20's guy in 90's NYC. Really weird movie, espically when everyone else around him is acting like normal and he's acting all chipper and using 30's film dialog (movies had no dialog in the 20's!) Did people really talk and act like this in the 20's and 30's? I think not! They had similar situations back then, gangsters, alcohol, flappers, whores, etc. life wasn't rosy back then! In all a weird, funny and interesting film to watch, if you have nothing to do.
14 June 2003
Two Stars out of 4 I like the Friday the 13th movies, with their bad acting, hokey special effects and ridiculous plots, for sentimental reasons. I was just a kid when they first came out and I can remember them being a big deal and everything. I liked to watch them back then as I do now. The Friday the 13th movies are alot of fun if you don't take them too seriously. They were never meant to be masterpieces of cinema...but movies to see with your friends and laugh and scream at. This movie is no exception. It's actually not that bad...the girls are hot, the killing scenes are grisly (the most nasty one involves Jason stabbing a girl with a piece of a broken mirror ouch!), and the film has it's own share of humorous one liners like most Friday the 13th films have. Since it was made in 1989, it has that retro 80's look. Once the 80's were over, it was the end of an era and the Friday the 13th movies were part of that. So basically, it's an average Friday the 13th film. It's an okay film, but one thing is for sure, this movie is a hell of alot better than Jason X.
Otaku no video (1991– )Scathing parody of "Otaku" or anime fans.
6 May 2003
I loved this anime! It's so hilarous and dead on in its presentation of anime fans and nerds in general. The anime is basically about this tennis jock who gives up his beautiful girlfriend and jock's life to be an anime nerd. The presentation of the "Otaku" in the film was very eeriely similar to how nerds behave here. I laughed hysterically...
King of New York (1990)Different.
9 April 2003
Abel Ferrara's King of New York is a dark, dedcadent symphony of violence and mayhem. It stands in stark contrast to other gangster films, and due to Ferrara's gritty style, it feels different. One thing about the movie is the near absence of music, save for a few Schoolly D rap tunes and sparse, eerie keyboard music. This haunting music through the film gives it a poetic and tragic edge. The performances are top notch all around, espically Chirstopher Walken and Larry Fishburne. The gun battles are brutal, at times resembling a war movie, rather than a typical gangster shoot 'em up. For it's stylish direction, brilliant performances and intriguing story line, King of New York is my favorite gangster movie of all time.
Bad Lieutenant (1992)Gritty New York City film about a bad cop.
4 March 2003
Welcome to the mean streets of NYC, with Harvey Keitel as our guide on this hellish trip. We get to see Harvey Keitel abuse his body with all sorts of chemicals, coke, heroin, beer, vodka, more coke and more booze and all sorts of sordid things. We get to see a nun raped on an altar and Harvey Keitel sexually harassing two teenage girls. The ending is a suprise, playing on Keitel's character's lasped Catholicism and the ideal of Christian forgiveness. For jaded viewers only, all others will be shocked or disturbed.
26 February 2003
I watched this movie as a kid and I recently got a copy of it. Aside from obvious plot holes, this is an enjoyable film. I love the music in this movie and the dinosaurs are cool. It's a great film, just as long as you don't take it too seriously. I recommend it if you like Japanese films or monster films.
The Toxic Avenger (1984)This movie rocks!
17 February 2003
I can't see how anyone can slam this movie. It's absolutely the sickest, most funniest and deranged film of all time! I love the slow motion gore effects, and the corny 80's music, and just the sheer dementediness of it! If you like sick movies, like The Story of Ricky, or Salo or John Waters, you'll love this film! Highly recommended!
In a Glass Cage (1986)Very disturbing.
2 February 2003
A brutally honest commentary on how atroticies can affect a person for life. The film has guilt, revenge, murder, and love all intertwined in a bizarre story. NOT recommend for those easily disturbed, faint of heart, or victims of child molestation.
Baller Blockin' (2000)fun
6 December 2002
This is a good movie. Some of the acting is goofy, but I think it's alot better than No Limit's movies. Where as No Limit makes these grand wanna be epic gangster films, this movie just takes place in the projects with a couple of guys that just hang out and just happen to sell drugs. It has a ton of cussing in it, it would probably set a record for the amount of cusswords in just a 50 min. movie. See it and enjoy it!
Manhunter (1986)Hannibal unglamorized
30 November 2002
This film reminds me of a deglamorized verison of the Hannibal films. IMO it has a more realistic view to it. Instead of the likable and friendly Ed Norton, we have the moody and intense William Petersen playing Will Graham. Brian Cox's Hannibal is just as clever as Anthony Hopkins' but not as charismatic. Thus, that makes him more realistic, instead of superhuman, like the character later becomes. Instead of a spooky dark basement prison as in Slience or Hannibal, we have an austure white cell. Ralph Fiennes' Dolarhyde is quiet to the point of being a mute and almost semi retarded almost. I can't see how the girl would be attacted to him (even if she is blind). Tom Noonhan's Dolarhyde is more amible and friendly. He actually speaks in a friendly voice, at times even being a normal person. Even the ending is more realistic. Instead of having a supspense full thilling end, it ends rather anti-climaticly...but thus is life.
Alexandria... Why? (1979)Weird, touching film
19 November 2002
Faces of Death IV (1990)Goofy
7 November 2002
I'd say about 90% of this movie is fake. It's not shocking or anything. The doctor was pretty fun. I love it when he pulls out the gun and says that he defends his rights, and the other goofy things he says. The real footage is just brief clips of news footage of people getting beat and stuff, nothing really gory. It's insane it's considered so shocking...I'd say it's only PG-13.
Quills (2000)I loved it.
20 October 2002
As a fan of the Marquis de Sade I found this film completely enjoyable. It's not a biopic of the Marquis' life...rather it's a fictional account of Sade's life in an asylum. I found the acting great, espically Geoffery Rush as Sade. He was great! His performence was thrilling, exciting and at times, humorous and moving. I recommend it to anyone who's interested in Sade, not because it's about his life or necessarily his works, but rather it has his "spirit".
Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)Talk about overreaction.
15 July 2002
As a proud owner of a copy of this movie, I have to say the reviews are certainly entertaining to read but...it's just a bad movie. It's not even THAT bad, it's just a little silly and it actually looks quite good considering it was filmed with this old timey camera. The acting is bad of course, but you don't watch this expecting it to be GOOD, now do you? Even the dubbing wasn't that bad, it's just as good as sleezy Italian and goofy Japanese monster films. The worst movie in the world? Maybe, but that hype just gives it an audience, and an audience it has. So happy viewing!
Romper Stomper (1992)A great film
28 March 2002
In a weird way this reminded me of Trainspotting, but it came out before so I wonder if this film was an influence. The direction and editing were great, some of the best I ever seen. Russell Crowe (before he became famous) gives an excellent, crazy and psychotic performance. It's also a great story, I can't see why anyone would want to be a Nazi skinhead after this film, let alone be violent to others. Disturbing and breathtaking this is an excellent film, if you aren't squeamish.
Meet the Feebles (1989)Cute and funny.
12 January 2002
What's wrong with these reviewers? I popped in Meet the Feebles expecting a freaky, disturbing bizarre film. Instead I got a highly entertaining, enjoyable, well made, and yes even cute movie. Sure, it's not for everyone, but give it a chance. You'll enjoy it more if you have a warped sense of humor though.
Sleepaway Camp (1983)One of the worst movies EVER
12 January 2002
Don't believe the hype, this movie really sucks. Bad acting, even worse dialog, and a "shock" ending that is only disturbing if you're only accustomed to watching typical mainstream fluff. Only rent it if you want to waste your money and your time.
The Sopranos (1999–2007)More serious than you think.
12 October 2001
When I first saw this show I thought it was a comedy. When I rented it and saw the whole thing, I was suprised at the drama and the tragedy of it. It's actually more serious than you think and is not your typical mob story line. I look forward to seeing the rest of the series.