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on 1 Aug 2011 04:46

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Movie Journal - August 2011

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People who added this item 126  Average listal rating (89 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.3 
1. 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 104  Average listal rating (61 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.4 
2. 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 152  Average listal rating (108 ratings) 4.2  IMDB Rating 4.4 
3. Postal (2007)
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 580  Average listal rating (374 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating
4. 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 4620  Average listal rating (3150 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 8.1 
5. The Terminator (1984)
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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People who added this item 43  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 3.8  IMDB Rating 5.2 
6. Philosophy of a Knife (2008)
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!

Edit:
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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People who added this item 4512  Average listal rating (3083 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.5 
7. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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 792  Average listal rating (441 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.1 
8. Ichi the Killer (2001)
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 394  Average listal rating (244 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
9. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
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 6019  Average listal rating (4069 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
10. X-Men (2000)
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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People who added this item 21  Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.1 
11. Tales of Terror from Tokyo (2003)
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 4202  Average listal rating (2866 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.5 
12. X2: X-Men United (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 4619  Average listal rating (3133 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
13. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
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 1748  Average listal rating (1154 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
14. Misery (1990)
Re-watch.

Fantastic & really intense!

One of the best adaptations of a Stephen King book.

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People who added this item 1908  Average listal rating (1279 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.8 
15. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
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 639  Average listal rating (404 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 5.6 
16. House on Haunted Hill (1999)
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 1220  Average listal rating (815 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.2 
17. Highlander (1986)
Re-watch.

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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People who added this item 323  Average listal rating (205 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.1 
18. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
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 113  Average listal rating (63 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating 3.9 
19. Faces of Death (1978)
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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People who added this item 92  Average listal rating (54 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.2 
20. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
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 6  Average listal rating (4 ratings) 3.5  IMDB Rating 3.6 
21. Penance (2009)
Meh... It was watchable, I guess...



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People who added this item 32  Average listal rating (20 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating 4.9 
22. 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 351  Average listal rating (245 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
23. Death Sentence (2007)
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 1002  Average listal rating (667 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
24. Insidious (2010)
Still as great as the first time I saw it.

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People who added this item 553  Average listal rating (333 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
25. Super (2010)
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 376  Average listal rating (230 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.6 
26. 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 705  Average listal rating (444 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.5 
27. Slither (2006)
An incredibly fun throw-back to old 'alien invasion'-flicks!

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People who added this item 2462  Average listal rating (1624 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
28. Thor (2011)
Great superhero movie!

I'm really psyched to see the avengers now!

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People who added this item 10  Average listal rating (4 ratings) 4  IMDB Rating
29. Black Past (1989)
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 28  Average listal rating (9 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 4.8 
30. The Burning Moon (1997)
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 660  Average listal rating (340 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
31. Enter the Void (2009)
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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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 1 month 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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