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by streetrw
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: Andy Nyman's Quiz from Hell
Replies: 14
Views: 8113

Re: Andy Nyman's Quiz from Hell

Much of the music round was new (at least three of the films featured weren't released at last year's fest) though some tracks were repeated from earlier quizzes. That said, it again annoyed me when Friday The 13th came up as the answer when that piece of music is from Part III. We managed all the t...
by streetrw
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: 100 Bloody Acres
Replies: 8
Views: 5667

Re: 100 Bloody Acres

It was okay, and I laughed several times. But it felt long.
by streetrw
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: Hammer of the Gods
Replies: 15
Views: 10494

Re: Hammer of the Gods

It was the modern swearing that got me; that and one of the Viking invaders doing his best Ray Winstone. Pretty terrible. And for some reason (bearing in mind I used to be a Blake's 7 fan) I completely failed to recognise Glynis Barber.
by streetrw
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: In Fear
Replies: 15
Views: 10086

Re: In Fear

Like its cast, it goes round and round in circles but never actually gets anywhere. There's certainly a mood about it in the early stages, but it gets a bit boring very quickly. Also: shouldn't they have run out of petrol long ago? It was stuck on the E For Empty for hours.
by streetrw
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: Cheap Thrills
Replies: 13
Views: 8531

Re: Cheap Thrills

I guess I didn't like it as much as everyone else. It's okay but I found myself not really caring. :s
by streetrw
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: Big Bad Wolves
Replies: 20
Views: 13676

Re: Big Bad Wolves

It's good but not great, and either the Empire were playing it too loud or it was mixed too loud (especially the music, which had a nice Bernard Herrmann feel to it sometimes). I did like the opening half hour or so but lost some interest as it went on.
by streetrw
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: Dark Touch
Replies: 12
Views: 7992

Re: Dark Touch

It was okay, and it opened well, but it didn't sustain to the end. It's not brilliant, but I don't think it's bad as every seems to be suggesting.
by streetrw
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: Dementamania
Replies: 15
Views: 11110

Re: Dementamania

I'm not a fan of movies where a vast percentage of the movie is, or might be, taking place in someone's head and isn't really happening. (See 1408 for an example.) Still, it did remind me why I don't want a career high up the corporate ladder. Some nice moments, though I guessed early on that one of...
by streetrw
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: No One Lives
Replies: 14
Views: 8626

Re: No One Lives

Good violent entertainment, though apart from the girl there's really no-one to root for as all the other characters are horrible people. Some great moments though.
by streetrw
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: Hatchet III
Replies: 8
Views: 6224

Re: Hatchet III

Liked it enough, it does precisely what you'd expect; it's better than Part 2 (which I think tried too hard to top Part 1) but doesn't match up to the original. A mad axeman spectacularly slaughters idiots in a swamp, and here's little point in analysing it more deeply than that.
by streetrw
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: Paranormal Diaries: Clophill
Replies: 1
Views: 3446

Re: Paranormal Diaries: Clophill

Seeing as how I hate found-footage with a molten-iron fury, I shoudl mention that I only went to this one because I live eight miles from Clophill, so it has some local interest. However, it has no cinematic interest. More of the spooky green night-vision camera mode, more people clumping round a cr...
by streetrw
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: We Are What We Are
Replies: 17
Views: 12097

Re: We Are What We Are

I think it's better than the Mexican original, and I think it's more accessible (I had no idea what the hell was going on in the Grau film). But it's still heavy going.
by streetrw
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: Odd Thomas
Replies: 19
Views: 12669

Re: Odd Thomas

Oh, this was one of my very favourites of the festival and probably one of my favourites of the year. I absolutely adored this film. And considering it's by Stephen Sommers, who can be a bit overblown sometimes, it's even more impressive. Being unaware of the book, I was unprepared for a kick-in-the...
by streetrw
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: The Hypnotist
Replies: 8
Views: 6967

Re: The Hypnotist

"Solid" is the word. Enjoyed it; it's absorbing, and has a decent action climax, though much of it has the feel of an ITV Drama Premiere (not unlike the Dragon Tattoo sequels, though not Tattoo itself). But..... I guessed the killer's identity purely on the basis of one shot where he/she was too cle...
by streetrw
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: FF2013
Topic: The Dead 2: India
Replies: 21
Views: 13446

Re: The Dead 2: India

The Dead 2 may not be doing anything more than The Dead 1 did, but in different scenery. That said, I liked the mood and I liked the look of the film. Like the first one, it's a zombie movie where the individual zombies are more of a nuisance than a direct threat: they can be easily outpaced and it ...