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Dancing Stevie Richards
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:07 am Reply with quote
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Eddie the Head wrote:
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan - Jason is accidentally revived again and stows away on board a cruise ship with graduating high school students headed for New York, he kills most of them on the ship and the survivors make it to the city and he chases them around there. This last installment in the Paramount series, before they helped New Line produce the 2009 remake, isn't as bad as some claim it to be, but Jason's death is the dumbest one they could come up with. And his teleportation ability is silly.
I actually dig this one a lot. Between the teleportations, Rennie's hallucinations about little kid Jason, and that bonkers ending, I think it's the most surreal of the Paramount flicks. I don't know, I just think it's a hell of a lot of fun.
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Dancing Stevie Richards
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:45 am Reply with quote
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BAD SAMARITAN (2017) - Currently playing in theaters, this horror/thriller was directed by Dean Devlin (more famous as a producer on projects like STARGATE and INDEPENDENCE DAY) and stars David Tennant (DOCTOR WHO, the remake of FRIGHT NIGHT) and Robert Sheehan.

Tennant plays a middle-aged rich guy with a penchant for kidnapping women and torturing them to death. Sheehan is a burglar in his early 20s who stumbles upon one of Tennant's soon-to-be victims but can't go to the police because they'll figure out just how he found out about this and put him in jail for his burglaries. Tennant, meanwhile, views the surveillance cameras all over his house and determines to ruin Sheehan's life.

A decent enough cat-and-mouse thriller with a great performance from Tennant, but the whole film falls apart in the last half hour with corny dialogue that completely deflates any of the tension the first hour and 10 minutes had built up. Feels like a parody at the end. 3 stars out of 5.
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Arc-Vile
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:33 am Reply with quote
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Dancing Stevie Richards wrote:
BAD SAMARITAN (2017) - Currently playing in theaters, this horror/thriller was directed by Dean Devlin (more famous as a producer on projects like STARGATE and INDEPENDENCE DAY) and stars David Tennant (DOCTOR WHO, the remake of FRIGHT NIGHT) and Robert Sheehan.

Tennant plays a middle-aged rich guy with a penchant for kidnapping women and torturing them to death. Sheehan is a burglar in his early 20s who stumbles upon one of Tennant's soon-to-be victims but can't go to the police because they'll figure out just how he found out about this and put him in jail for his burglaries. Tennant, meanwhile, views the surveillance cameras all over his house and determines to ruin Sheehan's life.

A decent enough cat-and-mouse thriller with a great performance from Tennant, but the whole film falls apart in the last half hour with corny dialogue that completely deflates any of the tension the first hour and 10 minutes had built up. Feels like a parody at the end. 3 stars out of 5.


This is similar to DON'T BREATHE.

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Dancing Stevie Richards
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:06 pm Reply with quote
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I still haven't seen DON'T BREATHE.
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Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:40 am Reply with quote
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Dancing Stevie Richards wrote:
I still haven't seen DON'T BREATHE.


Its overrated.

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Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:08 am Reply with quote
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Deadpool 2

Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy of supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant, Cable.

A good sequel that introduces some new and surprise characters with Domino's debut being my fav. Otherwise most jokes were anything but funny and relied too much on simply breaking the "fourth wall" rather than really bringing something meaningfull to the story.

Director: David Leitch
Running time: 119 minutes
Released: 2018

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Dancing Stevie Richards
Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 10:29 pm Reply with quote
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DUDES (1987) - Directed by Penelope Spheeris.

A trio of New York punks (Jon Cryer, Daniel Roebuck, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) decide they're bored with their lives and head for Los Angeles. Along the way, they are robbed by a group of rednecks (lead by Lee Ving, also lead singer of the band FEAR) and one of their number is shot dead. When the local police refuse to help, citing insufficient evidence and blaming the punks for their choice in attire, the two survivors decide to track down their attackers and get revenge.

A western action, a fish-out-of-water comedy, and a revenge drama, this film might not have done well in its day because it was hard to market, but I found it a lot of fun to watch. 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 8:58 am Reply with quote
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Cargo

Based on the viral short film, this is the story of a man and his infant daughter who are stranded in the middle of a zombie apocalypse in rural Australia. And when he becomes infected, the countdown begins for him to find her protection before he changes forever.

Apart from some interesting characters moments and the Australian setting, this is yet another forgettable zombie flick. Been there, undead that.

Directors: Yolanda Ramke, Ben Howling
Running time: 105 minutes
Released: 2017

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