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The Dark Knight Rises
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Making a Batman film is probably one of the most difficult things to do when it comes to film-making because you have to strike a balance between appeasing the critics and of course staying true to the comic books, Chris Nolan has managed to please both with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight but doing it a third time was always going to be a very difficult task and all I can say to him is Mr Nolan..... take a bow my friend because I never thought I would say this but The Dark Knight has been outdone by it's sequel.

Replacing Heath Legder was always going to be tough but in Tom Hardy, Nolan has himself one of the most promising and professional actors in the business, Hardy seems to get stronger with each performance not just muscle wise and The Dark Knight Rises is no exception as he tries to revolutionize Gotham and destroy Batman as the menacing Bane. Anne Hathway also joins the cast as Selina Kyle (Catwoman) a petty thief who is more of an antihero than a villain. Hardy and Hathaway are both outstanding in their respective roles and add a new dimension to the trilogy as Batman meets a foe who is physically stronger than him and just as smart, while Catwoman provides a love interest that Batman cannot trust. The usual suspects are back in roles such as Batman, Alfred and Lucius Fox. Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman respectively and there are some other new characters including the wonderful Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake.

The Dark Knight rises is the biggest film of the Summer and it more than lives up to expectations as it will please fans and critics alike. It is a shame that Nolan and Bale will not return because the two of them seem to understand the Dark Knight and what he stands for but more than that they provide damn good entertainment that will be sorely missed. All I can say is good luck to the next director of the expected rebooting of the Batman franchise.... you have VERY big boots to fill

Stoker
Stoker (2013)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Park Chan-Wook's Oldboy was one of the most intriguing films I had ever had the pleasure of viewing so when I first found out that he was making a film in the English language I was skeptical about how he would translate his magnificent ideas and to be quite frank he did not disappoint me one single bit Stoker was absolutely amazing and so far it stands as my favorite film in 2013 and I could see it remaining that way for the foreseeable future.

Stoker stars Mia Wasikowska as the brilliant but equally disturbed India, India is introduced to the audience at her father's funeral after he has been killed in a tragic accident. India and her mother are obviously heartbroken with the death of their kin but India's mother does find some comfort in Charlie an Uncle and brother in law that India never knew existed. India is at first skeptical of her new found relative and when a series of strange occurrences begin to develop instead of distancing herself from her uncle she becomes weirdly obsessed by him and he with her. A weird incestuous love triangle begins to form and the film picks up the pace at the halfway point and finishes on flying form with a few bumps and twists along the way.

Stoker is a wonderful film by a magnificent director who has made a completely original film using segments of tried and tested plots from some of our favorite films, Stoker in my eyes will go on to garner a massive cult following much like Chan-Wook's vengeance trilogy and deservedly slow the film starts off slowly and builds tension in Hitchockesque manner before finishing with a superbly devastating climax..... Stoker is a real triumph and a must see

West of Memphis
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Brilliant, superb, gripping, amazing,shocking and did I mention brilliant? This is how to make a documentary!!

Movie 43
Movie 43 (2013)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Oh sweet merciful lord where to begin with Movie 43? The film has such a talented cast at it's disposal and uses very few of them to their full advantage it's hard to review this film because really it is one gigantic mess bar and bar a few laughs here and there does nothing that viewers haven't already seen. Movie 43 and it's many sketches were directed by numerous people and stars a host of Hollywood A-listers including Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Chloe Moretz, Kate Winslet, Gerard Butler and countless others but all in all the majority of the stars come across as foolish rather than funny onstage and it is a wonder that any of them agreed to be in the film in the first place.

The plot opens with two teenage boys being pranked by one of the teenagers younger brother, the two elders decide to take revenge on the younger by stealing his computer and filling it with viruses so that he cannot prank them the duo tell them about the a film named Movie 43 and how it is top secret and only he has the brainpower to help them view it, one of the teenagers goes to the bathroom to watch adult films on the boys laptop to obtain viruses while the other stays with the kid who searches Movie 43 and from here we jump into a series of weird scenes that become the basis for the actual Movie 43.

Apart from one scene that features Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz in an awfully cringeworthy but fantastically funny few minutes the film genuinely did not make me laugh out loud and seeing as it is a comedy I am viewing it as a major flop the gags are jokes that 10-12 year old boys will still find funny but apart from that I advise you to save your money as Movie 43 is a spectacular failure

Duck Soup
Duck Soup (1933)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I don't know how anybody could watch this film and fail to love it it's just simply hilarious. Duck Soup is one of the rare films that has stood the test of time and can still make an audience laugh almost 80 years after it's original release.