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Post by lupogirl » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:53 pm

For someone who is not that much into football, I rather enjoyed Damned United. That Michael Sheen is literally a character actor.
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Post by Alex J » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:20 pm

Watched The Children last night for the first time. A deliciously dark and twisted tale of modern family life. An engrossing and enjoyable addition to a rapidly expanding sub-genre. 8/10
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Post by mamawaldi » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:11 pm

The Tripper - Rubbish vanity project from David Arquette and Courtney Cox fresh from their Scream successes. He directs, she cameos in a tepid slasher that sees a Ronald Reagan masked psycho unconvincingly chopping up a bunch of stoner teens at what appears to be the worlds smallest music festival. Various interesting cast members are wasted (in both senses) including Lukas Haas, Jason Mewes and cop Thomas Jane. Much like the space-cakes at Glastonbury...this film is best avoided.

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Post by Grindhouse » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:05 pm

The Body Snatchers,Abel Ferrara's version,one of my fave ones of all the remakes short but still better than the invasion.
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Post by streetrw » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:23 pm

I was going to see Crank 2 this afternoon but the times weren't convenient so I had a DVD instead. And it was yet more Jess Franco silliness in Exorcism, aka Demoniac, aka The Sadist Of Notre Dame, aka Loads Of Other Titles. The staff of "Dagger And Garter" magazine hold a black mass; clients and participants of the ensuing orgy soon fall foul of a serial killer who strips the girls naked and chains them to the wardrobe. "Not very good" is putting it mildly. The BBFC have cut nearly three minutes from an already edited original (it had yer actual hardcore to start with). Loads of unattractive nudity and wobbly bums still on view though, if that's your thing, and some spectacularly annoying organ music.
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Post by Team Banzai » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:47 am

STAR TREK

bloody great!

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Post by capthowdy66 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:48 am

I watched 'Lizard in a women's skin' Wow i wasn't expecting such a cool film but what was with those dogs!!! Loved the music score form Ennio Morricone!! 8)

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:37 pm

capthowdy66 wrote:I watched 'Lizard in a women's skin' Wow i wasn't expecting such a cool film but what was with those dogs!!!
Landed them in court that scene :shock:

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Post by Maniacal » Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:23 pm

Watched Laid to Rest last night, didn't think much to it. Now have Midnight Movie to watch, looks awesome! :mrgreen:
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Post by Malachi » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:39 pm

I know this is old now but watched Donkey Punch lastnight, wish I hadn't bothered thought it was a load of rubbish. Boring, didn't care about any of the charatures, not much happened..zzzzzzzzzzz

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Post by lupogirl » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:33 pm

Watched Crank 2 at the weekend. What a jaw dropping laughable mad mis-mash of a film.

At times very amusing and completely mad cap. There was one"what the heck" scene which so reminded me of the Two Tribes Video by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. So obvious that Jason Statham was trying to keep a straight face throughout. Was almost as though they kept running out of ideas and coming up with more outrageous set pieces.

Though after a while my attention span was beginning to shrink! Have to admit enjoyed the first Crank more. Still, was good to see Jason Stratham! Heellloo!
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Post by sherbetbizarre » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:32 pm

Yep, it was insane in a good way... but felt overlong even at 96 minutes!

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Post by Grindhouse » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:41 am

Hancock,i didnt expect to like this,after its mixed reviews,and its muddled history,but keeping those things aside,its really enjoyable,a good story,and not the usual superhero fare,the plot twist wasnt too bad & a quite touching ending,Peter Bergs directing gets better with every movie, i still think, The Rundown is up there with the best comedy action movies & The Kingdom is superb.
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Post by streetrw » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:33 am

I finally saw Crank: High Voltage last night and generally agree with what's already been said. Alan Jones' write-up on the FF site is pretty much spot on, I think. I wasn't a big fan of the first film and this new one is okay - it's generally good offensive, cartoonish fun, massively energetic, and the nipple sequence had me looking away. But the swearing got wearing after a while and I did find my thoughts wandering during the second half of the film.
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Post by Alex J » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:14 pm

Catching up on old Frightfest films - last night it was the turn of Wild Country, a low budget Scottish wilderness survival horror. Despite the limitations of the low budget, it has a pretty decent storyline and reasonable special effects that seem to improve as the film goes on. Most of the characters (although not all!) are believable and the movie contains several scenes to keep gore fans happy. 7/10
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