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Most TV Christmas movies are bad, but this one is a special kind of bad. You like multiple musical montages? Annoying characters and bad dialogue? What about soul-shattering cringey moments and a copycat Groundhog Day story? If you do, then this one's for you.
6 years 7 months ago
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I wasn't expecting a masterpiece or anything, but having just watched the original Poltergeist before this remake, I'm pretty disappointed.

Sure it tries hard to pay tribute to what made the original good, but it fails every time. Kennedi Clements has nothing on Heather O'Rourke and no one else really stands out in this vapid and unnecessary experiment.

The special effects are pretty good, but weak in a few spots. Disappointingly, there are also way too many jump scares and they're of the very frustrating kind.

I don't think anyone asked for or needed a Poltergeist remake and no one in this production seems to have gone out of their way to prove everybody wrong.
7 years 8 months ago
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After the mediocre results of Poltergeist II: The Other Side, I don't think anyone needed or even wanted Poltergeist III. While it's nice having Heather O'Rourke come back (she looks a little off however) as well as Zelda Rubinstein, there's little to get excited about.

Special effects are actually quite good, but there's absolutely no scare factor in Poltergeist III. I ended up laughing most of the time at failed attempts and while it's already been noted, the amount of times Carol-Anne is called by name is positively agonizing.

There's a clear downgrade also in the music department without Jerry Goldsmith providing the score.

Poltergeist III is just a tired and soulless mess that only gets worse as it goes on.
7 years 8 months ago
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Not too sure what happened here, but it's not pretty. Watching Matthew McConaughey ham it up is fun enough I guess, but there's nothing scary or funny about this TCM sequel. Not to mention the really bizarre storyline.
7 years 9 months ago
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Pretty successful TPB movie in my books. One thing that's very apparent is that it's probably the darkest and grimmest of all TPB entries, including the show and that's fine with me.

The jokes don't land 100% of the time, but there are enough good scenes to make any TPB fan happy.
8 years 1 month ago
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Features one of the biggest WTF climaxes from a movie that isn't a thriller or a horror movie for me personally.

I think the comment about the actors coming off a bit hammy is due to the fact that this movie was originally a play which feature performances that are usually more exaggerated (at least the ones that I've seen).

The opening scene is pretty weak though, but tough it out and you'll be rewarded.
8 years 2 months ago
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A series of different stories set in the city of Toronto with middling to bad results. There's pretty much nothing memorable about any of the stories and the acting/writing comes off as pretty weak at times.
8 years 2 months ago
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It definitely has its moments, but there are more than enough jokes that don't work here. While Mike Clattenburg and the gang try to work in some of what made the show so great, there's a lot of juvenile and over-the-top humour that just feels out of place.

Permanent marker? Piss car chases? Randy in a dress (where's the Smoky outfit?)? That's not TPB to me.

All the same, there are some great moments that are worth seeing at least once for any Trailer Park Boys fan.
8 years 2 months ago
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It's not terrible, but it's certainly far away from what made the series so great. There's a heavier emphasis on swearing in "creative" ways and it recycles jokes a bit too much. Still, it has its moments and as a finale (before TPB ended up on Netflix), you can definitely do worse.
8 years 2 months ago
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With three pretty great actresses, this movie is a complete wasted opportunity.
8 years 2 months ago
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This isn't just a bad sequel, it's a bad movie period. The acting is amateurish, the cinematography is trash and the story is as predictable as a bowl of Corn Flakes. Legally Blondes is bargain bin trash and Reese Witherspoon probably wishes she could scrape this title from her filmography (she was a producer).
8 years 2 months ago
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Very disappointing as a Jackie Chan fan. The humour rarely works and most of the drama is of the painfully melodramatic kind.

Most importantly though, the only action that's worthwhile in the entire film is in the final 15-20 minutes. The fight which takes places in an underground factory almost feels like a legit Jackie Chan movie, but it's quickly forgotten in the disappointing climax.

Stick to Armour of God and Operation Condor.
8 years 3 months ago
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Cake was like watching a big pity party with Jennifer Aniston in the middle. While I do think that Aniston did a great job in her role, that alone doesn't make this a great film. Not a terrible one, but not a great one either.
8 years 3 months ago
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Relatively interesting if you're a fan of Trailer Park Boys. Annemarie Cassidy isn't that great of a narrator and her dialogue sounds pretty contrived, but thankfully you don't really hear her that much.

The best bits are with Mike Clattenburg and his commentary into where the humour and style of Trailer Park Boys come from.
8 years 3 months ago
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If your idea of funny is high school-level burns and Jason Biggs making a fool of himself yet again, give My Best Friend's Girl a chance.
8 years 3 months ago
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Sequels get a pretty bad wrap but this one certainly deserves it. Unless you're looking for a laugh, ignore this one.
8 years 3 months ago
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Pretty impressed with this one. The movie is presented as if it's a real tape that was found of an actual abduction with interviews thrown in every once in a while to keep things immersive.

It came out before The Blair Witch Project popularized the found footage genre and you'd actually think that Alien Abduction inspired it, especially with one scene in particular.

My advice, go into it with an open mind. Turn off all the lights in the house, close the blinds/curtains and just watch. There's a good amount of suspense and there's not a single jump scare to be found either.
8 years 9 months ago
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An Australian Wolverine? Please.
9 years ago
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It's a shame that Maxine Bahns ruins a couple of scenes with her inexperienced acting. Besides that it's really not that bad a movie.
9 years ago
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Just an amateurish production that neither Paul Rudd or Reese Witherspoon could save.
9 years 1 month ago
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Lend a Paw (1941) is the superior film although this one is still pretty cute.
9 years 1 month ago
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Philip Seymour Hoffman dominates here. Not a flashy movie but very good.
9 years 1 month ago
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One of the lesser Harry Potter films in my opinion. It's no disaster or anything, but definitely not as good as the first.
9 years 1 month ago
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Lots of stuff wrong with this one. Still trying to get over Will.i.am playing a superhero.
9 years 1 month ago
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Interesting to note that Looney Tunes' Bug Bunny was inspired by Max Hare.
9 years 2 months ago

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