Bio: My rankings reflect how much I personally enjoy a film and how likely I will want to re-watch them. This is why some films that I can admit as being 'classics' will get low scores as I just didn't enjoy them and I don't feel a need to try and critique them objectively here.
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|83 85%||Parasite (2019) - Nov 10, 2019
"First half of this was one of the best first halves of a movie I can remember seeing. While the rest was still high quality I didn't enjoy it to the same level. A second viewing may help resolve some small uncertainties I have which prevented me from loving it as a whole first time round. Definitely one of the best films i've seen in 2019"
|45 13%||Happy Death Day (2017) - Nov 08, 2019
"Mediocre horror that uses Groundhog Day as it's gimmick. Half way through they bring a nonsensical plot element into the mix to try and re-inject some tension and peril for the main character, but by the end it has been completely forgotten about which makes even less sense! Second half is more a rom-com with a few slasher scenes than a horror. Probably plays a lot better to a teenage audience who won't have seen so many of the cliches on show here before."
|66 44%||Mortal Engines (2018) - Nov 06, 2019
"Visually this is a joy and the traction cities are absolutely nuts as concepts. I don't often say this about a 2 hour movie but ME may have benefited from being a little longer if they could have fleshed out some of the story arcs and supporting characters a bit better. Sadly the plot is also very predictable with almost every reveal seen coming a mile off, but that said Mortal Engines isn't the worst 2 hrs of fantasy escapism I've seen. It isn't getting one, but I would have watched a sequel."
|68 48%||The House That Jack Built (2018) - Nov 05, 2019
"It's a von Trier movie for sure but after hearing some of the reactions in the media I was a little surprised that it wasn't as shocking as some of his previous efforts. A few bonus points for the song choice for the credits which gave me a giggle!"
|58 28%||X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) - Nov 04, 2019
"Saw this recently but already it's fading fast from memory. I recall that apart from a few decent action scenes a lot of the acting was sub-par and the script was dull and not up to the standard of the first couple of films of this timeline."
|67 45%||The Package (2018) - Nov 04, 2019
"Had more fun with this american teen comedy than I was expecting. "
|66 44%||Layer Cake (2004) - Nov 04, 2019
"Stylish brit crime thriller with some great performances but overall is a little too convoluted for it's own good while also lacking the humour and characters of the Ritchie films."
|36 6%||Daybreakers (2010) - Nov 04, 2019
"While I was admittedly tired, I couldn't even finish this. Interesting setup, but that potential was quickly wasted with such a dull script and execution. After this, Predestination and Jigsaw, I'm definitely not a fan of the Spierigs."
|53 21%||Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) - Nov 04, 2019
"Bay's last entry in the franchise and with producers confirming they won't be continuing the ending that screams sequel, this is a very unsatisfying end to the Bayformers series. As it's own entity, the visuals in TLK are frequently astounding and given how much I love my eye candy, this carried me a long way. But again the runtime was far too long, and the plot and direction frequently incomprehensible. "
|45 13%||Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) - Nov 04, 2019
"Continues the series with a complete refresh of human characters. In comes Mark Wahlberg who gives an almost 'Happening' level performance during the first hour until the explosions kick in and his lines get shorter. Once again the biggest crime is the runtime. 167 ass numbing minutes, which should have been cut to under 2 hrs. While the Dinobots were a selling point for AoE, sadly they are massively underutilised even when they finally make it onscreen towards the end. Disappointing."