Flickgeeks episode 1: Welcome to the first episode in which the geeks discuss why Kristen Stewart is not the fairest one of all, they also dig into theories and predictions on what to expect in Prometheus, also the this weeks movie news, new DVD blu rays and a segment called “your welcome!” in which every week one geek picks a film they hate and save you the lovely flick geek audience the money from buying it or renting it. So crank it up to 11 and grab that dr. Pepper and lay back and enjoy FLICK GEEKS!
Beginning and ending music: Aliens score “bishops countdown” by James Horner
Maybe 2012 is the end of the world. I’m only saying that because I’ve haven’t been the biggest twilight fan out there. The first one was just god awful! If MST3K was still on the air, that movie would be fantastic to riff on. The second one was a couple of percent higher making it bad but not awful. The third one jumped 50% all because they added some interesting things such as the back stories of 2 of the Cullen’s, and the big fight sequence in the third act.
Now what I’m about to say may evoke my manly man membership card and my balls but……breaking dawn is the best in the twilight series! I don’t know why but it seems like they kind got it right this time. It kept me glued through out the whole time I was watching. Melissa Rosenberg (screenwriter of all of them…except the first one…more on that later) and director bill condon worked together to bring these characters to life in a way that the other directors (mainly the first director) didn’t seem to do . I actually cared about Edward and Bella. All 3 of the movies made Edward and Bella so lifeless and dull. I always had a problem with Kristen Stewart playing Bella because from what I’ve heard Bella is a kick ass character. She’s fun to be with, she’s pretty, and so on and so forth. But Kristen took all that and flushed it down the shitter. And Robert Patterson as Edward I expected more from him because he’s British! (the british invented acting) but the way he played Edward in the first 3 made him a emo little bitch who sparkles. But in this one, Bella has more facial expressions and you can tell if she’s happy or sad and Edward is more of a man too.
I have a feeling bill condon had a hand at rewriting some of the script. Don’t get me wrong, melissa rosenberg is a good writer (she wrote some episodes and executive produced Dexter) but the first 3 didn’t prove to the audience why she’s a good screenwriter. Just recently, the director of the first one admitted that she rewrote the entire movie. Now I have even more of a reason to hate the first one and the director. Hope and prey she won’t be writing or directing anytime soon.
Back to this one: to me, it had everything that the first 3 were missing, real suspense, intentionally funny moments and some blood! The wedding and the reception was just right and even the crazy birth scene was a little intense at times wondering if Bella’s gonna live or die.
So at the end of the day, I’d give breaking dawn pt. 1 a solid B. So u know what, I will actually pay to go see pt. 2 now. I need to see what the fuck is gonna happen!! Yes, I’m now this interested.
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Sorry everyone…(the 3 of you) that i’ve finally got around to write my review of “Chillerama”. 2 weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the premiere of the movie at the hollywood forever cemetery. the synopses of the movie goes like this:
It’s the closing night at the last drive-in theater in America and Cecil B. Kaufman has planned the ultimate marathon of lost film prints to unleash upon his faithful cinephile patrons. Four films so rare that they have never been exhibited publicly on American soil until this very night! With titles like Wadzilla, I Was A Teenage Werebear, The Diary of Anne Frankenstein, and Zom-B-Movie, Chillerama not only celebrates the golden age of drive-in B horror shlock but also spans over four decades of cinema with something for every bad taste.
Now, i’ll start reviewing each segment in the order it was shown….
Wadezilla: directed by adam rifkin (detriot rock city) it’s a take on the 1950’s monster movies. This time around its a gigantic sperm wrecking havoc on the state of new york. the movie’s crude, nasty, and very disgusting and not for people with sticks up there asses. i laughed the whole segment through. The effects were pretty fun and you can tell they were all in on the joke and how badly the effects were suppose to be. a stop motion giant sperm, people running behind a green screen and cool/crappy models. All the effects were done day non other than old school effects artists the chiodo brothers who of course done all the puppets in “team america: world police” and the cult classic “killer clowns from outer space”. All in all wadezilla was my second favorite segment of “Chillerama”.
I Was A Teenage Werebear: directed by Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs) this segment is a take on musical beach blanket movies of the 1960’s and even though it did it’s job, the execution of the whole segment to me fell flat. From the dialogue to the make up. I was pretty disappointed by the make up. you’d expect kinda cool werebear make up and the gore they had in it but it just seemed like they had no money for the make up. the blood was too bright and the werebears were just god awful looking. i think i could of made a better make up for this segment. but i’ll give it one good thing to say, the music was very cheesy yet i enjoyed that part. So all in all when it comes out on blu ray, that’ll be the segment i’ll be skipping.
The Diary of Anne Frankenstein: directed by Adam Green (Hatchet 1 and 2) this segment is by far my favorite one. Set in germany 1941 Adolf hitler raids a familys house to steal a diary where inside the diary tells how to bring the dead back alive. So hitler steals it and decides to make a creature to destroy the jews. the whole segment is in german with subtitles and the whole film doesnt take it self seriously at all. it’s different from any of the directors past work…..kind of. It’s laugh out loud funny and ridiculous all the way through.
(Btw…if u thought i’d give away a lot more details of the movie, sorry…just check it yourself!)
Finally, Zom-b-Movie: directed by joe lynch (wrong turn 2) taken place present time at a drive in. i give you the details above the review. all though the gore was cool and the segment was cool too, the zombies were the worse looking zombies i’ve ever seen on screen. Again, seemed like the make up FX guys had no money at all and basically just applied neon paint on the infected. The zombies look like all night ravers instead of flesh eating killers.
So all in all, I would give this film an “A-” but because of “Werebear” and the “Zom-b-movie” SFX make up, I’m giving this movie a solid “B-” So i’ll just say right now:
Robert Pendergraft (SFX make up supervisor for the 2 segments i listed above) you lazy fat Oaf! get your shit together and get better at your job or you’ll never make it to the big leagues.
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