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  • John Wick - Part Deux

    This didn't do much for me. 2 hours of super violent headshotting. I guess the revenge thing made more sense in this one though. Senselessly murdering a million people over a car and a dog is just... yeah. I wish Nero'd had a bigger part to be honest. Same with Stormare who's always a great sleaze bag. Decent for a rental on a rainy day. Nothing more, nothing less. I guess I'll check out the third one but I'm not terribly excited about it.
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    • Garden of Love (Olaf Ittenbach, 2003) - Blandly re-titled The Haunting of Rebecca Verlaine for is American DVD release, this is actually an interesting case of cross subgenre pollination from the madman behind the German SOV splatter classics Black Past (1989) and The Burning Moon (1992). At heart its a ghost story but its also a splatter film, a revenge film from the ghosts angle and a "drive the woman crazy" type of film with some nasty twists somewhat reminiscent of the twists found in 60's/70's Italian thrillers. Being an Ittenbach film, naturally the gore gets the most attention in the (oftentimes mixed to negative) reviews but there's actually only three big gore setpieces, the centerpiece being a showstopping ghost attack on a SWAT team with some pretty awe-inspiring effects. There's a fair bit of atmosphere whenever the ghosts, who look incredible, make themselves known to lead actress Natacza Boon who handles the psychology of the film terrifically and has a unique, almost Shelley Duvall-esque look. Really a good little film to seek out as an example of solid, post 2000 Euro horror.

      Angel Mine (David Blyth, 1978) - The debut feature from the original kiwi bad boy (who would follow this up with Death Warmed Up (1984), the first New Zealand horror film) that caused such a shitstorm in New Zealand it had some critics openly calling for stricter censorship and was inadvertently branded with any awesome byline when "This film contains punk cult material!" written on its 18 ratings certificate. A brilliantly unhinged send-up of marriage and dead end domesticity centered around a couple who's love life has long lost its spark leading them to live vicariously through fantasy scenarios based on advertising, its edited in such a way where aside from the most outlandish scenes, its oftentimes very difficult to differentiate between reality and fantasy, especially when the main narrative is briefly interrupted by ridiculous fake commercials, one which includes the grim reaper mowing his lawn and stopping for a beer with the slogan "Don't let your lawn be the death of you!" Its a film that was ahead of its time in so many ways (no doubt to its detriment upon its initial release as is often the case with films like this) in the way it explores how the media influences self-image and its predicting of everything from Viagra to amateur porn. The very definition of a cult film, this. Kind of baffling why it doesn't have a bigger following.
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      • La Main Noire
        I think the first Max Pecas film I've ever seen. Stylish but confusing (it doesn't help that the dvd isn't English friendly and I can't speak a lick of French.). There must be two versions of this. The dvd has a production still on the back of the case, with some pretty sleazy nudity in it, but the film on the dvd has very chaste love scenes (strictly bras and panties) and not a nipple in sight, save for Janine Reynauds awesomely slinky wardrobe that just can't seem to contain them. She was truly an amazing woman. I bought this after reading the booklet for Mondo Macabros Franco double/triple feature blu-ray. The person who wrote that made it seem like this film had Reynaud and Alfred Baillou (the little french humpback midget guy) as a team of assassins. There is nothing of the sort here (again, different versions???). Matter of fact he's barely in it. I'd love to see an original version of this if there is one. The film on the dvd is entertaining but overly talky. This would benefit greatly from some sleaze. Sadly that'll probably never happen since this is a minor title in Euro cultdom. I like it but can't help wondering what perhaps, maybe, possibly was or could be. Catchy theme song btw and the dvd looks pretty great on a big screen (48").

        42nd Street
        Adorable 30's musical! Loved every second of this. Very well made and feels surprisingly modern for being 84 freaking years old. There are some hilarious brassy dames in here. They make fun of starlets searching for fame and the people trying to take advantage of them. The poor leading lady really has to juggle wolves during her journey to stardom. Ginger Rogers and clean cut pre-noir Dick Powell is in here too. Great Fun with some snazzy Busby Berkeley numbers (Coens DEFINITELY watched this. AND expertly parodied it in Big Lebowski)! I'm gonna upgrade to blu-ray asap (the version I got was a dvd and a very good one but it's said to look amazing on blu)!

        Hardcore
        First time seeing this. Very good and downbeat. Not Taxi Driver excellent but greatly captured atmosphere. Loved seeing Scott disguised as a sleazy porn director. Also, man I love Peter Boyle. I wish someone would release Joe on blu-ray.
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        • This week:
          The Bat(1926) -The silent version which wasn't too bad. The accompanying musical score was overwrought though.

          Doctor Strange

          Abbott & Costello Meet The Mummy-Only because it was on the new set did this get a watch. Painful.

          The Mummy's Tomb-Probably my favorite of the Mummy sequels.

          XX-One story was excellent and one was okay. The other two did nothing at all for me.

          The Mummy's Hand
          Blood On The Highway-After 30 minutes I gave up on this.

          The Witches Mountain-Another first time viewing and rather a disappointment. The pre-credits sequence and the last five minutes were okay. A murky vhs rip was used.

          the Devil Bat
          The Mummy(32)
          Horror Rises From The Tomb- A real treat in hi-def!
          "The popcorn you're eating has been pissed in. Film at 11".

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          • Originally posted by Gary Banks View Post
            XX-One story was excellent and one was okay. The other two did nothing at all for me.
            Which were the two you liked? This wasn't a bad anthology, but the tales seemed really brief. The user reviews at imdb are ridiculous; one guy compared it to CREEPSHOW 3! It's not nearly as bad as those reviews would have you believe.
            Why would anybody watch a scum show like Videodrome? Why did you watch it, Max?

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            • Originally posted by Nabonga View Post
              Logan
              Meh, it was alright I guess. Hella violent. Little kid was fucking annoying too. Sounded like Nelson De La Rosa when she started yapping rapidly in spanish.
              I think that Logan is one of the best X-men movies. Most other movies on the series looks like a bunch of cutscenes pasted together, just for the sake of showing special effects which today are just the baseline to expect from a movie.

              Logan was the best attempt to having a story with relatable characters, and also had some real science fiction elements, like the robotic trucks, which I think we will see not so long in the future, and they did well.
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              • Originally posted by Matt H. View Post
                Which were the two you liked? This wasn't a bad anthology, but the tales seemed really brief. The user reviews at imdb are ridiculous; one guy compared it to CREEPSHOW 3! It's not nearly as bad as those reviews would have you believe.
                I liked THE BOX (okay) and ONLY LIVING SON (excellent).
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                • Nuits Rouges
                  Forgot to write about this. The second film on the Franju double feature I bought a while back. This is a very neat and entertaining homage to/rip off of Fantomas. Originally supposed to be a Fantomas remake for television if I recall correctly but they were unable to secure the rights or something so this became the result. It's overlong but very cool and I didn't lose interest once. He throws everything in here but the sink. Insane doctors, human automaton assassins, a cat burglar chick, bad ass-looking hench men, the awesome Ugo Pagliai, a Knight Templar sect, etc... The look of the villain is also extremely cool. I still think the look of the 60's Fantomas is the ultimate in pop culture cool but L'homme Sans Visage comes pretty dang close. He just looks sinister as all hell with that red mask.

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                  I miss movies like these. Sure, there are super hero movies but it's not the same.
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                  • Robocop 2
                    Worthy, if lesser sequel. Deliciously dark at times. It has no business
                    being almost 2 hours long though. Overall this is pretty damn good. I
                    love the kid villain too, which some people seem to take issue with.
                    Shout's Blu-Ray is beautiful with good extras.

                    Deluge
                    AWESOME old ass disaster/post apocalyptic movie from the early 30's,
                    starring the super beautiful, promising but tragically ill fated starlet Peggy
                    Shannon. This is pre-code, so fairly salacious at times. The establishing shot
                    of the leading lady has her almost nude on a table, she's in her underwear a lot
                    and throughout she's constantly threatened with rape by lewd males, since
                    society's collapsed and females are in high demand. The male hero is somewhat
                    bland but does a fine job. Very cool miniature effects work at the start of the film.
                    They waste no time but go off guns blazing right away with the mayhem and
                    destruction of organized civilization. Dated stuff but pretty damn effective for the
                    time. Kino's Blu-Ray is recommended. Great picture quality and a neat bonus movie
                    with the very lovely miss Shannon. Best buy of 2017 for me, so far.
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                    • Wonder Woman (2017). Very good superhero film. It avoided what I was afraid of, going in the quip-y jokey-joke Marvel movie territory. Everyone did a great job. The action was superb. The film also avoided the black and white morality seen in most other superhero films. My only criticism would be that it's a tad overlong.

                      8 out of 10.
                      "Ah! By god's balls what licentiousness!"

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                      • Fast 8
                        Perhaps the dumbest thing I've seen in a very long time.
                        I loved it! Jason Statham + baby = Magic. Charlize Theron looks really
                        old and plastic btw. Are they gonna take this into space for the next one?
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                        • Tales From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight.

                          Goddamn what a fun B movie.
                          "Ah! By god's balls what licentiousness!"

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                          • Chips
                            Basically has nothing to do with the original except the
                            name. This got shat on pretty hard by critics but it entertained
                            me. High art? Not in a million years, but it held my interest. Seen a lot
                            worse through the years. Decent-ish time waster. It helps if you dig Dax
                            Shepard and Michael Pena, which I do.

                            Wilson
                            Woody Harrelson is brilliantly quirky in this. A socially misaligned man loses
                            everything, then embarks on a trip to find his ex wife. Suddenly he finds out he
                            has a daughter from their relationship and finds a purpose. Lovely little film with
                            the equally brilliant Laura Dern as the ex wife.

                            Smashed
                            Pretty good film about alcohol addiction with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and whispery
                            mcmuppet (a.k.a Aaron Paul). There's some ill judged comedy thrown in. Guess you can't
                            have Nick Offerman in your film without having him do stupid shit. I wish they'd just have him
                            be a decent well meaning guy without making him a skeezy pervert talking about fucking moist
                            pussies. Oh well... Overall a good film. Not stellar but definitely worth a watch. MEW is very
                            underrated and should be a bigger name. Also check out Faults which her ex husband directed.

                            House On The Edge Of The Park
                            No further description necessary. Goddamn I fucking love this movie! Shamelessly vile and brutal. I
                            find it funny how Ruggero Deodato seems like such a nice pleasant fella irl, yet he's capable of such
                            sleazy celluloid madness. I've watched this movie so many times I've lost count and it's still excellent
                            and the soundtrack is beyond groovy. Code Red's Blu-Ray looks like baked ass though. Companies have to
                            start demanding better source materials. This scanner noise riddled garbage just won't do in this day
                            and age. Absolutely shameful and should've been sent back for a re-do.
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                            • HARDBODIES - Perhaps the ultimate dumb '80s teen sex comedy. It certainly ranks among the best. It's an unintentional parody that has that wonderfully endearing sincerity that's impossible to recreate. Absolute bliss.
                              Why would anybody watch a scum show like Videodrome? Why did you watch it, Max?

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                              • Starship Troopers
                                Got paranoid after reading about problems with the blu ray, and I just got new player. No problems, no repeated footage, still a great movie.

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