April 21st, 2011

Scary Books


'Warlock' (1989) trailer
A warlock (Julian Sands) is chased by Richard E Grant and his mullet. Bad CGI, time travel and this is a classic.

'Waxwork' (1988) trailer
They just don't make movies like this horror set in a waxworks anymore.

'The Hills Have Eyes' (1977) trailer
The story of a family's refusal to die! The movie trailer voiceover is accidentally hilarious.

'Angel' (1984) trailer
This looks like trash. Sunset Boulevard, a serial killer and a heroine with terrible fashion sense.

'Avenging Angel' (1985) trailer
Bad 80's hair abounds in this sequel. Angel is back and the actress is different and there is 80's make up and guns and bizarre gunfights: "When you get to hell, tell them an angel sent you."

'The Event' 1x18 promo
Sophia needs to die.

'Fringe' 3x20 review
Oh Walternate, finally this season looks interesting again: "I choose to give up my son, so you can keep yours."

'Speak' trailer
Horrible people and Bella from 'Twilight', mmm.
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Fringe Season 3 Ep 14 Review


Yuppie idiots die in a murky scene. Olivia whines, I'm sick of her and her whining. There's a tear in an apartment building that Walter fears will turn into a vortex. So Walter decides that amber needs to be used.

Olivia's 'glimmering from the other side' power kicks in again. It is said that Bell was into soul magnets, was there anything he didn't do?

The tear between universes is down to the power of grief. Cue sap. This was okay and Olivia and Peter get it on but nobody cares.

Best Lines:
"Would you believe it slipped my mind?"
"No I would not."

"There's no such thing as ghosts."
"That's where you draw the line? Ghosts?"

"Today was a vision of things to come."

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Book Review: Dead in the Family

Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

The 10th 'Sookie' book is a return to form after the dire 'From Dead to Worse' and 'Dead and Gone'. Sookie is recovering mentally and physically from the previous books.

but supernatural trouble still surrounds her. There's ructions in the werewolf clan, a fairy relative has come to visit, there's yet another vampire power play going on and anti-supernatural sentiment is rising.

Sookie deals with things as best she can. This is good. The focus on family is the best aspect of it. Plus the set-up for future books (anti-supernatural feelings and the FBI agent) do intrigue.

I have to say the book series is far better than the tv show.
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The Green Hornet (1966-1967) Eps 14&24 Reviewed

Ep 14

Freeway to Death

Mike Axford lurks as an informer is attacked by a bulldozer. Why the idiots just stand there instead of running isn't explained. Mike is saved by The Green Hornet who asks Mike to work with him to smash a construction racket.

Mike tries to be a hard man and fails due to his permanent expression of angry imbecility. Kato has two lines in the entire ep. The big bad is played by Jeffrey Hunter aka the original Captain Christopher Pike from 'Star Trek'. Casey wears a blouse the size of a hot air balloon.

The Black Beauty has a mortar launcher, Kato and his boss beat people up and Britt Reid has no personality. Seth Rogen's Britt Reid may have been a flaky, mooching slacker with a personality disorder but at least he had a personality. Still this was very good.

How can Axford a crime reporter for 30 years not notice that Britt Reid and The Green Hornet are one and the same? Why do gangsters keep letting The Green Hornet cut in on their rackets? How does Kato's hat not fly off when he's kicking people and throwing people over desks?

Best Line:
"That crook isn't as smart as some people think he is."

Ep 24

Hornet Save Thyself

It's Britt's birthday party and Kato attends. Well, he's there to serve drinks. Poor Kato. Anyway Britt's enemy Eddie shows up and is shot dead within seconds. Britt is framed for the crime.

Scanlon is useless and utters the phrase: "Death weapon." It seems Eddie and Britt were blood enemies over Eddie being fired for sabotaging deliveries of 'The Sentinel'.

Scanlon is accusing. Britt punches him out and escapes. The cops are in Britt's house yet never find the murder weapon, secret passageway or revolving garage floor. Kato runs off with Britt somehow getting into costume without being noticed or missed.

The Green Hornet and Kato steal from a police station and beat up cops yet no-one shoots them. The Hornet gun is used as Britt steals the evidence against him which is kept in a brown paper envelope in a filing cabinet. The days before 'CSI'.

'The Sentinel' gets a temporary new publisher in the form of Hyde. Casey yells. Hyde is Britt's new blood enemy. Kato has lines and opinions and strolls around in his costume in Britt's house. Luckily he takes the mask off, he looks good.

Casey rides around in the Black Beauty with Britt and Kato, get out hoochie! Britt unravels the frame up and is allowed to do a Poirot style big reveal to unmask Hyde. All is well, this was very good.

Best Line:
"You are in worse trouble now."