Friday, August 16, 2013

Fool's Views (7/1 - 7/28)


My head's gonna explode from all the awesomeness!!!

Howdy folks!

Back again with more More MORE. Almost the entirety of July, to be exact. Wasn’t able to watch as much as usual, but then, that gave me time to write more than usual. As for the horror flicks getting short shrift, ABCs of Death is more curiosity than film, Pacific Rim gets more and more sour the further away I get, and Beneath is from a filmmaker I love too much to properly skewer. Pretty much everything else gets the gala treatment – hope you dig the bounty.

As always, feel free to leave your two cents worth – we’ll make sure you get some change back.

Enjoy!


HORROR:


ABCs of Death, The (2012) (1st viewing) d. Various (Various)

26 short flicks
26 genre directors
All OVER the map






Beneath (2013) (1st viewing) d. Fessenden, Larry (USA)

Giant fish monster
Strands tiresome kids on lake
But...the shore’s right THERE






Blood for Irina (2012) (1st viewing) d. Alexander, Chris (Canada)

Fango ed directs
Moody vampire flick sans words
Pure but divisive

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Conjuring, The (2013) (1st viewing) d. Wan, James (USA)

Family buys spook house
In come the ghost chasers
Seen it all before

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Game of Werewolves (2011) (4th viewing) d. Moreno, Juan Martinez (Spain)

Festival awards
But zero distribution
Where’s the Lobos love?

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Gappa: the Triphibian Monster (1967) (2nd viewing) d. Noguchi, Haruyasu (Japan)

Tycoon steals baby
Mom and Dad ain’t having it
Dig that groovy theme






Hands of the Ripper (1971) (3rd viewing) d. Sasdy, Peter (UK)

Jack’s back in the flesh
Disturbed daughter picks up blade
Beware flashing lights

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Men in Suits (2012) (1st viewing) d. Woodward, Frank M. (USA)

Long overdue doc
Meet yer creature feature stars
Screw you, CGI

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Pacific Rim (2013) (1st viewing) d. del Toro, Guillermo (USA)

Monsters vs. ‘bots
More “wah-wah” and “huh” than wow
Clich├ęs out wazoo






R.I.P.D. (2013) (1st viewing) d. Schwentke, Robert (USA)

Dead cops catch dead crooks
Better known as Men in Black
Jeff does True Grit...again






Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) (3rd viewing) d. Cohen, Larry (USA)

Large lizard in town
Moriarty’s off his nut
Sunbathers beware

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We Are What We Are (2013) (1st viewing) d. Mickle, Jim (USA)

Family keeps close
Skeletons in closet, elsewhere
Sweet melancholy

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I LOVE TRASH:

Street Trash (1987) (2nd viewing) d. Muro, James (USA)
Meltdown Memoirs, The (2006) (1st viewing) d. Frumkes, Roy (USA)


Tenafly tonic
Ooze, booze, crime, grime, sleaze, cheese, please
Plus feature length doc

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CIVILIAN:


Call, The (2013) (1st viewing) d. Anderson, Brad (USA)

911 call gone bad
Tracking kidnapped gal on cell
Ending panders hard






Code of Silence (1985) (4th viewing) d. Davis, Andrew (USA)

Chuck cleans up Chi-town
Beats up chumps, outs dirty cops
With his robot pal






Heat, The (2013) (1st viewing) d. Feig, Paul (USA)

Missy and Sandy
Mismatched wacky cartoon cops
Fun for all but me


2013 Totals to date: 188 films, 171 1st time views, 103 horror, 58 cinema

1 comment:

  1. Hey, man. Quit hogging Game of Werewolves! Let somebody see it for a change!

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