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'Daddy's Home' is a bit of a strange one, for me. Solid enough plot and a good cast, but the film didn't make me laugh all that much - it tried to shoehorn the morality aspect into it too much. The end scenes were actually the most enjoyable part, not in a negative way either - I genuinely liked the ending, just everything before that was average.
'Sample People' is somewhat interesting, though never really delivers with its plot. It manages the rather large cast pretty well, with Simon Lyndon and Joel Edgerton being the standout performers. However, as noted, the actual story doesn't hit - I didn't care for any of the characters involved.
Steven Spielberg's 'The BFG' is a definite improvement on the previous adaptation by Brian Cosgrove, as you'd expect. Mark Rylance is terrific as the Big Friendly Giant, with Ruby Barnhill performing well as Sophie. However, the film lost all momentum with Penelope Wilton & Co.'s arrival - from then until the end, it became rather boring.
Not a terrible film in truth. 'Nine Lives' isn't anything grand, I won't remember it past tomorrow, but it's, relatively, an OK film; better than a lot of its genre counterparts, e.g. 'See Spot Run', 'Firehouse Dog' etc. With that said, there are many criticisms. One is the poor voiceover work, which never felt connected to any of the scenes. The comedy wasn't great either.
Simon Pegg and Lake Bell are excellent in this film, though that's where the goodness ends for me. I'm not necessarily saying 'Man Up' is terrible, but aside from the two leads I'm struggling to think of moments I liked from it. I'd be rating it less if not for Pegg and Bell.
'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' is a decent film. I enjoyed watching all four of the main cast in Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan, but all of their acting felt a little cheap/basic - probably intentional, given they were replicating the actual Spencer, Fridge, Bethany and Martha actors. The locations were also a little dull. I did enjoy the enemies though, especially the bikers.
'22 Jump Street' is an overall improvement on '21 Jump Street', I agree. However, it kinda levelled out by the end. Its predecessor started slowly but got better as it finished, whereas 22JS does the opposite. Terrific beginning which gave laughs, though it lost its way a little by the conclusion. This one has an excellent initial closing credits, one of the funniest I've seen.
Good stuff. '21 Jump Street' starts extremely slowly, but once it gets going it becomes a fun film to watch. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum do well, though Dave Franco is probably the performance I'll remember most from this. Lastly, that late cameo was pretty cool.
Fairly disappointed with this, as a huge fan of the Fast & Furious franchise. It all felt a little too forced for my liking, from the action sequences to the comedy. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham gave strong performances, but the film didn't quite live up to my expectations.
Not sure what the critics were thinking here. 'Man on Fire' is a very good action thriller. It certainly relies heavily on Denzel Washington's fine acting, and perhaps is a little overly twisty, but it nails what it set out to achieve - a fast-paced thrill ride.
'The Borrowers' is a solid, fun film for the whole family. Well constructed and well delivered plot, with good performances from a host of stars in John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Mark Williams and Hugh Laurie.
I enjoyed the opening few scenes and the closing few scenes, but everything in between is a little meh. Plot is rather predictable, while the voice cast are a little dull sounding; despite doing solid jobs each. 'The Secret Life of Pets' isn't a bad film by any means, though I feel they could've executed it all a bit better.
It's a little silly but 'Zoolander' does bring with it some laughs. Ben Stiller is very solid as the film's lead, while Christine Taylor and Owen Wilson do good jobs also. A load of cameos in this one, too. Worth a watch.
A real charmer of a film. Eddie Redmayne plays the role of Stephen Hawking superbly, as 'The Theory of Everything' portrays Hawking's exceptional life. Jóhann Jóhannsson's score is very good, it really gets you attached to each scene.
I liked this retelling of 'A Christmas Carol'. It brings a unique look at it, as opposed to following the same footsteps as Charles Dickens'. Guy Pearce is excellent as Ebenezer Scrooge.
'Page Eight' is decent. It isn't one that will be remembered all that much, it's pretty plain but it is nevertheless a solid film. Good cast, good plot. Not a great deal more to say in truth.
Great film. I was thoroughly impressed with 'The Nice Guys', from start to finish. Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling work brilliantly together, but the supporting cast are all more than capable. It's beautifully shot. Quite a few actual laugh moments, too. I'd highly recommend.
Exhibit #4334 why you shouldn't always trust critics. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is superb, Rami Malek is phenomenal as Freddie Mercury. The casting is very good, Aidan Gillen is one of the many strong performers. It has a good balance between the story and the music, the latter of which is excellent - as you'd expect.
Solid enough film, one that certainly adds to its preceding five. It's my fifth favourite, behind I/II/III/V but ahead of IV. Interesting to see how the characters have progressed, along with watching the main man back in the ring again. Nothing incredible, but 'Rocky Balboa' is decent.