• Posts Tagged ‘2009’

    Halloween II (512/301)

    by  • 10/28/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    HALLOWEEN II (2009) – The thing that I liked most about the first film in the Rob Zombie re-creation of the franchise? It avoided any obvious reliance on supernatural elements beyond standard movie physics. From the start of the film, short of a supernatural rebirth, we were down one psychokiller. Michael re-animates thanks to a […]

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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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    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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    Chaos Theory, Paper Man (415/242)

    by  • 8/30/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    CHAOS THEORY (Netflix) – About the only thing this film really has going for it in the grand scheme is Sarah Chalke, and she’s little more than a prop in lingerie in this film. Romantic comedy that has an anal retentive list maker who plans his day to the minute married to someone who resents […]

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    Dance of The Dead, Cemetery Man, The Trotsky (409/239)

    by  • 8/27/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    DANCE OF THE DEAD (2008) (Netflix) – I thought I might have watched this on Easter Zombies, but I must have watched it another time. A bunch of losers who couldn’t get prom dates band together to defeat the undead. It’s a well done teenage zombie film complete with zombie make-out session. There’s a small […]

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    The Cove (394/230)

    by  • 8/18/2011 • film, movies • 0 Comments

    THE COVE (Netflix) – There’s a bit of dolphin-woo here with interview subjects anthropomorphizing the dolphins in so many ways, but that’s really a small complaint. This is a horrifying film about dolphin hunting and, by extension the “scientific” whale hunting carried on by countries like Japan. It’s certainly propaganda, even though it’s based on […]

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    Scum, Splinterheads, El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, Anita & Me (389/226)

    by  • 8/14/2011 • film, movies • 0 Comments

    SCUM (Netflix) – Surprisingly violent and graphic film set in a reform school (a borstal) in Britain. Extortion, graphic suicides and beatings, racism, rape, and a mostly bored administration that is apparently only entertained by the suffering of their charges. Like MADE IN BRITAIN, this was shot for British television. SPLINTERHEADS (Netflix) – Boring and […]

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