Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:05 pm
can someone confirm what time the event starts? my e-mail confirmation says 6pm but the first film is listed at 7pm. will there be any talks before the first screening?
The Dark Heart of Cinema
Nicholson may well be a terrific FX artist - certainly his IMDb page lists him as working on some high grade productions and I'm not about to knock that side of his career. But he can't write or direct to save his life. Both Live Feed and Gutterballs were worthless garbage: appallingly shot, full of despicable people (played by people who can't act) and content to pad out the time with tedious sex scenes or obnoxious rape sequences. Just because he's good with prosthetics doesn't mean he's any good at writing or directing.capthowdy66 wrote:Wrong Turn 3 is just a hack job made by a TV director with a load of British TV actors, how on earth is that made by professionals? Ryan Nicholson is a very talented FX artist so why in your eyes 'Talentless' ?
I have seen it, on blu ray last week. Its awful with crappy cgi effects to boot. Give me Live Feed and Gutterballs anyday.
Oh i do so enjoy streetrw's posts; educative, ernest and highly entertaining.streetrw wrote:I I did say "enthusiastic but talentless amateurs" - people who might have a passion for making horror movies but whose passion is not reflected in any kind of ability. This is where the likes of Zombie Women Of Satan resides. If, has been commented earlier, it did manage to stretch itself into something interesting after the first 20 minutes, it was indeed a magical transformation. You don't have to eat the whole egg to know that it's rotten even if you are an internationally renowned food critic (and certainly not if you're just a boiled egg fan who posts to the the EggFest forums).
Of course the amateur genius beats the professional hack and the best example of that is The Evil Dead. That The Evil Dead was shot on a budget of sixpence and string is actually part of its power: Sam Raimi had to stretch his dollar till it snapped and come up with ways of getting the shots he wanted. Because Sam Raimi knew what he's doing. Whoever did ZWOS hadn't a clue (about pacing, about acting, about writing) because they weren't geniuses, amateur or professional.
I suspect - and we still haven't seen it - that Wrong Turn 3 won't do anything particularly original or inventive, but that it'll deliver to some extent on the gore and screaming at fairly regular intervals. Which is pretty much all you want at 2.15 in the morning!
good question,hes in Nottingham during the day with some other folks doing some promotional stuff aparrently,lets hope he gets back in timelupogirl wrote:Will Doug Bradley be able to do signings tomorrow ?
Did anybody know when things kick off, and if anything is happening before the first film?nekro wrote:can someone confirm what time the event starts? my e-mail confirmation says 6pm but the first film is listed at 7pm. will there be any talks before the first screening?
I'd say doors open at 6 with first film at 7 or half past or whenever it is. I'd say just allow a bit of time to get the seat you want maybe?Mr Bill wrote:Did anybody know when things kick off, and if anything is happening before the first film?nekro wrote:can someone confirm what time the event starts? my e-mail confirmation says 6pm but the first film is listed at 7pm. will there be any talks before the first screening?