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Loved it and wasn't familiar with the original stage show. Wonderfully staged songs reminded me of classic musicals.
2 years 11 months ago
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Painful viewing - had to watch it in 5 parts...
3 years 1 month ago
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Very well made for the time but really hard to get through - my mind kept drifting - the pause button is your friend.
3 years 2 months ago
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I love this film.

It played with conventions. Situations arise that have come up in hundreds of films so you think something bad is coming up, then it will switch and go in a new direction.

Also, if you're a creative person, there is a joy in watching somebody create and collaborate with others on a project.
6 years 4 months ago
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This spin-off from the Bad Boys franchise has very little in common with the previous, Will Smith-starring movies.
7 years 6 months ago
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SATELLITE PHONE!... YOU NEED A SATELLITE PHONE!!!
8 years 3 months ago
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Can't believe it took me 16 years to watch this. Loved it. Thought I knew what would happen at the end but I was wrong!
8 years 3 months ago
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I preferred all the initial futuristic trains, medical scenes and Western parts, to the ending 30 - 40 minutes. There are a lot of parallels with Crichton's Jurassic Park.
8 years 4 months ago
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Great Start. Good Ending. Dragged a lot in the middle. I should maybe have seen the TV show first.
8 years 4 months ago
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So many feels.
8 years 4 months ago
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I kind of let this movie off a little bit for the super-dated effects. The whole film looks a little cheap. There is A LOT of time spent on Lois and Clarks relationship, which felt a bit like they were padding out the plot.
About spoiler They could have cut ALL the Lex Luthor bits.
I did enjoy the movie overall. Christopher Reeve does some great character acting, with noticeably different characteristics for Clark and Kal-El. The film does, however, show it's age.
8 years 4 months ago
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I didn't come away humming or even remembering any of the songs, which is kind of what you want from a musical.
8 years 4 months ago
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Loved the original concept, but it was wasted on the central relationship, which I couldn't get on board with at all. However, I enjoyed the film overall and some of the shots were really lovely. I'm going to look out for some similar material by the director.
8 years 4 months ago
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A few slower moments here and there, but otherwise I was gripped for the whole runtime, and spoiler

Definitely worthy of all the praise it is receiving and very pretty to look at.
8 years 4 months ago
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Some genuine, laugh out loud moments. It starts out a little slow but the whole party set-piece is full of laughs. Some great cameos as well.
8 years 4 months ago
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I could easily have watched another 2 or 3 hours of this. When it finished I was thinking "Wait, there's more!" Another 20 years they could have covered.
Some reviews said it was over-long, but I believe this is one of the few 2.5 hours films that completely earns every second of its run time. Not a boring moment.
It probably helps that I was learning a lot of the story for the first time. Those who know the story already might not enjoy the movie as much.
Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr. does an amazing job for his first film, and all the actors greatly resemble who they should be playing, which really immerses you in the film.
Loved it, one of my favourites of 2015.
8 years 4 months ago
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Equilibrium didn't mess with my head as much as The Matrix did, but did give me the same feeling that is missing from more recent films.
Certainly better than the matrix sequels.
The gun action is amazing and really carries the film.
I also loved all the sci-fi landscapes, that manage to not look too dated.
A great entry in the sci-fi genre.
8 years 4 months ago
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The Hateful Eight is okay. I enjoyed watching it. It's an average, maybe slightly above average 6/10 movie.
The dialogue is great, and plot developments do keep your attention for the whole film, but I did watch in two sittings.
Critics mentioned this was one of Tarantino's most gruesome films but I didn't find it any worse than Inglorious Basterds or Django.
The film is just too long and needed to be reined in a bit.
8 years 4 months ago
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I liked this a lot. Very enjoyable drama. Fits well with Steve Jobs' biography.
The different sections allow the film to cover different parts of Jobs' life without dragging on or going in to too much detail.
Michael Fassbender inhabits the character of Jobs well. Aaron Sorkin's writing is as good as ever. You don't really notice Danny Boyle's direction.
8 years 4 months ago
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I enjoyed it. Everyone was good, apart from Steve Carell who was distracting and trying too hard (I don't know the guy he was portraying, so maybe he was spot on?).

The editing was bad. I noticed a few times people reaching for the same glass in different shots and there being some dodgy continuity.

Reminded me of Wolf of Wall Street and The Social Network but the subject matter isn't as interesting and so it probably won't get a re-watch.
8 years 4 months ago
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The pause button is your friend on this one.

I watched the whole thing in one sitting. I SAW all of it but I'm not sure how much I understood.

Monk is a painter's apprentice, naked pagan party, civil war and a hour on making a bell. I think that was it?
8 years 4 months ago
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I really enjoyed it from start to finish. It certainly lived up to the hype and I got really emotional during the beginning crawl.
I loved all the new characters and seeing the old characters slowly appear. The action, shot choices and humour were all spot on.
The plot was very similar to the original trilogy, BUT, I think they needed this to set up their new trilogy, remembering that this will be a LOT of the general public's first Star Wars film.
The only things I had a problem with were another death star, orange-lady-yoda-2.0, Kylo Ren taking off his mask (they could have created a real mysticism) and spoiler
I agree with EMPIRE magazine's 4 out of 5 stars. The Force Awakens is setting up for their stronger part-two.
8 years 5 months ago
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(Distinct lack of) Tokyo story.
8 years 5 months ago
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Reminded me of Hocus Pocus, Jumanji, Small Soldiers, Casper, that sort of level - Kid's scary movie, with some teen romance, but can be enjoyed by adults as well. For fans of the books who are now all grown up.
8 years 5 months ago
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It was okay but the joke count is very low. Also half an hour too long.
8 years 5 months ago

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