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Film reviews

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Obviously, this is the sequel to Fun in the City, which is a film I didn't like so it's fair to say my expectations were low. So, you could say I wasn't disappointed, as it met my expectations. It was awful! It was so awful, I'd rather not spend any more time on it by talking about it. But, that wouldn't be a film review and I think I owe you all a review to save you wasting your money going to see it.

So, it starts off with this big wedding scene. And, I won't go into why, but the whole scene is just there so they can make this one joke. It's not even a funny joke ... it's just, ah, it's just terrible. It's got nothing to do with the rest of the film. Anyway, it starts there. Then, instead of the characters and the plot staying in New York where the original film was set, one of them wins a ticket to India and decides to take all her friends. It's what directors do when they've run out of ideas … let's take our characters on tour!

Anyway, they gossip, cry and shop, and they repeat this until the end. No real people would ever act like this. I didn't have any sympathy for their problems or even care what happened to them. Don't go and see it, you'll only encourage them to make another sequel. The world doesn't need three of these films. Please save your money and go and see the other big film this week: Twilight Mirror.

So, if you're a fan of the book it's based on, you're probably as excited as I was about this. For everyone else, this is a film fans have been waiting ten years to see. I have to confess, I was a bit nervous. I'd seen the posters and they didn't look right. I didn't love them at all. And I wasn't sure about the actors they cast either. So I went in not sure what to expect. But … I loved it.

One thing I really liked about it was the pace. They went backwards and forwards between the real world and the computer world and it worked really well. The special effects brought the computer world to life and I totally believed in it. But, more than that, I felt emotionally connected to the story and the characters. The whole film worked on so many levels. It reminded me of going to the cinema as a child – how much fun that was. I can't recommend it enough.

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Submitted by Mohammed_RHANNAM on Thu, 23/03/2023 - 05:27


The last movie I watched was The experimenter (2015), it is a movie about the very famous experiment in social psychology which is about the "obedience to Authority". The main idea behind this experiment was driven by the big shock from the nature of the Nazi system, and the difficulty to explain their behavior especially the one for the mass destruction toward the Jews. In fact, it didn't only meet my expectations, it went beyond them. It was a piece of art.

Submitted by inaki07 on Wed, 22/02/2023 - 17:31


The last film I saw was Hasta el ultimo hombre, it is about an American farmer that when he grew up he went to war but he couldnt even touch a gun because of his religion, so no one expected him to survive, he was helping to those ones that were injured, he even helped one of their enemies. I think that he is a good follower and also good person.

Submitted by FatCat03 on Tue, 31/01/2023 - 16:42


I recently watched Miss Little Sunshine. My sister recommended me that film. I had low expectations so it met my expectations. Normally I don't like road trip movies. But the movie was not too long so I didn't get bored. Characters were realistic and story was great, I felt emotionally connected with the family, Iike I was sitting on the car with them. Also, I must say that Steve Carell is a very talented actor. I watched him in the Office, his character was funny and humorist. It was the first time that I watched him as a depressive and upset person. I think he did a great job.

Submitted by JMarcosD on Tue, 23/08/2022 - 17:42


Is it not more correct to say:".... going to watch..." instead of "... going to see "... in this sentece..." to save you wasting your money going to see it." ? Do We watch a film? or we see a film.

Thank you

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 16/08/2022 - 06:47


I'm watching "the walking dead" film. it's good and I follow it excitement. but I have seen films like "Game of thrones" and "Vikings", and I love them more than this film.

Submitted by Shouko on Mon, 18/07/2022 - 05:07


I think the last thing I watched is 3 idiots. I think it's an Indian film. The characters are great, the film is fantastic. It's a funny movie, sometimes quite sad. I

Submitted by emilia_ on Wed, 08/06/2022 - 15:19


Last movie which I've seen was "Mr. Thaddeus". It's a polish movie from 90's based on famous polish poem written by Adam Mickiewicz. It's beautiful story, very romantic but not like a man and woman relationship can be. Romantic is a view on our motherland - Poland. In this movie polish people can experience feeling which we have for our country, also see our virtues and weaknesses.

Submitted by AntonioVuas on Wed, 25/05/2022 - 21:05


Hi there, my dear friends. My name Anton. I'm really happy studying with you side by side and very glad to share with review my latest film. Well, my frinds, three weeks ago I was excited by the lovely film "Piano". Before watching I thought it was boring and not interesting, but I was mistaken. I liked everything: acting of main characters, the unexpected plot and beautiful love. But this film not for everyone. Some suggests it heavy and stuffy, some feels young and go do amur deals ). Warning: after watching you will surely be interested where and with whom yours partner.
Kinds yours reviewer Anton.

Submitted by Imma-1 on Sun, 08/05/2022 - 09:28


The last film I remember watching it is Hichiki ( an Indian movie + I don't know if I spelled it right). The film was absolutely amazing. When I first watched the trial I thought it is going to be a great film and it really met my expectations especially that I love Rani Mokerjy as an actress, she is one of a kind. Anyway the plot was perfectly written and the characters were successfully casted. I enjoyed every single second of that film and I could not help stopping watching it . What I liked most about it is the plot. How on Earth could a writer come up with such a creative and beneficial ideas. I see that the film has summed up the whole idea of teaching and its importance. I can't recommend it enough.
Imma Joseph