# 457 – Little Shop Of Horrors

littleshopofhorrors

 

An awesomely ridiculous movie! Not what I expected it to be, especially the ending. The only part I liked about that was ‘The End ?!?’ haha, it mocked itself which is always a good sign.

I love the plant when it starts talking. It’s an african american alien plant with an attitude and a desire to take over the world… FEEED ME! Best part of the whole movie. Another highlight is Steve Martin… very funny and over the top.

Majority of the songs are good (it’s a musical, yay), there are a couple of boring ones but you get that. More than once I wondered if the actors were really singing, for some reason I just couldn’t match the voices to the people. I guess I’ll never know the truth on that one!

All in all, it’s a fun, silly and entertaining movie. I give it a 5!

# 476 – Santa Sangre

Santa Sangre

 

I won’t waste too much of your time on this one…

It took a very very long time to find this and when we finally did it cut out at 51 minutes. I honestly can not be bothered trying anymore. From what I did see in that time, it wasn’t terrible but not worth any more of my precious time.

It was intriguing, a little sick and a lot weird but not that bad that it had to be turned off. If I was ever to come across another copy I would probably watch it just to see what happens in the end.

I’d probably rate it a 3… keep in mind that I didn’t see the end though, which can often make or break a movie!

# 461 – Incendies

Incendies

 

‘Wow’ is the first thing that comes to mind. What a twist! This movie is the perfect example of how to get emotion from your audience without showing too much. I hate a movie with a 5 minute rape scene. It’s just unnecessary. Incendies tells an amazing story, very heart-breaking, without making it awful to watch.

Adapted from a play, it follows a brother and a sister who try finding out about their mothers history after she dies. It switches between them following clues left behind in the present and their mother in the past. The story gets more and more unbelievable as time goes on.

There isn’t much info on it but it did win a handful of awards. It was subtitled, which doesn’t really bother me (it adds to the realness of it in my opinion) and a little confusing at times because it switches between people and cities. Apart from that it was really good, like I said before, heart-breaking and cruel but very well done.

# 462 – Halloween (1978)

Halloween

 

Finally! A classic horror movie, my favourite kind! I will never be able to say a bad word about classic horror movies. I may sarcastically say something like, ‘What great acting!’ but it’s all in good fun.

Michael Myers, rated #5 on Empire’s ‘The 666 Greatest Horror Characters’ (these guys like to make lists). He may actually be the boogeyman. He did survive falling from the second story, 6 bullets, a stab in the eye with a coat hanger and a stab in the neck with a knitting needle. Always double tap, ya gotta get ’em while they’re down people!!

Anyway, great movie. What you have to do with these ones is forget everything you’ve seen since, you have to live in the moment and not let newer, better, flashier movies cloud your judgement. Hitchcock started it, everyone followed it. There may be ‘scarier’ movies around now but this is where it all began and they done it without special effects. You’ve got to respect tradition.

I could rave on for days, am I being a nerd? Just put it on the ‘to watch’ list… You get to see boobs and Jamie Lee Curtis is the only teenager that doesn’t want to have sex. That about sums it up?

# 460 – Crash

Crash

I found this one a little bit confusing, although it did all come together at the end. It tells the story of a few very different people battling with racism over a 36 hour period. It sometimes takes a second to figure out the connections. Apart from that it was pretty good. It had a great cast! Very deep and meaningful.

It’s upsetting, especially when you know that these kinds of things most likely happened in the past and may still be happening now in some places. Humans sometimes suck, unfortunately. There were one or two scenes where I got a little teary!

I think I’ll give it an 8 on my scale, it may deserve something higher than that… it’s a very big thing to tackle, racism. But I just didn’t love it. Still well worth a watch though.