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by Bearded Avenger
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1578645

Ace of Wands: OK Doctor Who-esque 70's kids show

2019 - The Fall of New York: actually really enjoyed this. Far better than Bronx Warriors. Now know where the plot for children of Men was stolen from.
by Bearded Avenger
Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1578645

Long takes are fine - mesmerising - if it's something like a Gene Kelly dance number or a dePalma tracking shot (or an eyeball skewered on a door splinter!). Warrior King wasn't as good as Ong Bak... but the long takes as he fights his way up the staircase in the hotel (?) are pretty impressive. Sa...
by Bearded Avenger
Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1578645

I Secondly, the atrocities committed by The Lost's "hero" are entirely within his character. In Great Ecstasy the "hero" seems less committed, and there was a definite moment where he had the choice to continue with the final assault, or to walk away. I didn't like that he chose to continue. (Oh, a...
by Bearded Avenger
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1578645

The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh - quite simply, I liked it. An interesting array of twists at the end. Thought I'd guessed who the killer was and then was proven wrong, only for another twist which showed my suspicions were 50% correct. And I'm now affter some more Edwige Fenech films, which will in f...
by Bearded Avenger
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1578645

I watched Inferno the other day and was really disappointed. Personally I prefer the films up to and including Inferno Rosso. The horror element just seems to be an excuse to have no plot. Don't get me wrong, they certainly look good and have great soundtracks, but I want more than that. And I'm hop...
by Bearded Avenger
Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1578645

Watched three great films back to back on Friday. C.H.U.D Humanoids from the Deep Blood Beach Haven't those in a long time. C.H.U.D. is indeed a great film - along with Street Trash I'd say it's on of the better unhyped 80's horrors. C.H.U.D. II is available for about a fiver on Amazon, it's OK, bu...
by Bearded Avenger
Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: The Other Stuff
Topic: so what are y'all listening to while you read n type?
Replies: 318
Views: 183175

I don't even know what Degrassi is. Dawson's Creek, but 15 years earlier and Canadian. It's not that simple. Never watched Dawson's Creek, but was it not just a shiney teen soap. Degrassi, as per Grange Hill, was a series intended to present 'adult issues' to kids in a manner they could empasise wi...
by Bearded Avenger
Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: The Other Stuff
Topic: so what are y'all listening to while you read n type?
Replies: 318
Views: 183175

Sarah of the Dead wrote:I don't even know what Degrassi is.
Well there you go - everyone can know understand why you hated Hostel Part 2 so much. The numerous Degrassi references were entirely lost on you therefore diminishing your comprehension of the entire spectical.
by Bearded Avenger
Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: The Other Stuff
Topic: so what are y'all listening to while you read n type?
Replies: 318
Views: 183175

I think every generation has a show like Degrassi, a teen soap opera which appeals to a cult teen audience and baffles everyone else as to what the appeal is. I tried Degrassi, quite specifically the Kevin Smith ones, and didn't get it at all. Just as if you show me an episode of the OC I'll make t...
by Bearded Avenger
Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1578645

Realised I missed three Italian crime dramas off: La Scorta: a more recent effort (1989ish) based on real life events. Not bad, but a tad slow and due to being what I assume is pretty rtue to the actual events no violence or grot (so really, what's the point???). How To Kill A Judge: I imagine that ...
by Bearded Avenger
Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1578645

How would people classify American Pyshco I and II? Gebstar I would go with: I: psychodramathrilleryuppypastichewithhorrorelements. II: knock-off. The orginal is one of two films (along with Go) that I have seen twice in the cinema, but only because I was in Helsinki and nothing else was on. But th...
by Bearded Avenger
Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1578645

DVD's - very much enjoyed Almost Human and Short Night of the Glass Dolls. Glad those recommends paid off. Short Night... packs an unexpected and killer punch don't it? Indeed - you can't go wrong with a twist in the tale like that (not wanting to ruin it for anyone). That Eyes of Crystal which Fri...
by Bearded Avenger
Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1578645

Just brought a DVD box set from HMV, It contains mainly british made horror films. The Descent really suprised me to be generally jumpy more than scary, some people my find this a negative point but still the film contains some fairly stomach churning scenes. The next has to be one of my all time b...
by Bearded Avenger
Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: The Horror Forum
Topic: films we just saw
Replies: 4287
Views: 1578645

Having now seen Hostel Part II I can now announce my membership of the bewildered as to why people had problems with it brigade. The characters were no more stereotypical than your average horror (Hatchet for example). Had the right amount of laughts, Roth didn't go overboard with the gore and some ...
by Bearded Avenger
Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: The Other Stuff
Topic: so what are y'all listening to while you read n type?
Replies: 318
Views: 183175

Degrassi

Degrassi Junior High (was it known as Street in the UK?) was a vague, but happy memory from my childhood, so I bought the 'Jay & Silent Bob Do Degrassi' DVD. The 3/4 episodes of Degrassi the Next Generation which Kevin Smith directed (actually directed 2 more at a later stage, but these aren't on th...