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Frozen Review

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 5:57 PM Comments comments (2)

8 Headshots/ 10


No One Knows You're Up There


Directed by Adam Greene

Starring Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers

Release Date 2010

Whats it about?

3 skiers get trapped on a ski lift overnight, in the middle of a storm, surrounded by killer wolves.

The Movie

You should know Adam Greene from his ultra violent throwback to slashers HATCHET already but if you dont, well the guys a good director. Frozen is not that type of film though. Frozen follows a group of three college kids taking a ski break on a less then legit mountain resort. The characters themselves are very likeable and I actually felt for them in this film. They get forgot about on the ski lift, party due to their own stupid decision and the even stupider ski lift operators and the events just get worse and worse for our heroes. The pacing is well done, mixed with alot of tension and "what if" scenarios as well as some plain chilling moments. Like I said, you feel for these characters and some of the terrible stuff that happens to them is really well done. Their is violence here but its not the main focus, we are meant to feel more uncomfortable then scared and the movie does that great with well done shots, decent music, and those damn likeable actors. There is bad though. Well not bad but just kinda stupid. The characters like any horror movie, dont make the greatest decisions. But these decsions have to be made in this case. They are trapped afterall for one week in a storm...so its either freeze to death or take risky decisions, which is why I can forgive the "stupid" choices. Another kinda "meh" factor was this pack of killer wolves that were relentless. Yeah I get that their in the wildreness but it was a bit extreme at times. And for the final gripe, one of the main characters is just thrown away without an afterthought or explanation. It explains visually what happened but the execution was terrible for such a main character.


Violence Report

Ok wolf aftermath scene, really really good double leg snap. Other then that nada besides a few spots of blood.

Eye Candy

Nothing

Verdict

Really good movie thats easy to follow, good pacing, great acting, and a chilling situation.

Survival of the Dead Review

Posted on August 29, 2010 at 2:02 PM Comments comments (0)

5 Headshots/10


Death Isn't What It Used To Be


Directed by George A Romero

Starring Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe

Release Date 2009


Whats it about?

On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state.


The Movie

Survival of the Dead is the 6th OF THE DEAD film that Romero has made. The guy is a horror legend who is the Godfather of modern zombies. Say what you will about his lastest films (they suck for the most part) but that doesnt take away from the guy's genious work (the original trilogy of the dead films). Survival follows a group of AWOL soliders who are looking for a place to start over, and along their journey they meet some people that eventually leads them to an Island where two clans of families have been feauding for years. Their latest feud has to do with both familes different views of what should be done with the zombies. One wants to eradicate them the other wants to keep them around and make them docile. The plot itself is interesting enough. Its just that Romero doesnt really seem he knows exactly what theme he wants Survival to be. Is it respect for the dead? letting go of old prejeduces? Greed? Anti War? All those and more come up at random times and dont do anything to move the plot in a distinct direction. Its ok to have multiple themes but not a good idea to just through in views just for the sake of having them. For example the whole movie goes along not talking about anti war..until the last monolouge the main character starts talking about it, and doesnt mention a thing about what we thought was the main theme of the film. The acting in this was good for the most part. It is a lower budget film but the actors all play their parts well. It was full of stereotypical characters though and stupidly played out soldiers. We have the tough lesbian that masturbates in front of dudes, the smart ass SGT, the smug kid that thinks hes tough, and the latino soldier that thinks hes suave. Add to that the way the soldiers were shown was stupid as fuck. Dog tags hanging out, stickers on their weapons (me being a soldier myself its just funny to see this..do some fucking research). so we have the plot and the acting down. Now to one of the most important parts of a zombie film....the zombies. The zombies were great. Very well done makeup and they all acted well. Another bad aspect was the comedy. I appreaciate the other DEAD films for their black comedy but this one just tried to hard. The gags were forced and were their just for "comedic" value. Lighting a zombie unfire then lighting your CIG on his face? C'mon Romero. It just made the zombies looks like comedy set pieces then scary monsters. One last thing, this is a zombie film so you want alot of feasts. This film didnt have them. It had one classic rip a body apart scene and another man getting scalped but apart from some generic not gory bits..nada.


Violence Report

Lots of headshots, bland generic bites, one feast scene, a good scalp scene. Bland for a zombie film


Eye Candy

Apart from the cute lesbian nothing


Verdict

A plot that would lose its direction frequently, skimpy gore, cheesy moments/gags. Average film


Feast ll: Sloppy Seconds Review

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 2:21 PM Comments comments (0)

2 Headshots/ 10


They're Back and Still Hungry!


Directed by John Gulager

Starring Jenny Wade, Diane Goldner, Cassie Watson

Release Date 2008


Whats it about?

Feast 2 picks up where FEAST left off. The monsters have not attacked a small town and our survivors from the first film are caught up in the shitty films mix.


The Movie

Feast 1 was awesome. It knew what it was and just ran with it. Ultra violent, smart/witty, full of good likeable characters and a great location and plot to go along with it. Feast 2 however, fucking sucks. I knew a followup coulnt match up to the first but I had no idea that they were going to ruin what they had going for it, and just plain suck. In this one our monsters have moved into a bigger area (a small town) and pretty much do the same thing they did in the first film just on a a bigger scale with more people (all of which are still shitheads). The acting is subpar for the most part, having midgets just to have midge stereoypes, whorish women just to show boobs etc etc. The main problem with Feast ll is that it tried to hard to mimic its parent film. The first knew what it was but didnt try hard to be gross or funny. This one did. Had way too many gags for gags sake, shocks for shocks sake, and plain one lining characters just o have one liners. Which distracted me way to much from the abundance of violent over the top gore. Which for the most part was well done. We did have some terrible CGI at some points but nothing too major. The shocks they tried to put it just came off as distatefull. A infant being eaten by the monsters? How in anyones mind is that funny?


Violence Report

Lots of gross out gags, blood, mutilations.


Eye Candy

Man girl is a hotty, some boobs shown nothing too great though.


Verdict

Bad acting, bad plot, bad script, bad film.


Rob Zombie's Halloween 2 Review

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 1:53 PM Comments comments (0)

2 Headshots/ 10


Family Is Forever


Directed by Rob Zombie

Starring Malcom McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie, Scout-Taylor Compton

Release Date 2009


Whats it about?

Another remake to the original Halloween 2 film. Just as bad as the last remake. Michale Myers continues to carve a path of killings on his way to finding his sister


The Movie

Theres not too much positive things I can say about Rob Zombies first Halloween, noir do I have too many good things to say about his folloup. And I like Zombies REJECTS series. So, I'll start off with whats good about H2. The bodycount. Alot of people die in this film which is exactly what Myers is good at. Killing people in brutal ways, and in that aspect the film delievers. Other then that one good part, well there's two seeing that theirs alot of cameos from genre actors in this. But other then those 2 things.Well 3 things, Malcolm McDowell is the man and always will be. The film fucking sucks. I hated it. The plot moves along but is just hampered by a terrible script, bad acting, and way too many sill moments/plot lines that you can get away with in a pg-13 slasher but not a HARD R Michale fucking Myers film. The acting by the females is just too unrealistic. I didnt beleive a second that these little girls were tough distraught women.  Add to the stupidness of the movie is Myers himself. The man is pure evil and it works. You can just sense the menace coming off the guy. You just know if both of you enter a room, hes the one coming out leaving you a bloody broken mess. This films Myers still has that menace but they add too many "human" qualities to him. He grunts (Myers doesnt grunt), he takes off his mask...... and his TALKS! Myers doesnt need to say a damn thing to be scary! Hes a silent huge meancing killer on a mission to kill as many people as possible...he doesnt need anything else but that.


Violence Report

Head crunch, people being thrown around, stabbings lots of great FX and blood.


Eye Candy

We get some sets of boobs. Nothing to write home about

 

Verdict

Good violence/body count, unrealistic characters, bad use of Myers, bad script....bad film.


 

 



 

 

The Beyond Review

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

7 Headshots/10


Directed by Lucio Fulci

Starring Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck,  Cinzia Monreale

Release Date 1981


Whats it about?

A naive blonde woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.


The Movie

The Beyond is a perfect of example of "they dont make em like they used to". The film is a classic horror film in every sense. Dumb character decisions, fantastic gore, great bad guys, tension, viloence etc etc. Its also, in my opinion, one of Fulci's best films. The story is a straight forward horror flick (if sometimes bare and a big dragging at times). The pacing, even with a few hangups, is well done and continues to movie along and get the story done with a nice mixture of brutal slayings thrown into it. The FX in this film is fantastic. It makes you yearn for the days when ever effect was practical (instead of the dependance of CGI). When blood and guts were a brutal as possible and hell, a bad practical gag is better anyday then terrible CGI. Like I said the plot is pretty straightforward with our main (idiot) girl inheritying an old ass hotel and decides to fix it up. Which results in everyone dying that comes to help out. My only gripe with movie is that our main male figure figures our very soon that in order to kill the zombies, you have to shoot them in the head. He practices this on more then a few zombies. But for some reason the twat starts shooting them in the stomach and wonders why their not dying. Its not like hes far away and cant shoot for shit, he actually runs up and shoots them in the gut at point blank range! The acting in this film is pretty well done and everyone does their jobs, weather its being a fucking idiot or getting murdered in a brutal way.


Violence Report

Lots of bullet hits, stabbings, acid melting, alot of great bloody violence in this. Not to be missed.


Eye Candy

The main girl is cute enough and I think we get a pair of boobs, must have been not that great if I cant remember.


Verdict

Great violence and FX, great directing with decentpacing makes this a horror film to see.


Unreal Tournament 3 Xbox 360 Review

Posted on August 7, 2010 at 12:51 PM Comments comments (0)

1 Headshot/ 10


Release Date 2008

Genre Action, First Person Shooter

Developed by Epic Games



Whats it about?

The plot is a alien race is taking over the galaxy, so your a soldier trying to push them back


The Single Player

While the game does have a loose plot line, its never really enough  to give the game any real semblance of a worthwile or engaging story. So the story mode is just multiplayer with a loose plot, played against really dumb computer controlled bots. The campaign is one of the most boring, frustrating, repetive piece of shit that I have ever played (and beaten). You constantly do the same shit over and over and over again. The charaters say the same one liners, the bots do the same predictable moves, its frustratingly boring...andjust plain sucks balls.


Multiplayer

The Unreal franchise is all about its multiplayer. I remember playing it on the pc years ago and it was a blast. In my opinion though it sucks now. The modes are the same you'd play an any other FPS title. You know what I just didnt like anything about the multiplayer. I maybe played 15 matches and quit it. Its not hard to play and easy as fuck to master. Just run in straight lines and shoot...thats it. Anyway, the maps are ok, some are way to huge and frustrating to navigate when you constantly cant jump over small obstacles or get killed and have to respawn and run your way for 30 seconds back into the battle. Fuck that


Verdict

Terrible graphics, dumb/bland story. Repetitive gameplay, overly used one liners. Easy/bland multiplayer. A chore even while hunting for achivements.


Predators Review

Posted on August 7, 2010 at 11:57 AM Comments comments (0)

8 Headshots/ 10


Fear Is Reborn


Favorite Quote : "This Planet is a game preserve, and we're the game"


Directed By Nimrod Antal

Starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Walton Goggins, Danny Trejo, Alice Braga

Release Date 2010


Whats It About?

A group warriors wake up on a distant planet only to be hunted by an alien species known as Predators


The Movie

The original Predator is a legend in the action/scifi/horror element genre. It shows exactly what makes the type of film work, and is just an overall great film. So naturally Predators, a sequeal to the film (that skips over predator 2 and the AVP's) has alot ot live up to. For the most part the film succeeds in capturing the first films charm, while doing some new things for itself. The movie centers on a group of bad people (bad meaning there's no clear cut heroes here, all of our characters were chosen by the Predators due to the fact that their cold blooded killers themselves) landing on a planet with whatever they had on them at a time and quickly figuring out their fucked. Theres alot of tension between our characters since all of them are from different walks of life. A mexican drug cartel enforcer, a Russian spetznaz soldier, a American private security contractor, and a convicted rapist/ murderer that was just on death row is just a few of them. So theres more then a couple scenes where characters butt heads. Theres also that necessary "discovery" portion of the film. Where our "hereos" piece together their situation through finding past dead game, traps set by other's for the preds, and even a crazy survivor played by Laurence Fishburn whos been on the planet for 10 seasons. Another good aspect to the film was that, like the original had its one liners, this one has some comedic releif from our convict. The guys just a shithead in general.  The film does have its bad parts though. There were times where I was just bored. It seemed like they film was alot more tame then it should have been. Yeah we had some very violent parts but we didnt get any classic predator weapons. No spear, no really cool shoulder weapon hits like the original. Those things are just taste issues though. Another thing that was hit and miss for me was that the different predator classes were feuding. We dont know if its just a small planet side problem or their whole race, but there's really know way to know since the film is centered on this one game preserve planet. So it leaves a big question of why the fuck are they fighting and why does it matter to us humans? It seemed like they just used that as a plot device instead of fleshing it out. But anyway, for the most part the film delevierd and I'm glad its made over a $100 Million so far worldwide. Also, llike the original, we have some great quotes.


Eye Candy

Alice Braga is cute enough but no nudity here. Unless you like Adrien Brody shirtless and pulling the classic Arnie mud trick.


Violence Report

We kid some stabs, skull/spine ripped through the back, some blood splat here and there. Tame for a predator film


Verdict

Predators manages to live up to the original/ pay homage. While adding new aspects to the franchise/mythos of the predator universe. Tame on the violence but full of good characters and situations.

Dune Review

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 1:56 AM Comments comments (0)


4 Headshots/10


You are about to enter a world where the unexpected, the unknown, and the unbelievable meet.


Directed by David Lynch

Kyle MacLachlan, Sting, Virginia Madsen

Release Date 1984


Whats it about?

In the distant future, a man appears who may be the prophet that a long-suffering galaxy has been waiting for. Thats what IMDB says, but the story, the universe of this film is much more then a sentence.


The Movie

Dune the book is one of those classic science fiction novels that is a must read for any scifi fan, or even a reader who enjoys a rich world, interesting character, and a wel tied together and deep story. The movie however misses everything the book did well on every level, and its a shame. In the distant future the universe is ran by families (like Medievil times) who all plot and scheme to be the biggest kid on the block (er star system). All of which are tied together by a great race of aliens who control space by being the only beings cable of space travel...so naturally the super space beings want to keep their power at any cost. Which leads us to the Atreides clan, a honorable proud family who is on the verge of training the best soldiers the universe has ever seen, and suddenly get the "honor" or controlling the planet Dune (which is the only source of The Spice which is what controls the universe. In this plot is the house of Harkoneen who are evil assholes that the Guild (super space beings) puts in a place to destroy the house of Atreides before they can become the super power that they are destined to be.


Thats the plot in a nutshell, there is so much more. But lets get onto why the film sucks even though the source material is fucking great. Its cluttered. Its so badly cluttered that they miss things that should be in, make changes that are fucking stupid, have a script that is cheesely acting to hell, and is just boring as fuck. The book is not an easy read by far but the movie, while it follows the same general plot of the book, fails to get you into it and just makes it a drag to watch. What the film does well however is making the House of Harkoneen big assholes that you love to hate. As well as making the final conclussion to our heroes all the more satisfying. Its just a shame they couldnt mix these 2 factors into a better overall film. In fact, the director, David Lynch was so displeased by the films turnout that he took his name off the credits.


Violence Report

Some fighting and war but overall tame.


Eye Candy

Nothing


Verdict

Great source material ruined by a sloppy script, cheesy acting, wasted actors, bad special FX, and terrible pacing.

 



Infestation Review

Posted on June 27, 2010 at 3:53 PM Comments comments (0)

5 Headshots/10


You Will Be Infected


Directed by Kyle Rankin

Starring Chris Marquette, Brooke Nevin

Release Date 2009


Whats it about?

A slacker douchebag kinda guy wakes up in a cacoon in a world that has been taken over by alien bugs


The Movie

Infestation's story gives the film tons of oppurtunites at having tons of gross out moments seeing that its about oversized bugs eating people and whatnot. But it doesnt really take advantage of it. To start off the movie is more of a corky comedy with bugs/horror aspects then it is a straight up horror film. Which also makes the lacking of gross out gag moments dissapointing becasue seeing that its already not taking itself seriouslly, they could have gotten away with filling it with sick shit. Instead the majority of the bug killing is just alittle bit of bug goo (the kind you see when you step on one yourself). ...which sucked. As for the comedy parts, the movie was funny. The chacter was a cluseless slacker that is sarcastic at all moments. The supporting cast does their parts well enough too (tought chick, ditsy chick, tough guy, dickhead guy). The other main problem I had with the film, other then the lack of gore and sick stuff, was that it tried to add to much into the story for its own good. We didnt need tons of characters having their own stories which led to side quests. But they added it in. The CGI in this film, while full of it, is surprisingly well done and didnt really have any cringe worthy bad FX at all. The pace of the story movied at a medium speed but was lagged down by the side stories of the characters that nobody cared about. So, on a whole the movie dissapointed me with majority of characters being forgetable yet having side stories, wasted oppurtunies at gags, and sloppy plot.


Violence Report

Some bugs getting stabbed, some blown up bugs and a couple of light violence towards people.


Eye Candy

The main girl is cuted and the ditsy dumb blonde tries to seduce the dumb lead with some boobies.


Verdict

Good concept, enjoyable lead character, wasted gag oppurtunites, light on the violence. Ok to play as background noise with the occastional glance.



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