Dragon -V- (dragonvpm) wrote,
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Movie weekend...

So this weekend involved watching a lot more movies than I normally do (and that's saying something).

I watched:

House of the Dead: Let me put it this way. They make a reference to Romero movies (i.e. Night, Dawn, Day of the Dead) and this movie is right along those lines. There's one fairly entertaining fight scene and I kind of dug the concept of zombies that can move fast and use weapons. I won't say it's good, but it wasn't utter crap (although to be honest it was closer to crap than to good). It's the kind of movie that's actually really fun to watch if you bring along a MST3K frame of mind (oh and don't be surprised if you start rooting for the zombies).

Once Were Warriors: To balance out the vile taste of commercial Hollywood Halloween fodder I picked this up from Best Buy. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. It's a small indie film from New Zealand from the early 90s. The acting is first rate and the film itself is just very well made. I'm not one to often rave about indie films, but this is one I just really love. The commentary on the DVD is also quite interesting.

True Romance: Yes, I watched it again. I picked up the special edition with loads of extra features. I was impressed. Tarantino's commentary is a bit scattered, but it's an interesting take on how he wrote the movie. I listened to a bit of the other commentaries and they were pretty good as well. This DVD is a good example of what a DVD should be like. Tons of interesting special features that help you better appreciate the movie. If you like the movie, this is a good buy.

They Live: Roddy Piper (of old school WWF fame) and aliens that you can only see wearing special sunglasses. What more could you want in a John Carpenter movie? Eh, not a great movie, not a horrible movie. It was cheap enough to be worth buying ;)

It: One of two movies based on Stephen King novels that I really like (the other of course being Christine). It's a good movie for a random slow Saturday or for Halloween. Then again clowns give me the creeps so this movie tends to creep me out more than it probably should ;).

Night of the Living Dead/Kingdom of the Spiders: Less than $6 for both of them at Wally World, I couldn't pass them up. In particular, KotS is a movies I'd only seen a little bit of when I was a little kid (like 5 years old) and I'd always been curious about it. Mystery solved, cheaply.

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