World Cup Film Tag

THE WORLD CUP FILM TAG

With less than a week until the first game of the FIFA World Cup that is held in Russia this year, I thought it would be a good idea to combine my love of football (soccer for my American followers) with my love of films, by doing this fun tag. I look forward to seeing everyone’s answers if you decide to do the tag, if you haven’t been tagged and want to do it, please do it as I am interested in reading everyone’s answers. Please do tag me in your post so I can sneakily read your answers and get some inspiration for films that are set in countries I haven’t seen. Continue reading

Avengers: Infinity War ★★★★½

Avengers: Infinity War ★★★★½
Humpo Show Rating | 9.0
IMDb Rating | 9.1
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo. Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elzabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Plot Summary: The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. (IMDb)

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The culmination of a decade’s worth of build up, spanning twenty films has led to this awesome and huge blockbuster that has blitzed all the records going! Avenger: Infinity War is the second most expensive film ever made, after Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and plenty of the expense has been afforded to the colossal cast that comprises of a plethora of leading characters. When the hype dies down on Infinity War, it will still be one of, if not the best film in Marvel Cinematic Universe. Action-packed, funny, and with a villain that is worthy of every single superhero.  Continue reading

Films I Think Students Should Watch (Discussion Post)

Further to my other discussion post on the books that I think students should have read by the time they finish education, I have compiled a list of films that I think students should watch as films are just as important to students as they grow up. The 10 films I have chosen are from a variety of genres, displaying both males and females in lead roles, race issues, issues of sexuality, individuality, history, loss, escapism and comedy.

Let me know in the comments, or in your post, what films you would have students watch before they leave education.

Alien, Bend It Like Beckham, The Breakfast Club, Coach Carter, Dead Poet’s Society, History Boys, Hotel Rwanda, Schindler’s List, The Impossible and The Theory of Everything. Continue reading

Film Review | Logan

Logan
4 / 5
IMDb Rating: 8.7
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Elizabeth Rodriguez
Director: James Mangold
Plot Summary: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. (IMDb)

Billed as Hugh Jackman’s farewell to the iconic X-Men character Wolverine that he has become synonymous with over the past two decades, Logan is a gritty, bloody and fiery farewell that closes the door on Jackman’s incredible portrayal of Wolverine.  Continue reading

Ratings of the National Lampoon Films

Ratings of the National Lampoon Films

This time 12 months ago I hadn’t watched any National Lampoon films. Not a single one. But all that changed after watching the brilliant and funny Animal House. I have now seen 13 National Lampoon films, and I have made a list of my top 12 with their respective IMDb ratings (the 13th is Class Reunion, but it was so bad I haven’t included it). The majority of these films are not going to be included included in the ‘best comedies’ lists, but they are an easy and enjoyable watch for a night in. Today also happens to be Chevy Chase’s birthday too!

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Suicide Squad Review

So So Squad…

Suicide Squad
3 / 5
IMDb Rating: 6.8
Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jay Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akkinuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto and Karen Fukuhara. 
Plot Summary: Figuring they’re all expendable, a U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated super-villains for a top-secret mission. Now armed with government weapons, the dangerous and villainous inmates must learn to work together in a team dubbed Task Force X. The criminals must unite to battle a mysterious and powerful entity. 

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War Dogs Review

War Dogs Review
3.5 / 5
IMDb Rating: 7.3
Starring: Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Bradley Cooper and Ana de Armas.
Plot Summary: ‘Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military – a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events.’ (Warner Bros)

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Dad’s Army Review

Dad’s Army 

3.25 / 5

A respectful and funny take on a British classic

When the announcement came that the 70’s comedy classic Dad’s Army was going to be made into a film, I was not impressed one bit. I hated the idea that such a brilliant and of it’s time television series was going to be made with a new cast. However, when the cast was announced, there was some hope in me that they could deliver something that could do the original series justice. Although it can not be compared to the brilliance of the original series, the film is respectful and has some funny moments as it attempts to live up to one of Britain’s most loved comedy programmes of all time.

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The Revenant Review

The Revenant

4.25 / 5

Intensely brilliant.

The frontrunner to win numerous awards at The Oscars (nominated for 12) in a few weeks time, The Revenant is an intensely brilliant film that will grip viewers in the opening sequence, and never let go. A thoroughly thrilling story of revenge and a father’s pursuit of delivering justice to the man responsible for taking the one thing that matters most to him. DiCaprio and Hardy are brilliant in their respective roles of this semi-autobiographical film, which will leave your jaw on the floor.  

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Jurassic World

Jurassic World Film Review

3 / 5

Disappointingly Overhyped.

Jurassic World, the biggest film of the year so far after bringing in a staggering $1.7bn through box office sales. However, despite that impressive figure, the film doesn’t live up to the billing. Predictable, cliched and with plot holes abundant, Jurassic World is a poor example of why rebooting a film franchise is not always a good idea. 

Jurassic World

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