Category Archives: Films

Netflix’s Death Note

As you can guess seeing we’re like a episode or two away from finishing the flashback reviews for the anime series I have fallen in love with Death Note since beginning it way back. It is a intelligent series about a young man who finds a way to punish the bad guys in the world who get off from their crimes but then shows how playing god completely changes someone. Its a intelligent anime series that then focuses on a mental chess game between two highly intelligent characters.

Netflix has a history of making wonderful things so I was really excited. Real, REAL excited.

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Kong : Skull Island (2017)

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I am a huge fan of King Kong and a even bigger fan of King Kong’s 2005 re-make starring Adrien Brody, Jack Black and Naomi Watts. To hear a new movie with Tom Hiddleston, John Goodman and John C. Reilly was coming out I was extremely excited to see a new chapter in the story of Kong.

Did the film live up to its predecessors?

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Austin Powers : Goldmember (2002)

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The third and so far last of the adventures of Austin Powers meets even newer threats along with the same old same old threats and a lot of 60s flair.

A new evil base, a new evil plan and a new adventure for Austin and his new partner.

I didn’t feel the second film matched up to the first but can the third save the series?

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Austin Powers : The Spy who Shagged me (1999)

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After the huge success of the first movie a sequel was always going to come around and so it did in 1999. Starring Mike Myers once again as the title character and main bad guy Dr. Evil and with a whole string of new henchmen and spies the second movie attempted to do what the first one did bigger, better and faster.

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Austin Powers : International Man of Mystery (1997)

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Can you believe it has nearly been 20 years since Austin Powers first danced onto our screens and stole our hearts.

Staring Mike Myers as both Austin Powers and his nemesis Dr. Evil the film was a much quoted beast of a film. It was a icon of my young life and a film that always makes me laugh no matter how long its been between watching it. A parody of spy films that spawned two sequels.

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Made in Dagenham (2010)

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A film based on the struggles of the female Ford workers in 1968 where they went on strike for equal pay and through their struggles the 1970 Equal Pay Act came about.

Starring SallyHawkins, Miranda Richardson, Andrea Riseborough as well as Bob Hoskins, Rupert Graves and Kenneth Cranham the film showed not only the strength of the women involved to fight for what is right but also the struggles that inevitably all strikes will bring about as well as how different the women were treated in their strike action then men would have been.

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Alan Partridge : Alpha Papa (2013)

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My generation grew up with Alan Partridge, Steve Coogan’s fictional presenter. You tended to find at school you either fell into the Partridge group or the Ali G group.

I could hardly believe there was going to be a Alan Partridge movie when it was announced and managed to miss out on seeing it in the cinema. I finally sat down to watch it hoping that it was going to be everything I wanted a Alan Partridge movie to be…

As the poster said “12 Hostages, 24 hours, 1 Partridge….”

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