Monthly Archives: September 2013

Horror-a-thon.

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Halloween-season is here once again, and in honor of it, I’ve decided that October is the horror-month of the year. I will be looking in to one horror-movie every day, starting tomorrow, October 1st, all the way to Halloween on October 31st. We’ll be starting everything up tomorrow with a remake of a Universal-classic.. The Wolfman !

So sit back, enjoy the ‘show’ and please… Don’t creep up on me while I’m in the zone, I’m very easily frightened!


‘Curse of Chucky’ movie review.

Well, what can I say about this movie? I tell you what I can say about it, it was a F*N Masterpiece!! Never in my wildest dreams, could I have imagined it to be as awesome! I mean, it had everything a Great scary movie should have. It follows basically every single rule available. It’s set in a big-ass house in what felt as the middle of frikkin’ nowhere, it has a dark and seriously ominous soundtrack, a small cast of characters, a lightning-storm, an unbelievably hot nanny in lingerie (complete with some girl-on-girl-action), the ignorant male, the stuck-up bitch and of course, a maniacal serial-killer in the form of a “cute” little doll. Take that, add a little Brad Dourif, a touch o good script and a sentimental value that’s off the roof and what do you have? You have yourself one kick-ass revival of a long-since dead franchise!

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The movie was written by none other than the genius himself, Don Mancini, the creator of the Child’s Play-series, but that’s not all. This time, Mancini himself takes a seat in the directors-chair and he does perfectly. This time, we get to see a lot of details about how it all came to be and I have to say, it is done to utter perfection. It binds all the previous movies together in a way I could never have imagined and complete the story in such a way that, IF they want to go on, it wouldn’t be a total jaw-dropper. But not only that.. it gives us a long-time coming vindication and (SPOILER ALERT!!!) Alex Vincent does his job fantastically.

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When it comes to the production of it all, I really don’t have a lot to say about it. Sure, they use some CGI here and there (but that’s pretty much what can be expected from any movie nowadays) but they don’t over-use it. And when they use it, they do it right! There’s also been a lot of buzzing about Chucky’s new look, but I have to say, to all you ‘Naysayers’ out there; Stop talking!! He looks fantastic. He looks creepy as all hell and he even gave me the shivers a few times. And that’s not all either. In order to make the story plausible, they have incorporated some flashback-scenes, showing us Charles Lee Ray pre-doll and Brad Dourif astounds me, he looks so Chris’n creepy!!

Charles Lee RayBrad’s face pretty much sets up the entirety of the saga and along with his voice, it’s … it’s beautiful!! They really couldn’t have made this movie any better!

Well… that sounded rather positive, don’t you think? But that’s okay… I meant every word of it. I have nothing but praises for this movie and if you haven’t seen it yet, I strongly suggest that you do, as soon as possible!!!

As I have mentioned earlier, there is a webisode-series in the works, where I’ll be completing a few of my earlier posts along with some new material. Why do I mention this now? Because ‘Curse of Chucky’ is one of those things I will be completing with a video. So if you feel that I’ve missed something here today, don’t worry… I’m on it!

Until next time….. can someone be a doll (pun intended) and buy me one of those Good Guys ? I’m sure they’re available on the eBay.


Movie-titles; Do they ever end?!

Every once in a while, a movie comes along with a rather lengthy title. Some of them feels okay, but some of them feels like; “What the hell did the person who named this movie smoke?” and it kinda ruins the movie for me and This, is what I’ll be talking about tonight.

Borat posterFirst up, we have a doozy. ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan‘ from 2006.  The incredibly deranged movie from the mind of even crazier face of comedy; Sacha Baron Cohen (the guy who gave us Ali G, Bruno and the Dictator). The movie follows Borat, a Kazakh TV talking head, dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world, complete with a documentary crew in tow. This is actually a title that fits the movie perfectly, as it really hasn’t got anything to do with anything. It’s a disgusting, yet intriguing tale of idiocy at its very best. A movie better left alone, if not for the simple value of being able to answer the question ‘Have you seen it?’ with an honest ‘Yes, yes I have.’ and never to talk about it again.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford posterNext up, we have a slight change on the Serious-scale. The movie is based (how true it really is, is left for the historians to figure out) on events that took place in the late 1800’s. The movie is none other than; ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford‘ from 2007 and as you can imagine, the movie is about just that. How and why the infamous outlaw Jesse James were murdered by his pal and companion Robert Ford. It stars pretty big names, such as Brad Pitt, Mary-Louise Parker and Casey Affleck and it was, at least according to myself, one of the most boring western-films ever. However, the title holds up. One of the most boring boring movies ever made deserves one of the most boring titles ever, simple as that.

Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood posterNext up, we have another fun movie. Or is it really funny? Well, the title sure is; ‘Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood‘ from 1996. This movie is brought to us, by the same dudes behind the successful Scary Movie-franchise, yes, them… The Wayans-brothers. Spoofing is their game, and they sure are the reigning Champions! The title pretty much says it all about this one, a bunch of gangsters running around the hood drinking juice? Hahaha, no not really, but it’s not really much to it, it came out a few years before Scary Movie and the basis of it pretty much the same, only this time it’s gangster-shit instead of scary shit. This though, is the only movie on here today, that gets the Tango’s Stamp of Approval. Why? ‘Cause it’s frikkin hilarious, that’s why!!

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain posterWhere shall we go from here, then? I know, let’s set this course of ours across the pond (as they say over there), to England, Great Britain, the UK, whatever you wanna call it, to the year 1995 and what seems to be smack in the middle of the next movie’s star’s prime. The guy I’m talking about, Hugh Grant. And the movie, ‘The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain‘. Much like any other movie starring Hugh Grant, it is a boring movie about boring stuff, boring the crap out of most people. This time, it’s about a cartographer and a mountain that’s really just a hill? Yeah, I think that’ll cover it, no need to dive any deeper on this one. Ridiculous, yet fitting title though.

Last, but not least, we have yet another time-piece, also said to be based on actual events. The movie ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World‘ however, is on this ‘list’ for one purpose only and that is to show you HOW a lengthy movie-title Should be done. It draws out only by using its subtitle ‘The Far Side of the World‘, which in turn gives it a badass title fitting for a badass movie! It follows Gladiator by a few years and if that one didn’t cement Russell Crowe as one of our generations greatest, this one sure does!
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There you have it, some of my ‘deepest’ thoughts on some of the dumbest movie-titles Ever… and Master And Commander! Now, I’m off to watch Curse of Chucky, since I didn’t get to chance to do it last night. And since I know you’re all anxious to know what I think about it, I suggest you tune in sometime tomorrow for the review.

But until then… if you’re going to write a movie, don’t use the working title, unless it’s badass, then by all means, go ahead!