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Genre Spotlight (Secret Santa): Go

Just so we’re clear, you stole a car, shot a bouncer, and had sex with two women?

When I found out that 1999’s Go was bestowed on me for this month’s spotlight my first thoughts were of excitement. Partly due to the fact that I haven’t viewed this film since that year and I do recall liking it and partly because I received what I deemed was a decent film in our Secret Santa genre month.  Truth be told, before reviewing it I wouldn’t be able to tell you nothing about the plot other than Katie Holmes and Sarah Polley being grocery store employees and Timothy Olyphant being a drug dealer, everything else was a complete blur.

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Devil’s DVD Advocacy: The Crazies

Iowa is full of random craziness. Slipknot, meth heads, guys named Ezekiel all live in Iowa. In The Crazies, that insanity is taken to a new level.

Sort of. It all seems so familiar. Wait a minute. It’s a slick looking horror movie in 2010. Yup.  It’s a remake. Of a George Romero movie that nobody saw.

The town of Ogden Marsh is a typical farming town. It’s the kind of place where everyone knows each other and they actually listen to the local police. Read the rest of this entry

The Crazies

To gear up to watch The Crazies, I watched George A. Romero’s 1973 version a few days beforehand. While more modernized for our time, you can still see and feel homage to the 70’s style that made Romero known for.

While Romero serves as executive producer, Breck Eisner (Michael Eisner’s son) takes the helm as director on this one. Eisner does well setting up the premise in a fast pace, but tails off at times to give us more of a b-movie tone. Read the rest of this entry

The Crazies (Devil’s Advocate Review)

Iowa is full of random craziness. Slipknot, meth heads, guys named Ezekiel all live in Iowa. In The Crazies, that insanity is taken to a new level.

Sort of. It all seems so familiar. Wait a minute. It’s a slick looking horror movie in 2010. Yup. It’s a remake. Of a George Romero movie that nobody saw.

The town of Ogden Marsh is a typical farming town. It’s the kind of place where everyone knows each other and they actually listen to the local police. Read the rest of this entry

A Perfect Getaway DVD

With The Crazies starring Timothy Olyphant coming out, which Rene and I are reviewing, I wanted to take the opportunity to watch A Perfect Getaway beforehand.  This movie was released on dvd a little more than a month ago after little publicity in the theaters considering it came out the same day as G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra. Read the rest of this entry