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Movie Ramblings: Feast III

Feast_3_posterFeast 3 is by far the weakest of the Feast trio. As expected what you get here is essentially more of what you got in Feast 2 only somewhat less so. There are precious few new characters and they don’t hang around long, there is no development of the existing characters and no plot development either. You don’t find out anything more about the monsters, what they are or where they come from etc. Continue reading

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Movie Ramblings: Little Deaths

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Little Deaths is a collection of 3 short films dealing with intertwined themes of sex and death. Despite a promising brief, this movie is ultimately disappointing. Most importantly, the DVD cover/poster is a complete lie (above), nothing even remotely similar to the picture on the front of the DVD happens in any of the 3 segments. I really hate this and have seen it quite a lot recently, most recently on Apocalyptic. Continue reading

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Movie Ramblings: Hotel Transylvania

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Hotel Transylvania is an animated movie about Dracula and his “teenage” daughter Mavis. Due to negative encounters with pitchfork wielding mobs in the distant past, Dracula is understandably overprotective of his daughter and wary of humans. So he sets up a hotel exclusively for monsters and surrounds it with haunted forests and other barriers to stop humans from finding it. Then, on the eve of Mavis’ momentous 118th birthday human backpacker Jonathan stumbles into the hotel with hilarious and life changing results. Continue reading

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Movie Ramblings: Apocalyptic

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A cross between The Blair Witch Project and The Village with elements borrowed from Big Love and Cannibal Holocaust.

This film is quite short but feels longer. It takes a while to get going and the middle section is nicely paced instead of racing from one shock to another like many films in this genre do. It is nice to see a film taking its time to set the scene and introduce characters and it builds up the creepy up quite nicely. Continue reading

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Movie Ramblings: Paris

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Paris is a French movie starring Romain Duris and Juliette Binoche. Pierre is a dancer who is confined to his apartment by a heart condition and Elise is his sister who moves in with him to look after him. Pierre has been struggling to climb the stairs and has had to give up his work as a dancer. He likes to pass his time by watching the people he can see from his window. His sister Elise is a social worker and single mother who feels that her career and love life are essentially over. When Elise finds out that her brother is seriously ill, she decides the best way to help is to move herself and her 3 children into Pierre’s small apartment to keep him company.

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Movie Ramblings: Forbidden World (Mutant)

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Forbidden World is an Alien rip off that seems to be also trying to cash in on the Forbidden Planet name. This sci-fi exploitation flick tries to make up for it’s lack of originality in the plot and character department with copious over the top gore and gratuitous nudity. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to have been much money spent on the gore effects either with most of them just looking like piles of variously coloured custard. The boobs are OK but by no means make up for the rest of the flaws in this film. Continue reading

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Movie Ramblings: No One Lives

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This story is a cross between the kidnap torture and revenge genres. A couple who are moving to a different state are targeted by a gang of highway robbers who don’t realise that they have kidnapped someone more ruthless and psychotic than they are. Mild spoliers ahead. Continue reading