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Old 15th September 2019, 02:19 PM
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RAbid. / Cannibal Apocalypse.
Cronenberg's tale of porno actress Marilyn Chambers as Rose, who gets involved in a motorcycle crash but luckily is whisked away to a local medical clinic who specialize in skin grafts and face lifts. Here we come across a whole range of rather strange patients, who should have been refereed to some sort of psychiatric hospital, before they ever thought about cosmetic surgery.. Unfortunately for Rose ,while they manage to save her life, them mad scientists/doctors, have also managed to give her a parasitic creature that lives in her armpit and causes Rose to stab people with it,when she gets a hankering for some blood, And just to make matters worse, her victims are then transformed into rabid like killers, frothing at the mouth like they had just chewed on a bar of soap...Its all pretty grim stuff, from Santa getting machined gunned down in a shopping mall, to bodies being dumped into garbage trucks and construction workers with nothing better to do than attack people with pneumatic drills, Cronenberg's early films are bleak and bizarre but also compelling viewing, with none of the slickness he acquired with his later work, everything is grim and bleak, and sex either gets you killed or mad, or both...
Then just for a change of pace, I went for Cannibal Apocalypse, a tale of people biting other people who then cause the victims to go a bit rabid, and then attack other people, who then go mad and attack other people, well you get the drift. John Saxon does his best to look like he is vaguely interested in a plot so full of holes it looks like Giovanni Lambardo Radice stomach at the end of the film.Still you do not watch an Italian cannibal movie for its neo realism or its coherent story line, which is a good job really because there isn't any...I recently saw a documentary where they mentioned that rabies was a big thing in the 1970s, like Panda Pops and space hoppers presumably, which is why we had a glut of people frothing at the mouth chasing people, although nowhere does it mention an outbreak of cannibalism, well not in any Public Information film I ever saw anyway. Thankfully no indigenous ethnic groups of South America were exposed to a bunch of Italians yelling at them this time because it's all set in the good old US of A,or at lest a simile of any rate, and while I do luv this silly gut muncher I do feel sorry for the likes of John Saxon, who surely should have been destined for better things than running around a sewer with Giovanni Lambardo Radice, while trying not to step on rat's,

Review there by the way Ron
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Old 15th September 2019, 02:53 PM
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BATTLE OF BRITAIN (1969)

My own 50th Anniversary showing of the film which had it's London premiere 15th September 1969. It's also Battle Of Britain Day today.
The first film I ever saw at the cinema. My recollections are vague but I do remember my family and friends going together and my brother talking about the pilot when his goggles filled up with blood.
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Old 15th September 2019, 03:26 PM
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The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith (Fred Schepisi)

A lesson in manners. Tommy Lewis plays Jimmie, a 'bloody black' in 19th century Australia. He also learns some harder lessons along the way sadly, which culminates in his full expression of those same sentiments. In spades. No pun at all intended. Still quite moving.
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Old 15th September 2019, 05:44 PM
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Finally saw 2007's Grindhouse (via an uncut German blu-ray). It was very interesting to see Planet Terror in a full widescreen ratio (there was additional picture information at the sides so it wasn't merely a case of cropping the top and bottom). But what really surprised me was just how different Tarantino's Death Proof was, during the second half of that film. Lots of alternate takes and totally new shots. It was fascinating to revisit these two films in a different way, would recommend seeking out Grindhouse even if you own standalone releases of Planet Terror and Death Proof.
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Old 15th September 2019, 06:01 PM
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The Amazing Spider-man 2012.

After being bitten by a genetic altered spider, Peter Parker becomes Spider-Man. He engages with Dr Curtis Connors who was his father's research partner who is working on cross species genetic who has plans of his own.

I have always found this more entertaining than the Tobey Maguire version of the web slinging hero. Andrew Garfield takes the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, who seems a bit more hyper and full of energy. Emma Stone plays the love interest Gwen Stacy and daughter of police chief played well by Dennis Leary. Connors is played brilliantly by Rhys Ifans. Uncle Ben and Aunt May are played by Sally Field and Martin Sheen.

The special effects are good aswell as the P.O.V shots unless you suffer from motion sickness only downside was the CGI effects of The Lizard that could have been a bit better and more realistic than a knock off from some cheap 50s B movie monster. 7-8 out of 10.
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Old 15th September 2019, 07:25 PM
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So I is watching the Climax (Gaspar Noe) finally. Back Monday!
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Old 15th September 2019, 07:29 PM
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The Amazing Spider-man 2. 2014.

Spider-Man returns to protect New York from Oscorp Corporation and faces a battle from Electro and Green Goblin.

Andrew Garfield returns as the hero in the red and blue spandex as well as Emma Stone as the love Gwen, Jamie Foxx stars as the unluckiest worker Max Dillon who becomes the villain Electro and teams up with Harry Osborn.

This was a start of a fast paced action that slowly became a mere drama film then back to a action packed film filled with good/decent special effects and some comedy which seems to be a small nod to the comic books. There is a small appearance by Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn and Paul Giamatti as Aleksei/Rhino. Decent sequel which lived up to the first movie 7-8 out of 10.
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I didn't mind the first Amazing Spiderman although didn't take to Garfield movie but absolutely hated the second, Electro and Rhino are just plain wrong in that film, at least in comparison to what i grew up reading.

I prefer the Maguire films but it might also have something to do with Kirsten Dunst with red hair being in those films as well , They seem much closer to what i read as a kid. Although they still f*cked up other stuff.

I really like the new kid as parker but don't like the changing of other characters or the techno suit. But thought the Vulture was great, haven't seen the new one but always liked Mysterio.

Spiderman films are a mixed bag for me, Spiderman 2 being the best.
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One trouble with the new Spider-Man Tom Holland is that he spends more time with his mask off than on. Leave the fracking mask on. We all know it's you under there. Your identity is supposed to be secret. In the last film he has a long talk with Mary Jane on the bridge with no mask on. Sheesh!
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Old 15th September 2019, 09:10 PM
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I have yet to watch homecoming all the way through but heard mixed responses about it, all about Tom Holland, alot of people praised Michael Keaton as a good villain
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