Mini Movie Reviews (Dec 16)

Secret in their Eyes 7/10 

This came recommended from a friend who’s into crime thrillers. It was pretty good, with the film’s ending upping my rating by at least one point. Nicole Kidman also helped. The  main gripe was the difficulty in telling the flashbacks from the present day. Nobody looked that different 13 years ago, luckily the computers in the background did! 

The Martian 7/10 

I didn’t realise this was a Ridley Scott film until the credits rolled, but it explained why the aesthetics were so good – barren landscapes and a fine attention to detail on the suits and interiors. Some great music also from Harry Gregson Williams (very Mass Effect in places). What let the film down slightly for me were the jovial sections and the pop music, both of which were a distraction from the isolation. 

Little Mermaid 2 – 4/10

A prequel released many years after the original (which we have watched several times with the girls). The animation was decent and there were a couple of catchy songs. Better than I was expecting! 

Daddy’s Home – 6/10

Pretty run of the mill comedy outing for Will Ferrel, but it had some good laughs. 

Ali G In Da House – 8/10

Not seen this for a long long time! It was immature, stupid, crude – and I laughed all the way through. Brainless fun. 

The Night Before – 6/10

Another slightly above average festive comedy, with that hairy dude who’s in all the comedy films (Seth Rogan). 

The Santa Clause – 5/10

Classic Christmas fun with Tim Allen. The animatronics on the reindeer are hilarious! 

Daft Punk’s Interstella 5555 – 9/10

The feature length anime set to the classic Discovery album. No dialogue, but the scenes do tell the story of a band brought under control by the music industry. Great visuals and brilliant music. 


3 Comments Add yours

  1. stevenger says:

    Sounds like I’ll have to give The Martian a look when I get the chance, wasn’t sure if it was worth it but I do love me some proper Red Mars action.

    RE: Secrets In Their Eyes, nowadays I mostly get my retro beige-box PC kicks from channel-hopping stray ’90s episodes of Murder She Wrote.


    1. acidbearboy says:

      Yeah it’s definitely worth a watch. I’m probably being overly harsh with my negative comments. It was pretty enjoyable. We watched it on Now TV.

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  2. Da22 says:

    Lived there daft punk anime, remember watching it with you years ago.


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