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I was more keen to see BFG if I’m honest, but mostly because I thought Finding Nemo was so good that ‘Finding Dory’ was just going to be a cash-in. But due to a particularly over-excited boyfriend, we ended up seeing Finding Dory. Sharing a small cinema with about 50 people – some of them peculiar, some of them creepy, and only a couple of them under the age of 13 – we unabashedly cracked open a couple of ciders and the movie began. And I was pleasantly surprised… Continue reading
Tagged 2016, Albert Brooks, animation, Diane Keaton, disney, Ed O'Neill, Ellen DeGeneres, Eugene Levy, film, film review, Finding Dory, Finding Nemo, freak, funny, Hayden Rolence, jodie, Kaitlin Olsen, movie, nz, pixar, review, Ty Burrell
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Like my horse, it’s funny at the beginning, saggy in the middle and a bit crappy at the end.
This is a film – featuring the spectacular David Tennant (Dr. Who!!) and Rosamund Pike – about a family of five going on holiday to Scotland for the grandfather’s 75th birthday party.
Long story short, the parents are having a divorce but only the children know, and they are sworn to secrecy while visiting their sickly grandfather so as to keep his final years pleasant… Continue reading
Tagged 2014, 2015, billy connolly, comedy, david tennant, drama, film, freak, funny, jodie, review, Rosamund Pike, uk, what we did on our holiday
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This movie nearly didn’t get made. Boy, am I glad it was. This is in my top five movies – at least!
American Graffiti is the colourful account of the final night of high school for a group of students who go out cruising, attend ‘the hop’ and hang at the drive-in dina.
It’s not only an incredibly entertaining film, it’s also the most accurate documentation of what the sixties were all about.
This movie makes me upset because it makes me mourn the spectacular sixties. As mentioned in Midnight in Paris, it’s “Golden Age Thinking” – the thought that I’d be happier in another time. And boy does American Graffiti do that; it hits me right in the feels… Continue reading
Tagged 1960s, american graffiti, Candy Clark, Charlie Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, connie, film review, freak, george lucas, Mackenzie Phillips, nz, Paul Le Mat, review, Richard Dreyfuss, Ronny Howard, sixties, Wolfman Jack
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(Prepare to see a lot of screen grabs with quotes from this film around. The script is so poetic.)
Her is a sci-fi romance, drama hybrid that premiered at the 2013 New York Film Festival.
It’s set in the near future where rather than keeping one’s head down – staring at a phone screen – people now have an ear piece that respond to voice commands.
The operational system – or OS – that performs the requests now have personalities, and for all intense and purposes, are a personal assistant with feelings and emotions equal in complexity to humans.
This new update is something that the main character, melancholy and lonely Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), becomes immediately interested in… Continue reading
Tagged 2013, Amy Adams, comedy, drama, film, freak, her, Joaquin Phoenix, jodie, nyff, Olivia Wilde, review, Rooney Mara, scarlett johansson, sci-fi, Spike Jonze
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Was this supposed to be a black comedy?
I had been told Deliver Us from Evil was on par with The Conjuring. But I honestly can’t say this was the case. It was a suspenseful, supernatural thriller, but not something that would keep you up at night.
Apparently based on ‘true events’ of a New York cop Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) who encounters demonic forces, the mysterious cases quickly become bizarre and laughable.
Reading up about the true events of this cop, I think the only ‘true’ parts that were used in the film was his name and characteristics. There’s an interview on Youtube where he says most of the “possessed” people he encountered turned out to have mental issues… Continue reading
Tagged 2014, creepy, deliver us from evil, demonic, eric bana, film, freak, horror, jodie, possessed, ralph, review, sarchie, The Conjuring