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May 2014

MAY

Here is a list of movies I watched in May 2014 I counted about 87.. not bad.. I’ll try and keep the next list more consistent.

  • The Terminator
  • *Wolf Crek 2
  • Fargo
  • *The Day
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Scarface
  • Jack Frost
  • Carlos the Jackle
  • The Hills have eyes 2
  • Barberella
  • Zombie Flesh Eaters
  • Condemned
  • *Underworld Awakening
  • The Swimming Pool
  • Red Sonja
  • Bully
  • Robocop
  • *Snow walker
  • Vacancy
  • Paradise lost (extreme edition)
  • Scarface
  • Human Contract
  • *St Georges Day
  • *Death Ring
  • Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy
  • *The Hurt Locker
  • Ravenous
  • Alien3
  • The Importance of being Ernst
  • Underworld Awakening
  • *Grave Encounters
  • *Grave Enounters 2
  • The ABC’s of Death
  • Ten Little Indians
  • Layer Cake
  • 7 Days
  • The Thing
  • Se7en
  • Gomorroh
  • Jubliee
  • Re Animator
  • *Enter the Void
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • *Dead Shadows
  • Twilight – Eclipse
  • *Killing season
  • Bully
  • X Men first class
  • Fist full of dollars
  • *Cloverfield
  • Phantasm
  • Grimm Love
  • Dog Soldiers
  • The Resident
  • Zombie Holocaust
  • Dorian Gray
  • Death Ring
  • Commando
  • *Creepozoids
  • Godzilla
  • Rocky II
  • Star Wars 4
  • Extreme Measures
  • *All the boys love mandy Lane
  • True Grit
  • *X Men days of future past
  • UFC 173
  • Godzilla vs megaguirus
  • Childs play II
  • Running man
  • The Iceman
  • Deathwatch
  • Campfire tales
  • Running Man
  • The Day the earth stood still
  • The Quatermass Experiment
  • The Return of the muskateers
  • Running man 7/10
  • *Campire Tales 7/10
  • Barbarella 10/10
  • *Hobsons Choice 9/10
  • Black Hawk Down 8/10
  • *Mikey 6/10
  • *Ghost Rider : Spirit of sommit 3/10
  • *Juggernaut 8/10
  • *300 Rise of an empire 6/10
  • Seven Swords 9/10
  • *Oculus 7/10
  • Die Hard 4.0 6/10
  • *The Trial 5/10

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New DVDs today

Today I popped into one of my local thrift stores and picked up a few films, total cost, a fiver!

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So what did I find?
01 – Burn after reading ×
02 – Cloverfield
03 – the Forth kind
04 – the Trial×
05 – Black moon rising

01 – Burn after reading × this is a new one which I will eventually watch, the Cohen brothers are probably one of my favorite director duos but it takes me a while to watch one of their comedies.

02 – Cloverfield – I only watched this for the first time a week ago, I missed the beginning so. Thought it might be worth getting to see all the way through, I thought it was a Godzilla style movie but was impressed with the creature so I might watch this again… And again!
7/10

03 – The forth kind – loved this movie from the get go, had to make do with borrowing from a friend until now. If I were to expand on my list of films that scare me, then this would probably be on that list! Real footage melded with movie footage of a dairy from an abductee. Chilling stuff,…
9/10

04 – the Trial× Another new film, I’m a big Hopkins fan so I hope this will be worth the squid.

05 – Black moon rising – I vaguely remember this from my youth, hopefully it will still be awesome!
7/10

La Weekend July 3

I’m BACK!

I have been away from this for so long, But never fear I’ve still been watching a silly amount of movies and for some reason Full Metal Jousting!!

I’ve got a lot of catching up to do so here it goes!

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  • THE EAGLE
  • EYE OF THE BEAST
  • ZEITGEIST : MOVING FORWARDS
  • PREDATOR
  • WASTELAND
  • PARADISE LOST 3
  • ATTACK THE BLOCK
  • REC 2

The Eagle – I remember this coming out at the same time as a lot of other Romanesque movies, but apparently this one was WAY better, needless to say I saw it last and it was basically identical to Centurion.. but with more homo action. Don’t get me wrong I’ve got nothing against gay peeps at all.. but I was hoping for Billy Elliot to make out is all.. Humm.. a bit boring really..

Eye of the beast – Some schit happened I suppose.. A schithole of a port is attacked by a Kracken style sea monster.. Kinda like Jaws with tentacles.. but not as dynamic as Sharkopus.. or great acting, or a great story or a great anything.. next please.

Zeitgeist : moving Forwards – FCUK ME! You know those movies that change your perception on life..well this is one of those! It’s a Documovie but makes so much sense.. It’s long but I do recommend that everyone watches this and check out the website – http://www.zeitgeistmovingforward.com/

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Predator – I needed a bit of comfort and for Billy to get me out of this HOLE billy! I will wank over this movie at a later date as I’m sure everyone has seen it.

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Wasteland – This movie stated out with a lot of promise, gritty brit flick, lots of familiar faces, great acting, but what a fag ending.. I love a good twist at the end or a great reveal like Unusual suspects (1995), but this twists and turns like a muvafcker and after the third one I just didn’t care anymore and it ruined it for me.

Paradise Lost 3 – I couldn’t find the second instalment but as it’s all based on real events I don’t feel that I’ve missed anything seeing the pre jail and freedom story. Still a VERY good film and told in the best way possible.

Attack the Block – I have been meaning to see this for some time, I was a bit reluctant to watch due to the comedy roots of the director but it was bearable.. The effects were amazing and the tension of the chase spot on.

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Rec 2 – I watched this with my mummy so I could ensure my safety and that I could have someone to mop up my pee.. this still scares my pants off (lights on tonight). Amazing Spanish zombie/possession movie. I do adore that the take on the zombies were enforced as being demonic possession in this series.

 

Faust

Just a lame update but I’m so psyched about this..

My copy of Faust (1926) had finally arrived (this was about a week ago)!! My old video copy has worn right though and I’m super pleased that it came in a purple box (very sexy.. ).I managed to find this gem from one of my all time favourite sellers, Video Heaven (Ipswich) check out the ebay shop for more bargains. http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/videoheaven.ipswich/

Anyway this will help me complete my 20 for 1920’s post coming up soon.

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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Orlando (1992) – quotes

Orlando is one of my all time favourite movies (and book) but I try not to wear it out by watching it all the time, it’s guaranteed that when I do get around to watching the movie it blows me away entirely.

Today I managed to see it and as much as I love everything to do with the movie I had nearly forgotten all of the most amazing quotes ever.

What I really admire about Orlando is that it’s the pursuit of love and freedom of one human, EVERYONE can relate to Orlando because Orlando is everyone. (everyone who can think).

Here are a few of my favourites…

It’s a strange melancholy you have Orlando, you suffer in advance.

images (3) I can find only three words to describe the female sex. None of which are worth expressing.

orlando-1992-02-gFirst Official: One, you are legally dead and therefore cannot hold any property whatsoever.
Orlando: Ah. Fine.
First Official: Two, you are now a female.
Second Official: Which amounts to much the same thing.

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 All you call yours is mine already.

I might choose not to sacrifice my life caring for my children, nor my children’s children, nor to drown anonymously in the milk of female kindness, but instead, say, to go abroad. Would I then be…

 

Yeah depressing and blunt. But it does make me happy.

My top films

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Time to reveal my GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) movies.. in the most complicated way I know how!

I’m guessing I will get asked this more often now that I am attempting to write this blog. I’ve been asked a million times previously and I probably give a slightly different answer each time. I just love too many damned movies! So I’m going to break things down..

There will be three sections to this

  • Films that have really changed my life, (GOAT) my greatest of all time (top 30).
  • Films I can watch repeatedly and usually forget when listing a GOAT list but really should get a mention because I can’t live without them (top 100).
  • Films that I defend and should have some recognition (top 250).

Lets start with the more important  (the other lists will follow).. My GOAT list, in no particular order.

    • Orlando (1992)

    • In the aftermath angles never sleep (1988)

    •  Le Pacte des loups – Brotherhood of the wolf (2001)

    • Crna mačka, beli mačor – Black Cat White Cat (1998)

    • Death Machine (1994)

    • Hardware (1990)

    • Akira (1988)

    • Dune (1984)

    • Amadeus (1984)

    • The Thing (1982)

    • Jakpae – City of Violence (2006)

    • Bittersweet Life (2005)

    • Taxidermia (2006)

    • Angel Heart (1987)

    • Blade Runner (1982)

    • Delicastessen (1991)

    • Cronos (1993)

    • The Crow (1994)

    • Hannibal (2001)

    • Gladiator (2000)

    • Excalibur (1981)

    • Se7en (1995)

    • Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

    • Un prophète – A Prophet (2009)

    • Robocop (1987)

    • Carandiru  (2003)

    • This Years Love (1999)

    • Quai des Orfèvres – 36 (2004)

    • Die Hard (1988)

    • Mad Max (1979)

That was pretty painful… I guess I could name 100 movies I’d like to add to this on a daily basis… I think I’ll feel more comfortable with a top 100 list or 250.

I’ll leave the justification of these movies to another post. Looking at it the list is quite commercial and doesn’t really reflect my collection but these movies have all affected me deeply in some way.

Lovefilm Rentals

As much as I loved the lovefilm service, there are aspects of it that remind me of a psychotic ex boyfriend…
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For some time I had an active account with lovefilm. They were really good with the promotional goods and freebies then I messed up. I lost a disc, I really have no idea how I lost a disc in the first place, you take it out of the player and put it away right?
Well either way they were quite helpful, I just had to fill out a form online to admit my retarded act, rather than admitting it over the phone, paid my £10 fine and a new disc on the way. Oopps 
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For the price and the delivery time I had only one disc at a time option, I still buy movies, pick up rentals at blockbuster’s and at the time choices, so this was just another filler for me which brough some really rare and interesting films into my life for which I really appreciated the service.
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During this time I had several “sign your friends up” kits, it made me feel used, like I was now their bitch, recruiting more for the cult. I imagined myself knocking on myneighbours door, “could you spare some time for lovefilmin your life?” Needles to say the cards came in handy for spreading glue, that was it.
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Then another boo boo, I posted my disc, awaiting another one from my list and I received nothing for ages… So I checked the site and they hadn’t received anything. I filled out the form, told them it was posted, told to await a call.. Nothing!! So I called them, explained the situation, we will get back to you.. Ok
In the meantime I cancelled my direct debit because this went on for months
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Eventually I got a call when they tried to take their cash… We cant send your next disc until the disc is sent back, but I reported it as missing, paid my £10 and have been waiting two months, oh yeah sorry about that..
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So I kept things up for a while, then decided as my job was on the line I had to cancel the few luxuries I had.. This process took three days with lovefilm trying to find reasons for us to stay together…(psycho ex boyfriend syndrome stage 1)  basically every time I tried to cancel things online I was given a number to call WHAT? I can’t do this online!?!? So I called the number and was put on hold for hours, literally hours! Great customer service guys, I know you want me to stay on as your loyal customer but if I need to go then please just let me go.. 
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So eventually on my lunch break I get through on the phone!! I get asked why I’m leaving, if I thought of any alternative services they can help me with, blah blah.. NO I WANT TO CANCEL MY SERVICE PLEASE!! Okay but it take a month to cancel L fine I’ll pay you an extra month without the ability to rent any DVD’s!?!?!?
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So I sit around and watch my money going on a service I can’t use, then one day a few months later someone asks for a list of DVD’s so they can get me a birthday present..instantly I think Amazon Wishlist! But I also remembered the epic list I had on lovefilm and amazingly it’s still there.. like a psycho ex boyfriend just waiting for me to come back.
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Movies that actually scare me

I always hear people complaining that horror movies don’t manage to scare thehorrorthem anymore, which for the large part is true, but every now and again a story or film will crack our tough exterior and we find ourselves sleeping with the lights on.

I’m a huge horror fan, but the thrill that I’m looking for is something that really gets under my skin, there are movies which play on our phobias, childhood fears, the unknown and ultimately dying and death itself.

The biggest market is that of gore, slasher and shock tactics. These tools are most widley used by directors and writers to get our adrenalin running. The flip side to this is by making the movie very real or making a movie about real life events. I dont really count these as horror but if it scares you, then its easy enough to make that mistake.

All said and done its not always that predictable to know which movies will make you dread the night but you’ll certainly renember them afterwards.

Its quite odd, but not every movie that will scare you are even be horror. If you have a phobia of falling then a lot of action movies will make you wet your pants, something simple like Watership Down (1978) will scare anyone with a phobia of rabbits…

Here’s my list of movies that constantly make me sleep with the lights on…

Twilight zone the movie (1983)

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this movie has frightened me all of my life, when I was little I was exposed to all movies, my mother and babysitter didn’t have any problems with me picking what I wanted from the movie van or shop, but I think some movies that I couldn’t comprehend had a lasting effect on me. This is one of them. The white rabbit from hell and the gremlin from hell on the plane will guarantee nightmare, a jumpy persona and a higher electricity bill always. It’s strange to think that as an adult this movie still scares me but there is obviously something on a deeper level that it affects me, an inert fear maybe? and usually if I’ve accidentally stumbled upon it then I resemble the frightened flight passenger (John Lithgow) myself…

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) – another old school favorite of my mother. I can watch this during the day and might be OK by the evening.. I really don’t like the clowns and no amount of comedy popcorn is going to ease that fear. I suppose it’s quite popular to not like clowns and so I hope a lot of people will identify this terror with me.

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Poltergeist (1982)  – this movie used to really frighten me on a massive scale as a child, yeah I was about 4-5 when I first saw it and it disrupt my sleep for a while, but after a conversation about special effects I was OK  considering my other favourite movies at the time were, the thing, teen wolf, nightmare on elm street and alien, I should have already been desensitized? This is why I find it interesting to discuss movies that make it through a persons tougher exterior  Its little strange things that you wouldn’t always expect. As a child the steak and face pulling did it for me, as an adult the clown scene still freaks me out. Its probably a good time to point out that the clowns arms had to be cut as they were actually strangling the child actor and had become knotted.. Spooky? Yeah it doesn’t make me sleep any easier.

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Gremlins (1984)  – oh my goth! This movie has terrorized me in the strangest ways over the years. Firstly lets say that I really don’t like little creatures laughing at me while they KILK ME!It really does mess up my day. Sometimes I wonder if audiences really take this in!? They might be “cute” by they are killing you, and laughing at you!

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There are a lot of factors to this, after seeing the movie for the first time and being deeply unsettled, I got left with a babysitter who had the movie poster on the back of the door… I stayed awake ALL night, just in case. If anyone is actually following my blog they might have noticed that I mentioned having this movie still in the wrapper..  I had to buy it.. but I still don’t have the courage to open it.

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ชัตเตอร์ กดติดวิญญาณ – Shutter (2004) – for years I had no movie scares,shutter it was my biggest dry spell, now its not to say I hadn’t been affected by a movie in all this time. But nothing really affected me. Until shutter, this movie is so good, it really draws you in and has so many shocks and tension. The best thing is that ultimately there is.. I don’t want to give anything away… Lets say it has a lasting effect. I don’t know if it was just the movie or the fact that my other half was sitting next to me freaking out that really did it for me?

Rec (2007) – after shutter I went to see rec. I hadn’t seen anything l like this before, I adore the religious aspect of the “zombies” and as much as I was in awe I was also kacking my pants. It is an entertaining movie and I love the shocks and scares, there were a few areas of research that i looked into afterwards and I managed to track down Javier Botep who is an amazing guy and has a great YouTube channel.

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Rec 2 (2009)  – Now I was expecting that part two would try to out scare part one.. and it did! I got it from Blockbusters during the evening but kept hold of it until the following morning so I had the day to get it out of my system before bed.. but it didn’t work!? They managed to outdo themselves, which pleased and distressed me, apart from the awesome firework comedy death scene.. that did lighten the mood for me a little but I do remember not being able to laugh about it for a few days after.

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It might sound strange but lets hope I can add to this list at some point! I am expecting  Mama (2013) to be able to rock my socks if just a little bit..

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