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Let Me Make You a Martyr
4 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This is the most indie-indie film I have seen in a long time. I did not like it at first, it felt cheap and the audio seemed quiet and mumbling. But then, it got me, just a little and my interest was piqued by the unashamed brutality and brusqueness, and then I enjoyed it through to the end.

San Andreas
San Andreas (2015)
11 months 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)
11 months 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)
2 years 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)
2 years 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.