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Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
Zombie Town (2007)
A small town is overrun by mysterious parasites that turns the townsfolk into bloodthirsty Zombies. The only exits out are closed off and the last remaining "normal" people are trapped and forced to fend for themselves.
This is Low-budget zombie movie-making at it's absolute Best or worst however you want to look at it. I don't know how much money they spent on this, but this is really bare-bone stuff. If you can look past the small budget, you can tell this film is made with such great energy and features that great zombie movie spirit I always love. The acting isn't too bad, and some of the gore is really well done. The make-up is kinda crappy and there's plot holes galore, but it isn't a big deal. Besides the gore and scenes with flesh-eating grandmas lol, the best part were the dialogs which were actually pretty damn funny at times. Corny as hell as you might expect, but it had me laughing throughout.
Inland Empire (2006)
An slightly over the hill actress gets the role of a lifetime. When she starts having feelings for her co-star, life begins imitating art. She also learns that the film is actually a remake from a "cursed" unfinished Polish movie.
I'm a huge David Lynch fan, from the Twin peaks tv show, blue velvet, Lost Highway, Elephant man, Wild at heart, to one of my favorites of all time Mulholland Dr. IE is DL's mind gone wild and pretty much having free-reign to do a movie HIS way, with no restraints or boundaries. Sadly I think a little restraint would've helped, overall I was a little disappointed in the finished product. If you like linear storytelling don't bother with this, this is about as non-linear as it gets, felt completely disjointed all the way through. It's like one big jigsaw puzzle. After 2 hours my brain was hurting trying to figure out wtf was going on lol. But it's DL, and I knew what to expect. The length was a major problem, 3 hours is just WAY to long, and the story lacked any real depth. It seemed like Lynch was purposely just fucking with the audience a lot of the times. Laura Dern was fantastic in this though, playing distinctively different roles and showing off her flexible acting ability. The creepy sometimes frightening atmosphere is very present, I think some horror directors could learn a thing or two from Dl on how to effectively make your audience uneasy and terrified without having to use gallons of blood. I know it will take a few more viewings to love this as with any other Lynch movie. The first time I saw Lost Highway I hated it, after 2-3 more viewings my opinion completely turned. If you like any DL movies you will find some enjoyment in this nightmarish dreamlike world that Inland Empire is. Be warned that you'll have to exercise a lot of patience in this borderline frustrating film.
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