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3 Days to Kill

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Hard film to review this, as I would never claim it is particularly good. The truth be told it is a mess. But what a wonderfully fun OTT mess. The tone is all over the place, but it has some really funny laugh out loud moments, and it is an entertaining watch.

22 Jump Street

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Another hilarious outing from the Jump Street team. Tatum and Hill are again really good in their roles and there are plenty of laughs. Also some great jokes poking fun at the idea of sequels and cliches in the buddy cop genre. The ending over the closing credits is also hilarious and is almost the highlight of the whole film.

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Though not the disaster that it was reported as, this hit and miss comedy, while having more misses still has enough big laughs to entertain. If nothing else the cameos are all great.

Maleficent

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Although visually stunning and Angelina Jolie does her best, this film is just let down by being so slow moving and dull. There is just not enough going on to fill out the relativley short running time to keep the interest. But does get the second star for the aforementioned visuals and Jolie.

Godzilla

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Really liked this new take on the Godzilla name. Builds everything up very nicely over the beginning and then lets loose with the carnage. Stays very dark throughout, but this does not take away from the film as it never becomes po faced or overly serious. The cast are all great, although one criticism is that some of them do not appear enough. But their mere presence elevates the non action scenes.

Edge of Tomorrow

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

After the led down from Tom Cruise's last sci-fi outing Obilivion, I did not have huge confidence going into this one. But I was pleasantly surprised as it is an excellent sci-fi action film. The script is great, the plot moves along brilliantly and makes sense throughout and the action and special effects are outstanding. But special praise to Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, whose on screen double act is a joy to behold and adds huge depth to proceedings. And to top it all, the humour is great and works well without upsetting tone.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Bryan Singer returns to the directors chair for the latest X men installment and it is great fun all together. More of a sequel to First Class with some added Wolverine and some cameoes, this works from the breathtaking first set piece to a wonderfully climatic finish. All the cast are uniformly great and no one is left short changed. Just great entertainment and what comic book films should be.

The Two Faces of January

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Solid enough little thriller this, helped by great performances by the three leads and beautiful greek locations. Is unpredicatable at times, and moves at slow deliberate pace which benefits the film.

Sabotage

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

What could have been a reasonable enough piece of action fluff, a completely nonsensical ending lets the whole thing quite madly. It did not have to be great, given what comes before, but it makes no sense, and takes what could have been a 3 star guilty pleasure and makes it a disappointing enough 2 star effort.

Frank

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Very good film here that while a comedy for the most part, actually turns into a real serious look at mental illness and the public perception of it. Michael Fassbender is amazing in the lead role, but Domhnail Gleeson is not far behind as the naive but potentially distruptive new member of the band.

Bad Neighbours

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

While not the laugh riot that it thinks it is, there is still enough laughs going to make this a solid if unremarkable watch. This is down mainly to a good cast who do a lot with very little.

Pompeii

Reviewed by vu1999uk

  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

While Paul WS Anderson continues to provide guilty pleasure with the Resident Evil series, everything else he does at the moment seems to be pretty awful and this poor effort is no exception. Laughably bad at times, with Kit Harrington struggling in the lead. Also Kiefer Sutherland almost doing a Kenneth Williams in Carry on Cleo impression, helps very little.