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  • Godzilla 1998

    ★★★★★ Naughty Watched by Naughty 26 Oct, 2014 18

    Huge Blockbuster special effects that exploded like Bouncing Betty's and literally blew me away! Heavy action kept me locked and loaded and ready to go off at any moment! It was non stop thrills from start to finish!

    A fabulous escapist film that delivered good ole fashioned fun! Jean Reno was fantastic as always and stole every scene he was involved in!

    If you are a purist you may want to avoid the film altogether as it did stray away from the so-called accepted mythology of Godzilla!

    Last Word: The Best Non Godzilla "Godzilla" film I've ever seen!

  • Rosemary's Baby 1968

    ★★★★½ ScreeningNotes Rewatched by ScreeningNotes 27 Oct, 2014 17

    Not Quite Hoop-Tober: Day 27

    I'm really at a loss for words to describe how much I love Rosemary's Baby. I always hate when writers say that because it feels supremely disingenuous, but I genuinely don't know how to properly express my appreciation for this wonderful film. I could harp on the standard beats I usually go through: its cinematography is dizzying in its precision, Rosemary's character and Mia Farrow's performance are daunting in both their depth and complexity, and…

  • The Shining 1980

    ★★★★★ Travis Lytle Rewatched by Travis Lytle 30 Oct, 2014 8

    The most brilliant stroke of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" is not to base its horrors fully in the supernatural, but to ground the film's most powerful chills in something real, something tangible, and something to which nearly everyone can relate. The horror of "The Shining" is not about murdered twins, skin-sloughing hags, or torrents of blood; it is about family. The horrors of Kubrick's film are fully derived from the implosion of a family unit due to drink, economics, isolation,…

  • Braindead 1992

    ★★★★½ Travis Lytle Rewatched by Travis Lytle 28 Oct, 2014 8

    Peter Jackson's "Braindead" (a.k.a. "Dead Alive") is ridiculous. Peter Jackson's "Braindead" is disgusting. Peter Jackson's "Braindead" is exhausting and relentless. Peter Jackson's "Braindead" is a ridiculously disgusting and exhaustingly relentless slice of light-toned, blood-soaked horror that will leave many a viewer wretching with amusement. Peter Jackson's "Braindead" is quite the experience.

    A zombie film drenched in so much viscera that nothing can be, nor is it supposed to be, taken seriously, Jackson's film combines the destructiveness of the indestructible living…

  • The Grapes of Death 1978

    ★★★★★ Hollie Horror Added by Hollie Horror 21

    WHO CHANGED THE POSTER ART TO THIS FUCKING NONSENSE?!?! I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU!

  • Memento 2000

    ★★★★★ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 26 Oct, 2014 10

    Part Six of Preparing (As Much As Humanly Possible) For Interstellar

    Memento is one of Nolan's most gripping works, a puzzle-box neo-noir of intimate and tragic beauty, all tied in with a narrative that is told uniquely and effectively. Completely dropping any sign of a linear story or framework, the film goes off the rails in the finest way possible, culminating in a film that is funny, powerful, saddening, and wonderfully cinematic.

    Guy Pierce is at his finest here, playing…

  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★½ davidehrlich Rewatched by davidehrlich 27 Oct, 2014 6

    There are no fucking aliens in Interstellar.

    That’s not a spoiler. You'd sooner find an explicit sex scene in a Yasujiro Ozu film than an alien in one by Christopher Nolan.

    ...and so begins my SPOILER-FREE 2,000-word review of Nolan's latest, which you can read here: www.littlewhitelies.co.uk/theatrical-reviews/interstellar-28347

  • Braindead 1992

    ★★★★★ Gustav Watched by Gustav 23 Oct, 2014 5

    If Buster Keaton were an evil, insane, gore-fiend, Braindead would be his magnum opus of delicious, innovative, hilarious and sweet splatter. It's a zombie film so utterly over the top and unfoundedly razor sharp in breezy, cracking slapstick humor and vomit-inducing body horror that it's nothing less than a perfect marriage; even when one thinks the craziest has already come, the next sequence somehow tops it. It's like the Looney Tunes tossed in barrels of hyperbolic grue, guts and blood,…

  • Grizzly 1976

    ★★★ Naughty Watched by Naughty 29 Oct, 2014 2

    I saw this when it first came out and believe it or not this was a hugely successful film! Even back then I thought the inappropriate happy score, terrible acting, ridiculous kill scenes were laughable!

    But guess what.. it gave me nightmares! Not because it was technically any good but because it successfully plays on our primal fears and bear attacks are a reality! Cut me some slack I spent a crazy amount of time in the woods on horseback!…

  • A Tale of Two Sisters 2003

    ★★★★½ Aaron Added by Aaron 20

    Part of Hoop-Tober

    “I’ll always be with you.”

    In close-up, a man washes his hands carefully and repeatedly. His hands do not appear dirty. He has not, so far as we can tell, just used the toilet, nor is he preparing to eat or to engage in some practice necessitating sterility. He is merely awaiting a conversation. Nonetheless, he is fastidious about his washing. It is a curious image with which to begin Kim Jee-Woon’s A Tale of Two Sisters,…

  • Sunshine 2007

    ★★★★½ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 28 Oct, 2014 8

    Part Seven of Preparing (As Much As Humanly Possible) For Interstellar

    A visually intimate, flawed, thoughtful, brilliant, and occasionally astonishing work; Sunshine is both one of my favorite science-fiction films and my favorite work from Danny Boyle. Combining impressive imagery, a spellbinding screenplay, a magnificent score, and a fascinating spiritual core; the film almost sticks the landing, with the film's main flaw being a chaotic and messy final act.

    Telling the story of a crew and their mission to save…

  • Gone In Sixty Seconds 2000

    ★★ DirkH Added by DirkH 17

    .....much like your IQ if you actually watch this.

    Goonigaga.

    Cage.

    Vroom vroom.

    End.

  • Thirst 2009

    ★★★★ Naughty Watched by Naughty 29 Oct, 2014 2

    The best thing about this film is... Kang-Ho Song! In my eyes this actor can do no wrong! MrJago rightfully called me out for not recognizing Ok-bin Kim for her insanely powerful performance!

    Was expecting something more "Out There" considering it's from Chan-wook Park! Don't get me wrong it's a good film and does delve into the macabre and disturbing.. but like Kang-Ho Song's demeanor and voice it was a little too Cool, Calm and Collected as it revealed the…

  • Left Behind 2014

    ½ DirkH Watched by DirkH 27 Oct, 2014 4

    I'm not a religious man.

    I feel it is wrong to make fun of and laugh at people who are.

    But sometimes they make it bloody hard not to.

  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★ Keith Watched by Keith 16 Oct, 2014 7

    A striking tone poem of some unflinching creepazoid freakiness, bound by a superb sound design and soundtrack, with intriguing visuals.

    Though the middle drags, it is bookended by a mesmerizing intro and an explosive final scene that haunts well after the credits have concluded.




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    Is it spelled out in the movie anywhere that ScarJo is an xxxxx? It's the only thing I knew going in, it was on the dvd case, it's been in all…

  • [REC] 2007

    ★★★★ Aaron Added by Aaron 16

    Part of Hoop-Tober

    “Remain calm. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

    She was unwell.

    For two days she had been running a fever and her throat had been sore. Tonsillitis, her mother said. Whatever that was. Daddy was gone to get medicine to make her feel better. This did not excite her—if she had learned anything in her seven years, it was that the cure was frequently worse than the problem, at least where taste was concerned. Mostly she was worried…

  • The Thing 1982

    ★★★★★ Steve Grzesiak Rewatched by Steve Grzesiak 30 Oct, 2014 8

    "You will not be saved by the Holy Ghost...." - The Complete Carpenter Project

    I know I said I was going to do Argento, but sometimes I need a bit of familiarity in my film viewing on nights when I'm feeling like plop. I'll do Dario next!

    I thought I'd reviewed The Thing more than once, but apparently not! I didn't even write a proper review last time, I just wrote a list of complaints. And if you think that's…

  • Salem's Lot 1979

    ★★★★ Gustav Watched by Gustav 26 Oct, 2014 3

    Strangely enough, Salem's Lot is not a showy film - what some might instantly think when they hear the concept of the director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre adapting a Stephen King novel about plaguing vampires enveloping a small Maine town. It's bleak, quiet, subdued, humanized, and at times so full of encapsulated desperation that it's scary simply because of what's not roared before it in gratuitous doses. It's ultimately a film wrapped in dense tension - and at its…