What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

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Unread post by Markgway » 05 Nov 2011, 05:25

Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)

Interesting documentary... wish it had been longer than 70 mins.
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Unread post by gasteropod » 06 Nov 2011, 02:58

Prince of Darkness (1987) - 3.5/5

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Unread post by gasteropod » 06 Nov 2011, 05:46

The Strangers (2008) - 1/5

Take away everything great about Funny Games and this is what you get. Tedious pointless borefest.

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Unread post by gasteropod » 06 Nov 2011, 17:53

The Wages of Fear (1953) - 4.5/5

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Unread post by Markgway » 06 Nov 2011, 22:30

gasteropod wrote:Funny Games....Tedious pointless borefest.
Too true.

Unknown (2011-USA-Germany-France-UK) **½

Almost really good thriller just misses the bullseye somehow.
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Unread post by Markgway » 07 Nov 2011, 19:03

Faster ** (2010-USA)

B+ for effort, but the results are underwhelming.

Paris Lockdown (2007-France) *½

Repellent wallow in gangster criminality.
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Unread post by saltysam » 07 Nov 2011, 19:07

Maniac Cop 3/5 enjoyable low budget thriller/horror,good cast loopy story,entertaining throughout.The Arrow BD looks ok but lets face it this movie will never look particularly great.
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Unread post by luckystars » 07 Nov 2011, 19:24

Markgway wrote:"Due to studio pressure, 15 minutes were trimmed from the original running time and a new ending was shot."

Hmm... I rather liked Frantic... wonder what was dropped/changed?
Something about the original ending here
http://theseventhart.info/tag/frantic-film-review/


I'd be very interested in seeing a Directors Cut....the version we know always seemed too cheesy to me.
2010 - The return of the HK movie industry :)
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Unread post by gasteropod » 07 Nov 2011, 20:31

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) - 1/5

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Unread post by HungFist » 07 Nov 2011, 20:51

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Unread post by gasteropod » 07 Nov 2011, 21:13

Lolz, it gets a star for its nightmarish Eraserhead style, but otherwise it's just a vile waste of time.

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Unread post by Markgway » 08 Nov 2011, 05:35

Max Payne (2008-USA-Canada) **

Not so bad as video game adaptations go...
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Unread post by Markgway » 08 Nov 2011, 16:14

Three O'Clock High (1987-USA) *½

Unpleasent, unfunny comedy about a nerd tormented by a school bully.
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Unread post by gasteropod » 09 Nov 2011, 02:10

The Name of the Rose (1986) - 4/5

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Unread post by Markgway » 09 Nov 2011, 04:59

Deadly Friend (1986-USA) **½

Quite good horror from Wes Craven.

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Unread post by Keung » 09 Nov 2011, 15:24

Cruel Intentions - 3.5/5

Reese Witherspoon. :love:
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Unread post by HungFist » 09 Nov 2011, 15:28

What's up with Gas and Mark watching more movies than I do :icon_suspect:

Day 4 (the main event aka midnight marathon): Part 2 (04:45 - 10:30)

The Woman (2011). Mixed bag “Sundance shocker” by Lucky McKee. Middle class American family finds an animal-like “wild-woman” in the forest, capture her, and try to train her into a civilized human being. McKee plays with both feminism and misogyny, mixes horror and satire, and throws in small doses of as-graphic-as-MPAA-allows violence. It’s interesting and entertaining, but ultimately too flashy. Trying to turn an obvious exploitation premise into something intelligent, it the film comes out as a compromise. Too afraid of being labeled as trash it takes cover in self-indulgent cleverness that soon becomes more irritating than poignant.

Ator – The Fighting Eagle (1981). Hard core exploitation director Joe D’Amato took a lighter approach (and a new pseudonym) for a pg-rated Conan – The Barbarian cash-in. It’s an awfully scripted barbarian adventure with amusing dialogue, giant spider, and plenty of campy acting. Difficult to recommend to anyone except small children or fans of bad cinema, the pic does nevertheless have certain (mostly accidental) entertainment merits. For an early morning slot in a midnight film festival it makes passable offering – especially when seen from 35 mm film.

Lady Terminator (1988). Indonesian rip-off action exploitation madness! “First she mates, then she terminates”. The nonsensical storyline kicks off with a sneaky man beating a witch seductress at her own game in the 19th century, then jumps to modern day (1980’s), with a student girl somehow falling under a spell and turning into a lady terminator who is (apparently) after some jewelries worn by two women. The local police, who have unlimited ammunition (so does she) try to protect the innocent girls. What results is boobs, car chases, an unbelievable amount of fired bullets, and a storyline that is best summarized as wtfigo. Quality entertainment and a great closing movie for the night!

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Strangely, the program finished on time, as opposed to being two hours late as usual (official statement: ”We’re sorry, we’re on schedule... we've messed up something”).

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Unread post by bradavon » 09 Nov 2011, 18:04

HungFist wrote:What's up with Gas and Mark watching more movies than I do :icon_suspect:
They may watch more. Do they write up every film they see? I don't.

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Unread post by gasteropod » 09 Nov 2011, 19:07

I almost always just type a score up on here/Mubi as a force of habit.

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Unread post by romerojpg » 09 Nov 2011, 20:18

I used to write some massive detailed reviews of all films and TV shows, now I would rather watch them rather than spend countless hours a week writing about them :D
All I do now is mark them out of 5 and list the day I saw them ands format, quicker. I spend more time writing up gigs now haha and they can be even bloody bigger!

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Unread post by bradavon » 10 Nov 2011, 00:10

I don't see the point just giving a mark, it tells you absolutely nothing of value. I'd at least write a sentence or two. For the most part, I cannot be bothered. Do you recommend Mubi Gas? I've been meaning to ask.

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Unread post by gasteropod » 10 Nov 2011, 01:44

bradavon wrote:I don't see the point just giving a mark, it tells you absolutely nothing of value. I'd at least write a sentence or two. For the most part, I cannot be bothered. Do you recommend Mubi Gas? I've been meaning to ask.
I think the rating out of 5 says enough tbh. Well I use Mubi to rate and discover films, depends what you want to do, I like it yeah.

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Unread post by Markgway » 10 Nov 2011, 03:00

I stopped adding comments to my ratings for a while because I wasn't sure if anyone was reading/interested in them. Maybe we should post backup comments (I agree/disagree with your rating, etc...) so reviewers know they're not wasting their time. Some of the films Gas and Hung watch I haven't seen though.
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Unread post by gasteropod » 10 Nov 2011, 03:24

Ghosts of Mars (2001) - 1.5/5

Finally got around to watching it just for completion's sake and yep it's bad.

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Unread post by Markgway » 10 Nov 2011, 04:40

One of the few Carpenter films I haven't seen.

What happened, John?
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