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Absolutely Anything

Director     Terry Jones

My Rating       60

IMDb     60

2015 SUMMARY TRAILER

RATED

60.0 (100)

[REVIEW]

Considering this had the brains of Monty Python behind it you would of expected better. Now bad but not the legacy the great team should be remembered for.

[SYNOPSIS]

Some aliens, who travel from planet to planet to see what kind of species inhabit them, come to Earth. And if humans are, according to their standards, decent, they are welcomed to be their friend. And if not, the planet is destroyed. To find out, they choose one inhabitant and give that person the power to do whatever he or she wants. And they choose Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg), a teacher who teaches the special kids. He is constantly being berated by the headmaster and is attracted to his neighbour, Catherine (Kate Beckinsale), but doesn't have the guts to approach her. But now he can do anything he wants, but has to be careful.

 
           

             

A Christmas Carol

Director     David Hugh Jones

Rating       70

IMDb     74

1999 SUMMARY TRAILER

RATED

71.0 (100)

[REVIEW]

I have watched many versions of A Christmas Carol as I love the story and this is the version, bar some terrible child acting, I love the most.

[SYNOPSIS]

In 1840s London, Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited businessman who receives his terrifying comeuppance. One Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge the error of his ways. Will Scrooge reform his ways in time to celebrate Christmas?

 
             

               

Adrift

COMBINED RATING

63

Personal Rating IMDb Rotten Tomatoes MetaCritic 2018
60 66 67 60

Starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, Adrift is based on the inspiring true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to the adventure of a lifetime. As the two avid sailors set out on a journey across the ocean, Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Claflin) couldn't anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved. Adrift is the unforgettable story about the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love.

 
             

               

Adult World

COMBINED RATING

59

Personal Rating IMDb Rotten Tomatoes MetaCritic 2013
60 61 47 65

An aspiring poet (Emma Roberts) takes a job as a clerk at an adult bookstore and tries to make her contemptuous literary idol (John Cusack) take her on as his protege.

 
             

               

After Sex

COMBINED RATING

42

Personal Rating IMDb Rotten Tomatoes MetaCritic 2007  
40 55 32 Not Rated

After Sex is a background to examine intimacy and vulnerability. Looks at the complexity of modern day relationships told through eight separate couples. Through dialogue and compromising situations, the film takes us from the beginning of a relationship to the aftermath of one, and examines every stage in between seeing humour within the drama, heartache and confusion of it all.

 
             

               

Age Of Consent

COMBINED RATING

50

Personal Rating IMDb Rotten Tomatoes MetaCritic 1969
30 64 76 Not Rated

An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an off-shore island to try once more. On the island he rediscovers his muse in the form of a young girl.

 
             

               

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

COMBINED RATING

71

Personal Rating IMDb Rotten Tomatoes MetaCritic 2013
70 69 80 68

Radio DJ Alan Partridge is facing uncertain times with his radio station being taken over by a corporate conglomerate. He makes things worse when he talks down a colleague after a promise to talk him up. The colleague handles things badly and takes the radio station into his own hands, literally, by taking them all hostage. Envisioning all his action heroes in his head, Alan is going to save the day by becoming a go-between for the Scotland Yard. His method though will put himself and others in harm's way because Alan Partridge just can't keep his mouth shut.

 
           

             

Alita: Battle Angel

Director     Robert Rodriguez

My Rating       60

IMDb     73

2019 SUMMARY TRAILER

RATED

63.3 (100)

[REVIEW]

Amazing animation and visuals even making an animated character sexy, unfortunately a slightly lacklustre storyline I'm sure we've seen before.

[SYNOPSIS]

Alita is a creation from an age of despair. Found by the mysterious Dr. Ido while trolling for cyborg parts, Alita becomes a lethal, dangerous being. She cannot remember who she is, or where she came from. But to Dr. Ido, the truth is all too clear. She is the one being who can break the cycle of death and destruction left behind from Tiphares. But to accomplish her true purpose, she must fight and kill. And that is where Alita's true significance comes to bear. She is an angel from heaven. She is an angel of death.

 
           

             

The Alphabet Killer

Director     Rob Schmidt

My Rating       60

IMDb     52

2008 SUMMARY TRAILER

RATED

58.0 (100)

[REVIEW]

A better film than I expected considering the reviews. Also contains an "iconic" Eliza Dushku scene.

[SYNOPSIS]

In Rochester, a pre-teen girl is abducted, raped, and murdered. Detective Megan Paige investigates: she works long hours obsessively, and soon she's seeing visions of the dead girl. The FBI profiles the killer as a spontaneous drifter, lucky not to get caught; Megan thinks he's local and a methodical planner. She notes that the victim's first and last names and the place the body was left start with "C." When a second murder follows the same pattern, Megan is vindicated, but her obsessions get the best of her, and her mental state impedes her work. With the help of medication, therapy, and a friend, can she regain her equilibrium and catch the alphabet killer?

 
             

               

Amélie

COMBINED RATING

89

Personal Rating IMDb Rotten Tomatoes MetaCritic 2001
100 83 92 73

Amélie is a story about a girl named Amélie whose childhood was suppressed by her Father's mistaken concerns of a heart defect. With these concerns Amélie gets hardly any real life contact with other people. This leads Amélie to resort to her own fantastical world and dreams of love and beauty. She later on becomes a young woman and moves to the central part of Paris as a waitress. After finding a lost treasure belonging to the former occupant of her apartment, she decides to return it to him. After seeing his reaction and his new found perspective - she decides to devote her life to the people around her. Such as, her father who is obsessed with his garden-gnome, a failed writer, a hypochondriac, a man who stalks his ex girlfriends, the "ghost", a suppressed young soul, the love of her life and a man whose bones are as brittle as glass. But after consuming herself with these escapades - she finds out that she is disregarding her own life and damaging her quest for love.

 
             

               

Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging

COMBINED RATING

64

Personal Rating IMDb Rotten Tomatoes MetaCritic 2008
60 63 72 Not Rated

Angus the fluffy cat retains its dignity even in a crazy Eastbourne family, unlike them. Eldest daughter Georgia is completely besotted with 'Stiff Dylans' band hottie Robbie, who just moved in from London and helps run an organic groceries shop with his brother Tom, whom her best friend Jas has the hots for. Peter Dyer calls Georgia his best ever kissing-course pupil, but she ignores him and later the brothers' other classmate Dave the Laugh. Robbie was considering to dump haughty Lindsay, but reconsiders given the immature brat's apparent cruelty. Thus manipulative Georgia keeps changing her mind about a grand birthday party and her father's career opportunities as engineer in New Zealand, while mother seems to flirt with hunky interior decorator Jem.

 
             

               

Anna

COMBINED RATING

56

Personal Rating IMDb Rotten Tomatoes MetaCritic 2019
50 66 57 58

Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.

 
             

               

Anna And The Apocalypse

COMBINED RATING

63

Personal Rating IMDb Rotten Tomatoes MetaCritic 2017
60 60 70 64

When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - teenager Anna and her high school friends have to fight, sing and dance to survive, with the undead horde all around them. Teaming up with her best friend John, Anna has to fight her way through zombified snowmen, Santas, elves and Christmas shoppers to get across town to the high school, where they'll be safe. But they soon discover that being a teenager is just as difficult as staying alive, even at the end of the world.

 
             

               

Ant-Man

COMBINED RATING

74

Personal Rating IMDb Rotten Tomatoes MetaCritic 2015
70 73 84 72

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

 

           

Ant-Man And The Wasp

Personal Rating

IMDb

In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

70

71

Rotten Tomatoes

MetaCritic

81

71

COMBINED RATING

2018

72.5

 
           

             

Ask The Dust

Director     Robert Towne

Rating       20

IMDb     58

2006 SUMMARY TRAILER

RATED

29.5 (100)

[REVIEW]

Well that was dull. Some story about a writer but I pretty much lost interest early on.

[SYNOPSIS]

Los Angeles, California in the early 1930s: racism, poverty, and disease colour the Bunker Hill neighbourhood where Arturo Bandini (Colin Farrell), a lover of men and beasts alike, has arrived from Colorado to write the great Los Angeles novel. After six months and down to his last nickel, he orders a cup of coffee, served by Camilla Lopez (Salma Hayek), beautiful, self-possessed, and Mexican. Arturo gets advice, encouragement, and an occasional check from H.L. Mencken (Richard Schickel), so he keeps writing and he keeps seeing Camilla. But, he's mean to her for no apparent reason, so the relationship sputters. A housekeeper from back East suggests a way out of his jealously and fears. "Camilla Bandini": is it in the cards?

 
           

             

A Swingers Weekend

Director     Jon E. Cohen

Rating       60

IMDb     54

2017 SUMMARY TRAILER

RATED

58.5 (100)

[REVIEW]

One of those film where you are left wondering is this a comedy or a drama. I enjoyed it none the less.

[SYNOPSIS]

Dan and Lisa are a seemingly perfect couple, who decide to spice things up with a swinger's weekend with their hot and young friends Teejay and Skai in a lake house. However, things start to go awry with the unexpected arrival of Geoffrey and Fiona, which complicates what was supposed to be a carefully planned weekend. Each has its own reasons to participate in this weekend. Dan and Lisa want to try for the thrill, Teejay and Skai seem already into the lifestyle, and Geoffrey wants to participate as an extreme way to save his marriage with Fiona. While this is a weekend meant for casual, no-strings-attached sex, things quickly become much more complicated.

 

           

Autumn In The Vineyard

Personal Rating

IMDb

When Frankie Baldwin and Nate Deluca both have a claim to ownership of Sorrento Farm, they are forced to divide the vineyard right down the middle and work the fields alongside each other to bring in the harvest leading up to the Best Wine competition at the annual Autumn Harvest Festival - only this rivalry won't be settled in the fields, because in spite of their contentious bickering, the simplest way to settle this particular legal dispute is with a romance.

50

66

Rotten Tomatoes

MetaCritic

20

NR

COMBINED RATING

2016  

46.5

 
           

             

Avengers: Endgame

Director     Anthony Russo  .  Joe Russo

Rating       80

IMDb     84

2019 SUMMARY TRAILER

RATED

81.0 (100)

[REVIEW]

A good film that could have been even better without Captain Mary Sue being the hero to save the day and the other additional feminist cringe.

[SYNOPSIS]

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos's actions and undo the chaos to the universe, no matter what consequences may be in store, and no matter who they face.

 
           

             

Avengers: Infinity War

Director     Anthony Russo  .  Joe Russo

Rating       90

IMDb     84

2018 SUMMARY TRAILER

RATED

88.5 (100)

[REVIEW]

Many films building up to this first stage of the finale and it did not disappoint, pretty much an epic.

[SYNOPSIS]

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment, the fate of Earth and existence has never been more uncertain.

 

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