Search found 573 matches

by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: DARK SCREEN?
Replies: 7
Views: 4390

Re: DARK SCREEN?

I do like the idea that some people are visiting this thread thinking...

"Dark Screen? - I don't remember seeing that in the programme, was it a short?"
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: DARK SCREEN?
Replies: 7
Views: 4390

Re: DARK SCREEN?

Given the cluster before The Field Guide to Evil (and I'm also told the one after it) it is possible there was an equipment issue. Though as I've said in another thread, I'm unaware of modern digital projection equipment and while I don't recall last year having brightness as an issue, this year doe...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: What Keeps You Alive
Replies: 12
Views: 6132

Re: What Keeps You Alive

It was refreshing to hear that the couple being lesbian was more a pragmatic thing, with the original male lead dropping out, than a concious one because I think it did play better and a bit more novel with XX vs XX for a change. And while I thought it was well made and acted, it was too long and as...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: One Cut of the Dead
Replies: 12
Views: 6252

Re: One Cut of the Dead

He informed me that during their introduction Ian and Paul wanted it on the main screen but Alan overruled(?), make of that what you will. I've wondered a few times whether some of the Discovery films weren't on the main screen partly because the IMAX screen is too big for them to show well? I don'...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: One Cut of the Dead
Replies: 12
Views: 6252

Re: One Cut of the Dead

That this was a last minute choice when getting Discovery tickets and that that lead to the biggest trauma when purchasing added to the film. Never have I felt so rewarded in seeing a film by blind luck. I managed to see the Friday screening and on recommendation a friend saw the additional one. He ...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot
Replies: 12
Views: 6694

Re: The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot

I liked the film but it did strike me as very much like the final scene in No Country For Old Men. Didn't really go anywhere or do much but ponder life and mythos in a very Coen way. My favourite part was the dinner table scene with Elliott, Livingstone & Manji, I would have been quite happy if that...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Tigers Are Not Afraid
Replies: 7
Views: 4335

Re: Tigers Are Not Afraid

Can only echo all previous comments. Plus good to have a Q&A after a film, even if it was a bit rushed, the director was also very charming but she still hasn't convinced me to visit Mexico. As regards interpretations, just go with how you feel has the bigger impact, or happier outcome if that is wh...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Terrified
Replies: 11
Views: 6167

Re: Terrified

I dozed through bits of this but this was not due to the film itself. The bits I did see were good and as has been said before, it is nice to see an old fashioned chiller.

I thought the monsters were well realised and taking the film as a single entity I thought it mostly worked well.
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Frightfest Thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

Re: Frightfest Thanks

I'd also add creaking old wooden houses. Yes its a massive horror trope anyway but it seemed to be in every film this year. Yes thanks to the four faces of FrightFest and everyone else behind the scenes who I see got their own credit list before Climax, a nice touch. Also thanks to Whiptail (now the...
by TheDukeAbides
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 8206

Re: Upgrade

Budget Tom Hardy did very well. Great set pieces, good dark humour, well paced and I can honestly say one of the few films that didn't go too long. Up there with the best I've seen. He really does look like Tom Hardy doesn't he! Some next to me thought it was, unfortunately I'd seen him previously ...
by TheDukeAbides
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 8206

Re: Upgrade

Budget Tom Hardy did very well.

Great set pieces, good dark humour, well paced and I can honestly say one of the few films that didn't go too long. Up there with the best I've seen.
by TheDukeAbides
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: What happen to the hygiene guy?
Replies: 17
Views: 10213

Re: What happen to the hygiene guy?

I wasn't there for the incident but in this present time of outrage and offence I feel I must have an opinion on the matter...
by TheDukeAbides
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Climax
Replies: 20
Views: 10599

Re: Climax

Noe basically found the raw and apparently "lost" footage from the "hell" scene in Event Horizon and stuck 80/90s hit singles over the top of it. Being honest I thought I would hate this and I was prepared to walk (mainly so I could get the drinks in early, yeah a film about excess causing the audie...
by TheDukeAbides
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: Climax
Replies: 20
Views: 10599

Re: Climax

Seat@theBack wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:29 am
XAMILC

...

XAMILC / FRIGHTFEST 2018
TL;DR
by TheDukeAbides
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: FF 2018
Topic: DARK SCREEN?
Replies: 7
Views: 4390

Re: DARK SCREEN?

cineBAKA wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:43 pm
The only film I really found issue with was Boar. The blacks were crushing and it was hard to make out what was happening at times.
Probably for the best...