Deadheads

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Post by jonbly » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:37 pm

7/10 - started out really well, but started to drag a bit as it moved away from the opening premise - should have kept the 'hero' anti-zombie all the way through, and played him completely straight. But all the wacky buddy-zombie-roadtrip stuff worked well.

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Re: Deadheads

Post by Jekyll » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:28 pm

Found this dull, dull, dull.

Only film I actually walked out of this year, gave it well over an hour but it just really bored me.

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Post by bernal316 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:46 pm

Awful awful film :(

Not one single character in the movie was in in anyway indeering to me and 'cheese' must rank as one of the most pointless, humourless and ultimatly annoying on-screen characters ever. By far the worst film of the festival ( closely followed by the wicker tree!!).

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Re: Deadheads

Post by Meanbobs » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:53 pm

I thought this was quite an admirable effort at delivering on it's promise of a low-key romantic road movie. It was aware of it's limitations and used it's resources well. I think it tried to throw in a few too many self-indulgent, knowing asides that didn't really pay off, but apart from that it was quite "nice". Nowhere close to being the worst of the fest for me. I thought its entertainment was easily on par with many of the larger-budget, incestually promoted offerings.

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Post by Maniacal » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:50 pm

I found this to be truely awful, the comedy felt so forced and was really stupid in places.
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Re: Deadheads

Post by The Soapmaker » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:21 pm

I was expecting more positive reactions to this one, although I wasn't particularly keen on it myself.

It was "pleasant" enough viewing, but to be honest you could've totally removed the zombie aspect and had a rom-com road movie about a guy whose girlfriend's father didn't approve of him.

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Re: Deadheads

Post by Reanimator » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:01 pm

Found this to be pretty dull although it picked up a bit towards the end

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Re: Deadheads

Post by lupogirl » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:22 pm

This one I really enjoyed. Nicely paced and made me a chuckle at times. Zombie story with a differance. Able to reattach chopped off limbs. A bit of zombie and human love story. A sidekick called Cheese!
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Re: Deadheads

Post by Wolfshade » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:53 pm

Token "goofy American romantic zombie comedy" of the fest....there's always one isn't there?!

It was watchable I guess, but I really don't like this kind of movie at all.

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Re: Deadheads

Post by Darkly Noon » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:23 pm

This was a bit too lightweight to really hold my attention (iffy sound and variable performances didn't help either), but I'll give it this... that Vagina Monologues line might be the funniest thing I heard all weekend.

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Post by elly_0 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:41 pm

This movie was a bit too rom com for me; and there wasn't a lot of comedy at that. Not the worst film of the fest but I found it boring

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Post by Satans Puppy » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:14 pm

I liked it but it did need to be tightened a little bit more to bring it together. The guys were awesome and Mr Cheese even came to my row to say hello :)

Direction was pretty solid for a debut feature and I think, given the right material these guys could really do something. Acting was great it just needed a trim here and there. I think it also faced stiff competition in its monday slot from features with higher production values, woulda faired better on the Saturday with festival goers me thinks :)
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Re: Deadheads

Post by itchysore » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:57 pm

had a few funny moments but its ideas got boring fast

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Post by daveroughcut » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:28 pm

My last film of the fest as I ended up in the pub with the Deadheads gang. I liked the change of pace and it made me smile.

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Re: Deadheads

Post by bnny666 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:52 pm

Darkly Noon wrote:This was a bit too lightweight to really hold my attention (iffy sound and variable performances didn't help either), but I'll give it this... that Vagina Monologues line might be the funniest thing I heard all weekend.
I have to agree with you Darkly Noon it was one of the funniest lines of the weekend! Overall though, I didn't laugh as much as I think I was supposed to. I would give it 5/10.
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