Mother’s Day (2010)

So I got a free Redbox rental from playing the Monopoly game at McDonald’s and so I decided to cash it in last night and I ended up renting this movie.  As a fan of the original, I was curious about this remake/re-imagining or whatever the hell you want to call it.  I popped it in after work today to give it a whirl and felt strongly enough about what I saw to write a review of it.

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Favorite scene from a Friday the 13th movie.

You’re welcome.

Great video!!!

Cinema Schminema

Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is easily my 2nd favorite of the Nightmare series (and quite honestly comes very close to beating out the original even).  Why is that?

1.  Nancy is back, beyotches!!!  Nancy and Freddy are like freaking Romeo & Juliet, star crossed lovers…or something…and not only is she back but she’s older and wiser.

2.  The entire cast is amazing.  Patricia Arquette in her first role.  Laurence Fishburne as an orderly.  Zsa Zsa Gabor!  Seriously, there is no bad in any way here acting wise.

3.  In ways it’s scarier.  It’s bad enough to know that if you fall asleep you die but add to that the social stigma of being labeled “crazy”, being in a place that will consistently sedate you so you have to sleep and the ever present threat of the padded room…it heightens everything you can fear.  I mean, hell, American…

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The Devil’s Rain (1975)

And now for something completely different….

Instead of doing a live blogging review of the century, I decided to step up the game a bit with all the high-tech peeps and do a vlog.  If people do not pick on me and hurt my feelings, I may do another one review or something.

I apologize in advance for sticking my foot in your face.

I feel another live blogging event of the century coming on.

Oh yes.  It’s going to happen.

Saturday night, we walked over to a used shit store to see if they had a copy of American Psycho (one movie I actually do not have), and sadly they do not have.  But what they did have was….THE DEVIL’S RAIN.  I watched it drunk with my gf, and neither one of us had a clue what was happening so I’mma take the plunge and watch that shit sober, live, with you, tomorrow!  We’ll see if we can’t make sense of this…odd…little movie.

Now, yes, I know you are all very excited, but this will have to wait until tomorrow.  I just wanted to get you guys PUMPED FOR THE GOOD SHIT.  YES!  Has anyone else seen this movie?

Isle of the Damned (1980)

Isle of the Damned (2008)

isleThis is pure silliness.  Isle of the Damned is a brilliant send-up of the Italian cannibal movie genre that populated the 70’s and early 80’s.  It focuses on adventurer Jack Steele searching for the legendary treasure of Marco Polo on the Cannibal Island.  Everything is done up in a faux-70’s feel, much like the Beastie Boys video of Sabotage.  All the characters wear wigs and mustaches and all the voices are dubbed over….very badly.   The effects are cheap and the lush location of the Cannibal Island is obviously the woods behind somebody’s house.  All that adds to the charm and hte film makes no bones about how cheap it is. Continue reading

Absentia (2011)

So there are these two estranged sisters, Callie and Tricia, right?  Callie, the younger, is coming to stay with pregnant Tricia to help Tricia deal with declaring her husband Daniel dead in absentia.  Daniel disappeared seven years previous and no efforts to find him were successful.  Callie had been out of her sisters life for number of years because she had been spending her time as a drug addicted transient.  However, Callie has kicked the habit, converted to Christianity and is now back to help her sister deal with this situation.  And that’s when things get really strange. Continue reading