The last of the Cornetto Trilogy

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I’ve enjoyed the previous films in the trilogy. I thought that Shaun of the Dead was excellent and Hot Fuzz was inspired if a little dark, so I was looking forward to The World’s End quite a bit. However, having now seen it I’m not sure it was the climax of the trilogy I was looking for.

In many ways it had all of the elements that should make it brilliant, but it seemed slow to start and a little artificial where the previous films had flowed. I think it got there in the end, and overall I did enjoy it, but it didn’t make me laugh out load as the previous two had done.

Still, it was fun, and I’m sure that’s what they wanted it to be.

The Forbidden Planet

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I’ve loved this film for years and years, and I’ve only just got a copy of it at last. It’s amazing to think that it was made in 1956. The story still leaves me with questions, and the concepts are as relevant today as they were then.

The design and art are incredible, and I’d love to be able to walk around the krell machines to see them better.

Amplified Gesture

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As a long time fan of David Sylvian I’m intrigued to find out what this film’s like. I did see a film of his about the release of Manafon. I saw that at the ICA in London. It was quite exciting really. As far as I’m aware there was no such event for this film. A shame really.

Seeing “The Dark Knight Rises” at the Science Museum iMax Cinema

I’d heard that this was one of the best places to see the film, but I hadn’t realised just how amazing a cinema it was. The screen really is huge, immense even. As for the film, well I just wasn’t ready for something on the epic scale that is “The Dark Knight Rises”. It is an incredible journey of a film, an excellent script and a superb plot.

In fact it makes me want to see the other two films right away. I just can’t wait for the boxed set!

Ironclad

This was a strange film, at once very violent and also very slow. It had a very promising cast though and a story that wasn’t dull on the face of it, but even with all that it just didn’t seem to go anywhere really. Which seemed to be a shame.

Avengers Assemble

So I went to see Avengers Assemble. It was awesome! What more is there to say? Well, for a start, it was a lot better than I was expecting. I didn’t think it would be nearly as good as it was. It was a lot funnier than I thought it would be too. But then it was directed by Joss Whedon, who is pretty good at that kind of thing. He’s only done one film before, Serenity, but that was an excellent film.

So I was impressed, and I really hope they do another one.

Unstoppable

I watched this film last night. I didn’t know much about it, but it was a really good, straightforward runaway train film. Nice performances good story, not bad at all. I’d recommend it.

The Blues Brothers

I finally got around to buying the DVD of the Blues Brothers a few weeks ago but only watched it this weekend. I got the extended version which has a lot of deleted scenes in it. It has an interesting effect on the film to be honest. It feels looser and more relaxed that the cinematic release, but it is of course a fair bit longer.

It’s great to see it again though. It’s one of those films that I think everyone should see at least once.

Appollo 18

This film was on my watch list for a long time, as I thought the trailer was quite interesting and the idea was intriguing. The actual film is ok so far, but not brilliant, and not entirely gripping. The story was quite predictable and you really could see what was coming from afar. It’s a shame really, as the story had some potential, but I think that the makers concentrated a little too much on the documentary style of the film and not enough on giving the story a little more edge to it.

Still. Another film to cross off my list.