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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:33 am 
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It wasn't half bad.

I especially liked the explosives that detonate upon contact with semen.
(that, and torturing the naked woman by having a leper feel her up!!)

Would a leper losing a finger inside her have helped picked up the pace a bit, ya think? ( barf out!)



How about the Leapers skin boils poping during climax...wew... :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:30 pm 
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How about the Leapers skin boils poping during climax...wew... :mrgreen:

Ewwww! Sorta' like the mudpots at Jellystone Park Yogi? :mrgreen:

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Yesterday Die Another Day was on, and I caught some of that. Man, it's stupid, the special effects look hideous and the acting of all characters I saw in those 15 minutes except for Judi Dench is craptacular.

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I watched 'the ring' (USA) again the other day. And don't all crucify me cos 'the japanese version is better', cos it isn't.
It's a tacked together collage of various better films (scream / silence of lambs / evil dead / sixth sense), it makes no sense unless you make up your own plot, and lines like "i've seen that tree before" make it fucking ludicrous.
Having said that, it gives me the shits, I love the arty winter landscapes, and Watts is good on the eye. Its one of my fave films.
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The main reasons why I like the Japanese version (which is of course entirely subjective):
-There's something incredibly spooky about traditional Japanese houses, you know the types with no chairs and painted paper sliding doors. The same goes for the Shinto burial.
-The characters all seem very likely to me
-There's a sense of realism about this film
-The Ringu girl is creepy: skinny, invisible face, slow yet menacing...

Why I don't like the US remake all that much:
-monochrome colour scheme is tacky, not effective. Takes away the realism.
-poorly cast lead actors. I find them annoyingly Hollywood fake.
-horses. horses. horses.
-girl is younger and a little chubby, making her look cute, not scary. Also her speed at times makes her less credible.
-The "ring" is taped on. The name Ringu refers to the tapes having to circulate, but, possibly because the American viewers weren't considered smart enough by Hollywood to figure that out, they had to add that well thing. That ring wouldn't be there, seriously!

The thing about horror is that it either gets to you, or it doesn't. I had Amsterdamned freaking me out and giving me nightmares for years, and in the US it's considered a cult comedy. Calling a horror film bad because it didn't get to you, it's something I don't do. If it's bad there's usually tons of other stuff to mock, such as bad acting, bad dialogue or off-colour blood, the strings on the giant spider, etc etc. Ringu didn't terrify me (although the bit at the end was cool) but I wouldn't call it bad. If you call it bad, I'd gladly like to know why.

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If you call it bad, I'd gladly like to know why.

I didn't say it was bad, I said it wasn't better. And despite it being ridiculous and incomprehensible, I said its one of my faves 8)

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At the Petra exhibit I went to today, they were showing a 2-minute clip of Transformers where they're outside Petra (Jordan). What an utter piece of shit that is!

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a "friend" of mine forced a found footage movie about trolls in sweden. he's not my friend anymore...


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At the Petra exhibit I went to today, they were showing a 2-minute clip of Transformers where they're outside Petra (Jordan). What an utter piece of shit that is!

i wrote a 12 page paper about how Michael Bay is ruining the film industry, specifically citing that movie. I went into the theater knowing as much about transformers as i did coming out (read: nothing).

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I loved the cartoons as a kid. This boy I knew had those toy robots that could really convert into cars, I was very envious of them.

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I loved the cartoons as a kid. This boy I knew had those toy robots that could really convert into cars, I was very envious of them.

Them or him for having them?

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You don't get things like that if you're a girl. I had a doll house which is incomplete because I put the little dolls in my Fisher Price cash register.

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Norwegian Wood. Not a terrible film per se but the pacing is too slow, supporting characters were cut too short, in general the book is a lot, lot better. Although they did leave in the Suez channel gag. :)

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Yesterday Die Another Day was on, and I caught some of that. Man, it's stupid, the special effects look hideous and the acting of all characters I saw in those 15 minutes except for Judi Dench is craptacular.


It's on again now. It's a piece of shit! Jokes are predictable and stupid, and who in their mind thinks it's a good idea to have a second sun?

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