Saturday, March 21, 2009

This Week's Batch O'Movies

Once again, because the weather is still iffy, I trekked off to the library for movies to watch. These are the ones I review for you today. First, let's do the DVD's.

♥♥♥♥ Rebels Of The Neon God is a 1992 Taiwanese film by Tsai Ming-liang. It is his first full-length film. It tells two stories of Taipei youth. More from Wikipedia (click on the picture)... I liked this picture but the ending felt like when you just bought a bunch of stuff at the store and now you're out of money (and still unfulfilled - you know that feeling!)

♥♥♥♥♥ Planet Terror is a 2007 film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, one of my all-time fave filmmakers! I've seen this one but it's always fun to watch it again! Half of the Grindhouse set. Rose McGowan at her best! (Rose starred in another film I recently watched and reviewed, "The Doom Generation.")

♥♥♥♥ BRICK is a keeper! Even if your hearing is excellent, you may want to turn on the subtitles, as some of the lingo and a lot of inferences will easily escape as audio vapor. The film kept me riveted to the screen! It's set in a California High School, and worldfilm has posted an excellent synopsis/review.

Now onto the tapes --- YES, tapes! The Guilderland and Bethlehem Public Libraries still stock wonderful collections of VHS, many of which have not yet made their way to DVD or VCD.

♥♥♥♥♥ 8MM is slap-in-the-face drama... a very dark and powerful 1999 film exploring the seedy underground world of pornography and snuff movies. Nicolas Cage at his best!

Perhaps I got more♥♥♥♥♥ (less♥♥) out of Humanité because I watched it immediately after 8MM. Would I have been more shocked if I had watched it as a standalone? Less shcoked?
Hard to say. A very sexual and disturbing picture, not for the squeamish.

Last (and least) SPAWN is only for diehard fans... sorry, I'm not one of them. I stopped the tape about 12 minues in. No hearts for this one!

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Imelda said...

I would love to watch this moive "Humanite". so, your a movie savvy, too huh!

Thanks always for the visit. . . said...

I'll tell you, Dave, I've never been the same since 8MM. And not in a good way. I watched the movie to the end, but just because I wanted to see how it would end.
Cage's acting was brilliant and that's what made it even more disturbing.
Definitely not for the faint of heart.

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