Director: Dario Argento
Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi
Release date: January 31 (ITA). I’ve not watched an Italian horror show in years, quite pleased to see an Argento drop in. When I first saw this it was called Creepers and the garish poster art featured a screaming chimp wielding a sharp implement. That doesn’t even begin to tell thee what the craic is here. May contain extra-sensory perceptive insects and spoilers…
If there’s one argument that never goes away, then this one is it: Chinese Hulk v French Hulk. Now, from my side of the fence, I think they’re both pretty terrible films, and wouldn’t give either of them anything remotely approaching a decent rating. However, this isn’t my quest, so what I think doesn’t matter a jot. Just Pillow Talk’s trek through the comic book adaptations continues below with a double-header of Ang Lee’s terrible Hulk and Louis Leterrier’s boneheaded and mostly terrible The Incredible Hulk.
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Foiling Droid: Mrs. Jarv takes the bullet meant for Jarv by watching the insulting oestrogen-fest “He’s Just Not That Into You”
This is a public service announcement for all you poor bastards with other halves that insist on inflicting dismal romantic comedies that are neither funny nor romantic on you.
Droid, mistakenly believing himself to be smarter than the average drop bear, thought that he would be able to inflict “He’s Just Not That Into You” on me by duty of me being married. Unfortunately for him, Mrs. Jarv is both far smarter and far nicer than him, and so took the chance to watch this nauseating bucket of vomit while I was at work. As an added bonus, she thought it was so hateful, and so despicable, that she’s actually written a review- so guys, anyone who has a missus threatening with this, present this as a female viewpoint to an odious film and stick Bitch Slap in instead. Anyhoo, enough waffle from me, here it is:
9 is an astonishing and beautiful piece of the apocalypse.
I have no good reason for why I did not see this in the theater. I was extremely excited when I saw the first trailer. I had already seen and loved the short film. My favorite movies are Toy Story and City of Lost Children and this is pretty much the combination of both. I love animated films. The last great film I had seen had the number 9 in the title and was also based on a short film. Instead I foolishly listened to reviews about it. What a great film.
Through my sheer exhaustive dedication to procrastination, my thunder has once more been stolen by Jarv’s review (found here). His is a good review, and he makes many of the same points that I was going to. So while touching on those briefly, I will try to make this a review that works alongside his one, so as not to repeat and bore you all to tears.
Any of these top 4 could have been number 1. In fact, this was (until I rewatched it a few nights ago) pencilled in as number 1, but on reflection it’s just too damned miserable to take the top spot. Read More…