Posts Tagged ‘DVD’

Horror: The Silent House

I don’t profess to be as hard as nails in any respect, so when I say that horror movies don’t scare me I’m not trying to sound all badass. The fact is that I enjoy the hell out of a good horror movie. The closer I get to the edge of my seat the more […]

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Horror: Cronos

In an interview that I read recently CRONOS Director Guillermo del Toro spoke about his childhood memories of the original Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) – a film that del Toro has just remade. During the interview he remarked that “For many years this was the scariest movie I ever saw. It was like […]

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Horror: Grace

Children are monsters. No really, they are. They grow like parasites, and even after tearing their way out of the being whose insides have nurtured them to term, they continue to suck nourishment, and sleep, out of their mothers. They assert a bizarre form of mind control over their soul crushed parents too. “Awwww, isn’t […]

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DVD: The Lost Thing

Fifteen minutes. That’s how long this movie is. In that short time it manages to wrap you in the gorgeous world that it creates, far more so than many of the feature length movies I’ve seen in my time. Depending on how you choose to interpret it, The Lost Thing could be a bleak tale […]

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Series: Titan Maximum

There are very few advantages to having pretty much sucked at everything I’ve tried to do in my life, but at least I’ve avoided ever having to face that most daunting of things: The follow up [whatever]. Lets face it, when you’re a nobody no body expects the next thing you do to be brilliant. […]

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Series: The Killing (Forbrydelsen)

I don’t know when it happened, but there was once a divide. A gulf which separated the kind of criminal justice television shows that your grandmother watched and those who considered themselves to be on the cutting edge of happening. The Matlock / Miami Vice divergence. The Murder She Wrote / Knight Rider rift, if […]

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Series: Moral Orel

When it comes to delicate subjects, religion is probably at the top of the list. So, when treading ground which may be seen as possibly offensive to someone else’s belief system you’ll usually find that the matter is handled with kid gloves. The game Assassins Creed opens with a disclaimer, noting that the game was […]

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Movie: Goemon

You can’t get much further from the last movie [in the last post here on elroyonline] than with the Japanese fantasy adventure film Goemon. The movie is based, extremely loosely, on the life of Goemon Ishikawa, a legendary Japanese Bandit from the 1590’s. Goemon was a Robin Hood like figure, with the most notable difference […]

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Movie: North Face

It’s only when you watch a movie like NORTH FACE that you realise how artificial mainstream movies are. I don’t mean to suggest that mainstream movies can’t be entertaining, gripping, moving or even awesome. They can, and often are. But when you step away from the comfort of the highly polished Hollywood fare that you […]

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Series: Welcher & Welcher

When it comes to making television, we Australians suck. Apart from epic wartime dramas, the Australian content that appears on our screens is more often than not low brow and insulting attempts at comedy, which is designed to (and successfully) appeals to… well, morons. Yes, I’m looking at you KATH AND KIM fans. Over the […]

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