[b][i][u]Nigth of the Living Dead[/u][/i][/b]: It has an interesting execution, and since I have not seen the original, I hold no prejudice against it. The story was presented well, the ending seemed to fit right into the movie, and at least one of the characters was interesting. The make-up and gore scenes were hadled really well, and overall it was really a good movie. What brought it down was the main lady and a couple of the supporting characters. Annoyance and bad acting were present all around.
[b][i][u]Dark City:[/u][/i][/b] Interesting premise and well executed, yet I dont have an interest in seeing it again.
[b][i][u]Bio-Zombie:[/u][/i][/b] From the kickass characters, to the many memorable scenes, this is a true winner horror-comedy. I liked it enough to compare its characters to the ones in Dog Soldiers in terms of coolness and perfect interaction between them. They grow and mature on screen, which makes the resolution the more interesting. There are plenty of scenes with so much nonsense going on, that you cant help but smile, yet they dont overshadow the genuine tension and creepy moments all over the movie.
I dont know what to say about J[b]aws[/b]. It was certainly entertaining and very wll paced. But the FX kinda threw me off a bit. I never felt the tension and the suspense that the sharks were supposed to elicit. But other than that, the characters drew me in and I felt involved with them. A very well done movie, but didnt blow me away.
I had the time to revist [b]Halloween[/b] (one of my favorites) and [b]The Omen[/b] (very good), which made for a solid day of horror.
Today I had the misfortune of watching the dreck that is [b]Battlefield Baseball[/b]. What a waste of time and brain cells. I cant think of anysingle redeeming factor, other than a couple of one liners that made me chuckle. I guess it was supposed to be silly, but this goes even lower than silly territory, and it wasnt even entertaining.
[b][u][i]Dance with the Devil:[/i][/u][/b] Unexpected fun. This is more of action/road movie ala From Dusk Till Dawn, but here there is no vampires or any horror element at all. Except maybe the gruesome deaths and plenty gore all throughout the movie. Cheese is exploited at the maximum in all aspects, from plenty of cliches to the acting, giving plenty of laughs both intentional and not. I'm not so sure if I would recommed it to everyone, but it worked for me and that's all that matters.
[b][i][u]Throne of Blood:[/u][/i][/b] What can I say? Kurosawa is a master storyteller, and this is just another proof of it. Based in Shakespeare's MacBeth, dropped in the Samurai Japanese setting, the director mixes yet again Eastern and Western culture with perfect results and a movie that is accessible to virtually everyone. I wont go on and on about the great technical aspects, because it is already expected from Kurosawa, and he never fails to deliver. The acting is great, from both Mifune and Yamada who give chilling performances. If you're appreciate movies, this is one you should not miss.
[b][i][u]Club Dread:[/u][/i][/b] There are more scares than laughs, but it is definetly worth it if you're a fan af Super Troopers. There are memorable characters and some genuine scares, surrounded by insanity and foolishness. Which is exactly its greatest problem. Either it takes itself too seriously, or it makes fun of itself way too much. ultimately, Ebert said it best, you saw the trailer and if you liked it you're gonna like the movie, if you hated it, well you're not gonna be surprised. Meanwhile I really had a good time watching it.
[font=Tahoma][color=lemonchiffon]There seems to be a new wave of Asian horror movies that have only one objective in mind, and that is, scare you to death. Such movies include Ringu, Dark Water, and The Eye; all well accomplished damn creepy pieces of filmmaking. There is also this little made-for-TV movie that is so disturbingly scary that will definitely make you feel uneasy while watching it, but more especially, you will remember this movie long after you?re done. The movie is called Ju-On, which literally means ?A curse born of a strong grudge by someone who died. The place of his death gathers his grudge. Anyone who comes in contact with this curse shall die and a new curse is born?.[/color][/font]
[font=Tahoma][color=lemonchiffon]The story goes all over the place while explaining you the stories of all the characters involved in it. There is a teacher, and his journey to talk to a little boy?s parents in regards to his absence at school. In between, there is the unfortunate story of a family that used to live in that same house where the little boy now lives. And finally there is the story of a Real Estate agent trying to sell the house to new inhabitants.[/color][/font]
[font=Tahoma][color=lemonchiffon]The film, besides from the excellent story, also has the virtue of having great performances by absolutely all the characters. The little kid deserves extra kudos for being truly creepy. It didn?t suffer from the ?annoying characters syndrome? which is a personal pet peeve of mine. [/color][/font]
[font=Tahoma][color=lemonchiffon]I applaud Asian filmmakers for trying to give us a different kind of horror, that instead of relying on cheap scares, they let the story grow and build up to create a genuinely daunting and terrifying atmospheres. This movie is the best from the bunch and I really hope it will be remembered from years to come. I think we have a classic in our hands. [/color][/font]
I havent seen that many movies, and I still want to see the wedding crashers and 40 year old virgin.
red eye. awful. cillian is good though. hope they dont typecast him as a psycho.
war of the worlds was entertaining but dumb. I liked it. I know some things were just stupid, like the tripods and the bugs, and I know all about spielberg and his manipulative scenes. but during the movie I wasnt thinking about that so I had a good time. and tom cruise was alright in it, even if he's crazy.
fantastic four wasn't even entertaining, just dumb. dr troy please stick to putting in fake boobs and stuff 'cause your acting is so wooden otherwise. And how annoying was the torch. ugh. not even mackey could save this wreck.
willy wonka was good, except for the songs. and it was dark. my little cousin was traumatized.