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Movie Ramblings: Filth

Filth is based on the book of the same name by Irvine Welsh who also wrote Trainspotting. Armed with this information you can probably guess some of the dominant elements of the film: Rampant drug abuse, check; alcoholism, check; copious amounts of, lets call it “unusual”, sex, check; lots of swearing, check; some pretty freaky hallucinations, check. Oh and it is set in Edinburgh, obviously.

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Movie Ramblings: Shame

In Shame, Michael Fassbender plays Brandon, a sex addict living an outwardly normal live.  He lives in a nice apartment and has a good job which he does well. We never find out what he does at work but he’s good at it. He gets on well with his colleagues and customers. Outside of work though he frequently has sex with prostitutes and also seems to be addicted to pornography and masturbation.

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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: Feast III

Feast_3_posterFeast 3 is by far the weakest of the Feast trio. As expected what you get here is essentially more of what you got in Feast 2 only somewhat less so. There are precious few new characters and they don’t hang around long, there is no development of the existing characters and no plot development either. You don’t find out anything more about the monsters, what they are or where they come from etc. Continue reading

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Movie Ramblings: Forbidden World (Mutant)

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Forbidden World is an Alien rip off that seems to be also trying to cash in on the Forbidden Planet name. This sci-fi exploitation flick tries to make up for it’s lack of originality in the plot and character department with copious over the top gore and gratuitous nudity. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to have been much money spent on the gore effects either with most of them just looking like piles of variously coloured custard. The boobs are OK but by no means make up for the rest of the flaws in this film. Continue reading

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Movie Ramblings: The Stag

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Also known as “The Bachelor Weekend” probably to avoid confusion with the Canadian film Stag. This Irish comedy is about a group of friends on a stag weekend.

After his fiancée becomes concerned that he is unnaturally obsessed with planning the wedding, Fionnan’s best man Davin has to arrange a last minute Stag weekend to make him seem more manly. Continue reading