Saturday, September 18, 2010

A late night quickie!

Today Damian and I caught up on Ghost Hunters and the great Destination Truth, tomorrow we will watch the new three part first episode of Ghost Adventures. After the kids tucked themselves into bed, it was daddy's turn for some entertainment. I have been engrossed in series lately. I am watching the seventh season of Entourage, re-watching Skins and about to start this last season of Rescue Me. Not to mention all the great shows are about to start, well some have as mentioned above. With all the overwhelming 30 and 60 minute shows I decided to sit down to one I have looked forward to for some time, "Frozen". Frozen is about 3 friends who head out for a Sunday of skiing. After begging their way onto the last run they head up in the lift as night begins to fall. After some confusion below and shift changes, they think the last three runners have come down. Well, in fact they did, but it wasn't the last three who went up. The movie takes place over the span of roughly 24 hours and is along the same lines as "Open Water". Personally I did not like Open Water, I was bored with it so much that they didn't fool me into liking Open Water 2. I do have to say I liked the story of Deep Water 2 better. Frozen is actually a really good film and at times I found myself cringing. I watched this on my laptop with headphones and I have to admit once or twice I pulled the ears up because I did not want to hear what was going to happen. The movie, like many others, had its flaws. My biggest one was, CANT SAY SPOILER", I think you will catch it when you watch it.

So watch "Frozen", its a nice little film about pushing the elements of nature with the human body and its a nice change from gross out movies like Saw.

One more movie I watched is "9th Company". Its based on the true story of the Russian Infantry Unit 9th Company during the Afghan conflict. Short story, when Russia withdrew they forget the 9th Company on a mountain top and they were run through and slaughtered. The movie was very well done visually, hardly any computer enhancement. This shouldn't come as a surprise seeing how anyone can rent the Russian military to play war games with, true story. One suggestion would be to watch it with subtitles. The english audio dub made it feel like bollywoods version of Superman dubbed by Asians.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A movie quickie

Dexter season 4 was awesome!!! I was so pissed at Dexter for getting close to the Trinity Killer. I knew it was going to end bad, but I honestly thought it was all over when he got home, I had no clue Rita would be murdered.

Uwe Bolle does another decent movie and one shitty one. Rampage is about a local man, early 20's, whose sick of life and wants to change it. So he builds a realistic suite of armor, orders some guns and just starts killing people in his town. It was well directed and the violence wasn't over the top, but still realistic. It is on Netflix watch it now, that makes it a good watch if your looking to blow about an hour and a half. During the previews on Rampage there is one for Uwe's new movie, Seed. The preview looked really good, gritty and graphic. But, we have to remember whose it is and he can't seem to do two things right in a row. Now I respect Uwe's movies, I still think Postal is one of the best and Rampage, although not funny, was still very well done. Seed on the other hand was, well slow and boring. The first hour is spent in a police office watching videos of the killers work, he recorded everything he did. It was somewhat gory and disturbing, but nothing major. Then the killer gets executed, 3 times, doesnt die, so the sheriff says lets bury him alive. If three botched executions don't do it, then you can be sure your gonna dig yourself out of a shallow grave. After this dramatic revival, Seed, goes on to kill all the cops he doesnt like. The only entertaining scene in this movie was when he captured one of the cops wife, tied her to a chair and started to play. He walked around her and lightly taped her in the head with a hammer. It wasn't enough to cause major damage, just hurt bad. This segment last 10 minutes and finished with him going ape shit and beating her head down to the shoulders. This movie is also on the watch it now, if you want watch the one scene. The rest is visually dark as in lighting and lacks depth.

I downloaded Titanic II just to say I did, I cant bring myself to watch it, so I gave it to a friend. Apparently they rebuild the Titanic, go on a voyage and it sinks. Odd thing is the lack of scientific and mathematical thought that went into its sinking. See a iceberg breaks in the Atlantic, causing a tsunami that is traveling at 800 mph!!!, yes 800 mph!!!. This tsunami hits an iceberg that in turn rams the Titanic II. The iceberg that was hit by the wave was huge. I dont know its mass, but we do know the velocity is 800 mph. Doing the math I don't see a hole in the side of a ship as being the result. Regardless it starts to sink and then another iceberg falls and sends another tsunami that capsizes the ship. Oh yeah and the government sends battle ships to the atlantic to save the human bobers. Not that I run the world, but shouldnt they be preparing for armageddon sized waves to hit the coast?



I really, really liked this movie. The suspense it created without special effects or visuals in the beginning was awesome. I think if it was a regular movie and shown all the things happening, I don't think it would have been as good. It's one of those that you have to see, if I explain it, I will ruin it.

I want to throw a couple of my thoughts out there.

I think the story about "Honey the Cat" is what started it all and it was mainly the word "Honey". It was one of the words named in the French broadcast.

Was Mazzy's voice the reason it started or was it the word?

What were the whispers Mazzy heard on the phone, was it the Weather/Traffic guy going nuts?

The producer said "Honey" multiple times to her kids on the phone, did she spread it.

At the very end of the movie the BBC guy starts to repeat "Pontypool", then theres a weird short video with the producer and Mazzy, what was that about?