Friday, 13 January 2017

Frozen (Adam Green, 2010)

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Cast: Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers

Summary: Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

Genre: Thriller

Watched: November 9th, 2016

Although the description sounded interesting when I first read it, it also sounded as though the film was going to be quite slow paced and a little boring.
It turns out that it definitely wasn't as slow as I thought it was going to be and I ended up really enjoying it.

I did struggle with the first few scenes. I found that I wasn't very interested in the 3 characters, who they were or what they were doing and it was only just before the trio are left stranded is when my interest began to grow. I think this was mainly because there are a couple of moments that clue you into what's going to happen to the trio.

For me the film really comes into its own when the trio are left stranded on the ski lift.
The trio at first think it's a joke until the lights of the resort are turned off, only then do the trio begin to panic as they know that the slopes will be closed for the next week.

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Knowing that they won't survive the trio try to come up with a plan to save themselves.
I really enjoyed the performances from all 3 actors but the stand out for me is Emma Bell who plays Parker, although there are a few iffy moments overall she does a fantastic job.

There's a moment shortly after realising they've been left suspended on the ski-lift where Parker begins to panic and she reveals her worries about what will happen to her puppy if she dies on the lift and he thinks that she has abandoned him.

It probably seems kind of ridiculous to some people that she is more worried about her pet at home then she is about being stranded 50 feet above the ground with absolutely nobody around. I think it makes everything seems a little bit more real because you never know how you would react in a similar situation, and I think there are probably a few people who would end up having this thought in a similar situation.

This is definitely a film I would recommend and one that I would happily watch again.

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Monday, 9 January 2017

Other Films Watched in December

Assassins (Richard Donner, 1995) - Okay

Meteorites! (Chris Thompson, Chris Thomson, 1998) - Awful

Wishmaster (Robert Kurtzman, 1997) - Good

Wilderness (Michael J. Bassett, 2006) - Awful

Gallowwalkers (Andrew Goth, 2012) - Okay

Girl Missing (Joel Soisson, 2015) - Rubbish

Second Chances (Jean-Claude Lord, 2010) - Rubbish

Girls Against Boys (Austin Chick, 2012) - Okay

Night of the Living Dead (Tom Savini, 1990) - Okay

Battle of The Damned (Christopher Hatton, 2013) - Good

A Madea Christmas (Tyler Perry, 2013) - Good

December Films 2016

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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Urge (Aaron Kaufman, 2016)

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Cast: Justin Chatwin, Ashley Greene, Alexis Knapp, Bar Paly, Chris Geere, Pierce Brosnan, Danny , Masterson, Nick Thune

Summary: A weekend getaway takes a dangerous turn when a mysterious nightclub owner introduces a group of friends to a new designer drug. Stripped of their inhibitions, they start living out their wildest fantasies - but what starts out as a fun night of partying quickly turns deadly.

Genre: Thriller

Watched: November 20th, 2016

This was the second of November's films that had me thinking "um what?" long after the film had ended.

Neil (Danny Masterson), an arrogant millionaire takes his group of friends to his mansion on an executive island. Once settled in, the group decide to visit the club Volcano where things really started to get weird, well that's if you don't consider your friends seeing you have sex through a large window weird.

At Volcano they encounter the "Red Bastard", a man wearing some sort of red long johns with a bunch of balloons underneath. This would have been enough for me to get up and leave, but no they decide to stay and have a piece of what everyone else seems to be having.
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"Urge", a glowing blue inhalant that strips you of your inhibitions. The only catch is that you can only do it once in your lifetime. I think from here on its pretty obvious that these are the type of people who play by their own rules, so of course they're going to do it more than once.

I have to say I wasn't expecting the descent into madness to be quite as graphic as it was, but then considering some of the earlier scenes I probably shouldn't have been so shocked.

I enjoyed the first few scenes but as the film goes on the story just gets stranger and stranger and there were times when I got completely lost and it felt as though I had missed something important, and there were often times where there was so much going on I struggled to remember who the main people were.
I also wasn't a fan of the ending.

It isn't the great but it was miles better than #Horror.

Rating: 5/10
One Final Word: Huh?

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Blogger Picks | December

December Blogger Picks 1
Naomi | Love Taza - Our Family Christmas Card Photos
Emily | Ivory Lane - Christmas Pictures
December Blogger Picks 2
Helena | Brooklyn Blonde - Camel Classics & Upper East Side
December Blogger Picks 3
Liz | Late Afternoon - Holiday Bling
Megan | For All Things Lovely - Oversized + Leopard
December Blogger Picks 4
Naomi | Love Taza -
Our Photoshoot for Milk Magazine & Photo's From Conrad's 2nd Birthday
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Helena | Brooklyn Blonde - Motherhood: A Wonderful Idea
Shannon | GBO - New Babies and Peace of Mind
December Blogger Picks 6
Vanessa | Blog Pixie - How To Un-blogger Your Blog
Geneva | A Pair and A Spare - DIY Frozen Ice Bucket
December Blogger Picks 7
Angelica | Angelica Blick - Busy Streets
Helen | The Lovecats Inc - Pink and Grey
December Blogger Picks 8
Megan | For All Things Lovely - Our Last Christmas in Our First Home
Emily | Ivory Lane - Christmas At Home
December Blogger Picks 9
Courtney | Color Me Courtney - Velvet Crush
Tanesha | Girl With Curves - Lace Detail Maxi Dress

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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

#Horror (Tara Subkoff, 2015)

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Cast: Chloƫ Sevigny, Timothy Hutton, Sadie Seelert, Haley Murphy, Bridget McGarry, Emma Adler, Mina Sundwall

Summary: Six preadolescent girls face a night of terror when the compulsive addiction of an online social media game turns a moment of cyber bullying into a night of insanity.

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Watched: November 20th, 2016

This was the first of the November films that had me absolutely baffled, from the word go I was completely lost and it was just awful.

The first thing that caught my attention was the strange casino like sound effects from a social media game the girls are playing. The sounds were never actually explained so at the time I wasn't aware that they were coming from a game, and they happened way too often.

The second thing that I didn't like was the acting. I've been a fan of Chloƫ Sevigny ever since seeing the show Hit & Miss and although the script doesn't do her any favours her performance is still okay.

It was really the girls' performance that made the film worse for me. It was absolutely awful and at times it was almost painful to watch, so much so that I considered giving up and watching something else on more than one occasion. I think they could have been so much better if the script hadn't be so incredibly poor.

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We spend a ridiculous amount of time establishing that these girls are absolutely disgusting examples of human beings. Forget being spoilt, self-indulged, social media obsessed brats, these girls are so horribly mean to other that I actually wasn't sure if I wanted to keep watching.

I read a review somewhere that said: "They made attempts to create sympathetic characters, giving some of them ham-fisted back stories regarding suicide, or just having them be taunted for weight."

If this is actually the case and the director is actually trying to make me feel sympathy towards anyone of those girls it absolutely did not work.
We all know that there are many cases of bullying that have happened in similar ways where a group of friends bully each other or just one of their own; however nothing about these people feels at all genuine enough for me to feel sympathy for any of them. Even if they were genuine and these things had actually happened to them, I still don't think that I could feel anything but disgust for them.

Despite the poor acting/script, this app that the girls are using is definitely at the top of the list of things that I didn't understand in this film. Not only were the sound effects I mentioned earlier driving me crazy but the ridiculous graphics that pop up on screen what feels like every 2 seconds had me wishing that the film would just hurry up and end.

You would think that I wouldn't recommended this to anyone considering how much I disliked it but I really want people to watch it so that I can get their opinions about it! Let me know if you do or if you have seen it!

Rating: 2/10
One Final Word: Huh?

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