Tuesday, 30 September 2014

30/09/14 Alpha Alert (2013)

Currently watching it. Putting this in here so that it registers under the correct month.

I could even 'live 'plop' it as an exclusive first.

Probably won't bother though.


30/09/204 Seance On A Wet Afternoon (1964)

Excellent vintage flick about a married couple who kidnap a child so that the wife, who works as a medium, can add credibility to her professional claims by involving herself in the investigation, offering information that will prove correct and raise her public profile in the wold of spirit communication.

You could say she's a small medium trying to get bigger.

Ho ho.

Anyway, even though that set-up is essentially total bum wash, the film is great. Made during the tail end of that period when England had a moustache and wore a tie to bed, it does suffer from being slightly stuffy, but that fades as it goes on, and by the end of it becomes quite a dark, troubling story. The tension in the bag of cash handover scenes particularly impressed me.


"Move along now, madam. Nothing to see here."
"Shush now, battyman, else I shank you bad style. Get me?"

A member of the 'Hells Chaps' motorcycle gang.

'Hot wicking' was the drug craze for the kids back then.

By 1964 standards this was quite a hot Girl-on-Girl scene.
Seriously, this film is obsessed by beaver.

"Now Miriam, if you flip this switch, it'll make our Austin bounce up and down like all my O.G. homies back in South Central. Low-rider life, yo."

"Gary, you're fifty-two."

"I love pictures."
(Note: I haven't altered this screencap in any way.)

Told you!!!


29/09/14 The Terminator (1984)

I've got the DVD, Blu-Ray and (somewhere) the VHS of this film and have probably seen it hundreds of times over the last thirty years. I never stopped enjoying it.

But as I've spaffed on about it so many times, instead of repeating myself, here's a picture of a grumpy looking dog with a comb-over:

He's not very happy, is he?!



29/09/14 American Muscle (2014)

You remember the early days of Channel 5? Adam Faith had a point, but Podd and I used to greatly look forward to the utterly shite film they would put on at 9pm on weeknights. It would almost always be some terrible cop/revenge action film with some incredibly generic title like Unchained Vengeance or Iron Justice or some shit.

Anyway, this was like one of those films but made fifteen years too late.

In fairness, the action scenes and some of the landscape shots are done well, but the bleakly unpleasant, misogynistic, weakly acted other bits are just kinda shit.



Monday, 29 September 2014

28/09/14 Inhuman Resources (2012)

Weak but watchable twaddle about a nutty fellow who kidnaps people and forces them to type. The gore is very well done, everything else is a bit of a reverse pyramid, quality wise.



28/09/14 From Beyond The Grave (1973)

Amicus anthology film. You know the sort of thing.


Peter Cushing's in this, making it better than most things.

I love how minimalist, tasteful and contemporary '70s interiors look.
Either that or they just threw loads of gaudy, mis-matched shit together and lived in front of it.

"The white pyjamas, Leopold?"
"Yes, Thelma. It's Thursday. As ever, I shall be brief and disappointing."

"Let me massage your chair for you, Sir."
"Terribly kind. Thank you, Cribbins"
"My pleasure, Sir."

"Let me compress your head for you Sir...
Ooh, lotta tension in your wig."

"Why is my piano silent?"
"It's a table."

Julian Assange has left the embassy and is believed to be hiding in 1973.

"I'm Jack Nicholson's taylor"
"Are you?"



28/09/14 The November Man (2014)

Not yet released, popular video streaming site, etc.

Pierce Brosnan plays a former CIA spook who gets asked to return for one more job.

Actually much less like the kinda popcorn fluff I was expecting, and much more like the Bourne films. But without the same level of excellentness as the Bourne films. Which are very excellent.

Not including that fourth Bourne film. That was a shed full of shit.

And in this film, it's like Jason Bourne, but with a bus pass.

Anyway, not brilliant, but certainly worth a watch.


Jason Perkin, Berlin hotel room. Rolled up magazine to the face.