Archive for the ‘Chops and Scores’ Category

  • Lambscores: The Life of a Power Ranger

    by Jay Cluitt · Apr 21, 2017 at 17:31 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: The Life of a Power Ranger

    Where the heck did Life come from? I swear there are movies that just kind of creep up on you, until the day they get released and suddenly they’re on every bus-side and billboard, and for me that was Life, and apparently it’s actually pretty good. On the other hand, Saban’s Power Rangers was over-marketed to the point of parody, and looked awful, but some people seemed to like it. Here’s what the...

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  • Lambscores: Beauty and the Begbie

    by Jay Cluitt · Apr 16, 2017 at 12:51 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Beauty and the Begbie

    More remakes and sequels this week, as we take a look at a long-anticipated and warmly-received sequel, and in my opinion a less-anticipated, highly unnecessary and frankly lacklustre big budget remake. Here’s what the LAMB community has to say about T2: Trainspotting and Beauty and the Beast:


    T2: Trainspotting
    LAMB Average: 3.77 (11 sites)
    Coogs Review...

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  • Lambscores: Kong: Skull Island

    by Jay Cluitt · Apr 7, 2017 at 15:56 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Kong: Skull Island

    The blockbusters are going to start coming thick and fast as the summer approach begins! This week’s sees the largest Kong yet, taking on an Apocalypse, Now-style army platoon out for his blood, but is it any good? I liked it a great deal, but who cares about what I think, when there’s a whole community of LAMBs to be consulted instead:


    Kong: Skull Island
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  • Lambscores: Logan’s Pun

    by Jay Cluitt · Apr 2, 2017 at 11:10 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Logan’s Pun

    Superhero movies, we get a bunch of ’em every year, and so far 2017’s releases have been enjoyably different from the standard origin stories or more-of-the-same-but-more sequels. The Lego Batman Movie was immensely fun and refused to take itself (or anything, really) seriously for a second (in my opinion it should be topping the Lambscores board by a considerable margin) and now we have James Mangold’s closing of...

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  • Lambscores: GTFO

    by Jay Cluitt · Mar 26, 2017 at 1:05 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: GTFO

    It’s a good movie week! Yay! And by the sounds of it, this one is terrific. First-time feature director Jordan Peele (of Key and fame) has apparently knocked it out of the park with his debut, taking a far less comedic approach than expected. Given how much love this film has received there’s no surprise whatsoever that it has found it’s place at the top of the leaderboard, and I think it’ll take quite a bit...

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  • Lambscores: A Cure For The Great Wallness

    by Jay Cluitt · Mar 17, 2017 at 16:14 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: A Cure For The Great Wallness

    The high riding of last week is sadly behind us as we now embrace the true mediocre scores that come with diverse opinions. These are films that some people appreciated, others did not, and most people seemed to watch then walk away with a shrug and an “it’s OK.” Chances are they won’t be bothering most peoples’ Best Of 2017 lists, but they might just escape the Worst of lists too. Anyway, here’s what the...

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  • Cult Chops – Anime

    by Elwood Jones · Mar 14, 2017 at 8:24 CEST · Chops and Scores · 1 Comment
    Cult Chops – Anime

    Unquestionably in the last few years we have seen an explosion in the popularity of anime, be it through the whimsical magic of the films of Studio Ghibli or the directors like Quentin Tarantino recruiting studios such as Production IG to provide animated sequences for “Kill Bill Vol:1” the interest in Japanese animation has really never been higher.

    Despite being an industry which in 2014 was valued at around $13.5...

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  • Lambscores: Fifty United Lego John Wicks

    by Jay Cluitt · Mar 10, 2017 at 15:07 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · 1 Comment
    Lambscores: Fifty United Lego John Wicks

    Everyone go ahead and breathe a huge sigh of relief, there’s actually some great movies being reviewed this week. Aside from the smaller release of A United Kingdom this week is nothing but sequels, with Fifty Shades Darker, John Wick: Chapter 2 and The Lego Batman Movie all collated together here. One of these films is currently my top film of the year, and I think it might take some amazing to beat it. Speaking of the top film of the...

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  • Lambscores: The Space Between the Rings

    by Jay Cluitt · Mar 3, 2017 at 21:59 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: The Space Between the Rings

    Oof. There’s bad weeks and there’s bad weeks, and this is definitely at least one of those options. Not just oen but two movies rated below 1.5 LAMBs? Two 0.5 LAMBs reviews? Next week’s double-bill of Lego Batman and John Wick 2 can’t come quickly enough, so let’s get through today’s less-than-exciting offerings and hopefully next Friday will come along sooner. Here’s what the LAMB...

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  • Lambscores: Golden Toni

    by Jay Cluitt · Feb 25, 2017 at 9:35 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Golden Toni

    This weekend comes with lots of awards excitement for both the people that love it – the Oscars are here! Finally! – and those who don’t – people will stop talking about the Oscars now! Finally! – so it’s not too disappointing that this week’s crop of films is a little lacklustre. Not enough reviews have been submitted for either Resident Evil: The Final Chapter or A Dog’s...

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  • Lambscores: Split, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, The Founder

    by Jay Cluitt · Feb 16, 2017 at 20:25 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Split, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, The Founder

    This is more like it! I’ve been complaining these past couple of weeks about the usual January dreck filling up these Lambscores posts, but finally we’ve got at least a couple of films with positive reviews amongst them. Hurrah! Here’s what the LAMB community had to say about the new xXx movie, a biopic on the man behind McDonalds, and an M. Night Shyamalan movie that people actually like (there’s three things I never...

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  • Cult Chops Round Up (January) – Kaiju Movies

    by Elwood Jones · Feb 12, 2017 at 18:52 CEST · Chops and Scores · No Comments
    Cult Chops Round Up (January) – Kaiju Movies

    “Cult Chops” a monthly feature where each month we will be looking at a different genre of cult cinema as well as key actors and directors who established their legacies directing films from these genres

    Kicking off a new year of Cult Chops, January was all about “Kaiju Movies” a genre which has given us the likes of Godzilla and Gamera and whose influence can still be felt in the likes of Cloverfield...

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