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San Andreas
San Andreas (2015)
50 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I didn't get past the opening scene where the Subaru toppled off a cliff with the girl inside miraculously surviving impact after impact. The CGI was that bad that I knew attempting to see this whole film would annoy and frustrate me. The girl, I suspect survives the wreck but then gets killed by something earthquake related. But I do not care to find out if I'm right or wrong.

Pandorum
Pandorum (2009)
50 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I love a good sci-fi. This is not a good sci-fi, I had to turn it off and that is a rare thing as I'll normally always tough out even the worst of films!

Contact
Contact (1997)
15 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This was the first time I had seen the film after reading Carl Sagan's novel about 18 months ago. I love the message of the film, I love feeling as though the story is a portal into the mind of Sagan. Jodie Foster plays Ellie Arroway perfectly, strong yet vulnerable and honest. I can't remember if, in the novel, religion is treated as even handedly in the film but the character of Drumlin certainly winds me up; a great, underhanded bad guy. One note of interest, it's a shame that Zemeckis decided to leave out Hadden's radio invention that mutes the adverts when listening to radio shows.

Evil Dead
Evil Dead (2013)
15 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

As a stand alone horror movie I was quite gripped, yes, it was formulaic and yes it was in the mould of "quiet, quiet, quiet, BANG" but it delivered. The person I watched it with jumped at the very first "bang" which came in pre-opening studio montages. However, if you've ever seen Sam Raimi's original 'Evil Dead' and are aware that this is a remake then you might be disappointed that, until the final act, none of the humour or style was transferred into this rehash.

Vehicle 19
Vehicle 19 (2013)
15 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

This was not the worst film I have seen for a while (Snow Piercer springs to mind) but it was certainly down there with them. Granted, I switched it off after half an hour as I knew it would not redeem itself. Terrible action sequences, I mean, he's driving a people carrier and manages to flip a BMW into the and flip it over a couple of times during a chase, with the front end of the car? Both he and the hostage seem also to have the worst grip strength ever as the gun they both try to have control of seems inexplicably to fly from their scared, crazed hands at the slightest change of speed. I could go on, but, thankfully didn't with this pathetic film.