Bad News…

Hi everyone.

So the bad news is that unfortunately due to other commitments I will only be able to write one article a week until the end of August. That sucks. However, come September I will be back to my regular release schedule with some additions.
Thanks to all who support this blog. It is much appreciated,

Film Person

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Ghostbusters 2016 Review

Ghostbusters 2016 Review

I didn’t like Ghostbusters. No, it isn’t because they were women. No, it isn’t because they remade a classic film. To tell the truth I think the original Ghostbusters is good not great and nowhere near the untouchable status people seem to afford it. I didn’t like it because it’s the third movie I’ve seen in a month that exhibits all the same problems that the modern comedy possesses, the first two being The Boss and Central Intelligence. The awkward improv, the boring cinematography/blocking, immature humour (there is a fart/queef joke) and the completely weightless action scene climax. If you like modern comedy films then you’ll enjoy this if you don’t then come and join the resistance. We need the numbers. All that being said, this film isn’t deserving of the level of hate it has received.

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Now You See Me 2 Review

Now You See Me 2 Review

Now You See Me 2 is the sequel to the 2013 film and just like the original it’s fine. The structure is deeply flawed, the plot is unfocused and it’s thematically toothless. And yet, it’s fine. Now that is interesting. How can a film so poorly assembled still achieve the rank of “fine”? Basically, they doubled down on silly set pieces and competent character-design. When your premise is “thief magicians” that’s probably a good way to go.

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Welcome to Movie Vivisection!

Welcome to the companion blog to the Youtube show Movie Autopsy, which will be launching in the next few weeks. It is a weekly review of current cinematic releases. Articles will be posted on Thursdays and to celebrate the launch of the site there will be two reviews this week for Alice: Through the Looking Glass and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows.

Goodie.