Really the sort of thing that goes on behind the scenes but then exaggerated for comic effect but after the sh&t shower we have had over the last 5 years it now looks way too tame!
Watching the news with Clive, yet another son of Bolton!
Well, I wiped everything around 2015-2023 from my mind: The only way two survive - Although, I always rely on Richard Wiseman’s advice on not following advice.
I was asked to fit in The Pope’s Exorcist. It is a very very silly film which quickly devolves into OTT homages of better works (I actually thought ‘what next?! The spider walk!!!’ and then it happened). Although, Russell Crowe was entertaining and the characterisation of a deeply sarcastic follower of God who has a gallows sense humour able to crush the average quirky TV mortician was joyous. But there obviously cannot be any bias from me when taking joy in a grey-bearded eccentric chap who happens to hate authority and changes language to annoy others.
Do YouTube reviews, I’ll send my subscribers over
That may entail punishing myself with the latest releases.
This show was brilliant and sadly there is no way it would be on air anymore with all the PC wankers spoiling it for everyone,
As, I am still going through my Movember Movies, last night was Come to Daddy (I think it’s my fourth watch of it now).
If you love indie movies, horror, or both - Come to Daddy is well worth a watch.
I’ll only share the trailer but add the note that Elijah Wood has become a blessing for those who love quirky horror. Maybe The Ring rubbed off on him or vice versa:
This does look like one I should give a three episode chance with.
Sadly, all seems to get censored here for silly reasons.
I once tried to reason with an activist to no avail. And you know that my academic background is blasphemy, offence crimes, and the interactions between rights.
But, some jolly things still survive (I’ll never tire of sharing them - they begin with a Biblical reference, so must be sound):
Last night, I was doing a bit of research on haunted doll movies, as we all do from time to time, and noticed a weird gap in my knowledge: Somehow, I missed that Full Moon has been developing a Demonic Toys universe since the last movie I remember in 2010.
So, I decided to watch Baby Oopsie and it is damn good for a Full Moon movie. Not quite like making something glorious from one construction site (like the late great Albert Pyun) but a weird mix of John Waters, early Burton, and Lynch which elevated the series to a level I would have never expected - Evil Bong vs. Demonic Toys would have been my prediction.
Note: The trailers are Red Band horror ones!
Baby Oopsie? Omg that looks soooooo bad lol.
I’ve been watching Scavengers Reign on HBO/Max. Super trippy. Much better than I expected. Already got another friend binge watching it once I convinced them to watch the first episode. Worth a watch if you like trippy animation and intriguing space thrillers.
Oh, you clearly haven’t earnt your stripes as a battle-hardened B-movie survivor yet - I envy your innocence.
Scavengers Reign does look like something worth a watch: I will add it to my queue.
For those who want a Movember horror, then tonight I’d suggest watching Bad Hair: A bit heavy-handed but still worth a watch:
If it did feel a bit forced at times, then The Blackening is a glorious meta-horror to refresh your palette (It is nothing like the fucking awful Wayans’ movies). Personally, it does get very close to Cabin in the Woods, The Final Girls, and Tales from the Hood.
Trailers for all below.
Last night, I finally got around to watching The Creator and it is well worth seeing.
It has a simple story which focuses more on emotion, though it never drags or feels forced. This is aided through its exceptional world-building and effects which only aid the story and never distract from it. Frankly, the effects in The Creator utterly destroy what Marvel can do with 5 times the budget.
The themes involved aren’t novel but, they are just the background to a more ‘human’ tale. It also does pay homage to other movies, though these are used to reinforce the context or set the scene: Like using the line ‘More human than human’ in the opening scene clearly shows that there is animosity between humans and their creation while hinting at how each side regards that.
So a contender for the best commercial release of the year.