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Captain Marvel (2019)
Captain Marvel (2019)
2019 | Action, Adventure
MCU does it again (0 more)
The wait till End Game (0 more)
Mar-Vel-ous
At this point Marvel can really do no wrong. When it comes to their movies (esp original ones) they have a formula that's worked well so far so why change it. Really we've not had a bad MCU movie since iron man 3 & thor 2 and even they were watchable and in parts mildly enjoyable. Here we have excellent action with just enough comedy to give people laughs without being silly and considering this is about shape changing aliens, silly was a possibility. But theres a good story at its core and nice character development with a few twists and turns to keep everyone interested. We also get Goose - the greatest space cat since Jonesy from Alien!!...2 good post credits scenes as per normal - 1 serious story one and 1 funny but worth sticking around for. The next month or so needs to fly past.
  
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Awix (2408 KP) rated Eighth Grade (2018) in Movies

Apr 30, 2019 (Updated Apr 30, 2019)  
Eighth Grade (2018)
Eighth Grade (2018)
2018 | Comedy
There's something a little bit ironic, don'cha think, about someone who got his start as a first-wave YouTuber making a film basically criticising the effects of social media on young people's lives, but hey, so it goes. Bo Burnham's feature debut as director is a forensically well-observed and excruciatingly difficult-to-watch comedy-drama about a teenage girl struggling to cope with the demands of modern life.

Very, very impressive performance from Elsie Fisher, who's in virtually every scene, and a witty and thoughtful script (Burnham again). May be of interest to future anthropologists in its detailing of the way that social media exacerbate generation gaps and generally prevent people from communicating with each other; one of several ironies the film points out. Manages to be bleak to the point of depressing for most of its duration but still turns it around for a credibly warm and quite moving conclusion. Very relatable no matter what year you were born in.
  
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Awix (2408 KP) rated 3 Faces (2018) in Movies

May 19, 2019 (Updated May 19, 2019)  
3 Faces (2018)
3 Faces (2018)
2018 | Comedy, Drama
6
6.0 (1 Ratings)
Movie Rating
Low-octane comedy-drama from Iran, as a film director and an actress (both playing themselves) set off to learn the fate of a teenage girl who has sent them a series of troubling messages. And... they drive around a lot, meet various locals, hear a lot of stories not strictly relevant to their investigation, and so on.

I went to see this with a friend of Iranian extraction and at the end I asked him if there was some kind of subtle cultural subtext going on I wasn't picking up on. And he said no, this is just a film with not much going on in it. The pace is ambling, at best, the tone curiously laid-back (the closest thing to a plot twist comes when a prize stud bull hurts its leg); there may be something going on about cultural and generational divides within Iran, but if so it's very obliquely presented. Not unpleasant to watch, but the entertainment value is ambient.
  
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Sarah (6073 KP) rated Father Ted in TV

Dec 23, 2018  
Father Ted
Father Ted
1995 | Comedy
9
7.9 (21 Ratings)
TV Show Rating
A classic
I grew up watching Father Ted and loved it then, and I can't believe that over 20 years on, the original few series are still being shown on tv. They really don't make sitcoms like this anymore, it's such a classic and can beat any modern day sitcoms hands down.

You'd never think a comedy about priests on a small island would work, but its absolutely hilarious - mainly due to a great script and a fantastic cast and characters. Ted, Dougal, Jack and Mrs Doyle are such loveable comedic characters, it's hard not to like this show.

It's showing it's age a little now, unsurprising consider it first came out in 1995. Its a shame really that they were never able to make any more series, but in a way this is probably better than them taking it too far (or god forbid doing a modern day series). But it's still brilliant.
  
The Hangover (2009)
The Hangover (2009)
2009 | Comedy
Better than expected
Contains spoilers, click to show
Well, first off, this was a lot funnier than I was expecting. It's a simple story of four friends, well sort off, who go to Las Vegas for one of their stag nights, but after being slipped something, they lose their memories of the night, as well as the groom and find a trail of destruction left in their wake! Including a baby, a tiger and stolen police car!

This "Who Done it" scenario is played to comic effect quite well but there's nothing to justify the film's reputation. It's funny in parts and the performances are quite believable as the bazaar situations play out but in the end, the final is pay off doesn't work for me, being somewhat of an any climax. But having said that, it does try to deliver a message or two about relationships and has its moments but overall I wanted more comedy and less moralising whilst trying to be as gross as possible.

Not half bad thoughÂ…
  
Downsizing (2017)
Downsizing (2017)
2017 | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Downsizing
The premise of this film is amazing... and if it had only delivered what was promised, it would have been outstanding. As it is, the story fizzles out and splutters along aimlessly. There was more connection between Paul (Matt Damon) and Dusan (Christopher Walken) than there was between Paul and Ngoc Lan (Hong Chau). From looking at houses to please his wife, to being socially 'good' to please Ngoc Lan, Paul just seemed to be a wanderer who flitted from one scene to the next, but not feeling deeply enough about anything to really take an interest.

And then we have the whole Norwegian colony - that could have been superb, but instead was 'downsized' itself into a cult. Such a shame.


I was really looking forward to this, and didn't realise it was listed as comedy. That's probably a good thing, because I didn't find much of it funny!

Such an interesting concept, I would recommend viewing it, just so you know.
  
Christopher Robin (2018)
Christopher Robin (2018)
2018 | Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Gentle family comedy-drama probably isn't anything really special, but compared to Peter Rabbit (which it has a number of similarities to) it looks like 2001: A Space Odyssey or Seven Samurai (or whatever you think one of History's Great Films is). Christopher Robin lives through the Second World War, grows up to become an unhappy office drone in danger of losing his soul; Pooh Bear and the other stuffed animals manifest to help him remember the Important Things in Life.

No real surprises, to be honest, but it's well-made, quite well-played, reasonably well-written, and it doesn't try to make Winnie the Pooh 'contemporary' or 'irreverent'. Some parts of it are genuinely quite sweet, others funny (Mark Gatiss' hairpiece always seems about to take on a CGI life of its own). Hardly essential viewing, but the whole family could probably watch this together and have a decent time doing so.
  
The Afterlife of Walter Augustus
The Afterlife of Walter Augustus
Hannah Lynn | 2018 | Contemporary, Fiction & Poetry, Humor & Comedy
9
9.0 (1 Ratings)
Book Rating
Theory of afterlife (4 more)
Comedy
Love
Uplifting
Supernatural
Ghosts, love and cake
Walter is stick in limbo in the interim, a period of afterlife where you remain until everyone who knew him dies. All his loved ones have moved to yhe final stage of afterlife and he wants to go with them but a book of poems he wrote has been found by a stranger. Now she knows his name he is stuck for longer.

The story follows him and the women who found the book, Letty. She is a sad character who you want things to turn out good for.

The theory of the afterlife is fabulous and made me question whether I would want to stay there forever and be remembered or if I would want to risk moving into the final afterlife.

The characters made me want to shake them into being braver at times but are endearing. The plot is a bit crazy but there are lots of laughs and it is very creative.
  
The Expendables 3 (2014)
The Expendables 3 (2014)
2014 | Action
Mumble Mumble Mumble Part 3
PG-13, PG-13, PG-13!!!!!! Why 😓 , why couldnt this one be rating R like the other ones, i just dont understand.

The Plot: Mercenary leader Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) and the rest of the Expendables team reunite when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) hires them for a seemingly easy job. But things go terribly wrong, compelling the mercenaries to seek revenge for a comrade's murder. With the odds against them, Barney and his team are hell-bent on payback and cut a path of destruction through opposing forces, only to encounter an unexpected threat: six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium.

So which 80's star is in this one? Kellan Lutz, who? Ohh he played Emmett Cullen in the Twight Franchise. Glen Powell, who? Ohh, Im not sure who this is.

Anyways its a good movie, good action, good comedy and over a good time.
  
A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)
A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)
2017 | Comedy
Very funny (0 more)
Before watching this film, I thought it was a spin-off to the Bad Mom's film series, I did not realise it is actually the sequel to the original film. I was a bit dubious as to how this movie would entertain, as most sequels tend to be worse than the original. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the Christmas version as it bested the first film. In my opinion, the comedy was top-notch (no surprise considering the immense cast). I would definitely recommend this film, though please take note of the age certification - it is 15 for a reason! I don't think you need to have seen the first film in order to watch this sequel. I couldn't remember the content first film despite remembering watching it at the cinema with my mum. There's only one small scene which ties the first film into it but you get the gist of what happened.