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Sombre, a review by Jimmy


Title: Sombre
Year: 1998
Director: Philippe Grandrieux 
Rating: Unrated
Length: 1h51
Video:  Wide Screen
Audio:  French (Stereo)
Subtitles: English

Marc Barbé - Jean
Elina Löwensohn - Claire
Géraldine Voillat - Christine   

Director Philippe Grandieux's contreversial feature debut is a psychological thriller that delves into the warped mind of a serial killer. While on a murderous rampage through the backroads of France, Jean picks up two sisters, Christine and Claire, whose car has broken down. the encounters turns into a nightmare of terror culminating with Christine being viciously attacked. Inexplicably, Claire gives up her chance for escape and stays with Jean in a desperate attempt to save him from his demons.

Theatrical Trailer

My Thoughts:
It's very rare that I buy a movie in my native language, since the France and the other french country (Province of Quebec include even if it isn't one) doesn't produce the genre of films that interest me. But, I've decide to give a chance to this one because of the synopsis who looks promising.

What a deception... This movie promises a nightmare of terror, a murderous rampage and a study of a killer mind. Nothing of that appear really, some murder happen at the beginning but blink your eyes and you miss them. This is a boring story and the movie is seemingly endless, nothing happen and honestly after 30 minutes I wanted to stop it but I've to reviewed it so no choice : I've to go on with the torture.

The only moment of what this movie coul've been happen after one hour and it's the only reason why I don't give it a zero. The killer and one of the girl are at some kind of public party and they go at a private house to continue it. They are with 2 other guys and by the camera movement (constant change of POV and unclear picture) and the music choice (Bela Lugosi's dead by Bauhaus; great song by the way) we see how they are more and more drunk. I'll stop here (don't want to spoil the only good moment of the movie), but I can say that it doesn't end the way I was thinking.

Maybe a movie for the peoples who like the french psychological bore fest, but this is not my cup of tea.   

Rating : 1.5/5

(From My review - unseen and unwatched january marathon on January 23rd, 2008)

Member's Reviews

Dinoshark, a review by GSyren

Dinoshark (5-060020-701207)
United States 2010 | Released 2011-05-09 on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment
90 minutes | Aspect ratio Anamorphic 1.78:1 | Audio: English Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo, English Dolby Digital 5.1
Directed by Kevin O'Neill and starring Eric Balfour, Iva Hasperger, Aaron Diaz, Dan Golden, Humberto Busto

It was frozen in glacial ice over 150 million years ago. Global warming has just hatched it in the Arctic. And now, it has traveled to Puerto Vallarta for a massive Mexican buffet of sailors, swimmers, lifeguards, jet skiers, horny tourists, bikini babes and more. It thrives in warm water. Bullets will not pierce its prehistoric armor. And it can leap out of the ocean to devour helicopters and parasailers. Can a rogue fishing boat captain and a sexy science teacher stop this ravenous pilosaur before it takes a monster bite out of the local fiesta and all-girl water polo tournament?

Eric Balfour (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Skyline) and Iva Hasperger star – along with award-winning B-movie producer Roger Corman himself – in the top-rated SyFy sensation about the blood-crazed primeval mutation called DINOSHARK!

My thoughts about Dinoshark:
I give this 1/2 star for the film itself, plus 1 1/2 star because it had Roger Corman in a "real" role, rather than just a cameo, which is all that I have seen before. And I knew coming to this what a Corman produced monster movie was likely to be like, so I was well prepared. Sometimes you just want a silly monster movie, and this is just that. So no regrets.
I rate this title

(From Reviews and ramblings by Gunnar on December 26th, 2014)

Member's TV Reviews

The IT Crowd: Version 3.0 - (mini) marathon, a review by Tom

05. Friendface (2008-12-19)
Writer: Graham Linehan (Writer)
Director: Graham Linehan
Cast: Chris O'Dowd (Roy), Richard Ayoade (Moss), Katherine Parkinson (Jen), Matt Berry (Douglas), Claudia Harrison (Delina), Suzie Toase (Alison), James Tovell (Terry), Lewis Macleod (Friendface Voice (voice))

A great episode making fun of Facebook. I enjoyed it.


(From The IT Crowd: Version 3.0 - (mini) marathon on July 31st, 2009)