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Lowlife - I ain't gonna add too much about this, but I watched this a few days ago and was quite surprised to say the least. I haven't heard a single mention of this nowhere and just checked it out because I really liked the artworks. Lowlife, Ryan Prows debut feature, isn't an original film that brings anything new to the table. But it still feels like a breath of fresh air as it's 100% 90's Quentin Tarantino through and through. If you ask me, everything about the film just feels extremely 90's Tarantinoesque, and I loved it. Everything from the way the film is told and filmed, to the characters and their dialogue just feel like early Tarantino.

I guess a lot of people will write it off as a poor copycat, but for someone like me who's watched Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown 50+ times each it was totally awesome.

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story - I've heard a bit this and a bit of that when it comes to this film, but I ain't gonna lie, I really liked it. It feels like a Star Wars film through and through, but at the same time it feels quite different because they've taken more of a classic space western approach, rather than a space opera which gives it a new dimension as far as Star Wars goes. Not quite on par with Rogue One, but still very, very good IMO. Donald Glover is just fantastic!

 

Office Uprising - Decent enough action-comedy with lots of violence and many, many jokes. Sadly, both the special effects and jokes are very hit and miss. At their best they're excellent, but the excellent ones doesn't come in plenty here. Tries to go into horror territory, but never really manage to build itself as a horror film. So I'll post it here instead.

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Terrifier (2017). 

The first part of it was actually pretty fun, but it just started to feel really grim and unpleasant towards the middle for me. The first two girls it introduced at least had a few stereotypical personality traits and cute Halloween costumes, but the sister had literally no characteristics at all. I can't remember a single thing about her besides that one phone call scene at the beginning. The ending felt pretty anticlimactic as well.

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Thought Terrifier was terrific. On a whole other level than e.g It. Dark, grim, sadistic and with what is perhaps the coolest clown ever. Excellent atmosphere too.

 

Totally recommended!

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^The clown was well done for sure. Just felt a little too grim and pointless to me in the second half. I'm generally more partial to goofy horror movies though, so maybe that's my own bias coming out.

 

Watched A Cure for Wellness yesterday, which was solid at the beginning but lost me in the second half as well. Beautiful setting, but I thought it was going to be about the modern businessman, and it turned into a bunch of silly Crimson Peak-esque nonsense.

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Last movie I watched was Veronica (2017). Meh, it was okay-ish, nothing special. Seems like I've seen every good horror movie already. I'm really into horror but I've watched 300+ movies already. Nothing below the year 2000 because that is boring to me. Hope anyone has suggestions.

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Unfortunately, I spent my money on The Nun. 

It's a confused movie that doesn't really try hard in the horror department. Several lazy  jump scares in succession actually makes for an exhausting movie experience, especially since these scares aren't scary. Just loud. 

For some reason there's a recurring joke about French-Canadians which was lost on me.... The comedy is so out of place, even more so as we get towards the end of the movie. 

The demon nun gets hyped up as the ultimate evil and does not live up to the hype. I could rant for hours on how stupid the conclusion to this film was. The nun's appearance in The Conjuring 2 terrified me to death and she only showed up for a couple of minutes at a time. In this movie, she just annoyed me. 

Halfway through this horror movie they bring in a story about templars and I was lost, later on we get a quick Tomb Raider style treasure hunting scene to add to the sense of incoherence. Then as everything is concluded (badly) they add a reveal and quick tie in to the first Conjuring and man... It led to the dumbest final scene I've had the misfortune to experience. I left laughing. 

 

Don't pay to watch this. 

 

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No. Just no.

 

 

Sicario - Dark, grim and really great thriller with a magnificent Benicio Del Toro that completely steals the show. His performance is on a whole other level in this flick. All aspects of the film is great, but he's the best part of it. And the first scene where the cross the Mexican-American border bak from Juarez. Intense as fuck! Superb!

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^ Sicario was sick. Loved  the heavy atmosphere and the music was brilliant too.

 

I last saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again which is kinda like a modern TV remake of the classic musical / movie. It's literally the same script, almost scene-for-scene, but with boosted visuals and added references / easter eggs. The Tim Curry version is of course miles better than this one, but at least it was entertaining and heartwarming to see a younger cast perform the classic numbers. Laverne Cox was pretty great as Frank-N-Furter, and Reeve Carney's Riff-Raff had an eerily similar voice to Richard O'Brien, haha. Adam Lambert's Eddie was fun too, hamming it up as expected. If you don't see this movie you won't lose out on anything, but it's okay for one watch of retro-nostalgia.

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The Predator (2018)

 

Easily the worst of the franchise. I went in with low expectations, but I still ended up being disappointed. What this movie was going for was action comedy. However, the humor was shoehorned in and I remember only laughing once in the entire movie. Lots of one liners, but wrongly timed. My goodness the CGI was awful. Probably the worst I've seen in years. This movie does confirm its canon to the first two Predator films, which brings me to another annoyance about this movie.... why isn't titled Predator 3? By the end of the movie, it's almost setting itself up for a sequel, so what are you gonna call it? THE Predator 2?  Some action scenes are decent, the 3rd act was sloppy on its editing. Too many fast cuts to process what going on. And the acting... I'm done.

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Sicario: Day of the Soldado - Good, but a bit of a disappointment tbh. It lacks the coldhearted and mean-spirited atmosphere of the first film, and the character changes was a bit iffy. Felt they didn't make much sense at all. But the film was cool and Benicio Del Toro is brilliant once more. What an actor!

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@Bear No, not in that way, that's your biggest wish, will never happen.

 

I watched some Korean horror movie Sector 7 which was meh. Watched 2 japanese horrors 1 named Death water, that one was pretty good and creepy if you're into weird japanese movies, second was so shit cant even remember the name.

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On 9/13/2018 at 11:11 PM, vkboytotransgirl said:

Seems like I've seen every good horror movie already. I'm really into horror but I've watched 300+ movies already. Nothing below the year 2000 because that is boring to me. Hope anyone has suggestions.

Top 10 cursed sentences posted on monochrome heaven dot com, anyway try The Wailing if you haven't yet, probably one of the best Asian horrors to come out in recent years

 

Recent viewings:

The Saddest Music in the World: Cool and quirky film by Guy Maddin. He somehow always manages to make his movies feel as if they're like lost films from the '20s/'30s that were buried underground for several decades before being discovered or something. Really cool aesthetic style that might take some time to get accustomed to, but I dig it. Features a woman without legs receiving a pair of artificial glass legs (filled with beer) and an international competition to find the saddest song in the world among other things. 

 

Mr. Vampire: Hong Kong comedy/horror (altho it's really leaning much further in the direction of comedy than horror imo) that's extremely amusing. Very fast-paced, never gets boring. There's always some goofy shit going down. Features those Chinese hopping vampires, magic, horny ghost girls, and a lot of slapstick action and impressive stunts. I can see how this ended up being such a popular and genre-defining movie. Good 'just turn your brain off and watch' material.

 

The Devil's Doorway: Found footage horror movie that's still relatively new (came out this year I think). Has the novelty of being set in the '60s, so it's shot in this kind of grainy old school style. I reckon people who enjoyed that other found footage horror The Borderlands might enjoy this one as well, since this one is also about investigators from the church being sent off to investigate reported miracles and discovering something much darker. Instead of an old church, this one's set in an Irish home for 'fallen women'. It's kind of on the short side, but at least that also means it doesn't overstay its welcome.

 

Mulholland Drive: Absolutely based, probably in my personal top 3 by David Lynch. Just go and watch it if you haven't seen it yet cuz that shit's GOOD. It's in many people's top lists for a reason.

 

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The Amazing Spider-Man - Aside from decent romance, this doesn't bring much new to the table as far as Spider-Man goes and I cannot believe that they spent so much money on a reboot that feels more or less exactly the same as the original. A waste of time as far as I am concerned. Not because it's bad in any way, but because I've already seen Spider-Man 1, 2 and 3. Meh.

 

Not very impressed by the CGI either. So artificial and boring, and the scenes made for 3D are nothing short of embarrassing. Fucking ew!

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5 hours ago, Bear said:

Wut? How is this acting like an uncivilized adult (from my side)? If this is acting uncivilized, then 80% of the threads on this forum needs to be closed asap as they are way, way, way, way, way more uncivilized than this shit.

Don't fight with me. All I asked was to settle this privately.

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On 9/13/2018 at 5:21 PM, platy said:

Unfortunately, I spent my money on The Nun. 

Don't pay to watch this. 

 

 

Shit, too late lol.

I saw it on opening night, and I thought it was a snoozer as well. The whole universe is just comprised of jumpscares at this point.

 

 

On 9/15/2018 at 8:07 PM, Flame-X said:

The Predator (2018)

 

Easily the worst of the franchise. I went in with low expectations, but I still ended up being disappointed. 

 

Dude I can't believe you went to see that. At the same time, thanks for taking the bullet for all of us lol.

 

I saw What We Do In the Shadows the other night on Netflix. 

Not at all what I was expecting lol, but it was very entertaining since it was like a spinoff of MTV's True Life "I'm a vampire" or something.

Do recommend if you're bored and on Netflix.

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^

 

I didn't see a single trailer of the movie. My only exposure was some twitch ads and Chris Stuckman's movie reviews on youtube. As someone who really enjoyed the first two Predator films, I wanted to see it regardless. It's really sad when the first AvP movie was far more enjoyable than this one.

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The Island at the Top of the World - Old Disney-produced fantasy-adventure that is right up my alley. It's a fairly known story about a pair that goes out to find a hidden island to find a missing son, and that meats different people and challenges along the way. Really nice-looking film with beautiful sets and special effects, and I didn't mind the story and characters either. It's flawed, but very fun nonetheless. Superb score too.

 

Paul - I'm a big fan of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and I also like Seth Rogen a lot so it was about time I got around to see this. E.T. meets Roadtrip. Simple enough and fairly straight-forward, but it was really fun. Not the best Pegg and Frost film, but very good.

 

Bushwick - Decent enough modern action-adventure with Dave Bautista. I liked Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion's first film, Cooties, but in Bushwick their lack of experience shines through. It's OK for what it is, but it looks and feels cheap as fuck. What I will give it however is that the camera work is excellent at times. Several long shots, no anooying camera shake and it's got some sweet-as-fuck and clever camera moment here and there. But that's it. Was entertained for its 90 minute playtime, but it's not a film I'll watch again.

 

Eliminators - Alright action film with Scott Adkins, Stu Bennett and James Cosmo. It's really stupid and all that, but it was fun enough. Some nice action and martial arts scenes, and it's always refreshing when you see the camera man step back for the action scenes and give you a decent overview of what's happening, instead of all this shaky close-up shit we've gotten for the past two decades. Scott Adkins is always badass though. Have to give him that.

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