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Horrible Bosses 2

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Have to say it's been a long time since I laughed so hard at a cinema. It's not smart, it's not clever, but it is very funny. The 3 lads are again amazingly good together and the supporting cast all do their jobs great.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part One

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

While nothing too bad, this is a big disappointment in the Hunger Games series. Despite being just over two hours long, the whole thing drags quite badly. All the action is low key, and most is off screen. Just feels like a bit of a filler film, before things pick up in the second part. But, that all being said, I am still giving it two stars because the film does deal with some fairly heavy subjects, and does so well. Also Jennifer Lawrence as usual is brilliant as Katniss. It's just a pity some of the supporting cast have little more than cameos, Woody Harleson in particular is criminally underused.

STANDBY

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

While nothing earth shattering, there is still plenty to like about this low budget Irish Romantic Comedy. It never really has too many laugh out loud moments, but it is just so sweet and nice, that you can't help smiling throughout. The two leads are great and Dublin has never looked better.

What We Do in the Shadows

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Hilarious mockumentary that looks at the lives of flat sharing vampires. The jokes are great, the actors are all on top form and it manages to put enough emotion and pathos into proceedings, so when it does go a bit more serious, it handles it all very well, and is actually quite moving.

Nightcrawler

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Jake Gyllenhall is outstanding in the lead role of this thriller. He is scarily good as a amoral man, who becomes a nightcrawler (a ambulance chaser) on the streets of LA. Although completely unlikable, Gyllenhall makes the character compelling and one you are intrigued on how he will progress. Also has great moments of tension, particularly as it builds nicely to its finale.

Say When

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

While the great cast do their best, in particular Sam Rockwell in a nice supporting role, this film is very ordinary and forgettable. The whole plot is just weird and not in a good way. In a bad, does not make sense way. There are few laughs, and no real drama. But the cast do save it somewhat and gives it its second star.

Interstellar

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Quite simply put, one of the best (if not the best) films of the year. A science fiction film, that is both amazing to look at with fantastic visuals, but also has a great plot that is not afraid to tackle some major ideas. Always manages to stay away from going that little bit too far with the plot, so it always remains serious, and never gets too "out there". the cast are universally excellent, and somehow it does not feel anywhere near as long as it's three hour duration. Just shows, that with an original idea, you can make a great big budget film.

Horns

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Interesting little horror film that is tough to describe. Daniel Radcliffe is great as the lead, and what starts as something similar to the recent Gone Girl, goes off in another weird direction. Not all of it works, and some of it seems too disjointed. But it has a nice nightmarish feel throughout and is daring to be something different.

The Pact

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Nice slow burning horror film. Takes it time to build up the tension up nicely, and refuses to resort to loud noise scares which means the tension remains throughout. It all builds to a thrilling finale, which plays well with the rest of the film. A nice surprise.

The Judge

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Really enjoyable film this with outstanding performances by the two leads. The trial aspect of the film, is only one of the many parts that the film juggles together nicely. Plus it has some great moments of humour throughout the film to make sure things never get too heavy.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

By no means the horrible mess that we were warned about, this is still no great shakes. Dodgy CGI and some poor plotting dominate proceedings. But it is saved somewhat by a great turn by Will Arnett, and some great voice work by the actors voicing the turtles (especially Michalangeo). Is funny at least, and certainly not boring.

The Calling

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Solid enough crime thriller, which is greatly helped by a strong cast. Is not afraid to be slow moving and to take its time to tell a story. But never goes beyond watchable despite all the good efforts.