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Deano And Nige's Best Last Day Ever
16 months ago via Flixster

You would really want to like a film like this. No change that to 'laugh at a film' like this. Unfortunately the New Zealand brothers who made this film appear to have lost their way in life a long time ago, just like the two central characters have, and when it came to making their masterpiece, they cocked up badly. Well, when I say masterpiece, I think maybe they believed in their own hype after their debut several years ago. This childish, unfunny, cult-status-attempting fare is down at the mill on its daily errands. It's pretty bad despite the efforts of Maori actor Maaka Pohatu. The unedifying annoyance of the two lead buddy characters is relentless (one is Bret from the Conchords and the other is some pointless fool/waste of existence who is regarded as celebrity on Australian TV). It is not worth watching so DON'T watch it...please. Well, it's up to you, isn't it?

The Rover
The Rover (2014)
22 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Nothing much to complain about here. Simple, nihilistic action with a patient buildup and some nice edge of the desert scenery to gawk salivatingly at. One little hitch though...does this Aussie director actually think that his country of occupation will somehow turn into a feral, mad max-esque existence if the economy would collapse? Really? I think he's been watching too much Sky News!

The Babadook
The Babadook (2014)
22 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

They got in a bit of a froth over here because this little, if slightly overreaching, horror gem was overlooked at the box office and then snubbed by award givers the world over. Please Australia, put the kleenex away will you. This is a good film, not a great one. It has, for a time, a terrifying aura about it and then in a second, it becomes slightly generic and unintentionally comical. But the underlying subject matter is the most powerful device at play here. Essentially we're dealing with depression and the lead actors, including the young lad, are superb in executing the actions to display this.

St. Vincent
St. Vincent (2014)
22 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

You go to see Bill Murray, you're not disappointed. Unfortunately the movie itself had terrible flaws and holes in the plot but overall it offered a good few chuckles and some assured gleeful moments.

Interstellar
Interstellar (2014)
22 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Yes, yes. Visually resplendant and all that. Nolan has a powerful mind in developing an idea and using movie magic to envision it. But jesus, could you be less complicated? I mean I know I don't possess a fountain of knowledge (I'm pretty average in fact) but I got the feeling whilst watching this that the science wasn't really adding up. In my opinion, the lack of clarity presented in the narrative by the Nolan brothers makes them come across as pretentious and silly, quite frankly. Granted, there was much more capability presented in the warped stories of Inception and Memento but for pete's sake, a fifth dimension that puts you back in time, at the back of a bookcase in your daughter's room? 2 and a half hours for this?! It had its prior good moments, having said this but I've said it before and I'll say it again: Anne Hathaway is an awful actress.