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ChineseDownhill
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:17 pm 
 

(Sorry to interrupt the Kevin Smith discussion. I've seen the majority of his directorial efforts, but I have absolutely nothing to say about them.)

Fright Night 2 (2013) - I couldn't tell you if this has anything to do with Fright Night 2 (1988), because I never saw that one. What I can tell you is, despite the title, this really isn't a sequel to Fright Night with Colin Farrell. Oh sure, there are young characters named Charlie and Evil Ed who enlist the help of a monster 'expert' named Peter Vincent. But all of these characters behave as if this is their first time dealing with actual vampires. Yep, Fright Night 2 pretends the events of Fright Night 1 never happened. I know reboots and re-imaginings are all the rage these days, but do we really need them in every franchise that exists? (And yes, that comment makes me a hypocrite because I liked the newest Evil Dead.)

So anyway, Jaime Murray (Lila from "Dexter") plays a vampire professor in Romania, where Charlie and Ed are visiting to learn about European art, or something. Early on, Charlie discovers......

Ah, forget it. I don't recommend this. It even made me slightly less likely to see Byzantium, which is apparently yet another recent vampire movie.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:41 pm 
 

I thought Mallrats was a pretty great movie, too. For some reason my notion of Kevin Smith is relatively untainted by Dogma since I haven't seen it in a really long time and even then it was on Comedy Central or something so wasn't really like sitting down and watching a movie. Clerks II was also pretty great, other than the Lord of the Rings bitching of course.

I saw Byzantium. It was...ehhh. Not horrible, but not super fantastic, either. It had a decent premise but didn't really know where to take it. Saoirse Ronan was good in it, though.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:13 pm 
 

Does anyone seriously like Fright Night that much in any incarnation? Both the 80s one and the new one were about the same level of 'waste of time' for me, though the new one maybe a little bit worse. Can't personally see a reason to bother with sequels.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:33 pm 
 

My Halloween horror picks for tonight are:
Halloween 3: Season of the Witch 'The clock is ticking. Be in front of your TV sets for The Horrorthon.'
Always good for a laugh and a marvel at what the series might have been if it's spin-off didn't so gloriously fail.
Night of the Creeps - Yet to see.

Before all that I'll watch Cinemassacre's reviews of Day of the Dead and Land of the Dead.

My recommendation for everyone else is Jason Lives, easily the best entry and genuinely action-packed spooky fun.
The Blob (1988), Cat's Eye, Maniac (both), Visiting Hours and Phantasm II are all worth your attention as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:35 am 
 

Jason Lives...isn't that #6? I never liked that one much, it is just too campy for its own good. My favorite will always be the final chapter. I like it even more than the original two.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:04 am 
 

Jason Lives has what might be the best opening scene in the Friday the 13th franchise, but The Final Chapter has Crispin Glover's spastic dance routine. So it's tough for me to pick a favorite.

About Fright Night, I probably would have loved the 1985 movie if I saw it when I was younger. But I only saw it for the first time within the past few years, well aware of its reputation as a cult favorite. It's not amazing, but it has a certain charm, and the actor who played Evil Ed was hilarious. Strange that about 5 years later, he decided to pursue a career in gay porn.

I don't have any plans to see 1988's Fright Night 2, and I agree the Colin Farrell remake was about as unnecessary as the Total Recall remake he did.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:04 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Does anyone seriously like Fright Night that much in any incarnation? Both the 80s one and the new one were about the same level of 'waste of time' for me, though the new one maybe a little bit worse. Can't personally see a reason to bother with sequels.


I used to watch the original a lot when I was a kid and rented the sequel a few times. I pretty much hated the remake.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:29 pm 
 

ChineseDownhill wrote:
I don't have any plans to see 1988's Fright Night 2, and I agree the Colin Farrell remake was about as unnecessary as the Total Recall remake he did.


Has any movie where Colin Farrell is the main star not been shit?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:38 pm 
 

Yes, In Bruges. One of my favourite movies of all time. Now fack off.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:43 pm 
 

I haven't seen In Bruges in its entirety, but I have seen Six Shooter, which was by the same writer/director, Martin McDonagh. It was good, but... I don't know, it's a lot like Tarantino's work; it's well made, but relies too much on shocking subject material in order to keep its audience's attention. From what I've seen of In Bruges, it's basically the same thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:58 pm 
 

Y'all wrong, the best year for movies was 1982 for it spawned the undisputed classics of Blade Runner, The Thing and, more importantly, Fantasy Mission Force!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:08 pm 
 

Evil_Johnny_666 wrote:

That movie is inexplicable. The nazis in muscle cars? The haunted house? And that musical number from the hobo?

"Ha, Ha, Ha! Lai, Lai, Lai!" :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:39 pm 
 

CorpseFister wrote:
Evil_Johnny_666 wrote:

That movie is inexplicable. The nazis in muscle cars? The haunted house? And that musical number from the hobo?

"Ha, Ha, Ha! Lai, Lai, Lai!" :lol:


Some say it's so bad it's good but I stand by my point, it can't be treated as such when it's clear everything is intentional. It parodies a lot of types of movies or movies themselves (like the Mad Max bit), it references characters from other films and it just doesn't take itself seriously. I mean, amazons with paper bags on their head because they're actually men, etc. It's just so over the top and ridiculous but in a calculated way... it has a certain eerie brilliance.

funny info: Jackie Chan played in the film as a favour to one of the actors who helped him deal with triads who were bullying him.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:53 pm 
 

Yeah, I had read that. I picked up the film a few years ago when I was on a Jackie Chan kick and bought it with a half dozen of his earlier movies. As you can imagine, I was quite surprised when I sat down to watch it.

And I'd agree, it's obvious that the movie is fairly deliberate but I think there are a number of cultural aspects to the humour and style that I don't get at all. Still, it is a pretty enjoyable watch.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:19 pm 
 

ChineseDownhill wrote:
Jason Lives has what might be the best opening scene in the Friday the 13th franchise, but The Final Chapter has Crispin Glover's spastic dance routine. So it's tough for me to pick a favorite.
That one does indeed come close but I found Lives is more thrilling/less predictable and actually sort of scary at times. There's a shit ton of atmosphere and the protagonist is someone you generally root for, he knows shits going down and he's going to meet it head on.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:39 pm 
 

Speaking of Friday The 13th films... Jason X is goddamn amazing. Hilarious kill scenarios in space!

Also, I realized this movie has a lot of strange, "soft" porno island music.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:48 pm 
 

I don't know why so many people hate Jason X. That movie's hilarious. It's a better unintentional satire of slasher movies than the intentional satire of Scream.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:13 pm 
 

The sleeping bag kill is basically the funniest thing ever.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:26 pm 
 

Yeah well too bad the sleeping bag kill was pretty much already done in that one 70's monster flick Prophecy with the mutant bear in it.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:38 pm 
 

Ok that sounds better.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:39 pm 
 

lord_ghengis wrote:
The sleeping bag kill is basically the funniest thing ever.

Somebody who understands! Definitely one of the most hilarious on-screen kills. Finishing it now, the movie, kill-wise isn't as good as I remember it to be. The first space kill, the face-freezing table smash is hilarious as is the sleeping bag scene. I do remember enjoying many of the kills from Freddy v. Jason, but seeing as I saw No One Lives recently, man, that movie is hard to top, and I've grown to appreciate good ol' fashion action movie kills over the years.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:48 pm 
 

^It's certainly not awful but there's no denying it has a poor TV-movie like delivery. Probably better suited as a feature length pilot for Future Jason. It's good that they at least tried to parody the material as throwing him into space is utterly ridiculous to begin with and a huge departure from the previous movies.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:58 pm 
 

Oh yeah, the movie looks as if it was shot in '94, what with the costumes and set looking like they're holdovers from a futuristic porn shoot.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:08 pm 
 

Anyone ever notice that the chick who gets her head frozen and smashed on the table kinda looks like Katherine Heigl?
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The Three Amigos

It wasn't as bad as I expected it to be, but I was still disappointed at what I saw. I honestly expected a lot more from Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, and director John Landis. I sort of expected it to be like Galaxy Quest meets Blazing Saddles, but what I saw was a dreary western/spoof/musical. As for it being a "classic example of a Western spoof", I have to wholeheartedly disagree. Support Your Local Sheriff is the epitome of a Western spoof.
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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer - 4.5/5

Really interesting. I like how this movie portrays this shitty, urban life so well, with such a raw attention to detail. It feels very genuine. The actors are all good and come off exactly as they should - the downtrodden but still somewhat optimistic sister, the dim-witted scumbag of a brother and of course Henry himself. The film does a great job at masking the violence and not making anything too gratuitous. Your imagination does the work and the effect makes the film more artful than it would be otherwise. I'm not sure how much of a real point this has, coming off like a drunk, drugged-out version of Taxi Driver with a morbid ending more than anything. But it creates a definite atmosphere, sets up its characters well and challenges the viewer - we agree with Henry when he defends Becky even though we then remind ourselves he's a cold blooded killer. Very well done film.

Ender's Game - 1/5

This is just the pits. Sugar-coated pap with zero substance. I can't claim this is badly made on a technical level, but then, the special effects make Toy Story look like a real life movie and the story is as worthless as they come. Oh yes movie, please, keep on shoving in our faces that the main character is the reincarnation of Christ. There is no humanity in this; every human emotion is dialed down and replaced with exposition on one end and hollow reiterations of how cool the main character is on the other. It says a lot that I believe we're supposed to be rooting for Ender and yet I thought he was an absolutely insufferable little douchebag almost all the way through the movie. I can't really think of anything I liked about this. The least it could have done was be fun and upbeat, but the tone was so pretentious and self-aggrandizing that it made me ill to sit through it all the way. This is the first movie I've legitimately considered walking out of in years. Just dreadful really. Sanctimonious tripe.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:04 pm 
 

That just means it was a faithful adaptation of the book. :lol:
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Henry is awesome. One of the most dreary, and fucked up atmospheres. I love the ending where
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:07 pm 
 

Just got back from Gravity. It was good. Not amazing, but certainly better than a lot of other space movies. It's a bit too much of a slow burn for me, as I really only prefer slow burn in full on horror movies. The cinematography is absolutely fantastic, however.
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I'm not sure you know what "slow burn" means. Shit was blowing up or getting wrecked every 5 seconds in that movie, once the intro was over.
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It was, but even that felt slow. I guess the movie just didn't get the reaction out of me that it wanted, and like I said I enjoy slow movies in a certain setting, like old school horror.

I will say this though: at least when stuff exploded in space here, there was no noise (hi, Armageddon).
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Who remembers "death machine"? The one with brad dourif acting like, well, himself. And he builds a giant robot dog monster that eats people.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:22 pm 
 

Bad Boy Bubby- ...not really sure where to start with this one..
i think a few of you sicko's would enjoy this flick!
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ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2 - For a horror franchise I never heard of until it showed up on cable one day, this series actually has semi-known stars in it: Lena Headey, Danielle Harris, that 90210 guy who's married to Megan Fox, and a couple others I recognize from various TV shows. I remember Laid to Rest 1 being acceptable, but this sequel is a mess.

To even make a part 2, they had to have the villain survive the ending of part 1, and if that wasn't tough enough to swallow we find out this serial killer has a bunch of people working for him? Not even loser cult followers either, but well-dressed professional types with fancy offices and access to top of the line medical care. So the bulk of this movie has ChromeSkull abduct another female victim, who mostly just screams and needs to be rescued by some dude from the first movie and / or the cops. Amazingly incompetent cops, of course. There are plenty of gory kills, but that doesn't save this one.

If you watch a lot of low budget horror, maybe give Laid to Rest 1 a shot, but don't bother with the sequel unless you're desperate.
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I like how the anti-gravity suits in Armageddon were only useful until the characters decided to jump or unintentionally got knocked over, then they immediately began floating as if it was zero gravity. Which it wasn't anyway, because they were on a giant fucking asteroid the size of Texas.

Hopefully Gravity doesn't have anything that glaringly bad.
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I thought Prisoners was pretty awesome -even though some of it was like "what the fuck that doesn't make sense"

The House of the Devil fucking ruled everything - probably the best horror flick I've seen since Kill List, which ultimately rules everything.

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Scenic Route:

I went into this without reading any reviews or seeing the trailer and I guess it turned out okay. It's about two friends who wind up taking a break from their lives, and on their way driving through the desert end up getting stranded smack-dab in the middle of nowhere. No help, no resources, nothing. While they're stuck out there, they reflect on their life's decisions and certain conflicts arise between them. The emotions are played up well between the two protagonists and as the movie advances, it'll remind you of it being the 127 Hours equivalent of what happens when you're stuck in the desert. Anything I say further will give away the tiny plot. The movie has that Josh Duhamel guy, who is sorta known for the minor role he has as Major Lennox from the Transformers series. The overall acting seemed pretty decent. From what I can make out, it's a very low budget movie and I guess it did well for itself.

6/10

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:58 pm 
 

I recently saw Eden, a movie based on the real story (not sure to what degree) of a girl kidnapped by a network of prostitution.
Interesting flic, especially the progressive adaptation of the girl to the hostile enviroment. The actions committed by the people on that network were plain atrocious. The maternity ward improvised on that shithole was the peak of all the inhuman stuff going on that lost place of USA. The movie is not that great, but the strong story and the good acting made Eden a more than decent watch. 6/10.
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This is just the pits. Sugar-coated pap with zero substance. I can't claim this is badly made on a technical level, but then, the special effects make Toy Story look like a real life movie and the story is as worthless as they come. Oh yes movie, please, keep on shoving in our faces that the main character is the reincarnation of Christ. There is no humanity in this; every human emotion is dialed down and replaced with exposition on one end and hollow reiterations of how cool the main character is on the other. It says a lot that I believe we're supposed to be rooting for Ender and yet I thought he was an absolutely insufferable little douchebag almost all the way through the movie. I can't really think of anything I liked about this. The least it could have done was be fun and upbeat, but the tone was so pretentious and self-aggrandizing that it made me ill to sit through it all the way. This is the first movie I've legitimately considered walking out of in years. Just dreadful really. Sanctimonious tripe.


Have you read the book Empyreal? I don't mean that to sound condescending whatsoever, I'm just curious.

A friend of mine who is ULTRA critical of everything, who had read the book, came out saying how fantastic it was which surprised me, especially since he would be the first one to call bullshit on an adaptation that wasn't faithful to the novel. It's a great book which does not seek to be at all fun or upbeat, just the opposite in fact, and though it's been a good decade since I read it or it's sequel I can pretty confidently say there was no intention to make Ender into an analogy of Christ. It's a commentary on war, violence, and morality in our culture, though I suppose like anything else it can be interpreted in a bunch of different ways.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:40 pm 
 

Nope, I haven't read the book. May give it a shot but honestly I am not too encouraged to.

And yeah, I didn't literally mean they were saying Ender was the reincarnation of Christ - the meaning was pretty clearly what you stated, about war and politics. But the movie spends so much time just giving itself a blowjob telling the audience how cool this fucking kid is. Every other line is Harrison Ford or someone else telling the rest of the class how great Ender is. It is so annoying - I pretty nearly walked out of the theater at about 45 minutes in, and would have if my roommate hadn't been with me.
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