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    Snowpiercer - wow what a treat a great fantasy adventure movie

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    American Animals 7.5/10

    Based on a true story of 4 college students who conspire to rob a rare book collection at the University of Kentucky, this fascinating film blends interview footage of the real-life perpetrators with a compelling dramatisation. You're never quite sure whether the men are reliable narrators or not, and in this sense it's a good counterpart to the recent I, Tonya. Evan Peters and Barry Keoghan are terrific in the lead roles.

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    Gwarden wrote:
    American Animals 7.5/10

    Based on a true story of 4 college students who conspire to rob a rare book collection at the University of Kentucky, this fascinating film blends interview footage of the real-life perpetrators with a compelling dramatisation. You're never quite sure whether the men are reliable narrators or not, and in this sense it's a good counterpart to the recent I, Tonya. Evan Peters and Barry Keoghan are terrific in the lead roles.
    I went in blind seeing this at the NZIFF. Was a great docu-drama.

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    I was surprised by just how much they used the real life men as talking heads, definitely an interesting approach.

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    quiet place - was good enjoyable watch 7/10

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    Hereditary -very very tame was expecting so much more from all the hype 6/10

    I couldn't help but think is this even a horror for the 1st hour while I waited for something scary to happen wondering wtf Iam I watching this boring crap for

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    BZP wrote:
    Hereditary -very very tame was expecting so much more from all the hype 6/10

    I couldn't help but think is this even a horror for the 1st hour while I waited for something scary to happen wondering wtf Iam I watching this boring crap for
    rolling my eyes at u son

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    its true it was average

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    Deadpool 2 - a favourite scene was the one with the guy running for his life and all the action happening out of focus in the background. Very inventive, very cool. NZ got a mention which I appreciated. Julian Dennison was okay, wasn't sure why Juggernaut became his loyal BFF though - cos he gave him some food? I guess/shrug

    I like the joke with the biker flubbing his line hehe. Most of the jokes weren't very funny tho. Overall since i didn't rate the original too highly, this was about the same - just okay.

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    BZP wrote:
    Hereditary -very very tame was expecting so much more from all the hype 6/10

    I couldn't help but think is this even a horror for the 1st hour while I waited for something scary to happen wondering wtf Iam I watching this boring crap for
    hereditary is a mood piece about overthrowing the bourgeoisie

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    The Night Comes For Us - Awesome ****ing movie on Netflix in the same league as the Raid movies. It even has some of the same actors. Story is pretty barebones as you might expect but the action scenes are awesomely brutal - 8/10

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    Ins0mn1ac wrote:
    The Night Comes For Us - Awesome ****ing movie on Netflix in the same league as the Raid movies. It even has some of the same actors. Story is pretty barebones as you might expect but the action scenes are awesomely brutal - 8/10
    10/10 fooking great

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    BZP wrote:
    10/10 fooking great
    You should watch Headshot if you havent yet. Its written and directed by the same guy that did The Night Comes for Us & has a lot of the same actors including Iko Uwais. I just watched it on Netflix. I don't think its as good as The Night Comes for Us overall but I think I enjoyed the story more. The action scenes weren't as good though but still better than most Hollywood movies - 7/10

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    Suspiria (201 - Well they said it was a divisive film and overall cant say I liked it. Far too long and too much irrelevant shit. Theres a good film there if they cut down the amount of things that went no where.

    I do admire that the director went the opposite of the original film in terms of visuals. Instead of trying to match the amazing colourfulness of the original, go the opposite and make it dreary and grey.

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    Bird Box - 6/10 just like A Quiet Place only you cant look at the monsters,interesting watch worth 2 hours - Sandra Bullock

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    Bird Box: Was okay but the threat of the monster was bullshit when it appears to be chasing people but is really just wind making tree branches rustle. I mean, why are they running exactly? That only insane people are unaffected was stupid, as in what qualifies someone as insane? Pretty sure mental illness is on a long spectrum. These "crazy" people seemed pretty well organised to me. The end was unsatisfying and bollocks. A Quiet Place is better, if we're making comparisons.

    Lion: The first half with the boy is brilliant, the drab shots of industrial India railyards are excellent and Saroo's ordeal is tragic. You will cry.

    Roma: I appreciate the quality here, every single scene is artistically and artfully composed. But I hated it just as much for its content. Ultimately hard to recommend.

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    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    9/10 .

    Fantastic nostalgia fairy tale. The build up is slow, the lines are great, the actors all got time and a script to bring the main characters up. Easily one of my fav Quentin Tarantino movie and easily rewatchable for the actual actors and real brought to life sets , no cheap CGI etc or green screens here. And the final pay off is another brutal and visceral culmination of a lot of what QT brings in movies as well.

    it was great and highly recommended.

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    Bloody wrote:
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    9/10 .

    Fantastic nostalgia fairy tale. The build up is slow, the lines are great, the actors all got time and a script to bring the main characters up. Easily one of my fav Quentin Tarantino movie and easily rewatchable for the actual actors and real brought to life sets , no cheap CGI etc or green screens here. And the final pay off is another brutal and visceral culmination of a lot of what QT brings in movies as well.

    it was great and highly recommended.

    By the end of it I had enjoyed myself and gotten my money's worth. I feel like I would have enjoyed it far more if I knew the backstory to it, I went in blind essentially and until the end I was getting a bit antsy. Even just knowing that it was loosely based on the Manson family or was a story based in that location at that time would have held my interest stronger throughout the movie.

    It felt it was a bit self gratifying, but there were probably as many scenes that I enjoyed that I didn't. Spahn ranch and the Lancer shoot were probably the better parts of act I and II, while I didn't really care for Margot Robbie watching a film. The end really did tie it together though, I felt like the rest of the movie was lacking that suspense throughout it (apart from the Spahn ranch scene). It would not be as watchable or incite so many good reviews if the two male leads were cast differently however.

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    I really enjoyed once upon a time in Hollywood too. Knew just enough about it that it wasn't a complete wtf is this?!

    Was not expecting that ending though.

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    It : Chapter 2
    5/10

    odd, mismanaged character development and deliberate last minute direction is clearly evident in this over long 3 hour jump scare after jump scare scene points. The actors were good, some of Pennywise CGi and scenes ( the first brutal bridge scene and the little baseball girl scene ) were excellent , the rest of the jump scare CGI and mismatched plot points and character jumps were not. This definitely should been a 8 hour mini series and better character and scene setup. Instead we get some jump scare scene to jump scare setup and scene etc . Funnily enough i think McAvoy was miscast in this, despite his awesome acting credentials he was not Bill. Should have gone to a taller more awkward actor ?

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    Ad Astra 8/10

    slow burn near future space with Brad Pitt. The voiceover really was needed to be honest ( but had some odd unnecessary additions at times ) if not this would been even slower burn movie. But it was great if a bit difficult to watch at times.

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    In The Shadow of The Moon 5/10

    Was 8/10 for the first half - when the second half came and it suddenly became a racist woke genocide movie it quickly went down to nuggets. A perfect example of a movie that's only worth watching half way.

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    SirGrim wrote:
    In The Shadow of The Moon 5/10

    Was 8/10 for the first half - when the second half came and it suddenly became a racist woke genocide movie it quickly went down to nuggets. A perfect example of a movie that's only worth watching half way.
    It might've been better suited to a limited series too? Felt rushed.

    I agree it started off good, then went down hill...

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    Ad Astra - 2/5
    I struggled to stay awake during this woke space movie about emotionally distant astronauts caused by "toxic masculinity". Boring as sin; plot and characters are all unengaging. Cinematography, editing and music were all top notch, as was Brad Pitt's performance. If you want to watch a decent 2019 Pitt film then just see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Skip this one at the theatres for sure. (More like Ad ASStra!)

    Highlights:-
    • Pitt fighting a baboon who had tore an astronaut's face off.
    • Joseph Seed, the villain from Far Cry 5 shows up for 5 minutes, complete with the man bun he had in the game.
    Last edited by EvaUnit02; 6th October 2019 at 10:43 pm.

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    EvaUnit02 wrote:
    Ad Astra - 2/5
    I struggled to stay awake during this woke space movie about emotionally distant astronauts caused by "toxic masculinity". Boring as sin; plot and characters are all unengaging. Cinematography, editing and music were all top notch, as was Brad Pitt's performance. If you want to watch a decent 2019 Pitt film then just see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Skip this one at the theatres for sure. (More like Ad ASStra!)

    Highlights:-
    • Pitt fighting a baboon who had tore an astronaut's face off.
    • Joseph Seed, the villain from Far Cry 5 shows up for 5 minutes, complete with the man bun he had in the game.
    Sounds like I made the right choice not seeing this. Decided to wait for streaming. Apparently Disney delayed it to add the moon buggy sequence. Even then they knew it was a snore fest lol