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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 20 November 2017 at 1:41pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


30 DAYS OF NIGHT (2007)

I've long heard semi-decent things about this one, but only now got a chance to see it... kind of a huge disappointment.

On paper, a horror amalgam of John Carpenter's THE THING, SALEM'S LOT, NEAR DARK, and an inverse INSOMNIA could have been a slam-dunk, but I found this to be really dopey, cheesy and decidedly un-scary.  And in the end, just too stupid to take seriously.

And ironically enough, the film is surprisingly much too well-lit throughout!





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Michael Penn:
"BOOGIE NIGHTS has maybe the best use of popular music contemporary with the film's timeline outside of a Scorsese movie."

Loved your cameo in the film, as well, Michael!

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VALARIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS(2017)

Not at all familiar with source material, so cannot speak to fidelity, or how much of the movie comes from the comic.

Sure is a lot here, tho. Too much, even, when the leads have about as much chemistry as a cat and a bucket of tar. Yawn.

Designs and effects are impressive, but MAN am I glad I didn't see it in 3D!

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Marvel Studios' DOCTOR STRANGE (2016) - with commentary

While not one of my favorite MCU entries, its stock goes up a tad for me based on the commentary track from director Scott Derrickson... quietly confident but unpretentious, straightforward, and doesn't shy away from the controversy of the Ancient One's casting.  Surprisingly thoughtful and intelligent, from a director I never really followed in the past.

The movie itself is okay... it can be fun in spots, the score is wonderful, and the visual effects are appropriately mind-bending.  However, Benedict Cumberbatch just doesn't cut it for me as Stephen Strange, and most of the broad humor is completely out-of-place for this character and world.

And Dormammu is a total drag.



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