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Starchaser: The Legend of Orin
½

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WotW[/b] is less fun at home. Those awesome tripod things really need a big screen to be fully enjoyed. The effects still look spectacular, but there's just something about having those things huge and right in your face that createsa higher feeling of breathlessness than my 34" TV can initiate. Watching this the day after watching PJ's [i]Kong[/i] again was probably a mistake.

I still like the things I liked before, the little screaming girl has never bothered me (during a real life alien invasion most little girls will scream just like that so get used to it), Tom Cruise might be playing it a little over the top but he's okay, the oldest son is still a bit annoying (and shows a flaw in the whole thing if you ask me...time moving too fast as the son is ready to join the fight against these creatures the day after it happens...perhaps some date/time labels would've helped keep it in perspective, of course that might've taken away a sense of disorientation...helll, I don't know! :( ), the design of the tripods is still amazing (although I feel Spielberg put most of his eggs in one basket with those tripods). Unfortunately, none of the other alien stuff measured up to those amazing vehicles. To the film's credit, those tripods look huge as they should and blend with the non-cgi beautifully. The ferry scene is the one point that keeps me from breathing for a bit. But perhaps Spielberg should've taken us inside the tripods as they are being control, and perhaps show us the alien planet (that he says is the same planet E.T. was from, just the darkerside of the place).

Anyway, there's several pieces of masterwork in this film that remind me who made it. It'll take a few more viewings at home before I can just sit back, relax and fully enjoy.

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They goofed on the DVD cover and in the film. This is actually [b]Star Wars: The Animated Movie[/b]. That's Luke Skywalker with the lightsaber on the cover, you can also see Princess Leila, Han Solo, and an oddly more feminant C3PO. To the left of Luke is the evil Darth Vader. The cruise around the planets in the Millinium Falcan getting into all kinds of adventures and battling the many stormtroopers (who sport these crazy laser whips). It's all most excellent!

/sarcasm

Seriously, this is more "Star Wars" than the Star Wars prequels were. George Lucas would've done good to study this little bit of 2D animation from the 80s before going ahead with his flawed attempt to continue the series. They really got it right. It's Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica (maybe a little Beastmaster/Conan) throw in. At one point the characters on one ship are in a despirate situation and I yelled at the screen "oh, just beam em aboard, you haven't ripped off Star Trek yet...so go'head!!!" :p

But it's pretty good. I wasn't totally in the mood for it so my rating is subject to change. The transfer is probably a good representative of the shape of the best print available. Old 2D animation with the same oddities as a Bakshi DVD would be. A little messy, just the way it was when originally in theaters.

Horrors of Spider Island

[b][u]Saturday, Sept 30, 2006-final Day/Horrorthon Warmup '06[/u]
91. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. (1986) [/b] A hellish nightmare that takes place partly in a radio station? Hell, I'm there! Awesomely good sequel to the original classic. THE highlight of my movie watching weekend. I liked it much more than last year (when I had a problem with Hopper and the reimaging of the famed "dinner scene", I had no such problems this time). I do advise that fans of the original not view these one after the other or [b]TCM2[/b] will come of as lacking. But in itself it's a damn good horror movie. Uncomfortable at times and oddly funny too! I love the DJ lady and her engineer. Awesome! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

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The famouse "Breakfast Club" poster. Stupidty it didn't make the cover of the DVD release. Big WTF!
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92. Day of the Dead. (1985) [/b] The 2nd sequel to Romero's [i]Night of the Living Dead[/i] has an easy pace but a lot of very good (very creepy) ideas. I quite like it and really need to upgrade my VHS. It has one of my favorite scenes in any of these films (the half a head looking around). Also a favorite character: the awesome "Bub". I welcome a remake to this. Can't wait to see it. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]
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93. Horrors of Spider Island. (1960) [/b]Some horror/porn for my pleasure. :p Lots of b&w honeys crash land on an island and soon the only guy "available" (if you follow me) is bitten by a goofing looking spider effect and he turns into a spider himself. Damn the luck! That would happen to me...isolated with a dozen hot looking chick and then I'd be turned into an incompatable species of some sort. Me: "come on baby, I can use my spinnerette!!". I watched the version shown on the bad movie mocking show Mystery Science Theater 3000. It's funny, and kind of hot with all those chicks running around removing their clothing and so forth. Nearly soft porn. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

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[b] 94. Lady Frankenstein. (1971) [/b] More softporn and goofy effects. I didn't enjoy this all that much. It's just a retelling of the classic story with some nudity. Big whoop! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] I'd originally planned on Kenneth Branaugh's Frankenstein flick but bailed out because I was tired and a neighbor's visitor showed up with a boom car and created a lot of frustration. This was a poor subsitute for Branaugh's excessive so-bad-it's-good masterpiece. For those who love that film forgive me, I just laugh and laugh and laugh. As for Lady Frankenstein, there is really nothing new here. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[size=4][b] 95. Dark City. (1998)[/b][/size] I needed something great to end the warmup on. This was it. This strange Twilight Zone kind of story is among my favorites. It's disorienting as it opens, then you begin to think you know what's going on, then you realise you don't, and then all is revealed. Just an outstanding closing of the day( and warmup)...from [i]TCM2 [/i]to [b]Dark City[/b]. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

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[b]** I started the Horrorthon on Sunday morning. It went pretty good. Reviews coming up. **[/b]

Malenka (Fangs of the Living Dead)
½

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Let me get this out of the way... I love voluptuous italian vampire chicks running around basements of an old dusty castles as much as the next horny bastard. But this film has problems!! An example: it features a cat fight that's nearly all facial close ups!! Miss all that jiggling? What were they thinking?!! At least there's plenty of nice big boobs stuffed into tight dresses to look at (iow, several ladies look like they have an extra butt sticking out of the top of their dresses :p ).

Well, I was a little depressed yesterday so I hoped this would be a laugh riot in the unintentional way I love so much. There was some great dialogue here and there but not enough. I think MST3K could've had a lot of fun with this. Furthermore, a decent transfer would be much more appealing visually, thereby raising it's enjoyment level by a point or 2....perhaps.

5 tombe per un medium(Tombs of Horror )(Terror-Creatures from the Grave)(Cemetery of the Living Dead
½

I lucked out yesterday and DIDN'T have to go back to work in the afternoon. I love bad weather in Sept, Oct and Nov. It rains out these awful local sporting events and I don't have to cover them. Anyway, while thinking I was going to have to work I decided on a couple of "bad" movies.

[size=2][b]20. Terror Creatures from the Grave[/b] (a.k.a., [/size][size=2][b]5 Tombe per un Medium[/b]). I watched this B&W film from 1965 while cleaning up around the house. It's actually an okay italian ghost story with some nice ideas and gothic visuals. A dead guy's estate is being settled but unfortunately it's unsettled as to weather the dead guy's ghost is settled on all this settling. I'll pay more attention to it next time because it seems to have some genuine creepiness. There's some nice sex scenes that could be a good way to introduce your children to the subject (so they'll be more inclined to avoid it). That cheesy title shouldn't stop anybody from giving it a go. It's available very cheaply and certianly worth what I paid (about 60 cents). 7/10

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21. Next I felt like a silly bit of American International cheese from 1977. [b]Empire of the Ants[/b] featuring a cast comprised of the entire celebrity panel from the game show [i]Match Game '77[/i]. Only thing missing is Gene Rayburn with that big as[i]s[/i] microphone...

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Goofy isn't the half of it with [b]EotA[/b]. When "special" effects guy Bert I. Gordon pulls out the process shots you know you're in for something special. I imagine how great the shoot on this probably was. With Bert explaining where the ants would be and how horrified the actor should look when he sees those nasty Arthropods of Death!! :D The whole thing reminds me of a Fantasy Island episode that when wrong. Truly, this is one of the more rediculous (read: funny) AI pictures. I also recommend the slightly funnier [i]Frogs [/i]about a group of stupid people getting killed by...erm, well, frogs. :D I'd hate to slam the source material having not read the original H.G. Wells story, but the ending to this could be the dumbest thing I've ever seen. 4/10 (bad movie upgrade 8/10)

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Joan enjoys a snog with her co-star. :D

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Well, after finding out I didn't have to work I pulled out the good ones.

[b]22. Last House on the Left[/b] from 1972. I was holding this movie wondering why I was holding it. I put the tape in my VCR wondering why I was putting it in the VCR. I pressed play wondering why THE FCUK I was pressing play!!! This film is brutal and deals with torture and rape. I'd only watched it once before and felt icky when it was over. But after about 3 or 4 years I wanted to experience it again. Turns out it's "easier" to take upon second viewing. There's actually a lot of important messages trying to come through about violence in the world and how easy it is be be a victim of society's misfits. There is some odd black comedy vibes going on here. The obvious comic relief cops are weclome. And the final 3rd is pretty cool for gore fans. An oddity, but influential. 8/10

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23. Needed something "lite" after [i]Last House[/i]. The [b]Rebirth of Mothra[/b] from 1996 was childish, colorful and perfect for my needs. I loved it. The scoring was surprisingly superb. I also liked the old school effects quite a bit. A truly relaxing time with some familiar characters and more. I really liked the monster [/size]Desghidorah which is a three-headed creature on 4 legs, a moving tail and eventually it sprouts wings too! It's truly a wonder to behold! No, really. I wonder how many crew are stuffed in that thing. It can't be just one guy in that suit. Anyway, it's all very satisfying. I'm glad I recorded this and it's 2 sequels on a tape from Sci-Fi Channel years ago. I predict me buying this one on DVD for myself and my little neices who've probably never seen anything like this before. 8/10

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Unknown World

[b]A Mighty Wind. (2003) [/b]
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[size=1]I watched this scene on youtube before watching the movie...so I had hiiiigh hopes. :([/size]

Found this at a Fred's Discount Store at 2 for $5. Cool! I also picked up Anchor Bay's Incredible Hulk double feature set with 2 movies from the old Bill Bixley/Lou Ferigno show. So that's 3 flicks for $5. Neat!

This film started very well but then dipped badly at about 40 minutes. I just stopped laughing and it was becoming a chore to watch. Luckily once the concert starts it shoots upward very sharply. I'll definitely give this repeat viewing since I felt it does many things right, but I'll not expect [i]Tap[/i] with folk music next time. It didn't quite come close to that level. Still, there's some pricelss moments among what isn't so priceless, including the first rate [i]fake[/i] folk music. I think they should've given the between music moments more attention in the writing process. 7/10 :fresh:


[b]Unknown World. (1951) [/b]
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[size=1]Well, it's not really "unknown" is it? I mean, like, we know it's down there, right? [/size]

I paid 25 cents for this film that must be the brother of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" that has a bickering troup of pioneers bent on saving humanity by travelling in a [url="http://www.collectorcarbuff.com/collector/mercury_custom.jpg"]1950 Ford Mercury[/url] shaped vessel deep down [i]dooooown[/i] into the earth. I'll bet the special effects guy throw a couple of rolls of quarters on those effects. As cheesy as they are, those backdrops probably took 10 gallons or more of paint, loads of plywood and canvas. That shiiit ain't cheap!! Luckily this film is able to rise a little above that cheesiness. It can be laughed at if you'd like (indeed, those MST3K guys somehow passed over this gem somehow) but I found the story material interesting enough to sit back and enjoy many portions. Sure, it's weak all around but not as terrible as the 4/10 rating on imdb.com would have you believe. The bulk of those voters must be younger than 15. On the other hand, this same thing has been done much better countless times, particularly the James Mason adaption of [i]Journey to the Center of the Earth[/i] also from the 1950s and even the goofy [i]At The Earth's Core[/i] with Doug McClure and Peter Cushing from the 1970s. You can spit in the video store and probably hit one that's better. 6/10 :fresh:


[b]Little Boy Lost. (1978)[/b]
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[size=1][i]"Bobby?!!!" "Cindy!!!!!" "...Mike, where are they?!!!" "Carol, I don't know! Where the hell is Alice?!! Alicccccccce....!!!"[/i][/size]

Paid 50 cents for this some time ago. Now I can't return it!! No, the movie is okay but the DVD quality is shiiit! The sound began to travel. Eventually I was able to time the first movement of the mouth up to when the actual dialogue begins and I swear to God it was 2 entire seconds! There are scenes starting with the dialogue from the previous scene still going. yeah, it ruins a pretty decent film but it also provided some laughs. There's one dialogue exchange that had me in the floor because an elderly lady was talking with the voice of a young dude, yep, they'd exchanged voices and her mouth movements somehow FIT! I won't rate this for that reason. I felt it wasn't a bad film...following the aftermath of what happens when a little 4 year old Austrailian boy "goes walkabout" and wanders off from his daddy's farm. The film spends a lot of time with the concerns of the search party that forms and why it seems to be failing. Smartly it avoids the little boy since the kid they got is pretty weak a little actor. But what the hell is he gonna do? He's 4!! But it works pretty good. I do think the film's running time could've been reduced from 90 minutes to an hour or less by removing a little of the monotonus shots of people "searching"...it's like that "Bobbeeeee...Cindeeeee?!!!" Brady Bunch episode. [i]Mike! Carol! Just find those damn kids and shut up!!! [/i] For this film based on a real event, maybe more personal stuff about the people effected would've been more rewarding and effective emotionally me thinks? Still, nothing terrible here. The ending is emotional and maybe even tear inducing. This is also safe for smaller children and could teach them what to do if they get lost. Follow the fence?!!! Well, maybe...but allowing themselve to BE found would be a good lesson here. One thing about it though...the music and b&w still picture of the "lost boy" in question scared the shiiit out of me. Was that the purpose? It was like something out of Tobie Hooper's TCM!! I got chills. 7/10 :fresh:

Sisters of Death
½

My God, what a weekend! But never mind about my continued problems. I certainly got in some awesome movie watching to help me escape the rediculous stress of living in the vicinity as what must be described as the neighborhood dog kennel.

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[size=1]I just hope this suit has a breathable cotton panel. [/size]

I was determined to watch the Star Wars prequels and give them the best chance to impress. [b]Episode One[/b] has always been a fun time for me even with that annoying little kid who doesn't really grab this viewer. I don't buy him for a single second as "the chosen one". Nope. But as usual I just go along for the ride and things are fine and dandy. I've never had a problem with Jar Jar. Now, Jar Jar's people as a whole are overly cartoonish and often bring too much humor to scenes that maybe shouldn't have so much (battle scenes) and not enough humor to scenes that should maybe get some (long bit of borderline boring dialogue) but I still like them. They're like simpleton hippies.

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Saturday morning I got up and watch a film that's often dismissed as a group of loosly strung together Loony Tunes cartoons. [b]The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Movie[/b] is more like a lightweight Loony Tunes history lesson with Bugs acting as host, treating the viewer to what may be the funniest cartoons ever made. All my favorites are here, in their entirity save for opening and closing credits (title cards are intact), including the one with Daffy Duck as Robin Hood, Bugs the bullfighter, and "Kill da wabbit!!". More yucks than you can shake a carrot at! This version was recorded off cable so there shouldn't be edits. The new hosting bits with Bugs are nowhere near as funny as the classic toons themselves but it acts as a good way to string all this fun together. Another Looney Tunes film [i]Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island[/i] doesn't do this as well since it redoes some of the moments from the original toons to match the new stuff. Well, I guess it works to string it together better, but diehard fans of the show don't want it that way. Just the toons! Anyway, I enjoyed this emencely, even though they seem to rush the coyote/roadrunner stuff at the end by not interrupting with the new Bugs Bunnys bits.

[b]Attack of the Clones, Star Wars episode II[/b] is a toughie. I have to be real forgiving since Hyden has never rubbed me the right way. Everybody else has done pretty good settling into their roles but he's the new kid and it shows badly. Just like the little kid from the first prequel, I just don't buy this guy as anything special. :( But I figured if I can watch and enjoy Christopher Atkins in [i]The Pirate Movie[/i] I can watch and enjoy this as well. I did wince during the "you're not like sand" bit. But I was just fine throughout the rest. This is good sci-fi and that's all there is to it! Not enough these days so this'll have to do.

Finally, for the first time I was able to sit down and give the final prequel [b]Episode III[/b] all the chance I could to impress me. I gotta say that this nearly redeems the problems with the first two. Hyden isn't bad at all as the future Darth Vader, and I was impressed with the transformation even though it did seem a little rushed at times. Visually this may be the most stunning sci-fi film ever made. Eye-candy in spades! Puts everything else to shame. I was presantly surprised about the amount of homeages (or just things borrowed from other films). I noticed stuff from [i]Star Trek, Lord of the Rings[/i] and many others even the [i]Lost in Space[/i] film. The coughing robot was interesting. I was thinking, coughing robot? How? Then when they showed what the deal was I was very pleased. :D Really good film that may warrant a 10/10 out of me upon future viewing. Nice job George! I like you again! :p

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Okay, so I sit down to [b]Sisters of Death[/b], watch the whole thing and to my dismay I find that there are no black women featured in it. [i]Sisters! [/i]Not[i] sistas!![/i] :( At any rate, there's some PG-rated pale skin involved in this revenge story with a dizzying amount of twists right at the end that'll make you jump up and say, [i]awww fu ck it, I don't care if VP Cheney jumps up with a hunting rifle and blows the cast away, this film sucks a fat one![/i] 5 stars for a few unintentional laughs and the fake spider full of vanilla puddin. :up:

Zaat (Dr. Z) (Attack of the Swamp Creatures) (Blood Waters of Dr. Z) (Legend of the Zaat Monster) (Hydra)

[b][size=3][u]Sunday, Sept 24[/u][/size]
72. Dungeons & Dragons. (2000)[/b] God, where to start? Well, this is pretty bad. First, the dragons are too cartoonish. They should've just ripped off [i]Lord of the Rings[/i]. Second, most of the CGI doesn't work because it's boring and a hundred more shots sweeping around a fake looking city or castle ain't going to change that. Third, replace the entire cast because they suck; especially the misplaced Wayans brother. Did you want this to be a comedy? Then hire the entire Wayans family!! But if you wanted to do this D&D license justice (and serious) you should've gotten a cast and effects team who knew the material and could make it work similar to [i]LotR[/i] and [i]Dragonslayer[/i] (or at least [i]Beastmaster[/i] and [i]Conan[/i]). All those films are fun for similar and different reasons. There ain't no fun here. This is crap. Irons' definately pops some vessels in his brain! There! Are you happy? He shortened his lifespan for this sh[i]i[/i]t. :mad: 3/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]

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This guy is compensating for something....

[b]73. Madhouse (of Dr. Death). (1974)[/b] Wes Craven definately saw this film because there are big chucks of it in both [i]New Nightmare[/i] and [i]Scream[/i]. Vincent Price doesn't quite play himself but might as well of..since here he's an actor known for his character Dr. Death (certainly a play on Dr. Phibes, a character he played quite well before) who kills his victims in all sorts of crazy ways (see [i]Scream [/i]and [i]Nightmare of Elm Street[/i]). After years in the funny farm he's brought back to do the role one more time. But suddenly people in his life begin to drop dead (yep, in all sorts of crazy ways). One death happens on the set of the new movie (just like in [i]New Nightmare[/i]). Btw, the Dr. Death costume will look familiar...

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Oops! Wrong one. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/redface.gif[/img] Here we go...

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Well, maybe not. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/redface.gif[/img] This is the wrong one. There's another costume that looks just like the one from Scream. Well, even with I think I've proven Craven was inspired by the films of Price and others. Cool! Anyway, this was done by American International Pictures and Amicus so it has earmarks of both studios including Vincent Price and Peter Cushing. I'd say it's overall feel is more Amicus. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]74. The Blood Waters of Dr. Z [/b](a.k.a. [b]Legend of the Zaat Monster[/b], [b]Attack of the Swamp Creatures[/b],[b] Hydra[/b]). (1975) This film is easily among the worst ever made. It takes an endless supply of insanity to achieve such badness. I mean, the film is about a mad scientist who has spent years developing a process to turn himself into a fish...a walking fish in a full size fish suit. Lucky for us this film equivilent of the scum that collects on the bottom of ponds is now highly watchable thanks to the show [b]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/b]. Those guys were pros and they make this fish poop funny as hell! 3/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

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[size=1]"Choked to death by a giant warthog! Yep! That fortune teller lady was right...verbatum!! I should've listened!" [/size]

[b]75. Coma. (1978) [/b] First rate thriller from the 70s. Has a beautiful slow build up. I love it! Happy Birthday to Michael Douglas, btw. He's good in this. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

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[size=1]I wonder if they have a drive thru? I mean, I need a replacement little toe. [/size]

[b] 76. Vampyr. (1932) [/b]This is one visual treat right here! Very nice use of shadows and camera angles (the POV coffin shot must've been a first at the time). It does jump from scene to scene in sometimes dizzying fashion but that's just early movie making for you. There's some much here that is now familiar it's clear to see this has inspired (and was probably inspired as well) what came after. I'd love to have a tally of the amount of women who fainted at various times during it's early showings. :D 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

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Seven Alone
Seven Alone(1975)
½

[i]Taylor: "A planet where apes evolved from men?" [/i]

Oops, that's a spoiler. Hell, even the title is a spoiler. But everybody already knows anyway. [b]

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The Planet of the Apes[/b] has been around a long time, in book form, this film from 1968 and it's 4 sequels from the 1970s, live action AND cartoon TV series and even suffered a remake by Tim Burton, who should've been able to pull it off but failed. I've seen all but the [i]Return to the Planet of the Apes [/i]cartoon series (well, I probably did as a child; and will again since it's being released with a special Apes DVD set in March and [u]separately[/u] for those of us who've already bought everything else) and I must say that this single film is all we ever really needed. The rest is certainly a bonus, with varying degrees of success, but this first film is usually a mind-bending experience for the first time viewer whereas everything else is just revisiting the same material. It also has a wonderful sense of adventure that was lacking in the remake and most of the sequels. The TV series wasn't bad, but you could get the same effect out of an episode of the original [i]Star Trek[/i] or [i]Bonanza [/i]TV shows. I suspect the cartoon series will be much like the Filmation [i]Star Trek[/i] cartoon TV series. Anyway, I know it doesn't show, but I can't get enough of these apes. Even if they'll never be able to match this film I've love to see a sequel to Burton's version (different director, however). Maybe we'll see that. You never know. But I'm insane, because I'd also like to see a sequel to the Lost in Space film from the 90s. :p

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Next, I thought I'd suffer like the settlers of the mid 1800s did when they were traveling across the US. [b]Seven Alone [/b](a DVD movie that cost me $1 and had another film on the reverse that must be equally as "good" :( ) does an excellent job of convincing you there was no quirky country charm to these people, they were always sick and they hated their kids, leaving them (age newborn to 13) to fend for themselves, fought injins all the time, had no family dog (wtf?), and prized colored window glass above all else (well, save "the Lord").

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They also travelled dangerously long distances even though they already had a pretty nice setup where they were. This film is painful to watch since it looks so much like a [i]Little House on the Prairie[/i] episode that was rejected by Michael Landon for being too depressing and lacking authenticity. It is apparently based on true life material, but I'll just say I'm glad I didn't live during that time and know these annoying people. Certainly, if this couple had had the proper protection this film might've been called "Three Alone". :p But then again, it may've been called "Five At Home" since they perhaps would've had the money to keep their as[i]s[/i]es planted instead of eating dust from the Donner Party just ahead of them on the trail. I especially loved the wrap up in the last 2 minutes. All hope was lost and then...well, you know. :D Only thing missing was the commercials making you wait for that ending. To think I could've bought a candy bar with that dollar. :(

La casa sperduta nel parco (House on the Edge of the Park)
½

[b][size=3][u]Wednesday, Sept 27th[/u][/size]
83. Prom Night. (1980)[/b] This wants to be [i]Carrie[/i] sooooo bad. But it ain't even close. This Platinum Corp DVD is not as crap as you'd expect, but the image is often too dark to see what the hell is going on. Shapes moving around don't scare me. I have to see what everybody is screaming and running from! The worst of this may be during the scene with the van (don't come a'knockin when the van's a'rockin) when the chubby dude and his way-too-pretty-for-him girl are attacked by the slasher and it all looks like it could be really exciting...but you can't see nothing!! So this suffers from a crap transfer. The daylight scenes look all fuzzy (for effect, I take it...ripping off De Palma's film). Why watch? Well, there's a tasty (female) as[i]s[/i] shot and Jamie Leigh Curtis is here for our pleasure. I like the opening scene in the abandoned building. Not much else. It's fun to laugh at some portions. The disco music is apalling (I'm still researching if it was changed from the original). Curtis is way better in [i]Halloween[/i] and [i]Terror Train[/i]. Or just watch [i]Carrie[/i] instead, it's the better film out of all of those. Then watch [i]Halloween [/i]for Curtis and [i]Terror Train[/i] if you have time. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[img]http://www.wurst-wasser.net/Wurst-Wasser.net/Pictures/Wiki/Projects/blank.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This is a cool scene with the killer sneaking up on Curtis! Check it out! :p[/size]

[b]84. Total Recall. (1990) [/b] Many of the effects here have not aged well. The opening 3rd is exciting and quite fun. But then the movie transfers to the planet Mars and we're treated to a planet made entirely of 4 rooms and many obvious minitures. I'm not fooled one second that Ulnuld is running around a planet rather than studio sets. Lame! But many effects are nice, the story carries things far and the big guy is also pretty good. And then there's Sharon Stone... :p 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.tribute.ca/tribute_objects/images/movies/total_recall/totalrecall2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]One of the best scenes in the film. Excellent effects and funny too. [/size]

[b]85. House on the Edge of the Park (a.k.a. Casa Sperduta nel Parco). (1980)[/b] David Hess from [i]Last House on the Left[/i] plays a similar character here. Just a thug who likes to rape and slowly torture then murder his young female victims. Who calls this entertainment?! Well. me. sorry. :( It's just that I can't help but watch crap like this during this time of year. I never watch this kind of stuff at other times. There, I've covered myself. :D Seriously, this film is more accessable than [i]Last House[/i] for reasons that would be a spoiler. It's actually more clever than you'd expect. The acting is also pretty good. Besides some harse sexual attack scenes, the most disturbing thing about it is the song "Sweetly". What a haunting theme song! Someone please tell me how to remove that from my head...it won't go away!! I'm serious...someone help me now. :( 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00006IUK2.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg[/img]
I like the cover. :up:

[b]86. Indestructable Man. (1956) [/b] Lon Chaney Jr becomes a tough skinned killer who seeks revenge for a few people who tattle taled on him. Dull? To say the least! Kind of funny too. I watched the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version and they make it fun to watch. Not the best episode ever, but I'm a fan of the Joel episodes and they really take me back to a time when the show was less structured. I like it best that way. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 8/10)

[img]http://www.obscurehorror.com/indestructible_man.jpg[/img]
Indigestable!

Fuga dal Bronx (Bronx Warriors 2) (Escape 2000)
½

[b][u][size=3]Tuesday, Sept 19[/size][/u][/b]
[b]60. Escape from the Bronx (a.k.a. Fuga dal Bronx, Escape 2000). (1981) [/b] Here's an italian film about a group of officials attempting to clear out Bronx NY to make way for some pretty high rise buildings. People are kindly asked to "leave the Bronx" and when they don't "leave the Bronx" they are turned into a KFC extra krispy chicken finger basket. AS if this film wasn't funny enough (unintentionally so), the show Mystery Science Theater 3000 from the 1990s takes it and makes it a classic episode. A fan favorite to say the least. A great time! 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (Mystery Science Theater 3000 upgrade 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] )

[img]http://www.mst3kinfo.com/guide/images/outbronx.jpg[/img]
[size=1]How can you pass up a deal like that?[/size]

[b]61. Psycho. (1998) [/b] This does have a novelty feel now. It's in an updated setting, in color and even though it's shot-for-shot the same, everything is just slightly off kilter from the classic Hitchcock film. That's why I bother with it. I know it's not well thought of (and all the criticism is probably warranted) but I kind of like to give it a spin and view it as I would a broadway play version of the same material. The cast is mostly going thru the motions with perhaps William H Macy as the detective doing the best job of it. Vaughn as Norman doesn't quite work. Perkins gave off a weird vibe, like "virgin preacher's son with a secret to hide". Vaughn looks like he could be a rapist out of the gate; I don't see this modern Marion Crane going anywhere with him for a sandwich or anything else. Still, I crave this version every year at the time and save the original for closer to Halloween day. I do think fans of the original are overly critical of this tabboo remake. Any of you ever seen a stage play version of a movie? Well view it in that frame of mind you silly numb skulls! :p 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/universal_pictures/psycho/vince_vaughn/norman.jpg[/img]

[b]62. Flatliners. (1990) [/b] Original story about a group of medical students dabbling with near-death experiences. We're treated to an familiar & excellent cast in a fun 2 hours of weirdness. If this is ever remade I hope they make the after-life bits more trippy. That's the only thing that I felt could've been done better. There's some serious stuff and some well done, low key tongue-in-cheek going on. I felt they side-stepped religion a little too carefully. To the potentional remakers: have some balls! Anyway, this is good stuff. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.near-death.com/images/graphics/hospital/operating/flatliners_movie_clip.jpg[/img]

Frosty Returns
½

[size=1](now I can edit, weird)[/size]

[b]Lassie's Great Adventure. (1962) [/b]
[img]http://www.granadamovieposters.com/photos/lassiesHS.jpeg[/img]

I checked this out at the library just for the hell of it. It's a little awkward in color, [i]good[/i] Lassie should be in B&W. Anyway, this is really just a few episodes of the show stretched over 100 minutes. It's not bad, really. For fans of the shaggy mut, who know what to expect, you'll have an enjoyable time. The scenery is gorgeous! Although some parts are obviously done on stage with static backdrops. Many of the old school effects are laugh out loud funny. So if you set the kiddies down to watch it you can expect some laughs when it doesn't seem like anything's funny. My favorite has to be the wild animal attack with a point of view shot I don't want to spoil; but you'll be laughing! ;) In fact, that animal attack is amazing! If little Timmy had landed on the [i]Lord of the Flies[/i] island he'd be running the show. :eek: The greatest thing about this is all the aspects that the makers threw in because it actually did thrill kids of the time: Wild animals, a ride in a dangerous balloon, river rafting, helicopters, etc. I liked it. Not "great", but familiar (read: nostalgic) and fun. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. (1989) [/b]
[img]http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/programGuide/program/lampoonfinal1.jpg[/img]

This is "the good Chevy". He's damn good in this film! :up: And for some reason I always forget about "Cousin Eddie" showing up here! It gets a power boost at that time. Funny stuff. I'm in tears during some parts, like the flight into the "[size=4][b]TREES ==>[/b][/size]" sign. God, I love that! :D :D :D :D This has laughs [i]and a heart[/i], like all flicks from this producer. It ain't Christmas without a visit from the Grizwalds and their relatives. I'll probably watch this again over the weekend with my own nutty family. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

I watched a bunch of Rankin/Bass specials too. All this while wrapping gifts. [b]Santa Claus is Coming to Town[/b] and [b]Frosty the Snowman[/b] are particularly good and tear inducingly nostalgic.

[img]http://images.needcoffee.com/dvd/ftsnowman2.jpg[/img][img]http://www.guettagirl.com/blog/archives/IMG_1381.JPG[/img]

[b]Frosty Returns[/b] is also tear inducing, but a different kind of tears. It's hard to believe Lorne Michaels of SNL executive produced this. Oh, strike that. What am I saying? :D The story isn't bad, the animation is nearly as bad as [i]The Flintstones[/i]. But the songs imbedded in it are like slamming all your toes at once on the chair leg. :p :mad: :mad: :( Awful, awful stuff! It's a shame Jonathan Winters is riding on a snowflake in this film. At least he got work, I guess. But when I bought this set I assumed [b]Frosty Returns[/b] was the one with Andy Griffith, which is a pretty good direct sequel to the original, and should've been what was included. :( For what it's worth, I completed my wrapping and used [b]Frosty Returns[/b] to clean up by. That worked out.

Babylon 5: In the Beginning
½

[img]http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/0790736683.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg[/img]

This is the pilot film for the TV series [b]Babylon 5[/b]. Now I know why I didn't bother with this program when it originally aired...it wasn't all that good and there were just too many better options on at the time. But I was always interested in the show visuals, since they were done on desktop computers (Commodore Amigas, to be exact); which may be a TV first. Well, the effects haven't aged well at all. Very cheesy production, uninteresting story. But it isn't that bad (Film = 6/10). The least rewarding thing about this experience is that I watched it on the net using AOL's TV media viewer. The film played like an old timey movie: extremely jerky. Which is strange since I downloaded the thing to my PC and used AOL's software player (I think based on Windows Media Player 10) to watch it. It should've been a smooth ride, but it wasn't. I've watched various other shows this way (like [i]Alice [/i]and [i]The Adventures of Brisco County Jr[/i]) and they mostly played okay. I don't know what the problem was here. I guess they'll get the kinks work out; until then it's a hit & miss deal. At least it's free...give it a try.

Alice Through the Looking Glass
½

[b]Alice Through the Looking Glass. (1998)
[img]http://www.tescodvdrental.com/tesco/images/products/2/42042-large.jpg[/img]
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Up front: I don't think Alice should make one horny unless it's that x-rated version from 1976. Kate Beckinsale is just too yummy for this role. I think I watched her naughty looking red lips the whole running time. :p And she's too old too! Alice is supposed to be a little girl! But I have to admit I loosened up and enjoyed the movie more this time than last time. I don't mean that how it sounded. :p It's a very colorful british production that treats the source material with some respect. It doesn't have the expected over-the-top performances as if it's playing to children only; instead it's in the other direction, with the lines being read serious and somewhat garbled and flat. It's actually fun to see it done straight like this since we have plenty of versions done in all sorts of ways. [size=1]Note: RT's database has this as a 2004 release. It's a 1998 TV movie. The DVD was released in 2005. [/size]7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]Batman Begins. (2005)
[img]http://elleestpasbellelavie2.m6blog.m6.fr/images/medium_batman_begins.jpg[/img]
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So [i]this[/i] is how it all began! Well, what do you know. *slaps self on forehead* Okay, so the dark crime fighter isn't actually superhuman or anything. That aspect I liked a lot and I think that's why comic book fans found it so appealing. It's like you don't have to be from another planet like Superman to be something special if you'll just apply yourself (and have a reason to be pissed off). But I couldn't help but wonder the whole time why they felt the need to do what Tim Burton had already done years before. And Burton's version had some clever campiness and Jack Nicholson as The Joker. This has the creepy, but weakly done Scarecrow. Plus it's a very dark and stylish film. A top drawer cast helps. But ultimately I was left wanting. So far [i]Spiderman[/i] is better. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Night of the Demons

[b]Jurassic Park [/b]with the Mike Nelson/Weird Al Rifftrax going at the same time. Anybody worried about them poking fun at a good movie should start right here. Hilarious!! Worth $4 and then some. Go check out the sample...[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQBj9ER8orM"]HERE[/url]

[b]Weird Al [/b](on the [i]awe of the dinosaurs[/i]): "Yeah. And wait'll ya see em...[i]doin' it![/i]" :D

Rifftrax version of Jurassic Park. 9/10 :fresh:

[b]Night of the Demons. (1988) [/b]
[img]http://www.retroslashers.net/cutenews/data/upimages/notdass.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Funny, the actress who gave us this sweet shot later said, "I didn't know the shot was going to be that tight until I saw the movie myself at the drive-in." [/size]:D

Finally got to see this. Sure did start out weak. Well, weak, but still kind of enjoyable as we meet all the participants. It has a [i]Evil Dead[/i] feel to it. In fact, I'd say this film is like a companion to [i]The Gate[/i], which came out around the same time. While the younger kids of [i]The Gate[/i] are opening the portal to hell in their backyard, their older siblings are going to a party that takes place at a house where the demons like to party. These films all make great Halloween viewings. By the time this was over I was very impressed with what I saw: comedy, horror, boobies, bush...yeah! Great DVD from Anchor Bay too. I watched everything and most of the commentary. There's a sequel out there too (and it's pretty much BOUGHT!) :) 8/10 :fresh:

Bio Zombie
Bio Zombie(1998)

[img]http://www.italica.rai.it/cinema/filmografie/fulci/cimitero.jpg[/img]

If you ask me,[b] House by the Cemetery[/b] is the closest italian gore legend Fulci comes to an effective horror film. Like his other efforts, it sometimes doesn't make a lot of sense, has enough nasty gore to send fans into a raging orgasim, and at least one (two in this case) screaming (but cute) kid. The "house" from the title is pretty eery...well, being next to a cemetery doesn't help matters one damn bit. I would've liked more scare scenes in the surrounding wooded area...the bulk of the scares happen in the creepy cellar. If only the owner had thought to clean that area out before taking renters.... at least have the cellar sprayed for flesh-consuming zombies!

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[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/bz1.jpg[/IMG]

It's a shame Fulci didn't know how to make zombies more fun. His were always so nasty and disgusting, just like the real thing. [b]Bio Zombie's[/b] producers achieve very little of Fulci's tense atmosphere but their film is so much more fun to watch. The english dub helps matters by giving the main characters broad stereotypes (think: Bill & Ted). Often you can see where the zombie makeup appliances are coming loose, but that only adds to the fun. Some scenes cleaverly hide the bad make up with shaky camera movements that actually enhance the look a great deal...giving them even more creepiness than Fulci does.


[img]http://images.greencine.com/images/article/bio-zombie.jpg[/img]

But again, this is all about fun with "Woody Invincible" and "Crazy Bee" hangin at the mall...and trying to fend off those evil dead! It's a good time.

TerrorVision
TerrorVision(1986)

[size=3][u][b]Friday, Oct 13th[/b][/u][/size]
[b]49. Carrie. (1976)[/b] Builds like a catapult. Slowly...then that ending, BLAM! The opening is like a wet dream for guys (beautiful, dreamy walk thru a high school girl's locker room with FF [full frontal ;) ] Thanks Brian! :up: ) But the rest of the film is a study of some surprisingly vivid characters, like the concerned teacher, the cruel teacher, the cruel tough girl, the sympathetic girl, an overbearing mother, and of course the title character of Carrie. William Katt (that dude from [i]House[/i] & tv's [i]Greatest American Hero[/i] who should give Peter Frampton his hair back) and John Travolta provide some very good performances also. It must be said that Spacek is excellent as Carrie. I loved all those realistic views of high school life (good and bad) and how the closing was done with De Palma's familiar multi-view technique. Among my own favorite horror films every. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/carrie2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Spacek and Allen are both great looking "high school girls". ;)[/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/carrie.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Anybody else have a mom that locked you in the closet for days? Damn, I hated that!! [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/carrie3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This scene made me sad I didn't go to my own high school prom. [/size]

[b]50. TerrorVision. (1986) [/b]Here's a stupid, gory, horror, sci-fi, sex romp for kids. Only the 80s would produce something like this. Just crazy. But I love it because it has an abusive Elvia character hosting a combo horror movie/viewer call in show like they used to have on TV in the late 70s early-mid 80s late night TV. I miss that! Btw, 6 of Elvia's own movie show are available real cheaply on DVD as singles and double features. I'd planned to get those but...broke! They look like a lot of fun and perfect for a Halloween party. Oh! Back to this movie. Family gets new-fangled satellite tv setup that somehow beams a killer alien thing into their home. So the youngest member of the family is the only one who knows how to save the day while his parents are busy swinging with a repulsive couple they picked up. Luckily the little tike has access to firearms since his granddaddy was really into survival and keeps them in the rescue bunker (or whatever you call those). Goofy? Hell yes! Funny? Well, for the right people. I is the right people. :p 4/10 (upgrade for studid people like me 9/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/terrorvision.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Looks like she has a houseplant on top of her head. That's supposed to be killer snakes like Medusa. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/terrorvision2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"Smile, say 'cheese'." (Snap!) If this ended up in my house I'd definately want to get a picture with it. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/terrorvision3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Great! The kid and his granddad are here. We're safe. [/size]


I planned 5 Friday, watched 2. Unlucky Fri13th. :( The weekend didn't quite go as well as expected either. I'm still trying for 150! *grits teeth*

The House By The Cemetery (Quella villa accanto al cimitero)
½

[img]http://www.italica.rai.it/cinema/filmografie/fulci/cimitero.jpg[/img]

If you ask me,[b] House by the Cemetery[/b] is the closest italian gore legend Fulci comes to an effective horror film. Like his other efforts, it sometimes doesn't make a lot of sense, has enough nasty gore to send fans into a raging orgasim, and at least one (two in this case) screaming (but cute) kid. The "house" from the title is pretty eery...well, being next to a cemetery doesn't help matters one damn bit. I would've liked more scare scenes in the surrounding wooded area...the bulk of the scares happen in the creepy cellar. If only the owner had thought to clean that area out before taking renters.... at least have the cellar sprayed for flesh-consuming zombies!

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[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/bz1.jpg[/IMG]

It's a shame Fulci didn't know how to make zombies more fun. His were always so nasty and disgusting, just like the real thing. [b]Bio Zombie's[/b] producers achieve very little of Fulci's tense atmosphere but their film is so much more fun to watch. The english dub helps matters by giving the main characters broad stereotypes (think: Bill & Ted). Often you can see where the zombie makeup appliances are coming loose, but that only adds to the fun. Some scenes cleaverly hide the bad make up with shaky camera movements that actually enhance the look a great deal...giving them even more creepiness than Fulci does.


[img]http://images.greencine.com/images/article/bio-zombie.jpg[/img]

But again, this is all about fun with "Woody Invincible" and "Crazy Bee" hangin at the mall...and trying to fend off those evil dead! It's a good time.

Stacy
Stacy(2001)
½

[b][img]http://pygmalionproject.tripod.com/pics/diediedarling.jpg[/img]

Die, Die My Darling[/b] (a.k.a. [b]Fanatic[/b]) is one of those non-Gothic films from Hammer studios. Influenced by [i]Psycho[/i] and [i]Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?[/i] (replace "Influenced by" with "Rips off" if you'd like) The cast is pretty good, with Tallulah Bankhead suitably creepy and Stephanie Powers suitably vulnerable. Powers is also easy on the eyes.

Although I feel this could've used a boost up to be a classic, the indoor settings are nice, but often too brightly lit. Although (again) I'm a fan of 60s films that use colored lighting to good effect and this one has several scenes like that. There's also some touches of humor here and there thanks to Richard Matheson's script (which is based on a novel). Still, I can't help thinking this could've been a lot better with just a little extra effort.

Anyway, I'll watch this again some time. Fairly enjoyed.

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[img]http://www2.english.uiuc.edu/cybercinema/images/bomb20_2.jpg[/img]

[b]Dark Star[/b] was John Carpenter and Dan O' Bannon's student film that got bank rolled and a theatrical release. Judging by this DVD, they were happier with the original version and less satisfied when they had the money (about $60,000 more) to add new scenes. Usually I'll watch the longer one, but decided to take the shorter for a spin. I didn't like it as much. There's a bit I always look forward to (Pinback with the gag springy eyeglasses) but that was one of the added scenes. Still, this film is just full of great moments even in this shorter version. I guess all the best stuff is here. However, the longer one gets a 9/10 out of me.

[b]Fun facts: [/b] 1. O' Bannon said he was tramatized by a visit to a theater where only 5 people showed up to see this on the day of release. Finally he did a film he called "a scary [b]Dark Star[/b]", that film was [i]Alien[/i]. 2. The TV show Red Dwarf was highly inspired by this film. In fact, the "talkie toaster" with AI from RD came directly from the talking bomb with AI in this film.

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[img]http://www.dvduncut.com/images/Stacy-deutsch.jpg[/img]

[b]Stacy[/b] is just a Japanese [i]Return of the Living Dead[/i]. Lots of parody from many films in the genre, including the "Evil Deads" and Romeo's "deads". Even some shades of Peter Jackson's [i]Bad Taste[/i] and [i]Dead Alive[/i]. And throw in some small odd ideas that I don't remember seeing anywhere. Once it got started I actually had a good time watching it. Often a bit won't work too well (I didn't really laugh at the "Blues Campbell" chainsaws for some reason. Anybody else...?), but other times it gets some easy laughter. The effects are gooey, but the guts just made me hungry (well, they looked like link sausage in BBQ sauce...YUM!!). No quite as cheesy as the Chinese [i]Bio Zombie[/i], but nearly as much fun.

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[img]http://www.dvdloc8.com/images/dvdcover/5030.jpg[/img]

Finally, [b]Psycho III[/b]. Really just a well made slasher film. It often loses it's way, but I think Perkins gave this some real style here and there from the genre. I quite like it and it made me grave even more horror slasher films. But I realise this isn't the greatest one in the series (or even second ;) ).

The latest DVD release of this looks great! Maybe a little too good. The trailer on the DVD looks scratched and grainy but makes the film look much scarier. Hum, that's interesting...

John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
½

[b]Ghosts of Mars. (2001)[/b]
[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/ghostofmars01.jpg[/img]
[size=1]You think Shaft is Bad? I'm way more bad than him! I am so!! And I'm on Mars and sh!t![/size]

I'm convinced there are 2 John Carpenters. The good one has many of my favorite films to his credit, like [i]Halloween, The Fog, The Thing, Christine.[/i]..and he got his feet wet with the goofy space comedy [i]Dark Star[/i], hee hee hee! But there's some other dude named John Carpenter producing stuff like this. Long, uninsprired, drivel. As a video game this would be worth playing if the graphics and sounds were well done. But there are video games with much better storylines and way more excitement. I hated this film back in 2001. I don't hate it now but it's probably a DVD that will sit in my box of DVDs I don't watch often (or anymore!) in my back room. 5.5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]

The Adventures of Milo and Otis
½

I finally got to watch [b]Plague Dogs[/b]. Turns out I had mixed feelings. Sure, it's a heartbreaking story of a couple of dogs on the run. But part of me got the feeling the makers of this are forcing this cruelty down our throats. One scene in particular told me this: the one involving the smaller dog approaching the guy with the gun who called him over. Did it have to be so completely depressing? I know it's often that domesticated animals get a raw deal, dogs in particular. But this one seems to be going overtime with the dread and dispare. You have to have something likable in your movie otherwise it won't get a repeat viewing from many people. I'll probably watch this again sometime, but I don't know when. It's just too sad.

[b]The Adventures of Milo & Otis[/b] was an attempt to wash out [i]Plague Dogs[/i], unfortunately it was in the other direction. Not bad really with its crisp animal photography. I had to get used to Moore's narration but I ended up enjoying it for the most part. I could think of several things more annoying that he was. ;) I did get distracted on occation and felt like it'd be great when the thing ended. :) Btw, I saw very little that bothered me about the way the animals were being treated on screen. The cat off the cliff, I believe, just looked worst than it was. We used to toss our dogs in the water all the time. What'd they do? Come around and want another go!! :D A cat used to the water wouldn't have a problem. Mind you, that one didn't look happy on its way out of the water on the beach. Cute! But unhappy. So I don't know...

[b]Spirited Away[/b]. Still quite magical. Like Alice in Wonderland. What can you say about it?

[b]Psycho 2[/b]. Still a worthy sequel if you ask me. Although Tilly's hair is still troubling (well, aside from her scene where it's wet ;) ).

[b]Night Patrol[/b] is a movie I'd been searching a while for. Glad to be able to see it again. It's just another goofball 80s comedy the has an enjoyable first 45 minutes then begins to get old as it keeps doing the same gags over and over again. Still, the Unknown Comic stuff was fun to see again. Linda Blair's breasts didn't get enough screen time, if you ask me. Unfortunately I'll never get that song out of my head! :(

Austin Powers in Goldmember

[b]Austin Powers Goldmember. [/b]

[img]http://www.weeklyfilm.com/images/Moviepics/goldmember1.jpg[/img]
[size=1]See if you can point out in this picture multiple reasons to watch the film....and none involve Austin.[/size]

Sure waited a loooong time to watch this again. I think it was a year and a half ago (or more) when I watched the other 2. Goldmember isn't the one I look most forward to by a long shot. It's not quite as bad as all that, there's a few funny bits, but mostly it is a disappointment. I always think, hum, they had this great franshise, more money than they deserve to make a 3rd film and [i]this[/i] is what they come up with? A little weak, but there's enough in it to enjoy. It's a shame that this probably ends the idea. I was really liking the 60s revival (although they attempted and failed with a 70s revival here). The new character from the title is almost complete crap. Jerry Lewis did that kind of thing better when he was making movies in the 70s. Best part is the opening credits..that promise waaaay more than we get. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img]

Spider-Man
Spider-Man(2002)

[b]Spiderman. 10/10[/b] :fresh: The fanboys are right about this one. 3rd viewing, although it doesn't totally leave me breathless like that first viewing, it's still easily among the best films of it's type. Not a single boring bit here. Most of these kind of flicks can't say that. I found Batman Begins a disappointing bore.

[b]Race with the Devil. 7/10[/b] :fresh: Paid a few dollars for this DVD. Notoriously ugly cover....

(DVD cover)
[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XK4VVMBGL._AA240_.jpg[/img]
*gags* [size=1]The DVD is pretty good but it's like wrapping a box of fine chocolates in the dripping bloody belly skin of a human sacrifice!![/size]

(original poster art)
[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/racedevil.jpg[/img]

This isn't half bad once it gets going. Thanks to all the highway speeding action the 1970s feel is very strong. In fact, it comes across as a pretty decent TV movie. The presence of Oates and Swit help that out. There's also a sense of paranoida that works okay. Often that aspect comes across as comical, especially at the end. I like these old Fonda films. I also have Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry on hand. I got both these for about $4 each. I wish they would release Outlaw Blues. That was the first Fonda film I saw. Still a favorite, but stupidly I recorded over the only copy I had. :( 7/10 :fresh:

Race with the Devil
½

[b]Spiderman. 10/10[/b] :fresh: The fanboys are right about this one. 3rd viewing, although it doesn't totally leave me breathless like that first viewing, it's still easily among the best films of it's type. Not a single boring bit here. Most of these kind of flicks can't say that. I found Batman Begins a disappointing bore.

[b]Race with the Devil. 7/10[/b] :fresh: Paid a few dollars for this DVD. Notoriously ugly cover....

(DVD cover)
[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XK4VVMBGL._AA240_.jpg[/img]
*gags* [size=1]The DVD is pretty good but it's like wrapping a box of fine chocolates in the dripping bloody belly skin of a human sacrifice!![/size]

(original poster art)
[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/racedevil.jpg[/img]

This isn't half bad once it gets going. Thanks to all the highway speeding action the 1970s feel is very strong. In fact, it comes across as a pretty decent TV movie. The presence of Oates and Swit help that out. There's also a sense of paranoida that works okay. Often that aspect comes across as comical, especially at the end. I like these old Fonda films. I also have Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry on hand. I got both these for about $4 each. I wish they would release Outlaw Blues. That was the first Fonda film I saw. Still a favorite, but stupidly I recorded over the only copy I had. :( 7/10 :fresh:

Warning from Space

[b]Paranoiac. (1963) [/b]
[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/paranoiac.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Most popular mask this halloween: Little Johnny Goiter!![/size]

From the insane Universal 8-movies-on-2-DVDs Hammer Studios release from a few years ago. This is the notorious skipping film from that collection. Most people had problems with it playing. I have a new DVD player and it run perfectly. It's so much better when the thing doesn't skip and sputter! A really good Hammer effort and it looks great in b&w, with some very nice photography. There's a little graininess here and there but this is a very good print of the film. The cast is excellent, with Oliver Reed a highlight among the other highlights. The final 3rd of the film is excellent. 7.8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img]

[b]Warning from Space. (1956) [/b]
[img]http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0000AGWLO.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg[/img]
[size=1]They really just need a big finger....poke that thing!!![/size]

I paid a quarter for this old Japanese [i]War of the Worlds/Invaders from Mars/Invasion of the Body Snatchers[/i] knockoff. I already knew the "special" effects were pretty bad, which didn't bother me in the least. Little Japanese men in star-shaped costumes that looked like your 8 year old self was made to wear after mom spent a week sewing it together, and the other kids in their Superman, Batman and Beatles costumes laughed at you and pushed you down in the mud puddles, took your mud-splattered bag of candy but your mom drove you to the store and bought you a bag of candy just so you'd stop crying and....well, well....well, you know what I mean. They're goofy looking. But it doesn't matter. Who's to say alien wouldn't dress like that anyway after a visit to their version of The Gap? But the whole thing does have a certain amount of surrealism because of the costuming and feels much like the Ultraman spinoffs UltraSeven and Spectre Man which had an odd bit of surrealism because of cheap costumes and weird storylines. I must say this was a very satisfying film and waaay better than I thought it would be. I was sure this would be a one-time viewing. Rediculous and quite quite quite fun! Rating on a b-movie scale it gets a 8.5/10. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img]

Note: my version cost a quarter but it didn't have the title card...it just skipped to the credits for some reason. I would have paid 30 or 40 cents to get the title card too. Well, I was able to download it. Maybe I'll burn this and add the title on...love the pink credits!!

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/warningfromspace1956dvd.jpg[/img]

Paranoiac
Paranoiac(1963)

[b]Paranoiac. (1963) [/b]
[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/paranoiac.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Most popular mask this halloween: Little Johnny Goiter!![/size]

From the insane Universal 8-movies-on-2-DVDs Hammer Studios release from a few years ago. This is the notorious skipping film from that collection. Most people had problems with it playing. I have a new DVD player and it run perfectly. It's so much better when the thing doesn't skip and sputter! A really good Hammer effort and it looks great in b&w, with some very nice photography. There's a little graininess here and there but this is a very good print of the film. The cast is excellent, with Oliver Reed a highlight among the other highlights. The final 3rd of the film is excellent. 7.8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img]

[b]Warning from Space. (1956) [/b]
[img]http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0000AGWLO.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg[/img]
[size=1]They really just need a big finger....poke that thing!!![/size]

I paid a quarter for this old Japanese [i]War of the Worlds/Invaders from Mars/Invasion of the Body Snatchers[/i] knockoff. I already knew the "special" effects were pretty bad, which didn't bother me in the least. Little Japanese men in star-shaped costumes that looked like your 8 year old self was made to wear after mom spent a week sewing it together, and the other kids in their Superman, Batman and Beatles costumes laughed at you and pushed you down in the mud puddles, took your mud-splattered bag of candy but your mom drove you to the store and bought you a bag of candy just so you'd stop crying and....well, well....well, you know what I mean. They're goofy looking. But it doesn't matter. Who's to say alien wouldn't dress like that anyway after a visit to their version of The Gap? But the whole thing does have a certain amount of surrealism because of the costuming and feels much like the Ultraman spinoffs UltraSeven and Spectre Man which had an odd bit of surrealism because of cheap costumes and weird storylines. I must say this was a very satisfying film and waaay better than I thought it would be. I was sure this would be a one-time viewing. Rediculous and quite quite quite fun! Rating on a b-movie scale it gets a 8.5/10. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img]

Note: my version cost a quarter but it didn't have the title card...it just skipped to the credits for some reason. I would have paid 30 or 40 cents to get the title card too. Well, I was able to download it. Maybe I'll burn this and add the title on...love the pink credits!!

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/warningfromspace1956dvd.jpg[/img]

Spanglish
Spanglish(2004)

[font=Times New Roman][size=3][b]Spanglish. (2004)[/b]
[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/SpanglishGrapes.jpg[/img]
[size=1][i]Sandler: Hi spanish lady! Meet my mother....I mean wife![/i][/size]

This wasn't my cup of "tea" at this time. I mean, I'm not a fan of [/size][/font]Téa[font=Times New Roman][size=3] Leoni and her character here is more annoying to me than any character she's done. Blah! Sure, she fits the role, but I hate her and the role. And why was Adam Sandler cast as her husband? Not believable in the least since there's no chemistry, unless that was the whole idea. Hell, I don't know! I'll give Sandler props since he actually does a good job acting in this even though his scenes with Leoni feel much more like mother/son than hubby/wife. The spanish lady, who I under spoke very little english in reality, isn't half bad. Also, I actually liked the aspects of the story involving the spanish lady they hire to help out with the housework since Leoni's character is a complete incompetient as a mother. All the children (when SEEN) were fine in their roles, especially the young spanish girl who plays the english-speaking daughter of the housekeeper who helps with translation conversations. I expected something up there with As Good as it Gets, but instead this seemed aimless and overly long. [/size][/font]There's probably a pleasing film in there somewhere just needing to be edited properly. As it is? NOT as good as it could get. ;) I'll give it another go some time...I own it!! Luckily I only paid $3 for it. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img]

A Mighty Wind
½

[b]A Mighty Wind. (2003) [/b]
[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/mightywind02.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I watched this scene on youtube before watching the movie...so I had hiiiigh hopes. :([/size]

Found this at a Fred's Discount Store at 2 for $5. Cool! I also picked up Anchor Bay's Incredible Hulk double feature set with 2 movies from the old Bill Bixley/Lou Ferigno show. So that's 3 flicks for $5. Neat!

This film started very well but then dipped badly at about 40 minutes. I just stopped laughing and it was becoming a chore to watch. Luckily once the concert starts it shoots upward very sharply. I'll definitely give this repeat viewing since I felt it does many things right, but I'll not expect [i]Tap[/i] with folk music next time. It didn't quite come close to that level. Still, there's some pricelss moments among what isn't so priceless, including the first rate [i]fake[/i] folk music. I think they should've given the between music moments more attention in the writing process. 7/10 :fresh:


[b]Unknown World. (1951) [/b]
[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/Unknown.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Well, it's not really "unknown" is it? I mean, like, we know it's down there, right? [/size]

I paid 25 cents for this film that must be the brother of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" that has a bickering troup of pioneers bent on saving humanity by travelling in a [url="http://www.collectorcarbuff.com/collector/mercury_custom.jpg"]1950 Ford Mercury[/url] shaped vessel deep down [i]dooooown[/i] into the earth. I'll bet the special effects guy throw a couple of rolls of quarters on those effects. As cheesy as they are, those backdrops probably took 10 gallons or more of paint, loads of plywood and canvas. That shiiit ain't cheap!! Luckily this film is able to rise a little above that cheesiness. It can be laughed at if you'd like (indeed, those MST3K guys somehow passed over this gem somehow) but I found the story material interesting enough to sit back and enjoy many portions. Sure, it's weak all around but not as terrible as the 4/10 rating on imdb.com would have you believe. The bulk of those voters must be younger than 15. On the other hand, this same thing has been done much better countless times, particularly the James Mason adaption of [i]Journey to the Center of the Earth[/i] also from the 1950s and even the goofy [i]At The Earth's Core[/i] with Doug McClure and Peter Cushing from the 1970s. You can spit in the video store and probably hit one that's better. 6/10 :fresh:


[b]Little Boy Lost. (1978)[/b]
[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/littleboylost.jpg[/img]
[size=1][i]"Bobby?!!!" "Cindy!!!!!" "...Mike, where are they?!!!" "Carol, I don't know! Where the hell is Alice?!! Alicccccccce....!!!"[/i][/size]

Paid 50 cents for this some time ago. Now I can't return it!! No, the movie is okay but the DVD quality is shiiit! The sound began to travel. Eventually I was able to time the first movement of the mouth up to when the actual dialogue begins and I swear to God it was 2 entire seconds! There are scenes starting with the dialogue from the previous scene still going. yeah, it ruins a pretty decent film but it also provided some laughs. There's one dialogue exchange that had me in the floor because an elderly lady was talking with the voice of a young dude, yep, they'd exchanged voices and her mouth movements somehow FIT! I won't rate this for that reason. I felt it wasn't a bad film...following the aftermath of what happens when a little 4 year old Austrailian boy "goes walkabout" and wanders off from his daddy's farm. The film spends a lot of time with the concerns of the search party that forms and why it seems to be failing. Smartly it avoids the little boy since the kid they got is pretty weak a little actor. But what the hell is he gonna do? He's 4!! But it works pretty good. I do think the film's running time could've been reduced from 90 minutes to an hour or less by removing a little of the monotonus shots of people "searching"...it's like that "Bobbeeeee...Cindeeeee?!!!" Brady Bunch episode. [i]Mike! Carol! Just find those damn kids and shut up!!! [/i] For this film based on a real event, maybe more personal stuff about the people effected would've been more rewarding and effective emotionally me thinks? Still, nothing terrible here. The ending is emotional and maybe even tear inducing. This is also safe for smaller children and could teach them what to do if they get lost. Follow the fence?!!! Well, maybe...but allowing themselve to BE found would be a good lesson here. One thing about it though...the music and b&w still picture of the "lost boy" in question scared the shiiit out of me. Was that the purpose? It was like something out of Tobie Hooper's TCM!! I got chills. 7/10 :fresh:

Little Boy Lost
½

[b]A Mighty Wind. (2003) [/b]
[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/mightywind02.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I watched this scene on youtube before watching the movie...so I had hiiiigh hopes. :([/size]

Found this at a Fred's Discount Store at 2 for $5. Cool! I also picked up Anchor Bay's Incredible Hulk double feature set with 2 movies from the old Bill Bixley/Lou Ferigno show. So that's 3 flicks for $5. Neat!

This film started very well but then dipped badly at about 40 minutes. I just stopped laughing and it was becoming a chore to watch. Luckily once the concert starts it shoots upward very sharply. I'll definitely give this repeat viewing since I felt it does many things right, but I'll not expect [i]Tap[/i] with folk music next time. It didn't quite come close to that level. Still, there's some pricelss moments among what isn't so priceless, including the first rate [i]fake[/i] folk music. I think they should've given the between music moments more attention in the writing process. 7/10 :fresh:


[b]Unknown World. (1951) [/b]
[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/Unknown.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Well, it's not really "unknown" is it? I mean, like, we know it's down there, right? [/size]

I paid 25 cents for this film that must be the brother of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" that has a bickering troup of pioneers bent on saving humanity by travelling in a [url="http://www.collectorcarbuff.com/collector/mercury_custom.jpg"]1950 Ford Mercury[/url] shaped vessel deep down [i]dooooown[/i] into the earth. I'll bet the special effects guy throw a couple of rolls of quarters on those effects. As cheesy as they are, those backdrops probably took 10 gallons or more of paint, loads of plywood and canvas. That shiiit ain't cheap!! Luckily this film is able to rise a little above that cheesiness. It can be laughed at if you'd like (indeed, those MST3K guys somehow passed over this gem somehow) but I found the story material interesting enough to sit back and enjoy many portions. Sure, it's weak all around but not as terrible as the 4/10 rating on imdb.com would have you believe. The bulk of those voters must be younger than 15. On the other hand, this same thing has been done much better countless times, particularly the James Mason adaption of [i]Journey to the Center of the Earth[/i] also from the 1950s and even the goofy [i]At The Earth's Core[/i] with Doug McClure and Peter Cushing from the 1970s. You can spit in the video store and probably hit one that's better. 6/10 :fresh:


[b]Little Boy Lost. (1978)[/b]
[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/littleboylost.jpg[/img]
[size=1][i]"Bobby?!!!" "Cindy!!!!!" "...Mike, where are they?!!!" "Carol, I don't know! Where the hell is Alice?!! Alicccccccce....!!!"[/i][/size]

Paid 50 cents for this some time ago. Now I can't return it!! No, the movie is okay but the DVD quality is shiiit! The sound began to travel. Eventually I was able to time the first movement of the mouth up to when the actual dialogue begins and I swear to God it was 2 entire seconds! There are scenes starting with the dialogue from the previous scene still going. yeah, it ruins a pretty decent film but it also provided some laughs. There's one dialogue exchange that had me in the floor because an elderly lady was talking with the voice of a young dude, yep, they'd exchanged voices and her mouth movements somehow FIT! I won't rate this for that reason. I felt it wasn't a bad film...following the aftermath of what happens when a little 4 year old Austrailian boy "goes walkabout" and wanders off from his daddy's farm. The film spends a lot of time with the concerns of the search party that forms and why it seems to be failing. Smartly it avoids the little boy since the kid they got is pretty weak a little actor. But what the hell is he gonna do? He's 4!! But it works pretty good. I do think the film's running time could've been reduced from 90 minutes to an hour or less by removing a little of the monotonus shots of people "searching"...it's like that "Bobbeeeee...Cindeeeee?!!!" Brady Bunch episode. [i]Mike! Carol! Just find those damn kids and shut up!!! [/i] For this film based on a real event, maybe more personal stuff about the people effected would've been more rewarding and effective emotionally me thinks? Still, nothing terrible here. The ending is emotional and maybe even tear inducing. This is also safe for smaller children and could teach them what to do if they get lost. Follow the fence?!!! Well, maybe...but allowing themselve to BE found would be a good lesson here. One thing about it though...the music and b&w still picture of the "lost boy" in question scared the shiiit out of me. Was that the purpose? It was like something out of Tobie Hooper's TCM!! I got chills. 7/10 :fresh:

The Pit/Hellgate

[b]Groundhog Day (1993).[/b]
[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51E9PTFZZ3L._SS500_.jpg[/img]

Could be Murray's best role. The material is almost 100% successful. Very clever stuff even when you're nearly seeing the same stuff over and over again, it's different just enough to make you laugh uncontrollably. The TV show Xena borrowed this idea and made my favorite episode of that show. They went a little beyond what Murray's character does, including the killing of several main characters, only to have them return the next morning, of course. Both really work well and never get old. The film has a great heart too and Murray is the best thing about it. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] 8/10


[b]Drive-in Classics Double Feature: The Pit (1981)/Hellgate (1989). [/b]
[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51M8AB7SDCL._SS500_.jpg[/img]

I got this one from deepdiscount.com's Anchor Bay sale. Originally it was $6 but I bought 2 more (Hellraiser 1 and 2) and got this set free. Four movies for $16 isn't bad. Both films in this cleverly titled set are rediculous and stupid. I've never seen [b]The Pit[/b], but I'm now a fan. What a crazy film! A little kid talks to his teddy bear (which talks back!) and gets advice on what to do with the kooky new pit he found in the woods. Every time he throws something in it there is much by way of tearing sounds heard. Huummm, what to do when the town bully picks on him? Show him the pit, right!! :D What's in the pit? Well, one funny scene has the kid contantly visiting the butcher to buy cheapy meat cuts for whatever is in there. Now, unfortunately this ain't [i]Delicatessen[/i] with a pit included, but it's still kind of fun in a bad 1980s movie kind of way. I'll be watching this again in the future. I looove that babysitter! I never got one like that. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/mad.gif[/img] Now,[b] Hellgate[/b] I remember seeing years ago on late night cable and watching simply because of the nudity. It's no wonder, that howtie in there gave me a boner just as it did before. It still works!!! *jumps up and down* When she's ascending the stairs in those loose fitting cotton undies my eyes are all over the place. This movie works as a boner service and as a laugh-at-it/DIY MST3K episode as well. There's some serious comedy here. I had a ball and I watched it alone. It just begs for a group of funny friends. But if you have no friends you can settle for a boner instead. Worth the money? Yep, and then some! A great time. Also check out reviews at amazon.com and other places on the net about these films. Funny to read about people complaining that one of or both of these films are bad. What idiots! Anyway, there are several more of these double sets available and I'm thinking of getting them before the sale ends later today. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] 10/10

Groundhog Day

[b]Groundhog Day (1993).[/b]
[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51E9PTFZZ3L._SS500_.jpg[/img]

Could be Murray's best role. The material is almost 100% successful. Very clever stuff even when you're nearly seeing the same stuff over and over again, it's different just enough to make you laugh uncontrollably. The TV show Xena borrowed this idea and made my favorite episode of that show. They went a little beyond what Murray's character does, including the killing of several main characters, only to have them return the next morning, of course. Both really work well and never get old. The film has a great heart too and Murray is the best thing about it. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] 8/10


[b]Drive-in Classics Double Feature: The Pit (1981)/Hellgate (1989). [/b]
[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51M8AB7SDCL._SS500_.jpg[/img]

I got this one from deepdiscount.com's Anchor Bay sale. Originally it was $6 but I bought 2 more (Hellraiser 1 and 2) and got this set free. Four movies for $16 isn't bad. Both films in this cleverly titled set are rediculous and stupid. I've never seen [b]The Pit[/b], but I'm now a fan. What a crazy film! A little kid talks to his teddy bear (which talks back!) and gets advice on what to do with the kooky new pit he found in the woods. Every time he throws something in it there is much by way of tearing sounds heard. Huummm, what to do when the town bully picks on him? Show him the pit, right!! :D What's in the pit? Well, one funny scene has the kid contantly visiting the butcher to buy cheapy meat cuts for whatever is in there. Now, unfortunately this ain't [i]Delicatessen[/i] with a pit included, but it's still kind of fun in a bad 1980s movie kind of way. I'll be watching this again in the future. I looove that babysitter! I never got one like that. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/mad.gif[/img] Now,[b] Hellgate[/b] I remember seeing years ago on late night cable and watching simply because of the nudity. It's no wonder, that howtie in there gave me a boner just as it did before. It still works!!! *jumps up and down* When she's ascending the stairs in those loose fitting cotton undies my eyes are all over the place. This movie works as a boner service and as a laugh-at-it/DIY MST3K episode as well. There's some serious comedy here. I had a ball and I watched it alone. It just begs for a group of funny friends. But if you have no friends you can settle for a boner instead. Worth the money? Yep, and then some! A great time. Also check out reviews at amazon.com and other places on the net about these films. Funny to read about people complaining that one of or both of these films are bad. What idiots! Anyway, there are several more of these double sets available and I'm thinking of getting them before the sale ends later today. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] 10/10

Dragon
Dragon(2006)
½

[b]Leigh Scott's Dragon. (2007)
[img]http://www.horrortalk.com/reviews/Dragon/dragon08.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"There is a [i]biiiig [/i]dragon there. I see it...up there. BIG!"
I hate it when you send your movie to the PhotoMat and it comes back like this! Did I use too much flash bulb on this?!!
[/size]
[/b]On my way home from jury dury friday (they didn't pick me) I stopped in at walfart and bought a stack of cheap DVDs. Paid a dollar for this so I didn't expect much...good thing. The DVD was flawed (returning it for exchange) and that matches the material. The acting is substandard and the whole thing is talky. I mean, these bad actors will pause when there's no cheesy action and begin yapping endlessly about things I really didn't care much about. I think a good set of actors could've made it worth listening too but these here actors don't have the ability. Sure, it's a low budget cheapy but that doesn't hide that fact that it isn't much fun to listen too. Buy a Jumbo size Snickers bar instead. The special effects guy could've bought everyone in the cast a Snickers instead of producing the effects. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]


[b]My Cousin Vinny. (1992) [/b]
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[size=1]Look out Herman, here comes them there city folk![/size]

This one copy has been swimming around in the bargain bin for months. I'd watched that episode of Seinfeld that features that actress, went to get the film weeks ago and couldn't find it (didn't feel like going to the hardware department for a shovel that time) but by chance, on the way home from jury duty, there it was! I have to say I'd forgotten how fitfully funny this is. Tomey and Pesci are an absolute joy. And Fred Gwynne is beyond Herman in this. A fine actor, God bless em! All and all this is worth owning. The DVD has one flaw though, that cheesy tune that plays during the menu. What the hell is that? They had their choice of tunes on the soundtrack and they went with "Hope you're enjoying your shopping experience at K-Mart" background music? Anyway, just typing all this makes me want to watch it again already. I'll wait though. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

My Cousin Vinny

[b]Leigh Scott's Dragon. (2007)
[img]http://www.horrortalk.com/reviews/Dragon/dragon08.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"There is a [i]biiiig [/i]dragon there. I see it...up there. BIG!"
I hate it when you send your movie to the PhotoMat and it comes back like this! Did I use too much flash bulb on this?!!
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[/b]On my way home from jury dury friday (they didn't pick me) I stopped in at walfart and bought a stack of cheap DVDs. Paid a dollar for this so I didn't expect much...good thing. The DVD was flawed (returning it for exchange) and that matches the material. The acting is substandard and the whole thing is talky. I mean, these bad actors will pause when there's no cheesy action and begin yapping endlessly about things I really didn't care much about. I think a good set of actors could've made it worth listening too but these here actors don't have the ability. Sure, it's a low budget cheapy but that doesn't hide that fact that it isn't much fun to listen too. Buy a Jumbo size Snickers bar instead. The special effects guy could've bought everyone in the cast a Snickers instead of producing the effects. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]


[b]My Cousin Vinny. (1992) [/b]
[img]http://videodetective.com/photos/037/001575_27.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Look out Herman, here comes them there city folk![/size]

This one copy has been swimming around in the bargain bin for months. I'd watched that episode of Seinfeld that features that actress, went to get the film weeks ago and couldn't find it (didn't feel like going to the hardware department for a shovel that time) but by chance, on the way home from jury duty, there it was! I have to say I'd forgotten how fitfully funny this is. Tomey and Pesci are an absolute joy. And Fred Gwynne is beyond Herman in this. A fine actor, God bless em! All and all this is worth owning. The DVD has one flaw though, that cheesy tune that plays during the menu. What the hell is that? They had their choice of tunes on the soundtrack and they went with "Hope you're enjoying your shopping experience at K-Mart" background music? Anyway, just typing all this makes me want to watch it again already. I'll wait though. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

[b]Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. (1991)[/b]
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I forgot how funny and likable this is. All the elements of this film, the different story parts, all work well and everybody in the thing is likable. Ironically, the babysitter's screen time is all too short...that old bag is bust-a-gut funny! Applegate proves she can act and well as look tasty. Nice soundtrack of mostly-went-nowhere tunes too. I knew I was on to something when I fished this out of Wally World's $5 bin. Nice transfer too. Goody goody! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]



Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland. (1989)
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The last is least. Pamela Springsteen is much less appealing this time around. It was much more novel in the 1st sequel. They should've gone in a different direction to keep this goofy franchise going a little longer. The other 2 in the series are fun to watch but the 2 times I've watched this one I've gotten bored after about 45 minutes....and I'm gooood at watching this kind of crap. Not a total loss but this one will not be watched by me in a hurry, that's for sure. How often do I want to see Michael J. Pollard pawing a busty porn actress like he'd never had it before. Ranges between 2/10 - 5/10. Overall a big bore (except for the occational titties that aren't being handled by Pollard). [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]

World Trade Center
½

[b]World Trade Center. (2006)[/b]
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[size=1]One of the heros of 911. What an amazing person. [/size]

A film about people. Very nice idea. Stone could've given us loads of explosions and mindless violence splattering everywhere, but smartly he made a film about the people this real event most effected. Never once did the film "take me to that place" where I forget I'm watching a film. Still, the acting was mostly great and a level of emotion I felt came rushing back from that day that somehow doesn't seem like it happened more than a short time ago. A few moments choked me up and I often realized I had watery eyes. Again, real people, real event and put on the screen with quite a bit of skill. I didn't feel this was a 10/10 film. Some bits of dialogue bothered me and I felt that people wouldn't talk like that under the circumstances. Also, the CVS product placement made me groan. I didn't mind the rest, but nobody would use the dialogue that woman used. It was stupid and like a commercial. Other than those few things I felt this was an excellent film and not "just popcorn entertainment" as I'd heard. I've waited forever to watch it since the pain of that day still haunts me personally. I now know I can revisit these events without it causing too much depression. I'll tackle [i]Flight 93[/i] once I get my hands on it. I hear it's quite good too.

9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Manhunter
Manhunter(1986)
½

[b]THE MANHUNTER. (1986)
[/b][b][img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/manhunter86.jpg[/img][/b][size=1]Looks like my family reunion photos. [/size]The first film in the Hannibal Lector series. Stylish and creepy, but not perfect. The editing near the end is a mess...unless it's supposed to be so choppy, in that case I didn't quite get it. But it [i]hardly[/i] ruins the effectiveness of this first rate thriller. Not sure about the "Superior to SILENCE OF THE LAMBS" comment on this version of the DVD, but it sure is better than Red Dragon, even though I quite liked Red Dragon. The bad guy here is among the creepiest ever done up to that time. The actor playing Dr. Lector is later outdone by Hopkins in a big way. But the guy here isn't bad at all. Time after time I'm impressed with how well this film as a whole holds up...until...the closing credits when that totally lame tune plays. "Listen to my Heartbeat?" No...I don't want to! Total 80s trash music. Where is Phil Collins when you need him?!! He could've made that tune a hit...but the singer here makes me want to give up music. But the rest of this film is worth owning for many repeat viewings...many many repeat viewings. I'd always thought this was a TV movie in full screen but it's in widescreen. Too bad I own the FS version. Will definitely upgrade because this film often looks fantastic, with gorgeous structures emphasized. Not as good looking as Hannibal, the 3rd film in the series, but good looking none-the-less. 8.5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]THE THREE AMIGOS. (1986)[/b]
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[size=1]I kept expecting a medical chopper from MASH to appear over the hills in the background! "Prep for surgery Hawkeye!!!" [/size]

Watched this shortly after THE MANHUNTER. I had no idea they were from the same year. I remember the disappointment I had after paying $3 or $4 to rent this one around 1987, given the cast of favorites...Chase, Martin, Short...how could this fail to be 100% stomach-clutching funny?! But it fails often. It gets some things right...but fails at other times and I just sort of feel sorry for it. Yeah, feeling sorry for a movie...I really need to get out more. All these years later I have to admit I've changed and was able to feel a very warm sense of nostalgia for this film. I really enjoyed watching it even though many of the same gags fall flat, I'm glad I fished it out of the $5 bin. It really is likable and the story of silent film stars being mistaken for "real preservers of the peace" is a tried & true winner. I really really like this film now, it belongs beside the others in my silly films from the 1980s collection, [i]Yellowbeard, Ice Pirates, Under the Rainbow, The Pirate Movie[/i], [i]Transylviana 6-5000,[/i] etc. It matches some of those in genuine laughs, falls behind others. 6.8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Three Amigos!
½

[b]THE MANHUNTER. (1986)
[/b][b][img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/manhunter86.jpg[/img][/b][size=1]Looks like my family reunion photos. [/size]The first film in the Hannibal Lector series. Stylish and creepy, but not perfect. The editing near the end is a mess...unless it's supposed to be so choppy, in that case I didn't quite get it. But it [i]hardly[/i] ruins the effectiveness of this first rate thriller. Not sure about the "Superior to SILENCE OF THE LAMBS" comment on this version of the DVD, but it sure is better than Red Dragon, even though I quite liked Red Dragon. The bad guy here is among the creepiest ever done up to that time. The actor playing Dr. Lector is later outdone by Hopkins in a big way. But the guy here isn't bad at all. Time after time I'm impressed with how well this film as a whole holds up...until...the closing credits when that totally lame tune plays. "Listen to my Heartbeat?" No...I don't want to! Total 80s trash music. Where is Phil Collins when you need him?!! He could've made that tune a hit...but the singer here makes me want to give up music. But the rest of this film is worth owning for many repeat viewings...many many repeat viewings. I'd always thought this was a TV movie in full screen but it's in widescreen. Too bad I own the FS version. Will definitely upgrade because this film often looks fantastic, with gorgeous structures emphasized. Not as good looking as Hannibal, the 3rd film in the series, but good looking none-the-less. 8.5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]THE THREE AMIGOS. (1986)[/b]
[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/threeamigos86.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I kept expecting a medical chopper from MASH to appear over the hills in the background! "Prep for surgery Hawkeye!!!" [/size]

Watched this shortly after THE MANHUNTER. I had no idea they were from the same year. I remember the disappointment I had after paying $3 or $4 to rent this one around 1987, given the cast of favorites...Chase, Martin, Short...how could this fail to be 100% stomach-clutching funny?! But it fails often. It gets some things right...but fails at other times and I just sort of feel sorry for it. Yeah, feeling sorry for a movie...I really need to get out more. All these years later I have to admit I've changed and was able to feel a very warm sense of nostalgia for this film. I really enjoyed watching it even though many of the same gags fall flat, I'm glad I fished it out of the $5 bin. It really is likable and the story of silent film stars being mistaken for "real preservers of the peace" is a tried & true winner. I really really like this film now, it belongs beside the others in my silly films from the 1980s collection, [i]Yellowbeard, Ice Pirates, Under the Rainbow, The Pirate Movie[/i], [i]Transylviana 6-5000,[/i] etc. It matches some of those in genuine laughs, falls behind others. 6.8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Candyman
Candyman(1992)

I watched the horror movie [b]Candyman[/b] (early 90s) and the kid's movie [b]Goonies[/b] (mid 80s) over the weekend. I enjoyed both immensely. [b]Goonies [/b]especially.

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The awesome "Chunk" and "Sloth".

Certainly one of the best kid films of the 80s. It gets the whole kid experience of hanging with friends, riding bikes, going on adventures just right. IN real life you almost never had a significant real adventure but this flick shows what it would be like if you actually found a passageway to a place where there was almost certainly treasure. When I was about 9 years old I dug holes all in our outdoor carport because I was sure I'd fine the same place they went to in [i]Journey to the center of the earth[/i]. I kept hitting already dug holes and was sure it was just a matter of time before one big enough to climb into would opening. Adult translation: the stupid kid is digging up the mole holes. Heh! It never pans out, but I like Goonies because it does. The ending is one of the most random, extended moments of joy you will find in a kid flick. I love it! 8/10 :fresh:

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The effects in [b]Candyman[/b] really hold up well. Everything is real looking and gross as hell! That hooked arm is some slended special effects work...nothing fake about it. Yuck! The storyline loses a little in repeat viewings but it's still some impressively disturbing storytelling. The action is uniformly great for a horror film. It's like they took the distinctly 80s slasher concept and upgraded everything to make it more moody and realistic. Humorless slasher horror like classics Halloween, etc: it's a sweet thing. I hope the Halloween remake can get at least this right. 8/10 :fresh:

The Goonies
The Goonies(1985)

I watched the horror movie [b]Candyman[/b] (early 90s) and the kid's movie [b]Goonies[/b] (mid 80s) over the weekend. I enjoyed both immensely. [b]Goonies [/b]especially.

[img]http://www.derok.net/images/entertainment/goonies%20sloth.jpg[/img]
The awesome "Chunk" and "Sloth".

Certainly one of the best kid films of the 80s. It gets the whole kid experience of hanging with friends, riding bikes, going on adventures just right. IN real life you almost never had a significant real adventure but this flick shows what it would be like if you actually found a passageway to a place where there was almost certainly treasure. When I was about 9 years old I dug holes all in our outdoor carport because I was sure I'd fine the same place they went to in [i]Journey to the center of the earth[/i]. I kept hitting already dug holes and was sure it was just a matter of time before one big enough to climb into would opening. Adult translation: the stupid kid is digging up the mole holes. Heh! It never pans out, but I like Goonies because it does. The ending is one of the most random, extended moments of joy you will find in a kid flick. I love it! 8/10 :fresh:

[img]http://www.joblo.com/images_arrow_reviews/arrow-candyman.jpg[/img]

The effects in [b]Candyman[/b] really hold up well. Everything is real looking and gross as hell! That hooked arm is some slended special effects work...nothing fake about it. Yuck! The storyline loses a little in repeat viewings but it's still some impressively disturbing storytelling. The action is uniformly great for a horror film. It's like they took the distinctly 80s slasher concept and upgraded everything to make it more moody and realistic. Humorless slasher horror like classics Halloween, etc: it's a sweet thing. I hope the Halloween remake can get at least this right. 8/10 :fresh:

Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey

[b]Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. (1993) [/b]

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Starts a little worrisome but quickly jumps straight over your expectations to become Disney's best animal movie since [i]Old Yeller[/i]. So why did the studio release this in full screen and the sequel in widescreen? Who can understand those looney tune suits with the mouse ears! Don Ameche voices the well written golden retriever "Shadow" like an absolute pro! If anybody wonders why people like me repect dogs more than most people just listen to "Shadow" because the writer obviously knew what the deal is with dogs. And Ameche gave this role the emotional jolt it needed. I can't not get a little choked up when the kid gives that big lovable guy a gentle hug. Yep, that's what dogs are all about my friends. Second best performance is Michael J. Fox as "Chance" the bulldog and the capable comic relief of the film. And it was a smart move to make "Chase" the narrator. Sally Field's cat "Sassy" rounds out the cast of animals. All the human actors are upstaged by the 4-legged ones. It's very impressive what they did with the animals...subtle, as the animals really seem to be reacting with the "thinking out loud/non-cgi mouth movement" method of the dialogue. It's not hard to follow along as the voice actors establish the characters nicely. I have the sequel on DVD as well. I remember it being quite good and even more impressive with the animal training. 8/10 :fresh:

[b](Bruce Campbell Vs.) Army of Darkness. (1992) [/b]

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Inspired lunacy that continued into the [i]Herculas[/i] and [i]Xena[/i] TV series. But it's great to see how it evolved from a b-movie horror series ([i]Evil Dead 1[/i] & [i]2[/i]) into this homage to classic fantasy films (and the 3 Stooges). Bruce is superb (and abused by the filmmakers, heh heh)! Very funny stuff with wonderful old school effect. I wish Sam, Bruce and the gang would take a little money and do another in this series...no cgi allowed! 8/10 :fresh:

Army of Darkness

[b]Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. (1993) [/b]

[img]http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/1/1c/200px-Homeward.bound_dvd_cover.jpg[/img]

Starts a little worrisome but quickly jumps straight over your expectations to become Disney's best animal movie since [i]Old Yeller[/i]. So why did the studio release this in full screen and the sequel in widescreen? Who can understand those looney tune suits with the mouse ears! Don Ameche voices the well written golden retriever "Shadow" like an absolute pro! If anybody wonders why people like me repect dogs more than most people just listen to "Shadow" because the writer obviously knew what the deal is with dogs. And Ameche gave this role the emotional jolt it needed. I can't not get a little choked up when the kid gives that big lovable guy a gentle hug. Yep, that's what dogs are all about my friends. Second best performance is Michael J. Fox as "Chance" the bulldog and the capable comic relief of the film. And it was a smart move to make "Chase" the narrator. Sally Field's cat "Sassy" rounds out the cast of animals. All the human actors are upstaged by the 4-legged ones. It's very impressive what they did with the animals...subtle, as the animals really seem to be reacting with the "thinking out loud/non-cgi mouth movement" method of the dialogue. It's not hard to follow along as the voice actors establish the characters nicely. I have the sequel on DVD as well. I remember it being quite good and even more impressive with the animal training. 8/10 :fresh:

[b](Bruce Campbell Vs.) Army of Darkness. (1992) [/b]

[img]http://wiw.org/%7Ejess/wp-uploads/smart.jpg[/img]

Inspired lunacy that continued into the [i]Herculas[/i] and [i]Xena[/i] TV series. But it's great to see how it evolved from a b-movie horror series ([i]Evil Dead 1[/i] & [i]2[/i]) into this homage to classic fantasy films (and the 3 Stooges). Bruce is superb (and abused by the filmmakers, heh heh)! Very funny stuff with wonderful old school effect. I wish Sam, Bruce and the gang would take a little money and do another in this series...no cgi allowed! 8/10 :fresh:

One Hour Photo

Picked up [i]Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow[/i], plus [b]One-Hour Photo[/b] (which I'd never seen) for 5 bucks each at WalMart. [img]http://img215.echo.cx/img215/5241/bouncingsmilie33nk5wp.gif[/img]

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On several occasions I was told to see [b]One-Hour Photo[/b]. Do I just give off a weird vibe or something? I watched it expecting something like [i]The Stepfather[/i]. But instead of a tasty campiness experience it was icky and weird. Williams looks as if he was altered physically thru plastic surgery and made to look like the stereotypical child molester. I"ll never look at him the same way again. Christ, Mork was a long time ago! It's almost as if they took the complaints about his extreme sentimentally in movies to a level not thought possible. The whole production is way more subtle than something like Stepfather but like that film it really just works to make you feel uncomfortable. It's frighteningly familiar & relatable (if that's a word). Well, I remember as a teen I came off as trustworthy...and I was! I promise. Several families would ask me to feed/water their pets, plants, whatever while they were on vacation. I was given a key to the house. If you've ever done that you know what I mean. It's strange going into someone elses house when they're not there, kind of uncomfortable and fascinating at the same time. I could never take anything from anyone (not even food out of the frig) but I did borrow some things. Hee hee! [i]*Hammer Horror style creepy music begins playing*[/i] From one I borrowed VHS tapes of 2001: A Space Odyssey on VHS and Airplane 2: The sequel. I was scared to death they were going to come home before I returned the tapes. (didn't happen) This was the mid-80s and I dont' even think we owned 1 bought movie on VHS. From another I borrowed computer magazine with game listings in them. I typed them in as fast as I could. I was found out on the magazines. Oops! The next time I fed the dog they told me I could borrow the magazines if I wanted to. Hee hee! Anyway, this film reminded me of that experience. Also, I think many of us (especially single people, but others who are unhappy perhaps) can relate to being envious of seemingly happy families. Right, dudes? [img]http://www.bautforum.com/images/smilies/shifty.gif[/img]

To conclude, I was satisfied when the credits rolled. Good film. I don't know if it'll be as good on second viewing but 5 bucks for a flick like this one wasn't bad. 8/10 :fresh: Williams' performance 10/10 :fresh:

The Rocketeer
½

[b]Rocketeer. (1991) [/b]

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[size=1]Not the cover of the R1 DVD but should've been. Why do they keep changing the art for DVDs to something kind of lame in comparison? [/size]

The one about the top secret rocket pack. Yeah! Go watch it again, it ain't half bad. It's easy to enjoy the dude-strapped-to-a-rocket effects since they are totally old school and really well done. You really get the sense of speed when the Rocketeer takes off and speeds through the sky! The film's best moments involve the jet pack. Unfortunately, it's biggest failings come when the Rocketeer's feet are on the ground. It tries real hard to translate the old serials to the big screen again but doesn't quite make it IMHO. But whereever the Rocketeer's feet are it often overcomes its story weaknesses with some creative "characters" including Mr. Howard Hughes himself (well, played by LOST's Terry O' Quinn) who is probably underused here. The filmmakers really thought my eyes would light up when there was an explosion...and they'd be right! Felt good to see this again. It also reminded me of the [i]Gilligan's Island[/i] episode that had Skipper and Gilligan hooking a secret military rocketpack while fishing in the lagoon. :D My thoughts on rocket packs are how unlikely they seem. I'd be afraid my as[i]s[/i] would get scorched off as soon as I turn the damn thing on. What if I had a gas attack after a rocketpack flyover to Taco Bell? I could incinerate the people waiting in the drive-thru! Unpractical. 7.5/10 :fresh:

Shaolin Soccer

[size=1]I learned as I was leaving work Friday that I wasn't expected to work Monday. Very nice! So I had myself a movie marathon over the 3-day period. It was sure fun and here on Monday (erm, I mean Tuesday) morning I'm missing my time off from this place already.

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Started off with something I just learned was available via bittorrent, [b]Jekyll & Hyde, Together again! (1982)[/b].

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This got a VHS release but no DVD. Sad. After seeing it again (after 20+ years) I can't understand why it wasn't released when they were putting out the [i]Airplane![/i] and [i]Naked Gun[/i] flicks because it belongs in the same section of the video store. It's really not overly funny but does have its moments. There's a lot of nostalgia for some of us who watched this HBO late night in the 80s. Krista Errickson, who plays Ivy, is as cute as I remember her being. Blankfield was actually a very good comedy actor and should've done more, and gotten even better like Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy and other comics-turned-actors did. This film has a [i]Man with 2 Brains[/i] feel, just not as funny. Many would think this was stupid and they'd be right. But you can also say it's often so stupid it's funny. Worth the download! 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Next, [b]Class. (1983)[/b],

[img]http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/cover_art/class.jpg[/img]

a fine friendship story with a great curve that is spoiled on the back of the DVD box and in the trailer. Rob Lowe and Andrew McCarthy are roommates in the dorm of their prep school, both with aspirations of entering Harvard. Lowe is the rich playboy and McCarthy is the poor kid trying to make it good. But Lowe convinces McCarthy to put off studying for the weekend and instead go out and get laid. McCarthy manages to overcome his nerdiness and meet an older woman. All is good until he learns the woman's identity. As a teen, the draw was Bisset and she's quite lovely! Now I can appreciate the friendship story portion and the warm feeling I get remembering my own days at various higher education institutes (and failing miserably). Small shades of [i]Animal House[/i] and others. Hard to rate this but I'd guess 7/10. For me it's a 10/10. I love this film. Put it on your shelf next to your John Hughes flicks. Lowe, McCarthy, Bisset and some other familiar faces in the cast (like John Cusack) are endlessly likable.

[b]King Arthur: Director's Cut. (2004).[/b] I hated the title "King Arthur: Director's Cut" and where it labels the year. Just doesn't look right as the lettering is modern looking and takes a little bit of the illusion away. They could've gone with a different font. Turns out that's about the only thing I didn't like about this epic.

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I expected this to scream "Hey! We can do Lord of the Rings too!!!" and it certainly did. Further, I expected this to just be another version of material I've already seen, but it certainly was not that. This was familiar characters but we get a new story here that the crawling text in the opening tells us is based on newly discovered facts that these characters. Really?! Well, I'll buy it cause I'm easy. And I truly love this kind of shit! :D I'll put this up with The Messanger: The Joan of Ark Story. Really an excellent film with terrificly dreary sets, bloody splurtingly fantastic battle sequences, and a running time that was long but never dull. I don't know why it wasn't a bigger hit in the theaters. I watched this as an alternative to the 3rd flick in the somewhat boring and over-blown Pirates of the Carribean series. I'm 100% sure I'm better for it. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Dark Star. (1974)[/b]

[img]http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/%7Eseb/dark-star.jpg[/img]

Every once in a while I'll just get a craving for this first John Carpenter (Halloween)/Dan O'Bannon (Alien/Aliens) flick. I'm never disappointed in my experience with it. Cheap as hell sci-fi/comedy b-movie that inspired the producers of the hit Brit-com Red Dwarf. It started as a student film but then somebody gave them some actual money to expand it to theater length. The longer version is definately the one to go with but I sense the makers would rather it didn't exist since they really just wanted a short film. I've watched both and found the longer one doesn't hurt much and I miss the sequences not included in the shorter one. O'Bannon is a delight as Pinback. And you can't beat that inflatable alien. Hard to rate this one too, perhaps 7/10. But for me it's a 9/10.

[b]Dead Man. (1995)[/b] I think I could direct a flick like this. It's just exactly my style and has things I like: dark and gritty visual style, a first rate cast that carries the whole thing along with very little effort, brings back a forgotten genre, relys on a legendary rocker (Neil Young) for it's jarring soundtrack, etc. Terrific experience! I love flicks that just show you things so you can just look at em, like a cloudy sky, parts of a steam train engine, etc. First rate! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Shaolin Soccer. (2001) [/b]

[img]http://www.videoservicecorp.com/images/shaolin%20soccer.jpg[/img]

I bought this solely on word of mouth here on RT. Thanks RT!! I loved the hell out of it! I watched the US version with english subs. I also checked out a little of the original version since itwas on the DVD too. I don't see any reason to not watch the US version for the many times I revisit it again. I was laughing at the genuinely funny stuff more than any goofy dubbing. My guess is the dubbing wasn't really goofy at all since I usually bust a gut over that kind of stuff. The effects were first rate and used to creative effect. Very likable characters abound! You'll laugh. :up: 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]King Kong. (1976) [/b]

[img]http://www.digitalmonsterisland.com/king_kong_1976_front.jpg[/img]

Notice the date. 1976. This is first rate for 1976. With the exception of some cheesy dialogue and questionable acting skills, this is some great monkeying around happening here...in 1976! Rick Baker is fantastic in the suit and if you don't think so look again! His facial expressions, the running around, stepping on stuff. Great! Sure, it's old school effects, but it was 1976! 1976, not 1996, or 2006, but 1976!! The New York minatures were also quite good. Just look at those buildings and subway cars! Great stuff. 1976 wasn't the easiest year to do the kinds of things they did with this film. Seriously, I can see why when I was 9 in 1976 this floored me. We'd seen Jaws the year before and then this. Just amazing cinema experiences that stand the test of time. This Kong is terrific! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] Believe me?

King Arthur
King Arthur(2004)
½

[size=1]I learned as I was leaving work Friday that I wasn't expected to work Monday. Very nice! So I had myself a movie marathon over the 3-day period. It was sure fun and here on Monday (erm, I mean Tuesday) morning I'm missing my time off from this place already.

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Started off with something I just learned was available via bittorrent, [b]Jekyll & Hyde, Together again! (1982)[/b].

[img]http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/amg/videos/drv700/v727/v7272881kug.jpg[/img]

This got a VHS release but no DVD. Sad. After seeing it again (after 20+ years) I can't understand why it wasn't released when they were putting out the [i]Airplane![/i] and [i]Naked Gun[/i] flicks because it belongs in the same section of the video store. It's really not overly funny but does have its moments. There's a lot of nostalgia for some of us who watched this HBO late night in the 80s. Krista Errickson, who plays Ivy, is as cute as I remember her being. Blankfield was actually a very good comedy actor and should've done more, and gotten even better like Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy and other comics-turned-actors did. This film has a [i]Man with 2 Brains[/i] feel, just not as funny. Many would think this was stupid and they'd be right. But you can also say it's often so stupid it's funny. Worth the download! 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Next, [b]Class. (1983)[/b],

[img]http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/cover_art/class.jpg[/img]

a fine friendship story with a great curve that is spoiled on the back of the DVD box and in the trailer. Rob Lowe and Andrew McCarthy are roommates in the dorm of their prep school, both with aspirations of entering Harvard. Lowe is the rich playboy and McCarthy is the poor kid trying to make it good. But Lowe convinces McCarthy to put off studying for the weekend and instead go out and get laid. McCarthy manages to overcome his nerdiness and meet an older woman. All is good until he learns the woman's identity. As a teen, the draw was Bisset and she's quite lovely! Now I can appreciate the friendship story portion and the warm feeling I get remembering my own days at various higher education institutes (and failing miserably). Small shades of [i]Animal House[/i] and others. Hard to rate this but I'd guess 7/10. For me it's a 10/10. I love this film. Put it on your shelf next to your John Hughes flicks. Lowe, McCarthy, Bisset and some other familiar faces in the cast (like John Cusack) are endlessly likable.

[b]King Arthur: Director's Cut. (2004).[/b] I hated the title "King Arthur: Director's Cut" and where it labels the year. Just doesn't look right as the lettering is modern looking and takes a little bit of the illusion away. They could've gone with a different font. Turns out that's about the only thing I didn't like about this epic.

[img]http://www.exo.net/%7Eronh/DVD/images/large/B0002YLCG0.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg[/img]

I expected this to scream "Hey! We can do Lord of the Rings too!!!" and it certainly did. Further, I expected this to just be another version of material I've already seen, but it certainly was not that. This was familiar characters but we get a new story here that the crawling text in the opening tells us is based on newly discovered facts that these characters. Really?! Well, I'll buy it cause I'm easy. And I truly love this kind of shit! :D I'll put this up with The Messanger: The Joan of Ark Story. Really an excellent film with terrificly dreary sets, bloody splurtingly fantastic battle sequences, and a running time that was long but never dull. I don't know why it wasn't a bigger hit in the theaters. I watched this as an alternative to the 3rd flick in the somewhat boring and over-blown Pirates of the Carribean series. I'm 100% sure I'm better for it. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Dark Star. (1974)[/b]

[img]http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/%7Eseb/dark-star.jpg[/img]

Every once in a while I'll just get a craving for this first John Carpenter (Halloween)/Dan O'Bannon (Alien/Aliens) flick. I'm never disappointed in my experience with it. Cheap as hell sci-fi/comedy b-movie that inspired the producers of the hit Brit-com Red Dwarf. It started as a student film but then somebody gave them some actual money to expand it to theater length. The longer version is definately the one to go with but I sense the makers would rather it didn't exist since they really just wanted a short film. I've watched both and found the longer one doesn't hurt much and I miss the sequences not included in the shorter one. O'Bannon is a delight as Pinback. And you can't beat that inflatable alien. Hard to rate this one too, perhaps 7/10. But for me it's a 9/10.

[b]Dead Man. (1995)[/b] I think I could direct a flick like this. It's just exactly my style and has things I like: dark and gritty visual style, a first rate cast that carries the whole thing along with very little effort, brings back a forgotten genre, relys on a legendary rocker (Neil Young) for it's jarring soundtrack, etc. Terrific experience! I love flicks that just show you things so you can just look at em, like a cloudy sky, parts of a steam train engine, etc. First rate! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Shaolin Soccer. (2001) [/b]

[img]http://www.videoservicecorp.com/images/shaolin%20soccer.jpg[/img]

I bought this solely on word of mouth here on RT. Thanks RT!! I loved the hell out of it! I watched the US version with english subs. I also checked out a little of the original version since itwas on the DVD too. I don't see any reason to not watch the US version for the many times I revisit it again. I was laughing at the genuinely funny stuff more than any goofy dubbing. My guess is the dubbing wasn't really goofy at all since I usually bust a gut over that kind of stuff. The effects were first rate and used to creative effect. Very likable characters abound! You'll laugh. :up: 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]King Kong. (1976) [/b]

[img]http://www.digitalmonsterisland.com/king_kong_1976_front.jpg[/img]

Notice the date. 1976. This is first rate for 1976. With the exception of some cheesy dialogue and questionable acting skills, this is some great monkeying around happening here...in 1976! Rick Baker is fantastic in the suit and if you don't think so look again! His facial expressions, the running around, stepping on stuff. Great! Sure, it's old school effects, but it was 1976! 1976, not 1996, or 2006, but 1976!! The New York minatures were also quite good. Just look at those buildings and subway cars! Great stuff. 1976 wasn't the easiest year to do the kinds of things they did with this film. Seriously, I can see why when I was 9 in 1976 this floored me. We'd seen Jaws the year before and then this. Just amazing cinema experiences that stand the test of time. This Kong is terrific! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] Believe me?

A Beautiful Mind

[b]A Beautiful Mind. (2001) [/b]
[img]http://www.ziyue.com/movies/usa/2001/ABeautifulMind/beau7.jpg[/img]
Russell Crowe gives a fine performance here. I was impressed with the first half of the film and he's the reason. At the point where there is "an amazing revelation" in the story I felt the scenes related to that that following needed more punch. It's good stuff! But I felt some effects similar to what they did with the flashback sequences in [i]Ray[/i] (the Ray Charles biopic) or something similar (but not flashy like Frodo's invisible moments in [i]Lord of the Rings[/i]) would've really enhanced this experience. I'll go as far as saying that I believe this film could've been a whole lot more appealing if done by a different director. Not to say that Howard didn't do a good job, I believe he did. It's just me. As it is I liked it a lot. That "amazing revelation" is actually quite painful like it is. And the closing moments were very moving. This DVD was $4 or $5. A bargain to say the least. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]Stargate. (1994)[/b]
[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/6303398480.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]
One of my mom's favorite movies. I bought it for her for Xmas one year. In fact, this is her copy I borrowed. Hee! A damn fun time and that's all there is to it! The makers of [i]Battlefield Earth [/i]should've viewed this flick before embarking on their own project. They might've managed a watchable version of sci-fi mish-mash like this one. Russell's hair is a little disturbing but otherwise he does a good job with the role of tough-as-nails hero with a mission sort of dude. Luckily we're treated to really nice effects that have held up nicely over the years. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (guilty pleasure upgrade 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img])


[b]The Karate Kid. (1984)[/b]
[img]http://www.classicmoviekids.com/images/m/macchio/macchioralph4279.jpg[/img]
Always a huge favorite. Rocky with a kid. That's it! The DVD is a huge disappointment though. I haven't seen graininess this bad outside of my copies of Little House on the Prairie episodes. Yuck! But it gets less noticable the more the movie plays. I guess it's better than my old VHS, but I still need to do research on the soundtrack before I record over my old copy. I'm not sure if any music has been replaced or not. Some tracks seemed different, almost generic. But the movie has held up well. I still get teary-eyed when Mr. Miyagi tells the kid to "show me wax on/wax off". One of the all time amazing moments in movie history! The actor Macchio is amazing in that he is able to pull off a high school freshman at the age of like 30 or something in this. Heh! I was thinking he must've lost a lot of weight to do it. Everybody's good in this flick. Morita is especially memorable as the early-on mysterious Mr. Miyagi. Everyone should watch this film (along with Rocky) at least one time in their life. It works well as a pick-me-up when you're feeling down. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. (1991)[/b]
[img]http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n2/n11425.jpg[/img]
Another of mom's favorite movies of all time. I bought this for her too but this is my own copy, not borrowed. It's almost like an apology from the whole Trek cast and crew for the crap we had to endure with [i]STV[/i]. It has everything you could imagine in a Trek film and it's almost always enjoyable to watch. There's some great Klingon stuff (which is why moms loves this so much, she's a fan of those nasty bastards for some reason, heh), very intense scenes and even a clever murder mystery with all our favorite Trek characters busting their asses to solve it. I particularly liked that one of the main crew (Sulu) was captain of his own ship. Unlike STV the visual effects here were staggering! The ships look like the real thing. I really liked that shot of Sulu's ship getting knocked around by the aftermath of a catastophic explosion. I remember gasping in the theater when I saw that originally. Oh, speaking of, I nearly didn't bother with seeing this in the cinema since I hated STV so much. The great reviews it got changed my mind. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country
½

[b]A Beautiful Mind. (2001) [/b]
[img]http://www.ziyue.com/movies/usa/2001/ABeautifulMind/beau7.jpg[/img]
Russell Crowe gives a fine performance here. I was impressed with the first half of the film and he's the reason. At the point where there is "an amazing revelation" in the story I felt the scenes related to that that following needed more punch. It's good stuff! But I felt some effects similar to what they did with the flashback sequences in [i]Ray[/i] (the Ray Charles biopic) or something similar (but not flashy like Frodo's invisible moments in [i]Lord of the Rings[/i]) would've really enhanced this experience. I'll go as far as saying that I believe this film could've been a whole lot more appealing if done by a different director. Not to say that Howard didn't do a good job, I believe he did. It's just me. As it is I liked it a lot. That "amazing revelation" is actually quite painful like it is. And the closing moments were very moving. This DVD was $4 or $5. A bargain to say the least. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]Stargate. (1994)[/b]
[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/6303398480.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]
One of my mom's favorite movies. I bought it for her for Xmas one year. In fact, this is her copy I borrowed. Hee! A damn fun time and that's all there is to it! The makers of [i]Battlefield Earth [/i]should've viewed this flick before embarking on their own project. They might've managed a watchable version of sci-fi mish-mash like this one. Russell's hair is a little disturbing but otherwise he does a good job with the role of tough-as-nails hero with a mission sort of dude. Luckily we're treated to really nice effects that have held up nicely over the years. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (guilty pleasure upgrade 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img])


[b]The Karate Kid. (1984)[/b]
[img]http://www.classicmoviekids.com/images/m/macchio/macchioralph4279.jpg[/img]
Always a huge favorite. Rocky with a kid. That's it! The DVD is a huge disappointment though. I haven't seen graininess this bad outside of my copies of Little House on the Prairie episodes. Yuck! But it gets less noticable the more the movie plays. I guess it's better than my old VHS, but I still need to do research on the soundtrack before I record over my old copy. I'm not sure if any music has been replaced or not. Some tracks seemed different, almost generic. But the movie has held up well. I still get teary-eyed when Mr. Miyagi tells the kid to "show me wax on/wax off". One of the all time amazing moments in movie history! The actor Macchio is amazing in that he is able to pull off a high school freshman at the age of like 30 or something in this. Heh! I was thinking he must've lost a lot of weight to do it. Everybody's good in this flick. Morita is especially memorable as the early-on mysterious Mr. Miyagi. Everyone should watch this film (along with Rocky) at least one time in their life. It works well as a pick-me-up when you're feeling down. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. (1991)[/b]
[img]http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n2/n11425.jpg[/img]
Another of mom's favorite movies of all time. I bought this for her too but this is my own copy, not borrowed. It's almost like an apology from the whole Trek cast and crew for the crap we had to endure with [i]STV[/i]. It has everything you could imagine in a Trek film and it's almost always enjoyable to watch. There's some great Klingon stuff (which is why moms loves this so much, she's a fan of those nasty bastards for some reason, heh), very intense scenes and even a clever murder mystery with all our favorite Trek characters busting their asses to solve it. I particularly liked that one of the main crew (Sulu) was captain of his own ship. Unlike STV the visual effects here were staggering! The ships look like the real thing. I really liked that shot of Sulu's ship getting knocked around by the aftermath of a catastophic explosion. I remember gasping in the theater when I saw that originally. Oh, speaking of, I nearly didn't bother with seeing this in the cinema since I hated STV so much. The great reviews it got changed my mind. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Stargate
Stargate(1994)
½

[b]A Beautiful Mind. (2001) [/b]
[img]http://www.ziyue.com/movies/usa/2001/ABeautifulMind/beau7.jpg[/img]
Russell Crowe gives a fine performance here. I was impressed with the first half of the film and he's the reason. At the point where there is "an amazing revelation" in the story I felt the scenes related to that that following needed more punch. It's good stuff! But I felt some effects similar to what they did with the flashback sequences in [i]Ray[/i] (the Ray Charles biopic) or something similar (but not flashy like Frodo's invisible moments in [i]Lord of the Rings[/i]) would've really enhanced this experience. I'll go as far as saying that I believe this film could've been a whole lot more appealing if done by a different director. Not to say that Howard didn't do a good job, I believe he did. It's just me. As it is I liked it a lot. That "amazing revelation" is actually quite painful like it is. And the closing moments were very moving. This DVD was $4 or $5. A bargain to say the least. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]Stargate. (1994)[/b]
[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/6303398480.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]
One of my mom's favorite movies. I bought it for her for Xmas one year. In fact, this is her copy I borrowed. Hee! A damn fun time and that's all there is to it! The makers of [i]Battlefield Earth [/i]should've viewed this flick before embarking on their own project. They might've managed a watchable version of sci-fi mish-mash like this one. Russell's hair is a little disturbing but otherwise he does a good job with the role of tough-as-nails hero with a mission sort of dude. Luckily we're treated to really nice effects that have held up nicely over the years. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (guilty pleasure upgrade 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img])


[b]The Karate Kid. (1984)[/b]
[img]http://www.classicmoviekids.com/images/m/macchio/macchioralph4279.jpg[/img]
Always a huge favorite. Rocky with a kid. That's it! The DVD is a huge disappointment though. I haven't seen graininess this bad outside of my copies of Little House on the Prairie episodes. Yuck! But it gets less noticable the more the movie plays. I guess it's better than my old VHS, but I still need to do research on the soundtrack before I record over my old copy. I'm not sure if any music has been replaced or not. Some tracks seemed different, almost generic. But the movie has held up well. I still get teary-eyed when Mr. Miyagi tells the kid to "show me wax on/wax off". One of the all time amazing moments in movie history! The actor Macchio is amazing in that he is able to pull off a high school freshman at the age of like 30 or something in this. Heh! I was thinking he must've lost a lot of weight to do it. Everybody's good in this flick. Morita is especially memorable as the early-on mysterious Mr. Miyagi. Everyone should watch this film (along with Rocky) at least one time in their life. It works well as a pick-me-up when you're feeling down. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. (1991)[/b]
[img]http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n2/n11425.jpg[/img]
Another of mom's favorite movies of all time. I bought this for her too but this is my own copy, not borrowed. It's almost like an apology from the whole Trek cast and crew for the crap we had to endure with [i]STV[/i]. It has everything you could imagine in a Trek film and it's almost always enjoyable to watch. There's some great Klingon stuff (which is why moms loves this so much, she's a fan of those nasty bastards for some reason, heh), very intense scenes and even a clever murder mystery with all our favorite Trek characters busting their asses to solve it. I particularly liked that one of the main crew (Sulu) was captain of his own ship. Unlike STV the visual effects here were staggering! The ships look like the real thing. I really liked that shot of Sulu's ship getting knocked around by the aftermath of a catastophic explosion. I remember gasping in the theater when I saw that originally. Oh, speaking of, I nearly didn't bother with seeing this in the cinema since I hated STV so much. The great reviews it got changed my mind. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

The Karate Kid
½

[b]A Beautiful Mind. (2001) [/b]
[img]http://www.ziyue.com/movies/usa/2001/ABeautifulMind/beau7.jpg[/img]
Russell Crowe gives a fine performance here. I was impressed with the first half of the film and he's the reason. At the point where there is "an amazing revelation" in the story I felt the scenes related to that that following needed more punch. It's good stuff! But I felt some effects similar to what they did with the flashback sequences in [i]Ray[/i] (the Ray Charles biopic) or something similar (but not flashy like Frodo's invisible moments in [i]Lord of the Rings[/i]) would've really enhanced this experience. I'll go as far as saying that I believe this film could've been a whole lot more appealing if done by a different director. Not to say that Howard didn't do a good job, I believe he did. It's just me. As it is I liked it a lot. That "amazing revelation" is actually quite painful like it is. And the closing moments were very moving. This DVD was $4 or $5. A bargain to say the least. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]Stargate. (1994)[/b]
[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/6303398480.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]
One of my mom's favorite movies. I bought it for her for Xmas one year. In fact, this is her copy I borrowed. Hee! A damn fun time and that's all there is to it! The makers of [i]Battlefield Earth [/i]should've viewed this flick before embarking on their own project. They might've managed a watchable version of sci-fi mish-mash like this one. Russell's hair is a little disturbing but otherwise he does a good job with the role of tough-as-nails hero with a mission sort of dude. Luckily we're treated to really nice effects that have held up nicely over the years. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (guilty pleasure upgrade 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img])


[b]The Karate Kid. (1984)[/b]
[img]http://www.classicmoviekids.com/images/m/macchio/macchioralph4279.jpg[/img]
Always a huge favorite. Rocky with a kid. That's it! The DVD is a huge disappointment though. I haven't seen graininess this bad outside of my copies of Little House on the Prairie episodes. Yuck! But it gets less noticable the more the movie plays. I guess it's better than my old VHS, but I still need to do research on the soundtrack before I record over my old copy. I'm not sure if any music has been replaced or not. Some tracks seemed different, almost generic. But the movie has held up well. I still get teary-eyed when Mr. Miyagi tells the kid to "show me wax on/wax off". One of the all time amazing moments in movie history! The actor Macchio is amazing in that he is able to pull off a high school freshman at the age of like 30 or something in this. Heh! I was thinking he must've lost a lot of weight to do it. Everybody's good in this flick. Morita is especially memorable as the early-on mysterious Mr. Miyagi. Everyone should watch this film (along with Rocky) at least one time in their life. It works well as a pick-me-up when you're feeling down. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. (1991)[/b]
[img]http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n2/n11425.jpg[/img]
Another of mom's favorite movies of all time. I bought this for her too but this is my own copy, not borrowed. It's almost like an apology from the whole Trek cast and crew for the crap we had to endure with [i]STV[/i]. It has everything you could imagine in a Trek film and it's almost always enjoyable to watch. There's some great Klingon stuff (which is why moms loves this so much, she's a fan of those nasty bastards for some reason, heh), very intense scenes and even a clever murder mystery with all our favorite Trek characters busting their asses to solve it. I particularly liked that one of the main crew (Sulu) was captain of his own ship. Unlike STV the visual effects here were staggering! The ships look like the real thing. I really liked that shot of Sulu's ship getting knocked around by the aftermath of a catastophic explosion. I remember gasping in the theater when I saw that originally. Oh, speaking of, I nearly didn't bother with seeing this in the cinema since I hated STV so much. The great reviews it got changed my mind. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Bicentennial Man
½

[b]Bicentennial Man. (1999)[/b]
[img]http://thecia.com.au/reviews/b/images/bicentennial-man-4.jpg[/img]

I finally got to see this on DVD. It's been a wish for years! I knew it'd look good. Unfortuanately this rental copy got stuck at one point and skipped 8 minutes so I mostly just missed the annoying lady robot dancing in the street. Still, I saw enough to confirm this is one of my favorite Robin Williams films and it looks really good on DVD. A future purchase for sure. Absolutely fantastic! I'm always drawn to films that follow a long time line, like [i]Time Machine[/i] or [i]A.I[/i]., where long periods of time are covered in the story. This one does that effortlessly. A pleasant ride!

The film starts out in the near future and Williams plays a sort of household helper robot, does the work around the house for a family headed by Sam Neill, in a very good performance. The family has become jaded since it's the future and a robot is pretty common and boring like an original Nintendo Entertainment System from the 80s would be to families of today. But this robot seems to go to extra levels to be accepted, which leads one to believe he is somehow less common than your average robot. He befriends the youngest member of the family and that's where the story takes off. They really covered a lot of ground in it's 2 hour running time. I was constantly amazed at what lengths Williams' robot takes to get closer to [i]something[/i] he doesn't quite understand but wants to understand badly. Very toughing, often funny, and always enjoyable.

I'm very surprised Robin Williams got a Razzie, the awards presented to the years worst movies. I stopped paying attention to those awards a long time ago since too often I simply don't agree. And here is no exception. Williams is great!

9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Night Shift
Night Shift(1982)
½

[b]Enemy Mine. (1985) [/b]
[img]http://www.communibuild.com/rt/enemy_mine_large_07.jpg[/img]

This is a near classic sci-fi film. The whole thing has a homage feel, borrowing from 1960s sci-fi but with top notch 1980s visual effects and very good acting from the 2 main players: Louis Gossett Jr & Dennis Quaid. There's very little "ham & cheese"...but some, perhaps more cheese than ham. Heh! This alien suit that Gossett wears could be the best monster suit since [i]Creature from the Black Lagoon[/i]. A simple design that looks [i]mostly[/i] realistic. I say "mostly" because I think the mouth part needed some work, but otherwise terrific! Gossett was recognized by several sci-fi awards organizations for his memorable performance. I happen to think an Oscar nom would not have been out of the question. The gurgling alien language he speaks is a trip, and he does it well. The overall look of[b] Enemy Mine [/b]just takes me back to the 1960s. From the old style look of the human and alien fighter ships at the beginning to the barren alien planet. Often striking visuals. There's some negatives too. It's tough to connect with the characters at the beginning, which is important for a friendship story such as this. I think there are points when more character developement would've been a huge strength. Anyway, the DVD transfer is really good! Clear and colorful picture. I'm very pleased this only cost $4.50. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]The Returner. [/b](aka, [b]Ritana[/b])[b] (2002)[/b]
[img]http://www.animejump.com/modules/ProdReviews/images/liveaction/returner.jpg[/img]

This borrows from so many movies I refuse to waste the time to list them all. I'll just say that the movies it borrows from are all fun in their own way and were all good choices if one wants to ripoff something that makes a good movie all mixed together. It's Japanese too so that's a big strength. I'd originally thought this was anime like [i]Cowboy Bebop[/i]. It's actually live action and every scene looks fantastic. The title "Returner" sounds like it's a zombie movie or something. It's actually an odd story about a young woman who has a very interesting task to complete in order to avoid an alien invasion, not to mention her point of origin which isn't what you'd call present day. That's where the term "Returner" comes from. She enlists the aid of a present day Japanese bounty hunter and they make one hell of a great looking couple! I just love watching them do stuff. The film is populated by several other quirky characters included this evil bad dude who serves as the film's villian and a funny lady (think "Q") who works with the movie's hero. If this didn't rip off so much it'd be an absolute classic! As it is if you're alright with the (lets use a nice word) "homages" you'll have a great time and maybe even hope for a sequel. This is my second viewing and I still love it. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Night Shift. (1982)[/b]
[img]http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/coverartgfx/20060711/nightshift1982dvd.jpg[/img]

This 1980's comedy needs an SE DVD release. Along with [i]Grand Theft Auto[/i], this was one of Ron Howard's first directing efforts. It's a very likable friendship story with a refreshingly out-of-character Henry Winkler (extremely uncool, here) and a then newcomer Michael Keaton in a star making role. They play a couple of late night workers at a big city morgue. Winkler's character just wants to do his job in peace and quiet but Keaton's won't let that happen for one minute. Keaton is the idea man who uses a tape recorder to document and remember his often zany ideas. One such idea is that since they have so much extra time at the morgue late at night, with no supervision, they should use it to their advantage and start an "escort service" to make money. Winkler somehow agrees to the idea and of course regrets it. Lots of funny moments and tons of likable characters. 1980s goofball comedy at it's best. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia update 10/10)

Enemy Mine
Enemy Mine(1985)

[b]Enemy Mine. (1985) [/b]
[img]http://www.communibuild.com/rt/enemy_mine_large_07.jpg[/img]

This is a near classic sci-fi film. The whole thing has a homage feel, borrowing from 1960s sci-fi but with top notch 1980s visual effects and very good acting from the 2 main players: Louis Gossett Jr & Dennis Quaid. There's very little "ham & cheese"...but some, perhaps more cheese than ham. Heh! This alien suit that Gossett wears could be the best monster suit since [i]Creature from the Black Lagoon[/i]. A simple design that looks [i]mostly[/i] realistic. I say "mostly" because I think the mouth part needed some work, but otherwise terrific! Gossett was recognized by several sci-fi awards organizations for his memorable performance. I happen to think an Oscar nom would not have been out of the question. The gurgling alien language he speaks is a trip, and he does it well. The overall look of[b] Enemy Mine [/b]just takes me back to the 1960s. From the old style look of the human and alien fighter ships at the beginning to the barren alien planet. Often striking visuals. There's some negatives too. It's tough to connect with the characters at the beginning, which is important for a friendship story such as this. I think there are points when more character developement would've been a huge strength. Anyway, the DVD transfer is really good! Clear and colorful picture. I'm very pleased this only cost $4.50. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]The Returner. [/b](aka, [b]Ritana[/b])[b] (2002)[/b]
[img]http://www.animejump.com/modules/ProdReviews/images/liveaction/returner.jpg[/img]

This borrows from so many movies I refuse to waste the time to list them all. I'll just say that the movies it borrows from are all fun in their own way and were all good choices if one wants to ripoff something that makes a good movie all mixed together. It's Japanese too so that's a big strength. I'd originally thought this was anime like [i]Cowboy Bebop[/i]. It's actually live action and every scene looks fantastic. The title "Returner" sounds like it's a zombie movie or something. It's actually an odd story about a young woman who has a very interesting task to complete in order to avoid an alien invasion, not to mention her point of origin which isn't what you'd call present day. That's where the term "Returner" comes from. She enlists the aid of a present day Japanese bounty hunter and they make one hell of a great looking couple! I just love watching them do stuff. The film is populated by several other quirky characters included this evil bad dude who serves as the film's villian and a funny lady (think "Q") who works with the movie's hero. If this didn't rip off so much it'd be an absolute classic! As it is if you're alright with the (lets use a nice word) "homages" you'll have a great time and maybe even hope for a sequel. This is my second viewing and I still love it. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Night Shift. (1982)[/b]
[img]http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/coverartgfx/20060711/nightshift1982dvd.jpg[/img]

This 1980's comedy needs an SE DVD release. Along with [i]Grand Theft Auto[/i], this was one of Ron Howard's first directing efforts. It's a very likable friendship story with a refreshingly out-of-character Henry Winkler (extremely uncool, here) and a then newcomer Michael Keaton in a star making role. They play a couple of late night workers at a big city morgue. Winkler's character just wants to do his job in peace and quiet but Keaton's won't let that happen for one minute. Keaton is the idea man who uses a tape recorder to document and remember his often zany ideas. One such idea is that since they have so much extra time at the morgue late at night, with no supervision, they should use it to their advantage and start an "escort service" to make money. Winkler somehow agrees to the idea and of course regrets it. Lots of funny moments and tons of likable characters. 1980s goofball comedy at it's best. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia update 10/10)

Coming to America
½

[b]Coming to America. (1988)

[img]http://www.poster.com.pl/walkuski/ksiaze.jpg[/img]

[/b]This was an interesting idea: Eddie Murphy in a restrained role as an African prince searching for his princess bride. He's likable and very good doing this kind of thing. Now, that doesn't mean he had to do the whole movie restrained, not with makeup master Rick Baker on the movie's crew list. Murphy gets made up to look like several totally different looking characters, including the lead singer for the awful R&B band Sexual Chocolate and an old white jewish man who hangs out at the local barber shop exchanging stories and jokes. It all works very well, from the exilerating opening credits sequence with Africa title tune (that would've been even better had they got Paul Simon to write lyrics and sing along, hee) to the very likable John Amos "McDowell's" portion of the film. This hasn't aged as well as I'd liked but it's still a great time and one of Murphy's best performances (make that 3 of Murphy's best performances, heh). 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Alice in Wonderland

[b]Alice in Wonderland. (1999) [/b]

[img]http://www.musicweb-international.com/film/may99/alice.jpg[/img]

Jim Henson's Creature Shop and Hallmark followed up the first rate [i]Gulliver's Travels[/i] and [i]Merlin[/i] with this TV version comprised of Lewis Carrol's Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass. Any weaknesses in this production are not in the visual department. Alice has never looked this good at any time in history. Full of eye-catching color and splended visual effects including the strikingly effective warping of several actors to make them appear cartoonish, while still retaining their facial features. Martin Short becomes the mad hatter while Whoopi Goldberg and her big pearly whites get turned into the wide-smiling Cheshire cat. Excellent stuff! All of this visual pleasure is preserved on DVD nicely (and cheaply).

Now, there are some soft, mushy spots on this otherwise firm & meaty mushroom. The all star cast comes off as hit or miss. Alice is played very well by the young girl from Kevin Cosner's [i]Waterworld[/i] Tina Majorino. She even looks a bit like the famous illustrations from Carroll's book and is capable of pulling off some very animated facial expressions just perfect for this. The Alice role is the most important and I believe they filled it with a competent young actress. The most talked about had to be Martin Short, and he [i]is[/i] excellent! The mad hatter tea party has always been my favorite part of the material, book or movie, and it's very well represented here by Short and a couple of very well done animated Henson characters. The march hare is of special note, an excellent effect! I just read on imdb.com that the Alice actress was afraid of the thing. Heh! Miranda Richardson of [i]Black Adder[/i] and [i]Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow[/i] fame plays the Queen of Hearts role with an insanity above and beyond what was needed. I prefer a more restrained method since that gives it a real world edge while hopefully retaining the insane satire. But Richardson is fun to watch and her makeup is splended. As for Whoopi Goldberg, all you can do is scratch your head and wonder how they turned her into a kitty cat. Her teeth were sure perfect for the character and that little cat body with her head on it is a trip! I like Whoopi in this. The rest of the cast range from memorable (Gene Wilder as the mock turtle) to lazy and forgetable (sorry George Wendt, your Tweedledee is beneath Robbie Coltrane's Tweedledum). Many actors just needed to inject more energy like Short, Goldberg and Richardson were doing. But nothing railroads this fine production. It's one of my favorite versions and well worth the cost and running time. In fact, I recommend all of the Henson productions mentioned in this review as well as the Henson TV show called The Storyteller. Top quality TV that doesn't get mentioned enough on the net. It's all available cheaply. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
½

[b]This Boy's Life. (1993) [/b]

[img]http://www.pathguy.com/this_boys_life.jpg[/img]

This has always been a favorite of mine so now you know it's in danger of being overrated. So I'll just say it's good but maybe not that good. It's the true story about a young writer growing up with a flighty mother and her abusive boyfriends. People who've read the book call it grossly inaccurrate. What a bunch of drama queens! Heh! Seriously, the filmmakers seemed to tone down portions of the book....and that was maybe so more teenage girls could see this without requiring mom to buy the ticket. The main draw is now 2-fold: (1) Leonardo DeCaprio who, by chance, gives a star-making performance here, standing toe-to-toe with (2) Robert DeNiro, who gives an over-the-top, almost campy, performance as mom's selfish boyfriend Dwight. DeNiro provides ALL of the films many quotables (I'll run around the house telling everybody, my dogs too, to "shut yo pie hole" :D ). The rest of the actors pale next to these guys. That's not to say that there aren't any memorable performances besides these. I thought the gay, sort of fish out of water friend and the youngest stepsister were both well done by the actors. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Honkytonk Man. (1982) [/b]

[img]http://www.ecranlarge.com/images/cinema/fiches/affiches/3fdfc9f40154ad4df5973391f5d74079.jpg[/img]

I saw this when it came out originally. The theater was empty except for me and a couple who were making out in front of me. Well, I had a date lined up but her dog ate her ticket....or something! :p Seriously, nobody wanted to see this with me. It's an okay Clint Eastwood movie with his son Kyle getting a credit billing just under his famous dad. That's a designation he sure didn't earn. Kyle is okay but he's no Clint Eastwood Jr. They give him a lot to do and he never quite rising to the occasion. Clint play's an ailing country music singer with plently of talent but not enough good health to sing himself to the top of the charts. He's just a few songs away from becoming a household name. The story is a good one and often painful to watch (and I don't mean Clint's singing, he really isn't that bad....see Paint Your Wagon!! Clint can sing, damnit!!). I can't help thinking this film would've been better without Clint & Kyle. I don't know who they could've replaced them with. Certianly the film would've been even less successful without the big Eastwood name. Well, as it is, it ain't bad. There's some nice music, a few moving moments, one involving the late singer Marty Robbins who died not long after this film was made. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]The Island. (2005) [/b]

[img]http://www.moviexclusive.com/review/Island/island005.gif[/img]

I go into every Michael Bay film expecting it to be total crap. People hate him and his films on RT so it's hard to get a truly meaningful idea of how enjoyable any one of his movies might be. I thought this film was flawed and had a lot of needless flash but still managed to be fairly entertaining none-the-less. The story was very familiar to me since I can name 3 films that "inspired" it (which I won't name because that would be a spoiler). I'd always thought a new version of this idea was long passed due. With some proper editing I think this would've been better though. Also, several points about the main characters get lost (childlike, sexless) and the product placement really was beyond rediculous (why the hell would these "people" care X-Box?). A definate "could've been", but as it is I found it fun to watch this one time. Not sure about repeat viewings. Maybe. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. (2002)

[img]http://www.cineclub.de/images/2003/gestaendnisse_5.jpg[/img]

[/b]I was expecting more goofball TV footage from this so it gets a "not bad" rating for it's emphasis on the oddball "confessions" portion of the story. It really is an outlandish and supposedly true account of someone we thought we knew pretty well! Imagine a goofball TV show producer/host who has a secret life outside of the silliness of his TV antics in which he is asked to kill. It helps if you were a fan of "the mind" in question, belonging to the crazy Chuck Barris, creator of the 70s & 80s edgy gameshows The Gong Show, The Dating Game & The Newlywed Game. As a huge fan of those and several of his others (namely The goofy $1.98 Beauty Show hosted by the late great Rip Taylor.....erm, wait, he might still be alive...hum) I had a big interest in seeing what this was all about. I feel "Guy" from Galaxy Quest did a very good performance as Barris. Many of us thought Barris was just on drugs but that certainly isn't covered in this film. In fact, drugs would explain the whole damn thing! :D Do I believe that Barris was anything more than a tv producer/host? Hell, anything is possible. Although I was slightly disappointed, I liked this and plan to read the book in hopes of more behind-the-scene gossup from Barris' various shows. We'lll probably never get shows like The Gong Show or $1.98 Beauty Show on DVD because of music right issues. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

This Boy's Life

[b]This Boy's Life. (1993) [/b]

[img]http://www.pathguy.com/this_boys_life.jpg[/img]

This has always been a favorite of mine so now you know it's in danger of being overrated. So I'll just say it's good but maybe not that good. It's the true story about a young writer growing up with a flighty mother and her abusive boyfriends. People who've read the book call it grossly inaccurrate. What a bunch of drama queens! Heh! Seriously, the filmmakers seemed to tone down portions of the book....and that was maybe so more teenage girls could see this without requiring mom to buy the ticket. The main draw is now 2-fold: (1) Leonardo DeCaprio who, by chance, gives a star-making performance here, standing toe-to-toe with (2) Robert DeNiro, who gives an over-the-top, almost campy, performance as mom's selfish boyfriend Dwight. DeNiro provides ALL of the films many quotables (I'll run around the house telling everybody, my dogs too, to "shut yo pie hole" :D ). The rest of the actors pale next to these guys. That's not to say that there aren't any memorable performances besides these. I thought the gay, sort of fish out of water friend and the youngest stepsister were both well done by the actors. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Honkytonk Man. (1982) [/b]

[img]http://www.ecranlarge.com/images/cinema/fiches/affiches/3fdfc9f40154ad4df5973391f5d74079.jpg[/img]

I saw this when it came out originally. The theater was empty except for me and a couple who were making out in front of me. Well, I had a date lined up but her dog ate her ticket....or something! :p Seriously, nobody wanted to see this with me. It's an okay Clint Eastwood movie with his son Kyle getting a credit billing just under his famous dad. That's a designation he sure didn't earn. Kyle is okay but he's no Clint Eastwood Jr. They give him a lot to do and he never quite rising to the occasion. Clint play's an ailing country music singer with plently of talent but not enough good health to sing himself to the top of the charts. He's just a few songs away from becoming a household name. The story is a good one and often painful to watch (and I don't mean Clint's singing, he really isn't that bad....see Paint Your Wagon!! Clint can sing, damnit!!). I can't help thinking this film would've been better without Clint & Kyle. I don't know who they could've replaced them with. Certianly the film would've been even less successful without the big Eastwood name. Well, as it is, it ain't bad. There's some nice music, a few moving moments, one involving the late singer Marty Robbins who died not long after this film was made. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]The Island. (2005) [/b]

[img]http://www.moviexclusive.com/review/Island/island005.gif[/img]

I go into every Michael Bay film expecting it to be total crap. People hate him and his films on RT so it's hard to get a truly meaningful idea of how enjoyable any one of his movies might be. I thought this film was flawed and had a lot of needless flash but still managed to be fairly entertaining none-the-less. The story was very familiar to me since I can name 3 films that "inspired" it (which I won't name because that would be a spoiler). I'd always thought a new version of this idea was long passed due. With some proper editing I think this would've been better though. Also, several points about the main characters get lost (childlike, sexless) and the product placement really was beyond rediculous (why the hell would these "people" care X-Box?). A definate "could've been", but as it is I found it fun to watch this one time. Not sure about repeat viewings. Maybe. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. (2002)

[img]http://www.cineclub.de/images/2003/gestaendnisse_5.jpg[/img]

[/b]I was expecting more goofball TV footage from this so it gets a "not bad" rating for it's emphasis on the oddball "confessions" portion of the story. It really is an outlandish and supposedly true account of someone we thought we knew pretty well! Imagine a goofball TV show producer/host who has a secret life outside of the silliness of his TV antics in which he is asked to kill. It helps if you were a fan of "the mind" in question, belonging to the crazy Chuck Barris, creator of the 70s & 80s edgy gameshows The Gong Show, The Dating Game & The Newlywed Game. As a huge fan of those and several of his others (namely The goofy $1.98 Beauty Show hosted by the late great Rip Taylor.....erm, wait, he might still be alive...hum) I had a big interest in seeing what this was all about. I feel "Guy" from Galaxy Quest did a very good performance as Barris. Many of us thought Barris was just on drugs but that certainly isn't covered in this film. In fact, drugs would explain the whole damn thing! :D Do I believe that Barris was anything more than a tv producer/host? Hell, anything is possible. Although I was slightly disappointed, I liked this and plan to read the book in hopes of more behind-the-scene gossup from Barris' various shows. We'lll probably never get shows like The Gong Show or $1.98 Beauty Show on DVD because of music right issues. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Honkytonk Man
½

[b]This Boy's Life. (1993) [/b]

[img]http://www.pathguy.com/this_boys_life.jpg[/img]

This has always been a favorite of mine so now you know it's in danger of being overrated. So I'll just say it's good but maybe not that good. It's the true story about a young writer growing up with a flighty mother and her abusive boyfriends. People who've read the book call it grossly inaccurrate. What a bunch of drama queens! Heh! Seriously, the filmmakers seemed to tone down portions of the book....and that was maybe so more teenage girls could see this without requiring mom to buy the ticket. The main draw is now 2-fold: (1) Leonardo DeCaprio who, by chance, gives a star-making performance here, standing toe-to-toe with (2) Robert DeNiro, who gives an over-the-top, almost campy, performance as mom's selfish boyfriend Dwight. DeNiro provides ALL of the films many quotables (I'll run around the house telling everybody, my dogs too, to "shut yo pie hole" :D ). The rest of the actors pale next to these guys. That's not to say that there aren't any memorable performances besides these. I thought the gay, sort of fish out of water friend and the youngest stepsister were both well done by the actors. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Honkytonk Man. (1982) [/b]

[img]http://www.ecranlarge.com/images/cinema/fiches/affiches/3fdfc9f40154ad4df5973391f5d74079.jpg[/img]

I saw this when it came out originally. The theater was empty except for me and a couple who were making out in front of me. Well, I had a date lined up but her dog ate her ticket....or something! :p Seriously, nobody wanted to see this with me. It's an okay Clint Eastwood movie with his son Kyle getting a credit billing just under his famous dad. That's a designation he sure didn't earn. Kyle is okay but he's no Clint Eastwood Jr. They give him a lot to do and he never quite rising to the occasion. Clint play's an ailing country music singer with plently of talent but not enough good health to sing himself to the top of the charts. He's just a few songs away from becoming a household name. The story is a good one and often painful to watch (and I don't mean Clint's singing, he really isn't that bad....see Paint Your Wagon!! Clint can sing, damnit!!). I can't help thinking this film would've been better without Clint & Kyle. I don't know who they could've replaced them with. Certianly the film would've been even less successful without the big Eastwood name. Well, as it is, it ain't bad. There's some nice music, a few moving moments, one involving the late singer Marty Robbins who died not long after this film was made. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]The Island. (2005) [/b]

[img]http://www.moviexclusive.com/review/Island/island005.gif[/img]

I go into every Michael Bay film expecting it to be total crap. People hate him and his films on RT so it's hard to get a truly meaningful idea of how enjoyable any one of his movies might be. I thought this film was flawed and had a lot of needless flash but still managed to be fairly entertaining none-the-less. The story was very familiar to me since I can name 3 films that "inspired" it (which I won't name because that would be a spoiler). I'd always thought a new version of this idea was long passed due. With some proper editing I think this would've been better though. Also, several points about the main characters get lost (childlike, sexless) and the product placement really was beyond rediculous (why the hell would these "people" care X-Box?). A definate "could've been", but as it is I found it fun to watch this one time. Not sure about repeat viewings. Maybe. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. (2002)

[img]http://www.cineclub.de/images/2003/gestaendnisse_5.jpg[/img]

[/b]I was expecting more goofball TV footage from this so it gets a "not bad" rating for it's emphasis on the oddball "confessions" portion of the story. It really is an outlandish and supposedly true account of someone we thought we knew pretty well! Imagine a goofball TV show producer/host who has a secret life outside of the silliness of his TV antics in which he is asked to kill. It helps if you were a fan of "the mind" in question, belonging to the crazy Chuck Barris, creator of the 70s & 80s edgy gameshows The Gong Show, The Dating Game & The Newlywed Game. As a huge fan of those and several of his others (namely The goofy $1.98 Beauty Show hosted by the late great Rip Taylor.....erm, wait, he might still be alive...hum) I had a big interest in seeing what this was all about. I feel "Guy" from Galaxy Quest did a very good performance as Barris. Many of us thought Barris was just on drugs but that certainly isn't covered in this film. In fact, drugs would explain the whole damn thing! :D Do I believe that Barris was anything more than a tv producer/host? Hell, anything is possible. Although I was slightly disappointed, I liked this and plan to read the book in hopes of more behind-the-scene gossup from Barris' various shows. We'lll probably never get shows like The Gong Show or $1.98 Beauty Show on DVD because of music right issues. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

The Island
The Island(2005)
½

[b]This Boy's Life. (1993) [/b]

[img]http://www.pathguy.com/this_boys_life.jpg[/img]

This has always been a favorite of mine so now you know it's in danger of being overrated. So I'll just say it's good but maybe not that good. It's the true story about a young writer growing up with a flighty mother and her abusive boyfriends. People who've read the book call it grossly inaccurrate. What a bunch of drama queens! Heh! Seriously, the filmmakers seemed to tone down portions of the book....and that was maybe so more teenage girls could see this without requiring mom to buy the ticket. The main draw is now 2-fold: (1) Leonardo DeCaprio who, by chance, gives a star-making performance here, standing toe-to-toe with (2) Robert DeNiro, who gives an over-the-top, almost campy, performance as mom's selfish boyfriend Dwight. DeNiro provides ALL of the films many quotables (I'll run around the house telling everybody, my dogs too, to "shut yo pie hole" :D ). The rest of the actors pale next to these guys. That's not to say that there aren't any memorable performances besides these. I thought the gay, sort of fish out of water friend and the youngest stepsister were both well done by the actors. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Honkytonk Man. (1982) [/b]

[img]http://www.ecranlarge.com/images/cinema/fiches/affiches/3fdfc9f40154ad4df5973391f5d74079.jpg[/img]

I saw this when it came out originally. The theater was empty except for me and a couple who were making out in front of me. Well, I had a date lined up but her dog ate her ticket....or something! :p Seriously, nobody wanted to see this with me. It's an okay Clint Eastwood movie with his son Kyle getting a credit billing just under his famous dad. That's a designation he sure didn't earn. Kyle is okay but he's no Clint Eastwood Jr. They give him a lot to do and he never quite rising to the occasion. Clint play's an ailing country music singer with plently of talent but not enough good health to sing himself to the top of the charts. He's just a few songs away from becoming a household name. The story is a good one and often painful to watch (and I don't mean Clint's singing, he really isn't that bad....see Paint Your Wagon!! Clint can sing, damnit!!). I can't help thinking this film would've been better without Clint & Kyle. I don't know who they could've replaced them with. Certianly the film would've been even less successful without the big Eastwood name. Well, as it is, it ain't bad. There's some nice music, a few moving moments, one involving the late singer Marty Robbins who died not long after this film was made. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]The Island. (2005) [/b]

[img]http://www.moviexclusive.com/review/Island/island005.gif[/img]

I go into every Michael Bay film expecting it to be total crap. People hate him and his films on RT so it's hard to get a truly meaningful idea of how enjoyable any one of his movies might be. I thought this film was flawed and had a lot of needless flash but still managed to be fairly entertaining none-the-less. The story was very familiar to me since I can name 3 films that "inspired" it (which I won't name because that would be a spoiler). I'd always thought a new version of this idea was long passed due. With some proper editing I think this would've been better though. Also, several points about the main characters get lost (childlike, sexless) and the product placement really was beyond rediculous (why the hell would these "people" care X-Box?). A definate "could've been", but as it is I found it fun to watch this one time. Not sure about repeat viewings. Maybe. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. (2002)

[img]http://www.cineclub.de/images/2003/gestaendnisse_5.jpg[/img]

[/b]I was expecting more goofball TV footage from this so it gets a "not bad" rating for it's emphasis on the oddball "confessions" portion of the story. It really is an outlandish and supposedly true account of someone we thought we knew pretty well! Imagine a goofball TV show producer/host who has a secret life outside of the silliness of his TV antics in which he is asked to kill. It helps if you were a fan of "the mind" in question, belonging to the crazy Chuck Barris, creator of the 70s & 80s edgy gameshows The Gong Show, The Dating Game & The Newlywed Game. As a huge fan of those and several of his others (namely The goofy $1.98 Beauty Show hosted by the late great Rip Taylor.....erm, wait, he might still be alive...hum) I had a big interest in seeing what this was all about. I feel "Guy" from Galaxy Quest did a very good performance as Barris. Many of us thought Barris was just on drugs but that certainly isn't covered in this film. In fact, drugs would explain the whole damn thing! :D Do I believe that Barris was anything more than a tv producer/host? Hell, anything is possible. Although I was slightly disappointed, I liked this and plan to read the book in hopes of more behind-the-scene gossup from Barris' various shows. We'lll probably never get shows like The Gong Show or $1.98 Beauty Show on DVD because of music right issues. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Star Trek V - The Final Frontier

[b]Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. (1989) [/b]
[img]http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/MG/196794%7EStar-Trek-V-The-Final-Frontier-Posters.jpg[/img]

As a whole this is not a good Trek film. But if you properly prepare for your viewing of it you might find pieces of it here and there that make it somewhat better than your average bad sci-fi movie. It seems like 1 out of 3 viewings I can pull this off. And this was a successful one. First, wait several months after watching [i]STIV: The Voyage Home[/i] before venturing to [b]STV: The Final Frontier[/b]. These 2 films should never be compared to each other if you desire STV to be a better than yucky experience. Next, it would be a good idea to watch a few old TV episodes of the original series (TOS) of ST. I've just watched season 1 up toe "Shore Leave". So I'm all saturated with Trek. Feels good! :D Finally, remind yourself that STV is all about Kirk, Spock & McCoy because the Trek Trio is where this movie's biggest strength is. Somehow [b]STV[/b] manages to be better than it's rep if you put in some effort to enjoy it. It's up to you! The worst Trek movie ever doesn't have to be a total loss! Mountain climbing, singing/talking around the campfire, a beautiful fan dancer...these are all good things, people!! Besides, it's worth it to watch [b]STV[/b] just to get to the awesomeness that is [i]STVI: The Undiscovered Countr[/i]y. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
½

[b]Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. (2006)[/b] [size=1]
[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/a_monkeyisland.jpg[/IMG]

My favorite part in the movie: Look out Will! Davy Jones and the rest of the Monkees are hot on your trail!![/size]

Fantastic looking film. It's hard to complain about how everything looks. Staggering! Too bad it's all driven by a bunch of meandering [i]and far too familiar[/i] scenes strung together by Depp's (unappealing to me) goofy drunken/retarded pirate character. I found it kind of boring and left the room during short periods just so I could stay awake. Hell, I love pirate movies but somehow this series is taking a lot more effort than should be required. Oddly, I enjoy stuff like [i]Yellowbeard, The Pirate Move[/i], even Robin Williams' [i]Popeye[/i] (I know, non-pirate, but close) much better. My expectations for those doesn't reach the heights that the PotC flicks does and they are all guilty pleasures. I truly believe these first 2 are lesser movies because they are simply too damn long. Scenes take forever to finish. It'd be different if what I was watching was interesting but it's mostly not. I recalled lots from other movies and even stuff from the Monkey Island computer games (which itself might not have been anything new). It's hard to rate this. I'll give it a 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] for now. I'm planning a repeat viewing in the near future along with the first film. After a visit to Starbucks.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
½

[b]Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenage Strangler.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Swamp Diamonds.
[img]http://www.mst3kinfo.com/satnews/images/vol_10_lg.jpg[/img]

[/b]I watched a couple of episodes from the recalled Volume 10 set. [b]Teenage Strangler[/b] is a hilarious drive-in movie calibur flick with a character named Mikey whot must be trans-gender. Very spooky! [b]Swamp Diamonds[/b] is a cheapie from director Roger Corman starring Mike Conners (Manix) and the sexy Beverly Garland. I looove Bev. She's almost as yummy here as she was in Corman's [i]The Gunslinger[/i]. Can't beat an awesome redhead. ;) The other 2 episodes included are among my most favorites. Can't wait to watch this as well. :up:

This is a damn fine DVD set and should be sought & bought immediately by all fans of the show before it completely disappears. I was very lucky to find one last week in a mall store. I saw a couple listed on amazon.com's marketplace for $75. That's a great deal since most are being sold for $85-200 in various places. Most likely all but [i]Godzilla VS. Megalon[/i] will be re-released by Rhino in the near future. The [b]Teenage Strangler[/b] DVD contains "POOPIE II", the second gag reel from the show. Not as good as "POOPIE I" (available on the [i]Manos[/i] DVD) but still very must excellent since it has material from the Sci-Fi Channel episodes as well.

Overall, 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] Fans! Buy it, buy it!

[b]Hulk. (2003) [/b] Finally got to see this again. Very impressive superhero film. The pacing is a bit off but it more than makes up for that since it's never really uninteresting even when there's no green on the screen. Not quite Spiderman, but I like it a lot. The effects are top notch! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]The Running Man. (1987) [/b] I think this has aged worse than [i]Total Recall[/i], but it's still a fun 1980s Arnie flick with some quotable lines that you won't be able to stop yourself from quoting in your worst Arnie voice. This is a good one to put on when you have some old friends over or something. It's hard not to like it. For me there's tons of nostalgia since I used to think much more of it. Now, not a bad film. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)
[b]
The Exorcism of Emily Rose. (2005) [/b] I'm a skeptic, but this was still very eery & paranoid much like [i]The Entity[/i]. Also like that film, the story indicates that it's leaning towards believing Emily was the victim of something outworldly. And several scenes effected me ("hum, did I check the lock on the back door?" *pauses movie*). Kind of freaky like the final scene in [i]Sleepaway Camp[/i]. :eek: I felt the courtroom scenes are interesting, but also very leading. Although the final comments from the defendant of the priest involved with the exorcism of the title were well done. I can't help thinking this is very flawed but still a good spooky movie. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Hulk
Hulk(2003)

[b]Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenage Strangler.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Swamp Diamonds.
[img]http://www.mst3kinfo.com/satnews/images/vol_10_lg.jpg[/img]

[/b]I watched a couple of episodes from the recalled Volume 10 set. [b]Teenage Strangler[/b] is a hilarious drive-in movie calibur flick with a character named Mikey whot must be trans-gender. Very spooky! [b]Swamp Diamonds[/b] is a cheapie from director Roger Corman starring Mike Conners (Manix) and the sexy Beverly Garland. I looove Bev. She's almost as yummy here as she was in Corman's [i]The Gunslinger[/i]. Can't beat an awesome redhead. ;) The other 2 episodes included are among my most favorites. Can't wait to watch this as well. :up:

This is a damn fine DVD set and should be sought & bought immediately by all fans of the show before it completely disappears. I was very lucky to find one last week in a mall store. I saw a couple listed on amazon.com's marketplace for $75. That's a great deal since most are being sold for $85-200 in various places. Most likely all but [i]Godzilla VS. Megalon[/i] will be re-released by Rhino in the near future. The [b]Teenage Strangler[/b] DVD contains "POOPIE II", the second gag reel from the show. Not as good as "POOPIE I" (available on the [i]Manos[/i] DVD) but still very must excellent since it has material from the Sci-Fi Channel episodes as well.

Overall, 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] Fans! Buy it, buy it!

[b]Hulk. (2003) [/b] Finally got to see this again. Very impressive superhero film. The pacing is a bit off but it more than makes up for that since it's never really uninteresting even when there's no green on the screen. Not quite Spiderman, but I like it a lot. The effects are top notch! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]The Running Man. (1987) [/b] I think this has aged worse than [i]Total Recall[/i], but it's still a fun 1980s Arnie flick with some quotable lines that you won't be able to stop yourself from quoting in your worst Arnie voice. This is a good one to put on when you have some old friends over or something. It's hard not to like it. For me there's tons of nostalgia since I used to think much more of it. Now, not a bad film. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)
[b]
The Exorcism of Emily Rose. (2005) [/b] I'm a skeptic, but this was still very eery & paranoid much like [i]The Entity[/i]. Also like that film, the story indicates that it's leaning towards believing Emily was the victim of something outworldly. And several scenes effected me ("hum, did I check the lock on the back door?" *pauses movie*). Kind of freaky like the final scene in [i]Sleepaway Camp[/i]. :eek: I felt the courtroom scenes are interesting, but also very leading. Although the final comments from the defendant of the priest involved with the exorcism of the title were well done. I can't help thinking this is very flawed but still a good spooky movie. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

The Running Man
½

[b]Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenage Strangler.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Swamp Diamonds.
[img]http://www.mst3kinfo.com/satnews/images/vol_10_lg.jpg[/img]

[/b]I watched a couple of episodes from the recalled Volume 10 set. [b]Teenage Strangler[/b] is a hilarious drive-in movie calibur flick with a character named Mikey whot must be trans-gender. Very spooky! [b]Swamp Diamonds[/b] is a cheapie from director Roger Corman starring Mike Conners (Manix) and the sexy Beverly Garland. I looove Bev. She's almost as yummy here as she was in Corman's [i]The Gunslinger[/i]. Can't beat an awesome redhead. ;) The other 2 episodes included are among my most favorites. Can't wait to watch this as well. :up:

This is a damn fine DVD set and should be sought & bought immediately by all fans of the show before it completely disappears. I was very lucky to find one last week in a mall store. I saw a couple listed on amazon.com's marketplace for $75. That's a great deal since most are being sold for $85-200 in various places. Most likely all but [i]Godzilla VS. Megalon[/i] will be re-released by Rhino in the near future. The [b]Teenage Strangler[/b] DVD contains "POOPIE II", the second gag reel from the show. Not as good as "POOPIE I" (available on the [i]Manos[/i] DVD) but still very must excellent since it has material from the Sci-Fi Channel episodes as well.

Overall, 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] Fans! Buy it, buy it!

[b]Hulk. (2003) [/b] Finally got to see this again. Very impressive superhero film. The pacing is a bit off but it more than makes up for that since it's never really uninteresting even when there's no green on the screen. Not quite Spiderman, but I like it a lot. The effects are top notch! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]The Running Man. (1987) [/b] I think this has aged worse than [i]Total Recall[/i], but it's still a fun 1980s Arnie flick with some quotable lines that you won't be able to stop yourself from quoting in your worst Arnie voice. This is a good one to put on when you have some old friends over or something. It's hard not to like it. For me there's tons of nostalgia since I used to think much more of it. Now, not a bad film. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)
[b]
The Exorcism of Emily Rose. (2005) [/b] I'm a skeptic, but this was still very eery & paranoid much like [i]The Entity[/i]. Also like that film, the story indicates that it's leaning towards believing Emily was the victim of something outworldly. And several scenes effected me ("hum, did I check the lock on the back door?" *pauses movie*). Kind of freaky like the final scene in [i]Sleepaway Camp[/i]. :eek: I felt the courtroom scenes are interesting, but also very leading. Although the final comments from the defendant of the priest involved with the exorcism of the title were well done. I can't help thinking this is very flawed but still a good spooky movie. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection - Vol. 10

[b]Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenage Strangler.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Swamp Diamonds.
[img]http://www.mst3kinfo.com/satnews/images/vol_10_lg.jpg[/img]

[/b]I watched a couple of episodes from the recalled Volume 10 set. [b]Teenage Strangler[/b] is a hilarious drive-in movie calibur flick with a character named Mikey whot must be trans-gender. Very spooky! [b]Swamp Diamonds[/b] is a cheapie from director Roger Corman starring Mike Conners (Manix) and the sexy Beverly Garland. I looove Bev. She's almost as yummy here as she was in Corman's [i]The Gunslinger[/i]. Can't beat an awesome redhead. ;) The other 2 episodes included are among my most favorites. Can't wait to watch this as well. :up:

This is a damn fine DVD set and should be sought & bought immediately by all fans of the show before it completely disappears. I was very lucky to find one last week in a mall store. I saw a couple listed on amazon.com's marketplace for $75. That's a great deal since most are being sold for $85-200 in various places. Most likely all but [i]Godzilla VS. Megalon[/i] will be re-released by Rhino in the near future. The [b]Teenage Strangler[/b] DVD contains "POOPIE II", the second gag reel from the show. Not as good as "POOPIE I" (available on the [i]Manos[/i] DVD) but still very must excellent since it has material from the Sci-Fi Channel episodes as well.

Overall, 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] Fans! Buy it, buy it!

[b]Hulk. (2003) [/b] Finally got to see this again. Very impressive superhero film. The pacing is a bit off but it more than makes up for that since it's never really uninteresting even when there's no green on the screen. Not quite Spiderman, but I like it a lot. The effects are top notch! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]The Running Man. (1987) [/b] I think this has aged worse than [i]Total Recall[/i], but it's still a fun 1980s Arnie flick with some quotable lines that you won't be able to stop yourself from quoting in your worst Arnie voice. This is a good one to put on when you have some old friends over or something. It's hard not to like it. For me there's tons of nostalgia since I used to think much more of it. Now, not a bad film. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)
[b]
The Exorcism of Emily Rose. (2005) [/b] I'm a skeptic, but this was still very eery & paranoid much like [i]The Entity[/i]. Also like that film, the story indicates that it's leaning towards believing Emily was the victim of something outworldly. And several scenes effected me ("hum, did I check the lock on the back door?" *pauses movie*). Kind of freaky like the final scene in [i]Sleepaway Camp[/i]. :eek: I felt the courtroom scenes are interesting, but also very leading. Although the final comments from the defendant of the priest involved with the exorcism of the title were well done. I can't help thinking this is very flawed but still a good spooky movie. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Cars
Cars(2006)
½

[b]Cars. (2006) [/b]
[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/cars.jpg[/IMG]

I hate cars. They're the source of a lot of my pain. They made me broke for the passed 12 years (long story), they make too much noise around my home in the form of loud car stereo/woofers, they become rediculous status symbols that produce more laughter from me than admiration, they are the direct cause of auto dealership ads tv & radio, etc. I hate them. So this is probably not the movie I should be watching. And everything was predictable down to the smartass opponent race car, sweet love interest car, goofy but lovable old truck, and race car who never got his final hoorah. But the voicework is very good.

Storywise, there was almost nothing that hadn't been done many times before. I hate to totally slam it. It is very well made. Visually everything is very interesting. I just had a problem getting a handle on talking cars. Or actually more than that, a whole world populated by weird humanistic cars/vehicles with stereotypical personalities. I expect a migrane headache influenced my enjoyment of the actual feature. But I did watch 25 minutes of [i]Descent[/i] with the same migrane and had a ball...2 moments made me jump out of my seat. That one is going to be unnerving. I can't wait to watch the rest of it later. Hopefully without any head effecting ailments! :mad: Anyway, my favorite part of [b]Cars[/b] was the little car versions of other movies from the studio that played during the credits. Also a short included with the DVD with the old truck trying to scare the other cars. [b]Cars[/b] gets 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

I rented a couple of things that showed up right at Christmas.
[b]
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. (1974) [/b]
[img]http://www.cinemacomrapadura.com.br/filmes/imgs/AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore_1974_img_1.jpg[/img]

Among my most favorites and a good movie to watch while visiting family over the holidays. It gets so much right concerning a single mother. My parents were divorced for a short time while I was about 8 or 9, I lived with mom and this reminds me of what a bitter-sweet time that was. Belongs on my Top 10 list somehow. 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]George Romeo's Land of the Dead. (2006)[/b] This just kept on being mediocre so I gave up on it after less than an hour. Not a good movie to bother with when visiting family over the holidays unless you want them to leave or you need a break from your dad's constant debating (everybody's dad does that, right?). I don't think anything happened that I couldn't predict in advance. I'll give it another go sometime in the future even though I get the feeling that all the parts with Hopper were just sucking. Maybe it gets better. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img][size=1](first half)[/size]

Land of the Dead
½

I rented a couple of things that showed up right at Christmas.
[b]
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. (1974) [/b]
[img]http://www.cinemacomrapadura.com.br/filmes/imgs/AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore_1974_img_1.jpg[/img]

Among my most favorites and a good movie to watch while visiting family over the holidays. It gets so much right concerning a single mother. My parents were divorced for a short time while I was about 8 or 9, I lived with mom and this reminds me of what a bitter-sweet time that was. Belongs on my Top 10 list somehow. 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]George Romeo's Land of the Dead. (2006)[/b] This just kept on being mediocre so I gave up on it after less than an hour. Not a good movie to bother with when visiting family over the holidays unless you want them to leave or you need a break from your dad's constant debating (everybody's dad does that, right?). I don't think anything happened that I couldn't predict in advance. I'll give it another go sometime in the future even though I get the feeling that all the parts with Hopper were just sucking. Maybe it gets better. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img][size=1](first half)[/size]

Charlotte's Web

All was well for the Christmas weekend until we all headed to the cinema (mom, sis, 2 6-year old neices, me) to see the familiar (hello? [i]Babe![/i]) but charming [b]Charlotte's Web[/b]. But pretty soon I was feeling bad. Flu! Cold sweats 2 nights in a row. Awful! Ironically it really hit Christmas Eve night as James "The Godfather of Soul" Brown was taking a turn for the worst. I don't read anything into that, just a little weird. And sad to lose another music icon. Geez! Not just another one. Top of the pile!

[img]http://www.ripete.com/artists/jbrown.gif[/img]

Funny, various other members of the family are usually the ones who are sick as dogs but they were all feelin good while I suffered. Bastards! Maybe I left them an extra special present on the door knobs, bathroom fixtures, etc. Hee hee hee! Heh, they know I'm kidding. I did all I could to keep from spreading it.

Well, the movie [b]Charlotte's Web[/b] was actually very entertaining. My niece "Al" was really lovin it, I could tell because she was sitting quietly and watching. My other niece Sara asked 1,347 questions during the show. Hee! I didn't have a problem with any part of the movie. Good kid flick to see with yours. It's not [i]Babe[/i], different enough to be fun. I liked the effects and felt like they tried hard to stay true to the original material overall while updating where needed. 8/10 :fresh:

Krull
Krull(1983)

[b]Krull. (1983)[/b]
[img]http://scoresounds.tripod.com/krull.jpg[/img]

With all the [i]Eragon[/i] talk (mostly bad) I got in the mood for a similar guilty pleasure I already had on hand as an alternative to wasting the money on that new dragon movie. No dragon in [b]Krull[/b] but there is a cheaply produced, but sort of impressive looking bad dude who selects the hottest red headed babe in the kingdom to shack up with. Only problem, there's already a young warrior/king who's expecting to shag this honey. Plus, he has an army of escaped criminals and super groovy weapon with knifes sticking out of it that he nicked from a cave to help him kick the ass of that frog-faced looking mofo!! Fun! :up:

I followed a really good episode of Xena with this and it turned out to be a fun time even though I found it hard to concentrate. Things are kind of stalled now until Christmas since I got all the dogs washed in the tub yesterday (well, just 2 actually, Goldie stays clean now that I got her the allergy treatment) so I have nothing to do but get ready for travelling at Christmas (which will take all of a few hours) and watch movies or walk the dogs or something. Hell, EAT! That's what I've been doing. My weight went up from 223 to 228. :eek: Back to fruit as snacks and desserts after Christmas!! And much more walking and bike riding.

Anyway, fun film. Give it try if you're into 80s cheese. I compare it to [i]Beastmaster[/i] and stuff like that. It has strong Star Wars influence, the soundtrack that seems lifted from a Star Trek movie. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (guilty pleasure/nostalgia upgrade 9/10)

Batman Begins
½

[b]Alice Through the Looking Glass. (1998)
[img]http://www.tescodvdrental.com/tesco/images/products/2/42042-large.jpg[/img]
[/b]
Up front: I don't think Alice should make one horny unless it's that x-rated version from 1976. Kate Beckinsale is just too yummy for this role. I think I watched her naughty looking red lips the whole running time. :p And she's too old too! Alice is supposed to be a little girl! But I have to admit I loosened up and enjoyed the movie more this time than last time. I don't mean that how it sounded. :p It's a very colorful british production that treats the source material with some respect. It doesn't have the expected over-the-top performances as if it's playing to children only; instead it's in the other direction, with the lines being read serious and somewhat garbled and flat. It's actually fun to see it done straight like this since we have plenty of versions done in all sorts of ways. [size=1]Note: RT's database has this as a 2004 release. It's a 1998 TV movie. The DVD was released in 2005. [/size]7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]Batman Begins. (2005)
[img]http://elleestpasbellelavie2.m6blog.m6.fr/images/medium_batman_begins.jpg[/img]
[/b]
So [i]this[/i] is how it all began! Well, what do you know. *slaps self on forehead* Okay, so the dark crime fighter isn't actually superhuman or anything. That aspect I liked a lot and I think that's why comic book fans found it so appealing. It's like you don't have to be from another planet like Superman to be something special if you'll just apply yourself (and have a reason to be pissed off). But I couldn't help but wonder the whole time why they felt the need to do what Tim Burton had already done years before. And Burton's version had some clever campiness and Jack Nicholson as The Joker. This has the creepy, but weakly done Scarecrow. Plus it's a very dark and stylish film. A top drawer cast helps. But ultimately I was left wanting. So far [i]Spiderman[/i] is better. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

[size=1](now I can edit, weird)[/size]

[b]Lassie's Great Adventure. (1962) [/b]
[img]http://www.granadamovieposters.com/photos/lassiesHS.jpeg[/img]

I checked this out at the library just for the hell of it. It's a little awkward in color, [i]good[/i] Lassie should be in B&W. Anyway, this is really just a few episodes of the show stretched over 100 minutes. It's not bad, really. For fans of the shaggy mut, who know what to expect, you'll have an enjoyable time. The scenery is gorgeous! Although some parts are obviously done on stage with static backdrops. Many of the old school effects are laugh out loud funny. So if you set the kiddies down to watch it you can expect some laughs when it doesn't seem like anything's funny. My favorite has to be the wild animal attack with a point of view shot I don't want to spoil; but you'll be laughing! ;) In fact, that animal attack is amazing! If little Timmy had landed on the [i]Lord of the Flies[/i] island he'd be running the show. :eek: The greatest thing about this is all the aspects that the makers threw in because it actually did thrill kids of the time: Wild animals, a ride in a dangerous balloon, river rafting, helicopters, etc. I liked it. Not "great", but familiar (read: nostalgic) and fun. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. (1989) [/b]
[img]http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/programGuide/program/lampoonfinal1.jpg[/img]

This is "the good Chevy". He's damn good in this film! :up: And for some reason I always forget about "Cousin Eddie" showing up here! It gets a power boost at that time. Funny stuff. I'm in tears during some parts, like the flight into the "[size=4][b]TREES ==>[/b][/size]" sign. God, I love that! :D :D :D :D This has laughs [i]and a heart[/i], like all flicks from this producer. It ain't Christmas without a visit from the Grizwalds and their relatives. I'll probably watch this again over the weekend with my own nutty family. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

I watched a bunch of Rankin/Bass specials too. All this while wrapping gifts. [b]Santa Claus is Coming to Town[/b] and [b]Frosty the Snowman[/b] are particularly good and tear inducingly nostalgic.

[img]http://images.needcoffee.com/dvd/ftsnowman2.jpg[/img][img]http://www.guettagirl.com/blog/archives/IMG_1381.JPG[/img]

[b]Frosty Returns[/b] is also tear inducing, but a different kind of tears. It's hard to believe Lorne Michaels of SNL executive produced this. Oh, strike that. What am I saying? :D The story isn't bad, the animation is nearly as bad as [i]The Flintstones[/i]. But the songs imbedded in it are like slamming all your toes at once on the chair leg. :p :mad: :mad: :( Awful, awful stuff! It's a shame Jonathan Winters is riding on a snowflake in this film. At least he got work, I guess. But when I bought this set I assumed [b]Frosty Returns[/b] was the one with Andy Griffith, which is a pretty good direct sequel to the original, and should've been what was included. :( For what it's worth, I completed my wrapping and used [b]Frosty Returns[/b] to clean up by. That worked out.

Lassie's Great Adventure
½

[size=1](now I can edit, weird)[/size]

[b]Lassie's Great Adventure. (1962) [/b]
[img]http://www.granadamovieposters.com/photos/lassiesHS.jpeg[/img]

I checked this out at the library just for the hell of it. It's a little awkward in color, [i]good[/i] Lassie should be in B&W. Anyway, this is really just a few episodes of the show stretched over 100 minutes. It's not bad, really. For fans of the shaggy mut, who know what to expect, you'll have an enjoyable time. The scenery is gorgeous! Although some parts are obviously done on stage with static backdrops. Many of the old school effects are laugh out loud funny. So if you set the kiddies down to watch it you can expect some laughs when it doesn't seem like anything's funny. My favorite has to be the wild animal attack with a point of view shot I don't want to spoil; but you'll be laughing! ;) In fact, that animal attack is amazing! If little Timmy had landed on the [i]Lord of the Flies[/i] island he'd be running the show. :eek: The greatest thing about this is all the aspects that the makers threw in because it actually did thrill kids of the time: Wild animals, a ride in a dangerous balloon, river rafting, helicopters, etc. I liked it. Not "great", but familiar (read: nostalgic) and fun. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. (1989) [/b]
[img]http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/programGuide/program/lampoonfinal1.jpg[/img]

This is "the good Chevy". He's damn good in this film! :up: And for some reason I always forget about "Cousin Eddie" showing up here! It gets a power boost at that time. Funny stuff. I'm in tears during some parts, like the flight into the "[size=4][b]TREES ==>[/b][/size]" sign. God, I love that! :D :D :D :D This has laughs [i]and a heart[/i], like all flicks from this producer. It ain't Christmas without a visit from the Grizwalds and their relatives. I'll probably watch this again over the weekend with my own nutty family. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

I watched a bunch of Rankin/Bass specials too. All this while wrapping gifts. [b]Santa Claus is Coming to Town[/b] and [b]Frosty the Snowman[/b] are particularly good and tear inducingly nostalgic.

[img]http://images.needcoffee.com/dvd/ftsnowman2.jpg[/img][img]http://www.guettagirl.com/blog/archives/IMG_1381.JPG[/img]

[b]Frosty Returns[/b] is also tear inducing, but a different kind of tears. It's hard to believe Lorne Michaels of SNL executive produced this. Oh, strike that. What am I saying? :D The story isn't bad, the animation is nearly as bad as [i]The Flintstones[/i]. But the songs imbedded in it are like slamming all your toes at once on the chair leg. :p :mad: :mad: :( Awful, awful stuff! It's a shame Jonathan Winters is riding on a snowflake in this film. At least he got work, I guess. But when I bought this set I assumed [b]Frosty Returns[/b] was the one with Andy Griffith, which is a pretty good direct sequel to the original, and should've been what was included. :( For what it's worth, I completed my wrapping and used [b]Frosty Returns[/b] to clean up by. That worked out.

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

[size=1](now I can edit, weird)[/size]

[b]Lassie's Great Adventure. (1962) [/b]
[img]http://www.granadamovieposters.com/photos/lassiesHS.jpeg[/img]

I checked this out at the library just for the hell of it. It's a little awkward in color, [i]good[/i] Lassie should be in B&W. Anyway, this is really just a few episodes of the show stretched over 100 minutes. It's not bad, really. For fans of the shaggy mut, who know what to expect, you'll have an enjoyable time. The scenery is gorgeous! Although some parts are obviously done on stage with static backdrops. Many of the old school effects are laugh out loud funny. So if you set the kiddies down to watch it you can expect some laughs when it doesn't seem like anything's funny. My favorite has to be the wild animal attack with a point of view shot I don't want to spoil; but you'll be laughing! ;) In fact, that animal attack is amazing! If little Timmy had landed on the [i]Lord of the Flies[/i] island he'd be running the show. :eek: The greatest thing about this is all the aspects that the makers threw in because it actually did thrill kids of the time: Wild animals, a ride in a dangerous balloon, river rafting, helicopters, etc. I liked it. Not "great", but familiar (read: nostalgic) and fun. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. (1989) [/b]
[img]http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/programGuide/program/lampoonfinal1.jpg[/img]

This is "the good Chevy". He's damn good in this film! :up: And for some reason I always forget about "Cousin Eddie" showing up here! It gets a power boost at that time. Funny stuff. I'm in tears during some parts, like the flight into the "[size=4][b]TREES ==>[/b][/size]" sign. God, I love that! :D :D :D :D This has laughs [i]and a heart[/i], like all flicks from this producer. It ain't Christmas without a visit from the Grizwalds and their relatives. I'll probably watch this again over the weekend with my own nutty family. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

I watched a bunch of Rankin/Bass specials too. All this while wrapping gifts. [b]Santa Claus is Coming to Town[/b] and [b]Frosty the Snowman[/b] are particularly good and tear inducingly nostalgic.

[img]http://images.needcoffee.com/dvd/ftsnowman2.jpg[/img][img]http://www.guettagirl.com/blog/archives/IMG_1381.JPG[/img]

[b]Frosty Returns[/b] is also tear inducing, but a different kind of tears. It's hard to believe Lorne Michaels of SNL executive produced this. Oh, strike that. What am I saying? :D The story isn't bad, the animation is nearly as bad as [i]The Flintstones[/i]. But the songs imbedded in it are like slamming all your toes at once on the chair leg. :p :mad: :mad: :( Awful, awful stuff! It's a shame Jonathan Winters is riding on a snowflake in this film. At least he got work, I guess. But when I bought this set I assumed [b]Frosty Returns[/b] was the one with Andy Griffith, which is a pretty good direct sequel to the original, and should've been what was included. :( For what it's worth, I completed my wrapping and used [b]Frosty Returns[/b] to clean up by. That worked out.

Frosty the Snowman

[size=1](now I can edit, weird)[/size]

[b]Lassie's Great Adventure. (1962) [/b]
[img]http://www.granadamovieposters.com/photos/lassiesHS.jpeg[/img]

I checked this out at the library just for the hell of it. It's a little awkward in color, [i]good[/i] Lassie should be in B&W. Anyway, this is really just a few episodes of the show stretched over 100 minutes. It's not bad, really. For fans of the shaggy mut, who know what to expect, you'll have an enjoyable time. The scenery is gorgeous! Although some parts are obviously done on stage with static backdrops. Many of the old school effects are laugh out loud funny. So if you set the kiddies down to watch it you can expect some laughs when it doesn't seem like anything's funny. My favorite has to be the wild animal attack with a point of view shot I don't want to spoil; but you'll be laughing! ;) In fact, that animal attack is amazing! If little Timmy had landed on the [i]Lord of the Flies[/i] island he'd be running the show. :eek: The greatest thing about this is all the aspects that the makers threw in because it actually did thrill kids of the time: Wild animals, a ride in a dangerous balloon, river rafting, helicopters, etc. I liked it. Not "great", but familiar (read: nostalgic) and fun. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


[b]National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. (1989) [/b]
[img]http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/programGuide/program/lampoonfinal1.jpg[/img]

This is "the good Chevy". He's damn good in this film! :up: And for some reason I always forget about "Cousin Eddie" showing up here! It gets a power boost at that time. Funny stuff. I'm in tears during some parts, like the flight into the "[size=4][b]TREES ==>[/b][/size]" sign. God, I love that! :D :D :D :D This has laughs [i]and a heart[/i], like all flicks from this producer. It ain't Christmas without a visit from the Grizwalds and their relatives. I'll probably watch this again over the weekend with my own nutty family. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

I watched a bunch of Rankin/Bass specials too. All this while wrapping gifts. [b]Santa Claus is Coming to Town[/b] and [b]Frosty the Snowman[/b] are particularly good and tear inducingly nostalgic.

[img]http://images.needcoffee.com/dvd/ftsnowman2.jpg[/img][img]http://www.guettagirl.com/blog/archives/IMG_1381.JPG[/img]

[b]Frosty Returns[/b] is also tear inducing, but a different kind of tears. It's hard to believe Lorne Michaels of SNL executive produced this. Oh, strike that. What am I saying? :D The story isn't bad, the animation is nearly as bad as [i]The Flintstones[/i]. But the songs imbedded in it are like slamming all your toes at once on the chair leg. :p :mad: :mad: :( Awful, awful stuff! It's a shame Jonathan Winters is riding on a snowflake in this film. At least he got work, I guess. But when I bought this set I assumed [b]Frosty Returns[/b] was the one with Andy Griffith, which is a pretty good direct sequel to the original, and should've been what was included. :( For what it's worth, I completed my wrapping and used [b]Frosty Returns[/b] to clean up by. That worked out.

Lost in La Mancha

[b]Dreamscape. (1983) [/b]
[img]http://www.highlightzone.de/dvd/dvd_bilder/dreamscape.jpg[/img]

Here's a surprisingly subdued Dennis Quaid in a really fun 80s film. He plays less of a hot shot (see [i]Tough Enough, [/i] [i]InnerSpace[/i], [i]The Right Stuff [/i]and [i]Great Balls of Fire [/i]for the "other" Quaid) and more of an intense dude with a special ability to enter people's dreams and interact with them, very much like what they were doing in the [i]Elm Street[/i] series. He doesn't seem to like having the ability and pretty much has to be forced to use it. It's a fun idea with a few surprises here and there including some nifty stop motion. I can't decide if it's nostalgia driving this or if it's actually a beyond mediocre movie. It reminds me of so many flicks from that time that I love so there's a good feeling throughout. In fact, I plan to pick up [i]Brainstorm[/i] with Natalie Wood and Christopher Walken from the same year after watching this one because I couldn't stop thinking about it. These films ([i]Poltergeist[/i] included) had good creative ideas, appealing casts and incredible low budget visual effects. I was really glad I spent all my mad money on this the other day. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10!!!!!)

[b]Faerie Tale Theatre - Hansel & Gretel. (1982)[/b]
[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00061UHX8.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]
[size=1]That's the sweet little girl from the sappy-overloaded [i]Savannah smiles[/i] movie. [/size]

This chidlren's short feature, a part of Shelley Duvall's series on the Showtime pay channel in the late 1970s and early 1980s, is an unfortunate mixed bag. After the initial shock of the cheapness of the production, it drudges along with the setup for the familiar material establishing the pitful family with the horrible stepmother. Luckily things pick up a little once they start nibbling on "the house". ;) For a children's production, this is surprisingly fateful to the twisted Grimm source material. I eventually started enjoying it when the witch appears. But this version pales greatly even next to the Cannan films movie length version from 1988. That one obviously had much more money behind. I've just learned of a Muppet version from the same year as this one, 1982. My favorite adaption would have to be the one with Shelley Winters and that kid from [i]Oliver![/i] Actually, I was hoping these Faerie Tale Theatre films would approach Henson somehow, but this one doesn't quite get there. I'd need to see more before I'd consider buying this whole set. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Lost in La Mancha. (2002) [/b]
[img]http://thecia.com.au/reviews/l/images/lost-in-la-mancha-1.jpg[/img]
[size=1]You can see on his face how much of himself he puts in his films. [/size]

I know what it's like to be a dreamer. I'm actually surprised Gilliam gets any films made at all because of all the crap you have to go thru to get your thoughts and ideas on film. He has such a unique way of thinking and I believe him when she says this would-be extraordinary film is already made [i]inside his mind[/i]. The way he'll still try to make the film as things are falling apart, his very level-headed right hand man is telling him it's all over, and still Gilliam is there with his funny little laugh, loving what little they got filmed. It's heartwarming, tragic. Just makes me love him more as a director. His comments also indicate how precious time is and the fact that he's getting old and hasn't made nearly the amount of films he'd like to. Hopefully someone he trusts will remind him everything he's doing now is only icing on the cake. He's made a lot of people happy with what he's done already. There's too much I could comment on from this. I particularly thought it was cool when Depp showed up. Almost like everything was instantly better. Another unique individual with great ideas. I was close to shedding tears near the end. Very painful. But the piece at the very end, after the credits, was terrific! 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Elf. (2003) [/b]
[img]http://www.johndebney.com/projects/elf/cover.jpg[/img]

Sort of on the same level of Christmas spirit you'd find in a modern department store. No Christmas magic at all. Only a sprinkling of laughs. Not many likeable characters; just Ferrell and the love interest. Watch Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life or something like that instead. I sort of enjoyed the homages to the Rankin/Bass stop motion stuff. But I'll never watch this again ever. Unless forced by some evil children. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]

Elf
Elf(2003)
½

[b]Dreamscape. (1983) [/b]
[img]http://www.highlightzone.de/dvd/dvd_bilder/dreamscape.jpg[/img]

Here's a surprisingly subdued Dennis Quaid in a really fun 80s film. He plays less of a hot shot (see [i]Tough Enough, [/i] [i]InnerSpace[/i], [i]The Right Stuff [/i]and [i]Great Balls of Fire [/i]for the "other" Quaid) and more of an intense dude with a special ability to enter people's dreams and interact with them, very much like what they were doing in the [i]Elm Street[/i] series. He doesn't seem to like having the ability and pretty much has to be forced to use it. It's a fun idea with a few surprises here and there including some nifty stop motion. I can't decide if it's nostalgia driving this or if it's actually a beyond mediocre movie. It reminds me of so many flicks from that time that I love so there's a good feeling throughout. In fact, I plan to pick up [i]Brainstorm[/i] with Natalie Wood and Christopher Walken from the same year after watching this one because I couldn't stop thinking about it. These films ([i]Poltergeist[/i] included) had good creative ideas, appealing casts and incredible low budget visual effects. I was really glad I spent all my mad money on this the other day. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10!!!!!)

[b]Faerie Tale Theatre - Hansel & Gretel. (1982)[/b]
[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00061UHX8.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]
[size=1]That's the sweet little girl from the sappy-overloaded [i]Savannah smiles[/i] movie. [/size]

This chidlren's short feature, a part of Shelley Duvall's series on the Showtime pay channel in the late 1970s and early 1980s, is an unfortunate mixed bag. After the initial shock of the cheapness of the production, it drudges along with the setup for the familiar material establishing the pitful family with the horrible stepmother. Luckily things pick up a little once they start nibbling on "the house". ;) For a children's production, this is surprisingly fateful to the twisted Grimm source material. I eventually started enjoying it when the witch appears. But this version pales greatly even next to the Cannan films movie length version from 1988. That one obviously had much more money behind. I've just learned of a Muppet version from the same year as this one, 1982. My favorite adaption would have to be the one with Shelley Winters and that kid from [i]Oliver![/i] Actually, I was hoping these Faerie Tale Theatre films would approach Henson somehow, but this one doesn't quite get there. I'd need to see more before I'd consider buying this whole set. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Lost in La Mancha. (2002) [/b]
[img]http://thecia.com.au/reviews/l/images/lost-in-la-mancha-1.jpg[/img]
[size=1]You can see on his face how much of himself he puts in his films. [/size]

I know what it's like to be a dreamer. I'm actually surprised Gilliam gets any films made at all because of all the crap you have to go thru to get your thoughts and ideas on film. He has such a unique way of thinking and I believe him when she says this would-be extraordinary film is already made [i]inside his mind[/i]. The way he'll still try to make the film as things are falling apart, his very level-headed right hand man is telling him it's all over, and still Gilliam is there with his funny little laugh, loving what little they got filmed. It's heartwarming, tragic. Just makes me love him more as a director. His comments also indicate how precious time is and the fact that he's getting old and hasn't made nearly the amount of films he'd like to. Hopefully someone he trusts will remind him everything he's doing now is only icing on the cake. He's made a lot of people happy with what he's done already. There's too much I could comment on from this. I particularly thought it was cool when Depp showed up. Almost like everything was instantly better. Another unique individual with great ideas. I was close to shedding tears near the end. Very painful. But the piece at the very end, after the credits, was terrific! 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Elf. (2003) [/b]
[img]http://www.johndebney.com/projects/elf/cover.jpg[/img]

Sort of on the same level of Christmas spirit you'd find in a modern department store. No Christmas magic at all. Only a sprinkling of laughs. Not many likeable characters; just Ferrell and the love interest. Watch Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life or something like that instead. I sort of enjoyed the homages to the Rankin/Bass stop motion stuff. But I'll never watch this again ever. Unless forced by some evil children. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]

Faerie Tale Theatre - Hansel and Gretel
½

[b]Dreamscape. (1983) [/b]
[img]http://www.highlightzone.de/dvd/dvd_bilder/dreamscape.jpg[/img]

Here's a surprisingly subdued Dennis Quaid in a really fun 80s film. He plays less of a hot shot (see [i]Tough Enough, [/i] [i]InnerSpace[/i], [i]The Right Stuff [/i]and [i]Great Balls of Fire [/i]for the "other" Quaid) and more of an intense dude with a special ability to enter people's dreams and interact with them, very much like what they were doing in the [i]Elm Street[/i] series. He doesn't seem to like having the ability and pretty much has to be forced to use it. It's a fun idea with a few surprises here and there including some nifty stop motion. I can't decide if it's nostalgia driving this or if it's actually a beyond mediocre movie. It reminds me of so many flicks from that time that I love so there's a good feeling throughout. In fact, I plan to pick up [i]Brainstorm[/i] with Natalie Wood and Christopher Walken from the same year after watching this one because I couldn't stop thinking about it. These films ([i]Poltergeist[/i] included) had good creative ideas, appealing casts and incredible low budget visual effects. I was really glad I spent all my mad money on this the other day. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10!!!!!)

[b]Faerie Tale Theatre - Hansel & Gretel. (1982)[/b]
[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00061UHX8.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]
[size=1]That's the sweet little girl from the sappy-overloaded [i]Savannah smiles[/i] movie. [/size]

This chidlren's short feature, a part of Shelley Duvall's series on the Showtime pay channel in the late 1970s and early 1980s, is an unfortunate mixed bag. After the initial shock of the cheapness of the production, it drudges along with the setup for the familiar material establishing the pitful family with the horrible stepmother. Luckily things pick up a little once they start nibbling on "the house". ;) For a children's production, this is surprisingly fateful to the twisted Grimm source material. I eventually started enjoying it when the witch appears. But this version pales greatly even next to the Cannan films movie length version from 1988. That one obviously had much more money behind. I've just learned of a Muppet version from the same year as this one, 1982. My favorite adaption would have to be the one with Shelley Winters and that kid from [i]Oliver![/i] Actually, I was hoping these Faerie Tale Theatre films would approach Henson somehow, but this one doesn't quite get there. I'd need to see more before I'd consider buying this whole set. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Lost in La Mancha. (2002) [/b]
[img]http://thecia.com.au/reviews/l/images/lost-in-la-mancha-1.jpg[/img]
[size=1]You can see on his face how much of himself he puts in his films. [/size]

I know what it's like to be a dreamer. I'm actually surprised Gilliam gets any films made at all because of all the crap you have to go thru to get your thoughts and ideas on film. He has such a unique way of thinking and I believe him when she says this would-be extraordinary film is already made [i]inside his mind[/i]. The way he'll still try to make the film as things are falling apart, his very level-headed right hand man is telling him it's all over, and still Gilliam is there with his funny little laugh, loving what little they got filmed. It's heartwarming, tragic. Just makes me love him more as a director. His comments also indicate how precious time is and the fact that he's getting old and hasn't made nearly the amount of films he'd like to. Hopefully someone he trusts will remind him everything he's doing now is only icing on the cake. He's made a lot of people happy with what he's done already. There's too much I could comment on from this. I particularly thought it was cool when Depp showed up. Almost like everything was instantly better. Another unique individual with great ideas. I was close to shedding tears near the end. Very painful. But the piece at the very end, after the credits, was terrific! 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Elf. (2003) [/b]
[img]http://www.johndebney.com/projects/elf/cover.jpg[/img]

Sort of on the same level of Christmas spirit you'd find in a modern department store. No Christmas magic at all. Only a sprinkling of laughs. Not many likeable characters; just Ferrell and the love interest. Watch Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life or something like that instead. I sort of enjoyed the homages to the Rankin/Bass stop motion stuff. But I'll never watch this again ever. Unless forced by some evil children. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]

Dreamscape
Dreamscape(1984)

[b]Dreamscape. (1983) [/b]
[img]http://www.highlightzone.de/dvd/dvd_bilder/dreamscape.jpg[/img]

Here's a surprisingly subdued Dennis Quaid in a really fun 80s film. He plays less of a hot shot (see [i]Tough Enough, [/i] [i]InnerSpace[/i], [i]The Right Stuff [/i]and [i]Great Balls of Fire [/i]for the "other" Quaid) and more of an intense dude with a special ability to enter people's dreams and interact with them, very much like what they were doing in the [i]Elm Street[/i] series. He doesn't seem to like having the ability and pretty much has to be forced to use it. It's a fun idea with a few surprises here and there including some nifty stop motion. I can't decide if it's nostalgia driving this or if it's actually a beyond mediocre movie. It reminds me of so many flicks from that time that I love so there's a good feeling throughout. In fact, I plan to pick up [i]Brainstorm[/i] with Natalie Wood and Christopher Walken from the same year after watching this one because I couldn't stop thinking about it. These films ([i]Poltergeist[/i] included) had good creative ideas, appealing casts and incredible low budget visual effects. I was really glad I spent all my mad money on this the other day. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10!!!!!)

[b]Faerie Tale Theatre - Hansel & Gretel. (1982)[/b]
[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00061UHX8.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]
[size=1]That's the sweet little girl from the sappy-overloaded [i]Savannah smiles[/i] movie. [/size]

This chidlren's short feature, a part of Shelley Duvall's series on the Showtime pay channel in the late 1970s and early 1980s, is an unfortunate mixed bag. After the initial shock of the cheapness of the production, it drudges along with the setup for the familiar material establishing the pitful family with the horrible stepmother. Luckily things pick up a little once they start nibbling on "the house". ;) For a children's production, this is surprisingly fateful to the twisted Grimm source material. I eventually started enjoying it when the witch appears. But this version pales greatly even next to the Cannan films movie length version from 1988. That one obviously had much more money behind. I've just learned of a Muppet version from the same year as this one, 1982. My favorite adaption would have to be the one with Shelley Winters and that kid from [i]Oliver![/i] Actually, I was hoping these Faerie Tale Theatre films would approach Henson somehow, but this one doesn't quite get there. I'd need to see more before I'd consider buying this whole set. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Lost in La Mancha. (2002) [/b]
[img]http://thecia.com.au/reviews/l/images/lost-in-la-mancha-1.jpg[/img]
[size=1]You can see on his face how much of himself he puts in his films. [/size]

I know what it's like to be a dreamer. I'm actually surprised Gilliam gets any films made at all because of all the crap you have to go thru to get your thoughts and ideas on film. He has such a unique way of thinking and I believe him when she says this would-be extraordinary film is already made [i]inside his mind[/i]. The way he'll still try to make the film as things are falling apart, his very level-headed right hand man is telling him it's all over, and still Gilliam is there with his funny little laugh, loving what little they got filmed. It's heartwarming, tragic. Just makes me love him more as a director. His comments also indicate how precious time is and the fact that he's getting old and hasn't made nearly the amount of films he'd like to. Hopefully someone he trusts will remind him everything he's doing now is only icing on the cake. He's made a lot of people happy with what he's done already. There's too much I could comment on from this. I particularly thought it was cool when Depp showed up. Almost like everything was instantly better. Another unique individual with great ideas. I was close to shedding tears near the end. Very painful. But the piece at the very end, after the credits, was terrific! 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Elf. (2003) [/b]
[img]http://www.johndebney.com/projects/elf/cover.jpg[/img]

Sort of on the same level of Christmas spirit you'd find in a modern department store. No Christmas magic at all. Only a sprinkling of laughs. Not many likeable characters; just Ferrell and the love interest. Watch Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life or something like that instead. I sort of enjoyed the homages to the Rankin/Bass stop motion stuff. But I'll never watch this again ever. Unless forced by some evil children. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]

Humongous
Humongous(1982)
½

[size=1]Well, I felt good about watching [i]It's a Wonderful Life[/i] the day before, but yesterday was my 40th birthday and I was able to get hold of 3 horror flicks I hadn't seen in 20 to 25 years each. After eating half of the best homemade pizza I've ever done (man, it was good!) I got sleepy so I didn't get to do a triple feature. Grrrr... Still, it was a fun and very nostalgic time at home alone on my birthday. [/size]

[b]Humongous. (1981) [/b]

[img]http://www.devildead.com/visuels/fichesthumb/humongous.jpg[/img]

A poster at youtube.com has put this up in 12 parts. Can you believe that?! I watched it small screen with a ratio that was a bit off, but it was still kind of fun seeing this garbage again. It's pretty much the gang from [i]Scooby Doo[/i] meets one dude from [i]The Hills Have Eyes[/i]. Guess who wins? Hee! But it doesn't matter. It actually does a fair job of creating an eery atmosphere with lots of creepy looking settings and a lot of dark scenes that really require a good imagination (that's why you'll hear young people complain about it being too dark. Kids. pft! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] ). To fully know if I still like this film I need a DVD of it. I don't know why they haven't done one yet! This kind of thing has been popular again for a while. What would it take to clean this up and dump it on a DVD? It would take a big studio more effort to pick it's nose! Come on!! Anyway, I can tell I still like this for the atmosphere alone. Not that it's a good movie. It reminds me of Evil Dead, Cabin Fever, TCM, Fri13th and other flicks that have an eery isolated feel. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10!!!! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] )

[b]American Gothic. (1988) [/b]

[img]http://www.web-nine.com/collections/dvds/covers/0278_f.jpg[/img]

Like [i]Humongous[/i], I've wanted to see this again for a long time. I remember it being older. 1988? No way! I went to Fred's Discount Store to pick up [i]Dreamscape[/i] (which was going to be my highlight movie watch from yesterday, oops) and this was sitting there costing the same as a trip to Captain Ds Seafood, which was precisely what I had in my pocket. So..... I own it! :D I'll eat at Captn Ds some other time. This turned out to be quite comparible to a mediocre batter fried fish dinner even with that malt crap dumped all over it. I had fun but wonder if it'll be just as tasty next time I have it. You know what I mean? I think it will if I give it enough time. The nostalgia of it was powerful because a lot of this freaked me out. I know I'm still getting this mixed up with [i]Humongous[/i] but there's some scenes here that still creep me out. Steiger and De Carlo do creepy pretty good. The younguns in the cast aren't bad. I'm in love with the cute blond (the one who nearly lasts the running time, hee :D :( Ooops...sorry, that's a spoiler. I've ruin it for the multitudes who are reading this and calling up Netflix at the same time, hee!). I've read where some saw similarities to Zombie's [i]House of 1000 Corpses[/i]. Well, Michael J. Pollard is in the cast of both, but that's the biggest similarity as far as I'm concerned. This is very lightweight in comparison to that madness. I liked the settings of this one too. Although this is more picturesque than creepy like Humongous. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostlagia upgrade 10/10!!!!! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img][img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] )

[b]Dreamscape.[/b] The 1980s Dennis Quaid movie. Didn't get it watched. I'll watch it today or over the weekend. I just got too sleepy and didn't want to waste it. The first 20 minutes has some good setup. It reminds me of other 1980s flicks I need to pick up, like [i]Brainstorm[/i] with Natalie Wood. I love these 80s flicks!

American Gothic

[size=1]Well, I felt good about watching [i]It's a Wonderful Life[/i] the day before, but yesterday was my 40th birthday and I was able to get hold of 3 horror flicks I hadn't seen in 20 to 25 years each. After eating half of the best homemade pizza I've ever done (man, it was good!) I got sleepy so I didn't get to do a triple feature. Grrrr... Still, it was a fun and very nostalgic time at home alone on my birthday. [/size]

[b]Humongous. (1981) [/b]

[img]http://www.devildead.com/visuels/fichesthumb/humongous.jpg[/img]

A poster at youtube.com has put this up in 12 parts. Can you believe that?! I watched it small screen with a ratio that was a bit off, but it was still kind of fun seeing this garbage again. It's pretty much the gang from [i]Scooby Doo[/i] meets one dude from [i]The Hills Have Eyes[/i]. Guess who wins? Hee! But it doesn't matter. It actually does a fair job of creating an eery atmosphere with lots of creepy looking settings and a lot of dark scenes that really require a good imagination (that's why you'll hear young people complain about it being too dark. Kids. pft! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] ). To fully know if I still like this film I need a DVD of it. I don't know why they haven't done one yet! This kind of thing has been popular again for a while. What would it take to clean this up and dump it on a DVD? It would take a big studio more effort to pick it's nose! Come on!! Anyway, I can tell I still like this for the atmosphere alone. Not that it's a good movie. It reminds me of Evil Dead, Cabin Fever, TCM, Fri13th and other flicks that have an eery isolated feel. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10!!!! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] )

[b]American Gothic. (1988) [/b]

[img]http://www.web-nine.com/collections/dvds/covers/0278_f.jpg[/img]

Like [i]Humongous[/i], I've wanted to see this again for a long time. I remember it being older. 1988? No way! I went to Fred's Discount Store to pick up [i]Dreamscape[/i] (which was going to be my highlight movie watch from yesterday, oops) and this was sitting there costing the same as a trip to Captain Ds Seafood, which was precisely what I had in my pocket. So..... I own it! :D I'll eat at Captn Ds some other time. This turned out to be quite comparible to a mediocre batter fried fish dinner even with that malt crap dumped all over it. I had fun but wonder if it'll be just as tasty next time I have it. You know what I mean? I think it will if I give it enough time. The nostalgia of it was powerful because a lot of this freaked me out. I know I'm still getting this mixed up with [i]Humongous[/i] but there's some scenes here that still creep me out. Steiger and De Carlo do creepy pretty good. The younguns in the cast aren't bad. I'm in love with the cute blond (the one who nearly lasts the running time, hee :D :( Ooops...sorry, that's a spoiler. I've ruin it for the multitudes who are reading this and calling up Netflix at the same time, hee!). I've read where some saw similarities to Zombie's [i]House of 1000 Corpses[/i]. Well, Michael J. Pollard is in the cast of both, but that's the biggest similarity as far as I'm concerned. This is very lightweight in comparison to that madness. I liked the settings of this one too. Although this is more picturesque than creepy like Humongous. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostlagia upgrade 10/10!!!!! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img][img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] )

[b]Dreamscape.[/b] The 1980s Dennis Quaid movie. Didn't get it watched. I'll watch it today or over the weekend. I just got too sleepy and didn't want to waste it. The first 20 minutes has some good setup. It reminds me of other 1980s flicks I need to pick up, like [i]Brainstorm[/i] with Natalie Wood. I love these 80s flicks!

It's a Wonderful Life

[b]It's a Wonderful Life. (1946) [/b]

[img]http://www.bergen-filmklubb.no/images/Its_a_wonderful_life_stort.jpg[/img]

Since I'm just turning 40 I figure I better get around to watching this Christmas classic that everybody loves. And what do you know, I love it too! Does everybody get aboard this bandwagon eventually? I'm not even religious, but I still loved all the angel stuff and everything else. George Bailey is a really great character for Jimmy Stewart. I think we all need to feel like we matter even if we are flawed sometimes. And George is the perfect messenger to tell us to keep going and do what's right even if we sometimes get walked on. I think this notion is still true today. Do it and you'll be the happy one. It works out. They could've made Mr. Potter more miserable like Scrooge from A Christmas Carol, but I figure in private that's the way he was. It's hard to be happy when you're a nasty person, lack scruples or self respect. Funny, I remember an old SNL skit that had "the lost ending to It's a Wonderful Life" where everybody tracks down Mr. Potter and beats him to death (or something like that). It's on the 1980s Shatner hosted show. Anyway, wonderful film that I'll buy for next year. This VHS goes back to the library. If I had the DVD I'd watch it again before Christmas. 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

The Toy
The Toy(1982)

[b]The Toy. (1983) [/b] Here's a guilty pleasure. What can I do? Pryor makes this fun. Gleason is okay. That kid is pretty good. The blond is fun to watch. I remember the word on this one was that it was awful, unfunny, racist and complete crap. I didn't bother seeing it at the cinema. Then it appeared on cable and suddenly I loved it. Richard didn't think it was racist and agreed to appear in it. It's strongest strength is that it works pretty good as a movie about friendship and about how parents ignore their children. Sure, there are racist characters in it but those kind of people exist in real life and here they're sort of cartoonish and drive parts of the story. It's all kind of cute and plays out like a Disney live action flick of the 70s, complete with goofball chase bits near the end.

Odd thing. The little boy grew up to work in the pornographic movie industry (mostly behind the scenes, from what I understand). He wrote a sequel to this, The Toy 2, in hopes he could reunite with Pryor. He even took into account that Pryor was ailing and would be in a wheelchair. It never happened, of course.

6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (Guilty pleasure/nostalgia upgrade 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] )

Sleepy Hollow

[b]InnerSpace. (1987)[/b] Luckily the effects were so good in 1987 they still hold up well today (unless you're one of those boneheads who get right up to the screen and giggle at the non-cgi of all these oldies). So good looking visuals are not this film's problem. For the most part the movie has Dennis Quaid, who is right in his element here as a hot shot pilot, observing everything from [i]inside[/i] Martin Short's character and effecting Short's character in all sorts of zany ways. That's the bulk of this film about miniaturizing people, a goofball comedy with Martin Short being directed by Quaid's character resulting in fast paced chases mostly taking place outside of Short's character. You'd think there would be more from Quaid's side since that's the most interesting environment and the movie is called "Innerspace". Oh well, at least cute Meg Ryan is fun to look at. And it ain't all bad. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. (1971)[/b] I've loved this film since age 5 or 6. What can I do? It's magic! The songs make me misty because of all the nostalgia tied to them. It's at #6 on my all time TOP 10. Mainly because is reminds me in so many ways what it was like to be a kid, especially where candy is concerned. ;) A pick-me-up in the best sense. Thanks to Tim Burton many kids will look at this one like it's some old crap their granny always forces them to watch instead of the one they love. :( 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Sleepy Hollow. (1999)[/b] Speaking of, I think this is Tim Burton's best looking film. He should really be making more movies like this one and stop trying to remake stuff he has no business touching. Well, [i]Charlie & the Chocolate Factory[/i] should've been one he really nailed but instead it was just a curiosity (for me, anyways). He needs another [i]Edward Scissorhands[/i] or something. I can't see myself running to see any of his movies anymore. What the hell happened Tim? Why do you suck now!! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/confused.gif[/img] But this one doesn't. I only gave it a 8/10 because Depp and Ricci should get beheaded for the pathetic attempt at accents. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Innerspace
Innerspace(1987)
½

[b]InnerSpace. (1987)[/b] Luckily the effects were so good in 1987 they still hold up well today (unless you're one of those boneheads who get right up to the screen and giggle at the non-cgi of all these oldies). So good looking visuals are not this film's problem. For the most part the movie has Dennis Quaid, who is right in his element here as a hot shot pilot, observing everything from [i]inside[/i] Martin Short's character and effecting Short's character in all sorts of zany ways. That's the bulk of this film about miniaturizing people, a goofball comedy with Martin Short being directed by Quaid's character resulting in fast paced chases mostly taking place outside of Short's character. You'd think there would be more from Quaid's side since that's the most interesting environment and the movie is called "Innerspace". Oh well, at least cute Meg Ryan is fun to look at. And it ain't all bad. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. (1971)[/b] I've loved this film since age 5 or 6. What can I do? It's magic! The songs make me misty because of all the nostalgia tied to them. It's at #6 on my all time TOP 10. Mainly because is reminds me in so many ways what it was like to be a kid, especially where candy is concerned. ;) A pick-me-up in the best sense. Thanks to Tim Burton many kids will look at this one like it's some old crap their granny always forces them to watch instead of the one they love. :( 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Sleepy Hollow. (1999)[/b] Speaking of, I think this is Tim Burton's best looking film. He should really be making more movies like this one and stop trying to remake stuff he has no business touching. Well, [i]Charlie & the Chocolate Factory[/i] should've been one he really nailed but instead it was just a curiosity (for me, anyways). He needs another [i]Edward Scissorhands[/i] or something. I can't see myself running to see any of his movies anymore. What the hell happened Tim? Why do you suck now!! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/confused.gif[/img] But this one doesn't. I only gave it a 8/10 because Depp and Ricci should get beheaded for the pathetic attempt at accents. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

[b]InnerSpace. (1987)[/b] Luckily the effects were so good in 1987 they still hold up well today (unless you're one of those boneheads who get right up to the screen and giggle at the non-cgi of all these oldies). So good looking visuals are not this film's problem. For the most part the movie has Dennis Quaid, who is right in his element here as a hot shot pilot, observing everything from [i]inside[/i] Martin Short's character and effecting Short's character in all sorts of zany ways. That's the bulk of this film about miniaturizing people, a goofball comedy with Martin Short being directed by Quaid's character resulting in fast paced chases mostly taking place outside of Short's character. You'd think there would be more from Quaid's side since that's the most interesting environment and the movie is called "Innerspace". Oh well, at least cute Meg Ryan is fun to look at. And it ain't all bad. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. (1971)[/b] I've loved this film since age 5 or 6. What can I do? It's magic! The songs make me misty because of all the nostalgia tied to them. It's at #6 on my all time TOP 10. Mainly because is reminds me in so many ways what it was like to be a kid, especially where candy is concerned. ;) A pick-me-up in the best sense. Thanks to Tim Burton many kids will look at this one like it's some old crap their granny always forces them to watch instead of the one they love. :( 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]Sleepy Hollow. (1999)[/b] Speaking of, I think this is Tim Burton's best looking film. He should really be making more movies like this one and stop trying to remake stuff he has no business touching. Well, [i]Charlie & the Chocolate Factory[/i] should've been one he really nailed but instead it was just a curiosity (for me, anyways). He needs another [i]Edward Scissorhands[/i] or something. I can't see myself running to see any of his movies anymore. What the hell happened Tim? Why do you suck now!! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/confused.gif[/img] But this one doesn't. I only gave it a 8/10 because Depp and Ricci should get beheaded for the pathetic attempt at accents. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

The Adventures of Huck Finn

[b]The Adventures of Huck Finn. (1993). [/b]
[img]http://www.pumpkinsoft.de/covershots/4703.jpg[/img]

This was a great pick me up. It starts with overly fast pacing which sort of ruins some of the charm of the Mark Twain material, which I believe should be laid back at times, stopping to enjoy the scenery (or maybe that's just how I'd like it?). Several fun scenes move like an auto assembly line. I think halfway thru the production someone migh've asked "Hey, didn't the world move slower back then, d00ds?" But I guess these days it is hard to keep kids interested. Kids are certainly the audience wanted, even though a lot of the material is decidedly adult in nature: death, war, slavery. And a lot of that material is handled with some intensity for a Walt Disney production. I was impressed with that aspect.

Little Elijah Wood isn't half bad in the role as Huck, even though I'd rather see a slightly older child there. He was a fine actor, even at this early age and was able to portrait Huck as you'd expect him to be. You sort of believe Huck and the slave Jim are friends and Huck gets taught some tough lessons about life in the 1800s. In fact, this would certainly have to be my favorite adaption of this Twain story since the only other one I can remember seeing was the dreadful Reader's Digest musical from the mid-1970s, which itself was a follow up to a very well done Reader's Digest musical version of [i]Tom Sawyer[/i] with Johnnie Whittaker and a young Jodie Foster.

Very satisfying. I'll buy the DVD for next time. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Trading Places

[b]Trading Places. (1983) [/b] I thought it was about time I watched this DVD I've had for 2 years. A bargin bin purchase in 2004. Beats the hell out of the old VHS I used to watch. A great deal of fun, with Eddie Murphy/Dan Akyroiyd/Jamie Leigh Curtis/etc, and set at Xmas so it works well. Plus, there are [u]boobs[/u]! :p I've always liked the idea of a poor guy suddenly making it to a higher point is society. [i]Life of Brian, The Inspector General[/i], plus many others also follow this sort of storyline. Very satisfying 1980s comedy that just works so well. Look for many SNL alumni turning up for appearances. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

K-PAX
K-PAX(2001)

[b]K-Pax. (2001) [/b]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/k-pax-8.jpg[/IMG]

I picked this up new, in widescreen, the day after Black Friday for $1.88. I'm still wondering why. It's a good film. Maybe not a great one. But very enjoyable. I know it doesn't work as well with repeat viewing since you know what's going on. But....$1.88? Spacey and Bridges are very good. Most of the folks who play the patients and hospital staff are just fine. The writing is entertaining with touches of humor and mystery. It's actually quite relaxing to watch overall. There isn't a whole lot of energy required to watch it. Hell, the banana and dog scenes are worth $1.88. I think even on K-Pax itself this film sells for 10 bucks (or K dollars or whatever the equivilant type of money they use there). I'll bet it even won some Oscars (or K-statues, or whatever the equivilant to the Oscar awards is). 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
½

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/borntomewildsanta.jpg[/IMG]

Suddenly Santa is kind of cool.... [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/cool.gif[/img]

Dumb and Dumber

[b]Dumber & Dumber. (1994) [/b] I usually pull this one out in December but I've forgotten over the past couple of years. Not really a Christmas movie. But Jim Carrey's character is Lloyd Christmas and they do end up going to snowy Aspen which feels Christmasy. There's a fair amount of nostalgia for me too. It takes me back to when I had a better relationship with some members of my family. Bitter-sweet kind of thing now. Me and my nephew went to see this and laughed all thru it, and on the way home, and at home that night, and the next day, and a week after....and on and on..... Carrey's daydream as he's driving was our favorite part, with that song "The Rain, the Park & other Things", which I play on my morning show sometimes and it always reminds me of that great time we had. So.......[i]that's[/i] why I watch it at Christmas. *tear* 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

Mr. Mom
Mr. Mom(1983)
½

I watched [b]Mr. Mom[/b] from 1983. Stars Michael Keaton, who looks about 25. And Teri Garr who looks about 38. It's a very cute comedy about a home husband and all the problems he has dealing with the household, the kids and so forth. Funniest bit is probably the trip to the supermarket. Although the moments Keaton has with his wife's friends are very funny, particular this whole bit dealing with his slow addiction to soap operas. I really liked that, especially this dream that puts his life in a soap opera. 7/10 :fresh: (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://www.shock.com.au/images/image_library/KAL0449.jpg[/img]

They were giving these away free with take out pizza last year (i believe). I bought mine on black tuesday for $3.50. The transfer is only slightly better than VHS. Full Screen. I guess Keaton or Garr will have to die before we get a worthy version of this.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

[b]Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. (Extended Edition) (Limited Edition).
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. (Extended Edition) (Limited Edition).[/b]

Well, these kind of suck for me on DVD-18. I wish I could trade them (along with Fellowship) for the first EE releases since I already have the theatrical cuts which these include also. My stand alone player (a cheapie) doesn't like them. Luckily they work fine on my PC, which is the ideal way to watch them anyway. But I can't stand it when I buy something and there is no indication on the box that they won't work with my player. I searched the net and didn't find anything about others having problems so maybe I just have a bum player (an RCA that I got after returning a faulty Sony in 2004, grrrrr). I'll be getting a new PC someday soon and a medium-priced OPPO DVD player which I've read good things about. So that will be that.

Anyway, the films themselves look fantastic. I was pretty much floored by the extra scenes and couldn't imagine watching these without those. I didn't get to the extras sinced I spent too much time trying to figure out why they weren't playing correctly. Fellowship had some scratches, and Towers seems to have a flaw so I'll exchange those. I guess until these appear on DVD-HD these will do just fine.

10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] for both. But I don't see any reason for anyone but fanboys to buy these releases if they already have the TC and EE releases from before.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

[b]Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. (Extended Edition) (Limited Edition).
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. (Extended Edition) (Limited Edition).[/b]

Well, these kind of suck for me on DVD-18. I wish I could trade them (along with Fellowship) for the first EE releases since I already have the theatrical cuts which these include also. My stand alone player (a cheapie) doesn't like them. Luckily they work fine on my PC, which is the ideal way to watch them anyway. But I can't stand it when I buy something and there is no indication on the box that they won't work with my player. I searched the net and didn't find anything about others having problems so maybe I just have a bum player (an RCA that I got after returning a faulty Sony in 2004, grrrrr). I'll be getting a new PC someday soon and a medium-priced OPPO DVD player which I've read good things about. So that will be that.

Anyway, the films themselves look fantastic. I was pretty much floored by the extra scenes and couldn't imagine watching these without those. I didn't get to the extras sinced I spent too much time trying to figure out why they weren't playing correctly. Fellowship had some scratches, and Towers seems to have a flaw so I'll exchange those. I guess until these appear on DVD-HD these will do just fine.

10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] for both. But I don't see any reason for anyone but fanboys to buy these releases if they already have the TC and EE releases from before.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

[b]Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Edition). (2001)[/b] My second favorite movie of all time. Stupidly I put in side B of the DVD and it started without credits right in the middle. I was mystified, thinking they'd REALLY changed this film, until I had a momentary lapse and got smart for a few seconds. Watching it from the beginning (side A) is the way to go. :up: Damn, I love this version! I'll never watch the (now) crappy theatrical cut ever again! I was sooooo tired but managed to watch it all the way thru without too many pauses. And I noticed a few things here and there. Like some CGI shots not looking as realistic as I'd remembered. Originally, I remember thinking the make up on Lee looked like make up on close up shots. But this time character's faces seem to have a softer look. Not "softer" in a bad way though. Looks fantasic! I'm planning to look up some stuff to see what was changed/added to this version. But I love it! I promised mom my old TC versions. She's excited. Might as well give them to mom. Besides that "carrying me in her stomach for nine months" thing she also paid for my tickets to see each one of these originally. Mom's are cool! ;) 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] [size=1](Can't wait to watch the others in "extended" form)[/size]

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

[b]Planes, Trains & Automobiles. (1987)[/b] John Candy is hard to beat. But who could better Steve Martin? Chevy Chase perhaps?

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/planestrains2.jpg[/IMG]

I also half-watched [b]Happy Thanksgiving Charlie Brown[/b].

Amélie
Amélie(2001)

[b]Inspector General. (1949) [/b] This is just a silly old comedy with Danny Kaye that I think I love more than most movies I've seen. To most other movie watchers, it's nothing special, but to me the character he plays here is very appealing. He's not particularly intelligent, but he has a good heart. The world would be a better place if everyone would live by his example. There's a very energic Kaye performance and some "fine" musical numbers. I consider this an underrated comedy classic. I, for one, can watch it monthly without losing interest. I can't rate it because it's so heavily nostalgic for me.

[img]http://www.pdcomedy.com/Movies/InspectorGeneral/images/IG2.jpg[/img]

[b]Alice's adventures in Wonderland. (1972)[/b] Live action British musical for kids. I've watched this DVD about 4 times this year. It's one of those flicks I won't watch if others are around. It's personal. ;) This is one of the earliest movies I can remember watching as a little radioman...so, I can't rate it either. It means a lot to me. I plan to buy the new UK version since it's in wide screen.

[b]Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. (1983) [/b]What a troubling DVD! Universal was up to some shananagans (is that how you spell that?) and released a DVD that doesn't like most DVD players, or something. I hates mine! Looks like crap in my standalone. Hates my normal PC software player, DirectDVD. Luckily it's okay with the software player from ATI that came with my viddie card. It's something to do with progressive scanning in DVD equipment. I haven't the first idea what kind of equipment Universal wants me to have, since this isn't the first DVD I've had problems with from Universal. Anyway, the image quality is probably the best there will ever be if you have the right equipment to play it. As for the film, I like it better than most since I consider it a highly underrated classic. Again, there's probably some nostalgia working here...and just the whole idea of Python covering the "meaning of like" with their unique style of comedy just does it for me! I love, love, love it! But I won't rate it since it would have to be a 10/10 and I don't know if it earns such a score outside of my own biased feelings.

[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000ACOY7.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]

[b]Jabberwocky. (1977) [/b] Yep, again, here's another that means a lot to me. Gilliam's first solo project, based on Lewis Caroll material, with Gilliam's signatures all over it including familiar stuff that would find it's way into [i]Time Bandits,[/i] and even several moments that had to have inspired Raimi with his [i]EVil Dead[/i] flicks (the POV attack scenes) is done really well here! I mean, how can I not LOVE this? And I was craving this heavily so I enjoyed it to no end. I hated when the credits rolled because I wanted it to be longer. There's a very good commentary track with Gilliam and star Michael Palin. Worth the DVD price alone (which was only $7.50 when I got it a few years ago). Many people have told me they keep meaning to catch this. Well, get to it! I won't rate it.

[img]http://www.britmovie.co.uk/genres/comedy/images/025a.jpg[/img]

[b]Amelie. (2001)[/b] Recently there was a bit of talk on RT in the forums about this one. Hell, I still love it as I did when I first saw it. So put me with the ones who still think this film is a worthy classic. A solid 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] without a doubt in my mind!

About Schmidt
½

[b]About Schmidt. (2002) [/b]
[img]http://www.austinchronicle.com/binary/aboutschmidt.jpg[/img]

I found myself craving this wonderful Jack Nicholson film that concerns the life of Warren Schmidt upon retiring from his long-time position at a large insurance corporation. My first viewing of this 3 years ago was amazing because, like the best horror films, it takes chances with its storyline and doesn't always follow some kind of movie template. Several turn of events shocked me (in a good way) as I was watching it originally. I fell in love with the movie. Now it's years later and I still love it! I can see me watching this until I retire myself at age 103 (well, I'm counting on scientific advances ;) ). I got mixed signals from a lot of the material but slowly I'm getting it (after 3 viewings). First class performance from Nicholson. The rest of the cast isn't bad, including Kathy Bates who does something much talked about on RT (avoiding spoilers). 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

They Live
They Live(1988)
½

[b]Friday, October 27

112. They Live! (1988) [/b] The only one I got watched Friday because I was forced to pull a double shift at work. The extra work has really ruined this year?s Horrorthon, making a 150 goal impossible. 130+ is likely, though. Luckily I did manage to have a good weekend. This John Carpenter alien invasion flick would?ve probably been more appropriate to watch today, since Oct 30th is the anniversary of Orson Wells? Mercury Theater production of War of the Worlds in 1938 that freaked everybody out.. Here?s an alien invasion wear everybody dressed in Blues Brothers type shades are the only ones who know what?s going on. The best scene is where rassler Roddy Piper gets his buddy to look through said sunglasses. Very well done! It looks like no stunt men were used and the whole thing seems like it was done on real street blacktop. The actors deserve some kind of MTV award for that. I used to hate Piper as a rassler, but here he?s like Stallone?s Rambo character or something. At any rate, this film is great and should be watched by everyone before October is done. 7/10

Young Frankenstein

I'm getting burned out. This happened last year but I made it to the end. Of course I didn't watch 95 flicks in Sept last year. :eek: Being burned out really effects my movie watching experience. If I could take a week off I'd have a better time this final week. I'm hoping some rain will keep me from having to work this weekend. That would be like a gallon of Jolt cola (or Cocaine cola, whatever).

[b][size=3][u]Thursday, October 26th[/u][/size]
108. Exorcist III. (1990) [/b] Many people say this one is a surprise. I agree! We saw it in the cinema originally and during "that certain scene" a woman screamed so loud it echoed through the place. Everybody laughed. It's not the classic of the original but Scott gives it some strong legs to stand on. There's a fair bit of humor here and there (intentional and some that may be unintentional) and a couple of tense moments (the film uses idle time nicely, where we're left waiting for something to happen) that works best the first time but less well the more you see it. No one should ever watch Exorcist II ever again. Notcie I skipped right over it. They should've just named this "The real Exorcist II: just ignore the other similarly named flick". 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 8/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/exiii.gif[/img]
[size=1]Some of these scenes get more funny than scary. Often they are genuinely effective. [/size]

[b]109. Young Frankenstein. (1974) [/b] The very funny classic. Required viewing for fans of old Universal classics and Mel Brooks. My favorite bit is "seda-GIVE!" and when Igor is attacking Khan's fur. But, really, everything is funny. I understand the cast and crew didn't want to stop filming this because they were having so much fun. You can tell every step of the way the funny movie making process is in overdrive. Even burned out I love this one. That's why I watched it yesterday. A classic that gets an honorary 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] !

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/youngfrank.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"roll in zee hay!"[/size] :D

[b]110. Terror from the Year 5000. (1958)[/b] (not listed in RTs db) The title suggests "terror" of some sort. That's unfortunate because this film might've been successful if they hadn't set their bar so high. "Glitter Woman from the Year 5000!" That would be a great starting point so no viewer would be upset over this ill advised promise of "terror". Instead, the "terror" thing just drags it down because everybody tries to hard to feed this "terror" promise. Just sad. And BAD! Awful in fact. The most exciting thing in the film is when guy scubas and finds a dead cat in a suitcase. Yes, terror! Dead cat in a suitcase! Beware of the terror!! Seriously, this is for laughing at purposes. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 guys do an okay job with this one. Like Gorgo, it isn't their best effort, but it's fun none-the-less. I really just watched these 2 episodes because it's been a while for each. Being burned out didn't help be enjoy this as much as I should have. 2/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 7/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/terror5000.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"Terror" is written all over this poster! [/size]

[b]111. Howling. (1980)[/b] I'm in love with Dee Wallace. There, I said it. Since E.T. I've found her endlessly appealing! Her warm motherly looks, her unique voice, her...everything!! Lets all salute Dee at Halloween. The woman does movies we all love!! :up:

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/howling2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Oh, momma! :p[/size]

Anyway, this isn't the best werewolf flick but it sure has some memorable scenes and a good dose of weirdness. During many scenes it gets the old Universal era wolfman stuff spot on! Not to mention some terrifying werewolf creatures. Nice DVD transfer as well. I bought this last year and was thrilled at how much better it looked than it's ever looked on TV. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostlagia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/howling.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I'm glad I don't have teeth like this. Just as soon as the moon came out and I changed into a werewolf I'd bite my damn tongue! [/size] :mad:

The Exorcist III
½

I'm getting burned out. This happened last year but I made it to the end. Of course I didn't watch 95 flicks in Sept last year. :eek: Being burned out really effects my movie watching experience. If I could take a week off I'd have a better time this final week. I'm hoping some rain will keep me from having to work this weekend. That would be like a gallon of Jolt cola (or Cocaine cola, whatever).

[b][size=3][u]Thursday, October 26th[/u][/size]
108. Exorcist III. (1990) [/b] Many people say this one is a surprise. I agree! We saw it in the cinema originally and during "that certain scene" a woman screamed so loud it echoed through the place. Everybody laughed. It's not the classic of the original but Scott gives it some strong legs to stand on. There's a fair bit of humor here and there (intentional and some that may be unintentional) and a couple of tense moments (the film uses idle time nicely, where we're left waiting for something to happen) that works best the first time but less well the more you see it. No one should ever watch Exorcist II ever again. Notcie I skipped right over it. They should've just named this "The real Exorcist II: just ignore the other similarly named flick". 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 8/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/exiii.gif[/img]
[size=1]Some of these scenes get more funny than scary. Often they are genuinely effective. [/size]

[b]109. Young Frankenstein. (1974) [/b] The very funny classic. Required viewing for fans of old Universal classics and Mel Brooks. My favorite bit is "seda-GIVE!" and when Igor is attacking Khan's fur. But, really, everything is funny. I understand the cast and crew didn't want to stop filming this because they were having so much fun. You can tell every step of the way the funny movie making process is in overdrive. Even burned out I love this one. That's why I watched it yesterday. A classic that gets an honorary 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] !

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/youngfrank.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"roll in zee hay!"[/size] :D

[b]110. Terror from the Year 5000. (1958)[/b] (not listed in RTs db) The title suggests "terror" of some sort. That's unfortunate because this film might've been successful if they hadn't set their bar so high. "Glitter Woman from the Year 5000!" That would be a great starting point so no viewer would be upset over this ill advised promise of "terror". Instead, the "terror" thing just drags it down because everybody tries to hard to feed this "terror" promise. Just sad. And BAD! Awful in fact. The most exciting thing in the film is when guy scubas and finds a dead cat in a suitcase. Yes, terror! Dead cat in a suitcase! Beware of the terror!! Seriously, this is for laughing at purposes. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 guys do an okay job with this one. Like Gorgo, it isn't their best effort, but it's fun none-the-less. I really just watched these 2 episodes because it's been a while for each. Being burned out didn't help be enjoy this as much as I should have. 2/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 7/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/terror5000.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"Terror" is written all over this poster! [/size]

[b]111. Howling. (1980)[/b] I'm in love with Dee Wallace. There, I said it. Since E.T. I've found her endlessly appealing! Her warm motherly looks, her unique voice, her...everything!! Lets all salute Dee at Halloween. The woman does movies we all love!! :up:

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/howling2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Oh, momma! :p[/size]

Anyway, this isn't the best werewolf flick but it sure has some memorable scenes and a good dose of weirdness. During many scenes it gets the old Universal era wolfman stuff spot on! Not to mention some terrifying werewolf creatures. Nice DVD transfer as well. I bought this last year and was thrilled at how much better it looked than it's ever looked on TV. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostlagia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/howling.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I'm glad I don't have teeth like this. Just as soon as the moon came out and I changed into a werewolf I'd bite my damn tongue! [/size] :mad:

The Howling
The Howling(1981)
½

I'm getting burned out. This happened last year but I made it to the end. Of course I didn't watch 95 flicks in Sept last year. :eek: Being burned out really effects my movie watching experience. If I could take a week off I'd have a better time this final week. I'm hoping some rain will keep me from having to work this weekend. That would be like a gallon of Jolt cola (or Cocaine cola, whatever).

[b][size=3][u]Thursday, October 26th[/u][/size]
108. Exorcist III. (1990) [/b] Many people say this one is a surprise. I agree! We saw it in the cinema originally and during "that certain scene" a woman screamed so loud it echoed through the place. Everybody laughed. It's not the classic of the original but Scott gives it some strong legs to stand on. There's a fair bit of humor here and there (intentional and some that may be unintentional) and a couple of tense moments (the film uses idle time nicely, where we're left waiting for something to happen) that works best the first time but less well the more you see it. No one should ever watch Exorcist II ever again. Notcie I skipped right over it. They should've just named this "The real Exorcist II: just ignore the other similarly named flick". 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 8/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/exiii.gif[/img]
[size=1]Some of these scenes get more funny than scary. Often they are genuinely effective. [/size]

[b]109. Young Frankenstein. (1974) [/b] The very funny classic. Required viewing for fans of old Universal classics and Mel Brooks. My favorite bit is "seda-GIVE!" and when Igor is attacking Khan's fur. But, really, everything is funny. I understand the cast and crew didn't want to stop filming this because they were having so much fun. You can tell every step of the way the funny movie making process is in overdrive. Even burned out I love this one. That's why I watched it yesterday. A classic that gets an honorary 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] !

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/youngfrank.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"roll in zee hay!"[/size] :D

[b]110. Terror from the Year 5000. (1958)[/b] (not listed in RTs db) The title suggests "terror" of some sort. That's unfortunate because this film might've been successful if they hadn't set their bar so high. "Glitter Woman from the Year 5000!" That would be a great starting point so no viewer would be upset over this ill advised promise of "terror". Instead, the "terror" thing just drags it down because everybody tries to hard to feed this "terror" promise. Just sad. And BAD! Awful in fact. The most exciting thing in the film is when guy scubas and finds a dead cat in a suitcase. Yes, terror! Dead cat in a suitcase! Beware of the terror!! Seriously, this is for laughing at purposes. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 guys do an okay job with this one. Like Gorgo, it isn't their best effort, but it's fun none-the-less. I really just watched these 2 episodes because it's been a while for each. Being burned out didn't help be enjoy this as much as I should have. 2/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 7/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/terror5000.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"Terror" is written all over this poster! [/size]

[b]111. Howling. (1980)[/b] I'm in love with Dee Wallace. There, I said it. Since E.T. I've found her endlessly appealing! Her warm motherly looks, her unique voice, her...everything!! Lets all salute Dee at Halloween. The woman does movies we all love!! :up:

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/howling2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Oh, momma! :p[/size]

Anyway, this isn't the best werewolf flick but it sure has some memorable scenes and a good dose of weirdness. During many scenes it gets the old Universal era wolfman stuff spot on! Not to mention some terrifying werewolf creatures. Nice DVD transfer as well. I bought this last year and was thrilled at how much better it looked than it's ever looked on TV. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostlagia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/howling.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I'm glad I don't have teeth like this. Just as soon as the moon came out and I changed into a werewolf I'd bite my damn tongue! [/size] :mad:

The Evil of Frankenstein

[b][u][size=3]Wednesday, October 25th-additional[/size][/u]
107. The Evil of Frankenstein. (1964)[/b] Although I'd planned about 4 others, I've decided not to view anymore Hammer Horrors in October. They work so much better when I find 90 minutes to kill on a Saturday afternoon/evening or can't sleep some night. Anyway, [b]Evil[/b] is a lot of fun in the right mood. The makeup work gets the most negative comments but it just adds to the movie's charm for me. All the earmarks of a good Hammer are here, although Lee and/or Reed couldn't taken on several main roles and probably made this better than average. Anyway, worth the time for Hammer fans. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/evilfrank3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Sure he looks as if a loaded toilet exploded in his face, but look at that adorable little chin dimble! Awwww..... [/size] :)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/evilfrank.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]They could film a Mummy movie after wrapping this one and not change any of the costumes or sets! [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/evilfrank2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]{insert favorite joke about "not enough closet space" here}[/size]

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

[size=3][b][u]Wednesday, October 25th[/u][/b][/size]
[b]104. Gorgo. (1961) [/b][i] Godzilla[/i] with a british accent. The masses of people running in the opposite direction of this creature are generally taller and the screaming words match their mouth movements much better. Actually, I like the creature Gorgo a lot because of his impressive hands. There's nothing like a big giant thing with big giant hands to match. Just like a squirrel he can manipulate acorns, well in this case screaming brits, in a not uncute way. Also appealing is the seaside setting and watching some of London's greatest landmarks get smashed to bits and knowing it's really just minatures. It pretty much follows the King Kong story and can fall below "relaxing" to enter "boring" territory for the wrong audience. Call that a warning. I watched the version from Mystery Science Theater 3000 and there's a few big laughs but overall a weak episode from them. I actually watched it more for the movie than their jokes. It is kind of cool that they got movie critic Leonard Maltin to appear and recommend the movie as sufficiantly bad enough to make it on the show. I won't argue. On an episode from the 7th season featuring the movie Laserblast they ragged Maltin out for liking that film better than numerous others they mention. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 7/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/gorgo3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]They should've dubbed all the dialogue in later and nobody would've been the wiser. [/size] ;)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/gorgo.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]How many basketballs could he hold in those terrifically large hands?![/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/gorgo2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Crow: "There's Huge Bob!" Mike: "That's Big Ben." Crow: "Oh..."[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/gorgo4.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Gorgo: the comic book!! It's cool because Gorgo gets caught, then he gets away and steps on a....oops. Was that a spoiler? Sorry about that....[/size]

[b]105. Devil's Rejects. (2005)[/b] I don't think I've ever seen a film quite like this one; not even [i]H1KC[/i]. From the very opening, a heavy use of southern rock sets the tone as nothing else could have. Simply amazing how well the tunes are used throughout to inject some extra emotion where needed, mainly a since of freedom or a drive to rebell.

The acting is generally good or great from the whole cast, including the returning characters who take on such a transition for this more serious film but retain their nastiness.

As for the story, it looks as if director Rob Zombie is glorifying these violent misfit characters from the other film; like they're big time celebrities now and we're supposed to cheer for them. I couldn't shake the feeling that this isn't the best way to view it and this second viewing confirms it. To explain: here's a film that truly wants us to see what it's like to be a Charles Manson type of individual (or one of his "followers") with the odd sense of freedom that person claws & tears apart things to achieve even if it's only so they can continue violently lashing out at whoever gets in their way. I'm a person who knows a fair bit about lashing out (albeit, non-violent). Even with all it's cruel violence and mayhem (that'll make some cover their eyes like a sissy, me included :p ), I love this damn film! I couldn't watch it all the time because the impact would be lessened. I'd never watch it just for the violent scenes. In fact, I was just talking to somebody about how much more fun the classic stuff is at Halloween (like Universal, Hammer, etc). Anybody who does enjoy the violent scenes may need some attention from a head shrink because I consider this a highly serious character study and not an [i]Evil Dead[/i] fun fest sort of like [i]H1KC[/i] was and don't see how it can possibily be seen that way.

This film leaves me with waaaay more than I would've expected. And it's [u]not[/u] an appreciation for violent individuals. Zombie is a film maker I've had my eye on since viewing this for the first time last year. I plan to see his next effort in the cinema simply because I don't think I'll be able to stop myself. And it'll be fun to see how a general audience watches this kind of stuff. I expect to be floored once again just like his last 2 films. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/devils.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Imagine "The Charles Manson Story" by Rob Zombie. It'd be like a nightmare except the material would be the real deal. This film is nearly it. The TV movie [i]Helter Skelter[/i] was a coming-of-age thing for me...showing a huge taste of what the "real world" was like and not the childish world I'd known. This film brings that back like I never thought possible. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/devils3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]How could this scene actually be poignant? It felt that way to me. Strange. Maybe [i]I am [/i]weird. :p Avoiding spoiler....

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/devils2.jpg[/IMG]
This whole scene is a big nightmare. Make grandma leave the TV room at this point, she won't like what happens next.
[/size]
[b]106. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. (1987)[/b] Very accessable Elm Street entry. A real crowd pleaser even if it doesn't scare a whole lot. This is in fact the first one I saw in the cinema first and not on cable TV. I instantly fell in love with Arquette. In fact, I like all the young actors and how they appear in their dreams. The film does better than the first sequel in staying with the original idea and developing new ideas (like Arquette's "ability" and Freddy's real beginnings). This will be my last Elm Street flick because I don't have the 4th one, only the 5th (and [i]New Nightmare[/i] which I watched over the summer and don't crave at this time). I need to buy the rest. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/elm35.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]I'd like to have every poster from this series on my wall someday.[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/elm32.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Freddy read my mind!!![/size] :p

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/elm34.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]A touching scene, this. [/size]

[b]107.[/b] I got most of a [b]Hammer Horror[/b] watched before getting sleepy. I'll list it later when I've finished it. Hopefully by lunchtime.

The Devil's Rejects
½

[size=3][b][u]Wednesday, October 25th[/u][/b][/size]
[b]104. Gorgo. (1961) [/b][i] Godzilla[/i] with a british accent. The masses of people running in the opposite direction of this creature are generally taller and the screaming words match their mouth movements much better. Actually, I like the creature Gorgo a lot because of his impressive hands. There's nothing like a big giant thing with big giant hands to match. Just like a squirrel he can manipulate acorns, well in this case screaming brits, in a not uncute way. Also appealing is the seaside setting and watching some of London's greatest landmarks get smashed to bits and knowing it's really just minatures. It pretty much follows the King Kong story and can fall below "relaxing" to enter "boring" territory for the wrong audience. Call that a warning. I watched the version from Mystery Science Theater 3000 and there's a few big laughs but overall a weak episode from them. I actually watched it more for the movie than their jokes. It is kind of cool that they got movie critic Leonard Maltin to appear and recommend the movie as sufficiantly bad enough to make it on the show. I won't argue. On an episode from the 7th season featuring the movie Laserblast they ragged Maltin out for liking that film better than numerous others they mention. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 7/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/gorgo3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]They should've dubbed all the dialogue in later and nobody would've been the wiser. [/size] ;)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/gorgo.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]How many basketballs could he hold in those terrifically large hands?![/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/gorgo2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Crow: "There's Huge Bob!" Mike: "That's Big Ben." Crow: "Oh..."[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/gorgo4.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Gorgo: the comic book!! It's cool because Gorgo gets caught, then he gets away and steps on a....oops. Was that a spoiler? Sorry about that....[/size]

[b]105. Devil's Rejects. (2005)[/b] I don't think I've ever seen a film quite like this one; not even [i]H1KC[/i]. From the very opening, a heavy use of southern rock sets the tone as nothing else could have. Simply amazing how well the tunes are used throughout to inject some extra emotion where needed, mainly a since of freedom or a drive to rebell.

The acting is generally good or great from the whole cast, including the returning characters who take on such a transition for this more serious film but retain their nastiness.

As for the story, it looks as if director Rob Zombie is glorifying these violent misfit characters from the other film; like they're big time celebrities now and we're supposed to cheer for them. I couldn't shake the feeling that this isn't the best way to view it and this second viewing confirms it. To explain: here's a film that truly wants us to see what it's like to be a Charles Manson type of individual (or one of his "followers") with the odd sense of freedom that person claws & tears apart things to achieve even if it's only so they can continue violently lashing out at whoever gets in their way. I'm a person who knows a fair bit about lashing out (albeit, non-violent). Even with all it's cruel violence and mayhem (that'll make some cover their eyes like a sissy, me included :p ), I love this damn film! I couldn't watch it all the time because the impact would be lessened. I'd never watch it just for the violent scenes. In fact, I was just talking to somebody about how much more fun the classic stuff is at Halloween (like Universal, Hammer, etc). Anybody who does enjoy the violent scenes may need some attention from a head shrink because I consider this a highly serious character study and not an [i]Evil Dead[/i] fun fest sort of like [i]H1KC[/i] was and don't see how it can possibily be seen that way.

This film leaves me with waaaay more than I would've expected. And it's [u]not[/u] an appreciation for violent individuals. Zombie is a film maker I've had my eye on since viewing this for the first time last year. I plan to see his next effort in the cinema simply because I don't think I'll be able to stop myself. And it'll be fun to see how a general audience watches this kind of stuff. I expect to be floored once again just like his last 2 films. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/devils.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Imagine "The Charles Manson Story" by Rob Zombie. It'd be like a nightmare except the material would be the real deal. This film is nearly it. The TV movie [i]Helter Skelter[/i] was a coming-of-age thing for me...showing a huge taste of what the "real world" was like and not the childish world I'd known. This film brings that back like I never thought possible. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/devils3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]How could this scene actually be poignant? It felt that way to me. Strange. Maybe [i]I am [/i]weird. :p Avoiding spoiler....

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/devils2.jpg[/IMG]
This whole scene is a big nightmare. Make grandma leave the TV room at this point, she won't like what happens next.
[/size]
[b]106. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. (1987)[/b] Very accessable Elm Street entry. A real crowd pleaser even if it doesn't scare a whole lot. This is in fact the first one I saw in the cinema first and not on cable TV. I instantly fell in love with Arquette. In fact, I like all the young actors and how they appear in their dreams. The film does better than the first sequel in staying with the original idea and developing new ideas (like Arquette's "ability" and Freddy's real beginnings). This will be my last Elm Street flick because I don't have the 4th one, only the 5th (and [i]New Nightmare[/i] which I watched over the summer and don't crave at this time). I need to buy the rest. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/elm35.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]I'd like to have every poster from this series on my wall someday.[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/elm32.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Freddy read my mind!!![/size] :p

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/elm34.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]A touching scene, this. [/size]

[b]107.[/b] I got most of a [b]Hammer Horror[/b] watched before getting sleepy. I'll list it later when I've finished it. Hopefully by lunchtime.

Gorgo
Gorgo(1961)

[size=3][b][u]Wednesday, October 25th[/u][/b][/size]
[b]104. Gorgo. (1961) [/b][i] Godzilla[/i] with a british accent. The masses of people running in the opposite direction of this creature are generally taller and the screaming words match their mouth movements much better. Actually, I like the creature Gorgo a lot because of his impressive hands. There's nothing like a big giant thing with big giant hands to match. Just like a squirrel he can manipulate acorns, well in this case screaming brits, in a not uncute way. Also appealing is the seaside setting and watching some of London's greatest landmarks get smashed to bits and knowing it's really just minatures. It pretty much follows the King Kong story and can fall below "relaxing" to enter "boring" territory for the wrong audience. Call that a warning. I watched the version from Mystery Science Theater 3000 and there's a few big laughs but overall a weak episode from them. I actually watched it more for the movie than their jokes. It is kind of cool that they got movie critic Leonard Maltin to appear and recommend the movie as sufficiantly bad enough to make it on the show. I won't argue. On an episode from the 7th season featuring the movie Laserblast they ragged Maltin out for liking that film better than numerous others they mention. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 7/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/gorgo3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]They should've dubbed all the dialogue in later and nobody would've been the wiser. [/size] ;)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/gorgo.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]How many basketballs could he hold in those terrifically large hands?![/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/gorgo2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Crow: "There's Huge Bob!" Mike: "That's Big Ben." Crow: "Oh..."[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/gorgo4.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Gorgo: the comic book!! It's cool because Gorgo gets caught, then he gets away and steps on a....oops. Was that a spoiler? Sorry about that....[/size]

[b]105. Devil's Rejects. (2005)[/b] I don't think I've ever seen a film quite like this one; not even [i]H1KC[/i]. From the very opening, a heavy use of southern rock sets the tone as nothing else could have. Simply amazing how well the tunes are used throughout to inject some extra emotion where needed, mainly a since of freedom or a drive to rebell.

The acting is generally good or great from the whole cast, including the returning characters who take on such a transition for this more serious film but retain their nastiness.

As for the story, it looks as if director Rob Zombie is glorifying these violent misfit characters from the other film; like they're big time celebrities now and we're supposed to cheer for them. I couldn't shake the feeling that this isn't the best way to view it and this second viewing confirms it. To explain: here's a film that truly wants us to see what it's like to be a Charles Manson type of individual (or one of his "followers") with the odd sense of freedom that person claws & tears apart things to achieve even if it's only so they can continue violently lashing out at whoever gets in their way. I'm a person who knows a fair bit about lashing out (albeit, non-violent). Even with all it's cruel violence and mayhem (that'll make some cover their eyes like a sissy, me included :p ), I love this damn film! I couldn't watch it all the time because the impact would be lessened. I'd never watch it just for the violent scenes. In fact, I was just talking to somebody about how much more fun the classic stuff is at Halloween (like Universal, Hammer, etc). Anybody who does enjoy the violent scenes may need some attention from a head shrink because I consider this a highly serious character study and not an [i]Evil Dead[/i] fun fest sort of like [i]H1KC[/i] was and don't see how it can possibily be seen that way.

This film leaves me with waaaay more than I would've expected. And it's [u]not[/u] an appreciation for violent individuals. Zombie is a film maker I've had my eye on since viewing this for the first time last year. I plan to see his next effort in the cinema simply because I don't think I'll be able to stop myself. And it'll be fun to see how a general audience watches this kind of stuff. I expect to be floored once again just like his last 2 films. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/devils.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Imagine "The Charles Manson Story" by Rob Zombie. It'd be like a nightmare except the material would be the real deal. This film is nearly it. The TV movie [i]Helter Skelter[/i] was a coming-of-age thing for me...showing a huge taste of what the "real world" was like and not the childish world I'd known. This film brings that back like I never thought possible. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/devils3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]How could this scene actually be poignant? It felt that way to me. Strange. Maybe [i]I am [/i]weird. :p Avoiding spoiler....

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/devils2.jpg[/IMG]
This whole scene is a big nightmare. Make grandma leave the TV room at this point, she won't like what happens next.
[/size]
[b]106. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. (1987)[/b] Very accessable Elm Street entry. A real crowd pleaser even if it doesn't scare a whole lot. This is in fact the first one I saw in the cinema first and not on cable TV. I instantly fell in love with Arquette. In fact, I like all the young actors and how they appear in their dreams. The film does better than the first sequel in staying with the original idea and developing new ideas (like Arquette's "ability" and Freddy's real beginnings). This will be my last Elm Street flick because I don't have the 4th one, only the 5th (and [i]New Nightmare[/i] which I watched over the summer and don't crave at this time). I need to buy the rest. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/elm35.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]I'd like to have every poster from this series on my wall someday.[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/elm32.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Freddy read my mind!!![/size] :p

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/elm34.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]A touching scene, this. [/size]

[b]107.[/b] I got most of a [b]Hammer Horror[/b] watched before getting sleepy. I'll list it later when I've finished it. Hopefully by lunchtime.

The Comedy of Terrors

[u][size=3][b]Tuesday, October 24th[/b][/size][/u]
[b]101. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch Project 2. (2000)[/b] Blah! I just wanted it to end. Then end some more! :p Usually I'm okay with this less than stellar sequel but this time it was getting to me. There's some sufficiently weird ideas here but mostly it's poorly executed. It starts well; with the documentary style from the first film. This begs the question: Could this idea sustain a sequel with more of the same? I think it could have if they'd had a group of investigators get wrapped up in an investigation that gets weirder and weirder the more the explore the woods where Heather, etc disappeared (think X-Files with witches). But they chose to give us an actual movie that just looks like a movie. Not a total loss since it looks and sounds pretty good. There's some mild uneasiness but nothing that makes this a good movie. Still, I usually have a good time watching it. I just have to be in the right mood for this and yesterday I wasn't. :( 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blair2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]These 2 actors capture the look of most of the audience for this sequel, I believe. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blair23.jpg[/IMG]
It's a nice idea to have a hottie or 2 in your bad movie. :up:

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blair24.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blair22.jpg[/IMG]
I get a sense the promotion on this film was very good. It looks much scarier than it was.


[b]102. Happy Birthday to Me. (1980)[/b] After the last one, I pulled out this "sure thing". A horror movie with cute "Mary Ingalls" from [i]Little House on the Prairie[/i]? She hangs with the wrong crowd, uses profanity, smokes dope and many other things that "Pa Ingalls" would certainly tan her fanny in the barn because of? Neat! :up: Up front, Melissa Sue Anderson is a huge draw for me on this film. Sure, I stopped sending the daily fan letters years ago but I still call myself a fan of Mary. I stuck with her even through the lame "blind years" of [i]Little House[/i]. :p Anyway, Anderson is actually quite good in this 1980s slasher flick featuring college students getting offed in sometimes humorous ways, including the famous death by kebab from the poster. And that ending! I've watched this for years and still never remember who actual did all the killings because of that rediculous tied-in-a-knot ending that should win a Boy Scout merit badge. But after it ends you shouldn't stop the tape (or change the channel) because you'll miss one of the most haunting ending credits songs ever for a film of this type. Just freaky. It beats out the opening song from [i]The Squirm[/i]. Avoid the DVD version. It was messed with by the studio. Nobody quite knows what they were thinking when they changed some of the music (it was just orchestrated scoring) and put a picture of some mystery girl on the DVD cover instead of the famous kebab shot (or even a good shot of Anderson). It really sucks since the transfer was called "very good". Hopefully Anchor Bay will release this proper so I can replace my overly watched VHS. Hurry Anchor Bay, we're counting on you!! 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia/cheese upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/birthday.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Never let a psychotic experimental brain surgery patient feed you kebob. I guess that goes without saying, really. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/birthday2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1] Here's what they actually used for the DVD cover. Were they afraid the ghost of Michael Landon was going to come back pissed off if Mary showed up on the cover? [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/birthday4.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]I'd very much like to have a slice of Mary's cake.[/size] ;)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/birthday3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Btw, there [i]are[/i] cheerleaders! And they jump up and down and stuff.[/size] :p

[b]103. A Comedy of Terrors. (1964) [/b]Here's another heavy-weight favorite of mine. It's another sure thing. Cast: sinister Vincent Price and timid Peter Lorre, plus throw in aging Boris Karloff, dramatic Basil Rathbone and lovely Joyce Jameson. Plus a clever Richard Matheson story about a pair of funeral home operators (Price and Lorre) resorting to questionable tactics while Price attempts to "get rid of" his father-in-law (Karloff) and abuses his wife (Jameson) who his partner (Lorre) is falling in love with. It's a great deal of fun with endless quotable lines. Much enjoyed as usual! Price and Lorre are fantastic together in my favorite performance of both. Although this isn't my favorite film featuring them together. [i]The Raven[/i] has a bigger nostalgic boost since I only just learned of this film in the 1990s and [i]The Raven[/i] is one of the 2 first films I recall seeing as a toddling little baby radioman. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/comedyterrors.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Here's the DVD set I have, and perhaps my favorite. I highly recommend picking it up before it goes out of print. Each films has a couple of great extras. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/comedyterrors2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Price is excellent! You can tell he's having a great time making this film. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/comedyterrors3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Good old Boris...and check out Jameson's breast display! [/size] :up:

Happy Birthday to Me
½

[u][size=3][b]Tuesday, October 24th[/b][/size][/u]
[b]101. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch Project 2. (2000)[/b] Blah! I just wanted it to end. Then end some more! :p Usually I'm okay with this less than stellar sequel but this time it was getting to me. There's some sufficiently weird ideas here but mostly it's poorly executed. It starts well; with the documentary style from the first film. This begs the question: Could this idea sustain a sequel with more of the same? I think it could have if they'd had a group of investigators get wrapped up in an investigation that gets weirder and weirder the more the explore the woods where Heather, etc disappeared (think X-Files with witches). But they chose to give us an actual movie that just looks like a movie. Not a total loss since it looks and sounds pretty good. There's some mild uneasiness but nothing that makes this a good movie. Still, I usually have a good time watching it. I just have to be in the right mood for this and yesterday I wasn't. :( 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blair2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]These 2 actors capture the look of most of the audience for this sequel, I believe. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blair23.jpg[/IMG]
It's a nice idea to have a hottie or 2 in your bad movie. :up:

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blair24.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blair22.jpg[/IMG]
I get a sense the promotion on this film was very good. It looks much scarier than it was.


[b]102. Happy Birthday to Me. (1980)[/b] After the last one, I pulled out this "sure thing". A horror movie with cute "Mary Ingalls" from [i]Little House on the Prairie[/i]? She hangs with the wrong crowd, uses profanity, smokes dope and many other things that "Pa Ingalls" would certainly tan her fanny in the barn because of? Neat! :up: Up front, Melissa Sue Anderson is a huge draw for me on this film. Sure, I stopped sending the daily fan letters years ago but I still call myself a fan of Mary. I stuck with her even through the lame "blind years" of [i]Little House[/i]. :p Anyway, Anderson is actually quite good in this 1980s slasher flick featuring college students getting offed in sometimes humorous ways, including the famous death by kebab from the poster. And that ending! I've watched this for years and still never remember who actual did all the killings because of that rediculous tied-in-a-knot ending that should win a Boy Scout merit badge. But after it ends you shouldn't stop the tape (or change the channel) because you'll miss one of the most haunting ending credits songs ever for a film of this type. Just freaky. It beats out the opening song from [i]The Squirm[/i]. Avoid the DVD version. It was messed with by the studio. Nobody quite knows what they were thinking when they changed some of the music (it was just orchestrated scoring) and put a picture of some mystery girl on the DVD cover instead of the famous kebab shot (or even a good shot of Anderson). It really sucks since the transfer was called "very good". Hopefully Anchor Bay will release this proper so I can replace my overly watched VHS. Hurry Anchor Bay, we're counting on you!! 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia/cheese upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/birthday.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Never let a psychotic experimental brain surgery patient feed you kebob. I guess that goes without saying, really. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/birthday2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1] Here's what they actually used for the DVD cover. Were they afraid the ghost of Michael Landon was going to come back pissed off if Mary showed up on the cover? [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/birthday4.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]I'd very much like to have a slice of Mary's cake.[/size] ;)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/birthday3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Btw, there [i]are[/i] cheerleaders! And they jump up and down and stuff.[/size] :p

[b]103. A Comedy of Terrors. (1964) [/b]Here's another heavy-weight favorite of mine. It's another sure thing. Cast: sinister Vincent Price and timid Peter Lorre, plus throw in aging Boris Karloff, dramatic Basil Rathbone and lovely Joyce Jameson. Plus a clever Richard Matheson story about a pair of funeral home operators (Price and Lorre) resorting to questionable tactics while Price attempts to "get rid of" his father-in-law (Karloff) and abuses his wife (Jameson) who his partner (Lorre) is falling in love with. It's a great deal of fun with endless quotable lines. Much enjoyed as usual! Price and Lorre are fantastic together in my favorite performance of both. Although this isn't my favorite film featuring them together. [i]The Raven[/i] has a bigger nostalgic boost since I only just learned of this film in the 1990s and [i]The Raven[/i] is one of the 2 first films I recall seeing as a toddling little baby radioman. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/comedyterrors.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Here's the DVD set I have, and perhaps my favorite. I highly recommend picking it up before it goes out of print. Each films has a couple of great extras. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/comedyterrors2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Price is excellent! You can tell he's having a great time making this film. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/comedyterrors3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Good old Boris...and check out Jameson's breast display! [/size] :up:

Book of Shadows - Blair Witch 2
½

[u][size=3][b]Tuesday, October 24th[/b][/size][/u]
[b]101. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch Project 2. (2000)[/b] Blah! I just wanted it to end. Then end some more! :p Usually I'm okay with this less than stellar sequel but this time it was getting to me. There's some sufficiently weird ideas here but mostly it's poorly executed. It starts well; with the documentary style from the first film. This begs the question: Could this idea sustain a sequel with more of the same? I think it could have if they'd had a group of investigators get wrapped up in an investigation that gets weirder and weirder the more the explore the woods where Heather, etc disappeared (think X-Files with witches). But they chose to give us an actual movie that just looks like a movie. Not a total loss since it looks and sounds pretty good. There's some mild uneasiness but nothing that makes this a good movie. Still, I usually have a good time watching it. I just have to be in the right mood for this and yesterday I wasn't. :( 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blair2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]These 2 actors capture the look of most of the audience for this sequel, I believe. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blair23.jpg[/IMG]
It's a nice idea to have a hottie or 2 in your bad movie. :up:

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blair24.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blair22.jpg[/IMG]
I get a sense the promotion on this film was very good. It looks much scarier than it was.


[b]102. Happy Birthday to Me. (1980)[/b] After the last one, I pulled out this "sure thing". A horror movie with cute "Mary Ingalls" from [i]Little House on the Prairie[/i]? She hangs with the wrong crowd, uses profanity, smokes dope and many other things that "Pa Ingalls" would certainly tan her fanny in the barn because of? Neat! :up: Up front, Melissa Sue Anderson is a huge draw for me on this film. Sure, I stopped sending the daily fan letters years ago but I still call myself a fan of Mary. I stuck with her even through the lame "blind years" of [i]Little House[/i]. :p Anyway, Anderson is actually quite good in this 1980s slasher flick featuring college students getting offed in sometimes humorous ways, including the famous death by kebab from the poster. And that ending! I've watched this for years and still never remember who actual did all the killings because of that rediculous tied-in-a-knot ending that should win a Boy Scout merit badge. But after it ends you shouldn't stop the tape (or change the channel) because you'll miss one of the most haunting ending credits songs ever for a film of this type. Just freaky. It beats out the opening song from [i]The Squirm[/i]. Avoid the DVD version. It was messed with by the studio. Nobody quite knows what they were thinking when they changed some of the music (it was just orchestrated scoring) and put a picture of some mystery girl on the DVD cover instead of the famous kebab shot (or even a good shot of Anderson). It really sucks since the transfer was called "very good". Hopefully Anchor Bay will release this proper so I can replace my overly watched VHS. Hurry Anchor Bay, we're counting on you!! 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia/cheese upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/birthday.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Never let a psychotic experimental brain surgery patient feed you kebob. I guess that goes without saying, really. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/birthday2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1] Here's what they actually used for the DVD cover. Were they afraid the ghost of Michael Landon was going to come back pissed off if Mary showed up on the cover? [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/birthday4.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]I'd very much like to have a slice of Mary's cake.[/size] ;)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/birthday3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Btw, there [i]are[/i] cheerleaders! And they jump up and down and stuff.[/size] :p

[b]103. A Comedy of Terrors. (1964) [/b]Here's another heavy-weight favorite of mine. It's another sure thing. Cast: sinister Vincent Price and timid Peter Lorre, plus throw in aging Boris Karloff, dramatic Basil Rathbone and lovely Joyce Jameson. Plus a clever Richard Matheson story about a pair of funeral home operators (Price and Lorre) resorting to questionable tactics while Price attempts to "get rid of" his father-in-law (Karloff) and abuses his wife (Jameson) who his partner (Lorre) is falling in love with. It's a great deal of fun with endless quotable lines. Much enjoyed as usual! Price and Lorre are fantastic together in my favorite performance of both. Although this isn't my favorite film featuring them together. [i]The Raven[/i] has a bigger nostalgic boost since I only just learned of this film in the 1990s and [i]The Raven[/i] is one of the 2 first films I recall seeing as a toddling little baby radioman. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/comedyterrors.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Here's the DVD set I have, and perhaps my favorite. I highly recommend picking it up before it goes out of print. Each films has a couple of great extras. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/comedyterrors2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Price is excellent! You can tell he's having a great time making this film. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/comedyterrors3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Good old Boris...and check out Jameson's breast display! [/size] :up:

Event Horizon
½

Weird! My journal reverted to a much older version of it. I think it's the version I had last year or something. What a mess!

[size=3][u][b]Monday, October 23rd[/b][/u][/size]
[b]97. Addam's Family Values. (1993) [/b] This started to lose me in the final 3rd. That never happens, I'm usually good thru the entire running time. I enjoyed watching the original film much more this year. That shows what an effect this marathon is having on me. It's still fun but often difficult to keep focus. I don't even think it's the movies this time. Stupid real life gets in the way! My back and neck hurts. :( Anyway, this sequel is widely considered superior to the original. There's a lot of laughs! The story is like several from old 60s or 70s sitcoms. They work just fine as a film. Lloyd & Julia really work well together as Uncle Fester and Gomez. Huston & Julia also work together well as Morticia and Gomez. The only thing I dislike from this film is the music that plays during the ending credits...it's complete crap. Hell, the Hammer song from the original would've been fine. I kind of like that one. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/addamsvalues.jpg[/IMG]
The new cast members are great including little Pubert Addams and Joan Cusack as Debbie (not shown).

[b]98. Event Horizon. (1997) [/b] I was itching for this to be over in the final 3rd. Grrrr...this movie thing is getting to me! I have to admit I've always thought the final 3rd could've been much better had they actually used that ship to venture to where they eventually tell us it had already been. That could've elevated this above "good movie" to "great movie". Still, I always enjoy it. The first time I was genuinely unnerved. Fishburne does a pretty good by-the-book leader of a rescue mission to Neptune. I don't really like the funny chair he sits in on the bridge, the one that hangs from the ceiling. He looks uncomfortable, like he thinks it might collapse on him. Btw, in the first scene on the bridge, you can see a windowed door below and behind Fishburne and there's somebody dancing behind it. I used the digital zoom feature of my player and watched them. Funny! Anyway, great film for October. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/event.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]There's a lot of dangerous sharp edges in this film. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/event2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]The effects are mostly very good, especially the exterior space shots including the 2 vessels and the planet Neptune. [/size]

[b]99. The Projected Man. (1967) [/b][size=1](Not in RT's database)[/size] I did the same with this film...final 3rd I was itching for it to end. :( At least I'm enjoying 2/3rds of these damn films! This one is pretty bad. It's British from the 60s and it doesn't have anything to do with Hammer Horror, Monty Python, The Avengers or James Bond. So there ya go, explains everything! Hee hee! I'm joking, of course. But this is the 2nd really bad one I've watched in as many days. This is trying to update [i]The Fly[/i] on the cheap and fails miserably. It does add this somewhat cool "touch of death" element I kind of liked, but the real value of watching this is to laugh at it. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 version helps make that even easier to do! The first 2/3rds is great but I really felt Mike & the Bots (the guys who poke fun at the movie) got much weaker in the final 3rd as if the movie's badness was getting to them too. These guys are the George Foreman of bad movie watchers, so a couple of good shots staggered them in the final rounds but they had enough heavy hits overall to win the fight easily! 3/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 8/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/projectedman.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Here's what it looks like to watch the movie with the MST3K guys. The first time I caught this show in the late 80s I thought they were animated.[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/projectedman2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Bryant Haliday is also in [i]Devil Doll[/i], a much better film that was also featured on this show (to good effect).[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/projectedman3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Anybody who sat through and enjoyed both of these films should be avoided at all costs. [/size]

[b]100. Jason X. (2002) [/b] For some reason I had a ball with this final film for the day. Go figure! It's Friday the 13th that doesn't always look like F13th. A very interesting idea if you ask me. Somehow after 10 films they were able to breath some life into this puppy. Easily one of my favorite slashers because of it's familiar characters, very creative setting and exciting slasher storyline. 6/10 (laugh-at-it upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/jasonx2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]People will just. never. learn. Don't tease "the Jason" you idiots! [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/jasonx.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Keep an eye on the prettiest girl in the movie. You'll see she is more than just good looks...the girl has brains! [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/jasonx3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]The movie's hero. Well, they could transplant this guy into any movie needing a hero and he'd work really good! [/size]

************
Well, reaching 100 far later than I'd hoped. At the last minute my boss had forced me to work overtime (even though I complained about it, heh). Imagine working from 5:30am to 2pm then having to come back and work from 4pm to 11pm (and all for very little money). Yep, radio is a dream job! Anyway, that cost me a lot of time. I'd say about 20+ flicks this month. I'll go ahead and adjust my goal because of this: 135 flicks by midnight October 31st. That's still a high goal for one month.

Addams Family Values

Weird! My journal reverted to a much older version of it. I think it's the version I had last year or something. What a mess!

[size=3][u][b]Monday, October 23rd[/b][/u][/size]
[b]97. Addam's Family Values. (1993) [/b] This started to lose me in the final 3rd. That never happens, I'm usually good thru the entire running time. I enjoyed watching the original film much more this year. That shows what an effect this marathon is having on me. It's still fun but often difficult to keep focus. I don't even think it's the movies this time. Stupid real life gets in the way! My back and neck hurts. :( Anyway, this sequel is widely considered superior to the original. There's a lot of laughs! The story is like several from old 60s or 70s sitcoms. They work just fine as a film. Lloyd & Julia really work well together as Uncle Fester and Gomez. Huston & Julia also work together well as Morticia and Gomez. The only thing I dislike from this film is the music that plays during the ending credits...it's complete crap. Hell, the Hammer song from the original would've been fine. I kind of like that one. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/addamsvalues.jpg[/IMG]
The new cast members are great including little Pubert Addams and Joan Cusack as Debbie (not shown).

[b]98. Event Horizon. (1997) [/b] I was itching for this to be over in the final 3rd. Grrrr...this movie thing is getting to me! I have to admit I've always thought the final 3rd could've been much better had they actually used that ship to venture to where they eventually tell us it had already been. That could've elevated this above "good movie" to "great movie". Still, I always enjoy it. The first time I was genuinely unnerved. Fishburne does a pretty good by-the-book leader of a rescue mission to Neptune. I don't really like the funny chair he sits in on the bridge, the one that hangs from the ceiling. He looks uncomfortable, like he thinks it might collapse on him. Btw, in the first scene on the bridge, you can see a windowed door below and behind Fishburne and there's somebody dancing behind it. I used the digital zoom feature of my player and watched them. Funny! Anyway, great film for October. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/event.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]There's a lot of dangerous sharp edges in this film. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/event2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]The effects are mostly very good, especially the exterior space shots including the 2 vessels and the planet Neptune. [/size]

[b]99. The Projected Man. (1967) [/b][size=1](Not in RT's database)[/size] I did the same with this film...final 3rd I was itching for it to end. :( At least I'm enjoying 2/3rds of these damn films! This one is pretty bad. It's British from the 60s and it doesn't have anything to do with Hammer Horror, Monty Python, The Avengers or James Bond. So there ya go, explains everything! Hee hee! I'm joking, of course. But this is the 2nd really bad one I've watched in as many days. This is trying to update [i]The Fly[/i] on the cheap and fails miserably. It does add this somewhat cool "touch of death" element I kind of liked, but the real value of watching this is to laugh at it. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 version helps make that even easier to do! The first 2/3rds is great but I really felt Mike & the Bots (the guys who poke fun at the movie) got much weaker in the final 3rd as if the movie's badness was getting to them too. These guys are the George Foreman of bad movie watchers, so a couple of good shots staggered them in the final rounds but they had enough heavy hits overall to win the fight easily! 3/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 8/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/projectedman.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Here's what it looks like to watch the movie with the MST3K guys. The first time I caught this show in the late 80s I thought they were animated.[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/projectedman2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Bryant Haliday is also in [i]Devil Doll[/i], a much better film that was also featured on this show (to good effect).[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/projectedman3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Anybody who sat through and enjoyed both of these films should be avoided at all costs. [/size]

[b]100. Jason X. (2002) [/b] For some reason I had a ball with this final film for the day. Go figure! It's Friday the 13th that doesn't always look like F13th. A very interesting idea if you ask me. Somehow after 10 films they were able to breath some life into this puppy. Easily one of my favorite slashers because of it's familiar characters, very creative setting and exciting slasher storyline. 6/10 (laugh-at-it upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/jasonx2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]People will just. never. learn. Don't tease "the Jason" you idiots! [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/jasonx.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Keep an eye on the prettiest girl in the movie. You'll see she is more than just good looks...the girl has brains! [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/jasonx3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]The movie's hero. Well, they could transplant this guy into any movie needing a hero and he'd work really good! [/size]

************
Well, reaching 100 far later than I'd hoped. At the last minute my boss had forced me to work overtime (even though I complained about it, heh). Imagine working from 5:30am to 2pm then having to come back and work from 4pm to 11pm (and all for very little money). Yep, radio is a dream job! Anyway, that cost me a lot of time. I'd say about 20+ flicks this month. I'll go ahead and adjust my goal because of this: 135 flicks by midnight October 31st. That's still a high goal for one month.

Jason X
Jason X(2002)

Weird! My journal reverted to a much older version of it. I think it's the version I had last year or something. What a mess!

[size=3][u][b]Monday, October 23rd[/b][/u][/size]
[b]97. Addam's Family Values. (1993) [/b] This started to lose me in the final 3rd. That never happens, I'm usually good thru the entire running time. I enjoyed watching the original film much more this year. That shows what an effect this marathon is having on me. It's still fun but often difficult to keep focus. I don't even think it's the movies this time. Stupid real life gets in the way! My back and neck hurts. :( Anyway, this sequel is widely considered superior to the original. There's a lot of laughs! The story is like several from old 60s or 70s sitcoms. They work just fine as a film. Lloyd & Julia really work well together as Uncle Fester and Gomez. Huston & Julia also work together well as Morticia and Gomez. The only thing I dislike from this film is the music that plays during the ending credits...it's complete crap. Hell, the Hammer song from the original would've been fine. I kind of like that one. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/addamsvalues.jpg[/IMG]
The new cast members are great including little Pubert Addams and Joan Cusack as Debbie (not shown).

[b]98. Event Horizon. (1997) [/b] I was itching for this to be over in the final 3rd. Grrrr...this movie thing is getting to me! I have to admit I've always thought the final 3rd could've been much better had they actually used that ship to venture to where they eventually tell us it had already been. That could've elevated this above "good movie" to "great movie". Still, I always enjoy it. The first time I was genuinely unnerved. Fishburne does a pretty good by-the-book leader of a rescue mission to Neptune. I don't really like the funny chair he sits in on the bridge, the one that hangs from the ceiling. He looks uncomfortable, like he thinks it might collapse on him. Btw, in the first scene on the bridge, you can see a windowed door below and behind Fishburne and there's somebody dancing behind it. I used the digital zoom feature of my player and watched them. Funny! Anyway, great film for October. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/event.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]There's a lot of dangerous sharp edges in this film. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/event2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]The effects are mostly very good, especially the exterior space shots including the 2 vessels and the planet Neptune. [/size]

[b]99. The Projected Man. (1967) [/b][size=1](Not in RT's database)[/size] I did the same with this film...final 3rd I was itching for it to end. :( At least I'm enjoying 2/3rds of these damn films! This one is pretty bad. It's British from the 60s and it doesn't have anything to do with Hammer Horror, Monty Python, The Avengers or James Bond. So there ya go, explains everything! Hee hee! I'm joking, of course. But this is the 2nd really bad one I've watched in as many days. This is trying to update [i]The Fly[/i] on the cheap and fails miserably. It does add this somewhat cool "touch of death" element I kind of liked, but the real value of watching this is to laugh at it. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 version helps make that even easier to do! The first 2/3rds is great but I really felt Mike & the Bots (the guys who poke fun at the movie) got much weaker in the final 3rd as if the movie's badness was getting to them too. These guys are the George Foreman of bad movie watchers, so a couple of good shots staggered them in the final rounds but they had enough heavy hits overall to win the fight easily! 3/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 8/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/projectedman.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Here's what it looks like to watch the movie with the MST3K guys. The first time I caught this show in the late 80s I thought they were animated.[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/projectedman2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Bryant Haliday is also in [i]Devil Doll[/i], a much better film that was also featured on this show (to good effect).[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/projectedman3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Anybody who sat through and enjoyed both of these films should be avoided at all costs. [/size]

[b]100. Jason X. (2002) [/b] For some reason I had a ball with this final film for the day. Go figure! It's Friday the 13th that doesn't always look like F13th. A very interesting idea if you ask me. Somehow after 10 films they were able to breath some life into this puppy. Easily one of my favorite slashers because of it's familiar characters, very creative setting and exciting slasher storyline. 6/10 (laugh-at-it upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/jasonx2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]People will just. never. learn. Don't tease "the Jason" you idiots! [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/jasonx.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Keep an eye on the prettiest girl in the movie. You'll see she is more than just good looks...the girl has brains! [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/jasonx3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]The movie's hero. Well, they could transplant this guy into any movie needing a hero and he'd work really good! [/size]

************
Well, reaching 100 far later than I'd hoped. At the last minute my boss had forced me to work overtime (even though I complained about it, heh). Imagine working from 5:30am to 2pm then having to come back and work from 4pm to 11pm (and all for very little money). Yep, radio is a dream job! Anyway, that cost me a lot of time. I'd say about 20+ flicks this month. I'll go ahead and adjust my goal because of this: 135 flicks by midnight October 31st. That's still a high goal for one month.

The Masque of the Red Death

[b][size=3][u]Sunday, October 22nd-Part 2[/u][/size]
[/b]



[b]95. Strangers on a Train. (1951)[/b] I craved this Hitchcock classic. Top notch every step of the way. Another favorite. 10/10




[b]96. Masque of the Red Death. (1964) [/b] I chose this over A Comedy of Terrors with Price. Both are great films but I haven?t seen Masque in years. Still fantastic! One of Roger Corman?s best films. Although I prefer Price as a timid character (as in The Raven) he?s great as the evil king who gives people running from a plaque a sense of security inside his castle and then proceeds to treat them like crap. I was reminded of Flesh + Blood with this film. Similar feel, I guess. Good stuff! Nicholous Roeg, who directed The Witches (my first film of the weekend) did the cinematography for this one. 8/10

Strangers on a Train

[b][size=3][u]Sunday, October 22nd-Part 2[/u][/size]
[/b]



[b]95. Strangers on a Train. (1951)[/b] I craved this Hitchcock classic. Top notch every step of the way. Another favorite. 10/10




[b]96. Masque of the Red Death. (1964) [/b] I chose this over A Comedy of Terrors with Price. Both are great films but I haven?t seen Masque in years. Still fantastic! One of Roger Corman?s best films. Although I prefer Price as a timid character (as in The Raven) he?s great as the evil king who gives people running from a plaque a sense of security inside his castle and then proceeds to treat them like crap. I was reminded of Flesh + Blood with this film. Similar feel, I guess. Good stuff! Nicholous Roeg, who directed The Witches (my first film of the weekend) did the cinematography for this one. 8/10

Village of the Damned

[b][size=3][u]Sunday, October 22nd-Part 1[/u][/size][/b]

[b]90. Village of the Damned. (1960)[/b] A classic. And another yearly viewing. See it now if you?ve never seen it. Don?t go with the John Carpenter remake, go with this one. Expertly made. Nuff said. 10/10





[b]91. The Deadly Bees. (1966)[/b] (not listed with RT) Garbage from Amicus Film Studios. Some of the same cast from Village of the Damned are in this. It?s about feuding bee keepers and killer bees that can be directed to attack certain people and things using a sticky substance. Another yearly viewing at this time. Hee hee! Well, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 guys expertly make this stuff hilarious. I highly recommend it this way. 5/10 (MST3K upgrade 10/10)





[b]92. The Fog. (1979) [/b]The classic. Yearly viewing. Etc. This just takes me back. I think Carpenter did well with atmosphere on this one. Also, a very nice DVD transfer! 7/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





[b]93. Exorcist. (1973)[/b] A Classic. Yearly viewing. Very high up on my list of fav horror movies (#3, I think). I only have ?The Version You?ve Never Seen? but it?ll do. I understand there is more development with the Father Karras character in this version, and that?s a good thing. I like that character a lot. I just read that Jack Nicholson, Stacey Keach, and Gene Hackman were all up for that role. They actor who got it had never acted before. He does fantastic! I agree with many fans that the demon faces and spider walk were not necessary; although neither bothers me all that much. 10/10





[b]94. Cat?s Eye. (1985)[/b] I craved this superior Stephen King anthology. Never disappoints. Not quite as good as Creepshow. I noticed some of the music seemed different. I remember them using original artists for the songs, The Police and Question Mark & the Mysterians. Still, doesn?t hurt the movie all that much. There?s a story about a guy trying to quit smoking, another about a guy who loves to bet about anything, and finally one about a little monster living in Drew Berrymore?s wall. All are a great deal of fun to watch year after year. 8/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





(to be continued)

Stephen King's 'Cat's Eye'

[b][size=3][u]Sunday, October 22nd-Part 1[/u][/size][/b]

[b]90. Village of the Damned. (1960)[/b] A classic. And another yearly viewing. See it now if you?ve never seen it. Don?t go with the John Carpenter remake, go with this one. Expertly made. Nuff said. 10/10





[b]91. The Deadly Bees. (1966)[/b] (not listed with RT) Garbage from Amicus Film Studios. Some of the same cast from Village of the Damned are in this. It?s about feuding bee keepers and killer bees that can be directed to attack certain people and things using a sticky substance. Another yearly viewing at this time. Hee hee! Well, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 guys expertly make this stuff hilarious. I highly recommend it this way. 5/10 (MST3K upgrade 10/10)





[b]92. The Fog. (1979) [/b]The classic. Yearly viewing. Etc. This just takes me back. I think Carpenter did well with atmosphere on this one. Also, a very nice DVD transfer! 7/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





[b]93. Exorcist. (1973)[/b] A Classic. Yearly viewing. Very high up on my list of fav horror movies (#3, I think). I only have ?The Version You?ve Never Seen? but it?ll do. I understand there is more development with the Father Karras character in this version, and that?s a good thing. I like that character a lot. I just read that Jack Nicholson, Stacey Keach, and Gene Hackman were all up for that role. They actor who got it had never acted before. He does fantastic! I agree with many fans that the demon faces and spider walk were not necessary; although neither bothers me all that much. 10/10





[b]94. Cat?s Eye. (1985)[/b] I craved this superior Stephen King anthology. Never disappoints. Not quite as good as Creepshow. I noticed some of the music seemed different. I remember them using original artists for the songs, The Police and Question Mark & the Mysterians. Still, doesn?t hurt the movie all that much. There?s a story about a guy trying to quit smoking, another about a guy who loves to bet about anything, and finally one about a little monster living in Drew Berrymore?s wall. All are a great deal of fun to watch year after year. 8/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





(to be continued)

The Fog
The Fog(1979)
½

[b][size=3][u]Sunday, October 22nd-Part 1[/u][/size][/b]

[b]90. Village of the Damned. (1960)[/b] A classic. And another yearly viewing. See it now if you?ve never seen it. Don?t go with the John Carpenter remake, go with this one. Expertly made. Nuff said. 10/10





[b]91. The Deadly Bees. (1966)[/b] (not listed with RT) Garbage from Amicus Film Studios. Some of the same cast from Village of the Damned are in this. It?s about feuding bee keepers and killer bees that can be directed to attack certain people and things using a sticky substance. Another yearly viewing at this time. Hee hee! Well, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 guys expertly make this stuff hilarious. I highly recommend it this way. 5/10 (MST3K upgrade 10/10)





[b]92. The Fog. (1979) [/b]The classic. Yearly viewing. Etc. This just takes me back. I think Carpenter did well with atmosphere on this one. Also, a very nice DVD transfer! 7/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





[b]93. Exorcist. (1973)[/b] A Classic. Yearly viewing. Very high up on my list of fav horror movies (#3, I think). I only have ?The Version You?ve Never Seen? but it?ll do. I understand there is more development with the Father Karras character in this version, and that?s a good thing. I like that character a lot. I just read that Jack Nicholson, Stacey Keach, and Gene Hackman were all up for that role. They actor who got it had never acted before. He does fantastic! I agree with many fans that the demon faces and spider walk were not necessary; although neither bothers me all that much. 10/10





[b]94. Cat?s Eye. (1985)[/b] I craved this superior Stephen King anthology. Never disappoints. Not quite as good as Creepshow. I noticed some of the music seemed different. I remember them using original artists for the songs, The Police and Question Mark & the Mysterians. Still, doesn?t hurt the movie all that much. There?s a story about a guy trying to quit smoking, another about a guy who loves to bet about anything, and finally one about a little monster living in Drew Berrymore?s wall. All are a great deal of fun to watch year after year. 8/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





(to be continued)

The Exorcist
The Exorcist(1973)

[b][size=3][u]Sunday, October 22nd-Part 1[/u][/size][/b]

[b]90. Village of the Damned. (1960)[/b] A classic. And another yearly viewing. See it now if you?ve never seen it. Don?t go with the John Carpenter remake, go with this one. Expertly made. Nuff said. 10/10





[b]91. The Deadly Bees. (1966)[/b] (not listed with RT) Garbage from Amicus Film Studios. Some of the same cast from Village of the Damned are in this. It?s about feuding bee keepers and killer bees that can be directed to attack certain people and things using a sticky substance. Another yearly viewing at this time. Hee hee! Well, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 guys expertly make this stuff hilarious. I highly recommend it this way. 5/10 (MST3K upgrade 10/10)





[b]92. The Fog. (1979) [/b]The classic. Yearly viewing. Etc. This just takes me back. I think Carpenter did well with atmosphere on this one. Also, a very nice DVD transfer! 7/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





[b]93. Exorcist. (1973)[/b] A Classic. Yearly viewing. Very high up on my list of fav horror movies (#3, I think). I only have ?The Version You?ve Never Seen? but it?ll do. I understand there is more development with the Father Karras character in this version, and that?s a good thing. I like that character a lot. I just read that Jack Nicholson, Stacey Keach, and Gene Hackman were all up for that role. They actor who got it had never acted before. He does fantastic! I agree with many fans that the demon faces and spider walk were not necessary; although neither bothers me all that much. 10/10





[b]94. Cat?s Eye. (1985)[/b] I craved this superior Stephen King anthology. Never disappoints. Not quite as good as Creepshow. I noticed some of the music seemed different. I remember them using original artists for the songs, The Police and Question Mark & the Mysterians. Still, doesn?t hurt the movie all that much. There?s a story about a guy trying to quit smoking, another about a guy who loves to bet about anything, and finally one about a little monster living in Drew Berrymore?s wall. All are a great deal of fun to watch year after year. 8/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





(to be continued)

Kiss of the Vampire
½

[b][size=3][u]Saturday, October 21st-Part 2[/u][/size]
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[b]88. Murder By Death. (1976) [/b] My family went to see this in 1976. We loved it then and love it now. The cast ranges from good to outstanding. I laugh a lot! Among the best comedy/mystery movies ever if you ask me. 8/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)



[b]89. Kiss of the Vampire. (1963)[/b] Not my favorite Hammer. I wasn?t going to watch another flick but decided to go with something short since I?m so far behind my goal. This served that purpose nicely. It?s fairly well acted with some fine visuals and a good story to go along with it. 7/10

Murder by Death

[b][size=3][u]Saturday, October 21st-Part 2[/u][/size]
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[b]88. Murder By Death. (1976) [/b] My family went to see this in 1976. We loved it then and love it now. The cast ranges from good to outstanding. I laugh a lot! Among the best comedy/mystery movies ever if you ask me. 8/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)



[b]89. Kiss of the Vampire. (1963)[/b] Not my favorite Hammer. I wasn?t going to watch another flick but decided to go with something short since I?m so far behind my goal. This served that purpose nicely. It?s fairly well acted with some fine visuals and a good story to go along with it. 7/10

The Blair Witch Project

[u][size=3][b]Saturday, October 21[/b]st[/size][/u]

[b]83. The Witches. (1990) [/b]Here?s a great kids movie about the World Society of Witches (or whatever it?s called) trying to turn the world?s children into mice. It?s another yearly viewing at this time. And another I haven?t picked up on DVD (cause the current DVD sucks). I highly recommend it for British comedy or Jim Henson fans. 7/10 (nostalgia upgrade 9/10)



[b]84. Panic Room. (2002) [/b]Here?s a suspenseful Jodie Foster film taking place in a city brownstone with a very special room. The setting is highly interesting. Further, they add enough elements to keep the urgency up and I don?t find one minute of it boring. This Superbit version shows off a lot of color at the beginning and as the whole film drops in color you can clearly see everything going on even in the low light. I think the higher definition is very useful. 9/10





[b]85. Blair Witch Project. (1999)[/b] Another yearly viewing. It wouldn?t be October without heading into the woods with Heather (with the dripping snot, heh), Josh (Joooooooosh!!!!) and Mike (with the map, heh). I love this film! I?m thinking about watching it again and then the sequel right after. I?ll decide on that later. For me, this film is a perfect example of a fake documentary that just works! I was never fooled by it simply because of the way it was being marketed as entertainment and it was supposed to be a tragic event. That just seemed unlikely. Also, I?ve never been afraid of the woods. But?doesn?t matter! I love it. Little freaky things can get under my skin and this film has that. It often takes imagination to make this work so many call this film stupid for that reason (I saw search yourself for the ability to fill in what you can?t see). The sequel as lacking, although I enjoy watching it anyway. A second sequel would be nice. 8/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





[b]86. Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues. (1985)[/b] Yep, the ?legend? no one has ever heard of continues?. Really, this is just another fake documentary; only this one is tedious and stupid. Charles B. Pierce wrote, starred and directed. He?s done okay with stuff like The Town That Dreaded Sundown and Winter Hawk, in fact, I understand the original Legend of Boggy Creek is pretty good. But this one is just fun to laugh at. Heck, the title Boggy Creek II is wrong since there was a Return to Boggy Creek first sequel and this is the second sequel. Luckily, this is out on DVD in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version, the preferred way to watch it. There is a DVD of the unedited version. I might get it one day just to laugh at it and see what was cut out. 4/10 (MST3K upgrade 10/10)





[b]87. A Company of Wolves. (1984)[/b] A sort of anthology, with several characters telling werewolf stories in a very dark Grimm Brothers setting. It?s greatest strength is in it?s impressive visuals, with a touch of cheese here and there. I actually prefer this to Terry Gilliam?s Brothers Grimm by a long shot. Originally I expected something like An American Werewolf in London, but this is much different. The shot of the wolf coming out of someone?s mouth is a big draw! Many of the effects haven?t aged well. Still highly entertaining. 7/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





[b](to be continued)[/b]

The Company of Wolves
½

[u][size=3][b]Saturday, October 21[/b]st[/size][/u]

[b]83. The Witches. (1990) [/b]Here?s a great kids movie about the World Society of Witches (or whatever it?s called) trying to turn the world?s children into mice. It?s another yearly viewing at this time. And another I haven?t picked up on DVD (cause the current DVD sucks). I highly recommend it for British comedy or Jim Henson fans. 7/10 (nostalgia upgrade 9/10)



[b]84. Panic Room. (2002) [/b]Here?s a suspenseful Jodie Foster film taking place in a city brownstone with a very special room. The setting is highly interesting. Further, they add enough elements to keep the urgency up and I don?t find one minute of it boring. This Superbit version shows off a lot of color at the beginning and as the whole film drops in color you can clearly see everything going on even in the low light. I think the higher definition is very useful. 9/10





[b]85. Blair Witch Project. (1999)[/b] Another yearly viewing. It wouldn?t be October without heading into the woods with Heather (with the dripping snot, heh), Josh (Joooooooosh!!!!) and Mike (with the map, heh). I love this film! I?m thinking about watching it again and then the sequel right after. I?ll decide on that later. For me, this film is a perfect example of a fake documentary that just works! I was never fooled by it simply because of the way it was being marketed as entertainment and it was supposed to be a tragic event. That just seemed unlikely. Also, I?ve never been afraid of the woods. But?doesn?t matter! I love it. Little freaky things can get under my skin and this film has that. It often takes imagination to make this work so many call this film stupid for that reason (I saw search yourself for the ability to fill in what you can?t see). The sequel as lacking, although I enjoy watching it anyway. A second sequel would be nice. 8/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





[b]86. Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues. (1985)[/b] Yep, the ?legend? no one has ever heard of continues?. Really, this is just another fake documentary; only this one is tedious and stupid. Charles B. Pierce wrote, starred and directed. He?s done okay with stuff like The Town That Dreaded Sundown and Winter Hawk, in fact, I understand the original Legend of Boggy Creek is pretty good. But this one is just fun to laugh at. Heck, the title Boggy Creek II is wrong since there was a Return to Boggy Creek first sequel and this is the second sequel. Luckily, this is out on DVD in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version, the preferred way to watch it. There is a DVD of the unedited version. I might get it one day just to laugh at it and see what was cut out. 4/10 (MST3K upgrade 10/10)





[b]87. A Company of Wolves. (1984)[/b] A sort of anthology, with several characters telling werewolf stories in a very dark Grimm Brothers setting. It?s greatest strength is in it?s impressive visuals, with a touch of cheese here and there. I actually prefer this to Terry Gilliam?s Brothers Grimm by a long shot. Originally I expected something like An American Werewolf in London, but this is much different. The shot of the wolf coming out of someone?s mouth is a big draw! Many of the effects haven?t aged well. Still highly entertaining. 7/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





[b](to be continued)[/b]

The Witches
The Witches(1990)
½

[u][size=3][b]Saturday, October 21[/b]st[/size][/u]

[b]83. The Witches. (1990) [/b]Here?s a great kids movie about the World Society of Witches (or whatever it?s called) trying to turn the world?s children into mice. It?s another yearly viewing at this time. And another I haven?t picked up on DVD (cause the current DVD sucks). I highly recommend it for British comedy or Jim Henson fans. 7/10 (nostalgia upgrade 9/10)



[b]84. Panic Room. (2002) [/b]Here?s a suspenseful Jodie Foster film taking place in a city brownstone with a very special room. The setting is highly interesting. Further, they add enough elements to keep the urgency up and I don?t find one minute of it boring. This Superbit version shows off a lot of color at the beginning and as the whole film drops in color you can clearly see everything going on even in the low light. I think the higher definition is very useful. 9/10





[b]85. Blair Witch Project. (1999)[/b] Another yearly viewing. It wouldn?t be October without heading into the woods with Heather (with the dripping snot, heh), Josh (Joooooooosh!!!!) and Mike (with the map, heh). I love this film! I?m thinking about watching it again and then the sequel right after. I?ll decide on that later. For me, this film is a perfect example of a fake documentary that just works! I was never fooled by it simply because of the way it was being marketed as entertainment and it was supposed to be a tragic event. That just seemed unlikely. Also, I?ve never been afraid of the woods. But?doesn?t matter! I love it. Little freaky things can get under my skin and this film has that. It often takes imagination to make this work so many call this film stupid for that reason (I saw search yourself for the ability to fill in what you can?t see). The sequel as lacking, although I enjoy watching it anyway. A second sequel would be nice. 8/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





[b]86. Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues. (1985)[/b] Yep, the ?legend? no one has ever heard of continues?. Really, this is just another fake documentary; only this one is tedious and stupid. Charles B. Pierce wrote, starred and directed. He?s done okay with stuff like The Town That Dreaded Sundown and Winter Hawk, in fact, I understand the original Legend of Boggy Creek is pretty good. But this one is just fun to laugh at. Heck, the title Boggy Creek II is wrong since there was a Return to Boggy Creek first sequel and this is the second sequel. Luckily, this is out on DVD in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version, the preferred way to watch it. There is a DVD of the unedited version. I might get it one day just to laugh at it and see what was cut out. 4/10 (MST3K upgrade 10/10)





[b]87. A Company of Wolves. (1984)[/b] A sort of anthology, with several characters telling werewolf stories in a very dark Grimm Brothers setting. It?s greatest strength is in it?s impressive visuals, with a touch of cheese here and there. I actually prefer this to Terry Gilliam?s Brothers Grimm by a long shot. Originally I expected something like An American Werewolf in London, but this is much different. The shot of the wolf coming out of someone?s mouth is a big draw! Many of the effects haven?t aged well. Still highly entertaining. 7/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





[b](to be continued)[/b]

Boggy Creek 2 - and the Legend Continues...

[u][size=3][b]Saturday, October 21[/b]st[/size][/u]

[b]83. The Witches. (1990) [/b]Here?s a great kids movie about the World Society of Witches (or whatever it?s called) trying to turn the world?s children into mice. It?s another yearly viewing at this time. And another I haven?t picked up on DVD (cause the current DVD sucks). I highly recommend it for British comedy or Jim Henson fans. 7/10 (nostalgia upgrade 9/10)



[b]84. Panic Room. (2002) [/b]Here?s a suspenseful Jodie Foster film taking place in a city brownstone with a very special room. The setting is highly interesting. Further, they add enough elements to keep the urgency up and I don?t find one minute of it boring. This Superbit version shows off a lot of color at the beginning and as the whole film drops in color you can clearly see everything going on even in the low light. I think the higher definition is very useful. 9/10





[b]85. Blair Witch Project. (1999)[/b] Another yearly viewing. It wouldn?t be October without heading into the woods with Heather (with the dripping snot, heh), Josh (Joooooooosh!!!!) and Mike (with the map, heh). I love this film! I?m thinking about watching it again and then the sequel right after. I?ll decide on that later. For me, this film is a perfect example of a fake documentary that just works! I was never fooled by it simply because of the way it was being marketed as entertainment and it was supposed to be a tragic event. That just seemed unlikely. Also, I?ve never been afraid of the woods. But?doesn?t matter! I love it. Little freaky things can get under my skin and this film has that. It often takes imagination to make this work so many call this film stupid for that reason (I saw search yourself for the ability to fill in what you can?t see). The sequel as lacking, although I enjoy watching it anyway. A second sequel would be nice. 8/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





[b]86. Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues. (1985)[/b] Yep, the ?legend? no one has ever heard of continues?. Really, this is just another fake documentary; only this one is tedious and stupid. Charles B. Pierce wrote, starred and directed. He?s done okay with stuff like The Town That Dreaded Sundown and Winter Hawk, in fact, I understand the original Legend of Boggy Creek is pretty good. But this one is just fun to laugh at. Heck, the title Boggy Creek II is wrong since there was a Return to Boggy Creek first sequel and this is the second sequel. Luckily, this is out on DVD in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version, the preferred way to watch it. There is a DVD of the unedited version. I might get it one day just to laugh at it and see what was cut out. 4/10 (MST3K upgrade 10/10)





[b]87. A Company of Wolves. (1984)[/b] A sort of anthology, with several characters telling werewolf stories in a very dark Grimm Brothers setting. It?s greatest strength is in it?s impressive visuals, with a touch of cheese here and there. I actually prefer this to Terry Gilliam?s Brothers Grimm by a long shot. Originally I expected something like An American Werewolf in London, but this is much different. The shot of the wolf coming out of someone?s mouth is a big draw! Many of the effects haven?t aged well. Still highly entertaining. 7/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





[b](to be continued)[/b]

Panic Room
Panic Room(2002)
½

[u][size=3][b]Saturday, October 21[/b]st[/size][/u]

[b]83. The Witches. (1990) [/b]Here?s a great kids movie about the World Society of Witches (or whatever it?s called) trying to turn the world?s children into mice. It?s another yearly viewing at this time. And another I haven?t picked up on DVD (cause the current DVD sucks). I highly recommend it for British comedy or Jim Henson fans. 7/10 (nostalgia upgrade 9/10)



[b]84. Panic Room. (2002) [/b]Here?s a suspenseful Jodie Foster film taking place in a city brownstone with a very special room. The setting is highly interesting. Further, they add enough elements to keep the urgency up and I don?t find one minute of it boring. This Superbit version shows off a lot of color at the beginning and as the whole film drops in color you can clearly see everything going on even in the low light. I think the higher definition is very useful. 9/10





[b]85. Blair Witch Project. (1999)[/b] Another yearly viewing. It wouldn?t be October without heading into the woods with Heather (with the dripping snot, heh), Josh (Joooooooosh!!!!) and Mike (with the map, heh). I love this film! I?m thinking about watching it again and then the sequel right after. I?ll decide on that later. For me, this film is a perfect example of a fake documentary that just works! I was never fooled by it simply because of the way it was being marketed as entertainment and it was supposed to be a tragic event. That just seemed unlikely. Also, I?ve never been afraid of the woods. But?doesn?t matter! I love it. Little freaky things can get under my skin and this film has that. It often takes imagination to make this work so many call this film stupid for that reason (I saw search yourself for the ability to fill in what you can?t see). The sequel as lacking, although I enjoy watching it anyway. A second sequel would be nice. 8/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





[b]86. Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues. (1985)[/b] Yep, the ?legend? no one has ever heard of continues?. Really, this is just another fake documentary; only this one is tedious and stupid. Charles B. Pierce wrote, starred and directed. He?s done okay with stuff like The Town That Dreaded Sundown and Winter Hawk, in fact, I understand the original Legend of Boggy Creek is pretty good. But this one is just fun to laugh at. Heck, the title Boggy Creek II is wrong since there was a Return to Boggy Creek first sequel and this is the second sequel. Luckily, this is out on DVD in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version, the preferred way to watch it. There is a DVD of the unedited version. I might get it one day just to laugh at it and see what was cut out. 4/10 (MST3K upgrade 10/10)





[b]87. A Company of Wolves. (1984)[/b] A sort of anthology, with several characters telling werewolf stories in a very dark Grimm Brothers setting. It?s greatest strength is in it?s impressive visuals, with a touch of cheese here and there. I actually prefer this to Terry Gilliam?s Brothers Grimm by a long shot. Originally I expected something like An American Werewolf in London, but this is much different. The shot of the wolf coming out of someone?s mouth is a big draw! Many of the effects haven?t aged well. Still highly entertaining. 7/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)





[b](to be continued)[/b]

The Last Supper

[b][size=3][u]Friday, October 20th[/u][/size]

79. House of 1000 Corpses. (2003) [/b] Yep, I watched this nutty crap again, but with commentary. Rob Zombie?s ?Here?s {actor?s name}, and he?s going to {names the actors next action}? gets a little old. But he does manage to reveal a few tid-bits about the fun and/or problems they had getting this crazy movie made; such as the fact that the Universal Studios Park was very close to where they did much of the filming and often The JAWS Ride would ruin takes. Maybe that just served to up the cruel nature of the stuff they did for this. Oddly, I?m a fan of many of Zombie?s influences. I relate to a lot of this and feel like I should be making weird movies too. L Anyway, it?s not a total waste of time to watch it this way. Interesting note, Bill Moseley who plays Otis is a Yale grad. 7/10 (for the commentary)





[b]80. The Last Supper. (1995)[/b] One of my favorite yearly viewings (nearly 10 years running). I love this black comedy (but still don?t have the DVD)! It?s about a bunch of liberal uni students living together in a house. They come up with the idea to invite people to dinner and grade them on whether the death of that person would ?make the world a better place?, and if so, they poison that person. Writer/actor Jonathan Penner is on the reality show Survivor this year. I didn?t realize that until I started watching it and it took 2 weeks for me to recognize him. I thought it was going to be some surprise reveal about it later on in the season. D?oh! Anyway, his wife Stacey directed this and although there is obvious meandering (stretching for time) in places, it?s mostly great! The soundtrack is also cool. I?ll never let October pass without watching this. 8/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)




[b]
81. Jurassic Park 3. (2001)[/b] This is a very good sequel and a GREAT monster movie. The new dino spinosaurs is scary as hell! I?d have a heart attack if I was as close to that thing as the cast is. There?s one scene where they all get away from that monster and start laughing & giggling, I?m thinking ?no way! You?d all fall on the ground in shock if that really happened.? But it doesn?t matter. Just mindless popcorn action with several sequences a little too familiar. Still, I love it! If only Godzilla 1998 had been this compact and exciting. I can?t wait to see JP4 in 2008. The effects have just kept on getting better. 8/10





[b] 82. Ginger Snaps. (2000) [/b]A violent werewolf movie for girls. No kidding! It has a lot of stuff young girls can relate to; plus, plenty of violence (for their boyfriends seeing it with them, I guess). The 2 main characters act like real sisters who are trying to deal with ?the changes? one of them is going thru. Very clever, often nasty, dark and dreary. Ya gotta love it! 7/10[font="] [/font]

Jurassic Park III

[b][size=3][u]Friday, October 20th[/u][/size]

79. House of 1000 Corpses. (2003) [/b] Yep, I watched this nutty crap again, but with commentary. Rob Zombie?s ?Here?s {actor?s name}, and he?s going to {names the actors next action}? gets a little old. But he does manage to reveal a few tid-bits about the fun and/or problems they had getting this crazy movie made; such as the fact that the Universal Studios Park was very close to where they did much of the filming and often The JAWS Ride would ruin takes. Maybe that just served to up the cruel nature of the stuff they did for this. Oddly, I?m a fan of many of Zombie?s influences. I relate to a lot of this and feel like I should be making weird movies too. L Anyway, it?s not a total waste of time to watch it this way. Interesting note, Bill Moseley who plays Otis is a Yale grad. 7/10 (for the commentary)





[b]80. The Last Supper. (1995)[/b] One of my favorite yearly viewings (nearly 10 years running). I love this black comedy (but still don?t have the DVD)! It?s about a bunch of liberal uni students living together in a house. They come up with the idea to invite people to dinner and grade them on whether the death of that person would ?make the world a better place?, and if so, they poison that person. Writer/actor Jonathan Penner is on the reality show Survivor this year. I didn?t realize that until I started watching it and it took 2 weeks for me to recognize him. I thought it was going to be some surprise reveal about it later on in the season. D?oh! Anyway, his wife Stacey directed this and although there is obvious meandering (stretching for time) in places, it?s mostly great! The soundtrack is also cool. I?ll never let October pass without watching this. 8/10 (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)




[b]
81. Jurassic Park 3. (2001)[/b] This is a very good sequel and a GREAT monster movie. The new dino spinosaurs is scary as hell! I?d have a heart attack if I was as close to that thing as the cast is. There?s one scene where they all get away from that monster and start laughing & giggling, I?m thinking ?no way! You?d all fall on the ground in shock if that really happened.? But it doesn?t matter. Just mindless popcorn action with several sequences a little too familiar. Still, I love it! If only Godzilla 1998 had been this compact and exciting. I can?t wait to see JP4 in 2008. The effects have just kept on getting better. 8/10





[b] 82. Ginger Snaps. (2000) [/b]A violent werewolf movie for girls. No kidding! It has a lot of stuff young girls can relate to; plus, plenty of violence (for their boyfriends seeing it with them, I guess). The 2 main characters act like real sisters who are trying to deal with ?the changes? one of them is going thru. Very clever, often nasty, dark and dreary. Ya gotta love it! 7/10[font="] [/font]

Body Snatchers

[size=3][size=2]Damn, what a morning! Work sucks. At least the movie watching makes up for it. Five flicks yesterday!! Took me half the morning to write all this. :p[/size]
[u][b]
Thursday, October 19th[/b][/u][/size]
[b]74. Track of the Moon Beast. (1976)[/b] A movie that knows what the average mid-1970s viewer wants: swapping stew receipes, attending weird folk rock concerts, and watching shirtless scientists turn into lizard suit-wearing monsters that stalk pro bowlers who arrive home drunk. :up: It's groovy! (or whatever the slang term was for those crazy 1970s people). This is right along the lines of [i]The Bloodwaters of Dr. Z[/i] but maybe slightly easier to watch. Luckily I was able to see the version skewered by the TV show [i]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/i]. Those guys are pros and manage to make this movie hilarious! 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/moonbeast.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Peter Jackson could learn from these awesome horror movie visuals of the 1970s. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/moonbeast2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]In case you don't know, this is Crow T. Robot. He watches the movies with Mike or Joel (one of the human dudes) and another robot called Tom Servo. [/size]

[b]75. Body Snatchers. (1993) [/b]Well, I didn't have the original and I just watched the 1970s remake in August so this was all I had. It's not bad and acted as a good remake double feature with the flick I watched after it. This is definately the weaker of the 2 remakes and not as good as the next flick I watch. There just isn't a good sense of paranoida as you'd expect. I guess it's because they never establish how wide-spread the "problem" is. It's okay as a flick. It's greatest strength is in Anwar or Tilly. Yummy! That casting saves this. It's a shame they couldn't do more than this. They had Ermey and Whittaker as well but they are nearly wasted. Overall a disappointment that almost wasn't worth watching at this late time in my horrorthon. Oh well... :( 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/body.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]She's lovely. And [i]either way[/i] I'd be picking splinters out of certain parts of my body.[/size] ;)

[b]76. The Blob! (1988)[/b] Now here's a remake! I haven't seen the Steve McQueen version of this in many years but I sure don't remember it being this much fun! The cast is good, the effects are perfectly gooey, the storyline is typical horror/sci-fi with a nice drive-in movie influence. There's some great humor here and there. What can else can you say? There's even a cute cheerleader, a motorcycle riding bad dude, and a scene taking place in a movie cinema (I love movies within movies...I need to look this one up and see if it's real or just made for this). 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blob2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Looks like his bubble gum desided to bite back.[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blob.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]A surprisingly good movie couple. Those Dillons play the town bad boy bit better than anybody. [/size]

[b]77. The Walking Dead. (1936)[/b] I don't know why this wasn't in RT's database unless it goes by a different name. Anyway, this was Boris Karloff's first film after signing with Warner Brothers. It has a very good mix of humor and suspense with a typically good (and quite tense) Karloff performance. The destiny story device works really well, so pay attention to that...and look for topical stuff of the time period making it into the story. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/walkingdead2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Stylish poster.[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/walkingdead.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]WB does [i]Frankenstein[/i] without having to appear in court because of it. [/size] ;)

[b]78. House of 1000 Corspses. (2003)[/b] Great. :mad: I don't have time to make endless comments on this freaking crazy grindhouse horror from Rob Zombie. It's really ficked up and that's all there is to it. Disarming at first and then over-the-top with dark gory humor. If you can just sit back and laugh at it you're good. It nearly loses me in the middle because it gets so damn cruel. Seriously, if every flick in my horrorthon was like this one I'd fail miserably. I'd need professional help. But a Horrorthon needs 3 or 4 like this...but spread out and not watched all together. Chicken? Bok, bok, bok? Yep. :p This is pretty darn creative for what is it. I really like the cast Zombie got for it. I hope his stuff doesn't continue to go further in the same direction as [i]Devil's Rejects[/i] does. I think the prospect of Zombie doing a remake of [i]Halloween[/i] is an exciting one. I'm looking forward to that because I think he can pull it off. :up: Rating this is tough. I really think it successfully ups the ante on what old flicks like [i]Motel Hell[/i] were trying to do. Just freaky and uncomfortable! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house1000.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Captain Spalding is one of the more pleasant clowns I've ever seen. Most are repulsive. :p[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house10004.jpg[/IMG]
A costume you can buy (or possibly rent) if you want to actually scare anybody at halloween.

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house10002.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This might be the scariest part of the movie. I'm usually squirming. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house10003.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Here's "Baby". Yeah, she's yummy. And giggles A LOT. If her face was the last one I saw before dying I wouldn't be totally disappointed. [/size]

House of 1000 Corpses

[size=3][size=2]Damn, what a morning! Work sucks. At least the movie watching makes up for it. Five flicks yesterday!! Took me half the morning to write all this. :p[/size]
[u][b]
Thursday, October 19th[/b][/u][/size]
[b]74. Track of the Moon Beast. (1976)[/b] A movie that knows what the average mid-1970s viewer wants: swapping stew receipes, attending weird folk rock concerts, and watching shirtless scientists turn into lizard suit-wearing monsters that stalk pro bowlers who arrive home drunk. :up: It's groovy! (or whatever the slang term was for those crazy 1970s people). This is right along the lines of [i]The Bloodwaters of Dr. Z[/i] but maybe slightly easier to watch. Luckily I was able to see the version skewered by the TV show [i]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/i]. Those guys are pros and manage to make this movie hilarious! 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/moonbeast.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Peter Jackson could learn from these awesome horror movie visuals of the 1970s. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/moonbeast2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]In case you don't know, this is Crow T. Robot. He watches the movies with Mike or Joel (one of the human dudes) and another robot called Tom Servo. [/size]

[b]75. Body Snatchers. (1993) [/b]Well, I didn't have the original and I just watched the 1970s remake in August so this was all I had. It's not bad and acted as a good remake double feature with the flick I watched after it. This is definately the weaker of the 2 remakes and not as good as the next flick I watch. There just isn't a good sense of paranoida as you'd expect. I guess it's because they never establish how wide-spread the "problem" is. It's okay as a flick. It's greatest strength is in Anwar or Tilly. Yummy! That casting saves this. It's a shame they couldn't do more than this. They had Ermey and Whittaker as well but they are nearly wasted. Overall a disappointment that almost wasn't worth watching at this late time in my horrorthon. Oh well... :( 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/body.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]She's lovely. And [i]either way[/i] I'd be picking splinters out of certain parts of my body.[/size] ;)

[b]76. The Blob! (1988)[/b] Now here's a remake! I haven't seen the Steve McQueen version of this in many years but I sure don't remember it being this much fun! The cast is good, the effects are perfectly gooey, the storyline is typical horror/sci-fi with a nice drive-in movie influence. There's some great humor here and there. What can else can you say? There's even a cute cheerleader, a motorcycle riding bad dude, and a scene taking place in a movie cinema (I love movies within movies...I need to look this one up and see if it's real or just made for this). 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blob2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Looks like his bubble gum desided to bite back.[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blob.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]A surprisingly good movie couple. Those Dillons play the town bad boy bit better than anybody. [/size]

[b]77. The Walking Dead. (1936)[/b] I don't know why this wasn't in RT's database unless it goes by a different name. Anyway, this was Boris Karloff's first film after signing with Warner Brothers. It has a very good mix of humor and suspense with a typically good (and quite tense) Karloff performance. The destiny story device works really well, so pay attention to that...and look for topical stuff of the time period making it into the story. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/walkingdead2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Stylish poster.[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/walkingdead.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]WB does [i]Frankenstein[/i] without having to appear in court because of it. [/size] ;)

[b]78. House of 1000 Corspses. (2003)[/b] Great. :mad: I don't have time to make endless comments on this freaking crazy grindhouse horror from Rob Zombie. It's really ficked up and that's all there is to it. Disarming at first and then over-the-top with dark gory humor. If you can just sit back and laugh at it you're good. It nearly loses me in the middle because it gets so damn cruel. Seriously, if every flick in my horrorthon was like this one I'd fail miserably. I'd need professional help. But a Horrorthon needs 3 or 4 like this...but spread out and not watched all together. Chicken? Bok, bok, bok? Yep. :p This is pretty darn creative for what is it. I really like the cast Zombie got for it. I hope his stuff doesn't continue to go further in the same direction as [i]Devil's Rejects[/i] does. I think the prospect of Zombie doing a remake of [i]Halloween[/i] is an exciting one. I'm looking forward to that because I think he can pull it off. :up: Rating this is tough. I really think it successfully ups the ante on what old flicks like [i]Motel Hell[/i] were trying to do. Just freaky and uncomfortable! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house1000.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Captain Spalding is one of the more pleasant clowns I've ever seen. Most are repulsive. :p[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house10004.jpg[/IMG]
A costume you can buy (or possibly rent) if you want to actually scare anybody at halloween.

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house10002.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This might be the scariest part of the movie. I'm usually squirming. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house10003.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Here's "Baby". Yeah, she's yummy. And giggles A LOT. If her face was the last one I saw before dying I wouldn't be totally disappointed. [/size]

Track of the Moon Beast

[size=3][size=2]Damn, what a morning! Work sucks. At least the movie watching makes up for it. Five flicks yesterday!! Took me half the morning to write all this. :p[/size]
[u][b]
Thursday, October 19th[/b][/u][/size]
[b]74. Track of the Moon Beast. (1976)[/b] A movie that knows what the average mid-1970s viewer wants: swapping stew receipes, attending weird folk rock concerts, and watching shirtless scientists turn into lizard suit-wearing monsters that stalk pro bowlers who arrive home drunk. :up: It's groovy! (or whatever the slang term was for those crazy 1970s people). This is right along the lines of [i]The Bloodwaters of Dr. Z[/i] but maybe slightly easier to watch. Luckily I was able to see the version skewered by the TV show [i]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/i]. Those guys are pros and manage to make this movie hilarious! 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/moonbeast.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Peter Jackson could learn from these awesome horror movie visuals of the 1970s. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/moonbeast2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]In case you don't know, this is Crow T. Robot. He watches the movies with Mike or Joel (one of the human dudes) and another robot called Tom Servo. [/size]

[b]75. Body Snatchers. (1993) [/b]Well, I didn't have the original and I just watched the 1970s remake in August so this was all I had. It's not bad and acted as a good remake double feature with the flick I watched after it. This is definately the weaker of the 2 remakes and not as good as the next flick I watch. There just isn't a good sense of paranoida as you'd expect. I guess it's because they never establish how wide-spread the "problem" is. It's okay as a flick. It's greatest strength is in Anwar or Tilly. Yummy! That casting saves this. It's a shame they couldn't do more than this. They had Ermey and Whittaker as well but they are nearly wasted. Overall a disappointment that almost wasn't worth watching at this late time in my horrorthon. Oh well... :( 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/body.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]She's lovely. And [i]either way[/i] I'd be picking splinters out of certain parts of my body.[/size] ;)

[b]76. The Blob! (1988)[/b] Now here's a remake! I haven't seen the Steve McQueen version of this in many years but I sure don't remember it being this much fun! The cast is good, the effects are perfectly gooey, the storyline is typical horror/sci-fi with a nice drive-in movie influence. There's some great humor here and there. What can else can you say? There's even a cute cheerleader, a motorcycle riding bad dude, and a scene taking place in a movie cinema (I love movies within movies...I need to look this one up and see if it's real or just made for this). 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blob2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Looks like his bubble gum desided to bite back.[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blob.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]A surprisingly good movie couple. Those Dillons play the town bad boy bit better than anybody. [/size]

[b]77. The Walking Dead. (1936)[/b] I don't know why this wasn't in RT's database unless it goes by a different name. Anyway, this was Boris Karloff's first film after signing with Warner Brothers. It has a very good mix of humor and suspense with a typically good (and quite tense) Karloff performance. The destiny story device works really well, so pay attention to that...and look for topical stuff of the time period making it into the story. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/walkingdead2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Stylish poster.[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/walkingdead.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]WB does [i]Frankenstein[/i] without having to appear in court because of it. [/size] ;)

[b]78. House of 1000 Corspses. (2003)[/b] Great. :mad: I don't have time to make endless comments on this freaking crazy grindhouse horror from Rob Zombie. It's really ficked up and that's all there is to it. Disarming at first and then over-the-top with dark gory humor. If you can just sit back and laugh at it you're good. It nearly loses me in the middle because it gets so damn cruel. Seriously, if every flick in my horrorthon was like this one I'd fail miserably. I'd need professional help. But a Horrorthon needs 3 or 4 like this...but spread out and not watched all together. Chicken? Bok, bok, bok? Yep. :p This is pretty darn creative for what is it. I really like the cast Zombie got for it. I hope his stuff doesn't continue to go further in the same direction as [i]Devil's Rejects[/i] does. I think the prospect of Zombie doing a remake of [i]Halloween[/i] is an exciting one. I'm looking forward to that because I think he can pull it off. :up: Rating this is tough. I really think it successfully ups the ante on what old flicks like [i]Motel Hell[/i] were trying to do. Just freaky and uncomfortable! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house1000.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Captain Spalding is one of the more pleasant clowns I've ever seen. Most are repulsive. :p[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house10004.jpg[/IMG]
A costume you can buy (or possibly rent) if you want to actually scare anybody at halloween.

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house10002.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This might be the scariest part of the movie. I'm usually squirming. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house10003.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Here's "Baby". Yeah, she's yummy. And giggles A LOT. If her face was the last one I saw before dying I wouldn't be totally disappointed. [/size]

The Blob
The Blob(1988)
½

[size=3][size=2]Damn, what a morning! Work sucks. At least the movie watching makes up for it. Five flicks yesterday!! Took me half the morning to write all this. :p[/size]
[u][b]
Thursday, October 19th[/b][/u][/size]
[b]74. Track of the Moon Beast. (1976)[/b] A movie that knows what the average mid-1970s viewer wants: swapping stew receipes, attending weird folk rock concerts, and watching shirtless scientists turn into lizard suit-wearing monsters that stalk pro bowlers who arrive home drunk. :up: It's groovy! (or whatever the slang term was for those crazy 1970s people). This is right along the lines of [i]The Bloodwaters of Dr. Z[/i] but maybe slightly easier to watch. Luckily I was able to see the version skewered by the TV show [i]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/i]. Those guys are pros and manage to make this movie hilarious! 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/moonbeast.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Peter Jackson could learn from these awesome horror movie visuals of the 1970s. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/moonbeast2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]In case you don't know, this is Crow T. Robot. He watches the movies with Mike or Joel (one of the human dudes) and another robot called Tom Servo. [/size]

[b]75. Body Snatchers. (1993) [/b]Well, I didn't have the original and I just watched the 1970s remake in August so this was all I had. It's not bad and acted as a good remake double feature with the flick I watched after it. This is definately the weaker of the 2 remakes and not as good as the next flick I watch. There just isn't a good sense of paranoida as you'd expect. I guess it's because they never establish how wide-spread the "problem" is. It's okay as a flick. It's greatest strength is in Anwar or Tilly. Yummy! That casting saves this. It's a shame they couldn't do more than this. They had Ermey and Whittaker as well but they are nearly wasted. Overall a disappointment that almost wasn't worth watching at this late time in my horrorthon. Oh well... :( 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/body.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]She's lovely. And [i]either way[/i] I'd be picking splinters out of certain parts of my body.[/size] ;)

[b]76. The Blob! (1988)[/b] Now here's a remake! I haven't seen the Steve McQueen version of this in many years but I sure don't remember it being this much fun! The cast is good, the effects are perfectly gooey, the storyline is typical horror/sci-fi with a nice drive-in movie influence. There's some great humor here and there. What can else can you say? There's even a cute cheerleader, a motorcycle riding bad dude, and a scene taking place in a movie cinema (I love movies within movies...I need to look this one up and see if it's real or just made for this). 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blob2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Looks like his bubble gum desided to bite back.[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/blob.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]A surprisingly good movie couple. Those Dillons play the town bad boy bit better than anybody. [/size]

[b]77. The Walking Dead. (1936)[/b] I don't know why this wasn't in RT's database unless it goes by a different name. Anyway, this was Boris Karloff's first film after signing with Warner Brothers. It has a very good mix of humor and suspense with a typically good (and quite tense) Karloff performance. The destiny story device works really well, so pay attention to that...and look for topical stuff of the time period making it into the story. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/walkingdead2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Stylish poster.[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/walkingdead.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]WB does [i]Frankenstein[/i] without having to appear in court because of it. [/size] ;)

[b]78. House of 1000 Corspses. (2003)[/b] Great. :mad: I don't have time to make endless comments on this freaking crazy grindhouse horror from Rob Zombie. It's really ficked up and that's all there is to it. Disarming at first and then over-the-top with dark gory humor. If you can just sit back and laugh at it you're good. It nearly loses me in the middle because it gets so damn cruel. Seriously, if every flick in my horrorthon was like this one I'd fail miserably. I'd need professional help. But a Horrorthon needs 3 or 4 like this...but spread out and not watched all together. Chicken? Bok, bok, bok? Yep. :p This is pretty darn creative for what is it. I really like the cast Zombie got for it. I hope his stuff doesn't continue to go further in the same direction as [i]Devil's Rejects[/i] does. I think the prospect of Zombie doing a remake of [i]Halloween[/i] is an exciting one. I'm looking forward to that because I think he can pull it off. :up: Rating this is tough. I really think it successfully ups the ante on what old flicks like [i]Motel Hell[/i] were trying to do. Just freaky and uncomfortable! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house1000.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Captain Spalding is one of the more pleasant clowns I've ever seen. Most are repulsive. :p[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house10004.jpg[/IMG]
A costume you can buy (or possibly rent) if you want to actually scare anybody at halloween.

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house10002.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This might be the scariest part of the movie. I'm usually squirming. [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house10003.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Here's "Baby". Yeah, she's yummy. And giggles A LOT. If her face was the last one I saw before dying I wouldn't be totally disappointed. [/size]

The X-Files - Fight the Future

[u][size=3][b]Wednesday, October 18th[/b][/size][/u]
[b]71. Motel Hell. (1980) [/b] This is going to sound weird but I find this film almost totally relaxing. It's almost like watching [i]The Sound of Music[/i] or something. Sounds like I'm joking but I'm dead serious! It's NOT because I like to see cruelty or suffering; for a flick like this it just goes with the territory. It's because this was the very first flick like it I saw as a kid. Quite a jolt in the early 80s! I'd never seen a horror movie where you're supposed to laugh at the cruelty and suffering of the victims and cheer for what are clearly the bad guys. To be honest, my jaw was hitting the floor while my cousins (who administered this initiation) were whooping it up. I'd been raised up on Universal classics, Hammer, Amicus and American International. But this was just crazy! Now, all that nostalgia makes this a special experience each year since the DVD was released. As a horror/comedy it really isn't half bad on either of those levels. No where near as scary as I'd bragged to my friends ([size=1]yep, extreme bragging rights came with this one[/size] :) ). 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/motelhell.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This DVD cover probably represents my first experience with this film: seeing it waaay scarier than it actually is. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/motelhell3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Actor Rory Calhoun and that funny lady from [i]Porky's[/i] aren't bad at all together. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/motelhell2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Here's the Midnite Movies double feature set with the nasty (but good) [i]Duranged[/i]. About 10 bucks in the US. [/size]:up:

**Now a couple of classic TV shows turned into movies!!

[b]72. Twilight Zone: The Movie. (1983) [/b] This is my 3rd favorite anthology. I haven't watched the other 2 this month (yet). The main thing about these is if you don't like one story you can just wait for the next one (now, for filmmakers this is great if they run out of money at least they have some part of a finished project to sell somewhere).

With [b]TZ:TM [/b]you don't have to worry because it's all good! Hell, most qualifies as GREAT!

1. The sort of bookend story with Dan Aykroyd and Albert Brooks (a non-remake)
2. The one about the biggot with Vic Morrow (a non-remake)
3. Kick the Can with the Scatman!
4. The kid who has a special power with the lovely Kathlene Quinlan
5. The one about the airplane with John Lithgow

Most choose 3 or 5. For me it's 5, 4, 2, 1, 3. I have issues with "Kick the Can" in this movie version. Mostly it's with the children they cast. The one who looks like the jewish lady upstages all the others. She's terrific! The one who plays "Mrs. Jack Dempsy" (not the fighter ;) ) also isn't bad. I sincerely wish they'd just gotten some skilled child actors for this and gave it all a dreamy/distant/surreal look during those moments. It's all way too cutesy. Like 4, this was not originally comedy and works best as a serious story (perhaps 4 is better with some comedy since it'd be tough to take it seriously all these years later).

Still, there is no denying (or is there?) how well made this whole project is. The cast is mostly great! Each story has an ensemble cast that should be proud to have been involved with the movie. My favs: Vic Morrow, who was killed while making the movie, gives a very memorable final performance, Scatman & Lithgow couldn't possibily be better, the annoying little girl with Lithgow is a hoot and the kid from 4 is also better than you'd expect.

Holy crap! I'm fawning all over this. Sorry about that. :D I do love it so! Even the stuff I complain about ain't bad. The problems surrounding this film (see: [url="http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/not_guilty/twilight_zone/1.html"]TZ Tragedy[/url]) not to mention that some think this project was cursed from the beginning (ghost of Serling, anyone?) are unfortunate, but somehow even that doesn't stop my enjoyment of the movie while I salute Morrow, The Scatman and Lithgow on damn good performances.

I saw this with my mom and dad. I remember coming home elated. My dad, who simply ISN'T a movie fan, loved it too. I have a home movie of dad using this silly looking dracula mask and doing the "wanna see something scary" to trick or treaters that year. What a ham!!

Btw, the DVD is planned someday. We just have to wait a bit longer. *checks to see if hell has frozen over* Seriously, it's been mentioned by the people who matter so I think it's only a matter of time. It'd be nice to see the outtakes again (I remember those being shown on TV some time ago and we get to see Spielberg working with the kids, always a treat).

There! I think a spoiler-free review. Tough to rate. I'll just say 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/tz3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]The guy nailed this! He schooled "the Shat"![/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/tz.jpg[/img]
[size=1]The updated version of this guy is ageless. An amazing creature that still scares the pants off me. But there is something about the original I really really like. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/tz2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I love the way cartoons are used throughout. Just perfect when she's chewing the food or realising it's Anthony's birthday. [/size] :)

[b]73. X-Files: Fight the Future. (1998)[/b] First time for me on DVD or widescreen. Looks great! I'm a fan. They really squeeze too much into it though. In fact, we should already have at least one other X-Files movie and perhaps another being made. What's the deal? Neither actor is doing all that much (that I know about anyway). This film has an anthology feel even though it all ties together. There's some really large and impressive scenes...any one of those makes this worth a look. I particular like the one that takes place in the artic. Great stuff! Oh, I should use the word "familiar" too. Not just X-Files TV show familiar but other movies familiar. But who cares?! It's Mulder and Scully on the big screen and they get in some choice self-mocking! All I can say is this is great...but another one right now please! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/xfiles.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Here's the DVD I paid about 5 bucks for. Cool! [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/xfiles4.jpg[/img]
[size=1] This might be my favorite single scene. It works really well! Big screen X-Files well represented by this picture.
[/size]
[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/xfiles3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I don't know about this one. That car in the background seems to be entering some futuristic car wash. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/xfiles2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]They got sent "to the cornfield"! (who gets that one? :p )[/size]

Twilight Zone---The Movie

[u][size=3][b]Wednesday, October 18th[/b][/size][/u]
[b]71. Motel Hell. (1980) [/b] This is going to sound weird but I find this film almost totally relaxing. It's almost like watching [i]The Sound of Music[/i] or something. Sounds like I'm joking but I'm dead serious! It's NOT because I like to see cruelty or suffering; for a flick like this it just goes with the territory. It's because this was the very first flick like it I saw as a kid. Quite a jolt in the early 80s! I'd never seen a horror movie where you're supposed to laugh at the cruelty and suffering of the victims and cheer for what are clearly the bad guys. To be honest, my jaw was hitting the floor while my cousins (who administered this initiation) were whooping it up. I'd been raised up on Universal classics, Hammer, Amicus and American International. But this was just crazy! Now, all that nostalgia makes this a special experience each year since the DVD was released. As a horror/comedy it really isn't half bad on either of those levels. No where near as scary as I'd bragged to my friends ([size=1]yep, extreme bragging rights came with this one[/size] :) ). 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/motelhell.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This DVD cover probably represents my first experience with this film: seeing it waaay scarier than it actually is. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/motelhell3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Actor Rory Calhoun and that funny lady from [i]Porky's[/i] aren't bad at all together. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/motelhell2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Here's the Midnite Movies double feature set with the nasty (but good) [i]Duranged[/i]. About 10 bucks in the US. [/size]:up:

**Now a couple of classic TV shows turned into movies!!

[b]72. Twilight Zone: The Movie. (1983) [/b] This is my 3rd favorite anthology. I haven't watched the other 2 this month (yet). The main thing about these is if you don't like one story you can just wait for the next one (now, for filmmakers this is great if they run out of money at least they have some part of a finished project to sell somewhere).

With [b]TZ:TM [/b]you don't have to worry because it's all good! Hell, most qualifies as GREAT!

1. The sort of bookend story with Dan Aykroyd and Albert Brooks (a non-remake)
2. The one about the biggot with Vic Morrow (a non-remake)
3. Kick the Can with the Scatman!
4. The kid who has a special power with the lovely Kathlene Quinlan
5. The one about the airplane with John Lithgow

Most choose 3 or 5. For me it's 5, 4, 2, 1, 3. I have issues with "Kick the Can" in this movie version. Mostly it's with the children they cast. The one who looks like the jewish lady upstages all the others. She's terrific! The one who plays "Mrs. Jack Dempsy" (not the fighter ;) ) also isn't bad. I sincerely wish they'd just gotten some skilled child actors for this and gave it all a dreamy/distant/surreal look during those moments. It's all way too cutesy. Like 4, this was not originally comedy and works best as a serious story (perhaps 4 is better with some comedy since it'd be tough to take it seriously all these years later).

Still, there is no denying (or is there?) how well made this whole project is. The cast is mostly great! Each story has an ensemble cast that should be proud to have been involved with the movie. My favs: Vic Morrow, who was killed while making the movie, gives a very memorable final performance, Scatman & Lithgow couldn't possibily be better, the annoying little girl with Lithgow is a hoot and the kid from 4 is also better than you'd expect.

Holy crap! I'm fawning all over this. Sorry about that. :D I do love it so! Even the stuff I complain about ain't bad. The problems surrounding this film (see: [url="http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/not_guilty/twilight_zone/1.html"]TZ Tragedy[/url]) not to mention that some think this project was cursed from the beginning (ghost of Serling, anyone?) are unfortunate, but somehow even that doesn't stop my enjoyment of the movie while I salute Morrow, The Scatman and Lithgow on damn good performances.

I saw this with my mom and dad. I remember coming home elated. My dad, who simply ISN'T a movie fan, loved it too. I have a home movie of dad using this silly looking dracula mask and doing the "wanna see something scary" to trick or treaters that year. What a ham!!

Btw, the DVD is planned someday. We just have to wait a bit longer. *checks to see if hell has frozen over* Seriously, it's been mentioned by the people who matter so I think it's only a matter of time. It'd be nice to see the outtakes again (I remember those being shown on TV some time ago and we get to see Spielberg working with the kids, always a treat).

There! I think a spoiler-free review. Tough to rate. I'll just say 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/tz3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]The guy nailed this! He schooled "the Shat"![/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/tz.jpg[/img]
[size=1]The updated version of this guy is ageless. An amazing creature that still scares the pants off me. But there is something about the original I really really like. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/tz2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I love the way cartoons are used throughout. Just perfect when she's chewing the food or realising it's Anthony's birthday. [/size] :)

[b]73. X-Files: Fight the Future. (1998)[/b] First time for me on DVD or widescreen. Looks great! I'm a fan. They really squeeze too much into it though. In fact, we should already have at least one other X-Files movie and perhaps another being made. What's the deal? Neither actor is doing all that much (that I know about anyway). This film has an anthology feel even though it all ties together. There's some really large and impressive scenes...any one of those makes this worth a look. I particular like the one that takes place in the artic. Great stuff! Oh, I should use the word "familiar" too. Not just X-Files TV show familiar but other movies familiar. But who cares?! It's Mulder and Scully on the big screen and they get in some choice self-mocking! All I can say is this is great...but another one right now please! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/xfiles.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Here's the DVD I paid about 5 bucks for. Cool! [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/xfiles4.jpg[/img]
[size=1] This might be my favorite single scene. It works really well! Big screen X-Files well represented by this picture.
[/size]
[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/xfiles3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I don't know about this one. That car in the background seems to be entering some futuristic car wash. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/xfiles2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]They got sent "to the cornfield"! (who gets that one? :p )[/size]

Motel Hell
Motel Hell(1980)
½

[u][size=3][b]Wednesday, October 18th[/b][/size][/u]
[b]71. Motel Hell. (1980) [/b] This is going to sound weird but I find this film almost totally relaxing. It's almost like watching [i]The Sound of Music[/i] or something. Sounds like I'm joking but I'm dead serious! It's NOT because I like to see cruelty or suffering; for a flick like this it just goes with the territory. It's because this was the very first flick like it I saw as a kid. Quite a jolt in the early 80s! I'd never seen a horror movie where you're supposed to laugh at the cruelty and suffering of the victims and cheer for what are clearly the bad guys. To be honest, my jaw was hitting the floor while my cousins (who administered this initiation) were whooping it up. I'd been raised up on Universal classics, Hammer, Amicus and American International. But this was just crazy! Now, all that nostalgia makes this a special experience each year since the DVD was released. As a horror/comedy it really isn't half bad on either of those levels. No where near as scary as I'd bragged to my friends ([size=1]yep, extreme bragging rights came with this one[/size] :) ). 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/motelhell.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This DVD cover probably represents my first experience with this film: seeing it waaay scarier than it actually is. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/motelhell3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Actor Rory Calhoun and that funny lady from [i]Porky's[/i] aren't bad at all together. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/motelhell2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Here's the Midnite Movies double feature set with the nasty (but good) [i]Duranged[/i]. About 10 bucks in the US. [/size]:up:

**Now a couple of classic TV shows turned into movies!!

[b]72. Twilight Zone: The Movie. (1983) [/b] This is my 3rd favorite anthology. I haven't watched the other 2 this month (yet). The main thing about these is if you don't like one story you can just wait for the next one (now, for filmmakers this is great if they run out of money at least they have some part of a finished project to sell somewhere).

With [b]TZ:TM [/b]you don't have to worry because it's all good! Hell, most qualifies as GREAT!

1. The sort of bookend story with Dan Aykroyd and Albert Brooks (a non-remake)
2. The one about the biggot with Vic Morrow (a non-remake)
3. Kick the Can with the Scatman!
4. The kid who has a special power with the lovely Kathlene Quinlan
5. The one about the airplane with John Lithgow

Most choose 3 or 5. For me it's 5, 4, 2, 1, 3. I have issues with "Kick the Can" in this movie version. Mostly it's with the children they cast. The one who looks like the jewish lady upstages all the others. She's terrific! The one who plays "Mrs. Jack Dempsy" (not the fighter ;) ) also isn't bad. I sincerely wish they'd just gotten some skilled child actors for this and gave it all a dreamy/distant/surreal look during those moments. It's all way too cutesy. Like 4, this was not originally comedy and works best as a serious story (perhaps 4 is better with some comedy since it'd be tough to take it seriously all these years later).

Still, there is no denying (or is there?) how well made this whole project is. The cast is mostly great! Each story has an ensemble cast that should be proud to have been involved with the movie. My favs: Vic Morrow, who was killed while making the movie, gives a very memorable final performance, Scatman & Lithgow couldn't possibily be better, the annoying little girl with Lithgow is a hoot and the kid from 4 is also better than you'd expect.

Holy crap! I'm fawning all over this. Sorry about that. :D I do love it so! Even the stuff I complain about ain't bad. The problems surrounding this film (see: [url="http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/not_guilty/twilight_zone/1.html"]TZ Tragedy[/url]) not to mention that some think this project was cursed from the beginning (ghost of Serling, anyone?) are unfortunate, but somehow even that doesn't stop my enjoyment of the movie while I salute Morrow, The Scatman and Lithgow on damn good performances.

I saw this with my mom and dad. I remember coming home elated. My dad, who simply ISN'T a movie fan, loved it too. I have a home movie of dad using this silly looking dracula mask and doing the "wanna see something scary" to trick or treaters that year. What a ham!!

Btw, the DVD is planned someday. We just have to wait a bit longer. *checks to see if hell has frozen over* Seriously, it's been mentioned by the people who matter so I think it's only a matter of time. It'd be nice to see the outtakes again (I remember those being shown on TV some time ago and we get to see Spielberg working with the kids, always a treat).

There! I think a spoiler-free review. Tough to rate. I'll just say 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/tz3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]The guy nailed this! He schooled "the Shat"![/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/tz.jpg[/img]
[size=1]The updated version of this guy is ageless. An amazing creature that still scares the pants off me. But there is something about the original I really really like. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/tz2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I love the way cartoons are used throughout. Just perfect when she's chewing the food or realising it's Anthony's birthday. [/size] :)

[b]73. X-Files: Fight the Future. (1998)[/b] First time for me on DVD or widescreen. Looks great! I'm a fan. They really squeeze too much into it though. In fact, we should already have at least one other X-Files movie and perhaps another being made. What's the deal? Neither actor is doing all that much (that I know about anyway). This film has an anthology feel even though it all ties together. There's some really large and impressive scenes...any one of those makes this worth a look. I particular like the one that takes place in the artic. Great stuff! Oh, I should use the word "familiar" too. Not just X-Files TV show familiar but other movies familiar. But who cares?! It's Mulder and Scully on the big screen and they get in some choice self-mocking! All I can say is this is great...but another one right now please! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/xfiles.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Here's the DVD I paid about 5 bucks for. Cool! [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/xfiles4.jpg[/img]
[size=1] This might be my favorite single scene. It works really well! Big screen X-Files well represented by this picture.
[/size]
[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/xfiles3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I don't know about this one. That car in the background seems to be entering some futuristic car wash. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/xfiles2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]They got sent "to the cornfield"! (who gets that one? :p )[/size]

The Mummy's Hand

[size=3][b][u]Tuesday, October 17th[/u][/b][/size]
[b]67. Soylent Green. (1973)[/b] Soylent Green is...[i]well, nevermind what it is! Just clean your plate little mister or no X-Box! [/i] They didn't seem to worry so much about repeat viewing in the 70s. If so this might've been made a little differently. I saw it in the early 80s and don't have a big problem watching and enjoying it thanks to the heavy nostalgia I get. Heston isn't half bad as he grits his imperfect teeth from scene-to-scene and tries to be the movie's hero (but kind of fails). Any film that uses some kind of modern factory pipework setting as "the future" reminds me of all the others that used do that, like [i]Logan's Run[/i] and [i]A Boy & his Dog [/i](heck, even [i]Terminator 2[/i]). I'm a fan of that dated look and [b]Soylent Green[/b] is like looking through magazines from the 1960s and 1970s. Well, that's all I can say as I avoid spoilers for this film. Although, I always think, "great! I can't wait to see Chuck Heston and Richard Burton together again." But that's [i]Logan's Run[/i]. No wait, that's Edward G. Robinson. It's Peter Ustinov in [b]Soylent[/b] and...oh, no, Robinson is in [i]1984[/i] and Burton in [i]Logan's Run[/i]. That's it! I got it. I...don't got it. :( Anyway, whoever is in this film with Heston he's damn good. The others are good in their respective films too. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/soylent3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I think "Wallace" from [i]Wallace and Gromit[/i] would be fine with "green" as long as he had some Wensleydale cheese to go with it. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/soylent.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Hopefully he won't fall in and taint the next batch of "green". Ewwww.... :p

[/size][img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/soylent2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Nobody will ever forget the day "Phil the Friendly Sanitation Man" went nuts.[/size]

[b]68. Young Poisoner's Handbook. (1995) [/b] People should be ashamed for laughing at this. It ain't funny what happens to those people! Not funny at all!! I only laughed because I was drunk. I laughed the other 5 or 6 times I've seen this film because someone told a joke about a current political or tv/film celebrity or an amusing anecdote about fishing or something and I couldn't stop laughing. But it's shameful all the laughing that is directed at this serious film about a cold, calculating murderer. This troubled youth mixes up chemicals and has the nerve to test them on "volunteers". There's a fantastic soundtrack of pop tunes of the day to set the time beautifully. Although I think people laugh at those too for some reason! Sick, sick, sick! Watch this and try not to laugh. If you can't help yourself then drink lots of alcohol mixed with whatever you like so you'll have an excuse.

Seriously, one of my favorite (coal) black comedies of all time. It's always a joy to see! I bought the DVD last year and I'm even happy to have it in full screen. It's from the notorious Platinum Corp DVD company in region 1 but the transfer isn't as bad as you'd expect (nice color, fairly clean, not a lot of artifacts). Highly recommended to those who like to watch their comedies with an evil grin! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/young.jpg[/img]
[size=1]He's like Willy Wonka...from hell!! [/size]

[b]69. Interview with a Vampire. (1994) [/b] I'd delayed watching this for years and years because I want the DVD. Well, couldn't afford it this year but I craved this too much. Turns out this was dream inducing, although not a fun nightmare kind of dream. Since this film reminds me of a local newsman I worked with at a radio station when this came out. This country radio station was loaded with evil bloodsucking rednecks mostly from one family so this guy tried to hide the fact that he was gay. He didn't do a good job of it. I could pretty much tell. But I think he sensed that it didn't bother me. A gay dude is certainly better than a bunch of rednecks. Anyway, he was wetting his panties over Cruise & Pitt. He'd read the book and wouldn't stop talking about it. Well, you don't have to fawn all over Cruise & Pitt to love this film. My dream had to do with me reapplying for a management job there, getting the job, then having this redneck family start hinting that I wasn't qualified for it. I don't have insecurities! So that's not why I dreamed that....it must be something else. :p Anyway, this film really breathed new life into the genre with a completely classy and stylish look. Really, this film looks fantastic! And has one of my favorite movie devices: telling a story over a long LONG time period (think The Time Machine). This is great stuff. Although I must say that if I was the one doing the interviewing I'd probably excuse myself shortly after it began and call the padded truck and men in white coats to take Pitt away. I'd like to see more stuff from Anne Rice hit the big screen. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/interview5.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Steady ladies, steady! Oh, and steady gay small town country radio newsmen! Steady! [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/interview2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Last time a hottie gave me a look like this...I gave her the hemlich manuver. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/interview.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This little girl is terrific. She'll make you go "daaaamn...." :eek:[/size]

[b]70. The Mummy's Hand. (1940) [/b] You know there's a problem when your mummy movie is 40% "the mummy" and 60% something else and the actual "the mummy" character only gets 8th billing in the credits (just above "the begger" :D ). If you're [i]The 3 Stooges[/i] or [i]Abbott & Costello[/i] you can get away with it, but Dick Faron and Wallace Ford? I refuse to accept these 2 as a comedy pairing! No, no, no! In fact, I spent much of it's running time (consider that a warning or spoiler, whichever you wish) wishing the mummy would actually appear just long enough to use that hand on the Ford character. What a dud! I'd intended to watch the classic original instead but my vhs tape was mismarked. I'll probably not be able to see it this year. :( Anyway, watch [i]Abbott & Costello meet the Mummy[/i] if you want something similar and infinitely better. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/mummyshand2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This lame mummy doesn't deserve a hand. He does deserve that eternal pun though.[/size] :p

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/mummyshand.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Thaaat's a good boy. Yep, that's your hand riiight there! Now...use it to slam down this Big Gulp size cup of molten gooooold! [/size]

The Young Poisoner's Handbook
½

[size=3][b][u]Tuesday, October 17th[/u][/b][/size]
[b]67. Soylent Green. (1973)[/b] Soylent Green is...[i]well, nevermind what it is! Just clean your plate little mister or no X-Box! [/i] They didn't seem to worry so much about repeat viewing in the 70s. If so this might've been made a little differently. I saw it in the early 80s and don't have a big problem watching and enjoying it thanks to the heavy nostalgia I get. Heston isn't half bad as he grits his imperfect teeth from scene-to-scene and tries to be the movie's hero (but kind of fails). Any film that uses some kind of modern factory pipework setting as "the future" reminds me of all the others that used do that, like [i]Logan's Run[/i] and [i]A Boy & his Dog [/i](heck, even [i]Terminator 2[/i]). I'm a fan of that dated look and [b]Soylent Green[/b] is like looking through magazines from the 1960s and 1970s. Well, that's all I can say as I avoid spoilers for this film. Although, I always think, "great! I can't wait to see Chuck Heston and Richard Burton together again." But that's [i]Logan's Run[/i]. No wait, that's Edward G. Robinson. It's Peter Ustinov in [b]Soylent[/b] and...oh, no, Robinson is in [i]1984[/i] and Burton in [i]Logan's Run[/i]. That's it! I got it. I...don't got it. :( Anyway, whoever is in this film with Heston he's damn good. The others are good in their respective films too. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/soylent3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I think "Wallace" from [i]Wallace and Gromit[/i] would be fine with "green" as long as he had some Wensleydale cheese to go with it. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/soylent.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Hopefully he won't fall in and taint the next batch of "green". Ewwww.... :p

[/size][img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/soylent2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Nobody will ever forget the day "Phil the Friendly Sanitation Man" went nuts.[/size]

[b]68. Young Poisoner's Handbook. (1995) [/b] People should be ashamed for laughing at this. It ain't funny what happens to those people! Not funny at all!! I only laughed because I was drunk. I laughed the other 5 or 6 times I've seen this film because someone told a joke about a current political or tv/film celebrity or an amusing anecdote about fishing or something and I couldn't stop laughing. But it's shameful all the laughing that is directed at this serious film about a cold, calculating murderer. This troubled youth mixes up chemicals and has the nerve to test them on "volunteers". There's a fantastic soundtrack of pop tunes of the day to set the time beautifully. Although I think people laugh at those too for some reason! Sick, sick, sick! Watch this and try not to laugh. If you can't help yourself then drink lots of alcohol mixed with whatever you like so you'll have an excuse.

Seriously, one of my favorite (coal) black comedies of all time. It's always a joy to see! I bought the DVD last year and I'm even happy to have it in full screen. It's from the notorious Platinum Corp DVD company in region 1 but the transfer isn't as bad as you'd expect (nice color, fairly clean, not a lot of artifacts). Highly recommended to those who like to watch their comedies with an evil grin! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/young.jpg[/img]
[size=1]He's like Willy Wonka...from hell!! [/size]

[b]69. Interview with a Vampire. (1994) [/b] I'd delayed watching this for years and years because I want the DVD. Well, couldn't afford it this year but I craved this too much. Turns out this was dream inducing, although not a fun nightmare kind of dream. Since this film reminds me of a local newsman I worked with at a radio station when this came out. This country radio station was loaded with evil bloodsucking rednecks mostly from one family so this guy tried to hide the fact that he was gay. He didn't do a good job of it. I could pretty much tell. But I think he sensed that it didn't bother me. A gay dude is certainly better than a bunch of rednecks. Anyway, he was wetting his panties over Cruise & Pitt. He'd read the book and wouldn't stop talking about it. Well, you don't have to fawn all over Cruise & Pitt to love this film. My dream had to do with me reapplying for a management job there, getting the job, then having this redneck family start hinting that I wasn't qualified for it. I don't have insecurities! So that's not why I dreamed that....it must be something else. :p Anyway, this film really breathed new life into the genre with a completely classy and stylish look. Really, this film looks fantastic! And has one of my favorite movie devices: telling a story over a long LONG time period (think The Time Machine). This is great stuff. Although I must say that if I was the one doing the interviewing I'd probably excuse myself shortly after it began and call the padded truck and men in white coats to take Pitt away. I'd like to see more stuff from Anne Rice hit the big screen. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/interview5.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Steady ladies, steady! Oh, and steady gay small town country radio newsmen! Steady! [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/interview2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Last time a hottie gave me a look like this...I gave her the hemlich manuver. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/interview.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This little girl is terrific. She'll make you go "daaaamn...." :eek:[/size]

[b]70. The Mummy's Hand. (1940) [/b] You know there's a problem when your mummy movie is 40% "the mummy" and 60% something else and the actual "the mummy" character only gets 8th billing in the credits (just above "the begger" :D ). If you're [i]The 3 Stooges[/i] or [i]Abbott & Costello[/i] you can get away with it, but Dick Faron and Wallace Ford? I refuse to accept these 2 as a comedy pairing! No, no, no! In fact, I spent much of it's running time (consider that a warning or spoiler, whichever you wish) wishing the mummy would actually appear just long enough to use that hand on the Ford character. What a dud! I'd intended to watch the classic original instead but my vhs tape was mismarked. I'll probably not be able to see it this year. :( Anyway, watch [i]Abbott & Costello meet the Mummy[/i] if you want something similar and infinitely better. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/mummyshand2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This lame mummy doesn't deserve a hand. He does deserve that eternal pun though.[/size] :p

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/mummyshand.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Thaaat's a good boy. Yep, that's your hand riiight there! Now...use it to slam down this Big Gulp size cup of molten gooooold! [/size]

Soylent Green
½

[size=3][b][u]Tuesday, October 17th[/u][/b][/size]
[b]67. Soylent Green. (1973)[/b] Soylent Green is...[i]well, nevermind what it is! Just clean your plate little mister or no X-Box! [/i] They didn't seem to worry so much about repeat viewing in the 70s. If so this might've been made a little differently. I saw it in the early 80s and don't have a big problem watching and enjoying it thanks to the heavy nostalgia I get. Heston isn't half bad as he grits his imperfect teeth from scene-to-scene and tries to be the movie's hero (but kind of fails). Any film that uses some kind of modern factory pipework setting as "the future" reminds me of all the others that used do that, like [i]Logan's Run[/i] and [i]A Boy & his Dog [/i](heck, even [i]Terminator 2[/i]). I'm a fan of that dated look and [b]Soylent Green[/b] is like looking through magazines from the 1960s and 1970s. Well, that's all I can say as I avoid spoilers for this film. Although, I always think, "great! I can't wait to see Chuck Heston and Richard Burton together again." But that's [i]Logan's Run[/i]. No wait, that's Edward G. Robinson. It's Peter Ustinov in [b]Soylent[/b] and...oh, no, Robinson is in [i]1984[/i] and Burton in [i]Logan's Run[/i]. That's it! I got it. I...don't got it. :( Anyway, whoever is in this film with Heston he's damn good. The others are good in their respective films too. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/soylent3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I think "Wallace" from [i]Wallace and Gromit[/i] would be fine with "green" as long as he had some Wensleydale cheese to go with it. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/soylent.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Hopefully he won't fall in and taint the next batch of "green". Ewwww.... :p

[/size][img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/soylent2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Nobody will ever forget the day "Phil the Friendly Sanitation Man" went nuts.[/size]

[b]68. Young Poisoner's Handbook. (1995) [/b] People should be ashamed for laughing at this. It ain't funny what happens to those people! Not funny at all!! I only laughed because I was drunk. I laughed the other 5 or 6 times I've seen this film because someone told a joke about a current political or tv/film celebrity or an amusing anecdote about fishing or something and I couldn't stop laughing. But it's shameful all the laughing that is directed at this serious film about a cold, calculating murderer. This troubled youth mixes up chemicals and has the nerve to test them on "volunteers". There's a fantastic soundtrack of pop tunes of the day to set the time beautifully. Although I think people laugh at those too for some reason! Sick, sick, sick! Watch this and try not to laugh. If you can't help yourself then drink lots of alcohol mixed with whatever you like so you'll have an excuse.

Seriously, one of my favorite (coal) black comedies of all time. It's always a joy to see! I bought the DVD last year and I'm even happy to have it in full screen. It's from the notorious Platinum Corp DVD company in region 1 but the transfer isn't as bad as you'd expect (nice color, fairly clean, not a lot of artifacts). Highly recommended to those who like to watch their comedies with an evil grin! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/young.jpg[/img]
[size=1]He's like Willy Wonka...from hell!! [/size]

[b]69. Interview with a Vampire. (1994) [/b] I'd delayed watching this for years and years because I want the DVD. Well, couldn't afford it this year but I craved this too much. Turns out this was dream inducing, although not a fun nightmare kind of dream. Since this film reminds me of a local newsman I worked with at a radio station when this came out. This country radio station was loaded with evil bloodsucking rednecks mostly from one family so this guy tried to hide the fact that he was gay. He didn't do a good job of it. I could pretty much tell. But I think he sensed that it didn't bother me. A gay dude is certainly better than a bunch of rednecks. Anyway, he was wetting his panties over Cruise & Pitt. He'd read the book and wouldn't stop talking about it. Well, you don't have to fawn all over Cruise & Pitt to love this film. My dream had to do with me reapplying for a management job there, getting the job, then having this redneck family start hinting that I wasn't qualified for it. I don't have insecurities! So that's not why I dreamed that....it must be something else. :p Anyway, this film really breathed new life into the genre with a completely classy and stylish look. Really, this film looks fantastic! And has one of my favorite movie devices: telling a story over a long LONG time period (think The Time Machine). This is great stuff. Although I must say that if I was the one doing the interviewing I'd probably excuse myself shortly after it began and call the padded truck and men in white coats to take Pitt away. I'd like to see more stuff from Anne Rice hit the big screen. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/interview5.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Steady ladies, steady! Oh, and steady gay small town country radio newsmen! Steady! [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/interview2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Last time a hottie gave me a look like this...I gave her the hemlich manuver. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/interview.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This little girl is terrific. She'll make you go "daaaamn...." :eek:[/size]

[b]70. The Mummy's Hand. (1940) [/b] You know there's a problem when your mummy movie is 40% "the mummy" and 60% something else and the actual "the mummy" character only gets 8th billing in the credits (just above "the begger" :D ). If you're [i]The 3 Stooges[/i] or [i]Abbott & Costello[/i] you can get away with it, but Dick Faron and Wallace Ford? I refuse to accept these 2 as a comedy pairing! No, no, no! In fact, I spent much of it's running time (consider that a warning or spoiler, whichever you wish) wishing the mummy would actually appear just long enough to use that hand on the Ford character. What a dud! I'd intended to watch the classic original instead but my vhs tape was mismarked. I'll probably not be able to see it this year. :( Anyway, watch [i]Abbott & Costello meet the Mummy[/i] if you want something similar and infinitely better. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/mummyshand2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This lame mummy doesn't deserve a hand. He does deserve that eternal pun though.[/size] :p

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/mummyshand.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Thaaat's a good boy. Yep, that's your hand riiight there! Now...use it to slam down this Big Gulp size cup of molten gooooold! [/size]

Interview with the Vampire
½

[size=3][b][u]Tuesday, October 17th[/u][/b][/size]
[b]67. Soylent Green. (1973)[/b] Soylent Green is...[i]well, nevermind what it is! Just clean your plate little mister or no X-Box! [/i] They didn't seem to worry so much about repeat viewing in the 70s. If so this might've been made a little differently. I saw it in the early 80s and don't have a big problem watching and enjoying it thanks to the heavy nostalgia I get. Heston isn't half bad as he grits his imperfect teeth from scene-to-scene and tries to be the movie's hero (but kind of fails). Any film that uses some kind of modern factory pipework setting as "the future" reminds me of all the others that used do that, like [i]Logan's Run[/i] and [i]A Boy & his Dog [/i](heck, even [i]Terminator 2[/i]). I'm a fan of that dated look and [b]Soylent Green[/b] is like looking through magazines from the 1960s and 1970s. Well, that's all I can say as I avoid spoilers for this film. Although, I always think, "great! I can't wait to see Chuck Heston and Richard Burton together again." But that's [i]Logan's Run[/i]. No wait, that's Edward G. Robinson. It's Peter Ustinov in [b]Soylent[/b] and...oh, no, Robinson is in [i]1984[/i] and Burton in [i]Logan's Run[/i]. That's it! I got it. I...don't got it. :( Anyway, whoever is in this film with Heston he's damn good. The others are good in their respective films too. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/soylent3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I think "Wallace" from [i]Wallace and Gromit[/i] would be fine with "green" as long as he had some Wensleydale cheese to go with it. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/soylent.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Hopefully he won't fall in and taint the next batch of "green". Ewwww.... :p

[/size][img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/soylent2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Nobody will ever forget the day "Phil the Friendly Sanitation Man" went nuts.[/size]

[b]68. Young Poisoner's Handbook. (1995) [/b] People should be ashamed for laughing at this. It ain't funny what happens to those people! Not funny at all!! I only laughed because I was drunk. I laughed the other 5 or 6 times I've seen this film because someone told a joke about a current political or tv/film celebrity or an amusing anecdote about fishing or something and I couldn't stop laughing. But it's shameful all the laughing that is directed at this serious film about a cold, calculating murderer. This troubled youth mixes up chemicals and has the nerve to test them on "volunteers". There's a fantastic soundtrack of pop tunes of the day to set the time beautifully. Although I think people laugh at those too for some reason! Sick, sick, sick! Watch this and try not to laugh. If you can't help yourself then drink lots of alcohol mixed with whatever you like so you'll have an excuse.

Seriously, one of my favorite (coal) black comedies of all time. It's always a joy to see! I bought the DVD last year and I'm even happy to have it in full screen. It's from the notorious Platinum Corp DVD company in region 1 but the transfer isn't as bad as you'd expect (nice color, fairly clean, not a lot of artifacts). Highly recommended to those who like to watch their comedies with an evil grin! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/young.jpg[/img]
[size=1]He's like Willy Wonka...from hell!! [/size]

[b]69. Interview with a Vampire. (1994) [/b] I'd delayed watching this for years and years because I want the DVD. Well, couldn't afford it this year but I craved this too much. Turns out this was dream inducing, although not a fun nightmare kind of dream. Since this film reminds me of a local newsman I worked with at a radio station when this came out. This country radio station was loaded with evil bloodsucking rednecks mostly from one family so this guy tried to hide the fact that he was gay. He didn't do a good job of it. I could pretty much tell. But I think he sensed that it didn't bother me. A gay dude is certainly better than a bunch of rednecks. Anyway, he was wetting his panties over Cruise & Pitt. He'd read the book and wouldn't stop talking about it. Well, you don't have to fawn all over Cruise & Pitt to love this film. My dream had to do with me reapplying for a management job there, getting the job, then having this redneck family start hinting that I wasn't qualified for it. I don't have insecurities! So that's not why I dreamed that....it must be something else. :p Anyway, this film really breathed new life into the genre with a completely classy and stylish look. Really, this film looks fantastic! And has one of my favorite movie devices: telling a story over a long LONG time period (think The Time Machine). This is great stuff. Although I must say that if I was the one doing the interviewing I'd probably excuse myself shortly after it began and call the padded truck and men in white coats to take Pitt away. I'd like to see more stuff from Anne Rice hit the big screen. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/interview5.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Steady ladies, steady! Oh, and steady gay small town country radio newsmen! Steady! [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/interview2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Last time a hottie gave me a look like this...I gave her the hemlich manuver. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/interview.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This little girl is terrific. She'll make you go "daaaamn...." :eek:[/size]

[b]70. The Mummy's Hand. (1940) [/b] You know there's a problem when your mummy movie is 40% "the mummy" and 60% something else and the actual "the mummy" character only gets 8th billing in the credits (just above "the begger" :D ). If you're [i]The 3 Stooges[/i] or [i]Abbott & Costello[/i] you can get away with it, but Dick Faron and Wallace Ford? I refuse to accept these 2 as a comedy pairing! No, no, no! In fact, I spent much of it's running time (consider that a warning or spoiler, whichever you wish) wishing the mummy would actually appear just long enough to use that hand on the Ford character. What a dud! I'd intended to watch the classic original instead but my vhs tape was mismarked. I'll probably not be able to see it this year. :( Anyway, watch [i]Abbott & Costello meet the Mummy[/i] if you want something similar and infinitely better. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/mummyshand2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This lame mummy doesn't deserve a hand. He does deserve that eternal pun though.[/size] :p

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/mummyshand.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Thaaat's a good boy. Yep, that's your hand riiight there! Now...use it to slam down this Big Gulp size cup of molten gooooold! [/size]

Flowers in the Attic
½

[size=1]There's a lot of flicks that deal with disfunctional families. By chance all of these do (well, one doesn't quite). Not planned.[/size]

[size=3][u][b]Monday, Oct 16th[/b][/u][/size]
[b]63. Beetlejuice. (1988) [/b] This is another sure thing like [i]Little Shop of Horrors[/i]. There's nothing boring here. And loads of scenes you look forward to long before they happen. Everybody in it is likable, even the ones you're not supposed to like. The first 3rd is so interesting when you first see it and has you wondering what'll happen next...and then Keaton just explodes on the screen (somewhere I think his legendary granddad Buster was smiling when this came out). I actually LOVE this film just like [i]Little Shop[/i]. I think it's my favorite from Tim Burton, although that's a tough one to decide on. I have several more Burton flicks planned for this month. Hell, Burton IS halloween. Well...along with Carpenter, Universal's Classic monsters played by Karloff, Lugosi, etc, um.....well, maybe I was just getting excited since many "are halloween". You know what I mean! :p 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beetle.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I wish I could rent this place for Halloween. And hire Keaton, Wynona and the rest to join them there. How out of reach is this wish? *buys a hundred lotto tickets*[/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beetle2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]My favorite part. I miss half the funny lines because I'm laughing uncontrollably. "...yes, I love, that man of mine!" [/size] :D :D

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beetle4.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"...and it just keeps gettin funnier...!!"[/size] :D

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beetle3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This film works so well. I particularly like the casting choices all around. [/size]

[b]64. I Bury the Living. (1958)[/b] Very creepy Twilight Zone kind of movie. Richard Boone provides a very believable performance as one of the prominent citizens in a town. He's assigned the job of keeping up with the plots at a huge cemetary. It's white pins for reserved plots and black pins for "occupied". When he accidentally places black pins in the map for young newlyweds (a gift from dad :eek: ) who suddenly find the need to use said plots :eek: and Boone begins to wonder if he has power over life and death. Yes, [i]it is[/i] as good as it sounds. I love it! I always forget the ending is actually pretty good (for reasons I won't mention). All in all a very satisfying old B&W movie. I might even call it a classic. The music is by the guy who did music for the old 1960s [i]Star Trek[/i] TV series. The tunes really provide a lot of tension at the right times. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/bury.gif[/img]
[size=1]Here's "the map" of the cemetary plots. I know several who deserve a black pin right now! [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/bury2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]The poster screams "see me!!" [/size] :D

[b]65. Sleepaway Camp. (1983)[/b] On the outside this just looks like a by-the-numbers slasher. In many ways it is. But after watching this 3 times (in less than a year) I've been about to pin down what it is about this that just totally blows my mind. Certainly the ending is the obvious thing: very freaky. Also there seems to be a lot more going on that the ending just confirms. I watched it once with commentary from the director and the girl who plays Angelia. The director tries to explain the few notorious scenes but isn't totally successful. I think that's what makes it so darn weird, some shyt don't make total sense and shouldn't. It's a bad movie but a damn weird one! I don't even know how to grade it. I can't figure out an "upgrade" either. I'll just give it a 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] overall. Complain to the management!! :p

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/sleepaway.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/sleepaway2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Slasher fodder is almost always quite buff. [/size] :p

[b]66. Flowers in the Attic. (1987)[/b] My mom and sis both read the book and forced us all to watch this terrible movie. Damn, they are sick puppies! :p :D Uncle daddy, aunt Grandma, Brother cousin...damn I'm so confused! The whole family were natural blondes. Warning flag! Therapy time!! I charge by the hour. This is really just a laugh riot. I laughed more last year but still had a far amount of giggles this time. To be honest, I can see this material as being more interesting than what is presented in this film. I'm assuming this is a true story but can't look it up since I already have my work PC stretched to the limit. Not hard to believe in a world where a woman might drown all her kids suddenly in a pond or systematically in the bathtub. This is weird reality and pretty uncomfortable during a kooky horrorthon like mine. So I'm lucky this film is kind of bad thru my eyes and very much laugh worthy. In fact, several times I'm impressed with the cast for not simply laughing at the line they just said. If this is a true story I have much sympathy for what happened to these kids. But this film is just hilarious! Grandma Ratchet is just choice! And I read online about the "rat nest wig" that cute girl wears at one point. :D I never thought of that. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/flowers2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Ewwwwwww..... [/size] :p [size=1]Incest is kind of icky. Yet...not all that...um...well, nevermind. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/flowers.jpg[/img]
[size=1]At the family reunion, the old "you sure favor such and such" thing gets real uncomfortable after a while. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/flowers3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Flowers in the Attic. a comedy for the whole family... [/size]


-----------------------------


Btw, Happy Birthday to one of the B-movie "Scream Queens", and one of my favorite ladies [b]Beverly Garland[/b].

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beverlygarland.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Oh my, ain't she lovely. Especially so when she's running from a giant alien cucumber. [/size]:p

Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice(1988)
½

[size=1]There's a lot of flicks that deal with disfunctional families. By chance all of these do (well, one doesn't quite). Not planned.[/size]

[size=3][u][b]Monday, Oct 16th[/b][/u][/size]
[b]63. Beetlejuice. (1988) [/b] This is another sure thing like [i]Little Shop of Horrors[/i]. There's nothing boring here. And loads of scenes you look forward to long before they happen. Everybody in it is likable, even the ones you're not supposed to like. The first 3rd is so interesting when you first see it and has you wondering what'll happen next...and then Keaton just explodes on the screen (somewhere I think his legendary granddad Buster was smiling when this came out). I actually LOVE this film just like [i]Little Shop[/i]. I think it's my favorite from Tim Burton, although that's a tough one to decide on. I have several more Burton flicks planned for this month. Hell, Burton IS halloween. Well...along with Carpenter, Universal's Classic monsters played by Karloff, Lugosi, etc, um.....well, maybe I was just getting excited since many "are halloween". You know what I mean! :p 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beetle.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I wish I could rent this place for Halloween. And hire Keaton, Wynona and the rest to join them there. How out of reach is this wish? *buys a hundred lotto tickets*[/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beetle2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]My favorite part. I miss half the funny lines because I'm laughing uncontrollably. "...yes, I love, that man of mine!" [/size] :D :D

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beetle4.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"...and it just keeps gettin funnier...!!"[/size] :D

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beetle3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This film works so well. I particularly like the casting choices all around. [/size]

[b]64. I Bury the Living. (1958)[/b] Very creepy Twilight Zone kind of movie. Richard Boone provides a very believable performance as one of the prominent citizens in a town. He's assigned the job of keeping up with the plots at a huge cemetary. It's white pins for reserved plots and black pins for "occupied". When he accidentally places black pins in the map for young newlyweds (a gift from dad :eek: ) who suddenly find the need to use said plots :eek: and Boone begins to wonder if he has power over life and death. Yes, [i]it is[/i] as good as it sounds. I love it! I always forget the ending is actually pretty good (for reasons I won't mention). All in all a very satisfying old B&W movie. I might even call it a classic. The music is by the guy who did music for the old 1960s [i]Star Trek[/i] TV series. The tunes really provide a lot of tension at the right times. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/bury.gif[/img]
[size=1]Here's "the map" of the cemetary plots. I know several who deserve a black pin right now! [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/bury2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]The poster screams "see me!!" [/size] :D

[b]65. Sleepaway Camp. (1983)[/b] On the outside this just looks like a by-the-numbers slasher. In many ways it is. But after watching this 3 times (in less than a year) I've been about to pin down what it is about this that just totally blows my mind. Certainly the ending is the obvious thing: very freaky. Also there seems to be a lot more going on that the ending just confirms. I watched it once with commentary from the director and the girl who plays Angelia. The director tries to explain the few notorious scenes but isn't totally successful. I think that's what makes it so darn weird, some shyt don't make total sense and shouldn't. It's a bad movie but a damn weird one! I don't even know how to grade it. I can't figure out an "upgrade" either. I'll just give it a 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] overall. Complain to the management!! :p

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/sleepaway.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/sleepaway2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Slasher fodder is almost always quite buff. [/size] :p

[b]66. Flowers in the Attic. (1987)[/b] My mom and sis both read the book and forced us all to watch this terrible movie. Damn, they are sick puppies! :p :D Uncle daddy, aunt Grandma, Brother cousin...damn I'm so confused! The whole family were natural blondes. Warning flag! Therapy time!! I charge by the hour. This is really just a laugh riot. I laughed more last year but still had a far amount of giggles this time. To be honest, I can see this material as being more interesting than what is presented in this film. I'm assuming this is a true story but can't look it up since I already have my work PC stretched to the limit. Not hard to believe in a world where a woman might drown all her kids suddenly in a pond or systematically in the bathtub. This is weird reality and pretty uncomfortable during a kooky horrorthon like mine. So I'm lucky this film is kind of bad thru my eyes and very much laugh worthy. In fact, several times I'm impressed with the cast for not simply laughing at the line they just said. If this is a true story I have much sympathy for what happened to these kids. But this film is just hilarious! Grandma Ratchet is just choice! And I read online about the "rat nest wig" that cute girl wears at one point. :D I never thought of that. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/flowers2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Ewwwwwww..... [/size] :p [size=1]Incest is kind of icky. Yet...not all that...um...well, nevermind. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/flowers.jpg[/img]
[size=1]At the family reunion, the old "you sure favor such and such" thing gets real uncomfortable after a while. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/flowers3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Flowers in the Attic. a comedy for the whole family... [/size]


-----------------------------


Btw, Happy Birthday to one of the B-movie "Scream Queens", and one of my favorite ladies [b]Beverly Garland[/b].

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beverlygarland.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Oh my, ain't she lovely. Especially so when she's running from a giant alien cucumber. [/size]:p

I Bury the Living

[size=1]There's a lot of flicks that deal with disfunctional families. By chance all of these do (well, one doesn't quite). Not planned.[/size]

[size=3][u][b]Monday, Oct 16th[/b][/u][/size]
[b]63. Beetlejuice. (1988) [/b] This is another sure thing like [i]Little Shop of Horrors[/i]. There's nothing boring here. And loads of scenes you look forward to long before they happen. Everybody in it is likable, even the ones you're not supposed to like. The first 3rd is so interesting when you first see it and has you wondering what'll happen next...and then Keaton just explodes on the screen (somewhere I think his legendary granddad Buster was smiling when this came out). I actually LOVE this film just like [i]Little Shop[/i]. I think it's my favorite from Tim Burton, although that's a tough one to decide on. I have several more Burton flicks planned for this month. Hell, Burton IS halloween. Well...along with Carpenter, Universal's Classic monsters played by Karloff, Lugosi, etc, um.....well, maybe I was just getting excited since many "are halloween". You know what I mean! :p 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beetle.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I wish I could rent this place for Halloween. And hire Keaton, Wynona and the rest to join them there. How out of reach is this wish? *buys a hundred lotto tickets*[/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beetle2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]My favorite part. I miss half the funny lines because I'm laughing uncontrollably. "...yes, I love, that man of mine!" [/size] :D :D

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beetle4.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"...and it just keeps gettin funnier...!!"[/size] :D

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beetle3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This film works so well. I particularly like the casting choices all around. [/size]

[b]64. I Bury the Living. (1958)[/b] Very creepy Twilight Zone kind of movie. Richard Boone provides a very believable performance as one of the prominent citizens in a town. He's assigned the job of keeping up with the plots at a huge cemetary. It's white pins for reserved plots and black pins for "occupied". When he accidentally places black pins in the map for young newlyweds (a gift from dad :eek: ) who suddenly find the need to use said plots :eek: and Boone begins to wonder if he has power over life and death. Yes, [i]it is[/i] as good as it sounds. I love it! I always forget the ending is actually pretty good (for reasons I won't mention). All in all a very satisfying old B&W movie. I might even call it a classic. The music is by the guy who did music for the old 1960s [i]Star Trek[/i] TV series. The tunes really provide a lot of tension at the right times. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/bury.gif[/img]
[size=1]Here's "the map" of the cemetary plots. I know several who deserve a black pin right now! [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/bury2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]The poster screams "see me!!" [/size] :D

[b]65. Sleepaway Camp. (1983)[/b] On the outside this just looks like a by-the-numbers slasher. In many ways it is. But after watching this 3 times (in less than a year) I've been about to pin down what it is about this that just totally blows my mind. Certainly the ending is the obvious thing: very freaky. Also there seems to be a lot more going on that the ending just confirms. I watched it once with commentary from the director and the girl who plays Angelia. The director tries to explain the few notorious scenes but isn't totally successful. I think that's what makes it so darn weird, some shyt don't make total sense and shouldn't. It's a bad movie but a damn weird one! I don't even know how to grade it. I can't figure out an "upgrade" either. I'll just give it a 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] overall. Complain to the management!! :p

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/sleepaway.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/sleepaway2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Slasher fodder is almost always quite buff. [/size] :p

[b]66. Flowers in the Attic. (1987)[/b] My mom and sis both read the book and forced us all to watch this terrible movie. Damn, they are sick puppies! :p :D Uncle daddy, aunt Grandma, Brother cousin...damn I'm so confused! The whole family were natural blondes. Warning flag! Therapy time!! I charge by the hour. This is really just a laugh riot. I laughed more last year but still had a far amount of giggles this time. To be honest, I can see this material as being more interesting than what is presented in this film. I'm assuming this is a true story but can't look it up since I already have my work PC stretched to the limit. Not hard to believe in a world where a woman might drown all her kids suddenly in a pond or systematically in the bathtub. This is weird reality and pretty uncomfortable during a kooky horrorthon like mine. So I'm lucky this film is kind of bad thru my eyes and very much laugh worthy. In fact, several times I'm impressed with the cast for not simply laughing at the line they just said. If this is a true story I have much sympathy for what happened to these kids. But this film is just hilarious! Grandma Ratchet is just choice! And I read online about the "rat nest wig" that cute girl wears at one point. :D I never thought of that. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/flowers2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Ewwwwwww..... [/size] :p [size=1]Incest is kind of icky. Yet...not all that...um...well, nevermind. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/flowers.jpg[/img]
[size=1]At the family reunion, the old "you sure favor such and such" thing gets real uncomfortable after a while. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/flowers3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Flowers in the Attic. a comedy for the whole family... [/size]


-----------------------------


Btw, Happy Birthday to one of the B-movie "Scream Queens", and one of my favorite ladies [b]Beverly Garland[/b].

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beverlygarland.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Oh my, ain't she lovely. Especially so when she's running from a giant alien cucumber. [/size]:p

An American Werewolf in London

[u][size=3][b]Sunday, October 15th-part 1[/b][/size][/u]
[b]56. Texas Chainsaw Massacre. (2003) [/b]I like this remake a lot. It's more of a good horror film. Whereas the original comes off a classic chiller. This remake is strengthened because it gives one creepy character a lot of screen time: Ermey's sheriff is a nightmare in a Deputy Barney Fife hat! Who would've thought this guy would make such an intense horror movie actor? I dread it every time he shows up. Not because I don't enjoy, but because I always do my old "what would I do in this and that situation" thing during these kinds of movies. There are many flaws in the decision making of these young people here. I don't remember the same kind of feeling from the original. Visually it's impressive. And I feel like they got "the family" right. They should be fighting among themselves constantly. [i]Leatherface: TCM III[/i] didnt' get this right since the family seemed real close and complemented each other constantly. I don't see this family being so supportive of each other. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]57. An American Werewolf in London. (1981)[/b] Another classic. Still fantastic! This film is like an old friend. I feel like the fully werewolf version looks more like an evil looking bear, it still ain't half back. The rest of the make up work is very cool. I think this was the first gory horror/comedies I ever saw. [i]Motel Hell [/i]might've been the second. I became an instant fan of this kind of movie just like a lot of people did. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]58. Lost World: Jurassic Park 2. (1997) [/b]Excellent sequel that rehashes ideas from the original but comes up with enough new stuff to make it a really great time. I found myself laughing more than normal. I've just been in a comedy/horror mood lately. Anyway, the effects here remain staggering. No fakey here! None at all. Makes you realise that PJ did great with his [i]King Kong[/i] but greatness with this kind of material sure didn't begin and end with him. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]59. Bubba Ho-Tepp. (2003) [/b] I was craving a mummy movie so I went with this over Fraiser's Indy-ish since this has Bruce Campbell as Elvis and that's just better. ;) This isn't totally outstanding, which is a shame, but there are certain elements that are outstanding. The story is original and creative. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]60. The Incredible Melting Man. (1977) [/b] I was interested in which is messier, [i]Cabin Fever[/i] or this. I'll go with [i]Cabin Fever[/i], even though Rick Bakers "melting effects" certainly do the trick...this guy looks as if he's melting away as the film goes on. [b] <<<.........Spoiler begins:[/b] [size=1]he's actually scooped up and put in the bin at the conclusion.[/size] :D [b]Spoiler ends.......>>> [/b] This isn't a terrible film by itself. Luckily it's a very funny one if viewed on the tv show [i]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/i]. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

The Lost World - Jurassic Park
½

[u][size=3][b]Sunday, October 15th-part 1[/b][/size][/u]
[b]56. Texas Chainsaw Massacre. (2003) [/b]I like this remake a lot. It's more of a good horror film. Whereas the original comes off a classic chiller. This remake is strengthened because it gives one creepy character a lot of screen time: Ermey's sheriff is a nightmare in a Deputy Barney Fife hat! Who would've thought this guy would make such an intense horror movie actor? I dread it every time he shows up. Not because I don't enjoy, but because I always do my old "what would I do in this and that situation" thing during these kinds of movies. There are many flaws in the decision making of these young people here. I don't remember the same kind of feeling from the original. Visually it's impressive. And I feel like they got "the family" right. They should be fighting among themselves constantly. [i]Leatherface: TCM III[/i] didnt' get this right since the family seemed real close and complemented each other constantly. I don't see this family being so supportive of each other. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]57. An American Werewolf in London. (1981)[/b] Another classic. Still fantastic! This film is like an old friend. I feel like the fully werewolf version looks more like an evil looking bear, it still ain't half back. The rest of the make up work is very cool. I think this was the first gory horror/comedies I ever saw. [i]Motel Hell [/i]might've been the second. I became an instant fan of this kind of movie just like a lot of people did. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]58. Lost World: Jurassic Park 2. (1997) [/b]Excellent sequel that rehashes ideas from the original but comes up with enough new stuff to make it a really great time. I found myself laughing more than normal. I've just been in a comedy/horror mood lately. Anyway, the effects here remain staggering. No fakey here! None at all. Makes you realise that PJ did great with his [i]King Kong[/i] but greatness with this kind of material sure didn't begin and end with him. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]59. Bubba Ho-Tepp. (2003) [/b] I was craving a mummy movie so I went with this over Fraiser's Indy-ish since this has Bruce Campbell as Elvis and that's just better. ;) This isn't totally outstanding, which is a shame, but there are certain elements that are outstanding. The story is original and creative. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]60. The Incredible Melting Man. (1977) [/b] I was interested in which is messier, [i]Cabin Fever[/i] or this. I'll go with [i]Cabin Fever[/i], even though Rick Bakers "melting effects" certainly do the trick...this guy looks as if he's melting away as the film goes on. [b] <<<.........Spoiler begins:[/b] [size=1]he's actually scooped up and put in the bin at the conclusion.[/size] :D [b]Spoiler ends.......>>> [/b] This isn't a terrible film by itself. Luckily it's a very funny one if viewed on the tv show [i]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/i]. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

The Incredible Melting Man
½

[u][size=3][b]Sunday, October 15th-part 1[/b][/size][/u]
[b]56. Texas Chainsaw Massacre. (2003) [/b]I like this remake a lot. It's more of a good horror film. Whereas the original comes off a classic chiller. This remake is strengthened because it gives one creepy character a lot of screen time: Ermey's sheriff is a nightmare in a Deputy Barney Fife hat! Who would've thought this guy would make such an intense horror movie actor? I dread it every time he shows up. Not because I don't enjoy, but because I always do my old "what would I do in this and that situation" thing during these kinds of movies. There are many flaws in the decision making of these young people here. I don't remember the same kind of feeling from the original. Visually it's impressive. And I feel like they got "the family" right. They should be fighting among themselves constantly. [i]Leatherface: TCM III[/i] didnt' get this right since the family seemed real close and complemented each other constantly. I don't see this family being so supportive of each other. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]57. An American Werewolf in London. (1981)[/b] Another classic. Still fantastic! This film is like an old friend. I feel like the fully werewolf version looks more like an evil looking bear, it still ain't half back. The rest of the make up work is very cool. I think this was the first gory horror/comedies I ever saw. [i]Motel Hell [/i]might've been the second. I became an instant fan of this kind of movie just like a lot of people did. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]58. Lost World: Jurassic Park 2. (1997) [/b]Excellent sequel that rehashes ideas from the original but comes up with enough new stuff to make it a really great time. I found myself laughing more than normal. I've just been in a comedy/horror mood lately. Anyway, the effects here remain staggering. No fakey here! None at all. Makes you realise that PJ did great with his [i]King Kong[/i] but greatness with this kind of material sure didn't begin and end with him. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]59. Bubba Ho-Tepp. (2003) [/b] I was craving a mummy movie so I went with this over Fraiser's Indy-ish since this has Bruce Campbell as Elvis and that's just better. ;) This isn't totally outstanding, which is a shame, but there are certain elements that are outstanding. The story is original and creative. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]60. The Incredible Melting Man. (1977) [/b] I was interested in which is messier, [i]Cabin Fever[/i] or this. I'll go with [i]Cabin Fever[/i], even though Rick Bakers "melting effects" certainly do the trick...this guy looks as if he's melting away as the film goes on. [b] <<<.........Spoiler begins:[/b] [size=1]he's actually scooped up and put in the bin at the conclusion.[/size] :D [b]Spoiler ends.......>>> [/b] This isn't a terrible film by itself. Luckily it's a very funny one if viewed on the tv show [i]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/i]. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

Bubba Ho-Tep
Bubba Ho-Tep(2003)
½

[u][size=3][b]Sunday, October 15th-part 1[/b][/size][/u]
[b]56. Texas Chainsaw Massacre. (2003) [/b]I like this remake a lot. It's more of a good horror film. Whereas the original comes off a classic chiller. This remake is strengthened because it gives one creepy character a lot of screen time: Ermey's sheriff is a nightmare in a Deputy Barney Fife hat! Who would've thought this guy would make such an intense horror movie actor? I dread it every time he shows up. Not because I don't enjoy, but because I always do my old "what would I do in this and that situation" thing during these kinds of movies. There are many flaws in the decision making of these young people here. I don't remember the same kind of feeling from the original. Visually it's impressive. And I feel like they got "the family" right. They should be fighting among themselves constantly. [i]Leatherface: TCM III[/i] didnt' get this right since the family seemed real close and complemented each other constantly. I don't see this family being so supportive of each other. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]57. An American Werewolf in London. (1981)[/b] Another classic. Still fantastic! This film is like an old friend. I feel like the fully werewolf version looks more like an evil looking bear, it still ain't half back. The rest of the make up work is very cool. I think this was the first gory horror/comedies I ever saw. [i]Motel Hell [/i]might've been the second. I became an instant fan of this kind of movie just like a lot of people did. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]58. Lost World: Jurassic Park 2. (1997) [/b]Excellent sequel that rehashes ideas from the original but comes up with enough new stuff to make it a really great time. I found myself laughing more than normal. I've just been in a comedy/horror mood lately. Anyway, the effects here remain staggering. No fakey here! None at all. Makes you realise that PJ did great with his [i]King Kong[/i] but greatness with this kind of material sure didn't begin and end with him. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]59. Bubba Ho-Tepp. (2003) [/b] I was craving a mummy movie so I went with this over Fraiser's Indy-ish since this has Bruce Campbell as Elvis and that's just better. ;) This isn't totally outstanding, which is a shame, but there are certain elements that are outstanding. The story is original and creative. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]60. The Incredible Melting Man. (1977) [/b] I was interested in which is messier, [i]Cabin Fever[/i] or this. I'll go with [i]Cabin Fever[/i], even though Rick Bakers "melting effects" certainly do the trick...this guy looks as if he's melting away as the film goes on. [b] <<<.........Spoiler begins:[/b] [size=1]he's actually scooped up and put in the bin at the conclusion.[/size] :D [b]Spoiler ends.......>>> [/b] This isn't a terrible film by itself. Luckily it's a very funny one if viewed on the tv show [i]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/i]. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

The Shining
The Shining(1980)
½

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Saturday, Oct 14th[/b][/size][/u]
[b]51. Stepfather. (1987) [/b] Luckily this doesn't have to be perfect to be one heck of a successful thriller (certainly there were divorce agencies in 1986 :p ). It makes me laugh at times, but other times I'm biting my fingernails. O' Quinn is chilling because he jumps from emotion to emotion really well and has some jaw-dropping scenes that are perfectly played. Creepy as hell! The rest of the players are okay; better than okay is the girl who plays the daughter. She's not the best actress in the world but comes off very well as the troubled stepdaughter in this marriage. It ain't October until this film is viewed! The 1st of 3 favs I watched all in a row. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]52. Little Shop of Horrors. (1986)[/b] I think I still have a headache after watching this. That's a good thing. ;) So many laughs I almost can't stand it! Both Audrey's are terrific. First, Audrey II the plant creature voiced by singer Levi Stubbs. That couldn't be better. I'm glad this was made at a time when CGI wasn't an option. That plant puppet (each version of it) is a marvel! It seems to never miss a beat because the folks working it are absolute pros! The girl version of Audrey is also a great character in that she is more complex than you'd expect. A girl who doesn't think she deserves more than a guy like Martin's har-har harlarious sadist character. Also another great DJ character here with good old John Candy. I love it! Everybody does their own singing and it works so well! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade has to top out at 10/10 :( )

[b]53. The Shining. (1980) [/b] My favorite horror film even though I think it isn't a totally perfect adaption. All you have to do is read the book and kind of fill in the missing elements and elevate the level of motives behind Nicholson's character. I wish Kurbick hadn't changed things. Like the hotel manager character was more of an asshole in the book. That makes things work much much better later. I'm am glad he stick with Duval as Wendy. I remembering seeing her screaming in the promotions before the film came out and she just gave off a huge level of vulnerability that works so well here. Shelley, you kick as[i]s[/i]! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]54. From Dusk Til Dawn. (1996) [/b] This is like an anthology. First with bandits taking hostages, then with the whole band of them heading to Mexico to a bar with an interesting secret. Both stories work pretty well so it doesn't really get boring or anything like that. Nada's lover is in here...Mr. Clooney. ;) I like Clooney's approach to this character (or just how it was written...cool and calm in all situations). 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]55. The Bride of Frankenstein. (1935)[/b] The classic. My #1 favorite classic Universal. 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

I'd planned to watch something else but was too sleepy. I actually slept for 2 hours, having to pause The Shining. :( Not the day of movie watching I wanted.

Little Shop of Horrors
½

[size=3][size=2]No pictures on the rest. Sorry. :([/size]
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Saturday, Oct 14th[/b][/size][/u]
[b]51. Stepfather. (1987) [/b] Luckily this doesn't have to be perfect to be one heck of a successful thriller (certainly there were divorce agencies in 1986 :p ). It makes me laugh at times, but other times I'm biting my fingernails. O' Quinn is chilling because he jumps from emotion to emotion really well and has some jaw-dropping scenes that are perfectly played. Creepy as hell! The rest of the players are okay; better than okay is the girl who plays the daughter. She's not the best actress in the world but comes off very well as the troubled stepdaughter in this marriage. It ain't October until this film is viewed! The 1st of 3 favs I watched all in a row. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]52. Little Shop of Horrors. (1986)[/b] I think I still have a headache after watching this. That's a good thing. ;) So many laughs I almost can't stand it! Both Audrey's are terrific. First, Audrey II the plant creature voiced by singer Levi Stubbs. That couldn't be better. I'm glad this was made at a time when CGI wasn't an option. That plant puppet (each version of it) is a marvel! It seems to never miss a beat because the folks working it are absolute pros! The girl version of Audrey is also a great character in that she is more complex than you'd expect. A girl who doesn't think she deserves more than a guy like Martin's har-har harlarious sadist character. Also another great DJ character here with good old John Candy. I love it! Everybody does their own singing and it works so well! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade has to top out at 10/10 :( )

[b]53. The Shining. (1980) [/b] My favorite horror film even though I think it isn't a totally perfect adaption. All you have to do is read the book and kind of fill in the missing elements and elevate the level of motives behind Nicholson's character. I wish Kurbick hadn't changed things. Like the hotel manager character was more of an asshole in the book. That makes things work much much better later. I'm am glad he stick with Duval as Wendy. I remembering seeing her screaming in the promotions before the film came out and she just gave off a huge level of vulnerability that works so well here. Shelley, you kick as[i]s[/i]! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]54. From Dusk Til Dawn. (1996) [/b] This is like an anthology. First with bandits taking hostages, then with the whole band of them heading to Mexico to a bar with an interesting secret. Both stories work pretty well so it doesn't really get boring or anything like that. Nada's lover is in here...Mr. Clooney. ;) I like Clooney's approach to this character (or just how it was written...cool and calm in all situations). 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]55. The Bride of Frankenstein. (1935)[/b] The classic. My #1 favorite classic Universal. 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

I'd planned to watch something else but was too sleepy. I actually slept for 2 hours, having to pause The Shining. :( Not the day of movie watching I wanted.

The Bride of Frankenstein

[size=3][size=2]No pictures on the rest. Sorry. :([/size]
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Saturday, Oct 14th[/b][/size][/u]
[b]51. Stepfather. (1987) [/b] Luckily this doesn't have to be perfect to be one heck of a successful thriller (certainly there were divorce agencies in 1986 :p ). It makes me laugh at times, but other times I'm biting my fingernails. O' Quinn is chilling because he jumps from emotion to emotion really well and has some jaw-dropping scenes that are perfectly played. Creepy as hell! The rest of the players are okay; better than okay is the girl who plays the daughter. She's not the best actress in the world but comes off very well as the troubled stepdaughter in this marriage. It ain't October until this film is viewed! The 1st of 3 favs I watched all in a row. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]52. Little Shop of Horrors. (1986)[/b] I think I still have a headache after watching this. That's a good thing. ;) So many laughs I almost can't stand it! Both Audrey's are terrific. First, Audrey II the plant creature voiced by singer Levi Stubbs. That couldn't be better. I'm glad this was made at a time when CGI wasn't an option. That plant puppet (each version of it) is a marvel! It seems to never miss a beat because the folks working it are absolute pros! The girl version of Audrey is also a great character in that she is more complex than you'd expect. A girl who doesn't think she deserves more than a guy like Martin's har-har harlarious sadist character. Also another great DJ character here with good old John Candy. I love it! Everybody does their own singing and it works so well! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade has to top out at 10/10 :( )

[b]53. The Shining. (1980) [/b] My favorite horror film even though I think it isn't a totally perfect adaption. All you have to do is read the book and kind of fill in the missing elements and elevate the level of motives behind Nicholson's character. I wish Kurbick hadn't changed things. Like the hotel manager character was more of an asshole in the book. That makes things work much much better later. I'm am glad he stick with Duval as Wendy. I remembering seeing her screaming in the promotions before the film came out and she just gave off a huge level of vulnerability that works so well here. Shelley, you kick as[i]s[/i]! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]54. From Dusk Til Dawn. (1996) [/b] This is like an anthology. First with bandits taking hostages, then with the whole band of them heading to Mexico to a bar with an interesting secret. Both stories work pretty well so it doesn't really get boring or anything like that. Nada's lover is in here...Mr. Clooney. ;) I like Clooney's approach to this character (or just how it was written...cool and calm in all situations). 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]55. The Bride of Frankenstein. (1935)[/b] The classic. My #1 favorite classic Universal. 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

I'd planned to watch something else but was too sleepy. I actually slept for 2 hours, having to pause The Shining. :( Not the day of movie watching I wanted.

The Stepfather

[size=3][size=2]No pictures on the rest. Sorry. :([/size]
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Saturday, Oct 14th[/b][/size][/u]
[b]51. Stepfather. (1987) [/b] Luckily this doesn't have to be perfect to be one heck of a successful thriller (certainly there were divorce agencies in 1986 :p ). It makes me laugh at times, but other times I'm biting my fingernails. O' Quinn is chilling because he jumps from emotion to emotion really well and has some jaw-dropping scenes that are perfectly played. Creepy as hell! The rest of the players are okay; better than okay is the girl who plays the daughter. She's not the best actress in the world but comes off very well as the troubled stepdaughter in this marriage. It ain't October until this film is viewed! The 1st of 3 favs I watched all in a row. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]52. Little Shop of Horrors. (1986)[/b] I think I still have a headache after watching this. That's a good thing. ;) So many laughs I almost can't stand it! Both Audrey's are terrific. First, Audrey II the plant creature voiced by singer Levi Stubbs. That couldn't be better. I'm glad this was made at a time when CGI wasn't an option. That plant puppet (each version of it) is a marvel! It seems to never miss a beat because the folks working it are absolute pros! The girl version of Audrey is also a great character in that she is more complex than you'd expect. A girl who doesn't think she deserves more than a guy like Martin's har-har harlarious sadist character. Also another great DJ character here with good old John Candy. I love it! Everybody does their own singing and it works so well! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade has to top out at 10/10 :( )

[b]53. The Shining. (1980) [/b] My favorite horror film even though I think it isn't a totally perfect adaption. All you have to do is read the book and kind of fill in the missing elements and elevate the level of motives behind Nicholson's character. I wish Kurbick hadn't changed things. Like the hotel manager character was more of an asshole in the book. That makes things work much much better later. I'm am glad he stick with Duval as Wendy. I remembering seeing her screaming in the promotions before the film came out and she just gave off a huge level of vulnerability that works so well here. Shelley, you kick as[i]s[/i]! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]54. From Dusk Til Dawn. (1996) [/b] This is like an anthology. First with bandits taking hostages, then with the whole band of them heading to Mexico to a bar with an interesting secret. Both stories work pretty well so it doesn't really get boring or anything like that. Nada's lover is in here...Mr. Clooney. ;) I like Clooney's approach to this character (or just how it was written...cool and calm in all situations). 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]55. The Bride of Frankenstein. (1935)[/b] The classic. My #1 favorite classic Universal. 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

I'd planned to watch something else but was too sleepy. I actually slept for 2 hours, having to pause The Shining. :( Not the day of movie watching I wanted.

From Dusk Till Dawn

[size=3][size=2]No pictures on the rest. Sorry. :([/size]
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Saturday, Oct 14th[/b][/size][/u]
[b]51. Stepfather. (1987) [/b] Luckily this doesn't have to be perfect to be one heck of a successful thriller (certainly there were divorce agencies in 1986 :p ). It makes me laugh at times, but other times I'm biting my fingernails. O' Quinn is chilling because he jumps from emotion to emotion really well and has some jaw-dropping scenes that are perfectly played. Creepy as hell! The rest of the players are okay; better than okay is the girl who plays the daughter. She's not the best actress in the world but comes off very well as the troubled stepdaughter in this marriage. It ain't October until this film is viewed! The 1st of 3 favs I watched all in a row. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]52. Little Shop of Horrors. (1986)[/b] I think I still have a headache after watching this. That's a good thing. ;) So many laughs I almost can't stand it! Both Audrey's are terrific. First, Audrey II the plant creature voiced by singer Levi Stubbs. That couldn't be better. I'm glad this was made at a time when CGI wasn't an option. That plant puppet (each version of it) is a marvel! It seems to never miss a beat because the folks working it are absolute pros! The girl version of Audrey is also a great character in that she is more complex than you'd expect. A girl who doesn't think she deserves more than a guy like Martin's har-har harlarious sadist character. Also another great DJ character here with good old John Candy. I love it! Everybody does their own singing and it works so well! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade has to top out at 10/10 :( )

[b]53. The Shining. (1980) [/b] My favorite horror film even though I think it isn't a totally perfect adaption. All you have to do is read the book and kind of fill in the missing elements and elevate the level of motives behind Nicholson's character. I wish Kurbick hadn't changed things. Like the hotel manager character was more of an asshole in the book. That makes things work much much better later. I'm am glad he stick with Duval as Wendy. I remembering seeing her screaming in the promotions before the film came out and she just gave off a huge level of vulnerability that works so well here. Shelley, you kick as[i]s[/i]! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]54. From Dusk Til Dawn. (1996) [/b] This is like an anthology. First with bandits taking hostages, then with the whole band of them heading to Mexico to a bar with an interesting secret. Both stories work pretty well so it doesn't really get boring or anything like that. Nada's lover is in here...Mr. Clooney. ;) I like Clooney's approach to this character (or just how it was written...cool and calm in all situations). 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]55. The Bride of Frankenstein. (1935)[/b] The classic. My #1 favorite classic Universal. 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

I'd planned to watch something else but was too sleepy. I actually slept for 2 hours, having to pause The Shining. :( Not the day of movie watching I wanted.

Carrie
Carrie(1976)

[size=3][u][b]Friday, Oct 13th[/b][/u][/size]
[b]49. Carrie. (1976)[/b] Builds like a catapult. Slowly...then that ending, BLAM! The opening is like a wet dream for guys (beautiful, dreamy walk thru a high school girl's locker room with FF [full frontal ;) ] Thanks Brian! :up: ) But the rest of the film is a study of some surprisingly vivid characters, like the concerned teacher, the cruel teacher, the cruel tough girl, the sympathetic girl, an overbearing mother, and of course the title character of Carrie. William Katt (that dude from [i]House[/i] & tv's [i]Greatest American Hero[/i] who should give Peter Frampton his hair back) and John Travolta provide some very good performances also. It must be said that Spacek is excellent as Carrie. I loved all those realistic views of high school life (good and bad) and how the closing was done with De Palma's familiar multi-view technique. Among my own favorite horror films every. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/carrie2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Spacek and Allen are both great looking "high school girls". ;)[/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/carrie.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Anybody else have a mom that locked you in the closet for days? Damn, I hated that!! [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/carrie3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This scene made me sad I didn't go to my own high school prom. [/size]

[b]50. TerrorVision. (1986) [/b]Here's a stupid, gory, horror, sci-fi, sex romp for kids. Only the 80s would produce something like this. Just crazy. But I love it because it has an abusive Elvia character hosting a combo horror movie/viewer call in show like they used to have on TV in the late 70s early-mid 80s late night TV. I miss that! Btw, 6 of Elvia's own movie show are available real cheaply on DVD as singles and double features. I'd planned to get those but...broke! They look like a lot of fun and perfect for a Halloween party. Oh! Back to this movie. Family gets new-fangled satellite tv setup that somehow beams a killer alien thing into their home. So the youngest member of the family is the only one who knows how to save the day while his parents are busy swinging with a repulsive couple they picked up. Luckily the little tike has access to firearms since his granddaddy was really into survival and keeps them in the rescue bunker (or whatever you call those). Goofy? Hell yes! Funny? Well, for the right people. I is the right people. :p 4/10 (upgrade for studid people like me 9/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/terrorvision.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Looks like she has a houseplant on top of her head. That's supposed to be killer snakes like Medusa. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/terrorvision2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"Smile, say 'cheese'." (Snap!) If this ended up in my house I'd definately want to get a picture with it. [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/terrorvision3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Great! The kid and his granddad are here. We're safe. [/size]


I planned 5 Friday, watched 2. Unlucky Fri13th. :( The weekend didn't quite go as well as expected either. I'm still trying for 150! *grits teeth*

In the Mouth of Madness
½

[size=3][u][b]Thursday, Oct 12[/b][/u][/size]
[b]45. Eight-Legged Freaks. (2002)[/b] I think this could be even more retro but as it is-not bad! I remember talking heavily about this on the radio (before my boss told me to stop talking movies so much, thereby prompting my appearance on RT) thinking my oldies listeners would dig a drive-in kind of flick. The character of Wade has a great tongue-in-cheek feel like Clu from [i]A Nightmare 2[/i]. This is also one of several I watch that have fun radio dude/dudette characters in em. TCM2 has that lady DJ with her country-as[i]s[/i] engineer. [i]The Fog[/i] has that awesome radio station in the lighthouse with a super hot DJ. Oh! Lets not forget Rockin' Ricky from [i]Gremlins[/i]! "Hey, you're not Rockin Ricky fans!!!" :D Btw, I watched [i]TCM2[/i] and [i]Gremlins[/i] last month. One last thing, great spider effects! Very icky. Sept 2003 I had a beautiful huge spider near my overgrown shrubs (I'm a renter :P ) outside the front window. I watched it daily. Then one day there was just a huge tear in the web but no spider. :( 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/eight.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Awwww, that's cute....he just loves to ride on the top or inside with his head sticking out the window. :D [/size]
[b]
46. Frankenstein Unbound. (1990)[/b] I could've sworn this film was closer to a 1980 release. It has a just-out-of-the-70s feel. Roger Corman put this crazy thing together. I think any fan of his work could start this from the middle and know within a few minutes they were watching something from the Core-MAN!

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/frankunb.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Behold! The Core-MAN! [/size]

The story is completely off-the-wall with Mary Shelley's famous tale (and some real life bits too) being mixed with time-travelling bits. Nutty (and reminds one of latter Hammer Studios stuff). The locations are nice but never really look like anything but locations (I think I noticed a few tourists among the period folks :p ). There are big names in the cast, John Hurt and Raul Julia. I'm sure this is the first one they'd mention at the life-time achievement awards. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] Hell, I'm slamming this because I'm too sleepy to do it justice. It's just a goofy little film that you laugh at and kind of enjoy some of the visuals at the same time. I was looking for Scary Movie 2 and found this in my back room movie storage. That's a good thing. :) 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 8/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/frankunb3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]She just loves it when I hook her to the Buick with jumper cables. [/size]

[b]47. In the Mouth of Madness. (1995) [/b]So, [i]Frankenstein Unbound[/i] is [i]not[/i] the most off-the-wall flick ever. This Carpenter thing is all over the place with a nutty story about a sort of Stephen King horror novelist going thru great pains to sell his books. In fact, he somehow disappears and Sam Neill has to go and see what the deal is. Neill concludes it's all a publicity stunt. That's when the real horror happens. A far amount of crazy images (although not on par with something like [i]The Cell [/i]or [i]Jacob's Ladder[/i]). I especially liked the children chasing the dog. That's a spooky image. All and all not a total waste of time with Neill turning in an energetic performance similar to what he does in [i]Event Horizon[/i]. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/mouthmadness2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]The budget was so low Neill took public trans to the set. [/size]

[size=1]If you've read this far I feel like I should pay you. But I'm broke. So "Thanks" will have to do.[/size] ;)

[b]48. Cabin Fever. (2003)[/b] This film needs a squeegy and 10 large ziploc plastic bags. It's messy! But somehow among all the messiness the filmmaker remembered to insert similar humor elements as Evil Dead and the like. It works really well as a flick to gross out your girlfriend. In fact, I'd say this film even gets it right so that most of your popcorn should be gone before the really gross stuff happens. That's expert horror moving-making if you ask me! How many times are you throw some gooey splatter too soon. I hate that! Do italians eat popcorn during their movies? I wonder sometimes.... Anyway, I'm proud this was a blind buy last year and I'm still happy with it. I thin some motivation was missing for one character in the final 3rd, but hell...like it matters! :D All in all this fim has some wonderful quirky characters that could already be classics just below ASH and others. The big dumb 3rd wheel fella who shoots up the woods (and pretty much sets everybody's destiny) is a howl! The police fella reminds me of an uncle I used to have. The old guy at the store is definately a classic horror character. He doesn't over stay his welcome at all and may have the biggest laugh near the end. I'm glad that they do sort of "still make em like this". :up: 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/cabin.jpg[/img]
[size=1]If she wants to force me to bark like a dog...I'd comply. NO prob! [/size]

Eight Legged Freaks
½

[size=3][u][b]Thursday, Oct 12[/b][/u][/size]
[b]45. Eight-Legged Freaks. (2002)[/b] I think this could be even more retro but as it is-not bad! I remember talking heavily about this on the radio (before my boss told me to stop talking movies so much, thereby prompting my appearance on RT) thinking my oldies listeners would dig a drive-in kind of flick. The character of Wade has a great tongue-in-cheek feel like Clu from [i]A Nightmare 2[/i]. This is also one of several I watch that have fun radio dude/dudette characters in em. TCM2 has that lady DJ with her country-as[i]s[/i] engineer. [i]The Fog[/i] has that awesome radio station in the lighthouse with a super hot DJ. Oh! Lets not forget Rockin' Ricky from [i]Gremlins[/i]! "Hey, you're not Rockin Ricky fans!!!" :D Btw, I watched [i]TCM2[/i] and [i]Gremlins[/i] last month. One last thing, great spider effects! Very icky. Sept 2003 I had a beautiful huge spider near my overgrown shrubs (I'm a renter :P ) outside the front window. I watched it daily. Then one day there was just a huge tear in the web but no spider. :( 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/eight.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Awwww, that's cute....he just loves to ride on the top or inside with his head sticking out the window. :D [/size]
[b]
46. Frankenstein Unbound. (1990)[/b] I could've sworn this film was closer to a 1980 release. It has a just-out-of-the-70s feel. Roger Corman put this crazy thing together. I think any fan of his work could start this from the middle and know within a few minutes they were watching something from the Core-MAN!

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/frankunb.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Behold! The Core-MAN! [/size]

The story is completely off-the-wall with Mary Shelley's famous tale (and some real life bits too) being mixed with time-travelling bits. Nutty (and reminds one of latter Hammer Studios stuff). The locations are nice but never really look like anything but locations (I think I noticed a few tourists among the period folks :p ). There are big names in the cast, John Hurt and Raul Julia. I'm sure this is the first one they'd mention at the life-time achievement awards. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] Hell, I'm slamming this because I'm too sleepy to do it justice. It's just a goofy little film that you laugh at and kind of enjoy some of the visuals at the same time. I was looking for Scary Movie 2 and found this in my back room movie storage. That's a good thing. :) 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 8/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/frankunb3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]She just loves it when I hook her to the Buick with jumper cables. [/size]

[b]47. In the Mouth of Madness. (1995) [/b]So, [i]Frankenstein Unbound[/i] is [i]not[/i] the most off-the-wall flick ever. This Carpenter thing is all over the place with a nutty story about a sort of Stephen King horror novelist going thru great pains to sell his books. In fact, he somehow disappears and Sam Neill has to go and see what the deal is. Neill concludes it's all a publicity stunt. That's when the real horror happens. A far amount of crazy images (although not on par with something like [i]The Cell [/i]or [i]Jacob's Ladder[/i]). I especially liked the children chasing the dog. That's a spooky image. All and all not a total waste of time with Neill turning in an energetic performance similar to what he does in [i]Event Horizon[/i]. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/mouthmadness2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]The budget was so low Neill took public trans to the set. [/size]

[size=1]If you've read this far I feel like I should pay you. But I'm broke. So "Thanks" will have to do.[/size] ;)

[b]48. Cabin Fever. (2003)[/b] This film needs a squeegy and 10 large ziploc plastic bags. It's messy! But somehow among all the messiness the filmmaker remembered to insert similar humor elements as Evil Dead and the like. It works really well as a flick to gross out your girlfriend. In fact, I'd say this film even gets it right so that most of your popcorn should be gone before the really gross stuff happens. That's expert horror moving-making if you ask me! How many times are you throw some gooey splatter too soon. I hate that! Do italians eat popcorn during their movies? I wonder sometimes.... Anyway, I'm proud this was a blind buy last year and I'm still happy with it. I thin some motivation was missing for one character in the final 3rd, but hell...like it matters! :D All in all this fim has some wonderful quirky characters that could already be classics just below ASH and others. The big dumb 3rd wheel fella who shoots up the woods (and pretty much sets everybody's destiny) is a howl! The police fella reminds me of an uncle I used to have. The old guy at the store is definately a classic horror character. He doesn't over stay his welcome at all and may have the biggest laugh near the end. I'm glad that they do sort of "still make em like this". :up: 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/cabin.jpg[/img]
[size=1]If she wants to force me to bark like a dog...I'd comply. NO prob! [/size]

Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound

[size=3][u][b]Thursday, Oct 12[/b][/u][/size]
[b]45. Eight-Legged Freaks. (2002)[/b] I think this could be even more retro but as it is-not bad! I remember talking heavily about this on the radio (before my boss told me to stop talking movies so much, thereby prompting my appearance on RT) thinking my oldies listeners would dig a drive-in kind of flick. The character of Wade has a great tongue-in-cheek feel like Clu from [i]A Nightmare 2[/i]. This is also one of several I watch that have fun radio dude/dudette characters in em. TCM2 has that lady DJ with her country-as[i]s[/i] engineer. [i]The Fog[/i] has that awesome radio station in the lighthouse with a super hot DJ. Oh! Lets not forget Rockin' Ricky from [i]Gremlins[/i]! "Hey, you're not Rockin Ricky fans!!!" :D Btw, I watched [i]TCM2[/i] and [i]Gremlins[/i] last month. One last thing, great spider effects! Very icky. Sept 2003 I had a beautiful huge spider near my overgrown shrubs (I'm a renter :P ) outside the front window. I watched it daily. Then one day there was just a huge tear in the web but no spider. :( 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/eight.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Awwww, that's cute....he just loves to ride on the top or inside with his head sticking out the window. :D [/size]
[b]
46. Frankenstein Unbound. (1990)[/b] I could've sworn this film was closer to a 1980 release. It has a just-out-of-the-70s feel. Roger Corman put this crazy thing together. I think any fan of his work could start this from the middle and know within a few minutes they were watching something from the Core-MAN!

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/frankunb.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Behold! The Core-MAN! [/size]

The story is completely off-the-wall with Mary Shelley's famous tale (and some real life bits too) being mixed with time-travelling bits. Nutty (and reminds one of latter Hammer Studios stuff). The locations are nice but never really look like anything but locations (I think I noticed a few tourists among the period folks :p ). There are big names in the cast, John Hurt and Raul Julia. I'm sure this is the first one they'd mention at the life-time achievement awards. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] Hell, I'm slamming this because I'm too sleepy to do it justice. It's just a goofy little film that you laugh at and kind of enjoy some of the visuals at the same time. I was looking for Scary Movie 2 and found this in my back room movie storage. That's a good thing. :) 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 8/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/frankunb3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]She just loves it when I hook her to the Buick with jumper cables. [/size]

[b]47. In the Mouth of Madness. (1995) [/b]So, [i]Frankenstein Unbound[/i] is [i]not[/i] the most off-the-wall flick ever. This Carpenter thing is all over the place with a nutty story about a sort of Stephen King horror novelist going thru great pains to sell his books. In fact, he somehow disappears and Sam Neill has to go and see what the deal is. Neill concludes it's all a publicity stunt. That's when the real horror happens. A far amount of crazy images (although not on par with something like [i]The Cell [/i]or [i]Jacob's Ladder[/i]). I especially liked the children chasing the dog. That's a spooky image. All and all not a total waste of time with Neill turning in an energetic performance similar to what he does in [i]Event Horizon[/i]. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/mouthmadness2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]The budget was so low Neill took public trans to the set. [/size]

[size=1]If you've read this far I feel like I should pay you. But I'm broke. So "Thanks" will have to do.[/size] ;)

[b]48. Cabin Fever. (2003)[/b] This film needs a squeegy and 10 large ziploc plastic bags. It's messy! But somehow among all the messiness the filmmaker remembered to insert similar humor elements as Evil Dead and the like. It works really well as a flick to gross out your girlfriend. In fact, I'd say this film even gets it right so that most of your popcorn should be gone before the really gross stuff happens. That's expert horror moving-making if you ask me! How many times are you throw some gooey splatter too soon. I hate that! Do italians eat popcorn during their movies? I wonder sometimes.... Anyway, I'm proud this was a blind buy last year and I'm still happy with it. I thin some motivation was missing for one character in the final 3rd, but hell...like it matters! :D All in all this fim has some wonderful quirky characters that could already be classics just below ASH and others. The big dumb 3rd wheel fella who shoots up the woods (and pretty much sets everybody's destiny) is a howl! The police fella reminds me of an uncle I used to have. The old guy at the store is definately a classic horror character. He doesn't over stay his welcome at all and may have the biggest laugh near the end. I'm glad that they do sort of "still make em like this". :up: 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/cabin.jpg[/img]
[size=1]If she wants to force me to bark like a dog...I'd comply. NO prob! [/size]

Cabin Fever
Cabin Fever(2002)

[size=3][u][b]Thursday, Oct 12[/b][/u][/size]
[b]45. Eight-Legged Freaks. (2002)[/b] I think this could be even more retro but as it is-not bad! I remember talking heavily about this on the radio (before my boss told me to stop talking movies so much, thereby prompting my appearance on RT) thinking my oldies listeners would dig a drive-in kind of flick. The character of Wade has a great tongue-in-cheek feel like Clu from [i]A Nightmare 2[/i]. This is also one of several I watch that have fun radio dude/dudette characters in em. TCM2 has that lady DJ with her country-as[i]s[/i] engineer. [i]The Fog[/i] has that awesome radio station in the lighthouse with a super hot DJ. Oh! Lets not forget Rockin' Ricky from [i]Gremlins[/i]! "Hey, you're not Rockin Ricky fans!!!" :D Btw, I watched [i]TCM2[/i] and [i]Gremlins[/i] last month. One last thing, great spider effects! Very icky. Sept 2003 I had a beautiful huge spider near my overgrown shrubs (I'm a renter :P ) outside the front window. I watched it daily. Then one day there was just a huge tear in the web but no spider. :( 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/eight.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Awwww, that's cute....he just loves to ride on the top or inside with his head sticking out the window. :D [/size]
[b]
46. Frankenstein Unbound. (1990)[/b] I could've sworn this film was closer to a 1980 release. It has a just-out-of-the-70s feel. Roger Corman put this crazy thing together. I think any fan of his work could start this from the middle and know within a few minutes they were watching something from the Core-MAN!

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/frankunb.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Behold! The Core-MAN! [/size]

The story is completely off-the-wall with Mary Shelley's famous tale (and some real life bits too) being mixed with time-travelling bits. Nutty (and reminds one of latter Hammer Studios stuff). The locations are nice but never really look like anything but locations (I think I noticed a few tourists among the period folks :p ). There are big names in the cast, John Hurt and Raul Julia. I'm sure this is the first one they'd mention at the life-time achievement awards. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] Hell, I'm slamming this because I'm too sleepy to do it justice. It's just a goofy little film that you laugh at and kind of enjoy some of the visuals at the same time. I was looking for Scary Movie 2 and found this in my back room movie storage. That's a good thing. :) 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 8/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/frankunb3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]She just loves it when I hook her to the Buick with jumper cables. [/size]

[b]47. In the Mouth of Madness. (1995) [/b]So, [i]Frankenstein Unbound[/i] is [i]not[/i] the most off-the-wall flick ever. This Carpenter thing is all over the place with a nutty story about a sort of Stephen King horror novelist going thru great pains to sell his books. In fact, he somehow disappears and Sam Neill has to go and see what the deal is. Neill concludes it's all a publicity stunt. That's when the real horror happens. A far amount of crazy images (although not on par with something like [i]The Cell [/i]or [i]Jacob's Ladder[/i]). I especially liked the children chasing the dog. That's a spooky image. All and all not a total waste of time with Neill turning in an energetic performance similar to what he does in [i]Event Horizon[/i]. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/mouthmadness2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]The budget was so low Neill took public trans to the set. [/size]

[size=1]If you've read this far I feel like I should pay you. But I'm broke. So "Thanks" will have to do.[/size] ;)

[b]48. Cabin Fever. (2003)[/b] This film needs a squeegy and 10 large ziploc plastic bags. It's messy! But somehow among all the messiness the filmmaker remembered to insert similar humor elements as Evil Dead and the like. It works really well as a flick to gross out your girlfriend. In fact, I'd say this film even gets it right so that most of your popcorn should be gone before the really gross stuff happens. That's expert horror moving-making if you ask me! How many times are you throw some gooey splatter too soon. I hate that! Do italians eat popcorn during their movies? I wonder sometimes.... Anyway, I'm proud this was a blind buy last year and I'm still happy with it. I thin some motivation was missing for one character in the final 3rd, but hell...like it matters! :D All in all this fim has some wonderful quirky characters that could already be classics just below ASH and others. The big dumb 3rd wheel fella who shoots up the woods (and pretty much sets everybody's destiny) is a howl! The police fella reminds me of an uncle I used to have. The old guy at the store is definately a classic horror character. He doesn't over stay his welcome at all and may have the biggest laugh near the end. I'm glad that they do sort of "still make em like this". :up: 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/cabin.jpg[/img]
[size=1]If she wants to force me to bark like a dog...I'd comply. NO prob! [/size]

The Bride
The Bride(1985)

[size=3][u][b]Wednesday, Oct 11[/b][/u][/size]
[b]42. The Bride. (1985) [/b]Overall this adaption is a failure. But it does deserve some credit for trying something new, namely the storyline involving David Rappaport, the little guy, who single-handedly makes this worth a look. I enjoy this film for him since he's always been one of my favorite actors thanks to [i]Time Bandits[/i]. The settings aren't bad at all. The music is okay. But I had problems staying awake when Rappaport wasn't on the screen. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 8/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/bride.jpg[/img]
[size=1]To properly represent this film, the little guy should actually be carrying the big guy. ;)[/size]

[b]43. Silence of the Lambs. (1991)[/b] Stunning, brilliant, influential, blah blah. Everybody knows. :D If they don't they should go rent this now. I can watch this saying to myself that I'm not in the mood for it. But instantly I get into the mood after the opening credits roll. Easily enjoyed not matter when I watch it! Although, I think the film's only weakness is the opening credits. I don't like that big giant white font with the black edging. It looks so cheesy! I'd dock this film's score by .2 for that! :p 9.8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/lambs.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Do these come in girlfriend size? Well, the girl just talks too much sometimes!! :D [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/lambs2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]My radio station's engineer is on contract here. He looks and sounds a lot like this guy. It's creepy. We've had worse though. :( [/size]
[b]
44. A Touch of Satan. (1974)[/b] This film isn't what you'd call terrible. Like [i]Squirm[/i], I think I could watch this one without the help of [b]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/b]. Mainly because I kind of like the lead actress...

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/touch1.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"floppy Rhoda"!!! yes, I'd hit that! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/redface.gif[/img] :D [/size]

who is "a floppy [i]Rhoda[/i]" kind of cute. ;) The story about a woman bewitching a dude who's out seeing the country is sort of kooky too. You wouldn't want to ask this woman if she has a sister for your firend though. :p Not exactly scary but interesting for a short time. Given a choice I'll go with [b]MST3K[/b] on this one every time. It's a classic, worthy of introducing people to the show and available on DVD. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/touch3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]The poster says [i]Rosemary's Baby[/i] was a Sunday School picnic compared to [b]A Touch of Satan[/b]. I know Polanski is still losing sleep over this. :p[/size]

The Silence of the Lambs

[size=3][u][b]Wednesday, Oct 11[/b][/u][/size]
[b]42. The Bride. (1985) [/b]Overall this adaption is a failure. But it does deserve some credit for trying something new, namely the storyline involving David Rappaport, the little guy, who single-handedly makes this worth a look. I enjoy this film for him since he's always been one of my favorite actors thanks to [i]Time Bandits[/i]. The settings aren't bad at all. The music is okay. But I had problems staying awake when Rappaport wasn't on the screen. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 8/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/bride.jpg[/img]
[size=1]To properly represent this film, the little guy should actually be carrying the big guy. ;)[/size]

[b]43. Silence of the Lambs. (1991)[/b] Stunning, brilliant, influential, blah blah. Everybody knows. :D If they don't they should go rent this now. I can watch this saying to myself that I'm not in the mood for it. But instantly I get into the mood after the opening credits roll. Easily enjoyed not matter when I watch it! Although, I think the film's only weakness is the opening credits. I don't like that big giant white font with the black edging. It looks so cheesy! I'd dock this film's score by .2 for that! :p 9.8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/lambs.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Do these come in girlfriend size? Well, the girl just talks too much sometimes!! :D [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/lambs2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]My radio station's engineer is on contract here. He looks and sounds a lot like this guy. It's creepy. We've had worse though. :( [/size]
[b]
44. A Touch of Satan. (1974)[/b] This film isn't what you'd call terrible. Like [i]Squirm[/i], I think I could watch this one without the help of [b]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/b]. Mainly because I kind of like the lead actress...

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/touch1.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"floppy Rhoda"!!! yes, I'd hit that! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/redface.gif[/img] :D [/size]

who is "a floppy [i]Rhoda[/i]" kind of cute. ;) The story about a woman bewitching a dude who's out seeing the country is sort of kooky too. You wouldn't want to ask this woman if she has a sister for your firend though. :p Not exactly scary but interesting for a short time. Given a choice I'll go with [b]MST3K[/b] on this one every time. It's a classic, worthy of introducing people to the show and available on DVD. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/touch3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]The poster says [i]Rosemary's Baby[/i] was a Sunday School picnic compared to [b]A Touch of Satan[/b]. I know Polanski is still losing sleep over this. :p[/size]

Touch of Satan
½

[size=3][u][b]Wednesday, Oct 11[/b][/u][/size]
[b]42. The Bride. (1985) [/b]Overall this adaption is a failure. But it does deserve some credit for trying something new, namely the storyline involving David Rappaport, the little guy, who single-handedly makes this worth a look. I enjoy this film for him since he's always been one of my favorite actors thanks to [i]Time Bandits[/i]. The settings aren't bad at all. The music is okay. But I had problems staying awake when Rappaport wasn't on the screen. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 8/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/bride.jpg[/img]
[size=1]To properly represent this film, the little guy should actually be carrying the big guy. ;)[/size]

[b]43. Silence of the Lambs. (1991)[/b] Stunning, brilliant, influential, blah blah. Everybody knows. :D If they don't they should go rent this now. I can watch this saying to myself that I'm not in the mood for it. But instantly I get into the mood after the opening credits roll. Easily enjoyed not matter when I watch it! Although, I think the film's only weakness is the opening credits. I don't like that big giant white font with the black edging. It looks so cheesy! I'd dock this film's score by .2 for that! :p 9.8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/lambs.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Do these come in girlfriend size? Well, the girl just talks too much sometimes!! :D [/size]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/lambs2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]My radio station's engineer is on contract here. He looks and sounds a lot like this guy. It's creepy. We've had worse though. :( [/size]
[b]
44. A Touch of Satan. (1974)[/b] This film isn't what you'd call terrible. Like [i]Squirm[/i], I think I could watch this one without the help of [b]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/b]. Mainly because I kind of like the lead actress...

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/touch1.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"floppy Rhoda"!!! yes, I'd hit that! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/redface.gif[/img] :D [/size]

who is "a floppy [i]Rhoda[/i]" kind of cute. ;) The story about a woman bewitching a dude who's out seeing the country is sort of kooky too. You wouldn't want to ask this woman if she has a sister for your firend though. :p Not exactly scary but interesting for a short time. Given a choice I'll go with [b]MST3K[/b] on this one every time. It's a classic, worthy of introducing people to the show and available on DVD. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/touch3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]The poster says [i]Rosemary's Baby[/i] was a Sunday School picnic compared to [b]A Touch of Satan[/b]. I know Polanski is still losing sleep over this. :p[/size]

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

[size=3][b][u]Tuesday, Oct 10[/u][/b][/size]
[b]39. Misery. (1990)[/b] I read the book first and was thrilled with this very faithful movie adaption of the King novel. I remember showing it to mom and dad. Dad ain't no movie fan but he liked this particularly for the sheriff and deputy/wife characters. They are great fun but I always look forward to this for Bate's alternately scary then tongue-in-cheek performance like I do Nicholson in [i]The Shining[/i]. She's really really good! Caan is great too but Bates is "Annie Wilkes" as I'd pictured her when reading this originally. That rarely happens. Very quotable film too. I have a fear of being imprisioned like this by some lunatic. So it's difficult to rate this. Is 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] too much? Not enough? ;)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/misery.jpg[/img]

[b]40. Ghostbusters. (1984)[/b] Even all these years later I still remember all the places in the film where the theather audience howled with laughter. I think every time Murray opened his mouth it was followed by these howls. This was a great movie-going experience in 1984. Something that is clear now is that the acting is certainly not the best but it doesn't matter. Everybody is likable, the jokes are still funny and the effects are still damn entertaining (any plans to update this with cgi? I hope not). 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/ghostbusters.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Damn, they look so different in the movie. Dan sure needs a shave! :p

[size=2][img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/Ghostbusters2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I had this C64 computer game is it was fantastic...at the time. [/size]
[/size][/size]
[b]41. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. (1985)[/b] I didn't like this a few years ago when I bought the DVD. Hell, now I really like it! Somehow I missed things about it. It isn't just a mediocre sequel to a classic with no sense of humor and odd homosexual overtones. I really think I missed the mark on this one before. For one thing, Clu is an absolute hoot as the kid's dad (tongue-in-cheek abounds!). I couldn't stop laughing! I love him in this. After the pet bird explodes Clu says: "It's that cheap seed you've been buying!" :D :D :D It would've been perfect if they could've gotten James Karen who was so funny with Clu in [i]Return of the Living Dead[/i]. This film would've been side-splitting. But Clu carries the comedy very well. The effects are also superb. Those homosexual overtones? Well, I believe we have a director who wasn't exactly sure how to move this idea into a sequel. I think they did damn good for a 1st sequel and the overtones were just a use of the homophobe fear guys have in high school. I think the whole kid-with-a-demon element works really well. They do move away ever so slightly from the whole "dream demon" idea but nothing fatal to the series. This is a really fun film. Grade is either 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] or 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] and a nostalgia upgrade of 9/10...I can't decide. Too sleepy. I'll just go with 8/10!!

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/elm22.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This actor actually does really well with the material.[/size]

Misery
Misery(1990)
½

[size=3][b][u]Tuesday, Oct 10[/u][/b][/size]
[b]39. Misery. (1990)[/b] I read the book first and was thrilled with this very faithful movie adaption of the King novel. I remember showing it to mom and dad. Dad ain't no movie fan but he liked this particularly for the sheriff and deputy/wife characters. They are great fun but I always look forward to this for Bate's alternately scary then tongue-in-cheek performance like I do Nicholson in [i]The Shining[/i]. She's really really good! Caan is great too but Bates is "Annie Wilkes" as I'd pictured her when reading this originally. That rarely happens. Very quotable film too. I have a fear of being imprisioned like this by some lunatic. So it's difficult to rate this. Is 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] too much? Not enough? ;)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/misery.jpg[/img]

[b]40. Ghostbusters. (1984)[/b] Even all these years later I still remember all the places in the film where the theather audience howled with laughter. I think every time Murray opened his mouth it was followed by these howls. This was a great movie-going experience in 1984. Something that is clear now is that the acting is certainly not the best but it doesn't matter. Everybody is likable, the jokes are still funny and the effects are still damn entertaining (any plans to update this with cgi? I hope not). 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/ghostbusters.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Damn, they look so different in the movie. Dan sure needs a shave! :p

[size=2][img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/Ghostbusters2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I had this C64 computer game is it was fantastic...at the time. [/size]
[/size][/size]
[b]41. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. (1985)[/b] I didn't like this a few years ago when I bought the DVD. Hell, now I really like it! Somehow I missed things about it. It isn't just a mediocre sequel to a classic with no sense of humor and odd homosexual overtones. I really think I missed the mark on this one before. For one thing, Clu is an absolute hoot as the kid's dad (tongue-in-cheek abounds!). I couldn't stop laughing! I love him in this. After the pet bird explodes Clu says: "It's that cheap seed you've been buying!" :D :D :D It would've been perfect if they could've gotten James Karen who was so funny with Clu in [i]Return of the Living Dead[/i]. This film would've been side-splitting. But Clu carries the comedy very well. The effects are also superb. Those homosexual overtones? Well, I believe we have a director who wasn't exactly sure how to move this idea into a sequel. I think they did damn good for a 1st sequel and the overtones were just a use of the homophobe fear guys have in high school. I think the whole kid-with-a-demon element works really well. They do move away ever so slightly from the whole "dream demon" idea but nothing fatal to the series. This is a really fun film. Grade is either 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] or 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] and a nostalgia upgrade of 9/10...I can't decide. Too sleepy. I'll just go with 8/10!!

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/elm22.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This actor actually does really well with the material.[/size]

Ghostbusters (1984 Original)

[size=3][b][u]Tuesday, Oct 10[/u][/b][/size]
[b]39. Misery. (1990)[/b] I read the book first and was thrilled with this very faithful movie adaption of the King novel. I remember showing it to mom and dad. Dad ain't no movie fan but he liked this particularly for the sheriff and deputy/wife characters. They are great fun but I always look forward to this for Bate's alternately scary then tongue-in-cheek performance like I do Nicholson in [i]The Shining[/i]. She's really really good! Caan is great too but Bates is "Annie Wilkes" as I'd pictured her when reading this originally. That rarely happens. Very quotable film too. I have a fear of being imprisioned like this by some lunatic. So it's difficult to rate this. Is 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] too much? Not enough? ;)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/misery.jpg[/img]

[b]40. Ghostbusters. (1984)[/b] Even all these years later I still remember all the places in the film where the theather audience howled with laughter. I think every time Murray opened his mouth it was followed by these howls. This was a great movie-going experience in 1984. Something that is clear now is that the acting is certainly not the best but it doesn't matter. Everybody is likable, the jokes are still funny and the effects are still damn entertaining (any plans to update this with cgi? I hope not). 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/ghostbusters.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Damn, they look so different in the movie. Dan sure needs a shave! :p

[size=2][img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/Ghostbusters2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I had this C64 computer game is it was fantastic...at the time. [/size]
[/size][/size]
[b]41. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. (1985)[/b] I didn't like this a few years ago when I bought the DVD. Hell, now I really like it! Somehow I missed things about it. It isn't just a mediocre sequel to a classic with no sense of humor and odd homosexual overtones. I really think I missed the mark on this one before. For one thing, Clu is an absolute hoot as the kid's dad (tongue-in-cheek abounds!). I couldn't stop laughing! I love him in this. After the pet bird explodes Clu says: "It's that cheap seed you've been buying!" :D :D :D It would've been perfect if they could've gotten James Karen who was so funny with Clu in [i]Return of the Living Dead[/i]. This film would've been side-splitting. But Clu carries the comedy very well. The effects are also superb. Those homosexual overtones? Well, I believe we have a director who wasn't exactly sure how to move this idea into a sequel. I think they did damn good for a 1st sequel and the overtones were just a use of the homophobe fear guys have in high school. I think the whole kid-with-a-demon element works really well. They do move away ever so slightly from the whole "dream demon" idea but nothing fatal to the series. This is a really fun film. Grade is either 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] or 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] and a nostalgia upgrade of 9/10...I can't decide. Too sleepy. I'll just go with 8/10!!

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/elm22.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This actor actually does really well with the material.[/size]

The 'Burbs
The 'Burbs(1989)

[size=3][b][u]Monday, October 10[/u][/b][/size]
[b]38. The Burbs. (1989)[/b] I think the title is actually titled "The 'burbs". Anyway, doesn't everybody watch this flick in October? (assuming "yes") Then we should all get together every year to watch. Everybody bring a 6-pack and a bag of chips or microwave popcorn. This is like weirdness descending on a suburbianite neighborhood in the form of some strange new residents who've just appeared in a creepy looking house that looks like it was bought from the Leatherface family. Mystery abounds with Tom Hanks and quirky friends looking to snoop around. The casting is very smart with plenty of heavy weight funny people. I particularly like the weird family with Brother Theodore barking a few choice words for lines. He just says "no!" forcefully at one point and it leaves me in stitches. Bruce Dern also supplies a good share of the laughs or at least the set ups for others. This is always a satisfying watch. I really needed a good laugh yesterday and this is just what you get with this film. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/burbs.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Dern: "One thing about these old guys....they never leave the house without their hair." :D [/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/burbs2.jpg[/IMG]

A Nightmare on Elm Street
½

[u][size=3][b]Sunday, Oct 8-Part Two[/b][/size][/u]
[b]36. Duel. (1971) [/b]Spielberg's single truck beats the daylights out of Stephen King's convoy of them in Maximum Overdrive. Dennis Weaver's inner monologue helps quite a bit too. Lots of good decision in the production process make this a tense ride. One of my favorites! [i]Joyride[/i] from 2002(I think) is similar is also pretty good. I watched it last month. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]37. A Nightmare on Elm Street. (1984) [/b] Classic. Nothing else needs to be said. Except that it closed out an awesome weekend nicely. :up: 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


I only watched one yesterday. I'll do a more detailed entry for it with pictures and such. Later today.

Duel
Duel(1972)
½

[u][size=3][b]Sunday, Oct 8-Part Two[/b][/size][/u]
[b]36. Duel. (1971) [/b]Spielberg's single truck beats the daylights out of Stephen King's convoy of them in Maximum Overdrive. Dennis Weaver's inner monologue helps quite a bit too. Lots of good decision in the production process make this a tense ride. One of my favorites! [i]Joyride[/i] from 2002(I think) is similar is also pretty good. I watched it last month. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]37. A Nightmare on Elm Street. (1984) [/b] Classic. Nothing else needs to be said. Except that it closed out an awesome weekend nicely. :up: 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


I only watched one yesterday. I'll do a more detailed entry for it with pictures and such. Later today.

Don't Look Now
½

[u][size=3][b]Sunday, Oct 8th[/b][/size][/u]
[b]31. Westworld. (1973)[/b] The final 3rd of this is an absolute classic. The first 2/3rds is lacking but not all bad. It's a good setup for the conclusion and worth sitting through to get to the good part. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]32. Terror Train. (1980)[/b] I consider this one of the best slasher films from that period. It has a fair amount of twists and turns...visually very appealing and a good feeling of isolation since the whole film takes place on the train of the title. Good stuff! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]33. Don't Look Now. (1974)[/b] I get something new with every viewing. This time I caught a couple of good jokes I missed: the one about ladies converging as they get older, and one other one I forgot. Visually impressive and a great story...and of course shocking ending. Good stuff! Thanks Dave, whereever you are! RT poster David Noodles told me about this one. :up: 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]34. Return to Oz. (1985) [/b]This has a surprising amount of Halloweenish material in it. Give it a try! This is another I wanted on DVD this time. I'll buy it for the next viewing which will come sooner than next October. I really love this film. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]35. Curse of the Werewolf. (1961) [/b]Hammer time! One of the best. Oliver Reed is great. The DVD froze once and I had to go to the next scene stop and back up a bit. It didn't do that last year! Annoying Universal with their cheap media. This film deserves better. The wolf makeup is unique and striking. The story is never boring. Awesome! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

The Curse of the Werewolf
½

[u][size=3][b]Sunday, Oct 8th[/b][/size][/u]
[b]31. Westworld. (1973)[/b] The final 3rd of this is an absolute classic. The first 2/3rds is lacking but not all bad. It's a good setup for the conclusion and worth sitting through to get to the good part. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]32. Terror Train. (1980)[/b] I consider this one of the best slasher films from that period. It has a fair amount of twists and turns...visually very appealing and a good feeling of isolation since the whole film takes place on the train of the title. Good stuff! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]33. Don't Look Now. (1974)[/b] I get something new with every viewing. This time I caught a couple of good jokes I missed: the one about ladies converging as they get older, and one other one I forgot. Visually impressive and a great story...and of course shocking ending. Good stuff! Thanks Dave, whereever you are! RT poster David Noodles told me about this one. :up: 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]34. Return to Oz. (1985) [/b]This has a surprising amount of Halloweenish material in it. Give it a try! This is another I wanted on DVD this time. I'll buy it for the next viewing which will come sooner than next October. I really love this film. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]35. Curse of the Werewolf. (1961) [/b]Hammer time! One of the best. Oliver Reed is great. The DVD froze once and I had to go to the next scene stop and back up a bit. It didn't do that last year! Annoying Universal with their cheap media. This film deserves better. The wolf makeup is unique and striking. The story is never boring. Awesome! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Return to Oz
Return to Oz(1985)
½

[u][size=3][b]Sunday, Oct 8th[/b][/size][/u]
[b]31. Westworld. (1973)[/b] The final 3rd of this is an absolute classic. The first 2/3rds is lacking but not all bad. It's a good setup for the conclusion and worth sitting through to get to the good part. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]32. Terror Train. (1980)[/b] I consider this one of the best slasher films from that period. It has a fair amount of twists and turns...visually very appealing and a good feeling of isolation since the whole film takes place on the train of the title. Good stuff! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]33. Don't Look Now. (1974)[/b] I get something new with every viewing. This time I caught a couple of good jokes I missed: the one about ladies converging as they get older, and one other one I forgot. Visually impressive and a great story...and of course shocking ending. Good stuff! Thanks Dave, whereever you are! RT poster David Noodles told me about this one. :up: 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]34. Return to Oz. (1985) [/b]This has a surprising amount of Halloweenish material in it. Give it a try! This is another I wanted on DVD this time. I'll buy it for the next viewing which will come sooner than next October. I really love this film. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]35. Curse of the Werewolf. (1961) [/b]Hammer time! One of the best. Oliver Reed is great. The DVD froze once and I had to go to the next scene stop and back up a bit. It didn't do that last year! Annoying Universal with their cheap media. This film deserves better. The wolf makeup is unique and striking. The story is never boring. Awesome! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Westworld
Westworld(1973)

[u][size=3][b]Sunday, Oct 8th[/b][/size][/u]
[b]31. Westworld. (1973)[/b] The final 3rd of this is an absolute classic. The first 2/3rds is lacking but not all bad. It's a good setup for the conclusion and worth sitting through to get to the good part. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]32. Terror Train. (1980)[/b] I consider this one of the best slasher films from that period. It has a fair amount of twists and turns...visually very appealing and a good feeling of isolation since the whole film takes place on the train of the title. Good stuff! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]33. Don't Look Now. (1974)[/b] I get something new with every viewing. This time I caught a couple of good jokes I missed: the one about ladies converging as they get older, and one other one I forgot. Visually impressive and a great story...and of course shocking ending. Good stuff! Thanks Dave, whereever you are! RT poster David Noodles told me about this one. :up: 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]34. Return to Oz. (1985) [/b]This has a surprising amount of Halloweenish material in it. Give it a try! This is another I wanted on DVD this time. I'll buy it for the next viewing which will come sooner than next October. I really love this film. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]35. Curse of the Werewolf. (1961) [/b]Hammer time! One of the best. Oliver Reed is great. The DVD froze once and I had to go to the next scene stop and back up a bit. It didn't do that last year! Annoying Universal with their cheap media. This film deserves better. The wolf makeup is unique and striking. The story is never boring. Awesome! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Terror Train
Terror Train(1980)

[u][size=3][b]Sunday, Oct 8th[/b][/size][/u]
[b]31. Westworld. (1973)[/b] The final 3rd of this is an absolute classic. The first 2/3rds is lacking but not all bad. It's a good setup for the conclusion and worth sitting through to get to the good part. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

[b]32. Terror Train. (1980)[/b] I consider this one of the best slasher films from that period. It has a fair amount of twists and turns...visually very appealing and a good feeling of isolation since the whole film takes place on the train of the title. Good stuff! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]33. Don't Look Now. (1974)[/b] I get something new with every viewing. This time I caught a couple of good jokes I missed: the one about ladies converging as they get older, and one other one I forgot. Visually impressive and a great story...and of course shocking ending. Good stuff! Thanks Dave, whereever you are! RT poster David Noodles told me about this one. :up: 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]34. Return to Oz. (1985) [/b]This has a surprising amount of Halloweenish material in it. Give it a try! This is another I wanted on DVD this time. I'll buy it for the next viewing which will come sooner than next October. I really love this film. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]35. Curse of the Werewolf. (1961) [/b]Hammer time! One of the best. Oliver Reed is great. The DVD froze once and I had to go to the next scene stop and back up a bit. It didn't do that last year! Annoying Universal with their cheap media. This film deserves better. The wolf makeup is unique and striking. The story is never boring. Awesome! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

Swamp Thing
Swamp Thing(1982)
½

[size=3][size=2]Quick reviews for the rest. No pictures. I just don't have the time to do it the way I'd like. Sorry. :( When I can I'll do it the more time consuming way. Weekends will have to be less. [/size]
[b][u]
Saturday, Oct 7-Part Two[/u][/b][/size]
[b]28. Swamp Thing. (1981)[/b] I wonder why Craven was given this project. I dont' think fans of this character were very pleased with what he did to it. I love the movie though. It's all kinds of fun camp. For me, at least, Craven did good with this. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostaglia/laugh-at-it upgrade 10/10)

[b]29. Night of the Living Dead. (1990)[/b] Just a damn good remake. I love this film. Make up master Tom Savini really nailed this. Todd and Tallman!! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]
[b]
30. PARTS: The Clonus Horror. (1979)[/b] This is the movie that's similar to the recent film called The Island (at least I've heard it is, never seen the recent one). This is another classic episode of Mystery Science theater 3000, so it's made for laughs. Oddly, I feel like the film isn't all that bad. 6/10 (MST3K upgrade 10/10)

Night of the Living Dead
½

[size=3][size=2]Quick reviews for the rest. No pictures. I just don't have the time to do it the way I'd like. Sorry. :( When I can I'll do it the more time consuming way. Weekends will have to be less. [/size]
[b][u]
Saturday, Oct 7-Part Two[/u][/b][/size]
[b]28. Swamp Thing. (1981)[/b] I wonder why Craven was given this project. I dont' think fans of this character were very pleased with what he did to it. I love the movie though. It's all kinds of fun camp. For me, at least, Craven did good with this. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostaglia/laugh-at-it upgrade 10/10)

[b]29. Night of the Living Dead. (1990)[/b] Just a damn good remake. I love this film. Make up master Tom Savini really nailed this. Todd and Tallman!! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]
[b]
30. PARTS: The Clonus Horror. (1979)[/b] This is the movie that's similar to the recent film called The Island (at least I've heard it is, never seen the recent one). This is another classic episode of Mystery Science theater 3000, so it's made for laughs. Oddly, I feel like the film isn't all that bad. 6/10 (MST3K upgrade 10/10)

Parts, The Clonus Horror

[size=3][size=2]Quick reviews for the rest. No pictures. I just don't have the time to do it the way I'd like. Sorry. :( When I can I'll do it the more time consuming way. Weekends will have to be less. [/size]
[b][u]
Saturday, Oct 7-Part Two[/u][/b][/size]
[b]28. Swamp Thing. (1981)[/b] I wonder why Craven was given this project. I dont' think fans of this character were very pleased with what he did to it. I love the movie though. It's all kinds of fun camp. For me, at least, Craven did good with this. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostaglia/laugh-at-it upgrade 10/10)

[b]29. Night of the Living Dead. (1990)[/b] Just a damn good remake. I love this film. Make up master Tom Savini really nailed this. Todd and Tallman!! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]
[b]
30. PARTS: The Clonus Horror. (1979)[/b] This is the movie that's similar to the recent film called The Island (at least I've heard it is, never seen the recent one). This is another classic episode of Mystery Science theater 3000, so it's made for laughs. Oddly, I feel like the film isn't all that bad. 6/10 (MST3K upgrade 10/10)

Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

[u][size=3][b]Saturday, Oct 7-Part One[/b][/size][/u]
[b] 24. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 3. (1989) [/b]Very much lacking when compared to the first 2 in the series. But not altogether a bad horror effort. There's several interesting new characters (the dude from Dawn of the Dead 79 and that little blond girl) some genuine tension in places and an occasional [i]somewhat[/i] new idea. It does begin to mock itself, mainly when we enter the Leatherface household, and at the same time ups the cruelty. For this type of horror movie it's not too bad. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/tcm3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Leatherface trims the thanksgiving...erm, meat! [/size]

[b] 25. Frailty. (2002) [/b] I felt this was a unique horror film with some genuine intesity many horror films lack. Bill Paxton, who directed, took a big chance mixing so many religious ideas but I believe it paid off. Very well done and among my favorite recent horror films. It almost has a Shining feel. At any rate, I feel like the film could give you an idea of what it'd be like to learn a family member has gone nuts and there is nothing you can do. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/frailty.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]"Wendy? I'm home." Oops! Wrong movie. [/size]

[b] 26. House. (1984) [/b] With the [i]Greatest American Hero[/i] dude! :D This film is really all over the place with stuff. At the time, my nephew would watch it every day, but I'll bet he wouldn't be able to explain the complete storyline. There's some nice "jump out at you" effects. I wouldn't call it a classic. It's a lot of fun though. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img](nostalgia upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house.jpg[/IMG]

[b] 27. The Invisible Man Returns. (1940) [/b]This has many of the trademarks of the first film but still manages to be much less fun. Vincent Price and some slightly better than the first visual effects aren't quite enough to make this a classic. In fact, I got a little bored in the middle but recovered. I also nearly forgot it was my 3rd favorite actor Price under the bandages. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/invisiblereturns.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Price is extra hammy during this dinner scene. [/size]

[size=1](to be continued)[/size]

The Invisible Man Returns
½

[u][size=3][b]Saturday, Oct 7-Part One[/b][/size][/u]
[b] 24. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 3. (1989) [/b]Very much lacking when compared to the first 2 in the series. But not altogether a bad horror effort. There's several interesting new characters (the dude from Dawn of the Dead 79 and that little blond girl) some genuine tension in places and an occasional [i]somewhat[/i] new idea. It does begin to mock itself, mainly when we enter the Leatherface household, and at the same time ups the cruelty. For this type of horror movie it's not too bad. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/tcm3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Leatherface trims the thanksgiving...erm, meat! [/size]

[b] 25. Frailty. (2002) [/b] I felt this was a unique horror film with some genuine intesity many horror films lack. Bill Paxton, who directed, took a big chance mixing so many religious ideas but I believe it paid off. Very well done and among my favorite recent horror films. It almost has a Shining feel. At any rate, I feel like the film could give you an idea of what it'd be like to learn a family member has gone nuts and there is nothing you can do. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/frailty.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]"Wendy? I'm home." Oops! Wrong movie. [/size]

[b] 26. House. (1984) [/b] With the [i]Greatest American Hero[/i] dude! :D This film is really all over the place with stuff. At the time, my nephew would watch it every day, but I'll bet he wouldn't be able to explain the complete storyline. There's some nice "jump out at you" effects. I wouldn't call it a classic. It's a lot of fun though. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img](nostalgia upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house.jpg[/IMG]

[b] 27. The Invisible Man Returns. (1940) [/b]This has many of the trademarks of the first film but still manages to be much less fun. Vincent Price and some slightly better than the first visual effects aren't quite enough to make this a classic. In fact, I got a little bored in the middle but recovered. I also nearly forgot it was my 3rd favorite actor Price under the bandages. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/invisiblereturns.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Price is extra hammy during this dinner scene. [/size]

[size=1](to be continued)[/size]

Frailty
Frailty(2002)
½

[u][size=3][b]Saturday, Oct 7-Part One[/b][/size][/u]
[b] 24. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 3. (1989) [/b]Very much lacking when compared to the first 2 in the series. But not altogether a bad horror effort. There's several interesting new characters (the dude from Dawn of the Dead 79 and that little blond girl) some genuine tension in places and an occasional [i]somewhat[/i] new idea. It does begin to mock itself, mainly when we enter the Leatherface household, and at the same time ups the cruelty. For this type of horror movie it's not too bad. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/tcm3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Leatherface trims the thanksgiving...erm, meat! [/size]

[b] 25. Frailty. (2002) [/b] I felt this was a unique horror film with some genuine intesity many horror films lack. Bill Paxton, who directed, took a big chance mixing so many religious ideas but I believe it paid off. Very well done and among my favorite recent horror films. It almost has a Shining feel. At any rate, I feel like the film could give you an idea of what it'd be like to learn a family member has gone nuts and there is nothing you can do. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/frailty.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]"Wendy? I'm home." Oops! Wrong movie. [/size]

[b] 26. House. (1984) [/b] With the [i]Greatest American Hero[/i] dude! :D This film is really all over the place with stuff. At the time, my nephew would watch it every day, but I'll bet he wouldn't be able to explain the complete storyline. There's some nice "jump out at you" effects. I wouldn't call it a classic. It's a lot of fun though. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img](nostalgia upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house.jpg[/IMG]

[b] 27. The Invisible Man Returns. (1940) [/b]This has many of the trademarks of the first film but still manages to be much less fun. Vincent Price and some slightly better than the first visual effects aren't quite enough to make this a classic. In fact, I got a little bored in the middle but recovered. I also nearly forgot it was my 3rd favorite actor Price under the bandages. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/invisiblereturns.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Price is extra hammy during this dinner scene. [/size]

[size=1](to be continued)[/size]

House (Ding Dong, You're Dead)

[u][size=3][b]Saturday, Oct 7-Part One[/b][/size][/u]
[b] 24. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 3. (1989) [/b]Very much lacking when compared to the first 2 in the series. But not altogether a bad horror effort. There's several interesting new characters (the dude from Dawn of the Dead 79 and that little blond girl) some genuine tension in places and an occasional [i]somewhat[/i] new idea. It does begin to mock itself, mainly when we enter the Leatherface household, and at the same time ups the cruelty. For this type of horror movie it's not too bad. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/tcm3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Leatherface trims the thanksgiving...erm, meat! [/size]

[b] 25. Frailty. (2002) [/b] I felt this was a unique horror film with some genuine intesity many horror films lack. Bill Paxton, who directed, took a big chance mixing so many religious ideas but I believe it paid off. Very well done and among my favorite recent horror films. It almost has a Shining feel. At any rate, I feel like the film could give you an idea of what it'd be like to learn a family member has gone nuts and there is nothing you can do. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/frailty.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]"Wendy? I'm home." Oops! Wrong movie. [/size]

[b] 26. House. (1984) [/b] With the [i]Greatest American Hero[/i] dude! :D This film is really all over the place with stuff. At the time, my nephew would watch it every day, but I'll bet he wouldn't be able to explain the complete storyline. There's some nice "jump out at you" effects. I wouldn't call it a classic. It's a lot of fun though. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img](nostalgia upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/house.jpg[/IMG]

[b] 27. The Invisible Man Returns. (1940) [/b]This has many of the trademarks of the first film but still manages to be much less fun. Vincent Price and some slightly better than the first visual effects aren't quite enough to make this a classic. In fact, I got a little bored in the middle but recovered. I also nearly forgot it was my 3rd favorite actor Price under the bandages. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/invisiblereturns.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Price is extra hammy during this dinner scene. [/size]

[size=1](to be continued)[/size]

The Terror (The Haunting) (The Castle of Terror)
½

[b][size=3][u]Friday, Oct 6[/u][/size][/b]
[b]23. The Terror. (1963)[/b] Yeah, this is the Jack Nicholson flick I watched friday. No way was I going to waste something good on a crappy 15 hour, underpaid workday like friday was. I feel like Roger Corman produced this film during his lunch hour on a different film. This one lacks a good story and the Vincent Price/Peter Lorre team. I guess if you had all that you'd have [i]The Raven[/i]. It isn't a total loss since those sets are somewhat interesting, Karlof is always a treat, Jack is kind of funny since he's supposed to be a french soldier :D, and there's a nice lady to look at. But this isn't even remotely scary (much less anything associated with a "terror" of some sort). 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/terror.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Conveniently they give you a list of [u]much better[/u] films you could watch instead.

[size=2]Well, MANY more reviews coming. Stay tuned! [/size]
[/size]

Gappa the Triphibian Monsters
½

[b][u][size=3]Friday, October 6[/size][/u]
22. Gappa, the Triphibian Monsters (a.k.a. [/b][b]Daikyojû Gappa, [/b][b]Monster from a Prehistoric Planet).[/b] (1967) Nothing like a movie title that needs a comma. Are there any really good flicks with commas in the title? I can't think of one. This sure ain't one! Well, it ain't all that bad really. I think younger children who like classic Japanese monster movies would get a genuine kick out of these funky bird/reptile/fish creatures that stomp on buildings and scare many many asians. I thought it started very slow and picked up a bit in the middle. It's nowhere near as exciting as something like [i]King Kong Vs Godzilla[/i]. It's like they were compensating for having just one monster by making it a combination of something so rediculous as the 3 mentioned. It has wings, comb & beak, long (possibily detachable) tail and can shoot the breeze under the ocean with the fishes. Kids everywhere will scream "COOL!" at the TV screen. Oh, as the opening credits played I noticed it said "[i]so and so[/i] as MALE GAPPA....[i]so and so[/i] as FEMALE GAPPA". I didn't know what to think. They look just alike to me. I guess if you added breasts you'd have to make it a Quadphibian as it'd be a mammal too, with fur and such. They didnt wanna go there, I guess. :( But soon the little baby GAPPA snuggles with one of the larger ones while another looks on...and you kind of know who's who at that point. Awwwwwww.... :) :p Anyway, you can giggle while the smaller ones kind of enjoy this simple Japanese monster movie. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (do-it-yourself MST3K 8/10)

[b]Trivia: [/b] Fans of the british classic TV comedy [i]Red Dwarf[/i] will recognize the Gappa since they are featured during the opening credits of many episodes.

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/gappa2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]I forgot they have built-in blow-torches. COOOOOL!![/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/gappa.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Bottom Gappa: "I'm about to go all Foghorn Leghorn on your ass!"[/size]

[b]23. Coming soon! [/b]It stars Jack Nicholson....;)

I'm still stuck at work. :(

Cat People
Cat People(1982)
½

[b][size=3][u]Thursday, October 5[/u][/size]
18. Kill, baby...kill! (a.k.a. Operazione Paura, Operation Fear, Curse of the Dead, Curse of the Living Dead, Don't Walk in the Park) (1966)[/b] That title is[i] bad, baby...bad! [/i] I like the film though. It's italian and gothic so it looks somewhat like a good Hammer effort. Some may say a bit more since it's visually very strong. If I was going to throw a Halloween party I'd love to do so right in the middle of this film with it's foggy cemetery, broken down old buildings with creepy spiral staircases and mirrors, wide-eyed natives including an evil little blond girl. The story about a doctor apearing in this weird little villiage to help in the investigation of a death just serves to move people around in the nice looking scenery. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/kill.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]We need to make it legal to profile these blond girls. They'll take over the world one day!![/size]

[b]19. Cat People. (1982)[/b] The architecture of the last film made me crave this one which is set in New Orleans. An erotic creature feature with lovely Kinski showing off her beauty and ability to give off one hell of a virginesque vibe. Gentlemen, this is a great film to check and see if "it" still works after a long dry spell. ;) I like how the red head gives us a good view of her breasts even though it wasn't necessary for the scene. Along with Kinski's "rabbit hunt", my favorite sequence is the one that starts with the red-head jogging and ends at the pool house with Kinski there saying she wasn't stalking the red-head. :D That bit along with other choice scenes help make this a geninely eery horror film along with all the gory bits surrounding them. I have the 1st release DVD and I'm wondering if the latest one is worth upgrading to. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (soft-porn/nostalgia boost 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/cat.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Not liking this movie is like having sex with your sister...[/size]

[b]20. Friday the 13th. (1980) [/b] I'd planned to have the whole set on DVD from [i]Part 1[/i] to [i]FvJ[/i]. All I have is this and [i]Jason X[/i] on VHS. :( Next year definately! I'll have the money and I understand new DVD versions are in the making. Anyway, this film has aged a lot. Hard to believe this used to scare me into a paranoid stuper. I'd lose a little sleep rechecking under the bed (as if Jason...erm, I mean "the killer" in this film could squeeze his...erm, [i]it's[/i] fat as[i]s[/i] under my bed). It's hard to keep "the secret" on this one. I guess everybody knows but it fooled me the first 3 or 4 viewings. I'd always forget who the killer acutally is. :D Oddly, this film is like an old friend even with all the slashing going on. Even after all these viewings year after year I still get some chills here and there, like when someone yells "help me" in the night. I like that. But it's just a reminder of how much more fun these are when you're younger and more easily frightened. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostaglia upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/fri13th2.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/fri13th.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]How NOT to use an axe. I know how she feels, I slammed my thumb with a hammer once. Really hard![/size]

[b]21. Maximum Overdrive. (1986)[/b] Only Stephen King could conceive of setting himself up as director of a bunch of trucks driving in circles with rocking AC/DC music blasting out. Hell, I like it! I really do like it. All the crap doesn't matter for some reason. Although, like everybody else, I'd like to drive an 18-wheeler over Lisa Simpson. :p

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/max.jpg[/IMG]

Realistically, this is often just said trucks driving around like some sort of metal preditory animal trying to get to the actors or some set pieces with an actor happening upon them. My favorite is when the kid rides his bike around looking at all the dead people in his neighborhood. It's almost like he's in a big giant horror wax museum or something. I'd love that myself! :D This ain't all that bad. And the music soundtrack does rock quite viciously! A film directed by a horror novelist could easily be much much worse. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002B161E.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]
[size=1]They should've put the bloody ice cream truck on the cover instead. Go ahead and laugh...I did. :p[/size]

I'll be lucky to watch one complete movie today. I'll try for 2.

Kill, Baby, Kill (Operazione paura) (Curse of the Living Dead) (Don't Walk in the Park)
½

[b][size=3][u]Thursday, October 5[/u][/size]
18. Kill, baby...kill! (a.k.a. Operazione Paura, Operation Fear, Curse of the Dead, Curse of the Living Dead, Don't Walk in the Park) (1966)[/b] That title is[i] bad, baby...bad! [/i] I like the film though. It's italian and gothic so it looks somewhat like a good Hammer effort. Some may say a bit more since it's visually very strong. If I was going to throw a Halloween party I'd love to do so right in the middle of this film with it's foggy cemetery, broken down old buildings with creepy spiral staircases and mirrors, wide-eyed natives including an evil little blond girl. The story about a doctor apearing in this weird little villiage to help in the investigation of a death just serves to move people around in the nice looking scenery. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/kill.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]We need to make it legal to profile these blond girls. They'll take over the world one day!![/size]

[b]19. Cat People. (1982)[/b] The architecture of the last film made me crave this one which is set in New Orleans. An erotic creature feature with lovely Kinski showing off her beauty and ability to give off one hell of a virginesque vibe. Gentlemen, this is a great film to check and see if "it" still works after a long dry spell. ;) I like how the red head gives us a good view of her breasts even though it wasn't necessary for the scene. Along with Kinski's "rabbit hunt", my favorite sequence is the one that starts with the red-head jogging and ends at the pool house with Kinski there saying she wasn't stalking the red-head. :D That bit along with other choice scenes help make this a geninely eery horror film along with all the gory bits surrounding them. I have the 1st release DVD and I'm wondering if the latest one is worth upgrading to. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (soft-porn/nostalgia boost 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/cat.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Not liking this movie is like having sex with your sister...[/size]

[b]20. Friday the 13th. (1980) [/b] I'd planned to have the whole set on DVD from [i]Part 1[/i] to [i]FvJ[/i]. All I have is this and [i]Jason X[/i] on VHS. :( Next year definately! I'll have the money and I understand new DVD versions are in the making. Anyway, this film has aged a lot. Hard to believe this used to scare me into a paranoid stuper. I'd lose a little sleep rechecking under the bed (as if Jason...erm, I mean "the killer" in this film could squeeze his...erm, [i]it's[/i] fat as[i]s[/i] under my bed). It's hard to keep "the secret" on this one. I guess everybody knows but it fooled me the first 3 or 4 viewings. I'd always forget who the killer acutally is. :D Oddly, this film is like an old friend even with all the slashing going on. Even after all these viewings year after year I still get some chills here and there, like when someone yells "help me" in the night. I like that. But it's just a reminder of how much more fun these are when you're younger and more easily frightened. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostaglia upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/fri13th2.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/fri13th.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]How NOT to use an axe. I know how she feels, I slammed my thumb with a hammer once. Really hard![/size]

[b]21. Maximum Overdrive. (1986)[/b] Only Stephen King could conceive of setting himself up as director of a bunch of trucks driving in circles with rocking AC/DC music blasting out. Hell, I like it! I really do like it. All the crap doesn't matter for some reason. Although, like everybody else, I'd like to drive an 18-wheeler over Lisa Simpson. :p

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/max.jpg[/IMG]

Realistically, this is often just said trucks driving around like some sort of metal preditory animal trying to get to the actors or some set pieces with an actor happening upon them. My favorite is when the kid rides his bike around looking at all the dead people in his neighborhood. It's almost like he's in a big giant horror wax museum or something. I'd love that myself! :D This ain't all that bad. And the music soundtrack does rock quite viciously! A film directed by a horror novelist could easily be much much worse. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002B161E.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]
[size=1]They should've put the bloody ice cream truck on the cover instead. Go ahead and laugh...I did. :p[/size]

I'll be lucky to watch one complete movie today. I'll try for 2.

Friday the 13th

[b][size=3][u]Thursday, October 5[/u][/size]
18. Kill, baby...kill! (a.k.a. Operazione Paura, Operation Fear, Curse of the Dead, Curse of the Living Dead, Don't Walk in the Park) (1966)[/b] That title is[i] bad, baby...bad! [/i] I like the film though. It's italian and gothic so it looks somewhat like a good Hammer effort. Some may say a bit more since it's visually very strong. If I was going to throw a Halloween party I'd love to do so right in the middle of this film with it's foggy cemetery, broken down old buildings with creepy spiral staircases and mirrors, wide-eyed natives including an evil little blond girl. The story about a doctor apearing in this weird little villiage to help in the investigation of a death just serves to move people around in the nice looking scenery. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/kill.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]We need to make it legal to profile these blond girls. They'll take over the world one day!![/size]

[b]19. Cat People. (1982)[/b] The architecture of the last film made me crave this one which is set in New Orleans. An erotic creature feature with lovely Kinski showing off her beauty and ability to give off one hell of a virginesque vibe. Gentlemen, this is a great film to check and see if "it" still works after a long dry spell. ;) I like how the red head gives us a good view of her breasts even though it wasn't necessary for the scene. Along with Kinski's "rabbit hunt", my favorite sequence is the one that starts with the red-head jogging and ends at the pool house with Kinski there saying she wasn't stalking the red-head. :D That bit along with other choice scenes help make this a geninely eery horror film along with all the gory bits surrounding them. I have the 1st release DVD and I'm wondering if the latest one is worth upgrading to. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (soft-porn/nostalgia boost 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/cat.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Not liking this movie is like having sex with your sister...[/size]

[b]20. Friday the 13th. (1980) [/b] I'd planned to have the whole set on DVD from [i]Part 1[/i] to [i]FvJ[/i]. All I have is this and [i]Jason X[/i] on VHS. :( Next year definately! I'll have the money and I understand new DVD versions are in the making. Anyway, this film has aged a lot. Hard to believe this used to scare me into a paranoid stuper. I'd lose a little sleep rechecking under the bed (as if Jason...erm, I mean "the killer" in this film could squeeze his...erm, [i]it's[/i] fat as[i]s[/i] under my bed). It's hard to keep "the secret" on this one. I guess everybody knows but it fooled me the first 3 or 4 viewings. I'd always forget who the killer acutally is. :D Oddly, this film is like an old friend even with all the slashing going on. Even after all these viewings year after year I still get some chills here and there, like when someone yells "help me" in the night. I like that. But it's just a reminder of how much more fun these are when you're younger and more easily frightened. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostaglia upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/fri13th2.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/fri13th.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]How NOT to use an axe. I know how she feels, I slammed my thumb with a hammer once. Really hard![/size]

[b]21. Maximum Overdrive. (1986)[/b] Only Stephen King could conceive of setting himself up as director of a bunch of trucks driving in circles with rocking AC/DC music blasting out. Hell, I like it! I really do like it. All the crap doesn't matter for some reason. Although, like everybody else, I'd like to drive an 18-wheeler over Lisa Simpson. :p

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/max.jpg[/IMG]

Realistically, this is often just said trucks driving around like some sort of metal preditory animal trying to get to the actors or some set pieces with an actor happening upon them. My favorite is when the kid rides his bike around looking at all the dead people in his neighborhood. It's almost like he's in a big giant horror wax museum or something. I'd love that myself! :D This ain't all that bad. And the music soundtrack does rock quite viciously! A film directed by a horror novelist could easily be much much worse. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002B161E.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]
[size=1]They should've put the bloody ice cream truck on the cover instead. Go ahead and laugh...I did. :p[/size]

I'll be lucky to watch one complete movie today. I'll try for 2.

Maximum Overdrive

[b][size=3][u]Thursday, October 5[/u][/size]
18. Kill, baby...kill! (a.k.a. Operazione Paura, Operation Fear, Curse of the Dead, Curse of the Living Dead, Don't Walk in the Park) (1966)[/b] That title is[i] bad, baby...bad! [/i] I like the film though. It's italian and gothic so it looks somewhat like a good Hammer effort. Some may say a bit more since it's visually very strong. If I was going to throw a Halloween party I'd love to do so right in the middle of this film with it's foggy cemetery, broken down old buildings with creepy spiral staircases and mirrors, wide-eyed natives including an evil little blond girl. The story about a doctor apearing in this weird little villiage to help in the investigation of a death just serves to move people around in the nice looking scenery. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/kill.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]We need to make it legal to profile these blond girls. They'll take over the world one day!![/size]

[b]19. Cat People. (1982)[/b] The architecture of the last film made me crave this one which is set in New Orleans. An erotic creature feature with lovely Kinski showing off her beauty and ability to give off one hell of a virginesque vibe. Gentlemen, this is a great film to check and see if "it" still works after a long dry spell. ;) I like how the red head gives us a good view of her breasts even though it wasn't necessary for the scene. Along with Kinski's "rabbit hunt", my favorite sequence is the one that starts with the red-head jogging and ends at the pool house with Kinski there saying she wasn't stalking the red-head. :D That bit along with other choice scenes help make this a geninely eery horror film along with all the gory bits surrounding them. I have the 1st release DVD and I'm wondering if the latest one is worth upgrading to. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (soft-porn/nostalgia boost 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/cat.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Not liking this movie is like having sex with your sister...[/size]

[b]20. Friday the 13th. (1980) [/b] I'd planned to have the whole set on DVD from [i]Part 1[/i] to [i]FvJ[/i]. All I have is this and [i]Jason X[/i] on VHS. :( Next year definately! I'll have the money and I understand new DVD versions are in the making. Anyway, this film has aged a lot. Hard to believe this used to scare me into a paranoid stuper. I'd lose a little sleep rechecking under the bed (as if Jason...erm, I mean "the killer" in this film could squeeze his...erm, [i]it's[/i] fat as[i]s[/i] under my bed). It's hard to keep "the secret" on this one. I guess everybody knows but it fooled me the first 3 or 4 viewings. I'd always forget who the killer acutally is. :D Oddly, this film is like an old friend even with all the slashing going on. Even after all these viewings year after year I still get some chills here and there, like when someone yells "help me" in the night. I like that. But it's just a reminder of how much more fun these are when you're younger and more easily frightened. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostaglia upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/fri13th2.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/fri13th.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]How NOT to use an axe. I know how she feels, I slammed my thumb with a hammer once. Really hard![/size]

[b]21. Maximum Overdrive. (1986)[/b] Only Stephen King could conceive of setting himself up as director of a bunch of trucks driving in circles with rocking AC/DC music blasting out. Hell, I like it! I really do like it. All the crap doesn't matter for some reason. Although, like everybody else, I'd like to drive an 18-wheeler over Lisa Simpson. :p

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/max.jpg[/IMG]

Realistically, this is often just said trucks driving around like some sort of metal preditory animal trying to get to the actors or some set pieces with an actor happening upon them. My favorite is when the kid rides his bike around looking at all the dead people in his neighborhood. It's almost like he's in a big giant horror wax museum or something. I'd love that myself! :D This ain't all that bad. And the music soundtrack does rock quite viciously! A film directed by a horror novelist could easily be much much worse. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002B161E.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]
[size=1]They should've put the bloody ice cream truck on the cover instead. Go ahead and laugh...I did. :p[/size]

I'll be lucky to watch one complete movie today. I'll try for 2.

Session 9
Session 9(2001)

[b][size=3][u]Wednesday, October 4th[/u][/size][/b]
[b]14. The Beast Within. (1981)[/b] Nasty little 1980s B-movie. It left me uneasy originally. There's grizzly rape in the dark woods by some unseen beast, a dog killing (my childhood dog at the time was the same breed, irish setter), long scenes in a very dark barn cellar, realistic bones from buried corpses being dug up...but the worst is those TEETH! I dreamed about those awful TEETH. :( Now, little kids wear uglier teeth for trick or treating. What a little weenie I was!! :D This film is actually just a play on the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde idea. It's not particularly good as a whole, but the locations are suitably eery, the makeup effects are actually kind of funny now, but the original feeling of dread I felt before isn't quite there anymore. That's a shame because the trailer is really good. I remember me and my friend at the time were easily sold on its horror filled "last 30 minutes" promise. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beastwithin.jpg[/IMG]



[b]15. Session 9. (2001)[/b] This is one I can pull out when the Horrorthon needs a good jolt. It's a yearly viewing and I'm never disappointed. Starts slow and does a clever slow build to a point where you might not be able to turn away. I think the film does a good job of disarming the viewer and then pilling on many unnerving elements for an overdose of sudden shock all at once. The ending to the thing is very disturbing even though you only hear what's going on. You can't really be sure 100% of the time what the deal is with every aspect of the story. I like that. And since the whole thing takes place in an old abandoned mental home it retains a certain uneasiness throughout. Btw, this was the first film (or one of the first films) shot digitally. Even on VHS it looks nice. I'll get the DVD someday along with several others I only watch in October. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/session9.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/session92.jpg[/IMG]

[b]16. Time Chasers (a.k.a. Tangents). (1994)[/b] I meant to watch this last month. But I'm watching it now to satisfy the craving. It's a time travel movie like [i]Back to the Future[/i], only instead of a cool Delorean with lots of hi-tech gadgets inside, we get a small single-prop plane with a Commodore 64; instead of the personable Fox & Lloyd we get a bunch of unappealing community theater quality actors; instead of eye-catching effects we get cheap 'n cheesy. Well, I guess all that is unfair since the whole budget on this probably equaled the limo service fee on [i]Back to the Future[/i]. As it is it ain't all that bad. Last I heard, there was a sequel being made. Certianly that is all thanks to the fact it was used on [b]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/b]. That's the version I watched. Very funny stuff! 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/timechasers.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This poster just screams "see me!"[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/timechasers2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Mike & the Bots have a problem with the guy on the left being the hero for the movie. "He rides a geeky 10 speed!"[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/timechasers3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This is the story portion of the episode outside of the movie and it's one of the best. Crow travels back in time to try and keep Mike from getting shot in space and forced to watch the bad movies. But the plan backfires. [/size]

[b]17. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. (1994) [/b] I've watched this as an epic retelling that I've enjoy, an overblown mess that made me angry, and a laugh-at-it fest that wore me out. I never know how I'm going to approach it. This time I kind of enjoyed it for what it is. Over-ambitious, but enjoyable none-the-less. I did giggle during certain parts but mostly it was enjoyed. I can't help but laugh hard at Carter in the flaming ballroom dress and often the melodramatic approach comes off as awkward. I think viewing this as a comedy is the best way but I couldn't quite do it this time. I was too tired. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/frankenstein.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]DeNiro is pretty good as the monster. The makeup work is first rate. [/size]

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

[b][size=3][u]Wednesday, October 4th[/u][/size][/b]
[b]14. The Beast Within. (1981)[/b] Nasty little 1980s B-movie. It left me uneasy originally. There's grizzly rape in the dark woods by some unseen beast, a dog killing (my childhood dog at the time was the same breed, irish setter), long scenes in a very dark barn cellar, realistic bones from buried corpses being dug up...but the worst is those TEETH! I dreamed about those awful TEETH. :( Now, little kids wear uglier teeth for trick or treating. What a little weenie I was!! :D This film is actually just a play on the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde idea. It's not particularly good as a whole, but the locations are suitably eery, the makeup effects are actually kind of funny now, but the original feeling of dread I felt before isn't quite there anymore. That's a shame because the trailer is really good. I remember me and my friend at the time were easily sold on its horror filled "last 30 minutes" promise. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beastwithin.jpg[/IMG]



[b]15. Session 9. (2001)[/b] This is one I can pull out when the Horrorthon needs a good jolt. It's a yearly viewing and I'm never disappointed. Starts slow and does a clever slow build to a point where you might not be able to turn away. I think the film does a good job of disarming the viewer and then pilling on many unnerving elements for an overdose of sudden shock all at once. The ending to the thing is very disturbing even though you only hear what's going on. You can't really be sure 100% of the time what the deal is with every aspect of the story. I like that. And since the whole thing takes place in an old abandoned mental home it retains a certain uneasiness throughout. Btw, this was the first film (or one of the first films) shot digitally. Even on VHS it looks nice. I'll get the DVD someday along with several others I only watch in October. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/session9.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/session92.jpg[/IMG]

[b]16. Time Chasers (a.k.a. Tangents). (1994)[/b] I meant to watch this last month. But I'm watching it now to satisfy the craving. It's a time travel movie like [i]Back to the Future[/i], only instead of a cool Delorean with lots of hi-tech gadgets inside, we get a small single-prop plane with a Commodore 64; instead of the personable Fox & Lloyd we get a bunch of unappealing community theater quality actors; instead of eye-catching effects we get cheap 'n cheesy. Well, I guess all that is unfair since the whole budget on this probably equaled the limo service fee on [i]Back to the Future[/i]. As it is it ain't all that bad. Last I heard, there was a sequel being made. Certianly that is all thanks to the fact it was used on [b]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/b]. That's the version I watched. Very funny stuff! 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/timechasers.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This poster just screams "see me!"[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/timechasers2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Mike & the Bots have a problem with the guy on the left being the hero for the movie. "He rides a geeky 10 speed!"[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/timechasers3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This is the story portion of the episode outside of the movie and it's one of the best. Crow travels back in time to try and keep Mike from getting shot in space and forced to watch the bad movies. But the plan backfires. [/size]

[b]17. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. (1994) [/b] I've watched this as an epic retelling that I've enjoy, an overblown mess that made me angry, and a laugh-at-it fest that wore me out. I never know how I'm going to approach it. This time I kind of enjoyed it for what it is. Over-ambitious, but enjoyable none-the-less. I did giggle during certain parts but mostly it was enjoyed. I can't help but laugh hard at Carter in the flaming ballroom dress and often the melodramatic approach comes off as awkward. I think viewing this as a comedy is the best way but I couldn't quite do it this time. I was too tired. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/frankenstein.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]DeNiro is pretty good as the monster. The makeup work is first rate. [/size]

The Beast Within
½

[b][size=3][u]Wednesday, October 4th[/u][/size][/b]
[b]14. The Beast Within. (1981)[/b] Nasty little 1980s B-movie. It left me uneasy originally. There's grizzly rape in the dark woods by some unseen beast, a dog killing (my childhood dog at the time was the same breed, irish setter), long scenes in a very dark barn cellar, realistic bones from buried corpses being dug up...but the worst is those TEETH! I dreamed about those awful TEETH. :( Now, little kids wear uglier teeth for trick or treating. What a little weenie I was!! :D This film is actually just a play on the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde idea. It's not particularly good as a whole, but the locations are suitably eery, the makeup effects are actually kind of funny now, but the original feeling of dread I felt before isn't quite there anymore. That's a shame because the trailer is really good. I remember me and my friend at the time were easily sold on its horror filled "last 30 minutes" promise. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beastwithin.jpg[/IMG]



[b]15. Session 9. (2001)[/b] This is one I can pull out when the Horrorthon needs a good jolt. It's a yearly viewing and I'm never disappointed. Starts slow and does a clever slow build to a point where you might not be able to turn away. I think the film does a good job of disarming the viewer and then pilling on many unnerving elements for an overdose of sudden shock all at once. The ending to the thing is very disturbing even though you only hear what's going on. You can't really be sure 100% of the time what the deal is with every aspect of the story. I like that. And since the whole thing takes place in an old abandoned mental home it retains a certain uneasiness throughout. Btw, this was the first film (or one of the first films) shot digitally. Even on VHS it looks nice. I'll get the DVD someday along with several others I only watch in October. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/session9.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/session92.jpg[/IMG]

[b]16. Time Chasers (a.k.a. Tangents). (1994)[/b] I meant to watch this last month. But I'm watching it now to satisfy the craving. It's a time travel movie like [i]Back to the Future[/i], only instead of a cool Delorean with lots of hi-tech gadgets inside, we get a small single-prop plane with a Commodore 64; instead of the personable Fox & Lloyd we get a bunch of unappealing community theater quality actors; instead of eye-catching effects we get cheap 'n cheesy. Well, I guess all that is unfair since the whole budget on this probably equaled the limo service fee on [i]Back to the Future[/i]. As it is it ain't all that bad. Last I heard, there was a sequel being made. Certianly that is all thanks to the fact it was used on [b]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/b]. That's the version I watched. Very funny stuff! 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/timechasers.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This poster just screams "see me!"[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/timechasers2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Mike & the Bots have a problem with the guy on the left being the hero for the movie. "He rides a geeky 10 speed!"[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/timechasers3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This is the story portion of the episode outside of the movie and it's one of the best. Crow travels back in time to try and keep Mike from getting shot in space and forced to watch the bad movies. But the plan backfires. [/size]

[b]17. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. (1994) [/b] I've watched this as an epic retelling that I've enjoy, an overblown mess that made me angry, and a laugh-at-it fest that wore me out. I never know how I'm going to approach it. This time I kind of enjoyed it for what it is. Over-ambitious, but enjoyable none-the-less. I did giggle during certain parts but mostly it was enjoyed. I can't help but laugh hard at Carter in the flaming ballroom dress and often the melodramatic approach comes off as awkward. I think viewing this as a comedy is the best way but I couldn't quite do it this time. I was too tired. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/frankenstein.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]DeNiro is pretty good as the monster. The makeup work is first rate. [/size]

Time Chasers
Time Chasers(1994)
½

[b][size=3][u]Wednesday, October 4th[/u][/size][/b]
[b]14. The Beast Within. (1981)[/b] Nasty little 1980s B-movie. It left me uneasy originally. There's grizzly rape in the dark woods by some unseen beast, a dog killing (my childhood dog at the time was the same breed, irish setter), long scenes in a very dark barn cellar, realistic bones from buried corpses being dug up...but the worst is those TEETH! I dreamed about those awful TEETH. :( Now, little kids wear uglier teeth for trick or treating. What a little weenie I was!! :D This film is actually just a play on the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde idea. It's not particularly good as a whole, but the locations are suitably eery, the makeup effects are actually kind of funny now, but the original feeling of dread I felt before isn't quite there anymore. That's a shame because the trailer is really good. I remember me and my friend at the time were easily sold on its horror filled "last 30 minutes" promise. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/beastwithin.jpg[/IMG]



[b]15. Session 9. (2001)[/b] This is one I can pull out when the Horrorthon needs a good jolt. It's a yearly viewing and I'm never disappointed. Starts slow and does a clever slow build to a point where you might not be able to turn away. I think the film does a good job of disarming the viewer and then pilling on many unnerving elements for an overdose of sudden shock all at once. The ending to the thing is very disturbing even though you only hear what's going on. You can't really be sure 100% of the time what the deal is with every aspect of the story. I like that. And since the whole thing takes place in an old abandoned mental home it retains a certain uneasiness throughout. Btw, this was the first film (or one of the first films) shot digitally. Even on VHS it looks nice. I'll get the DVD someday along with several others I only watch in October. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/session9.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/session92.jpg[/IMG]

[b]16. Time Chasers (a.k.a. Tangents). (1994)[/b] I meant to watch this last month. But I'm watching it now to satisfy the craving. It's a time travel movie like [i]Back to the Future[/i], only instead of a cool Delorean with lots of hi-tech gadgets inside, we get a small single-prop plane with a Commodore 64; instead of the personable Fox & Lloyd we get a bunch of unappealing community theater quality actors; instead of eye-catching effects we get cheap 'n cheesy. Well, I guess all that is unfair since the whole budget on this probably equaled the limo service fee on [i]Back to the Future[/i]. As it is it ain't all that bad. Last I heard, there was a sequel being made. Certianly that is all thanks to the fact it was used on [b]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/b]. That's the version I watched. Very funny stuff! 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/timechasers.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This poster just screams "see me!"[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/timechasers2.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]Mike & the Bots have a problem with the guy on the left being the hero for the movie. "He rides a geeky 10 speed!"[/size]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/timechasers3.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This is the story portion of the episode outside of the movie and it's one of the best. Crow travels back in time to try and keep Mike from getting shot in space and forced to watch the bad movies. But the plan backfires. [/size]

[b]17. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. (1994) [/b] I've watched this as an epic retelling that I've enjoy, an overblown mess that made me angry, and a laugh-at-it fest that wore me out. I never know how I'm going to approach it. This time I kind of enjoyed it for what it is. Over-ambitious, but enjoyable none-the-less. I did giggle during certain parts but mostly it was enjoyed. I can't help but laugh hard at Carter in the flaming ballroom dress and often the melodramatic approach comes off as awkward. I think viewing this as a comedy is the best way but I couldn't quite do it this time. I was too tired. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/frankenstein.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]DeNiro is pretty good as the monster. The makeup work is first rate. [/size]

The Invisible Man

[size=1]Wall-to-wall flicks from 1:30 to 9:30! Took a short break to produce a hamburger and fries for dinner but mostly I watched non-stop. I wish all movie watching went this well during this. Unfortunately I was awakened in the middle of the night by some damn dog too close to my window. I also had a dream that somebody yelled at me in a high pitched voice. That was neat. Anyway, the dog cost me some sleep. I had to actually phone the police about it. I still plan on at least 4 flicks today. [/size]
[b][u][size=3]
Tuesday, October 3rd[/size][/u]
9. Phantom of the Paradise. (1974)[/b] I saw this for the first time in the 90s but I feel like I've been watching it all my life. It's oddly nostalgic. I guess because I've always known about Paul Williams.

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/phantom2.jpg[/IMG]

He was kind of "big" in the 70s as a songwriter and even appeared a lot on TV, the old [i]Muppet Show, Johnny Carson[/i] and did some music for my favorite animated film [i]The Secret of NIMH[/i]. His mannerisms are always distinct and his short stature always makes him look like a little kid or something. His own singing (and writing) style is unique as well. This rock musical parady is among my favorites since it combines some damn fine music homages (featuring fictional but familiar musical acts The Juicy Fruits and Beef) with a classic horror story. Is this a B-movie? If it is it's one of the best ever produced. For me, it's an A picture. I love it. I could watch it again right now. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgic upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/phantom.jpg[/IMG]

[b]10. Legend of Hell House. (1973)[/b] Very good remake of the classic spooky house flick [i]The Haunting[/i]. James H. Nicholson left the B-movie studio American International Pictures, produced this film, then died of a brain tumor shortly after. Huuummm....I think we should read [u]a lot[/u] into that! Nothing like a real world death to give a ghost story film some extra freakiness (see [i]Poltergeist[/i], etc). He was a grat guy, I feel bad for his family, but in October it's all about the horror movies! :p This doesn't really need a boost since the acting is uniformally good and the scares are there for those who can sit in the dark and be entertained by a film with only a little gore and a lot of mind games. It seems very well written with some character approaching each situation in a style distinct to their personality and ability. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/hellhouse.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/hellhouse2.jpg[/IMG]

[b]11. Scary Movie. (2000)[/b] I'd originally planned to follow up [i]Hell House[/i] with [i]Session 9[/i]. {insert chicken "bok-bok-bok" sounds} :D I joking! I decided not to follow up similar flicks (in this case 2 haunted house styles). I just went with a short comedy in this case. This first parody of the horror film genre is a hoot and a half! I've only seen this one and it's first sequel. This is easily the funnier of the 2. Nearly nonstop laughs, whereas [i]Scary Movie 2[/i] has a good first 20 minutes then falls apart. I think this would be funny even if I hadn't seen all the films made fun of by it. Acted with much comedy energy! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/scarymovie.jpg[/IMG]

[b]12. Invisible Man. (1933)[/b] One of the best films I've ever seen, horror or otherwise. I was a little radioman when I first saw it and it scared the crap out of me (especially the car off the cliff bit). It's actually exciting, scary and funny all at the same time. Does everybody else see this as brilliance in film making? My #2 favorite Universal classic right between my #1 [i]Bride of Frankenstein[/i] and #3 [i]Frankenstein[/i]. 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/Invisible-Man-Model-Kit.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This is a model kit. I want one of these![/size]

[b]13. Pieces. (1983)[/b] I hated to followup the classic [i]Invisible Man[/i] with something like this, but I chickened out on my original choice. Never mind what it was, next time I'll watch it [i]not last[/i] if you know what I mean. :p As a child the TV ad for [b]Pieces[/b] scared me too much. Me and a friend talked about seeing it but it's interesting that we saw the one I was going to watch here originally instead. I had nightmares about that other one. :( I think this one would've been much worse. As an adult I get only laughs out of this. Funny what a difference a few years makes. This film is really funny unless you're repulsed by gore. The story itself is rediculous: a little boy likes jigsaw puzzles featuring naked girls (complete with beaver) but his mom goes overboard after finding his naughty collection under the Fisher Price decoys in his toy box. Well, after typing that it really isn't really so rediculous. There are moms like this in the world today ready to turn their tikes into insane chainsaw witches over Harry Potter being available in the school library. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/pieces.jpg[/IMG]

Phantom of the Paradise

[size=1]Wall-to-wall flicks from 1:30 to 9:30! Took a short break to produce a hamburger and fries for dinner but mostly I watched non-stop. I wish all movie watching went this well during this. Unfortunately I was awakened in the middle of the night by some damn dog too close to my window. I also had a dream that somebody yelled at me in a high pitched voice. That was neat. Anyway, the dog cost me some sleep. I had to actually phone the police about it. I still plan on at least 4 flicks today. [/size]
[b][u][size=3]
Tuesday, October 3rd[/size][/u]
9. Phantom of the Paradise. (1974)[/b] I saw this for the first time in the 90s but I feel like I've been watching it all my life. It's oddly nostalgic. I guess because I've always known about Paul Williams.

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/phantom2.jpg[/IMG]

He was kind of "big" in the 70s as a songwriter and even appeared a lot on TV, the old [i]Muppet Show, Johnny Carson[/i] and did some music for my favorite animated film [i]The Secret of NIMH[/i]. His mannerisms are always distinct and his short stature always makes him look like a little kid or something. His own singing (and writing) style is unique as well. This rock musical parady is among my favorites since it combines some damn fine music homages (featuring fictional but familiar musical acts The Juicy Fruits and Beef) with a classic horror story. Is this a B-movie? If it is it's one of the best ever produced. For me, it's an A picture. I love it. I could watch it again right now. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgic upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/phantom.jpg[/IMG]

[b]10. Legend of Hell House. (1973)[/b] Very good remake of the classic spooky house flick [i]The Haunting[/i]. James H. Nicholson left the B-movie studio American International Pictures, produced this film, then died of a brain tumor shortly after. Huuummm....I think we should read [u]a lot[/u] into that! Nothing like a real world death to give a ghost story film some extra freakiness (see [i]Poltergeist[/i], etc). He was a grat guy, I feel bad for his family, but in October it's all about the horror movies! :p This doesn't really need a boost since the acting is uniformally good and the scares are there for those who can sit in the dark and be entertained by a film with only a little gore and a lot of mind games. It seems very well written with some character approaching each situation in a style distinct to their personality and ability. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/hellhouse.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/hellhouse2.jpg[/IMG]

[b]11. Scary Movie. (2000)[/b] I'd originally planned to follow up [i]Hell House[/i] with [i]Session 9[/i]. {insert chicken "bok-bok-bok" sounds} :D I joking! I decided not to follow up similar flicks (in this case 2 haunted house styles). I just went with a short comedy in this case. This first parody of the horror film genre is a hoot and a half! I've only seen this one and it's first sequel. This is easily the funnier of the 2. Nearly nonstop laughs, whereas [i]Scary Movie 2[/i] has a good first 20 minutes then falls apart. I think this would be funny even if I hadn't seen all the films made fun of by it. Acted with much comedy energy! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/scarymovie.jpg[/IMG]

[b]12. Invisible Man. (1933)[/b] One of the best films I've ever seen, horror or otherwise. I was a little radioman when I first saw it and it scared the crap out of me (especially the car off the cliff bit). It's actually exciting, scary and funny all at the same time. Does everybody else see this as brilliance in film making? My #2 favorite Universal classic right between my #1 [i]Bride of Frankenstein[/i] and #3 [i]Frankenstein[/i]. 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/Invisible-Man-Model-Kit.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This is a model kit. I want one of these![/size]

[b]13. Pieces. (1983)[/b] I hated to followup the classic [i]Invisible Man[/i] with something like this, but I chickened out on my original choice. Never mind what it was, next time I'll watch it [i]not last[/i] if you know what I mean. :p As a child the TV ad for [b]Pieces[/b] scared me too much. Me and a friend talked about seeing it but it's interesting that we saw the one I was going to watch here originally instead. I had nightmares about that other one. :( I think this one would've been much worse. As an adult I get only laughs out of this. Funny what a difference a few years makes. This film is really funny unless you're repulsed by gore. The story itself is rediculous: a little boy likes jigsaw puzzles featuring naked girls (complete with beaver) but his mom goes overboard after finding his naughty collection under the Fisher Price decoys in his toy box. Well, after typing that it really isn't really so rediculous. There are moms like this in the world today ready to turn their tikes into insane chainsaw witches over Harry Potter being available in the school library. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/pieces.jpg[/IMG]

The Legend of Hell House

[size=1]Wall-to-wall flicks from 1:30 to 9:30! Took a short break to produce a hamburger and fries for dinner but mostly I watched non-stop. I wish all movie watching went this well during this. Unfortunately I was awakened in the middle of the night by some damn dog too close to my window. I also had a dream that somebody yelled at me in a high pitched voice. That was neat. Anyway, the dog cost me some sleep. I had to actually phone the police about it. I still plan on at least 4 flicks today. [/size]
[b][u][size=3]
Tuesday, October 3rd[/size][/u]
9. Phantom of the Paradise. (1974)[/b] I saw this for the first time in the 90s but I feel like I've been watching it all my life. It's oddly nostalgic. I guess because I've always known about Paul Williams.

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/phantom2.jpg[/IMG]

He was kind of "big" in the 70s as a songwriter and even appeared a lot on TV, the old [i]Muppet Show, Johnny Carson[/i] and did some music for my favorite animated film [i]The Secret of NIMH[/i]. His mannerisms are always distinct and his short stature always makes him look like a little kid or something. His own singing (and writing) style is unique as well. This rock musical parady is among my favorites since it combines some damn fine music homages (featuring fictional but familiar musical acts The Juicy Fruits and Beef) with a classic horror story. Is this a B-movie? If it is it's one of the best ever produced. For me, it's an A picture. I love it. I could watch it again right now. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgic upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/phantom.jpg[/IMG]

[b]10. Legend of Hell House. (1973)[/b] Very good remake of the classic spooky house flick [i]The Haunting[/i]. James H. Nicholson left the B-movie studio American International Pictures, produced this film, then died of a brain tumor shortly after. Huuummm....I think we should read [u]a lot[/u] into that! Nothing like a real world death to give a ghost story film some extra freakiness (see [i]Poltergeist[/i], etc). He was a grat guy, I feel bad for his family, but in October it's all about the horror movies! :p This doesn't really need a boost since the acting is uniformally good and the scares are there for those who can sit in the dark and be entertained by a film with only a little gore and a lot of mind games. It seems very well written with some character approaching each situation in a style distinct to their personality and ability. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/hellhouse.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/hellhouse2.jpg[/IMG]

[b]11. Scary Movie. (2000)[/b] I'd originally planned to follow up [i]Hell House[/i] with [i]Session 9[/i]. {insert chicken "bok-bok-bok" sounds} :D I joking! I decided not to follow up similar flicks (in this case 2 haunted house styles). I just went with a short comedy in this case. This first parody of the horror film genre is a hoot and a half! I've only seen this one and it's first sequel. This is easily the funnier of the 2. Nearly nonstop laughs, whereas [i]Scary Movie 2[/i] has a good first 20 minutes then falls apart. I think this would be funny even if I hadn't seen all the films made fun of by it. Acted with much comedy energy! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/scarymovie.jpg[/IMG]

[b]12. Invisible Man. (1933)[/b] One of the best films I've ever seen, horror or otherwise. I was a little radioman when I first saw it and it scared the crap out of me (especially the car off the cliff bit). It's actually exciting, scary and funny all at the same time. Does everybody else see this as brilliance in film making? My #2 favorite Universal classic right between my #1 [i]Bride of Frankenstein[/i] and #3 [i]Frankenstein[/i]. 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/Invisible-Man-Model-Kit.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This is a model kit. I want one of these![/size]

[b]13. Pieces. (1983)[/b] I hated to followup the classic [i]Invisible Man[/i] with something like this, but I chickened out on my original choice. Never mind what it was, next time I'll watch it [i]not last[/i] if you know what I mean. :p As a child the TV ad for [b]Pieces[/b] scared me too much. Me and a friend talked about seeing it but it's interesting that we saw the one I was going to watch here originally instead. I had nightmares about that other one. :( I think this one would've been much worse. As an adult I get only laughs out of this. Funny what a difference a few years makes. This film is really funny unless you're repulsed by gore. The story itself is rediculous: a little boy likes jigsaw puzzles featuring naked girls (complete with beaver) but his mom goes overboard after finding his naughty collection under the Fisher Price decoys in his toy box. Well, after typing that it really isn't really so rediculous. There are moms like this in the world today ready to turn their tikes into insane chainsaw witches over Harry Potter being available in the school library. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/pieces.jpg[/IMG]

Scary Movie
Scary Movie(2000)

[size=1]Wall-to-wall flicks from 1:30 to 9:30! Took a short break to produce a hamburger and fries for dinner but mostly I watched non-stop. I wish all movie watching went this well during this. Unfortunately I was awakened in the middle of the night by some damn dog too close to my window. I also had a dream that somebody yelled at me in a high pitched voice. That was neat. Anyway, the dog cost me some sleep. I had to actually phone the police about it. I still plan on at least 4 flicks today. [/size]
[b][u][size=3]
Tuesday, October 3rd[/size][/u]
9. Phantom of the Paradise. (1974)[/b] I saw this for the first time in the 90s but I feel like I've been watching it all my life. It's oddly nostalgic. I guess because I've always known about Paul Williams.

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/phantom2.jpg[/IMG]

He was kind of "big" in the 70s as a songwriter and even appeared a lot on TV, the old [i]Muppet Show, Johnny Carson[/i] and did some music for my favorite animated film [i]The Secret of NIMH[/i]. His mannerisms are always distinct and his short stature always makes him look like a little kid or something. His own singing (and writing) style is unique as well. This rock musical parady is among my favorites since it combines some damn fine music homages (featuring fictional but familiar musical acts The Juicy Fruits and Beef) with a classic horror story. Is this a B-movie? If it is it's one of the best ever produced. For me, it's an A picture. I love it. I could watch it again right now. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgic upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/phantom.jpg[/IMG]

[b]10. Legend of Hell House. (1973)[/b] Very good remake of the classic spooky house flick [i]The Haunting[/i]. James H. Nicholson left the B-movie studio American International Pictures, produced this film, then died of a brain tumor shortly after. Huuummm....I think we should read [u]a lot[/u] into that! Nothing like a real world death to give a ghost story film some extra freakiness (see [i]Poltergeist[/i], etc). He was a grat guy, I feel bad for his family, but in October it's all about the horror movies! :p This doesn't really need a boost since the acting is uniformally good and the scares are there for those who can sit in the dark and be entertained by a film with only a little gore and a lot of mind games. It seems very well written with some character approaching each situation in a style distinct to their personality and ability. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/hellhouse.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/hellhouse2.jpg[/IMG]

[b]11. Scary Movie. (2000)[/b] I'd originally planned to follow up [i]Hell House[/i] with [i]Session 9[/i]. {insert chicken "bok-bok-bok" sounds} :D I joking! I decided not to follow up similar flicks (in this case 2 haunted house styles). I just went with a short comedy in this case. This first parody of the horror film genre is a hoot and a half! I've only seen this one and it's first sequel. This is easily the funnier of the 2. Nearly nonstop laughs, whereas [i]Scary Movie 2[/i] has a good first 20 minutes then falls apart. I think this would be funny even if I hadn't seen all the films made fun of by it. Acted with much comedy energy! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/scarymovie.jpg[/IMG]

[b]12. Invisible Man. (1933)[/b] One of the best films I've ever seen, horror or otherwise. I was a little radioman when I first saw it and it scared the crap out of me (especially the car off the cliff bit). It's actually exciting, scary and funny all at the same time. Does everybody else see this as brilliance in film making? My #2 favorite Universal classic right between my #1 [i]Bride of Frankenstein[/i] and #3 [i]Frankenstein[/i]. 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/Invisible-Man-Model-Kit.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This is a model kit. I want one of these![/size]

[b]13. Pieces. (1983)[/b] I hated to followup the classic [i]Invisible Man[/i] with something like this, but I chickened out on my original choice. Never mind what it was, next time I'll watch it [i]not last[/i] if you know what I mean. :p As a child the TV ad for [b]Pieces[/b] scared me too much. Me and a friend talked about seeing it but it's interesting that we saw the one I was going to watch here originally instead. I had nightmares about that other one. :( I think this one would've been much worse. As an adult I get only laughs out of this. Funny what a difference a few years makes. This film is really funny unless you're repulsed by gore. The story itself is rediculous: a little boy likes jigsaw puzzles featuring naked girls (complete with beaver) but his mom goes overboard after finding his naughty collection under the Fisher Price decoys in his toy box. Well, after typing that it really isn't really so rediculous. There are moms like this in the world today ready to turn their tikes into insane chainsaw witches over Harry Potter being available in the school library. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/pieces.jpg[/IMG]

Pieces
Pieces(1983)

[size=1]Wall-to-wall flicks from 1:30 to 9:30! Took a short break to produce a hamburger and fries for dinner but mostly I watched non-stop. I wish all movie watching went this well during this. Unfortunately I was awakened in the middle of the night by some damn dog too close to my window. I also had a dream that somebody yelled at me in a high pitched voice. That was neat. Anyway, the dog cost me some sleep. I had to actually phone the police about it. I still plan on at least 4 flicks today. [/size]
[b][u][size=3]
Tuesday, October 3rd[/size][/u]
9. Phantom of the Paradise. (1974)[/b] I saw this for the first time in the 90s but I feel like I've been watching it all my life. It's oddly nostalgic. I guess because I've always known about Paul Williams.

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/phantom2.jpg[/IMG]

He was kind of "big" in the 70s as a songwriter and even appeared a lot on TV, the old [i]Muppet Show, Johnny Carson[/i] and did some music for my favorite animated film [i]The Secret of NIMH[/i]. His mannerisms are always distinct and his short stature always makes him look like a little kid or something. His own singing (and writing) style is unique as well. This rock musical parady is among my favorites since it combines some damn fine music homages (featuring fictional but familiar musical acts The Juicy Fruits and Beef) with a classic horror story. Is this a B-movie? If it is it's one of the best ever produced. For me, it's an A picture. I love it. I could watch it again right now. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgic upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/phantom.jpg[/IMG]

[b]10. Legend of Hell House. (1973)[/b] Very good remake of the classic spooky house flick [i]The Haunting[/i]. James H. Nicholson left the B-movie studio American International Pictures, produced this film, then died of a brain tumor shortly after. Huuummm....I think we should read [u]a lot[/u] into that! Nothing like a real world death to give a ghost story film some extra freakiness (see [i]Poltergeist[/i], etc). He was a grat guy, I feel bad for his family, but in October it's all about the horror movies! :p This doesn't really need a boost since the acting is uniformally good and the scares are there for those who can sit in the dark and be entertained by a film with only a little gore and a lot of mind games. It seems very well written with some character approaching each situation in a style distinct to their personality and ability. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/hellhouse.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/hellhouse2.jpg[/IMG]

[b]11. Scary Movie. (2000)[/b] I'd originally planned to follow up [i]Hell House[/i] with [i]Session 9[/i]. {insert chicken "bok-bok-bok" sounds} :D I joking! I decided not to follow up similar flicks (in this case 2 haunted house styles). I just went with a short comedy in this case. This first parody of the horror film genre is a hoot and a half! I've only seen this one and it's first sequel. This is easily the funnier of the 2. Nearly nonstop laughs, whereas [i]Scary Movie 2[/i] has a good first 20 minutes then falls apart. I think this would be funny even if I hadn't seen all the films made fun of by it. Acted with much comedy energy! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/scarymovie.jpg[/IMG]

[b]12. Invisible Man. (1933)[/b] One of the best films I've ever seen, horror or otherwise. I was a little radioman when I first saw it and it scared the crap out of me (especially the car off the cliff bit). It's actually exciting, scary and funny all at the same time. Does everybody else see this as brilliance in film making? My #2 favorite Universal classic right between my #1 [i]Bride of Frankenstein[/i] and #3 [i]Frankenstein[/i]. 10/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/Invisible-Man-Model-Kit.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]This is a model kit. I want one of these![/size]

[b]13. Pieces. (1983)[/b] I hated to followup the classic [i]Invisible Man[/i] with something like this, but I chickened out on my original choice. Never mind what it was, next time I'll watch it [i]not last[/i] if you know what I mean. :p As a child the TV ad for [b]Pieces[/b] scared me too much. Me and a friend talked about seeing it but it's interesting that we saw the one I was going to watch here originally instead. I had nightmares about that other one. :( I think this one would've been much worse. As an adult I get only laughs out of this. Funny what a difference a few years makes. This film is really funny unless you're repulsed by gore. The story itself is rediculous: a little boy likes jigsaw puzzles featuring naked girls (complete with beaver) but his mom goes overboard after finding his naughty collection under the Fisher Price decoys in his toy box. Well, after typing that it really isn't really so rediculous. There are moms like this in the world today ready to turn their tikes into insane chainsaw witches over Harry Potter being available in the school library. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 9/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/pieces.jpg[/IMG]

Messiah of Evil
½

[b][size=3][u]Monday, October 2-Day Two[/u][/size]
6. The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea. (1976)[/b] This is an adaption of an odd Japanese story (as I learned from an RT poster). It focuses on one kid in a group of others who are being negatively influenced by a bad kid with some very twisted views on the world. It's not a horror movie but has enough weird elements to warrant a viewing yearly at this time. Some of the acting is kind of weak but the strange material transcends that. Kris Kristopherson might've been a great actor had he stopped doing drugs. His look fits the part really well. Too bad he does some wooden here with the ability to display one or two emotions at best. The young actor doing the "bad kid" is also not worthy of the role. The rest of the cast is just fine though. I like Sarah Miles as the main kid's mom. I don't think I'll watch this VHS anymore. This is one great looking film and needs the extra definition of a DVD. It's on my list. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/6304653395.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]

[b]7. Messiah of Evil (a.k.a. Dead People). (1974)[/b] Eery B-movie with a slow moving pace that's like a shark sneaking up on you. It has several scenes that follow this style. It may not suit some but I sure as hell like it. The male lead needed to be a little more "animated" but the 3 beautiful ladies in the cast do a great job as victims. Oops! Was that a spoiler? Heh, not really. :p This is sort of zombies who wait for the great Messiah from the title to return. I think the minimal makeup hells this since everything in the film, the people, the settings, all look "normal" and everyday. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/messiah.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Don't worry honey, people alway arrive in riot-sized groups during the previews.[/size]

[b]8. Earth VS the Spider. (1958) [/b] This is a fun Bert I. Gordon (a dude who did a lot of the old giant creature effects for drive-in flicks of the late 50s and creepy crawly feature. On it's own it's a watchable flick about a giant tarantula terrorising a small town. With the Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang...

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/joelbots.jpg[/img]

it's a classic episode. Truly hilarious and among my favorites of the series. I had a hard time staying awake during this. With last Friday, the weekend, and yesterday I simply ran out of gas. :( Luckily I was able to finish this and reluctantly hit the sack very early. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/EarthvsSpider.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Just get a giant tissue and squash that sucker![/size]

Earth vs. the Spider

[b][size=3][u]Monday, October 2-Day Two[/u][/size]
6. The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea. (1976)[/b] This is an adaption of an odd Japanese story (as I learned from an RT poster). It focuses on one kid in a group of others who are being negatively influenced by a bad kid with some very twisted views on the world. It's not a horror movie but has enough weird elements to warrant a viewing yearly at this time. Some of the acting is kind of weak but the strange material transcends that. Kris Kristopherson might've been a great actor had he stopped doing drugs. His look fits the part really well. Too bad he does some wooden here with the ability to display one or two emotions at best. The young actor doing the "bad kid" is also not worthy of the role. The rest of the cast is just fine though. I like Sarah Miles as the main kid's mom. I don't think I'll watch this VHS anymore. This is one great looking film and needs the extra definition of a DVD. It's on my list. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/6304653395.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]

[b]7. Messiah of Evil (a.k.a. Dead People). (1974)[/b] Eery B-movie with a slow moving pace that's like a shark sneaking up on you. It has several scenes that follow this style. It may not suit some but I sure as hell like it. The male lead needed to be a little more "animated" but the 3 beautiful ladies in the cast do a great job as victims. Oops! Was that a spoiler? Heh, not really. :p This is sort of zombies who wait for the great Messiah from the title to return. I think the minimal makeup hells this since everything in the film, the people, the settings, all look "normal" and everyday. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/messiah.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Don't worry honey, people alway arrive in riot-sized groups during the previews.[/size]

[b]8. Earth VS the Spider. (1958) [/b] This is a fun Bert I. Gordon (a dude who did a lot of the old giant creature effects for drive-in flicks of the late 50s and creepy crawly feature. On it's own it's a watchable flick about a giant tarantula terrorising a small town. With the Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang...

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/joelbots.jpg[/img]

it's a classic episode. Truly hilarious and among my favorites of the series. I had a hard time staying awake during this. With last Friday, the weekend, and yesterday I simply ran out of gas. :( Luckily I was able to finish this and reluctantly hit the sack very early. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/EarthvsSpider.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Just get a giant tissue and squash that sucker![/size]

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea

[b][size=3][u]Monday, October 2-Day Two[/u][/size]
6. The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea. (1976)[/b] This is an adaption of an odd Japanese story (as I learned from an RT poster). It focuses on one kid in a group of others who are being negatively influenced by a bad kid with some very twisted views on the world. It's not a horror movie but has enough weird elements to warrant a viewing yearly at this time. Some of the acting is kind of weak but the strange material transcends that. Kris Kristopherson might've been a great actor had he stopped doing drugs. His look fits the part really well. Too bad he does some wooden here with the ability to display one or two emotions at best. The young actor doing the "bad kid" is also not worthy of the role. The rest of the cast is just fine though. I like Sarah Miles as the main kid's mom. I don't think I'll watch this VHS anymore. This is one great looking film and needs the extra definition of a DVD. It's on my list. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/6304653395.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img]

[b]7. Messiah of Evil (a.k.a. Dead People). (1974)[/b] Eery B-movie with a slow moving pace that's like a shark sneaking up on you. It has several scenes that follow this style. It may not suit some but I sure as hell like it. The male lead needed to be a little more "animated" but the 3 beautiful ladies in the cast do a great job as victims. Oops! Was that a spoiler? Heh, not really. :p This is sort of zombies who wait for the great Messiah from the title to return. I think the minimal makeup hells this since everything in the film, the people, the settings, all look "normal" and everyday. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/messiah.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Don't worry honey, people alway arrive in riot-sized groups during the previews.[/size]

[b]8. Earth VS the Spider. (1958) [/b] This is a fun Bert I. Gordon (a dude who did a lot of the old giant creature effects for drive-in flicks of the late 50s and creepy crawly feature. On it's own it's a watchable flick about a giant tarantula terrorising a small town. With the Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang...

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/joelbots.jpg[/img]

it's a classic episode. Truly hilarious and among my favorites of the series. I had a hard time staying awake during this. With last Friday, the weekend, and yesterday I simply ran out of gas. :( Luckily I was able to finish this and reluctantly hit the sack very early. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/EarthvsSpider.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Just get a giant tissue and squash that sucker![/size]

Day of the Dead

[b][u]Saturday, Sept 30, 2006-final Day/Horrorthon Warmup '06[/u]
91. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. (1986) [/b] A hellish nightmare that takes place partly in a radio station? Hell, I'm there! Awesomely good sequel to the original classic. THE highlight of my movie watching weekend. I liked it much more than last year (when I had a problem with Hopper and the reimaging of the famed "dinner scene", I had no such problems this time). I do advise that fans of the original not view these one after the other or [b]TCM2[/b] will come of as lacking. But in itself it's a damn good horror movie. Uncomfortable at times and oddly funny too! I love the DJ lady and her engineer. Awesome! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.impawards.com/1986/posters/texas_chainsaw_massacre_two.jpg[/img]

The famouse "Breakfast Club" poster. Stupidty it didn't make the cover of the DVD release. Big WTF!
[b]
92. Day of the Dead. (1985) [/b] The 2nd sequel to Romero's [i]Night of the Living Dead[/i] has an easy pace but a lot of very good (very creepy) ideas. I quite like it and really need to upgrade my VHS. It has one of my favorite scenes in any of these films (the half a head looking around). Also a favorite character: the awesome "Bub". I welcome a remake to this. Can't wait to see it. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]
[b]
93. Horrors of Spider Island. (1960) [/b]Some horror/porn for my pleasure. :p Lots of b&w honeys crash land on an island and soon the only guy "available" (if you follow me) is bitten by a goofing looking spider effect and he turns into a spider himself. Damn the luck! That would happen to me...isolated with a dozen hot looking chick and then I'd be turned into an incompatable species of some sort. Me: "come on baby, I can use my spinnerette!!". I watched the version shown on the bad movie mocking show Mystery Science Theater 3000. It's funny, and kind of hot with all those chicks running around removing their clothing and so forth. Nearly soft porn. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://www.atomicmonsters.com/images/horrors.gif[/img]

[b] 94. Lady Frankenstein. (1971) [/b] More softporn and goofy effects. I didn't enjoy this all that much. It's just a retelling of the classic story with some nudity. Big whoop! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] I'd originally planned on Kenneth Branaugh's Frankenstein flick but bailed out because I was tired and a neighbor's visitor showed up with a boom car and created a lot of frustration. This was a poor subsitute for Branaugh's excessive so-bad-it's-good masterpiece. For those who love that film forgive me, I just laugh and laugh and laugh. As for Lady Frankenstein, there is really nothing new here. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[size=4][b] 95. Dark City. (1998)[/b][/size] I needed something great to end the warmup on. This was it. This strange Twilight Zone kind of story is among my favorites. It's disorienting as it opens, then you begin to think you know what's going on, then you realise you don't, and then all is revealed. Just an outstanding closing of the day( and warmup)...from [i]TCM2 [/i]to [b]Dark City[/b]. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/face_darkcity_1082422762.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/02.26.98/gifs/darkcity-9808.jpg[/img]

[img]http://members.tripod.com/DarkCity2/Clock.jpg[/img]


[b]** I started the Horrorthon on Sunday morning. It went pretty good. Reviews coming up. **[/b]

Dark City
Dark City(1998)
½

[b][u]Saturday, Sept 30, 2006-final Day/Horrorthon Warmup '06[/u]
91. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. (1986) [/b] A hellish nightmare that takes place partly in a radio station? Hell, I'm there! Awesomely good sequel to the original classic. THE highlight of my movie watching weekend. I liked it much more than last year (when I had a problem with Hopper and the reimaging of the famed "dinner scene", I had no such problems this time). I do advise that fans of the original not view these one after the other or [b]TCM2[/b] will come of as lacking. But in itself it's a damn good horror movie. Uncomfortable at times and oddly funny too! I love the DJ lady and her engineer. Awesome! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.impawards.com/1986/posters/texas_chainsaw_massacre_two.jpg[/img]

The famouse "Breakfast Club" poster. Stupidty it didn't make the cover of the DVD release. Big WTF!
[b]
92. Day of the Dead. (1985) [/b] The 2nd sequel to Romero's [i]Night of the Living Dead[/i] has an easy pace but a lot of very good (very creepy) ideas. I quite like it and really need to upgrade my VHS. It has one of my favorite scenes in any of these films (the half a head looking around). Also a favorite character: the awesome "Bub". I welcome a remake to this. Can't wait to see it. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]
[b]
93. Horrors of Spider Island. (1960) [/b]Some horror/porn for my pleasure. :p Lots of b&w honeys crash land on an island and soon the only guy "available" (if you follow me) is bitten by a goofing looking spider effect and he turns into a spider himself. Damn the luck! That would happen to me...isolated with a dozen hot looking chick and then I'd be turned into an incompatable species of some sort. Me: "come on baby, I can use my spinnerette!!". I watched the version shown on the bad movie mocking show Mystery Science Theater 3000. It's funny, and kind of hot with all those chicks running around removing their clothing and so forth. Nearly soft porn. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://www.atomicmonsters.com/images/horrors.gif[/img]

[b] 94. Lady Frankenstein. (1971) [/b] More softporn and goofy effects. I didn't enjoy this all that much. It's just a retelling of the classic story with some nudity. Big whoop! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] I'd originally planned on Kenneth Branaugh's Frankenstein flick but bailed out because I was tired and a neighbor's visitor showed up with a boom car and created a lot of frustration. This was a poor subsitute for Branaugh's excessive so-bad-it's-good masterpiece. For those who love that film forgive me, I just laugh and laugh and laugh. As for Lady Frankenstein, there is really nothing new here. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[size=4][b] 95. Dark City. (1998)[/b][/size] I needed something great to end the warmup on. This was it. This strange Twilight Zone kind of story is among my favorites. It's disorienting as it opens, then you begin to think you know what's going on, then you realise you don't, and then all is revealed. Just an outstanding closing of the day( and warmup)...from [i]TCM2 [/i]to [b]Dark City[/b]. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/face_darkcity_1082422762.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/02.26.98/gifs/darkcity-9808.jpg[/img]

[img]http://members.tripod.com/DarkCity2/Clock.jpg[/img]


[b]** I started the Horrorthon on Sunday morning. It went pretty good. Reviews coming up. **[/b]

La Figlia di Frankenstein (Lady Frankenstein)(Daughter of Frankenstein)
½

[b][u]Saturday, Sept 30, 2006-final Day/Horrorthon Warmup '06[/u]
91. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. (1986) [/b] A hellish nightmare that takes place partly in a radio station? Hell, I'm there! Awesomely good sequel to the original classic. THE highlight of my movie watching weekend. I liked it much more than last year (when I had a problem with Hopper and the reimaging of the famed "dinner scene", I had no such problems this time). I do advise that fans of the original not view these one after the other or [b]TCM2[/b] will come of as lacking. But in itself it's a damn good horror movie. Uncomfortable at times and oddly funny too! I love the DJ lady and her engineer. Awesome! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.impawards.com/1986/posters/texas_chainsaw_massacre_two.jpg[/img]

The famouse "Breakfast Club" poster. Stupidty it didn't make the cover of the DVD release. Big WTF!
[b]
92. Day of the Dead. (1985) [/b] The 2nd sequel to Romero's [i]Night of the Living Dead[/i] has an easy pace but a lot of very good (very creepy) ideas. I quite like it and really need to upgrade my VHS. It has one of my favorite scenes in any of these films (the half a head looking around). Also a favorite character: the awesome "Bub". I welcome a remake to this. Can't wait to see it. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]
[b]
93. Horrors of Spider Island. (1960) [/b]Some horror/porn for my pleasure. :p Lots of b&w honeys crash land on an island and soon the only guy "available" (if you follow me) is bitten by a goofing looking spider effect and he turns into a spider himself. Damn the luck! That would happen to me...isolated with a dozen hot looking chick and then I'd be turned into an incompatable species of some sort. Me: "come on baby, I can use my spinnerette!!". I watched the version shown on the bad movie mocking show Mystery Science Theater 3000. It's funny, and kind of hot with all those chicks running around removing their clothing and so forth. Nearly soft porn. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://www.atomicmonsters.com/images/horrors.gif[/img]

[b] 94. Lady Frankenstein. (1971) [/b] More softporn and goofy effects. I didn't enjoy this all that much. It's just a retelling of the classic story with some nudity. Big whoop! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] I'd originally planned on Kenneth Branaugh's Frankenstein flick but bailed out because I was tired and a neighbor's visitor showed up with a boom car and created a lot of frustration. This was a poor subsitute for Branaugh's excessive so-bad-it's-good masterpiece. For those who love that film forgive me, I just laugh and laugh and laugh. As for Lady Frankenstein, there is really nothing new here. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[size=4][b] 95. Dark City. (1998)[/b][/size] I needed something great to end the warmup on. This was it. This strange Twilight Zone kind of story is among my favorites. It's disorienting as it opens, then you begin to think you know what's going on, then you realise you don't, and then all is revealed. Just an outstanding closing of the day( and warmup)...from [i]TCM2 [/i]to [b]Dark City[/b]. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/face_darkcity_1082422762.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/02.26.98/gifs/darkcity-9808.jpg[/img]

[img]http://members.tripod.com/DarkCity2/Clock.jpg[/img]


[b]** I started the Horrorthon on Sunday morning. It went pretty good. Reviews coming up. **[/b]

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

[b][u]Saturday, Sept 30, 2006-final Day/Horrorthon Warmup '06[/u]
91. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. (1986) [/b] A hellish nightmare that takes place partly in a radio station? Hell, I'm there! Awesomely good sequel to the original classic. THE highlight of my movie watching weekend. I liked it much more than last year (when I had a problem with Hopper and the reimaging of the famed "dinner scene", I had no such problems this time). I do advise that fans of the original not view these one after the other or [b]TCM2[/b] will come of as lacking. But in itself it's a damn good horror movie. Uncomfortable at times and oddly funny too! I love the DJ lady and her engineer. Awesome! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.impawards.com/1986/posters/texas_chainsaw_massacre_two.jpg[/img]

The famouse "Breakfast Club" poster. Stupidty it didn't make the cover of the DVD release. Big WTF!
[b]
92. Day of the Dead. (1985) [/b] The 2nd sequel to Romero's [i]Night of the Living Dead[/i] has an easy pace but a lot of very good (very creepy) ideas. I quite like it and really need to upgrade my VHS. It has one of my favorite scenes in any of these films (the half a head looking around). Also a favorite character: the awesome "Bub". I welcome a remake to this. Can't wait to see it. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]
[b]
93. Horrors of Spider Island. (1960) [/b]Some horror/porn for my pleasure. :p Lots of b&w honeys crash land on an island and soon the only guy "available" (if you follow me) is bitten by a goofing looking spider effect and he turns into a spider himself. Damn the luck! That would happen to me...isolated with a dozen hot looking chick and then I'd be turned into an incompatable species of some sort. Me: "come on baby, I can use my spinnerette!!". I watched the version shown on the bad movie mocking show Mystery Science Theater 3000. It's funny, and kind of hot with all those chicks running around removing their clothing and so forth. Nearly soft porn. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://www.atomicmonsters.com/images/horrors.gif[/img]

[b] 94. Lady Frankenstein. (1971) [/b] More softporn and goofy effects. I didn't enjoy this all that much. It's just a retelling of the classic story with some nudity. Big whoop! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] I'd originally planned on Kenneth Branaugh's Frankenstein flick but bailed out because I was tired and a neighbor's visitor showed up with a boom car and created a lot of frustration. This was a poor subsitute for Branaugh's excessive so-bad-it's-good masterpiece. For those who love that film forgive me, I just laugh and laugh and laugh. As for Lady Frankenstein, there is really nothing new here. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[size=4][b] 95. Dark City. (1998)[/b][/size] I needed something great to end the warmup on. This was it. This strange Twilight Zone kind of story is among my favorites. It's disorienting as it opens, then you begin to think you know what's going on, then you realise you don't, and then all is revealed. Just an outstanding closing of the day( and warmup)...from [i]TCM2 [/i]to [b]Dark City[/b]. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/face_darkcity_1082422762.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/02.26.98/gifs/darkcity-9808.jpg[/img]

[img]http://members.tripod.com/DarkCity2/Clock.jpg[/img]


[b]** I started the Horrorthon on Sunday morning. It went pretty good. Reviews coming up. **[/b]

The Omen
The Omen(1976)
½

[b][size=3][u]Sunday, Oct 1-Day One/Horrorthon '06[/u][/size]
1. Entity. (1981) [/b] I'd planned to watch this Saturday night but chickened out. That can attest to it's power. This film will get under your skin like it don't care what you think of the subject. Although I question it every step of the way, it still makes me paranoid. I paused it an hour in to take a rest stop, my dog Goldie was sitting at the bathroom door and I was worried about her. It an entity slammed the door so me and her, I mean IT could have some privacy the door might hit my dog. :( :D Seriously, this is a lot like Poltergeist but without a lot of humor or visual effects. It doesn't need any of that. Excellent film. I wish I could write more about it but I'm running out of time. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 2. Dahmer. (2002)[/b] This shows the attocities of this weird seriel killer but it really doesn't try to make an effort to explain why they might've happened. It's all the gore but nothing else of importance. At least they should've added date stamps so we could follow the time line of events. It's not real difficult to tell if something is a flashback from the main storyline but I still believe something more concrete should've been done to keep it "real". It works well as a horror movie by not so much as a biopic. I wish I had more time to write more about this one too. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 3. Honey I Shrunk the Kids.[/b] [b] (1989)[/b] I need something childish and fan after the last 2. Rich Moranis is an inventor and his shrinking machine works! Too bad the kids find that out by accident. The effects of the backyard "jungle" are still a lot of fun. My favorite bit is still the bee ride. Good times! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 4. Omen. (1976) [/b] More loud neighbor crap ruins a great film this time. My phone didn't work so I couldn't phone the police about it until today. Still, this is a fright classic with Gregory Peck giving the whole thing some really strong legs to stand on. Many very memorable scenes particularly the ending. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 5. The Man with Two Brains. (1983) [/b] I needed something funny to end the day on. This is one of my favorite comedies of the 80s. It did the trick. Steve Martin plays a brain surgeon who falls for a patient he injuried and operated on himself. Turns out she's quite nasty and only wants his money. But rate has a way of catching up with people like that. They can run but they can't hide from the misery that chases them every step of the way. And turning up their subwoofer to "11" won't stop them either! :p Anyway, hilarious film. It did the trick. I felt good going to bed. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

I didn't have time for pictures. Sorry.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

[b][size=3][u]Sunday, Oct 1-Day One/Horrorthon '06[/u][/size]
1. Entity. (1981) [/b] I'd planned to watch this Saturday night but chickened out. That can attest to it's power. This film will get under your skin like it don't care what you think of the subject. Although I question it every step of the way, it still makes me paranoid. I paused it an hour in to take a rest stop, my dog Goldie was sitting at the bathroom door and I was worried about her. It an entity slammed the door so me and her, I mean IT could have some privacy the door might hit my dog. :( :D Seriously, this is a lot like Poltergeist but without a lot of humor or visual effects. It doesn't need any of that. Excellent film. I wish I could write more about it but I'm running out of time. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 2. Dahmer. (2002)[/b] This shows the attocities of this weird seriel killer but it really doesn't try to make an effort to explain why they might've happened. It's all the gore but nothing else of importance. At least they should've added date stamps so we could follow the time line of events. It's not real difficult to tell if something is a flashback from the main storyline but I still believe something more concrete should've been done to keep it "real". It works well as a horror movie by not so much as a biopic. I wish I had more time to write more about this one too. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 3. Honey I Shrunk the Kids.[/b] [b] (1989)[/b] I need something childish and fan after the last 2. Rich Moranis is an inventor and his shrinking machine works! Too bad the kids find that out by accident. The effects of the backyard "jungle" are still a lot of fun. My favorite bit is still the bee ride. Good times! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 4. Omen. (1976) [/b] More loud neighbor crap ruins a great film this time. My phone didn't work so I couldn't phone the police about it until today. Still, this is a fright classic with Gregory Peck giving the whole thing some really strong legs to stand on. Many very memorable scenes particularly the ending. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 5. The Man with Two Brains. (1983) [/b] I needed something funny to end the day on. This is one of my favorite comedies of the 80s. It did the trick. Steve Martin plays a brain surgeon who falls for a patient he injuried and operated on himself. Turns out she's quite nasty and only wants his money. But rate has a way of catching up with people like that. They can run but they can't hide from the misery that chases them every step of the way. And turning up their subwoofer to "11" won't stop them either! :p Anyway, hilarious film. It did the trick. I felt good going to bed. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

I didn't have time for pictures. Sorry.

Dahmer
Dahmer(2002)
½

[b][size=3][u]Sunday, Oct 1-Day One/Horrorthon '06[/u][/size]
1. Entity. (1981) [/b] I'd planned to watch this Saturday night but chickened out. That can attest to it's power. This film will get under your skin like it don't care what you think of the subject. Although I question it every step of the way, it still makes me paranoid. I paused it an hour in to take a rest stop, my dog Goldie was sitting at the bathroom door and I was worried about her. It an entity slammed the door so me and her, I mean IT could have some privacy the door might hit my dog. :( :D Seriously, this is a lot like Poltergeist but without a lot of humor or visual effects. It doesn't need any of that. Excellent film. I wish I could write more about it but I'm running out of time. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 2. Dahmer. (2002)[/b] This shows the attocities of this weird seriel killer but it really doesn't try to make an effort to explain why they might've happened. It's all the gore but nothing else of importance. At least they should've added date stamps so we could follow the time line of events. It's not real difficult to tell if something is a flashback from the main storyline but I still believe something more concrete should've been done to keep it "real". It works well as a horror movie by not so much as a biopic. I wish I had more time to write more about this one too. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 3. Honey I Shrunk the Kids.[/b] [b] (1989)[/b] I need something childish and fan after the last 2. Rich Moranis is an inventor and his shrinking machine works! Too bad the kids find that out by accident. The effects of the backyard "jungle" are still a lot of fun. My favorite bit is still the bee ride. Good times! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 4. Omen. (1976) [/b] More loud neighbor crap ruins a great film this time. My phone didn't work so I couldn't phone the police about it until today. Still, this is a fright classic with Gregory Peck giving the whole thing some really strong legs to stand on. Many very memorable scenes particularly the ending. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 5. The Man with Two Brains. (1983) [/b] I needed something funny to end the day on. This is one of my favorite comedies of the 80s. It did the trick. Steve Martin plays a brain surgeon who falls for a patient he injuried and operated on himself. Turns out she's quite nasty and only wants his money. But rate has a way of catching up with people like that. They can run but they can't hide from the misery that chases them every step of the way. And turning up their subwoofer to "11" won't stop them either! :p Anyway, hilarious film. It did the trick. I felt good going to bed. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

I didn't have time for pictures. Sorry.

The Entity
The Entity(1982)

[b][size=3][u]Sunday, Oct 1-Day One/Horrorthon '06[/u][/size]
1. Entity. (1981) [/b] I'd planned to watch this Saturday night but chickened out. That can attest to it's power. This film will get under your skin like it don't care what you think of the subject. Although I question it every step of the way, it still makes me paranoid. I paused it an hour in to take a rest stop, my dog Goldie was sitting at the bathroom door and I was worried about her. It an entity slammed the door so me and her, I mean IT could have some privacy the door might hit my dog. :( :D Seriously, this is a lot like Poltergeist but without a lot of humor or visual effects. It doesn't need any of that. Excellent film. I wish I could write more about it but I'm running out of time. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 2. Dahmer. (2002)[/b] This shows the attocities of this weird seriel killer but it really doesn't try to make an effort to explain why they might've happened. It's all the gore but nothing else of importance. At least they should've added date stamps so we could follow the time line of events. It's not real difficult to tell if something is a flashback from the main storyline but I still believe something more concrete should've been done to keep it "real". It works well as a horror movie by not so much as a biopic. I wish I had more time to write more about this one too. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 3. Honey I Shrunk the Kids.[/b] [b] (1989)[/b] I need something childish and fan after the last 2. Rich Moranis is an inventor and his shrinking machine works! Too bad the kids find that out by accident. The effects of the backyard "jungle" are still a lot of fun. My favorite bit is still the bee ride. Good times! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 4. Omen. (1976) [/b] More loud neighbor crap ruins a great film this time. My phone didn't work so I couldn't phone the police about it until today. Still, this is a fright classic with Gregory Peck giving the whole thing some really strong legs to stand on. Many very memorable scenes particularly the ending. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 5. The Man with Two Brains. (1983) [/b] I needed something funny to end the day on. This is one of my favorite comedies of the 80s. It did the trick. Steve Martin plays a brain surgeon who falls for a patient he injuried and operated on himself. Turns out she's quite nasty and only wants his money. But rate has a way of catching up with people like that. They can run but they can't hide from the misery that chases them every step of the way. And turning up their subwoofer to "11" won't stop them either! :p Anyway, hilarious film. It did the trick. I felt good going to bed. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

I didn't have time for pictures. Sorry.

The Man with Two Brains

[b][size=3][u]Sunday, Oct 1-Day One/Horrorthon '06[/u][/size]
1. Entity. (1981) [/b] I'd planned to watch this Saturday night but chickened out. That can attest to it's power. This film will get under your skin like it don't care what you think of the subject. Although I question it every step of the way, it still makes me paranoid. I paused it an hour in to take a rest stop, my dog Goldie was sitting at the bathroom door and I was worried about her. It an entity slammed the door so me and her, I mean IT could have some privacy the door might hit my dog. :( :D Seriously, this is a lot like Poltergeist but without a lot of humor or visual effects. It doesn't need any of that. Excellent film. I wish I could write more about it but I'm running out of time. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 2. Dahmer. (2002)[/b] This shows the attocities of this weird seriel killer but it really doesn't try to make an effort to explain why they might've happened. It's all the gore but nothing else of importance. At least they should've added date stamps so we could follow the time line of events. It's not real difficult to tell if something is a flashback from the main storyline but I still believe something more concrete should've been done to keep it "real". It works well as a horror movie by not so much as a biopic. I wish I had more time to write more about this one too. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 3. Honey I Shrunk the Kids.[/b] [b] (1989)[/b] I need something childish and fan after the last 2. Rich Moranis is an inventor and his shrinking machine works! Too bad the kids find that out by accident. The effects of the backyard "jungle" are still a lot of fun. My favorite bit is still the bee ride. Good times! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 4. Omen. (1976) [/b] More loud neighbor crap ruins a great film this time. My phone didn't work so I couldn't phone the police about it until today. Still, this is a fright classic with Gregory Peck giving the whole thing some really strong legs to stand on. Many very memorable scenes particularly the ending. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b] 5. The Man with Two Brains. (1983) [/b] I needed something funny to end the day on. This is one of my favorite comedies of the 80s. It did the trick. Steve Martin plays a brain surgeon who falls for a patient he injuried and operated on himself. Turns out she's quite nasty and only wants his money. But rate has a way of catching up with people like that. They can run but they can't hide from the misery that chases them every step of the way. And turning up their subwoofer to "11" won't stop them either! :p Anyway, hilarious film. It did the trick. I felt good going to bed. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (nostalgia upgrade 10/10)

I didn't have time for pictures. Sorry.

King of the Zombies
½

[size=3][b][u]Thursday, Sept 28th[/u][/b][/size]
[b]87. Master of the World. (1961)[/b] This Jules Verne adaption (combo of 2 fantasy works, actually) is nearly sunk because of lame model effects and extensive stock footage from an older film. Vincent Price plays a Capt Nemo type in the 19th century who thinks he can use his impressive looking airship to supress war actions on every continent on the earth thereby creating a planet of peace and harmony. Yeah, he's a real loon! :p Price is fine and the rest of the cast, including Charles Bronson, get the job done. The screenplay is by Richard Matheson. I have to say that several effect shots of the ship look really good, but most are way too obvious model or acter against back projection. If this was a laugh at it movie I'd be okay with that, but this is a good film. There are better, such as [i]20,000 Leagues Under the Sea[/i] or [i]Island at the Top of the World[/i]. But neither of those have Price. ;) 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (if George Lucas redid the effects 8/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/masterofworld.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]I wish the ship looked this good in the film. [/size][b]:(

88. King of the Zombies. (1941)[/b] Politically incorrect because of Wantan Moreland's racially stereotyped servant character. It's shameful and I promise I didn't laugh. :mad: Okay, I did. But I couldn't help it! Moreland has this "scared reaction" look that is priceless. Plus he delivers funny lines ruthlessly, much like Rochester from Jack Benny. Except here he's running from spooky zombies after crash landing on an island. The story isn't unique but it doesn't matter. Perhaps the white fellas could've been a little funnier to compliment Moreland (who only got 3rd billing in the credits). 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://static.flickr.com/1/2444553_6ce9a23766_m.jpg[/img]


[b]89. The Hidden. (1987)[/b] Low budget but superb scifi thriller from the 1980s involving an alien who likes to kidnap an earther's body and then party down! There's a few nice moments like they would do in [i]K-Pak[/i] and lots of action. Effects are sparce but pretty good for an 80s film. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/hidden.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1][size=2]Spoiler: [/size] Nothing like a flamming senitor to liven up a get-together. [/size] :)


Well, probably 2 movies today and 4 or 5 tomorrow. So I might not reach my goal of 100 for sept. It was close.

I plan to start the actual October Horrorthon late Saturday afternoon. 150 is the goal. I've been commanded to work overtime at my job so I'll probably not reach that one either. :( It'll still be fun!

The Hidden
The Hidden(1987)

[size=3][b][u]Thursday, Sept 28th[/u][/b][/size]
[b]87. Master of the World. (1961)[/b] This Jules Verne adaption (combo of 2 fantasy works, actually) is nearly sunk because of lame model effects and extensive stock footage from an older film. Vincent Price plays a Capt Nemo type in the 19th century who thinks he can use his impressive looking airship to supress war actions on every continent on the earth thereby creating a planet of peace and harmony. Yeah, he's a real loon! :p Price is fine and the rest of the cast, including Charles Bronson, get the job done. The screenplay is by Richard Matheson. I have to say that several effect shots of the ship look really good, but most are way too obvious model or acter against back projection. If this was a laugh at it movie I'd be okay with that, but this is a good film. There are better, such as [i]20,000 Leagues Under the Sea[/i] or [i]Island at the Top of the World[/i]. But neither of those have Price. ;) 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (if George Lucas redid the effects 8/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/masterofworld.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]I wish the ship looked this good in the film. [/size][b]:(

88. King of the Zombies. (1941)[/b] Politically incorrect because of Wantan Moreland's racially stereotyped servant character. It's shameful and I promise I didn't laugh. :mad: Okay, I did. But I couldn't help it! Moreland has this "scared reaction" look that is priceless. Plus he delivers funny lines ruthlessly, much like Rochester from Jack Benny. Except here he's running from spooky zombies after crash landing on an island. The story isn't unique but it doesn't matter. Perhaps the white fellas could've been a little funnier to compliment Moreland (who only got 3rd billing in the credits). 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://static.flickr.com/1/2444553_6ce9a23766_m.jpg[/img]


[b]89. The Hidden. (1987)[/b] Low budget but superb scifi thriller from the 1980s involving an alien who likes to kidnap an earther's body and then party down! There's a few nice moments like they would do in [i]K-Pak[/i] and lots of action. Effects are sparce but pretty good for an 80s film. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/hidden.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1][size=2]Spoiler: [/size] Nothing like a flamming senitor to liven up a get-together. [/size] :)


Well, probably 2 movies today and 4 or 5 tomorrow. So I might not reach my goal of 100 for sept. It was close.

I plan to start the actual October Horrorthon late Saturday afternoon. 150 is the goal. I've been commanded to work overtime at my job so I'll probably not reach that one either. :( It'll still be fun!

Master of the World

[size=3][b][u]Thursday, Sept 28th[/u][/b][/size]
[b]87. Master of the World. (1961)[/b] This Jules Verne adaption (combo of 2 fantasy works, actually) is nearly sunk because of lame model effects and extensive stock footage from an older film. Vincent Price plays a Capt Nemo type in the 19th century who thinks he can use his impressive looking airship to supress war actions on every continent on the earth thereby creating a planet of peace and harmony. Yeah, he's a real loon! :p Price is fine and the rest of the cast, including Charles Bronson, get the job done. The screenplay is by Richard Matheson. I have to say that several effect shots of the ship look really good, but most are way too obvious model or acter against back projection. If this was a laugh at it movie I'd be okay with that, but this is a good film. There are better, such as [i]20,000 Leagues Under the Sea[/i] or [i]Island at the Top of the World[/i]. But neither of those have Price. ;) 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (if George Lucas redid the effects 8/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/masterofworld.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]I wish the ship looked this good in the film. [/size][b]:(

88. King of the Zombies. (1941)[/b] Politically incorrect because of Wantan Moreland's racially stereotyped servant character. It's shameful and I promise I didn't laugh. :mad: Okay, I did. But I couldn't help it! Moreland has this "scared reaction" look that is priceless. Plus he delivers funny lines ruthlessly, much like Rochester from Jack Benny. Except here he's running from spooky zombies after crash landing on an island. The story isn't unique but it doesn't matter. Perhaps the white fellas could've been a little funnier to compliment Moreland (who only got 3rd billing in the credits). 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://static.flickr.com/1/2444553_6ce9a23766_m.jpg[/img]


[b]89. The Hidden. (1987)[/b] Low budget but superb scifi thriller from the 1980s involving an alien who likes to kidnap an earther's body and then party down! There's a few nice moments like they would do in [i]K-Pak[/i] and lots of action. Effects are sparce but pretty good for an 80s film. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/hidden.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1][size=2]Spoiler: [/size] Nothing like a flamming senitor to liven up a get-together. [/size] :)


Well, probably 2 movies today and 4 or 5 tomorrow. So I might not reach my goal of 100 for sept. It was close.

I plan to start the actual October Horrorthon late Saturday afternoon. 150 is the goal. I've been commanded to work overtime at my job so I'll probably not reach that one either. :( It'll still be fun!

Indestructible Man

[b][size=3][u]Wednesday, Sept 27th[/u][/size]
83. Prom Night. (1980)[/b] This wants to be [i]Carrie[/i] sooooo bad. But it ain't even close. This Platinum Corp DVD is not as crap as you'd expect, but the image is often too dark to see what the hell is going on. Shapes moving around don't scare me. I have to see what everybody is screaming and running from! The worst of this may be during the scene with the van (don't come a'knockin when the van's a'rockin) when the chubby dude and his way-too-pretty-for-him girl are attacked by the slasher and it all looks like it could be really exciting...but you can't see nothing!! So this suffers from a crap transfer. The daylight scenes look all fuzzy (for effect, I take it...ripping off De Palma's film). Why watch? Well, there's a tasty (female) as[i]s[/i] shot and Jamie Leigh Curtis is here for our pleasure. I like the opening scene in the abandoned building. Not much else. It's fun to laugh at some portions. The disco music is apalling (I'm still researching if it was changed from the original). Curtis is way better in [i]Halloween[/i] and [i]Terror Train[/i]. Or just watch [i]Carrie[/i] instead, it's the better film out of all of those. Then watch [i]Halloween [/i]for Curtis and [i]Terror Train[/i] if you have time. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[img]http://www.wurst-wasser.net/Wurst-Wasser.net/Pictures/Wiki/Projects/blank.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This is a cool scene with the killer sneaking up on Curtis! Check it out! :p[/size]

[b]84. Total Recall. (1990) [/b] Many of the effects here have not aged well. The opening 3rd is exciting and quite fun. But then the movie transfers to the planet Mars and we're treated to a planet made entirely of 4 rooms and many obvious minitures. I'm not fooled one second that Ulnuld is running around a planet rather than studio sets. Lame! But many effects are nice, the story carries things far and the big guy is also pretty good. And then there's Sharon Stone... :p 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.tribute.ca/tribute_objects/images/movies/total_recall/totalrecall2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]One of the best scenes in the film. Excellent effects and funny too. [/size]

[b]85. House on the Edge of the Park (a.k.a. Casa Sperduta nel Parco). (1980)[/b] David Hess from [i]Last House on the Left[/i] plays a similar character here. Just a thug who likes to rape and slowly torture then murder his young female victims. Who calls this entertainment?! Well. me. sorry. :( It's just that I can't help but watch crap like this during this time of year. I never watch this kind of stuff at other times. There, I've covered myself. :D Seriously, this film is more accessable than [i]Last House[/i] for reasons that would be a spoiler. It's actually more clever than you'd expect. The acting is also pretty good. Besides some harse sexual attack scenes, the most disturbing thing about it is the song "Sweetly". What a haunting theme song! Someone please tell me how to remove that from my head...it won't go away!! I'm serious...someone help me now. :( 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00006IUK2.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg[/img]
I like the cover. :up:

[b]86. Indestructable Man. (1956) [/b] Lon Chaney Jr becomes a tough skinned killer who seeks revenge for a few people who tattle taled on him. Dull? To say the least! Kind of funny too. I watched the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version and they make it fun to watch. Not the best episode ever, but I'm a fan of the Joel episodes and they really take me back to a time when the show was less structured. I like it best that way. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 8/10)

[img]http://www.obscurehorror.com/indestructible_man.jpg[/img]
Indigestable!

Total Recall
Total Recall(1990)
½

[b][size=3][u]Wednesday, Sept 27th[/u][/size]
83. Prom Night. (1980)[/b] This wants to be [i]Carrie[/i] sooooo bad. But it ain't even close. This Platinum Corp DVD is not as crap as you'd expect, but the image is often too dark to see what the hell is going on. Shapes moving around don't scare me. I have to see what everybody is screaming and running from! The worst of this may be during the scene with the van (don't come a'knockin when the van's a'rockin) when the chubby dude and his way-too-pretty-for-him girl are attacked by the slasher and it all looks like it could be really exciting...but you can't see nothing!! So this suffers from a crap transfer. The daylight scenes look all fuzzy (for effect, I take it...ripping off De Palma's film). Why watch? Well, there's a tasty (female) as[i]s[/i] shot and Jamie Leigh Curtis is here for our pleasure. I like the opening scene in the abandoned building. Not much else. It's fun to laugh at some portions. The disco music is apalling (I'm still researching if it was changed from the original). Curtis is way better in [i]Halloween[/i] and [i]Terror Train[/i]. Or just watch [i]Carrie[/i] instead, it's the better film out of all of those. Then watch [i]Halloween [/i]for Curtis and [i]Terror Train[/i] if you have time. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[img]http://www.wurst-wasser.net/Wurst-Wasser.net/Pictures/Wiki/Projects/blank.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This is a cool scene with the killer sneaking up on Curtis! Check it out! :p[/size]

[b]84. Total Recall. (1990) [/b] Many of the effects here have not aged well. The opening 3rd is exciting and quite fun. But then the movie transfers to the planet Mars and we're treated to a planet made entirely of 4 rooms and many obvious minitures. I'm not fooled one second that Ulnuld is running around a planet rather than studio sets. Lame! But many effects are nice, the story carries things far and the big guy is also pretty good. And then there's Sharon Stone... :p 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.tribute.ca/tribute_objects/images/movies/total_recall/totalrecall2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]One of the best scenes in the film. Excellent effects and funny too. [/size]

[b]85. House on the Edge of the Park (a.k.a. Casa Sperduta nel Parco). (1980)[/b] David Hess from [i]Last House on the Left[/i] plays a similar character here. Just a thug who likes to rape and slowly torture then murder his young female victims. Who calls this entertainment?! Well. me. sorry. :( It's just that I can't help but watch crap like this during this time of year. I never watch this kind of stuff at other times. There, I've covered myself. :D Seriously, this film is more accessable than [i]Last House[/i] for reasons that would be a spoiler. It's actually more clever than you'd expect. The acting is also pretty good. Besides some harse sexual attack scenes, the most disturbing thing about it is the song "Sweetly". What a haunting theme song! Someone please tell me how to remove that from my head...it won't go away!! I'm serious...someone help me now. :( 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00006IUK2.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg[/img]
I like the cover. :up:

[b]86. Indestructable Man. (1956) [/b] Lon Chaney Jr becomes a tough skinned killer who seeks revenge for a few people who tattle taled on him. Dull? To say the least! Kind of funny too. I watched the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version and they make it fun to watch. Not the best episode ever, but I'm a fan of the Joel episodes and they really take me back to a time when the show was less structured. I like it best that way. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 8/10)

[img]http://www.obscurehorror.com/indestructible_man.jpg[/img]
Indigestable!

Prom Night
Prom Night(1980)

[b][size=3][u]Wednesday, Sept 27th[/u][/size]
83. Prom Night. (1980)[/b] This wants to be [i]Carrie[/i] sooooo bad. But it ain't even close. This Platinum Corp DVD is not as crap as you'd expect, but the image is often too dark to see what the hell is going on. Shapes moving around don't scare me. I have to see what everybody is screaming and running from! The worst of this may be during the scene with the van (don't come a'knockin when the van's a'rockin) when the chubby dude and his way-too-pretty-for-him girl are attacked by the slasher and it all looks like it could be really exciting...but you can't see nothing!! So this suffers from a crap transfer. The daylight scenes look all fuzzy (for effect, I take it...ripping off De Palma's film). Why watch? Well, there's a tasty (female) as[i]s[/i] shot and Jamie Leigh Curtis is here for our pleasure. I like the opening scene in the abandoned building. Not much else. It's fun to laugh at some portions. The disco music is apalling (I'm still researching if it was changed from the original). Curtis is way better in [i]Halloween[/i] and [i]Terror Train[/i]. Or just watch [i]Carrie[/i] instead, it's the better film out of all of those. Then watch [i]Halloween [/i]for Curtis and [i]Terror Train[/i] if you have time. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[img]http://www.wurst-wasser.net/Wurst-Wasser.net/Pictures/Wiki/Projects/blank.jpg[/img]
[size=1]This is a cool scene with the killer sneaking up on Curtis! Check it out! :p[/size]

[b]84. Total Recall. (1990) [/b] Many of the effects here have not aged well. The opening 3rd is exciting and quite fun. But then the movie transfers to the planet Mars and we're treated to a planet made entirely of 4 rooms and many obvious minitures. I'm not fooled one second that Ulnuld is running around a planet rather than studio sets. Lame! But many effects are nice, the story carries things far and the big guy is also pretty good. And then there's Sharon Stone... :p 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.tribute.ca/tribute_objects/images/movies/total_recall/totalrecall2.jpg[/img]
[size=1]One of the best scenes in the film. Excellent effects and funny too. [/size]

[b]85. House on the Edge of the Park (a.k.a. Casa Sperduta nel Parco). (1980)[/b] David Hess from [i]Last House on the Left[/i] plays a similar character here. Just a thug who likes to rape and slowly torture then murder his young female victims. Who calls this entertainment?! Well. me. sorry. :( It's just that I can't help but watch crap like this during this time of year. I never watch this kind of stuff at other times. There, I've covered myself. :D Seriously, this film is more accessable than [i]Last House[/i] for reasons that would be a spoiler. It's actually more clever than you'd expect. The acting is also pretty good. Besides some harse sexual attack scenes, the most disturbing thing about it is the song "Sweetly". What a haunting theme song! Someone please tell me how to remove that from my head...it won't go away!! I'm serious...someone help me now. :( 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00006IUK2.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg[/img]
I like the cover. :up:

[b]86. Indestructable Man. (1956) [/b] Lon Chaney Jr becomes a tough skinned killer who seeks revenge for a few people who tattle taled on him. Dull? To say the least! Kind of funny too. I watched the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version and they make it fun to watch. Not the best episode ever, but I'm a fan of the Joel episodes and they really take me back to a time when the show was less structured. I like it best that way. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 8/10)

[img]http://www.obscurehorror.com/indestructible_man.jpg[/img]
Indigestable!

The Revenge of Frankenstein
½

[size=3][u][b]Tuesday, Sept 26th[/b][/u][/size]
[b]80. Revenge of Frankenstein. (1958)[/b] The absence of Christopher Lee DOES NOT hurt this Hammer classic. Damn it's good! The actor in what would've been the Lee role does a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde turn and only a little makeup was needed. He contorts his face when the transplanted brain shifts in the wrong direction. I need to replace this VHS with DVD for next viewing before this goes oop. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://images.needcoffee.com/dvd/rofrankenstein1.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Cushing: Well, Chris is busy on another film, but he said he could spare his right arm for a week of shooting. [/size]

[b]81. Return of the Living Dead. (1985) [/b] I've been in a bad mood lately, but 5 minutes in to [b]RotLD [/b]I was smiling wide. One of the best of it's type. Gooey zombie effects and more laughs that you usually get from material like this. James Karen is a comedy genious! I laugh hard at almost everything he does in this. I believe the mortician guy is a version of writer/director Dan O' Bannon. I get that impression. Very weird dudes. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.cinefantastico.com/terroruniversal/imagen/muertos03.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Now, what cha wanna do is take some strawberries and dip them in that gooey chocolate there. Yum! [/size]

[b]82. I Eat Your Skin. (1964)[/b] The words "(just kidding)" should be placed beside the title. No one slaps any skin on the dinnerwear and chows down. It don't happen. This is really just a standard "crash landing on a voodoo island and attacked by the walking dead" sort of thing. It's fun to laugh at. The zombies themselves are either funny or scary (if you were 9 they might give you nightmares). It's actually fun to watch overall. But not a good movie. imdb.com says it sat on the shelf for 6 years until in 1970 it was renamed and released alongside [i]I Drink Your Blood[/i]. I need to pick up that one sometime. I heard it's really freaky. 3/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K party upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://blackhorrormovies.com/images/MOVIES/I%20Eat%20Your%20Skin/i%20eat%20your%20skin%206.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Awwwww...he's shy. Come on out zombie...come here boy! [/size]

I Eat Your Skin
½

[size=3][u][b]Tuesday, Sept 26th[/b][/u][/size]
[b]80. Revenge of Frankenstein. (1958)[/b] The absence of Christopher Lee DOES NOT hurt this Hammer classic. Damn it's good! The actor in what would've been the Lee role does a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde turn and only a little makeup was needed. He contorts his face when the transplanted brain shifts in the wrong direction. I need to replace this VHS with DVD for next viewing before this goes oop. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://images.needcoffee.com/dvd/rofrankenstein1.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Cushing: Well, Chris is busy on another film, but he said he could spare his right arm for a week of shooting. [/size]

[b]81. Return of the Living Dead. (1985) [/b] I've been in a bad mood lately, but 5 minutes in to [b]RotLD [/b]I was smiling wide. One of the best of it's type. Gooey zombie effects and more laughs that you usually get from material like this. James Karen is a comedy genious! I laugh hard at almost everything he does in this. I believe the mortician guy is a version of writer/director Dan O' Bannon. I get that impression. Very weird dudes. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.cinefantastico.com/terroruniversal/imagen/muertos03.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Now, what cha wanna do is take some strawberries and dip them in that gooey chocolate there. Yum! [/size]

[b]82. I Eat Your Skin. (1964)[/b] The words "(just kidding)" should be placed beside the title. No one slaps any skin on the dinnerwear and chows down. It don't happen. This is really just a standard "crash landing on a voodoo island and attacked by the walking dead" sort of thing. It's fun to laugh at. The zombies themselves are either funny or scary (if you were 9 they might give you nightmares). It's actually fun to watch overall. But not a good movie. imdb.com says it sat on the shelf for 6 years until in 1970 it was renamed and released alongside [i]I Drink Your Blood[/i]. I need to pick up that one sometime. I heard it's really freaky. 3/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K party upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://blackhorrormovies.com/images/MOVIES/I%20Eat%20Your%20Skin/i%20eat%20your%20skin%206.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Awwwww...he's shy. Come on out zombie...come here boy! [/size]

The Return of the Living Dead
½

[size=3][u][b]Tuesday, Sept 26th[/b][/u][/size]
[b]80. Revenge of Frankenstein. (1958)[/b] The absence of Christopher Lee DOES NOT hurt this Hammer classic. Damn it's good! The actor in what would've been the Lee role does a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde turn and only a little makeup was needed. He contorts his face when the transplanted brain shifts in the wrong direction. I need to replace this VHS with DVD for next viewing before this goes oop. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://images.needcoffee.com/dvd/rofrankenstein1.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Cushing: Well, Chris is busy on another film, but he said he could spare his right arm for a week of shooting. [/size]

[b]81. Return of the Living Dead. (1985) [/b] I've been in a bad mood lately, but 5 minutes in to [b]RotLD [/b]I was smiling wide. One of the best of it's type. Gooey zombie effects and more laughs that you usually get from material like this. James Karen is a comedy genious! I laugh hard at almost everything he does in this. I believe the mortician guy is a version of writer/director Dan O' Bannon. I get that impression. Very weird dudes. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.cinefantastico.com/terroruniversal/imagen/muertos03.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Now, what cha wanna do is take some strawberries and dip them in that gooey chocolate there. Yum! [/size]

[b]82. I Eat Your Skin. (1964)[/b] The words "(just kidding)" should be placed beside the title. No one slaps any skin on the dinnerwear and chows down. It don't happen. This is really just a standard "crash landing on a voodoo island and attacked by the walking dead" sort of thing. It's fun to laugh at. The zombies themselves are either funny or scary (if you were 9 they might give you nightmares). It's actually fun to watch overall. But not a good movie. imdb.com says it sat on the shelf for 6 years until in 1970 it was renamed and released alongside [i]I Drink Your Blood[/i]. I need to pick up that one sometime. I heard it's really freaky. 3/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K party upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://blackhorrormovies.com/images/MOVIES/I%20Eat%20Your%20Skin/i%20eat%20your%20skin%206.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Awwwww...he's shy. Come on out zombie...come here boy! [/size]

Werewolf of London

[b][size=3][u]Monday, Sept 25th[/u][/size]
77. Mars Attacks! (1996)[/b] The writing is weak for this Burton homage to classic drive-in scfi films. I hardly even laugh during the first 3rd. I also feel the martians are too toy-like. Even so, the effects are often pretty good so the fun gets thru. The varied cast of familiar faces helps a great deal. Good try, I say. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://allesoversterrenkunde.nl/fotos/art227a.jpeg[/img]

[b]78. Pitch Black (Director's Cut). (2000) [/b]This is probably better than 1 or 2 of the [i]Alien[/i] films. I guess it's a close call with [i]Alien3[/i]. But I'd probably choose this over [i]A3[/i] and [i]A4[/i]. Great action, suspense and a badas[i]s[/i] bald dude with bright eyes and an attitude! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/ishtarskye/pitch_black_vin_150.jpg[/img]

[b]79. Werewolf of London. (1935)[/b] Universal's first werewolf movie. No Lon Chaney Jr. in this one. :( Not in the same league as 1941's [i]The Wolfman [/i] but not a total loss either. A botanist has found a plant that seems to retard the effects of werewolf bites. Much of the special effects involve exotic plantlife that isn't really all that special. The make up effects are okay. Not one I watch often. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://barros.rusf.ru/films/other/werewolf_of_london_1935_still01.jpg[/img]

Pitch Black
Pitch Black(2000)
½

[b][size=3][u]Monday, Sept 25th[/u][/size]
77. Mars Attacks! (1996)[/b] The writing is weak for this Burton homage to classic drive-in scfi films. I hardly even laugh during the first 3rd. I also feel the martians are too toy-like. Even so, the effects are often pretty good so the fun gets thru. The varied cast of familiar faces helps a great deal. Good try, I say. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://allesoversterrenkunde.nl/fotos/art227a.jpeg[/img]

[b]78. Pitch Black (Director's Cut). (2000) [/b]This is probably better than 1 or 2 of the [i]Alien[/i] films. I guess it's a close call with [i]Alien3[/i]. But I'd probably choose this over [i]A3[/i] and [i]A4[/i]. Great action, suspense and a badas[i]s[/i] bald dude with bright eyes and an attitude! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/ishtarskye/pitch_black_vin_150.jpg[/img]

[b]79. Werewolf of London. (1935)[/b] Universal's first werewolf movie. No Lon Chaney Jr. in this one. :( Not in the same league as 1941's [i]The Wolfman [/i] but not a total loss either. A botanist has found a plant that seems to retard the effects of werewolf bites. Much of the special effects involve exotic plantlife that isn't really all that special. The make up effects are okay. Not one I watch often. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://barros.rusf.ru/films/other/werewolf_of_london_1935_still01.jpg[/img]

Mars Attacks!
½

[b][size=3][u]Monday, Sept 25th[/u][/size]
77. Mars Attacks! (1996)[/b] The writing is weak for this Burton homage to classic drive-in scfi films. I hardly even laugh during the first 3rd. I also feel the martians are too toy-like. Even so, the effects are often pretty good so the fun gets thru. The varied cast of familiar faces helps a great deal. Good try, I say. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://allesoversterrenkunde.nl/fotos/art227a.jpeg[/img]

[b]78. Pitch Black (Director's Cut). (2000) [/b]This is probably better than 1 or 2 of the [i]Alien[/i] films. I guess it's a close call with [i]Alien3[/i]. But I'd probably choose this over [i]A3[/i] and [i]A4[/i]. Great action, suspense and a badas[i]s[/i] bald dude with bright eyes and an attitude! 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/ishtarskye/pitch_black_vin_150.jpg[/img]

[b]79. Werewolf of London. (1935)[/b] Universal's first werewolf movie. No Lon Chaney Jr. in this one. :( Not in the same league as 1941's [i]The Wolfman [/i] but not a total loss either. A botanist has found a plant that seems to retard the effects of werewolf bites. Much of the special effects involve exotic plantlife that isn't really all that special. The make up effects are okay. Not one I watch often. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://barros.rusf.ru/films/other/werewolf_of_london_1935_still01.jpg[/img]

Madhouse
Madhouse(1974)
½

[b][size=3][u]Sunday, Sept 24[/u][/size]
72. Dungeons & Dragons. (2000)[/b] God, where to start? Well, this is pretty bad. First, the dragons are too cartoonish. They should've just ripped off [i]Lord of the Rings[/i]. Second, most of the CGI doesn't work because it's boring and a hundred more shots sweeping around a fake looking city or castle ain't going to change that. Third, replace the entire cast because they suck; especially the misplaced Wayans brother. Did you want this to be a comedy? Then hire the entire Wayans family!! But if you wanted to do this D&D license justice (and serious) you should've gotten a cast and effects team who knew the material and could make it work similar to [i]LotR[/i] and [i]Dragonslayer[/i] (or at least [i]Beastmaster[/i] and [i]Conan[/i]). All those films are fun for similar and different reasons. There ain't no fun here. This is crap. Irons' definately pops some vessels in his brain! There! Are you happy? He shortened his lifespan for this sh[i]i[/i]t. :mad: 3/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.popmatters.com/film/reviews/d/images/dungeons_and_dragons.jpg[/img]
This guy is compensating for something....

[b]73. Madhouse (of Dr. Death). (1974)[/b] Wes Craven definately saw this film because there are big chucks of it in both [i]New Nightmare[/i] and [i]Scream[/i]. Vincent Price doesn't quite play himself but might as well of..since here he's an actor known for his character Dr. Death (certainly a play on Dr. Phibes, a character he played quite well before) who kills his victims in all sorts of crazy ways (see [i]Scream [/i]and [i]Nightmare of Elm Street[/i]). After years in the funny farm he's brought back to do the role one more time. But suddenly people in his life begin to drop dead (yep, in all sorts of crazy ways). One death happens on the set of the new movie (just like in [i]New Nightmare[/i]). Btw, the Dr. Death costume will look familiar...

[img]http://www.courttv.com/graphics/ctv/casefiles/kevorkian/kevorkian_head.jpg[/img]

Oops! Wrong one. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/redface.gif[/img] Here we go...

[img]http://www.horror-wood.com/madhou35.jpg[/img]

Well, maybe not. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/redface.gif[/img] This is the wrong one. There's another costume that looks just like the one from Scream. Well, even with I think I've proven Craven was inspired by the films of Price and others. Cool! Anyway, this was done by American International Pictures and Amicus so it has earmarks of both studios including Vincent Price and Peter Cushing. I'd say it's overall feel is more Amicus. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]74. The Blood Waters of Dr. Z [/b](a.k.a. [b]Legend of the Zaat Monster[/b], [b]Attack of the Swamp Creatures[/b],[b] Hydra[/b]). (1975) This film is easily among the worst ever made. It takes an endless supply of insanity to achieve such badness. I mean, the film is about a mad scientist who has spent years developing a process to turn himself into a fish...a walking fish in a full size fish suit. Lucky for us this film equivilent of the scum that collects on the bottom of ponds is now highly watchable thanks to the show [b]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/b]. Those guys were pros and they make this fish poop funny as hell! 3/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://www.badmovies.org/movies/zaat/zaat3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"Choked to death by a giant warthog! Yep! That fortune teller lady was right...verbatum!! I should've listened!" [/size]

[b]75. Coma. (1978) [/b] First rate thriller from the 70s. Has a beautiful slow build up. I love it! Happy Birthday to Michael Douglas, btw. He's good in this. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.threeweb.ad.jp/%7Ehtomo/comacd3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I wonder if they have a drive thru? I mean, I need a replacement little toe. [/size]

[b] 76. Vampyr. (1932) [/b]This is one visual treat right here! Very nice use of shadows and camera angles (the POV coffin shot must've been a first at the time). It does jump from scene to scene in sometimes dizzying fashion but that's just early movie making for you. There's some much here that is now familiar it's clear to see this has inspired (and was probably inspired as well) what came after. I'd love to have a tally of the amount of women who fainted at various times during it's early showings. :D 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://sepnet.com/rcramer/pictures/vampyr.jpg[/img]

Coma
Coma(1978)
½

[b][size=3][u]Sunday, Sept 24[/u][/size]
72. Dungeons & Dragons. (2000)[/b] God, where to start? Well, this is pretty bad. First, the dragons are too cartoonish. They should've just ripped off [i]Lord of the Rings[/i]. Second, most of the CGI doesn't work because it's boring and a hundred more shots sweeping around a fake looking city or castle ain't going to change that. Third, replace the entire cast because they suck; especially the misplaced Wayans brother. Did you want this to be a comedy? Then hire the entire Wayans family!! But if you wanted to do this D&D license justice (and serious) you should've gotten a cast and effects team who knew the material and could make it work similar to [i]LotR[/i] and [i]Dragonslayer[/i] (or at least [i]Beastmaster[/i] and [i]Conan[/i]). All those films are fun for similar and different reasons. There ain't no fun here. This is crap. Irons' definately pops some vessels in his brain! There! Are you happy? He shortened his lifespan for this sh[i]i[/i]t. :mad: 3/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.popmatters.com/film/reviews/d/images/dungeons_and_dragons.jpg[/img]
This guy is compensating for something....

[b]73. Madhouse (of Dr. Death). (1974)[/b] Wes Craven definately saw this film because there are big chucks of it in both [i]New Nightmare[/i] and [i]Scream[/i]. Vincent Price doesn't quite play himself but might as well of..since here he's an actor known for his character Dr. Death (certainly a play on Dr. Phibes, a character he played quite well before) who kills his victims in all sorts of crazy ways (see [i]Scream [/i]and [i]Nightmare of Elm Street[/i]). After years in the funny farm he's brought back to do the role one more time. But suddenly people in his life begin to drop dead (yep, in all sorts of crazy ways). One death happens on the set of the new movie (just like in [i]New Nightmare[/i]). Btw, the Dr. Death costume will look familiar...

[img]http://www.courttv.com/graphics/ctv/casefiles/kevorkian/kevorkian_head.jpg[/img]

Oops! Wrong one. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/redface.gif[/img] Here we go...

[img]http://www.horror-wood.com/madhou35.jpg[/img]

Well, maybe not. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/redface.gif[/img] This is the wrong one. There's another costume that looks just like the one from Scream. Well, even with I think I've proven Craven was inspired by the films of Price and others. Cool! Anyway, this was done by American International Pictures and Amicus so it has earmarks of both studios including Vincent Price and Peter Cushing. I'd say it's overall feel is more Amicus. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]74. The Blood Waters of Dr. Z [/b](a.k.a. [b]Legend of the Zaat Monster[/b], [b]Attack of the Swamp Creatures[/b],[b] Hydra[/b]). (1975) This film is easily among the worst ever made. It takes an endless supply of insanity to achieve such badness. I mean, the film is about a mad scientist who has spent years developing a process to turn himself into a fish...a walking fish in a full size fish suit. Lucky for us this film equivilent of the scum that collects on the bottom of ponds is now highly watchable thanks to the show [b]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/b]. Those guys were pros and they make this fish poop funny as hell! 3/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://www.badmovies.org/movies/zaat/zaat3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"Choked to death by a giant warthog! Yep! That fortune teller lady was right...verbatum!! I should've listened!" [/size]

[b]75. Coma. (1978) [/b] First rate thriller from the 70s. Has a beautiful slow build up. I love it! Happy Birthday to Michael Douglas, btw. He's good in this. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.threeweb.ad.jp/%7Ehtomo/comacd3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I wonder if they have a drive thru? I mean, I need a replacement little toe. [/size]

[b] 76. Vampyr. (1932) [/b]This is one visual treat right here! Very nice use of shadows and camera angles (the POV coffin shot must've been a first at the time). It does jump from scene to scene in sometimes dizzying fashion but that's just early movie making for you. There's some much here that is now familiar it's clear to see this has inspired (and was probably inspired as well) what came after. I'd love to have a tally of the amount of women who fainted at various times during it's early showings. :D 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://sepnet.com/rcramer/pictures/vampyr.jpg[/img]

Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey
½

[b][size=3][u]Sunday, Sept 24[/u][/size]
72. Dungeons & Dragons. (2000)[/b] God, where to start? Well, this is pretty bad. First, the dragons are too cartoonish. They should've just ripped off [i]Lord of the Rings[/i]. Second, most of the CGI doesn't work because it's boring and a hundred more shots sweeping around a fake looking city or castle ain't going to change that. Third, replace the entire cast because they suck; especially the misplaced Wayans brother. Did you want this to be a comedy? Then hire the entire Wayans family!! But if you wanted to do this D&D license justice (and serious) you should've gotten a cast and effects team who knew the material and could make it work similar to [i]LotR[/i] and [i]Dragonslayer[/i] (or at least [i]Beastmaster[/i] and [i]Conan[/i]). All those films are fun for similar and different reasons. There ain't no fun here. This is crap. Irons' definately pops some vessels in his brain! There! Are you happy? He shortened his lifespan for this sh[i]i[/i]t. :mad: 3/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.popmatters.com/film/reviews/d/images/dungeons_and_dragons.jpg[/img]
This guy is compensating for something....

[b]73. Madhouse (of Dr. Death). (1974)[/b] Wes Craven definately saw this film because there are big chucks of it in both [i]New Nightmare[/i] and [i]Scream[/i]. Vincent Price doesn't quite play himself but might as well of..since here he's an actor known for his character Dr. Death (certainly a play on Dr. Phibes, a character he played quite well before) who kills his victims in all sorts of crazy ways (see [i]Scream [/i]and [i]Nightmare of Elm Street[/i]). After years in the funny farm he's brought back to do the role one more time. But suddenly people in his life begin to drop dead (yep, in all sorts of crazy ways). One death happens on the set of the new movie (just like in [i]New Nightmare[/i]). Btw, the Dr. Death costume will look familiar...

[img]http://www.courttv.com/graphics/ctv/casefiles/kevorkian/kevorkian_head.jpg[/img]

Oops! Wrong one. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/redface.gif[/img] Here we go...

[img]http://www.horror-wood.com/madhou35.jpg[/img]

Well, maybe not. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/redface.gif[/img] This is the wrong one. There's another costume that looks just like the one from Scream. Well, even with I think I've proven Craven was inspired by the films of Price and others. Cool! Anyway, this was done by American International Pictures and Amicus so it has earmarks of both studios including Vincent Price and Peter Cushing. I'd say it's overall feel is more Amicus. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]74. The Blood Waters of Dr. Z [/b](a.k.a. [b]Legend of the Zaat Monster[/b], [b]Attack of the Swamp Creatures[/b],[b] Hydra[/b]). (1975) This film is easily among the worst ever made. It takes an endless supply of insanity to achieve such badness. I mean, the film is about a mad scientist who has spent years developing a process to turn himself into a fish...a walking fish in a full size fish suit. Lucky for us this film equivilent of the scum that collects on the bottom of ponds is now highly watchable thanks to the show [b]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/b]. Those guys were pros and they make this fish poop funny as hell! 3/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://www.badmovies.org/movies/zaat/zaat3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"Choked to death by a giant warthog! Yep! That fortune teller lady was right...verbatum!! I should've listened!" [/size]

[b]75. Coma. (1978) [/b] First rate thriller from the 70s. Has a beautiful slow build up. I love it! Happy Birthday to Michael Douglas, btw. He's good in this. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.threeweb.ad.jp/%7Ehtomo/comacd3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I wonder if they have a drive thru? I mean, I need a replacement little toe. [/size]

[b] 76. Vampyr. (1932) [/b]This is one visual treat right here! Very nice use of shadows and camera angles (the POV coffin shot must've been a first at the time). It does jump from scene to scene in sometimes dizzying fashion but that's just early movie making for you. There's some much here that is now familiar it's clear to see this has inspired (and was probably inspired as well) what came after. I'd love to have a tally of the amount of women who fainted at various times during it's early showings. :D 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://sepnet.com/rcramer/pictures/vampyr.jpg[/img]

Dungeons & Dragons
½

[b][size=3][u]Sunday, Sept 24[/u][/size]
72. Dungeons & Dragons. (2000)[/b] God, where to start? Well, this is pretty bad. First, the dragons are too cartoonish. They should've just ripped off [i]Lord of the Rings[/i]. Second, most of the CGI doesn't work because it's boring and a hundred more shots sweeping around a fake looking city or castle ain't going to change that. Third, replace the entire cast because they suck; especially the misplaced Wayans brother. Did you want this to be a comedy? Then hire the entire Wayans family!! But if you wanted to do this D&D license justice (and serious) you should've gotten a cast and effects team who knew the material and could make it work similar to [i]LotR[/i] and [i]Dragonslayer[/i] (or at least [i]Beastmaster[/i] and [i]Conan[/i]). All those films are fun for similar and different reasons. There ain't no fun here. This is crap. Irons' definately pops some vessels in his brain! There! Are you happy? He shortened his lifespan for this sh[i]i[/i]t. :mad: 3/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.popmatters.com/film/reviews/d/images/dungeons_and_dragons.jpg[/img]
This guy is compensating for something....

[b]73. Madhouse (of Dr. Death). (1974)[/b] Wes Craven definately saw this film because there are big chucks of it in both [i]New Nightmare[/i] and [i]Scream[/i]. Vincent Price doesn't quite play himself but might as well of..since here he's an actor known for his character Dr. Death (certainly a play on Dr. Phibes, a character he played quite well before) who kills his victims in all sorts of crazy ways (see [i]Scream [/i]and [i]Nightmare of Elm Street[/i]). After years in the funny farm he's brought back to do the role one more time. But suddenly people in his life begin to drop dead (yep, in all sorts of crazy ways). One death happens on the set of the new movie (just like in [i]New Nightmare[/i]). Btw, the Dr. Death costume will look familiar...

[img]http://www.courttv.com/graphics/ctv/casefiles/kevorkian/kevorkian_head.jpg[/img]

Oops! Wrong one. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/redface.gif[/img] Here we go...

[img]http://www.horror-wood.com/madhou35.jpg[/img]

Well, maybe not. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/redface.gif[/img] This is the wrong one. There's another costume that looks just like the one from Scream. Well, even with I think I've proven Craven was inspired by the films of Price and others. Cool! Anyway, this was done by American International Pictures and Amicus so it has earmarks of both studios including Vincent Price and Peter Cushing. I'd say it's overall feel is more Amicus. 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[b]74. The Blood Waters of Dr. Z [/b](a.k.a. [b]Legend of the Zaat Monster[/b], [b]Attack of the Swamp Creatures[/b],[b] Hydra[/b]). (1975) This film is easily among the worst ever made. It takes an endless supply of insanity to achieve such badness. I mean, the film is about a mad scientist who has spent years developing a process to turn himself into a fish...a walking fish in a full size fish suit. Lucky for us this film equivilent of the scum that collects on the bottom of ponds is now highly watchable thanks to the show [b]Mystery Science Theater 3000[/b]. Those guys were pros and they make this fish poop funny as hell! 3/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)

[img]http://www.badmovies.org/movies/zaat/zaat3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]"Choked to death by a giant warthog! Yep! That fortune teller lady was right...verbatum!! I should've listened!" [/size]

[b]75. Coma. (1978) [/b] First rate thriller from the 70s. Has a beautiful slow build up. I love it! Happy Birthday to Michael Douglas, btw. He's good in this. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.threeweb.ad.jp/%7Ehtomo/comacd3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]I wonder if they have a drive thru? I mean, I need a replacement little toe. [/size]

[b] 76. Vampyr. (1932) [/b]This is one visual treat right here! Very nice use of shadows and camera angles (the POV coffin shot must've been a first at the time). It does jump from scene to scene in sometimes dizzying fashion but that's just early movie making for you. There's some much here that is now familiar it's clear to see this has inspired (and was probably inspired as well) what came after. I'd love to have a tally of the amount of women who fainted at various times during it's early showings. :D 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://sepnet.com/rcramer/pictures/vampyr.jpg[/img]

The Brides of Dracula
½

[size=3][u][b]Friday, Sept 22[/b][/u][/size]
No horror films watched. :(

[b][size=3][u]Saturday, Sept 23[/u][/size]
69. Pet Sematary. (1989)[/b] I got a bit of a shocker scanning the net for comments on this film. Many MANY people consider this a good horror film. :eek: Personally, I think this film had been killed, buried and then allowed to claw itself out and emerge in theaters. As a fan of the book I found this an insult in 1989. So, why did I buy the dvd last year? Oddly, I'd left the dog at the vet for a few tests and while waiting I went down the street and found this in the bargain bin. In all this time [b]Pet Sematary[/b] has become a fantastic good time for a former hater. No kidding! This is among my top favorite unintentional comedies. What a laugh riot!! I couldn't stop laughing at nearly every scene. Sure, there's a few genuinely creepy moments but mostly it just leaves me in tears. I like Fred Gwynne in this and everything else he's been in. But the rest of the cast deserves to have a laugh track kick in with practically every line they say. I'm not going to pick this thing apart for the same reason I won't watch this with somebody who takes it seriously. Great film....for my own reasons. :p 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (home brewed MST3K party upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://www.phillyburbs.com/zombies/essay/sema.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Name: Gage.
Weapon of choice: scalpel.
Favorite comeback line: "Daddy, you won't believe what my diaper is loaded with...heh-heh, ho hoho....."
[/size]
[b]70. Brides of Dracula. (1960) [/b]I had to take a nap in the middle of this but it didn't hurt its effectiveness. This Hammer Film has all the earmarks of a classic including the vampire bat attached to an obvious string. It greats really exciting near the end. A great vampire film for those who love the classics! Cushing is in top notch form and the rest of the cast is very good. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.metamovie.de/film/images/br4.jpg[/img]

[b]71. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai. (1984) [/b] I've never been a big fan of this sort of 1980s Flash Gordon thing. I don't know why I continue to watch it at all. I guess I keep thinking it'll grow on me somehow. Hasn't happened yet. I like the opening just fine, but then it quickly becomes apparent this film has taken a dose of LSD. It's all over the place. I'm going to like it one day! :mad: 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.badmovies.org/movies/buckaroo/buckaroo3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Cheech & Chong try to break the sound barrier.[/size]

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
½

[size=3][u][b]Friday, Sept 22[/b][/u][/size]
No horror films watched. :(

[b][size=3][u]Saturday, Sept 23[/u][/size]
69. Pet Sematary. (1989)[/b] I got a bit of a shocker scanning the net for comments on this film. Many MANY people consider this a good horror film. :eek: Personally, I think this film had been killed, buried and then allowed to claw itself out and emerge in theaters. As a fan of the book I found this an insult in 1989. So, why did I buy the dvd last year? Oddly, I'd left the dog at the vet for a few tests and while waiting I went down the street and found this in the bargain bin. In all this time [b]Pet Sematary[/b] has become a fantastic good time for a former hater. No kidding! This is among my top favorite unintentional comedies. What a laugh riot!! I couldn't stop laughing at nearly every scene. Sure, there's a few genuinely creepy moments but mostly it just leaves me in tears. I like Fred Gwynne in this and everything else he's been in. But the rest of the cast deserves to have a laugh track kick in with practically every line they say. I'm not going to pick this thing apart for the same reason I won't watch this with somebody who takes it seriously. Great film....for my own reasons. :p 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (home brewed MST3K party upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://www.phillyburbs.com/zombies/essay/sema.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Name: Gage.
Weapon of choice: scalpel.
Favorite comeback line: "Daddy, you won't believe what my diaper is loaded with...heh-heh, ho hoho....."
[/size]
[b]70. Brides of Dracula. (1960) [/b]I had to take a nap in the middle of this but it didn't hurt its effectiveness. This Hammer Film has all the earmarks of a classic including the vampire bat attached to an obvious string. It greats really exciting near the end. A great vampire film for those who love the classics! Cushing is in top notch form and the rest of the cast is very good. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.metamovie.de/film/images/br4.jpg[/img]

[b]71. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai. (1984) [/b] I've never been a big fan of this sort of 1980s Flash Gordon thing. I don't know why I continue to watch it at all. I guess I keep thinking it'll grow on me somehow. Hasn't happened yet. I like the opening just fine, but then it quickly becomes apparent this film has taken a dose of LSD. It's all over the place. I'm going to like it one day! :mad: 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.badmovies.org/movies/buckaroo/buckaroo3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Cheech & Chong try to break the sound barrier.[/size]

Pet Sematary
Pet Sematary(1989)

[size=3][u][b]Friday, Sept 22[/b][/u][/size]
No horror films watched. :(

[b][size=3][u]Saturday, Sept 23[/u][/size]
69. Pet Sematary. (1989)[/b] I got a bit of a shocker scanning the net for comments on this film. Many MANY people consider this a good horror film. :eek: Personally, I think this film had been killed, buried and then allowed to claw itself out and emerge in theaters. As a fan of the book I found this an insult in 1989. So, why did I buy the dvd last year? Oddly, I'd left the dog at the vet for a few tests and while waiting I went down the street and found this in the bargain bin. In all this time [b]Pet Sematary[/b] has become a fantastic good time for a former hater. No kidding! This is among my top favorite unintentional comedies. What a laugh riot!! I couldn't stop laughing at nearly every scene. Sure, there's a few genuinely creepy moments but mostly it just leaves me in tears. I like Fred Gwynne in this and everything else he's been in. But the rest of the cast deserves to have a laugh track kick in with practically every line they say. I'm not going to pick this thing apart for the same reason I won't watch this with somebody who takes it seriously. Great film....for my own reasons. :p 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (home brewed MST3K party upgrade 10/10)

[img]http://www.phillyburbs.com/zombies/essay/sema.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Name: Gage.
Weapon of choice: scalpel.
Favorite comeback line: "Daddy, you won't believe what my diaper is loaded with...heh-heh, ho hoho....."
[/size]
[b]70. Brides of Dracula. (1960) [/b]I had to take a nap in the middle of this but it didn't hurt its effectiveness. This Hammer Film has all the earmarks of a classic including the vampire bat attached to an obvious string. It greats really exciting near the end. A great vampire film for those who love the classics! Cushing is in top notch form and the rest of the cast is very good. 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.metamovie.de/film/images/br4.jpg[/img]

[b]71. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai. (1984) [/b] I've never been a big fan of this sort of 1980s Flash Gordon thing. I don't know why I continue to watch it at all. I guess I keep thinking it'll grow on me somehow. Hasn't happened yet. I like the opening just fine, but then it quickly becomes apparent this film has taken a dose of LSD. It's all over the place. I'm going to like it one day! :mad: 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img]

[img]http://www.badmovies.org/movies/buckaroo/buckaroo3.jpg[/img]
[size=1]Cheech & Chong try to break the sound barrier.[/size]

Office: The Complete First Series
½

The "happy" stamp on the last entry was for yesterday. As suspected, my boss is making sure today isn't stamped "happy". What a prick!

[img]http://johnporcaro.typepad.com/blog/images/david071-thumb.jpg[/img]

More later.

Pumpkinhead
Pumpkinhead(1988)
½

[b][size=3][u]Thursday, Sept 21[/u][/size]
66. The Island. (1980)[/b] One of several films with this title. This is the one based on the Peter "JAWS"/"THE DEEP" Benchley novel starring Michael Caine and David Warner. I used to believe this was a bad movie that just happens to be fun to laugh at. But with this viewing I've changed my mind. I think the bad things are mostly tongue-in-cheek and just because I feel Michael Caine plays one of the worst fathers in screen history doesn't mean it wasn't supposed to play that way. One thing's for sure, this film is quite an oddity. It's not quite horror but has some nasty looking gore right at the beginning when some dude gets a very bad stomach ulser. The poster would seem to indicate a monster movie but that ain't right either. I'll avoid spoiler and just say when Caine and his son board a boat they are actually boarding a sort of time machine. Very strange. But I like it a lot. There are VHS versions but no DVD yet. Maddening! This is a very fun film with some tense moments and some genuine laughs (love it when that dudes asks Caine for the $20 landing fee). It needs a DVD. The names Benchley, Caine and Warner alone warrant a good DVD release. Lets have it! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (cheese upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/theisland.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]"Thing" from Addam's Family goes wrong!!![/size]


[b]67. Pumpkinhead. (1988)[/b] Here is one of the best monster movies to come out of the 1980s. Tremendously entertaining. The film opens looking like [i]Little House on the Prairie[/i] meets [i]The Brothers Grimm[/i]. [size=1](I truly wish Michael Landon had given us a few darker episodes where Laura Ingals wakes up screaming, in a pool of her own bodily fluids. :D )[/size] The whole thing is genuinely spooky and exciting. Actor Lance Henrickson is really good until the final 3rd when he starts chewing the scenery but then he comes back again near the end to nail it. I like that actor a lot. The effects are slended old school and skillfully filmed to avoid cheese. I love that creature! Reminds me of the [i]Alien[/i] series. It ain't Halloween until [b]Pumpkinhead[/b] drops by.... 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/pumpkinhead.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]I heard you wanted to make a pie out of my head, chump! [/size]

[b]68. Addams Family. (1991) [/b]Very impressive big screen version of the macabre comic strip/TV show. This is also one of my favorite ensemble casts (the cast for the sequel is even better). 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/addams.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]If I had a brother like either of these guys I'd be dead. [/size]

The Addams Family
½

[b][size=3][u]Thursday, Sept 21[/u][/size]
66. The Island. (1980)[/b] One of several films with this title. This is the one based on the Peter "JAWS"/"THE DEEP" Benchley novel starring Michael Caine and David Warner. I used to believe this was a bad movie that just happens to be fun to laugh at. But with this viewing I've changed my mind. I think the bad things are mostly tongue-in-cheek and just because I feel Michael Caine plays one of the worst fathers in screen history doesn't mean it wasn't supposed to play that way. One thing's for sure, this film is quite an oddity. It's not quite horror but has some nasty looking gore right at the beginning when some dude gets a very bad stomach ulser. The poster would seem to indicate a monster movie but that ain't right either. I'll avoid spoiler and just say when Caine and his son board a boat they are actually boarding a sort of time machine. Very strange. But I like it a lot. There are VHS versions but no DVD yet. Maddening! This is a very fun film with some tense moments and some genuine laughs (love it when that dudes asks Caine for the $20 landing fee). It needs a DVD. The names Benchley, Caine and Warner alone warrant a good DVD release. Lets have it! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (cheese upgrade 10/10)

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[size=1]"Thing" from Addam's Family goes wrong!!![/size]


[b]67. Pumpkinhead. (1988)[/b] Here is one of the best monster movies to come out of the 1980s. Tremendously entertaining. The film opens looking like [i]Little House on the Prairie[/i] meets [i]The Brothers Grimm[/i]. [size=1](I truly wish Michael Landon had given us a few darker episodes where Laura Ingals wakes up screaming, in a pool of her own bodily fluids. :D )[/size] The whole thing is genuinely spooky and exciting. Actor Lance Henrickson is really good until the final 3rd when he starts chewing the scenery but then he comes back again near the end to nail it. I like that actor a lot. The effects are slended old school and skillfully filmed to avoid cheese. I love that creature! Reminds me of the [i]Alien[/i] series. It ain't Halloween until [b]Pumpkinhead[/b] drops by.... 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

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[size=1]I heard you wanted to make a pie out of my head, chump! [/size]

[b]68. Addams Family. (1991) [/b]Very impressive big screen version of the macabre comic strip/TV show. This is also one of my favorite ensemble casts (the cast for the sequel is even better). 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

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[size=1]If I had a brother like either of these guys I'd be dead. [/size]

The Island
The Island(1980)

[b][size=3][u]Thursday, Sept 21[/u][/size]
66. The Island. (1980)[/b] One of several films with this title. This is the one based on the Peter "JAWS"/"THE DEEP" Benchley novel starring Michael Caine and David Warner. I used to believe this was a bad movie that just happens to be fun to laugh at. But with this viewing I've changed my mind. I think the bad things are mostly tongue-in-cheek and just because I feel Michael Caine plays one of the worst fathers in screen history doesn't mean it wasn't supposed to play that way. One thing's for sure, this film is quite an oddity. It's not quite horror but has some nasty looking gore right at the beginning when some dude gets a very bad stomach ulser. The poster would seem to indicate a monster movie but that ain't right either. I'll avoid spoiler and just say when Caine and his son board a boat they are actually boarding a sort of time machine. Very strange. But I like it a lot. There are VHS versions but no DVD yet. Maddening! This is a very fun film with some tense moments and some genuine laughs (love it when that dudes asks Caine for the $20 landing fee). It needs a DVD. The names Benchley, Caine and Warner alone warrant a good DVD release. Lets have it! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (cheese upgrade 10/10)

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/theisland.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]"Thing" from Addam's Family goes wrong!!![/size]


[b]67. Pumpkinhead. (1988)[/b] Here is one of the best monster movies to come out of the 1980s. Tremendously entertaining. The film opens looking like [i]Little House on the Prairie[/i] meets [i]The Brothers Grimm[/i]. [size=1](I truly wish Michael Landon had given us a few darker episodes where Laura Ingals wakes up screaming, in a pool of her own bodily fluids. :D )[/size] The whole thing is genuinely spooky and exciting. Actor Lance Henrickson is really good until the final 3rd when he starts chewing the scenery but then he comes back again near the end to nail it. I like that actor a lot. The effects are slended old school and skillfully filmed to avoid cheese. I love that creature! Reminds me of the [i]Alien[/i] series. It ain't Halloween until [b]Pumpkinhead[/b] drops by.... 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/pumpkinhead.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]I heard you wanted to make a pie out of my head, chump! [/size]

[b]68. Addams Family. (1991) [/b]Very impressive big screen version of the macabre comic strip/TV show. This is also one of my favorite ensemble casts (the cast for the sequel is even better). 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/radioman970/addams.jpg[/IMG]
[size=1]If I had a brother like either of these guys I'd be dead. [/size]