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‘Criminal Activities’Trying to be too clever.film review 2015

criminal-activities02The film starts off well, a group of friends meet up over coffee and one of them mentions that he has a friend with information about stock that is only going up in the near future, they all agree to go in it together and raise the funds to invest.

The movie then copies the theme to Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and creates a sense of panic and a need to raise a certain amount of money before their lives become threatened.

It was nice to see Michael Pitt again after ‘Boardwalk Empire’ & ‘Funny Games’ but the scene stopping moment comes when John Travolta shows up with his new wig, I say wig, I am guessing it is some kind of implant,black paint,superglue attachment, either way a close friend should have pulled him to one side and told him to grow old gracefully or go and get some fake hair that actually looks like hair, not the stinky raccoon he is using at the moment.

Back to the film and it just tried to hard to be slick and clever, a lot of the plot and dialogue has been used for similar films in the last twenty years and by the time the big reveal comes near the end,I just did not care.

4/10

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Maze Runner: ‘The Scorch Trials’ How to ruin the legacy of the 1st.film review 2015

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The first film was a cracker, filled with suspense,mystery and excitement.

I was looking forward to more of the same in Maze Runner 2, how disappointed can one be in a film,well for me, very!

The film carriers on from the first,the escaped kids are being taken to a safe area,from there the film is filled with moments and scenes that go nowhere,zombie like characters in the style of the ‘walking dead’ weird monsters and a chase team.

The people responsible for this sequel need a smelly cold fish slapped against their face continuously until some brain function returns,Bloody dreadful film.

1/10

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Maggie (2015) Movie Review – Walking dead without the good bit’s! 3/10

What a strange movie this was, it has the same back story to the huge TV hit ”Walking Dead” the only key difference being no interesting elements to this dour movie version.

Arnold plays a concerned father who needs to look after his bitten daughter before she changes,as an idea before seeing the film I was genuinely excited at the prospect of Arnold running round blowing away Zombies!

The film is so slow you would think you were watching a girl die of cancer and not a Zombie bite,the film took itself FAR to seriously and as a result you have a very dull film that has no redeeming features.

3/10

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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!

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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Sex Ed (2014) Movie Review;This movie is very underrated 8/10 smart & funny.

This movie is very underrated, for one it’s about sex which normally, in a comedy like this you tend to get a lot of dildo jokes matched with embarrassment for the beholder, not so in this smart and funny film.

Added to the quirky but interesting nature of the film you have the cute kid from 6th sense(The one who see’s dead people) starring as a grown up teacher who is being bullied about his sexual inactivity and passive approach to life.

It also brings up a bundle of questions but attacks them in a balanced way so you don’t feel like you are being educated or preached to, I would recommend the film for all comers,no pun intended!

8/10

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