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Jim's 'to be watched' pile

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SimonJ 06:41 am MST 01/27/07

I was a bit bored, so some quick thoughts on the titles in Jim's 'to be watched' pile :

The Woods - Not a patch on May, but still a decent little flick. Definitely an Argento homage - think of a cross between Suspiria & Phenomena

Dead Man's Shoes - Very gritty downbeat Brit drama set Upt' North. It's best to go into this one blind, so I'll say no more . . .

H6 - Haven't seen it yet, but its got to be better than Hostel

Edmond - Understated adaption of David Mamet's stage play. Maybe not quite as shocking in places as it would have been back in the early 80s, but William H Macy turns in another top performance.

Calvaire - Wow, gripping, creepy, horrifying, funny - totally brilliant.

Hills Have Eyes - Pretty but empty remake - as most modern remakes are.

Three Extremes 2 - 3 Asian directors each direct a 40min or so segment. Still in my 'to be watched' pile too - but the first one was a cracker.

Night Watch - Found it a bit overrated - make sure you watch the version with the groovy subtitles - think Man on Fire . .

Cache - Started off brilliantly - shades of Lost Highway. It doesn't quite manage to maintain to greatness of the first 20mins. Its a film to admire rather than love. One for critics to fawn over.

Silent Hill - Shite

The Descent - Came out the same time as The Cave. This pisses all over that one. A great Brit horror flick - the US version has a slightly different ending though. Less downbeat . .

Severance - Decent enough horror/comedy. I thought 2001 Maniacs did the horror/comedy mix a bit better though.

Saw 3 - Shite

The Covenant - Haven't seen. Dont really plan too.

The Roost - VERY low budget 'teens in peril' flick. Nice idea, horrible execution.

TCM - Shite.

By the way, nice to see the Vespers section from Batman could be incorporated into the Bat stage show. For me it was 5 mins of perfect Steinman.

In these days of everyone being encouraged to recycle, nice to see Jim is still doing his part :-)



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