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The Mega GeekThese reviews are courtesy of The Mega Geek, an anonymous self confessed movie geek who see's far too many movies! The Mega Geek packs a punch, straight to the point, think the Simon Cowell of movie reviewers, he says it like it is! - that said, all opinions expressed are The Mega Geek's own and not necessarily that of ActorBase!

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Film Title: Edge of Tomorrow
Review Date: 1st June 2014
Well Tom has been knocking them out lately, (films the Geek means LOL). With the lackluster Oblivion the Mega Geek though this movie would be just meh. But he's happy to report the Edge of Tomorrow is worth your time. A sci-fi groundhog day Edge of Tomorrow is an enjoyable, often funny, fun action movie. With top notch CGI and with the sexy Emily Blunt kicking ass this flick holds your attention from start till finish. Overall, engaging and entertaining. Recommended people.

Film Title: Maleficent
Review Date: 1st June 2014
So what did The Mega Geek think of Angelina Jollie's Maleficent. (Well let's face it, it is her movie , The Mega Geek enjoyed it very much, yes it's a Disney movie which means it has a very happy, family friendly ending. Supporting cast included Sharlto Copley as King Stefan, Sam Riley as a raven shapeshifter, Imelda Staunton and Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora. But it was Jollie's performance that held the film together and she was Maleficent, I mean magnificent With CGI dominating most of the screen time it is a film worth catching on the big screen. Recommended.

Film Title: X-Men: Days of Future Past
Review Date: 22nd May 2014
The Mega Geek was very entertained by X-Men: Days of Future Past. He did yearn to see more of the original X-men but they focused more on the younger cast with McAvoy, Fassbender and Lawrence leading the charge. He felt that both time lines should have gotten equal amount of screen time, and the movie could have been so much better if they had focus on doing that. It seems that there were too many X-Men for them to deal with which disappointed the Geek as he wanted to see more of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. It still had it's moments and in the end the Geek came out of the cinema smiling. Worth your time.

By the way there is a post-credits sequence so stay till the end.

Film Title: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Review Date: 28th March 2014
The Mega Geek is happy to report that Captain America: The Winter Soldier is well worth your time. Solid action and a well constructed storyline is what makes this movie work, and it works really well. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson are the main stars in this flick along with Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie as supporting cast. Remember don't leave your seats until the last line of the credits, this is a Marvel movie after all :)

Film Title: The Wolf of Wall Street
Review Date: 31st January 2014
The Mega Geek is saying The Wolf of Wall Street is a loud, impressive, rude movie, inhabited by a wide variety of repulsive and narcissistic characters, and he loved it. The Wolf of Wall Street is ultimately a comedy and at 180 minutes long he didn't get bored at any point. Martin Scorsese, says the Geek, gives us a touch of Casino with a little bit of Goodfellas in this movie. But saying that it would be unfair to compare them as they are all very different films. Leonardo DiCaprio & Jonah Hill cough out great performances and Martin Scorsese's direction is perfect. Bottom line, a very entertaining, funny flick that's well worth 180 minutes of your time. Recommended!

I am not gonna die sober! LOL!

Film Title: Philomena
Review Date: 21st November 2013
Philomena is a superbly performed drama says the Mega Geek. Driven by two fine actors it tells the story of Philomena who was disowned by her father for having a child out of wedlock and was sentenced to a kind of labor camp run by nuns. 50 years later, Philomena, (Judi Dench) and a reporter, Martin Sixsmith, (Steven Coogan), find themselves on a quest to find her son who was taken from her. This is a very low-key film, the ending and attitude from the genuinely sympathetic Philomena surprised the geek. Judi Dench and Steven Coogan will probably be overlooked and over shadowed by, Sandra Bullock, (Gravity) and Tom Hanks, (Captain Phillips) when it comes to the awards season, but the mega geek will be hoping that these two actors will be recognised for their performance in this movie. Highly recommended.

Film Title: The Butler
Review Date: 20th November 2013
The Mega Geek is saying The Butler is well worth your time. The movie is the story of Cecil Gaines', played by Forest Whitaker, a butler who severs eight different presidential administrations in the White House. It co-stars Oprah Winfrey & David Oyelowo, with a really strong supporting cast: Robin Williams, John Cusack, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Liev Schreiber, Jane Fonda, Terrence Howard, Mariah Carey, and Alan Rickman. Most of them give out good performances for the few minutes they are on screen. The bottom line is The Butler is a very entertaining historical drama. Recommended.

Film Title: Almost Human
Review Date: 19th November 2013
Just geeked out on J.J. Abrams' Almost Human, recommended - really well shot, almost movie like piece of TV, great start. Tag line: In a not-so-distant future, human cops and androids partner up to protect and serve. Sounds cheesy right? But it's good. Starring Karl "bones" Urban and Michael Ealy, looking forward to the next ep.

Film Title: The Counselor
Review Date: 16th November 2013
The mega geek is saying wait till you see The Counsellor DVD in the bargain bucket before seeing this flick :) What a disappointment from the director that gave us Alien & Blade Runner. Good cast with only Cameron Diaz spoiling, what could have been a great roll for another actresses who had more acting chops to pull it off. If you like your films with very long boring dialogue and with no with a plot that is non-existent then this is the movie for you. 45 minutes in and they were still talking... rubbish! Very dull, wait for it to be on Film four or sky, nuff said!

Film Title: Thor: The Dark World
Review Date: 31st October 2013
Well the Mega Geek is saying that was a very dull follow up to Kenneth Branagh's entertaining 2011 movie. Thor: The Dark World wasn't compelling nor emotionally engaging as it's predecessor but it does have everything you expect from a super hero flick. So why didn't it work asks the Geek. The blame has to go to the script writers, with misplaced humor, unoriginal scenes and bad pacing this flick only had one good thing going for it and that's the lovely Natalie Portman, oh and Kat Dennings from 2 Broke Girls. The movie comes to life well after the halfway mark and even then you just go meh. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, Chris O'Dowd and Stellan Skarsgard. With star power like that you'd think they'd write something engaging for these fine actors to do says the Geek. The God of Thunder? More like the God of meh! :(

Film Title: Insidious: Chapter 2
Review Date: 19th September 2013
The Mega Geek is saying Insidious: Chapter 2's screenplay had more holes in it than Bonnie and Clyde's death car :) The scares are all loud jump noises and the Mega Geek found it disappointing, not to say you guys might but when you've seen as many horror films as the Geek you can see things coming a mile away. There's a line in the movie from Lindsay Seim who plays Young Elise Rainier and she says: "In my line of work things tend to happen when it gets dark." The Mega Geeks says: "Well if that's the case why go in a foreboding, abandoned, creepy hospital during the night dummy?" :)

Film Title: The Call
Review Date: 17th September 2013
The Mega Geek is saying Halle Berry is back in a TV movie kind of thriller with a bad hair style to boot. The Geek says he was at the edge of his seat... waiting for it to finish. :) The Call, is a DVD/Netflix jobbie at best. It has it moments - all very predictable, and falls short in the last 30 minutes with an ending all set up for The Call 2. The best thing about it, the ridiculously gorgeous Halle Berry, a very good performance, shame it was wasted on such a poorly written flick.

Film Title: White House Down
Review Date: 14th September 2013
So what did The Mega Geek think of the Die Hard-ish White House Down? He says it tried too hard to be another Die Hard, and he's talking about Die Hard 1. Taking about 25 minutes to get going and blatantly ripping off of scenes from Die Hard 1, WHD is different because the action film in this flick is a PG-13, so no hard ass bloody scenes or swearing in this one unlike Die Hard 1 and Olympus Has Fallen, which moved faster than this movie action wise. Channing Tatum does a "Bruce Willis" while Jamie Foxx dose a hip "Obama" :) No chemistry between these two and with clichés all over the shop this action movie was only mildly entertaining. The Geek says see it just for the really bad CGI helicopters :)

"Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho". :)

Film Title: About Time
Review Date: 7th September 2013
The Mega Geek is saying About Time... it finished. He says the film dragged on towards the end and the geek though that Richard Curtis' movie was very under par. The real problem, the flick didn't know what it wanted to be, it was a love story about a guy who finds his love, no it was about his Dad, no hold the phone, it was about a lifetime story of a skinny ginger hair man. In the end it was a nice film and Curtis writes dialogue well with a few laughs here and there. The Geek only went to see it because his sister wanted to see it. Well that's his excuse, that and Rachel McAdams LOL! See it if you want to.

Film Title: Riddick
Review Date: 7th September 2013
Riddick is a kind of remake of Pitch Black says the Mega Geek. This is an entertaining B-movie with a slow start, Vin Diesel phones it in together with the rest of the cast which includes Katee Sackhoff and, blink and you'll miss him, Karl "Bones" Urban. It's a mindless entertainment action flick with a carbon copy storyline of the first. Recommended if you liked Pitch Black.

"You're not afraid of the dark, are you?" You should get those eyes fixed mate conjunctivitis is a killer! :)

Film Title: Pain & Gain
Review Date: 27th August 2013
Michael Bay's Pain & Gain is a well made, poorly executed, glossy, sleazefest of a movie. Again, says The Mega Geek, the trailer had all the best bits, mildly entertaining, crass humor, with a handful of funny lines, average acting, wrapped up in some horror type killings. The Geek found it a bit offensive as Michael Bay was trying, with his all star cast, to make the main 3 characters, who were idiots, kill for greed as likable. He recommends you wait till it hits DVD or Netflix.

"Don't eyeball me! I've seen your mother driving up and down these streets looking at me! I'll be your stepfather in about a week!"

Film Title: Elysium
Review Date: 25th August 2013
Neill Blomkamp's Elysium is well worth your time says The Mega Geek. He doesn't understand the bad reviews on this movie, this is a very entertaining flick and a really good epic Sci-Fi action movie. Starring Matt Damon, Alice Braga, Sharlto Copley and Jodie Foster but the real star is the CGI effects, they are excellent! The plot and the characters are mildly interesting but the action and the visuals are out standing. All in all a great cinema experience. Go and see it and accept it for what it is - a cool Sci-Fi action movie. Kirk out!

Film Title: We're The Millers
Review Date: 25th August 2013
The Mega Geek is saying We're the Millers is not as good as the trailer makes out it is. Cliche, amusing in parts with a few good one liners. The We're the Millers concept was spoiled by an unoriginal screenplay, best thing about it - Jennifer Anniston's rocking body. Still fit at 44! See it if you want.

Film Title: Kick Ass 2
Review Date: 16th August 2013
Kick Ass 2, kicks ass says the Mega Geek. Bottom line watch the first one so you can connect the dots, schoolchildren who dress up as superheroes is the theme here and it's a violent, funny film. Character development was the core of this one, the potential romantic relationship between Mindy and Dave was there in the back ground and the Geek assumes that in Kick Ass 3 this story line will continue. As in the last movie Nicholas Cage was brought in to sell it and this time around we have Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes, but despite this it's Chloe Moretz that makes the film work. Not everyone's cup of tea because of the gruesome elements says the Geek, but it's a decent sequel. If you snigger at the names like The Motherf***er, Night Bitch, The Tumor & Mother Russia then you'd probably enjoy this movie. Remember "Act like a bitch, get slapped like a bitch."

Film Title: 2 Guns
Review Date: 13th August 2013
2 Guns with Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg was fun, entertaining and hoot says the Mega Geek. If you like action mixed with just the right amount of comedy then this is the movie for you. The funny dialog is perfectly delivery from our two seasoned veterans and with a predictable story line the ending is left open leading to, I'm assuming a part 2. Worth your time if you're into action flicks.

Film Title: The Lone Ranger
Review Date: 10th August 2013

The Mega Geek is saying it was a big mistake to make a Lone Ranger movie and not play it straight. The problem with this flick, says the Mega geek, is the Lone Ranger himself, hard to root for an anti gun, screaming, stupid, pompous hero. The film is called The Lone Ranger yet Tonto, played by Johnny Depp gets most of the screen time. In fact he was the best thing about it, the story being told by an old Tonto to a kid really spoiled the overall result, and what's with that rabbit scene? It had it's moments but overall the film was lifeless, dull and never quite figured out what it wants to be. A DVD jobbie at best - disappointing, but not as terrible as the critics said it was.

Film Title: Alan Partridge, Alpha Papa
Review Date: 10th August 2013
The Mega Geek thought, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa was amusing and Partridge fans will not be disappointed. The Geek says it's not laugh out loud funny but very enjoyable. Steve Coogan was on top form and it's Dog Day Afternoon story line made a good vehicle to transfer the Alan Partridge character from the small screen to the big screen. Not quite "Back of the net," but worth your time. Alan Partridge is SiegeFace!

Film Title: Red 2
Review Date: 6th August 2013
The Mega Geek is saying Red 2 is a fun popcorn flick. The OAP's are back Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Brian Cox and the show stealer John Malkovich. It's a worthy sequel says the Mega Geek, more of the same but this time the gang travel the world to track down a missing portable nuclear device. Lots of of ridiculous cartoon action and violence, a fun and enjoyable movie. Oh, and Sir Anthony Hopkins is in it, well, the geek didn't see that one coming

Film Title: The Heat
Review Date: 31st July 2013

Geeking out on Sandra Bullock's latest The Heat was enjoyable enough says the mega geek. Not as funny as we are lead to believe, and a wasted opportunity to make a really funny female cop buddy movie. Melissa McCarthy steals the show from under Sandra Bullock becoming the focal point of the movie which is very surprising says the geek. The plot was predictable and overly contrived but there was going on that kept the mega geek engaged. An entertaining slap-stick comedy that wasn't a lot of Bullock's

Film Title: The Wolverine
Review Date: 27th July 2013
The Mega Geek was underwhelmed by The Wolverine, he says it was better than Origins but not by much. The trailer shows mostly what you get in this flick, lots of ninjas, a Japanese girl with red hair who can fight, a Japanese girl who's Wolverine's love interest, sword fighting and a big sliver giant samurai robot. Best bits the train fight and the after credit clip. See it if you're a fan, if not give it a miss.

Film Title: The World's End
Review Date: 20th July 2013
The Mega Geek geeked out on Simon Pegg's The World's End today and this is what he had to say: The bromance between Simon Pegg & Nick Frost continues in The World's End, the actions sequences were cool but the laughs were thin on the ground. No laugh out loud moments unlike Wright, Front, and Pegg's last flicks Hot Fuzz & Shaun of the Dead, he was a little disappointed but that's not to say he didn't enjoyed it, go see it. Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan.

Five guys, 12 pubs, 60 pints! And 3 Cornettos

Film Title: Monsters University
Review Date: 16th July 2013
Don't listen to the critics says the Mega Geek, Monsters University is just as good as the first. This flick has everything you expect from Pixar, lovable characters, funny lines, enjoyable sequences, fantastic animation and a great screenplay choc with great messages and morals for the kiddies to eat up. This is not only for kids but for people of all ages, it's a superb prequel says the geek and once again the dynamic duo Mike Wazowski and James P. "Sulley" Sullivan is voiced by Billy Crystal and John Goodman with supporting VO's from Steve Buscemi and Helen Mirren. Total fun, recommended to all you people who are still young at heart.

I still want to see the full version of: "Put That Thing Back Where It Came From Or So Help Me." the musical.

Film Title: The Internship
Review Date: 16th July 2013
Vince Vaughn's The Internship says the Mega Geek is a sweet and amusing movie, he has to admit that he no attention of see it but had time to kill between meetings. Very predictable and a bit far fetched but you ignore it because of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's relax performance, something these two have perfected through out their years on screen. It's no Wedding Crasher says the geek but it's cute, fun and worth your time. Now let's all put our pictures up - on the line

Film Title: Pacific Rim
Review Date: 12th July 2013
Transformers meets Godzilla with a hit of Independence Day best sums Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim says the mega geek. The visual effects are cool, the action sequences are massive in scale and the flick... is just a mindless action film. Full of clichés, a thin plot and phoned in performances by; Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman and the film's eye candy Rinko Kikuchi. In fact the best performance was from the cute little Japanese girl with the red shoes. If you like it big, loud and happy to leave your brain at the popcorn counter then you'll enjoy this, remember says the mega geek, it's Guillermo del Toro version of Battleship, Transformers, Godzilla and Independence day so don't say I didn't warn you.

"Today we will stop the apocalypse!" Thanks Luther or Russell "Stringer" Bell if you're stateside

Film Title: Now You See Me
Review Date: 4th July 2013
The trick is if you look too close you'll see all the holes in the plot says the Mega Geek. Now You See Me was never the less an entertaining ride of a movie says the Geek. Mark "The Hulk" Ruffalo was on top form as the FBI agent chasing after four magicians, together with French actress Mélanie Laurent. Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco all phoned it in as the four magicians called the Four Horseman. The ending was surprising but makes you go hmmmmm, can we except this? Also the Mega Geek says bloody ell' that Mélanie Laurent is gorgeous, now you see her, now you see her phwoar!!!!

Film Title: This Is The End
Review Date: 1st July 2013
Did the Mega Geek like Seth Rogen's movie This is The End? The answer is yes, it wasn't as funny as he thought it would be but did laugh out loud a few times. It's mostly self indulgent humour with Seth and his usual bunch of comedian friends, its one liners, funny insults, and the self-deprecating humor of each of the cast is something you expect from Seth's writing. Ridiculous and stupid stuff carried this flick to it's silly conclusion. If you liked Pineapple Express, Knocked Up, Superbad you'll more or less like this one. Recommended if you like silly with your funny.

Film Title: Despickable Me 2
Review Date: 29th June 2013
There's no point being grown-up if you can't be childish sometimes said the Fourth Doctor. But you don't have to be a child nor childish to enjoy Despicable Me 2 says the Mega Geek. This hilarious sequel is just as fun as the first one, funny, cute and well written with characters doing silly things. Gru, (Steve Carell) and Lucy, (Kristen Wiig) carries the movie VO wise but the real stars of the show are the Minions. Recommended by the Geek.

Lipstick Taser!!!!

Film Title: World War Z
Review Date: 23rd June 2013
The Mega Geek was really enjoying World War Z until it ended with a whimper. With some impressive CG throughout the flick and its ability to keep the viewer emotionally invested the Mega Geek says Brad Pitts World War Z is worth your time but it's the way it ended that really spoiled it for the Geek, it was like they didn't know how to end it. Visually spectacular World War Z relies on Brad Pitt carrying the film as he was surrounded by mostly unknowns. A few faces you'll recognizes, Mireille Enos from the Killing, Matthew Fox, (it you notice him), from Lost and a Brit actor Peter Capaldi. See it if you need to.

Film Title: Man Of Steel
Review Date: 14th June 2013

Yep geeking out on The Man of steel was enjoyable says the Mega Geek. First of all don't compare this movie to the past flicks or series, this is a brand new superman says the Geek. Unlike Christopher Nolan's Batman where most of the epic shots were done mostly for real this movie is 75% CGI which, the geek says kicked the epicness out of it. The Geek did feel it lacked humour, was a bit dark in places and felt a bit cheated by the father, (Costner), and son story as he found this aspect of the film very interesting and wished they expanded on it. He also found it funny that Lois Lane is a red head and Jimmy Olsen was never allowed to be one, in fact there is no Jimmy Olsen in this tale. All in all the action over rides characterization and what you get is a good solid action tale that could have been better than it was, but saying that it's worth your time.

Say, Jim, whoo!

Excuse me.

That's a bad outfit! Whoo!

Yep, they don't write them like that anymore

Film Title: The Great Gatsby
Review Date: 8th June 2013
The Mega Geek is saying The Great Gatsby is a shallow, empty flick, cheesy, nice to look at but lacks emotion because there was no chemistry between Leanordo De Caprio and Carey Mulligan. There's something drag queen -ish about this movie and it kind of made the geek wonder if it was not so would the movie have been better? The film's real story kicks in half way through and that's when it got the Mega geeks attention, enjoyable from that point but not enough for the geek to recommend it. See it if you want.

Film Title: The Purge
Review Date: 7th June 2013
A suspension of disbelief is needed when watching the enjoyable Purge the Mega Geek says. The Purge at the core is about moral dilemma, it's premise is very silly but as the Mega Geek said, if you suspend your disbelief for 85 minutes you should enjoy it. He couldn't help thinking with a bigger budget this movie could have been better. Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey and new comers Max Burkholder and Adelaide Kane all give out solid performances. The ending was a bit predictable hinting at a sequel. Recommended.

Film Title: Fast & Furious 6
Review Date: 18th May 2013
The Mega Geek shifts into sixth gear for Fast & Furious 6 and he says what a ride it was! This is a true action film, full of high end car chases, fist fights and very funny one liners. As always it stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez who all phone it in. Back seat drivers includes Gina Carano, Jordana Brewster and Jason Statham. Yep, it's loud, it's fast, it's furious, leave your brain in the foyle for some Impressive stunts, fast cars and sexy entertainment! So... buckle up!

Film Title: Star Trek Into Darkness
Review Date: 10th May 2013
I'm happy to report that the Mega Geek loved Star Trek Into Darkness, it's a very satisfying second part to JJ Abrams' spectacular 2009 reboot he says. Into Darkness is not as dark as the trailer puts out but a fast hard hitting action film with shoot outs, fist fights, a well-spoken bad guy, twists, and Klingons, with a bit of a make over. Spectacular visual effects, and witty banter between Kirk, Spock, Bones and Scotty kept the Mega Geek well entertained. Recommended. Boldly go and see this flick! Kirk out.

Film Title: Iron Man 3
Review Date: 25th April 2013
I'm The Mega Geek. I watch movies, got great geeky friends, occasionally save people from going to see bad movies through my small reviews. So why was I disappointed with Iron Man3? The Mega Geek is saying, the trailer lied to us, it's not a dark sequel to Iron Man 2, in fact it's quite the opposite. The Geek did enjoy it though it had some nice bits in it, nice one liners, Ben Kingsley, completely wasted as the Mandarin character and plot holes you can drive a truck through. All in all Shane Black simply left us with a movie that is far from what it could have been. It was fun but in the end the Mega Geek felt let down. Go see it, you know you want to, by the way a disappointing post credit scene didn't help either.

Film Title: Olympus Has Fallen
Review Date: 19th April 2013
The Mega Geek enjoyed the very silly, dum, painting by numbers, Air Force One/Die Hard copy Olympus Has Fallen. With a second rate script and Gerard Butler pretending to be Bruce Willis the film delivers actions, bad CGI helicopters and corny, predictable scenes that will make you giggle. The supporting cast includes Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Morgan Freeman, (with a new set of white teeth), Angela Bassett and Robert Forster. The best thing about this movie, it doesn't try to be anything other than a popcorn flick. So go and have a laugh before we get to Iron Man 3 and Star Trek 2. I'm the Mega Geek, not Morgan Freeman, thanks for listening

Film Title: Oblivion
Review Date: 10th April 2013
The Mega Geek is saying Tom Cruise's Oblivion was good clean fun but ultimately disappointing. What can the Mega Geek say but - the visual effects are really cool, the action is well paced, don't blink or you'll miss Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko is very pretty and should not walk but run to the nearest acting school Worth your time, but breaking ground in the science-fiction genre? Nah! Image a world full of Tom Cruises - what a nightmare

Film Title: Parker
Review Date: 11th March 2013
The Mega Geek is saying Jason Statham's Parker is a DVD film at best. He wasn't expecting a mind-blowing twists or extravagant plot line but it would have been nice, Nick Nolte, (who growls his dialogue most of the time) and Jennifer Lopez, who seems very much the odd one out in this movie, have supporting rolls and didn't add much to this poorly conceived action flick. It has it's moments but all in all not worth the price of admission. The Geek can't believe this was directed by Taylor Hackford, the guy that directed the wonderful Ray, (about the legendary popular music pianist, Ray Charles). In the book the hero's real name is Richard Stark Parker, Hahaha! Richard Parker, given the choice I'd prefer to watch the other Richard Parker the in The Life of Pi

Film Title: Oz The Great and Powerful
Review Date: 9th March 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful was very entertaining says the Mega Geek, in fact he thought it was Ozsome! See what I did there? This is a family movie and it had Sam Raimi's stamp all over it, it's a beautiful flick and the Mega Geek is not only talking about the 3D CGI, he's also commenting on the 3 babes, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and the gorgeous Rachel Weisz, eye candy for all the guys. Bottom line, it's simple, fun and worth your time. Follow the yellow brick road guys

Film Title: Stoker
Review Date: 1st March 2013
Park Chan-wook's Stoker was a lot of fun says the Mega Geek. Not as bloody or as warped as Old Boy but what did the Geek expect from a US production. This movie is a slow burner and only in the second half of the flick do we get a few dramatic developments. A very visual, well made psychological thriller with some nice performances. The only thing that spoiled it for the Mega Geek was Nicole Kidman's botox face - grow old gracefully love, you ain't fooling anyone

Film Title: Mama
Review Date: 24th February 2013
Guillermo del Toro's Mama is very enjoyable says the Mega Geek. Very suspenseful and the attempts at jumpy scenes made it very entertaining for the Geek. Helped a lot by the CGI the movie pushes all the right buttons for a cinema horror flick and the two little girls, Victoria (Megan Charpentier), and Lilly (Isabelle Nelisse) were brilliant, coming across as very creepy. Recommended, the Mega Geek is saying, if you're going to an abandoned cabin in the woods in the middle of the night, make sure you take some extra duracells for your flashlight.

Film Title: A Good Day to Die Hard
Review Date: 15th February 2013
When is a Die Hard movie not a Die Hard movie? When it's A Good Day to Live Free and Die Hard, see what the Mega Geek did there? Yes John McClane is back and this time he's with his son unlike last time when he was with his daughter. Yes it's leave your brain in the foyer time says the Geek for the 5th installment of the Die Hard series. With cardboard cut out bad guys and a script which could have been written by a four year old, Die hard 5 has lots of action but fails to be any better than the last 3. And yes the Mega Geek didn't like Die Hard 3 so sue him! Go and see it if you like non stop dum action. The Mega Geek wonders if John McClane is ever going to say "Yippee-ki-yay mother F**Ker!" Yep even the Geek can't say it.

Film Title: Wreck-It Ralph
Review Date: 11th February 2013
The Mega Geek recommends Wreck-It Ralph, with clever in jokes and cameo appearances by famous video game characters Wreck-It Ralph is a joy. John C. Reilly voices Ralph with support VOs from Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, and Jack McBrayer. There's a lovely 7 minute black and white short called Paperman before the movie starts which is very sweet, the Geek is saying you don't have to be a kid to enjoy this flick, but it does help to be one inside "I'm gonna wreck it!"

Film Title: Warm Bodies
Review Date: 8th February 2013
The Mega Geek thought the rom zombie com Warm Bodies was pretty entertaining. Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer, who looks a lot like that girl in the twilight movies, gave out fairly decent performances as the lovestruck couple in a world over run by zombies. No laugh out loud moments but very amusing and mostly charming with support from Analeigh Tripton, Rob Corddy, Dave Franco and John Malkovich. Well worth your time. "You miss him... like a boyfriend... you miss your zombie boyfriend?"

Film Title: Bullet to the Head
Review Date: 4th February 2013
The Mega Geek is saying Bullet to the Head is dull and old like Stallone. The geek gets the feeling that directed Walter Hill, the guy that brought us 48 hours just took his paycheck and ran for the hills, no pun intended, this flick is full of clichés with the entertainment value being pretty low, nothing worked in this movie. You might as well watch people waiting for the bus, you may enjoy that better. A waste of The Mega Geek's time.

Film Title: The Last Stand
Review Date: 30th January 2013

Schwarzenegger's The Last Stand is a good old fashion 80s movie says the Mega Geek. Taking about 20 minutes to kick into gear this action flick is very predictable with a B list supporting cast, Forest Whitaker, Luis Guzman, Harry Dean Stanton, (for about 3 minutes) and Johnny Knoxville. It's what you expect, fun, silly with things blowing up and people being shot. If you like that then The Last Stand is definitely for you. The Mega Geek is off now and he needs your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle.

Film Title: Zero Dark Thirty
Review Date: 19th January 2013

The Mega Geek is guessing that Zero Dark Thirty is not historically accurate. Entertaining and watchable with so called realistic, earthy acting Kathryn Bigelow's latest directorial effort has the same tone as her last film Hurt Locker. Predictable in places the Mega Geek got the feeling that Bigelow was aiming for another Oscar nod but the torture scenes might just get it ignored. Please let the Mega Geek know if it has. See it if you liked Hurt Locker. Kirk out!

Film Title: Gangster Squad
Review Date: 19th January 2013
It's leave your brain in the foyer time for the movie Gangster Squad says the Mega Geek. Cliché, violent and dumb entertainment is what best describes this flick. It's really The Untouchables remade but not nearly as good. Worth a viewing if you just want to kick back and pass the time. The Mega Geek can imagine the pitch, "it's The Untouchables Meet 48 hours! We'll even sign Nick Nolte to the picture!" "Here comes Santy Clause" vs. They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way! The Untouchables soooo much better LOL!

Film Title: The Impossible
Review Date: 8th January 2013
The Mega Geek enjoyed the emotionally, manipulative movie The Impossible. Based on a true story it's about an English family caught in the horrific tsunami of Boxing Day 2004. The film's focus is on the survival of one family, it’s an absolutely unrelenting tearjerker and sometimes the Mega Geek did feel over-manipulated but that's Hollywood for you. The performances by Naomi Watts, Tom Holland and Ewan McGregor are very effective, an emotional, tear-Jerk disaster movie best describes this flick. The Geek was a bit disappointed that it was focusing on the experience of a wealthy white family rather then a Spanish family which the movie was based on, I mean how hard could it be to cast Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz, but then again it didn't spoil his enjoyment. Recommended if you want a good cry

Film Title: Lincoln
Review Date: 6th January 2013
The Mega Geek is saying Spielberg's Lincoln is a self indulgent, well made, (technically), and very slow movie. This talking heads flick failed to capture the Geek's interest from start to finish. Many sequences drag on to the point where you didn't really care what anyone said, Daniel Day-Lewis and the rest of the cast were absolutely outstanding, Spielberg portrays Lincoln as a wise old man that tell stories to push his point forward. It's a film the critics will say is an American Masterpiece, but us plebs will say, my God that film dragged. The Mega Geek will like to point out, a hefty budget, great photography and respected actors does not make a masterpiece, it's the content, it's always the content and this film's content comes across as a glorified, dull stage play. Disappointing and slow. The Mega Geek is glad they voted for the 13th amendment but he'd be very sad if this film was voted best film at the 2013 Oscars.

Film Title: Flight
Review Date: 27th December 2012
The Mega Geek was so disappointed with Robert Zemeckis' Flight. With Denzel Washington's and Zemeckis' name attached he thought it would be a interesting movie but it wasn't. This film, when in the plane, has a really cool and edge of your seat sequence but after that it nosedives when the character development begins. He's not saying it wasn't watchable but it did get a bit predictable with everything being overdone. Lots of talking heads in this one and when it came to the climax the Geek uttered this words from Roger Rabbit "P-p-please!"

Film Title: The Hobbit
Review Date: 19th December 2012
Geeking out to The Hobbit: an unexpected Journey was an unexpected visually treat for the Mega Geek. Unnecessarily long and slow to kick off The Hobbit starts as a kiddie-friendly movie and then rolls into heads being cut off fights and sword play, the CGI was fantastic the action sequences are brilliant. Some scenes went on for too long but because the Mega Geek saw the other movies he was expecting it. The 48fps didn't work in some scenes because they looked too video rather than the movement of film if you know what the Geek means. He recommends you don't buy a large Coke before you sit through 2hr 46min movie and didn't know that Middle Earth served chips

Film Title: End of Watch
Review Date: 4th December 2012
End of Watch is another found-footage style film says the Mega Geek. This raw, buddy, buddy cop movie is meant to be seen and told from the camera angles set up by both of the main characters, yet there are other shots that are not from their cameras so go figure. Good synergy between Pena and Gyllenhaal, solid performances from all concerned. Worth your time, yep the Mega Geek is here to to serve and protect... you from the bad movies

Film Title: Hitchcock
Review Date: 30th November 2012
Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock is a well written, brilliantly preformed movie says the Mega Geek. Based on a book by Stephen Rebello, Hitchcock, is the tale of the making of Psycho and the strained relationship between Hitch and his wife and muse Alma Reville. Sir Anthony Hopkins gives a masterful performance as the Master of Suspense as does Dame Helen Mirren as his wife Alma. This movie had the Mega Geek at “Good Evening”

Film Title: Seven Psychopaths
Review Date: 30th November 2012

Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths, the Mega Geek says it’s a Tarantinoesque parody of thrillers which Shane Black did so much better with his movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Rather dull and predictable in places, Seven Psychopaths is not the classic the director would like it to be. At Q&A the director said the beginning scene was meant to make you think, “what the F**K!” But because of so many Quentin Tarantino flicks the Mega Geek could see what was coming a mile away. Lots of talking heads with Christopher Walken stealing scenes. And as Edward G. Robinson would say: “You were good, kid, real good. But as long as I'm around, you'll always be second best, see?”

Film Title: Skyfall
Review Date: 28th October 2012
The Mega Geek is saying Bond is just not bond enough in Skyfall. Now before you have a go at the Mega Geek he has to point out that he did enjoy it. What he didn’t like was, the weak screenplay, full of plot holes, the film’s very limited scope, the climax at Bond's childhood house, the tone of the movie, it felt wrong for a Bond film and the first 20 minutes, (after the pre-credit sequence), very slow.

What he did like was Javier Bardem, he was fantastic in his limited sociopath's role, the nods to the other classic James Bond movies, especially the ending, and Dame Judi Dench’s performance as M, Skyfall was about M as much as Bond or Silva. The Mega Geek’s gripes about the movie are mainly from a Bond fan point of view and he recommends it.

The critics are saying it's the best Bond ever, the Mega Geek is saying go and see it and make your own mind up.

The name is Geek, Mega Geek

Film Title: Argo
Review Date: 18th October 2012
The Mega Geek was invited to a special screening of Ben Affleck's Argo yesterday and whole heartedly recommends it. Based on a true story on how a CIA “exfiltration” specialist Tony Mendez, Affleck, attempts to free six Americans during the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979. The trailer doesn't do this film justice, it's Wag the Dog in reverse with great edge of the seat stuff and brilliant performances by the main cast and supporting, in particular Alan Arkin, who is a shoe in for best supporting actor at the 2013 Oscars. John Goodman and Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston were also outstanding and it was good to see and hear Affleck, Goodman and Cranston's take on the making of the movie from their perspective in the Q&A. Thoroughly engaging, brimming with humor and tension, worth your money and your time.

And if you don't like this movie all I can say is Argo F**k yourself

Film Title: Ruby Sparks
Review Date: 13th October 2012
The Mega Geek geeked out on Ruby Sparks today, he thought it was very engaging, was surprised that it had very few laughs in it and found it not as romantic as the trailer led him to believe. The premise, not original sparking thoughts of the movie Stranger Than Fiction, (see what I did there? Sparking... The problem with it thinks the Mega Geek is Zoe Kazan, he found her physically unappealing as the lead girl and found her character charmless. The ending was predictable and left the Mega Geek thinking - okay, well, that was alright. Wait for it to come out on DVD that's my advice. "Be careful what you wish for" so they say, the main character wished of his perfect woman and the Mega Geek wished for a better movie

Film Title: Taken 2
Review Date: 4th October 2012
The Mega Geek was so disappointed with Taken 2 as the movie came across as a fast money grab by the producers which is a shame. This half ass sequel lacked originality and had no memorable one-liners that made it's predecessor stand out. It has moments of tension, and the story moves along swiftly enough but with the bloodless action scenes that is over-edited for a lower age rating, the climax felt rushed and the fight at the end with Neeson vs. a fat Albanian man was rubbish. This movie didn't live up to the Mega Geek's expectations. Luc Besson.... WHY?!!!! And as Forrest Gump says "That's all I have to say about that."

Film Title: Looper
Review Date: 28th September 2012

The Mega Geek geeked out on Looper, House at the End of the street and The Campaign today.

Starting off with Looper, this is an enjoyable time travel movie, Bruce Willis is very much a co-star in this film with Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing the lead. Unpredictable with nice little twists along the way makes this an intelligent science fiction flick, Willis does his Die Hard thing at one point lea
ving Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt to do the romance thing, well worth your time and money. Yippee ki yay, time traveler!

House at the End of the street is billed as a horror but it's just a contrived, cliched thriller, with one-dimensional characters. The film zips a long but the mega geek felt he'd been here once too often. On the plus side it was nice to see Elizabeth Shue back on the screen. Overall this movie is one to rent out on DVD.

The Campaign is a funny, silly movie that made the Mega Geek laugh out loud. Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are on top form as the two candidates fighting for control of North Carolina's fictional 14th congressional district. It reminded the Mega geek of Trading Places a bit but not as clever, it's a simple comedy that will hit your funny bone. Well worth your time, remember, don't vote for the guy that's just punched a baby!

Film Title: Total Recall
Review Date: 31st August 2012

The Mega Geek is saying the reboot of Total Recall was fun and slick but ultimately soulless, there's something about Len Wiseman's movies that's just flat. This big amusement park ride of a film has lots of action so you won't get bored and the only thing that spoiled it for the Mega Geek was knowing the Schwarzenegger film so well. No mutants but lots of robots this time around, the CGI is the real star of this movie and the very sexy Kate Beckinsale being a bad ass! Recommended if you like action films, the Mega Geek is off to a party now and is hoping to see Richter. "See you at the party, Richter!"

Film Title: The Bourne Legacy
Review Date: 13th August 2012
The Bourne Legacy was very disappointing says the Mega Geek, with a weak and unoriginal screenplay the film is just a retelling of the last movie but without the smarts and the Greengrass energy. Rachel Weisz and a buffed up Jeremy Renner do a good job and with supporting cast in underwritten rolls the flick came across as very ordinary. It's not boring but very slow in taking off, nice action in places but overall it failed to fulfill my expectations. Sigh... someone give me a yellow pill, I want out

Film Title: The Amazing Spiderman
Review Date: 3rd July 2012

Was The Amazing Spider-Man amazing? Not quite says the Mega Geek but it was very enjoyable and well worth his time. What the Mega Geek missed the most about this reboot version was Peter Parker's nerdy nature, this Peter was an angst-ridden, hoodie, skater hero that tries to stop Flash Tompson bullying people and that's before he got his Spider powers. While the romance between Peter and Gwen was well written, the Dr. Connor aka the Lizard storyline felt under developed. The things the Mega Geek didn't like, Spidey taking his mask off too much, no J. Jonah Jameson and Andrew Garfield's weird hair which made his head look bigger than it was in some shots LOL! The things he liked, the Peter and Gwen romance, the watchable Rhys Ifans, the CGI, Emma Stone's performance and the relationship Peter had with his uncle and aunt, (Sheen and Field). The Mega Geek recommends it, and as Stan Lee would say "nuff said!"

Film Title: Killer Joe
Review Date: 26th June 2012
The Mega Geek is asking, is it wrong to enjoy, laugh at a wild, violet, pitch black comedy? Killer Joe was just that, great performances from all the cast, especially from Thomas Haden Church, and Gina Gershon, but it was Matthew McConaughey that stole the show with his brilliant portrayal of Killer Joe Cooper. After directing a string of duds director William Friedkin director of The Exorcist and To Live & Die in LA delivers an offensive, sick black comedy or, a film-noir, mini masterpiece? For the Mega Geek it's the latter. It's a Tarantino movie with the right length of clever and sometimes hilarious dialogue. If you know what I mean? I squirmed, I laughed, recommended. Bet you'll never look at fried chicken the same way again

Film Title: Chernobyl Diaries
Review Date: 23rd June 2012

The Mega Geek is saying if someone asks you go on a extreme holiday to Chernobyl you say... no! Throw in a straight-forward plot, add a few dum ass young, good looking Americans, introduce an unique setting, throw in a bit of 28 Days Later, add a pinch of Blair Witch Project and you'll have the Chernobyl Diaries. Even with it's predictable ending the Chernobyl Diaries was entertaining enough, if you're expecting something new from this horror genre you'll be sadly disappointed. Overall it was an alright movie and sits between well worth your time or wait for it to come out on DVD. Take your stinkin' paws off me you damn dirty mutant! Where's Uri?

Film Title: Snow White & The Huntsman
Review Date: 30th May 2012
Bella Swan teams up with Thor in this dark fairy tale adaptation, imagine Twilight crossed with Lord of the Rings and Princess Mononoke and you'll have Snow White and the Huntsman says the Mega Geek. This was an enjoyable, but ultimately lacking in humour, Brother's Grimm kind of tale with really good CGI and supporting cast from such british heavies as Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins and who's the Daddy, Ray Winstone. The cast's performance was good with Kristen Stewart tried hard to keep up the british accent as did Chris Hemsworth with his but is was the phwoar, Charlize Theron that stole the show as the evil vain queen. Not very smart though locking up Snow White in the tower for years instead of just killing her, and that stupid mirror, "consume her heart and you will live forever", couldn't it have told her that when she was a child? Duh! Well made and entertaining, a Mega Geek recommendation.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, why did Julia Roberts brother at all?

Film Title: Dark Shadows
Review Date: 13th May 2012

Tim Burton's Dark Shadows was disappointing viewing for the Mega Geek, as per with a Tim Burton movie all was gothic with Johnny Depp as lead, amusing in parts but mostly dull this film felt like Burton was just coasting it. The fish out of water gags were used well but with no new ideas and a very lackluster screenplay the movie fails miserably to really entertain with a climax that makes you think, "is that it?!". It's enough to make you say "Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!" It's a DVD jobbie at best. Nuff said!

Film Title: Safe
Review Date: 9th May 2012

The Mega Geek is saying Jason Statham's Safe is just okay, the movie's beginning was a little slow, bad writing I guess with all that backwards and forwards between Luke Wright, (Jason Statham), and Mei, (Caroline Chan). We really didn't need the background info on Mei and Wright, all we needed to know was that Mei was a genius with numbers and Wright was a disgraced cop. Lots of one liners and ch...eesy lines, the action was good it's what you expect from a Jason Statham movie, the climax was a bit of a let down but it's safe to say that Safe is a well-worn action movie full of clichés just as Bruce Wayne's old house is full of bats. Did you see what I did there? "safe to say that Safe is", ah-ha! Ah-ha! What do you know from funny, ya bastard?

Film Title: Gone
Review Date: 21st April 2012

The Mega Geek is saying Gone with Amanda Seyfried was a below average movie, in fact it came across as a made for TV movie. With an undeveloped screenplay that lacked imagination Gone is not the tense thriller the trailer says it is, yes there are moments but the seen it, not so thrilling sequences and rubbish clues, (gaffer tape?), to who the serial killer is was just pants, and so was the climax. Best thing about it was Amanda Seyfried, it's a see it on DVD rating! I'm going to go now like the 60s Batman, but, inconspicuously, through the window. I'll use my Batrope. My review is done.

Film Title: Lockout
Review Date: 21st April 2012

The Mega Geek geeked out on Luc Besson's Lockout today, the trailer promised Escape from New York in space, a good concept... badly executed!!!! Oh why? Lockout is just merely ok, it has painting by numbers actions scenes and because of the lack of imagination from the screen writer Lockout was just another underdeveloped Sci-Fi action movie. Guy Pearce was the best thing about it but his excessive flippant one liners did wears thin. Enjoyable but the Mega Geek wishes it was better. Watch out for the really bad CGI bike chase, boy that was some low grade effects. Bottom line, it's a waste of a cool concept, see it if you want. The Mega Geek is saying "Call me Snake."

Film Title: The Cabin in the Woods
Review Date: 14th April 2012

The Cabin in the Woods was a very enjoyable movie says The Mega Geek, no spoilers here, all I can say is it was fun trying to figure out what was going on. Lots to enjoy if you're into horror movies, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard did a very good job on the screenplay, lots of twists and turns, the clever writing was what made it work in the end. The characters don't have any depths but that was to be expected as it was following the classic horror tail. The only down side was that the quality of the film felt like a made for TV movie. 3.5 out of 10. Worth your time




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