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by TheDukeAbides
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Eat Brains Love
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

Re: Eat Brains Love

An interesting zombie idea fails to make an impact in a bloated genre. Director seemed to be living out some high school fantasy as geek who gets both the hot prom queen and the hot geeky girl. Didn't like any of the 3 main characters and to be honest the only thing I did like about it was the endin...
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: The Duke Mitchell Film Party
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

The Duke Mitchell Film Party

Thanks Evrim.

And Alex.

And Russ(?).

And Graham Stringer for "Stay Away From my Girlfriend's Panties" - the best acted and presented "short" of the whole festival.

An enjoyable two hours.
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Madness in the Method
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

Re: Madness in the Method

Smith lost it a long time ago and Mewes shows he never had it apart from as an amusing bit-parter.

Now please, just fuck off into the sea.
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Critters Attack!
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Critters Attack!

Some terrible acting in this, which probably saved the lives of Critters prefer flesh over wood.

Fun to see the Crites back but the diminishing return of sequels continues.

Got another t-shirt so that adds a point.
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Ghost Killers vs Bloody Mary
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

Re: Ghost Killers vs Bloody Mary

It did indeed go on far too long, almost like whoever wrote the script were trying to level out all input for everyone involved and so kept everything in no matter how crap it was. I started off loathing the characters but by the end was taken in and actually cared about their plight, so full marks ...
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Tales from the Lodge
Replies: 4
Views: 1562

Re: Tales from the Lodge

as a white cis male I guess I'm not well placed to judge whether or not it *is* offensive. Is it misogyny to have a female antagonist? Is it misandry to have a male antagonist? Homophobia to have a gay antagonist? Racism to have a person of colour as an antagonist? Technically the antagonist in thi...
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Bullets of Justice
Replies: 3
Views: 1514

Re: Bullets of Justice

Benedict Arsehole? Another film with the "name" nothing more than a cameo. Not that this film deserves much deep thought but if we are to believe what happened up until the last 3 minutes was an LSD trip or a dream (believe me that isn't a spoiler) than that explains the completely non-linear, non-s...
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Kindred Spirits
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Re: Kindred Spirits

An average film with a very good psycho.
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: To Your Last Death
Replies: 0
Views: 1762

To Your Last Death

Once you get used to the style of animation and how the dialogue is written and spoken, just remember it is a live action comic and not massively high-brow entertainment, then is was an OK diversion offering something a bit different than the usual human flesh affairs.
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Cut Off
Replies: 8
Views: 2227

Re: Cut Off

Nothing particularly original from things I'd expect to see on BBC4 Scandi-dramas or whatever other buzzwords are used (Nordic Noir sounds far too high brow). Well acted, especially liked the villain. Nice touches of dark humour but couldn't warm to the lead actor and felt a lot of it was contrived....
by TheDukeAbides
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Dark Encounter
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

Re: Dark Encounter

Interesting premise, good effects bar the aliens looking like giant academy award statues. Laura Fraser seemed to have had a personality by-pass for this role and I don't mean that as a compliment in the way she played a grieving mother as the rest of the cast seemed to portray flesh well unlike the...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Harpoon
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Re: Harpoon

A rather nifty and well acted morality tale.

Blackly told with a good amount of gore and, perhaps, twists.

Top 3 for me.
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Air Conditioning
Replies: 10
Views: 2757

Re: Air Conditioning

Normal human response: As has been noted, it was boiling at the back, as obviously hot air rises, so what felt like a lovely refreshing blast as you walked into the cinema sometimes quickly dissipated into the re-revealing of the layer of smog & shit & detritus that builds up on you simply standing ...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Reminded me of del Toro's Don't Be Afraid of the Dark remake which I also thought has its moments. I am getting slightly annoyed by 80s stuff and kid led films these days but it was a well acted piece and I thought the bed scene with no music was a particularly strong scare scene within the festival...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: FF 2019
Topic: Crawl
Replies: 10
Views: 2758

Re: Crawl

It knew what it was.

Pepper came across as a budget Michael Biehn but that isn't a slight on the actor.

Bit too many stupid decisions for me and I don't know how many attacks by an alligator I could withstand and still be a champion level swimmer.

Enjoyable romp.