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Marc Fennell

Marc Fennell

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 95% Star Trek (2009) "I think JJ Abrams and his movie 'gets' what Trek is supposed to be about. " ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 17, 2015
4/5 79% Iron Man 3 (2013) "Watching Robert Downey Jr play a charismatic swaggering d*ck is entertaining. Watching him play an emotionally damaged swaggering d*ck is compelling. With huge laughs and hugely entertaining twists Iron Man 3 is easily on of the best Marvel movies " ‐ Triple J
Posted Apr 29, 2013
.5/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) "t's a terrible action film but a brilliant piece of North Korean propaganda. The American characters act so stupidly that you're pretty much rooting for Kim Jong-un. THAT'S HOW BAD IT IS. " ‐ Triple J
Posted Apr 22, 2013
3.5/5 80% Warm Bodies (2013) "Sometimes feels like the script doesn't quite know where it's going but has plenty of fun getting there. " ‐ Triple J
Posted Apr 11, 2013
3/5 53% Oblivion (2013) "Stunning design, clever twists and turns, strong performances and one of the best soundtracks in recent memory marred by one of the most patronising unnecessary voice-over narrations of all time. " ‐ Triple J
Posted Apr 9, 2013
4/5 88% Django Unchained (2012) "A bloody masterpiece. Funny, Thrilling, cleverly structured. " ‐ Triple J
Posted Apr 8, 2013
4/5 92% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) "A film of infectious urgency, questionable accuracy, murky morality and undeniable emotional and intellectual power " ‐ Triple J
Posted Apr 8, 2013
3/5 90% Lincoln (2012) "A bit like watching the West Wing played by Amish People. Desperately needed 40 minutes cut out of what is essentially quite a beautifully made movie. " ‐ Triple J
Posted Apr 8, 2013
.5/5 4% Movie 43 (2013) "Being punched in the face was easier that watching this movie. " ‐ Triple J
Posted Apr 8, 2013
4/5 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) "Who would've thought that Emo Witches and Satanic Southern MILFS could end up being so entertaining? " ‐ Triple J
Posted Apr 8, 2013
4/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) "Despite the fact that ot sometimes looks like $102 million celebrity dress up party where Tom Hanks got a really good bulk deal on latex noses Cloud Atlas sometimes strikes moments of sheer beauty. " ‐ Triple J
Posted Apr 8, 2013
2.5/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) "Stunning visuals, some suprising plot twists, dreadfully mediocre dialogue delivered by a woefully miscast James Franco. " ‐ Triple J
Posted Apr 8, 2013
2/5 36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) "4 good jokes do not a good comedy feature film make. " ‐ Triple J
Posted Apr 8, 2013
2/5 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) "A perfectly fine collection of ridiculous stunts and gratuitous explosions ruined by the addition of nonsensical plot and acting that appears to be submerged beneath weapons-grade painkillers. " ‐ Triple J
Posted Apr 8, 2013
1/5 8% The Host (2013) "So badly scripted, performed and directed that it literally destroyed my faith in humanity. " ‐ Triple J
Posted Apr 8, 2013
4/5 68% Trance (2013) "Stretches plausibility but enormously engaging with with rhythmic visuals, killer soundtrack and ballsy cast. " ‐ Triple J
Posted Apr 8, 2013
2.5/5 20% The Rite (2011) "Anthony Hopkins playing someone evil? SHOCKING. He is rather good at this schtick, but the script is flabby and cliche ridden. The young lead looks distractingly like an emo Ken doll too." ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 14, 2011
3.5/5 67% The Company Men (2011) "Unemployment is not a naturally cinematic thing. A far-too-neat conclusion notwithstanding, This is a decent exploration of the psychology of what happens when you loose your job." ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 14, 2011
3/5 75% The Way Back (2011) "There is a limit to how many times one human can watch toothless, malnourished men stumble around the desert bitching about communism and a lack of borscht." ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 7, 2011
4/5 72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) "Far too neat and schmaltzy but otherwise a surprisingly witty film from the Dark City/Inception mould." ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 7, 2011
2/5 60% Wasted on the Young (2010) "Visually impressive, but the script needed a big angry red pen taken to it. Oh, and does every character need to shuffle around like they're in a My Chemical Romance video clip?" ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 7, 2011
3.5/5 51% Tron Legacy (2010) "A fantastic big screen sensory experience that unfortunately has a plot built entirely from nonsensical technophilosphy wank" ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 1, 2011
2/5 71% Somewhere (2010) "A superficial movie about beautiful people, when it needed to be a beautiful film about superficial people. Lacks the magic of Coppola's best movies." ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 1, 2011
4.5/5 95% The King's Speech (2010) "Witty script, quirky performances, flawless casting and wonderfully inventive cinematography. Golf claps all round." ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 1, 2011
2/5 24% The Dilemma (2011) "Some great chemistry between the central duo is undone by a plot that is so frustrating you will want to chew off your arm. It's so frustrating that the ending is a palpable relief." ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 1, 2011
4.5/5 87% Black Swan (2010) "Sure, it's melodramatic and self-important, but Black swan is still a thing of rare terrifying, heartbreaking, surreal, monstrous and downright orgasmic beauty" ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 1, 2011
4/5 80% Catfish (2010) "Whether its real or not is irrelevant. Catfish is an amazing, tense, charming, soulful, utterly surprising portrait about technology & psychology" ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 1, 2011
1.5/5 32% How Do You Know (2010) "Good news: you've got great actors with wonderful chemistry and comic timing. Bad News: they're playing some of the most irritating, unlikable, infuriating characters ever committed to film" ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 1, 2011
2.5/5 65% Tamara Drewe (2010) "Starts with great wit and then dissipates into a hazy episodic mess" ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 1, 2011
3/5 52% The Next Three Days (2010) "Solid performances, beautiful camerawork. It just would've been nice if they'd included some more twists and turns in the otherwise decent script" ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 1, 2011
3.5/5 86% Rabbit Hole (2010) "When Nicole Kidman has full control of her facial muscles she is unrivaled in her ability to play cold, distant emotionally scarred bitches. Its a marvelous performance. That said, the film itself can be so anguished that you will need counseling upon exit" ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 1, 2011
4.5/5 93% 127 Hours (2010) "Danny Boyle makes you experience the ordeal in vivid, intimate details. You feel everything from the visceral agony to the utter triumph. It's brilliant movie-making" ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 1, 2011
4/5 49% No Strings Attached (2011) "Quite the rarity for Hollywood romantic comedies, No Strings Attached is loaded with funny ideas. Portman creates a complex leading lady. It's a funny, sharp and wonderfully dirty" ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 1, 2011
3/5 30% Sanctum (2011) "A great survival action movie where none of the cast should've been allowed to talk. The script is cliched. Roxburgh is essentially playing Bob Hawke underwater while Ioan Gruffud is inexplicably channeling De Niro." ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 1, 2011
3/5 56% Unknown (2011) "It's a juicy idea but it ends up playing out like an extended tv movie" ‐ Triple J
Posted Mar 1, 2011
3.5/5 52% Devil (2010) "Holy mother of god: behold the first M Night Shyamalan-associated film in the last 4 years that doesn't utterly blow." ‐ Triple J
Posted Dec 14, 2010
2/5 89% Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) "A brilliantly twisted idea, horribly executed" ‐ Triple J
Posted Dec 14, 2010
4/5 73% Megamind (2010) "A well-plotted, genuinely fun spin on the Superhero/Supervillian genre with talented voice talent put to good use rather than simply stunt-cast" ‐ Triple J
Posted Dec 14, 2010
2/5 66% The American (2010) "Sparse, tense, beautiful... and strangely empty. The dialogue, plot and characterisation are nowhere near as deep or profound as the filmmakers seem to think they are." ‐ Triple J
Posted Nov 30, 2010
3.5/5 32% Wild Target (2010) "Snappy, sarcastic, implausible caper that looses almost all momentum 1 hour in. Also, how do you feel about Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt making out? If you just threw up in your mouth a little, you might wanna avoid this." ‐ Triple J
Posted Nov 30, 2010
2/5 15% Skyline (2010) "Look up in the sky: its a bird! its a plane! No.... its every single alien invasion movie rolled into one epic fan film. Mind you, it does have a wonderfully messed-up twist ending." ‐ Triple J
Posted Nov 30, 2010
3.5/5 78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) "Pretty artful, complex, compelling work for a film that technically doesn't have a beginning or end. " ‐ Triple J
Posted Nov 30, 2010
4/5 80% Made in Dagenham (2010) "An old fashioned Workers vs. The Man flick that balances just the right amount of emotional grit with larger than life humour. A charmer" ‐ Triple J
Posted Nov 10, 2010
4.5/5 96% The Social Network (2010) "Snappy script, sharp editing, eerily perfect soundtrack and nuanced performances. One of the first films to articulate the psychological power and draw of the internet: what it feeds us and why we feed on it" ‐ Triple J
Posted Nov 10, 2010
98% The Loved Ones (2012) "Edible roadkill, Frontal lobotomies, teenage psychopaths and Kasey Chambers music....Precisely what every school dance should feature, right? A surprising, fast, stylised Aussie torture porn." ‐ Triple J
Posted Nov 10, 2010
1.5/5 64% Jackass 3 (2010) "Knoxville's gang have transformed from 'a band of oddly resiliant dudes making dicks of themselves' to "men who really should know better". It's lost that essential youthful energy" ‐ Triple J
Posted Nov 10, 2010
1/5 6% The Last Airbender (2010) "Unspeakably bad dialogue delivered by excruciatingly bad actors in a plot so illogical and stupid it kills unicorns. " ‐ Channel 10 Australia
Posted Sep 21, 2010
85% Easy A (2010) "Smart, funny and charming. Easy A is a textbook example of how to make a Hollywood teen comedy well -- save for a slightly too-neat ending." ‐ Triple J
Posted Sep 21, 2010
3.5/5 78% The Other Guys (2010) "If you're a fan of Ferrell's tangential humour, this is a blast with some particularly impressive directorial flourishes from McKay. Still not as funny/weird/demented as Anchorman." ‐ Triple J
Posted Sep 10, 2010
3/5 41% The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) "In spite of Nic Cage's 'Hobo-with-a-leather-fetish' chic there are some inventive effects sequences. Feels likes like a watchable-but-unremarkable patchwork quilt of every fantasy flick ever made. " ‐ Channel 10 Australia
Posted Sep 10, 2010
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