As a homegrown Leeds aspiring filmmaker, I thought it best to watch this. I’m a big Leigh Francis fan, but Keith Lemon has to be one of his worst characters. The film paid homage to some of his roots. Lots of Leeds jokes and a reminder of his Bo’ Selecta days. It’s not trying to be anything it’s not, everyone walking in to see this will be expecting exactly what’s delivered. There’s nothing out of the ordinary. Some might find it a little too surreal. There’s a part early into the film that takes place in Keith’s subconscious and he talks directly to the audience, acknowledging this as a film. It’s got balls, I kind of respect it for that. You can tell it was edited to ensure a 15 certificate, which is good as it should mean it does well at the box office, but you can tell there is an Uncensored cut waiting to be released.
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Here comes the Bride!
Seriously every time I used to watch this movie as a kid I thought the raptor was wearing a veil. Scary stuff man, Scary stuff.Source robertbrusch
Because I love you all so much, here is my review for #CabinInTheWoods just incase you fancy seeing it at the cinema tonight. Plus a bunch of music and other stuff.
Sally, Age 22, Leeds. 4th Day photo by Thomas McNab.
After taking part in a photo challenge on instagram called #FebPhotoADay which gives you a loose guideline for what you should photograph for that day. The guideline for the fourth day in February was “A Stranger”. I did used to take photos of strangers in Starbucks, but it started to feel intrusive, so I stopped. As such, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to meet the guideline requirements.
I knew snow was coming on Saturday evening, so I made a point to go out earlier than I usually would in the day - stopping off at Starbucks on my way to Hyde Park Picture House. A lot of people had started coming in from the snow, but I managed to find a seat with my back against the wall, just how I like it. So there I sat on my own for a while, iPhone camera poised, should any strangers happen to fall into my camera lens! But I didn’t have to resort to stranger snapping; a girl on her lunch-break from the Leeds City Art Gallery asked if she could sit with me. She made polite chit-chat, and after having a rather more social week than I’m used to (I got a job on Thursday, we’ll discuss it later), I found myself engaging in conversation. She was drinking a new seasonal latte called Vanilla Spice. We tried to figure out what the difference between a latte and a cappuccino is. She asked me what I was doing with my day, and I told her I was going to see a screening of The Help at Hyde Park Picture House. She was a fan of their cinema, and asked if by any chance I had seen The Artist there. The Artist was the last film I saw at the Leeds International Film Festival in November last year. We exchanged opinions, and asked if I knew anything about Chronicle, the film she was going to see at the cinema later. I made a point of mentioning the handheld camera technique, and how if you sit too close to the screen, I can find that it makes you feel queasy.
By this time, I felt comfortable enough to tell her about my photo challenge, and I asked if I could take her photo whilst she was still a stranger to me! After it was taken, we introduced ourselves, and I promised to share the photo with her on facebook when I got home. I managed to get to The Help on time, and very much enjoyed every minute of it. When I came out of the cinema, I got the bus straight home, as the snow had now really started to fall.
I wonder what I’ll do for tomorrow’s photograph if I can’t go outside…
I can’t believe I’m watching this movie again - after all these years!
When I was not much older than 12, a Blockbuster opened about two minutes away from my doorstep. It’s still there today, though a shell of it’s former self. Back in 1999, I remember me and my best friend Aaron would rent so many random obscure horror videos, probably every weekend. This, by far, was the most unforgiving piece of trash that I have ever sat through… and for that reason I love it.
@MargaretCho is THE ASIAN LADY
Because when I started typing her name into my search box, these were the first two suggestions.
I always say this when I’m watching I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, but it amuses me that the movie’s big twist relies on its audience being too stupid to know that Rio de Janeiro is not the capital of Brazil!
Hi, North East America, enjoying the weather?! Whilst you were getting ready preparing for Halloween, Mother Nature decided to spring a blast of Winter on you early, so now you’re enjoying or rueing the snow! But don’t fret, there are plenty of Winter-themed scary films out there, so you can stay inside, cozy-up in front of that roaring… um, jack o’lantern, and check out some of these for your traditional Halloween night…
Black Christmas (1974)
Usually reserved for Christmas Eve, there’s no reason why the sight of Margot Kidder being slaughtered by a psychotic escaped mental patient (who is hiding up in the attic of a college Sorority House) in front of an audience of creepy glass unicorns whilst a choir of children sweetly serenade Olivia Hussey with their rendition of Silent Night won’t fit in perfectly on your snowy Halloween night. Just be sure you stay away from the 2006 remake at all costs.
Jack Frost (1996)
By no means as creepy and frightful as my last suggestion, this film is still a slasher flick about a serial killer on the loose at Christmas… the twist is, he’s a snowman. A foul-mouthed, perverted mutant-snowman! Yet with the most innovative ways of torture I’ve seen since was Charles Lee Ray was reincarnated as Chucky the Good Guy doll! And yes, that is Shannon Elizabeth - check out the Psycho reference during her death scene! Again, be sure to stay away from the 1998 film of the same name - you will just be left very confused.
Let the Right One In (2008)
This film will sit right with you on a blizzardy Halloween, as the cold country of Sweden plays host to this story about a child vampire who is befriended by a lonely, bullied boy. Based on the novel, Låt den rätte komma in, this is more of a slow-paced horror, building up to a bloody finale. Ultimately, it’s quite a sweet tale, perhaps one you can watch in the company of a dear friend and not be left too traumatised - as long as you, say it with me, stay away from the remake! I don’t care for it, as it relies too heavily on CGI effects and (gasp) fake snow! Read my full review, written after my first viewing of Let The Right One In at the 10th Leeds Young People’s Film Festival.
Whatever I was saying about staying away from remakes, forget it, as this is a story that has survived two remakes, and continues to stand strong. My favourite is John Carpenter’s 1982 incarnation - but that’s simply because I haven’t seen any of the others! If you get the chance, go see the version released in cinemas soon, as it acts as both a prequel and a remake (I don’t know how that works, but I’ll tell you after I see it next week). Still horror, but with a sci-fi edge, as a group of scientists in the Antarctic begin to doubt each other when it becomes apparent an Alien has infiltrated their base by murdering and imitating one or more of their group…
Forgive me for not including The Nightmare Before Christmas, but I do really think that is more of a Christmas-themed film and not a horror in any sense of the word despite its connections to the celebration of Halloween. Still, if you want, you can always watch that instead of those I just recommended. Whatever you do, have a Happy Halloween!
Can’t wait! :D
EE! Tumblr lets me know everything good!Source princetrent
Today was definitely one of these days - and I don’t even have a job.Source lolzsapphire
Anna Faris and Emma Stone should totally lead a remake of this; it needs retelling to a new generation, it’s a brilliant movie. Maybe shove Zac Efron in Bruce Willis’ part - he’s easy on the eyes.Source cptwilliams
I don’t like when movie trailers trick people into thinking a film is associated with a more successful film i.e. when they say or print something like, from the makers of BLANK, when what they really mean is, from the same company that distributed BLANK.
Where will they draw the line? Are we soon going to see trailers that boast: from the country that brought you Avatar comes a brand new movie with CGI… Sucker Punch!?
(By the way, I am aware Hollywood have already used “from the country that brought you” as a tagline when they were marketing all those obscure J-Horror films based off of the success of Ring).
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