God damn it I have been slacking off recently. Had all sorts of things pre-occupying my time though what with my recent redundancy. But now I am unemployed and so have nothing better to do than watch films and write reviews. Well, other than try to find a new job that is. 90 reviews ago I covered Alien, and right before that Prometheus. I did toy with the idea of doing a season of all the Alien series but I was headed to Sweden for a few days at that point and decided I’d just skip the review season idea. This may or may not have also been because I really don’t want to watch Alien Resurrection and the two Alien Vs Predator films. I will get to them someday, but believe me, I am in no rush. So, Aliens then. Click the link.
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So I had no idea that this existed until I started searching for Batman films to review a few months back. It was never released here in the UK as far as I can tell and it’s based on a series that I gave up on halfway through it’s second season. There’s actually some unofficial Batman films from the 60s where he faces Dracula, obviously they’re lost to time, and Batman has faced vampires and Dracula himself in various incarnations of the comics. So this isn’t actually that batty a premise. Yes I’m still doing Bat-puns. Naturally I had to buy this because I like Batman, I like vampires and I felt like padding out this review season a much as possible. Click the link for the review!
Recently I reviewed the cinematic epic that is Troll 2. The last review I did was the found footage film Chronicle. Combine them two together and what do you have? Other than a really confusing story about a vegetarian super-powered teenager? Why you get Norwegian adventure flick Troll Hunter of course! You’ve probably heard of this film by now. It’s proved to be a bit of a cult smash, and quite rightly so. Well I guess I just gave away that I liked it. I suppose you should click the following link if you want actual reasons why it is a good film…
So you know how videogames get blamed for every evil in the world these days? And how apparently murderers and pedophiles didn’t exist until the internet made them? Well that’s all lies. Shocking I know. You see the truth is horror movies are to blame. At least they were when I was a kid. They were labeled by popular British comics such as The Sun and the Daily Mail as “Video Nasties” and that was a phrase I knew very well as a child. Video Nasties the documentary covers the period in British film history when 72 films were banned and removed from sale, when people were arrested, fined and jailed for selling them and when a group of attention seekers and politicians decided to make it their goal to milk this campaign for all it was worth. Read on for what is likely to stop being a review of the documentary and likely to end up being me bitching about how stupid this all was and how we’re still letting people repeat the same mistakes.
When I was around 10-11 here in the UK a anime publishing company called Manga Entertainment were becoming hugely popular. They were introducing young animation fans to a world of cartoons that beyond Ulysses 31 and Jayce & The Wheeled Warriors we had never seen. Quite quickly they realised that their biggest successes where the more violent and sexually perverse animes and before to long they brought us the most violent and perverse of them all. Urotsukidoji: Legend Of The Overfiend. This film, even in it’s edited form, was one of the most extreme animes to receive a UK release. How does it hold up today? Click the link for my views.
Monsters is the lowest budget big budget monster movie of all time. Sorta, because that sentence makes no sense, but it kind of does. See Monsters was made on a budget of around $500,000 which is pretty damn minuscule but it’s setting, plot and effects are very much of the big budget movie variety. It’s also one of the most impressive feats in independent film making ever made. What makes this such an impressive film? Click the link to find out.