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Holmes & Watson
(2018)

I had fun, like always have with Will Ferrell.
I'm glad I didn't pay too much attention at the extremely bad reviews and the incredible low score Holmes & Watson got here on IMDb. And I'm also glad I'm not the only one that had a good time watching this movie. I just can't help it but when I see Will Ferrell's face I already have to laugh. I laugh with all his movies so I wasn't surprised I did like this movie much more than I'm supposed to when you concider the low ratings. Will Ferrell played Holmes in his typical way, a bit clumsy and dumb but always funny to watch. John C. Reilly was just perfect as Watson, even better than Will Ferrell in my opinion. Holmes & Watson is just another good comedy if you like Will Ferrell's style of humor. If not, too bad...

The Ward
(2010)

Disappointing for a John Carpenter movie.
A John Carpenter movie, that's always something that I would look forward to but to be honest for his comeback it's not his best work, far from that. It just doesn't have that creepy feeling, certainly not when you watch the supposed zombie/ghost/monster in this case that looked too fake to have a realistic feeling. The acting was okay though, it's just the plot development that doesn't lift this movie up. Instead the whole time I watched it I had the hope something interesting would happen but even the twist at the end was too predictable. The Ward is just an average thriller, really nothing worthy of John Carpenter.

Don't Go
(2018)

Just average.
Mystery movies are my favorite genre so I'm always excited when it's one of those stories with twists and turns but in this case it just fell short. The plot was much too confusing, not that original, with a slow repeating pace. The cast wasn't bad so no actor has to be blamed for the lower score. It's just the story that is not that captivating, unless maybe you lost a child yourself at one point so you can understand the despair of the father more. I can understand that people are going to like this movie but for me it was just not good enough, at least not to be remembered.

Craig Ferguson: I'm Here to Help
(2013)

Some good laughs.
It's my first show from Craig Ferguson. I like offensive humor so when I read that he was not shy of a bit of sarcasm I was all up for it. The beginning was a bit slow and hesitating so I was not sure if it was going to be my kind of humor but the more the show advanced the better I liked it. Craig Ferguson is a bit of a slow starter but once he's on the move he's going full speed ahead with some good jokes and mimics, a bit of interacting with the audience but not that much. He isn't that offensive as Jim Jefferies, Ricky Gervais or Frankie Boyle but he'll manage to chock the easily offended. I will for sure watch his other shows.

30 Miles from Nowhere
(2018)

Don't bother...
When a movie is really good it just doesn't need fake reviews. This movie has alot of fake reviews, from people that only reviewed one movie and nothing else ever, and it's necessary because that's the only positive you're gonna read about this movie. The good thing about fake reviews is that they score it a ten star because somebody asked them to but they are too lazy to write more than two lines about the movie. 30 Miles From Nowhere is exactly where this movie should have stayed, far away from civilisation, so nobody else has to endure this waste of time. Very poor script, no suspense at all, about everything seems to be done by amateurs.

Pretty Broken
(2018)

Not a masterpiece but certainly not a stinker.
For once I don't agree with my wife about the rating of a movie. Most of the time we have the same taste and ratings but in this case I liked it more than my wife. Pretty Broken is a low budget movie, so no spectacular scenes or big names in this movie, but instead actors that did a pretty good job to make Pretty Bones worth watching once. Not that I will watch it again in the future but I certainly didn't regret watching it this time. Some reviewers scored it a ten, and that's ridiculous, as are the reviewers that scored it the lowest possible score. Pretty Broken is easy to watch, nothing difficult to understand, a story that is entertaining, maybe not with alot of action but that's not what you expect when watching a movie in this genre.

Brain Donors
(1992)

Just not my kind of humor.
Well first of all let me just state that I'm not a fan of The Three Stooges or The Marx Brothers. That kind of silly stupid humor is just not my thing. It's okay to have a ridiculous scene every now and then but not for all the time and that's exactly what this movie is about. Endless silly scenes that make absolutely no sense at all, not immediately something I would call fun. I admit that I smiled like four or five times but that's about it, for the rest it's just too dumb to make me laugh. Mel Smith always made me laugh in Alas Smith & Jones so he was the main reason why I watched Brain Donors but maybe I should just have skipped it when I read that it was humor à la Marx Brothers. My bad!

The Banger Sisters
(2002)

Easy entertainment.
With a title and a poster like that I hadn't high hopes for this movie but I was wrong as it was much better than I expected. For this genre it's certainly not the worst. It's easy entertainment, sometimes a bit quirky with some funny moments. Maybe not hilarious but good enough to make me smile every now and then. I like the high pace in this movie, never or almost never a slow moment, but instead a constant pace that makes The Banger Sisters enjoyable to watch. Susan Sarandon is elegant as usual, Goldie Hawn playing the more thrashy woman but still with a perfect body for her age. It's all relaxing and a bit fun to watch.

I'm Not Here
(2017)

I'm not a fan.
I'll be blunt, like some others I'm not a big fan of this movie. Too slow paced, made me struggle to stay awake, and to be honest not that of a great story, or just a story that has been done before. An alcoholic looking back on his life and on what went wrong at some point, struggling with commiting suicide or not, it could have been something but in the end it's just an average movie. J.K. Simmons has the easiest role in his career as he doesn't say one word during the entire movie, he just have to look sorry and sad and doesn't have to remember one single line. I don't say the acting was bad, but it's just not a movie I will remember. In a couple days I will have forgotten everything about this movie.

Slaughterhouse Rulez
(2018)

Good fun.
If you expect hilarious moments or suspenseful horror scenes that will make you look away than you will be disappointed. It hasn't hilarious humor but just some lighthearted subtle comedy moments and it's not hardcore scary but just entertaining horror. Slaughterhouse Rulez is just fun to watch once, just don't expect too much out of it. The acting wasn't bad at all so that's a good point because with horror comedies most of the times the acting is quite bad. It might not be a movie for everyone but to me it worked.

Aquaman
(2018)

Candy for the eye characters.
You don't necessarily have to be a fan of superhero movies but it helps if you watch Aquaman. It looks like they're going to make a movie of every possible comic character and I have no problem with that as long as I'm entertained. Aquaman, based on a DC Comic this time, is for the major part just CGI's like most of those movies. There are some terrific action scenes but sometimes the CGI's looked also a bit fake, that would be the only minor point to me. As for the rest the story is easy to watch and has a high entertainment level. Jason Momoa is candy for the eye for women (if I have to believe my wife) like Amber Heard is candy for the eye for men. And Nicole Kidman looks like she never ages (the Botox did help in her case). It's obvious there will be more Aquaman movies in the future and I'm fine with that.

Gangcheolbi
(2017)

Not the best Korean movie I saw.
We all know Koreans are on top when it's about Asian cinema. There are countless good Korean movies but this time I'm a bit disappointed. To me it was just all too confusing at times and I had the feeling they were dragging the story. The production is quality though but the story just didn't do it for me. As for the subtle humor present in Steel Rain you have to master the language to fully understand it and let's face it Korean is just not the most attractive language to listen to. I wonder if they think the same about English or French. The acting was also not bad but still that doesn't guarantee a good movie.

Hidden Camera
(2007)

You see the cast you know it's a tv-movie.
The story is the best part of this movie, and that's the most important thing about a movie, so for that it was entertaining. But the problem with this tv-movie, and it's obvious in so many ways that's it's a tv-movie, is the acting. There is a reason why Dean Cain and the rest of the cast just appear in low budget movies, their acting skills are just passable. The high tech specifications in Hidden Camera look like they're done with no budget but the story makes up for it as there is a plausible and action filled plot. With a decent budget and a better cast the movie would have been better.

Dog Soldiers
(2002)

Bad script, bad acting, bad werewolves.
I only watched this movie because of the high ratings it got on here and because a good werewolf horror movie is always appealing to me. So after watching it I'm really surprised so many people gave it a perfect score because there is so much wrong with Dog Soldiers. First of all, the acting, let just say some of the actors improved alot since making this movie because in Dog Soldiers you get your portion of bad acting. A big reason for that is also the extremely cheesy script, where the dialogues at times couldn't be dumber. Add on that the tons of bad decisions in the story, the werewolves that might have looked good in a 1950 movie but not for a 2012 movie and they were actually the only good part of this movie. I quote another reviewer (joker1actual) : "When I got this movie I was expecting cheesy American B movie about soldiers against people in rubber wolf masks. How much more wrong could I have been?" Well you were not wrong, this is exactly what it was except it's not American. Don't waste your time on this highly overrated movie.

Dog Soldiers
(2002)

Bad script, bad acting, bad werewolves.
I only watched this movie because of the high ratings it got on here and because a good werewolf horror movie is always appealing to me. So after watching it I'm really surprised so many people gave it a perfect score because there is so much wrong with Dog Soldiers. First of all, the acting, let just say some of the actors improved alot since making this movie because in Dog Soldiers you get your portion of bad acting. A big reason for that is also the extremely cheesy script, where the dialogues at times couldn't be dumber. Add on that the tons of bad decisions in the story, the werewolves that might have looked good in a 1950 movie but not for a 2012 movie and they were actually the only good part of this movie. I quote another reviewer (joker1actual) : "When I got this movie I was expecting cheesy American B movie about soldiers against people in rubber wolf masks. How much more wrong could I have been?" Well you were not wrong, this is exactly what it was except it's not American. Don't waste your time on this highly overrated movie.

The House That Jack Built
(2018)

Lars von Trier, a name you'll never forget, for better and for worse.
Since watching Antichrist from 2009 I pledged I would never watch a Lars von Trier movie again, that's how much I absolutely hated that movie. But after years passing by you forget about that pledge and so I tried The House That Jack Built. You can say what you want about Lars von Trier but his movies are very controversial. He has an unique way to bring a story and for that you have to give him credits. The House That Jack Built is again a very special movie, but this time the story was interesting, not like Antichrist that I found utterly boring. This time you have again shocking moments but since the story was captivating they kinda fitted well in the movie. Matt Dillon did a great job playing Jack the serial killer, definitely one of his best acting. The whole movie is about this character and the rest of the cast, even though they did a good job, are just screen filling. The end was very what you can expect from Lars von Trier, a bit chaotic and maybe not the best solution, but this time his movie worked, at least for me. Visually it's all perfect, the story and acting were good, the strangeness a typical signature for a Lars von Trier movie.

Dead Ringers
(1988)

Two Jeremies for the price of one.
Dead Ringers is not your typical horror movie. Besides a couple scenes that could qualify for horror there is not much going on as far as goes the horror. It's more a psychological drama/thriller where we get to watch Jeremy Irons playing identical twins, twins with some mental issues. It's not David Cronenberg's best but it's worth a watch. Certainly as it's from 1988 and making one person appear twice in the same shot wasn't the most obvious thing to do back then. The story itself is okay and keeps you interested. To me it could just have used a bit more horror scenes.

The Pirates of Somalia
(2017)

Good subject and good movie
Biographies and movies based on true events will always draw my attention especially when the theme has an interesting story or is about a person that accomplished something not everybody else would or could do. In this case it's about the first Westener that showed any interest in Somalia and their problems, and that had balls big enough to risk his life almost daily. Evan Peters did a good job playing this character, one of his better roles. Good job from Barkhad Abdi also. The bigger names in this movie barely appeared in the story so not much to write about them. Interesting story with some good acting.

Birdshot
(2016)

Not that bad.
I don't think I watched alot of movies from the Philippines, it's not a country I would immediately associate with good movies but actually this one wasn't bad. Okay the plot has some flaws and issues but overal the story is entertaining. Maybe a bit slow and not fully developed but there is a level of suspense on what actually happened. The acting was better than I thought it would be, not that I understand Filipino (even though there are alot of Spanish and English words in that language), but they looked genuine and believable. Nice cinematography, okay actors, and an entertaining story that could have had a better development.

The Confession
(1999)

Not bad for this genre.
For a movie in this genre The Confession is worth watching. Courtroom movies are not my favorite genre of movies as most of the time it turns about corruption and money, about who has the most money can get away with anything. We see that already in real life so watching a movie about that daily corruption is to me a bit boring and annoying. But with The Confession I didn't have that feeling as for once the guilty one doesn't try to get away from punishment. It's about morality and thinking about doing the right thing. Good job from Alec Baldwin en Ben Kingsley.

The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man
(2018)

Bill, if you feel like picking olives one day, you're welcome to come to Spain.
I don't remember how I stumbled on this documentary. It probably seemed like something cool to watch. I'm an absolute ignorant when it is about celebrities, I know the faces and names from movies I watched, but I don't know anything about their life style or whatever they might be up to. So before watching this well made documentary I had no clue about Bill Murray besides him being a funny and good actor. The documentary shows a man that just wants to fit in without making a big deal out of it, a man that understands he makes people happy just by his presence and openness. For most of celebrities it's a hassle, for Bill Murray it's a thing he just likes to do, making people smile and making him being a regular guy. A regular guy, but still a stranger other than his celebrity by the way, that starts to do your dishes while you party. For Bill Murray it feels like something anybody could do, but let's be honest we would allow Bill to do the same at our house but I'm pretty sure that we wouldn't let any other stranger in withou being at least a bit cautious. The documentary is easy and pleasant to watch, showing Bill Murray as a guy everybody likes to be around. I think it's not even about him being famous, people that would not recognize him would still have a fun moment with Bill Murray. Bill Murray is just a nice guy, and that I won't forget the next time I see his face on tv.

Boyne Falls
(2018)

Just watch Deliverance (1972) instead.
Why somebody would make a movie like this one is a mystery to me. The story has been done many times before so if you're not going to make a much better version why bother? The whole story is full of cringing bad decision making, as well from the 'good' ones as from the 'villains'. The action scenes are just ridiculous and look really amateuristic, but the worst part is the acting, that's just beyond bad. Why did I watch this? I should have rewatched Deliverance (1972) instead, that's basically the same story but there you had a class movie instead of this waste of money, energy and time.

A Plastic Ocean
(2016)

Should be mandatory viewing, not that it will make any difference in this corrupted world.
For the quality of the documentary it deserves a high rating. It's extremely well done, with tons of data that are easy to understand as it's all well explained. The documentary itself is not something that will cheer you up, quite the contrary, as we're all just witnessing how we slowly, if you can call slowly a century in earth's time, destroying our planet by poluting it like there is no tomorrow. Recycling is the only solution. Banishing plastic completely would be better but we all know that's just utopic as there is too much money involved. The negative reviewers on here just prove that stupidity is all around us and it's not going to get better as the population will reach 10 billion by 2050, and so tons and tons of more polution. Glad I have no children.

La sombra de la ley
(2018)

Not bad but not a gem.
Since I live in Spain I've been watching more and more Spanish movies and there are some really good movies made here. La Sombra De La Ley falls just under that category. Luis Tosar is an actor I recognize now as he's been in a couple good movies. La Sombra De La Ley (I have no clue why they translate this as Gun City) is probably not the best movie where Luis Tosar plays in but it's worth watching. To me it was just a bit too long and sometimes a bit confusing as well so more than a six star rating it won't get from me. The acting, directing were all positive, the plot just not perfect.

Weight
(2017)

Not one decent actor, just terrible.
Well, just finished watching this and let's just say it was bad, real bad. It's my fault though as I thought I was going to watch another movie also called Weight. I don't know if that one would have been better but it could for sure not been worse. There is so much wrong with this movie you just wonder if they are real professionals in this movie, the actors, director, editors? First of all, the sound editing, it's probably one of the worst sound editing I have ever witnessed in a movie. Than there is the acting, or more the lack of acting, as this was just terrible to watch. Almost nobody can act in Weight. The worst were Chanae Jordan, Tristin Fazekas, Dominique Alexander and LaVaughn 'Big Gov' Finley. Those were absolutely terrible, but the rest were also pretty close to terrible. The story made me yawn several times, but I'm not sure if that was because of the acting or because I just wanted this garbage to end as soon as possible. And then you have the soundtrack, or that absolute horrendous R'nB music, and all the clichés you can possibly imagine when you think about 'The Hood'. If you're too bored but by accident you have to watch this movie you still can count the amounts of n***as and b****es in their conversations, but prepare for numbers higher than hundred as it's basically the only thing they say.

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