Day 22: The Crazies [2010]

I don’t usually care for remakes, but The Crazies got my juices flowing.  I  know I saw the original by Romero back in the eighties, and I think I may even have the VHS in the attic. I can’t remember a single thing from it, but the remake is deja vu city. It feels like an old fashioned proper horror movie.  Feels good, man.

 

Title: The Crazies
Director: Breck Eisner
Best bit:   Car wash of death.
Score: 8/10
Drink of the day:   Jasmine tea
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Day 20: 1492: Conquest of Paradise [1992]

So I’ve been researching cameras. I really want a square format (6×6) 120 SLR.  I was originally looking for alternatives to the Hasselblad 500, as that’s a pretty expensive item, but it looks like the (good) alternatives aren’t that much cheaper, so…. should I spring for the Hassie?

The one I want is the 500C/M, that’s currently USD 325 on KEH for one with a waist level finder and the rapid winder crank.  
An A12 back is 99 bucks.  
Planar 80mm F/2.8: $286. 
PME metering prism finder: 119.
Caps, lens hoods etc : 75.

Grand total: $904 + shipping + tax = ca $1200.

Ouch.

The film was pretty cheesy, btw.

Title: 1492: Conquest of Paradise
Director: Ridley Scott
Permanent record:   Oh, I don’t know.
Score: 3/9
Drink of the day: Farris Bris (again!)
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Day 19: Gravity [2013]

LOOK OUT! WHOOOOOAAAA! OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT! 

Wait… Why is he falling away all of a sudden?  Theyre tethered to eachother, she’s tethered to the ISS, and when they disconnect, they drift away from eachother?  How’s that supposed to work, Hollywood!?

I also think there weren’t enough sharks at the end.

Title: Gravity
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Things to forget: The tether incident.
Score: 5/10
Drink of the day: Farris Bris
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Day 19: Disaster Movie [2008]

Uh-oh, this doesn’t look good. After only two minutes, stoneage-guy trips and falls face-first into a dinosaur patty.  And then theres some wrestling, and here comes Amy Winehouse.  She’s drunk of course, and lets out a huge burp.  Very funny.  Oh, and here’s Dr. Phil.  He’s drunk of course. Ok, that’s it.  ABORT!



Title: Disaster Movie
Director: Jason Friedberg / Aron Seltzer (you’re both on the list!)
Don’t forget:   The directors
Score: 11 minutes, 20 seconds
Drink of the day:   N/A
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Day 18: Kingdom of Heaven [2005]

Another one of those two-parters because I fell asleep halfway through. Anyway; the film is just a load of crusading nonsense.  Lots of violence, though.  But enough of that.  I have to tell you about this brilliant episode of Midsomer Murders I came across, called A Picture of Innocense.  In it, a bitter feud between the Digital Camera Club and the Film Photography Society frames a murder, and serves up the most delightful quotes.

“Cameras don’t lie.  People do.  People with computers.”

  Watch it!  The whole thing’s on youtube.

My hair! My hair!
Would it be worse or better with a room temperature sword?

Hey, Legolas.  Did you see that sci-fi show I did?

Title: Kingdom of Heaven
Director: Ridley Scott
Lasting impression:  
Score: 6/10
Drink of the day: Coca Cola
You must be the Darkman now, Legolas.
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Day 16: Star Trek Into Darkness [2013] – Third time’s the charm

I finally managed to watch the whole thing without falling asleep, and let me tell you one thing: it’s clearly the worst Star Trek movie ever.  Star Trek is supposed to be really boring and tedious, filled with annoying aliens.  This is none of those things.  It’s brilliant! Lots of action, pretty ladies, Robocops, Dredds, Sherlocks, Avatars, non-drama drama, overdone lens flare…  Highly recommended. Unless you love Star Trek, I guess.

Title: Star Trek Into Darkness
Director: Jay-Jay
Always remember:   KHAAAAN!
Score: 8/10
Drink of the day: Tea, Earl Gray, hot.

KHAAAAAN!

Khan?
Khoon…

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