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by jonbly
Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: The Signal
Replies: 16
Views: 15175

The Signal

Do you have the crazy?

Great stuff. The final scenes in Terminal 13 could have been stronger - in particular, it's a real let down that the girl has been exposed to the Signal and is, by now, completely nuts. But hey. Transmission 2 in particular was just excellent.

9/10
by jonbly
Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: The Sword Bearer
Replies: 17
Views: 16011

The Sword Bearer

Didn't really come together for jonbly... well shot and some interesting ideas, but just didn't grab. The tendency of the main character to kill pretty much everyone he meets makes him hard to like.

5/10
by jonbly
Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Doomsday preview
Replies: 11
Views: 10640

It does seem a little odd that no-one stood up during production and said, 'Hey guys, does South Africa look anything like Scotland?'

But ignoring that little problem, it looked pretty good in terms of action.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6642043.stm
by jonbly
Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Black Sheep
Replies: 18
Views: 17213

Maa-aaa-aarvellous!

Managed just the right mix of comedy and horror.

10/10
by jonbly
Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Black Water
Replies: 23
Views: 20500

No. Apart from the last ten minutes or so, which picked up a bit, it was Adrift all over again.

2/10
by jonbly
Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1105224

Long takes are fine - mesmerising - if it's something like a Gene Kelly dance number or a dePalma tracking shot (or an eyeball skewered on a door splinter!). Warrior King wasn't as good as Ong Bak... but the long takes as he fights his way up the staircase in the hotel (?) are pretty impressive. Sa...
by jonbly
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1105224

Sarah of the Dead wrote:Friday The 13th 3
Perhaps the most obviously "made for 3D" movie ever.

Thrill! ...as sticks are slowly poked towards the camera!
by jonbly
Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1105224

Full 1,300-word review on my site, linked in my signature, if anyone's interested in the full-blown raging! Picking up on your third paragraph... jonbly always thought that Hostel could have gone in a really disturbing direction at the end (which would have made a Part II easier to link into). End ...
by jonbly
Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1105224

...the R1 disc came and we sat and watched it. Thing is, we watched it on my parents' R2 DVD player and it played fine. Why was that, when it's a different region coding? What's supposed to happen when you put an R1 in an R2? Nothing! Well, maybe an error message... What brand is the player? If it'...
by jonbly
Thu May 24, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1105224

...that annoying photographic technique of fast shutter speeds which eliminates motion blur and brings every frame up crisp and sharp - it's been favoured since the opening reel of Saving Private Ryan and it's fine for bringing out detail in each individual frame but it doesn't flow as a moving ima...
by jonbly
Mon May 21, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1105224

28 Weeks Later... All the good stuff was in the trailer, which diminished the impact of the movie. Gratuitous wobble-cam gives jonbly a headache. It's not big, and it's not clever. Helicopters can't be used as zombie-mowers. Well, maybe if you're making Shaun of the Dead 2 (aka Hot Dead Fuzz)... The...
by jonbly
Thu May 10, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1105224

VictorCrowley wrote:Perfect Blue (1998)... a thriller/slasher anime from Japan.
jonbly liked that one too. There's also a live-action version, which (as commonly happens in Japan) has a somewhat different plot but the same characters and setting.
by jonbly
Thu May 03, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1105224

Caught Straightheads before the spiderdude pushes all the little guys out of the multiplexes. Pretty good... both the main characters were real people rather than cardboard cut-outs. Superior acting all round, in fact. jonbly isn't sure that Danny Dyer was the right person for that role - he seems t...
by jonbly
Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1105224

Sunshine... if you were designing a spaceship to fly into the Sun, would you put a window in the front? And far too much of the plot was copied from Event Horizon...
by jonbly
Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1105224

mark wrote:...the IMAX near waterloo...
If possible, sit near the back... the front seats are way too close to the screen (it's particularly bad for 3D movies).