Posts Tagged ‘film’

So we started working through my list of movies that I haven’t bothered watching, and Crimson Peak was the missus’s movie of choice.

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I was sorting out my DVD and Blu-Ray collection this afternoon while pretending to tidy up and discovered a good 30+ movies that I have bought and not watched (or started to watch and fell asleep after 10 minutes). Basically I need to unclog this blockage before I can even justify to myself buying any more things not to watch.

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Slasher movies. You know the type. Cute blonde girl runs away from a masked gimmicky murderer. You’re bored of the formula, and have been ever since the 80s, or at best since the mid-90s when there was that ironic revival phase. All those clich├ęs, stupid decisions and macguffins serving to provide lazy set-pieces and half-arsed jump scares. Wouldn’t it be nice if a horror movie went out of its way not to do that, to break the mould and bring life back into what is essentially a genre that has fallen over and twisted its ankle, while running away from some sort of knife wielding metaphor in a metaphorical metaphor mask.

Well, look who it is, Jim Rothman, creator of Scythe, a new ‘realistic’ slasher movie that promises to break genre conventions and return to good old fashioned scares. I sent a bunch of questions his way, and he was kind enough to reply with proper words and not just a GIF of someone doing a rude finger gesture. The Kickstarter for Scythe is well on its way to getting the $50,000 required to fund this independent movie, and a whole host of perks are available to supporters of the project.

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Continuing my in-depth investigation into the murky world of unpleasantness that is found in movies that share their name with Disney films, we come across 2011’s Sleeping Beauty, a movie that could be described as ‘artistic’ or ‘erotic’, but comes across more as ‘weird’ and ‘grubby’.

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So, remember back in the olden days when I sang the praises of the movie The Battery? Well, they ran a Kickstarter so they could afford not to die after throwing all their money into their second movie. So, rather than funding the movie, the lovely people on the internet have paid to support the creators instead. What you end up with is a rather funky idea, a movie released for free, almost instantly.

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So, in an attempt to somehow take credit for the project’s success (I retweeted about it at least four times), I present TEX MONTANA WILL SURVIVE, and ask that you share it with all your friends, and continue to support Jeremy’s beard at least until he cashes in his Kickstarter money and buys a Gillette Mach 3.