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Weekend Movie Marathon: 11/21 - 11/23
« on: November 21, 2008, 05:11:54 PM »
Weekend Movie Marathon:
11/21 - 11/23
This weekend I will not have a theme for my marathon. I will just be watching whatever movie I am in the mood to watch when I am in the mood to watch it. Though I am sure I will watch some off my unwatched shelf to make room just in case I get any movies for Christmas this year.


Borderland
When three Texas University students travel to a Mexican border town on the eve of their graduation, the last thing they expect is to face their own deaths. Without warning, they fall prey to an ancient blood cult hellbent on finding candidates for human sacrifice. Based on true events, Borderland tells a story which blends the raw fear of Texas Chainsaw Massacre with the stark reality of In Cold Blood. evoking a world soaked in paranoia, fear and dread.

My Thoughts:
I normally at least enjoy movies that are part of the After Dark Horrorfest releases... but in this case it was a struggle for me just to stay awake through the movie. And I will admit that I did dose off while watching for a few minutes 3 or 4 times. Maybe if I would be able to stay awake through-out the entire story I would be able to give it a higher rating... but until then I have to say I am less then impressed.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 11/21 - 11/23
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 07:39:48 PM »

Cutthroat Island
Geena Davis (Thelma & Lousie, BeetleJuice) and Matthew Modine (Married to the Mob , Full Metal Jacket) deliver a tidal wave of nonstop action and adventure in this swashbuckling saga of ruthless pirates, buried treasure and bloodthirsty betrayal.

My Thoughts:
I am personally not a huge fan of pirate movies... but I do enjoy one every now and then. I mostly bought this movie on no other merit then it starred Geena Davis... who I always have enjoyed. And even though it is not my favorite subject matter... I did enjoy this one. I thought Geena Davis did a great job as usual. I really love a strong woman.... and that is something you pretty much always get from characters Geena Davis plays.

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Out of a Possible 5

Pete

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 11/21 - 11/23
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 08:08:53 PM »
Do you like Pirates of the Caribbean? It's at least got a horror angle...

The only thing horrific about Cutthroat Island is the acting, the script, the direction and the editing. Other than, brilliant! :D

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 11/21 - 11/23
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 08:10:11 PM »
Yeah... those are good... I have (and enjoyed) the first 2... never got to see the 3rd one yet though.
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 11/21 - 11/23
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 08:11:22 PM »
The only thing horrific about Cutthroat Island is the acting, the script, the direction and the editing. Other than, brilliant! :D

LOL... now I liked Geena Davis in it... I think she did a good job with it.
Pete

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 11/21 - 11/23
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 08:19:36 PM »
Well Part 3 is a dreadful film. Really is a mess. But somehow I did still enjoy it! There's something about the sheer scale of the thing that endures. I think I reviewed it actually, because it did at least inspire my tag-line... :-\

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 11/21 - 11/23
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 10:00:10 PM »
It has been a long time since I saw it, but I did like Cutthroat Island.  And I loved the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies..there were certain things about teh 2nd and 3rd I didn't care for, but I still liked them overall.  My reviews on them at Epinions have done fairly well with hits.

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 11/21 - 11/23
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2008, 06:04:59 PM »

Shadow Zone: The Undead Express
Out of the darkness, the grim reaper appears in a graveyard among headstones and gargoyles. Elegantly cloaked, but masked by shadows, his eyes burn yellow as he tells us we all have a little evil inside us. Take Zach Kincaid...

A lonely and intense 14-year-old horror movie junkie, Zach ('Chauncey Leopardi') is a good kid but a little confused as a result of his parents' recent break-up. Perhaps for this reason, he often tends to stretch the truth. His friends, J.T. Heffernan, a computer geek, and Gabrielle "Gabe" Lattanzi, a lovely, intellegent athlete, humor Zach, but knoe just how much to believe.

On the way home one weekend, Zach becomes lost on a deserted subway platform. When he stops for directions he is attacked, but recued in the nick of time by Valentine ('Ron Silver'), a self-styled vegetarian vampire from the turn of the century. Finding cold comfort in Valentine's assurance of protection, Zach runs for the first available train. Unfortunately he steps onto the Undead Express, which is full of vampires who are not, appartently, vegetarian...


My Thoughts:
This is the second time I watched this since I bought it. The first time during my month long horror marathon last month. This morning I decided to watch it with Brittany to see what she thought of it. I enjoyed this movie just as much this time as I did the last time I watched it. Sure it is not big on scares or Gore... but it is a fun movie that is good for the whole family. This movie would make a great addition to your Halloween tradition for your family. Brittany really enjoyed this one as well. She is glad I wanted to show it to her.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 11/21 - 11/23
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2008, 12:03:22 AM »

Army of Darkness
The one and only Bruce Campbell stars as Ash, a hapless housewares clerk time-warped back to the Dark Ages by the demonic power of the Necronomicon. Now armed with only a '73 Oldsmobile, his trusty chainsaw and a 12-gauge double-barreled S-Mart shotgun, our knucklehead hero must battle vicious she-bitches, a diabolical Evil Ash and the relentless hordes of the medieval dead in the most outrageously spectacular horror comedy ever made. Get ready for some sugar, baby: this is 'ARMY OF DARKNESS - THE BOOMSTICK EDITION!'

My Thoughts:
All the sudden I was in the mood for something fun.... something silly yet something horror related. So what better to pop in then Army of Darkness? I have watched Army of Darkness many times... but this is only the second time I watched the Director's Cut. I think I enjoy the Director's cut a little better then the theatrical version... I like that final laugh that they give you at the end of the Director's Cut.

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Out of a Possible 5

Pete

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 11/21 - 11/23
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2008, 12:35:17 AM »
I saw a little of Army of Darkness on a movie channel earlier in the week..but it was starting fairly late and I had to get up early, so I was trying to get to sleep.  I liked what I did see.

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 11/21 - 11/23
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2008, 04:00:04 PM »

Death of the Incredible Hulk
'The Death of the Incredible Hulk' is the fascinating finale of the hugely popular TV series about a scientist, Dr. David Banner (Bill Bixby), who transforms into a mighty, larger-than-life beast called the Hulk (Lou Ferrigno) when he gets angry. Desperately trying to rid himself of his monster-like alter ego once and for all, Banner sneaks into a government research lab run by Dr. Ronald Pratt (Phillip Sterling), hoping to find a solution. When Pratt discovers Banner's plight, he offers to help. But a beautiful spy (Barbara Tarbuck), who's out to steal Pratt's ideas for terrorists, forces Banner to choose between love and loyalty, good and evil, and ultimately, life and death.

My Thoughts:
After my daughter was telling me about how much she enjoyed the new Incredible Hulk movie she watched on the bus coming home on a school trip the other day... it really got me in the mood to watch some Incredible Hulk. Unfortunately I don't have the new movie yet... so I decided to watch one of the TV Movies from the series. This is (obviously) the final movie in the series. It is also my least favorite of them all. Not because it is a bad movie... it really isn't. But it is a little slower paced then the previous ones. And in the other 2 we had guest heroes in the movie (Thor in one... Daredevil in the other) where this one does not have that. But I am glad I have this one... and enjoy watching it every now and then.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

Pete

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 11/21 - 11/23
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2008, 04:06:40 PM »
After my daughter was telling me about how much she enjoyed the new Incredible Hulk movie she watched on the bus coming home on a school trip...

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We had a rather different class of entertainment on our school trip buses and would normally only end after the driver ran away screaming.

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 11/21 - 11/23
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2008, 04:14:00 PM »
 :laugh: Yeah... us too! but now they take these nice tour buses on school trips (we always had to ride in school buses!) with DVD Players, rest room in the back... the works! Must be nice!
Pete