Friday, November 12, 2010

Viewing Journal: 11/12/2010

(2010 dir. Brothers Strause) Date Seen: November 12 2010

Invasion of the Deadly Lens Flares!! Message to all my fellow up-and-coming genre filmmakers: This glowing blue-ness shit does not equate production value, guys. Or compensate for zero interesting characters, scenarios or creatures for that matter. Sure, the visual effects are nicely polished for a low-budget release, but i've seen screen savers with more personality. Rent this if you want to see plotting and acting only marginally better than BIRDEMIC: SHOCK & TERROR

438) THE HOLE 3D
(2009 dir. Joe Dante) Date Seen: November 12 2010

Somebody please pick this up for a Halloween 2011 3D release! It's charming, visually witty, & makes good William Castle use of the 3D gimmick. It's also fairly creepy for a "young adult" fantasy flick. On a par with Gil Kenan's underrated MONSTER HOUSE (2006) I'd say. Or like a very competent feature-length version of an episode of "Are You Afraid of the Dark."

(2010 dir. Edgar Wright) 3rd Viewing: November 12 2010


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