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.