Old 12-04-2011, 01:11 PM
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Haven't watched Straw Dogs in years. Brilliant film.

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You should know better when it comes to remakes. There's only a few that are any good and really only one in my opinion that was better then the original.
Oh yeah remakes never top the original for me I just expected something more well put together after reading the positive reviews.

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No offense but Kate Bosworth (with flat boobs) is clearly miscast for this role.

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Old 12-04-2011, 01:48 PM
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i know this movie was a pile of crap but i found it quite fun.
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:52 PM
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Started my Christmas horror movie marathon tonight and decided to start with this classic. I said awhile back in my review of Sint that evil Santa movies are a hard sell and i still hold to that even with ones that are just killers dressed up as Santa but unlike Sint i really like this movie. It's cheesy and a little over the top but that's all i was expecting and looking for so i enjoyed it.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:51 PM
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The Thing (2011)

Totally agree with Elvis, not as darker or tense as the original but a fairly done entertaining film indeed.
And by "the original" you mean the remake, right?
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:14 PM
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The Rite

To be honest I thought this was gonna be just another REALLY SLOW run of the mill exorcism movie, but I wound up really enjoying the film. 3.5/5

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Not horrible but probably nothing Id watch again.

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Old 12-05-2011, 08:39 AM
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And by "the original" you mean the remake, right?
John Carpenter's 1986 film with same title.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:43 AM
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Just finished it. I cannot deny that I liked it, maybe not as much as Carpenter's original remake but yeah. The music was hauntingly reminiscent of Carpenter's remake as well, and so were a lot of the scenes. The "prequel" tries to follow a different route by mixing Hawks' original work with Carpenter's remake, but marked similarities with both, the original and the remake are only too glaringly evident and go a bit against this film. What made Carpenter's film disturbingly eerie was the fact that many things were left unsaid and for the imagination of the viewer; the prequel shows almost everything, right up to the point where the story goes forward into the 80s masterpiece. The climax was a nice little touch, and the clever juxtaposition of the "beginning" with the end titles is a good addition to the continuation as well.

The performances were okay, although Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a dedicated scientist is a bit hard to swallow. The casting of many members of the Norwegian base is pretty much spot-on. The CGI was decent, but there was more than one instance when it stood out as a piece of CGI, which goes against the flow of the film. The director does a competent job maintaining the atmosphere of the film throughout, and should be commended for trying to do so. Unlike RZ's "Halloween", "The Thing" (although being a remake OF a remake) pretends to be a prequel and actually carries it off as well.

All in all, it's a decent little companion piece to Carpenter's remake of Hawks' original from the 50s. Be sure to stay for a bit as soon as the end credits show, to see that small and special end which leads to "the beginning."

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Old 12-05-2011, 11:00 AM
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walking dead ep 1 season 1. Pretty good

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Old 12-05-2011, 11:22 AM
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Thought is was very good (rated 4.5/5.0 stars).

Not as good as Inside or High Tension, but haven't seen Martyrs yet.

How does Martyrs compare to Frontier(s)? I heard Martyrs is way better, but Frontier(s) is more violent.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:26 PM
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Great write up on The Thing ____V____!

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How does Martyrs compare to Frontier(s)? I heard Martyrs is way better, but Frontier(s) is more violent.
I didn't think much of Martyrs when I first saw it but once I had some time to digest it all I liked it a more. It's got a lot more depth to it than Frontier(s) (and the rest of the similar themed films - Wolf Creek, Eden Lake, Turistas, etc) and is definitely a better film.

I thought they were equally violent really but Martyrs has more unsettling violence whereas Frontier(s) is almost comical/OTT in it's approach to it.

It's the only stand out film of it's type for me. A twisted dark, unsettling and thought provoking flick.
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