Too Many Ideas - Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Review

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

This film is everything that The Man from UNCLE wasn’t last week. Its grounded in the franchise that its grown out of and has a clear respect for the original source even if much of the audience won’t have seen the 60s original. We kick off with an action sequence that has more to do […]

The Man from UNCLE Movie Review

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

The Man from UNCLE opens strong with a nice sequence set in Berlin – a bit Funeral in Berlin. It then strings together a series of well executed scenes mixing thriller and action to a climax. And then it tacks on a second climax. And then it tacks on a foundation story for UNCLE suggesting […]

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Ant-man Review

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

I was a little nervous about Ant-man. While I tend to avoid reviews I’d seen some comments about it having a lighter tone than other Marvel films with more comedy in a bad way. I didn’t need to be nervous. There are funny moments in Ant-man but this remains a Marvel film in the same […]

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Terminator Genisys

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

  Sometimes bad reviews can be a good thing.  Pleased to say I enjoyed this more than I expected based on the critics.  Nice mix of twists, spills and thrills following the chase format of the previous movies.  If forced I’d say this is probably the third best outing of the series but a lot […]

Mr Holmes

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Taken me a week to pull my finger out and blog about Mr Holmes. Went to see it last week. Enjoyed its rather melancholy, later life, all my friends are dead, bee keeping take on the great detective. The excellent cast (Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes, Laura Linney as housekeeper Mrs. Munro, Milo Parker as […]

Byzantium Review

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Byzantium isn’t going to be for everyone.  Its pace is slow with not a lot of action. There’s some gore but not a lot.  That leaves plenty of space for character development and cinematography that lingers on a rundown seaside landscape. The two main characters, Clara and Eleanor, are working class, female blood drinking, immortal […]

Argo Film Review

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Argo is an excellent new thriller set during the Iran Hostage crisis as the CIA attempts to extract six diplomats who escaped as the US embassy was stormed. With Argo Ben Affleck proves that his directing on The Town wasn’t a one off.  He has an excellent cast to work with including himself (as Tony […]

Skyfall

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Well it’s hard to write about this bond film without spoilers so I’ll try to keep this short. Bond returns to the form of Casino Royale for me with the latest film.  Stripped back to the bare essentials of Bond against the villain (and his many minions). The opening car chase/bike chase/gun fight/fist fight does […]

Loopers Movie Review

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Just back from seeing Loopers. Enjoyed it but does it live up to the hype? The acting is good with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce WIllis believable as Joe at different ages.  Emily Blunt and Pierce Gagnon play pivotal roles in shaping the younger Jo’s path.  Jeff Daniels, Garret Dillahunt and the rest of the cast […]

Total Recall

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Outing tonight to see the remake of Total Recall.  It’s a remake of the 1990 original: there are many familiar elements but mixed up in new ways while some others (like Mars) haven’t made it. Colin Farrell brings a different character to the leading role – a bit more nuanced than Arnie’s earlier Douglas Quaid […]

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