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Fun all the way through

Posted : 6 years, 4 months ago on 9 September 2014 03:05 (A review of Flight 7500)

No reviews? Let's give it a try. Ignoring the first, unneeded scene (the flash-forward), it starts off fairly well. There's the just married couple, then four friends (two couples one of which is no longer that), a (personally) cute goth-like girl (not so much, but close enough), a misterious stranger.. etc. From the very first moment the movie tries to establish that characters aren't one dimensional - with one of the stewardesses talking about her fiancee, the two couples aforementioned how they've been planning to go on this trip for so long, and so on.

However, beyond those few minutes.. it fails at expanding the characters any more, at least properly. You/we learn about two more things about two couples that aren't exactly a 'couple', and that's it. Yet, I didn't mind it. Sure, the movie could have benefited from more expended characters, but the story was more in the 'now', and the peril those characters find themselves in. As if you're watching it all happening right now, right this moment, and right in front of you.

The story itself isn't great, and it's different than I expected, but I liked it. There's not much scary stuff in here, and I'd put it under mystery/thriller.

All in all, the movie itself isn't great, but I thought it was enjoyable. If you like movies in airplanes, and you wouldn't just watch it to pick every little thing apart instead of just relaxing, and enjoying the ride, then go for it. Otherwise, you probably won't like.

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Friends with Better Lives (2014-2014) review

Posted : 6 years, 10 months ago on 3 April 2014 05:29 (A review of Friends with Better Lives (2014-2014))

Erm, yeah.. where should I start? So far I've seen only one episode, but it seems like it has potential. It's no by any means great, but it's fun, and sure, it does have some 'sex' jokes, but it's no big deal really. On that note, I'm.. stunned.. amazed.. how some people nitpick about some shows, including this one. For example, (on imdb), one person didn't like.. the way they dress. Yes, she couldn't relate because of that, and she didn't like it. - Really? Is that what this world has come to? Then other how using breastpump was 'degrading' to women.. umm.. right.

Anyway.. basing my opinion on the first episode, it's a fun show, that's worth a watch.

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Las brujas de Zugarramurdi review

Posted : 7 years ago on 15 January 2014 10:34 (A review of Las brujas de Zugarramurdi)

I can't resist writing a review for this movie :P Small spoilers ahead.

First of all, this movie 'reunites' 3 actors from Paco's Men (a very funny TV series), Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, and Pepรณn Nieto. Who has seen the series, will surely love that. Second, it's a horror-comedy by รlex de la Iglesia, which should, by now, be enough for you to want to see it. He's made some very good movies, and some crazy as well (The Last Circus).

The story is about two guys (out of few) who commit robbery, one of which brings his son with him. They manage to get a bag full of golden rings, and they hijack a taxi, because the second guy's woman took his car in front of them. Things get a lot worse from there (and I mean it in a good way), where the boy's mother is included, 2 police inspectors, a taxi driver & passenger, and of course, a bunch of meat-hungry wanna-raise-the-queen-of-whatever witches.

Tbh, it's not really a big spoiler, but basically a description of the movie. Anyhow, considering that two of the main actors are rather.. famous, and very good, then that there is Carolina Bang acting as 'rebelious' witch-daughter, and her sinister, wicked, yet atractive smile, then the fact that there is a lot of comedy, I'd say this movie is great, or at least as good as horror-comedy movies can get. In fact, a lot of movies try to be as good as this, and fail, where this one succeeds. All in all, I recommend it. If all of this is not enough to get you to watch it, check one of the trailers (the shorter one especially), and if you're into crazy, at times over-the-top movies, you'll surely like this.

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A Touch of Cloth review

Posted : 7 years, 1 month ago on 26 December 2013 04:11 (A review of A Touch of Cloth)

This'll be rather short, but.. it's a quite good parody. First season was great, and it made me laugh a lot, while the second steers towards different kind of humour and I didn't like it much. Even so, it's worth seeing for the first season.

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Haunter review

Posted : 7 years, 1 month ago on 12 December 2013 10:24 (A review of Haunter)

Let's see... it's a movie that I believe, is worth a watch - I'll start this review like that.

Shortly (small spoilers ahead), the movie starts as Lisa (the main actress), is woken up by her younger brother over Walkie-talkie, who has an imaginary friend. A little later because of her odd behaviour that morning, her parents have a talk with her, where she reveals that the day is repeating - over and over again, and how they (her parents) never believe her. And it's a day right before her 16th birthday.. while outside, it's a fog-like substance, like in the movie 'The Mist'.

That's all I can say without spoiling the movie too much.

Other than that, the director is Vincenzo Natali famous for the movie 'Cube'. Then there's the actor David Hewlett (Stargate: Atlantis, Cube) who's in it briefly, then there's Stephen McHattie who looks familiar to me.
Abigail Breslin (the girl from Zombieland) acts well too.

This movie is a Mistery that's wrongly categorized as 'horror', and I'd say it's a pretty good mistery at that. There's a few things that aren't that good, but eh.. most movies are like that. All in all, I did enjoy watching it. 7/10.

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The Lone Ranger review

Posted : 7 years, 1 month ago on 5 December 2013 05:24 (A review of The Lone Ranger)

Even though I've watched it almost 2 months (if not longer) ago, I feel like I have to write a review, mostly because of the bad ones about this movie. Personally, I don't give a damn about westerns. Never did, even though I did watch a few, but 99% of the time it's just not my thing. The only reason I ever watched this one was because of Johnny Depp, plus a few scenes seemed funny. I had.. no expectations, but didn't really except much after so much harsh reviews.

Anyhow... it was awesome! And I mean it. Johnny Depp was great in it, and as for the movie as a whole, I thought it was great. Sure, the story wasn't perfect, but there is a lot of comedy, and if you've liked Johnny in The Pirates of the Caribbean, you'll quite probably like him here as well.

Personally, most of the times, I watch the movies to be entertained, as I believe it should be, and although this movie had some smaller faults and maybe lack of stronger story, it made it all up with a lot of good comedy. I know it's based on the some show from.. well, a long while ago, but it shouldn't be compared to it - the same way most remakes shouldn't be compared to originals, it is what it is. Sure, maybe Tonto in the original was better for some, more serious, whatever, if you're expecting to see that, then don't bother watching - just watch the original, and stick with it. But if you want a good, fun movie, that will make you laugh and not make you feel like your time is wasted, then give this movie a shot.

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All Hallows' Eve (2013) review

Posted : 7 years, 1 month ago on 5 December 2013 05:07 (A review of All Hallows' Eve (2013))

It's a bad, bad, bad movie.

It's basically a movie in a movie, and it goes on for over 20 minutes (nearly from the beginning), and like that's not enough, after that, the woman in the movie watches another movie, and so goes the next 15-20 minutes. After a lot of drama + screaming, then goes the third... ehh, why the hell I'm writing anymore. It's a shitty, shitty, shitty movie, the only reason I gave it 1/10 is because of 1-2 good scenes, other than that... avoid at all costs.

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The Last Days on Mars review

Posted : 7 years, 1 month ago on 5 December 2013 03:51 (A review of The Last Days on Mars)

A mix of horror and sci-fi, that just... kinda sucked. The beginning of the movie was promising, the music great as well - calming, and when you hear it you know that the bad things will happen, but... it all goes sour after 20-25 minutes, and it's only worse from there.

Could have been good if they didn't include horror in it, the cast was ok, but all in all, not worth watching beyond the first few minutes.

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Disturbing Behavior review

Posted : 7 years, 3 months ago on 3 October 2013 02:20 (A review of Disturbing Behavior)

Not that good. Personally, I like the idea, the cast wasn't horrible, and the movie could have been good... but it's clearly ruined by a poor script, and a bad director. And even so, I do like it, but it isn't that worth seeing.

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Reeker review

Posted : 7 years, 4 months ago on 30 September 2013 04:05 (A review of Reeker)

Eh, what can I say about this movie... I'd say it's good. It's about five strangers that are traveling to some festival or something in Area 52. On their way there, they come to a rest stop, and.. well, the fun starts there. It's a nice movie, and it has a good atmosphere - it never takes itself too seriously.

Closest movie to this one that I've seen is Dead End, which is more of a comedy. Anyway, 6.5/10. from me, worth a watch - I've seen it a couple of times.

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