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by jonbly
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Mega Time Squad
Replies: 4
Views: 2553

Mega Time Squad

7/10 - Very funny at times, but the change of tack towards the end robs the film of life and pace in the last act. The 'surprise' doesn't really work at either end... what was it originally for? How was it supposed to fit in that bag? What if he'd checked the contents as soon as he picked it up?
by jonbly
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Summer of 84
Replies: 9
Views: 3636

Summer of 84

9/10 - Excellent. A surprisingly realistic movie coming off the back of 'Turbo Kid' - don't think this is more of the same, the limited gore here is is well-rendered and well-used. Good pacing and good performances.
by jonbly
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: The Ranger
Replies: 5
Views: 2657

The Ranger

7/10 - Pretty good, nicely paced, but showed its budget at times. Opening was trying a bit too hard. Good work from the lead. Another one for the 'traps don't do that' hall of fame, though...
by jonbly
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Emails
Replies: 9
Views: 3527

Re: Emails

No, it's not GDPR - this is about emails that arrive, but that Gmail is convinced are phony. I assume it's because you're using Sendinblue rather than mailing us direct. I've tried adding the mac.com email address to my Contacts... and that does seem to resolve the image / link issue, though Gmail's...
by jonbly
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Emails
Replies: 9
Views: 3527

Re: Emails

The one I was reacting to was about the updated guest list... but I don't think I've had a FF email this year. Have you tried adding that email to your contacts? That usually whitelists an address in Gmail. If Gmail thinks the address is being spoofed, though, that shouldn't work. I'll give it a go,...
by jonbly
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Emails
Replies: 9
Views: 3527

Emails

Gmail is blocking emails from Frightfest. I can report it as spam, I can report it as phishing... but there's no button to reset it to 'trusted'... so no images and no links. The email is shown as being from 'frightfest@mac.com via sendinblue.com', and Gmail's comment is that 'Gmail could not verify...
by jonbly
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Newbie - ticketing process
Replies: 6
Views: 2239

Re: Newbie - ticketing process

12 noon on the 18th?
by jonbly
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: 2018 Lineup Announced
Replies: 51
Views: 14873

Re: 2018 Lineup Announced

Was there a newsletter to announce the line-up? I don't seem to have received one even though I completed the recent GDPR email. Still, thanks to DJ Benz I can read the lengthy note and start plotting disco films! I've seen nothing, either. Luckily it turns out that my goldfish memory can hold exac...
by jonbly
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: 2018 Lineup Announced
Replies: 51
Views: 14873

Re: 2018 Lineup Announced

DJBenz wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:20 am
What are the chances of two films with Laplace in the title within 12 months of each other?
Used to happen a fair bit - though I don't recall it in the horror genre.
Thinking of the Columbus movies in 1992, or the Wyatt Earp movies in 1993/4...
At a glance, though, this one seems like a fluke.
by jonbly
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: From the beginning
Replies: 22
Views: 10875

Re: From the beginning

Donnie Darko in 2002, then weekend passes from 2004 on.

Three Halloweens, I think... one London, two Bristol.
by jonbly
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Tragedy Girls
Replies: 14
Views: 8934

Tragedy Girls

8/10 - Plural! Winner of the 'Least Plausible Kill' Award for impaling the Mayor halfway down a 20ft flagpole... without anyone noticing... while she's leading a march. That's some stealth skills that Leslie Vernon would be proud of...
by jonbly
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: The Terror of Hallow's Eve
Replies: 5
Views: 3636

The Terror of Hallow's Eve

6/10 - didn't really connect with this one. The Trickster... just looked too much like Dobby.
by jonbly
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Top Knot Detective
Replies: 4
Views: 3130

Top Knot Detective

5/10 - A good idea, but for me it didn't go far enough or fast enough. Flat ending, followed by a mind-numbingly funny coda.
by jonbly
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Lowlife
Replies: 6
Views: 4311

Lowlife

8/10 - Lots to like here as the film winds through multiple viewpoints to give all sides of its story.
by jonbly
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: FF 2017
Topic: Still/Born
Replies: 5
Views: 3441

Still/Born

8/10 - Ermagerd, a scary movie at FF17. The fans are revolting (well it is day 5)! Personally, this worked well enough that I'd have left out the 'extra scare' at the end and just played it straight. Also, I kept assuming that Mother was going to show up at the house for wacky mistaken identity shen...