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by The Soapmaker
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Splinter
Replies: 24
Views: 23125

Very well done, although I did think it slowed down a bit too much once they were trapped in the petrol station. Call me a softie, but I liked the characters and was glad the "nice" couple survived. Unfortunately I did nod off for a couple of minutes at one point - tiredness was setting in. I'd like...
by The Soapmaker
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: TREEVENGE
Replies: 13
Views: 12462

I can never be arsed having a Christmas tree, real or plastic - seems that may have been prescient of me....

Great little short, and a perfect accompaniment to The Children.
by The Soapmaker
Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Pig Hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 19488

Must admit fatigue had set in by that stage so I didn't have much patience with Pig Hunt .... it wasn't awful, but I thought it could have done with a bit more humour, Wrong Turn 2 stylee. The audience didn't seem to get into it much - no cheering at big-gory-death moments. Maybe we were all too tir...
by The Soapmaker
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Book of Blood
Replies: 28
Views: 23184

I think it might have made a great pilot episode to a series of Books of Blood adaptations. I wouldn't be at all surprised if that was the plan at some stage, it did feel like an extended Masters of Horror episode. I thought it was pretty good, dark and atmospheric and I liked the Scottish setting....
by The Soapmaker
Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Hush
Replies: 19
Views: 18332

Film of the day for me, undoubtedly. When I saw it was starring that annoying bloke from Where The Heart Is and Burn It , my heart sank... but I forgot about that in no time. Superbly plotted and directed, with a real Hitchcock feel as an ordinary bloke goes through a completely unexpected ordeal. P...
by The Soapmaker
Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: My Name Is Bruce
Replies: 26
Views: 23137

Bruce Campbell lampoons the state of his career and the shitty low budget movies he has to make... by making a shitty low budget movie. Hmmmm. :| Didn't work for me at all. And Ted Raimi's "Old Chinaman" character was even more misguided and borderline-xenophobic than Chris Tucker in Rush Hour 3 .
by The Soapmaker
Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Strangers
Replies: 46
Views: 40607

krispyg wrote:So the answer is if some random freak knocks your door at 4am don't answer or else....
In short, yes.

If some random freak knocked on your door at 4am would you even consider answering?
by The Soapmaker
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 58
Views: 47191

Thinking back, didn't Alan & co introduce it as the full uncut version?

I'm not too bothered either way, I enjoyed it chiefly for the comedy value.
by The Soapmaker
Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 58
Views: 47191

So presumably we saw the 15 version?

I have to say I thought the gorier bits seemed not to fit with the general tone of the film anyway.
by The Soapmaker
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Eden Lake
Replies: 57
Views: 49541

Class divides, Daily Mail backlashes, whatever... Eden Lake is utterly uncomfortably brilliant. I just hope Watkins hasn't peaked with his first film. Well, he certainly didn't peak with his first script(s) - My Little Eye was so-so, but Gone was utter bobbins. Happily he got it right with his firs...
by The Soapmaker
Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 58
Views: 47191

halloweengirl wrote:I think Mirrors should be on a comedy double-bill with the remake of The Wickerman.
You're so right.

But now you're making me want to waste money buying them both on DVD...
by The Soapmaker
Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Martyrs
Replies: 104
Views: 80475

I personally just enjoyed the severity of it and the fact there was no let up in the aggression That's what made it boring for me (at least for most of the middle part of the film)... but a film must have some value if it provokes so many different reactions and responses. I must say, good comment ...
by The Soapmaker
Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Eden Lake
Replies: 57
Views: 49541

I'm still struggling with this concept of Eden Lake as a right-wing, middle-class, Daily Mail, etc movie which portrays an "entire class" in a negative light. We see a few arsey teenagers and their immediate families. They're not very nice people - so f***ing what ?? Who's to say they are even "work...
by The Soapmaker
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: FF2008
Topic: The Strangers
Replies: 46
Views: 40607

"Strangers" became Rogue’s first breakout hit, and the genre division of Focus Features is approaching the sequel as a franchise that could have the legs of "Saw" or "Scream." Oh god, I think I'm going to be sick. "Yeah, great film, let's fuck it up by making a string of increasingly weak and tedio...
by The Soapmaker
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: FF2008
Topic: Eden Lake
Replies: 57
Views: 49541

I don't really understand why having a few gobby chavs in a movie has provoked such a big debate. Why is that demonstrative of a "right-leaning agenda"? If you watch any drama featuring businessmen, senior police officers or politicians, they are almost without exception portrayed as corrupt, self-s...