Day: October 7, 2015
“The Virgin Spring” (1960)
(This review may contain spoilers).
I wasn’t completely sure what I would think about this film when I originally saw it advertised. I was expecting a comedy… which it delivered… but there were quite a lot of serious scenes.
It was interesting to see Robert De Niro playing a nice, happy guy, compared to the role I’ve seen him in the past two comedies. I liked the fact that the film started off with him almost narrating his life… and the reason why worked really well, I felt.
It was also good to see Ben dealing with the new kinds of technology. I liked the fact that one of the main characters was older. It was a nice twist… and I thought that the friendship that sprang up between Ben and Jules was really sweet. I liked the fact that Ben was protective without being stifling.
I found Jules really…
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Movie Review: The Vatican Tapes
Films based on possession come out nearly every year, while most never live up to the standard of the ones which started the genre, they all usually end up being watchable. Exorcist movies have lost its freshness over the years due to the fact that almost every single one of them is exactly the same and trying to be “realistic”, but it’s just a nonsensical excuse from these filmmakers who lack creativity and try to be scary. But not all of them, of course, suffer with that case. Possession films in the past such as The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) have proved to be sick, and manage to freak out the audience with the display of its demonic possession. In recent times, PG-13 possession films have proved to be quite sick, and perhaps good as well. However this possession film ends up in the low watchable meter due to…
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The Witches of Eastwick – 31 Days of Halloween, Day 5
October is Halloween movie month! Having been completely deprived of any kind of Halloween experience growing up, I now spend 31 days celebrating with film and TV. I like to shoot for a mix of old and new, horror and comedy, from the slightly spooky to the totally terrifying to the just plain weird. Each day of October I’ll reviewing one of these ventures in the realm of the creepy and supernatural. Some will be high quality cinema and some will require large amounts of alcohol to survive. Stock up on seasonal beer and Fireball-apple jello shots and join me! A warning, though – unless the review is of a very recent release, HERE BE SPOILERS.
The Witches of Eastwick (1987).
Starring: Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon, and Jack Nicholson (who is billed first, despite the title).
Synopsis: Three friends in a small New England town find themselves unhappily single…
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