The Spookiest Month Has Happened

It’s October so obviously I’ve filled  the month with horror Halloween fun!

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982, Amy Heckerling)

It feels like nothing happens but also loads happens. I think I enjoyed it

6/10

Halloweentown (1998, Duwayne Dunham)

Goosebumps on steroids

8/10

Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001, Mary Lambert)

A fantastic piece of cinema as good as the first and with an even sexier and naaaarsty villain

8/10

Pacific Rim (2013, Guillermo del Toro)

Brilliant action film with great characters that allow you to forgive and not give a shit about the plot holes.
IT’S ROBOTS AND MONSTERS FIGHTING, WHAT WERE YOU EXPECTING !!!!!

9/10

Alien (1979, Ridley Scott)

Getting my sci-fi horror realness on for October

10/10

Aliens (1986, James Cameron)

This film builds itself so well, the best paced film I’ve ever seen.
Uses trops from the first film well especially in contrasting them.

Plus a female lead film who’s ally is a young girl who helps Riply save the day
Beautiful! Beautiful! BEAUTIFUL!

10/10

Alien³ (1992, David Fincher)

This film doesn’t feel like an Alien franchise film but a dystonia future with a monster hunting them through the visionary of David Fincher.
From all the shit that went down when making this film I think it came out much better than I thought it would of.
It has some really interesting camera work and acting that I enjoyed.
Some bad dialogue saved by great actors plus some flimsy writing
HOWEVER all I need is bald Sigourney

7/10

Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017, Simon Curtis)

I don’t know how to feel about this film.

It’s a double edge sword this film, it’s about the consequences of exploiting children, and Christopher Robin’s resolution of understanding the joy it gave others during WW1 and WW11 when people didn’t have joy

But sitting in the cinema I felt guilty watching the film, it’s his story again being used for money. It’s trying to tell us about happiness and welfare of mental health and emotions. Does that make it ok they made the film as it’s teaching us a lesson again? Or is it a cycle of consequences resulting in someone’s exploitation?

I like to think it is about learning and how, especially in Britain, mental health and emotions need to be addressed more and understood for the welfare and care of others.

Otherwise I think the film was trying very hard to be emotional and could of told the story in better ways, but a good representation of PTSD (Coming from a PTSD sufferer)

6/10

Good Will Hunting (1997, Gus Van Sant)

I did like those apples

An incredibly well written film complimented with great acting

8/10

Stardust (2007, Matthew Vaughn)

I love so much about this film:
1) It’s camp
2) it’s so British
3) Neil Gaiman
4) it’s camp
5) the cast
6) fantasy Realness
7) it’s camp
8) every Robert De Niro scene
9) every Michelle Pfeiffer scene
10)it’s sooooo camp

8/10

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009, Wes Anderson)

This film is porn

10/10

The Glass Castle (2017, Destin Cretton)

A character centric film with great character development exploring the complexities of humans and families.
The last shot did something to me, the slow tracking until Brie Larson’s character and her genius acting going from laughing to crying when the camera meets her was remarkable. This shot, the complexities of life in on smooth transition. I couldn’t see when she stopped laughing and started crying.
That was the shot in that confirmed to me how great Brie Larson is, though I already knew she was

8/10

The Witches (1990, Nicolas Roeg)

Ratatouille meets Witches

6/10

The Witches of Eastwick (1987, George Miller)

Women are really great and George Miller knows it

8/10

The Addams Family (1991, Barry Sonnenfeld)

I’m in full halloween mode now

8/10

Addams Family Values (1993, Barry Sonnenfeld)

Even better than the first

9/10

The Babysitter (2017, McG)

Style over substance but I like the style

5/10

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015, Christopher B. Landon)

Ridiculous nonsense with a 2008 hot soundtrack

4/10

EL Bar (2017, Álex de la Igesia)

Like most Spanish films, this shit escalates

8/10

Blade Runner 2049 (2017, Denis Villeneuve)

Denis me lad, you did it again
Beautiful film, well paced and held my attention the whole way through, unlike the first film.

8/10

Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated (2017, Hannah Lux Davis)

A personal and honest account of her addictions, mental health and eating disorder that can really help others

6/10

Gerald’s Game (2017, Mike Flanagan)

This film uses creative and interesting storytelling devices to tell an independent character story

6/10

Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017, Chris Moukarbel)

A heart felt doc except from the part where a girl calls Gaga “Mummy” and I cringed so hard I thought I would never recover

7/10

Hotel Transylvania (2012, Genndy Tartakovsky)

One of the only films of Adam Sandler I can watch with out permanently rolling my eyes

8/10

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015, Genndy Tartakovsky)

The other film of Adam Sandler I can watch with out permanently rolling my eyes

6/10

Death at a Funeral (2007, Frank Oz)

A fun time

7/10

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015, Wes Ball)

Meh

4/10

Crimson Peak (2015, Guillermo del Toro)

Beautiful gothic romance full of incredible visuals, great pieces of writing and over dramatics

8/10

OtherLife (2017, Ben C. Lucas)

Australian black mirror

8/10

Long Shot (2017, Jacob LaMendola)

An unbelievable true story

8/10

The Snowman (2017, Tomas Alfredson)

What absolute tripe of a film
They had a good premise from the book but then forgot all about that and then in the edit realised it was shit and so kept editing and editing and if there’s one thing I know, you can’t polish a turd
There’s no reason why it’s snowmen, they don’t investigate the killer to understand why, how, when or the murder weapon. They only look at a doctor all the women go to and say yep it’s him even though there’s no evidence and then they find out it’s not him but there are other doctors at the practice but NO we won’t go and investigate them?!?!? fuck you audience there’s no investigating in this whole film
The trailer made it out to be a horror thriller where the killer taunts the Detectives and there’s loads of creepy snowmen but instead some women have been abducted and the detective stumbles his way through to find the killer, there’s no plot
THERES NO INVESTIGATING
THERES NO TENSION
THERES BORING EMPTY CHARACTERS
AND SNOWMEN!?!!
They could of investigated why he cuts the bodies up, they would of investigated the bodies they found and found drugs in the women’s system and explored that…
BUT NO we know nothing.
We see no investigating work, we just get told my the detectives stuff they find out through filming people or guess work ??  Then the end is supposed to have a clever reveal by saying it’s the boyfriend all along but how can it be clever if the audience aren’t allowed to try and investigate and work it out at the same time as the detectives …
…BECAUSE THE DETECTIVES DON’T INVESTIGATE ANYTHING

1/10

Hallows Eve (2016, Brad Watson)

Low budget British film with awkward cuts and bad acting BUT great bits of tense building lots of suspense and a great twist ending

6/10

XX (2017,  Jovanka Vuckovic, Karyn Kusama, St. Vincent and Roxanne Benjamin

Some interesting concepts and visuals but others are predictable and dull

5/10

The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017, Charlie Bean, Bob Logan and Paul Fisher)

Jackie Chan is bea

6/10

Thor: Ragnarok (2017, Taika Waititi)

I came out of this film happy, happiest I have been in a while.
It’s refreshing to see a fun and campy movie that’s ok with being a good time and delivering it.
I was not disappointed by Taika Waititi’s amazing work, it was what comic book films should be: visually striking, funny and ridiculous.
Oh and look out for the “play” scene, it’s incredible

8/10

Halloween (1978, John Carpenter)

The perfect Halloween film… Obvs

9/10

Halloween II (1981, Rick Rosenthal)

A fantastic sequel

9/10

Office Killer (1997, Cindy Sherman)

It’s a time
Less campy than I wanted but a great watch

6/10

Halloween: H20 (1998, Steve Miner)

The fun 90s teen movie version of halloween

7/10

The Omen (1976, Richard Donner)

This is why I don’t like kids

7/10

Hocus Pocus (1993, Kenny Ortega)

Family fun Halloweeny time

8/10

Beetlejuice (1988, Tim Burton)

One of my all time favs
The cast is soooo good, Micheal Keaton is unrecognisable and the set and art direction is beautiful

9/10

Coraline (2009, Henry Selick)

Incredible stop motions animation and art direction make this on of the best book adaptation ever

9/10

ParaNorman (2012, Sam Fell and Chris Butler)

Beautiful animation and incredible horror film references or tropes used. Plus first gay animated character

10/10

This month I’ve wasted 3 day 3 hours 25 minutes (75hours and 25 minutes)

Best of the month: ParaNorman, Fantastic Mr Fox, Alien and Aliens

To November. Lucy.

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