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  1. Saw this at the cinema last night. It's just a big bonkers rock solid b-tier DIE HARD knock off. If you're like me and enjoy shit like SUDDEN DEATH, I'm sure you'll really enjoy it. It's way more fun than shit like SKY SCRAPER and was made for a tenth of the budget. I'd love to see more (british) movies like it in cinemas. Shame it's on so few screens. For the record... We pitched and came pretty close to writing this movie. I should be bitter as fuck and hate it for that fact alone... But they won me over. So yeah. I'd say it is worth checking out.
  2. PROMETHEUS went into production like a year later at a similar budget level and with a very similar plot. It made about the same amount at the box office as THE MUMMY did. They should have just made Del toro's flick when they had the chance...
  3. Tom Cruise was part of the movie. He signed on with Del Toro directing and James Cameron producing. It was Universal that killed it. They were in pre-production when the studio decided a 150 million dollar R-rated horror movie was too risky... They demanded it be PG-13 and Del Toro walked. The movie collapsed. Universal got their Tom Cruise starring PG-13 horror a few years later with THE MUMMY... It sucked and killed their "DARK UNIVERSE" franchise stone dead.
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    A Quiet Place

    Yeah, I'm not sure if there are articles out there. I just read the original draft when it sold last year.
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    A Quiet Place

    I put most of the logic problems on Krasinski. He completely butchered the original script. Used maybe 30% of it and restructured it entirely. For the record, I think he directed the fuck out of what he was left with. But agree with those who couldn't get past the crappy world building and stupidity of the characters.
  6. It's better than what ended up on screen. But not by much. It's still hampered by the terrible story Lucas handed him.
  7. Man. I think we need Indy fighting Nazis again. My idea would be to do a 60s set sci-fi adventure. It would open with Indy stealing a holy relic from Hitler’s lost art collection, held in a private museum in the Swiss Alps. He would return the relic to Washington when it would be revealed to be a fake. It's really the key to nazi rat line. A map leading to a bunch of real surviving nazis living in exile in South Africa and thought to be close to completing an unfinished nazi weapons project developed in WW2. The yanks had heard about it from paperclip scientists. Something known...only as “Die Glocke” but until recently did not believe it existed. Mixing advanced and occult technologies, the device is said to be capable of controlling time itself. The nazis believe they’ll be able to use it to go back to the 1930s and change the outcome of the war and allow the Third Reich to reign supreme. Indy, of course, thinks they’re delusional. He’s seen crazier shit than most… But time travel? The Americans don’t need him to believe it. Just find it. A group of black South African mercenaries will do the rest. Led by their enigmatic female leader. The last thing they want is more racist fuckers in control around the world. So Indy heads off to South Africa, pretending to be a wealthy German businessman… trying to find his way “home” to his fellow nazis. There are all kinds of fun and games before they eventually find the secret nazi hide out where tests are being done with the “Die Glocke”. Young prisoners are sent into a room with the activated device and come out seconds later looking like shriveled dying old men. Our big bad guy is not an evil old nazi but a young genius American physicist. An alt-right prick. He sees no difference with what he’s doing working with the exiled nazis to make greater discoveries to what the US are doing working with Nazis scientists to put a man in space. They’re are all just searching for answers. But the scientist is having problems. The device is not working as expected. It’s localizing the time displacement. It’s changing time in the vicinity of the device rather than sending the people themselves back in time. People are growing older before their eyes…. Indie sees it happen and shrugs. He’s seen this kinda thing before… It never ends well for Nazi scum… So… erm… there are complications. Indy is betrayed at some point and ends up captured in time for the bad guy to have figured out the problem with the device. But they need to test it first. Might as well use their new prisoner. They put Indy in in the device, assuming he will die with the rest of them, when the south Africans Mercs arrive to save the day… They take out the big bad guy and the nazis… but its too late for Indy. He’s already in the device and it’s gone past the point of no return…. But for the first time… the device works. They look on in wonder as rather than aging before their eyes, the already old as fuck Indy… begins to get younger, the decades falling away (to reveal a recast YOUNG INDY) when with a blast of light he disappears. The South Africans realize they were too late… destroy the device and get out of there… In Washington word comes through the mission is complete but Indiana Jones never made it… A small state funeral is held… People will never know what he did for his country... Or the world. Fade to black: Then fade up again… Reveal the year. It’s 1936 and with a blast of blinding light, in the middle of a farm in rural South Africa… A farmer finds a young man unconscious on the ground. He wakes up and the farmer hands him his dropped hat… We may not recognize his face but we know the man. This is our rebooted Indiana Jones. Back in 1936 and ready for a bunch more adventures around the world! Okay. I realize none of this makes a lick of sense. But I’m avoiding real work. What do you want from me? Oh yeah. The title? Let’s call it: INDIANA JONES AND THE RISE OF THE BLACK SUN.
  8. I was so looking forward to this flick... And found it all a bit underwhelming. I was shocked at how much it felt like all the other Marvel flicks. I was expecting more of a departure. Ultimately it felt a lot like all the other marvel origin movies but rather than a fun/interesting hero fighting a bland characterless dark mirror image of himself, we have a bland characterless hero fighting a fun/interesting mirror image of himself.
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    Ant-Man and The Wasp - July 2018

    It looks like a SPY KIDS movie...
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    Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood predators

    i used to ask the same question about the music industry getting a free pass. Around the time it felt like every other DJ or a Top of the Pops presenter was being accused of banging a 15 year old in 1976. At that same time pretty much every rock and roll star you can think off was doing ten times worse every night of the week. I used to think it was purely down to money. Someone like Mick Jagger can shit out 200 grand of hush money every other month for the rest of his life. Freddie Starr has no choice but to face the music... But now Hollywood is in the thick of it and movie stars and directors with real money are going down too. So it can't just be that... God knows. This is a weird one... But maybe it's also down to the fact that a lot of the groupie stuff... The kids at the time didn't see it as "abuse". They were just as predatory in getting what they wanted out of the experience (shagging an idol of theirs) as the rock stars were. Doesn't make it legal and doesn't make it right. But would explain why a bunch of 60 year olds are not coming forward saying they were abused.
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    100 films in a year!

    Here's my list for the year. I'm gonna do the annual rewatch of the LORD OF THE RINGS movies today and take Niece and Nephew to see Jumanji this week, so there's a few more to add. 366 movies watch in all. That works out about 108 movies in the (c)inema (A good 20+ less than last year) About the same number of new movies on bluray/vod and then the rest are just (r)epeat viewings. Been so busy with work this year that at the end of the day I've found myself putting on some old crappy movie ive seen before rather than trying to catch up with classics I've never seen... Gonna try and switch that up this year. 1. Silence (c) 2. Assassin's Creed (c) 3. Birth Of a Nation (r) 4. Tombstone (r) 5. Wyatt Earp 6. Underworld (r) 7. Underworld: Evolution (r) 8. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (r) 9. Underworld: Awakening 10. Denial 11. A Monster Calls (c) 12. Twelve Monkeys (c) (r) 13. Collateral Beauty (c) 14. Donnie Darko (c) 15. Inception (r) 16. La La Land (c) 17. Dracula 18. Bright Lights 19. Boy A (r) 20. The Nanny 21. Christine 22. The Crazies (r) 23. The Last of the Mohicans DC (r) 24. Aliens DC (r) 25. Hidden Figures 26. The Mummy 27. Moonlight 28. Underworld: Blood Wars (c) 29. Manchester By The Sea (c) 30. Leviathan 31. A Monster Calls (c, r) 32. Live by Night (c) 33. The Curse of Frankenstein 34. Quatermass And The Pit 35. Picnic At Hanging Rock 36. The Revenge of Frankenstein 37. Deepstar Six 38. Split (c) 39. XXX: Return of Xander Cage (c) 40. Goodfellas (r) 41. Looper (r) 42. Jackie (c) 43. Thirteen Days (r) 44. Hoosiers (r) 45. The Devil Rides Out 46. Hacksaw Ridge (c) 47. Trainspotting 2 (c) 48. Awake 49. The Evil of Frankenstein 50. Son of a Gun 51. Resident Evil (r) 52. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (r) 53. Resident Evil: Extinction (r) 54. Resident Evil: Afterlife (r) 55. Resident Evil: Retribution 56. Lion (c) 57. Gold (c) 58. Out of Sight (r) 59. The Limey (r) 60. Erin Brockovich (r) 61. Traffic (r) 62. Solaris (r) 63. The Informant (r) 64. Contagion (r) 65. Haywire (r) 66. Side Effect (r) 67. Turkish Delight 68. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter 69. Scanners (c) 70. Tremors (r) 71. Tremors 2: Aftershock (r) 72. Tremors 3: Back to Perfection 73. Tremors 4: The Legend Begins 74. Tremors 5: Bloodlines 75. Frankenstein Created Woman 76. The Great Wall (c) 77. John Wick 2 78. The Long Good Friday 79. Frailty (r) 80. A Simple Plan (r) 81. A Cure For Wellness (c) 82. The Founder (c) 83. Logan (c) 84. Videodrome (c) 85. Edge of Tomorrow (r) 86. Fist Fight (c) 87. Patriots Day (c) 88. Kong: Skull Island (c) 89. Lego Batman (c) 90. Prisoners (r) 91. Maniac 92. Kiss the Girls (r) 93. Along Came A Spider (r) 94. The Bone Collector (r) 95. Frenzy (r) 96. Peeping Tom 97. Get Out (c) 98. Beauty and the Beast (c) 99. Personal Shopper (c) 100. The Thomas Crown Affair. 101. Miss Sloane 102. Power Rangers (c) 103. Lost City of Z (c) 104. Life 105. Ghost in the Shell 106. Invisible Agent 107. The Discovery 108. The Man in the White Suit 109. The Lavender Hill Mob 110. Going in Style (c) 111. The Belko Experiment 112. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates 113. Unforgettable (c) 114. Starship Troopers 115. Showgirls 116. Guardians of the Galaxy (c) 117. Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 (c) 118. Nighthawks 119. The Void 120. A Dark Song 121. Bye Bye Man 122. Sleepless (c) 123. Alien: Covenant 124. Sinister (r) 125. Universal Soldier (r) 126. Colossal (c) 127. Logan (r) 128. Free Fire 129. Sphere (r) 130. P.O.T.C: Curse of the Black Pearl 131. Wonder Woman (c) 132. Footloose 133. Hounds Of Love 134. Aftermath 135. The Mummy (c) 136. Wonder Woman (c) 137. My Name is Lenny 138. Transformers: The Last Knight (c) 139. Gifted (c) 140. P.O.T.C: Dead Man's Chest (r) 141. Baby Driver (c) 142. Raw 143. P.O.T.C: At World's End (r) 144. P.O.T.C: On Stranger Tides (r) 145. Three Men and a Baby (r) 146. Three Men and a Little Lady (r) 147. Jawbone 148. The Riot Club (r) 149. After Hours 150. Spider-Man: Homecoming (c) 151. Predator (r) 152. Predator 2 (r) 153. Predators (r) 154. The Eyes Of My Mother 155. The Circle 156. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (r) 157. War of the Planet of the Apes (c) 158. Creep (r) 159. Severance (r) 160. Triangle (r) 161. Black Death (r) 162. Get Santa (r) 163. Detour 164. Shut In 165. Condorman 166. Adult Life Skills 167. Sleight 168. Pilgrimage 169. Dunkirk (c) 170. F/X (r) 171. F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion (r) 172. Trespass 173. The Running Man (r) 174. No Escape (r) 175. Fortress (r) 176. Aliens vs Predator (r) 177. Speed (r) 178. Valerian (c) 179. King Kong (r) 180. Little Monsters (r) 181. Phone Booth (r) 182. Cape Fear 62 183. Cape Fear 91 (r) 184. Black Hawk Down (r) 185. Escape From Alcatraz 186. Atomic Blonde (c) 187. It Follows (r) 188. The Craft (r) 189. The Wedding Singer (r) 190. Annabelle: Creation (c) 191. Arlington Road (r) 192. Security 193. Shot Caller 194. The Cable Guy (r) 195. Sweet Sweet Lonely Girl 196. City of Tiny Lights 197. Nerve 198. Road Trip (r) 199. American Pie (r) 200. American Pie 2 (r) 201. The Hitman's Bodyguard (c) 202. Assault on Precinct 13 (c) 203. Prince of Darkness (c) 204. Christine (c) 205. Night Moves 206. Hardcore 207. Lone Survivor (r) 208. The Dark Tower (c) 209. Unforgiven (r) 210. Old School (r) 211. Plains, Trains & Automobiles (r) 212. Berlin Syndrome 213. Sleepless in Seattle 214. You've Got Mail 215. Death Note 216. Rough Night 217. American Made (c) 218. Terminator 2 3D (c) 219. Cujo 220. Lucky Logan (c) 221. The Blue Brothers 222. Cars 3 (c) 223. Bad Boys (r) 224. It Comes At Night 225. Icarus 226. El Mariachi (r) 227. Desperado (r) 228. Dunkirk (imax) 229. The Verdict 230. The Big Sick 231. Runaway Jury (r) 232. IT (c) 233. Girls Trip (c) 234. Michael Clayton (r) 235. Inconceivable 236. Unlocked 237. My Cousin Rachel 238. Fight Club (r) 239. Arachnobophia 240. mother! (c) 241. POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales 242. Overboard (r) 243. Close Encounters Of The Kind (c) 244. KINGSMAN: The Secret Service (r) 245. About Time (r) 246. KINGSMAN: The Golden Circle (c) 247. In The Line Of Fire (r) 248. Top Gun (r) 249. Warrior (r) 250. Young Frankenstein (c) 251. Gerald’s Game 252. Cult of Chucky 253. Scrooge (1935) 254. A Christmas Carol (1938) 255. American Assassin (c) 256. Jerry Maguire (r) 257. About A Boy (r) 258. Bridesmaids (r) 259. Almost Famous (r) 260. Blade Runner (r) 261. Blade Runner 2049 (c) 262. Trench 11 (c) 263. Freehold (c) 264. 68 Kill (c) 265. Better Watch Out (c) 266. The Mountain Between Us (c) 267. Flatliners (c) 268. The Wolf of Wall Street (r) 269. Crimson Tide (r) 270. The Hangover (r) 271. Black Sea (r) 272. The Babysitter 273. Brawl on Cell Block 99 274. Scream (r) 275. Scream 2 (r) 276. Scream 3 (r) 277. The Mothman Prophecies (r) 278. The Great Outdoors (R) 279. The Abyss (r) 280. The Snowman (c) 281. The Hangover 2 (r) 282. One False Move (r) 283. Sling Blade (r) 284. The Gift (r) 285. Book Of Henry 286. A Simple Plan (r) 287. The Hangover 3 (r) 288. The Blob 289. Thor: Ragnarok (c) 290. Dr. No (r) 291. Saw (r) 292. Saw II (r) 293. Saw III (r) 294. Saw IV (r) 295. Saw V (r) 296. Saw VI (r) 297. Saw VII (r) 298. Wheelman 299. The Crush 300. 1922 301. Jigsaw (c) 302. Happy Death Day (c) 303. The Death of Stalin (c) 304. Thor: Ragnarok (c) 305. Lethal Weapon (r) 306. I Love You Man 307. The Debt 308. Geostorm (c) 309. Murder on the Orient Express (c) 310. Lethal Weapon 2 (r) 311. Lethal Weapon 3 (r) 312. Lethal weapon 4 (r) 313. School of Rock (r) 314. Extreme Measures 315. Paddington (r) 316. The Florida Project (c) 317. Paddington 2 (c) 318. Mayhem 319. The Firm (r) 320. Rock Star (r) 321. A Bad Moms Christmas (c) 322. Only The Brave (c) 323. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond 324. Creep 325. Creep 2 326. Super Dark Times 327. Justice League (c) 328. Elizabeth (r) 329. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (r) 330. Couples Retreat (c) 331. Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World (c) 332. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 333. Daddy’s Home 2 (c) 334. David Brent: Life on the Road (r) 335. The Adams Family (r) 336. The Adams Family Values (r) 337. Ingrid Goes West 338. Get Shorty (r) 339. Be Cool (c) 340. Kidnap 341. Swimfan 342. The Meyerowitz Stories 343. Mudbound 344. 88 Minutes 345. Slumber 346. The Santa Clause 347. The Santa Clause 2 348. The Santa Clause 3 349. Fred Clause 350. In Bruges (r) 351. Changing Lanes (r) 352. Krampus (r) 353. The Holiday (r) 354. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 355. Reindeer Games (r) 356. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (r) 357. The Disaster Artist (c) 358. The Man Who Invented Christmas (c) 359. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (c) 360. The Foreigner 361. Bright 362. The Night Before (r) 363. Home Alone (r) 364. Home Alone 2 (r) 365. Jumanji 2 (c) 366. The Last Jedi (r)
  12. It's far from perfect but I thought it was a ton of fun. super derivative in plot and structure. It really is just ALIEN NATION meets TRAINING DAY/END OF WATCH but Smith is great and the fantasy elements were novel enough to make it stand out. I loved how it's photographed too. Maybe it's a taste thing, but this is a really good looking movie. I'd love to see more movies set in this world.
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    The Foreigner - Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan

    I loved this movie. It was not at all what i expected it to be. Less a Jackie Chan action movie than it is a Tom Clancy style thriller but done on a more personal level. lt's the exact kind of movie we rarely get in the cinema these days. Brosnan is fantastic in it and I loved seeing Chan go full FIRST BLOOD for a huge chunk of it. I''m gutted this didn't get a cinema release. I would love to have seen it up on the big screen..
  14. I'd love to bring back ULTRAVIOLET.
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