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by jonbly
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Skinwalkers
Replies: 14
Views: 16399

jonbly didn't entirely hate this movie. And that may be the most positive review it ever gets... The rules of the skinwalkers are never made clear... since guns hurt them, they aren't really that scary (it's possible that everyone is using silver bullets throughout, of course, and the only clear kil...
by jonbly
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: W"A"Z
Replies: 17
Views: 21878

Well made, well played, with a good twist at the end. jonbly wonders... when she tested the first two pairs, both died. Why? Surely one should survive each test? There are two plausible options that spring to mind - either they die of their injuries, or the wrong gang finds them when she dumps them ...
by jonbly
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Postal and Seed
Replies: 30
Views: 35558

Seed... just wasn't as 'harsh' as Uwe wanted to believe it was. The hammer scene is pretty disturbing, but wrecked by inept CGI. Still, as a whole it was a good addition to the serial killer genre.

7.5/10
by jonbly
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Postal and Seed
Replies: 30
Views: 35558

Postal was bonkers. Some of the comedy didn't really work for jonbly, though, and the Taleban felt a bit underused.

5.5/10


A: "One of its legs are both the same"
by jonbly
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Botched
Replies: 18
Views: 22032

Rarely has a crazed killer used the art of ballet so effectively.

Good fun.

7/10
by jonbly
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: The Girl Next Door
Replies: 37
Views: 41516

The Girl Next Door

Hard, hard film to watch.

One wonders why a film like this is made - will it get any kind of release? Can it possibly make back the production costs?

Scoring this one is problematic - it was very well made, believable and gripping - but it's not entertainment.

9/10
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: The Devil Dared Me To
Replies: 12
Views: 13771

Hrm. jonbly really wanted to like this one and for a while (the first stunt show) it delivered. But it went off the boil after that and never really recovered. The montage at the end is tragic - it shows how inventive these guys can really be.

6/10
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Disturbia
Replies: 21
Views: 24090

Well made and really didn't put a foot wrong, despite that suspicious taint of Hollywood.

8/10
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Wrong Turn 2
Replies: 19
Views: 24054

Good stuff. Knew what it wanted to be - good messy gorey fun - and delivered. Too many of the mutants looked like Klingons for jonbly's liking... and the non-mutant cast were pretty lightweight (barring the female survivor and good ole Henry). As for the cheesy green goo at the end... But good fun. ...
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Storm Warning
Replies: 22
Views: 31782

The first twenty minutes need to be cut, then burned, then scattered. Why waste our time so? The middle section is a serious tension builder between scary hillbillies and 'normal' yuppie folk. Not that great, but OK. The end section takes a woman who couldn't kill a fish and suddenly turns her into ...
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Short Film showcase
Replies: 10
Views: 11907

Disappointing overall.

We're Ready For You Now was rubbish.

Dead@17 was rubbish.

The Dear Hunter was one gag, done reasonably well.

Pig Tale was pretty good.

A Noiva didn't seem to go anywhere.

Les Morveux was excellent.
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Joshua
Replies: 15
Views: 19518

Pretty good - it managed to stay ambiguous for long enough to have various alternative explanations start to float around, which is fun. On the down side, the end doesn't really work - having pretty much explained the situation to his uncle, one can't really see their relationship working out. And h...
by jonbly
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Cold Prey
Replies: 17
Views: 21508

By the numbers slasher movie, but done well. Good use of setting.

8/10
by jonbly
Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: Shrooms
Replies: 9
Views: 13458

Shrooms

Pretty good. The twist is blindingly obvious - in the sense that the taking of shrooms makes anything that is seen to happen later highly suspect.

And again, there was the continuing problem that the victims were mostly better off dead...

But hey, a talking cow!

7/10
by jonbly
Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: FF2007
Topic: All The Boys Love Mandy Lane
Replies: 15
Views: 20568

All The Boys Love Mandy Lane

This was slightly disappointing, but jonbly can't put his finger on why. Perhaps it was that fact that all the victims were deeply unlikeable, sleazebags and druggies? If jonbly doesn't feel an emotional connection to the characters, he doesn't care if they live or die... which makes most of this fi...