When he hits the right topics Aziz is pretty good. He's funny more often than not here, the Kanye West / R Kelly being highlights. Everything else is a bit hit and miss whereas the extended "Raaaandy" scene at the end didn't appeal to me as I haven't seen Funny People. I would happily watch another stand up of his though.
Pretty good, better than the average animated flicks that seem to come out every month. Whilst not essential viewing if you feel like a Disney feel good flick with flashy visuals and a hearty story you can't go wrong with this.
Considering I don't like Hart or Ferrell this isn't as bad as a feared. That is to say I didn't switch it off before it ended. It's by no means great though. Way too emphasis on rape and dick jokes to be anything other than passable (just).
Just about scraped the rating as 3 stars felt a bit too harsh, this is beautifully shot and well acted, especially by Oscar Isaac. The subject of artificial intelligence isn't an area that particularity interests me and by this point feel done to death in film/TV so maybe others would find the story more gripping. Definitely worth a watch though.
Too slick and cocky for its own good. I found the characters really hard to like, maybe because their extremely good looking and steal from regular punters like you and me. Has one good scene at a football game then goes downhill from there. Turned off.
The action in this film is probably up there with the best I've ever seen in a cinema. Really, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you dint see this on the big screen, Knock off that half-star in fact. It's essentially one long car chase with mostly practical effects and a gorgeously surreal apocalyptic world. What it lacks in plot is made up for in thrills and spills. It did annoy me somewhat that Mad Max is almost a side character on his own film and the plot is hardly revolutionary but, yep you guessed it, it's all about the action and it's incredible.
A seemingly by-the-numbers relationship drama takes a welcome sci-fi turn. More enjoyable if you watch it blind, the premise is great at first. Unfortunately it doesn't quite capitalise on it at the end but it's a solid and intriguing watch nonetheless.
Good story, an ordinary man thrust into a seedy underbelly of corruption and murder played convincingly but Michael C Hall. Loved the direction and electro soundtrack, overall the sense of terror building was very effective. I don't think it will be remembered as a classic but it's the very definition of a solid watch, satisfying til the final scenes.
The rating is almost all for the impressive action. Wasn't a fan of the plot at all. All nerdy mumbo jumbo about A.I., energy and molecules. Boring. Also, the new avengers are pretty lame for the most part. Does feature arguably my favorite scene of all the Marvel films though, the hulk vs Iron fight mind blowing. Overall I left feeling disappointed.
I think the mistake I possibly made was going into this thinking it would be a modern day Goodfellas/Bronx Tale. Although it does tell the story of an ex mafia guy trying to go straight, it's more a character study than and sprawling, visceral thrill ride. This disappointed me on initial viewing, the slow pace didn't help either.
Thoroughly entertaining, not that it blew me away as it did the critics. They done well to make a film about incredibly complex maths intertwined with a time-jumping storyline not too overbearing which is an achievement in itself. If anything this is a film I'd recommend to anyone on the basis that it takes account arguably the most important breakthrough in modern history that drastically altered the course of WWII in favour of the Allies. Treat it like an education as well as entertainment here and the rather formulaic Hollywood execution can be excused to a degree.
One of those "wake the fuck up" docs that profiles one the of the great social activists of recent times. I must admit I only had a passing knowledge of Aaron Swartz but after watching this this doc I agree that he was a true hero. To (super) condense a complex life he was a computer genius who eventually used his ability to try and make access to all human knowledge a basic right and in his particular field that was by fighting all forms of internet censorship. On the opposing side, the US government, the establishment, those who really rule the world. The outcome of this epic turmoil has shaped the internet as you know it today. I'm not doing this justice I can tell. Best just to watch it really, it might be the most important thing you see in a while. Persist with the first half hour of back story, it helps that you get a real feel for what Swartz was about before it kicks into the nitty gritty saga of his political exploits.
I know films rely on suspension of belief but the idea you would just let some random who just shows up out the blue live in your house straight off the bat. Dumb dumb dumb. It's enough to start this film off in the wrong foot for me end if it does get better as it goes along. The climax in the Halloween ball was too contrived and went to the movie tropes chest a bit too many times for my liking. The plot in general though is the best thing about this film, the mystery of who the stranger is and what his objectives are keeps the interest. Overall tho, not blown away, especially for a film that many people recommended to me.
I'll get slated for this but despite this being a technically accomplished film with great acting, I found it hard to latch onto any of the characters on an emotional level and was left a bit cold by the weird ending. Glad I watched it but can't drool over it like everyone else, soz. Guess I lose film buff points, whatever they are.
Unsurprisingly I wasn't too impressed with the padding out of the final Hunger Games book. For an action orientated franchise there sure was a lot of down time here and of course the overwhelming sense that this is another stretched out plot (Hobbit style) to get those extra pounds. A handful of good scenes here and there kept things interesting and Jennifer Lawrence puts in a good shift to fair. The change of emphasis from the Games to the "revolution" was welcome and I liked how it focused a lot on propaganda as a weapon in war. The boring love triangle sub plot between Peeta, Katniss and whatshisname needs to go though. The lack of closure at the end is something I'm not used to seeing in a film and really jarred. It literally feels like the movie just ends mid plot and it's really annoying, like someone taking away your steak halfway through a meal, my advice, hold off watching this until the next one and watch them together.
Slightly above average revenge flick which I've heard compared to The Equaliser. That's a pretty fair comparison as they are both very similar, I think Equaliser is the better film albeit not by much. Like that, this is a straight forward former bad-ass comes out of retirement to take down the Russian mob. It's very violent, simple and makes for a good popcorn watch. Perfectly fine but nothing new that's going to push it above the crowded pack.