LAST NIGHTS MOVIES 30-05-13

LAST NIGHTS MOVIES 30-05-13

I just had to share Manborg (2011) with someone and that someone happened to be my mummy, my mother is a f*cking legend!! (But then I suppose that everyone thinks that way about their mother!

One of the charms of Manborg (2011)  is that being only an hour long and it’s not an in-depth plot, you can share it with everyone so easily!

Then I had the task of catching up with Antiviral (2012) . I skipped the first half an hour or so, which meant re watching little bits of it, but that wasn’t a problem as it’s such a visual dream. It has an interesting ending I but not the one I was hoping to see.

 

After some kickboxing cardio and weight lifting I snuck in a movie this one was Traffic (2000) which I had seen in a movie list but for the life of me I can’t remember what the list was about!?!?? Never mind I watched the film now.. It is good but I have a few hangs up..

Next was Vacancy (2007) One of those movies that always looked good on the posters but I pretty much had worked out the whole movie in my head before watching.. Prediction.. and I was pretty much right about it all L Obviously there were some tense moments in it and it was watchable but I don’t think it’s one of those re watchable movies.. but there is a part two.. I might have to predict that before watching.

Either way  I managed to get part way through he remake of Get Carter (1971), sadly called Get Carter (2000). I avoided this movie for some time due to my aversion to remakes but it was only an hour long and I thought I’d stay awake for it.. but I didn’t I guess like Manborg (2011)  I’ll share it with myself later on today! Lol It’s so awkward when you already know the story…

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Outpost : Black Sun (2012)

OUTPOST :  BLACK SUN

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(Horror, Action, War, Zombie, 2012) (18D/W : Steve Barker 1h 41m. UK

The year is 1945, the closing stages of WWII an a German scientist by the name of Klausener is working…

I liked the first movie, it wasn’t ground-breaking but it wasn’t all that bad, I managed to watch it several times and not all just because of Richard Brake but he did make it rather enjoyable! It had a story line, and some interesting banter and it made a good movie.

The Sequel however was a right let down, massive plot holes and uninspiring b-movie acting. It looked like the director had a few scenes in mind that he wanted to try and make better from the first movie then he tried to write a story in between these scenes.

The predications were on the right track, we finally got some boobies as a lady has been added to the mix, I quite liked the first movie that was pussy free.  The chick started out tough then along with the movie started to mutate into Dog Solders () The “zombie” nazi’s were more animated but WTF was the Emperor Palpatine scene near the end all about! I don’t want to spoil it, I want someone else to suffer as much as I had to.

It has flaws.. major ones.. one thing that pissed me off to no end was the UK actors who put on lame US accents especially as they weren’t necessary.. Grrr

On the plus side the film has the same unique look and feel of the first.. that’s about it’s only charm.. Lets hope someone has learnt from this terrible mistake and the third movie is much much better.. there are enough references to the next film

Q : “is it true that they have more fun?”

R : Outpost (2007) Dead Mine (2012) Dod Sno (Dead Snow) (2009)

4/10

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Iron Man 2 (2010)

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(Action, Remake, 2010) (12AD : Jon Favreau W : Stan Lee, Justin Theroux S : RDJ, Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle  2h 4m. USA.

Tony Stark has declared himself as Iron Man and installed world peace.. or so he thinks, He soon realises that not only is there a mad man out to kill him with his own technology but there’s something more, he is dying.

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This was a bit pants.. for a 2 hour movie, it was filled with 20 minutes of story, 100 minutes of RDJ and Scarlet Johansson on full GODMODE!  Oh and and 4 minutes of RDJ crying about his dad! ROLL credits!

It seems Tony Stark has saved the entire planet by building one suit and is too cute to be prosecuted or beaten by anyone. I’m not quite sure how he has saved us all with one suit but we are forced to believe that he has.  We are also led to believe that some random Russian guy is just as awesome as his but because he lost his dad and Russian he’s evil.. and has bad hair extensions. Humm there is a lot about Tony dealing with life, lets face it he shouldn’t really have a lot to worry about but has to make up some drama, Pepper Pots stresses over everything far more than in the last movie, Mickey Rourke is like a Science Boyka and is just getting things did under the supervision of Sam Rockwell (T : Originally approached to play Iron Man) and there are some explosions and stuff going on.

It really could have been an hour shorter but I think when they are planning some kind of trilogy the movies are kept to a similar length, I suppose the punters would get peeved if the first movie was 2 hours and the second only an hour, but if the middle story is a bit shorter with an epic third I’m sure we will all live. Everyone knew this was being shoe horned in to help push the Avengers I don’t’ think we would have taken it as offensive if this was condensed. OK Rant over..

I was right about a couple of things in my predictions; there was a kind of sidekick, that was easy to guess from the first movie the whole writing of the Black Widow into the film was pants but I suppose it needed to lead directly into the Avengers which might be why this is such a crap Ironman movie but an OK superhero movie.  I do often wonder why there were no other super hero references in the previous movie or even in this one.. just a bit of Hulk on the news or sommit!?

I felt that a majority of the movie was spent on us watching RDJ fuck around and the plot was shoe horned in with little explanation or thought. Maybe this should have been RDJ Man 2?

Q:  “Fallaces sunt rerum species” RIron Man (2008 ), Avengers (2012 )

 6/10

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LAST NIGHTS MOVIES 29-05-13

LAST NIGHTS MOVIES 29-05-1 

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Last night ran into a bit of a late one but sadly not with a whole lot of movie watching  did fit in two movies but one of them was only an hour long! Am I loosing it? I watched ManBorg (2011)  which was surprising good for what it is and that’s a modern b movie pulptastic George jetson nightmare! Ahem.. and Antiviral (2012) which I didn’t get to watch until the very end so that review will be pending BUT the movie is stylish! I adore the feel of it and the man character is Haute Hot! So far a very unusual storey has been introduced about people taking on viruses from their favourite celebrities with a little bit of smuggling going on. It’s something I would expect from the loin of Cronenberg, common themes of viruses and mechanical people from both of these boys! More details to follow…

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DREAMSCAPE

DREAMSCAPE

(Thriller, Horror, Adventure, Sci Fi 1984) (15) D : Joseph Ruben W : David Loughey S : Max Von Sydow, Denis Quaid, David Patrick Kelly. 1h 39m. USA.

A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by the government to save the US President who’s mind is trapped inside the dream world.

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Denis Quaid is a psychic running from the mob into the open arms of a government dream project. After a chat in a bar with an author Charlie Prince (George Wendt) the dangers of the project and a plot to kill the president becomes more apparent. Finally shit kicks off!

I reallyh appreciate movies that use stop motion FC, and this one uses them quite well in the dream sequences, but the let down is that the dreams were mundane and not as oddball or off the scale as I would have liked, still that’s neither here nor there, you still have dragon men, zombie in the underground and nuclear war! BRING IT ON!

Big thumbs up to David Patrick Kelly who plays his typical dodgy little fuck’s part quite well and it’s always super cool to see him as a villain in any movie. Since the Warriors (1979) he’s never failed to antagonise.

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Q : “If your talking about our sex life then George has a little problem”

BS : After the death of Mrs Matuski the confrontation between Quaid and Kelly is great. And includes this… Q : You may not know it to look at me but I’m a pretty sensitive guy”

TIL : Never draw your bad dreams and leave them available for your enemies to find.

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R : Nightmare on elm street (1981), Inception (2010).

SHALLOW GROUND

SHALLOW GROUND

(Horror, Thriller 2004) (18) D/W : Sheldon Wilson S: Timothy Murphy 1h 37m. USA

TAGLINE : Fear your past… it will find you.

A naked teenage boy covered in blood appears at a remote sheriffs station one year after the brutal unsolved murder of a local girl.

Another low budget; or at least TV grade easy to guess the end flashing photography poor excuse for a horror movie. OK I’m being callous but as much as this movie tells an out of the ordinary supernatural story it also sucks. Maybe this could have made a better Tales of the Unexpected or Outer Limits episode rather than dragging out a pretty obvious story. I did like the first half of the movie a story starts to form and progress but then it hits a brick wall and a series of lame dream sequences take over and left me begging for the end despite the uber appealing Timothy Murphy.

3/10

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Green Street (2005)

(Crime, Drama, Sport, 2005) (18) D/W: Lexi Alexander W: Dougie Brimson 1h 49m. UK

TAGLINE: Stand Your Ground and Fight.

A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism.

Another footie hooligan movie and another Elijah Wood being a preppy yank in the UK!? I remember trying to believe his character in The Oxford Murders (2008) but it was really hard. This was just as difficult, I just can’t take the freaky eyed hobbit all that serious. Anyway I really enjoyed Cass (2008) and Awaydays (2009), this doesn’t have the gritty nature of the other two but it does feature some of the cast. As a passage to manhood movie for little Elijah it’s not that bad, a lot of it was totally unbelievable but it was a good movie.

There are some interesting snippets in the movie, I think to try and illustrate that hooligans are real people too?

Anyhoo.. . Elijah’s sister has hooked up with an ex hooligan gone straight because he’s now a responsible father (yeah it happens just like that) The ex football hooligans little brother is also a thug and ends up baby sitting Elijah and chucks him into a world of violence with he laps up with gusto! Lots of crazy shizzle happens and there is a big stand off with Millwall who never disappoint.

Elijah comes across as a choirboy corrupted in this film but even by the end he still seems to be a little kid, maybe some facial hair would help here? The movie is totally owned by  the gang leader Charlie Hunnam, who shows a more honest manly dose of aggression and compassion which holds the entire movie together.

T: Cass Pennant makes a cameo. Q: “So he’s a Yank AND an undercover “journo”, looks like we’ll have to give the boy two funerals”.

R : Cass (2008), Awaydays (2009), The Oxford Murders (2008), Rise of the foot soldier (2007).

6/10

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Awaydays (2009)

(Drama, Sport, 2009) (18) D: Pat Holden W : Kevin Sampson. 1h 45m. UK.

On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher’s premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery.

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Carty wants to become part of the “pact”; a footie hooligan group from the Wirral, he shoe horns his way into the gang via the acid tripping, dope smoking big dreaming Elvis, who takes him under his wing. Carty has some big dreams on how the Pact is run;  but without much experience he thinks he’s a fully fledged hooligan. There are members of the Pact who are willing to help his and others willing to give him a trial by fire. Young Carty never quite sees the bigger picture of ever knows where he stands.

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You get the impression that Carty is a angry young man who loves to fight but through his confusing relationship with Elvis and a hot temper he just shows himself up to be a fool, which in turn sends him over the edge and the cycle goes on again.

I adore the cinematography in this film, while focusing in on the strained relationship of the two young men it still shows the grim scenery of “oop north” with the added depressive OST you start to connect with the pacts need to go out and fight.

Commonly this film gets slated as being boring, he’s a drama, it’s not about the glorification of football hooliganism, it’s more of a coming of age movie. Carty wants so desperately to be a part of a group that aren’t willing to accept him. He gets so caught up with being around the group that he misses all of the dangers.

L : http://www.awaydaysthemovie.com/

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OST :  The soundtrack for this film is amazing and is worth having! It includes Cabaret Voltaire, Joy Division,  Ultravox, The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen, OMD, The Jam, Teardrop Explodes,

Q :  “Well roody doody carty la”

BS : I adore the scene where the boys are buying music and nut the goth, I’m a goth but that guy was beggin for it. * My sisters favourite scene is the epic acid trip that Elvis has. I think it’s also worth pointing out that there is a great pivotal scene in the confessional box.

T : this is more of a goof, spotted by my sister. When Carty gets Elvis on the guest list, Elvis is wearing a “The Crow” t-shirt depicting Brendon Lee as Eric Draven . That movie came out in 1994 whereas this movie is set in 1979.

RCass ( 2008) , Green Street (2005), Control (2007)

9/10