Monday, 22 August 2011

True Blood season 4 review - Let's get out of here

We're up to episode nine, meaning after this episode we're into the final leg of the show, which means that the tension should be building continually from this point into the finale.  I have the distinct feeling that isn't going to happen, however, because as much as I love Fiona Shaw, Aunt Petunia aka Marni/Antonia isn't Russell Edington.  He was a terrific villain for season 3 and so far, season 4, dramatically speaking, just isn't shaping up. 

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Sorority Row - Kill the College Kids Season

Sorority Row is a 2009 remake of the movie The House on Sorority Row, it stars Rumer Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.  It did moderately well in the box office, but received mixed critical reviews.

Warning, this is a spoiler based review

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Anouncement - it's Kill the College Kids Season!

This may sound like a terrible vague sub-genre, but I shall elaborate.  I had hoped to do a Fraternity/Sorority them, but when I was looking up movies that fell into that category, I had seen most of them and it left me with a list of about two movies.  So I opened up the search a little and looked at other movies which mentioned Frats/Sororities, based on college kids and again I had seen most of them.

However, I figured that having a theme based about killing college kids has got to count, so that's what I settled on.  I have a list of about 6 movies, I'm aware that one or perhaps two of them don't actually take place at a college, but supposedly make a thing about these being college kids, so what the hell.  I've seen a lot of horror movies, it's hard finding ones which will fit into a particular sub-genre that I haven't actually seen. 

We'll see how many I end up with at the end of it, sometimes I managed to find other movies to add to the list, sometimes I discover the copy I have is unwatchable or is in Korean with no subtitles or is in fact the completely wrong movie.

Hoodwinked Too: Hood VS Evil - Review

Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs Evil, aka Hoodwinked 2, is the sequel to the 2005, Hoodwinked!  A movie which I saw on dvd and eagerly awaited the sequel, as non-disney, non-pixar, good animated films are hard to come by these days.

Warning, this is a spoiler based review

Monday, 15 August 2011

True Blood season 4 review - Spellbound

*Sigh*  We've reached the part of the part of the season where I know that this isn't going to be a great season.  This marks the 8th episode, two thirds down, four episodes to go and turn it around, I'm not sure they're going to manage it, but there's no use putting it off, it's time to dive in.

Warning, contains episode and book series spoilers

Sunday, 14 August 2011

The Last Minute - Review

The Last Minute is a little known 2001 film by director Stephen Norrington, (Blade, The league of Extraordinary Gentlemen.)  It played at Cannes, the Moscow Film Festival, the Sitges Film Festival and the Hawaii Film Festival and that's just about all I can tell you as the wiki page is a stub and the IMDB page has no useful information.

Warning, this is a spoiler based review

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Cool World - Review

Cool World is a 1992 live action/animated film starring Brad Pitt, Gabriel Byrne and Kim Basinger.  It was a box office flop, failing to recoup it's budget by a significant amount and is the last film directed by rotoscoping, Lord of the Rings director, Ralph Bakshi, who retired in 1997.

Warning, this is a spoiler based review

Monday, 8 August 2011

True Blood season 4 review - Cold Grey Light of Dawn

It's Monday, which means it's the time of the week when I write a load of bullet points about my reactions to the latest episode of True Blood, as a book fanatic, and then sum up what I thought of the episode at the end.  If anyone was wonder, at the end of the season I do plan to do a full analysis of the season as a whole and write up proper episode guides.

Warning, this post contains episode spoilers and book spoilers from the entire series

Sunday, 7 August 2011

The Phantom of the Opera (1989) - Review

If there was ever a movie to accuse of being a shameless cash-in on another franchise, it's this movie.  Look at that poster, the first couple of times I looked at it I thought it was just another Freddy box cover, I wasn't looking at the title, I was looking at the picture, you can imagine how many people might have bought or rented it thinking the same thing.

Warning, this is a spoiler based review

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Generation X - Review

Generation X is a made for TV movie adaptation of the X-men, which aired in 1996 on the fox channel in America.  It is impossible to find on dvd or video, but there are copies floating around in the ether of the realms of dubious legality

Warning, this is a spoiler based review

Friday, 5 August 2011

Swamp Shark - Review

Swamp Shark premièred on the Sci Fi/SyFy channel on the 25th of June 2011, so of course this is a totally legal and not at all illegally downloaded copy of the movie, *Brownies honour*.  It stars Kristy Swanson (of Buffy movie fame) and DB Sweeney who you will recognise from that thing you saw him in one time.  Also that guy who was the strip club owner in Showgirls, you know, that guy.

Warning, this is a spoiler based review

Thursday, 4 August 2011

2010: Moby Dick - review

This film was made, unsurprisingly, in 2010 by The Asylum.  I had hoped not to cover another Asylum film ever again in my entire life, but here I am, punishing myself.

Warning, this is a spoiler based review 

Fargo - Review

Fargo is a 1996 film released by the Cohen brothers, Joel and Ethan.  It was nominated for several Academy Awards and took home two for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress.  It was made on a tiny budget of  $7 million US dollars, which is only about $1 million more than The Room and look what Tommy Wiseau achieved!

Warning, this is a spoiler based review

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

My Top Ten Antagonists (Who are way more interesting than the protagonist)

This is not my list of Top Ten Villains, this is my list of antagonist characters who are more interesting than the designated hero of the story.  If it were my Top Ten Villains, it would likely be a very different list.  Characters who are more or less the main character of the story are not included, neither are characters who face a protagonist who is just as interesting.

The list is ordered of terms of how interesting the character is, rather than how villainous the character is.  It's also my personal opinion and I'm sure that people will disagree with me of think of other characters they think are more interesting, so I'd love to hear your opinion on this topic.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Cool as Ice - Review

Cool as Ice was released in 1991 as a vehicle intended to launch a film career for Vanilla Ice, instead it almost killed his career.  The film was poorly received and Vanilla Ice wouldn't release another album until 1994 which was poorly received, and he wouldn't start to regain any respect from the industry until his 2001 album.  Though he did retain a loyal fanbase, it was small, but enough for him to keep working until the present day where he has enjoyed something of a nostalgia revival.

Warning, this is a spoiler based review

True Blood season 4 review - I Wish I Was the Moon

Normally I'd be all excited about this week's episode of True Blood, but I'm waiting for a confirmation email for Pottermore and that's totally got my attention this morning, as well as still coming down from the Thundercats series relaunch.

Warning, will contain spoilers for both the episode and the book series if appropriate