Friday, April 30, 2010

The 7 word weekend movie review 4/30/10

This week's new releases in 7 words each

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (limited) - Now here's a good family film! <---Irony.

Harry Brown (limited) - Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer... yeah I'm in.

The Good Heart (limited) - Looks depressing but good for a rental.

Furry Vengeance - See Above: The Human Centipede (First Sequence).

A Nightmare on Elm Street - Jackie Earle Hailey should kill in this.

Initially I was against the idea of A Nightmare on Elm Street being remade without Robert Englund. He basically made Freddy who he was. That said when I heard it was Jackie Early Hailey, I had a change of heart. If someone was going to step into the claws, I think he's just about the perfect choice. The trailers have looked fantastic and I can't wait to see it. My only concern is that they said before it was being made that they wanted a more serious tone. Which I hope translates to the events and not Freddy himself. What I always loved about the character was the sick sense of humor. It's why I always preferred Nightmare over Friday the 13th. Still I think it'll be good.

PeacockI watched an interesting film this past week called Peacock. It's somewhat in between horror and thriller. The movie revolves around Cillian Murphy who plays a man with a split personality, one of which is a woman. Mostly he keeps it hidden from the rest of the town. Then when a train crashes into his backyard almost killing him while in drag, the town assumes he's his wife. The dynamic slowly begins to change when his personalities fight for control. It costars Ellen Page, Susan Sarandon (What is it with her, if she's not getting puked on by a tranny she's costarring in a movie with one), and Bill Pullman. When I was watching this I came to the conclusion that if a few changes had been made, this would have made a heck of a prequel to Psycho. There are certain downsides, but overall it's a pretty decent, if not very odd, little film. Just don't expect too much action, this one is a slow burn. 6.5 out of 10 

The Good NightThis week's Movie Pick of the week was The Good Night. Written by Jake Paltrow and starring Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, and Gwyneth Paltrow. The movie is about A former pop star who's failing at life after stardom. He's very unhappy with his life, and when he starts having a recurring dream about a woman (Penelope Cruz) he starts researching lucid dreaming. His attempts to find happiness in his dreams over reality quickly create a downward spiral. I love Martin Freeman, he's a versatile actor that can jump easily from comedy to drama. There are a couple downsides to this movie (other than the fact that I really don't get Penelope Cruz). The mock interviews are kind of cheesy at the beginning, and I also felt that it could have been trimmed down in various places, to make a tighter story. But really I quite enjoyed it. 8 out of 10

I watched Happy Town. It was... very mixed. I inherited a pet peeve from one of my sisters. She used to hate it when people don't know how to write for children. Which though, it was admittedly a small role so far for the young daughter, annoyed me to see her with dialog that would barely work for someone five years younger than her. The rest of seemed pretty sloppy and inconsistent. In a way seemed a little like someone trying write like Dean Koontz attempting a Stephen King story. However it was the first episode, and I never base my opinion solely on that, since most shows have an awkward start. I did recognize several places from home, and that was cool.

Well, I've got a busy rest of the day planned, so I best get to it. Have a good weekend everyone.


  1. Never saw Nightmare on Elm Street. I was permanently terrorized from watching Friday the 13th. I couldn't go into a bathroom stall without watching for an axe. Nasty shit.

  2. I so want to see Nightmare on Elm Street. It looks good.

  3. I would take my boys to see Fury Vengence, but I refuse to watch another movie with Brendan Frasier.

  4. Thanks for the movie recommendations. Both Peacock and The Good Night sound good. And I had not heard of either of them. Granted, I'll see almost anything with Gwyneth Paltrow, but they both sounded fun to my twisted brain.

  5. All reviews should be in seven words! Great!

  6. Hmm, The Good Night may be a good choice. I think I'll catch Nightmare on Elm on Netflix though.

  7. I heard the new Nightmare on Elm St. sucks the big one from two different reviewers who were pretty excited about it. I hope they were wrong.

  8. Hey! I just got the Stamp Traveler in the mail! I'll let you know what I think tomorrow....

  9. By the way.... That human centipede movie scares the crap out of me....


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