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on The Core (2003)
The Core is a disaster even among disaster movies. I can't and won't accept this grave, grave insult of a movie. It is an affront unto science and human achievement. I do not accept the explanation that The Core takes place in some alternate universe where different laws of nature apply, because I do not accept that such a fundamentally retarded universe CAN exist, even in theory. No no no no no no I do not accept it no no no no.
on The Boat That Rocked (2009)
This film fails as a dramedy because it doesn't really capture either angle. It has some fantastic acting, but the narrative doesn't create three dimensional characters, and so the emotional weight of the performances are lost. Hoffman is trying particularly hard, and it's too bad he doesn't have a script supporting him. In the end, this film feels incredibly contrived, and plays on sentimentality very hard without backing it up. There are better examples of this kind of movie available.
on Bruce Almighty (2003)
A decently funny movie with some really hilarious moments courtesy of Jim Carrey.
on Asylum (2005)
Yet another good anthology penned by Robert Bloch
on Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
It does what it strived to do, be a shoot em up film. Therein lies the problem.
on Outrage (2010)
An interesting and, for some, an uncomfortable subject.
on Izo (2004)
Well, this was pretty fucked up. The body count is humongous. It's definitely got a Jodorowski flavor to it, very anarchic and loaded with nonsensical mysticism. Although the film goes on too long and is too open to interpretation to be meaningful, it's mostly fascinating with a sly sense of humor and some captivating images.
on Machete (2010)
Una película de acción-parodia con una trama poco verosímil en un mundo muy verosímil. Hasta los personajes parecieran ser una parodia de los actores que los encarnan e incluso su destino se lo tienen bien merecido. La dirección es fluida y dinámica. Sin abandonar la frescura y —por qué no decirlo— ridiculez ya presente en el tráiler de Grindhouse.
Punto extra para el final, una verdadera apología de la fealdad.
on The Sword of Doom (1966)
Could perhaps have done without the storyline involving the girl Omatsu, but this is otherwise a bleak and nihilistic (which almost always equals good) movie with a chilling performance by Nakadai. A film that doesn't end, but terminates.
on The Terminator (1984)
Such a 80's film. Everything from the technology, to the fashion, to the indoor smoking, the cheesy stop-motion, and the urban decay of Los Angeles. Don't get me wrong, that's part of the massive charm and historical importance of Terminator.
James Cameron gets a lot of stuff right here. A lot of stuff wrong, but it anything wrong is easily dismissed as forgettable and/or part of the retro-charm.