. the setting, the possessions, the gore, the feel, the music, the sound design, but they also forgot the main thing that makes all the evil dead films classics 'the fun', yeah evil dead is gory, yes evil dead is sadistic, but its also funny, with a very likable lead, there was not one likable character in this, everybody blended in with everybody else. look i know it seems like I'm giving this movie a bad review but I'm really not, there was so much here i appreciated as an evil dead fan, and the gore was top notch, the movie seemed to get a bit repetitive near the end and didn't know when to stop, and me and my wife was losing interest fast. another thing the movie should of done as well was explain the wither a bit more, because being English we don't know much about Swedish urban legends. anyway I'm going to end it here, but I'm not saying this was a bad movie, because it wasn't, its a million miles above some of the trash sitting on our tesco shelves, the movie is merely generic, and i think thats the problem, when it could of been so much more, oh well, i still think it was a good job, and evil dead fans will find something to enjoy here, just don't expect it to be as good as most people are saying this is, because better than the evil dead remake it's not

6 out of 21 people found the following review useful:
one of the best British gangster movies in years, and the best krays film so far, 4 September 2015
10/10

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it's always been surprising to me that there was only one movie based on the infamous kray twins, and while peter medak's 1990 biopic was for it's time a solid movie, when you read and watch things about the krays you realise just how much they left out, and it didn't really portray the twins as they was at all, never the less that movie remains much loved and has a deserved cult classic status, but i always wanted another film about the krays, one that showed the twins how i always read they were, brutal, uncompromising, charming, dangerous all rolled into one pair of naughty twins, and while the likes of the Essex boys have movie after movie made about them, we had to wait twenty five years for another krays film, and then boom, we get two at the same time, now this movie coming out at the same time as the big budget tom hardy biopic 'legend' is both a gift and a curse for the rise of the krays, a gift in that 'legend' has made the krays relevant again, and a curse in that this movie will be over shadowed by its big budget counterpart, now as for the better movie i can't judge yet as I've only seen this one, legend is out in a few days, so ill judge then. the sad part of the fact is that this movie was in the works before 'legend' in fact i knew about this movie in early 2013. never mind all that though because the movie i have just watched is brilliant enough to stand on it's own two feet. the first part in an epic two part crime saga, tells the story of the kray twins from youths to men, as they take control and rule the London underworld, and the twins are finally shown on screen to be the brutal men they truly were, and trust me this movie is brutal, the violence here is shocking, and makes the old krays film look like a kids film. the movie is narrated by Reggie kray, and he holds the movie together great. another brilliant thing the movie gets right is seeing Ronnie krays mental illness, Ronnie kray is played here with such menace and authority you cannot take your eyes of him. both Reggie and Ronnie are brilliantly played here, and i cannot wait for the second part of this epic, one of the best British gangster films in years, and much better than the old krays film.

2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
read the books instead, even the movies offer more than this documentary, 4 September 2015
5/10

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the infamous rettendon range rover murders of 1995 have spawned at least 8 movies, 6-7 documentaries and 7 books, i myself have read and seen everything to do on the subject, and i must admit this is the worst out of the lot of them, the amount of wrong information in this is embarrassing, one example they say pat Tate met tony tucker in prison, when its widely known that tucker had never been to prison. the reconstructions are also poor, they use a newer range rover, the people playing the Essex boys look nothing like the real people, and important people to the story like Bernard o mahoney, Carlton leach etc arnt even interviewed, because if they was they would of had a better knowledge of the story they was trying to tell. a poor documentary of the Essex boys murders.

4 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
a solid British gangland flick, with links to true events, 5 February 2014
8/10

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the rettendon range rover murders has become a franchise, four films,7 books, countless websites, more movies in the pipeline, is that a bad thing, judge for yourself. this movie though takes place 18 years after the infamous range rover murders, and is about a group of lads who have essentialy became the new essex boys, only smarter, and more ruthless. there is a pretty good story here, and people who know the essex boys/range rover murders story well will find a lot of good twists and turns and references to the true events, and one character from the true story appears here, so there is a lot of fun to be had here if you are a fan of the story. the movie is actually a direct sequel to 'the fall of the essex boys', witch was a true account of the essex boys reighn of terror, and while this movie isn't as good as that, its a solid sequel all around and i recommend it to people who like the story, and enjoyed the previous essex boys films.

0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
what a dissopiontment, the worst chainsaw movie since 'the next generation', 27 April 2013
5/10

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when i first read about this movie i was looking forward to it, i liked the fact that it was a direct sequel to the original, even though every sequel has claimed to be. and in the end this was worse than them bar 'the next generation, even though i find that movie more entertaining. i didn't hate this movie, it was just so average, the kills were there, as was leatherface, but it was all too average, and what they try and turn leatherface into is as ridicules as part 4 trying to turn him into a travsvestite. i did not like this movie at all, they guy who played leatherface wasn't bad, but the script was bad, the direction boring, and everything was just cash in. the new line chainsaw movies are much better than this movie. one of the worst of the series

i really wanted to like this movie...but, 23 March 2013
4/10

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as i was browsing through my local DVD shop the other day i stumbled on this movie, now i love horror movies, and horror comedies and this looked right up my street, redneck zombies, cool, came with a comic book nice, was looking forward to some sweet gore, and loads of laughs, and got neither, nor did i get my redneck zombies i was promised. the movie was poor in every way, some OK special effects nothing to write home about. the lead actress was OK, but it could of been much better, and it thought it was clever but it wasen't. now look i love me a bit of horror cheese ya know 'evil dead 2' 'braindead' and 're animater'. but where as they were genuinely funny and meant to be, i was surprised at how serious the thing tried to be, dashes of humour here and there, but it was trying to be to dark and fails. there was one scene that was pretty cool, when a dude gets boiled/fried but other than that this did not impress me one bit, its so far from the cult classic its supposed to be stay away, its just trash

a solid retelling of a famous story, yes it isn't true, who cares, 15 February 2013
8/10

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the original amityville horror is easily one of the best haunted house movies, apparently based on true events that have turned out to be false, never the less its a story that makes a good movie and the original is that, the second installment amityville 2 the possession was a good but a bit bizarre sequel, the third installment amityville 3d is a well made, creepy at times but ultimately boring movie, the rest of the series i didn't bother with as they abandoned the house and backstory, until last years 'the amityville haunting, and the less said about that the better. i hadn't seen this movie since it came out, because im not a huge fan of remakes, and it looked identical to the original i give it a swerve, but the other day i clocked it on DVD for the price of 2 quid and i thought yeah ill give it a go, and im glad that i did, its easily the best in the series since the second movie, and ryan reynolds is great in his role. i don't think it betters the original, but its a great retelling and the scares are sharper and more frequent, i recommend to the right crowd

B.T.K. (2008) (V)
0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
a good horror movie based on a shocking true story, 5 February 2013
8/10

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the b.t.k killer was a serial killer who got away with his murders for many years until he made the mistake of starting them again leading to his capture, dennis rader was his name and his crimes appalling, watch the documentary 'i survived b.t.k' and tell me it doesn't upset you. wisely though the director of b.t.k has chose to tell the story but make the murders all fictioniled, as to not upset any of the real families, best thing really, and the movie still tells the story anyway, its brutal, tense and suspenseful, and kane hodder is perfectly cast as rader, its a low budget movie, but very well made. the movie is accurate on most things, apart from the murders obviosly, in reality the b.t.k also killed kids, he luckily doesn't in this, although one tense scene, at least hints to it, i recommend this movie to horror fans as it delivers the goods and has true life foundations

one of the worst of the true serial killer boom of the early noughties, 5 February 2013
5/10

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nightstalker is based on the true story of richard ramirez, a serial killer who was terrorising l.a in the 80's. the real case is fascinating, this movie is not, despite a decent cast, and true life foundations, nightstalker never realises what it wants to be, on one hand its pretty accurate with some of the murders, and the guy playing ramirez is pretty good, but the movie is filled with this hyper editing whenever the nightstalker is in his car, and we see a demon alter ego and its as pathetic as it sounds, too flashy for a low budget movie, and while it aims to be scary and unerving it fails, some scenes of the murders and aftermath are good and atmospheric, and its a shame because it could of been a good movie of the story, but the director just hasent got a clue, so we are left with a film of the two halves and neither of them any good. there is another movie based on the nightstalker buts its supposed to be worse than this so i think ill give it a swerve, shame this story deserves a good movie


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