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Old 20th June 2022, 09:38 PM
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You gotta love the accidentally killing of Tina with the crossbow
I laughed out loud at that in the cinema. No else did.
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Old 20th June 2022, 09:47 PM
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I laughed out loud at that in the cinema. No else did.
It's the only thing you can do at that bit is just laugh
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Old 20th June 2022, 10:27 PM
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The Man (2005)

Amiable fish out of water buddy comedy that's hated by many but i find an enjoyable if not exactly laugh out loud funny romp which sees dental salesman Eugene Levy implicated in an arms deal with Luke Goss' gunrunner so he gets thrown in with maverick cop Samuel L Jackson in stopping the deal before Internal Affairs comes down hard on him.

Basically if you like Eugene Levy and Samuel L Jackson playing themselves then like me you might enjoy this. It's undemanding viewing and one i can watch every few years.
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Old 21st June 2022, 06:23 PM
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A Study in Terror (1965)

Fascinating Sherlock Holmes film where the great detective and faithful friend Dr. Watson get involved in the Jack the Ripper case.

John Neville makes for a rather fine Sherlock Holmes and it's a pity this was his one and only performance but Donald Houston's Watson gets lost in a role that is only sporadically well written. On the whole the casting is good in this Tony Tenser production. Frank Finlay is memorable as Inspector Lestrade (Wonder where Abberline is?) and Robert Morley plays Mycroft like only Morley can plus he also gets a scene with the wonderful Cecil Parker.

Playing out as much a Gothic horror as it is a Holmes story, the film features some gruesome murders for 1965 and thankfully dispatches the typically whiny, one dimensional Barbara Windsor, quite quickly at the hands of the ripper.

Pacy and involving, i rather like A Study in Terror.
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Old 21st June 2022, 08:46 PM
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Race With The Devil. 1975.

Two couples on a road trip in a R.V. stop by a campsite and witness a satanic ritual. They report it to the local sheriff, when they set off they are hunted by the cult members.

A good classic 70s B movie with Peter Fonda and Warren Oates with their wives Loretta Swit and Lara Parker who decide to stop by a off the map road and witness a cult sacrifice and then the chase begins. R.G. Armstrong plays the local Sheriff who may know more about what's going on in and around his little town.

The dialogue isn't really the best Peter and Warren do try their best to keep things entertaining, but the chase scenes are good and can be a good tense moments right up to the end when everyone thinks they are safe and all hell can break loose.

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The Brood. 1979.

Frank Carveth tries to uncover a doctor's unconventional treatment on his institutionalised wife after his daughter comes back from a visit bruised and thinks there is a connection with a series of brutal murders that have been happening to the clinic.

This has always been one crazy weird film from David Cronenberg that I still find entertaining, Oliver Reed plays Dr Hal Raglan who is able to put his patients into a near hypnosis state that produces welts and sores on their body from their inner rage. Samantha Egger plays Nula Carveth who is the star patient and able to produce more than just welts on her body and create deformed dwarfs that she can control to do her bidding. Art Hindle plays Plays Frank who tries to uncover what Dr. Raglan is trying to do with his patients but at the same time trying to keep his daughter safe.

The writing by Cronenberg can only come from his own mind and inner rage manifesting itself in a strange way through warts and boils. Howard Shore's background score is brilliantly done and able to create a sense of dread at the right moment. The acting is brilliant from start to finish, Oliver seems very much calm through the film and explaining the brood and knows what can happen that leads to a good tense moment in the shed's attic.

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The Brood. 1979.

Frank Carveth tries to uncover a doctor's unconventional treatment on his institutionalised wife after his daughter comes back from a visit bruised and thinks there is a connection with a series of brutal murders that have been happening to the clinic.

This has always been one crazy weird film from David Cronenberg that I still find entertaining, Oliver Reed plays Dr Hal Raglan who is able to put his patients into a near hypnosis state that produces welts and sores on their body from their inner rage. Samantha Egger plays Nula Carveth who is the star patient and able to produce more than just welts on her body and create deformed dwarfs that she can control to do her bidding. Art Hindle plays Plays Frank who tries to uncover what Dr. Raglan is trying to do with his patients but at the same time trying to keep his daughter safe.

The writing by Cronenberg can only come from his own mind and inner rage manifesting itself in a strange way through warts and boils. Howard Shore's background score is brilliantly done and able to create a sense of dread at the right moment. The acting is brilliant from start to finish, Oliver seems very much calm through the film and explaining the brood and knows what can happen that leads to a good tense moment in the shed's attic.

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Brood for it day is a very good and disturbing film, Cronenberg really does go beyond with some of his films and come up with something different, scanners and videodrome anyone, He really is certainly one of a kind, until he went mainstream and none horror there was only I think 2 films he didnt write, makes you wonder what goes on in people heads to come up with some of this stuff.
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Brood for it day is a very good and disturbing film, Cronenberg really does go beyond with some of his films and come up with something different, scanners and videodrome anyone, He really is certainly one of a kind, until he went mainstream and none horror there was only I think 2 films he didnt write, makes you wonder what goes on in people heads to come up with some of this stuff.
It's interesting to see that Cronenberg wrote the first nine films he directed Ė The Dead Zone was the first based on someone else's material. Since eXistenZ (1999), he's written two of the eight films he's directed.

I'm not sure why Wikipedia says wrote Naked Lunch; it's based on a novel by William S. Burrows, someone who, with Kafka, is a major influence on Cronenberg's creative output.
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Old 22nd June 2022, 09:55 AM
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He wrote the script adaptation from the book so itís still technically written by Cronenberg even if the story was someone elseís.
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He wrote the script adaptation from the book so it’s still technically written by Cronenberg even if the story was someone else’s.
That's true. It's different from The Dead Zone (screenplay by Jeffrey Boam) and M. Butterfly (play and screenplay by David Henry Hwang) because Cronenberg wrote the screenplay, so Naked Lunch is similar to Crash (based on J.G. Ballard's novel) in that respect.
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