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Barraoc

Celluloid Junkie - 4489 Rankings

Member Since: Mar 8, 2012

Location: Meath, Ireland

Bio: I'm a cinema fan, movie buff, film fanatic, take your pick. For the past year or two I've written a mini review for everything I've watched. I like most genres but must admit to finding musicals painful. I just don't get why they're singing...

I write, work as a software engineer, and was formerly a cinema projectionist.

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60 T5 The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971) - Aug 19, 2017
"The Blood on Satan's Claw was originally envisioned as a three-part anthology, and I can't help but wonder if it would have been better if they kept it like that. As it stands, the plot is all over the place, and the ending is a serious letdown. It is entertaining despite its flaws though."
50 T3 The Circle (2017) - Aug 19, 2017
"Okay, for what it is, but it's been done better elsewhere and with more of a clear message."
70 T7 Prime Suspect 1973 (2017) - Aug 19, 2017
"Featuring Stefanie Martini as the young Jane Tennison, Prime Suspect 1973 gets off to a great start. Then ITV decides not to renew it. Ah well..."
60 T5 The Golden Compass (2007) - Aug 14, 2017
"Lots missing from this lackluster adaptation of Philip Pullman's Northern Lights novel, including much of the finer details and, unfortunately, the ending."
90 T10 Shame (2011) - Aug 14, 2017
"Shame is a harrowing tale of loneliness and addiction, flawlessly directed by Steve McQueen and flawlessly performed by Michael Fassbender."
60 T5 Spartan (2004) - Aug 11, 2017
"Spartan is a just-about-passable thriller. I'm not sure if it's David Mamet's overly complicated and often weirdly inappropriate dialogue that's the issue, or Val Kilmer's inability to work with it, but something is definitely off. File under Bargain Basement Bourne."
70 T7 Do Not Fall in New York City (2012) - Aug 11, 2017
"Do Not Fall in New York City is a fan film based on the 6th issue of Marvel's 2001 The Punisher comic book series. Overall it's pretty good, considering it's all the work of Luis Pelayo Junquera."
70 T7 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) - Aug 10, 2017
"Perfume is a unique serial killer movie set in 18th century France. I have yet to read the novel upon which it is based so can't comment on how faithful it is (or isn't), but the story is strange and dark, the setting grim, and it kept me entertained throughout. Not sure about Dustin Hoffman's accent though..."
90 T10 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - Aug 10, 2017
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is not as strong as its predecessor, but it's still pretty damned fine. Epic action, fantastic soundtrack, spot on humor, and a sweet emotional core. What more could you ask for?"
100 T10 Dirty Laundry (2012) - Aug 10, 2017
"Tom Jane reprises his role as Frank Castle in Dirty Laundry, a short, brutal, gem of a Punisher film. The level of violence here is on a par with Punisher: War Zone and that, for me, is a beautiful thing."