Archive for the ‘Chops and Scores’ Category

  • Lambscores: Alien Pirate Lifeguards

    by Jay Cluitt · Jun 24, 2017 at 12:04 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · 1 Comment
    Lambscores: Alien Pirate Lifeguards

    Apologies for the delay in Lambscores posts recently, as you may have noticed the LAMB site was down for a short period, but is now back up and running, so there’s two weeks of scores here today! That’d be so much more exciting, if only they were for better movies. Alas, here’s what the LAMB community thought of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales/Salazar’s Revenge, Alien: Covenant and...

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  • Lambscores: Snatch 2: Lock Stock and a Stone-bed Sword

    by Jay Cluitt · Jun 9, 2017 at 14:25 CEST · Featured, Features, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Snatch 2: Lock Stock and a Stone-bed Sword

    I’m not gonna lie, this week is not a good one for new releases. King Arthur looked like it might be decent, and given Snatched was Amy Schumer’s follow-up to Trainwreck there were high hopes there too, but alas it seems expectations were mostly disappointed given the generally negative scores from the LAMB community:


    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
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  • Lambscores: Gotta Guard That Galaxy Again

    by Jay Cluitt · Jun 2, 2017 at 15:30 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Gotta Guard That Galaxy Again

    2017 once again sees a steady stream of superhero movies for us all to enjoy (there’s another promising-looking one released today that you may have heard of), but perhaps the most eagerly anticipated was Marvel’s first entry of the year, the sequel to 2014’s surprisingly awesome Guardians of the Galaxy. Personally I really enjoyed this film and think Kurt Russell is a terrific addition to the franchise, plus it...

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  • Lambscores: Early 2017 Round-Up

    by Jay Cluitt · May 27, 2017 at 12:19 CEST · Featured, Features, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Early 2017 Round-Up

    This week I was all set to present to you the LAMB community’s thoughts on The Circle and How To Be A Latin Lover. The only problem is, those films didn’t seem to appeal to pretty much anyone (not I can blame you) so we’ve had scarcely any reviews in for either! That’s fine though, because for the past few months I’ve been shamefully neglecting some of the smaller releases, which round about now...

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  • Lambscores: The Furious City of Fire

    by Jay Cluitt · May 20, 2017 at 0:55 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: The Furious City of Fire

    Apologies if you’ve been trying to access the LAMB site in the past week, we’ve been having some technical issues and the site has been down, but all is now back to normal. A massive thanks to site founder Dylan Fields for handling it all. And given that we missed last week’s Lambscores, it means this week has a bumper double-issue, looking at one of the year’s highest grossing blockbusters, and a couple of...

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  • Lambscores: Going in Style

    by Jay Cluitt · May 6, 2017 at 9:49 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Going in Style

    Not much to report this week, with only one release receiving enough review for a Lambscores, and even then only just. Here’s what the LAMB community has to say about Going in Style:


    Going in Style
    LAMB Average: 3.00 (5 sites)
    Daniel’s Film Reviews (3.5)
    The Critical Movie Critics (3)
    Keith Loves Movies (3)
    Paul’s Trip to the Movies...

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  • Lambscores: Baby in the Shell

    by Jay Cluitt · Apr 29, 2017 at 20:48 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Baby in the Shell

    A human mind in a robot body or an adult mind in a baby’s body, which is better? You decide! I haven’t seen either of these films and, judging by the general feedback I probably never will (unless either wins a future Movie of the Month poll), so apologies if those over-simplified descriptions aren’t terribly accurate. You know who has seen these films and can tell you more about them? The LAMB members who wrote the...

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  • 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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