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Choose (2010)

Director:Marcus Graves.
Starring. Katheryn Winnick, Kevin Pollak, Nicholas Tucci. USA. 1h 23m.

The preview and adverts for this made it look like a cross between Se7en (1995) and WAz, dark and broody, crazy serial killer, but this dabbles with the atmosphere it’s really there’s more daddy daughter bonding going on and detracts from the “fun”.

The young and wonderful Fiona Wagner (Winnick) is studying for her masters degree in Journalism and is struggling to deal with her mother’s suicide, bonding with her father Tom Wagner (Pollak) )is hard as he’s busy busting crooks but a new serial killer starts to bring them together, chuck in the expertise of her therapist and they morph into a crime hunting trio. Sadly Fiona does a lot of the leg work. The killer is deranged and places people in tricky situations, one is a layer who’s killed by his teenage daughter, she has the choice of killing him or being killed along with her family. Another case is when a pianist is forced to choose between losing his fingers or hearing. Continue reading Choose (2010)

LA Apocalypse / Doomed Planet (2014)

Director:Michael J Suma.
Starring.David Cade, Gine Holden, Christopher Judge USA. 1h 20m.

Somehow this film was advertised as having a score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, the audience score is 36% and that’s fucking generous. This tea time thriller is less thrill and more yawn. Continue reading LA Apocalypse / Doomed Planet (2014)

Bad Lieutenant (1992)

Director: Abel Ferrara.
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Brian McElroy, Frankie Acciarito, Peggy Gormley, Victor Argo, . USA. 1h 36m.

The 90’s were the golden revival era of disturbing films, and while this isn’t your average cop film, it is a brilliant cop drama but the main character is so massively flawed that you often forget that he’s supposed to be the good guy.

Harvey Keitel plays the ultimate asshole of a cop LT, who shambles about the city, taking drugs, pulling over and intimidating young girls, he’s a mess, stealing drugs from crime scenes and on the odd occasion babysitting his kids and racking up huge gambling debts. Continue reading Bad Lieutenant (1992)

April 2017 News

Trying to get the news to be all serious and schit but there isn’t much going on that I give a schit about .. wait.. yes there is…

Twitter

Here are a few interesting twitters for this month…

Nick Cato, always a good source of “stuff” and check out his books, link in the pinned tweets 

Barbie Russell is a doll, check out her horror feed here  – 

YouTube

Trailers That Smell – Crocodile 1979 and check the out on Twitter (link in the bio) Continue reading April 2017 News

March 2017 News

 

Holy cow I can’t believe it’s the end of the month and I’ve not posted a news article yet! GOOO ME.

A big month for the Irish, and I shall be attempting something a little special for St Patrick’s day, rather than another alternative Valentine’s day list. ← yeah this didn’t happen so it’s on the back burner but it will come, just be patient my lovelies Continue reading March 2017 News

may 2016 film list

Pretty eventful month…. although not that exciting it did see a range of good and bad movies. ..

Mad Max
Vice1
Vice
Vinyan
The professionals
Spawn
Undisputed 2
*Old 37 2/10
Citizen gangster
Point blank
*Citizen gangster 5/10
*Treehouse 3/10
Tower block
*Horror hotel 6/10
*The Terror 5/10
*the corpse vanished 4/10
Scanners
*Fields of the dead 1/10
Mad Max 2
Scanners
The amazing Mr no legs
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Doll graveyard
Scanners
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Death machine
Scarface
Day of the dead
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*10 Cloverfield Lane 8/10
Unstoppable
Escape from new York
Scanners
Scarface
Persuasion
Wristcutters (a love story)
*Crumb 9/10
Unborn
The Borderlands
Scanners
*Alps 5/10
Total recall
Journey to the 7th planet
The Exterminator
The drownsman
Arn the Knights templar
citizen gangster (2)
Citizen gangster
Undisputed 3
Taxidermia
Saw 3D
The final destination
*The invitation 8/10
Dead Man’s Shoes
Ufc 198
Pusher
Dogpound
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*The Hallow 6/10
Wilde
Maggie
Lake placid
Cabin fever
Prometheus
Dead end
Ring
Zombie
Fargo
Robocop
TheJInn
*Jinn 2/10
*Case39 4/10
*Nighrnare city 6/10
*The veil 1/10
*Under the skin 10/10
Jinn 2/10
*triple 9 3/10
Alps
*338 arletta way 5/10
Body bags
*Marquis 9/10
*The brain that wouldn’t die 6/10
The-Witch3
*The Witch 8/10
*Goodnight mommy 9/10
Creepshow
Robocop 2
*The Exorcism of Anna ecklund 2/10
Bullhead
Snowpiercer
Reservoir dogs

Total 86
New 24

Best New The Witch / Under the Skin
Worst New The Veil

Noteable

  • Marquis
  • Goodnight Mommy
  • Crumb
  • 10 Cloverfrield Lane
  • Horror hotel
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • The Hallow
  • The Invitation
  • The Invitation (1)

Creepy Old people in Cinema Vol 1

Old people are so deceptive and eat more than you’d ever think..  But they play a fairly important part in cinema, usually the good wise characters, protectors and generally helpful sources of information, love and care, but on the flip side they can be way more scary and unpredictable when they play an opposite role, so here is a list of Creepy old people, its only volume 1… so if you I missed anything lemme know..

eartha kitt erik the viking tim robbins01. Eartha Kit as Freya in Erik the Viking (1989)

I really loved her little cameo in Erik the Viking, as a witchy woman of the mountains, a fortune teller and advice giver but oh my god how she just appears from under the fur creeped me out as much as it did Erik (Tim Robbins). After watching her play catwoman as a child she’s always reminded me of a feline, and you never hear them coming… creepy! just pure creepy but subtle compared to some of these other crackpots.. are you ready.. Continue reading Creepy Old people in Cinema Vol 1

Is it better when you pay?

I do often wonder if I rate movies higher when I see them in the cinema. There have been so many occasions where I’ve been in a cinema watching the end credits,  trying to gather my belongings while brushing off popcorn and I’m already planning the review and score in my head. I start to discuss the film with my buddy/buddies and it’s almost like a group hysteria we’re all generally hyper about the film. On the odd occasion we’re all bummed out about it. I’m not 110% sure on the social psychologies involved, it’s possible that there are group laws working between us, maybe if a group of 6 are positive about a movie then the 7th person will just fall in line??

But are you more likely to give a high rating to a movie just because you paid so much to see it?? After watching a film at the cinema and writing up the review it’s usually a very impressive review. If I feel the need to watch a film later on, say on DVD, sometimes by this time I’m more vigilant to bloopers and ”issues”.. I suppose it’s my fault for getting blind sided by the wow factor of the cinema or not being able to see the screen due to being so fucking short I dunno…

Let’s review the factors here.

Time : sometimes movies have to been seen “at the time” this is one of my biggest problems with modern movies, they aren’t always as timeless as past films, and lose their potency, the effects start to look dated and unlike the timeless films of yesteryear they have a see by date, this isn’t true for all flicks but you get the idea, once an affect has been mastered it’s used everywhere and starts get stale, I recently re watched League of extraordinary gentlemen (20??) and the bad version of the gian hyde looked like he had dropped out of a Sega game.

Cost : It’s not cheap to pop into the cinema these days, unless you have an unlimited ticket you’re gonna end up paying through the nose, 22 squid to see star wars, while it’s about 8 quid on a normal night, i mean after forking out that much cash to sit in a half eaten chair, it had better be worth it right.

Peer Pressure : as I mentioned in the intro maybe it’s just a social pressure, with loads of people bigging up the movie, maybe some people are more inclined to also big up the film?? This is where I generally get outcasted, as I have a knack of speaking my mind. I don’t care if it’s the unpopular opinion.

I’m not sold on the whole idea to be honest… If i paid a week’s worth of shopping to see a film and it was shit I’m gonna say so!! I’d like to think that everyone would!? Maybe even to the point where the cost actually adds to the argument.

So maybe it’s not necessarily better when you pay, but a matter of having a bigger reaction and using the cost to back up outrageous claims. After all if I saw a mediocre movie and was going to give it a bog average 5/10 then factor in that it had cost me £40 for the pleasure of watching it (yeah okay that’s also the price of drinks and a synthetic hot dog too but it all counts) i’m not going to merely give it a 5/10, it has robbed me of my money and forced me to eat a shitty hot dog, it’s not on a revised 2/10 for my discomfort. But then why not add in every crappy factor of the day, the member of staff who looked at you the wrong way, the noisy eaters and cell phone users, the crew filming the movie from the back of the cinema for thier “school project”, yeah it can go too far.

In all seriousness, I do think that the cost  can help sway a review or score as much as a scratched DVD can.

September 2015 Film List

A pretty quiet month on the movie front, only because I was besotted with the Rugby World cup and spent most of my time watching burly guys throwing themselves at each other..  I needed a lot of recovery time.

escapist

Rats
* Tentacles 5/10
Rats
Gangster No1
Medusa Touch
Vidoqc
* A Little Chaos 7/10
Aliens
Hush
Shifty
Deadgirl
* Cry of the owl 3/10
* Kawa 6/10
* Wasteland 3/10
* Rise of the Krays 4/10
Pitch Black
UFC 191
Robocop 3
The Other Boleyn
* Curse of the Werewolf 7/10
* Frankenstein Reborn 2/10
Brooklyn’s Finest
* Long Good Friday 7/10
Deer Hunter
Rats – AKA Deadly Eyes
* The Signal 3/10
Brother
The Crazies (r)
Aliens
* The Hobbit 1 7/10
* The Hobbit  2 8/10
Altar
Grim Parie Tales
* The Hobbit 3 8/20
* The Canal 4/10
* The Harvest 6/10
* My name is Joe 7/10
Kawa
Predator
* Club Life 6/10
* A Promise 7/10
Trollhunter
Escapist
A Promise
Iron heart
Omega Man
Kawa
Hobbit 2
Jeepers Creepers 2
Pumping Iron
Ninth Gate
Open Range
Maniac Cop
Kawa
* Vampyr 9/10
* Osterman Weekend 7/10

Total 56
New 22
Best New : Vampyr
Worst New : Frankenstein Reborn

Notable

  • Escapist
  • Long Good Friday
  • Kawa
  • Brothers
  • A Promise
  • Omega Man