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Old 01-18-2019, 09:07 PM
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Thing that sucks about it is...hes not even a bad actor, or that he can't play "sinister guy"...as a matter of fact I'd say he's average to pretty good depending on what you see him in.
He SLAYED Rorschach.
Great in the short lived human target.
Not bad in Preacher.

Just...horribly miscast as Freddy...
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:36 AM
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Thing that sucks about it is...hes not even a bad actor, or that he can't play "sinister guy"...as a matter of fact I'd say he's average to pretty good depending on what you see him in.
He SLAYED Rorschach.
Great in the short lived human target.
Not bad in Preacher.

Just...horribly miscast as Freddy...
I'll never forget Jackie Earle Haley role as Moocher in Breaking Away, steller performance, good actor. Some folks didn't like the gravel voice for Rorschach. Anyway, I never saw the 2010 nightmare remake, but I would have assumed he'd be a bit old 50 and short 5'5" for the part.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:31 AM
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I think he’s a great actor, he just need better roles.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:19 AM
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Planet Terror as part 1 of 3hr+ Grindhouse

It was kind of weird. I appreciated the subtle and totally unsubtle homage to 'grindhouse' films, and films approaching that, especially from the 70s and early 80s. I especially liked the intro and the fake trailers of other films (though the ones at the end of the film were line crossers), and the scratching audio sounds, and the dust and scratches on the film, goofy gross-outs, over-the-top characters, stupid logic, misogyny, exploitive shot framing, bad edits, missing film sections, and the tongue-in-cheek poking fun at these films and ourselves for wanting to see these films... when it's homage sometimes tips into parody these things come to mind. I thought it was funny. The film itself is intended to be a bit 'rough' as a parody, so I don't want to miss the point, but no, I didn't think it was great, but it was funny and introspective.
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:09 PM
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This movie had potential, especially for being a college fraternity horror movie. It actually had me interested for a while until the last 30 minutes or so when it started falling apart. I mean I get the gist of what was happening but it just seemed way too bizarre to actually be considered remotely believable. I give it the score I do because leading up until those last 20 or 30 minutes was awesome! But just like many other movies, the ending completely killed it.
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Old 01-21-2019, 04:16 AM
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Slender Man, 2018. 5/10

Director: Sylvain White


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Out For Justice, 1991, 9/10

Director: John Flynn




Polar. 2019. 8/10

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Harvest of the Dead, 2015. 6/10


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Old 01-22-2019, 07:50 PM
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Family Possessions, 2016. 7/10


Director: Tommy Faircloth


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Old 01-22-2019, 10:58 PM
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You can use the site's Search function, you can even have it search the movie title in just this thread. But I was referring to reviews on wiki and/or RT.

I think it's cool for a 2h15m film to change moods, settings, lighting and all... hard to stay dark for 2hrs+. But you probably have a point there. I think he went to Italy and then Paris, and there's daylight scenes. Overall things seemed to brighten and the threat level kept decreasing, things seemed more tongue-in-cheek spurred by the blonde young lady and Depp. I'm not sure if that was the tone Polanski was going for, but I don't think it ever switched away from that comical tone after that. Cary Grant and the femme fatale can comically banter in some Hitchcock films, but usually it's just a humorous respite, not a tone setter for the rest of the film.
Ok. I was just curious about the source of the other reviews. I've searched here before.

I think it's difficult to do day scenes well in horror movies. A movie like the original Nightmare on Elm Street is good with the day scenes because the night / dream world is still present and you know the characters fear the coming of the night and dreams. It's like that town that dreaded sundown line in Scream. And of course the actual movie. Also of course the saying the freaks come out at night. I think there is a line in X-Files about how humans have always feared the night. Or how you don't realize how dark the night is without lights.

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Planet Terror as part 1 of 3hr+ Grindhouse

It was kind of weird. I appreciated the subtle and totally unsubtle homage to 'grindhouse' films, and films approaching that, especially from the 70s and early 80s. I especially liked the intro and the fake trailers of other films (though the ones at the end of the film were line crossers), and the scratching audio sounds, and the dust and scratches on the film, goofy gross-outs, over-the-top characters, stupid logic, misogyny, exploitive shot framing, bad edits, missing film sections, and the tongue-in-cheek poking fun at these films and ourselves for wanting to see these films... when it's homage sometimes tips into parody these things come to mind. I thought it was funny. The film itself is intended to be a bit 'rough' as a parody, so I don't want to miss the point, but no, I didn't think it was great, but it was funny and introspective.
What are the line crossers?
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:00 PM
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Family Possessions, 2016. 7/10


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Need some reviews. But that first image looks good enough for me to check out IMDB to see what it's all about.
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Old 01-23-2019, 05:43 AM
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Halloween (1978).
We watched this in preparation of seeing the 2018 follow up.
It's been a while.
In fact, not since I've been with Spal had either of us seen it, and so yeah that's going back 'fore the turn of the century.

I think I touched on this before, but when I was quite young I never paid Halloween or it's sequels too much mind.
They were slower, and less visually ?unusual? than the kind of horror I'd been exposed to as a child, things like Hellraiser, NOES, The Thing, and the evil dead (thank you, parents.)
For these reasons I was never really into it, as a kid, for me different things drove my lower attention span.
Things like atmosphere, well done pacing, set up, dialogue, musical score all sadly took a back seat - and these factors are exactly what this movie had going for it.

When I watched it a little later down the line in my mid teens, I kind of started to "get it" to a point. Maybe appreciate it a little more. I consider 1&2 pretty much a double feature, and they do stand quite seperate in style from what was to follow.

Now that I have had years more exposure to films of past and present, watching this after that awesome period of time has passed that erases most of what you know about a movie? More than ever before it shows why people say it's so iconic.
All in all, it's a simple story - and "not much happens".
But a lot going for it that set it apart from the films of around that time...some interesting camera work and spanning like "follow" kind of shots. Not to mention the villain perspective stuff (did they do that in the others? I feel like they didn't). One nice early example of "jump scare", and not many more...you know...sparingly, like it should be.
The minimal explanation of Michael via the medium of Loomis.
Only showing the over-the-shoulder view of the shape for a large portion of the movie. The cut-away to the class speaking of "fate", where little more than that influenced him to go after her it seems.
"Dead/Not Dead", inhumanly strong silent villain, simply choosing and stalking prey. The excellent musical score and the pacing of it in so many scenes really just, it still manages to build atmosphere for all the time that's past and how far movies have come...this still puts you in an almost vulnerable state.
This movie, impressed adult me.

It will be interesting to see how they follow up in the new one...glad I've largely forgotten most of the sequels...because yeah, Laurie, for all her efforts, essentially lost that fight. Psychologically that would weigh. I'm interested in seeing where that goes.



Side notes:

It was interesting having watched all the scream films seeing how many of Randy's "rules" the cast breaks.

One thing I never noticed was how fucking pleased with himself Loomis looks when he tricks the young children "Hey Lonnie, get your ass away from there" Yes. Genious...this made me grin.
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