Friday, June 15, 2012

The Angel's Share

SF: This really surprised me. A film about a guy who develops an appreciation of whiskey whilst on community service. Normally I'd never have considered watching this but I'm glad I did. It never gives into cliche. Brilliantly funny and excellently executed. 8/10

50 Eggs: n/a

DonkeyB: Guess who's turn it was to choose the movie this week? Ken Loach doesn't make bad films. Laugh out loud funny after a very tough opening. It's terrific (that's my quote for the poster). 7.5/10

Overall: 7.75/10

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


SF: I had high expectations for Prometheus. Fortunately it does complement the previous Alien movies whilst carving its own ground. It is however lacking that spark and becomes a bit predictable. I still enjoyed most of it. Noomi Rapace was a fair lead but a special mention is deserved by Michael Fassbender for making David more than just sinister, for me he was the most interesting character carried the film. My main critique is there wasn't any tension which is a real let down. Ridley Scott not totally back on form but almost. 7/10

50 Eggs: This quasi prequel/reboot (Requel? Preboot?) put me in mind of Terminator Salvation, in that it never quite ties in with the feel and plot of it's predecessors. This is not on a par with Alien or Aliens. What it does boast is some excellent performances and breathtaking visuals. And that's why it's getting a generous 8/10

DonkeyB: Its boring. I mean really boring. Predictable, sub 2001 nonsense. Pretentious. It's possible that George Lucas was a script consultant. 4/10

Overall: 6.33/10

Friday, June 1, 2012

American Reunion

SF: I loved the first American pie. DonkeyB and I saw it together many many years ago. Sadly the sequels didn't hold up but that's to be expected. This still fell short of matching the first movie, but it was funny and entertaining enough to get a few laughs out of me. Expect the same shananigans as the other films. 6/10

50 Eggs: All I could think when watching this was that everyone had aged really really badly. Especially Buffy's lesbian friend. Mildly funny but wholly forgettable. Having said that, so long as they keep making these movies (while retaining the original cast) I will keep going to see them. 5.5/10

DonkeyB: More of the same. But not funny enough. 5/10

Overall: 5.5/10