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post Mar 26 2015, 11:25 AM
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I've decided to watch a movie just about every night and I had the idea to post my review on each one after I watch them. So here goes: NEEDS UPDATING oopsies

Watched so far
Taken
Frozen (first time)
The Fault In Our Stars (first time)
The Bucket List
Divergent
Taken 2 (first time)
Maleficent (2014)
Into The Storm (2014)
Interstellar
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Final Destination (AKA FD 4)
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Kingsman: The Secret Service
The Ables
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction (I may have seen before thinking.gif)
Edge of Tomorrow
Reminiscence: The Beginning
Who Am I - No System Is Safe
Highway
It Follows
In Your Eyes
The Maze Runner
If I Stay
The Penguins of Madagascar
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Let's Be Cops
Time Lapse
Horrible Bosses
Bad Neighbours
Two Night Stand
Rampage: Capital Punishment
Project Almanac
RoboCop
Exodus: Gods and Kings
The Signal
Plastic
Premature
Dumb & Dumber
Noah
Someone Marry Barry
Insidious
Awaiting Release
Please notify if any of these are released teresa.gif
50 Shades Of Grey (May)
Dumb & Dumber Too
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Ted 2
Love Rosie (May)

Taken (2008)



Synopsis
The film focuses on a retired CIA agent who travels across Europe whose daughter wishes to travel to Paris with a friend, but he is reluctant to let her go in order to keep him safe. He eventually lets her go and when he finds out she and her friend has been kidnapped, he relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter. It is also the origin of the meme starring Neeson himself which has been used many times in different contexts for the purpose of humour.



Personal Review
Rating:
Watch Again? Yes
First Time Watching? No
Recommend to Whom? Anyone who likes suspense and action/thrillers

The film stars Liam Neeson in one of his most recognisable films who also played the role of Qui-Gon Jinn in the Star Wars trilogy, and I must say he really does fit the role of acting in this movie. His dedication to find his daughter is so admirable and there is not a dull moment in the entire film. Full of emotion and suspense, this movie is a 5 star classic cool.gif


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post Mar 26 2015, 11:35 AM
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Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars hactually (not that it matters as he's a truly awful actor and the Taken films are also awful).
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post Mar 26 2015, 11:13 PM
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Time for my unpopular opinion on the taken franchise:
I hated the first one- far too violent, quite boring and so disappointing 3/10
However I adore the 2nd one and the 3rd one was very good also
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post Mar 28 2015, 04:28 PM
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QUOTE(Ultraviolence1989 @ Mar 26 2015, 11:13 PM) *
Time for my unpopular opinion on the taken franchise:
I hated the first one- far too violent, quite boring and so disappointing 3/10
However I adore the 2nd one and the 3rd one was very good also

No problem, it's not the sort of film for everyone and I wasn't expecting you to be into it tbh (no stereotype tongue.gif)
I might watch the other two some time soon smile.gif

Frozen (2013)





Synopsis
When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

Personal Review
Rating:

Watch Again? Yes
First Time Watching? Yes
Recommend to Whom? Anyone with young children mostly, or fans of Disney animations tongue.gif

I've actually been meaning to watch this for a while now and only just watched it last night. It was better than I had expected actually. I enjoyed the storyline, it had some great characters and had some funny moments too. I still think it is a bit overrated though, what with all the school bags, posters etc. but still an enjoyable film biggrin.gif


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post Mar 28 2015, 04:32 PM
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HALLELUJAH. YOU'VE FINALLY SEEN AND LIKED FROZEN cheer.gif
What's your favourite song?
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post Mar 28 2015, 04:51 PM
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QUOTE(Ultraviolence1989 @ Mar 28 2015, 04:32 PM) *
HALLELUJAH. YOU'VE FINALLY SEEN AND LIKED FROZEN cheer.gif
What's your favourite song?

Let It Go of course, but my second favourite is probably Love Is An Open Door. If you want to know, LIG has entered my top 60 hypothetically (even though I only post a top 40 with an extended 41-45 section this is only an estimate teresa.gif)
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post Mar 29 2015, 02:03 AM
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The first 'Taken' film is legitimately brilliant. It's EXACTLY what I want from a film like that. The 2nd one was absolutely DREADFUL, so much so that (+ the terrible reviews it received) put me off from watching the 3rd one. AWFUL.

'Frozen' is fantastic! 'Do You Want To Build A Snowman?' is so beautiful! cry.gif
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post Mar 29 2015, 10:22 AM
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QUOTE(Jonjo @ Mar 29 2015, 02:03 AM) *
The first 'Taken' film is legitimately brilliant. It's EXACTLY what I want from a film like that. The 2nd one was absolutely DREADFUL, so much so that (+ the terrible reviews it received) put me off from watching the 3rd one. AWFUL.

'Frozen' is fantastic! 'Do You Want To Build A Snowman?' is so beautiful! cry.gif

So the 2nd is that different then? If you lived the first and hater the second, and UV hated the first and loved the second, I guess I wouldn't be that struck on 2 either? thinking.gif

Anyway, I plan to watch The Fault In Our Stars tonight since I got too caught up in plug.dj last night tongue.gif
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'Taken 2' was a 12A (not seen the DVD so I don't know if they have a 15 rated version - but the plot was so paper thin and generic that we can't blame the certificate too much)! The first 'Taken' was/is an 18 on DVD, which is the one I saw. Maybe you should give number 2 a go and make your own opinion on it?
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post Mar 29 2015, 07:44 PM
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QUOTE(Jonjo @ Mar 29 2015, 08:37 PM) *
'Taken 2' was a 12A (not seen the DVD so I don't know if they have a 15 rated version - but the plot was so paper thin and generic that we can't blame the certificate too much)! The first 'Taken' was/is an 18 on DVD, which is the one I saw. Maybe you should give number 2 a go and make your own opinion on it?

I will do biggrin.gif
An 18? Did I miss something? laugh.gif
Will probably watch tomorrow as I'm watching TFIOS tonight cool2.gif
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post Mar 30 2015, 02:41 PM
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The Fault In Our Stars (2014)



Synopsis
Hazel and Augustus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they meet and fall in love at a cancer support group.

Personal Review
Rating:

Watch Again? Yes! heart.gif
First Time Watching? Yes
Recommend to Whom? Everyone! biggrin.gif

Another recent film everyone's been talking about I had been meaning to watch. And I have to say, it was amazing! I enjoyed every minute of it, there were some sad moments in it as well as funny ones and I almost cried a couple of times. Great characters and inspirational quotes all the way. One of the best movies I've seen for a while. 10/10 biggrin.gif


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YES amazing movie so glad you love it, in my top 5 from last year heart.gif

I think I may also start my on movie review thread as I've been trying to catch up with a lot of 2014 recently smile.gif
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post Mar 31 2015, 06:58 PM
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The Bucket List (2007)



Synopsis

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find joy in life.

Personal Review
Rating:

Watch Again? Yes but not for a few years
First Time Watching? No, second or third I think
Recommend to Whom? Anyone who likes a happy film and likes an adventure!

I had trouble watching Divergent last night, so instead I decided to watch this film, similar in some ways to TFIOS. Morgan Freeman played his part well, there were lots of happy parts to it and the film was overall emotionally pleasing, apart from his death at the end sad.gif very inspirational to people who consider doing amazing things in their life before they die smile.gif


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Divergent (2014)



Synopsis

Set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another - for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior makes a choice that surprises everyone. Then Tris and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the choice they have made. They must undergo extreme physical and intense psychological tests, that transform them all. But Tris has a secret that she is Divergent, which means she doesn't fit into any one group. If anyone knew, it would mean a certain death. As she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly peaceful society, this secret might help her save the people she loves... or it might destroy her.

Personal Review
Rating:

Watch Again? Yes
First Time Watching? No (but I thought it was unsure.gif kink.gif
Recommend to Whom? Anyone who likes sci-fi/action I guess smile.gif

I thought I had not seen this but I recognised that I had after the start of it. The plot was very good with some great acting and I did not know that two of the main characters were also Hazel and Gus from TFIOS! ohmy.gif (coincidence? thinking.gif)
I certainly wouldn't want to live in that future! ohmy.gif
Will look forward to seeing the new insurgent when it comes out happy.gif


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post Apr 2 2015, 12:38 PM
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Taken 2 (2012)



Synopsis

The retired CIA agent Bryan Mills invites his teenage daughter Kim and his ex-wife Lenore, who has separated from her second husband, to spend a couple of days in Istanbul where he is working. Meanwhile, the patriarch of the community of the Albanian gang of human trafficking, Murad Krasniqi, seeks revenge for the death of his son and organizes another gang to kidnap Bryan and his family. Bryan and Lenore are abducted by the Albanians, but Kim escapes and is the only hope that Bryan has to escape and save Lenore.

Personal Review
Rating:

Watch Again? Yes
First Time Watching? Yes
Recommend to Whom? Pretty much anyone who enjoyed the first one tongue.gif

After watching the first one and getting recommendations to watch the second, I decided I would watch it. It had a similar plot to the first, except it was about revenge for the murders of the original kidnappers in the first movie. I liked how this movie involved more of his ex-wife Lenore and daughter Kim rather than just Bryan (the main character) chasing after the kidnappers. Not as much suspense and action as the first but still a very good watch smile.gif


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For films awaiting release do you mean release on DVD in UK?

Also I'll tell you which ones i would recommend on that list later smile.gif enjoy interstellar it is amazing heart.gif
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QUOTE(Ultraviolence1989 @ Apr 2 2015, 02:39 PM) *
For films awaiting release do you mean release on DVD in UK?

Also I'll tell you which ones i would recommend on that list later smile.gif enjoy interstellar it is amazing heart.gif

Yes DVD tongue.gif ohmy.gif
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I've put comments next to the ones I've seen spun smile.gif

To Watch List
Interstellar- Amazing masterpiece
The Hunger Games 1-3- Classic movies smile.gif
The Imitation Game- Great film
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The Ables
A Million Ways To Die In The West- This is really funny
Maleficent- Highly recommend, loved this
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction (I may have seen before )
Edge of Tomorrow- Such a great action movie
Reminiscence: The Beginning
Who Am I - No System Is Safe
Highway
It Follows
In Your Eyes
The Maze Runner
If I Stay- I'd put this and the maze runner near the top of the list both are so amazing
The Penguins of Madagascar
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Let's Be Cops
Time Lapse
Horrible Bosses
Bad Neighbours- This is amazing
Two Night Stand
Rampage: Capital Punishment
Project Almanac- Really enjoyable even if some parts aren't great
RoboCop- Awful movie if it is the 2014 one- leave this to watch towards the end
Exodus: Gods and Kings
The Signal
Plastic- was about to watch this today but decided not to ohmy.gif
Premature
Dumb & Dumber
Noah- Good movie but most of the other ones on here are better
Someone Marry Barry
Insidious- Highly recommend one of my favourite horrors

Please notify if any of these are released
50 Shades Of Grey- 22nd June on DVD
Dumb & Dumber Too- 20th April on DVD
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2- 10th or 17th April in cinemas
Ted 2- in cinemas 10th July
Love Rosie (May)- RELEASED on DVD
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post Apr 2 2015, 04:03 PM
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QUOTE(Ultraviolence1989 @ Apr 2 2015, 04:58 PM) *
I've put comments next to the ones I've seen spun smile.gif

Thanks for the release dates and reviews UV smile.gif
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A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014)



Synopsis

Set in 1882 in the American west, Albert is a lowly farmer with a nice girlfriend. But when she leaves him for the more successful and handsome owner of a moustachery store, Albert returns to his lonely daily life of trying to avoid death. Then the mysterious Anna rides into town and captures Albert's interest and heart, but with her deadly husband in town, Albert is going to have to become the western gun-slinging hero he never was. It won't be easy because there are a million ways to die in the west.

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Rating:

Watch Again? Possibly, if I can be bothered to give it another try laugh.gif
First Time Watching? Yes
Recommend to Whom? Anyone who likes adult comedy

I decided to watch this because my plan to watch Interstellar was dashed as it was nearly 3 hours long drama.gif so in the short time I had I watched this instead. I knew it starred Seth MacFarlane who does the voice of Brian in Family Guy and Ted so I thought it promising, but after watching a little over half an hour I got a little bored of it. I was hoping it would have an actual plot by that time so I gave up laugh.gif a few jokes now and then but overall a little dissapointing nocheer.gif

NEXT: Interstellar (if I have the time)
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