Man Up – Movie Review

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A film about finding love through being spontaneous.
[SPOILER ALERT!]
Nancy Patterson has given up on having a social life and meeting new people. She is somewhat of a bumbling mess. However, she tries to follow some simple rules that her sister has told her. One very embarrassing evening at a party later, Nancy decides to pretty much give up on ever finding “Mr Right”.
That’s when she does something completely out of the ordinary and unlike her. She acts on impulse.
On a train, heading into London, she meets a woman called Jessica, who is on the way to a blind date, for which she is meeting her date with the handy presence of a best selling book, 6 Billion People: A Guide To Dating In The Modern World (which as far as I can tell, isn’t a real book). Jessica then tells her that she should read the book, as it will change her life. Nancy doesn’t want any of it.
After waking up on the train, Jessica is gone, with only the book left on the table. The book has a note on it, for her  to look at a certain chapter, which tells her to basically stop worrying and live life.
Searching for Jessica, she runs into the blind date, Jack. He thinks that she is Jessica, mainly due to the presence of the book and so Nancy decides to embrace being spontaneous for once and pretend that she is the man’s date, Jessica.
They stroll through London, talking about themselves, with Nancy following along with everything that Jack says about her (“Jessica”) and trying to make conversation. Later in the film, they go to a bar and then a bowling alley, the latter of which being a place where a man works, who used to go to school with Nancy. He has always liked her, ever since school. He flirts with her and blackmails her, after finding out that she is pretending to be someone else, and threatens to tell Jack who she really is if she doesn’t do something for him in return.
Things happen and Jack finds out what’s going on and who Nancy really is. They argue and things start turning sour.
After having to go back to the previous bar, they meet Jack’s ex-wife and her new partner that she left him for.
They try to make her jelous, to get back at her and to get closure.
Jack and Nancy start to bond more, after which things fall apart again and you really feel for the love between the two.
That is all I will say, as I have said too much already. Spoiling the end of the film would just ruin it. The film is amazing and shows you that being spontaneous is great and that love can be found anywhere, at anytime.
I definitely recommend anyone watching this, whether you are in a relationship or single.

Man Up – Movie Review

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A film about finding love through being spontaneous.
[SPOILER ALERT!]
Nancy Patterson is a middle aged woman, giving up on having a social life and meeting new people. She is somewhat of a bumbling mess. However, she tries to follow some simple rules that her sister has told her. One very embarrassing evening at a party later, Nancy decides to pretty much give up on ever finding “Mr Right”.
That’s when she does something completely out of the ordinary and unlike her. She acts on impulse.
On a train, heading into London, she meets a woman called Jessica, who is on the way to a blind date, for which she is meeting her date with the handy presence of a best selling book, 6 Billion People: A Guide To Dating In The Modern World (which as far as I can tell, isn’t a real book). Jessica then tells her that she should read the book, as it will change her life. Nancy doesn’t want any of it.
After waking up on the train, Jessica is gone, with only the book left on the table. The book has a note on it, for her  to look at a certain chapter, which tells her to basically stop worrying and live life.
Searching for Jessica, she runs into the blind date, Jack. He thinks that she is Jessica, mainly due to the presence of the book and so Nancy decides to embrace being spontaneous for once and pretend that she is the man’s date, Jessica.
They stroll through London, talking about themselves, with Nancy following along with everything that Jack says about her (“Jessica”) and trying to make conversation. Later in the film, they go to a bar and then a bowling alley, the latter of which being a place where a man works, who used to go to school with Nancy. He has always liked her, ever since school. He flirts with her and blackmails her, after finding out that she is pretending to be someone else, and threatens to tell Jack who she really is if she doesn’t do something for him in return.
Things happen and Jack finds out what’s going on and who Nancy really is. They argue and things start turning sour.
After having to go back to the previous bar, they meet Jack’s ex-wife and her new partner that she left him for.
They try to make her jelous, to get back at her and to get closure.
Jack and Nancy start to bond more, after which things fall apart again and you really feel for the love between the two.
That is all I will say, as I have said too much already. Spoiling the end of the film would just ruin it. The film is amazing and shows you that being spontaneous is great and that love can be found anywhere, at anytime.
I definitely recommend anyone watching this, whether you are in a relationship or single.

Man Up – Movie Review

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A film about finding love through being spontaneous.
[SPOILER ALERT!]
Nancy Patterson is a middle aged woman, giving up on having a social life and meeting new people. She is somewhat of a bumbling mess. However, she tries to follow some simple rules that her sister has told her. One very embarrassing evening at a party later, Nancy decides to pretty much give up on ever finding “Mr Right”.
That’s when she does something completely out of the ordinary and unlike her. She acts on impulse.
On a train, heading into London, she meets a woman called Jessica, who is on the way to a blind date, for which she is meeting her date with the handy presence of a best selling book, 6 Billion People: A Guide To Dating In The Modern World (which as far as I can tell, isn’t a real book). Jessica then tells her that she should read the book, as it will change her life. Nancy doesn’t want any of it.
After waking up on the train, Jessica is gone, with only the book left on the table. The book has a note on it, for her  to look at a certain chapter, which tells her to basically stop worrying and live life.
Searching for Jessica, she runs into the blind date, Jack. He thinks that she is Jessica, mainly due to the presence of the book and so Nancy decides to embrace being spontaneous for once and pretend that she is the man’s date, Jessica.
They stroll through London, talking about themselves, with Nancy following along with everything that Jack says about her (“Jessica”) and trying to make conversation. Later in the film, they go to a bar and then a bowling alley, the latter of which being a place where a man works, who used to go to school with Nancy. He has always liked her, ever since school. He flirts with her and blackmails her, after finding out that she is pretending to be someone else, and threatens to tell Jack who she really is if she doesn’t do something for him in return.
Things happen and Jack finds out what’s going on and who Nancy really is. They argue and things start turning sour.
After having to go back to the previous bar, they meet Jack’s ex-wife and her new partner that she left him for.
They try to make her jelous, to get back at her and to get closure.
Jack and Nancy start to bond more, after which things fall apart again and you really feel for the love between the two.
That is all I will say, as I have said too much already. Spoiling the end of the film would just ruin it. The film is amazing and shows you that being spontaneous is great and that love can be found anywhere, at anytime.
I definitely recommend anyone watching this, whether you are in a relationship or single.

Hot Fuzz – Movie Quotes

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Nicholas Angel: What’s the matter, Danny? Never taken a shortcut before?
(Leaps over back-garden fences)

Danny Butterman: Is it true that there’s a point on a man’s head where if you shoot it, it will blow up?

Danny Butterman: Bring the noise!
(Turns siren on)

Joyce Cooper: FASCIST!
Nicholas Angel: Hag.

Sergeant Turner: Nobody tells me nothin’.

Nicholas Angel: Oy! When’s your birthday?
Underage Drinker #1: 22nd of February.
Nicholas Angel: What year?
Underage Drinker #1: Every year!

Nicholas Angel: Mr. Porter, what’s your wine selection?
Roy Porter: Oh, we’ve got red… and, er… white?
Nicholas Angel: I’ll have a pint of lager, please.

Danny Butterman: By the power of Greyskull!

Danny Butterman: So what made you want to become a policeman?
Nicholas Angel: Officer.
Danny Butterman: What made you want to become a policeman-officer?

Danny Butterman: Do you want anything from the shop?
Nicholas Angel: Cornetto.

[Andy takes a swig of beer, leaving a “moustache” of froth on his moustache]
Nicholas Angel: You’ve got a moustache.
DS Andy Wainwright: …I know.

Reverend Philip Shooter: Oh, fuck off, grasshopper.

DS Andy Cartwright: You wanna be a big cop in a small town? Fuck off up the model village.

Nicholas Angel: You’re a doctor, deal with it!
Danny Butterman: Yeah, motherfucker!

Danny Butterman: Ever fired your gun in the air and yelled, ‘Aaaaaaah?’

Nicholas Angel: Sergeant Butterman, the little hand says it’s time to rock and roll!

Danny Butterman: Point Break or Bad Boys II?
Nicholas Angel: Which one do you think I’ll prefer?
Danny Butterman: No, I mean which one do you wanna watch first?
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Michael: Yarp.

Danny Butterman: Where’s the trolley boy?
Nicholas Angel: In the freezer.
Danny Butterman: Did you say “cool off?”
Nicholas Angel: No I didn’t say anything…
Danny Butterman: Shame.
Nicholas Angel: Well, there was the bit that you missed where I distracted him with the cuddly monkey then I said “play time’s over” and I hit him in the head with the peace lily.
Danny Butterman: You’re off the fuckin’ chain!

[Angel is woken in the middle of the night with the report of a suspicious death]
Nicholas Angel: [on the phone] “Decaffeinated?”
[cut to shot of two decapitated heads]

[Mr. Skinner has tripped and landed with his chin impaled on a miniature church spire at the model village]
Simon Skinner: Ow! Thish really hurtsh… I’m gonna need shome ice-creeeem.

The Worlds End – Movie Review

5 friends. 12 pubs. 12 pints. 1 marathon pub crawl of the golden mile.

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From Edgar Wright, the Director of Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, comes the third epic film in the Cornetto trilogy. Spanning across a whole town, the golden mile takes them a millenium to conquer, travelling across a galaxy of mayhem, just to sup that last pint of bitter.
The five lads are back together to finish what they started, which was to complete the golden mile, this time with a lot less enthusiasm from the rest of the gang. The moment that the five step foot back into Newton Haven, they each notice something slightly odd about the residents. Most of their old friends from back in the day have forgotten them as if they never existed. It’s not too noticeable at first, until the high school bully comes up to them, only to politely ask whether or not he can take one of their chairs. That being said, they just put it down to him leaving the past behind him and moving on. Only when Simon Pegg’s character goes to the toilets and get into a fight with a youth do they realise the true terror that awaited them back in the pub and the surrounding town. Not to alarm the “blanks”, the five make their way onwards towards the next pub, hoping that if they carry on completing the golden mile, the “blanks” won’t suspect that they know something is going on in Newton Haven.
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Watching the film until the moment they get to the town is a little bit tiresome, with Pegg’s character made to seem a loner and a bit of an arse. He was probably meant to be portayed that way, but still.

Once they arrive in the small town, the movie starts to pick up again, paving way to an ending which will remind you of a mix between ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’, fusing comedy with strangeness, the dead and fast paced action. Bring on this sci-fi comedy!

To not give too much away is hard to do, because every few minutes there seems to be something else to add to the ‘spoilers’ list.

Sadly, the familiar scene in each of the Cornetto films, where they eat that specific ice cream, wasn’t in this film. They don’t eat it, unfortunately. Instead, near the end of the film, Nick Frost’s character is standing on a plot of land by a mesh fence, upon which a cornetto wrapper flutters up against, right in front of Frost’s face.

In my opinion, this movie was a fantastic thrill ride through the sort of mayhem you can expect from an edgar Wright film and it’s a definite must-see! When you watch it, keep an eye out for details, no matter how small, as they can add to the big picture. For example, in the background of one scene, there are about 4 or 5 cars, which are all the same type of car, same colour and facing the same way, looking as identical as they can be, but scattered across the car park. The funny thing is that when I left the cinema after watching this, there actually was 4 or 5 cars that were the same colour and were facing the same way, parked exactly the same. The only difference was that they were different makes. It was creepy.

The World's End trailer

Get to your nearest cinema and watch it!

Peter Jackson Interview With Edgar Wright, Nick Frost & Simon Pegg About The World’s End

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A new video was posted up by Peter Jackson, in which he interviews the chaotic two, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and the zany Director, Edgar Wright. In the video, they talk about the third film in the Wright’s Cornetto trilogy, The Worlds End.

Jackson and Wright compare filmnotes, whilst Pegg and Frost have their input into what it is like to work on the trilogy of the Cornetto’s. Along with a ton of never before seen clips which show Simon Pegg’s character to be quite the hole of the arse.

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) – Movie Mistakes

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The one plot hole seen in this movie is in the battle between the Enterprise and Vengeance. The battle forces the Enterprise to drop out of warp, 237,000 KM from Planet Earth. If the Vengeance hadn’t damaged the Enterprise in the first place, then when were they planning to drop out of Warp? At light speed, if they had travelled one more second, it would have taken the Enterprise way past Earth.

Continuity error spotted in the bar scene. Pike meets up with Kirk and tells him that they have given him the Enterprise. Then, when Pike tells Kirk that Spock has been reassigned to the Bradbury, Kirk pours some alcohol into his glass, almost covering the ice cube. When Kirk then lifts the glass off of the bar, half of the alcohol instantly vanishes.

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Another continuity error is when Admiral Marcus’ ship comes out of warp and appears in front of the Enterprise. You can see set of panels begins to close over the main deflector dish. Looking out of the Enterprise’s viewing screen in the shot, the deflector dish is now fully visible again.

A revealing mistake found, was that after the Vengeance has crashed into Planet Earth, Khan is being chased by Spock and at one point, they run across a street. We then see a car brake suddenly, to avoid them. When the camera changes view though, to a street level view, we see some people walking past the car and can be seen passing through the front, showing that it was added using CG.

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Yet another continuity error and a slight spolier too. Once Kirk has been irradiated when realigning the reactor core, Spock visits him at the reactor door, where they place their hands on either side of the glass. Spock then makes the Vulcan salute (“V” sign) which is visible after Kirk’s hand slides down in the shot from Kirk’s side of the glass. The next shot is from the outside on Spock’s side and Spock’s hand remains flat against the glass but no longer in a salute.

When the Enterprise is spinning out of control, a continuity error was exposed as Spock and Sulu activate their seat belts across their shoulders. Sulu’s seat belt disappears shortly afterwards, only to reappear seconds later.

Another continuiry error was spotted in one earlyish scene, when Spock and Uhura are in a turbolift. In this scene, you can see that Zoe Saldana has a faint spot or similar on her upper lip that has been covered up. In scenes following though, there’s no sign of it.

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There is one hell of a factual error as the Enterprise and Vengeance come out of warp at 237,000km from Earth. They then lose power and proceed to fall freely towards Earth. This part is made to seem that it only takes a few minutes, which would be way too fast to get the situation under control. If this were to happen in reality though, seeing as the freefall time from that height to sea level is about 13 days and 6 hours, which would be plenty of time to put repairs into action or to call port authorities for help.