Mediocre semi-horror about some people robbing a bank vault.
Anyway, one of the hostages is a serial killer nut bag who decides to have some fun by offing the crims. Henry Rollins plays the killer and is by far the best thing in this. It has some fun moments, but doesn't feel tight enough to hold interest.
Western that wobbles
in tone between very serious and knockabout silliness. Also some ghost thing or
something going on. Feels longer than it is by then end and mostly forgettable.
However it does have the line "I ain't ever pickled a girl before".
This film opens with
Ed Harris beating a child abuser to death. Sadly that's where the fun ends.
twenty years later, his son gets out of jail and tries to go straight, making
semi-legit money by fighting people and getting to know the kid he didn't know
his ex was expecting.
Meanwhile Ed Harris
is still in jail himself for the paedo-slapping and, for some reason, has
become the top dog in the ariyan gang in his prison.
Is there a difference
between prison and jail? Always seems to be in Yank films. dunno, I always
assumed, over here at least, that it was just a name for a place, like Banana
Street Vs Banana Avenue or whatnot.
Anyway, Harris is the
stand out in this, very compelling presence, the rest of it is a bit beige and
A low budget
Brit-spooker essentially about a ghost calling a radio station phone-in. A bit
like LBC but with less cab drivers and right-wing cunts.
There's a secondary plot involving some fella and his misses who are trying to rob a farmer or
something. Dunno, that part was messily done and some of the acting was
would've looked poor in a primary school nativity.
The stuff in the
radio studio was done much better, and if it was the sole occupant of the
running time, could've made for a cracking little film. Pontypool (the Canadian
film, not the Welsh town) done something similar and done it very well. Prob
best to watch that instead.
I've been waiting to
see this for flippin' ages as I read the book when it came out and enjoyed it.
The film starts well,
in an airport, when 'the signal' turns everyone using a communication device
into a murderous loony and they all run around screeching and twatting the
uninfected in the face with bricks and axes.
A small group of
survivors then take an increasingly boring trip up to a field in an ice cream
van and then it ends very, very poorly.
John Cusack plays
Chief Inspector Timothy Plodcop who is trying to find a serial killer/abductor
of young women. His daughter, Timothette Frownstrop, ends up being the latest
kidnapee so he has to wear a long jacket and drive places fast to save her. The
end is arse-twitchingly terrible.