Archive for Film Titles: P – R
Runner Runner Review
by Film Fan
on April 16, 2014
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Runner Runner Review

I think the fact that i have virtually no thoughts at all about this film probably sums it up.  Nothing really happens!  Is it a thriller?  It’s not thrilling! Is it a cool, stylish, sexy Oceans 11 type film?  It is not cool, stylish or sexy! Is it meant to have a twist ending?  It is not twisty!!  Whilst i didn’t feel a great urge to switch this film off, once it finished it felt as though nothing had entertained me.  Timberlake is not a leading man and I have no idea what Affleck was thinking doing this film in the same time period as something as great as Argo. Runner Runner? Duller Duller!

Truffle Shuffler: 1.5/5

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Prisoners Review
by Film Fan
on March 22, 2014
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Prisoners Review

A dark film that has a great premise but drags that premise out over a far too long movie.  The set up is good and draws you in but it drags in the middle where it needs a bit more pace to hold your attention.  The acting is strong and anyone with children will feel the characters pain.  The main problem with this film is that you see every “twist” coming and that is a disappointment for me. Worth watching but not one that will need, or deserve, repeat viewings.

Truffle Shuffler 2.5/5

This had the opportunity to stand alongside Seven as one of the most haunting thrillers made – one that lingers in the mind long after. But, it just misses out with one too many cliches and a tendency to join the dots too easily for the audience. There is one ‘oh come on…’ moment that is just lazy story telling and from that point it all gets a little too predictable and backs away from the darkness and shadows. If only Jake didn’t have hound-like hearing it could have been so much better! It is still one of the better thrillers around though – and worth blowing your money on.

Bigger Boat: 3.5/5

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Ideas for Team Building Activities:

If you like this dark mysterious thriller – then you will find our Dead on Time forensic events will give you and your team the rare chance to solve equally dark and complex cases. Whilst other team building events focus on gimmicks and theatrics – we focus on real-life activities and in-depth, challenging scenarios. Some have so much backstory – you can make a weekend or more out of the experience. However, one of the most important lessons we learnt from this film was: do not make it too easy! Our thriller events really will require your team to think critically whilst under pressure – always considering multiple options.

Pacific Rim Review
by Film Fan
on February 15, 2014
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Pacific Rim Review

If you like monsters fighting giant robots withloads of cheese and zero plot then this is the film for you! The script is shocking, the effects not great and the acting is beyond poor! But weirdly it was a watchable film.  There is no real plot to speak of and all characters are standard fair but the action is good and if you leave your brian at the door and expect extra cheese then you won’t be disappointed.

Truffle Shuffler: 2/5

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Rush Review
by Film Fan
on February 2, 2014
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Rush Review

Being a non-F1 fan I was not sure i would like this film about the Hunt/Lauda battle. However i found myself quite enjoying it.  The films kicks along at a good pace highlighting the differences between the 2 leads.  For those that know the outcome (given this is based on true events) there may be a lack of tension but the racing shots are great and it never fails in holding your attention.  Chris Hemsworth looks like he is having a great time playing the famous ladys man even through he still looks like he is in Thor mode!! Weather you like F1 or not this is still a decent character driven film that will keep you entertained all the way to the finishing line.

Truffle Shuffler 3.5/5

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Pain and Gain
by Film Fan
on January 5, 2014
in Film Titles: P - R , The Bigger Boat , The Truffle Shuffler
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Pain and Gain

When this landed on the mat – I was disappointed. Whalberg and The Rock – my expectation was low. When I realised it was a Bay film – I nearly didn’t put it in the machine. It would’ve been my loss because this was surprisingly entertaining. The fact the leads play a very dark comedy totally straight is the secret to success in what is a shocking, funny and horrifying story. The fact it is very close to the true events makes it all the better. However, there is so much to fit in that it does sag a little in the middle – unlike the leads! The extras documentary telling the actual story is also worth a watch.

The Bigger Boat: 4/5

 

Given this is based on a true story makes it quite unbelievable, yet it actually happened! Whilst this film will win no Oscars it is a fun film with laugh out loud moments.  Marky Mark is great as body builder number 1 with the Rock a decent comic foil as his Jesus loving buddy.  It is slightly over long but the 3 main leads keep you interested and knowing it happened makes it more entertaining. Summed up it is big muscled men with a few bikini wearing ladies thrown in attempting to pull of a crime caper, and it is a good, fun ride.

Truffle Shuffler: 3/5

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