Search found 367 matches

by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Summer of 84
Replies: 9
Views: 3629

Re: Summer of 84

I liked it a lot. My brother told me it tapped into the Stranger Things feel but I haven't seen that, so for me it was Rear Window, Fright Night, Stand By Me and the Goonies. It could've been tightened up a little - a few less jokes about wanking in the first half hour, perhaps - but it didn't betra...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Anna and the Apocalypse
Replies: 6
Views: 2862

Re: Anna and the Apocalypse

We skipped this to watch Tigers Are Not Afraid but it seems to have gone down fairly well.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Hell Is Where The Home Is
Replies: 7
Views: 3218

Re: Hell Is Where The Home Is

I really didn't like this one at all, although it was directed with some style (that said, the Italian opening and closing theme music trying to make it seem like a '70s thriller was just inappropriate showing off). Hateful characters and a plot which made no sense. I'd completely missed the fact th...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: What Keeps You Alive
Replies: 12
Views: 4397

Re: What Keeps You Alive

Probably my favourite of the weekend. Definitely the best of the several "bad shit happens at a holiday home" efforts. I loved all the twists and turns, didn't find anything too predictable although maybe that one plot device, already mentioned, could've been a little less awkward. I've tried to ima...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Braid
Replies: 9
Views: 3558

Re: Braid

Although it was incomprehensible, other than a feeling that nothing was real and this was a game they were doomed to play over and over again, it was imaginative and full of striking, beautiful images. Definitely a film I would like to see again.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Heretiks
Replies: 15
Views: 6491

Re: Heretiks

It was awful. No build-up, no tension, no atmosphere, no light and shade, no story. Just chuck some young girls in a convent and bounce them around between nasty nuns, the plague and some ropey-looking spooks until there's only one left. And just in case anyone actually cares about the "plot", have ...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Boar
Replies: 8
Views: 3710

Re: Boar

I thought it was pretty dull and it doesn't seem like giant boar FX have progressed much, if at all, since the days of Razorback. The boar seemed to be everywhere at once and, despite being the size of a house, it apparently had the ability to sneak around in absolute silence. The "big names" in the...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Climax
Replies: 20
Views: 7322

Re: Climax

I usually like (if like is the right word) Gaspar Noe's films so I had some idea what to expect, at least stylistically. But I don't like to read too much in advance so all I knew was that it was largely improvised and starred 21 dancers. Dance is not close to my heart. After 10 minutes I was thinki...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Strong Year?
Replies: 16
Views: 5145

Re: Strong Year?

I think it was quite a strong year by recent standards. Nothing absolutely outstanding (as I think the Top 5 thread is already showing) but there were a good seven or eight really solid films, lots which were "OK" and only a few stinkers. That said, as usual I didn't see many films on the Discovery ...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: The Dark
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Re: The Dark

I noticed a number of people walking out during the film, maybe they were just bored or hungry but I did think it was a bit more difficult and challenging than most horror films. Not because it was especially scary or gory, but it broke the rules a bit - very little was explained, people who didn't ...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Fright Fest
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

Re: Fright Fest

If ever a film was made to star the latter-day Robert Englund, this was it. But it still would've been shit... Complete and utter rubbish from beginning to end. The plot was as weak as could be* but the director was most to blame - any moment which should have had some impact (like the fate of the m...
by The Soapmaker
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: The Golem
Replies: 6
Views: 3072

Re: The Golem

I was expecting this to be badly plotted and historically-inaccurate looking, in a Hammer of the Gods kind of way... but at least there'd be the compensation of a big clay monster going "HULK SMASH!". Or words to that effect. Instead it's heavy on the history (accurate or not, I have no idea), low o...
by The Soapmaker
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Discovery/first blood tks
Replies: 47
Views: 13120

Re: Discovery/first blood tks

Now the ticket website I agree with you was a disaster today. The company who run it for us have consistently underestimated the bandwidth required for the launch of the discovery screen tickets. They have done the same the last three years now. The problem is there is no commission on the free sea...
by The Soapmaker
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Discovery/first blood tks
Replies: 47
Views: 13120

Re: Discovery/first blood tks

I can't seem to book any discovery screen tickets! The instructions don't seem to be working for me I don't have the single ticket pass holder option and can't book anything. Someone please help! You've probably sussed it out by now and I don't know what stage you're at, but... The orange seats on ...
by The Soapmaker
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Discovery/first blood tks
Replies: 47
Views: 13120

Re: Discovery/first blood tks

It went better than last year, just very slow and tedious doing the "can we contact you" screen every time. Having multiple screens open at once clearly did not work so it was just a case of doing them one. at. a. time.... I didn't get the whack-a-mole thing, with seats disappearing before my eyes l...