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Old 04-01-2012, 09:36 PM   #11411 (permalink)
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yes......scared the crap out of me.....great suspense film
Cool! Two recommendations so far is a good sign. I'll definitely check it out soon.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:04 PM   #11412 (permalink)
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I had wanted to see this when it came out, then kind of forgotten it until recently. I really enjoyed it. Pretty funny in parts, and absolutely heartbreaking in others. It's famous for being the first American Indian written and directed film (pretty crazy such a thing didn't exist before 1998) but it's so much more than just an interesting piece of film history. It's a great, self-effacing, unpretentious movie about family, and especially about the things that go unspoken in the strained relationships between fathers and sons. Loved it.

Also, Irene Bedard is one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen in a movie. I feel light headed even thinking about her.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:04 PM   #11413 (permalink)
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Lake Mungo (2008)

A very interesting mockumentary that makes a focus on the grieving process after death. It can be a little slow because of its nature, but the production and acting make it feel very authentic which really helps exacerbate the creepiness of the film. It does pacing and atmosphere building quite well which is helped by the films soundtrack that is really dark and ambient. What sets it apart is the fact that this "haunting" isn't malicious and the way the family reacts to the death of a family member is unique from most ghost stories. The third act kind of falls apart and the mystery is lost, but it does all come together in a way that's not convoluted. If you find it on Netflix I would recommend catching it, it won't blow your mind but it's a neat little story.

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Old 04-03-2012, 01:54 AM   #11414 (permalink)
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I have to thank LoathsomePete and bob. for pushing this recommendation my way.



All I can say is, wow. The story was very well done especially with being psychological thriller. The ending was great. Wasn't what I was expecting.

Thanks for the rec guys, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Been wanting to see a movie like this for a while now.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:59 AM   #11415 (permalink)
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'The Hunger Games' at the cinema. Was very good.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:11 AM   #11416 (permalink)
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Lake Mungo (2008)

A very interesting mockumentary that makes a focus on the grieving process after death. It can be a little slow because of its nature, but the production and acting make it feel very authentic which really helps exacerbate the creepiness of the film. It does pacing and atmosphere building quite well which is helped by the films soundtrack that is really dark and ambient. What sets it apart is the fact that this "haunting" isn't malicious and the way the family reacts to the death of a family member is unique from most ghost stories. The third act kind of falls apart and the mystery is lost, but it does all come together in a way that's not convoluted. If you find it on Netflix I would recommend catching it, it won't blow your mind but it's a neat little story.

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I loved that movie. Surprised me a lot and creeped me out better than most horror movies do. Great little nugget of Australian cinema.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:40 AM   #11417 (permalink)
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I loved that movie. Surprised me a lot and creeped me out better than most horror movies do. Great little nugget of Australian cinema.
It had really good pacing and build up that didn't rely on jump out scares. Whenever it does a closeup on a supposed picture of the ghost of Alice Palmer, your pulse goes up and up and up, then peaks, then goes down.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:55 PM   #11418 (permalink)
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It had really good pacing and build up that didn't rely on jump out scares. Whenever it does a closeup on a supposed picture of the ghost of Alice Palmer, your pulse goes up and up and up, then peaks, then goes down.
That desert scene made me gasp more than any horror movie made in the last decade has.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:33 PM   #11419 (permalink)
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Cube (1997)

I had heard a lot about this movie while looking for cult horror/sci-fi movies on the Internet. I've heard people call it major inspiration for the Saw movies which would dominate the last decade of American horror, and I've heard a lot of people say it's a pile of week old wank.

I can definitely understand why people don't like it. The acting is pretty mediocre and just a little... off for the situation. Everyone seems to just readily accept the situation after a "inspiring" speech from the group's leader/ sociopath. It wasn't very well paced and some of the actions were just groan-worthy, like when the conspiracy theorist doctor lady mimicked a guy masturbating.

The setting was quite interesting, a series of cubes with 6-doors and a group of numbers that hold the key to which rooms are safe, and which ones are booby trapped. The traps are all nicely varied, ranging from entire grid patterns of razor wire to acid to metal spikes, and the ways the numerous ways they are set off will always leave you in a tense state. I also like how the film never really explained anything, leaving it to the viewer's imagination as to why the individuals are there.

Overall it's easy to see why this is a cult movie and why it's not particularly fondly remembered by a massive audience. If you're a fan of the Saw franchise or just interested in viewing something most people aren't aware of, I'd say give this a try, but to remember to adjust your expectation.

6/10
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:45 PM   #11420 (permalink)
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy- Pretty decent suspense film. Wouldn't call it outstanding but i felt it was good, albeit a bit puzzling plot at times.

Girl with the dragon tattoo- Pretty decent film. I'll have to see the swedish version even though people have said they are very similar movies.
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