Monday, September 7, 2009

The Movies I Watched In August

Didn't get the chance to watch too many movies last month and most of the ones I did watch I had either already seen or were incredibly piss poor, but what can ya do. I'll make up for it this month, I promise that to both you and myself! I reviewed a bunch of these in full so check the reviews section on the sidebar to your right if you want to read more about a particular movie and maybe it'll be there. And as always, click any of the links to be taken to the Amazon pages where you can find out more about any of the movies or purchase them for yourself.

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Bedtime Stories - Was expecting a magical children's movie that would touch my heart and suck a few tears out of me but all I got was a shitty Adam Sandler flick that did nothing but bore me.

The Bloody Ape - Utter low budget garbage. Why do I only seem to get sent really really bad movies?

Clownhouse - Pretty good killer clown flick, despite the sick story behind it. For those that don't know, Victor Salva, the director of the Jeepers Creepers movies, directed Clownhouse and molested the lead child actor in it - a molestation that he filmed. He was caught, released just over a year later, and was allowed to make a Disney financed film (Powder) and continue to have a career in Hollywood and get his movie produced by Francis Ford Coppola. Fucked up, eh? Clownhouse was released on DVD a few years back but was immediately pulled from the market shortly after and is now hard to find and valuable on both VHS and DVD. If you click the link that i've provided, you can pick it up from the VHS Preservation Society for only 15 bucks. Definetly worth a look.

Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors - This is another old VHS tape the VHS Preservation Society has made available on DVD. Picked it up at the Monster Mania convention a couple weeks back. It's basically a documentary filmed during the '85 (I think) Fangoria Weekend of Horrors which was made as a promotional tool for the convention more than anything else. It's a pretty lame documentary that strays too far off topic at times but seeing footage from a 80's horror con made it worth the watch.

Ghost World - Believe it or not, there was a time in my life where I fell out of love with movies. This was one of the movies that my brother introduced me to that made me fall back in love and i'll always cherish it for that.

Glen or Glenda? - It's bad, real bad, but at least it's got some heart behind it. Like i've said before, there's just something magical about watching an Ed Wood movie. He was so passionate about his work that you've gotta appreciate it on some level, no matter how bad it gets. And this one gets pretty bad and verrrry bizarre.

Gothkill - Just plain bad, real bad, with no redeeming qualities. Again, why do I only get sent horrible movies?

Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - There is some ridiculous cringe worthy shit in this movie but when it was all said and done, I can't say I didn't have a good time watching it. Isn't that really all that matters?

Inglourious Basterds - MASTERPIECE. The only reason I haven't seen it more than twice is because I can't afford it!

Kids Go To The Woods...Kids Get Dead - I appreciate the effort, but this movie is a total dud. Good concept, came from a good place, but it's just another failed throwback attempt. Is anyone truly ever gonna get it right or is it just not possible to make a movie that transports you back to a long gone era?

The Last House on the Left ('09) - I still despise the microwaved head scene and wish like hell it had been cut out, but I still love this movie. One of the better horror remakes to date. And like i've said before, with it now out on DVD, I can hit the eject button before the nuke the head scene pops up! As a testament to how effective this movie is, my girlfriend's sister and boyfriend walked out of the room during the rape scene and never came back!

Nature's Grave - Loved Long Weekend and I love this almost shot by shot remake. Go figure. This one, unlike the original, has an awesomely brutal finale that I still haven't gotten out of my head.

Ski Wolf - Ridiculous garbage that I challenge anybody other than those involved to actually sit through. Once more I say, STOP SENDING ME SHITTY MOVIES!

True Romance - Probably my favorite movie that Tarantino has ever written. I think i've seen this one more times than i've seen any other movie out there and there's a good reason for that. Clarence and Alabama are without question my favorite onscreen couple of all time.

Zombie Girl : The Movie - Still haven't seen Pathogen, the movie that this movie documents the making of, but I loved this documentary. A 12 year old girl making a zombie movie with her family and friends - what's better than that?

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The best movie I saw last month is hands down without question Inglourious Basterds, which i've already said enough about in the past, and the best horror movie I saw last month would have to be Last House '09, which i've also already said enough about in the past. So rather than bore you with the same words i've already typed out and you've already read before, i'll leave it at that!

2 comments:

Zacery Nova said...

Ghost World is a WONDERFUL film, I love Thora Birch.

Wings said...

Interesting reviews there. Haven't seen Inglourious Basterds, will probably have to wait for DVD.

I liked Last House 09 and Indy 4, and yeah, if the movie does entertain you, that should be what's important. Not all gonna be Oscar-bait. :)