I got around to watching Due Date, which was solid, if nothing spectacular. I suppose it says something about me that I found the funniest parts to be Robert Downey Jr. smacking the obnoxious kid and getting smacked around by the Western Union guy. I also enjoyed the movie the first time I saw it, when it was called Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
This movie was really entertaining. God Bless America is an over the top satire black comedy about a middle-aged man and a precocious teenage girl who are both sick of the media's glorification and obsession with things that, in their view, don't deserve the light of day. It's like Falling Down, Bonnie and Clyde, and Natural Born Killers (with a little bit of Taxi Driver) wrapped into one.
Deadgirl (not to be confused with the drama with Brittany Murphy and Rose Byrne) was ****ing awesome, in a really ****ed up way. Basically two high school kids go to smoke out in the basement of an asylum and find a girl who's supposedly dead chained to a gurney. She's naked, looks kind of hot...that's about all I'll say. Some parts, and thew whole concept really, are pretty disturbing but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Not sure which movie I'll watch next. Debating between Fire in the Sky, Descent, and a couple others.
Deadgirl...gotta disagree a bit. No fault of it's own, it suffers from 'indie-filmitis' but the biggest complaint is that it pulls punches. C'mon, a movie about dudes ****ing a corpse? This movie was almost polite.
Still gotta check out God Bless...and you should go with the Descent. Skip the sequel.
I wasn't bothered by Deadgirl at all. Guess our tastes are a bit different (eg I wasn't blown away by Pontypool).
I'm gonna go off the board a little and watch Yam's The Road. I'll watch Descent sometime later.
WOW...first off I'm so glad JD wrote about this movie in the Horror thread, otherwise I never would have heard of it or bothered to see it. Speaking of which I have 100+ pages of that thread to sift through so I can find more movies to watch.
I cannot believe the negative reviews this film has received. The Road by Yam Laranas (not to be confused with The Road with Viggo Mortensen) is a dark horror/thriller about an unsolved murder case that gets reopened 12 years later. The atmosphere is amazing - dark, creepy, and ethereal. It's not a movie that'll make you jump out of your chair because the pacing is pretty slow but it's still very creepy and unsettling.
Seriously though...not sure why more people didn't like it. Cuz you know that feeling you get after you've watched an outstanding movie? I felt that when the credits rolled.
To sum things up, The Road is the best movie I've seen in a while, probably in the top 5 of movies I've seen so far this year. I
Watched 100 Feet as I went to bed last night. Was an entertaining enough ghost/apparition movie. Nothing special, just entertaining. Didn't make me lose sleep or give me nightmares, but then again no movie really does that so yea lol
****ing a this movie is a pure adrenaline rush. The Loved Ones starts out a little slow but by the end the intensity reaches insane levels. The best way I can describe it is a combination of Misery, Audition, Wolf Creek,, Frontiers and Hostel. And personally I liked it better than the aforementioned films. Yes, some may call it torture porn and I can imagined being scarred by it if I watched it when I was a child (lol). And admittedly some parts were pretty hard to watch but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Damn you JD, now I'm a horror fanatic because of you lol (I guess adgy deserves a little blame too)