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Peter Martin
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Posted: 08 March 2018 at 8:06pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Went to see Red Sparrow last night and I enjoyed it well enough. Jennifer Lawrence did a good job convincing in the role, and I found it to be a quite enthralling spy thriller. I did find the violence to be a bit too intense/nasty. I did like that they had seeded the components to the denouement/twist throughout the movie, so that although it is a surprise twist, it isn't a cheat. 
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 08 March 2018 at 11:27pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply


Funny as heck. Heidi was laughing so hard she actually snorted a few times. I liked that the entire cast was given a chance to shine, rather than it being a `Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, then everyone else' film. 

Definitely recommend seeing it, and we already decided before it was even halfway over with that we're getting it on Blu-Ray or DVD when it is released.

Not posting spoilers, except it does reference a few things from the original movie besides just using the Jumanji game and setting.

Actually going to another movie sometime today: A WRINKLE IN TIME.

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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 10 March 2018 at 12:20am | IP Logged | 3 post reply


It was okay, but I'd recommend waiting for it to hit cable or DVD, unless you really want to see it. Slow in parts, for one thing, and some `twists' were predictable. (For example, I called one character actually being a bad guy way before the reveal.) We went to a 4:30 showing, and there was only one other person in the theater besides the three of us. And he left about 20 minutes in and never returned.

I've seen Ryan Kwanten in worse movies, but Maggie Grace must've not been able to find anything better to do. And Kwanten uses the same accent he used as Jason Stackhouse on True Blood, despite TB being set in Louisiana and this movie taking place in Alabama. (And his character is an Alabama native.)  Only a few of the stunts are fairly cool, as is the way one bad guy gets taken out. And a few neat tricks involve an armored storm chaser vehicle one of the leads drives, but nothing spectacular happens as far as the action is concerned.

We planned on going to A Wrinkle In Time, as I said in my previous post, but decided not to seeing that several parents with kids were ordering tickets to it. (Easily a dozen kids.)  I wish we had gone to GAME NIGHT instead of THE HURRICANE HEIST.

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James Woodcock
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Posted: 13 April 2018 at 4:42pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply


You could hear a pin drop throughout the film. Such an effective movie. Possibly the most stressful time I have ever had watching a movie.

No fat, at all. And it is just relentless in its tension. 

The cinema was packed as well. Highly recommend.

On a side note - this is the first time I have been to the cinema in Canada. You certainly do things differently than us Brits. The first thing that shocked me was that people were holding conversations during the adverts at full volume. We hold conversations at hushed volumes.

And then you all started to get your phones out to play a collective game, trying to throw popcorn in to the correct bag - what????
What is this? I came to watch a film, not play games for 20 minutes. Is it some 'get it out of your system' thing to make sure you all behave during the film or something?
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David Miller
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Posted: 15 April 2018 at 1:11pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply


Matt Reed, Rampage is an example of a game I enjoy.

I've complained about other video game adaptations focusing on the parts of games I hate, but RAMPAGE delivered the parts of the game I loved: monsters destroying buildings and civilian casualties.

The movie is apprximately one hundred pounds of hammers stuffed into a fifteen pound bag, which is how I like my monster-smash. It might be tooooo careless and dumb for some's tastes but I had fun.
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John Popa
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Posted: 16 April 2018 at 10:44am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I also saw and enjoyed A QUIET PLACE. I like these kind of creative experiments - it felt like the writers came up with the scenario and said 'what's the worst thing that could happen if you can't make any noise' and went with it. Good stuff and I can't remember a movie theater being that quiet in years.
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Ronald Joseph
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Posted: 16 April 2018 at 10:47am | IP Logged | 7 post reply


Loved it, loved it, loved it. 


I am anticipating this one like a thirteen-year-old kid. It's a wonderful feeling. 

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Didier Yvon Paul Fayolle
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Posted: 16 April 2018 at 8:17pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

A quiet place

very nice movie. Me and my son loved it !
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