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Re: movies

Postby MetalBeast » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:42 pm

I love the first couple of Hellraiser movies, but three was just silly and the rest I've seen were pretty pointless.

Hellraiser isn't the sort of franchise that you can turn into a self-parody like, for instance, the Leprechaun franchise. Leprechaun 4: In Space and Leprechaun in the Hood were comedy gold.
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Postby Applecore » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:02 pm

Thing is Leprechaun started daft, so that kind of transition worked. Hellraiser (and possibly Hellraiser 2) were serious horror movies. Hellraiser 3 was intended as one but kind of lost its way (I really like it but mostly for the gore), and it seems since then they're just churning them out in a hope they'll make money (which I can't see them doing, as I wasn't aware there were any more after Inferno!).
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Postby Soze » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:47 am

I think I've seen all the Hellraiser films although if you asked me what any are about past the third one I'd struggle to remember. They've been direct to video for years so I doubt they're making much money. I do remember really enjoying Hellraiser 3 but I've never re-watched it since seeing it at the cinema when it first came out. Which is an eternity ago (probably before half of you were born!!!).

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Postby Darkweasel » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:06 am

Soze wrote:I think I've seen all the Hellraiser films although if you asked me what any are about past the third one I'd struggle to remember. They've been direct to video for years so I doubt they're making much money. I do remember really enjoying Hellraiser 3 but I've never re-watched it since seeing it at the cinema when it first came out. Which is an eternity ago (probably before half of you were born!!!).

It didn't get shown at any cinemas near where I lived so I had to resort to ordering a pirate copy which surprisingly turned out to be of quite a decent quality.

As for the series, I am ashamed to say I have seen them all. Well, apart from the last one, Revelations, because Doug Bradley had nothing to do with it.

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Postby Applecore » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:33 pm

My opinion of Curse of Chucky has just skyrockted after finding out about this scene after the credits.

Naturally, spoilers.
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Postby Darkweasel » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:36 pm

It's the best part of the film.
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Postby Applecore » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:52 pm

Enders Game looks alright.. But the quote in the trailer of "Harry Potter meets Star Wars" just makes me want to nope the fuck out.

I like Harry Potter.
I like Star Wars.
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Postby Bearstock » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:17 pm

Just sat and watched Ghost for the first time.

Never really appealed but as it turns out isn't actually a bad film.

Bit of a thin plot and soppy but some funny moments and worth watching.

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Postby mikeftw » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:01 pm

Filth is absolutely brilliant, it's up there for my film of the year
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Postby MetalBeast » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:08 pm

I'd like to see Filth before it finishes in the cinemas. Not sure I'll get round to it though.

Saw Escape Plan last night. Nothing particularly original, but a great buddy action movie.
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Re: movies

Postby VizardAmata » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:48 am

Anyone seeing the Carrie remake? I want to know how much they messed it up.

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Postby Soze » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:56 am

VizardAmata wrote:Anyone seeing the Carrie remake? I want to know how much they messed it up.


Most reviews suggest it's decent but not a patch on the original. Which I haven't seen in absolutely years. The new Thor movie is getting a generally positive response, both Empire and SFX gave it 4/5.

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Postby Darkweasel » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:11 pm

It doesn't look great.
For a start, they cast a pretty young girl as Carrie.


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Postby Applecore » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:27 pm

Looking to see Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Thor 2 and The Escape Plan over the next week. My body is ready..
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Postby MetalBeast » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:49 pm

Darkweasel wrote:It doesn't look great.
For a start, they cast a pretty young girl as Carrie.


Point. Missed.


I love how the baddies in the original Carrie are John Travolta and Officer Lewis out of Robocop.
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