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    I do not have Netflix, but thanks for the heads up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hedda Gabler View Post
    It's available on Netflix too if you have that service. I've been watching.

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    I guess the last movie I saw was Mum & Dad. I thought it was pretty disturbing because it seemed realistically over-the-top, if that makes any sense. The kind of stuff you would yet wouldn't be surprised to read in the newspaper (if people still read newspapers, that is).

    3.5/5

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    Sound City - Fantastic for any music lover. It's about the studio in LA that recorded probably 2/3 of the popular music from the 70 and 80's, and a handful of 90's. It was done by Dave Grohl and you can tell how much of a fan he is in it. Truly an effort of passion.

    5/5

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    Room 237 - Probably about 75-80% of this is pure bullshit but I don't think the movie was meant to try and convince anyone of what a handful of fanatics have come up after watching The Shining dozens of times (sometimes forwards and backwards at the same time!). Kubrick, we learn, was a genius with a 200 IQ and was quite capable of layering the film with multiple themes and hidden meanings and even a joke here and there (possibly even a big F U to King himself) but some of the theories are really out there. I do find it amusing and somewhat great that people are so enamored with a work of art, it's very reassuring in an extremely odd sort of way. If you are a conspiracy theorist, I would recommend avoiding the film because it may drive you insane but the casual viewer will find it entertaining if not a bit nutty as well.

    3/5

    p.s. one of the biggest fanatics of The Shining is not in the film but his writings about it are mentioned in passing so I looked him up and here is a link to his musings, quite something
    http://www.mstrmnd.com/log/802
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    I don't know how many of you are fans of horror movies. But one of the great european horror directors, Jess Franco, passed away 2 days ago. He was famous as a low budget, lots of gore and lots of girls, horror director. His most famous films are The Awful Dr. Orloff, Venus in Furs, Count Dracula (featuring Christopher Lee), and Vampyros Lesbos. In his honour I watched Jack the Ripper (1976) last night. Out of the Jess Franco films I have watched, this is my favourite. It follows the story of Jack the Ripper, mixed with a heavy dose of Jekyll and Hyde. Overall a good creepy movie, mostly shot on location and not on set. Tons of fog. There's a decent amount of gore, one dismemberment scene and one near necrophilia scene which I imagine would have been rather controversial at the time. Klaus Kinski plays Jack and he nails the roll. Despite being dubbed his facial expressions add a lot to his character and he plays a man with troubled mind very well. I also dig the Freudian slant to this telling of the Ripper tale. Overall a great film.

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    Jack the Ripper is a good film. Roger Ebert died today at 70. Another sad day in the film world...
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    I love Jack the Ripper. I have a habit of watching that, Nosferatu, and Flesh for Frankenstein back to back. RIP to Franco and Ebert

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    Roger Ebert died today at 70. Another sad day in the film world...
    I have been in mourning since hearing this sad news, I have been a fan of Ebert's for years and I will miss his writing quite a bit

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    Evil Dead: Another outing into the woods for an encounter with The Book of the Dead in an isolated cabin. The only way I can review this movie is to forget that it's a remake and look at it as a new movie. And in doing so, I see a standard and unexceptional entry into the horror genre. As a remake, it's failings are greater. A chained cellar trap door, a shotgun, a chainsaw, and a woman-ravishing forest--all the story elements are there, but they're buried in the dirt and and grit and grime that typifies today's horror films. There's no spark of aburdist humor or surreal imagery--and no ASH! It has it's moments (the finale is rather energetic, though there are at least 2 too many climaxes prior to that), but it gets boring after 30 minutes and only picks up toward the end.

    I wish it had been groovier. But stay thru the credits, better days may be ahead.

    2.5/5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    I have been in mourning since hearing this sad news, I have been a fan of Ebert's for years and I will miss his writing quite a bit
    I'm also quite saddened by the passing of Roger. I didn't always agree with his taste, but his reviews were always enjoyable, especially the movies he didn't enjoy, like this great little tidbit from his review of "Armageddon" - "No matter what they're charging to get in, it's worth more to get out."
    "Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you're William Hurt." - Phil Dunphy ("Modern Family"), from Phil's-osophy.

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    srboone, it's too bad to hear that Evil Dead didn't quite live up to expectations. I'll still check it out myself though, hopefully this weekend.

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    Well, that happens. It would be hard to live up to the original anyway. If anyone other than me has been keeping track, I rated Texas Chainsaw 3D higher than Evil Dead. I thought long and hard about that, bu Ii decided I'd rather watch TC3D agin before ED, simply because I think there were fewer silly scenes and more good to great scenes in TC3D .
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    Fair enough, but silly scenes is what made the Evil Dead series awesome!

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    But in a movie that strives for realism and grit, silly just seems out of place.
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    Well, I went saw Evil Dead today and I have to agree with srboone and say it was okay (BC at Horrormovieaday.com said it best with it was good enough). The special effects were great and nobody is going to complain that it wasn't brutal enough. Unfortunately, character development was non-existent (at least in the the original there was a little interaction before the possession started) and there were a few too many contrivances. The main one being if you have book that can call up demons and you're going to take the time to wrap it in plastic and barbed wire, why the heck would you just leave it on a table in the cellar of a cabin? There were some good ideas like Mia and her brother's backstory, but none of it was developed enough to make it count for anything. Yes, the movie continued the tradition of grueling, brutal horror that the original is known for, but it just would have meant more if there were fleshed out characters to root for. Rating: C-

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    You guys are depressing me, ha ha!

    I just watched the Thing (2011) a couple of days ago. I must say I did enjoy it, but not really for the same reason as John Carpenter's the Thing. What made this one different is knowing the alien origins of the Thing right from get go. It ended up playing out more sci-fi than horror in my opinion. It lacked the claustrophobic feeling of the original. JC's the Thing featured an all male cast, which added tension to the whole affair, egos were constantly butting up against each other. Consequently I would have played up the fact that there was only 2 women at this camp in the Antarctic and added some sexual tension. Still it was a fun movie with some decent violence, an interesting enough story and good characters. I liked the little homages and tie-ins that were made throughout this movie, that was a good tribute to the fans. The practical FX are sorely missed though, JC's the Thing was STUNNING, this one is the same as any other CG filled film.

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    Finally watched The Hobbit. Not as bad as everyone I'd talked to made it out to be. It's not Lord of the Rings, but it wasn't supposed to be. The tones of the books are different so it should be no surprise that the movies go the same way. I think the experience would be the same if you read the books in reverse order. Overall, not a bad action/adventure fantasy, but it is very long and wondering how this will work over the course of two more movies. B-

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    "The Bay" not sure if anyone did a review on this on yet. I did not have high expectations on yet another found footage docu style movie but was surprised how well this movie was done and how real it seemed. Best found footage movie I have seen in awhile. I give it an 8.5/10

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    Well, I wanted to see 42 yesterday, but I didn't have $1000 for the ticket (and I thought Stephen King reception tickets were expensive)!The advance screening was sponsored by the Kansas CIty Monarchs and Nego League Museum and Harrison Ford was in attendance for a reception and post-movie Q&A. In fact, the movie theater had only 11 am showings on Thursday--to clear the theater for the 8 pm event. Oh well. I would have liked to go to my grave saying I shook Han Solo's hand, but...

    42: A biopic of two years in the life of Jackie Robinson 1946-1948, covering his season in the minors and his first season in the majors. The film is more concerned with being a monument to Robinson than a penetrating look at the man, it is full of glamorized and glossed over moments of old-fashioned movie-making that may not be a home run, but definitely a double with a chance for three--depending how receptive you are to the movie's style. No better or no worse than The Blind Side (which I found to a slightly better quality Lifetime movie with an A-list cast). The movie definitely benefits from the hulking, seething athletic presence of Chadwick Boseman as Robinson; but it's Harrison Ford who, at the age of 70, surprises with a performance that just might be the first real acting he's done since 1984's Witness. Ford starts out as an overacting ham, but quickly settles into a fine performance that, hopefully, will be remembered at year's end. In the end, I wanted more out of this film, but it's hard not be carried away by it, especially when the audience sings the national anthem along with the actors during the openning day of the 1947 season sequence.

    3.5/5
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    I finally watched Evil Dead tonight. Maybe it's because my expectations were a lowered a bit, but I freaking loved it. Sure it's not as good as the original, but it really lived up to the same spirit. I read somewhere that it's the film with the most fake blood, I can definitely believe that. I liked the mostly practical effects, it's refreshing in movies nowadays. I also loved the tributes to Raimi's directing style, like the ram o cam or *spoiler*the quick cuts with tons of zoom ins while making the defib unit. It has some good one liners and some over the top goofy sequences, which I think were intentional, and if not that's cool too. I wish they had gone a bit more into the past of the 4 friends/siblings, the back story was minimal, but honestly I was just waiting for shit to hit the fan, and when it did it exploded everywhere. So yeah, it was a pretty satisfying movie.
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