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Thirst (Bakjwi) (2009)

Posted in movies with tags , , on October 28, 2012 by adam

It’s like foreign film week around here, eh? I might even add one more before I’m done. INSANITY. Today’s entry is Thirst, the second 2012 Flavor from Korea. It comes from writer-director Park Chan-wook, otherwise known as the only South Korean other than PSY anyone has ever heard of. You have my word as a gentleman I will not make any “Gangnam Style” jokes. Mainly because I wouldn’t have any idea how to go about doing that, aside from saying Gangnam Style over and over.

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The Revenant (2009)

Posted in movies with tags , , , on October 12, 2012 by adam

Even as I write this, I can feel it happening. I can feel myself turning. I’m forgetting things, slipping. Not…long…now…

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Priest (2011)

Posted in movies with tags , , , on October 15, 2011 by adam

Forgive me father, for I have brought unto this blog a truly dreadful movie.

The premise of Priest – very, very loosely based on the Korean action-horror comics of the same name – is solid enough: a dystopian alternate reality in which vampires have coexisted in open enmity with mankind since the beginning of recorded history. Throw in a little Paul Bettany (who I generally enjoy), a ton of kung fu, and some big-budget special effects and you should have a sure-fire blockbuster, right? WRONGZO.

This movie is so horrible I actually shook my head and rubbed my eyes like a Looney Tunes character when I found out it boasts a Metacritic rating of 41 out of 100. 41! That’s nine points higher than director Scott Charles Stewart’s last effort, the similar but much more tolerable Legion, and approximately 41 points higher than it deserves.

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Stake Land (2010)

Posted in movies with tags , on October 4, 2011 by adam

Four days into October and we have our first apocalypse! This one features a plague, which has been done to death, but with an added twist: it’s a vampire plague! Now we’re talking.

Stake Land is fairly ambitious for indie fare, chock full of unexpected highs and an equal number of head-scratching lows. All in all it offers a pretty decent vision of a post-apocalyptic world besieged by legions of bloodsucking former humans. Incidentally, I think there’s money to be made in a version aimed at bovine audiences. You could call it Steak Land. You get it? Steak Land? I could go on like this all month. AND I WILL.

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Suck (2009)

Posted in movies with tags , , on October 19, 2010 by adam

It’s hard to believe but it took me eighteen days before I finally got to a vampire movie. I was planning to start with Daybreakers but somehow the rock ‘n roll horror comedy Suck was higher on the ol’ Netflix queue, even though I don’t remember putting it on there. I’m glad I did though, because it’s not half bad. Granted it’s a bit of a rip off of the first act of the dreadful movie adaptation of Queen of the Damned (not to mention the 1990 Dean Cameron tour de force, Rockula), but it’s generally funny and smart, and it boasts a hip soundtrack and plenty of clever music industry gags to boot.

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