La weekend MAY 5

It was a long weekend with hardly any sleep so plenty of films watched, I think I got my total for the month to 87!

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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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Running man 7/10 – All time favourite sci fi film, it’s not accurate and has plot holes and isn’t brilliantly acted, but it’s fun and I love it and I feel no guilt.

*Campire Tales 7/10 – horror anthology, sadly it’s most of the urban legend stories that got really boring in the 90’s but I still like it. It’s just a bit of fun. Sweethearts with claws hanging on their car after a quick exit, ghosts, werewolves and all sorts going on.

Barbarella 10/10 – another fun movie, and one of my childhood favourites, I am totally in love with the Great Tyrant.. psychedelic nonsense and smexy fun 😀 also while watching this I remembered that I need to find a copy of Blueberry the Psychdelic Western!!

*Hobsons Choice 9/10 – Settled down with my mother for a bit, she pulled this out of her collection.  It’s a great story with some trippy DT drunken scenes and the ever so talented Charles Laughton at his best.

Black Hawk Down 8/10  – apparently a man film, so I popped my Johnson out and watched with glee..

*Mikey 6/10 – This movie is/was banned and I understand why but it’s so tame now.. basically a child psycho who’s too cute to be thought of as a cold killer but I would have punched his face in a long time ago.

*Ghost Rider : Spirit of sommit 3/10 – Nic cage does stuff, but Idris Elba is amazing with his lil French accent! Wine drinking crazy guy!! Huzzah Elba.

*Juggernaut 8/10 – I can’t believe I had never heard of this before. Directed by the guy who did the early Mustekeer movies and features all the cream of 1970’s Brit acting, a series of bombs are planted on a cruise ship by the Juggernaut and a team of awesome guys are dropped in to disarm them.. it’s better than that made it out to be. Tense psychological thriller innit.

*300 Rise of an empire 6/10 – what the f*ck!? It’s watchable, made little sense and was no improvement on the first movie.. but there are a few good action scenes.. even if the fake oceans and blood are OTT.

Seven Swords 9/10 – East Asian epic based on a long running tv show, more swordplay than a epic swordplay thing. It’s a clever action mystery.

*Oculus 7/10 – Oooh.. this could have been scary.. like REALLY scary but instead it was a bit creepy… Still some interesting ideas on haunted mirrors, sadly missed on the gore and gave us weak family drama instead of bulking up on carnage.

Die Hard 4.0 6/10 – everyone knows this one, it’s like Die Hard IT edition.

*The Trial 5/10 – I don’t even what the?

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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!
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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

News update – Bad news for insects…

It seems that the director of the upcoming Ant-Man, Edgar Wright has left the project! How do these projects get finished when set backs like this happen?? Even though the Amazing Spiderman has only opened here recently, part 3 is on the make, and due out 2016. Not a lot of info on this yet but its gonna go on forever…

Anyway there have been bigger changes to movies in production , I guess.. Maybe the friend and producer can help out who knows?!

Why isn’t there a Fly 3 on the cards? Another generation of brundle fly would be muchly appreciated, or maybe madame butterfly without the singing!? I jest…

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PREDICTION : Grave Encounters 3

It seems to be one of those movie series that has a cultish following, there are lots of entries on fan fiction for this one as it can go so many ways now..

I have only more recently caught up with the Grave Encounters films, I thinke first time I saw any clips from the movie it was in a few  of those “scariest movies on the internet” youtube compliations, it was obvious the clips came from a movie but I never bothered to look up the infirmation because they were so badly done.

Anyway I stumbled  apon the first two films together so I managed to get updated in one weekend.

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Grave Encounters
A young team of paranormal tv investigators arrange an all night filming session in an abandoned mental hospital but get te real results they feared. There are hints of occult practices, specific patients are mentioned as well as prominent Doctors, as well asva heavy dose that the show is a fake and people are transported by smoke and that time is moving much faster in the hospital. That’s fine and dandy. It makes for an interesting movie, a sorta reality tv house only haunted hill.

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The series suddenly takes a turn for what is usually series suicide. It makes it real!? Suddenly Grave Encounters is being reviewed by looser like myself, who slated the film in many ways until one of them gets attached to it and obsesses over it until he manages to convince his friends to make their own video while they investigate the happenings to the original crew.

this keeps things interesting and make it soooo terrifying because, oh my god it could be true!! (chortle) I can think of a few films that have done this, I kinda sit on the fence with the whole concept it had equally good and bad aspects, you realise the movie is merely a movie, but then it’s a movie about a movie! nooooo.. actually that smells like another list to me.. but back on track it kinda kills the story and characters a little. I dunno.. it’s a lot of meh for me. I remember one Nightmare on Elm street taking that path (shot me for not knowing which one) and obviously Human Centipede 2 (20??) among others.

Anyway! Back to the film, you have my obsessive and his crew who believe the film is real but try to discover more, taking into account various flaws from the last teams effforts they take along different equipment and try to crack the puzzle, they uncover more monsters, more dust, the last remaining cast member a hidden secret door and the powers behind it all, which take over obsessive, encourages him to finish the movie, kill his friends and attract more people to the slaughter..

 
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Now for the next chapter, I don’t really think anyone is gonna wanna go out there so my predictions..

a. real ghost fighters go to kick some butt, like exorcist style, to cleanse the area and fight off satan or who ever

b. a group of occults want to join in the fun and go out there with prey! pretty cool idea huh

c. a prequel!? lets find out who this occult doctor is and what he achieved, it could end with the beginning of the first movie.

d. all of the above! !?! I dunno. I suppose another team could go out to prove it wasn’t real and try even more methods of fixing flaws in paranormal documentary making.

 

Just be certain that there will be more black hole mouthed psychos in a green monochrome.. that’s about all that will be certain or it won’t be Grave Encounters.

Hopefully there will be another movie, these aren’t the best horrors but they have a certain style and are fun to watch.

Upcoming movie nonsense: Ant-man

Ant-man (2015)

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Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas to star in Ant-man! Biochemist Hank Pym obtains the ability to communicate and control insects!! Director Edgar Wright and producer Joe Cornish are aiming to roll this one out next July.

Edgar is well known for Shawn of the dead (2004), Hot fuzz (2007) and World’s end (2013) etc, all films I’ll never bother watching… Joe had a level of success with Attack the block (2011) but I don’t think I’ll be rushing out to see this one but I think it will do well, with a level of comedy,  big names, being another hero movie and out around the summer holidays it’s gonna do ok!

I can’t think of many clichés I’d expect to see..to be brutally honest I would like the movie to be like the Tick I’m live action, oh wait that’s been done… This one is hard to.predict as I’ve not read the comics, I’m just thankful Simon Smeg isn’t in it… Yet!

I’ll await to see what unfolds! Then probably avoid it 😦

 

LA WEEKEND MAY 3

A long and hot weekend but some good filmage. Sadly I managed to pick up a Belgium movie with no subtitles!! Ideas people??

Killing Season

  • Killing Season
  • Bully
  • Twilight – Eclipse
  • X Men First Class
  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • *Cloverfield
  • Grimm Love
  • Phantasm
  • Dog Soldiers
  • *Zombie Holocaust.
  • Dorian Grey

Killing Season – this was unusual, I was expecting, I only knew that Robert De Niro was in the movie but Travolta!! REALLY, the hair implants are looking good but sadly the part should have been given to Scott Adkins and made into a brutal truth kinda film. Still it was fun to watch.

Bully – back to the brutal, crazy teenage violence and debauchery, just how I like it. Makes me happy to be old.

Twilight – Eclipse – Yeah I watched it AGAIN I love a good romance, actually what I prefer to do is turn the sound down and dub it myself..

X Men First Class – Now this is everything we expect for a prequel, it’s a bit family friendly and lets face it, those were dark days in the x men history, Still it would have been nice to see more taken from the comics and less clothes on Jason Flemyng please..

A Fistful of Dollars – Oh wow.. I forgot about how awesome this film is. The only person missing from this is franco the a$$hole nero but otherwise perfection.. simple perfection.

*Cloverfield  – would you believe it, I had avoided Cloverfield until now!! I thought it was Rubberduckzilla killing everyone.. but it was something else.. something much smellier.. I’d imagine.. It was okay for a found footage film, not the best, the camera the guy picked up just happened to be better than anything in holywood aint that great and err.. it never got cracked or dirty how awesome! There are flaws but otherwise it’s pretty entertaining.

Grimm Love – killer BJ’s and general nastyness, hey did you know that I talked with the cannibal this is based on.. he’s a really nice guy!

Phantasm – OH I’ve not seen this since the days of VHS! So there were a few moments I didn’t remember, the whole movie plays like a really bad dream which is always a plus in my books. It was good to catch up, just gotta watch the next 8 movies or sommit now.

Dog Soldiers – I don’t need to talk about this one do I?? It should have been part of the Hammer Horror revival, but got binned then picked up by a more creative team. Great film, about as much comedy as I can handle in one horror film.

*Zombie Holocaust. – A new one for me!!  Same islands, natives, hero’s, director, special effects team and OST as many other Zombie movies but so cool, anyone notice that the doctor looks like a hobo version of Harvey Keital?

Dorian Grey – last movie of the weekend it was 2am but strangely I remember watching the film  before and thinking it was a massive failure but it wasn’t that bad.. I still think that it needed more of an OST some charm and character and Dorian could have been a real bad boy but it will continue to be a hard story to entertain for me. I am still in love with the original.

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Behind the Candelabra (2013)

BEHIND THE CANDLEABRA (Biography, Drama, Romance, 2013) (15D: Steven Soderbergh C: Matt Damon, Rob Lowe, Michael Douglas 1h 58m  USA 

Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.

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 I watched this for the first time last year.. last year!! sounds gay don’t it! it was like a week ago! I love biographical movies and to be honest I knew very little about Liberace so it was an eye opener for me. I finally class Micahel Douglas as an actor! lol He did a great job. I eneded up watching a bunch of Liberace videos on YouTube and he got it down fine!! The story is almost addictive. I adore what they did with the speical effects/make up to get everyone all hollywood fit and tucked! It was quite an interesting mockery of what the showbiz elite think is beautiful and so clever. I love it when this issue is addressed in movies like escape from LA.

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Gnomeo and Juliette (2011)

GNOMEO AND JULIETTE – (Animation, Comedy, 2011) (PGD: Kelly Asbury C: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Maggie Smith 1h 40m  UK 

The neighboring gardens of Montague and Capulet are at war, but the gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, are in love.

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Yeah I still watch cartoons. Pixar garden version of Romeo and Juliette if you didn’t guess. It’s a kids film but it’s funny as f*ck! I love the flamingo, the teeny rabbits and the kitty clipper.. No something I’d expect anyone on my blog to really watch so i won’t go into any details.

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8MM (1999)

8MM – (Crime. Mystery, Thriller 1999) (18D: Joel Schumacher C: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare 2h 5m  USA

A private investigator is hired to discover if a “snuff film” is authentic or not.

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It’s hard to know if it’s pain, enjoyment or premature perspiration?

My mother watched this and suggested that I did, I generally avoid Nicolas Cage movie as he really bores me as an actor, he did well for a couple but Mr Remake just doesn’t cut it with me anymore. BUT I thought I’d give it a go and it is an okay flick. It’s very specific about not showing the viewers anything too gorey. I think if the movie was a mockumentary then it might have had more of an impact. We all know this kinda schit goes on and if the film was trying to make a different it didn’t really hit home with me. Still it was an interesting chase, a little predictable but it flowed through well… and I see there is a part 2!? Sadly there will be no Joaquin belly button action 😦
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This must be the place (2011)

*THIS MUST BE THE PLACE – (Comedy, Drama 2011) (15D: Paolo Sorrentino C: Sean Penn,Frances McDormand 1h 58m  Italy | France | Ireland 

Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II.

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I vaguely remember seeing pictures of Sean Penn around dressed up as Robert Smith of the Cure, and people talking about a Cure movie then I heard that it wasn’t a Cure film at all.. so I never bothered with it, but Sean Penn, that hair.. news of an amazing OST. Eventually I had to check it out. It’s one of those passages of life kinda stories. Cheyenne is a fragile retired pop star living in Ireland being all glam and under the radar, When he gets news that his father has died, soon the story changes the quiet recluse pop star into a nazi hunter! Yeah it’s an unusual story which reminds me of the bizarre and surreal road trip that Wristcutters Story turned into. I adore the characters that he meets along the way, each one seems to be very carefully thought out and superbly acted. All owing themselves to Cheyennes own personal recovery, making amends with his late father and family history and dealing with the suicides of two fans. Penn plays a goth pretty well, I like the variations in dress and aversion for society while playing them.
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Psychotronic Cinema