Overall the professionalism of the film is
excellent. All the performances were first rate...
But, in the end, it was boring. The action was
extreme. I just wish the family story was a little
I also don't see why
so many were offended by this film.
People are fucked up.
This movie bored the hell out of me. I tried to
enjoy it, and it just did nothing for me.
Bride Of Frankenstein
I bought the Universal Monster set, and watched
Frankenstein and Bride as a double feature. It was
a great night. Both are well deserved classics.
Without looking it up, who was Elsa
Lancaster married to? Hint, he played an iconic
monster in a remake of one of Lon Chaney's famous
The Bride should be next. It's BETTER than
Frankenstein (though not by much).
Clarke went on to get a grapefruit to the face by
Jimmy Cagney in The Public Enemy, released the
same year 1931.
Colin Clive died in 37
from pneumonia because he was a raging alcoholic.
The little things...
the classics are 10/10
If you haven't
seen The Invisible Man, the special effects are
I just watched the four in a row, and I enjoyed
the hell out of this series. The originality of
the kills was pretty impressive in this era. All
of the acting was fine, and I didn't really have a
problem with the "unique" plot. If you just go
with it, it's a fun ride.
I love Zombieland. I found a 2007 draft of the
script (I thought it was the final draft). The
script is different, interesting and has some
I always wondered how they
found the girls and the Escalade on the road. It
was On-Star. Harrelson’s character had a friendly
relationship with Detroit the last On-Star
operator. She thought he was killed when the
escalade crashed. She gave him the location of it.
She in the script a bunch of times, and completely
removed from the film.
clown nemesis for Flagstaff and the girls final
destination was DISNEYLAND. Of course they’d
never get permission to shoot there, and it ends
at a mini-mart.
Flagstaff and Stone
never hook up, and the guys are constantly being
hi-jacked by them. The girls are not in the last
half hour of the film (they’re found 2 pages
before The End) or at Bill Murray’s house. Of
course in the script it’s Patrick Swayze’s pad.
Swayze has no lines as he’s a real zombie.
Numerous classic Swayze scenes are reproduced,
ending with Swayze and Harrelson reenacting the
It’s fascinating the
simple changes that made the film that much better
than the script (though there’s plenty of great
stuff removed. I don’t remember where I downloaded
it from, it’s well worth the read.
Salò: The 120 Days Of Sodom
If this movie was made in the US there would have
been a revolt at the end and the Fascists would
have died as tragically as possible. However,
there is nothing compatible for them to get their
just desserts. That's my main problem with this
film, this is sickness for sickness sake. There's
no ramifications for your actions. While this is
true in real-life, why would you glorify it on
cinema? I liken this to The Wolf of Wall Street. I
sat there for 3 hours waiting for this asshole to
die, and he didn't.
film, just not satisfying in the end.
The Phantom Of The Opera
Yes, Charlie Chaplin.
I bought a 10
blu ray set from South Korea, many of his classics
aren't available in the US on blu ray.
Buster Keaton is a completely different type
comedian. But, his silents are magnificent. I
didn't think I would appreciate him the way I did
Chaplin, and I was wrong.
The one thing
to remember when watching silents, there was no
code for danger. So, many of the things that look
dangerous and deadly, and they were.
I didn't know till recently that this was written
by Diablo Cody. So, for $3 I bought it. Fox is
pretty hot, so really how bad could it be? The
first thing I noticed is Seyfried is the lead not
Fox. IMO I'd fuck Seyfried over Fox any day of the
week. So, that was a pleasant surprise. It was the
awful script that ruined this movie.
I've been watching a ton of Chaplin, Keaton,
Hitchcock, and everything else made back in
Hollywood's hey day. So, I have high expectations.
The amount of long, boring and nothing happens
scenes were vast as opposed to the one or two
decent bloody moments.
This movie is a
prime example of latching onto a script written by
an Oscar winner. This script had no right being
shot the way it was. Look at the amount of talent
that grabbed on. What a piece of shit this was.
The Phantom Of The Opera
Isn't it fantastic? It's your first silent, there
are SO MANY magnificent silents. Wait till you see
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, West of Zanzibar,
The Unknown or The Penalty.
released the original 1925 version on Blu Ray
along with 2 1929 reissues in one package. They're
If you get a chance and
want a recommendation on (IMO) one of those
endings that just flaw you, check out Chaplin's
City Lights. All his films are fabulous, but the
ending of CL is special, very very special.
I found this extremely funny and ironic Though
the real one isn't funny, it's sad.
I've had many people ask "why didn't the first
prostitute bite his dick?" My response has always
been she's probably wasted, drunk or just didn't
think of it. Which is never thought of by these
Monday morning quarterbacks.
night Don Lemon asked one of Bill Cosby's rape
victims why she didn't use her teeth when he
forced her to perform oral sex on him. She put on
a tight lipped smile and said "I never thought of
it. Not then, not until you just mentioned it".
She ended with an "Ouch".
because something is obvious to some, doesn't make
it obvious to others.
Do you think
Bill Cosby took greater pleasure as a black man
drugging and raping white women? All the victims
I've seen are white.
Creature From The Black Lagoon
I have the Universal box set. I hesitated to
watch Creature because I just thought it was going
to be like every other 50s Sci-Fi movie. I thought
it would be a little better, but not much.
I'm shocked at how great this flick was. I
watched it in 3D which was an added bonus. That
scene with the girl swimming was incredible.
Underwater sequences are fantastic. Some
magnificent shots of the creature made him truly
seem life like (for this type of movie was
outstanding) and the way the good guys were
actually the bad guys made this a movie well worth
numerous views. The documentary on it is pretty
When we were kids we had
the 8mm short version of The Creature Walks
Amongst Us. I have to find that on blu ray.
Yes: Live, Hemel Hempstead Pavillion, UK, October 3rd, 1971
I saw them at Madison Square Garden in the late
70s or early 80s. Great musicians.
is still my favorite prog-rock band. Saw them in
78 on their Works tour.
I love punk
rock. Been a fan since The NY Dolls. It's a shame
how these prof rock bands with magnificent
musicians have been forgotten and passed over by
most everyone, and lesser musicians are praised
for their lack of musicianship. Don't get me
wrong, Punk rock is my favorite form of music.
But, as far as musicianship goes prog
rockmusicians are the best.
I'm not afraid of spiders that are at a distance.
But, I don't like them. If they show up close to
me, they will make me step back. I can't stand
walking into webs, that freaks me out. So,
needless to say I LOVE this movie. I just watched
it on blu ray and it took me back to 90 when it
first came out. Funny and disgusting. Just a
great, great, great movie. All the more so, if
spiders aren't your friends.
I saw the original every day in the theatre for
it's run. So, it's thoroughly embedded on my
brain. The script for this is so close to the
original, there are scenes they didn't even bother
to change the dialogue. The only true difference
is youtube and cell phones. Moretz (I'm going to
see Moretz in her off-broadway show next Sat) and
Moore are excellent. But, the direction and style
of the film completely lets down the performances.
Because you can watch this and the original side
by side, and scene for scene everything in the
original is classic and original. This version is
worse than a cheap knockoff.
This is a
version made for teens who refuse to watch
anything made before 2000. Worst remake I've ever
On 44th St there was a movie theatre that had a
HUGE screen. Old fashioned one screen theatre, it
was magnificent. The night this opened we went.
The line was down 44th to 7th, down 7th and up
45th. Thankfully Karen and I walked to the front
of the line and asked a nice group of young ladies
if we could be their friend for a few moments. We
didn't have to wait a half hour just to enter.
That was the only good thing that night.
They only used a small portion of the screen, and
while the cinematography and visuals are
magnificent, everything else about this sucks.
Ryder and Reeves trying to ACT like they're from
turn of the century is beyond laughable. It's just
BUT, I bought the blu ray this
past week and popped it in a few nights ago. My
opinion hasn't changed and I couldn't make it past
their first kiss. Oldman's Lugosi impersonation is
I have to try
to return this crap. I gave it a one because I
can't give it a negative five.
I bought the 3D blu ray because I was able to get
it half price (all three Transformer movies and
Gravity 3 disc set for $40 whew hew) I had no idea
what I was about to see, and I didn't think it was
going to enjoy it. Like you I figured I'd watch it
once and be done with it.
This is one
movie that needed to be seen in the theatre. We
have a home theatre (7.5' x 4.5') and this movie
was absolutely incredible especially in 3D. My jaw
was dropped through most of this picture.
Bullock's performance deserved the Academy
Award. I saw Blue Jasmine and it did not hold a
candle to Bullock. Under the proper circumstances
(screen size) this would be a movie you would
watch again and again. It's a stunning motion
Unlike the fucking
Wolf of Wall Street. I thought every aspect of
this was great. But, 3 fucking hours on a piece of
shit's life is not my idea of a pleasant viewing
Moretz one of my
favorites is making her Off-Broadway debut
tonight. I'm going when the show officially opens
next month. I'm psyched.
Alice In Wonderland
I went into this knowing it wasn't going to be a
faithful adaptation. As a hardcore Alice In
Wonderland fan, and a person who doesn't
particularly care for Burton, I was shocked at how
much I enjoyed this. It holds it's own for me.
I was in England and I was using a Disney
Alice In Wonderland small shoulder bag for my
camera. I was hanging with some friends and the
girl in the group gave me a list of Alice novels I
should look for. The versions all had excellent
drawings. Unfortunately, I lost the list.
A little trivia on this flick. Lon Chaney Sr (man
of 1000 faces) was suppose to be in this movie.
But, he died before production began. If you've
seen it, you know what happens to Cleopatra at the
end. That piece was made by Chaney, and there's a
famous picture of him in it with Browning at his
Lon Chaney Sr. The MAN!
If you ever get a chance, West of
Zanzibar, The Unknown are excellent features that
are available. The subject matter is pretty
incredible for the time. The Unknown features a
really young Joan Crawford. Think of that, Chaney
Sr starring above the great Ms Crawford.
The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
This was one messed up movie. So disturbingly
enjoyable. Everything was top notch.
Follender and Bluemeanie (I know your posts are
old) but, don't think this is so over the top that
it could never happen. Because it probably has.
I'm guessing that's the reason you find this movie
to be a piece of crap. People do fucked up things
to each other all the time.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Again, just mindless fun. Plus the cop and
reporter were pretty hot also. I'm looking forward
to seeing the 3D movies when I get the damn
I like looking at Milla Jovoich. So, I enjoyed
this. I forgot I saw it till I bought the blu-ray
box set. I've never played the game. But, probably
the reason they didn't follow the storyline of the
game is for plot/characterization. This isn't so
much a zombie movie as a good guy/bad guy film.
Alice and co versus the Umbrella Corporation. This
is just good mindless fun. Plus, Milla is just
Pink Floyd: The Wall
I like this more now than I did when it first
Roger Waters Wall tour these
past few years, #1 in spectacle. The music is
magnificent and Waters treated it as classical and
opera is handled. It's pretty exact with some of
the finest musicians recreating the album. He's
touring Europe in 2013 and hopefully will do
another US run. DON'T MISS IT if he does. It's
like nothing you've ever seen, or will ever see
Mad Monster Party
It's the Rudolph of Halloween, and way back when
this and Great Pumpkin were it. But, this of
course represents the horror aspect of Halloween.
This wasn't aired often after 67. I saw it back
then, and as a huge horror buff loved it. I bought
the DVD a few years ago for a few dollars. Yeah,
it's pretty bad. I don't think I made it through
the entire show. I might give it another shot
someday, when I've feeling sentimental.
The Hunger Games
I just saw this. I don't get why it was popular.
But, I don't get Twilight either.
I enjoyed this. I saw it 1987 at a horror
convention up in Albany. I sat very close to Dario
as he worked the projector showing this movie. The
needles taped to her face is classic.
The projector kept shutting down, and he was
getting a little frustrated. He has GREASY DIRTY
hair. He didn't smell to good either.
I think it might be a guy who has lost everything
so he decides to commit suicide. Then he fades to
nothingness. The little girl stood out amongst
all the drones who never notice anything. At least
that's how I saw it. It was very good.
Hostel: Part III
I haven't seen this. But, I loved and own Part 2.
First it starred Lauren German who is HOT. Second,
it had both sides of the story which made it
fascinating. The problem with both one and two is
the gore just wasn't worth the wait.
Sorry, this movie is a classic. Completely
original for its time.
New York Dolls - Lookin' Fine On Television
My NY Dolls album is a promo copy that I bought
at a flea market. It's still incredible. That
album started a love affair that still continues.
Me and Johnny Thunders. I followed this guy from
the late 70s to his passing in 91. I attended the
wake and funeral and still think about the great
performer he was. RIP Johnny, Jerry, Arthur and
lil Billy. They were the first and best... I was
watching The Perfect Age of Rock and Roll and
Ritter played "Lonely Planet Boy" for
Taryn Manning. Ah... you just Can't Put Your Arms
Around A Memory. But, how I try...
Ian Hunter - Live At Rockpalast Featuring Mick Ronson
There are four guitarists I put in a league of
their own that I love. Johnny Thunders/Jimmy
Page/Mick Jones (Clash) and Mick Ronson. Mick's
two solo albums are still in my top for greatest
albums ever. I bought a Black Les Paul and wanted
to have the paint removed from the top so I could
emulate his Gibson. But, every shop I brought it
to refused to defile the instrument.
Mick's never gotten the recognition he deserved.
Without his talent Ziggy Stardust would not have
been the success it was. Nothing Bowie did after
Mick left has the ravenous hooks that made
Bowie/Ronson collaborations so magnificent.
Mellencamp's Jack and Diane is Mick Ronson. Lou
Reed's string arrangements are Mick Ronson.
There's a ton of classic music that has Ronson's
fingerprints on it, yet no one knows his name.
I'd been going to concerts for a few
years, and this tour Hunter/Ronson played at
Hammerheads on Long Island. I was right up against
the stage just a foot or so of Mick. I couldn't
take my eyes off him. After the last encore he
dropped his pick. I fucking jumped onto that stage
and grabbed it. It's the first memento I ever got
from a concert and still one my favorites.
Johnny died in 1991. Mick passed 2 years
later, which was a total shock.
his legacy lives on. His daughter Lisa Ronson is
the lead vocalist in the band The Secret History,
right here out of NYC. The band's great and she
looks exactly like Mick. She's carrying on the
family tradition of musical excellence.
I went a
few years ago to see Ian Hunter play at The Stone
Pony in Asbury Park. I snuck in my video camera
and taped the show. Ian is a great performer with
magnificent material. If he ever passes your way,
definitely check him out.
I enjoyed this. I don't get why McKee is getting
"woman hater" flak because all the
characters are spot on. Personally, I think it's
just their own publicity machine churning out the
What I didn't like about
it was the scene/shot length and repetition of
information. The opening which points out two plot
points took 5 minutes.
This is another
great character study (though not as good as MAY).
Angela Bettis is magnificent as always. Sean
Bridgers was great but kind of flat at points. The
little daughter and son were excellent.
Anatomy Of Hell
After reading this review I had to see the movie.
I have to say I found Amira Caser HOT. So, I
watched because I enjoyed looking at her naked.
Where I failed, the dialogue was
contrived. It's lots of ten dollar sentences that
might be poetic. But, I'm not good at figuring out
the meaning. Metaphors on top of metaphors give me
a headache. So, I found myself FFing through the
dialogue. Even though she was naked, when they
were talking it dragged.
What I did do
for a little while was watch the director being
interviewed. This is the story of the first man
and woman. She spouts five dollar sentences that
only other "artists" of her ilk can
understand. I'm too low brow. I can talk about the
"deep meaning" behind many of Us Sinners
scenes. But, in the end, either it works or it
doesn't. Thank God Amira is hot, or else I'd have
turned it off.
I'm probably going to
send back the movie before watching the whole
interview. But, I don't think the shocking moments
were suppose to be shocking. I think they were
like the action sequences so you don't fall
Love this movie. I have the DELUXE Laserdisc
Let Me In
Moretz was excellent as always. The story was
fantastic. But, it was long and drawn out. I kept
wanting to turn it off. Then something good would
happen. The crap for five minutes, then a good
piece. If they cut about 25 minutes of the useless
fat, this would have been perfect. That girl is
gonna be a star. She just made a guest appearance
on 30 Rock last week.
The Doom Generation
I really wanted to enjoy this. But, I didn't. I
started FFing about a half hour in. I'd let it run
during the sex scenes and that was about it. The
messed up part there's a few similarities between
Doom and Us Sinners. Lots of CUs, the guy jerking
off on the bed, and the Mother Mary statue going
where it shouldn't. I had to check the year.
But,it would have been me to rip them off, because
I shot Us Sinners in 2005.
think Us Sinners kicks this movie's ass. With the
exception of McGowan's tits. Those are fucking
Ben the two of us need look no more... Poor
Let Me In
I'm not going to read your review till after I
see this. But, the young girl is the one from
Kick-Ass and she's an excellent actress. I'm
looking forward to seeing this.
this amusing, In Kick-Ass she's this short little
child. But, in Diary of a Whimpy Kid, she looks
I'm proud to announce that Us Sinners has been
picked up for worldwide distribution by Hart D.
Fisher's AMERICAN HORRORS.
When this was in the theatre, I went and watched
it at least twice everyday. Love this flick.
Haven't seen it in years. Have to make a point to
see it again.
The remake starred Shawnee Smith who I've always
liked. It was good, but the original is a
I finally met her at a
convention and mentioned her band (yes another
actress gone singer) and she looked at me like I
was a nut and said "They were from another
lifetime". Yeah, like two years earlier. They
actually weren't bad.
I can not even count how many times I've seen
this movie. It was a fixture on the afternoon
movie during the 60s and 70s. I even own the VHS,
which I've yet to watch.
Here's the thing: It wasn't the false nature of
the camera that ruined the movie for me. The movie
ruined the movie for me. I didn't find it scary. I
thought the bedroom scenes were well done. But,
they didn't make the movie enjoyable. The hype
certainly was overblown. The funny thing is, the
film makers didn't see any of the millions this
movie made, because they sold the rights outright.
But, this was shot as a documentary.
Keeping that in mind it fails on many levels (as
did Blair Witch). They got too cute with
themselves in editing, or the actors couldn't
remember their lines. They just used too many
different angles to shoot one person saying one
As for digital photography,
that's cheap. But, digital camcorders like the RED
CAMERA that being used all over Hollywood right
now, records to Hard Drive space, not tape, and
they start at about $40,000. They would have
needed something like this to record all night
Also, you two just mentioned
what they could have done to make it not just
believable, but correct. A cheesy webcam camera.
But, they didn't.
There are times when
you suspend disbelief and times when you
shouldn't. For me, this was a time that you
shouldn't. Maybe if I really enjoyed this flick I
could have. But, I didn't.
This was shot with a Sony FX-1 which uses Digital
Tape (miniDV type). An hour and a half is tops on
Recording to hard drive is still
fairly new and pretty damn expensive.
That wasn't hooked up to his computer. His
computer was downstairs. He was recording to tape.