135. The Expendables 2
Say what you like about the first film but this was awesome. Tongue in cheek, over the top nonsense.
Reagers or Wino?
Reagers all day
Picked up the Criterion blu ray of this a few weeks ago. Cronenbergs masterpiece in which James Woods wants to push the limits of what can be shown on screen only to find himself being dragged into a hallucinatory nightmare that is Videodrome. Striking comparisons with the rise of the internet and the guinea pig film series. Long live the new flesh.
133. Cabin In The Woods (Rewatch)
Worth it for this one scene alone
132. The Merli Connection
Maurizio Merli found himself being the unofficial face of the poliziotteschi genre through his portrayals of the ‘iron commissioner’ roles he made his own. The comparisons with Franco Nero always stuck but if you speak to any fan of the genre they will without doubt name check Merli as one of the things that first springs to mind. The documentary was decent enough, interviews segued...
132. The Raid (Rewatch)
Five minutes into the film I remembered how much I loved The Raid first time round. It has the perfect action film set up, protagonist and family, plot synopsis en route to the tower then boom it kicks off. No messing around at all but it does have a little sub plot midway through the film just to lighten up on the action. Evans really excelled with this film and it easily ranks up alongside...
131. Dazed & Confused
Near perfect film and the Criterion blu ray is incredible.
130. Corman's World
Hollywood has always been a two faced monster, chewing up and spitting out directors, actors, actresses at will. You will be reminded that it’s the ‘business’ or ‘it’s all about the money’ There is once scene in this wonderfully crafted documentary in which Roger Corman is being interview on a chat show. Corman shows complete disdain to how Hollywood thinks...
129. The Innkeepers
Ti West has a good film in him. The first hour of House of The Devil was great and the last half hour of The Inkeepers was brilliant. Neither film feels like the finished article, you can see where his influences lie but I loose interest in his protagonist way too quickly to the point of being irritated by them. I have not given up hope on him just yet as I do think he will come good. It may not...
128. National Lampoons Animal House
My fancy dress for next week sorted. Theme is COLLEGE FRAT PARTY
This has always been a Friedkin film that has intrigued me. I liked the idea of it more than watching it, needless to say my curiosity got the better of me. Burns (Pacino) is asked to go undercover to help solve brutal murders within New Yorks gay community. This operation sees Burns infiltrate the scene through s and m bars and nervously flirting with men to the point of him becoming jaded with...
126. Big Trouble In Little China
125. Peur Sur La Ville (Fear Over The City)
A killer calling himself Minos, bitter from the lack of free love in the 60’s decides to kill off promiscuous females around Paris who then sends pieces of a pictorial jigsaw after each crime to build a picture of his profile. Jean-Paul Belmondo portrays Latelier, a quite eccentric police with a taste for the theatrical. The stunts in this film are truly mind blowing and the rooftop chase is...
124. Creepshow 2
Doesn’t quite have the budget or talent in front of camera as the first Creepshow but it’s not all bad. You have to take the rough with the smooth with the dated, spooky cartoon segues and awful acting but it’s not without it’s charm. I didn’t remember an awful lot from when I first saw this and it is easy to see why. But of course you can’t possibly forget ...