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I mean like...is Guy Pierce with some helicopters supposed to be more of a threat than fucking Loki?
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Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin is the obvious hook for III.

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That looks fuxin spectacular.

Plus it has Jane Levy in it too, omg.

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Just got done watching Halloween (1978) by John Carpenter.

Holy christ it was utterly spectacular. I mean one of those films where you hear nothing but eternal praise and go into it expecting something magnificent but still being shocked by just how good it is. The score and pacing to create such piercing tension was just inspiring, and its a tragedy more horror films today are solely focused on the gore aspect rather than the shock and psychological undertones which drive pure horror. What I especially loved was the smart use of alternate camera angles to really capture Michael's every shifting presence and its ability to force you to expect him to be hiding anywhere in a particular scene ready to strike at any moment.

All of the comments in the Jason vs Michael Myers thread were on point regarding Michael capturing the essence of pure evil. The fact we barely see him instead being teased as to his appearance either through the darkness or the distance in the daytime from where he stands really added to his overall mystique, and his quick but sudden kills effectively added to his ruthless manner without resorting to an abuse of gore. In many ways knowing the man was capable of far more sickening kills was enough to leave you satisfied with what would be rather 'tame' deaths compared to modern horrors. I also especially loved the cinematography in capturing the claustrophobic atmosphere Laurie was consumed in, despite living in a standard neighbourhood with plenty of families to turn to for assistance, Carpenter really manages to capture a true desolate tension that makes you forget this is all taking place for all intensive purposes in broad daylight, and if anything that again only adds to the uneasyness you have when watching this film, everything feels disgustingly realistic.

Everything after the first hour is just some of the finest cinema I've watched. The fact Michael has numerous opportunities to strike against his victims only to remain stoic on top of the terrific score just created a gripping sense of unpredictability about where and when he would strike next. So many impressive and un-nerving visuals of him in the background stalking his prey whilst they remain completely unaware of how close evil is to catching them.

Will watching the sequel tomorrow, cannot wait after the genius that was the original.
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Only an hour into The Hunger Games, Christ it's pretty dull already.

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#4 is my favorite Halloween. I think it's a lousy movie, but for some reason it's my favorite in the series.
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I watched Raising Arizona tonight, the Coen's comedy with Nic Cage and it was fantastic. Coen's are always great, but this might be top 5 for them I think. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Cage on form is one of the most outstanding and fun actors to watch, and he's brilliant in this. I found the end to be surprisingly moving. NIC FUCKING CAGE! Loved it.
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I'm a pox on the Horror movie community by stating that the Rob Zombie remakes are my favorite in the installment of the Halloween franchise. *awaits the hate* Not solely due to violence though. I like the way he told the story. Put his spin on it. Always better to do it like that in a remake, than the same 'ol stuff a la the Friday The 13th revamp from a few years ago.

Coen comedies? Well, I think we all know what the measuring stick is in that category. If you don't, then prepare to enter a world of pain.

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#4 is my favorite Halloween. I think it's a lousy movie, but for some reason it's my favorite in the series.
Number 4 has parts of greatness (The bit where Loomis is talking to his mental manifestation of Michael in the diner is damn great and the final like 2 minutes are brilliant), but it's the movie that takes Michael from simply being a possibly demonic killer to the fucking terminator and that whole posse bullshit was awful too. That and the mask fucking sucks in the movie



I mean what the fuck is that?

5's mediocre and 6 is awful unless you watch the producer's cut which is still... not great but at least makes more sense.

I just prefer viewing 1, 2 and H20 as a seperate series to them. 3's a good movie too, not great but good, just a shame it get's buried under the whole "WAH IT'S NOT MICHAEL" thing.


EDIT: The Halloween remake is legitimately my least favourite movie of all time, fuck that fucking movie up the arse with a cactus. Like I'd call fucking Battlefield Earth better than it.


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