• Drive, Grindhouse (535/316)

    by  • 11/12/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    DRIVE – I was pretty impressed with this film, especially that I liked ALL of the actors’ work. Gosling, Cranston, Perlman, and Brooks. Albert Brooks became scary at one point. I don’t think I’ve ever been afraid of Brooks in any role until now. I thought that this might have been more of a FAST […]

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    Red State, Robocop

    by  • 10/30/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    RED STATE – This is not a horror, and not really a thriller… Drama or action, maybe. There’s a potential early on for it to become something like HOSTEL with real horror elements, but that path disappears pretty quickly. The way I see this, it is really the story of ATF agent Joseph Keenan (John […]

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    Saw V, Saw VI (479/278)

    by  • 10/5/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    SAW V – The press conference by the police, and all the other scenes in the station just scream “MADE FOR TV MOVIE!” It’s like they used up the production budget on all the elaborate traps, set dressing, and props and had to hire the neighbour kid to shoot all these bits on an old […]

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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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    Metropia (429/249)

    by  • 9/6/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    METROPIA (Netflix) – A man starts hearing voices, and after an initial thought that he’s insane… he starts listening, and eventually he meets the voice. He’s a low-level cog in the machine, and apparently the machine has plans for him. Dystopian in theme, and in style. The animation is more than a little disturbing, but […]

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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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    Phoebe In Wonderland, Hobo with a Shotgun (417/243)

    by  • 8/31/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND (Netflix) – I actually read the Alice books a couple years ago, and they’re really quit disturbing. Alice was a very sad, lonely girl. A strong character, but seriously flawed. Here we have a film about the kind of Alice I read about in the story as an adult; not the one […]

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    [REC] (118/74)

    by  • 3/15/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    [REC] (Netflix) – It’s not bad for a zombie movie. It takes a little bit to get to the action, and you get a bit of actual character development with Angela, at least. The only real downside is that about 1/2 way through I knew how this was going to end. The best single adjective […]

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    Mary & Max, Brick (117/72)

    by  • 3/13/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    MARY & MAX (iTunes) – Devastating film. It’s beautiful technically and emotionally. The innocence in both characters is nearly complete, even as they age, and Mary grows up. She is nearly as bad at reading people as Max, and things really break down when Mary graduates. There are continuity issues and flat-out errors, but I […]

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