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Oblivion - enjoyable enough guff with Tom Cruise, imbecilic Brit thesp Andrea Risebrough, and Olga Kurylenko doing a fine stint in vests when uncalled for. Morgan Freeman's in it for about four scenes and probably earns a few million.

Basically, if you've never seen 2001, Solaris, Silent Running or Wall E and can't be arsed, just watch Oblivion as it basically merges these four films together.

You can pick a zillion holes with it, but it's got an M83 score!

6/10

I thought more like Moon, tho was amazed how much the guns looked like props from Mass Effect...

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Caught Oblivion the other day. Wasn't overly impressed by it. It looks gorgeous, thats really its major strength. The landscapes are almost beautifully barren. I read that they filmed it mostly in Iceland and if so they really got the most out of their location filming.

The plot's predictable. If your paying attention then you'll probably have a rough idea of what is going on in the first 15 minutes or so. Cruise isn't at his best here, he's played this kind of part more than a couple of times over his career now and although he is at least trying, it's hard to really care about this character.

Olga Kurylenko's a bit bland but to be fair to her, she's not got a lot to work with. Her character seems basically just defined by her relationship to Tom Cruise's. Thought Angela Riseborough was quite good though, I was genuinely interested in her character. It's disapointing that she ends up being shoved to one side in the end and completely forgotten about. Morgan Freeman doesn't have a lot to work with either. His character feels like it was lifted from so many different movies. The ending's quite poor too I felt.

In the end, it was a fairly nice looking film but I found it boring at points. After about an hour and a bit I just really wanted to be somewhere else if I'm honest. 3/10.

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Yeah I actually thought Angela Riseborough was the hotter of the 2

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Cargo 200 - 8/10

Part thriller, part black comedy, part expose of the brutal and sadistic Soviet police force pre-break up of the old USSR - this film absolutely chilled me to the bone. Despite the backdrop of delapidated tower blocks and shady out of town discotheques there is something jovial in its soundtrack and generally amateurish, b-movie tone which lulls you in to a false sense of security before a grizzly chain of events unfolds before your eyes. Set in 1984 Russia are at war with Afghanistan and young soldiers are returning home in coffins. One girl is reunited with her soldier fiance in one the most harrowing scenes I've ever seen in film as the military has free reign to treat its citizens exactly as it pleases. Allegedly based on true events and while it does feel chillingly authentic the story does feel a little over the top and the director (Alexey Balabanov) has absolutely no qualms about painting the Russian police as monstrously as possible to get his point across. Bleak but utterly compelling cinema.

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Trance is probably the best film I've seen this year. I absolutely loved it.

I also watched The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang. So much better than Napolean Dynamite (written by the game guys), which I really didn't enjoy.

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Saw Trance last week, and having a week to think about it hasn't made me understand it any more. Shite film.

Just in from Olympus has Fallen, which is basically team america with people. Enjoyable but not going to be challenging for an oscar anytime soon. It does have one particularly hilarious line in it though.

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Saw Trance last week, and having a week to think about it hasn't made me understand it any more. Shite film.

Just in from Olympus has Fallen, which is basically team america with people. Enjoyable but not going to be challenging for an oscar anytime soon. It does have one particularly hilarious line in it though.

Went to see Olympus has fallen last night. I enjoyed it and there's a few good lines but you are correct in that it basically is just an American wankathon

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Raging Bull - 7/10. Decent enough but wasn't overly impressed tbh so don't understand the hype. Made Jake seem like a right cunto.

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - 8/10. It was a really good western, as I'm not a huge western fan, but very enjoyable.

Schindlers List - 7/10. I'll probably take stick for not rating it higher. It's a good film, and one that had to be made but I'm not a big Spielberg fan in general and I guess it's just not my type of film.

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Schindlers List - 7/10. I'll probably take stick for not eating it higher. It's a good film, and one that had to be made but I'm not a big Spielberg fan in general and I guess it's just not my type of film.

Don't worry, no one will criticise you for not eating it...

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Yeah I actually thought Angela Riseborough was the hotter of the 2

I felt the same way. I thought Olga Kurylenko looked pretty good but Andrea Riseborough looked fantastic in it. Her character was also the most interesting by a long way. It's a pity that the film is determined to make her into essentially a stepford wife, before eventually deciding to ignore her altogether.

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Has anyone seen The Place Beyond The Pines yet? I thought it was really quite good but would have maybe worked better as a three-part TV series or something rather than a film in the 'acts'. Enjoyed it though.

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Has anyone seen The Place Beyond The Pines yet? I thought it was really quite good but would have maybe worked better as a three-part TV series or something rather than a film in the 'acts'. Enjoyed it though.

apparently it was originally meant to be a series which HBO considered taking on but decided against it , they said it would be a little hard to believe and was too cheesy for them.

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May I Kill U - Kevin Bishop as a frustrated copper who starts dispensing "justice" and becomes a Net celebrity, before it all goes predictably tits up. Not a bad watch for a weekend "ironing movie", but could have been a lot better if the director had decided whether to go with black comedy, social commentary,drama or suspense. Ended up as a bit of a mish-mash - watchable, but too changeable in tone for me. 6/10

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Watching Spider Man 2 right now.

The CGI does not hold up well

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Has anyone seen The Place Beyond The Pines yet? I thought it was really quite good but would have maybe worked better as a three-part TV series or something rather than a film in the 'acts'. Enjoyed it though.

Just back from seeing it and I fully agree.

Each "act" was very good but I'm not sure about how they merged together, it felt very much like three separate blocks. Gosling and Cooper was very good and the rest of the other cast were similarly good. Nice to see Ben Mendelsohn turn up, the un-aging man was great.

7/10

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Watching Spider Man 2 right now.

The CGI does not hold up well

I watched terminator last night. Still a cracking film but cgi has dated badly.

Also watched terminator 2, the jump in cgi standards are amazing.

Although furlongs squeaky voice irritates and his age on the timeline seems out

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Spring Breakers - 7/10

When buying my ticket for this, the girl behind the counter asked me if i realised it was an "arty" film with a lot of nudity, because they'd been asked for a lot of refunds by people who had walked out, shocked by it.

It's a strange film. A lot of the dialogue is repeated 3 or 4 times while the camera moves from girl to girl, or taking shots of a sunset. It really does look beautiful. Things get really interesting when James Franco turns up. He's brilliant in this. There's a scene when he serenades 3 of the girls with a Britney Spears song on the piano which is just terrific.

Vanessa Hudgens is a right wee dirty!

I saw this last night and I loved it.

Some great dialogue and plenty of gratuitous tits and violence.

And yeah, James Franco was hilarious.

One a side note, would a cinema refund your ticket if you thought the film was shite? I've never heard of this before.

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Olympus Has Fallen - Spectacularly bad, none of the plot (North Koreans take over the White House and kidnap the President) is remotely plausible. Gerard Butler's character is a psychpath whom the audience applauded when he killed. Utter shite.

3/10

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