I pressed play thinking I was watching the “Hocus Pocus” film, but was surprised to find it was a different retro witch film. Never had heard of it, but it was great. One of those “practical effect” movies from the 80’s / 90’s like the early Peter Jackson films. Creative camera angles and cuts combined with art pieces make it a lot more fun to watch.
Nothin’ to analyze really besides the fact that it reminds me of pedogate stuff and the German accent of the antagonist reminds me of an old Jewish one. So before things totally derail into a film about mice, it could be a good analogy for blood libel (((elites))) tryin’ to diddle and sacrifice your kids.
Jul 16th 2020
Although Hollywood can still get their agenda into period pieces this film did not attempt to end western civilization in anyway! (Luckily period pieces tend to deal with the politics of the time they are portraying and not present day concerns.) So happily this was an agenda free hour and 44 minutes of cinema.
Jul 14th 2020
This is a fun romantic comedy- especially for girls. It follows two girlfriends who get themselves deeper and deeper into trouble in the world of espionage which includes loads of criminals as well as handsome british spys . Kate McKinnon really shows her comedic talent in this and the relationship between the two makes for a very entertaining film.
One element that stood out though as I watched it were the violent scenes that were way over the top.
As an audience member you are watching a somewhat light hearted comedy and these scenes just didn’t work for this type of film. It was very strange and I don’t know if I’d ever seen anything like this before. Then the credits rolled and I found out the movie was written and direct by a woman, Susanna Fogel.
Jul 14th 2020
At first I wasn’t really getting into this one. I felt the humor and style was kinda heavy handed and I guess I just wasn’t in the mood for this sort of movie. But it slowly keep winning me over and by the second act I was hooked and really enjoying it. Turned out to be a lot of fun! A really good modern horror comedy.
Jul 12th 2020
Good spooky fun that’s appropriate for the whole family! Feature length film that switches up the Scooby formula. Has some really good catchy music. The animation isn’t anything to write home about in the grand picture of cartoons, but compared to the old Scooby TV shows it’s a giant improvement.
Jul 12th 2020
I thought it was written by Mel but it wasn’t. Lots of stuff seemed to be parallel with his life: recovery, Catholicism, nazi father figure, etc. But the screenplay was based on a book and it was written and directed by other folks. Anyways, great film. Nice twist for the typical revenge type father daughter trope. Great acting and foreshadowing and symbolism throughout. Really badass protagonists as well. For example, the female lead didn’t kick ass like a typical Hollywood movie, instead she was helpful by using her charm. The Alcoholics Anonymous aspect was also refreshing and added some great social commentary and relatable satire throughout.
Jul 9th 2020
Modern cannibal movie that pays homage to films like Cannibal Holocaust (1980), and has social commentary about activism. Pretty brutal and hard to watch at times, great gore effects. Some plot holes, but overall I liked it. The tone isn’t brutal and hardcore throughout the film, it centers on college eco activists and there’s a lot of laughs too. Also it’s well shot, some really great cinematography.
I should mention I’m not really well-versed in the cannibal sub-genre. I’ve only seen Cannibal Holocaust (1980) before and didn’t really like it.
Jul 5th 2020
The original mummy movie with the great Boris Karloff can be a little dull at times but has a good story and several incredibly beautiful shots. Personally I like the Khairs mummy movies with Lon Chaney Jr. from the 40’s better, but certainly still enjoy this one too. I feel like this one is middle of the road for the Universal monster classics.
Jul 4th 2020
Awesome movie. Super racist and sexist, but all in good fun with no targets left un-satirized. I had never seen it before, but definitely think Troma type movies are the wave of the future for dissident voices sick of Hollywood BS. Of course, this is a super raunchy movie with childish humor for degenerates like me. If you are a purity spiraling bible thumper type or Wignat, you may not like (((Lloyd Kaufman)))’s work. I understand that, but I can’t pretend not to enjoy such films even now. I look forward to watching more of them, but probably won’t have much insightful analysis. I guess it was annoying and noticeable that they didn’t make fun of Yahweh, but made fun of Jesus and Allah. So it wasn’t 100% bipartisan with who it lampooned. Go figure. Still, I am impressed that they made Muslim jokes like that and never got death threats. I just googled and didn’t find anything about Lloyd being hassled by Muslims. Guess they are too underground. Did find this gem tho:
Jun 28th 2020
Practically perfect in every way. Every component that goes into filmmaking is exceptional throughout these movies. The CG does show it’s age compared to modern movies but that’s normal, and it’s actually holds up pretty well for being nearly 20 years old. If you’re intimidated by the run times, you don’t have to watch it all in one sitting ya dangus!
Jun 26th 2020
Gay! As in it’s lame and also kinda homo erotic. Although it’s a weaker entry in the franchise there’s still a lot of great stuff in this movie. Like all horror fans I’ve heard talk about this movie, I never saw it as being gay at all, it’s just very “80’s.” If you saw the first one and are wanting more Elm St. but don’t necessarily want to go through the whole franchise you can skip this one and go straight to part 3, which holds better continuity with the first film anyway.
Jun 19th 2020