El día de la bestia AKA The Day of the Beast (1995) by Álex de la Iglesia
Spanish horror B-movie. Should be five stars based on the plot alone: a priest-turned-sinner joins forces with a shotgun-wielding, acid freak metal head to meet the Devil. It has pretty good pacing and the usual humor that comes with B-movies. The ending felt a little janky/rushed/out of place tho. Blink and you'll miss it. Shout out Easy Rider. 3.75/5
First 2 of series,
Thoroughly, enjoyed both.
This is a film-maker (Ron Howard) taking a personal memoir about a life he knows nothing about and recruiting Hollywood actors - who also know nothing about this life - and trying to replicate something that requires real nuance and attention to detail... but, instead, forcing drama and playing with stereotypes.
I'm glad I stumbled across it. It's not the best movie out there and yet the world would lose a little something had it not existed.Haven't seen that one for a while but I remember enjoying it
I said the same thing about 'zilla. Regarding MK, I'm so tempted based solely on the fact I'm a 90s kid. However, I recently watched Snyder's Justice League and it left a bad, four hour taste in my mouth.I give Godzilla vs Kong 1/10 . It would've been a zero if it weren't for the incredible effects.
I give Mortal Kombat 5/10. Impressive when a movie can be spot on half the time then fall flat on its face the other half. But that's what this incarnation of MK did.
Saw him in a small role within Short Term 12 and it got me curious to watch that. Not because he was good in it, just to see his take. Sucks to hear.I watched part of bohemian rhapsody. Bad accent, bad acting, bad writing. I was wanting to do a version with Adrian grenier as Freddy Mercury. Big pharma took it.
Thanks for ruining the shitty ending, i've already read about, for me!I was very much intrigued by the premise of this series but it kinda fell flat in the end. I agree it was still enjoyable though.
Fiddlesticks. This is what I was expecting but in the back of my mind I was trying to convince myself to overcome my cynicism and give it a chance. I don't know if I'll be able to. The last thing I want to do is watch a bunch of hollywod elites appropriate my culture if it's clear they didn't put in the effort to truly understand it.
For me it's a bit more nihilistic -- who cares what I rate a film. Why bother taking the time to write down my thoughts? (the irony that I started this thread is not lost on me)I've taken to writing a list, it's past 10 movies now... been a bad few weeks for me mentally, so it's been hard to write, but still plowing through the movies.
I feel that too. Who's gonna read my drawn out movie reviews in the dark corner of a harm-reduction site? Not many. But I still like to do it to keep my writing skills up, to keep the films fresh in my mind, and to advise others of great films I've seen. Many a times I've read peoples' reviews here and then decided for or against watching a film.For me it's a bit more nihilistic -- who cares what I rate a film. Why bother taking the time to write down my thoughts? (the irony that I started this thread is not lost on me)
Ha, hit the nail on the head with this one!Who's gonna read my drawn out movie reviews in the dark corner of a harm-reduction site?
Great movie.La Haine AKA Hate (1995) by Mathieu Kassovitz
Felt like I was just having out with some chavs on the streets of Paris. I heard Tarantino refer to "hanging out" films (he was talking about Fast Times at Ridgemont High at the time FYI) and I suppose this would qualify as one. Except this isn't a comedy set in Austin, it's a drama set across a canvas of socio-political turmoil, specifically as it relates to police abuse. Very topical. Anyway, there were some good shots in this one, pacing could have been better, but the acting (and the ending!) make this one above average. 4/5