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gabriel rosario 3 months ago

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connor burton 4 years ago

no i haven't seen it, it sounds familiar but ive only known of the vengeance trilogy and thirst for park chan wook's films. thank you for the reccomendation. at my school, im taking a class on french cinema and we just finished watching three jean pierre jeunet films in a row. amelie, city of lost children and a very long engagement. have you seen them? you've had to heard of amelie at least. i just thought of him because we're talking about a unique and excellent filmmaker and jeunet just popped into my mind.

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connor burton 4 years ago

i just saw it last night and it was excellent, the story is great, the gore is great when it is featured and the acting and directing are great. it's also nice to see a vampire movie where sunlight hurts them rather than make them sparkle. as far as park chan wook's movies, it's not as good as oldboy but i think it's my 2nd favorite he's done, but i havent watched lady vengeance yet. the plot was also easier to follow than oldboy or sympathy

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Bad Kids Go to Hell

Bad Kids Go to Hell

(2012)
23 hours ago via Flixster

It's OBVIOUS that this is a horror film inspired by Breakfast Club. They even went out of their way to cast Judd Nelson, one of the main characters of Breakfast Club. Of course, the twist is that there's some supernatural goings-on here that add a little wrinkle so that it isn't a shameless ripoff. It's definitely paying tribute to that film I think, even if it borrows the setting and the fact that it follows six characters from dysfunctional families. But that's where the similarities end. Unfortunately, however, the movie never really clicks. It's just all over the place tonally. It's not funny enough to be a comedy, nor is it gory, or scary enough, to be a horror. All this would be fine if the film had some campy laughs, which it does, but not nearly enough of them to make truly justify watching it. The plot is a bit of a mess with the final reveal of why everyone was in detention being a bit silly and hard to believe. The inkblot tests, otherwise known as the Rorschach tests, triggered a response in each of the students that made them do something beyond their control. I thought it was a little silly, but it is what it is. Like I mentioned, the film doesn't really find a consistent tone to follow through on, so it's really jarring to go from comedy, to horror, to camp, to social commentary. At least the film attempts to have something underneath all the silliness, since it focuses on the plight of Native Indians, I refuse to call them Native Americans, they were forced out of their lands and killed by the pilgrims and you want to name them after the people that killed them AND stole their land? I refuse to do that. Anyway, there's a bit of that and the film goes about it in a funny way because there's this constant reminder that, as much as the school/library has a Native Indian theme, there are, in fact, no Native Indians to speak of in the film. Prior to the prom Tricia is chosen, or choose to dress herself as, an Indian princess, despite the fact that she very likely does not have an Indian in her. So, at least, the film has something deeper at its core, even if the themes don't always really work. The story also goes to some dark places as it sees the parents of these kids set their own kids up to die in order for their involvement in a pretty shady deal to not be revealed. The film is, very obviously, cheaply made. You can see that from the special effects in the film. But it has some bright spots, Judd Nelson has some funny lines calling a physically handicapped kid a retard, but there's not enough of this to make the film work. This would've been better off as a short movie if I'm completely honest. It's certainly got a good idea but the execution is an absolute utter mess. I'm sure the comic/graphic novel is much more of an improvement over this. I just think that its ideas and characters would be better developed. This is a bit of a mess, with cliched characters, but it's got a good concept and some pretty decent moments, so it's not as much of a disaster as my review makes it out to be.

Proxy

Proxy

(2014)
1 day ago via Flixster

In some ways you could say that this film's reach exceeds its grasp, but it's also an interesting character study on people, in this case two women, who seek attention to the point they would either pretend their son and husband were dead, in the case of Melanie, and, in the case of Esther, have your girlfriend knock you out with a brick and kill your unborn child. This isn't the type of characters that you see in movies every day and, for that, I must give the movie props. This is certainly a taboo subject that I think some would be scared to shine a spotlight on. It's an issue that most people would rather pretend doesn't exist, but it is very real. This is something very real, people seeking attention to the point that they'd be willing to purposely harm someone they love, whether it be their child, family member, significant other, in order to get attention from people. That's sick and disturbing and it's surprising that no one, to my knowledge, has made a movie about this subject. But I don't think this movie is perfect, the narrative certainly isn't great, it goes all over the place with too many characters too focus on, and too little time, the acting isn't particularly great, and I don't think the film does a great job at creating a truly compelling story about these people. There's so much more that could've been done with these characters than what was actually done. Getting into their psyche, explore what makes these people think these thoughts. Explore the reasoning behind their actions. These are all things this movie doesn't do. You could say that Melanie wanted to achieve fame at the expense of her family's life, but that's about it. World's Greatest Dad, one of Robin Williams', RIP, more underrated performances, explored this theme better. Someone using a personal tragedy to improve their position in life. Ultimately, and this is something mentioned in a review here, that the answers the film offers aren't as interesting as the questions it poses. I agree with that completely, but I still found, at the very least, this film to be good enough to warrant a Netflix watch. It's not flawless, it's overlong with too many characters and no real narrative focus, but it's still a good movie, in my opinion, I wouldn't blame anyone who ended up hating this movie, it requires a lot of patience. But I believe Zack Parker is a filmmaker to keep an eye out for, as he can only get better. At least you'd hope.

Dead Before Dawn 3D

Dead Before Dawn 3D

(2013)
3 days ago via Flixster

I don't expect this to be a very long review. Not exactly sure whether to give this film 2.5 or 3 stars. Either way, regardless of the rating I give the film, I still had quite a bit of fun with this movie. It's got a fun cast that was clearly having a blast and some pretty clever moments. But, personally, I think the cast did a great job at elevating the material because I can imagine not being impressed if I had read the script. And the story is actually pretty tragic, for the most part at least until the end which is one of those deus ex machina-type endings that kinda works here but wouldn't work in any other movie. Casper loses everybody in his life, his father as a child and then his mother, grandfather, best friends all after the curse begins. The movie rectifies all of that by, MASSIVE SPOILER, pressing rewind on everything, that happened and taking everybody back to Casper's grandpa's occult shop where everything originated. Literally, they press rewind and you get to see past scenes. It's a little bit too perfect for my tastes, there wasn't any real consequence to any of their actions in setting off this curse, but this movie was meant to be silly and fun so I get that it didn't want to have a serious ending where the curse is over but everyone is dead and Casper would have to live with the guilt for the rest of his life. It wasn't that type of movie, so I get it. It still didn't really do much for me, hence why I probably gave the film 2.5 stars. Combined with the fact that I think the film could've been shorter, there were some stretches there that could've definitely been cut out. Because of that, the film gets the rating it did, but I still think the film fulfills its purpose of entertaining you. I definitely had fun watching this movie, even if I didn't think it was perfect. This is a good choice if you want something easy and fun to get through. It's not gonna set the world on fire, nor is it gonna make you a horror fan if you aren't one already, but it is a fun little movie for about 85 minutes and that's all that it wanted to be.

Kill Zombie! (Zombibi)

Kill Zombie! (Zombibi)

(2012)
3 days ago via Flixster

Not a particularly good zombie movie, one that doesn't really set the world on fire as far as pushing the boundaries of the zombie genre, nor was it really meant to, but in an incredibly crowded genre, you really need some clever humor, or a really gory film to stand out. And this film has neither of that. At least the film is, admittedly, very silly, so it's good that it has a sense of humor. But it reminds me so much, perhaps not in plotting or character development, just in tone, of Shaun of the Dead that I'd have rather just watched that instead of this. There are some really inspired bits, one that I can remember really, and that's the scene where Joris gets bitten by a zombie, the virus doesn't work instantaneously, so Mo and Jeffrey try to do the right thing by killing him before he turns. You get to see from Joris' point of view as Mo and Jeff try to crush his head with the base of a lamp, a bowling ball, and a sink...none of which kill him and you hear Joris writhing in agony. It's not great but it was easily the best scene in the entire movie to me. There's also this scene where Mo and Jeffrey are discussing the negative effects of racial stereotyping as Mo's brother is getting attacked by a zombie right in front of them. This wasn't as funny as the previous scene I described, but it was amusing nonetheless. I just found that a lot of the humor feels incredibly forced to me, it's just trying way too hard and it doesn't necessarily work as well as it could. The acting also leaves a bit to be desired. The special effects, and by extension the gore, are also really poorly done. With the exception of the film not taking itself so seriously, but failing to provide decent and consistent laughs, and some clever moments, this film really does not offer much. Much like I said it makes you wanna watch Shaun of the Dead once again to see how a zombie/comedy hybrid is really done. The few bright spots are simply not enough to make this film worth watching. It's short and therefore won't really take much of your time, but there's no real reason for you to watch this movie. It's bad, but not horrible by any stretch of the imagination.

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