The main problem with my new job is that it leaves me exhausted by the end of the week, which means I find myself watching Steel on tv rather than getting up and putting in a disc to watch. What a piece of crap. A hodgepodge of shit culled from other kids and action movies over the decade before it was made than saddled with a main actor who just sucked in every way possible. The "handicapable" shit killed me. At least Judd Nelson looked like he was having fun in a cokehead haze kind of way.
Critical Condition with Richard Pryor was a bit of an odd duck but still decent. A mix of comedy and seriousness, it made for a pleasant watch.
The Avengers (2012)
Plot: 3 | Fun Factor: 4.5 | Gore: 1 | Nudity: 1 | Scare Factor: 1 | Overall: 4/5
I was dead-ass tired the night I saw this, and even fell asleep for a few seconds here and there, but I was still thinking about it for the rest of the weekend. I can't wait until the Blu-ray comes out, this is a movie that was made for the format.
From Venus (2005)
Plot: 1 | Fun Factor: 1 | Gore: 1 | Nudity: 1.5 | Scare Factor: 1 | Overall: 1/5
Shitty disc, lots of skips and pixelation, audio heard approximately two seconds before mouths move, though it may have been an improvement on the original film. I had no idea what was going on here and gave up halfway through. Bottom of the wastebasket garbage.
MEN IN BLACK 3.
I had fun seeing it with the family, but it's one of those movies that I doubt I'll ever have a desire to watch again.
Haven't posted in here for a while. Over half of these are re watches.
Night of the creeps. 6/10
Toxic avenger. 7/10
Silent night deadly night. 7/10
Kill list 6/10
Slumber party massacre2 3/10
Battle royal* 9/10
The Decendents * 8/10
Young adult 3/10
Scott pilgrim* 8/10
Saw the new version of THE WOMAN IN BLACK.
I dug it a lot more than I thought I would, although it did get tedious as I expected with the jump-scares over and over.
"And God said to Cain"
"And God said to Cain" is as much slow burn, 60's, Gothic Euro Horror as Spaghetti Western.
And no wonder, as Antonio Margheriti directed it.
Kinski returns to seek revenge on those who had him falsely imprisoned for 10 years. He commences his retribution literally carried into the fray on the wings of a wrathful storm.
Kinski's revenge is almost like a Slasher movie with guns. He creeps through mine tunnels, pops out of trapdoors to grab people, leaves shot and hanged bodies for others to find and stalks the night like a vengeful phantom coming out of the dark to shoot people down.
The film also benefits from some effective dramatics;
The main bad guy is genuinely in love with his returning, innocent, Son, the hired hands are initially amusing and show a great bond with their employer and especially the Son.
we know they're bad, but they could be the good guys with a reversal of roles int he script that makes Kinski the villain.
These types of rounded villains add emotive weight to "And God said to Cain".
It's a shame about the available prints of this though as they are fuzzy, dark and colour-muted. Not good when much of the movie takes place mostly at night.
fine clips, but no film, are on YouTube so it's a shame a new print has not been struck as this poor quality does effect the overall enjoyment.
It's perhaps a bit slow at times, but this is not so much down to plot as some scenes being strung out too long.
But overall this is a very effective, Gothic, Horror/Western that builds to an almost Poe like finale with its flaming, insanity filled set-up that ushers Kinski's retribution bringing spectre.
BEARDY FREAK REVIEWS
Misery, on VHS
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)
Plot: 4 | Fun Factor: 3 | Gore: 1 | Nudity: 3 | Scare Factor: 1 | Overall: 3.5/5
This is a documentary about one of the country's first cable systems, Z Channel, which ran in Los Angeles, as well as its mentally unstable head of programming, Jerry Harvey. I loved seeing clips of all of the movies that were on this channel, the lineup for which is still miles better than anything we've got today. The whole part with Harvey's murder/suicide took a lot of the fun out of it, and I could have done with a lot less of the talking head interviews. Still, it works as a chronicle of a forgotten media outlet.