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Oblivion *Review*

Hello folks! Long time no see!

Sorry about not posting for so long, we’ve been a little caught up settling into our new jobs. But that’s enough excuses, down to business! I was the only one in our family who didn’t get to see Oblivion in the cinema, so needless to say I was excited to watch it when we got it on Blu-ray.

Now from what I had heard it was a movie to confuse you, like the matrix, but I can’t say it was really that complicated. A little outlandish maybe, but not confusing. There were some good plot twists towards the end but it was a little slow going at the start. I understand that it was needed to set up the movie, but I did find myself wanting to have a look at my phone.

There weren’t any overly memorable scenes from the film except for the last scene with Morgan Freeman. I liked the film, but it’s not one of Tom Cruise’s’ best pieces.

As an introduction to watching Blu-ray instead of DVDs it was a gentle way into it, which was quite nice, and I would watch it again, although maybe not for a little while.

That’s all for now. P.S Happy Sherlock day!

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug main trailer

Hello again!

Two posts in one day, wow!

Seriously though there’s a lot to catch up on!

So The official main trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was released yesterday and well the main thing that we can take away from it is . . . .  you guessed it, Smaugs’ voice!!!! And what a voice! If you think Benedict Cumberbatchs’ voice was deep in Star Trek into Darkness then wait till you hear Smaug!

Aside from Smaug (who we still haven’t had a decent view of yet, and probably won’t until we see the film) there was lots of action from the rest of the cast and plenty of warnings for Thorin and Co. As well as a massive hint that the necromancer is in fact Sauron, which included a glimpse of the fiery eye from Lord of the Rings. 

So lots to look forward to and only 72 days until it is released in the UK!!

Woah, woah, woah! You thought you could wright this without me! When it’s to do with Smaug! And his redonkuloussly deep voice? Oh no sister, how wrong you are. So now, in revenge, I shall spam! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH SMAUG AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH VOICE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG BENEDICT OMG AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Have you finished now?

ARGH. Done.

Thankyou, so if you haven’t seen it yet or just want to watch it again (as we will (: ) the video is below

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Riddick Review

Hey everyone,

It’s all go round here at the moment so we’re just getting the chance to catch up on some posts that we’ve been meaning to put up for a while. So I’m gonna start off with a review of Riddick which we went to see last week.

Now I’ve only recently been introduced to the world of Riddick when the Chronicles of Riddick was on TV a few weeks ago, so I apologise if I get any facts wrong. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the ‘Chronicles’, it was action-packed, had a pretty good story line that could be understood even if you were new Riddick and had a pretty amazing cast (Vin Diesel, Karl Urban and Dame Judi Dench to name just a few). So this gave reasonably high expectations for the new film, simply titled ‘Riddick’.

 

So this film, the third instalment, took place on a planet that didn’t really like anyone other than its native inhabitants to stay there. Basically this film is all about Riddick trying to stay alive and ultimately get off this planet, with a few other people who also want his head in a box. Compared to the previous film ‘Riddick’ seemed to lack the scale and epic story line that I was expecting. Now I don’t know whether this was the idea, to scale it down and try to make a more intimate film exploring Riddick’s character a bit more, but I don’t think this was achieved either. I can’t say I really learnt anything I didn’t already know from the ‘Chronicles’ film. I know that as a newcomer to the Riddick world and having only seen one of the previous films I don’t really have much ground to criticise, but having talked to a friend who is a massive Riddick (and Vin Diesel) fan she agrees that it was a little bit disappointing. She said that the film in itself was good and she enjoyed it but it was just lacking something that the previous films had.

So overall as a pure action sci-fi film its pretty good, decent effects, interesting creatures and a good cast, just lacking a little spark to make it as good as its predecessors.

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Sunshine, darker than you’d think!

S’up amigos!

So the other day my sister decided to educate me on one of my new favourite actors, Cillian Murphy. We are watching the new TV series he’s in (Peaky Blinders) so she wanted to show me some of his films. And she chose Sunshine (2007).

The basic plot is; It’s set 50 years in the future and the sun is dying. So, physicist Capa (Cillian) has developed a bomb which will be detonated inside the sun, effectively creating a star within a star. He and a crew of 7 astronauts and scientists then fly a spaceship named ‘Icarus 2’  to the sun to deploy the potentially Earth saving payload. Of course things don’t go to plan as they realise that Icarus 1, their predecessor that went missing 7 years previously is still in orbit around the sun without delivering their payload. The crew seemingly all went mad and are now dead, all bar the psychotic captain Pinbacker (Mark Strong), who manages to board the Icarus 2 bent on stopping the mission. By this point 4 of the crew have now died, including the captain and first mate. Only four are left; Capa, Cassie (Rose Byrne), Mace (Chris Evans) and Corazon (Michelle Yeoh). With their oxygen supply for the journey back destroyed, and the ship levels dwindling, this is when it gets scary.

Basically I spent most of this film either confused or behind a pillow, did I mention that Marc Strongs character was horribly burned and disfigured from over exposure to the sun? Also he is intent on killing the entire human race. Before the end of the film he manages to kill Mace and Corazon, and very nearly kills Capa and Cassie before the payload is deployed. Notably they all die at the end of the film, but not before Capa successfully detonates the bomb, restarting the star and saving the day.

Overall, it wasn’t a bad film. The science was a little sketchy, but accurate enough for the story line. I would recommend it  to science fiction fans, although I wouldn’t watch it on your own. Bearing in mind I’m a bit of a wimp! It might be a while before I watch it again.

If you watch it let us know what you thought in the comments, and I’ll see you soon!

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Fast and Furious 6 Review

Hi Y’all

It has been a busy few weeks for us here so we haven’t been able to post as much as we’d like to. So over the next few days we’re gonna be making up for it, starting with this, our review of Fast and Furious 6! (which came in the post yesterday).

Now as a massive super car fan the ‘Fast’ films are right up my street, my sister however doesn’t quite agree. Me and my Dad have been attempting to get her into F1 for some time now and i think we’re just about starting to get through, with a little help from films such as these 😉

My poor delusioned sister, I will never like F1. And in my opinion, the best thing about these films is the music. The music is kick ass.

Well then apparently that is my sister’s review of the film . . . the music is ‘kick-ass’.

The explosions are pretty cool too. I like when stuff blows up. Hence why I like Death Race. Lots of explosions and people dying in imaginative ways :). He he he . . . . 

Wow a very in depth analysis there . . . music and explosions. Fast and Furious 6 is so much more then that. Beautiful cars, amazing chase sequences, brilliant actors, and yes explosions . . . oh and a TANK!!!

You know, one of my friends boyfriend did the paint work on one of the cars in the film. And Vin Diesel does have a lovely deep voice.  And why are we listening to Doctor Who music while we write this? Not that I mind . . .

Wow fascinating bit of trivia there, would be better if you knew which car. But i do have to agree Vin Diesels voice is something to behold. Anyway what is your opinion of the film sister dearest? (and do you need a reason to listen to Doctor Who music?!? It’s awesome!)

It’s one of the show cars in the gathering bit. From the hour or so that I have seen of the film (Thanks for waiting for us to get back before starting -_-) it’s action packed and fast moving. The cars are pretty sweet and the music rocks. So all in all, I’d watch it again. Tokyo Drift is still my favorite of this series though. The music is epic in that one, and drifting is awesome.

Firstly if we had waited for you to get back you wouldn’t have been able to watch CSI:NY. Secondly is that the sound of you starting to like cars?? (‘sweet’???). Anyway I really enjoyed this film, one of the best in the series with plenty to build on in Fast 7. Like I said before beautiful looking and sounding cars, some amazing sequences through the middle of London and the runway scene was simply epic. Although I believe someone worked out that the runway would need to be about 34 miles long for that sequence to take place!! Oh and a British bad guy! Like so many films at the moment, i don’t know what it is with casting us brits as the baddies but we do do a fantastic job of it 😉 

Yeah, I’m gunna have to watch the whole film aren’t I? *Sigh* I’ll just power through. 

We could have a ‘Fast’ marathon!!!!!!!!!

Although would we watch them in the order they were released or chronologically? Because Tokyo Drift technically comes after Fast 6 chronologically.

Oh sweet lord no . . . . *Backs away* Bye everyone!! HD *Runs out of room*

Well thats one way of getting her to leave the room! But a ‘Fast’ marathon sounds pretty good to me, wonder if my Dad will watch them with me . . . . . . . .

BYE! CD

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New Batman announced!

Hello all!

Some interesting news has been unveiled in the last couple of days concerning who is going to portray Batman in the up coming  (untitled) Superman vs Batman movie.

So without further ado the actor to play against Henry Cavils Superman is . . . Ben Affleck!

Ben Affleck

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Now I can tell what your all thinking, Ben Affleck??? WTF!!

I am sure there are a number of fantastic actors who are more suited to playing Batman and I know a lot of Batman fans are not happy with this decision. To be honest I am surprised that this has been announced so early (the film is not out until 2015) and Affleck had not even crossed my mind in terms of potential Batmans.

However I would not be so rushed to judge this decision, granted I don’t believe Affleck will be anything like Christian Bales outstanding portrayal in the Dark Knight Trilogy, but maybe that’s a good thing. Affleck is a versatile actor, likes a challenge and is extremely good at what he does. He may bring something new or different to the role of Batman. Or he may be exactly what everyone wants the Batman character to be, and honestly I can see him in the outfit.

In short I am not going to make up my mind either way until some photos or even footage are released, and I hope that die hard Batman fans will give Affleck a chance, I mean Warner Bros Pictures must know what they’re doing, right? 

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Thor: The Dark World

Hey everyone,

First of all an apology is in order! It has been quite a while since we last posted because we have been quite busy recently but we will be getting back on top of this blogging business! 

So first of all the biggest news since the last post (for me anyway) has been the new full length trailer for Thor: The Dark World, with lots of Loki!!

This trailer gives a much more detailed feel for the film then the previous trailer, which has a distinctive ancient, epic feel that also still has a sense of humour  that many people enjoy.

The trailer also alludes to a closer look at some of the characters that were introduced in the first Thor film, such as Heimdall and Frigga (Thor and Loki’s mother) as well as Sif and the Warriors Three.

We also see that Jane visits Asgard and gives Loki a piece of her mind when they meet for the first time (because Loki never actually got to Earth in Thor and Jane only made a photographic appearance in The Avengers).

And then we get a good look at Malekith leader of the Dark Elves, played by the 9th Doctor himself Christopher Eccleston, although you’d never know just by looking at him! Some amazing make up and costume design disguises Eccleston quite convincingly, even his voice is unfamiliar, but certainly ominous.

All in all this trailer promises an epic, ancient-feeling, thrill ride of a film, with the essence of the first film expanded and blown up to an epic scale in order to follow on from The Avengers.

I can’t wait till October!!

For a break down of the trailer with quotes from some of the stars visit Empire magazine here, the trailer itself is at the end of the article. Enjoy! 😀

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