Inching ever so close to 100...
MOVIE... ugh. This is a found footage movie from 2008 where a seemingly
picturesque American family videotapes seemingly every thing they do.
They just moved in to a new house and their kids have started to take on
anti-social behavior. They're twins, a boy and girl, that sleep in the
same room, and all to often the same bed. Their mother is concerned as
they're now 11 years old and getting to old for it. Besides that, they
never talk, they turned the pet goldfish into a sandwich, killed a frog
in a vice grip and crucified the family cat. You'd think any one of
these things would be enough for the parents, a doctor and a priest by
the way, to have them checked out for any possible social or
psychological abnormalities. Nope, the father doesn't do much except
occasionally have a drink and the mother tries her own half assed psych
exam. Spoiler alert, the kids end up killing the parents. Where is the
fucking common sense or logic in this movie? It totally fails because it
wants to be based in reality but the parents, educated adults mind you,
do nothing to try to get help for their obviously disturbed kids until
it is too late... and then somehow because it is Easter the kids don't
go to jail? Uh... what? Fuck this trash.
in the day came a film from Kim Jee-Woon, a director I've enjoyed just
about everything I've seen from- A TALE OF TWO SISTERS. I wasn't sure if
this was going to be my thing or not as it was made in the heart of the
Asian run of "spooky ghost" movies that were so popular only a decade
ago. This has flashes of that but it quite a bit more psychological and
sort of beautiful in its sadness. I didn't love it, but I think this
type of film certainly lends itself to deserving multiple viewings. I'll
tally this one up as another film I like from the director.
FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB was up next, a Hammer film based on the Bram
Stoker novel The Jewel Of Seven Stars. I've never read the novel so I
have no idea how faithful it is or how it stacks up but the film was a
marginal success. The idea of the film was better than the execution,
which isn't all bad but was obviously hurt by the production's troubles.
Peter Cushing was all set to star until his wife fell ill and he had to
pull out of the project a day into filming and director Seth Holt died
on set with a week left of filming. This is the sort of thing that can
really mess with a film.
last film of day 23 was KILLER NUN. I've had the Blu-ray from Blue
Underground for a few months and decided to bust it out. The story is
about a psychotic, drug addict nun, who is just all around batshit
crazy... how can this be bad you may be asking yourself? Before seeing
this film I was saying the same thing. The sad truth is that it swings
and misses so bad the bat comes back around to knock itself stupid. This
movie sucks. It is a boring mess of 88 minutes with a couple of boobs
and a little bit of blood to try and keep the audience satisfied. It is
beyond melodramatic and stupid. I kind of wish that scene from Nightmare
On Elm Street 3 where Freddy smashes the girl's head into the TV and
says "Welcome to prime time, bitch." happened to me so that something
would have happened. Alas, I wasn't that fortunate. At least it had
boobs unlike a shitty found footage film from earlier in the day...
Home Movie - 2/10
A Tale Of Two Sisters - 7/10
Blood From The Mummy's Tomb - 6/10
Killer Nun - 3/10