Bull (2021)

Bull (2021) is a gritty gangster flick that packs a punch. The film, directed by Paul Andrew Williams, follows the story of a vicious mob enforcer who returns home ten years after he was last seen to find his son and track down the gang that double-crossed him.

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Scream VI (2023)

Scream VI” is a thrilling addition to the iconic horror franchise that fans of the series are sure to love. It’s a big step up from its predecessor, “Scream V“, delivering plenty of scares, twists, and meta-commentary that will keep audiences engaged from start to finish.

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Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)

As someone who was blown away by the original “Avatar” film, I had high hopes for “Avatar: The Way of Water“, and I’m thrilled to say that it more than lives up to expectations. This long-awaited sequel manages to capture the magic of the first film while introducing new elements that make it a fresh and exciting addition to the franchise.

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Pearl (2022)

Mia Goth’s performance in “Pearl” is undoubtedly the highlight of the film. Her portrayal of the titular character is mesmerizing and truly demented. She captures Pearl’s complexity and dark, twisted nature with an intensity that’s both impressive and unsettling.

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The Hunger (1988)

If you’re a fan of visually stunning and atmospheric horror films, The Hunger is a must-see. This 1988 gem is a moody and sensual vampire tale that’s still as captivating today as it was when it first hit the screen.

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Wolf Creek TV Series

Wolf Creek TV SeriesDirector: Tony Tilse and Greg McLean

Cast: Lucy Fry, John Jarratt, Dustin Clare

The Wolf Creek TV series works really well and to my mind is stronger than either of the films upon which it is based. Continue reading

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Possession (1981)

Possession 1981

Director: Andrzej Zulawski

Cast: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, and Heinz Bennent

In Possession (1981),  Mark (Sam Neill) returns home from a secretive business trip to learn that his wife, Anna (Isabelle Adjani), wants a divorce. Mark discovers that Anna has had an affair with Heinrich (Heinz Bennent) and suspects that her increasingly erratic behavior is due to a continuation of this relationship. The truth, however, is much stranger than Mark imagines… Continue reading

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The Unborn (2009)

the unborn review A BluRay for a Euro. How bad can it be?

I saw this BluRay of The Unborn (2009) on sale for a euro the other day and thought, “How bad can it be?” The cover looks good – eye catching (cough) – and there’s some real talent in the cast, namely Gary Oldman and Idris Elba. I also had a faint memory of the trailer looking half decent, so I said, “What the Hell!” and spent my hard earned euro on it.

Here’s what I thought…

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Catfish (2010)

Yaniv ‘Nev’ Schulman, a New York photographer, has one of his photographs published in The New York Sun and 3 months later receives a painting of it by 8 year old Abby Pierce who lives in rural Michigan. A close friendship develops between the two, primarily on Facebook, and Nev soon becomes involved with other members of Abby’s circle of family and friends. Nev’s brother, Ariel ‘Rel’ Schulman, and fellow film-maker Henry Joost, sense a story developing and begin documenting it. Meanwhile, Nev becomes close to Abby’s beautiful older sister, Megan, but things are not quite what they seem.

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Heavy on the Heroes. Watched from 1st of August to 7th of August 2014

Three superhero movies (kind of), some dystopia, a music video, animation, and more… the eleven movies watched were: Calvary (2014), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The Zero Theorem (2014), Death of a Superhero (2011), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Metallica Through the Never (2013), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), The Signal (2014), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014), Divergent (2014), and Ride Along (2014).

Calvary (2014)
A perfect drama with just the right amount of dark comic undertone to make the heavy subject matter more digestible. Brendan Gleeson is at his best playing the good, yet all too human, priest, and the supporting cast don’t miss a beat.
Score: 100
August 07 2014

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Ahh, The Purge. What a great concept, in movie franchise terms, you know? I really enjoyed the first installment but I felt Anarchy took it up a notch. I’m curious about where they’ll take it next. Will they venture outside the cities? Maybe a deeper exploration of the quasi religious organisations? Anyway, stay safe.
Score: 80
August 07 2014

The Zero Theorem (2014)
I’m still giving Gilliam points for Twelve Monkeys. I should stop. Big thumbs up, ahem, for Melanie Thierry, but otherwise this was a scatterbrain effort.
Score: 50
August 07 2014

Death of a Superhero (2011)
A dark coming of age drama in which a young teenager comes to terms with his own mortality.
Score: 70
August 06 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Pretty standard superhero fare. A smidgen too long. Nothing to push this into the realms of the amazing.
Score: 70
August 05 2014

Metallica Through the Never (2013)
I’m rating this as a movie because that’s what I sat down to watch. Utterly disappointing.
Score: 30
August 04 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
I’m still unsure if I like this one more than the last. I’m still unsure of the point in doing a reboot of a franchise so soon after a previous reboot. Ah well. The action scenes are fantastic, the Spider-Man quips are there, and I enjoyed the fleshed out back story about his Dad. Yet I’m still unsure…
Score: 65
August 03 2014

The Signal (2014)
Enough good ideas and eye-catching visuals to make you believe something exceptional was just over the horizon. Unfortunately the ending leaves you standing there with your d**k in your hand.
August 02 2014
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
Good for keeping the wee ones entertained on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
Score: 60
August 02 2014

Divergent (2014)
Okay, obviously we’ve got ‘Hunger Games’ here – that comparison is unavoidable – but you can also see a hint of ‘Harry Potter’ and a pinch of Sookie Stackhouse plane-jane-ness. All that and a meandering plot gives you this junk. Oh, and apparently it’s the first part of a trilogy…
Score: 40
August 02 2014

Ride Along (2014)
Pants. Used. Possibly soiled. Why did I think this was a good idea? (Scratches head)
Score: 30
August 01 2014
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