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Granted, it's not THAT good. There are some minor issues here and there. Still better than the Rot K sequel. Quite on par with the Hobbit. Worse than Jackson's trilogy. Still quite enjoyable, something I might well watch again in the coming decade.
Oh, and I haven't read the books if that has any bearing on this.
As for Bakshi in general, Wizards > all.
Added a work page for Cursed. It needs a fair bit of work (namely examples), but it's another one off the List Of Shows That Need Summary.
I found the film to be a bit Narmy, but otherwise not bad for a watch. It helps if you're a big werewolf fan like I am. All in all I would suggest it for a rental.
edited 26th Jun '10 7:10:08 PM by Meeble
How does it compare with Dog Soldiers? They sound a bit similar, not in plot/details, but in general feel and vibes. Also does it star the deliciously plumpy Christina Ricci of the early 00's or the hideously skinny one of the late 00's?
I haven't seen Dog Soldiers, so I can't really speak on that for sure... however from the sounds of it, I would say Cursed is not nearly as action packed. I was hoping for more Werewolf on Werewolf action given the premise, but I was disappointed in that regard.
As far as Ricci is concerned, I would say she's thinner than she was in Sleepy Hollow, but not as thin as in Black Snake Moan. So somewhere in between, I guess. Unfortunately, though, there is very little Ricci-fanservice in this film, so it's a bit hard to tell.
Added a work page for the 2010 Film Edge of Darkness. Currently in the process of deciding how best to go about disambiguating the Main/ Edge of Darkness page without stepping on anyone's toes.
My mom, who's supposedly an english teacher, didn't know what Fear in Loathing in Las Vegas was. She was going to let me rent it, but my anal conservative dad who knew what it was stepped in and was like "NO." I printed out a review for her to read and she didn't like the drug use. I tried to explain to her that it was the point, and it was like the Great Gatsby but with lots and lots of drugs and hotel room trashing.
She still didn't let me rent it.
Move along, just wanted to baw. I'm 17, I'm old enough to watch it! D<
You could try reading the book.
You have my sympathies, Fear & Loathing is one of the most hilarious films I've ever seen. It doesn't glorify drug use or any other of the questionable things shown in the film (unless the viewer has deemed them to be good in the first place).
Personally I'm not a book person, but I've heard a lot of good things about the book, so seconding Ivy here.
The book is fun. I haven't seen the movie so I don't know how it compares.
Wednesday I get to see Bicycle Thieves in class. I can't wait!
edited 30th Jun '10 3:06:55 PM by Zyxzy
Watched Phone Booth tonight. It was pretty good, but I doubt I'd watch it again, not enough happened to be good for multiple viewings.
Finally saw Leon today, and wow. Twisted, but awesome. I think I need to rewatch it, as I missed a whole lot of stuff in the middle. That's the downside with watching movies on the TV, I guess.
It's been a while since I saw Leon. I thought it was very good, but all the hype surrounding it had let me to expect something closer to the Second Coming so I understandably felt a bit let down.
Nowadays I don't let the hype get to me so it's easier.
So I saw Bicycle Thieves. Great movie, effective.
I saw Moon today. Really cool sci-fi picture with a surprising amount of pathos. I cried ;_;
Shit, man, we don't have a page? Damn, looks like I'll have to make one. Never mind, there it is.
edited 3rd Jul '10 3:51:48 PM by Sporkaganza
Finished Rocky earlier (t'was good, review will be posted later on my blog). Am currently re-watching Indy 3: The Last Crusade (best of the lot in my opinion).
Along with other people on this one forum I'm on, I have started trying to watch a movie a day for the next 365 days and write about it, which I started on July 1st. These movies so far have been:
I think today is either going to be Empire Records, which I've seen a million times, but not since I was 16 or so, or just some arbitrarily chosen movie I haven't seen yet that happens to be on TV.
edited 4th Jul '10 11:21:06 AM by MikeK
Oooh, Pontypool, a little favorite of mine, that one, freakier than most. I rewatched it with my brother here the other day, and he thought it'd be funny to repeat one of the crazypeople-phrases with a monotonous voice when I came back from a bathroom break. Freaky, dood.
The forum I'm actually doing this with is a Weezer fan forum (but is really only one in name only by now), but I am in fact on TABB, although less frequently lately. You recognized the "Quetzalcoatlus" part of my blog url I take it?
That, and your dinosaur avatar was very familiar.
I haven't been on TABB in years.
Night of the Living Dead. Somehow I'd never seen the whole thing before. Some of the acting was kind of laughable, but I still liked it. And of course it was pretty interesting to see the trope maker for zombie movies.
Cat People (the 1982 one). Not really a "good" movie, but I found it entertaining for being very 80's and memorably weird. Plus, you know, Malcolm McDowell as a prostitute-killing, incest-seeking were-leopard. I think this whole "movie a day" thing is going to be helped out a lot by just flipping through movie channels and picking something that looks weird that's just starting up, which is what I did here.
edited 8th Jul '10 12:16:26 PM by MikeK
Saw Bronson today, the Nicolas Windig Refn one starring Tom 'Shinzon' Hardy, and was impressed, but not blown away. The real thing to write home about the anarchic energy and Hardy's acting. Wasn't a whole lot of story being told, to be honest. I left asking more questions about what happened than I really felt comfortable with. Still, worth watching. Three and a half stars.
I've heard mixed things about the remake of Cat People, but raves about Val Lewton's original. Being a fan of both of the Lewton films I've seen, I'm psyched to check out either. Would you give the remake a definite recommendation or no?
I haven't seen the original, but I might go throw it on my netflix list because it seems interesting. I can't really recommend the remake fully because it sort of wastes a potentially interesting concept for the sake of gore and nudity, but it's watchable.
Mmm. I get you. Lewton is usually really reserved, so I'm sure it was added to "update it". I'm a little disappointed in Schrader. :/
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