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Old 10-29-2010, 01:21 PM   #8371 (permalink)
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Alien Abduction: Incident In Lake County

An earlier example of the "found footage" horror genre that was pretty mediocre. I am completely baffled as to why anyone would have believed this was real, but apparently it caused some controversy after airing on UPN back in '97. One would think that seeing Shari Khademi and Myles Wolf credited as Alien #1 and #2 would assuage any concerns about the authenticity of the film, but I guess we really were all that dumb back in the '90's.

It was a pretty tame movie when it came to horror, the image would pixelate and the sound would distort whenever an alien was around so you knew whenever something scary was going to happen, and that pretty much squashed any notion of fear the film may have provoked.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:22 PM   #8372 (permalink)
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:21 PM   #8373 (permalink)
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I kinda decided to have a lazy day in today, so I got a little bit of a Clintathon going;



^ I'd heard of mixed reactions to this, but I thought I'd give it a go anyway. Clint Eastwood was brilliant in the lead role, making this well worth the fuss of finding the thing, but a lot of performances from his fellow, younger cast members were just plain mediocre. Add to that the fact that the character of the priest and that whole religious sub-plot got on my pecs, not to mention that it all had the subtlety of a sledgehammer in places, and you've got a film that was good and nothing more.



^ This was easily the best film I've watched for the first time all year though. I was just mesmerised from start to finish. Brilliant photography, story and performances from Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon = a film that's probably just broken into my all-time favourites list.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:34 PM   #8374 (permalink)
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I thought Gran Tarino and Mystic River were both poor films myself.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:47 PM   #8375 (permalink)
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mystic river was great. i love me some robbins and penn in that too.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:51 PM   #8376 (permalink)
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So I made her watch it.

And her mind was blown.

The end.
Brilliant film especially in the use of colour and sound. The plot meanders a little but then most Argento films do.

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^ This was easily the best film I've watched for the first time all year though. I was just mesmerised from start to finish. Brilliant photography, story and performances from Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon = a film that's probably just broken into my all-time favourites list.
Mystic River is a little ponderous at times but the performances are excellent and the ending more than makes up for the slighty excessive running time. Couldn't watch it again though.
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:04 PM   #8377 (permalink)
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I enjoyed it too.
I'm going to try and make a point of watching a load of British films.
Next up: Scum.
Is it any good?

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mystic river was great. i love me some robbins and penn in that too.
Acting was superb, everything else was dire.
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I enjoyed it too.
I'm going to try and make a point of watching a load of British films.
Next up: Scum.
Is it any good?
It is superb but a very difficult watch and very of it's time regarding fashion and if you know director Alan Clarkes work at all you will know that he shoots very economically, almost documentary style with very few zooms or tracking shots.
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Not quite sure what to think of it. It was mostly unpleasant to watch, but it was definitely supposed to be.

I was definitely not baffled by it, as some people seem to have been.
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It is superb but a very difficult watch and very of it's time regarding fashion and if you know director Alan Clarkes work at all you will know that he shoots very economically, almost documentary style with very few zooms or tracking shots.
Sounds like a gritty tough old-style British film... exactly what I'm looking for! I should enjoy it, it's either that or Gangster No 1. Both downloaded, both been on my list for a while.
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