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Comment on In defence of ‘the worst film ever’: why critics are wrong about Movie 43 by Intrinsic Random Event

Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:48:43 +0000

OK, I just watched this, on the advice of my I.T. workmates. I'm now going to ask for 2 hours bonus leave, to make up for the time that I lost watching this movie. There are some good ideas there, but, the real problem with movie 43 is quite simply that the jokes aren't good enough. Tastelessness? By all means, I'm all for neck-testicles, or faeces explosions... but this movie was predominantly filled up with 2-minute sketch ideas, stretched out to 20 minutes. The jokes needed to be either stronger, or more numerous. Even with only a $6m budget, I bet that they could have used 2% of that to get better writing, and better jokes.

Comment on Thor: The Dark World movie review: a superhero craptastrophy by Kreative Insanity

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:40:12 +0000

If Thor was not bad enough Go see Captain Phillips. Another US propaganda film glorifying how good americans are and how evil somali pirates are. First US troops will mass execute thousands of innocent somalis and then spread lies using hollywood and pentagon. This cricey had nothing to do with independent thinking.

Comment on Mental movie review: crazy good Aussie filmmaking by The Best And Worst Aussie Accents In Movies | Junkee

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:35:24 +0000

[...] such as “excellent”, “pitch perfect” and the “gold standard for Americans impersonating an Australian accent” aren’t exactly descriptions one would expect to find in a film as colossally misjudged and [...]

Comment on Killing Them Softly movie review: bold, bloody and brilliant by seb moore

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:13:47 +0000

this film is as subtle as a bat to the face

Comment on Captain Phillips movie review: bus stops, billboards and HMS Hanks by W H Chong

Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:20:48 +0000

Indeed! For those who asked nicely the movie is terrific (no, not flawless but what is?), and Hanks is amazingly good. Our Cate "acts"; in Blue Jasmine she is acting relentlessly -- Hanks raises his eyebrow and sub-flinches, and at movie's end, does this thing for about 8-10 minutes which everyone can feel is true. The Oscar is his.

Comment on Thor: The Dark World movie review: a superhero craptastrophy by Harry Rogers

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 01:07:01 +0000

Luke you just have to accept the "dumbing down" argument about the movies these days. If people are "dumbed down" you get "dumbed down" movies.

Comment on Captain Phillips movie review: bus stops, billboards and HMS Hanks by Sharilynn Gerchow

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 01:40:40 +0000

Soooo - how was the movie anyway?

Comment on Thor: The Dark World movie review: a superhero craptastrophy by rysiu

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:28:09 +0000

Looks like Luke really touched Rory's nerve with this one! I will accept his point that there is a legitimate basis for the nine realms rooted in Norse mythology, but whenever I watch this sort of film that catches you up on a complex back story involving a host of powers and names that I've never heard of before in the first 5 minutes, my eyes glaze over too. Maybe I'm slow and it is simple and straightforward, or maybe it's the sort of thing that seems self evident if one is already schooled up on it (as Rory clearly is). Don't see the problem with endorsing another movie released in the same week… why not? If you want to see a new release this weekend, choose this one rather than that one. While we're at it, why not question another reviewer's opinions? All opinions are most certainly not equally valid, everyone just has a right to their own… heaven forbid people start disagreeing with each other. I particularly enjoyed that the charge of arrogance on account of Luke disagreeing with another's opinion was delivered by someone taking the time to disagree with Luke's opinions… we're all just part of the 5 billion after all. Better yet was the anti-Marvel conspiracy angle, although I could just be blind to Luke's persistent pro-DC bias (it's so obvious now!). In any event, I'm now marginally more inclined to see just to be able to judge the rights and wrongs first hand… given my low expectations, I'd probably enjoy it.

Comment on Captain Phillips movie review: bus stops, billboards and HMS Hanks by Stefanzi

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:52 +0000

Very little said about the movie. Was it a film review, criticism of movie posters designed to grab attention, Paul Greengrass's underappreciation or Hollywood in general? A 14 paragraph article that spends just over two discussing a movie out is supposed to be reviewing, a movie that has controversy surrounding Phillips actions, (he chose to sail the boat into the area despite many warnings, lawsuits still pending) yet the author decides to discuss the poster and the supposition that Greengrass would but have used Hanks given the choice even though Hanks was attached before the director. Just review the movies, leave opinion to editorials.

Comment on Thor: The Dark World movie review: a superhero craptastrophy by cynthia dower

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:42:27 +0000

I saw it today and really enjoyed it. I am not a comic book fan and I very rarely go to see super hero films but a combination of the lightness of touch and brotherly love made it worth watching. I even enjoyed the action scenes more than I thought I would. It had bits that are reminiscent of Lord of the Rings but as a fan of both the film and the books I enjoyed the similarities at the same time as enjoying the other elements involved.It's not Bafta/Oscar material but it is enjoyable and worth seeing it just for Tom Hiddleston's layered Loki.