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Movie Journal - August 2011

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People who added this item 153 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Rampage (2009)
WOW! Boll finally made a GOOD movie!

And not only is it good, it's great!

The main actor does a good job, but some of the other actors, especially the mother, is bad. Not that it's a big deal, since she's not that much in it.

The rampage it self is really realistic and horrific.
I didn't have any problems with the really shaky & dynamic cam, since it makes the violent scenes more disorienting & frightening.

It's got some flaws, but I liked it enough to give it a full score. I know people might disagree with me, but it's just my opinion.

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People who added this item 125 Average listal rating (81 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.5
Hatchet II (2010)
As a big fan of the first Hatchet, I thought this one was a little bit disappointing, but don't get me wrong, I still liked this one.

The characters weren't as memorable (except from Tony Todd as Reverend Zombie, he was awesome!), and it wasn't as funny as the first one.

The kills were great, and much gorier than the first Hatchet (which is really gory as well) but it seemed way more low-budget at times.

So yeah, if you liked the first, you'll enjoy this one as well.

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People who added this item 164 Average listal rating (118 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 4.5
Okay, this is probably my most controversial post ever, but I'm just gonna say it...

I liked this movie.

It's offensive and stupid, but hilarious!

So yeah... Please don't judge me, lol.

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People who added this item 674 Average listal rating (433 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
The Rite (2011)
Not a great movie anything completely original & new, but a little bit better than your average modern Hollywood horror movie.

It contains some creepy scenes at times, but nothing really scary.

Anthony Hopkins & Rutger Hauer is great and really creepy, as always.



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People who added this item 5170 Average listal rating (3520 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Dark, violent, and actually pretty creepy at times.

I can't believe that it took me so much time to finally watch it...

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Damn, this is probably the sickest, most twisted film I've ever seen.

It's way worse than Salo, Cannibal Holocaust & A Serbian Film, and it's 4 hours long!

It shows the experiments that Unit 731 preformed on it's victims.

Part documentary, part art film, it's designed to make you feel sick. The visuals, the sounds, watching it makes you feel physically ill.

I'd recommend the documentary part of it to people that's interested in unit 731, but 4 hours with torture & experiments is not recommended!

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After having some time to think, I give this movie a higher score. It tries to make you feel uncomfortable (and it succeeds), and it really shows the horrors of unit 731 and the pain of it's victims. It's a war crime very few people talk about today, and the doctors went unpunished.

The victims should be remembered, and the crime should not be forgotten.

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Even better than the first one! :D

It kind of counts as a re-watch, since I did see it many years ago. Didn't remember much from it, though, just the incredibly creepy t-1000.

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People who added this item 887 Average listal rating (505 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Re-watch

I ended up liking it more this time, than my previous viewing of it.

I really liked the dark humor in it, but it's still a disturbing movie.

I recommend it.

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People who added this item 461 Average listal rating (297 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.9
Re-watch.

I'm a big fan of the Halloween series, and this one of my favorites in it.

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People who added this item 6533 Average listal rating (4400 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
As a big comic book-fan, I should have watched this movie a long time ago, and I have no idea why I didn't.

I really liked it, but I thought First Class was much better.


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A fantastic compilation of short stories that only lasts 5 minutes each, and still are creepy as hell!

I highly recommend this one to fans of asian horror, and horror fans in general.

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People who added this item 4677 Average listal rating (3165 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
X-Men 2 (2003)
One of those sequels that's better than the original.

I really liked it, but First Class is still my favorite X-men film.

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People who added this item 5052 Average listal rating (3417 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Not as bad as people told me it was, but it's not as good as the two previous movies.

The acting is good, but there's some cheesy lines & parts in it.

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People who added this item 1978 Average listal rating (1315 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Re-watch.

Fantastic & really intense!

One of the best adaptations of a Stephen King book.

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It's cliché, but really entertaining and much fun!

Also, Hugo Weaving as Red Skull was intimidating and threatening as all hell.

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People who added this item 698 Average listal rating (452 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.6
A pretty underrated horror flick.

It's got some genuinely scary parts, and it's got some creepy imagery.

The acting is actually really good, especially for this type of movie.

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People who added this item 1351 Average listal rating (885 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
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One of my favorite fantasy movies. It's got an awesome soundtrack, great characters, and cool effects. It's got a really interesting story as well.

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Re-watch.

A goofier, yet fun sequel to halloween 4. I find it highly enjoyable, and Donald Pleasence & Danielle Harris does a great job as usual.

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People who added this item 144 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 4
I actually found it to be a really interesting and entertaining mockumentary, and not nearly as exploitative as I thought it would be.

It still contains some really disturbing clips & footage, so I can't recommend it to everyone.
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Probably the most underrated film I've ever seen.

It manages to freak you out on many levels, with it's realistic documentary form, and unique storytelling.

A lot of the scenes are really memorable and nightmarish.

I highly recommend it, but it's incredibly disturbing.

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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 4.2 IMDB Rating 3.5
Meh... It was watchable, I guess...



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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 4.9
Harpoon (2009)
A pretty silly horror film. While it's not so good, it's got some funny characters, and it's very entertaining.

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People who added this item 403 Average listal rating (283 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
Definitively one of my favorite movies! :D

It's fantastic, and I highly recommend you to watch it.

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People who added this item 1266 Average listal rating (849 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Insidious (2010)
Still as great as the first time I saw it.

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People who added this item 615 Average listal rating (386 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
A really brutal and dark comedy in the same vein as Kick-ass. I actually find some parts of it really shocking, especially in the climax.

The acting is great, especially from Rainn Wilson & Kevin Bacon.

I recommend it, but remember that it's not a light comedy.

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People who added this item 449 Average listal rating (295 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.6
The Ward (2010)
Not as bad as most people say it is.

It's one of Carpenter's weaker films, but the direction is still pretty damn solid. The script & the material is to blame, since pretty much everything else in it is good.

If you're interested, you should check it out. But I can't really recommend it.

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People who added this item 813 Average listal rating (513 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
An incredibly fun throw-back to old 'alien invasion'-flicks!

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People who added this item 3036 Average listal rating (2040 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Thor (2011)
Great superhero movie!

I'm really psyched to see the avengers now!

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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 4.2 IMDB Rating 0
Horrible, Horrible movie! But entertaining.

The only reason to watch it is to make fun of it.

oh, and I'm being generous to it, because the director was young and did put some effort into making it.

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People who added this item 30 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5
The worst movie I've ever seen. The quality is atrocious, the effects look like crap (well, at least it's not CGI), the story is nonsense & the acting is horrible.

Olaf Ittenbach is a much worse director than Uwe Boll & Michael Bay.

I highly recommend NOT watching it.

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People who added this item 775 Average listal rating (418 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
A really trippy & unique film.

My only problem was the run time, since it could've ended much earlier.

note: not recommended to epileptic people, since it contains really much flashing lights.

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Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Aug 4 21:25
Congrats on finally seeing The Terminator and properly watching T2!
Huh, a Uwe Boll flick with a 6.4 imdb rating? Who'd have guessed? And a 10/10. You'll have to excuse me if I'm skeptical, but I just might now give it a watch.

Did you ever see Men Behind the Sun? It too deals with the atrocities committed at camp 731 and like Philosophy of a Knife sounds from your response, it's also similar in that it walks a fine line between exploitation and legitimate, raise-awareness cinema. Can't say whether or not it's a tougher watch, but it certainly is extreme.

Still gotta get around to Ichi one of these days...

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