Tuesday, December 29, 2009
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2.Trick R Treat-heard about this for yrs and it delivered,a great anthology of stories and already a must see every Halloween
3.Martyrs-Brutal,disturbing and a hard pill to swallow but it delivers the goods
4.Zombieland-Don't know if I can consider this horror or comedy with horror but it's a fun zombie movie with some real cool scenes
5.Halloween 2-I don't care how umpopular it is,I enjoyed what Zombie did,he tried some new ideas and I dug the dark vibe
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Nazi Zombies, definitely an interesting and unique concept tacked by director Tommy Wirkola.He was definitely influenced by Sam Raimi(as he is referenced in this film) and Peter Jackson(a brain-dead alive t-shirt is worn by a character) as he lets the blood fly while never taking the movie to seriously.This works well as we get a slapstick Nazi Zombie movie.
Eight medical students are vacationing in Finmark for their Easter break I presume.They are there to drink,party and pretty much do all the stuff normal teenagers do. Shortly after arriving they get a knock at the door from you're token old-man who is their to warn them of impending danger.He tells them about a group of Nazis who were buried alive there during WWII and how there are ghost stories about them. Of course they believe him to be crazy.
Once the Nazi zombies do show up is when the film picks up.There is some fine f/x displayed here.A brains falls out of someone's head,chainsaw's rip people to pieces and intestines spill out as Wirkola tries to one up each previous scene.There is also a sex scene in a very odd place.We also get faster/running zombies here which I have no problem with. But I was hoping to see a little more of the one main zombie-Nazi-leader who only really came about towards the very end.The beautiful winter/snowy backdrop also adds a nice touch to the movie.I don't recall many zombie movies set at a snowny mountain.
What you get is a nicely filmed,beautifully set,asinine movieand I mean that in a good way.Going in to this you knew you had to somewhat expect this,I mean Nazi Zombies,come on.But most people should enjoy this,it's a concept that really hasn't been done and it was pulled it off fairly well.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Ten years earlier at the local hangout called Rollerdome a horrible tragedy occured.Rollerdome employee Charlie Rotter went postal and slaughtered six kids after they made fun of him.Watching in the background was his six yr old daughter Skye.We eventually learn that Charlie was involved in an accident on the way to the jail and apparently is dead.
We then are introduced more to Skye,who is now 16 and is somewhat of an outcast at high school and her best friend/nerd Derek.Her opposition in this movie is Madison(Julianna Guill will you marry me).Madison has broken up with popular jock Brigg.Brigg starts showing an interest in Skye and this doesn't sit well with Madison who gets her dad to pay for an re-open Rollerdome for her sweet 16 party.Madison makes it her mission to humiliate Skye as much as she can.
Finally the time has come for Madisons sweet 16 party,and of course Skye isn't invited.But her and Derek decide to sneak into the party since its the place to be. Skye and Derek eventually get into the party and Skye meets up with Brigg who was being ignored by Madison.Soon after the killings begin.First a couple of Madison's friends are offed and then one of Briggs friend is killed.Who is doing this,is it jealous nerd Derek,skye herself or has Charlie Rotter come back from the dead.The killer is revealed towards the end and was no surprise to me despite them trying to confuse us.
One thing this movie somewhat did is have a decent amount of on-screen blood for a made for tv movie,some eye-catching lighting at the rollerdome and a decent looking masked killer.My main gripes with this movie was it was too predictable,too cliche and too unoriginal.But I did think Julianna Guill did quite a good job as the spoiled/stuck up rich bitch and she looked good despite being considerably older in real life.Some of her demands were quite hilarious also.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Set in a world that has been devastated by Zombies(more like the rage infected people of the 28 days later films than the Night of the living dead zombies)we are quickly introduced to Columbus(played by Jesse Eisenberg)who has developed his own set of rules like always checking the backseat and beware of bathrooms,and so on.They flash on screen during the movie which I thought was a cool touch.Columbus is easy to like but sometimes got on my nerves cause he reminded me too much of Michael Cera(superbad,nick and norah's).Columbus eventually meets and joins forces with Tallahasee(played by Woody Harrelson)the crazy,not afraid of anything guy you'd want on your side if you ever were in a situation like this.Tallahasee is on the search for a twinkie...yes a twinkie.Evetually the guys meet to con artist sisters,Wichita(Emma Stone) and Little Rock(Abigail Breslin) who con them out of their weapons among other things.
Finally they all decide to team up to go to Pacific playland,which is in LA and is supposedly zombie free.Along the way they stop in Beverly Hills for star maps and finally at.......Bill Murrays house(he was the big surprise cameo in this one).The final scene takes place at the amusement park and putting zombie in an amusement park is a win-win.......and one of my favorite parts is this movie was the zombie clown(don't know if I ever saw that before).
For the most part this was a very entertaining movie with just the right amount of gore and laughs.It was more about the characters jouney than about zombies and that worked well cause you actually cared for the characters and rooted for them.Definitely one worth owning in the near future if you are ever in the mood for a funny,entertaining and gory zombie film which doesn't take itself seriously.
Monday, October 12, 2009
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Starts out a lot like the first one,legal woes forced Raimi to reshoot it and he couldn't afford all the actors as well . Ash of course takes his girlfriend to a secluded Cabin in the woods only to discover a professors tape of incantations that unleashes a slew of demons that possess Linda and force him to kill her and eventually possess him and his hand.Soon after the professors daughter(Annie) and 3 companions return to the cabin and see just how over the top things have gotten.This film is a perfect mix of creepy moments and genuinely funny moments. Ash's possessed hand beating himself up is one of the best parts of the film,and Bruce Campbell pulled it off perfectly. One of the creepier parts is the deadite in the cellar and the quick transformation of Annie's one companion into a deadite. Evil ash is also a hoot to watch and the "laughing room" scene is one to remember. I have a hard time picking but I actually enjoyed this one more than The Evil Dead,sure its a bit more campy but I find myself having had more fun watching this.
The Picture looks damn good for a very dated movie. The detail in certain scenes especially the bridge scene in the beginning is quite impressive.I was able to notice little things in the background that I couldn't on the regular dvd.There is some grain in some of the darker parts of the film but not enough to deter me from recommending this one.
-audio commentary with Raimi,Campbell,Spiegal and Nicotero
very fun to listen to them
fast fim facts
-evil dead II:behind the scenes featurette
-the gore the merrier
good luck at the special makeup effects