I agree with you generally on the "live action" remakes, and have avoided all the others. The Lion King we'd seen so many times on the DVD when the children were young, and seen the stage version in London a couple of times. So, I was happy to see this one, and I enjoyed it. The imagery was excellent. A full 8.5 out of 10 for me.The Lion King
Computer animated remake of the Disney classic, visually superb and follows the original storyline well but left me disappointed
I only hope that Disney stops with these remakes as it will get very boring very soon........and also Beyonce just annoyed me throughout as the voice of Nala
Saw it last night and agree with your rating. I would usually mark a J J Abrams production a bit higher but there was something not quite right about this one. Cannot put my finger on exactly what though.Overlord 2018. It’s D Day the sixth of June 1944 and a platoon of Americans are flown in on a mission to blow up a tower before the main invasion. I won’t give away what they find there some half an hour into the film to avoid spoiling it for others , but it ain’t only German soldiers.
Much better than I anticipated and well worth spending the 100 minutes on it. 7/10.
It really happened. The pub, I believe, was the Powder Monkey.The Big Short (Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Brad Pitt etc). On the iplayer. 4 days left.
A film about the 2008 housing/banking collapse that started in the USA. Wait, Hold on. It's actually really good, honest.
It's about the people who predicted a collapse was imminent and bet on it happening despite the entire banking industry saying they were insane as housing will never collapse and prices will only ever go up............
Really well done. Fast paced. Almost more of a docu-drama than a film. Some very good explainers to help non-finance people (i.e. me) to help you try and keep up with what happened. Basically a lot of fraud and criminality that ended up getting bailed out. By us. If you weren't angry at bankers before. You should be after watching this.
Also features a bizarre scene in a pub in "Exmouth". Believe it or not.