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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2008, 12:31:54 PM PST
Ravenskya says:
Just finished watching "Behind the Mask: The rise of Leslie Vernon" and I have to say... it was quite entertaining. I kind of picked up on how it would end a little earlier than I would have liked... but it was an amusing watch.

Now off to the Toolbox Murders (my hubby hurt his back so we're just watching movies this weekend)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2008, 10:36:28 AM PST
depechejunky says:
"Murder 101" - Little guilty pleasure featuring Pierce Brosnan as a writing professor/murder writer. Saw it on TV when I was younger and I always wanted to watch it again but it was out of print. Figured out what the name was a bought it used here on Amazon for a couple bucks.

"Sicko"-I had seen Farenheight 9/11 and thought it was pretty biased so I wasn't in a hurry to watch Sicko. I watched it this weekend in need of entertainment during the long rainy spell and thought it was pretty good. Didn't come across as biased at Farenheight and it was very entertaining and concerning. Still not sure what I think about universal health care but glad I watched it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2008, 10:58:05 AM PST
Dramamine says:
Saw Sicko a couple weeks ago. I always see Moore's work as sort of a preaching-to-the-choir type of thing.

Over the weekend:
The Fog(remake) - what a waste of time. Made for tv horror at its worst. Only watched it to the end because the gf wouldn't let me shut it off. Very very predictable and the ending was as dumb as I thought it would be.

Evil Breed - crap, but laughable crap.

The Graveyard - more crap. Most of the movie didn't even take place in a graveyard.

Anatomy - not bad but not something I'd call a horror movie. More of a thriller. Not enough kills or gore for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2008, 11:22:07 AM PST
Ravenskya says:
Toolbox murders wasn't all that bad, I wouldn't call it great, but the gore was there. I wasn't overly thrilled with the bad guy... but anymore I've learned to take what I can get. It was fairly entertaining, but entirely "pausable" to get new loads of laundry to fold.

also sat through "Batman vs Dracula"... not great but it could have been a lot worse. The kids liked it... but then again they like "Scooby Doo meets the Harlem Globetrotters", so they don't get much credibility from me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2008, 7:40:00 PM PST
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Dramamine says:
Today:

Captivity - not very original or 'cool' but very, very stylish.

Feast- HOLY COW what a movie. I haven't laughed so hard at a movie in recent memory. Awesome. Henry Rollins in tight pink sweatpants because the monsters stole his pants! I loved it.

Also, Vacancy - just a meh. Not bad but the ending was super anticlimactic. Just sort of a 'here it is, the ending'

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2008, 6:50:48 AM PST
Scareygirl says:
I saw Vacancy too..Wasnt over impressed but it was ok...Watch the Night Listner with Robil Williams..diffeerent a bit confusing in regards to the kid..Started watching The Snuff Movie last night but fell asleep..Seems like a crappy remake of the manson family so far..

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2008, 11:12:10 AM PST
depechejunky says:
Watched Saw IV last night. There were some pretty intense, horrific scenes. For example, the autopsy scene. I really liked the flashbacks in this one. You get to see Jigsaw before he was a killer in his everyday life and see what turned him into a killer. I was confused about the ending though. Why is Jigsaw's body still in that room in the end??

P.S. I wore my cool Saw IV t-shirt today :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2008, 1:17:19 PM PST
Saw 4 made me feel retarded.
The story was all over the place.
I'm pretty sure 3 & 4 are taking place simultaneously.
My only question is ....."Who was that cop!?!?!"
The 3rd piece of the jigsaw puzzle??
(The one from the begining and the end in the autopsy room.)
And what is his connection to Jigsaw???

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2008, 2:04:16 PM PST
depechejunky says:
I'm just really confused. I assumed that Saw IV picked up right where Saw III had left off. But then why is Tobin Bell still in that room at the end? I thought he was found and brought in for autopsy and they found the tape and that's what sent the whole movie in motion but that wouldn't make sense either cause they wouldn't have left that father and his blown up wife there. The third one didn't confuse me. I thought they tied everything together, it just took me a minute to realize that the doctor and drunk dad were husband and wife. I thought she was walking out on her husband in the beginning and that the doctor and the drunk dad were completley unrelated. But I'm at a loss regarding the fourth one. Maybe I'm just being spacey again. Perhaps I just don't get it or I missed something big???

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2008, 2:33:10 PM PST
- "The Invasion" -
The worst remake of of this series to date.
Terribly unnecessary remake,
especially considering the lack of special effects.

- "Saw IV" -
Gorey & Inventive......
but the story is all over the place in this grisly installment.
I liked it, BUT ......I need to watch it again to make sense of the maelstorm.
There will almost certainly be a part 5.

- "New York Ripper" -
Lucio Fulci serial killer flick.
Not nearly as vicious as everyone would have you believe, but there are some cool deaths, and an unnecessarily erotic scene in a diner, that will have you questioning yourself.
In retrospect, it actually reminded me of an Argento giallo flick without the artistic flair.

- "Nailed" -
What started off as a pretty solid flick,
eventually went nowhere,
and ended with that typically annoying Shamylan-esque ending.
It's about 2 guys on the run from the cops,
who seek refuge in a hospice run by a genuinely creepy male-nurse.
What they find instead is complete voodoo madness.

- "Rampo Noir" -
Asian anthology flick based on the writings of Rampo, the Japanese Poe.
4 subtley violent & eerily erotic tales.
*Mars Canal*
5 minute short with no sound. VERY, VERY confusing & forgettable.
"Mirror Hell*
Detective (Akechi??) investigates a series of gruesome murders involving a certain kind of mirror that melts the observers face.
EVERY SCENE contains a mirror in it, or is the reflection off a mirror.
My one gripe is, all the violence takes place off-screen =(
although there is an unusually erotic scene involving mirrors, rope, and candle wax.
*Caterpillar* (Easily the best)
About a man who returns home from war, a hero, with no arms & legs.
And his bitter wife, who punishes him, for doing this to her.
Taking her huband away and leaving her a caterpillar instead.
Or is that the just how it apears on the surface??
*Crawling Bubs*
This one had the best soundtrack of the bunch,
but had a schizophrenic story & pacing.
This one's about a man in love with a famous woman.
A man who hates human contact.
And what he does to reserve the one he loves.
This one had a GREAT ending.
And a line I will not soon forget.....
"Ever since I met you, my life has been hell"

- "Dead Ringers" -
David Cronenberg flick.
with Jeremy Irons playing identical, co-dependent, gynoclogical twins (in the performance of his life I might add)
One twin falls in love, and the breakdown of sanity begins.
If you know Cronenberg, you know what to expect;
bizarre violence, erotic sex, and of course that Cronenberg climax.
This movie is no exception to the Cronenberg rules.
Let me throw one of the terms from the movie out there,
"Surgical Instruments for Performing Gynocological Operations on Mutant Women"
Now you know.

- "Shoot Em Up" -
The coolest action movie around.
I'm seriously not kidding.
From begining to end, it doesn't give you a moment to breathe.
Great one-liners, astounding action, lots of blood, a super-cool hero, a garrulous villian, a gorgeous side-kick, and the ultimate use of carrots make this the action movie to own.
It's unbelievable, and over the top, but that's part of the fun.
I was so blown away this flick, I'm still trying to find my house.

- "The Prodigy" -
(I wrote a review for this)
Good action movie if you're expecting nothing at all.
Reviewers here on Amazon hyped it up waaaaaaaaay too much.
So naturally I thought I was going into the next "Professional" which it absolutely wasn't.
If you catch this on HBO or Showtime one rainy afternoon, you'll be pleasently suprised.

- "Sunshine" -
Really good Sci-Fi flick from the director of 28 Days Later.
(But u have to pay attention)
A crew is sent into space on a suicide mission to re-ignite the sun.
But when they come across the last ship & crew that failed this mission,
things turn ugly quickly.
Good flick, slow, but grossly absorbing.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2008, 2:41:48 PM PST
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Tell me about it.
I didn't know if the end was the begining, or the begining was the end.
You're not alone; I was equally as confused,
and can offer nothing in the way of answers.
Here's all I can say:
1/2 of part 4 was taking place during part 3.
the 1/2 concerning the spanish detective lady and the cop who i assumed was an FBI agent.
(I only say this because, they found the female cop with her rib-cage ripped open at the start of this flick)
The 1/2 concerning the black cop, seemed to have taken place after part 3.

But whats getting me is.........did that cop from the begining set up all his cop friends? What was his deal? Is he the guy carrying on Jigsaw's legacy or what??

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2008, 3:07:34 PM PST
depechejunky says:
It's making a little more sense now but still I would like to be able to clearly understand everything. Perhaps, about that cop??? Hopefully we will find out in the fifth one. All I can think of when I see the cop is that he plays Friar F*** in Sex and the City.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2008, 6:23:27 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 5, 2008, 6:26:55 PM PST
LOL!!!
Friar WHAT!!?!?
LOL!!!

I'm gonna have to wait for a fifth one before I can make any sense of this "Saw" madness.
I felt retarded after watching this installment.
Like......"How come I didn't get it??"
I DEFINITELY need watch this one again.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2008, 10:14:56 PM PST
Rubbersquare says:
Tried to watch "Fists in the Pocket" a 1965 film which was a "revolutionary" horror film, but I fell asleep. Not what I had expected at all.

"Kontrol" wasn't really horror, but had a darkness to it, made you wonder, somewhat like "Jacob's Ladder" without the demons. At least visible ones.

"Isolation" surprised me with where it was going, but ultimately left me wondering why it took me there.

"Next Door" - truly unsettling and perhaps shocking for shock's sake, but I couldn't get this one out of my head for a while. Barely a feature at 75 minutes, it feels like a long, convoluted short film. Some of the sex scenes are truly horrific.

"The Host" - liked it more than I thought I would after I read that it was more a human drama than monster flick. Did far better in that respect than "Cloverfield" if only because you actually "cared" about the characters in "The Host." The monster was pretty awesome too, and they actually let you see it.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2008, 5:54:54 AM PST
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Chris says:
I'm a B horror fan. Can't get enough of low budget cinema.

Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter: I liked it. It wasn't the greatest movie I've ever seen, and the fact that it was a hair sacreligious made me uncomfortable because I was watching it with my wife who is a religious lady. It had a 70's feel with a lot of cheese and a couple parts (Jesus Christ vs The Athiests) that were a little over the top. I immediately drew similarities to www.sockbaby.com. I'd recommend it only to a select few of my friends who I know would get a kick out of it.

Flight of the Living Dead: Hated it. While it was in my queue I made several references to friends and relatives about how I had had enough with the mothereffin zombies on this mothereffin plane. Sadly, I think my jokes were the best thing about the movie despite it's higher production values and prettier cast.

Skinwalkers: It was okay. Our babysitter came over and wanted us to take her to rent this one. I tend to avoid the old PG-13 horror, but it wasn't aweful for what it was. It was cliche, predictable and the ending kinda reminded me of terminator 2, but I have trouble faulting a movie with a weregrandma going all rambo with a shotgun.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2008, 10:32:11 AM PST
depechejunky says:
Friar F***!
Samantha came across this friar who she thought was hot and she wanted to have sex with him so she nicknamed him Friar F***, but of course he wouldn't cause he was a holy man.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2008, 11:08:22 AM PST
Dramamine says:
Dead in the Water - Before I picked this up I checked the reviews and they were all positive. Sadly after watching it I came to the conclusion that they must've been written by people involved in the production. Very low budget. Not so great.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2008, 4:42:22 PM PST
GAG says:
just watched a little movie called "isolation"
pretty cool actually. i think the key theme was a little silly, but the overall structure of the thing was well handled.
great sets, great shot's, well cast. the lead character was moody and brooding through the whole thing but i still liked the guy. a real mans man kinda guy. gets a couple fingers bitten off, wraps his semi-stump hand with a filthy rag, and says maybe he'll go around to the doctor tomorrow. really pulls it off too.
"silk" couldn't get through it. maybe i'll try again later. kinda bored me.
"the descent" when i saw the previews for this i thought "ok a half dozen supermodels decide to go cave diving and run into monsters. uh...no thanks." but i saw some glowing reviews and decided i must have been wrong, so i picked it up. turns out it's about a half dozen supermodels who decide to go cave diving and run into some monsters......but it's not that bad.
i'm getting ready to watch "carved" so i'll get back to you on that one.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2008, 6:32:35 AM PST
M. Wench says:
Watched, "Lake Placid 2"......stupid. (to me, at least) But I watched the whole darn thing. I blame it on my glass of wine. (that's my story and I'm sticking to it. :) )

"Ghost Son" had a weird, rather incestuous storyline and bad acting. Had John Hannah in it though, and I've adored him since, "Four Weddings and a Funeral".

Rented the newest Queen Elizabeth 1 movie with Cate Blanchet. LOVED the first one with her in it, so hope, despite bad reviews, I will like this one. Also rented, "The Jane Austin Book Club". I know, it's a chick flick and not horror, but to some of you, chick flicks ARE horror! lol

M.W.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2008, 2:01:34 PM PST
GAG says:
o.k. i watched "carved"... so that you don't have to. pretty lame.
on the agenda tonight? "dust devil"
this better be decent. found a web sight with cool movie reviews that seemed to know what they were talking about so i picked up a few on their reccomendations. so far they're 0 for 2. should have known better.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2008, 2:41:00 PM PST
Dramamine says:
Crap I got Carved for a present and haven't watched it yet. Crap.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2008, 3:07:12 PM PST
GAG says:
give it a try brownbear, you may dissagree. here's what i thought though.
production values and direction were on par with a made for tv movie from the 80's.
acting was pretty poor.
story was a little weird in that you have to wonder if part of it was just lost in translation, or something that's easier to accept without the cultural differences, but mostly appeared to be just poor writing. i usually enjoy what most people consider the slower parts of foreign horror films because seeing the cultural differences can be fascinating. how the different sexes and or classes interact etc.
pacing was about what you'd expect from these production values.
the ending was absolutely predictable.
whenever i watch a movie like this it makes me want to re-write it and show them how it should have been done.
the couple decent scenes kinda just made me wish for a better director more than anything. this guy had no artistic vision whatsoever. shot it like it was family snapshots at a birthday party. just set the camera where you can see all the characters. no creativity, no tension, no push and pull visually or emotionally. the viewer just doesn't have anything invested.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2008, 3:24:08 PM PST
GAG says:
hey captain
you and i have agreed on several of the movies we've both seen so i'm gonna put it all in your hands. i'm gonna pick up a couple of the movies you liked (and were kinda my style)and check them out. no pressure though.
i have to admit though that "sunshine" let me get away at the end. i've heard some people say that about "28 days later" when they bring in the soldiers, but i didn't think that was really the case. it was a shift but not big enough for me to lose interest. "sunshine" really did it to me though. when a movie lets you slip away 5 minutes before the end, it can be pretty irritating. that's what "sunshine" did for me.
on the subject of "irreversible".
picked it up quite a while back. beautifully made film. great actors, great director, powerful story, and i can not stress this enough...
do not watch this movie!!!
as strange as it sounds, it's just too much. the captain hit the nail on the head. this movie can absolutely overpower you. i'm glad i own it, i'm glad i watched it, and i'm glad that i will never watch it again.
great film.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2008, 3:33:38 PM PST
The Demon says:
I had to stop the movie during the rape scene in 'Irriversable'! I rarely do that with movies.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2008, 3:45:51 PM PST
depechejunky says:
Berith
Something keeps changing and it takes me forever to catch on :)
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