And finally…. yes i finally made it to film number 1.Yee haa.And it’s the 1994 classic – The Shawshank Redemption. Based on a Stephen King short story from 1982.Couple of good performances from Robbins and Freeman.Shawshank is about a guy called Andy Dufresne who is falsely given two 30 year life sentences when his wife and lover are found dead.But ii gets worse,on the inside there’s a gang of dudes intent on raping him or beating the shite out of him.Andy was a big shot banker and so does the taxes for all the guards working there.The next time the lads bust Andy the guards fuck him up.Sorted.Freeman narrates and his slow soothing voice is pleasing to the ear.There are a few weepy bits there , like when Brooks gets out or when it seems like Andy’s at the end of his rope.The film spans over about 20 years with not one character ageing much.I don’t think after watching it again just now i’d give the highest rating but definitely worth a look.
IMDB RATING – 9.2
MY RATING – 8.9
SEEN BEFORE – YES
RECOMMEND? – YES
OVERALL – UNDERDOG TRIUMPHS.PEOPLE LOVE ESCAPE MOVIES.
Smeagol goes all Prince and adds some symbols to his name.
Four hours and ten minutes.Four fucking hours and ten minutes.Let me tell you this;normally when i see a film that runs 3 hours long i get a bit ,eh, apprehensive .Normally i like to have a beer or two when i do these reviews and i think after 4 fucking hours i don’t think i could do it justice.Fuck it I’ll try any-ways.During the film i opened up a Notepad so i could jot down some notes encase i was too drunk to remember.Here we go.Firstly Seagol takes them to this “secret stairs” which is about 5 metres from the main entrance and totally obvious.Second a little thing called a major fucking plot hole-When Seagol had the ring he didn’t age.He grew to be over 500 years old.Yet when Bilbo gave the ring away he aged like fuck.He’s nearly dead by the end.Sure Bilbo had the ring for like 70 years why didn’t Seagol die?Horseshit.Next.Not a plot hole but somewhat disconcerting,King Thedins army have a chant which is “Death,Death,Death”.Here buddy probably not the best chant going into battle eh?And now I’m going to pick a few things that happened after the battle sequence.First Merry killed at least 6.So he was worth six men.Them Olephants were fucking cool as.Aragons accent was a bit weird throughout the trilogy for words like ‘our’ and ‘your’,they sounded super Irish.Maybe he was shooting two films at once.And lastly the lighting at the end,it’s night it’s day it’s a mega cloud it’s bright as fuck.Bad lighting bro.But i’ll leave it at this;that scene where they all bow to the hobbits ,i got teary.
IMDB RATING – 8.8
MY RATING – 8.4
SEEN BEFORE – YES
RECOMMEND? – YES
OVERALL – THE SFX ARE A LOT BETTER.FEW PLOT BITS I DON’T AGREE WITH BUT I’LL LEAVE.
I’ve never had two pics to a post but this cracked me up.It’s like something an Irish buck would say.
Get out will ya. I’ve got a chair. I’VE GOT A CHAIR GOD DAMN IT !?!
And so it begins.First film to kick it off was this beaut,King Kong.Not a bad film overall it has some good action scenes and good cut aways for an old film and a few funny bits that still work on today’s level.The score works well in places but in other parts it can be a bit heavy and bits would have worked better if they toned it down a little. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the whole story but it’s about this David Attenborough type buck who got a map to an island where’s there’s a giant beast.So he decides to go there to make a film,but at the behest of film reviewers he needs a ‘flapper’,some eye candy,to make the film sell more.They go to the island, Kong grabs the girl and they chase him to get her back.It’s all mad craic.
I just had a few beefs with the film.
First of all the wall keeping Kong out is about twice his height,can he not just climb over it?Sure he can climb the Empire State building no problem.
Secondly there’s a big massive door on the wall to keep the guy out,which he breaks through,why not make a human sized door so he can’t get through?Or put no door in it altogether,just all wall?
IMDB RATING – 8
MY RATING – 6.7
SEEN BEFORE – NOPE
RECOMMEND? – YES
OVERALL – NOT BAD
man it took me ages to make that header banner picture thing, Jesus. Anyways I’m going to watch the top 250 films as rated by viewers and critics on IMDB.com.I’ve gotten a list of the films as of November 29th 2012.I’ll try and be as honest as i can.I know there’s some ‘classics’ in there and some ones that aren’t there but should be. I’m not claiming to be some expert film reviewer,this is coming from the guy who likes Gremlins 2 and Hot Tub Time Machine,but ill be say it like it is.The ones I’ve seen I’m going to watch again and sequels of parts of a trilogy I’ll watch just the film that’s rated.So every single film on the list no skipping.Like Harry Potter , i haven’t seen all the films but that Deathly Hallows film Part 2 is on it.I may get a bit lost in that one but fuck it.Emma Watson phworrrr. I’ll pop in the imdb votes and other shite too.I got all these off torrents so I’m going to post a link i made to all 250 films and a folder structure so if you want to do this at home it’ll be a piece of piss and i just saved you about 3 hours worth of searching so buy me a pint,or six.
Well hope ye enjoy the blog and here’s the list of the 250 films.