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Cat City (Macskafogo)
21 days ago via Movies on Facebook

Any animated film that isn't of the anime persuasion with close to 5,000 votes and a score of 7.9 on IMDb is a film that gets me excited. So much so, that after a long search, I was finally able to track down a fan-subtitled version of this obscure 'gem' to enjoy.

Sadly, I can only assume that it has such a high rating due to only Hungarians being able to readily see the thing and as such, trying to make their country look good by voting 10/10 for this film - films probably being very rare coming from Hungary.

It's not great. It's not bad either, but there's absolutely nothing particularly remarkable about it. It isn't beautifully animated, it doesn't have an incredible, wry or surreal sense of humour, it doesn't even serve as an interesting insight into the politics and culture of an often overlooked country. It's just a fairly weak James Bond spoof with cats and mice instead of people.
It's a solid 6/10, but nothing more and nothing less. If it was more readily available, I really doubt it'd be getting the high acclaim it currently has.

The Mummy
The Mummy (1959)
3 years ago via Movies on Facebook

Easily the best version of 'The Mummy'. The original is a boring and failed attempt at romance, the current day franchise is Roland Emerich/Michael Bay-esque tosh. This has what I want from a mummy film, a mummy walking around killing people and looking all creepy. I'm a man of simple tastes. Unfortunately, there's not actually very much of the mummy walking around, killing people and looking creepy. When the mumm's on screen, it's a good bit of entertainment, when it isn't, the film drags a bit. Either way, it's passable 50s pulp horror.

Personal enjoyment: 6/10
Acrual quality as a film: 6/10

The Boneyard
The Boneyard (1991)
4 years ago via Movies on Facebook
½

This is a pretty God-awful zombie film, but it does contain a lot of wonderfully creepy images thanks to being full of zombified children. The costumes and make up are all ridiculous, and it suddenly turns into a comedy at the end when a poodle becomes a zombie and is made to play fetch with dynamite, but it's entertaining enough.
I've seen many worse zombie movies.

It is shit, though.

3/10

Mr. Vampire
Mr. Vampire (1985)
4 years ago via Flixster

I'm not sure how much of my enjoyment of this film came purely from witnessing the cultural differences between the Western and Asian world when it comes to vampires and how much of it was genuine enjoyment from the film but I can say that this is a fairly typical example of a Hong Kong comedy with regards to its somewhat cheesy, slapstick tone. It's great fun as a result, but it also was very rarely GENUINELY funny. Rather, it just managed to raise a smile here and there in the same way that classic Laurel and Hardy shorts do. I mean... they're not genuinely funny either, are they? They're more sort of... charming?
Anyway, it's a decent horror/comedy with some good martial arts fight-scenes, but it's not particularly remarkable in any area so that's that. Review over.

6/10