An ugly and soporific hybrid of gynaecological horror and undeveloped scientific projection. Laughably cheap special effects, a ponderous script, and ugly production design combine with a stolid supporting performance by Fritz Weaver as the old-enough-to-be-her-grandfather bonkers scientist, married to a mousey looking Julie Christie, who is beautiful but sadly unable to act. Very boring, very forgettable.
Efficient action sequel to the terrific Dirty Harry. This is the one with the five rookie traffic cops deciding to administer vigilante justice on the hoodlums and pimps who seem to have escaped the law. It's up to lone maverick Harry Callahan to pin down the perpetrators and drive fast cars. Ted Post directs anonymously, Lalo Schifrin contributes another jazzy score, and the great Hal Holbrook plays Harry's boss and scourge. Very early seventies, quite graphic for its day.
Woeful stuff. Anyone who rates this is clearly no Laurel and Hardy fan. What was charming and effortless about their early masterpieces has become tired and boring, not helped by inept direction and the obvious evidence that they were both unwell during filming. Stan Laurel in particular looks terrible, with the effect that you spend the time worrying about the cost these physical gags must be having on him. Filming took twelve months, and it feels like it. A sad finale for these great comedians.
Kurupt FM burst on to UK TV screens and were a smash hit instantly. Deluded, vacuous and thick, they really put a boring tower block in Brentford on the musical map. Over five series they somehow managed to exploit every variation of plausible comic bathos to hilarious effect and without once forcing the humour. Their feature film debut takes them to Japan, where they are pressed into becoming a boy band, and it's all a bit meh. Perhaps we've become too used to their shtick, perhaps ninety minutes is too much, perhaps too much of the dialogue is inaudible, but they were funnier confined to the TV screen in thirty minute chunks.
It's easy to guess where this is heading from the first frame, but it's still very enjoyable to take the journey, especially when it's so well acted and directed. McKellen and Mirren meet through an online dating site and soon become companions. A visit to Berlin reveals buried memories however, and eventually the truth is revealed. Even when the plotting becomes ludicrous it's still fun to watch. A different title would have helped.