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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Review - Video

Got a sneaky peak of Harry Potter 7 last night. Here's my thoughts on how it was

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Movie Review (Video) - Skyline

He's my quick review of the Movie Skyline.

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Movie Review - The Book of Eli 

Finally got around to watching this one and I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner.

Synopsis in a nutshell. Set in a post apocalyptic world, where most of the people who remember what the good book represents have gone, nomade Eli (Denzel Washington) is charged with delivering the last remaning Bible to where it will be safe. On his journey Eli encounters survivor Carnegie (Gary Oldman), who not only remembers the Bible he remembers the power it can have over people and so plans to use it as a weapon to help expand his small empire. The action hots up once Carnegie relises stranger Eli has the book he has been searching so hard for. The obligatory heroin here is Solaris (Mila Kunis) who follows Eli when he leave's the town controlled by Carngie at the request of her mother who believes she will be safer with him.

The story was more substantial than anticipated and so held my attention more than I expected it to and i'm very pleased to report that the post-apocalyptic world portrayed was not just a simple re-hash of the mad max world but a well thought out creation.

There's a subtle but obvious message in this film pointing to what could happen in light of todays world with the very real threats that face us. As the viewer you're never told why the world is in the state it is but it's clear nuclear weapons is a likely suspect. The story deals with some interesting question like, what happens when all that knowledge is lost, not just big things like 'how to split the atom?' but small things like local knowledge such as where the nearest water source is located. I came away thinking about just how import knowledge and history is and how, history especially, is under appreciated. I love a good thought provoking story.

As expected Denzel's action scenes are bad ass. They are gruesome but they are shot in a very slick way which means they aren't gratuitous, his characters fighting style is very quick and clean, reminecient of Christian Bale's character in Equilibrium, very entertaining.

Here's my summary..

The Good: Good premise, great cast/acting & kick ass action.  

The Bad: Would have liked to have seen more of Denzel kicking ass and the story padded out some more. But a sign of a good movie is one that leaves you wanting more.

The Ugly: Denzel with a razor sharp knife...awesome too.

I especially liked the biblical connotations in the film, likening Eli's pilgrimage of faith to that of a disciple or that of Jesus himself. Another nice touch, but kind of obvious thinking back, was a clever little plot twist revealed at the end.

Overall i'm giving it a 4/5.

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Movie Review - Grown Ups

A short warring before I begin. For about as long as I can remember Adam Sandler has been a personal hero of mine. To me he can't do anything wrong so my review of his latest movie my be a little skewed but I will try to be a little objective. The plot, in short, is about a group of five friends who reunite after the death of their much loved high school basketball coach. With their respective families and 'baggage' the friends return to the place they grew up for the funeral and use the event as an opportunity to catch up and reminisce about old times.

The cast line up is great and so promises a lot, probably too much. That's not to say the film is pants. It's not by any stretch of the imagination. Did it have me crying with laugher and wetting my seat? No, but I did have lots of fun watching it and there were plenty of laugh out loud moments. The humer is a little more subtle than I'm used to with Adam Sander movies but thats to the benefit of the story as it complemented the mood of the film. I really did feel like I was watching 5 best friends hanging out together taking every opportunity to take the piss out of each other. I found myself a little envious that they had such good friends to hang out with.

The story wasn't the most original tail but was a well thought out, amusing and has a happy ending. With each of the friends having their own individual tail to tell. We see that all the buddies have there issues at home but nothing that can't be sorted with there friends around them for advice and inspiration.

All in all a good, funny, lighthearted, sometime cheese (watch out for nanna), feel good movie. Defiantly worth a watch.

A strong 3/5

As always please leave a comment bellow I want to know what you though of the film.

Enjoy G


Movie Review: Scott Pilgrim vs The World

Every year there's a movie that comes from left field and make you fall completely in love with it, partly because you didn't see it coming and partly because it captures something that resonates with you. It wount be a big budget movie like Harry P or Avatar, you wont know much about it until it's close to release time and even then you don't quite see it's potential.

For me Scott Pilgrim vs the World is one of those movies. I was always looking forward to seeing the movie since I first heard about it a few months ago but I had no idea how much I would be into this movie. Then one night at 1am in the morning  a sleepy me got the chance to see it for the first time and I love it!

There's so much to say about I don't know where to start or how to articulate what it was I enjoyed so much but I'll give it my best shot...

There's plenty to say just on how the films sounds along. The sound track capture the look and feel of the movie perfectly serving only to enhance the experience, I can see fans scrambling to their itunes accounts to download it, I admit I will probably be one of them. The sound effect do the same too bring little gaming audio treats from all sorts of video games.

Visually is where the film truly got me. It just looked truly amazing, everything just looked right on the money. They did a perfect job of taking the video games world and bringing it into the real world. I really can't think of one way I could have improved it. Fight scenes were bad ass, I can tell you how good it was to finally see Michael Cera do something than play the socially inept drip. Not only did he do something different he did it brilliantly showing he isn't just a one trick poney.

The only little grip I had was that all this crazy stuff starts happening like evil ex's with super powers start showing up to pick a fight and no-one seem to be surprised by all this. then Scott starts kicking more ass than a showlin monk and no one I really shock. The point i'm trying to make is that there is no kind of backstory or explanation behind all the surreal stuff that happens in the film. Having said that you can easily get over that fact.

This movie goes on the must see list for 2010 without a doubt I have to give it 5/5! Go see it as soon as possible. 

Let me know what you think in the comments bellow



The Human Centipede

WFT! Thats fu*cked up! Who comes up with this stuff???

In The Human Centipede, Dr. Heiter (Dieter Laser) is a leering, sepulchral surgeon from Germany whose specialty is separating Siamese twins. Dr. Heiter decides to evolve his craft by sewing together living beings together at the “mucous-cutaneous zone” (guess) in order to create Siamese triplets with a single digestive system. After his experiment in creating a three-segment rottweiler (”a beautiful three-hound construction”) fails, Dr. Heiter tries again, shifting his attention to humans. First, a trucker is stolen away while relieving himself on the side of the road, Next, two clueless party girls who come knocking on Dr. Heiter’s door after getting lost in the German forest get pulled into the experiment. After erasing the trucker from the picture, the doctor finds another victim: a crazed Japanese man wandering around Germany. The doctor concludes the initial phase of his experiment by splicing together the two girls and the Japanese man. At this stage, the film really goes berserk as Dr. Heiter attempts to impose his personal brand of order and discipline on an increasingly out-of-control situation. [viaTwitch]