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Goat (2016)
8/10
disturbing
23 January 2019
One of many ,you might say, but as a frat-pack movie its passable, but how realistic it is i am not sure.its drinking,partying,fighting, suppression, friendship, bullying and initiations. you get the feeling of being in the army barracks with the drill seargent hanging over you , screaming on his epiglytical strings, till you have no touch with the realities in the end.then your accepted and found good enough. and as the main clearly thinks in the end...for what????

there are also a bit of revenge in this flick,though it only snaps some air on the surface once in a while. revenge is one of the most addictive drugs when watching a movie, either you are a ''winner'' or a ''looser'' it always fascinates, and i wish that factor had been played better out in this story.. i admit that my emotonal strings were touched,but the film doesnt complete what it started, and ended in a never ending story. its an inconclusive film were youre not sure what the director and producers wants, are they pro-,even or against???

the acting are quite vivid, and reliable. its just lack of a good script that coulve made it brilliant

my conclusion is that the american higher education system are administrated by ex-fraternity leaders, who has their eyes wide shut. when a film can make an old grumpy man angry, then you might want to see it too. eight stars it is.
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5/10
less than expected
22 January 2019
This is definately a crime movie, far away from hooliganism as we know it, its about scams,leaking your and mine accounts, snitching,high flying lifestyle, a little bit of beating, a narrow story told by the main carachter, its main stream english ganglionism, made a bit more eatable for the layman,and for sure will dissapoint the squemish high violent brittish gangster movie fan. lots of bad language there is but thats also the most offensive in this flick. its like a hard boiled fist fighting,can throwing hooligan...... toothless.
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Killer High (2018 TV Movie)
8/10
fun, really a film to watch
22 January 2019
Its a light weighter of a horror flick, but the comedy and irony are of good quality. the characters really mirrors the average 10 year get together highschooler, with the same social degradation and stigmata that they had as students. the beast are of the easy kind,dut the gore it causes mare overwhelming. its the dum blond, the nerds,the rich and the stupid. its a great example of real scream horror acting, that are really good and believable, and the miks of fast slow and fixedmoment filming are cleverly done. the settings are very nice,lightworks also, and some of the special effects are gruesomely brilliant. the actors i have seen some of before,and plays their roles with wit and wholeheartedly.

but'' dont expect too much'',as ai say when putting on a teenage horror comedy, but this fulfilled my expectations on especially the comedy . have a try,when it bite on the grumpy old man ,it will probably bite you tu
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Dirty John, The Dirty Truth (2019 TV Movie)
6/10
beware
22 January 2019
Its a hilarious story of womanhunting,greed,manipulaton, and as it seems from this documentary,a very toothless american judicial system, and a lack of will and manpower by law enforcers to deal with internet predators like john.

its the dum and stupid v.s. the bad and ruthless, in oxygen style and at oxygen level. you get what you pay for. watch it and behold and beware,you may be the next.
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Robin Hood (I) (2018)
7/10
its an alternative.
22 January 2019
Dont mess with history,loads of reviwers cry to this film, but behold everyone, the robin hood story are merely a legend, and therefore this film are no breech of history, its just a fairytail,and it has been and will be reconstructed hundreds of more times in the future. i think there are many similarities to our present way of life, with extreme financial and religous radikalism. the story gives you the opportunity to think, why not.....??

so please watch this flick as an alternative story about robin of locksley, well its a plot with bundles of flaws, but the acting are ok. though the technical quality of the visuall effects are rather bad, it will pass anyway because of the tight action from start to end.

its an uncut diamond still, i do understand that the sequel will come, maybe even better, because this crusade will travel along as long as mr locksley lives. its a recommended movie .
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The Mad Ones (2017)
3/10
not the comedy i expected
21 January 2019
I guess it comes from multitasking or maybe from the high prestigous debate forums that are dedly important in american schools. it is chitchat with a wordrate pr min like the kalashnikov 47. its a film of high ambitions, high hopes, and a tremendous crash in the culture club. i guess its a film for the intelligent intelligencia, and not for the sofa-laid guy like me, because i fell of this horse pretty fast, thus a good technical quality production, it didnt actually ignite any stimuli of my musculus transversum abdomini.

i see that the actors really tries, also very sparklingly goodlooking, nipping to their tea and fashionable alcoholic beverages,and suckling the nipples of a peyote-cactus raising the mental spirits into a cataclysmic high of...? what...?

it doesnt work for me. so if you rate higher than me, then please elaborate an explanation, so i know what i shall look for. recomend - naaaaah
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9/10
you wanna cry, try this one
21 January 2019
I'm still the same old grumpy man, unemotional and unwitty as always. But this film really is a megabomb within the mentaldisorder moviegenre. its about aspberger,and autism , a young adult whos life is a turmoil of extreme talents , of extreme longing,extreme hunger for love and true attention.its a film about extreme friendship and a sincere and strong, infatuating brotherhood.

the film has a somewhat weird start, but becomes a sudden attraction very fast, it is spiced with a hint of gumpishness,and has an rainmanisticly influenced framework, but like the fingerprint, noone is equal,just similar. the scenes of crushed love are dramatic and overwhelmingly well acted, so are also the mimics, gestures ,behaviour and extreme evasive social interaction thats the common stigmata upon this disorder. this is darn good acting mr cardone heir-heir.

i could also mention a lot about the rest of the cast,but thats completely unnescesary, and you will realise that after viewing randy's canvas. but what i will draw attention to are the musical score, its brilliant,soft,soothing , sharp,sad, hopeful and emersive it is. you might recon that its just music, but here the hits smashingly hits the moment of the action. its wizzardry at its best, and gets included on my movie list of film music score along with spy game and life as a house to mention some of them.

ive just finished the film and will fill in more after a second look together with my wife, enchanting it definately is. highly recommended it is.
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Nokas (2010)
10/10
very intense
21 January 2019
Nokas -robbery in stavanger centrum in the easter week of 2004 are the largest cash robbery commited in norwegian history, about 7.5 million dollars in norwegian kroner were stolen. this film is a nervewrekingly made drama that unfolded in the ,for me, well known and very public area of the city near stavanger cathedral church.

i saw this film when screened in the theaters, and i must admit that i was bitten by the negative feeling and criticism by making a film that nearly glorified the criminals. what i see now is that the film has an equal glorification of the desperate actions made by the police, who were entraped and passified by the looters and the holyday season of easter. i do also see that itb took the virginity of safe banking in norway , and must also admit that the criminals were daredevilish when committing this robbery

the film product are among the very few heist films that really makes me feel like hanging in a tread, good filming,informative timeline, great acting,and extremely well made sound product. do have in mind the vast negativism by the citizens of stavanger,who had to go through all this again, there were large protest meeting and the political opinion wre vastly against the making of this film, because the film is shot on location, and therefore makes an even more vivid impression of the actions.

its 15 yrs since the nokas, the perputrators are beginning to be released from norwegian prisons these days, i still have this happening in my guts,the loss of a policeman, many wrecked soles among the nokas employees, and within the police , god bless all of them.

if you like heist movies ,do watch nokas, its pure robbery. recommended.
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I Hate Kids (2019)
4/10
i hate kids
21 January 2019
Dont boost up your expectations about comedy these days, then you wont be dissapointed about this movie. i had a few laughs, probably were noone else in the theater would have, but overall its really just boring and not good enough. there are no depth or truthfullness in the characters,if its the acting, the directing or the story i dont know,its just not good enough.

the storyline do have potential, so i guess its the actors or rather the desperatly seeking casting crew, that hasnt read the script thouroughly enough to pick the right horses.. the music are also a great part of comedy,amnd this is a catastrophy of a musical score.its dull,tries to make the wit wittier, but fails very badly.

but its alright to see some familiar faces on the screen again, but you cant expect an a every time. i can for sure say that i will not see this flick again, so i abstain from making any recommendations.
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3/10
nothing special
21 January 2019
Its a strange film about a girl in an apartment, and thats that. its a 1 location movie,a lot of existential strive,discussions,sex and talk. it never reahes anything interesting, just a boring year in l.a..its a terrible lack of story that does not satisfy an old grumpy man like me.

i cannot give 1 to this film,because the craftmanship of making a low budget movie with such technical quality deserves more,so i give it 3
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7/10
nice acting
20 January 2019
This is not a funny film, its not even romantic, but the acting by jessica barden are memorable and aspiring. she will be 27 this year, but has the ubelievable look of an innocent 14 yrs old girl, but at the same time could have been man hating 30 year old too. her acting really wins the contest of driving this film to a 7.

its all about romance, the lack of it, the wish for it, the quest for it, and to live with it. its a hard days night all the way through, as she tries to be seen, but at the same time trying to be a rough tough individualistic female, that means trouble and headbanging against the wall., though it ends surprisingly well ,the travel has been hard. i think a lot of girls from 13-30 will find recognition and a-ha moments , and even a good share of boys will be able to identify oneself with the main character.

im impressed by the technical product carly stone has put together, and what amazes me most is the multipel locations and settings that has been used making this flick. if i say at least 50 then im not overestimating. also the make up department shall have gratitude for making ms barden so rich and at the same time so plain and simple....

the story though might feel a bit superficial and shallow for an old grumpy man like me. will i recommend it, of course.....
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Rockaway (2017)
7/10
enjoyable
20 January 2019
If you like young teenage drama movie, this is a good choice,because the 6 boys on the main cast were sooo good, very relaxed and in the mood for good dialouges and acting. its fun ,its sad, its cruel, its love, its shy, its death so the director must have cleared the ground in a good way. its a socalled narrative movie,and that is very well done.

what i didnt like was the last quater of the film, its like the helium went out of the balloon, and would have easily been a 9 or a 10, but thats my opinion also the score missed my marks, but the filmo and editing are really good.

dont let me spoil the dinner, its recommendable enough, enjoy the newcomers in the movieworld, they are good...
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Fyre (2019)
8/10
a gift to us benchwarmers
19 January 2019
This is a story were everybody loose, and its a result from clever use of social media channels, and its a terrific example how the fortunate, the clever,the winners , the richest, the poshest were lured into a masspsychosis of music and festival fever, at a fake island in the paradise-like bahamas.

there are for sure lots of people that never will admit that they went to this gig of a lifetime .and those who were there swashing the subtropical rain,sun, sand and mud, to find barely nothing. no music,no food, no accomodation, no infrastructure and a hard time finding and questioning the management of this emperial scam . it is like genesis sung in the song called'' ripples '', where you land on a muddy pitch in newcastle,were it rains so much,cant wait for a touch of sun and sand:

its not a perfect docu cause the tend to support the loosers are dominant. a documentary shall be informative and most of all objective towards all the parttakers and crucial questions like where were the government agencies , and the police force of bahamas., it could have become a killing scene after all....

festival blunders are common in norway,but it usually strike the investors. but have a look at this film, its a vivid warning sign for the lifes we live these days , fun fex and farty .
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6/10
a family wash-up
18 January 2019
Or whats up? i didnt expect much from this film because i couldnt find much about it, well now ive seen it and im still sitting here , the same old grumpy man,and havent learned anything new at all, other than that small thing are crucial in life, destiny can be cruel or giftful in life, and that siblings,parents,friends and bypassers are all very important parts of your life.you'll understand when you grow old enough. and the kiss? wow that wonderfull kiss that every boy and girl strives so hard for to get, well its just a moment in time just like all the other moments that shaped your life. even though i am merely grumpy all the time i still have flashbacks of bright and meaningfull moments in life, and what i remember best is my first real ,wet profound kiss, i can still feel the butterflies in my tummy that i felt then, and that memory overshadows other highlights in life, like my my kids birth, my first time in bed with a girl or even the day i got married. so behold and preserve the small moments in life, they will haunt you whether you like it or not , either good or bad.

Also i found molly ringwald as smashing and alive and kicking as i remember her from saint elmos fire and the breakfast club....mmmmm... amazing. the rest of the cast does a good job too, especialy the teenage actors.

but , and that is a draw back, i feel like viewing a whole lot of uncommited skits, that are bundled up into a feature film , it is so full of signs and secrets but nobody wants to attack them. there are definately no sting in the carachters, it should really have been spunked up a little. the music are of the easy sort,a bit dull if you ask me, even though the film are nearly a family tragedy,i think every teenager would be more entertained with a bit more geared up score , i know i would.....

anyway, the film are just allright, its not the key to everything,but i'm sure youll find part of yourself reflected in this film. recommended.
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Geostorm (2017)
7/10
2 nd look, still not impressed.
18 January 2019
This film has it all, prominent actors, fully loaded budget,some of the best visuall effects engineers, extreme weather patterns , a heck of a lot of pinpoint overdriven fantasy and large and well equiped production facilities . but its is still not good enough, and after the 2nd screening there are in my opinion loads of reasons for that.

there are great dicrepancies within the law of physics. the meteorological phenomens are too local,and are not thouroughly enough explained in the storyline why it happens. the thick density of tornadoes and lightening you may expect some sound from,and the electrical static from the blitz-weather,would have lifted the hair a mile high on the actors, but no,they are impecably well hairdressed,even though mr.harris's hair differ in each shift of camerashift and take when arrested in the end of the movie.

the true timeline are severly erroinous, there mustve been teleportation devices in use especially near the end.

the script deserves 1 star, and the sound work and sound effects particularly are failing alot. remember the most silent place in the universe is in the universe. the actors seems like amputees because the script doesnt function at all

all in all it seems like a hurry to get finished project, and the theme as a succes factor has already been well used and elaborated. its a watchable film though,but just not good enough
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2/10
you tube quality
18 January 2019
This is a film for the young and restless,that whirls multitaskingly, and cant spare a moment of after thinking.,its very very cheap, bad costumes,bad make-up,editing and sound a 3rd grade,seems like the only premise cast wise is big tits and 6-pack. the whole story stinks till nearly abrubt shut down to the average overaged viewer. some of the music are rythmic and nice, so are some of the bestialic items that aunty cooks food on, the making of the toe nail chocolate crackers were a highlight among a few other cruelties.

what could have lurked up the stars to a higher level is to stop saying'' hey'' in every second sentence, and teach the aspiring actors to scream properly.

i will not recommend, its boring and will never watch this junk again
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7/10
i hate to use the word cliche'
17 January 2019
But its just another lisbeth salander story, again in the sweglish language format, even mrs foy has had to learn this. it has now been given a mission impossible comparison, hunt and salander are immortal heroes, and will continue to be that till nostradamus says ''stop''.

not much to pull forward or drag down, it is on the average in all its simplicity, the plot have a few holes, the choice of locations are not convincing,especially the topographic differences between eastern hilly and islish coastland of sweden, and the illusion of arlanda are taken from a flat lanscape somewhere in germany. it has been filmed in stockholm too ,but just 5 % i guess. one scene though are marvelous, its the spectacular car crash near the end of the film.watch it in slo-mo and enjoy.

clare foy has the looks for many potential biographical films, in this film i see her as dutch high speed skaiting queen irene wust, a staminous and never smiling face,its a spitting image for sure.

its a film to put on if the telly doesnt give enough excitement,i give it a seven,and thats about it.
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The Last Laugh (I) (2019)
7/10
quite good.
16 January 2019
Its a lot of trivial fun, slapstick humour,good jokes and some small screamers from a downhill train of dead moments, but all in all very recommendable.

as everybody know i'm a grumpy old man,and its the reflection of chevy chase looking at me ,if not the funny parts it is in his demeanors. at least i have 10 thick thumbs like chevy when glitching a message on the smart phone, that nearly made me sign of from life ,from laughter.

if i were challenged to pick out 5 of the 100 latest comedy movies, this would have been one of them
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Piercing (2018)
5/10
all about.....?
16 January 2019
As i sit here after watching piercing, i realise that i have tasted the bitter taste of madness.,its black vs white,or blond vs dark, its s/m,lust,deathwish,icepicks,a hore and a tiny little man . its two seperate madnesses clinching together,each craving blood from one another, and are totally transfixed and blinded by their fetishism of........!

this may sound kauderwelsh to everybody, and the twists and lures that gives this film sting and a little bit of laughter,are so bedafling that you forget to switch it of.

what i liked best was the silent acting,lets call it pantomime,as dario fo performed so terrificly in my childhood years, it is so brilliantly done. especially his warm-up session in the bed and bathroom are wunderbar(-e).

its a film for the nutty viewer and i can guaratee that 95% of the potentiall viewers will stop it within seks have actually started. so have a good look at it, it has qualities for sure, but its not for self-harmers or for those under 12.
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Unseen Enemy (2017)
10/10
explosive and scary and educating
16 January 2019
This is a scarecrow of a documentary, its scary from begginning till nearly the end, its about the travelling diseases,that could wack out entire populations in weeks.its about detection and protection and solutions to prevent future outbreaks.

its well narrated,well put together, enough to make you think twice. its the same story you might say, as it is, but its infomation that needs to be told again and again, and this is a very good example how to do it.

be cautious ,take measures how you will handle things if you were stricken,be preventive,and do take available vaccines if obtainable.i vaccinate myself against the seasonal flu ,not only to save myself from stress and fatigue being ill ,but also to let people around me stay healthy ,especially the one with cronic diseases or cancer that makes them unable to take the vaccine at all. its the indirectness we must heed about. remember you are just a small piece of a 7 billion pieces jigsaw puzzle, and you maybe the one killing us all...........

a very good documentary,highly recommended.
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Boy Erased (2018)
9/10
wonderful film
16 January 2019
This is just a fantastic movie, the filmography are at times spellbinding,the music are well stitcehed in the play, the fight between the forces are deadly but brilliantly performed by the actors. lucas hedges are really making a deep impression with his acting, and mygod ,he has an overload of potential in the art of acting. russel crowe plays the father character with great experience,and pushes the right buttons at the right spots.

lgbtq, god you need a cheating note to remember what it means, versus religion + america=its a tie anyway, and will always be so as long as human stubborness are present. im glad i can stand on the sideline and look at it .

its a heartbreaking film and im sure many will cry,many will become even more angry and stubborn,but in the end it gives hope .

highly recommended
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Blood Bound (2019)
6/10
its painfully slow
15 January 2019
Its a devilish flick for sure, its blood bound so to speak, with witches, monsters,crooks, virgins,spells,enchantments and fear. its an esthetical piece of art in all its simlicity, the acting are at times very good and so are also the filmography. its not the most scary thing ive seen,but it has for sure an unexpected ending and are at times very emotional.

but the pace are far too slow, i'm not a profesional movie reviewer, so i can admit that i started the screening at normal, then rushed to 1,12, so 1,25 and in the end i took a dervish dance at 1,5 speed and almost forgot why the film ended so fast.unethical yes,but some flicks has a pace that can be adjusted without getting the bends anyway, so i cheated a little.....

they genre this film as a horror thriller, i will adjust that to psychological horror drama, because its all about existestial claustrophobia. i recommend a watch even though im just awarding it as a 6 star movie.the rest is up to you.
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Ballada o bombere (2011 Video)
6/10
a decent russian production
15 January 2019
Its a 2 nd world war film,or the great war as some says. its just not what i expected though. title in english where bomber, well then i imagined more a arial warfare battle kinda movie , but its more a pow camp movie, mixed in with decieft,cowardness and crimes of war. its a well used reciept when making war movies, but some of the story were really revealing lots of war history to me as white vs reds ,and ukrains vs russians and medieval hate set on fire with the help of and due to the german invasion of soviet territory in 1941. its clear that its near the end of the war, the fatigue are visible among germans and soviets. the crucial goal of the plot is to damage german v2 rocket test sites in the baltic white russian state areas.

its also a love story here,though irrelevant i get chivers of casablancan feeling when viewing the desperation in the relationship.

i dont recognize any of the cast, not used to watch russian film,other than that its over the average, the efforts made in icy water, cold air and muddy pitches are quite impressing. the technical production are good,though the editor seems a bit abrupt on the theme switches and stops the romantic sessions and its music very brutal and without emotions. for god sake ,give the audience a glimpse of hope, it lasts for 3 hours. there are some resemblance to pearl harbour in the sense of hopelessness,but thats quite irrelevant and only my opinion.

i recommend a watch as it shows a piece of russian war history.
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Battle (2018)
6/10
its a battle party
15 January 2019
I want all of you to remember that im an old grumpy man, but i liked the mood and moves of this dancing hip-hop style movie.i did like to dance myself ,and that made me last through the whole movie.

its about rich vs poor, west versus east(of the city), modern vs freestyle , posh vs trash and so on. as a former swimming coach i recon the worthyness of not going too ''special'' to meet the goals , rather use all the opportunities of physical workout from other sports or styles or activities to become a better and fitter performer of your speciality. loosen up may make you become the best

the lovestory, being drawn between the rich and the poor have been played out in thousands of film, on a low budget production like this its pretty good performed and directed, the editing are good, the filming couldve been more advanced especially if using fly over camera rigs or even a dronecam would have ignited more energy out of the dancing. also letting the cast speak their own language with subtitles are very nice. dont mess with language ,its a great part of the culture. the cast are surprisingly good, at international standard really.

i grew up with hip hop myself,and i liked to freestyle myself on the dance floor, though 80'ish style it was,but mygod i liked it and it made me even better as a competition swimmer , so go out and dans,dans,dans, till the battle is done.

i recomend this film for the good message and a well told lovestory vs people and vs dancing......
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American Nightmare (2019– )
8/10
its better than average.
14 January 2019
Having seen quite a lot of real murder docu series along the years one gets pretty squemish,believe me, the worst must be'' the nightmare next door'' and on the opposite side you have'' the devil speaks'', and american nightmare settles somewher inbetween there. it tells the stories quite well, but there are to much repetitivness within each episode,as seeing the same live footage 8 or 9 times becomes boring . some of the cases are really heartwrenching and terrifying,and i do feel the pain that relatives explain during the time of investigation, and about the time afterwards. the producers of this serie could have retrieved a wider spectre of live recordings,espesially the use of live video interrogations and trial sessions.

all episodes has not been released when writing this review,so take the weight of the eight with a pinch of salt, but it is over average.
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