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Darkness Falls
Genre: Monster/Supernatural
Director: That guy who directed Battle Los Angeles and will be directing the Clash of the Titans sequel, 2003
Starring: Emma Caulfield, an Aussie kid who is supposed to be her brother, and some dude who was on the Shield for 3 years
TL;DR: There are 3 scenes with big genuine tension.  Pity there are another 20 or so which are supposed to have tension.

Read more... )
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Genre: Monster/Science Gone Wrong
Director: Billy O'Brian, 2005
Starring: Some E-list, but otherwise very competent, British and Australian actors
TL;DR: Surprisingly fun and atmospheric, despite the title not really having anything to do with the film

Read more... )

Now isn't there a film from the same-ish area in Ireland about mutant sheep?  I'll have to look for that one.

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So, I meant to start this earlier this once, but I was a bit busy.  The plan is to watch as many horror movies as I feel like watching in the run-up to Halloween, thanks to Netflix, and then review them (inspired in format by Jethrien's much more worthwhile habbit of reading actual books and posting about it)  

There will likely be some actual theatrical trips involved as well, but most of these are definitely not the kind of thing you want to pay actual money to see. :P

Anyways, up first:

Zombies of Mass Destruction
Genre: Zombies
Director: Kevin Hamedani, 2009
Starring: friends & family of the director and 6-8 actors
TL:DR: Fun individual moments, but never really finds its own tone.

Read more... )

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Activision and EA may have ridden Guitar Hero/Rock Band into the ground, but I'll tell you this:

if someone creates a version of those music rhythm games for the Kinect (or some future version in the next console cycle) where the motion controls let you and 3 friends play via air guitar, I would pre-order that shit right now!
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Riffing off of [livejournal.com profile] feiran's reply to a post by [livejournal.com profile] trinityvixen, I find it greatly amusing that Ben Stiller's greatest cultural contribution, without irony, may be the use of the phrase "Blue Steel" to refer to that pinched-face male model expression.
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Has anyone seen (and recommend) Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Contagion, or Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

I'm feeling movie-ish at some point in the near future, and those are the ones that rise to top-of-mind first, for not really immediate reason.

(Other recs also welcome).
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 What can I say?  The Harold & Kumar movies are huge guilty pleasures of mine.  There's just something nerdily ridiculous, yet self-mocking about them.  Also Neil Patrick Harris.
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It is somewhat ironic (or more likely, appropriate) that now we're all wondering whether LJ will last the night, I have finally discovered LJ's iOS app is actually quite good.

Go figure.

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

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 This is practically a study in how trailers manipulate mood management.  This version of the film looks hysterical!
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...and are also not sleeping enough:

For half a second, you're convinced that the Citibank sign on the corner actually says "Cthulhubank".

Insert your favorite Mythos-correct explanation here!


Jul. 29th, 2011 07:39 pm
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Cross-posting from dreamwidth test
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 So, saw Transformers with [livejournal.com profile] trinityvixen  and L&A last night.

Why do we do this to ourselves? (SPOILERS)

Because we never learn... )

There was one single solitary decent shout-out.

"These are the Wreckers, we don't let them off the base because they're assholes."
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 I mean, seriously, what. the. hell?!

Ok, look.  I understand that your previous price-point might not have been ideal for you, that you were undercutting your own business with the smallest unlimited BD/DVD-rental plan being a $2 add-on to $10 streaming.  I get that you were contemplating a price increase already.

But raising your BD/DVD-rental plans by 400% *and* splitting it off from your streaming plan so you can charge people for *both* just feels like a price jack.  You say you want to accomodate the folks who want a DVD-only service, and that's fine.  But you do realize that those people will be paying less now, right?  Why would everyone else who doesn't want to change want to pay almost double overall so the first bunch can pay less?!

The very least you could do is offer a discounted bundle service.  $8 for either plan individually, but $13 (heck $14, even) if you get both.  It's not exactly unreasonable, and it's a still a higher price that what you were charging before.  And now, there's an actual clear value for people who might be interested in both.

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That said, I wish the staff had been more prepared.
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It's worse than I could have imagined.

What...what...just...but...how...no! NONONONONONONO!!!

So it's not enough that hollywood has been tramping all over my childhood as I get older, they've moved right on up to curb-stomping my early high school years...and replaced the broken bits with as many 9/11 references as they can possibly fit in.
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I gotta say, it's looks pretty bad-ass.


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