Bad Boys for Life
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Boring psychological thriller. When Two female friends go travelling one of them has to leave randomly and leaves her friend, Alicia, with two strange blokes and a woman. Feeling alone, frightened and paranoid, Alicia starts acting strangely to those around her as she starts hearing and seeing things and as time progresses her fears and behaviour get worse.
The problem with Magic Magic is it doesn't really go anywhere or say anything. Why is Alicia acting like that? What's the story with her best mate leaving her?(that's quietly explained but could've been developed further) and what's with Michael Cera's character? There are just to many unanswered questions and it's not weird in a cool way like Donnie Darko or something, it's weird in an annoying way, like you keep hoping and waiting for something big to happen but it never does.
It's saving grace, however, is Juno Temple who plays Alicia. After seeing her in Killer Joe I thought she's do a good job and I was right and this is mainly a chance for her to show off her acting skills and proves she can do "descent into madness" very well! So Juno Temple's performance aside, an annoyingly weird, disappointing film.
Horror thriller that's a bit dodgy but that's why it's enjoyable! A couple look like they're going on a normal weekend getaway when they are hauled off the road by a gang of criminals. Later, when they find out the car is carrying a hostage in the boot, a soon to be very wealthy heiress, it could be to late as the man they've captured is a total psychopath who knows what he's doing in the killing stakes and starts taking revenge on those that took him hostage.
As the film goes on we find out more about the heiress and her odd relationship with her former captor but unfortunately not much more about the maniac himself which feels like a missed opportunity but at the same time No One Lives is clearly just a bit throwaway, the kills and gore being the main focus and in that respect it does a good enough job. Sure there are questions about how our psycho managed to get inside the dead body of a big dude he killed without being noticed at all and also how he managed to set up the well placed bow and arrows around the front of the criminals' cabin without being spotted but I guess that's part of it's charm.
So, plenty to criticise but at the same time enough to enjoy, No One Lives is enjoyable, gory, crazy fun.
What was meant to be the final nightmare is actually one of the most disappointing in the series. Now a full on pop culture/horror icon, this was meant to be a fun farewell for Freddy Kruger but that's what's wrong with it, for me. To much fucking around and one liners and not enough brutal kills!
Back in Springwood, years after the last movie, and all the kids are missing/dead and the parents and grown ups have all gone insane so it's up to some delinquent kids from a halfway house, including the reveal of Freddy's daughter as a counsellor type, to stop Freddy as he attempts to find a new location to wreak havoc. Like the last movie, Freddy's Dead delves back into Freddy's past, looking into his memories as a bullied schoolboy and abused son which goes some way in explaining his evil nature and origins, although I'd personally not liked to have been given an excuse to show some sort of empathy for something so evil, it's always interesting to look into what made Kruger what he is. The main problem is the Kruger we see here is more about fun and its annoying to see him fucking around on video games(even if he is controlling a victim!) and the film as a whole isn't that great really. The ghost-like town of Springwood and it's mental residents never fully realised and although the twist with the daughter and how he uses her to get into killing again is quite interesting, what should have been a big finale for the film ends up being an unsatisfying one.
Cool indie style vampire film. When a girl decides its time for her to leave her shitty life in her small town but when her friends van breaks down it seems its destined not to happen. But a man in a lorry soon comes along and eventuall agrees to take her and her friends to her new flat. Only, as you might expect, they don't end up in the required destination at all but at some old warehouse thats become a training ground for vampires. Thers plenty of tension and gore and despite not having many likeable characters that doesn't matter to much as the performance from the main character is pretty strong. Overall, a decent, if not brilliant bit of vamp action.
Enjoyable, if generic, thriller. A hot woman, Claire, who works in media wants to spice things up with her husband and eventually have kids but he's a bit on the boring side. One night at a hotel she sees a double of her husband and thinking its him finally spicing things up and playing some role playing game, Claire ends up shagging him. Later, after another sexy meeting, she finds out it's not her husband but it's to late and the man goes full on stalker, using the fact he looks exactly like Claire's husband to his advantage. Ok, so this hasn't got enough sex in it to be deemed an "erotic thriller" so is more just a slightly entertaining thriller with passable performances and a decent enough plot to keep you interested. Plus Willa Ford has a great pair of tits. Not exactly great but there are worse films you could spend 90-odd minutes watching.