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December

People who added this item 39  Average listal rating (13 ratings) 4.5  IMDB Rating 5.3 
335. Plush (2013)
31/12
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People who added this item 1505  Average listal rating (1028 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
334. Skyfall (2012)
Rewatched on 29/12

Scratch that comment, this movie is awesome.

3/2



Maybe it's just me, but I can't shake the feeling that the Bond-series can't rely on good will from the audience any more. This is the last film that can do that. We get obligatory jokes about exploding pens from Q, a new Moneypenny and an old-school Aston Martin. But along with the martinis from Casino Royale and other similar scenes, I think it's about time that these new films stop referencing the old stuff and build a legacy of their own. It's been fine for three movies, but seriously, it's time to start growing up.

That being said, there's not that much to hate in Skyfall. The first hour is absolutely tedious and feels like the film has no bearing to anything, but after the set-up an insane villain played by Javier Bardem shows up and the movie properly starts. Thankfully, even before this, we're treated to what is probably the best cinematography of a big budget mainstream film in 2012. The scenes in Shanghai are especially striking, with gorgeous play with lights, reflections and colors. The turns they take in the end with the Bond-mythology will probably cause conflicting feelings among most fans, but it's worth it because momentarily the movie becomes a violent version of the unfunny but brutal parts of Home Alone.
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People who added this item 139  Average listal rating (81 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.2 
333. 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
27/12
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People who added this item 558  Average listal rating (359 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.3 
332. The Hunt (2012)
26/12
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People who added this item 87  Average listal rating (63 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.2 
331. Grabbers (2012)
22/12
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People who added this item 13  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
330. Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom (2013)
22/12
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People who added this item 187  Average listal rating (91 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.4 
329. Le Trou (1960)
21/12
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People who added this item 17  Average listal rating (9 ratings) 4.4  IMDB Rating 5.5 
328. Banshee Chapter (2013)
21/12

This movie is kinda great! Not something I'd expect from a very random B-horror. It draws a lot of inspiration from the recent SCP/Slender-trends, combining government experiments with Lovecraftian monsters and found footage. The one thing that really stands out is the way they did the jump scares. I hate jump scares by default. Who wouldn't? They just make you jump. For someone who watches well over a hundred horror films a year that gets a bit boring. In The Banshee Chapter they have the best elements of jump scares without the actual jump. They become quite literal scares. There's great build-up and an ample conclusion to each one, but because there are no immediate scary sound effects, instead there's a slight latency to them, that jump doesn't happen. You just get creeped out. It's so ridiculous that this is something I have to compliment on it's own because it should be a given nowadays, but nope. But this is a nice, original horror film with a slightly silly plot. But the silliness is often good, such as the great Hunter S. Thompson -ripoff who comes in about halfway through the film.
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People who added this item 20  Average listal rating (11 ratings) 4.7  IMDB Rating 5.7 
327. Strigoi (2009)
19/12
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People who added this item 211  Average listal rating (106 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.7 
326. Oldboy (2013)
19/12
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People who added this item 192  Average listal rating (103 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.5 
325. Homefront (2013)
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People who added this item 47  Average listal rating (22 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.7 
324. The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)
18/12
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People who added this item 617  Average listal rating (387 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
323. Don Jon (2013)
17/12
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People who added this item 207  Average listal rating (127 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.7 
322. Safe Haven (2013)
17/12
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People who added this item 119  Average listal rating (80 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.5 
321. Sightseers (2012)
15/12
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People who added this item 18  Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
320. Dear Mr. Watterson (2013)
12/12

So here's 90 minutes of verbal masturbation of the work of Bill Watterson. I'm sorry to write that sentence but that's what it is. Occasionally there's some more interesting talk, regarding his anti-commercial stance, but mostly it's just people talking about how great Calvin and Hobbes is because it's so great and subversive. None of the foundations of what make it great are opened up enough to get a grasp on them, and the half-hearted attempt at creating this personal context with like four scenes spread throughout the film are just too little. The sad thing is I too love Calvin and Hobbes and really, really think it deserves a lot better than this documentary.
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People who added this item 75  Average listal rating (50 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
319. Cockneys vs. Zombies (2012)
12/12

You know, for a film called Cockneys VS Zombies, this isn't that bad. Only about a third of it really sucks. The film revolves around a group of chavs doing a bank robbery but then zombies, and that is laaame, but every once in a while we get scenes of Alan Ford (Brick from Snatch) fighting the undead with his geriatric friends in a retirement home and it is fucking fantastic. The last third has the two plots coming together, but it never really works too well at that point. I blame the lack of technical expertise in the creation of the film, because seriously, this is some cheap-looking shit but it isn't cheap enough to look entirely crappy. Now we just get weird pacing and sub-par digital effects.
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People who added this item 18  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 4.4  IMDB Rating 5.3 
318. Evidence (2013)
10/12
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People who added this item 287  Average listal rating (199 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.6 
317. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
8/12
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People who added this item 19  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
316. Open Up to Me (2013)
5/12
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People who added this item 805  Average listal rating (474 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
315. Monsters University (2013)
3/12
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People who added this item 83  Average listal rating (49 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating
314. The Tunnel (2011)
1/12
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November

People who added this item 66  Average listal rating (54 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
313. Alan Partridge (2013)
29/11
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People who added this item 47  Average listal rating (29 ratings) 4.3  IMDB Rating 5.7 
312. Devil's Pass (2013)
28/11
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People who added this item 1270  Average listal rating (841 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
311. Gravity (2013)
Rewatched on 27/11

This film is new and if you don't see it in theaters in 3D you really shouldn't see it at all. Which is why I had to see it again there.

12/11
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People who added this item 350  Average listal rating (198 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
310. L'Avventura (1960)
26/11

There is a pervasive sense of this dreary, tantalizing sensation throughout L'Avventura. It's as if something was coming to get all these hopeless characters, most of whom might as well not exist. I put the blame for this on the terrific audio of the film. Even when all characters are indoors there can be distinct pieces of ambient audio coming from the outside, often at high volumes. Be it constantly passing cars or people talking in what could only be described as loud whispers, these noises constantly intrude upon the most private of conversations.

And of course all of these noises are ignored by our lead characters, an apt reaction from them all for sure. Because lets face it, for these people the prospect of having to take into notion anything other than their own norms and needs is too much. They sort of wander through this plane of existence that not too many others seem to occupy, wondering whether they should be sad or not about a personal tragedy that occurs in the beginning. By the end, this has been disregarded as the cycle that lead to that initial tragedy has begun again, in an immoral fashion no less. It's a film of complex emotions for sure, however I feel some of it could be voiced with more efficiency to us. As it is, it's more of a bizarre mood piece and definitely falls short of La Notte, its so-called sequel.
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People who added this item 65  Average listal rating (33 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 5.7 
309. The Lifeguard (2013)
25/11
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People who added this item 1138  Average listal rating (688 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
308. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
21/11

There is so much I would be willing to forgive Catching Fire for. I can overlook the occasionally pandering exposition and the over-the-top methods in which THE MAN tries to break Jennifer Lawrence mentally. I can even overlook the fact that the last hour of this movie is a kinda sub-par rehash of the first film. The first 90 minutes are really good. Like to the point where I was willing to put this up as one of the better films of the year. This series continues to surprise me by taking its time developing the characters and events in ways that are most of the time interesting. There's a wonderful scene of opulence where a patron in a party drinks a drink to throw up just to feast more while lower-class folk starve. They explain it to death, but that drink is a real pimpin' idea.

But here's what I can't forgive: This movie doesn't have an ending. It doesn't wrap anything up. I can live with stupid cliffhangers in the story, but because I just spent 2½ hours watching a movie, I want some closure. I don't care if it happens in the story or the characters. Hell, even a single character I could do with. This movie closes absolutely nothing. And heck, I could even forgive that because the final shot is so great. But then comes in the true final shot: a graphic of a burning bird emblem changing form for like a minute. It's fucking awful. Ugly. Something that belongs on the shortbus. This single useless bird leaves a taste in my mouth so horrid I really wouldn't want to see the sequel to this movie. It makes it real hard to give this movie a good rating despite, for the most part, it being totally cool. That's quite the shame.
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People who added this item 216  Average listal rating (116 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 6.5 
307. Maniac (1980)
18/11
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People who added this item 945  Average listal rating (667 ratings) 3.7  IMDB Rating 3.7 
306. Street Fighter (1994)
18/11
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A diary keeping up with the movies I watch in 2013. Will be writing this in English for a change. Movies arranged from last viewing to earliest. Feel free to disagree with anything I say, or throw me recommendations. Also, beware, I often spoil films while writing about them. Now I don't personally think I spoil anything that's meant to come as a surprise, but I just wrote that so you don't feel offended when I say something that happens in a film you haven't seen yet.

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Comments

Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Jan 1 8:29
Nyt olisi hyvä hetki tuoda pikku kaupungin pormestari takaisin.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jan 7 17:33
I'm afraid I'm still getting to know many of the Listal populace but I'm glad I stumbled across your list here. I must say that I love your synopsis and critique!
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jan 15 18:00
Glad you enjoyed Tales of Terror. It's a lot of fun & we're agreed that the 2nd tale is the film's best. "Valdemar" is my least favorite of the bunch, though I enjoy Corman's version far more than Romero's in Two Evil Eyes (which if you haven't seen I can't really recommend...I had problems with both halves of that film).
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jan 15 18:13
I honestly think Valdemar is a story and concept with such potential that it'd warrant some trippy director making a full feature of it. The 20 minute length does it no favors here. I have zero interest in Two Evil Eyes, but I think there will come a time when I see it just because Argento made some b-grade episode for it.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jan 22 19:39
Note to self: don't watch The Story of Film. Appreciate the warning on that. Sorry it took away a little from Rosemary's Baby for you, but glad you highly enjoyed it anyway. I finally watched it last October & loved it.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jan 22 23:03
Oh, Story of Film isn't worth watching anyhow. There are several more appealing film docs out there, and Cousins spoiling about a hundred endings for no reason at all is not worth watching that much material for. I'm actually a bit surprised it took me this long to see Rosemary, as I honestly think that the theme song is one of the best in film, and have been listening to it on and off for years and years.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jan 23 6:37
Nice to see you enjoyed TerrorVision as much as I did.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jan 25 3:14
Look, dude, if I wouldn't have been able to enjoy TerrorVision, I should be shot on the spot for I would be among the living dead. That film is pure, silly joy.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jan 27 0:28
I love reading your analyses of films, regardless of whether we agree or not. I can see your points on Django Unchained to some degree, despite the fact that most of the film worked for me. The more I've thought about that film afterward I'm convinced that there's a reason the violence is portrayed in different ways throughout the film. I feel like Tarantino is exploring how some violence is "fun" or "entertaining" whereas other violent events will turn our stomachs or make us turn away from what we're seeing (as Schultz does in the film). And yet, really, it's all still violence.

The rap song thrown into the over-the-top shootout seems to be intentional because rap is a genre known for glorifying violence & making it entertaining, so I'd say it definitely suits the scene (even though it's a song I didn't care for either).

Now I'll concede the film would be better had he tackled slavery & given some commentary on it. But maybe he felt he didn't have anything really new or interesting to say & thus didn't bother. Or maybe he decided doing that would go against his preference for entertaining over delivering messages. Whatever his reasons, it's something I felt should have at least been touched on with a little depth & thus is a shortcoming of the film. The worst aspect of the film though is QT putting himself in front of the camera & giving a shitty performance. But overall I was very entertained by the film & welcome another viewing.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jan 27 3:20
Thanks for the positive comment, it's great to see that making this year's diary in English was totally worth it for these discussions! Oddly it's also a bit easier to write now.

I don't honestly think that the violence being portrayed slightly differently has much to do with any commentary on the portrayal of violence but rather a show of tact. I mean even with all this gore going on you can't really show a slave being torn apart by dogs because it's hard for anyone to consider it funny any more. I guess if presenting that fact goes for commentary, then yeah, sure, that's there. I just don't think it was put in there as commentary. If it was, it's sort of a lazy one. The other displays of violence that aren't barrels of blood being blown open are the few more meaningful deaths, where I honestly think Tarantino was trying to go for dramatic impact rather than amusement, hence the difference in style.

Honestly, I hope that isn't why the song is there. Though there certainly exist rap songs (and most other genre songs too) where violence is glorified, I don't really associate rap with that feature and this particular song certainly doesn't put violence on a pedestal at all. It's sort of bad song on the lyrical side though, so I can't really extract that meaning from it no matter how I spin it - Like I said, I can't quite say that I can get this meaning from the song just because a rap song is there. It would feel too much like pulling something out of thin air, especially with a guy like Tarantino who loves spelling out every invention he makes for you.

I don't think the movie necessarily needed to make a comment on slavery. Like you said, it's been done before, and probably with more tact and skill than a showman like Tarantino could ever pull off. He doesn't need to do it, I just hope that the movie would have a better overall structure. Instead it feels... stub, in a way. I have to say, Tarantino is absolutely awful as an actor. Always has been. His best performance was probably in Alias, where he played a villain briefly in a few episodes. Fun part, and he pulled it off. Other than that, yeah, he shouldn't be acting.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jan 28 6:09
I don't honestly think that the violence being portrayed slightly differently has much to do with any commentary on the portrayal of violence but rather a show of tact. I mean even with all this gore going on you can't really show a slave being torn apart by dogs because it's hard for anyone to consider it funny any more. I guess if presenting that fact goes for commentary, then yeah, sure, that's there. I just don't think it was put in there as commentary. If it was, it's sort of a lazy one. The other displays of violence that aren't barrels of blood being blown open are the few more meaningful deaths, where I honestly think Tarantino was trying to go for dramatic impact rather than amusement, hence the difference in style.

Fair enough, I can see that. Perhaps it would have been better had I said he was exploring violence instead of trying to comment on it? Though yeah, it could just be tact too (not to mention the fact that to show the scene with the dogs would likely have incurred an NC-17 rating or an uproar with audiences or what have you).

As for the rap song, I must admit that's the only time I've ever heard the song so I'm not at all familiar with the lyrics (nor the title for that matter). But that was my thought, and if the lyrics don't at all fall in line with my thinking then yeah it seems like a poor choice. Only thing I can think of as to why he'd include it then is just to satisfy his love of anachronisms.

And I'd never go so far as to say QT is a GOOD actor, but in his (and Rodriguez's) early films he never bothered me either. I didn't mind him much in either half of Grindhouse because those kinds of films call for bad acting & he had minimal roles in each. In this case, however, he overreaches with the atrocious accent that makes him purely painful to listen to & thus to watch as well.

And I'm glad you're doing this in English too, not to mention that I'm able to comment on your lists now. ;)
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Feb 19 16:50
Very nice list and great comments!
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Feb 22 16:05
Good to know I can avoid the new Die Hard film, though I've been hearing that from various sources. Course I still haven't watched the 4th one either due to a general lack of interest.

Looks like you've got a lot of updating to do here. ;)
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Feb 23 11:58
Oh dear god, do I. Meets are awesome to be at but having this backlog on the movie journal is basically equivalent to the worst hangover of all time.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Apr 16 21:48
Your thoughts on Piranha 3DD (which I've long since lost the urge to attempt watching, by the way) have me wondering what redeeming things landed it at a 3/10 instead of a 1/10. Heh. Not that I need to know, mind you, just that your thoughts on it indicate there's nothing at all worthwhile about it.

I'd also like to put in a request to see your thoughts on Bride of Frankenstein if you'd like to share them...the rating there seems a bit lower than I'd expect.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Apr 16 22:23
I can sort of appreciate how much Piranha 3DD just throws itself all into the stupid, stupid, STUPID idea of having lots of mammaries on screen at once with stupid sound effects. It might not work, but there's such dedication there that I find it impossible to loathe the film. And 1/10 is a pretty rare rating from me, I'm pretty sure I've used it like six or seven times from all my ratings. It's reserved for only the select few films.

I wrote up stuff on Frankenstein Part 2 up there for you. It's mostly just a matter of not meeting any expectations I set for it due to it commonly being the most applauded of the old Universal-movies. It still entertained me to some degree.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Apr 18 5:34
Thanks! And your thoughts led me to seek out your thoughts on Dracula and Frankenstein too btw, so now I know even better where you're coming from. :)

I personally think Bride is a bit overrated and definitely not without its flaws, but I have so much fun watching it that it easily earns a more favorable rating from me. I liked the frame aspect, but then I'm a fan of Shelley's book & the Romantics in general so it appeals to my inner literary nerd even if it's a bit silly. We're agreed on the early doctor scenes, and the scenes of him interacting verbally with the blind man & others are entertaining & give the monster a little humanity (though I personally prefer him silent & scary, which is largely why I prefer the original over this one). So yeah, I can see where your expectations might get in the way as it's not on par with other truly Great films, but I'd argue that for its time it's pretty damn good.
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at May 7 21:33
Awesome that you kicked off May with the Evil Dead trilogy. Bummer though that the 2nd one lost some points for you. As I found out last month it all still works for me, though I've now noticed some of the technical goofs along the way. It's so much fun though I don't care. Army of Darkness has always been my least favorite of the bunch too.

Can't help but wonder if your rating might be bumped up a little if you watched (500) Days of Summer sans commercials. I quit being able to watch movies with commercials inserted in them a long time ago because it breaks the spell too much.

And I see you caught The Masque of the Red Death last month. Yep, definitely among Price's best films and among the best of Corman's Poe adaptations (which I think at this point there's only one I haven't seen).

Oh, and I guess you maybe missed it, but at the tail end of Iron Man 3 the words "Iron Man will return" were tacked on. So I'm guessing there may be a 4th film after all (unless they were simply referring to the next Avengers movie).
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Jun 9 3:50
Glad to see you enjoyed Stoker! Not my favorite of the man's films, but definitely well done for the most part. I like how he made an American movie that doesn't feel like an American movie AT ALL. And yeah, all those technical flourishes really make it memorable & worthwhile.
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Jun 17 9:16
Vaadin pikaista ananasalyysiä uudesta Trekistä ja sen huonoudesta. Kiitis moi. PS. en pitänyt siitä itsekään alkuunkaan.
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jul 18 5:16
Agreed on Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, as well as Blue Valentine.

As for Sherlock, Jr., yeah the soundtrack was pretty weak. I don't think it ever really broke the spell of the movie for me, but I did think it could have been a hell of a lot better. I too was impressed mostly by the scenes where he literally walks into a movie that keeps changing & felt that was the film's best moment. The pool game was pretty cool, but the "comedic" bit involving the traps set for him that he (predictably) avoids was never comedic. So sounds like we got the same thing out of it, I just rated it more harshly (rare for me I know). Maybe it's also because this was my first Buster Keaton film to watch & so didn't know what to really expect?
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jul 18 13:36
I actually thought that the traps were funny. Not so much setting them up (well, throwing a fucking hand grenade into the back yard without anyone giving a shit was great) but the payoff was. Seeing the bad dudes scurry around, trying their best to avoid falling axes or exploding balls or poisoned drinks was so damn cool. I loved it when the butler shoved his fingers into the drink. "There appears to be something in your drink" yep.

It was also my first Keaton during my actual film hobby. I had seen a few of his shorts and at least one feature as a kid, but I couldn't remember any of them.
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Aug 3 5:37
Cool to see you enjoyed I Declare War. Just saw a trailer for it last weekend & it looks interesting. May have to check it out.
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Aug 26 20:52
Not a damn thing I can argue with in your thoughts on The Conjuring (though my wife would argue that it IS scary). Glad you caught it on the big screen too!
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Aug 26 21:13
I'd say the big thing that makes The Conjuring very un-scary for me is it's reluctance to leave it's real world-residence. I mean it very clearly makes itself to be a true story, and as a result, the apparitions we see are nothing but that - simple hauntings or ghosts. The visual design on none of them is the stuff of nightmares, and it's that visual that sticks with me afterwards on scary movies. It's what I see out the corner of my eye for days on end, afraid something will manifest. But alas, with ghosts that are visually as mundane as this... that just won't happen really. It doesn't diminish the film's effect in any way though, it's still fucking great.
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Aug 27 0:30
I can see your point there & would definitely agree. They're definitely not unconventional in the way that, say the Cenobites in Hellraiser were when that movie came out. But that doesn't diminish the film's excellence either, as you said. :)
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Sep 30 13:04
Katoit vihdoinkin Stage Frightin ja vieläpä pidit siitä! Hieno homma!
Posted: 9 months, 2 weeks ago at Jan 13 8:29
Palan halusta kuulla mikä muutti Taivasputouksen arvosanaa noin rewatchin jälkeen.
Posted: 9 months, 2 weeks ago at Jan 13 9:37
Jos mua ekalla katselukerralla ärsytti näiden viittauksien ja vanhoilla vitsailun teennäisyys, se ärsytys oli täysin tiessään uusintakatselulla. Vika kolmannes soljuu elokuvaan täydellisesti ja suoraan sanottuna toi on ehkä tahdikkain ja parhaiten etenevä toimintaelokuva vuosikausiin sen lisäksi, että näyttää myös paremmalta kuin lähes mikään muu Holly-toiminta tällä vuosikymmenellä.
Posted: 9 months, 2 weeks ago at Jan 13 10:27
Kaikes muussa olen samaa mieltä, paitsi siinä miten toi oli ratkastu. Mun mielestä se Skotlanti osuus olisi pitänyt sijoittaa siihen keskelle jolloin olis saatu elokuvaan ja Danieliin enemmän sellasta koston henkeä. Se saari missä Javier piileskeli olis pitäny käyttää paremmin hyödyksi. Sen ois voinu vaikka räjäyttää Bondi maiseen tapaan taivaan tuuliin lopuks. Mutta nyt kävi näin ja toivottavasti Sami-setä ohjaa ens kerrallkin näin luontevaan äktiöniä.

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