Film Reviews by JamieC

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Zombie fare

(Edit) 28/04/2020

I've been a fan of Rob Zombie since the White Zombie days and I loved House of 1000 Corpses, when I eventually managed to track it down... Fair play to him, he's managed to make a lot of what he is, which is horror, gore and all things associated with it. I even liked his remake of Hallowe'en, the first one anyway. However I thought the Devil's Rejects was awful, but being (not very loosely) based on Texas Chainsaw Massacre I wasn't surprised because I thought that was awful as well. So I approached this as a fan, but not expecting very much, and for the first 20 minutes or so I wasn't impressed. But.. it does get better, if you like this kind of thing, which is pretty much mindless gore, and some let's say eccentric characters. There is a plot (people get kidnapped by weirdos, forced to play a game to survive.. so pretty much Saw really), and there is a lot of gore, and a lot of swearing. Whether you think it's worth your 90 minutes or so... depends on how appealing you found his previous movies, and the Saw films (and that genre), if you liked them, you may like this. If not, probably best giving it a swerve.

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Murder on the Orient Express

Liked it a lot

(Edit) 14/01/2020

This film seems to be getting a lot of negative reviews and I don't understand why. I thought it was a decent film, Branagh plays Poirot very well and the supporting cast are mostly excellent. Quite a few twists and turns as with most Agatha Christie films! Well worth seeing.

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Better than I was expecting

(Edit) 26/11/2019

Whilst this film wasn't totally mind-blowing it was much better than I was expecting, which is why I didn't see it at the cinema. I didn't even know Guy Ritchie directed it, but you can tell it's one of his (better) films pretty much instantly. The 2 leads work well together, the plot's a bit all over the place but the action is pretty good, reminds me of the Mission: Impossible films, which isn't a bad thing. Shame if there weren't any more films in the (new) UNCLE series, this stands up pretty well against the originals and they made quite a few in that series!

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Kung Fu Panda 3

Enjoyable follow up

(Edit) 18/11/2019

Wasn't too sure on renting this as I wasn't really keen on the previous one. This one stretches the formula a little and visually it's pretty good, the story's a bit tricky to follow, especially for younger kids, but it's a decent way to spend and hour and a half.

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Interstellar

Much too long!

(Edit) 13/11/2019

When I looked at this film before watching I was amazed how long the running time was. My attention span is pretty limited so a film has to be exceptional to hold my interest for 2 1/2 hours plus, and whilst this has good parts to it overall it wasn't quite gripping enough for me to be totally taken in. It's a decent enough film with a good story, but it's just too long!

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The Kid Who Would Be King

Enjoyable romp

(Edit) 25/09/2019

I have to admit I knew nothing about this film before it arrived and was a bit ho-hum about watching it, but I'm glad I did. OK the story is obviously ridiculous, but the film is fun and the special effects are very well done, I'm guessing it's aimed squarely at kids (which I'm not..) and for me some things would scare me if I were early teens (or younger!). The young actors are very good, and Louis looks so much like his dad! If you have slightly elder kids they'd enjoy it and you probably would too if you like fantasy type films, give it a watch.

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