Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Apparently Lincoln didn't free the slaves because it's repugnant he did it because Vampires were eating them. I love me a bit of crappy b-movie but this never really hit home for me. It came close and had it's moments though.
A Good Day to Die Hard
A good day to do something else would be closer to the truth.
Almost the exact same premise as The Mist (minus all that ridiculous Jesus malarkey) and almost as good too. A great little low budget alien invasion movie. Very recommended.
Aliens vs. Predator Requiem
The movie equivalent of irritable bowel syndrome. Utter drivel that at least managed to be better than the first one. But not by much.
The Amazing Spider-Man
I was surprised at how low-key this was and by how much I enjoyed it. A drastic improvement on the terrible Sam Raimi emo-fests. I'd like to see another of these.
Interesting but rather un-involving trip through the history of American Grindhouse cinema. Features lots of talking heads but it tries to be all things to all men (and women) and cover every possible aspect of the 'genre' thereby leaving everything feeling a little rushed and superficial. It also seems to have no interest in anything made after Jaws only giving cursory acknowledgement to modern movies and as the title implies nothing to filmmaker’s from outside the US. This ridiculous exclusion robbed the tale of context, belittles the importance of some brilliant movies and movie makers and left glaring holes in the narrative. Also, no zombies!
Worth watching if you only like to hear edited highlights of a history.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theatres
Worth watching for the opening song alone but this movie spin off from the TV adventures of a milkshake, a packet of fries and a meatball is a chuckle. Weed helps.
Pretty much utterly unnecessary.
Attack the Block
Debut directorial feature for the Joe (Cornish) half of UK comedy team Adam & Joe sees him set a horde of marauding aliens against a group of chavs in a London tower block. It gets off to an unpromising start with the first 15 minutes of so feeling like one of those typically overly earnest British dramas. Stick with it though because it does kick into gear and turns into a bit of a giggle. Luke Treadaway as posh stoner Brewis and Alex Esmail as his chav counterpart are a promising double act and Nick Frost is uncharacteristically but nicely subdued as their dealer.
Definitely worth a watch this one.
It took long enough to get there after all those prequels but get there they did and luckily it was very watchable indeed. Big enough to feel like there was a point to it (by which I mean how the last Superman film lacking a baddie with power just became a montage of him lifting heavy things) and small enough that you could still get some character over the explosions.
The story was typical Whedon with some chucklesome one-liners and a tight plot.
Unadulterated popcorn fun.