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amazedemon

Cinema Addict - 2445 Film Ratings

Member Since: Aug 18, 2014

Location: UK

Bio: "It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it." - Roger Ebert

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55 11% Gloria Bell (2019) - Feb 18, 2020
"While bad acting can ruin a film, Gloria Bell proves that good acting alone can't make it engaging. I like the cast, though more in their other work. This film felt down tempo and underwhelming throughout. Perhaps it was the LA bourgeoisie or just the perils of a post-middle-aged woman, but I could neither relate nor appreciate anything that happened onscreen. Thus, for me, it just remains a boring experience. I enjoyed the musical choices at least."
64 47% Fisherman's Friends (2019) - Feb 18, 2020
"Fisherman's Friends is a predictable RomCom whereby a big-city music exec is stranded in a small costal village and ends up falling for the pretty lass and the place, while producing an album with her father and 9 other fishermen. It's silly but also quaint. The cast is very good and there are a few funny scenes; the pub rendition of 'What Shall we Do with the Drunken Sailor' being my favourite. A decent film, even if it offers nothing new."
65 58% Moon (2009) - Feb 16, 2020
"Moon a film that is both optimistic and depressing at the same time. Rockwell is stellar. Considering the budget, the film looks good, but is occasionally a bit slow. An interesting idea, but a little too empty for me. "
65 58% Superbad (2007) - Feb 16, 2020
"Superbad is an entertaining mix of puerility and sex jokes. Some jokes work (the dick drawing, McLovin) some don't (the Hader-Rogen double act), but the characters are handled in an endearing enough way and given enough focus that the film works well."
63 38% The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) - Feb 15, 2020
"The Time Traveler's Wife is primarily a romance story that neglects the nuance of time travel and oddly human behaviour. The film hinges on the relationship which didn't work for me as it comes off too creepy initially and then never shakes that feeling. The film also suffers from a lack of focus, constantly throwing in plot elements that could be much bigger before quickly pushing them aside. Despite the themes not working, it is a well-polished film."
54 9% Snow White (2001) - Feb 15, 2020
"This version of Snow White introduces elements to the Evil Queen's backstory that are mildly interesting. Unfortunately, mediocre acting and a poor script prevent the film from being engaging."
44 2% Jack and the Beanstalk (2009) - Feb 15, 2020
"I wasn’t expecting much with this interpretation of Jack and the Beanstalk, yet it still disappoints with an annoying lack of charm. Despite the impressive cast of cameos, none of the jokes land due to terrible writing and direction. The 90 minute runtime feels so much longer. And there is such a thing as too much Gilbert Gottfried."
65 58% Julie & Julia (2009) - Feb 14, 2020
"Julie & Julia is interesting enough to fill its 2 hour runtime, though doesn't do anything particularly well. Streep captures Child's privileged eccentricity, though the period piece portion that is her story isn't that interesting. However I was more enamoured by Adams and Messina story, which seemed more grounded; though this might be the benefit of Adams portraying the author of the adapted novel. The cooking scenes are more dish presentation. Decent light entertainment."
68 74% Locke & Key (2020) - Feb 14, 2020
"I remember enjoying the comics, but something felt off about this adaptation. Instead of a decent focus on the keys, we spend too much time following high school drama. The colour grading also seemed a touch too warm for outdoor scenes, dampening a needed cold, mystery vibe. The set-up for the 2nd season was also too contrived."
65 58% Frozen II (2019) - Feb 14, 2020
"The animation in Frozen II is stunning, sadly every other aspect of the film is severely flawed. The musical numbers occur far too often, jump genre too much with no solid purpose, and are far less memorable (though some may argue this is a good thing). Anna felt like a mouthpiece for moral platitudes. Kristoff was side-lined, and Olaf was just annoying. Elsa has an interesting story but, being overpowered, is frozen out of the climax. It may not be her movie, but it's to the film's detriment."