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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World



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Directed by: Peter Weir
Written by: Peter Weir, John Collee, Patrick O'Brian
Cast: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy, Lee Ingleby, George Innes, Mark Lewis Jones, Chris Larkin, Richard McCabe, Robert Pugh, David Threlfall
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Drama
Official Site: www.masterandcommanderthefarsideoftheworld.com
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The fictional epic sea yarns of Captain Jack Aubrey during the Napoleonic Wars in the early 1800's. This movie is an adaptation of a series of sea naval novels by Patrick O' Brian. The plot and characters being comprised of various segments from various novels in the Maturin series, the main two being obviously Master and Commander and HMS Surprise (there are 20 novels in the series...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: filmguy450 (7/10) , bringtherain (6/10) > Display all
Glinda
Glinda at 08:46 PM Mar 07

Nice review! I love this movie.

timmyd
timmyd at 01:18 AM Mar 08

great film.

Hubbs
Hubbs at 03:35 AM Mar 08

@Glinda

Thank you :)

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Moviefreak2010
Moviefreak2010 at 05:41 AM Mar 05

sweet

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BATeMAN
BATeMAN at 10:48 AM Feb 28

You're dead? We killed you. We killed you!

YoshioKun13
YoshioKun13 at 02:36 PM Feb 28

"Dead or alive you're coming with me."

Slick Nick
Slick Nick at 02:47 PM Feb 28

great movie (better than the remake)

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YoshioKun13
YoshioKun13 at 02:33 PM Feb 28

Nice

Is this a rif on ROBOCOP or DRIVE? Both?

Hubbs
Hubbs at 05:26 PM Feb 28

I think both, well definitely Robocop hehe.

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Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: about 1 year ago

The Hateful Eight



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Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Written by: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, Demian Bichir, Walton Goggins, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Channing Tatum, Zoe Bell, Gene Jones
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Genre: Action, Crime, Independent, Western
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Quentin Tarantino's eighth movie, it just happens to have eight in the title and its another western, clearly smitten with the genre after 'Django Unchained'. Indeed this movie was originally going to be a sequel to said movie, which could of worked out well, possibly better than this methinks, but during the writing process fate took its course. Instead we have this slow burning murder mystery, of sorts, that brings together new and old cast members from Tarantino's past, whilst being a love letter to old school 70 mm film...because he can presumably, no other reason...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: Melvin Udall (7/10) , cerealkiller182 (8/10) > Display all
Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: about 1 year ago

Krull



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Directed by: Peter Yates
Written by: Stanford Sherman
Cast: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones, Francesca Annis
Studio: Columbia
Genre: Fanstasy
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Coming off the back of the massive massive Star Wars hype train was this transatlantic cult, a blend of classic fairytale fantasy and good old fashioned science fiction (kinda unique at the time). I remember seeing this on the telly back in the day (must have been late 80's I guess) and being quite scared by it, I never really saw all of it, just the dark imagery of the Beast and his eerie Ringwraith-esque minions. I even remember seeing the VHS in the old videoshops back in the early days, up on the top shelve with other grown-up looking covers (for the time obviously). Yes even the cover gave me the willies too, but can you blame me, its pretty grotesque and vivid really (and a spoiler...[more]...

brewsky99
brewsky99 at 11:24 AM Feb 05

love this film saw it in 83 when i was like 11, huge promotion at the time in N.Z(free tickets involving Chocolate bars I think) and everyone saw it. Underrated Fantasy Sci Fi.

brewsky99
brewsky99 at 11:24 AM Feb 05

Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: about 1 year ago

The Last Witch Hunter



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Directed by: Breck Eisner
Written by: Cory Goodman
Cast: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Michael Caine, Elijah Wood, Joseph Gilgun, Isaach Bankole
Studio: Aperture Entertainment, Summit Entertainment
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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Vin Diesel comes along with a new character for a new franchise, the fact that it simply feels just the same as all his other characters is somewhat unfortunate, Yep that's correct, this might as well be a prequel to his Riddick character, Riddick in medieval times and Riddick in the our present. Or the mumbling Toretto, or the mumbling Xander Cage...you see where I'm going with this. My point is, Vin Diesel can't really act and all his performances are virtually the same, the same mumbling hairless lump of meat...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: acerky (6/10) , Moviefreak2010 (10/10) > Display all
sLaShEr84
sLaShEr84 at 09:48 PM Feb 03

I like it.

Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: about 1 year ago

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse



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Directed by: Christopher Landon
Written by: Emi Mochizuki
Cast: Tye Sheridan, David Koechner, Sara Malakul Lane, Patrick Schwarzenegger
Studio: Paramount
Genre: Comedy, Horror
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Well this came outta nowhere, in fact it hasn't even been that long since I discovered its existence. Love the films title, easily the main thing that lures you in, it intrigues and you want to know more. It totally has that cheesy, tacky, low rent, B-movie vibe in the title alone, on one hand that does help the movie because you instantly know what to expect, on the other it can also hinder the movie because its yet another low rent, B-movie zombie flick, and there's a shit-tonne of those around...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: razgriz21 (7/10) , AlmostFamous91 (4/10) > Display all
Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: about 1 year ago

Skin Trade



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Directed by: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Written by: Gabriel Dowrick
Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, Michael Jai White, Peter Weller
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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What tickles me about this is the fact that Dolph apparently read about the horrors of human trafficking, mainly one case where some girls were left for dead inside a vehicle on the US/Mexican border, and decided to bring it to the worlds attention. A noble thing to do for sure, only he did this via this utter pile of dribble of an action flick. The fact that the human trafficking part of the plot is only window dressing for a simple revenge thriller says it all really. It doesn't bring the horror of human slavery to the forefront of cinema, it uses it simply for a good plot device, something new to have fights about. What also made me laugh was reading about a possible sequel to this shit, the movie has an open ending so indeed you could make another, but who the fuck is gonna watch a sequel to this?? (yes I realise the irony of me saying that after I just watched this movie, move along...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: MonsterZeroNJ (6/10) > Display all
Moviefreak2010
Moviefreak2010 at 07:59 AM Jan 24

have to check it out

Moviefreak2010
Moviefreak2010 at 07:59 AM Jan 24

have to check it out

Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: about 1 year ago

Hard Rain



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Directed by: Mikael Salomon
Written by: Graham Yost
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver, Ed Asner, Richard Dysart, Betty White, Wayne Duvall, Mark Rolstron
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Action
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The 90's, the era of many pointless, tacky and stupid action flicks. I submit to you exhibit A, firstly, bloody stupid title, I mean what the hell is that supposed to mean? hard rain. What is the rain so heavy and hard that is both soaks and hurts you? Is the rain really tough and well 'ard that is comes down wearing a Burberry tracksuit and pinches your mobile phone?? Anyway so the hook of this run of the mill action heist was the fact its set within a major storm and flooding, Die Hard in soaking wet clothes or Die Hard with pneumonia...see, I can think of cool film titles too...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: razgriz21 (6/10) , DropDeadFred (5/10) > Display all
brewsky99
brewsky99 at 05:18 PM Jan 22

I thought it was better than that.

timmyd
timmyd at 01:31 AM Jan 23

I kinda dug it actually.

Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: about 1 year ago

The Ridiculous Six



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Directed by: Frank Coraci
Written by: Adam Sandler
Cast: Adam Sandler, Will Forte, Steve Buscemi, Taylor Lautner, Terry Crews, Dan Aykroyd
Studio: Netflix
Genre: Comedy, Western
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Yes that's right, I've seen the fabled new, one time, controversial Adam Sandler movie, all the way through! who wants to touch me? (yes I also realise I just totally dated my own review with this dated gag reference, had to be done). So yeah...its a dumb western filled with blatant stereotypes, corny routines, obvious gags and it treats women as nothing more than sexual objects, but in all honesty what did you expect? Firstly its an Adam Sandler movie, and secondly, it has 'ridiculous' in the bloody title! its literately saying to you, this movie is gonna be daft as shit, you have been warned. So why all the fuss I don't know...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: AlmostFamous91 (5/10) , AlmostFamous91 (5/10) > Display all
Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: about 1 year ago

Return to Oz



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Directed by: Walter Murch
Written by: Gill Dennis, Walter Murch
Cast: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie
Studio: Buenavista
Genre: Fantasy
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Ah, the long forgotten sequel, of sorts, to the classic 1939 movie starring Judy Garland. Now, this little gem of a movie was actually loosely based on the novel The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum and in part his other novel Ozma of Oz. The plot takes place six months after Dorothy's (Fairuza Balk) original adventure to Oz (in the year 1899) and sees her struggling with insomnia. She is sent off for electric shock treatment at some spooky clinic because in this era people didn't know any better, she isn't being punished, people just thought these methods helped. Anyway, Ozma appears and helps Dorothy escape during a frightful storm, in the midst of the panic Dorothy leaps into a fast flowing river and is swept away. Exit the real world, welcome to the fantasy zone. Dorothy awakes after the storm, but she is no longer in Kansas, she is now once again in the magical land of Oz...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: Psycho-Pirate-99 (9/10) > Display all
Moviefreak2010
Moviefreak2010 at 07:45 AM Jan 14

have not seen it got to

Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: about 1 year ago

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life



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Directed by: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam
Written by: Terry Gilliam
Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle
Studio: Universal
Genre: Comedy
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This was the last movie to feature all the original Python's together before the death of Graham Chapman, it was also the groups last movie altogether, there were no more after this unfortunately. Clearly the decision was also made to go back to their roots with this movie. The more coherent story angle that was used in their previous two films was jettisoned and their good old fashioned collection of surreal sketches was used as the main basis. The main big difference this time was the added bonus that the movie was in fact more of a musical number, albeit a more twisted dark musical of course (South Park eat your heart out...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: tbondrage99 (8/10) , Rumpelstiltskin (7/10) > Display all
Hubbs posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: about 1 year ago

Hotel Transylvania 2



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Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky
Written by: Adam Sandler
Cast: Adam Sandler, Mel Brooks, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, David Spade
Studio: Sony Pictures
Genre: Animation
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Checking back into the Hotel Transylvania, such a lovely place, plenty of room, any time of year, you can find it here. Yes all your favourite monsters are back once again, same setting, same sort of spooky gags, but this time things have obviously moved on since we last visited, for the better? hmmm debatable. Oh and everyone's favourite comedian is back too! Kevin Jam...no Adam Sandler returns with more top quality tomfoolery...in voice form...hurray...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: Moviefreak2010 (10/10) , MonsterZeroNJ (6/10) > Display all
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