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Tucker and Dale vs Evil 8/10
Went in with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised, very funny movie
I like the movie as well.
When he is running with the chain saw and the other guy is running beside him...don't know why but that just had me laughing.
I did more than laugh!
It was more like a howl! One of the funniest things I've ever seen in a movie. It was such a brilliant take-off of "Texas Chainsaw" and other slasher flicks.
30 Days of Night (2007)
Wow, you guys were right on. This original is SO much better than its sequel! I have a little problem with the ending, that being about the town sheriff being able to do what he did there at the end. In a way, this film reminded me of "The Thing"...trapped in a desolate place with horror lurking, ever dwindling number of people... I thought there was some pretty good acting in this film. Pretty well cast. Some pretty good frights. And of course, the ever present little scary girl scene...how overdone is that by the way?
8.3 out of 10
You left out the best thing...the oh crap, what took so long to put vampires where the sun never rises storyline.
The Other Woman - 4/10. A few funny parts, but mostly just whiny people being whiny. Pass on it.
That's disappointing to hear. That was the one "chick" flick I might have seen with my wife. I'll probably wait until Netflix to have it.
Same, was looking forward to this one and acting like Kate isn't that hot in front of the wife
It's the tale of three movies.
The first 2/3 is solid. Great character development. Good setup. Solid premise. The beginning 1/2 hour is excellent. Both main characters seem like real people as opposed to the cliché characters we find in many horror films.
I would grade the first 1/2 hour as a 9/10.
The second half hour is decent but not nearly as good as the first half hour 6/10.
The final half hour drops the ball. At this point it becomes a regular horror film, with nothing of great interest happening. The other problem is that the movie leaves plot-holes the size of craters unanswered. 3/10.
Overall? I'd give it 5.5/10
This is the third of the "Re-Animator" series that was started in the mid-80's. This 3rd chapter was done in 2003 and takes up where #2 leaves off.
Like the other installments this one is big on "camp" and gore. #3 was done as a direct-to-video project and was filmed some place in South America in order to reduce costs.
There's not much slack-time in the film, there's mayhem from beginning to end, which helps override some of the cheezyness of the film.
Jeffrey Combs continues his gig as Dr. Herbert West... and he's about perfect for the part.
If you enjoyed #1 & #2 then you'll enjoy this. It's not a world-beater but it's entertaining enough.
Anyone that's watched the this series knows that it's a take-off of like "Friday the 13th" and "Texas Chain Saw".
But instead of going for obvious laughs like the "Scary Movie" franchise, they go for laughs using way over-the-top violence... Just incredible violence built around a premise that they (the actors, actresses, crew, director, producer) are making a series of serious horror films.
I remember throwing the first "Hatchet" into my DVD player firing it up and the killer pull a guys intestines out for about 30 yards. I thought what the heck (I didn't say "heck") is this? And then I laughed.
Anywho, #3 follows the same path as #1 and #2.
Not a great flick, but better than a lot of them that I've seen.
Caroline Williams is one of the stars in this film. She starred in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" which came out in the mid 1980's (and is a weird flick in its own right also starring Dennis Hopper). It also stars Danielle Harris who appeared in the somewhat forgettable "Halloween's #4 & #5" in the late 80's. She played a little girl who was supposedly Michael Myer's niece. Yawn.
I liked that seen where they were driving by and spotted him carrying out that body. That was good.
The beginning is simply outstanding. If someone wants to see how to develop a horror film the right way, simply watch the first 1/2 of "Jeepers Creepers".
That's what makes the second 1/2 so disappointing.
The director had something going there and then... It was like the Cowboys hitting December! LOL!
All they needed to do was fill some of the plot holes.
I agree. I thought this movie was on to become a classic in that genre but it ended up somewhat of a disappointment. I still give it a thumbs up but it had the potential to score big and just fell somewhat towards the end.
White House Down
Well. There were several blatant movie ripoffs in this movie, primarily Die Hard, complete with the nerd hacker wizard spouting off lines and alerting the bad guys to incoming. There were some decent scenes, and the little girl waving the flag near the end was a nice touch.
6.5 out of 10
Didnt one them end where guy was sitting in the chair outside the barn looking up at wall where he hung "Jeeper" waiting for it to wake up? Every some odd years.
Yeah, that was the second one.
It was an OK flick. They provided some of the plot-filler that should have been tied to the first one.
They've been talking about doing a #3 that would feature the girl of the first movie and one of the guys of the second.