TEAM FOX CATCHER (netflix) interesting doco, about a rich individual who funded the u.s wrestling team and then descended into his own mental problems, culminating in a tragic event. love these type of doco's, interesting and pull's you in. ***3.5/5
great to hit the cinema, i missed the big tub of buttery pop corn
it was a quality film UNHINGED and enjoyable. Big Russ packed on the bulk and does the crazy man/unhinged thing very well.
not the years high lite film . but its a good pop corn flick 3/5***
gemini man - 5/10. cloned will smith is on a mission to kill his old self. pretty good de-aging on will smith and a couple of cool kills, but the movie really seemed empty. i didnt care about anyone or anything that happened. the old guard - 6/10. ancient immortals (who can die at any random time), fight the all-time ultimate evil; big pharma. some fantastic fight scenes but the plot was meh and i have soooo many questions. the rental - 5/10. some annoying 20 something's go to a rented getaway house, where a maniac (not the owner) is using the place as a slaughterhouse. too much nothing going on tho. target number one - 5/10. semi-biographical of a junkie who gets used by the canadian government and is left to rot in a thai prison. space truckers - 7/10. dennis hopper plays a trucker (in space) who gets in some trouble after a delivery dispute. really cheesy and some weird SFX that havent aged well, but even the concepts were kinda funny. idiocracy - 8/10. a disturbing look into our future...well not really, but its funny as hell even on a re-watch.
the good night 6/10. frodo plays a depressed musician who looks into lucid dreaming to ease his problems. kinda weird, but has some funny bits. game over, man - 6/10. three loser friends try to save the hotel they work at from a terrorist attack. this movie has its moments, but whenever it tries to go 'over the top' in its humor, it loses traction. cameo's and bit-parts everywhere. turk from scrubs and joel mchale both have ten second bits where they basically just show up to die. the arrival - 4/10. charlie sheen works for SETI and discovers aliens living among us. reeeeally dodgy, but worth a laugh. sheen calls on his inner nic cage for this one. really bad acting but definitely in my 'so bad its good' list...
you definitely do NOT want to watch the spin-off movie 'the jesus rolls', which as a fan of TBL, i thought was one of the worst things i saw last year.
an american pickle - 7/10. seth rogen falls into a vat of pickle brine and is preserved for 100 years, waking up in modern day new york. its really stupid and rogen plays the 2 main characters, so its probably not everyones cup of tea, but has some very funny bits. i really liked how they 'explained' the science behind how it was possible. i am elizabeth smart - 8/10. i never thought i would recommend (or even rate) a lifetime movie, but this was really good. i dont get emotional during movies, but the inclusion of miss smart as a sort of narrator really hits home certain aspects of her story. a young girl gets kidnapped at knife point from her bed in the middle of night to be some dudes 2nd wife. shes held captive for 9 months in the forest. hard to explain just how crazy/messed up this was without writing an entire review. the world's end - 7/10. pegg & frost's cornetto trilogy finale. not quite as good as shaun of the dead or hot fuzz, but a nice addition to the series. 5 friends go back to their hometown to finish the legendary 'golden mile' (a pub crawl). but this time: aliens!