Youngblood movie review – 1986 – 100% 80’s cheesefest – 6/10

Where do I start,there are so many things wrong with this movie that it

actually turned out to be enjoyable,purely on a cheesy laughable level.

Rob Lowe plays a 17yr old who lives  and works on a farm,he gets to

practice ice hockey when his local lake freezes over !!!

He goes for trials and impresses the coaches,this is were Patrick Swayze

comes into the movie,and to be fair,he has great charisma and is enjoyable to watch on the screen,

you can see his character development, for roles such films as Point break and Road house.

Keanu Reeves also shows up in this flick,playing an awful French extra.

The movie is such a mixed bag of American tripe,Hockey player wants to make it,lots of montage

training music,fight scenes,50 yard stares,all day long.

Worthy of a watch,but far to cheesy to take seriously.


The Promotion: Film Review 4/10

The Promotion Poster

Two guys. One job. No rules.

It should have said: Two guys. Eighty minutes. No laughs.

Both of these guys makes films that are worth missing at best of times. They both play the same type of roles in everything they do. Seann William Scott tends to be the funnier guy out of the two when he’s on form. Well as John C. Reilly is his usual self, not funny at all. He really needed to make his mind up what type of actor he wants to be, unfortunately he has not got the skill to pull of diverse roles, I find him very uncomfortable to watch and not at all camera friendly.

The main problem with this film is the script. It could have been a great comedy if Steve Conrad(The Writer) actually finished  writing it properly. Immediately from the beginning you are waiting for the killer punch lines! they should have been there! it was so obvious. He should have put some cheap gags in there just to get a reaction. You where left feeling hollow and empty, like a first date at the age of Twelve, but that’s normally at the end, this was twenty minutes in.

The funniest parts in the movie and I laughed out load, John C. Reilly’s wife is a Scottish lady and its by far the worst attempt ive ever heard of anyone portraying an accent. its worth watching just for these 3-4 laughs. I’m pretty sure this was not attentional to the movie, if that was that case he should have carried on this way, it was a giggle.

The movie was re-released this month, the original release date was 3 years ago. You totally understand how this slipped the raider first time round.

awful  4/10

Bad influence – (1990) Movie review – 5/10 – Terrible Lowe for Rob

I picked up Rob Lowes autobiography recently as I enjoy reading the inside

scoop on how movies are made and also how people were cast in certain movies.

So as I wanna know more about the films he is referring to I have decided to

download the best of the Lowe.

First off,Bad Influence (1990), I liked the idea of the movie,a nervous guy (spader) is going about

his every day life trying his best to succeed but hates any kind of confrontation.

The lead finds himself being picked on in a bar,in steps Rob Lowe’s character to

defend the weakling in distress.

He then goes about teaching his new prodigy how to get up to all sorts of trouble,parts of these

scenes are good,parts of them just feel rushed,Rob Lowe’s acting is terrible throughout,in

fact even though its still early days in my Lowe marathon,I’m starting to detect that Lowe has

one speed,that speed being the the good looking,smug bad guy!

I have never seen a movie with Lowe,were this wasn’t in his character,which makes me think that

maybe he is not that great a character actor,or I just don’t like his face!

Either way I will try and keep an open mind for the next few movies I have of his,

that includes,St Elmos Fire.



Adam & Paul: Movie Review 8/10

Adam & Paul Poster

The story is about two junkies from Dublin, Adam & Paul. We get to live there life for one whole day as they travel around the city looking for their next hit.

There first challenge of the day is deciding how they got to be where they were from the night before. They find them self sleeping on an abandoned mattress on some waste land with no recognition how they got there. Paul awakes to find the reason why the mattress was dumped in the first place, he is stuck it. He has to escape this sticky mess by getting out of his clothes while there still stuck to the mattress,seconds later he is stood in his underwear while his sidekick Adam rips his clothes off the bedding. Comedy Genius.

This is just a taste for things to come for this tragic pair.

As they zombie walk their way across the city looking for cheap scams and easy picking public to steal from, so they can get a score, to turn their day into normality of every other day.  You get an in-depth look at what a junkies life looks like.

Even though there is comic gold scattered all over this movie there is also a deep loathing and unsympathetic hated for junkies who do whatever it takes for there fix.

The comedy and the loathing go hand in hand for one reason, the acting. No doubt this movie is going to be seen by a selective few, those who do stumble upon it are in for a dark humours treat of real junkie life.


The sitter – movie review – 5/10

Why don’t casting directors do Jonah Hill a favor and stop casting him as the college student with no hope with the lady’s. He just isn’t believable any more as these type of characters, the guy is 28. I don’t know, maybe this is your average looking 21-year-old American!! Here some news for you Yankees he looks 33.

Maybe he is not actually portraying a student, but that’s the image that comes across, he does live with his mother and the girl from the open scene seems to be his first mis-adventure into female heart-break.

The movie really gets going when….”fooled you” it never goes anywhere. You know where its going, he shows up to babysit as the original babysitter falls ill. Of course the kids are going to be hard work or there isn’t going to any comedy to behold. Lets be honest there isn’t any anyhow.

5 hours later and after being chased by gangsters, police and drug dealers they all end up back at home safe and sound with the nice little message of, the kid are all great and the babysitter is not a fat loser.

Don’t panic  5 hours is movie time no real time

80min is still to long, could have been a sitcom.


Adam & Paul – Movie review- 2004 – 8/10

Probably the funniest movie I have seen in years,every town centre in the country normally

has its fair share of undesirables,in this case,its a couple of Irish smack heads who

try their very best to get by in life,by stealing,lying or crossing anyone in their path.

The story and the script should not work,but somehow making these bums Irish

and seeing them struggle seems to turn a low budget film into comedy gold, with a heart !



We bought a Zoo: Movie Review

We bought a Zoo is based on a true story. Of course, because if it was a true account I would want to go and visit this Zoo for myself and throw up all over this family.

Matt Damon went really quiet a couple of years ago after the bourne trilogy. If he never made another film again after these, I would not have complained the guy was involved in three of the best action films ever made. For me he was totally mis-cast in this movie. He doesn’t suit the sickly dad who will do what ever it takes to make the family happy. If the guy wanted a perfect happy family, would he have forced his son to do whatever(see what I did there). I guess enough constraint to do something for long enough it sticks.

I hope my girlfriend get used to being chained to the kitchen, she’s complaining right now but a few day of tantrums should break her!!

Scarlett Johansson also is totally mis-cast here to, I just don’t feel in compassion for either characters. I just think the casting director got wrong, there was a loving story to be told here, but it just didn’t work.

The was not all as bad as I am making it sound, it was watchable. The 7 years old daughter was a very sweet, very sincere. She could only work what was giving in front of her. The brother played by Thomas Haden Church(side ways)was funny to at times. The best actors in the movie of course where the zoo animals.

A really disappointing  5.5/10

Tyrannosaur : Movie review – 7.5/10

This movie gripped me from the start,It really does go off with a bang.

The star of this UK movie is the waiter(Mother Teresa,Peter Mullen) who sells heroin in Trainspotting,you feel at ease when seeing him as you know even from the small

part he played in Trainspotting that he can act,from the off he is angry,confused and

a little crazy as he walks around his local area like a ticking time bomb.

He then meets a charity worker played by Olivia Colman(Peep show) who puts

in an amazing performance to reflect and flip the plot

of the film from the moment she hits the screen.

I enjoyed the movie and was surprised by some elements,which is always a good thing,overall I kind of feel that it could have been better,for example Peter Mullens character grips you from the start as he is so unpredictable and dangerous,near the end

he is a reformed character,to the point were he actually seems quite normal,I’m all

for characters growing and taking the journey but to completely change feels a bit

forced,in respect of making the ending fit.

7.5 / 10


A few best men: Movie Review 4/10

This is how low-budget this movie was, I couldn’t even find any pictures to paste.

The plot of this movie is all in the title, it’s the British vs Ausie version of bridemaids. It start with a holiday romance on a remote desert Island, the guy ask the girl to marry him, 15 minutes later after he’s been home told all his friends he is on a flight to Australia to marry the girl 3 months later. ly

As you can probably guess his friends course nothing but trouble, leaving a bad impression on his future in-laws. It’s the typical cliché of will there be a happy ending.

To tell you the truth I don’t know why im bothering with a review, I was actually playing with my phone half of this movie. The good news was I got a high score on a new baseball game.

Enough said.

I did say 5/10 but as I write this its change


The Walking dead – season 1/2 review 2012

I was a late arrival to the movie style tv series that have been broadcast from America of

the last few years.

Now im addicted to them and prefer them to most film releases of late,along with

Breaking Bad and Homeland,The Walking dead has to be up there with with some of the best

writing and producing on the planet,us brits can boast that a lot of these hit shows

are starring British actors but apart from that the British have been left behind to concentate

on the likes of Dr Who.

When I tell people about Walking dead people say,Oh,it sounds a bit like 28days later,or I am

Legend,the only difference is,that walking dead is actually brilliant,whilst the films were very forgettable.

Andrew Lincoln of Teachers fame stars as a police man who wakes up one day to find the

world has gone to pot,and his only desire is to survive and find his family.

In the mean time he has to fight off a never ending crowd of zombies and battle against

the alpha males that cross his path on the way to finding some kind of answer to what has happend.