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Old 10-15-2012, 09:26 AM   #181
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Ok! Imma see it, too! I can do suspension but I want to be SCARED dammit in a semi-believable way.
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In Barrie's play and novel, the roles of fairies are brief: they are allies to the Lost Boys, the source of fairy dust and ...They are portrayed as dangerous, whimsical and extremely clever but quite hedonistic.

"Shall I give you a kiss?" Peter asked and, jerking an acorn button off his coat, solemnly presented it to her.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:12 PM   #182
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I loved Cabin in the Woods, but I knew going in that it wasn't a horror movie.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:16 AM   #183
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Hmmm. I don't necessarily equate 'scary' with 'horror.' In fact, I'd more likely put Cabin in the horror realm for sheer gore (not Al Gore.) Also that they included the possibility of every sort of 'monster' ever dreamed up by man. It was more an action flick with body parts, imo. It did give me a couple jolts, but it didn't have the kind of build up and anticipation that really gets my blood going. Not for lack of blood in the movie, for sure.

Doing 'scary' well, like any other art genre, requires more subtlety. (Yes, I do think scary is an art genre if done right. See: Edgar Allen Poe.) I can sure cringe and react to, say, the Saw movies...they don't really scare me like the apprehension and build up that comes with a more quiet approach to the things that creep out the human brain. Build up, build up, build up...BOOM! Whaaaaaaaaaaaa? AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. (That was cool! Gasp breathe gasp!)
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:39 AM   #184
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Oh, and Cabin defied the three laws of surviving a horror movie, as laid out in Scream:


1) You can never have sex.
As Randy says, “Big no-no! Big no-no! Sex equals death!” And he’s right. Think back on it: Kevin Bacon in Friday the 13th? Dead. That chick who’s freeze framed behind Randy in Halloween? Toast. Of course, our intrepid heroine Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) manages to break this rule, so score one for Sid.

2) You can never drink or do drugs.
Ah, yes: “The sin factor.” Good little boys and girls don’t do nasty things like drink or do drugs– that way madness lies! So if you do, of course you’re going to have to be punished. WITH DEATH.

3) Never, ever, ever, under any circumstances, say “I’ll be right back.”
Because you won’t be. Don’t jinx yourself. Better yet, don’t go anywhere alone. Or anywhere. At all.

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:56 AM   #185
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That was the point, though. The engineers were trying to make a horror movie that followed the formula, but everything went wrong.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:00 AM   #186
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True. I got hung up on what they were trying to engineer.

That was the part that was good. In the process of getting there, though, they employed all the formulas and that didn't grab my attention: it tried too hard.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:39 AM   #187
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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is the scariest and best scary movie I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot of them.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:40 AM   #188
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Re: Cabin In The Woods:

My favorite scene was the hall of elevators.

DING!

I gakked used Bud Light all over the living room.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:14 AM   #189
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Went to see Paranormal Activity IV on Saturday.

It was a good audience. A lot more folks than I'm used to seeing at the Saturday matinee. Families with teenagers, etc. It was obvious they have also been following the series. What was great was when the jolt moments happened, we'd all gasp, then we'd all giggle at the collective gasp.

It's just a fun escape.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:38 PM   #190
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Mrs. Z and I watched Snow White and the Huntsman last weekend. I was underwhelmed. It was more a collection of scenes than a movie.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:57 PM   #191
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Saw Paul, very amusing.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:25 PM   #192
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Just watched "The Next Three Days".

First 45-60 minutes: Please shoot me.
Last hour: Pretty good.

6.5 outta ten
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:19 AM   #193
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Paul was great.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:48 PM   #194
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SKYFALL!

Too much M not enough naked Daniel Craig.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:38 PM   #195
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Twil and I just got back from watching Derby Baby. It was great. Several skaters from the Rat City Roller Girls were at the theater, enjoying the film. It's so cool to see them off the track.

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"Derby Baby" is a love story about a sport and a movement. Narrated by Juliette Lewis, "Derby Baby" was filmed over a two-year period that just might be the most turbulent time in history for the international sport of women’s flat-track roller derby. The film captures the love and addiction that connect women from very different walks of life as they organize into leagues and grow the sport from its WWF-like legacy into something that is athletic, fiercely competitive, and for some skaters, life-saving.
I'll be buying the dvd in a couple minutes. I give it five stars.
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