Archive for June 2019

11 posts from 04 to 29 June 2019.

  • The Graduate

    Despicable, egregious, disgusting philanderer elopes with impressionable young lady, after publicly and privately humiliating her for months. “I hate you and don’t want to see you again” really means “I want your babies”… You know, comedy!

  • King Arthur

    Another nail in the coffin of a timeless story, eternally retold. Jammed into an anachronistic hodgepodge of Hollywood-esque action sequences and verbal quips.

  • Paterson

    Über-hipster slice of life
    of a bus driver who is nice,
    writes poems about his wife
    and their bulldog has no lice.

  • The Dead Don't Die

    Meh-ish Jarmusch lighthearted romp. Some incredibly funny skits. Like a good version of Zombieland.

  • The Legend of Tarzan

    Lawrence of Congo, but with animals! And America as the anti-colonial force, oh the irony.

  • The Lego Movie

    Another ensemble Intellectual Property lollapalooza like Wreck It Ralph, but with Lego. Pretty funny series of gags, but a mediocre film, something like Airplane!.

  • Friday the 13th

    An horror classic, spawned an enormous amount of sequels, but this is the origin story. The twist ending was never brought back, for some reason.

  • The Circle

    Poe’s Law strikes again. The ambiguous ending only makes the satire more biting. As an extra, there are some Abu Dhabi logos at the start, making it a textbook case of The Man sticking it to The Man. Plus a dig at China! A triple whammy!

  • State of Play

    An old-school political thriller that screws everything up at the eleventh hour. It wrapped everything up cleanly, but then in the last scenes pulls a fast one, and turns the plot around. Why?

  • Repo Men

    A very derivative sci-fi action movie, but in a good way. Rips off the best parts from other films, and blends it with a inspired soundtrack. Perfect film to be introduced to the genre, particularly for an impressionable teenager like myself.

  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Rah rah, variably sized monsters run amok. I’m just here for Ziyi Zhang, not just a cameo at least! And she doesn’t die at the end.