There's an LL Cool J quote that would be relevant here. Hello again.
I'm well aware this is Letterboxd, a social network site that was created for people to talk about films rather than their personal problems and woes, so much of what I'm about to say may seem irrelevant and strangely out of place to those of you who, for some reason, stick it out and decide to see it through to the end. If you decide to do…
Aka Jimmy McNulty Sees A G-G-Ghost.
The main problem with The Awakening is that it is such a straight-down-the-middle completely unremarkable ghost story that writing a review for it is very hard indeed. There really is so little of note in this film both on positive and negative fronts.
There are no surprises here at all. If you've watched a fair few ghost story films then you have seen this film…
The Asphyx is an absolutely ridiculous horror film that starts out as something promising and then becomes a complete nonsense from the moment that it tries to start making some sense.
It starts off as one of those horror films where some odd things can be seen on photos that have been taken of people. This has been done in a few horror films since but I would be surprised if The Asphyx…
I'm just as surprised as you, really.
The consensus was that if I hated Wheatley's previous films then I would certainly hate this as well, but I didn't see it that way. Knowing that Wheatley was moving away from his…
I wonder if Chris Carter ever caught this film before he created The X Files?
The reason I ask is not because there are massive similarities between this and his landmark TV series. It's more to do with the way the two main characters are handled and how they differ not only in their beliefs but how they continue to staunchly retain those beliefs even in the face of sometimes overwhelming evidence.
A little tip for you. If your laptop breaks in some way and, because you're a bit tight for cash you decide to buy a refurbished one on eBay, make sure that the dozy sod selling it to you HAS MADE SURE THAT THE SOUND WORKS ON IT FIRST.
On the plus side, it did mean that I started playing Donkey Kong Country again in the absence of films. I hate Stop & Go…
Well. This didn't quite go according to plan.
Noel Clarke, Danny Dyer and Neil Maskell in the same film? I thought this was going to have half a star written all over it. And then a strange thing happened. I found myself quite enjoying it.
I'm not saying that I'm proud of myself or anything - clearly this is a film that I can well understand people thinking is utterly dreadful on every…
In his fantastic mini-series of documentaries, A History Of Horror, back in 2010 Mark Gatiss coined the term 'folk horror' to describe films like The Wicker Man - he also cited Blood On Satan's Claw and The Witchfinder General as two other examples.
As much as I think it's the perfect term for a film like this (I think also something like The Last Great Wilderness could also qualify), The Wicker Man was…
The Abominable Snowman is a film that is more or less on the same level as a lot of earlier Hammer horror films.
That being for the most part it isn't really even a horror film. It takes a very long time building up and then, when it does get to the horror stuff, it is far from being a relentless orgy of chills. In fact, this is more of an adventure mystery…
From Beyond The Grave was the penultimate anthology film released by Amicus back in 1974. Having being disappointed by the same company's Asylum, I was hoping for a much better collection from this one and I sure as hell got it as well.
The connecting story is that Peter Cushing, affecting a perfect Northern accent, owns an antiques shop that sells an odd assortment of items. These items end up being somewhat central…
I miss the days when there were four pay-per-views a year - and they meant something. Anyway, at least Goldust's on.
PRE-SHOW - Dolph Ziggler v Damien Sandow
Dolph Ziggler - from World Heavyweight Champion to pre-show duties in around 6 months. The babyface turn hasn't gone well. This match was a big load of meh. Sandow lost for about the 156th time since winning the Money In The Bank briefcase.
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH - Alberto Del Rio (c)…
I'm going to call this film The Damned. Because it's a better title and because it reminds me of the band.
The Damned isn't a horror film at all. In fact, for the entirety of its first half it was nothing more than a romantic drama. I remember reading a news story back in the early 90s about a bloke who had been arrested for driving a vehicle that was non-roadworthy because it…