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Rating Title/Year Author
1/5 Mortal Kombat Annihilation (1997) David Hogan Mortal Kombat was the perfect level of cheesy badness, this is just... badness. It exceeded my bad memories of it, and lived up to its reputation, that's for sure! EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 Mortal Kombat (1995) David Hogan Bad actors in lead roles, sometimes poor fight choreography and extremely dated special effects, MK isn't a good film, but it does make for a good laugh with friends! EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/5 Street Fighter (1994) David Hogan It literally shreds the source material in favour of a Van Damme-centric war movie, but I can't bring myself to hate it... mostly for Bison's cheese-tastic lines... EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
2/5 Double Dragon (1994) David Hogan Well shot and set-dressed, but otherwise full of bad dialogue, poor acting, and so very little plot or even fighting scenes. To be avoided! EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 () David Hogan A fun film, it solves a riddle that has been bothering fans since Unicorn became a thing, and while our lead villain was lacking, in the end I definitely had a good time. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
2/5 Super Mario Bros. (1993) David Hogan I don't honestly believe it deserves its reputation as one of the "worst films ever made", but I still wouldn't bother with this one... EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
5/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) David Hogan A fantastic full stop to a 22 film series, giving us some closure to an era of cinema, but still leaving a well-lived-in Earth for new adventures to be created going forward. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
5/5 Arrival (2016) David Hogan Arrival is one of those films I'll always remember fondly, it was still professionally made and really well told, acted and shot. A perfect sci-fi film. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/5 Captain Marvel (2019) David Hogan A good film, some fun call-backs (especially young Nick Fury) and creates a character I'm looking forward to seeing in the next Avengers film, and that's all it needed to do! EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
2/5 Avatar (2009) David Hogan Avatar can hold your attention due to its visuals, but you'll find your mind drifting as what you assume is going to happen happens exactly as you thought it would. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
5/5 Blade Runner 2049 (2017) David Hogan After all this time there are now two Blade Runner films, and they're both great. What a weird world we live in! EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
5/5 Blade Runner (1982) David Hogan I might get more attention if I blasted the film for something or other, but I just can't... because it's great! EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
5/5 Logan (2017) David Hogan It's bleak but brilliant and has some great scenes and a fitting ending. If this truly stands as Hugh Jackman's last stand as Wolverine, then that's a hell of a way to go out! EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
4/5 Doctor Who - Planet of Giants (2003) David Hogan Overall though, I feel the good outweighs the bad, and I do enjoy sticking this story on... EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/5 Doctor Who - The Green Death (1997) David Hogan If you're a fan of Jo you may get a annoyed with how her exit was handled, still, lots to enjoy, including some more silly scenes for the Third Doctor, which is a rare treat. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/5 Doctor Who - The Claws of Axos (1971) David Hogan Earth invasion, UNIT, The Master, soldiers being killed in weird ways by slow moving, vaguely humanoid creatures... It's a Third Doctor greatest hits! EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
5/5 Doctor Who - Spearhead From Space (1970) David Hogan This is how you reboot a show and change its direction while still keeping everyone happy. It's a proper master class, and as you'd imagine, comes highly recommended by me! EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/5 Doctor Who - The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967) David Hogan A fun story, but it falls somewhere in the middle of the scale for me. It's good, just not great. Still recommended, though. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/5 Doctor Who - The Tenth Planet (1966) David Hogan The Tenth Planet is a good, albeit basic, Doctor Who serial, raised above averageness by virtue of being so significant. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/5 Doctor Who - An Unearthly Child (1963) David Hogan The original episode does a great job of getting across what is a crazy plot by today's standards, let alone back in 63. The remaining three episodes are rather dull sadly. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/5 Total Recall (1990) David Hogan You get the action, the cheese, and some good sci-fi and practical effects. What's not to love? EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 They Live (1988) David Hogan They Live is a good laugh, I certainly enjoyed my time with it, but the sudden tonal shift and some poor acting does hurt it in the long run. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 Soylent Green (1973) David Hogan It's a hard one to judge, and while I enjoyed watching it, I don't see myself watching it again...I guess an average score then, but I am glad I finally watched it. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 Fantastic Voyage (1966) David Hogan Ignoring the painfully slow first third, the rest of the film is an enjoyable, basic sci-fi adventure. It won't wow you, but it will entertain you. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 Forbidden Planet (1956) David Hogan No wonder so many sci-fi writers have cited it as an inspiration, I can see how this film would spark a lot of imagination back then, or even now. Great stuff. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 Man-Made Monster (1941) David Hogan It was fun but far to generic to warrant a re-watch, and due to this, it gets a three, but I'd recommend you give it a watch if you have an hour and nothing else to do... EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 Island of Lost Souls (1933) David Hogan The lead character is sadly generic as hell, but thankfully everything that goes on around him is interesting and well shot. Highly recommended. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 Metropolis (1927) David Hogan I appreciate what it accomplished for the time and how influential it is. It's a classic, but one that maybe doesn't hold up to modern viewing... EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
5/5 Captain America: Civil War (2016) David Hogan With one plothole that doesn't really derail the film, it's hard not to just applaud it for being able to juggle so much and still make it a satisfying watch. Top stuff. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
4/5 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) David Hogan It still has its wacky off-beat humour, but this time the last third came with an emotional punch, and made you like them all a lot more as they grew closer. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
5/5 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) David Hogan You root for Spider-Man / Peter Parker throughout the film, and you also get a great villain to boot, which is normally the MCU's biggest problem. I can't recommend it enough! EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
4/5 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) David Hogan I was never not entertained and it's constantly funny, it's just a shame that the jokey atmosphere managed to make its way into the more dramatic and poignant scenes. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
5/5 Black Panther (2018) David Hogan It's weird and brilliant to say that a Black Panther film is properly a good film, able to stand on its own and add to the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe. Top marks. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
2/5 Alien: Covenant (2017) David Hogan Unlike Prometheus, which I found I enjoyed a lot more than the general consensus, this was as bad if not worse than its reputation. Let's just leave Alien alone for a while... EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/5 Prometheus (2012) David Hogan Prometheus is a hard one to judge, despite what people had been telling me for years, it's actually not that bad... nor is it that great either. Average it is then! EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/5 Alien Resurrection (1997) David Hogan It's at least more watchable than Alien3 in that it knows it's a bit crap but has a blast with it anyway! I have to admire that, even if it still won't score that highly... EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
2/5 Alien 3 (1992) David Hogan Dull and depressing, Alien3 has its moments, but they're few and far between. Not the worst movie ever made by any means, but also not a very exciting one to watch... EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
5/5 Aliens (1986) David Hogan It's so rare to see a sequel live up and maybe surpass (depending on if you like your horror with plenty of action or not) the original, but Aliens does... EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
5/5 Alien (1979) David Hogan An real classic, that rare case of top cast, top script, top directing, top set and practice effects, everything. In terms of tense sci-fi horrors, it's hard to top Alien. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple (2018) David Hogan An extremely predictable plot and layout, but it offers what it should: characters you like from the series duking it out with higher quality animation. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
4/5 A View to a Kill (1985) David Hogan A good Bond film, filled with plenty of action and set pieces, with a great opening theme to boot! A solid note to go out on for Moore, even if he isn't a highlight himself... EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
1/5 Octopussy (1983) David Hogan The very worst Roger Moore Bond Film, and one to avoid unless you really have to watch every single film in a marathon, like myself, sadly... EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/5 For Your Eyes Only (1981) David Hogan Some really good set pieces and some fun new characters round out a good entry into the Bond series, even if it does suffer from a bit of an identity crisis. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/5 Moonraker (1979) David Hogan Upon reflection, I think I like it, purely as a film judged on its own merits, rather than judging it with the expectation of what film series its in... EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/5 The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) David Hogan By no means a perfect film, but it was a very fun two hours, even if some of the fun was "fun because it was so bad" fun... EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
2/5 The Man With the Golden Gun (1974) David Hogan Had so much wasted potential. Scaramanga was a great villain, both written and played, but everything else surrounding him in the movie is... well... bad. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
3/5 Live and Let Die (1973) David Hogan Far from the worse offender in Roger Moore's outings as Bond. A boring boat chase and a slapstick final fate for our villain definitely takes it down a peg or two though... EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
1/5 Diamonds Are Forever (1971) David Hogan The script is poor, the comedy ill-timed and the ending anticlimactic. What more can I say? EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
3/5 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) David Hogan Falls in the middle of the scale, it's not the worse, it's not the best, it's just a mix of both, just with a Bond who is often not very interesting to watch on screen... EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/5 You Only Live Twice (1967) David Hogan Still plenty of fun to be had, so long as you ignore the ... old fashioned aspects of the film, and have a sense of humour about it. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019