Tobe Hooper's tale of a misunderstood lad and his slight fetish for power tools. The freakishly freaky opening credits. Polaroid pictures Outkast wouldn't want to shake. Somebody needs a dentist. Artwork that would probably never be shown at an art gallery. Sleeping armadillo. Piss cup. Franklin's chest hair. Cows that moo. Never pick up a hitchhiker! Haven't these kids watched The Hitcher? Franklin's inquisitive questions. Some people get off on self-mutilation. The hitchhiker's puerile mannerisms. Why is the gas station…
The action packed James Cameron directed sequel to the atmospheric horror classic Alien finds our heroine Ripley once again doing battle with the alien thingys and this time she has some help from a squad of badass Colonial Marines. Space breathing. Maybe Jonesy really does have nine lives? The way Carter Burke pets a pussy. Alien dreams that would scare Freddy. Big business brouhaha. The dangling ash from Ripley's cigarette. Bootleg Apple FaceTime. Sgt. Apone and his badass cigar. Co-ed…
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“People will say we’re in love.”
In the spring of 1992, one might have been forgiven for thinking the Academy Awards had turned a corner toward greater inclusiveness. Just one year earlier, at the 1990 Oscars, Kathy Bates had shocked everyone by winning Best Actress for Rob Reiner’s Stephen King adaptation, Misery. Next came The Silence of the Lambs, the first horror film to win Best Picture and only the third film ever to sweep the Oscars’…
I can watch anything! I can watch mutilations, decapitations, and other abominations without batting an eye! Much to my surprise I discovered something I can't watch when I tackled this film!
When push came to shove and I got up close and personal with the atrocities inflicted on slaves my heart grew heavy and I honestly felt sickened by the inhumanity that unfolded on the screen!
This is not a film I will turn to again any time soon and…
Very little dialogue, the visuals vividly speak for themselves! Startling with its brave portrayal of brutality and inhumanity! I winced with every blow that struck flesh! The winces soon gave way to tears as I witnessed a human life waste away pound by pound until he was so emaciated he was nothing but skin and bones!
A gut wrenching experience!
Film was recommended via my Movie Request Hotline list by Sir William of Letterboxd! Thank you Will for this awesome request!
The story of a baseball pitcher and catcher and their attempt to survive an extended episode of The Walking Dead. Headphones, cigarettes, a pistol, and a baseball bat are a must if you want to have a hope in hell of surviving a Zombie Apocalypse. Ironic lotto ticket. Worms make good fishing bait. Where's Daryl Dixon when you need him? Fat Zombie Crawl. The music is right up my alley. I wish N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton was included to mix…
I usually don't try to cuss all that often in my reviews but....
Fuck the haters.
On a third viewing, it's still one of the finest films of the year. The direction, the cinematography, the music, the editing, the effects, the monsters, the themes; the entire film reeks of excellence and class.
Not much more to add after my previous reviews, but I can't for the sequel.
You can say alot of things about lars von trier both good and bad but you can never say he didn't serve up enough provocative portions of psychological gobbledygook to keep us chewing on our cud for days on end!
The opening scene in black and white is unbearably beautiful! If you look at it too long your retina's will surely fry for they have never been ravaged by such exquisite imagery!
The slo mo acts of unbridled amour accompanied…
A practical joke goes horribly wrong and ten years later the jokesters reunite for their class reunion and things don't go so well for them in this slasher disaster of a film. Shower graffiti. Sex toys. I thought the only Sex Machine was Tom Savini in From Dusk Till Dawn? Marty's dong. Swirly. Joker's cousin. Coach knows best. The outfits worn in 80's gym class. Mötley Crüe without Tommy, Vince, Nikki, and Mick. Algebra? Strong ganja. Do you know anyone…
Sweet, tender, hilarious & heartwarming, The Apartment is a wonderful amalgamation of romance, comedy & drama that's very entertaining from start to finish and subtly deals with the themes of adultery & infidelity by encapsulating its then-controversial subjects with excellent use of wit and remains one of Billy Wilder's best known films.
The story of The Apartment concerns a mild-mannered insurance company worker named C.C. Baxter who tries to climb the corporate ladder by letting the company executives use his apartment for their…
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"They’re all gonna laugh at you."
After I had finished watching Carrie for the first time the other night, I walked down the hallway into my bathroom, I closed the door, looked in the mirror, and wondered why I had never seen this movie up until that point in time. It was then that the bathroom mirror started cracking and my house started crumbling into the earth.
Being bullied is something…
A David Lynch film that won't leave you flabbergasted and pulling your hair out in clumps for days out of frustration!
In this true story the monster is not the grotesquely deformed John Merrick aka Elephant man... the real monster's are those who would either exploit or get their jollies tormenting anyone whom is different or vulnerable!
Where there are wicked people you will also find compassionate people! I was truly touched by the sentimental sensibilities that not only uplifted…
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"It’s unscientific, unexplainable, unnatural, unreasonable, and it doesn't make sense."
Never has a quote been more appropriate than the one above, because House is straight up bananas.
No, scratch that. This movie is straight up watermelons.
House is a movie that I have a difficult time writing about, and it’s not because I’m experiencing writer’s block or anything, but because the movie is just so damn bizarre. But it’s bizarre in…
Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "ROCK Your World"
Kim Ki-duk revisited similar themes that were present in his previous film Pieta! You would have thought the shock value would have been diminished considering we've "been there, done that!" But that was not the case! Not only did Kim Ki-duk whip the shit out of that dead horse... he brought it back to life! And like Pet Sematary the resurrected came back with a vengeance and were inherently…
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“Are you old?” “I’m twelve. But I’ve been twelve for a long time.”
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Loneliness is a terrible pain. It seeps into the bones and drains your world of color, of hope. You look around you and you see no one, or at least no one interested in you. You’re so afraid of being hurt, you erect a wall to keep out the pain. And the wall keeps out…
"Fuck you, that's my name."
Second time through and just as enjoyable as the first. First-rate cast, first-rate dialogue. Feels like a modernized Death of a Salesman, with matching commentary on working class life ("we work too hard"), on shifting power structures (the young managing the old), and on the emotional economics of capitalism (subjection vs satisfaction). I didn't remember the characters being so consistently foul-mouthed, and this time through was slightly distracted by the film's heavy reliance on vulgarity.…
"Asa nisi masa."
Just as I walk into the room, it dawns on me that I'm unprepared. Whatever I was supposed to do, I didn't do it. I'm not finished yet. How did I get here? Why would I have come if I wasn't ready? The others are all there, looking and laughing, knowing I've made a fool of myself. I sit down because I know I have to, because I know it's what's expected of me, because I know…