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Old 03-16-2007, 08:01 AM   #91
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Just got home from seeing Disturbia. I was pleasently surprised. For a "teen" thriller, it was really good. David Morse was fucking creepy as hell. It got pretty suspenseful in a couple parts. Carrie Anne Moss was pretty much wasted in this , shame.
Big week for Moss with FIDO also out here in Canada. Can't recommend that one, though. I really want to see DISTURBIA. Love me those REAR WINDOW updates.
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:43 AM   #92
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Anyone ever seen this movie called Hostile Takeover (1988)? I just finished watching it, I have it on VHS, and I gotta say it is gooooooooood. It's about Eugene (David Warner) who takes his co-workers hostage and does not demand anything in return. Very interesting movie. I don't know if it's on DVD, but I doubt it. Anyway, just seeing if anyone else has seen this.
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:21 AM   #93
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Anyone ever seen this movie called Hostile Takeover (1988)? I just finished watching it, I have it on VHS, and I gotta say it is gooooooooood. It's about Eugene (David Warner) who takes his co-workers hostage and does not demand anything in return. Very interesting movie. I don't know if it's on DVD, but I doubt it. Anyway, just seeing if anyone else has seen this.
Sounds good. I remember seeing the VHS hanging around a local store, but I've never seen it.
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Old 03-19-2007, 04:39 PM   #94
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bigdaddy ... any thoughts or opinions on Venom and The Wicker Man?
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:39 PM   #95
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Venom started out so good. Great apmostphere and creepy sets. I was really liking it but then it just lost it's way when everyone was in the voodoo house. Then when the remaining characters left the house I was wishing they had stayed. The last part made no sense and was filled with retarted and predictable cliches. Not a complete waste of time, but not all that good either.

Wicker Man was a let down for me. I think there was too much hype on the boards about how it's the next House Of The Dead or Shark Attack 3.
There were quit a few laughs in the final act thanks to Cage overplaying the fuck out of it, but not as many as I had expected from reading about it. A lot of it just bored me really. I'll give it another try sometime down the road, but am kinda wishing I hadn't stepped into that Blockbuster as I didn't love any of the movies I picked up.

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Evil Breed. This had more laughs than Wicker Man. In fact, I'm gonna keep and watch it again (although I really think I'll just skip the first boring 45 minutes or so). The final act in that had me in tears I was laughing so hard.

Desperation was one I was looking forward to. Again it started good and creepy, but soon became a boring mess. Why did this even carry an R rating? I swear it was made for TV and felt like it.
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:49 PM   #96
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Desperation was one I was looking forward to. Again it started good and creepy, but soon became a boring mess. Why did this even carry an R rating? I swear it was made for TV and felt like it.
It was made for TV. That'd be why.
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:11 PM   #97
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I want to see Disturbia as well. I was very worried knowing it was PG-13, geared towards teens, corny title, etc. but David Morse looks fantastic. I'm a sucker for those kinds of previews I suppose.
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:49 PM   #98
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Stay way the hell away from SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS and the STRANGERS WITH CANDY movie. Two of the least funny comedies I've seen in a while.

SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS seems like it would be funny---it's billed as BAD SANTA meets NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, but Billy Bob just phones it in and seems to barely be present in the movie.

I was a big fan of the STRANGERS WITH CANDY tv show, and was expecting something like an expanded version of Jerri Blank's backstory, but aside from some brief prison scenes, it's a really weak episode stretched out to 90 minutes. Both of these movies are that way....around the 60 minute point you start checking to see how much longer it has to go, because both movies have ran out of steam.
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Old 04-01-2007, 11:30 PM   #99
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Old 04-01-2007, 11:35 PM   #100
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completely disagree on strangers with candy.
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Old 04-01-2007, 11:42 PM   #101
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I thought Strangers With Candy: The Movie was hilarious from start to finish, but I do think that the writers re-used way too many of the jokes from the TV show rather than write completely original material. I agree, though, that it would have been nice to see a movie that shed some more light on Jerri Blank's past.

I watched The Heroin Busters the other night and I must say that it was pretty lousy compared to The Big Racket and Street Law, both of which were excellent. You'd think that putting Testi and Hemmings together with a Goblin score would be an irresistable package, and it is--until you actually sit down to watch it and find out what a mediocre movie The Heroin Busters really is. Oh, there were quite a few effective shots near the end, but the non-existant plot and slow buildup did nothing to endear the film or its characters to me the way the previously mentioned films had. See it if you must, but don't get your hopes up.

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Old 04-02-2007, 02:07 AM   #102
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Joy Ride managed to squeeze any joy out of itself in the first 20 minutes. Paul Walker's slack-jawed mouth-breathing made me wish he'd had the hook stuck into his leg in the end. No wonder he couldn't explain to the cops what was going on, he was too busy breathing.

And speaking of endings, what a waste. Look, these revenge films need to
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wrap up and actually have the main characters confront the baddie. If the filmmakers wanted a sequel, just create another horny truck-driver (maybe his brother, or--in a real twist--his sister!) to terrorize some pretty teens. But no, we get a body and a menacing voice on the radio! Oh my God, he's still alive! And driving! Roll credits.


That said, Steve Zahn was pretty funny. And it was fun to watch Walker attempt to. Turn. Around. While. Flexing. As. Hard. As. He. Can. Every time. The guy's like a walking ironing board.

edit: Oh yeah, fitting I should watch this on April Fool's Day. Sure fooled me.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:52 AM   #103
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Joy Ride managed to squeeze any joy out of itself in the first 20 minutes. Paul Walker's slack-jawed mouth-breathing made me wish he'd had the hook stuck into his leg in the end. No wonder he couldn't explain to the cops what was going on, he was too busy breathing.
I've always thought Joy Ride was one of the best, most underrated thrillers in several years. I saw it theatrically to begin with, loved it there, and have seen it several time since, each time astonished at just how good it is. It's also a film I love showing people who have no idea what to expect because it just fucks with their nerves!

Just wanted to post a different opinion so people don't completely rule it out!
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:07 AM   #104
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I actually liked Joy Ride quite a bit too, but not as much as Workshed's review.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:29 PM   #105
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I did like it (and was surprised) until they picked up Leeleeleelee. Maybe that was longer than 20 minutes. 40 minutes? Not that she was a downer, but I don't think the film held up after that. Also, her range of expression and emotion distracted me from the homunculus in the car with her.

And Charlotte? Who cares! Drive to safety, ya dumb kids. Buy a gun. Or a knife. Or a cell phone. Or gas. No, let's keep a-talking on the CB and driving in a straight line.
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