Cinema Addict - 1648 Film Ratings
Member Since: Apr 4, 2006
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
|69 54%||Sightseers (2012) - Jun 18, 2018
"A bizarre, unsettling blend of caravanning and Natural Born Killers. Wheatley does make interesting films."
|68 52%||Contact (1997) - Jun 18, 2018
"Competently made and acted, with some good ideas, but despite the lengthy running time it doesn't make the most of its potential. Very watchable, if a bit slight."
|80 83%||Get Carter (1971) - Jun 13, 2018
"Grim, gritty, brutal, sleazy and peopled with an assortment of deeply unpleasant characters. It doesn't show the city where I live in a particularly positive light either. But it's good, driven by a performance by Caine at his very best, and tidy direction by Hodges, Not an easy film to get into, but worth sticking with."
|55 27%||Ghostbusters (2016) - Jun 12, 2018
"The likeable leads are the best thing about this despite an iffy script. A lot of it just doesn't work, which is a shame because there are some decent ideas at its core. Passes the time, but this was either a missed or a poorly-chosen opportunity."
|60 38%||Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) - Jun 12, 2018
"I'm willing to give this another shot, but I didn't like it as much as the other recent Star Wars films. Maybe the stakes just felt too low, and some of the links to the rest of the series felt a bit shoehorned in. Ehrenreich does a good enough job, but feels more like a young Dennis Quaid than Harrison Ford. Competently made, fun, but a bit unengaging."
|52 23%||The Prowler (1981) - Jun 08, 2018
"It's nicely directed, and features a few nicely-handled gory kills. Unfortunately everything else is a bit haphazard, there are some very pointless and boring stretches (the phone call scene) and it's ultimately unsatisfying. Why bother casting Tierney and have him say nothing? Has some charm, but its flaws, primarily its acting, let it down. "
|82 88%||The Social Network (2010) - Jun 08, 2018
"Another efficient and accomplished Fincher effort, driven by some great casting and an effective score. If I have a criticism it's that I never got a sense of the scale of what I know has happened in the real world; I was waiting for a jaw-drop that didn't happen. Maybe that's because the story isn't finished. Recommended."
|40 11%||The Green Inferno (2015) - May 14, 2018
"Bit of a challenge to sit through, which is disappointing as the premise had some potential. The dialogue was rank, the characters were unlikeable, the acting wasn't great and I think there was something off with the editing - it just didn't flow effectively. Even the gore didn't have the effect it should have. The only thing I really liked was the way the colours leapt off the screen. The old Italian cannibal films weren't classics, but they had loads more charm than this."
|52 23%||Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) - May 10, 2018
"There are some things to like in here. The cast is good, the action scenes were handled well, and Amy Adams is in it. The bad? It's murky, feels structurally messy, the introduction of Aquaman et al is very clunky, and Lex Luthor isn't a convincing human being. I have little desire to see the Justice League film after this, although Wonder Woman has piqued my interest - Gadot was a bright spot in this (and not for the reasons you might be inferring. I'm not like that. Okay, I am. But not here)."
|82 88%||Gravity (2013) - May 10, 2018
"Taught, efficient, and made with real skill. Once you can accept the premise, this is compelling stuff with tremendous visual flair, and some genuinely tense moments. Bullock is likeable as usual. Not sure how it would hold up on a rewatch, but this is well worth a look. One of the few films I'd like to watch in 3D."