Loved this. Amazing footage of Tyson in his prime, breathtaking in the power and speed. In prison at 12, life turned around by boxing, world champion at 20, then his mentor dies and he seemingly goes off the rails, an 8 month marriage to Robin Given, jail time for rape of Desiree Washington with some of the most brutal assessment of prison time that you will hear, everyone swindles him including Don King who he ends up assaulting. Interesting fact - the face tattoo is Maori. Couldn't help thinking when listening to him that he sounded like a child, possibly the blows to the head, although the words and the analysis were certainly there.
Passable. I am kind of glad they bought Bill and Ted back, but kind of wish they hadn't. Keanu Reeves looked old and decrepit, and I couldn't watch the movie without thinking that all the time. Even running he looked ancient. Their kids were annoying.
It's fascinating if you are interested in the musical creative process, or the most famous band in the world or one of the seminal moments in music history. Mostly the film has a miserable undercurrent with the famous Paul and George row and generally no-one looking too happy. But there are bright spots which shine even brighter because of the context, in particular the jamming of Octopuses Garden. The rooftop concert is absolutely fantastic, all these people in 70s fashion and E-type jags driving around. I had no idea the police came and stopped it although the Beatles were on their 2nd rendition of Get back. Sounded fantastic and looked like they were enjoying it, so another bright spot.
Fascinating premise for this film of a theory that we were born without the right amount of alcohol in our blood and require a constant small amount. The scene where they are all drunk fishing for cod is absolutely hilarious. There were less laughs in this film then I thought there would be but that's not to say there aren't some genuinely very funny moments, but there are also some dark moments too. The film did make me think about the nature of being happy, perhaps, like in the film, it was cracking open a beer and listening to a record, nothing complicated. Or that maybe more creativity comes from being slightly less in control. I read about the theory afterwards - it is actually real but completely discredited, interestingly though some animals have a small amount of alcohol in their blood which acts as antifreeze but does not render them drunk.
Ethan Hawke plays the timetraveller trying to prevent the bombing of New York City in 1975. Time travel is through a device storied in a guitar case or some other kind of musical case, no real explanation of how this works, temporal waves or something. Liked the female character story, that almost felt like a story within the story but it is the story strangely. I feel like a knew what was coming but it was still a little shock to find out the ending. Clever plotting, I would need to watch it again to really say i followed it.
If Nicholas Cage hadn't been in Wild at Heart I think I would probably rate him one of the worst actors ever. Everything I've seen him seems to be bad. This is no exception. He is able to see 2 minutes into the future. I got really confused with how this actually worked, once they had to move it on a bit and make a movie out of it. He could see things before they happened then he would get people to go and do things differently but on occasion I swear he got them to do something 3 times, or there would be something else that made it so implausible what they were doing. And the ending, well we all thought it had gone to an advert break. Maybe the worst, most pathetic ending ever. They might have got away with it if they had put a bit of effort into the rest of the film, if they'd built any kind of rapport with the audience it could have been a nice clever little ending that would have made you think 'ah nice', but it just came across as a bit of a 'screw you we're done here'.
I was really looking forward to this as Inception is one of my all time favourite movies. As soon as the film started I knew I was in for something. It was so loud I thought someone in the booth had made a mistake and would be trimming the volume a bit. Gunfire that started the movie crackled out of the screen and for the first time in a film I wondered if people outside on the street were being bothered by the volume. By the end, the surprise had turned into a sore, flu-like neck which I can only imagine was caused by my head being buffeted continually by the sound waves, and I did feel genuinely ill, I am sure caused by the excessive sound. Unfortunately even the excessive sound did not make the dialogue any easier to hear, all the muffled talking which I had heard of previously was real. I love a puzzling film, I do like to be challenged, that even borders sometimes on the arrogant, but this just took the piss. It was so confusing as to actually be no fun at all, like that party game where the object is to make someone not know what is going on, but you are the one, and you can't find out what is going on and everyone makes fun of you. This is what this film felt like. I wouldn't give this film the decency of watching again to spot the clues, it wouldn't be fun, I would get annoyed all over again. Sorry Tenet. I did really like the motorway chase, but then I am a bit of sucker for them.
John Travolta in drag and Christopher Walken dancing, couldn't get enough, film worth watching for just those 2. Interesting anti segregation message. Seemed like a lot of songs, not so many memorable ones but maybe that's because there were so many of them, not because they weren't good.
Might be the worst film I've ever seen. Although in fairness I was only part watching it as there was something more interesting on the laptop. Still no idea what the plot was, or even if there was one.
Randy guy sees something in the wood and goes to investigate, causing a time travel adventure with questionable results. Time travel machine looks similar to the inside of a tardis, and has water when you get inside it. The dubbing on this is the pits.
I now officially hate watching superhero movies. How many times can you watch a reboot? How many times can you watch another superhero movie which only exists because of the guest appearance of another superhero? How many superhero mega battles can you watch? The only things that made this faintly watchable was the time travel element, seeing them change how the other films had gone was impressive. For that reason alone I give it a 3/5 as opposed to a 2/5.