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Post by Penguin on Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:14 am

25th January 2014

Gravity (2013) - wow. By far the greatest visually impressive film that I ever seen and it continued to amaze me throughout. I also thought that the story was good (but not amazing). The movie is told in "real-time" and enough was going on for you to stay hooked. The idea of "no sound in space" was played on a lot too. You could only hear communications over the comms and a soundtrack. This is a good thing. If you haven't seen the film yet then you're missing out.
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Post by Penguin on Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:18 am

26th January 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) - a very well made movie with astonishing acting and an interesting, true storyline which goes into a lot of detail. But maybe too much detail. This 3 hours long this film does drag on at times and some scenes seem unnecessary. This is not a film I would want to sit through again anytime soon but it is still a great film and by the end of it I was satisfied and intrigued. This film also has some of the funniest moments I have had the pleasure of watching for a very long time and is definitely worth a watch.
My Rating: 8/10
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Post by Penguin on Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:00 pm

27th January 2014

Grabbers (2012) - was pleasantly surprised to see such great effects in this low budget irish film. The acting was good and it was a fairly funny movie and has everything you'd expect in a good monster movie. However at times I thought that some scenes were boring.  The film is good but it could be improved.
My Rating: 6/10

12 Years A Slave (2013) - an incredible film with incredible acting and an incredible story. This film is a must watch. I didn't have much knowledge on how slaves were sold and treated but by the end of the film it felt like I have just had the best history lesson in well, history...
My Rating: 9/10
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Post by Penguin on Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:57 am

28th January 2014

American Hustle (2013) - um. I had had to look at the reviews of this movie to see if I was the only one who didn't like it and thankfully I wasn't. I really didn't like this movie at all. I found it very boring and it dragged on and on and felt double its length. The only thing I did like about it was the acting.
My Rating: 3.5/10
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Post by Penguin on Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:51 pm

29th January 2014

Blue Jasmine (2013) - this film is very good. The acting is amazing and the story is very interesting and not like something I have ever seen before. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself as highly involved in it as I was. The ending is sad though and left me feeling very sorry for Jasmine.
My Rating: 7/10

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) - don't know how much you'd agree that this is a movie and that's why I watched this along with another movie to make sure I've at least watched one "real" movie today. Bad Grandpa was all good fun and has some hilarious moments and is definitely worth the watch. The child actor is brilliant and I can't wait to see him in more stuff because he is very, very confident and funny. However I'm pretty sure that some of it is fake.
My Rating: 6/10
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Post by Penguin on Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:00 am

30th January 2014

Rush (2013) - wow, a great film with one of the greatest endings that I have seen in a long time. Along with brilliant acting and visuals this film was constantly exciting and intriguing and I wished that it was longer. Rush has became one of my favorite films of all time.
My Rating: 9/10


Short Term 12 (2013) - wow, I was unsure if I was going to like this movie before going to watch it as I had no idea what it was about. I just knew it was a "shorter" movie that fits my timeframe. I'm sooo glad I watched this. This movie was so beautiful, raw and real that it managed to hit me emotionally. The acting was amazing throughout and a the story was phenomenal and thought provoking. Just do yourself a favour and watch this gem because I can't fault it.
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Post by Penguin on Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:38 am


31st January 2014


Her (2013) - well, I've got to be honest. I was disappointed a little by this movie. I didn't enjoy it very much. I cringed a lot in many scenes, I thought the amount of swearing was unnecessary for the story and I just thought that it was a strange film. However, the acting was pretty outstanding and the voice acting for Samantha was pretty amazing.The "not-too-futuristic" feel makes the film feel a little more like the reality of the future but I highly doubt that many people would connect with AI's like this especially when they simulated sex. It might just be me but I just felt so awkward. Sorry, but not a great movie in my opinion but obviously it's just a matter of taste.
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Post by Penguin on Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:16 am

1st February 2014

American Psycho (2000) - a beautiful movie about a nice rich man called Patrick Bateman who is a banking executive in New York. He has a lot of money so he decides to spend it nicely. He gives money to the homeless, pays for peoples trips to London and even pays for the meals for his colleagues at high-classed restaurants. He also loves to tape everything he does (like a diary). Haha, just kidding (well maybe not about the taping part). American Psycho is a great movie about Patrick Bateman, a psychopathic killer who kills regularly for pleasure but also because feels he he needs to. This movie is very powerful and the acting is brilliant. The introduction instantly got me hooked due its the beautifully artistic shots and the film continued to be very good throughout and even made me laugh in places. The acting was also fantastic from the majority of the cast. This is a great movie and is definitely worth a watch. Just don't show him your personalized business card.

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Post by Penguin on Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:46 am

2nd February 2014

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) - meet Ron Woodroof a homophobic electrician, rodeo and a real-life AIDS victim given 30 days to live. He decides to participate in selling non-certified pharmaceutical drugs first given to him by a "doctor" who works in Mexico. These drugs help people whom are tested positive for aids. He finds a loophole in the legal system which allows him to sell these drugs as part of a membership for the "Dallas Buyers Club". These clubs took place all over the US at this time. He runs into a lot of problems along the way with law enforcement and the FDA and he also loses many friends. The character development in this film is outstanding. Ron befriends a transvestite man "Rayon" who helps him in his scheme to sell these drugs and Ron loses his homophobic views completely and becomes a better man. The acting is incredible and the story is very gripping. Definitely worth a watch.
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Post by Penguin on Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:17 am

2nd February Cont.

Talladega Nights: Uncut Edition (2006) - this film has a lot of memorable quotes and is actually very funny at times and had me laughing. However, this film has some of the worst acting that I have seen in a long while. The story is ok but it's nothing special nor does it try to be and it did drag on a little in this uncut version. This film is worth a watch if you're not in the mood for anything serious or just want a few laughs.
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Post by Penguin on Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:24 am

3rb February 2014


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) - a good film but it unfortunately doesn't quite make it to my top 10 list. I enjoyed it but I did feel that it dragged at times. The acting was brilliant too.
My Rating: 7.5/10
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Post by Penguin on Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:50 am

4th February 2014

Monty Python and The Holy Grail (1975) - a very funny movie with lots of memorable scenes and quotes which I had actually already heard of before even watching this movie. This is definitely one of the funniest movies I have seen in a very long time and I am glad I finally forced myself to watch it because when I first time I tried watching it about 3 or 4 years ago I couldn't appreciate the humour and quit watching it within the first few minutes. A very re-watchable film.
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Post by Penguin on Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:51 pm

5th February 2014

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life[/b] (1983) - a funny movie made from a series of different sketches that "tell the meaning of life" in it's different stages. However as funny as it is it still isn't quite as funny as "The Holy Grail". Still, this film is definitely worth the watch if you like this kind of humour. I intend to watch "Life of Brian" Next.
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Post by Penguin on Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:44 am

Borat (2006) - very, very funny at times but also very, very stupid at times. Worth a watch but you'd probably be better off just watching the funny clips on their own because the movie itself isn't great. I prefered Bad Grandpa.
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Post by Penguin on Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:00 am

6th February 2014

Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) - although in my opinion "Life of Brian" isn't as good as "The Holy Grail" I still enjoyed this film a lot and personally feel that it is the second best film in series. It has a lot of great jokes, and has a lot of great moments. Definitely worth the watch if you liked the other movies.
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Post by Penguin on Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:21 am

7th February 2014

Django Unchained (2012) - a very good movie that is very well shot, and produced. Yes, it's very over the top but it works fantastically here. This film is everything you'd expect from Tarantino. Very violent, very awesome.
My Rating: 8/10
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Post by Penguin on Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:27 am

8th January 2014

Airplane! (1980) - A very funny comedy which has a lot of "literal" jokes. A great watch even though the acting isn't the best from most of the
cast. It's not trying to be realistic. It's just off-the-wall comedy.
My Rating: 8/10



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Post by Penguin on Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:51 am

9th February 2014

Death Proof (2007) - a fairly weird movie and has a pretty bad storyline but it still remains a good movie. It's very artistic and the final sequence is actually very good. However, Tarantino says himself that this is his worst film and it is his worst in my opinion too. However, I still have a few to watch.
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Post by Penguin on Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:15 am

10th February 2014

Airplane II: The Sequel - although not quite as good as the original this sequel still remains very funny. It used a lot of the same jokes from the first movie but the jokes still seem to remain funny and work very well. Some new jokes are also introduced. However even though we still have most of the original cast "Leslie Nielsen" doesn't join us again for the sequel which was unfortunate. Still a great movie.
My Rating: 7/10

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Post by Penguin on Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:57 am

10th February 2014

This is Spinal Tap (1984) - maybe I'm too young to understand this one. I really didn't find it funny apart from a few scenes and I didn't like the concept much either. However they did manage to capture the style very well and made the film believable.
My Rating: 5/10

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Post by Penguin on Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:59 am

11th February 2014

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) - a great film which remains funny throughout. It has a lot of memorable scenes and I even noticed a Double Indemnity spoof. I liked the way they used a film noir style voiceover at times too. Definitely worth a watch.
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Post by Penguin on Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:31 am

12th February 2014

Waynes World (1992) - wow there was really something about this movie that drew me in straight away. I loved the characters and the story was executed well too. However, only a few of the jokes made me laugh. This doesn't make it a bad movie though. I still liked it a lot and really did have some very original concepts. I loved the ending(s).
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Knights of Badassdom (2013) - this films starts off ok but then just gets a little stupid. I like some of the actors and some of the jokes are funny but that's about it.
My Rating: 5/10

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Post by Penguin on Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:44 pm

13th February 2014

The Naked Gun 21/2: The Smell of Fear: very funny but not quite as good as the original. However this film is still brilliant and definitely worth a watch.
My Rating: 7/10
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Post by Penguin on Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:02 am

14th February 2014

The Naked Gun 331/3: The Final Insult - another great addition. Very funny and is as good as the first one in my opinion. I actually liked the plot a lot.
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