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by gregjames
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1460495

Re: films we just saw

I saw The Ward myself last night. I thought it was very mediocre, bordering on boring. The characters were almost entirely cliched as were the plot developments. The ending was predictable, there was a complete lack of atmosphere, the scares were obvious and the 'monster' looked like Eddie from Iron...
by gregjames
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: Horror Films 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 5036

Re: Horror Films 2011

I can't wait for the A Nightmare on Elm Street II remake. I made a resolution to lose some IQ points this year and that film just might do the trick.
by gregjames
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1460495

Re: films we just saw

Tron Legacy - entertaining enough but it tries to be three films all at once and thus never manages to completely cohere. Nice shiny wrapping for a prosaic and flawed story.
by gregjames
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: Favourite Saw sequel
Replies: 6
Views: 3841

Re: Favourite Saw sequel

SAW 8. I hear it's going to be a blast and there'll be a scene with Cary Elwes dancing a jig to 'Jake the Peg' :wink:
by gregjames
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: The State Of British Cinemas
Replies: 10
Views: 6563

Re: The State Of British Cinemas

My thoughts on this are the same as pretty much everyone else. For me, cinema-going has become something I only tend to do with FF mates. This is a big change for me as cinema-going has been something I've done solo for years. *Insert suitable double entendre here* I think the change has come about ...
by gregjames
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: Films everyone loves... except you!
Replies: 90
Views: 38924

Re: Films everyone loves... except you!

[quote="kimblebee"]Ouch, don't mess with Greg ;-) Ah, I love all of those films :-( and Tarantino is fab (can't understand why he inspired so much hatred in a lot of people)...[/quote] It's not hatred in my case. I just find his work to be very derivative and I get a bit fed up with films that hotch...
by gregjames
Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: Films everyone loves... except you!
Replies: 90
Views: 38924

Re: Films everyone loves... except you!

[quote]Don't kill me, but mine would be [b]Fight Club[/b]. I just thought it was ridiculous. I'm a fan of Chuck Palahniuk and I don't particularly have anything against David Fincher, but the ending was just lame... and I don't like Brad Pitt.[/quote] I'm the same with Fight Club. I love the rest of...
by gregjames
Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: Want to See Kristen Stewart Star in the 'Martyrs' Remake?
Replies: 6
Views: 4146

Re: Want to See Kristen Stewart Star in the 'Martyrs' Remake?

They may well do this but, as seems to be happening with the remake of Old Boy, they'll cut the material that made the original unique so that they don't offend the delicate sensibilities of American gumbies.
by gregjames
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: An Open Letter To GoreZone Magazine
Replies: 43
Views: 15767

Re: An Open Letter To GoreZone Magazine

Good grief. The response to Jamie's blog post I find unbelievable, especially the comments coming from the Gorezone staff. Well done Jamie for standing your ground in the face of, well, a tidal wave of shit.
by gregjames
Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1460495

ghouldrool wrote:Sadly the whole nonsense involving The Baroness being brain washed just kills the only interesting character arch.
Character arch?

Freudian slip, sir? Would you like a cold shower to go with that?

Oooh, suit you, sir.
by gregjames
Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1460495

GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra Okay, it's no masterpiece, but it took my mind off my root canal for a couple of hours. Classic Richard. They should ask to use that quote on the posters, or at least the DVD cover when it comes out. Stick it right between "Unmissable" - Heat Magazine and "Freakin' Awesome...
by gregjames
Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1460495

GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra is quite possibly the maddest, most overblown action movie of the decade and leaves the year's other CGI behemoth based on a toy, Transformers 2, in the gutter. It comes across as what would have been the ultimate result if Thunderbirds and the Roger Moore era Bond films h...
by gregjames
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1460495

Did lack any tension but this was made up with John Travolta swearing badboy performance. See, that's what puts me off it from the trailers. With the exception of Carrie , I've yet to see Travolta play a villain who doesn't come across as camp and a bit silly. He doesn't come across, to me, as remo...
by gregjames
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: The Other Stuff
Topic: what are you reading?
Replies: 247
Views: 132287

Teatro Grotessco by Thomas Ligotti. A prose-poetic writer who is the heir to Lovecraft and Poe. I never thought I'd come across a contemporary writer who could match those two gents but he does and then some. Think their darkest heart stuff distilled and you have an idea of the power imbuing Ligott...
by gregjames
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1460495

It depresses me a bit to see so many people going on about how "terrible" Antichrist is. I thought it was atmospheric (in parts), beautiful (in parts) and confrontational. Slow? Maybe, but go see Transformers if you can't sit for 40 minutes without seeing something blow up. Don't go expecting a 'ho...