Getting caught up...
The Social Network
I cant believe I haven't seen this before. A must see movie, even for someone like me that isn't even on Facebook.
Wasted opportunity, felt it had potential but didn't like the ending at all. Contrived
Felt like the Goonies of this generation. Really enjoyed it.
Hobo With a Shotgun
Whole lotta fun and brutally violent
Disappointed, didnt find myself laughing very often
Full agreement on Super...felt a little undercooked, germ of a good idea just not developed enough. Haven't yet see Hobo/Social, but disagree on Super 8. Felt the movie was too busy being a tribute to Spielberg to ever develop it's own identity. And I still think the 'staring up into the sky while holding hands' ending was ridiculous as hell. As far as Paul...your expectations were probably too high. It's cute more than funny. Can't expect another SOTD/Hot Fuzz. It's full of nerd refs and is basically a love letter to Frost/Peggs friendship. Give it another try with lowered expectations and you may be more forgiving.
Not until I put this list together right here did I realize I watched three movies last week centered around African Americans :)
One of those 90's movies about nothing (in a good way), quite funny.
A classic I had not watched since it was new. It left a bigger impact now that I'm older, definitely disturbing.
Unpleasant to think this took place in the 60's, it felt like it belonged in the 1800's. Though not terribly engaging or exciting, it was a charming movie. I'm sure many will hail it as the movie of the year. It was good but I wouldn't necessarily agree with the 8+ score on IMDB.
Haven't seen a movie this delightfully bad since Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Starts strong with the 50's monster flick take off based on a growing killer sperm. Ray Wise shows just how aware he is in situations like this, the Chiodo Brothers(Killer Klowns) make you believe in a giant killer sperm and, this is just the best of the bunch as far as succeeding with what they set out to do. Eric Roberts as General Bukkake, well...you can't write stuff that great. Then I was a teenage werebear happens. What a drag. Great concept(kid coming out couched in a 50's teenage werewolf flick) but it just goes on too long and is also a send up of 50's surf musicals...but with painfully bad musical numbers. Heard that showings minus this segment were a lot better, and I gotta figure that's spot on. Then Diary of Anne Frankenstein...return to form, Joel David Moore is awesome as Hitler, first really trying to speak German than descending into ridiculous faux German(I swear I heard oshkoshbigosh), also, probably overstays it's welcome...but still fun. Then the finale which is also the wraparound for the anthology. Good/bad acting and lots of cheesy fx help sell this. Overall, if you aren't a fan of TROMA flicks or defiantly bad flicks this ain't yer cup o'java, but if you can appreciate cringe worthy stuff...it's worth a rent.
Has anyone seen this? It looks like a low budget fantasy thriller with mediocre acting and iffy special effects but it sounds like a fun movie. Is it worth moving up on my Netflix queue?
Fading of the Cries – Review | KillerFilm
Pretty much sums up everything that I read about it. Budget gets the best of it in the end.Quote:
Writer/director Brian A. Metcalf’s largely ambitious horror-fantasy Fading of the Cries is almost too much of everything, and not enough of something, creating a hog bosh that somehow is interesting despite these criticisms.
The film starts off as a typical horror movie, one of those home invasion/DIY zombie movies, and then swirls the viewer into a fantasy world much like a low-budget, darker Chronicles of Narnia. Zombies, swords, bats, Wormtongue, um, I mean Mathias, played to slimy satisfaction by Brad Dourif, Fading of the Cries is a wonderful case of “almost”, where ambition arm-wrestles its flaws in a tug-of-war
Wasn't sure where else to put this, but check it out 'cause it's pretty cool.
Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Rooney Mara and More Portray Famous Movie Villains
Well here’s one of the coolest stories you’ll see all week. A number of fantastic actors have gotten together to recreate some of the greatest villains in the history of cinema. Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Gary Oldman, Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, and many more are all part of director Alex Prager’s “Touch of Evil” project. The video gallery features each performer uniquely taking on the persona of an iconic villain.
Some of the characters are deep cuts, with Pitt as Henry Spencer from Eraserhead, Clooney as Captain Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty, Mara as Alex from A Clockwork Orange, and Oldman genuinely unrecognizable as the ventriloquist dummy from Magic. Other highlights include Viola Davis channeling Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Michael Shannon as Wall Street’s Gordon Gecko. It appears that the actors chose the characters themselves, which makes this all the more fantastic. Hit the jump to check out the images.
Here are some images from the project courtesy of The New York Times. In order to check out the full video gallery (which is spectacular) click here. Touch of Evil: Cinematic Villainy From the Yearâ€™s Best Performers - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
A key to some of the more obscure references can be found here. A Roguesâ€™ Gallery - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com