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Old 7th November 2020, 06:22 PM
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I seem to be against the curve because I liked Covenant more than Prometheus but I think both are due a re-watch at some point shortly.
I wasn't too thrilled on Covenant but no harm in a second viewing
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Old 7th November 2020, 07:18 PM
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Antrum (2018)

I love it when a movie features a disclaimer saying i could well die after watching it. It really gets you in the mood.

I don't think i've ever seen a film like Antrum before. The opening ten minutes and last few minutes are a wrap around documentary about how dangerous people believe this film to be whilst the remaining time constitutes the movie itself.

And what a bizarre movie it is. It's equally fascinating and yet boring and drawn out like a US election. At seventy five minutes it's far too long and lacking a story line and yet i found myself rewinding and watching parts several times. The film is full of subliminal imagery and blink and you'll miss em' goings on in the woods. The film is also littered with sigil's to the demon Astaroth. There must be getting on for a hundred of them and i found all this quite captivating.

At one point the screen goes black for a minute, perhaps less, but don't look away as you'll notice the dark, shadowy, demonic face of Astaroth looking through the blackness at you. I thought that was wonderfully creepy.

But the lack of story definitely underwhelms even if we do get to see Baphomet worshiping cannibal hillbillies committing bestiality with a dead deer, but it was definitely the visuals which held my attention in a 70's retro style movie that whilst severely flawed had ambition and Occult imagery in spades.
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Schizophreniac: The Whore Mangler (1997, Roy Atkins)



Haven't enjoyed myself so much in ages. The grottiest film I've seen ... this week
An aspiring director has ... a few emotional problems to say the least ahem.
It's on YT, check it out for yourselves ....
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Fist of Honor. 1993.

A debt collector and boxer gets caught up in a feud between two rival mafia families and tries to find out who set him up.

This isn't a blockbuster success, even having Flash Gordon in the tile lead who is a street brawler boxer and heavy man who when challenged...he fights, them fighting words. Abe Vigoda and Harry Guardino play the heads of the families in truce until one breaks the truce and wants everything. It does have the typical American accent trying to do part Italian hard men. The plot does go a bit weak along the way and then gets a bit better but the fight scenes do make up for it in some ways.

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Old 7th November 2020, 09:48 PM
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Alien:Covenant. 2017.

A colony ship bound for a planet experience a shift in space and pick up a signal from a planet decide to check it out only to encounter a big problem where they may not escape from.

The first time I saw this and reviewed it, I gave it quite a bashing and probably swore I wouldn't watch it again but after a bit of peace and quiet (chromebook on and headphones on) second time watch and actually enjoyed it.

It seems to focus more on creation of life, from the start Weyland and David discussing life as David was created and asking who created his maker, that's more of before Prometheus journey looking for the creation of mankind. But like the other movies you have a new spaceship captain making a bad judgement then regretting the decision. Michael Fassbender returns as the android David and Walter (more advanced synthetic). The characters were a bit more appeasing to the point you become sympathetic as they will be sacrificed and begin to understand how the Aliens were created and became more of a hybrid species. The visual and special effects were done nicely along with some good cinematography. Hope Mr Scott does not screw up the next chapter in this when he does get round to making it even though it has been announced.

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Murder on the Orient Express (2010)

An altogether slicker, pacier and dare i say darker telling of the Agatha Christie classic which benefits from not needing to give an all star cast their fair share of screen time as hampered the 1974 movie nor are we distracted by Poirot's ridiculous mustache as seen in the 2017 film.

That being said the likes of David Morrissey, Eileen Atkins, Jessica Chastain and Hugh Bonneville all provide excellent support to David Suchet's Poirot.

To anyone who might ask is Suchet any good as the great detective?

Well, Suchet IS Poirot like Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes.

Probably should have posted this in the tv thread, but seeing as it's 90 mins and movie length it doesn't matter.
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Cry of the Werewolf, 1944.

A young woman raised by Gypsies tries to protect the family secret.

This is Columbia's takes on the Universal world of monsters and this seemed to be on a low budget so don't expect to see people change in to shape shifter werewolf like creature. I liked how they focused on the Romanian folklore and urban legends that have gone around for years on their beliefs. The acting was entertaining enough to pass an hour or so but wouldn't be in a hurry to watch it again anytime soon.

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Kelsey Grammer plays a navel officer who finally gets his own command , but it's a clapped out old ww2 sub and he is part of a navel operation but the odds are stacked against him thanks to a admiral that hates him and the worst crew in navel history. Forgettable but enjoyable if predictable. 6/10



Steven Martin plays architect who after building a dream home and proposing to his finance is dumped by her. A few months later he has a one night stand with a waitress(Hawn) , whom ends up moving into the home and posing as his wife. When Newton (Martin) finds out he thinks this could be away to get his old girlfriend back. 7/10



Another piece of enjoyable feel good comedy with Goldie Hawn. This time she plays track and field teacher who wants to coach football, see gets her dream but it's not the school she was hoping for but the worst school in Chicago, a enjoyable mix a fish out of water and sports comedy, watch out for Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson in early roles. 7.5/10




Kiefer Sutherland plays a uptight fbi agent who is charged with transporting hippy radical Huey Walker ( Dennis Hopper) to prison. They get involved with a corrupt sheriff and along the way find out they have more in common than first thought. 7.5/10



James Belushi plays a man who thinks his life would of turned out better if he had won the championship baseball game when he was 15, he gets his wish when he enters a bar who just happens to be run by destiny( Michael Cane) but he might be rich and successful but he finds out there is more too life and it's not always greener on the other side. Like a extended twilight zone . 7/10



A hitman who is developing a conscience decides to attended his 10 year high school reunion , returning to the town he left ten years age. Once there he has too deal with a rival hitman ( Dan Aykroyd) ,a contract on his life , the fbi and the women he ran out on there senior prom. A very enjoyable film with a great 80s soundtrack. 9/10



Henry Winkler plays a morgue attended ( Chuck)who sent too the nightshift, he and his assistance ( Michael Keaton) decide to help Chucks neighbour ( Shelley Long) who is a prostitute who's pimp has been killed and decided to run her and some other girls from the morgue. A early Ron Howard movie. 7.5/10



Now watching, which I've not seen since it's release.

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Old 8th November 2020, 11:32 PM
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Antrum (2018)

I love it when a movie features a disclaimer saying i could well die after watching it. It really gets you in the mood.

I don't think i've ever seen a film like Antrum before. The opening ten minutes and last few minutes are a wrap around documentary about how dangerous people believe this film to be whilst the remaining time constitutes the movie itself.

And what a bizarre movie it is. It's equally fascinating and yet boring and drawn out like a US election. At seventy five minutes it's far too long and lacking a story line and yet i found myself rewinding and watching parts several times. The film is full of subliminal imagery and blink and you'll miss em' goings on in the woods. The film is also littered with sigil's to the demon Astaroth. There must be getting on for a hundred of them and i found all this quite captivating.

At one point the screen goes black for a minute, perhaps less, but don't look away as you'll notice the dark, shadowy, demonic face of Astaroth looking through the blackness at you. I thought that was wonderfully creepy.

But the lack of story definitely underwhelms even if we do get to see Baphomet worshiping cannibal hillbillies committing bestiality with a dead deer, but it was definitely the visuals which held my attention in a 70's retro style movie that whilst severely flawed had ambition and Occult imagery in spades.

Hyperbole: The Movie.

I highly recommend Porno then, as it has the same basic problem. lots of great bits, but in the end a jumble of things. 5 being the limit
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Old 9th November 2020, 10:24 AM
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Blood Theatre (1984, Rick Sloane)

A scheming cinema manager tricks three employees into reopening a theatre with a shady past.
Somewhat spoofy in nature this one. Mary Woronov pops up to sneer and stuff. Short but sweet haha.
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