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  • Movie Reviews | Thoughts On Film | Movie News, Movie Reviews, Movie Trailers - Page 5
    Karukoski February 21 2015 Festivals Movie Reviews 1 GFF 2015 While We re Young Ben Stiller heads up Noah Baumbach s latest dramedy which opens this year s Glasgow Film Festival February 21 2015 Festivals Movie Reviews 0 A Most Violent Year Movie Review Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain star in this handsomely made crime drama from writer director J C Chandor Margin Call All Is Lost January 22 2015 Movie Reviews New Releases 0 The Gambler 2015 Movie Review Mark Wahlberg gives an admirably committed performance in this slick if fairly insubstantial remake of the 1974 James Caan film January 22 2015 Movie Reviews New Releases 0 Ex Machina Movie Review Domhnall Gleeson Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander star in this slick thought provoking sci fi about artificial intelligence January 21 2015 Movie Reviews New Releases 0 Into the Woods Movie Review Meryl Streep Anna Kendrick Emily Blunt and James Corden are among the star studded cast of Disney s latest musical But is it any good January 11 2015 Movie Reviews New Releases 0 Taken 3 Movie Review Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills in this obligatory and lazy sequel January 11 2015 Movie Reviews New Releases 0 Get On Up Movie Review Rising star Chadwick Boseman is phenomenal in this lively biopic of the Godfather of Soul James Brown December 01 2014 Movie Reviews New Releases 0 The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Movie Review Jennifer Laerence is once again terrific in this more melancholic but no less compelling installment in The Hunger Games franchise December 01 2014 Movie Reviews New Releases First Previous 3 4 5 6 7 Next Last Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter TOF UK on Twitter Follow TOF UK 405 people follow TOF UK NadiaHon DocShort SmokeyB Emfounda CinemaCo Artsploi

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  • The Awakening Movie Review | Thoughts On Film
    now she s only really had the chance to shine in supporting roles with the likes of The Town Vicky Christina Barcelona The Prestige and Frost Nixon It s always great to see such a talented actress get her due So with it doing so much right what stops The Awakening from being truly great cinema Two words the ending Just when you ve been led to believe that this film is going to shy away from the cliches of a lot of these types of horrors the ending comes along and throws a spanner in the works It s not exactly a spoiler to say there is a twist to the story indeed more than meets the eye but it s not only the idea of what the twist is itself that s irritating but the way it handled feels really clunky and fails to offer any sort of satisfying resolution because its attention is firmly on trying to shock you The fact that the film was so solid up until that point makes the turning point all the more frustrating What is an otherwise subtle quietly effective are they real are they not ghost story is weighed down by a trite contrived twist ending There s still enough there to make it a worthwhile watch but it s unfortunately not the great film it had the potential to be This review was previously published at Blog Critics movie review the awakening About the Author I m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 7 years of experience writing for various different websites In addition to my running editing and writing for Thoughts On Film I am also the freelance Film TV editor for Scotland based student magazine website Scotcampus I have a passion for all types of

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  • The Deep Blue Sea (2011) Movie Review | Thoughts On Film
    what the stage can do rather than the screen It s one of those films where you have to just be accepting of the deliberately slow and steady pace which is almost set in motion by the ticking clock heard at the start It takes its time focusing more on the characters and the staging rather than a lot of things constantly going on a film of people in small rooms confronting one another and delving into issues that are not usually broached in normal polite conversation There s a lot here to like here from the three main performances by Weisz Hiddleston and Beale to the sumptuous music gorgeous cinematography and expertly crafted atmosphere But there s something oddly old fashioned about the film and that has nothing to do with the period 50s setting the way its put together the transitions the dialogue the overall melodrama all make it seem like it s from decades ago While that may transport you in some ways it nevertheless in 2011 feels a little dated This review was previously published at Blog Critics movie review the deep blue sea About the Author I m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 7 years of experience writing for various different websites In addition to my running editing and writing for Thoughts On Film I am also the freelance Film TV editor for Scotland based student magazine website Scotcampus I have a passion for all types of cinema and have a particular love for foreign language film especially South Korean and Japanese cinema Favourite films include The Big Lebowski Pulp Fiction and 2001 A Space Odyssey Twitter Facebook Related Posts Tweet Leave A Response Click here to cancel reply Name required Email required Website Comment Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On

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  • The Rum Diary Movie Review | Thoughts On Film
    one of a kind director Terry Gilliam you can t help but wish he was the one who made The Rum Diary instead Perhaps that s being a tad unfair to the film and its veteran writer director as Robinson has produced a perfectly serviceable if unremarkable adaptation with Depp on solid form somewhat restained from his usual wackiness and a great array of diverse characters that pop up and do their thing when needed Giovanni Ribisi as a drug taking weirdo who regularly listens to Hitler speeches on record is particularly funny Sure the film cruises along well under the speed limit when it should be going all out more frequently but there s a feeling that this was a piece of cinema made with the best of intentions and a true love for the source material even if it fails to entirely capture it on screen The Rum Diary feels like a watered down version of much more provocative and dangerous material and it doesn t hold together as well as it should with plot strands left open left right and centre But I still found it a serviceable watchable exploration of personal literary identity and an admirable ode to an incomparable author This review was previously published at Blog Critics movie review the rum diary About the Author I m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 7 years of experience writing for various different websites In addition to my running editing and writing for Thoughts On Film I am also the freelance Film TV editor for Scotland based student magazine website Scotcampus I have a passion for all types of cinema and have a particular love for foreign language film especially South Korean and Japanese cinema Favourite films include The Big Lebowski Pulp Fiction and

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  • Immortals Movie Review | Thoughts On Film
    ill timed It doesn t hold together as a cohesive whole This wouldn t matter as much if the action itself was revolutionary or even genuinely thrilling But with the exception of a few key scenes in which the action is truly dazzling for its special effects heavy stylization and use of slow motion more than anything else it is rather repetitive and even generic in a way perhaps because we ve seen this type of thing done before a lot better namely in the aforementioned 300 However underwhelming the action may be as a whole the same can t be said for Tarsem s visual style While his strength might not be in pace or great action he certainly as a style all his own his first film The Cell and particularly his previous film The Fall are visually unique and Immortals is certainly no exception It s certainly refreshing to see a big budget Hollywood action film stand out from the crowd Tarsem as well as brother screenwriting team Vlas and Charley Parlapanides also do a solid job of allowing us to take the story completely seriously Whereas something like this past summer s Thor accomplished the same thing with a sense of humour Immortals plays it straight faced and so its world is believable in context Even when the costumes appear over the top and often silly the gold outfits of the Gods are not entirely convincing on their own if you buy into the overall story then you can believe in the things that inhabit it The cast is also quite impressive from Henry Cavill as Theseus our new Superman in the upcoming Man of Steel Freida Pinto as the Phaedra the Virgin Oricle who can see the future and particularly Mickey Rourke as King Hyperion making for a truly intimidating baddie that you can actually understand why he d be such a formidable enemy for our slave heroes It s almost more annoying for a film to have some strong redeeming qualities with some overshadowing weaknesses dragging it down than one that is bad all round simply because it s a case of massive wasted potential Unfortunately Immortals is one of those films a movie with some very cool moments a solid cast and an amazing visual style virtually squandered by a often painfully sluggish pace and been there done that action A real shame This review was previously published at Blog Critics immortals movie review About the Author I m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 7 years of experience writing for various different websites In addition to my running editing and writing for Thoughts On Film I am also the freelance Film TV editor for Scotland based student magazine website Scotcampus I have a passion for all types of cinema and have a particular love for foreign language film especially South Korean and Japanese cinema Favourite films include The Big Lebowski Pulp Fiction and 2001 A Space Odyssey Twitter Facebook Related

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  • Straw Dogs (2011) Movie Review | Thoughts On Film
    the locals start acting strange and taking advantage There are two main problems with the remake of Straw Dogs the first of which is the cast While in the original Dustin Hoffman was entirely believable as the awkward slightly shy mathematician who is forced to come out of his shell so to speak it s very hard to buy such a good looking Hollywood leading man like James Cyclops Marsden in the role Other miscast actors who are about as believable are Skarsgard as the all too friendly Charlie and James Woods as a drunk protective father It s a big problem when the characters the film relies heavily on are so thinly drawn and miscast The second major issue with this particular remake is that it wants to be very much like the original in one sense often lifting chunks straight from it but also tries to be its own entity It sits in this strange middle ground where it s annoying both because it stays true to the original and changes it up at times trying to have its cake and eat it too It also loses a lot of what made the original film so daring and gripping in the first place ironing out the creases which may not have been pulled off impeccably I certainly don t think the original is perfect but were what made it distinctive and memorable one way or the other In a weird way the remake is by the numbers in its attempts to be dangerous predictable in its methods of trying to be controversial even the crucial rape scene is mishandled and ineffective And in its manufactured ruggedness and penchant for the overblown is peculiarly ridiculous at times something a film about such tough subject matter shouldn t be Sporting a lot of the bark but none of the bite of the original the Straw Dogs remake doesn t work for a number of reasons not the least of which is the constant question it begs particularly to fans of the original why This review was previously published at Blog Critics movie reviews straw dogs About the Author I m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 7 years of experience writing for various different websites In addition to my running editing and writing for Thoughts On Film I am also the freelance Film TV editor for Scotland based student magazine website Scotcampus I have a passion for all types of cinema and have a particular love for foreign language film especially South Korean and Japanese cinema Favourite films include The Big Lebowski Pulp Fiction and 2001 A Space Odyssey Twitter Facebook Related Posts Tweet Leave A Response Click here to cancel reply Name required Email required Website Comment Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter TOF UK on Twitter Follow TOF UK 405 people follow TOF UK NadiaHon DocShort SmokeyB Emfounda CinemaCo Artsploi Beggar M greekman RonaWill gilliany Latest Reviews Hush Movie Review April 18 2016 0

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  • Tower Heist Movie Review | Thoughts On Film
    enough one of the writers Ted Griffin actually co wrote Ocean s Eleven But on its own merits this is an enjoyable film where you actually shockingly care about the characters and their quest for monetary revenge This is helped largely by a likeable ensemble cast including a solid Ben Stiller a hit or miss actor as of late and a surprisingly good Eddie Murphy returning to comedic form after such clunkers as Meet Dave Imagine That and Norbit Other supporting players include Matthew Broderick Casey Affleck another Ocean s connection Michael Peña and Gabourey Sidibe who I m glad to see getting more roles after her amazing debut turn in Precious here displaying her evidently sharp funny bone Each of the cast get their chance to throw in one liners each bring something slightly different to the comedic table Another reason I actually cared about the characters being successful in their endeavour is the real world drama behind their being wronged People have been defrauded and lost their money in similar situations and the film uses that as a basis for motivation even if it s for a quite preposterous set of events That gives it a sense of weight which other similar movies might not have As happens with a lot of these types of movies Tower Heist suffers from going too far into the ridiculous The overall premise is slightly ridiculous in and of itself but it s at least somewhat believable in its own weird way But as it progresses the film is guilty of taking it too far one point in particular involving how the gang of thieves are going to finally pull off the job is too absurd and over the top to be convincing even within the film s own world So while it might not be redrawing the blueprint for heist movies and might veer into the ludicrous more than it should Tower Heist is nonetheless an entertaining caper with a good cast and pretty consistent laughs One of the biggest pleasant surprises of 2011 This review was previously published at Blog Critics movie reviews tower heist About the Author I m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 7 years of experience writing for various different websites In addition to my running editing and writing for Thoughts On Film I am also the freelance Film TV editor for Scotland based student magazine website Scotcampus I have a passion for all types of cinema and have a particular love for foreign language film especially South Korean and Japanese cinema Favourite films include The Big Lebowski Pulp Fiction and 2001 A Space Odyssey Twitter Facebook Related Posts Tweet Leave A Response Click here to cancel reply Name required Email required Website Comment Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter TOF UK on Twitter Follow TOF UK 405 people follow TOF UK NadiaHon DocShort SmokeyB Emfounda CinemaCo Artsploi Beggar M greekman RonaWill gilliany Latest Reviews Hush Movie Review April 18 2016 0

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  • Anonymous Movie Review | Thoughts On Film
    at different ages What may be the most ridiculous thing about Anonymous is that it comes to us courtesy of director Roland Emmerich How does the man behind such noisy blockbuster fair as Independence Day The Day After Tomorrow Godzilla 10 000 BC and most recently 2012 make a historical film about Shakespeare There s something very strange and in a way very refreshing that a director who is known for one brand of filmmaking would step so outside his comfort zone Having said that it doesn t exactly take a cinephile to look at Anonymous and see some of Emmerich s bombastic sensibilities at play Anonymous has and will continue to annoy Shakespeare historians and fans alike if not for purporting that Shakespeare never wrote any of his own works then for bastardising the literary legend with such an unapologetically loud and in your face piece of fluff entertainment And that s all it is at the end of the day an over the top bombastic throwaway film Not exactly great cinema but as historically inaccurate films go you could certainly do a lot worse This review was previously published at Blog Critics anonymous movie reviews About the Author I m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 7 years of experience writing for various different websites In addition to my running editing and writing for Thoughts On Film I am also the freelance Film TV editor for Scotland based student magazine website Scotcampus I have a passion for all types of cinema and have a particular love for foreign language film especially South Korean and Japanese cinema Favourite films include The Big Lebowski Pulp Fiction and 2001 A Space Odyssey Twitter Facebook Related Posts Tweet Leave A Response Click here to cancel reply Name required Email required

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