Now this is proper horror!!
Not slasher. Not thriller. Not torture porn. Proper grab you by the soul, chill you to your bones, stop you from sleeping horror!!
I was so excited to see this and that made me nervous because over excitement often leads to disappointment in my experience. I needn't have worried because this film delivers!
It builds and builds and builds and I could barely breathe past the hour mark!
One of the strongest debuts I've seen…
I hope Nichols and Shannon continue to work together forever!! The additional cast in this were just brilliant too! Adam Driver in particular is fast becoming the most interesting actor of our generation I reckon. Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst both offer great support.
As a kind of loose trilogy from Take Shelter to Mud to this you can see the cinematic eye Nichols has and how well versed in fun and mystery he is. There's always a theme…
Not too shabby! It looks gorgeous, it's got a style completely of its own, and it is certainly the best "live action" Disney adaptation yet (Sorry Maleficent ;)
The songs felt a bit out of place and some of the conflicts between the animals were way too intense for younger audiences in my opinion. In all honesty it just really made me want to go back and watch the original again which is still massively superior.
Best part goes to Bill Murray for sure! Baloo steals the show! Go in tepid and you shouldn't leave disappointed
Having waited almost 20 years to watch The Keep, after missing it on a BBC Moviedrome showing (and also with my video timer not catching it), there was always little chance that it was going to live up to the high level of expectation I had for it. I expected it to get closer to those levels than it actually does, though.
Adapted from an F Paul Wilson novel (the alarm bells should have started ringing right there), it sees…
It's one thing to be cold in your sense of horror, it's another to just be vaguely and meanderingly distant. Michael Mann's The Keep is firmly on the latter side. It's a strange mood piece that feels so far away, so mythical and so in its own cheap world with no desire to explain any of its incomprehensible motivations or themes - even though the latter does manifest, surprisingly enough - that it's just not worth bothering over; a frustrating…
A rustic piece that helped earn director Jon Watts the directing chair for the upcoming Spiderman: Homecoming, Cop Car is an effective exploration of two kids sprung into a dreamlike situation. In the middle of nowhere they discover an abandoned police car with unlocked doors and the key - seemingly enticing them to take it for a spin and subsequently cause the shady local Sheriff to go into a tailspin of distress and rage.
It's a competent work in most…
Alles ist gut, as per, and it's still majestic despite all its flaws and missed moments, even at home on a far smaller screen.
The deleted scenes, however, are actively awful, and you practically breath a sigh of relief when you realise how badly certain moments could have clunked if they were left anywhere near the final cut.
That being said, there is an AMAZING moment when Greg Grunberg's Snap Wexley gets told to go into lightspeed, and he quips, "Is there any other speed?"
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A really entertaining showbiz documentary about legendary Hollywood manager/man-about-town Shep Gordon.
Arriving in Hollywood as a nobody in the late '60s, he more or less fell into managing Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and The Doors (you'd have to hear him tell the story), and before long, most importantly, Alice Cooper. Almost the entire first third of the film is all about Gordon's enduring 40+ year close friendship with Cooper, and how he played an essential role in turning the band…
Everything about Jurassic Park III drips with half-arsedness.
Indeed, if it didn't have some decently popular actors in it and some semblance of a budget, it would look like one of those SyFy knock-offs. The dinosaurs look way shitter, it's about half an hour shorter (which is a good thing, I should point out), and there's no effort gone into the plot at all. It's just fucking rubbish, really.
However, unlike The Lost World, which plods on and…
Just the right sort of quirky.
It was funny and crazy but somehow felt kind of true to life too. Reminded me of when me and my friends used to play 3 little ninjas or Terminator 2 in the fields out the back of my parents house.
A good reminder of how awesome Kevin Bacon is when he gives a fuck about the overall picture.
Definitely worth a squirt!