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Cowboys & Aliens
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Slowly giving up on this site, so my reviews will not be on here for much longer.

With a sharp gasp for air an unnamed man (Daniel Craig) wakes up and finds himself injured and lying in the middle of the desert. He has no memory of how this happened, who he is or what this weird bracelet thing is on his arm but before he or we can even begin to think of the million possibilities three drafters on horses arrive on the scene believing him to be worth a bounty reward. They are quickly beaten by the man with no name and the man with no name steals the horse and with company of man's best friend sets off to the nearest village.

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TT3D Closer To The Edge
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Like the most recent documentary on the Formula one racing star Senna (directed by Asif Kapadia) it matters very little whether you are a fan of the sport or not as either way TT Closer to the Edge is gripping entertainment for fans and non fans alike. TT3D Closer to the Edge follows the main bikers who travel to the TT on the Isle of Man which is one of the most deadly tracks in the world and since the creation of the event in 1901 it has claimed 200 lives. We follow the main bikers Guy Hamilton, Ian Hutchinson and John McGuinness as they prepare for the biggest event of their year. Surrounding the track are stone walls, houses and hills to tumble down thus the TT Isle of Man will punish you if you make one small error and at speeds of 200MPH they could be fatal, the drivers say nothing gets the adrenaline pumping as much as being right on the edge of a possibly fatal accident. It's impossible to get that feeling watching a documentary but TT3D Closer to the Edge gets the blood pumping in a way that Hollywood blockbusters could only dream of. The sweeping camera shots are impressive and capture the speed and the danger of the track brilliantly, the pictures of bikes that have turned into a fireball are terrifying and the footage of serious bike crashes is shocking, all those factors and likeable personalities making TT3D gripping stuff.


The Hangover Part II
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The 2009 The Hangover was a hit, a great one too, it was hilarious, it was simple and crude but it was enjoyable and the stars had great chemistry. The Box Office figures were crying out for a sequel and so we got one and it is undoubtly one of the laziest sequels of all time. Stuart 'Stu' Price (Ed Helms) is getting married, so the Wolfpack (Helms, Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis) travel all the way to Thailand to be there. However the next day the Wolfpack wake up in Bangkok with the bride's younger brother Teddy (Mason Lee) missing so they attempt to find him in a city with a population of 12 million. In terms of plot The Hangover II is a carbon copy of the first one but as the same jokes are repeated the element of surprise is no longer there. The jokes mostly fail to amuse and as they are almost exactly the same in the first film they actually turn out to be rather predictable. One critic claimed 'twice as mad and twice as funny' this is utter rubbish but The Hangover II is certainly twice as crude. It's set in Thailand and Bangkok so cue jokes about Thai transvestites and the name of its capital. There are amusing moments that stop the film being an unpleasant disaster and the stars work well together but the film is still lazy filmmaking of the highest order, a cash cow if I ever saw one. Paul Giamatti picks up a giant cheque despite, surely, having better things to do. There, sadly, is a third one in production, it undoubtly will make a fortune. Helms won the award for Best Hissy fit at the Teen Choice Awards, nuff said.


Crazy, Stupid, Love.
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Crazy, Stupid, Love is film that looks at many aspects of love, its craziness, stupidity and sentimental feeling and does it a very entertaining manner, Crazy, Stupid, Love is the surprise package of the year. Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) has just been divorced from his wife (Julianne Moore) and is found at a bar by Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling) who gives Cal Weaver his mojo back. Crazy, Stupid, Love has plenty of awkward, cringe worthy and hilarious moments that all add up to create a very entertaining and sweet film. Crazy, Stupid, Love has a fine array comedic performances from Steve Carell and womanizer Ryan Gosling. Crazy, Stupid, Love's wonderfully written script pulls back the crude humour and relies on charm and good humour to win the audience's hearts and it does remarkably well as the audience warms to the likeable characters as Cal turns from loser to stud. There are many highlights (the meeting with the English teacher is one of them, Cal leaping out a moving car and a joke about Twilight) but Crazy, Stupid, Love remains more charming rather than funny (that is not a criticism!). The conclusion lacks believability but still remains delightful entertaining and directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa do a super job at keeping one entertained throughout the two hour running time. Crazy, Stupid, Love remains a breath of fresh air away from the torrid Jennifer Lopez and Katherine Heigl driven romantic comedies as Crazy, Stupid, Love is a romantic comedy with sweet romance and clever comedy


The Ides of March
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

George Clooney undertakes directorial duties for the fourth time crafting an enjoyable and gripping political thriller about backstabbing and loyalty. Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling) is a promising young campaign manager and undoubtly the mastermind behind Mike Morris' (Clooney) campaign in Ohio. Things are going well but Meyers gets dragged down into the dark traitorous world of politics where anyone is prepared to do anything to get ahead of the pack. While Ides of March may be slow out of the starting blocks by the second act it becomes a riveting thriller of lies, deceit and betrayal. It's a very dark and cynical view of politics but one that will not come as shocking to many. Gosling is superb as a campaign manager; with a touch of arrogance Stephen Meyers is fully aware of the promising career that awaits him. George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Giamatti (as Paul Zara and Tom Duffy respectively) provide impressive support. Add to the mix a well written script (which was co-written by Clooney) and efficient directing from Clooney you have an entertaining thriller but not one that will stand out nether will it linger long in the memory.