02 June 2013

Tanya does movies: May

May was a much better month for movies.  Last month has been unintentionally characterised as a horror month!

Evil Dead (2013)
Bloody Australia, they only showed this in one cinema in the state!  We had to trek into Carlton (gross) to see this highly anticipated masterpiece.  It did not disappoint and was easily the most gruesome and terrifying movie I have seen in an age.  The effects were horribly realistic and it didn't try to rip off the original, even though it was fun to see how the original had been reinterpreted.  Make sure you stay until after the credits for a real treat too!

The Fly (1986)
Jeff Goldblum is the bomb.  He was so adorable and creepy in this movie.  Fantasmagorical effects, and a riveting story, how had I not seen this before?  Shameful really.

Hansel and Gretel:  Witch Hunters (2013)
I thought this was gong to be horrendous, but it actually wasn't that bad. Enjoyable with some pretty gruesome effects, which I find absolutely delightful (see above).  Great popcorn movie.

Warm Bodies (2013)
Another movie I approached with extremely low expectations, and was pleasantly surprised.  There were a lot of great things about this movie:  John Malcovich, the reasons given why zombies eat brains, the way the zombies communicated with each other.  I found myself thoroughly entertained.

Just Married (2003)
This hardly counts as I caught it on TV one night and barely paid attention.  But I don't think you can expect much more from this kind of movie.  I like it when Ashton Kutcher gets enraged and starts yelling, and how great was Brittany Murphy?  Her performance was comedy gold.  Sad really.

So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
HAHAHAHAHA.  Classic Mike Myers.  I forget about him, and then you see his comedy, and you're like 'oh yeah, that guy is pretty funny'.  Good little film.

Kingpin (1996)
You only need one reason to watch this movie, and that reason is Bill Murray.  Woody Harrelson is good too, but Bill Murray steals the show (as usual). Nobody plays a sleazy narcissist like Murray.  Also, intense sports movies about weird sports are humorous.

I Didn't Come Here to Die (2010)
Super cheaply made B-movie with surprisingly good effects.  I won't give you any spoilers, but yeah even though you don't go somewhere to die, you can't always have things your way.  The story was really dumb and the acting was almost as terrible.  A fun movie in any case.

Cockneys v Zombies (2012)
Again, I didn't pay attention to this one properly (was crocheting) but again, I don't think you need to.  I could tell it was hi-lar-i-ous and made very well too.  Very polished. 

Pumping Iron (1977)
Does this count as a movie?  I'm counting it.  I'm preparing myself to see ARNIE IN PERSON so thought I best watch him in his hay-day.  Just wow, he was totally unbeatable.  Honestly though, seeing all those muscles made me pretty uncomfortable.  I just feel like, how is that even possible without some sort of voodoo.  Do not like.

Identity Thief (2013)
Will somebody please give me that hour and a half of my life back?  My lord what a terrible movie, and coming from me that is saying something, because I will watch anything (as you may have noticed).  Ugh.  Like, the main character changes everything about him on a whim, all of a sudden?  Why?  Yes, it's a dumb comedy, but still.

Blade (1998)
Was only half watching when Partner put this on, but it's a good movie eh?  Bloody, good action, Wesley Snipes kickin' butt like a mo-fo.

Serenity (2005)
I'm a leaf on the wind!!!!  Just re-watched Firefly for the umpteenth time, so naturally I had to finish my depression off with Serenity.  Any Browncoats out there reading my blog?  If you are reading my blog and you're not a Browncoat, why not?  Go and watch Firefly and then come back.  Kthanksbye.

The Exorcist (1973)
I hadn't seen this before.  I wish I could go back to that beautiful time.  Why does this movie have the following that it does?  Wow, it was just awful.  And I'm not talking about crappy-B-movie-it's-so-bad-it's-good awful, but just shoddy.  It was too long and so boring.  When they finally go to the possession parts, they were good!  But everything leading up to that... sheesh.  Scenes weren't connected, I was given information I didn't know what to do with.  It just didn't work.  Lord, exorcise this movie from my memory.  Well, there were some cool quotes though - mainly the profanity that came out of Regan when possessed!

And the pick of the month.... EVIL DEAD! 


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  1. I loved Hansel & Gretal and Warm Bodies! Also, Firefly rocks! Browncoats for life ~_^

    1. You can't take the sky from me!

      I'm still shocked over warm bodies, it looked like it should have been terrible, but it wasnt!

  2. I've heard a lot of good things about Warm Bodies, although the trailer made my mouth hang open a little bit it looked so bad. Although like you say, John Malcovich is awesome. I didn't know that there was a new Evil Dead! I assumed you had seen a screening of the original, now I'm curious. I always made the mistake of watching Serenity and getting choked up to see Wash alive. But since watching Dollhouse, I cannot see past his role as Alpha and now he creeps me out in Firefly.

    1. the trailer for warm bodies was terrible, don't judge a movie by its trailer!

      oh i thought you were talking about seeing the new ED! get with the program!!

      Alan Tudyk is an acting wizard, i love him in anything. Although he was super creepy in dollhouse. did you see him in transformers 2 (or 3 i cant remember)?