Man, I liked this way more than I thought I would.
Not that it's good, mind you. But I was expecting it to be the dirt worst. And it's almost good? There's a lot of promise here, some interesting ideas and incredibly powerful visuals, but it's all negated by the movie's insistence on being a Donnie Darko sequel. If this was just a stand alone film that was obviously inspired by Darko (and let's be honest, the connections are thin…
Pure, glorious beautiful fantastic trash of the highest order. It is impossibly magical how bad Paz de la Huerta is at acting. There are times where I think she's actually just unlocked some crazy new form of acting and in thirty years we'll all look back and think how foolish we were.
That's how good Nurse 3-D is: it makes me think Paz de la Huerta might be Advanced. And that's real.
I liked this movie more when it was called HOT FUZZ. Hell, I liked this movie better when it was called THE OTHER GUYS. Actually, can I just talk about THE OTHER GUYS? That's such a great movie. No? I have to review 21 JUMP STREET? Fine.
Roger Ebert once said that he loved reviewing great movies, and he loved reviewing awful movies, but he hated reviewing mediocre movies. I disagree. I love digging into mediocre films. I love exploring…
This movie is basically Sam Raimi grabbing bland, mainstream horror by the collar and proceeding to spend 100 minutes kicking the shit out of it.
And it's fucking awesome.
Incidentally, it also works as a terrific allegory for bulimia. Think about how much of the horror scenes revolve around the witch vomiting on Christine or shoving her hand down Christine's mouth or various other substances entering and exiting mouths. And think about how many random, out of nowhere mentions we…