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Matt
Favourite Films: Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Swingers, Clerks, All things comic-book (yes, even Daredevil)
Currently Watching: A Serbian Film
Can't Wait To See: A Serbian Film 2
Member Since: 29 Jul 2009

Recent Comments

You said it, weird Russian poster for lesser De Niro movie Bus 657
Guys! Don't look now but I think Mark-Paul Gosselaar just commented on the site!

The Transformers/Coen Bros Venn diagram
Huh. Yeah, no - that wasn't Steve Buscemi. It just sounded like him.

Gareth Edwards to direct another monster
Have you seen it yet, Chris? I was surprised how much monster action there was. I wouldn't say G-Zilla was relegated to the background at all.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
What Ali said. But also, 3 stars out of 5 doesn't automatically mean 60%. If you really want to break down the value of each star mathematically by percentage, you COULD say that the following applies:

1 star = 0-20%
2 stars = 20-40%
3 stars = 40-60%
4 stars = 60-80%
5 stars = 80-100%

So 3 stars could only be 40%, which you would think is rotten.

More to the point though, 3 out of 5 stars seems like a fair assessment to me because the film seemed average. And, while the film had many good points, I was ultimately disappointed by it so I considered it to be 'rotten' rather than 'fresh'.

But I would also always recommend that, with any review in any publication, people pay less attention to the ratings and summary judgments (which can often misrepresent a much fairer assessment) and focus on the main review and criticisms therein.

Plus, I hasten to add, OPINIONZ. lol.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
For all of IM2's MASSIVE faults, it still felt like it was trying something new in setting up the big superhero-team-up movie, which in a way was still exciting.

And as for it exploring too many avenues, I would argue that IM2's main issue wasn't the number of things it was trying to do, but its prioritisation, i.e. putting The Avenger set-up above its own story. In comparison, Captain America: The Winter Soldier does everything adequately, it's just trying to do too much at once.

But, y'know, OPINIONZ. lol.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
I was genuinely surprised by the backlash to this film, tbh. It's flawed and oversentimental, but otherwise good, solid all-round entertainment. Can't understand the 2* reviews.

Glad you liked it anyway, Kirsts.

Top 20 movies of 2013
Don't worry, jordan. Your avatar wins in so many other ways.

Review: The review of my review of I Give It A Year
Let's nip this in the bud now.

Star Trek Into Darkness and five other spoilery DVD covers
Star Trek Into Darkness didn't underperform. It was a huge success, which is why the sudden move into 'spoiler' territory is baffling. Surely you'd stick with the same approach or make a big deal about it, rather than just nonchalantly drop it into the synopsis.

It's literally like the marketing guys thought "fuck it, it didn't make a jot of difference anyway so who cares?".

Today I learned: apparently Mark Wahlberg played Rogue in X-Men
Also why is Mystique's nose all fucked up? Like she shapeshifted back to front by mistake and she's got half an arse on her face.
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