Podcast episode 31: OLDBOY (2003 version) / OLDBOY (2013 version) / HOLLA IF I KILL YOU

Forced Viewing PodcastThis month’s movies:

Oldboy (2003)
Zeb: “Long story short, I was trying to get laid when I was watching the original, when it first came out…I was like, ‘Oldboy? This sounds like something that would be a slow-paced film. I can probably get into her pants by, like, act two. I was wrong. I was sadly mistaken.”

Oldboy (2013)
Jori: “We have to have the badass do the badass things. I don’t really give a shit. You’re a fucking piece of shit, you were always a piece of shit, and now you’re a badass piece of shit. Big deal.”

Holla if I Kill You (2003)
Lackey: “I took Holla if I Kill You for what it was, and what it was was complete and utter fucking crap.”

This month’s panel: Lackey, the Drudgeon, Jori, John Bruni, Zeb Carter, Mr. Benzedrine

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Robin Franson Pruter reviews WHITECHAPEL S1E03

WHITECHAPELOriginally broadcast February 16, 2009
Written by Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Directed by S.J. Clarkson
My rating: ★★★
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A satisfying end to the mystery.

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Blick Tolkien reviews THE WALKING DEAD, season 4, episodes 14 & 15

The Walking DeadS4E14: “The Grove”
Originally broadcast March 16, 2014
Written by Scott M. Gimple
Directed by Michael E. Satrazemis

S4E15: “Us”
Originally broadcast March 23, 2014
Written by Nichole Beattie & Seth Hoffman
Directed by Greg Nicotero

My rating: ★★★★

Children departed and couples reunited.

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Robin Franson Pruter reviews THE VAMPIRE DIARIES S3E15: All My Children

The Vampire DiariesOriginally broadcast February 16, 2012
Written by Evan Bleiweiss & Michael Narducci
Directed by Pascal Verschooris
My rating: ★★★★
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Episode shows astounding intricacy and depth of character development.

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Mr. Benzedrine reviews RAINBOW DRIVE

RAINBOW DRIVE40 min., 2011
Directed by Armin Alic
My rating: ★
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Somewhere over the rainbow, shit gets real…

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Doomsey reviews PULSE

PULSEaka Kairo
118 min., 2001
Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
My rating: ★★★★
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It has often been said that there are more people alive than have ever been dead. But that’s not true, and that means there have been are a lot of dead people. Where’d they all go? Maybe they’re still hanging around. And maybe there’s no more room for them.

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Podcast episode 30: A FIELD IN ENGLAND / HERE COMES THE DEVIL / 100 MONSTERS

Forced Viewing PodcastThis month’s movies:

A Field in England (2013)
Lackey: “This is going to be one of those movies where…you have to be, I think, in a certain mindset, or you have to be of a certain mindset…probably might help to be stoned, might not help to be stoned, I’m not really sure.”

Here Comes the Devil (2012)
Jori: “Maybe in my old age I’m becoming a prude, but, y’know…for all my stupid rape jokes, Rape Sloth jokes and everything, this movie probably had the most useless, pointless reasons for sex scenes and nudity I’ve ever seen.”

100 Monsters (1968)
The Drudgeon: “Y’know, follow what the old ways are, because you’re going to get fucked if you don’t.”

This month’s panel: Lackey, the Drudgeon, Jori, John Bruni, Zeb Carter

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John Bruni reviews GOTHIC

GOTHIC87 min., 1986
Directed by Ken Russell
My rating: ★★
IMDB

As long as you are a guest in my house, you’ll play my games.

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Doomsey reviews RE-ANIMATOR

RE-ANIMATOR86 min., 1985 (unrated version)
Directed by Stuart Gordon
My rating: ★★★
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The Evil Dead of HP Lovecraft.

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Robin Franson Pruter reviews THE VAMPIRE DIARIES S3E14: Dangerous Liasons

The Vampire DiariesOriginally broadcast February 9, 2012
Written by Caroline Dries
Directed by Chris Gismer
My rating: ★★★
IMDBOfficial Site

Giving the episode the benefit of the doubt.

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Robin Franson Pruter reviews WHITECHAPEL S1E02

WHITECHAPELOriginally broadcast February 9, 2009
Written by Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Directed by S.J. Clarkson
My rating: ★★
IMDBOfficial Site

Stuck in the middle.

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Rob Walker reviews THE SIXTH SENSE

THE SIXTH SENSE107 min., 1999
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
My rating: ★★★★
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Let’s be honest.  The real twist in The 6th Sense is that M Night Shyamalan actually made a decent movie.

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John Bruni reviews THE ENTITY

THE ENTITY119 min., 1983
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
My rating: ★★★
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You felt him in you, though?

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Robin Franson Pruter reviews VAMPIRE ACADEMY

VAMPIRE ACADEMY104 min., 2014
Directed by Mark Waters
My rating: ★
IMDBOfficial Site

The kind of movie you watch through your fingers because you’re cringing with embarrassment for the people involved.

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Robin Franson Pruter reviews THE VAMPIRE DIARIES S3E13: Bringing out the Dead

The Vampire DiariesOriginally broadcast February 2, 2012
Written by Turi Meyer & Al Septien
Directed by Jeffrey Hunt
My rating: ★★★
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Four star scenes and two star scenes average out to make a three star episode.

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Blick Tolkien reviews THE WALKING DEAD, S4E13: Alone

The Walking DeadOriginally broadcast March 9, 2014
Written by Curtis Gwinn
Directed by Ernest Dickerson
My rating: ★★★
IMDB

On the road again…

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Support Indie Horror: Dismembering Christmas

Wisconsin-based independent horror filmmakers Kevin Sommerfield and Steve Goltz, AKA Slasher Studios, are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund production of their second full-length project, Dismembering Christmas.

Kevin and Steve make old-school slasher flicks with a touch of new-school cleverness. They’ve produced several short films, including Teddy (previously featured on Quick Cuts), Popularity Killer and Blood Brothers. Their 2013 début, Don’t Go to the Reunion, won several film festival rewards and garnered numerous favorable reviews.

Slasher Studios describe Dismembering Christmas as “A tribute to the glory days of holiday horror…best described as Friday the 13th meets Black Christmas” with “Practical effects from beginning to end, likable characters, and a kick ass final girl.”

Dismembering Christmas will star Johnathon Krauthammer, Baker Chase, Danielle Doetsch, Austin Bosley, Nina Kova, Maria Van Lanen, and Scott Seagren. It’s written by Kevin Sommerfield and Steve Goltz and directed by Austin Bosley.

If you’ve got a yen for classic-style ’80s holiday horror, please check out their Kickstarter page and kick a few bucks their way if you can. Support Indie Horror!

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Lackey reviews A FIELD IN ENGLAND

A FIELD IN ENGLAND90 min., 2013
Directed by Ben Wheatley
My rating: ★★★
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“The Ultimate Trip”…Oliver Cromwell style.

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Blick Tolkien reviews THE WALKING DEAD, S4E12: Still

The Walking DeadOriginally broadcast March 2, 2014
Written by Angela Kang
Directed by Julius Ramsay
My rating: ★★
IMDB

The redneck & the optimist.

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Robin Franson Pruter reviews THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES130 min., 2013
Directed by Harold Zwart
My rating: ★★
IMDBOfficial Site

Another attempt to create a successful franchise out of a young adult fantasy novel series. No better or worse than the rest.

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