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|20 T1||The Lake House (2006) - Oct 15, 2017
"The premise was putting me out of the film continuously - it is too unbelievable and the tiniest thoughts about the plot and its progression in the film open up plot holes as deep as the Mariana Trench. It was too far-fetched and too ridiculously and obviously illogical. The lack of chemistry and the contrived dialogue didn't help either."
|60 T7||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) - Oct 13, 2017
"The more of Depp's films I see the more I start valuing his versatility. Impeccable performance here. As much as I don't want to admit it, this is another of Burton's good flicks - although kept milder than usual, his grotesque style works wonders here. Some of the characters are quite ingenuous, others quirkier and caricatureish, but many are memorable. A downside are some of the special effects - although with technology we run the risk of having another Alice, so it may be better after all."
|20 T1||Jupiter Ascending (2015) - Oct 12, 2017
"Formulaic uneven and poorly-executed sub plots and oh so predictable and hectic writing, uneven pace and naive plot (although some intriguing world-creation) make for a dysfunctional film that is trying very hard to reach the WOW factor and epic proportions of Cloud Atlas. The zero chemistry between the leads and the massive overacting of Redmayne in comparison to Mila Kunis' low-key performance - as if acting in very different films - don't add much. Costumes - what the fuck. Effects - meh."
|40 T3||Splice (2010) - Oct 07, 2017
"I felt uncomfortable watching the film due to the morally delicate subject matter and because of the superb CGI which was too real and therefore disturbing. If the film had had more substance and had delved deeper into the subject matter - while avoiding genre cliches like the last 15 minutes and the, unfortunately, anticipated plot holes - it would have been great. The comedic elements and the change in tone drag it down, while the shallow character development doesn't help either."
|60 T7||Life in Pieces (2015) - Oct 07, 2017
"S1: Started as a generic mediocre sit com, but picked up pace and towards the end of the first season had reached a comfortable and consistent level, with some episodes taking a more courageous leap plot-wise. Zoe Lister-Jones is the major standout in the cast, great comedic timing. The real star however is the 4-in-1 episode format hitting all the right notes in today's hectic attention-deprived, internet-driven entertainment content abundance. Have 5 spare mins? Great, enough for 1/4 of an ep."
|75 T9||Inherent Vice (2014) - Oct 06, 2017
"2. I had not clue what was going on. Apparently that's the normal reaction that people had when they saw the film which makes me feel a little better about myself. After delving into various content on the internet about the film, I can proudly state that I got one thing right about the film - it begs for a second watch. The ensemble cast is superb and unforgettable too."
|70 T9||Remember (2015) - Oct 05, 2017
"Albeit what is a contender for a "Worst Poster of all Time" award, the film is superb. It provides an interesting twist of the revenge film genre, by looking in depth at the uncomfortable subject matter of identity and dementia. Christopher Plummer's performance is sublime in its subtlety and heart-felt emotion, with Egoyan's equally subtle direction in camera movements and character interactions no less admirable. Very entertaining."
|35 T2||The Specialist (1994) - Oct 03, 2017
"James Woods is batshit crazy in this film - but when wasn't he? I mean that truly as a compliment. I don't think I have seen a sexier Sharon Stone, who has also - evidently and worth an appraisal - given her best shot in acting in the flick, while Sly is... well, Sly is Sly. Eric Roberts is always entertaining on the screen. The score is good. I've forgotten everything else about the film already."
|15 T1||Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) - Sep 30, 2017
"Kevin Spacey's and Jamie Foxx' brief but memorable performances are pretty much all the appraisal the film will get from me. The rest is stale, convoluted, forced and definitely not funny. The duo of comedy-relief characters manages to annoy and over-welcome its presence, without achieving anything else. The film is safe, generalised and machine-produced, but hey - we didn't expect anything else, did we?"
|30 T2||Something's Gotta Give (2003) - Sep 23, 2017
"Classic Meyers - entertaining, light-hearted and seemingly realistic, but on second thought definitely not. A young, smart, good-looking doctor falls in love with an older woman and then proceeds to give up on her to an older, egoistical immature man while on a romantic trip in Paris? Sure, why not. Furthermore it is too long and noticeably goes downhill mid-way. Also you have to wonder what message is the film trying to convey too, if any."