Riot Club (2015) Movie Review; A great British movie that portrays posh with balls!

When you say the word posh,most people think of a person who speaks like the queen and acts in a very awkward if not eccentric charming way.

This movie is excellent because it tells the story of some posh students from Oxford who are not concerned about the offence they dish out and are not afraid to talk about the issue’s of class and money,it’s fair to say that this is the first film that has tackled such a subject with such vigour.

As generations have passed there has been a traditional secret club called the Riot club, to be part of this club you must have no limitations,this includes having limitless cash,and a reckless attitude towards responsibility and life!

I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this film, the dialogue,the way it was shot, the acting, was all first class, best British movie I have seen in a long time.

8/10

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23 Blast (2015) Movie Review – Heart thumping emotional rollercoaster ride!

I am not a fan of American football, seems like a very disjointed game,too many stop’s and starts for my liking.

That said the following movie is about the tragic true story of a young man who loves the game but is dealt the cruelest of blows when he loses his vision.

The key to this movie being good is striking the right balance if realism and not over caking it on the emotional side,for me the film hits the target on both counts.

A heart-felt story that would move the hardest of men!

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Vice (2015) Movie Review – Bruce Willis will soon be doing TV adverts!

This movie is one of a dozen that Bruce Willis seems to arrogantly lend five minutes of his time to,if you look at the trailer you would think this is a Bruce Willis movie,Bruce does a day worth of filming tops,this cheapens the film and makes you question the integrity of the film.

The story itself is a rip of the film West World,where robots who look like human beings, take on human emotions and fight against they computer programme,the key difference is that in this film you have killers and rapists who come to see these robots so they can live out their dark fantasies.

The film could have been interesting,but there are too many people in this film that struggle in the acting stakes,just when the film warms up and offers an exciting promise of things to come the writer of this film takes the tried and tested formula of filling the screen with action sequences and chases, this soon becomes dull very quickly.

My lasting feeling of the feel is one of disappointment.

AVOID!

John Wick (2015) Movie Review;A great action packed film

One thing that struck me while watching this film is that Keanu starred in one of the biggest action sci-fi’s of all time but no producer has but him in a real action film,well it’s their loss because he delivers in a cold and calculated way, Keanu plays a bad ass hitman who is forced to come out of retirement due the local mafia treating him like a nobody.

This is not a film to take seriously,it reminds me those films that Arnold and Sly made over again in the 80’s and early 90’s, the director and writer pull it off, the story feels fresh and the action is delivered to match the story rather make up for the lack of one.

I would not be surprised if a John Wick 2 comes out next year, I hope so!

7.5/10

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Selma (2015) Movie Review;This film was like a bad dream!

This was such a disappointment,I thought the movie might have been able to capture some of the trauma and pain lived by black folk back in the day, at a time when they were deemed less than equal, instead the movie was just dreary and long-winded.

The actor playing Martin Luther King looked like the man himself but he did not have the inspiration that the real man delivered in reality, there was never a time when I thought I understood why so many people followed MLK in THIS movie, he did not even come across as a leader of men or people,NOW either I have misunderstood who Martin Luther King was or this film has misrepresented him.

The I have a dream speech was excluded from the film???,I thought they were going to build up to this delivery as the climax to the film, or at least use it in the end credits, nope, it was a speech that firmly belong’s in the shade compared to the great ”I have a dream speech”.

Overall, the subject of this film overpowered any true style or content that the film could have delivered.

Hugely disappointing!

4/10

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Birdman(2015) Movie Review; A realistic depressing film!

I adore Michael Keaton, I think he has been vastly under used in film, I am happy for the actor and that he has performed in an award-winning film but I can’t say I enjoyed this film.

It’s about a celebrity TV star who wants to claw back some popularity and fame by showing people that he can act,added to this he fights his own demons from within which doesn’t really connect to the points of interest in the film.

Edward Norton is already a modern-day legend in the movie business, he lets no one down in this film,but the script is somewhat depressing,this feels like a realistic portrayal of what it’s like to put on your own show on broadway,if this is what you are looking for great, if you are looking for an entertaining film that keeps you captivated give this one a miss.

5/10

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Whiplash (2015) Movie review; Outstanding film and Writing! 10/10

I was expected a cheesy Glee type film but was blown away at how dark and entertaining this film was.

The two leads compliment each other so well, J.K Simmons has such conviction in his temper that he makes everyone including the viewer squirm when he lets a rant go!

Miles Teller plays the believable teenager who is remarkably selfish but exudes passion and drive.

The writing is outstanding, this is more than a drumming story,it’s more about finding your happy place in life and then doing anything you can to keep that place,the film is paced really well and the climax is delivered nicely.

10/10

GREAT MOVIE!