• Posts Tagged ‘dvd’

    Pontypool, Spiral (276/151)

    by  • 5/31/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    PONTYPOOL (DVD) – I did like that Neal Stephenson’s ‘Snow Crash’ featured in a shot here; a book about brain viruses, a movie about brain viruses. Interesting take on zombies, though I think the end is a little bit muddled. I know I feel like killing when I get some songs stuck in my head… […]

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    Yo-Yo Girl Cop (247/138)

    by  • 5/18/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    YO-YO GIRL COP (DVD) – “Oh, those kids today with their web sites and their suicide!” I suppose judging Japanese youth culture by movies like this is about as fair as judging American youth culture by Vin Diesel movies. Apparently there have been suicide clubs in Japan, but is this Enemy Number One for the […]

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    Sid and Nancy, The Fast and The Furious (243/136)

    by  • 5/16/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    Two variations on living fast and dying hard… SID AND NANCY (DVD) – I can see why John Lydon didn’t like this film. It seems to portray him as having some sort of sexual jealously when he sees Sid and Nancy together. There are some nice historical touches, like a recreation of the Bill Grundy […]

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    Kill Bill Vol. 2, Bridesmaids, Win Win (241/135)

    by  • 5/15/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    KILL BILL VOL 2 (DVD) – While the Pei Mei story is interesting, with the martial arts master archetype, it’s really only there to explain how how The Bride could punch through a coffin, it’s really not needed as part of this story. It’s a bit like the pregnancy test / assassination attempt story; long, […]

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    Shopgirl (234/133)

    by  • 5/13/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    SHOPGIRL (DVD) – Contrasting two jerks – one that’s a rich and and one that’s stupid. One tries to make her better, and the other is made better by her. The only thing that really bothers me is Mirabelle’s blonde nemesis, Lisa, from Saks. It just feels like it was slapped in by the studio, […]

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    Terminator, 28 Days Later (232/131)

    by  • 5/11/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    TERMINATOR (Fanedit) – I apparently only had TERMINATOR 2 stored in my memory – I don’t remember any of this. The “punks”, the restaurant Sarah works in, these phones you put money in in order to call someone… Most of this movie is something of a surprise to me, and it’s not just the re-added […]

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    Planet of The Apes (2001), The Informant (178/107)

    by  • 4/17/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    PLANET OF THE APES (iTunes) – This 2001 remake doesn’t try very hard on all fronts. Could they make the wire-fu look any lamer? It takes all of the excellent costuming and effects and turns them into bad cartoons. Most of the apes have great prosthetics, and the actors seem to have worked to get […]

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