American Psycho - Return of October-a-Thon
Released in 2000 under the direction of Mary Harron ("The Notorious Bettie Page," "Six Feet Under") with distribution through Lions Gate Films on a budget of $7 million; "American Psycho" is a psychological black comedy based on the controversial novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis. Upon it's release, the film was met with polarizing reaction from the film-going audience, half hailing it as a smart and witty slam on yuppie culture with a fantastic actor in the lead role, the other, dismissing it as a pretentious mess and a poor adaptation of Ellis' sharp satire that took the joke too literally. Thanks to the miracle of technology, the film found life on DVD and grew a cult following that appreciated the film's jab at male vanity and a sardonic look at 1980's greed and materialism.
And yes, before you even comment below, I was quoting the FunnyOrDie parody they did with Huey Lewis and Weird Al making fun of that scene.
In what may be 1987 New York City, 27 year-old wealthy inves
SithVamp Reviews: Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School
Welcome back to the SithVamp Halloween SpecDracular! Who’s not familiar with Scooby-Doo? He, just like Mickey Mouse, the Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry or Popeye, is one of the most famous cartoon characters ever. And since his franchise has to do with monsters, this year’s SithVamp Halloween SpecDracular will include a Scooby-Doo movie. My most favorite one: Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School!
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School came out in 1988. The movie opens with Shaggy, Scooby, and (unfortunately) Scrappy driving in the rain in a van that’s not the Mystery Machine, to the school: the Grimwood Girl School. When they get there, they meet the school’s principal, Mrs. Grimwood and her pet, a hot-tempered dragon called Matches.
Then Mrs. Grimwood introduces Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy to the students in the school: Elsa Frankenteen a Frankenstein Monster girl, Dracula’s daughter Sibella, a little werewolf called Winnie, a ghost girl named Phantasma and last but not
FILLERWEEN-ALIEN 3 (1992)
A cold war metaphor, an alien army. Corporal Hicks at the main antagonist, an opening where the crew of the Sulaco killed off by xenomorphs. Ripley being in a coma, xenomorphs on Earth. A wooden planet run by monks. A prison planet run by inmates. It’s no secret that the third installment in the Alien franchise was one of the most troubled films to ever be created, with 20th Century Fox demanding a release date in 1992, with the story beginning to take shape in 1989.
Alien 3 is often credited as “the most hated sequel”, due to it’s troubled production and downright depressing feel when it was released in 1992, under the ‘direction’ of then newcomer David Fincher. Yet for one seeing the film following the 1986 James Cameron film, you couldn’t help but notice something was off. And when looking up the film’s troubled production, you’d be shocked to see how many stages the film went through, how many story ideas were thrown around, how
Van Helsing Nview - Return of October-a-Thon Pt 1
Inside a large laboratory full of strange odd and ends, there is a table with a bloody sheet covering what looks like a body, though it's feet poke out, revealing grey Coverse shoes. A few meters from this body is a large container with liquid bubbling and a human brain inside, attached to wires that connect to differing devices.
Staring at this brain is a scientist who, despite all the colors in his lab, has skin tone that resembles the film grain of a black-and-white movie. He pushes his glasses onto his nose as he places one final plug into the brain before he turns to his computer and pushes a button, sending energy to the brain, that twitches slightly from the power running through it.
Scientist: "Come on, speak to me…" (he looks at a computer screen monitor separate from him that shows a text line. After a moment, the monitor fills with words.)
Monitor: "wh-what's going on? Why can't I see or hear anything?"
Scientist: (he grins) "Success! Ah ha!!" (he pulls up his keyboard
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled Parts 1 and 2 Review
Mgrgr! I spent several hours writing an excellent (if I do say so myself) review of this, then a danged Sta.sh glitch deleted it. [Insert your preferred string of vulgarities here]. Anyway, this review might be a little shorter than the original draft (most readers probably weren't too interested in a long political comparison of the EU and Britannia anyway), but hopefully be just as good. This review covers the first two episodes. Also note that this review is based on a fansub. Once an official dub is available, I'll try to update this.
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled is a four part OVA series, each part being roughly an hour long, based off the famed anime Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, taking place between the original's two season. However, unlike the original Code Geass, Akito is directed by Kazuki Akane (one of my favorite directors), and as a result, is drastically different. It's admirable that Akane didn't
"Ernest Hemingway once wrote, 'The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.' I agree with the second part."
Since Gone Girl has been released recently, why not take a look at a David Fincher film before I even see it?
Yeah, who would have thought back in 1995 after Alien 3 would the guy prove himself to be a stellar filmmaker in his own right? I'm pretty sure there were some smart alecks who thought, "The guy who made Alien 3 is making another film? I doubt it'll be any good." And I'm sure said smart alecks ate their words upon viewing the film. Since this film, the man certainly has built up an army of admirers and a stellar resume of sorts. He's probably one of the most, if not THE most successful director who went from filming music videos and commercials to feature films. I was introduced to Se7en, well actually I had heard about it before but I'm talking about the film this October as Se7en was brought up among the Horror film resume on the featurette on the Infinifilm Editio
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