Tower Heist: When a group of hard working guys find out they’ve fallen victim to a wealthy business man’s Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence. 2 weeks ago
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Adapted from the 1995 Alice Hoffman novel about the Owens family of witches, regarded as outcasts in the town where they live. Aunt Frances and her sister Aunt Jet tried to pass on practical magic skills to their nieces, subdued Sally and fiery Gillian, brought up by the two aunts after their parents died.
The aunts concoct spells for the lonely and the lovelorn, but the family’s use of witchcraft unfortunately invokes a curse that spells doom to the family’s menfolk. Denying her powers, Sally attempted to lead a life minus magic. Her marriage to fish merchant Michael brought two daughters—and Michael’s death.
Moving into the aunt’s seaside mansion, the widowed Sally warns the aunts not to influence her daughters. Sally intervenes when Gillian suffers at the hands of her abusive Bulgarian boyfriend Jimmy, and Arizona detective Gary Hallet, investigating Jimmy’s disappearance, turns up in town, eyeing Gillian and Sally as the leading suspects. 2 weeks ago
Well, I watched this all the way through, hoping that it might improve somewhat. I was wrong. Sigh.
“In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.” 3 weeks ago
OMG, this was such a bad film. I guess Rob Zombie as director really doesn’t ensure anything. It sucked majorly and was a waste of time.
“The Lords of Salem: Heidi, a blond rock chick, DJs at a local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the “Big H Radio Team.” A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, a gift of the Lords. She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords’ record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma. Later, Whitey plays the Lords’ record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with his listeners. The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon, Heidi and her cohorts are far from the rock spectacle they’re expecting. The original Lords of Salem are returning and they’re out for blood.” 3 weeks ago
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies. 3 weeks ago
A slightly sensationalist view of “mysterious” items in various museums. Tended to drag out the story in an interminable fashion, because the stories were a little thin to begin with. 4 weeks ago
Watched the 2007 National Geographic documentary on “Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty”.
“It is one of Egypt’s enduring mysteries. What happened to Nefertiti and her husband, Akhenaten – the radical king, and likely father of King Tut? In a dark and mysterious tomb located in the Valley of the Kings, there is a small chamber with two mummies without sarcophagi or wrappings. At times, both have been identified as Queen Nefertiti by scholars, filmmakers and historians. But the evidence has been circumstantial at best.”
Rather interesting insight into several unknown mummies, using scans of the mummies to compare them to one of the most well-known mummies of the Amarna period, King Tutankhamun.
(I would have enjoyed it more without the grandstanding of the self-styled “Indiana Jones” Zahi Hawass, the head archeologist, who has been booted, but reinstated, and eventually sacked from his job – partially due to numerous irregularities and missing items during his terms.) 1 month ago
Hysteria: A romantic comedy based on the truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science.
Lovely and funny romantic comedy; very enjoyable! 1 month ago
Fearless optimist Princess Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. 1 month ago
The Ruling Class: A member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son is insane: he thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other somewhat-more respectable members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensues.
Starring Peter O’Toole
Oh God. This was SO bad. I actually had to skip forward through parts of it because it was so hard to bear it all. Ugh. 1 month ago
“The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality.”
Been a long time since I saw it – decided to introduce my boyfriend to it… 1 month ago
The Watcher in the Woods: When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past.
Starring: Bette Davis and David McCallum
Kind of a so-so film, very 80’s style of over-dramatic music and acting. 1 month ago
National Geographic: Inside Rio Carnaval: At the centre of the world famous Rio Carnival is the Samba Parade — a fierce competition of vast scale among 13 neighbourhood samba schools. Watching them are a panel of expert judges, more than 60,000 spectators and a TV audience of nearly half a billion.
The unexpected is always expected during one of the largest parties on earth, and Nat Geo is right there to find out how Rio survives and Carnival continues to thrive. 2 months ago
Treasure Island is a British television adaptation of the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.This two part drama follows the story of Jim Hawkins, who’s unexpectedly drawn into the world of piracy when he discovers Flint’s treasure map. However, Long John Silver will stop at nothing to get hold of the gold for himself. As they set sail for Treasure Island, Jim embarks on an action adventure that will change his life forever.
Surprisingly good; really enjoyed Eddie Izzard as Long John Silver~ 2 months ago
•Moulin Rouge (rewatched)
•Basic Instinct (watched; and sequel)
•Brokeback Mountain (watched)
•Pulp Fiction (watched)
•The Wicker Man (watched… lol)
•Howl’s Moving Castle (rewatched)
•The Virgin Diaries (rewatched)
•Poison Ivy (watched)
•Dream For An Insomniac
Obviously I’ve watched more movies than just these but as this was a list I was particularly determined to start on I think I’ve done an okay job :)
I also cleared out my room and got in a large chest of drawers, one of which I dedicated to my DVD collection and boy, has it grown! I’m pretty impressed with myself (particularly considering I got most of the copies from ebay and amazon with a next-to-nothing asking price). Onwards and upwards! 2 months ago
Description: An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover, who’s being chased by demons after he escaped from their sado-masochistic Hell.
Surprisingly, hadn’t seen this classic horror flick before, so I’ve added it to my watched list. 2 months ago
In this supernatural thriller, Tom Witzky (Kevin Bacon) is a fairly typical working-class guy living in Chicago with his wife Maggie (Kathryn Erbe) and his son Jake (Zachary David Cope).
One night at a party, Tom gets into a lively discussion with his sister-in-law, Lisa (Illeana Douglas), who believes in psychic communication and the power of hypnosis. He challenges Lisa to hypnotize him, and she plants in him a post-hypnotic suggestion to be more open-minded. But the results aren’t quite what Lisa or Tom expected; Tom now senses an air of terrible dread throughout his house and is convinced that evil lurks just around the corner. He also sees the spirit of a girl from the neighborhood who disappeared months ago—and Jake sees the spirit as well.
Surprisingly good mystery horror film; rather enjoyable if you enjoy this genre. 2 months ago
We Are The Night:
One night, 18 year old Lena is bitten by Louise, leader of a female vampire trio that are as deadly as they are beautiful. Her newfound vampiric lifestyle is a blessing and a curse at the same time. At first, she enjoys the limitless freedom,the luxury, the parties, but soon the murderous blood lust of her comrades in arms proves too much for her, and she falls dangerously in love with Tom, a young undercover cop.
When she resolves to turn her back on the bloodsucking band of sisters, Louise fury knows no bounds. Lena will have to choose between immortal love and immortal life 2 months ago
Watched 1999’s “The 13th Warrior” with Antonio Banderas.
A cultured diplomat joins a band of savage warriors in time to meet an even more fearsome enemy in this historical adventure. In 922 A.D., Ibn Fadlan (Antonio Banderas) is a Muslim emissary from Baghdad en route to meet with the King of Saqaliba when he is captured by a gang of Vikings. While Ibn and his people are intelligent and well-mannered, the Vikings are a rowdy and sometimes unpleasant lot, with an unquenchable appetite for food, alcohol, and women.
However, in time he develops an understanding and respect for the Viking warriors and is welcomed into their society by their leader, Buliwyf. However, Ibn must now join them as they return to their homeland once they receive word of an invasion by a huge pack of bloodthirsty invaders who will destroy and eat anything in their path—including the flesh of the men they have killed. The 13th Warrior was based on the book Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton, which was in turn adapted from tales of Viking folklore. 2 months ago
So my boyfriend had never watched “The Sixth Sense” with Bruce Willis and it had been years since I watched my DVD, so I dug it out for him to watch with me.
Not as spooky as I remember it at the time; but I think I’ve been jaded by other horror movies since then. 3 months ago
A Murder Is Announced: A murder is announced in the Chipping Cleghorne Gazette to take place on October 5th, 7 PM at Little Paddocks cottage. The people living there, retired secretary Miss Blacklock, her companion Miss Bunner, Miss Blacklock’s two distant cousins, Patrick and Julia and Mrs.Haymes, a gardener, have no idea what the ad is about.
Several villagers arrive at the house under the false pretenses of “just walking by” or “Was in the neighborhood”. At exactly 7 PM, the lights go out, and a man enters the room, and shines a flashlight in everyone’s face. Then shots are heard.
As the lights come back on, they find the man who entered the room has been shot. Miss Marple must unmask the killer but soon more murders turn up. 3 months ago
GI Joe Retaliation: Framed for crimes against the country, the G.I. Joe team is terminated by the President’s order, and the surviving team members face off against Zartan, his accomplices, and the world leaders he has under his influence. 3 months ago