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Movie Ramblings: Under the Skin

Scarlet Johansson spends most of this film driving around Scotland in a white transit van asking Scottish blokes for directions. Seemingly applying some kind of selection criteria to which we are never privy, she offers some of these men a lift and a subset of those get invited back to her place. And that’s where things get seriously weird.

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Movie Ramblings: Quantum Apocalypse

Some kind of quantum anomaly steers a comet off course and causes it to collide with Mars. This isn’t the real problem though because in 3 days time, the anomaly will strip all life off the planet Earth!¬†Or something. Time for the US government to assemble a team of unlikely misfit string theorists to try and save the day. With nukes!

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Movie Ramblings: Gravity

Gravity is a beautiful film. It has obviously been filmed and produced to showcase its dazzling visuals on the big screen and in 3D. However this does not mean that the translation to the small screen isn’t spectacular. However there are some times in the film where I found myself waiting for it to stop showing off how pretty it is and get on with the plot or some action. There are spoilers in this ramble. Continue reading

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Movie Ramblings: The Tall Man

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The Tall Man is a well made thriller film with a couple of good twists which make you re-think what you have seen before. In small town America where poverty and deprivation are rife and children go missing with alarming regularity, Julia is a nurse who runs a clinic for the people of the area. Despite her efforts to better their lives and those of their children the locals are mistrustful of her . When Julia’s child goes missing the locals start behaving in a very suspicious manner indeed.

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Movie Ramblings: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

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One of many film versions of the classic Jules Verne story, in fact one of two to come out in 2008 (this is the one that didn’t have Brendan Fraser in it). It’s a long time since I read the original and I can’t remember a lot of what happens but I think it is safe to say that this is only loosely based on it although it does retain some of the elements I remember. It looks like this ramble is going to contain spoilers. Continue reading

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Movie Ramblings: Cold Prey 2

coldprey2bannerFollowing on directly from Cold Prey, Cold Prey 2 starts with the discovery of the survivor from the first film and follows the police investigating and the survivor coming to terms with the events of Cold Prey. This being a horror sequel it is of course only a matter of time before the killer from the first film is stalking the cast once again. Continue reading

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Movie Ramblings: Cold Prey

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Cold Prey is a Norwegian version of the classic isolated cabin killer movie. A group of friends on a snowboarding trip find themselves stranded at a ski lodge that has been abandoned since the 1970s. Of course there is a homicidal maniac on the loose and members of the group soon start dropping like flies. Continue reading