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Re-Animator (1985) -
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Pretty goofy film, but I really enjoyed Jeffery Combs, but kind of was un-impressed with the rest. Still pretty funny at times.
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How come you're not posting these in your Movie Musings thread?
Views, obviously.

Last movie I watched...

Knowing -


Part of me wants to like it but nah. At least Proyas has a distinctive approach to VFX that makes it watchable.
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I watched this the other day and just posted some thoughts here. I thought it was a good doc. Did you think she was not guilty?
Great review btw. It seemed to me there was no love loss between Amanda and the victim, and Amanda may have been acting ditzy/inappropriately. However the impression I get is that most likely she didn't do it. And they were so quick to lock up and sentence Rudy Guede too.
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Great review btw. It seemed to me there was no love loss between Amanda and the victim, and Amanda may have been acting ditzy/inappropriately. However the impression I get is that most likely she didn't do it. And they were so quick to lock up and sentence Rudy Guede too.
Yeah I think she acted inappropriately but was under a lot of strange from people who were asking the wrong questions and treating her unfairly, apparently they were asking her questions in Italian and misinterpreting a lot of what she was saying, and they just kept hounding. Even Raffaele changed his story too after continuously being hounded. It's understandable when your in a strange land and have no idea how to save yourself.

The Rudy Guede sentence was ridiculous. His lawyer deserves a big congratulations. He got 30 years, with 6 years taken away just because he said Knox was there (who he didn't originally, amazing how this can just change), then a third taken off because of the fast format thing, so only 16 years, and he's already out now on day release or whatever it is. To me, his lawyer clearly knew that he was guilty but did absolutely the right thing in drawing no attention to him in any way.
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Django Unchained (2012) Re-watch at 4 years




Ok, it's been 4 years since I saw this proper in the movies like you should with any Tarantino opener. Pretty much the same impression I got as the first watch.

WHAT I REALLY LIKED

King Shulz-- By far the best element of this picture. Awesome actor playing an awesome character. Great dialogue. Mesmerizing. Could've seen a whole trilogy just on this character.

Samuel Jackson as Stephen -- despicable character, expertly played by the man

Walton Goggins -- not enough of him, but lately he has been like bacon, he makes everything better

Tarantino taking on the subject of slavery as a vengeance/spaghetti western genre. Brilliant and downright ballsy.

WHAT WAS JUST OK

DiCaprio was good, but there was a disconnect I can't put my finger on.

The suspense rubber band that Tarantino usually stretches to breaking point with authority could have been stronger.

The whole mining company thing -- seemed forced.

The "Django-and-King-becoming-bounty-hunters" section seemed kinda watery to me. Could've gone epic with that.


WHAT PUT A BUG UP MY A$$

The script was disjointed-- trying to do too much. Understandable, but I think someone's initial suggestion that the movie be split up into parts was correct.

Many moments of what I took as self-indulgence, which I feel did not add to the story as an artistic whole.

He killed off King Shultz

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Overall, entertaining, yes. Rewatchable? Not nearly as much as some of his others.

3.9 gangsters-sitting-around-a-table-discussing-tipping out of 5



Detention (2011)



From the director of that edgy Power Rangers fan film and that Fast and Furious parody that made as much sense as the film it's mocking (Torque), Joseph Kahn brought us a slasher comedy filled with lots of meta references to '90s pop culture (along with a few references to the 2000s). This is a rather niched film that the '90s kids (born between '85 and '89) would get a bigger kick out of. I personally didn't catch some of the references because I'm not American, but I like the throwback to the '90s slasher movies, especially the blatant homage to the OG slasher satire, Scream. So meta indeed, a satire parodying a satire.



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Swiss Army Man was good. It is predictable as the plot can only really mean one thing, but I suppose the reveal is nicely done, and the journey to get there is extremely nicely done with some lovely camera work and colours. Ending not exactly mind blowing but I'd recommend this film to anyone. 7.5 or 8 out of 10.




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How come you're not posting these in your Movie Musings thread?
Well as you know from our personal conversations (btw everyone, we are constantly talking about all of you behind your backs. Camo, you should hear what she says about you!) I have reviews kicking about that are from 2 or even 3 years ago that I still have to post. And in the intervening time I'd say that my ratings have changed and that they are now lower than they would previously have been. So I could post that Raiders! review with a 3+ score followed by an old review with a 3.5 score but I would probably prefer Raiders! So I want to get all of those old reviews posted before I switched, and then have a sort of Year Zero rebirth. Don't know if that is clear or not but I hope so. Although I did forget that I had started a new movie diary thread a while back





Jurassic World (2015)






LONELY HEART KILLERS
starring: John Travolta,James Gadolfini,Scoot Caan,Laura ,Jared Leto and Salma Hayek

This movie is called either Lonely Hearts or Lonely Heart Killers,depending on what country you live in-the movie itself is sadly the same everywhere though.
I`ve tried to watch this movie several times,i bought it some years ago cos but never managed to finish it,but i did last night-hoping it would prove me wrong.
Despite this being the story of serial killers Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck,who killed up to 20 people after meeting them trough dating ads,this movie is surprisingly dull.
Its got all the wrong moves the black dahlia had,which is another one i never finished.
The movie comes across as a bit of a direct to tv movie,it looks nice but theres nothing really to it,nothing that pulls you in. Despite this being a "great" story on its own,they choose to give most of the screentime to the cop working to catch them,played by John Travolta-who has his own personal demons,something they again just tap into without really bothering to follow through on.

The real story here is Martha and Ray,played by Jared and Salma.
now theres some flaws here aswell,the moviemaker never really makes it interesting and skips about 99% of what went on with them.they have of course taken some liberties aswell,Martha was in real life so big they couldnt even fit her into the electric chair and in the movie she looks like this:

because what would the use of woman be if she isnt skinny and hot?

I didnt feel any connection to any of the characters,not the ones you were supposed to like and not the ones you were supposed to hate,there was no tension,no build up,no atmosphere,no nothing.
theres one good scene between jared and salma near the end and thats basically it.

waste of a good story,waste of a good cast,waste of time really.


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KNOCK KNOCK
genre: Horror
possible spoilers

Flipped through Netflix and landed on this-Keanu Reeves? Must have something to it I thought.
wrong

It starts of with a weird looking Keanu doing a creepy monster monologue to his kids and wife. Wife and kids then go for a holiday and leaves dad home alone.At night two young looking girls knock on his door saying the taxi brought them to the wrong place and they forgot their phone and money,so he lets them in.
one thing leads to another and hey,all of a sudden theres a threesome going on despite dads pleads (?)
both of them giving a bl*wjob to the same dude at the same time whilst managing to speak to him simutaniously must be difficult so kudos on that. morning after he wakes up and gone are the hot chicks from last night,now theres just two annoying kids with no make up,no manners,trying too hard to potray the difference from last night by smearing food all over,drinking from the cartons etc eetc with valguar behaviour

oversexualized women begging for sex then turn out to be phycotic slobs?sounds familiar? yup its basically hostel.looked it up-yup made by Eli Roth.and yup its shite.

used up storyline,copying himself,bad acting.





I have to return some videotapes...
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) -


Incredible production on this film, really impressed with the special effects and the characters. Storytelling is good, but relies on some McGuffin's to move the story along. Not very good acting other than the kids, but whatever... it's fun.