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28 Days Later, a review by Jimmy

Title : 28 Days Later (2002)

An infirmary patient awakens from a coma to an empty room…in a vacant hospital…in a deserted city. A powerful virus, which locks victims into a permanent state of murderous rage, has transformed the world around him into a seemingly desolate wasteland. Now a handful of survivors must fight to stay alive, unaware that the worst is yet to come…

My Impression
I've bought the second parts today so I've decided to rewatch this one to refresh my memory. I will not write a lot here since almost everyone had seen this film. First to close the debate about the running zombies once and for all : They are not zombies, they are infected peoples with a mutated rage virus. Their brain is alive and the only emotion they have is the violence. Did they died only with a bullet in the head? No, so they are human that seams pretty clear to me...

I like the confusing feeling at the beginning and for me it was confusing the first time, since I didn't know anything about this movie. Every time the movie make me jump at the same moment (even this time and I've seen this movie at least six times before) and the first time I've almost made an heart attack after I've fell from my chair (ok I exagerate a little bit, but my heart was beating really fast). We really care about the protagonists because the director give them a substance they aren't only empty shell or filler characters, even a guy at the beginning who died fast had a backstory and we feel something when he died even if he had maybe 5 minutes of screen time. I prefer the first half of the movie, the second part is more conventional (a little bit like of Day of the Dead) and I'm not crazy about the end.

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Number of film watch : 19

(From My October Horror Marathon on October 10th, 2008)

Member's Reviews

Gunman From Bodie, a review by Rogmeister

Gunman From Bodie (1941)  62m
Directed by Spencer G. Bennet
Cast: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton, Robert Frazer, Christine McIntyre, Frank LaRue

This is the second film in the "B" western series of the Rough Riders which starred Buck Jones, Tim McCoy and Raymond Hatton and is considered the best of the series.  It is a slightly confusing plot (as was the the first of the series, Arizona Bound).  In it, Buck Jones is apparently an outlaw while Tim McCoy is a marshal and Hatton is a cook on a ranch.  Unbeknownst to the other characters, the three are really friends working secretly together.  The story actually begins one rainy stormy night where Buck (as Bodie) comes across a couple who have been murdered by rustlers and he finds them dead but their baby is still alive and he find the woman still holding a note naming their killers.  It's okay...not great...and the picture quality is just so-so.    Undecided

(From DCO third annual November Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread on November 30th, 2009)

Member's TV Reviews

My PILOT Marathon, a review by Rich

CSI: NY: The Complete First Season

The team finds three young women, all of whom appear to have been brutalized in the same way. With a possible serial killer on hand, the only witness they have is the one of the three who survived, but she can only communicate through blinking. Photographs found at one of the crime scenes lead the team to a couple that had sponsored one of the victims, the boyfriend who claims he hasn't spoken to her in weeks, and the owner of one of the buildings a photo was taken from.

The third edition of the "CSI" franchise sets up shop in the Big Apple, where taciturn Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) and his partner, Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), lead a crime-solving team. Like his counterparts in Las Vegas and Miami, Taylor knows that people may lie, but the evidence rarely does.

A vast improvement over the CSI Miami 1st episode, this felt slicker, and the major improvement was a convincing lead actor in Gary Sinise backed up by some good support cast.
The downside is what I found in the other pilot, the solving of the case was just too easy, quick use of lasers to re-fingerprint, and the killer confesses up with no pressure at all, in a Hollywood version of "it's a fair cop guv, you got me banged to rights". In fact I'd go as far as saying based on the 2 pilots of CSI viewed that the suspense and mystery is akin to a scooby doo cartoon. Neither have I warmed to the cast as I did with shows such as NCIS.
But as this is such a popular show with so many people, I am sure that it must develop and the characters become more interesting, so i will definately give the whole series a try in the near future.

(From My PILOT Marathon on September 27th, 2009)
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