So, after a movie-filled weekend, here are some mini-reviews:
Bruiser: George Romero is still alive and well and kicking ass. This movie...another definite must-own DVD. I'm not gonna give away too much, because I really want all of you to see this, but here's a short version: Henry Creedlow is an executive at what appears to be a men's magazine, run by the biggest sexist asshole I've seen in a while. He's also refinishing a huge house, where he lives with his serious pain-in-the-ass of a wife. Henry just takes all the shit he's served, and though he imagines the revenge he'd love to dish out, he never does. At a party (given by the boss), he makes a mask of his own face (an art project that the boss's wife does), and though it is his face, it's blank (part of the whole art thing). He wakes up the next morning to find his ACTUAL face just the same, and with his identity stripped from him, begins to realize his potential...and finds himself again, in vengeance on the people who took it from him: his boss, his cheating wife, his financial-wizard friend who stole from him. Sprinkled with dark humour, and exceedingly well-done, I was raving about this flick for at least another hour after it was over. Added bonus: The Misfits play live in the penultimate scenes! Please, PLEASE see this movie.
Attic Expeditions: For a good mind-fuck, call Jeffrey Combs. Overtones of Lovecraft, creepy shit, and nicely done. The ending was odd, and still doesn't sit perfectly well in my mind, but it was well-worth it. Note to my fellow gamers: I'm ripping off bits and pieces of it for Kult.
Dagon: Holy christing fuck, see this flick! Lovecraft's "Shadow Over Innsmouth", directed by Stuart Gordon. Gorgeous, well-filmed, didn't degenerate into the same stupid shit you see in unknown horror flicks. I'm buying this DVD as soon as possible.
Sleepless: Dario Argento returns to his serial killer/thriller roots. If you are not already a fan of Italian horror flicks, skip it. If you are, then see it, but don't expect a lot...Dario is getting old. The nursery rhyme is cool, and will also be ripped off for a game, I'm sure.
Rollerball: Cheesy action/adrenaline film. Remake of the 70's classic, but nice. I'm not gonna claim it's a good movie, but this is ME, after all. Di and I spent a good third of the film just reacting to hits, along the lines of "Oh, SHIT, that had to hurt!"..."He's gonna...YIKES!"..."Aw, man, I saw that coming, and it hurt anyway!" Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (wow, spelled that right without looking it up) looks hot with Betty bangs. Besides, LL Cool J is in it.
Also got 'From Hell', but haven't watched it yet. But I remember the original comic, so I'm hoping it'll be good.
Have I mentioned I think the Misfits kick major ass?