Thursday, July 17, 2014
Sunday, November 11, 2012
|You don't mess with America... or Blade!|
As far as the film goes, what can you say about a Full Moon film? After all of these years, you kinda know what you're getting into. The puppets are awesome, including the new ones, Blitzkrieg, Wehrmacht, Bombshell and Kamikaze, the set design is good, the effects are not bad, the acting, well, a little over the top, but it all adds up to a fun time. Actually, I was particularly impressed with the audio and video presentation of the film. Richard Band's music is still the best in the B-movie biz and the video was crisp and clean. The only audio snafu was the fact that every time Beth spoke in the beginning of the movie, it sounded like she was a little too far away from the mic and it made it sound like she was speaking from a cave. But who cares? It's Puppet Master!
|His axis, it is rising.|
Check out the trailer for Puppet Master X: Axis Rising below.
Pick up a copy of Puppet Master X: Axis Rising for your collection!
Posted by Dave Donovan at 8:55 AM
Saturday, November 10, 2012
|"What did you say about my chin?"|
With this being a musical, music played a large role in how the stories were conveyed. The film's songs fit comfortably within the design of the sets and the carnival backdrop. Often haphazard and sometimes hard to understand, the rhythms and lyrics of the songs aren't as straightforward as they were in Repo, so listening to them outside of the film probably wouldn't be as enjoyable, but overall, they weren't bad. As far as the film itself goes, Zdunich steals the show as the devil. Sporting some really great makeup, his devil character is brilliant. The other actors don't quite match his enthusiasm, especially blubbering old Sean Patrick Flanery, who kind of started grating on my nerves after a while.
|Damn you, Norman Reedus!|
From what I hear, this might be the first in a series of these short musicals from Zdunich and Bousman, and I wouldn't mind that at all. Overall, I liked their takes on the fables and the carnival theme, with all of the odd characters, is just great.
I give The Devil's Carnival **** out of *****.
Check out the trailer for The Devil's Carnival below!
Posted by Dave Donovan at 8:26 AM
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
|Doobies and driving don't mix, ya dingus!|
|What the hell is Norman Reedus doing in this movie?|
|My reaction after hearing there might be a part six.|
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines gets * out of *****.
Check out the trailer for Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines below.
Posted by dave at 6:00 AM
Saturday, October 20, 2012
|Hey Rocky, how's Cher doing?|
Unfortunately, despite the decent effort by lead actress Caitlin Gerard, and a relatively cool idea, Smiley fails to work. Why? For one, half the film is cast using people who have found their "fame" on YouTube. Second, in trying to be hip, the film relies on a lot of "Internet lingo" for most of its jokes, which greatly reduces their effect for those who aren't in with that scene. Third, after about a half an hour, you start finding that you really don't give a crap about these characters and after about 45 minutes, you find yourself just wishing Smiley would kill them all off already.
|You sure did.|
Check out the trailer for Smiley below:
Posted by dave at 7:59 AM
I don't know about you, but that scene where Zelda runs across the room still haunts me! Or when Fred Gwynne's character Jud says, "Sometimes dead is bettah." Or when little Gage says menacingly, "Now I want to play with youuuuuu...." There are so many memorable scenes in this film!
And now, thanks to John Campopiano and Justin White, a full-blown documentary is being made about the film. John and Justin have somehow wrangled almost everybody involved with making the film for on camera interviews. Check out this list!
I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see this. If you want to learn more about the film or follow its progress, I encourage you to check out the documentary's official Facebook page.
In the words of wise old Jud Crandall, "The soil of a man's heart is stonier, Louis. A man grows what he can, and tends it. 'Cause what you buy, is what you own. And what you own...always comes home to you."
Posted by dave at 7:19 AM
Friday, October 19, 2012
Continue reading my review of Ex-Heroes over at my book review blog, Words From the Vein, by clicking HERE.
Posted by dave at 3:40 PM
Let me start by saying The Five is unlike any other story written by Mr. McCammon. This novel is largely grounded in reality, with a slight supernatural angle, if it can even be called that. The events that occur are eye-opening, world-shattering, and oddly-enough at times, touching.
Continue reading my review of The Five over at my book blog, Words From the Vein, by clicking HERE.
Posted by dave at 12:23 PM
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Continue reading my review of Niceville over at my book blog, Words From the Vein, by clicking HERE.
Posted by dave at 12:12 PM