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Jurassic World - no need for a synopsis. Mind that Spielberg film with the dinosaurs you saw twenty-odd years ago? Aye, same thing.

There's been rumours since Jurassic Park 3 that Universal wanted to wait for a really good story before making another film in the series. Well, now that the fourth is out, it's pretty obvious that they were just waiting for the public to get interested in dinosaurs again, because this is just a remake of the original for a new generation. The new plot addition is that InGen have been dabbling with creating dinosaurs that had never existed before and, whaddaya know, turns out it was a bad idea. It adds little to the story, other than a new big monster to look at.

InGen are also involved in a brewing civil war, with an alarmingly gone-to-seed Vincent D'Onofrio responsible for coming up with terrible ideas for militarising dinosaurs, which puts them on the same nonsensical batshit insanity list as the Umbrella Corporation and their mutant zombie virus that kills everyone indiscriminately. Happily a couple of cardboard cut-outs played by Starlord and Bryce Dallas Howard are on hand to <INSERT GENERIC CHARACTER HERE>. Starlord's charisma just about gets him through, but Howard's stuck with the "soulless uptight careerwoman about to have a life-affirming wake-up call" routine. Naturally, she strips down to a tank top when the going gets tough, and has no problem outrunning dinosaurs while wearing high heels, whether in field or on concrete. There's also the kids you've come to expect from a Jurassic Park film - annoying, with way too much time spent focusing on them, and you really wouldn't give a shit if they died by the end. Which they don't - that's not a spoiler; it's a fucking Jurassic Park film, you'd have to be completely unfamiliar with the media of film in order to expect anything other to happen.

So, poor characters and plot, but also an inordinate amount of navel-gazing, with locations and references to the first film scattered around willy-nilly without adding anything to the experience whatsoever, apart from attracting unflattering comparisons. Worth seeing? Well, it has expensively-rendered CGI dinosaurs fighting each other, which is probably all anyone's turning up to see from these films. It's very mediocre otherwise, and isn't an improvement on any of its predecessors. The wean seemed curiously unimpressed afterwards and wished we'd gone to see Spy instead - if that isn't a damning verdict, I don't know what is.

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Why is it damning? Spy is fucking brilliant.

Will take your word for it - just saw a trailer for it last time the wean was at the cinema and thought it looked dreadful.

Put it this way; when a kid who loves monster movies and dinosaurs, even stuff like Jurassic Shark, would rather have seen a Melissa McCarthy comedy, something's up.

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Mad Max Fury Road. 5/10. Very silly dialogue light CGI fest, almost comedic. How it has garnered such hype is beyond me, great film for 15/16 years olds.

Montage of Heck, 7/10. Kurt Cobain was an intensely creative artistic genius, driven to express his angst and this film shows that. You can see the breakdown and tragic trajectory he was on, although the film ends without much comment on his suicide which for what is supposed to be the ultimate visual document of his life I found a bit odd.

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I just watched sweet sixteen

Just watchable

Good film. Had been years since i had seen it though, and was pissing myself laughing at the 2 dogs being called 'Hairy Baws' and 'Nae Baws'. :thumsup2

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Jurassic World

Fun blockbuster this one. There's all sorts of ridiculousness in it, and the main story with some mega thing is just a bit much, until the movie goes into full flight and I wound up just rolling with it and enjoying the carnage, of which there's plenty.

7/10

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Kajaki. Soldiers in Afghanistan end up trapped in an old Russian minefield. 7/10, it's quite tense and you almost wince with every step.

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Predestination. I got the plot gimmick/twist before the end. Was a good basic idea that in the end didn't quite work for me, became a bit too bizarre, although it held my attention so 6/10.

Loopers, Was somewhat enjoying this until Bruce Willis showed up and ruined it. Amazes me this tired old luvvy still gets hired. I switched off soon after so can only judge the first forty minutes which was quite good, so 5/10.

In Bruges, Watchable/enjoyable nonsense with a nice happy ending. 7/10.

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Jurassic World.

Fantastic spectacle and not much else but they was enough for me tbf. Most enjoyable in 3d with a couple of beers after work. I'm probably slightly easy on it because of sentimental feelings towards JP and did enjoy the numerous nods as well.

7/10

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Spy Game

Robert Redford is the seasoned CIA agent on his last day on the job, has 24 hours to save an agent he recruited (Brad Pitt) from the death penaly in China... the story flips from the present situation to how he recruited Pitt and how the relationship between the two men developed, well thought out and well acted,very enjoyable 8/10

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Spy

The film really is terrific, great performances all round. Statham in a serious comedy role, fucking love that. Don't think I've laughed so much in ages.

Solid 9/10

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Spy - 9/10

Did not expect much at all but was laughing throughout. I still despise Miranda Hart but she didn't ruin this for me, she was ok. Even Jason Statham was hilarious throughout. Would highly recommend this film to anyone. The scene where she went on the motorcycle had me in tears

Miranda Hart did ruin it a little for me. Not funny and also very unlikeable. Apart from her its very good. Laughed at almost every scene Statham was in

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The Purge; Anarchy

I liked the original and this was a decent sequel, this one is focusing on how the Purge is infact a government tool of the class system in the US,a lot more action based than the last one( a certain Mr Bay was involved in this :rolleyes: ) but a good watch, can see there being a couple more . 7.5/10

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Just back from watching Jurassic World. Pretty much agree with the previous comments. Arevage but enjoyable romp if you just go with it.

7/10

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The Room

First time watching this cult film. What's not to enjoy from the over-sized suit jackets and weird character entrances, to the hot sweaty love-making and dramatic confrontational scenes. This movie deserves at least a run through.

6/10

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The Room

First time watching this cult film. What's not to enjoy from the over-sized suit jackets and weird character entrances, to the hot sweaty love-making and dramatic confrontational scenes. This movie deserves at least a run through.

6/10

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Run All Night, Liam Neeson. Another v good action picture with Ed Harris giving a good grisly performance as the mob friend turned baddie, some amazing New York chase sequences. 7/10. The Neeson Indian summer continues anyway.

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A Hitchcock triple bill.

Frenzy (1972)

As far as I know this is the only Hitchcock film with an 18 rating. A sex killer is on the loose in London, it's very graphic as Hitchcock gets right inside the mind of a psychopath and he mixes in his usual doses of black humour. There is one wickedly funny scene involving a sack of potatoes and rigor mortis when the killer realises he has to retrieve an incriminating piece of evidence from his latest victim. The Police Chief in charge of the case has a couple of funny, almost surreal, scenes when he is discussing the killings with his wife who is serving him what she thinks is haute cuisine.

Overall I would rate this as the best of his later films.

8/10

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

This is a remake of his own 1930's film but it's much longer and somewhat suffers from that as it feels padded out and lacks real suspense. The James Stewart and Doris Day combination is a bit fluffy and at times the film plays out like a farce. They are caught up in espionage and an assassination plot that takes them and their young son from Marrakesh to London, The standout scene is the concert performance in the Royal Albert Hall with the assassin waiting for the right moment to make his kill. I also had a laugh at the scene where Stewart finds himself mistakenly in a Taxidermists which turns out really weird.

Not one of his best films but still worth a watch for any Hitchcock fans.

6/10

Vertigo (1958)

This is one of my favourite Hitchcock films and stands up to multiple viewings. There are so many themes going on here as James Stewart tries to find out the truth about a friend's wife played by Kim Novak. Like Rear Window we see Stewart as a voyeur becoming obsessed, in this case, with a beautiful woman who seems to be going mad. The mystery keeps you guessing until the big reveal before we see the horrifying ending.

It is a visually stunning film with great location shots in and around San Francisco.

A must see for fans of Hitchcock.

9/10

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The Room.

Could give this either a 0/10 or 10/10 for the sheer mental experience of seeing it in a cinema. The crowd interaction makes it part pantomime, part football crowd, part theatre and just plain mental. Oh and the most fun thing....

SPOONS!!

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The Room.

Could give this either a 0/10 or 10/10 for the sheer mental experience of seeing it in a cinema. The crowd interaction makes it part pantomime, part football crowd, part theatre and just plain mental. Oh and the most fun thing....

SPOONS!!

It was superb. That's the first time I'd seen it at a cinema, could have done without seeing Tommy's arse on the big screen tbh.

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