Trying too hard. Thinking of great ideas but executing them in a poor fashion. Tipping the hat to everything that has come before it. Terminator Genisys ticks all the boxes you would expect from a re-sequ-make-boot but unlike most, the good outweighs the bad. Just about. Continue reading Terminator Genisys Review
Do not go and see this movie if you want to be informed. Do not go and see this movie if you’re looking for in depth reflections on society. Certainly do not go and see this film based on the presence of Tom Hardy alone. Go and see this film if you appreciate an art form that we thought was lost, the good action film. Go and see this film if you appreciate a visual spectacle that outdoes any of the cartoon CG silliness we get spoon fed these days. Go and see this film if…. Just see this film.
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Now this, this is well and truly an unfairly forgotten film. Not exactly a box office smash on release, Go is a fantastically well put together title from screenwriter John August and director Doug Liman. That’s right, remember him? Doug Liman who can’t decide if he wants to be the director of excellent action fare like Edge Of Tomorrow or The Bourne Identity or mindless drivel like Jumper or Mr & Mrs Smith. Before all of that though he exploded on the scene with Swingers and to me, peaked with this gem. Continue reading Flicks On Flix – Go
We all had those films, back in the day of VHS, the ones we watched so much that you could nearly hear the tape crying out for mercy as the heads dragged it through its paces for the umpteenth time. For me there were several but I would think The Edge was one of the few I managed to run more than one copy of ragged. I can’t count how many times I rented it when a trip to Xtra Vision for a new release came up fruitless and when we finally managed to catch it on TV and record it the already worn tape it was recorded on began a journey that it would do well to survive. I guess what I’m trying to say is, The Edge is an absolutely fantastic watch that you’ll want to see again.
Browsing through Netflix in more detail than I ever have before last week it struck me how many films are there but could so easily be overlooked. Obviously most will look for recent content on the site and consider the convenience their money’s worth, but there’s a treasure trove of content on their that won’t be pushed on your recommendations and you probably won’t find it without searching. So here on I’m Talkin’ Here you’ll find the best of Netflix that you didn’t even know was there, starting today with 2011’s neat action flick, Blitz.
Continue reading Flicks On Flix – Blitz
With the advent of technology and a world of resources at our fingertips, humans have never had more instant access to intelligence. Of course with great power comes great responsibility and once you’ve lost your tenth pub argument to the ever-editable Wikipedia you realise that this intelligence comes with a pinch of salt. One industry that has been hugely affected by it however is the film industry; movie-mistakes.com, behind the scenes temperaments, on set affairs and more – you could argue we know too much with regards to the celluloid experience these days. But is it really a bad thing?
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Full spoilers for Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead below.
Better Call Saul S01E03 – “Nacho”
In only 3 episodes Better Call Saul has completely set itself out on its own while simultaneously containing the same highly intelligent writing and humour that made Breaking Bad such a great show. It is telling that after this week I may even be ready to stop referencing BB within the first paragraph of these reviews, such is the strength of BCS on its own.
With the impending release of Call Of Duty – Advanced Warfare it seems appropriate to have a look back at the Call Of Duty (COD) legacy. It’s a storied one, a controversial one and I doubt I’ll make new friends here, but let’s see how we do.