Sunday, 8 February 2015

The Green Mile


 
No Pics, again...
 

A Heartbreaker of a film. An iconic film and a must watch but not suitable for a first date perhaps. Written by Steven King who is mentioned just as much as Rowling and I am told by many (mainly my grandfather) he is great. It is about Paul Edgecombe, played by Tom Hanks and John Coffey, played by the late Michael Clarke Duncan. meets a man destined to die in a few months, whilst working as a prison officer. This prisoner changes his life forever. It's a bit like Shawshank Redemption but more magical and more tears. Quite an intelligent film.

Actors

Michael Clarke Duncan, Armageddon and played that amazing cool gorilla in Planet Of The Apes. A 6ft 5in giant, he tragically died at 54 in 2012 of a heart attack.
Tom Hanks, Woody in Toy Story, Forest Gump, Saving Private Rupyan. One of the most famous actors of all time, a credit to acting. He is an amazing person and has a collection of typewriters. If you don't know who he is you really need to search it. You have not watched many films.
 


For:
People who like good plots
People who like long movies
Adults/teens

Not for:
People who don't like long movies or don't have enough time.
People who can't get complicated movies.
Teens/adults who get scared easily
Parents who don't like their children to hear swearing
People who get offended easily
A date
Children
A sleepover

Age Rating

Scary: 5/10 No jump scares but plenty of creepy and distressing moments.
Swearing: 9/10 Almost every word in the book in here. Quite a lot.
Drugs/Drink/Ciggarettes: 3/10 A bit of alcohol use and a drug to knock someone out
Violence(includes torture): 8/10 One part is quite traumatic. A few electric chair executions, one quite long.
Sex: 3/10 Nude cartoons that are barely visable for  couple of seconds and a few sexual references.
Total: 35/60
Most countries have it 14-16 but some go as high as 18 or as low as 12. I think grown up teens can watch it but anything below 13 they may not get or like.

Rating

Opinion: 8/10 Great film but I have to admit I started crying quite a bit (more like I had to pause because I were hysterical) at one point which knocked it down a mark. Very thought through and worth seeing
Plot: 7/10 Not the best plot but still hits the mark and doesn't need an amazing plot.
Age Rating Accuracy: 8/10 I can agree partially with the 18 age rating but it isn't bad enough to get it. Should remain an 18.
In Depth With Characters: 9/10 So in depth it talks about a urinary infection in detail.
Picture Quality: 6/10 Would be the average quality of an 80s film not a 1999 one.
Effects: 4/10 The electric chair is a huge part of the film
Stunts: 5/10 The whole film is based around this electric chair and the bonding of the characters.  
Actors: 7/10 Tom Hanks is a classic and Michael Clarke Duncan's acting skills almost reach that of Tom Hanks. The others are typical actors.
Clichés: 8/10 There is a menacing person wanting revenge but that's it.
Is Film Run Time Appropriate: 7/10 If you have an hour to spare, go for it. It is still a bit short however.
Total- 69/100
Total- 6.9/10

Movie Details

Director: Frank Darabont
Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan
Genre: Crime/Mystery
Released: 15th January 1999
Runtime: 3hr 2mins

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Cyberbully 2015

Sorry, no pictures at the moment. It isn't working

A true eye opener of a film. I didn't want to go on my computer afterwards because it made me so anxious. It is about a girl whose computer is hacked and what she is blackmailed to do. It is in real time even though it doesn't seem like it. Although it is only a tv film it is very eye opening and I thought/think it should be shown to year 6/7 across the country to help reduce cyberbullying, even if there are quite a few of 'those' swear words. Half of the stuff on there I didn't realise was bullying, thank god I don't have facebook otherwise I'd probably be a bully on accident. Anyway check out catch up channel four, you have 20 days before it goes off. Remember to put 2015, not 2011. The 2011 is American.
The cast was minimal just like gravity. In fact it only featured one actor who spoke and saw acting, the rest were just voices and pictures. However the only actor is the legendary Maisie Williams who plays, in Game Of Thrones. That girl slammed this which is quite hard, especially for a young actress and made it very enjoyable. Thus, we focus on the plot more instead of characters backgrounds. Basically to add more drama.


Age Rating: I can't seem to find an age rating but it was on after nine o'clock. It would probably be a fifteen because it swears and mentions nude pictures, pills for anxiety, erectile dysfunction, murder and suicide. No 'sexy time' is even mentioned and if it is, it is in a tiny amount.I think it should be shown in schools around the world to show people how easy it is to cyberbully. The more irrisponsible and the more internet access the child has, the earlier it should be shown. On average I think 11 year olds should see this.

Ratings


Opinion: 9/10 Fabmazing but is quite eye opening scary.
Plot: 7/10 I got a bit stuck on some parts because they didnt make sense but
Age Rating Accuracy: 8/10 Should stay on after 9 o'clock but should have an actual age rating.
In Depth With Characters: 8/10 Very in depth with the character and quite in depth with another.
Picture Quality: 8/10 Very good, better on HD.
Effects: 1/10 minimal, however the opening credits are alright.
Stunts: 1/10 Would give a 0 but, well if I told you it would be a spoiler.
Actors: 5/10 Pretty much only one actor but she is Maisie Williams, very famous.
Clichés: 4/10 There is a menacing person wanting revenge but that's it.
Is Film Run Time Appropriate: 5/10 If you have an hour to spare, go for it. It is still a bit short however.
Total- 56/100
Total- 5.6/10

Movie Details

Director: Ben Chanan
Starring: Maisie Williams
Genre: Drama
Released: 15th January 2015
Runtime: 1hr 2mins

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Hot Fuzz Movie Review

Don't worry, no spoilers

Hello, my friends. Do you want to find out if this movie is suitable for the intended viewer? Often age recomendations are vastly inacurate. So I'm here to offer an opinion of age rating, expectations and movie details based on multiple ratings that add up to 90 so I can help you make informed desisions or find out everything you ever need to know about movies. Today I'm doing Hot Fuzz.





Hot Fuzz is made by the best comedy film making duo, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. This film is one of the Three Cornetto Flavours trilogy. The other two are At World's End and Shaun Of The Dead. When I looked up these two to see what movies they had been in I was quite shocked to find out how many well known characters they have been yet they aren't recognised for it. Nick Frost is in Snow White And The Huntsman, Ice Age: Continental Drift and for you Doctor Who fans, Santa in 2014's christmas special. Simon Pegg(the blonde one) plays Buck in Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs and Continental Drift, Scotty in the new Star Trek movies and Benji Dunn in Mission: Impossible 3. Not only are they in this film but it has some very very VERY famous actors who play minor characters. Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy and Steve Coogan were all police officers that appeared within the first five minutes.




Age Rating: It is a 15. It has a lot of deadly 'accidents' and violence. It also has pretty much every swear word in 'the book' so if you're uncomfortable with that, this is not the film for you. However it has no 'sexy time' scenes in, only a kiss and an innuendo that they are going to have 'sexy time.' If the child is:
  • Innocent and doesn't understand, even as a teen- 12
  • A cheeky monkey who know what it all means- 11
  • Irresponsible- 12
  • Responsible but understands- 11
 

Ratings


Opinion: 7/10 Fantastic
Plot: 3/10 A very poor plot but it makes it even funnier
Age Rating Accuracy: 4/10 Should be 12, apart from swearing.
In Depth With Characters: 6/10 Focuses on the main character, giving a backstory and talking about him.
Picture Quality: 5/10 You can definatly tell it is not an expensive film but it is alright
Effects: 5/10 They are unrealistic but they are funny and consistant.
Stunts: 4/10 Very comedic because they fail.
Actors: 9/10 Some of the best actors and all British, something quite hard with the amount of American favourables.
Clichés: 7/10 There are a few but not as much as I expected.
Total- 60/90
Total- 6.7/10

Movie Details

Director: Edgar Wright (Ant Man)
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
Genre: Comedy
Released In Cinema: 19th April 2007
Released On DVD: 31st July 2007
Runtime: 1hr 31mins

Thursday, 8 January 2015

The Hangover Movie Review

The Hangover Movie Review

Don't worry, no spoilers
Hello, my friends. Do you want to find out if this movie is suitable for the intended viewer? Often age recomendations are vastly inacurate. So I'm here to offer an opinion of age rating, expectations and movie details based on multiple ratings that add up to 90 so I can help you make informed desisions or find out everything you ever need to know about movies. Today I'm doing the first Hangover movie.
Age Rating: The film is stated as a definite 18/R. The film is based around the drug Rohypnol more commonly known as the date rape drug or in slang terms, Roofies. The film includes nudity and sex references but no sex scenes. The language is quite bad with a few F's here and there. I can see why it is an 18. You have to bear in mind they hear all of this at school, maybe even see people using drugs or have sex. If the child is:
  • Innocent and doesn't understand, even as a teen- 15 maybe even 16
  • A cheeky monkey who know what it all means- 13/14
  • Irresponsible- 14/15
  • Responsible but understands- 13


Ratings


Opinion: 7/10 Very enjoyable, even if it is a bit cruel at some points.
Plot: 8/10 A funny and realistic aim.
Age Rating Accuracy: 7/10 Should be 15 but is almost an 18.
In Depth With Characters: 6/10 Goes in detail about weddings, partners and themselves currently but a backstory doesn't happen and other people are barely even mentioned, including the antagonists.
Picture Quality: 7/10 Quite crisp and rustic.
Effects: 3/10 Effects are minimal.
Stunts: 8/10 Well executed and comedic.
Actors: 5/10 Bradley Cooper (Phil) is huge in Hollywood. Helms (Stu) and Galifianakis (Alan) not so much. They play some minor characters such as Helms playing the Once-ler's voice in the Lorax and Galifianakis playing Ethan in Due Date.
Clichés: 5/10 For the amount of clichés I would give a 2 but they are used so well I raised it to 5.
Total- 56/90
Total- 6.2/10

Movie Details

Director: Todd Phillips(Borat)
Starring: Bradley Cooper(American Hustle), Zach Galifianakis(Due Date) and Ed Helms(We're The Millers)
Genre: Comedy
Released In Cinema: 12th June, 2009
Released On DVD: 15th Feb 2010
Runtime: 1hr 40 mins

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