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I might be going to see Abraham Lincoln: The Vampire Hunter over the weekend so we'll see how that turns out.
I'm quite looking forward to seeing this documentary myself. I have to confess I thought I knew a decent amount about US history but it seems my knowledge was lacking.

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so i watched it...

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter:...and it's not terrible. The combination of ridiculously over the top action sequences, good acting (cooper, Mackie, walker especially) and the not so subtle metaphor of vampires set against the issues of slavery makes for a rather watchable film. They could cut some fat and lose about 20 minutes, but otherwise it was enjoyable.


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Brave: Decent family film. Visually beautifully with a pretty sound story. Not as great as some of the other Pixar classics but I recommend it to anyone who enjoys animated films.

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Finally got round to watching Aliens 3 yesterday, loved every moment!

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Brave: Decent family film. Visually beautifully with a pretty sound story. Not as great as some of the other Pixar classics but I recommend it to anyone who enjoys animated films.
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - I'd read the book beforehand so I probably found it easier to follow than most. Superbly done, and Oldman's performance was seriously impressive. However it did lack a certain "wow" factor. That and I ashamedly couldn't stop laughing at the shape of Percy Alleline's head.

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Re-watched the Spiderman Trilogy and its just as bad as I remembered... and I'm still working my way through Seven Days. Getting some serious nostalgia from that: its crap, but awesome.

Now I've also found a new show to watch: Person of Interest with Jim Caviezel playing a super-ex-soldier fixing the world by helping one person at a time. I think it'll get old fast, but for now its cool.

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So, I watched Abraham Lincoln: The Vampire Hunter today, and to my surprise I was the only person who'd turned up to watch it, so I go the whole cinema to myself. And it was actually a fairly decent film, despite a few things that could have been done better, and a few plot holes (Mary Todd's fiance being on of them, mentioned a couple of times and then never showing up again), but otherwise it was fairly enjoyable. And, the ending... .

Verdict: 3/5
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Double movie day!

The five-year engagement: Another writer/director/actor effort from Jason Segel, this movie has a lot in common with 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'. Predictable rom-com plot, plenty of jokes and heart-warmingly realistic human interactions. It clocks in at over 2 hours, and unfortunately it doesn't have quite enough heart or humour to fill it up. It's worth a watch (Alison brie and Chris Pratt's supporting roles being a major reason) but certainly nothing new or spectacular to see here.

Make it Happen: Someone lent this to me based on my appreciation of terrible dance films. And this is a terrible dance film, but not for the usual reasons. Whilst it ticks all the boxes for terrible plot and dialogue, the usual reprieve of awesome dance scenes is totally absent. Mary Winstead is a better lead than most of these films can muster, but it's little saving grace for a dance film with no dancing.


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Storage 24: The end of the film has promise, but by that point i was utterly bored and disconnected. When you're essentially re-hashing a plot that the audience has seen 100 times before, you need a quality script to take the slack. Storage 24's script is ultimately it's weakest element, and the downfall of this film.

If your characters are running from the monster, and say things like "we should be safe in here!" - it's probably time to rewrite the script.


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