Saturday, April 04, 2009

a few thoughts...

........on some films i saw recently:


House of 1000 Corpses - Rob Zombie's directorial debut from 2003.
A really really fun film. The performances are dedicated and ambitious and they're backed up by a tight screenplay and superb direction from Rob Zombie. It's almost as good as the second installment, but it's not as good. Either way, it's awesome as fuck. 9/10

The Devil's Rejects Rob Zombie's sequel to House of 1000 Corpses, 2005
Awesome-r than the first and a lot more fun. While the first was more genuine horror, the Devil's Rejects focused a lot more on the family and Zombie manages to make us like these people even though they're committing horrific acts. 9/10

The Foot Fist Way - Jody Hill's directorial debut, 2006
I watched this for Danny McBride only, and I wasn't disappointed with him. His performance here is like every other of his... fucking brilliant. His presence on screen and his attitude towards... well, anything is just amazing and super awesome. Beyond that though, the film isn't amazing. The screenplay is great, but the direction is bad but some of the supporting cast are really hilarious. 7/10

Fuck - A documentary from Steve Anderson, 2005
Whilst being a great insight into the history of censorship, it's also the story of a word and the word is described perfectly in every second of the documentary. I'm guessing that was the point of the film so it did a superb job. It's also got a tonne of hilarious interviews with some awesome chicks and dudes from the media industry today (Hunter S Thompson, Kevin Smith, Bill Maher, etc). A really great documentary. 8/10

The Ringer - Barry W Blaustein's comedy from 2005
Okay, so at times I have to say that I was actually quite offended by some of the content here but I also have to say that I laughed a goddamn hell of a lot. The only GOOD thing about the entire movie is Johnny Knoxville - the fact that he's a horrendous actor just makes his performance(s) so much more hilarious. Like I said, he's the only good thing about the film. But I did LAUGH tonnes so I guess the screenplay gets some props. 5/10

The Caller
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Ace Ventura: Pet Decective
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective

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