• Godfather, Saw III, Saw IV (467/268)

    by  • 9/25/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    GODFATHER – Fantastic movie – all three hours of it are important to the story of Don Corleone’s (Brando) fall and the rise of his replacement, son Michael (Pacino). I read the book one summer in high school, and never found the time to sit through the full film. It’s one solid piece of film… […]

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    You’re Next, Carré Blanc (450/259)

    by  • 9/16/2011 • TIFF 2011 • 0 Comments

    YOU’RE NEXT – The programmer tells a story by way of introduction to the film, about how the film makers had attended Midnight Madness last year as part of TIFF, and had decided that they HAD to make a Midnight Madness film, and started pre-production in early October, and finished the sound mix within days […]

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    Livid (443/256)

    by  • 9/13/2011 • TIFF 2011 • 0 Comments

    LIVID – This is a bit confusing, and I might have to watch it again. It builds rather slowly for what feels like hour, before anything happens, and the action is not as grand or lengthy as I’d have imagined – it’s over much too quickly, and there are a lot of questions unanswered at […]

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    Survival of the Dead (420/245)

    by  • 9/2/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD (Netflix) – Followup to DIARY OF THE DEAD with the return of Sarge Nicotine Crockett in a more central role. Apparently the …OF THE DEAD series didn’t believe in bringing back characters from past films. Well, that or the actors had better things to do that reprise their role in a […]

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    Dead Snow, Mona Lisa, Our Idiot Brother (412/240)

    by  • 8/28/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    DEAD SNOW – A group of medical students on Easter holiday in a cabin deep in the mountains; drinking, sex in the outhouse, strange scary mountain man with spooky stories of the Weird Happenings in the area. Some definite homage to classic genre films with the montage arming-up scene in the shed, attempts at unique […]

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    Fright Night (1985) (405/237)

    by  • 8/25/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    FRIGHT NIGHT (1985) (Netflix) – Hardly even a horror film by even the most relaxed PG 80s standards… It’s a bit like REAR WINDOW was made as a 1980s, PG vampire flick. Also a bit bizarre to see Married With Children’s Marcy Darcy as a teenager. I thought I should remind myself of the baseline […]

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    The Call of Cthulhu, Killers (393/229)

    by  • 8/17/2011 • film, movies • 0 Comments

    THE CALL OF CTHULHU (Netflix) – A modern, silent, B&W, no-budget film of the Lovecraft mythos. I don’t think I’ve seen a fan-made film that was as good as this. I suppose there’s something to be said for having amateur actors who don’t have to speak KILLERS (Netflix) – Funny, but not really all that […]

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    The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu (377/221)

    by  • 8/9/2011 • film, movies • 0 Comments

    THE LAST LOVECRAFT: RELIC OF CTHULHU (Netflix) – I really thought this had promise… until about 15 minutes in. I kept waiting for it to get funny, hoping that the build-up was important to making the jokes work. It was mostly just odd and poorly put together, with a couple really bad supporting actors thrown […]

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