Americans are throwing a hissy fit over the implications of the new Far Cry game. (General Discussion)
Assemble! 30 Marvel Movie Moments (General Discussion)
NorthpointThis list needs an update.Civil War Airport scene.Dr. Strange backward finale.Ant-Man kids room train fight.All instant classics.
Neclord[img]http://i.imgur.com/YpfS7S6.jpg[/img]15. The Avengers - Thor gets his hammer onThere is a surprising amount of Avenger-on-Avenger violence in this film, but it's appropriate to the level of angst everyone brings to the table. It's moments like these that are served well by the franchise continuity: when Thor puts his hand out, we know exactly what's coming, and it leads to an exceptionally well-timed whack to the Hulk's jaw.
HORRORCRAM XIV: DaMU you all to Hell (General Discussion)
Captain Terror ?WooleyI saw The Church maybe 10 years ago and I just saw Demons (finally) like 2 years ago. I knew there was a Demons 2, but I haven't gotten around to that.I need to rewatch The Church, I didn't love it when I saw it, but back then I hadn't watched as much Italian horror so I still expected my horror movies to make sense.By the time I saw Demons, I knew what to expect from these movies and found it delightful (I use that word literally).Yeah check it out because I was in the same boat. I watched them years ago at a time when I was trying to track down all the Argento-related stuff I could find. They didn't quite fit in with the movies he directed so I just kind of dismissed them (for 20 years). When MKS mentioned them this past month I decided I'd probably appreciate them more now, having survived my Fulci marathon last year. The Church definitely has that "style over plausibility" factor the Italians were so good at. And don't concern yourself with watching them in any order. In fact there are actors that appear in multiple movies, as different characters. The Church is streaming on Amazon, if that helps.
?WooleyI saw The Church maybe 10 years ago and I just saw Demons (finally) like 2 years ago. I knew there was a Demons 2, but I haven't gotten around to that.I need to rewatch The Church, I didn't love it when I saw it, but back then I hadn't watched as much Italian horror so I still expected my horror movies to make sense.By the time I saw Demons, I knew what to expect from these movies and found it delightful (I use that word literally).
Films i saw this Month (from crappiest to greatest) (General Discussion)
Rumpled 4 SkinApex PredatorAnd Rumpled, if possible, please add me to your list of recommended films.I would but you don't have a type?Crumbsroom = Bad CinemaBilltheburger = Bondage & WhippingCaptain Terror = Castles & Candelabra'sDeath Proof = 80's CheeseTakoma = Films with questionable stuff in themBlack Philip = Asian horrors on youtubeWooley = Bodice RippersApex Predator = ?
Apex PredatorAnd Rumpled, if possible, please add me to your list of recommended films.
Captain TerrorThis past week I re-watched the Demons trilogy for the first time in about 20 years. (Only my second viewing ever) The Church was by far my favorite of the three. Anyone agree/disagree? Part of it is that I'll always be more attracted to the gothic cathedral setting as compared to the neon-80s look of Demons 1 & 2. But I also just think it was the best film. And it doesn't skimp on the gonzo weirdness of the first 2 either. (see: winged-demon-sex) I like the first two for what they are, but The Church is the only one I'm considering buying for my collection.I know there was a Demons discussion a few weeks ago, but I didn't see anyone mention The Church.
Rate the Last Movie You Watched: Split 3 (General Discussion)
D.H.Them! - 9/10 - Still the gold standard of 50's era giant mutated monster films. A really strong cast all the way down to the small, blink-and-you'll-miss-them roles. Does a great job of setting a sense of foreboding with the opening shot of a catatonic little girl wandering through the desert. Then it just takes it from there in an efficient, no frills kind of way.
Need Some Netflix Horror suggestions (General Discussion)
Robin McDonaldBabadook and The Witch weretwo critically acclaimed horror films but I wasn't as impressed with either one as the critics were. I guess I am defective.I really didn't even like Babadook. The Witch was okay.
D.H.Empire of the Ants - 5/10 - All this time I was under the impression that this was a silly, somewhat diverting giant mutated creature feature. But it has a 0% Tomatometer and the director Bert I. Gordon has made tons of other goofy scifi/horror movies from 1954 all the way up to three years ago. I hadn't watched it in awhile but I had forgotten or overlooked how remarkably talky it is. There's all these backstories and awkward attempts at setting up romantic connections. It was made in 1977 and at times it comes off like an episode of The Love Boat. It does have great character actors like Robert Lansing (Gary 7 from the original Star Trek) and Albert Salmi and also Joan Collins. Watch it if you like giant mutated insect movies. Otherwise stick with classics like Them!, which is on tomorrow on Turner Classic Movies.
D.H.The Monster That Challenged the World - 7/10 - Not bad. It holds your attention. The script is decent and so are the monster(s). And there's interesting side characters along with an unconventional setting, the Salton Sea.
The Alienist (Official Trailer) (General Discussion)
Rank Alien series - AGAIN (General Discussion)
KenjiAlien is a much tighter film than Aliens because, among other things, it actually takes its time to create a believable cast of characters. I watched Aliens for the first time a few months ago, and I really don't remember that much about the marines other than macho posturing and one-liners. It was quite boring, actually.
Alien Resurrection = Jason X level dog poo (General Discussion)
Your Top 10 Films of the 30's (General Discussion)
RockI also watched In the Mouth of Madness this afternoon and it's pretty excellent. Coming off a chain of movies where heavier, more sophisticated horror ideas partially let down by more obvious images, it was nice to see this one actually elevate those kinds of images with an appropriate sense of escalation and reality-bending so that they match the ideas the movie deals with. Between this and Possession, Sam Neill seems to be a good starting as an audience surrogate and then diving off the deep end at the right time in movies that go completely off the rails.