Redstar's Cineworld Unlimited Watches
324 7.4 7.61. The Raid: Redemption (2011)
76% Simple but engaging plot as a swat team 'raid' a previous no-go building block full of low life criminals. It gets straight into the action and what action! Amazingly choreographed and edited fight scenes. Shockingly violent Indonesian film by Welsh director Gareth Evans. Well worth a watch if you have ever like a martial arts movie.
549 6.2 6.82. American Reunion (2012)
82% Panned by a lot of critics, but when does a non high brow film ever do that well with the Daily Mail and Telegraph?! Excellent teen comedy with some very funny scenes as good if not better that the famous original. Good characters and with all the original cast returning, there is the added element of nostalgia which made me enjoy it even more,like meeting up with old funny friends.
676 5.7 6.43. The Dictator (2012)
68% I'm a huge Sacha Baron Cohen fan and while some of the scenes didn't work for me, I find his satire always fresh and different to most of the formulaic comedy garbage that comes out of Hollywood for the Saturday pop corn munching massive. Kinda like a modern day Chris Lewis Sacha's movie is nicely paced and worth a watch on DVD. Better than Bruno not as good as Borat.
902 6.7 6.94. Men in Black 3 (2012)
59% Never been a big fan of MOB movies, but this was a good conclusion to the triology and if you have enjoyed the first two this won't disappoint, as it wraps up all the unanswered questions. Not for me but not a bad film.
1341 6.9 7.25. Prometheus (2012)
81% Huge hype it could never really live up to and it didn't (but almost). However it remains a cracking sci fi film on the special effects alone, and the opening scene in the cinema was so stunning and I thought I was in for something really special. If you liked Alien and Aliens this is more of the same just not quite at that level but with better effects!
102 6.1 5.86. Red Tails (2012)
38% A great premises for a film but with an appalling GCSE theater studies style script it was no where near what it could have been. I was drawn to it as it was produced by Lucasfilm but he should be embarrassed to have his name associated.
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard and do better than anyone could have imagined. I liked the history lesson about these brave African Americans who people had written off and the special effects but everything else was poor.
16 7 5.77. Fast Girls (2012)
77% Hugely enjoyable well paced British movie about a 100m female relay team going for gold but having problems! A great film to watch pre Olympics and much better than I thought it would be with believable characters that you do care about.
206 6 6.18. Red Lights (2012)
73% Another film not really liked by the critics but an enjoyable psychological thriller with a great cast that had me guessing to the end.
221 5 59. Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
80% Excellent horror film with a genius premise. Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone. Genuinely scary and believable, turn it on, turn the lights out and hold someones hand.
292 7.1 6.810. Killer Joe (2011)
81% Blacker than black comedy-thriller-drama from the director of Mark Kermode's fav film The Exorcict. When 22 year-old drug dealer Chris has his stash of drugs stolen from him by his mother, he has to come up with six-thousand dollars quick, or he's dead. He plans to kill his mother, who and claim thelife insurance policy that would clear up his debt and make him rich. Enter the brilliant Matthew McConaughey as Detective "Killer" Joe Cooper, a hired hit man with a taste for young girls. A genuine '18' film that should make you want to look away at some points. An amazing film from such an old director which is as engaging as it is shocking.
75 6.7 5.311. Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)
65% Not as bad as you would think, and as a Katie Perry fan (not the music obviously) its fun, colourful and quite revealing about life on tour for one of the planets biggest pop queens. Great in 3D and not the rubbish for kids it could have been.
424 6.7 6.712. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Steve 'the US office' Carell and Keira 'I once kissed on the cheek' Knightly in a end of the world rom com that has an interesting premise but in the end is let down by limited chemistry between the two leads and it's predictably. I felt the film was too short for us to belive these two had really formed a 'love of my life' love and in the end the movie just felt a bit 'nothingy'. Good performance from Knightly as the kooky English girl 'Penny' but in the end I think there was more chemistry between me and her than Steve Carell's 'Dodge' x
2262 8 8.613. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
86% Best film I have seen on my Cineworld Unlimited adventure, dark, powerful, amazing cast, a story-line to match the effects and a strong political edge to it. The cape crusader completes Nolan's brilliant trilogy and this is exctly the sort of bloxkbusters Hollywood should be making as it has something for everyone, the kids, the braindead masses and those who like to come away thinking about what they have just seen.
As Mark Fisher in The Guardian says "The film demonises collective action against capital." Batman seems to be the rich old money keeping the revolution down and making sure Gotham continues to operate under the power and desires of the ruling class. I couldn't help wondering if Gotham was being run so well by those in power with the dosh why it was such a shit hole?
The attempt to get rid of Waynes money and reduce Gotham to rubble reminded me of the anti-capitalist Fight Club when they attempted to blow up the city's financial institutions and get rid of everyone's debt so we were all equal again.
I wouldn't be surprised if Batman was sponsored by Barclay's as the film seems to attack the Occupy Wall Street movement and portray those who what change as evil and mis-guided. Anyway, go see, enjoy, make your own mind up.
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