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Anyone seen anything about "Byzantium"? Looked a bit too "Twilight-ish" based on the stills that I saw, but the director is Neil Jordan, notable for "In The Company of Wolves", so perhaps it has potential.

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Anyone seen anything about "Byzantium"? Looked a bit too "Twilight-ish" based on the stills that I saw, but the director is Neil Jordan, notable for "In The Company of Wolves", so perhaps it has potential.
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Trapped at home again with this sinus/ear thing. Re-animator it is.


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Anyone seen anything about "Byzantium"? Looked a bit too "Twilight-ish" based on the stills that I saw, but the director is Neil Jordan, notable for "In The Company of Wolves", so perhaps it has potential.

I have seen OINKS trailer before and my initial hunch was more angst than brutality. IMDB parental guide lists a fair amount of violence and adult themes so may be more intense than I thought. R, and almost two hours long is usually a good sign for a genre movie. Longer flic, to me, usually means there was some extra care, and passion, instead of the usual 89 minutes of going through the motion.

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Trapped at home again with this sinus/ear thing. Re-animator it is.

Love this film! I decided to revisit an old classic last night, Videodrome!


I hope that 'ear bug' goes away man! It is making my ears itch and I am thinking about Chekov's ear bug in The Wrath of Khan tongue.gif!

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Love this film! I decided to revisit an old classic last night, Videodrome!


I hope that 'ear bug' goes away man! It is making my ears itch and I am thinking about Chekov's ear bug in The Wrath of Khan tongue.gif!

Almost all of July battling this thing. Doc said yesterday I was extremely dehydrated and exhausted from fighting it. I talked them out sending me to the ER.


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Almost all of July battling this thing. Doc said yesterday I was extremely dehydrated and exhausted from fighting it. I talked them out sending me to the ER.
Dude, that sounds serious....you might want to take their advice.wink.gif

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Dude, that sounds serious....you might want to take their advice.wink.gif
If no improvement Wednesday I get special tests. I probably should have gone to the doctor a while back instead of urgent care.


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Almost all of July battling this thing. Doc said yesterday I was extremely dehydrated and exhausted from fighting it. I talked them out sending me to the ER.

Ah man that sucks! My son recently just got over a stomach bug and since his immune system is kinda weak (my kid was a preemie), he had the illness for 2 weeks. It was pretty bad and I am glad I did not catch what he had.

Hopefully the docs can figure out what is going on and get you fixed up!

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Tossed the ED re-make into my trusty Oppo tonite for a watch.

A big problem jumped right out at me: no empathy for the characters.
AND......
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I didn't care about a stupid girl trying to kick drugs.
I didn't care about the BS setup of going to old cabin for yada yada....
I could not believe a "nurse" wouldn't know immediately what death smelled like.
I could not believe the cabin had an underground electricity source.
I could not believe the blood under the rug didn't cause 'em to head to the sheriff's office at 90 miles an hour.

And I did not care when I hit the eject button at a half-hour.

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I just checked out The Conjuring's IMDB page. The score just keeps rising. A lot of the reviews echo the same thing, "The best horror movie in years".... I was gonna wait until it was on demand, but the more I read, the more I know I won't be able to wait that long!!!

Had a few acquaintances go see this over the last couple of days. Usually, they come away going "meh" when watching a new horror movie. Not this one. They all agreed they got spooked at some point or another. "The Conjuring" was off my radar but now I'm going to have to give it some serious consideration.

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Wow, strong words Oink. I definitely enjoyed it when we saw it in the theater, but my wife and I certainly had our issues with it as well........

Not enough to walk out of the theater though. wink.gif At some point you should give it a complete watch. Who knows, maybe you'll change your mind some.


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Yeah, it's hard to take Oink seriously when he praises Sharknado and then ejects ED2013. The conventional effects alone are worth the price of admission to true fans of the genre. You'd be hard pressed to find any horror movie that had people smart enough to leave at the sight of blood or the first sign of f***ery.


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Tossed the ED re-make into my trusty Oppo tonite for a watch.

A big problem jumped right out at me: no empathy for the characters.
AND......
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I didn't care about a stupid girl trying to kick drugs.
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I could not believe a "nurse" wouldn't know immediately what death smelled like.
I could not believe the cabin had an underground electricity source.
I could not believe the blood under the rug didn't cause 'em to head to the sheriff's office at 90 miles an hour.

And I did not care when I hit the eject button at a half-hour.

Note to self - budget extra beer for first time viewing of this in October...biggrin.gif

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At some point you should give it a complete watch. Who knows, maybe you'll change your mind some.
My policy is a movie has to provide me with a reason, even a small one will do, to continue watching after the first 1/2 hour.
I ask myself this: do I care to spend more of my ever decreasing life-span with this movie?

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Yeah, it's hard to take Oink seriously when he praises Sharknado and then ejects ED2013.
Do you REALLY consider Sharknado a "horror movie?"
You do know it's a spoof of the genre, right?

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Hmmm, I am not so sure of that, but whatever the case, ED2013 ain't da bomb I was looking for.wink.gif

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I've been trying to watch "State of Emergency" on Netflix. I say "trying" because it seems to be damn difficult to get an HD stream these days from them even with a 12 mbps connection. I finally got the movie in HD at 11:30 PM last night and got about 35 minutes into it and will hope to finish it tonight. Seems to be a fairly good "zombiesh" movie and I say that because it's more like "The Crazies" where people were suffering from some kind of bioweapon that wound up in the water supply.
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Watched Coppola's Twixt and give it 3 out of 5 writer's block zombies.

Val Kilmer stars as a struggling writer on the road trying to sell his books on witchcraft in every burg and sh_thole in the state.
Looking for a change of writing direction, he bites off more than he can chew in a little town with a bad history of bloody occurrences.

Not to get too far out there but Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
we find a spooky rundown hotel, a nutty sheriff, and strange little girl

This movie is more of a murder mystery/horror than anything else.

Should be safe to watch with the fairer gender.

Trix Twixt aren't JUST for kids , but a little more of a twixty twisty ending would have helped to elevate its final score.wink.gif

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Caught The Woman in Black and have to say it was really good. It bleeds that Hammer charm. It also doesn't fall into the "last 30 minutes are a CGI monster movie" that so many do. I felt it was superior to Mama, regarding the loss of children, and the sets were amazing. Daniel Radcliffe does just fine as a troubled lawyer sent to close an estate for his firm. There is little to no gore but this isn't that kind of movie. It is an effectively moody and atmospheric supernatural mystery. There's way more substance than flash here which is a turn off to many but it still shines as a genre pic and a damn fine one at that. It appears they kept effects to a minimum and if it was covered up in CGI I couldn't tell. Ghost story fans should check it out.


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I'll be checking out The Conjuring tomorrow... gotta see that before it leaves the theaters, it seems like a solid bet for a matinee.


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State of Emergency is more of a human drama played against a background of people going zombie like crazy due to a chemical release in the environment. It's a well done little indie film. Warning: it's popular on Netflix so you might have trouble getting them to serve you an HD stream. I may have to rent the disc if it has extras and commentary especially about the name on the warehouse they were in.
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I'll be checking out The Conjuring tomorrow... gotta see that before it leaves the theaters, it seems like a solid bet for a matinee.
I'll be seeing it tomorrow too! High hopes for this one.

Then off to the Steel City Con, maybe I'll get to meet Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters) or Roddy Piper (They Live), but mostly I go for the shopping!
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Caught The Woman in Black and have to say it was really good. It bleeds that Hammer charm. It also doesn't fall into the "last 30 minutes are a CGI monster movie" that so many do. I felt it was superior to Mama, regarding the loss of children, and the sets were amazing. Daniel Radcliffe does just fine as a troubled lawyer sent to close an estate for his firm. There is little to no gore but this isn't that kind of movie. It is an effectively moody and atmospheric supernatural mystery. There's way more substance than flash here which is a turn off to many but it still shines as a genre pic and a damn fine one at that. It appears they kept effects to a minimum and if it was covered up in CGI I couldn't tell. Ghost story fans should check it out.

Agree totally. My wife really enjoyed this one and it will make it into the rotation this October I'm sure.


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I'll be seeing it tomorrow too! High hopes for this one.

Then off to the Steel City Con, maybe I'll get to meet Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters) or Roddy Piper (They Live), but mostly I go for the shopping!
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I'll be checking out The Conjuring tomorrow... gotta see that before it leaves the theaters, it seems like a solid bet for a matinee.

 

I'm gonna try to catch it over the weekend, too.... Looking forward to hearing what you thought about it....  People who, like me, don't scare went on & on about how scary it was.  Looks like Wan hit one out of the park!!!

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I'll be checking out The Conjuring tomorrow... gotta see that before it leaves the theaters, it seems like a solid bet for a matinee.

Cool, I almost went to a ten o'clock showing last night by myself. One of my cousins is a Marine and he said the movie scared the ish out of him! So this movie has to be worth the price of admission.

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Tonite I watched Mimesis:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1720164/?ref_=sr_1

Starts a bit slow, with some teeny-screamy clichés, but picks up speed after 20 minutes.
This is sort of a meme, and a tribute to Night of the Living Dead.
The acting is pretty good, except for the girl playing the "Karen" character.
Obviously, she didn't get the gig because of her thespian skills.

I picked up the BD for 7 bucks at BB.
The video is a little too bright and you may want to reduce it.
The AQ is not too hot.

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Caught The Woman in Black and have to say it was really good. It bleeds that Hammer charm. It also doesn't fall into the "last 30 minutes are a CGI monster movie" that so many do. I felt it was superior to Mama, regarding the loss of children, and the sets were amazing. Daniel Radcliffe does just fine as a troubled lawyer sent to close an estate for his firm. There is little to no gore but this isn't that kind of movie. It is an effectively moody and atmospheric supernatural mystery. There's way more substance than flash here which is a turn off to many but it still shines as a genre pic and a damn fine one at that. It appears they kept effects to a minimum and if it was covered up in CGI I couldn't tell. Ghost story fans should check it out.

Pretty good movie, but if I remember right; too many cheap scares for me.


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Pretty good movie, but if I remember right; too many cheap scares for me.
You mean like...violins get louder then BOOM a shadow moves? If so they add to the uneasiness of the situation for the character. I've seen "things" out of the corner of my eye that make me stop dead in my tracks for whatever reason and most of those "cheap scares" are an attempt to emulate that sensation. Not all get you and that's cool. It was like the first Paranormal Activity. About half way through the movie I was like "is the ghost a a damn subwoofer?"


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