Perfetti sconosciuti

August 16, 2017 at 6:40 pm (Uncategorized)

Perfetti sconosciuti

Perfect strangers. The best title. Amazing story. Amazing ending.

This one might be the best i`ve ever seen in a looooong time.

It all comes down to one device we use all the time. Even on the toilet. The mobile phone. The greatest invention that man could have possible created. The one thing that can destroy all that we created in a glimpse of an eye.

We all have playing truth or dare.

During a total eclipse of the moon, seven friends decide to have a dinner party. During dinner they start to play a dangerous game: putting the phones on the table and reading out loud all the e-mails, texts, whatsapp messages they get, and even putting on speaker all phone calls they receive.

From this moment, a lot of secrets come to the light. Secret about relationships at work, between friends and even about their sexual orientation.

It`s really hard to be true to yourself, so how can you be true to your significant other, not even to mention your friends? During the dinner everyone finds out how shallow, cruel, selfish and down-right hypocrite.

This one goes up to my top 10 favorite movies of all time. I strongly recommend it.

 

Picture from IMDB.

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Killing Ground…

August 15, 2017 at 6:06 pm (me, muvi, myself and I)

killing ground

All of us go on vacation. While there are some that like the comfort of a hotel, some of us like the comfort of a tent in the wilderness.

The wilderness can be a place where you can unplug yourself from the busy city life and reconnect with your inner self. The only condition is that you go far away from the city and deep into the wilderness. This condition can be a double blade: on one side it can be heaven on earth and find peace in the most beautiful places, but on the other hand you can expect a scenario like the one in this movie.

This movie, as we can see a quote on the cover, “will have you vowing never to go camping again.”

The way that we see the two stories told in parallel, takes things to a different level.

So, the plot looks like this: we see a family that goes camping near a lake inside a forest – mother, father, a teenage girl and a baby boy. The girl suffers from some sort of bad dreams. And she is clearly shaken from this even if she is awake. And then we see a young couple that decides to go camping in the same place that the family has their tent. And we watch how the young couple set their stuff near the family’s tent and wonder where they are. It`s not that until the next day they get a bit alarmed when they go check it out and find the tent all messed up inside. They decide to go back to the city when they find the baby boy wondering alone. That`s when the shitty things get revealed. Two “hunters”, from which one of them just got out from jail, have their little boar hunting trips near the lake. That`s when they find the family and decide to abuse the women and play some can-shooting games. As a result, the girl is knocked out from all the raping, the mother and father are shot and the baby boy is out of reach.

One of the hunters comes back the next day, finds the couple and the baby boy, decides to go with the guy in search for the parents and from here everything is just another hunting and survival experience.

I can only say that the baby boy, that survived despite all odds, is left in a scene breathing and baby-moaning on the ground in the forest, the hunters are dead and the last scene we see is of the young couple in the hospital alive.

 

My first reaction is: what happened with the baby? How in blazes do they end the movie like that?

 

All in all, it`s a spine chilling movie, a cruel thing that can happen on every trail you take (chances are 1 in a billion, most likely, but there is a slight chance), and, even though it`s a scenery that has been used in many movies, it still makes you reconsider who do you take with you and where you go camping.

 

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Short horror movies

July 30, 2017 at 1:24 pm (me, muvi, myself and I)

As a “normal” human being, i have an instagram account. Mostly for pictures of what i see and how i see them, nothing spectacular.

And lately i`ve been “followed” by some horror movie fans/addicts/whatever you want to call them. And i saw on their page some pretty interesting stuff. 80% of what i saw up to now, and the rest of 20% consists of most new stuff – some good, some bad. Depends now on each individuals` taste.

But there was one that caught my attention above the others. The page was filled with indie horror movies – long and short ones.

Therefore, i would like to make my list of short movies seen up to now, in no particular order:

Now, there are more, for sure, but i`ve just got my hands on these ones… For sure, i`ll come back with more.

 

Links from our personal favourite Youtube.

 

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All is lost

July 23, 2017 at 9:14 am (me, muvi, myself and I)

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This may be one of the best on sea movies i`ve watched up to now.

The one-man story is so thrilling that gives you goose bumps all the way. Well, not all the way, until the end.

Due to the fact that it`s an american movie, we are expected to see a happy ending. But the suffering along the 90 first minutes is so horrifying that will make you wish you`d never go on a sail boat ever!

The amazing part that i loved about this movie is the calm that Robert Redford had during all the mishaps.

Thrilling and in some parts horrifying, we feel for the poor guy all the way.

And i mentioned above that until the end everything is as chilling as it can get, because the end is typically american. The guy accepts his fate of not being rescued and almost surrenders to Davy Jones’ Locker, when he sees a light in the water from a boat approaching and looking for him, after he sets accidentally his raft on fire.

 

One thing though:

  • the guy took out a flare to signal his position where he was on a raft in plane sight of a vessel. Two night in a row. No one saw him. No one came to rescue him.
  • now, “Article 11 of the Brussels Convention provides: “Every master is bound, so far as he can do so without serious danger to his vessel, her crew and passengers, to render assistance to everybody, even though an enemy, found at sea in danger of being lost.” Article 11 also provides that a vessel owner is not liable for the master’s failure to render the required aid.”
  • also, on the same site, it is mentioned the following: “There are few cases addressing breach of the duty to rescue persons in distress at sea. Buffalo Law Review commentator Patrick J. Long reasoned in The Good Samaritan and Admiralty: A Parable of a Statute Lost At Sea: “Dead men tell no tales. Nor do they sue. Only those castaways who survive, and who can identify a passing ship, would be able to sue the ship’s captain for leaving them behind. A decedent’s family would have little means of discovering which ships may have passed by a loved one.” Despite what might seem to be unambiguous international and federal obligations to rescue persons in danger at sea, the courts have not been uniform when analyzing those obligations.

And I know for sure that there are shifts for the command when the captain is resting. So how in hell can you leave a man stranding in the middle of the ocean when he clearly is in plain sight? Not to mention that the raft was orange…

This movie deserves a watch regarding your preferences in movies.

 

Picture from IMDB.

Italic writing” from Pacmar.

 

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Before and After

July 9, 2017 at 8:02 am (me, muvi, myself and I)

Before and after

What do you do, as a parent, when the police comes to your door insinuating that your son is a killer?

This is the plot. This is the situation that the parents in this movie have to face.

When your child is running away, you don`t know the truth, you deliberately burn some evidence that might or might not incriminate your son, you have to face the over thinking people in your town.

Now, as a side note, i am no parent, but i strongly will say that if my child will ever do something that morally is not ok, i will personally take him to the station. I strongly admit that even if it would be my child that has done something wrong, he/she will have to take responsibility, due to the fact that in the end, we are all human beings trying to live on this planet.

Back to the movie: not even when the son get caught and tells the truth to the parents (it was just an accident) they do not act in a right way, covering for him and fighting for his freedom by lying, until the end, when finally everything comes out in front of everyone.

This is a movie that will make you question twice justice, parenting and protection.

 

Image from IMDB.

 

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The bad seed

July 9, 2017 at 7:49 am (me, muvi, myself and I)

the bad seed

From 1956 comes a cult movie.

Not so many heard of this one, but i can assure you it will worth you time. 2 hours spent in the most horrifying, thrilling way.

It touches so many psychological subjects and it describes on-going a new form of serial killer profile.

Let`s imagine a cute little 8 year old girl, with a perfect curtsy, with a perfect smile, with an abundant social life. And we take this girl and we turn her into a spoiled rotten brat, with a great touch of perfectionism, a big ego and an impeccable cunning disguise. From these we get a start of a new form of serial killer.

Beside this charming girl, Norman Bates and Henry (Portrait of a serial killer) type, we have the mother.

Now for her i would like to remind you of “Before and After”. In the same situation, the parent protects his child,  until the end where everything right is done.

This movie will give you questions and answer some of them.

And, as Jim Vorel said once: “The Bad Seed is about the horrors of responsibility as a parent, when there’s something you know needs to be done but the act of carrying it out is something the world will never be able to understand.

Image from IMDB.

 

 

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À l’intérieur

July 9, 2017 at 7:24 am (me, muvi, myself and I)

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“Inside” is a horror that will make you cringe from the beginning until the end.

The plot follows a woman caught in a car crash leaving, as we know of, no survivors but her and her unborn child.

The action itself takes place inside her home where she is imprisoned by a woman whose motive is to take her unborn child right out of her womb.

Due to the fact that we see the main character will a strong will to live; the action and reactions are as real as they get, with no flaw, from my part.

Please be prepared for a bloody movie. And when i say bloody, it mean tons of blood. Mainly when the intruder curt the woman open to reach for her child.

 

The only question that i have is this:

– when the young cop and his prisoner check for the fuse box, we see that at his head is a gun pointing. The next thing, we hear two gun shots. Before the end we see him turn on the lights, with no head shot, but some odd black eyes. And he starts hitting the pregnant woman right in her belly. Now, please, enlighten me: how in hell did he got back to life, how the hell was he supposed to be killed and why the hell was he hitting the unborn child?

With this, i give you a last warning: this is not for the faint of heart, but if you are up to a bloody-gore-horror movie, have a pleasant watch.

 

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Suspiria

June 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm (me, muvi, myself and I)

Suspiria

Suspiria is considered to be one of the most iconic movies for the horror genre.

I say no. And i admit that it might be impolite of me to say so.

So i`ll point out some stuff in my way:

  1. although this movie is done in 1977 and it`s European, i must say that there are plenty of other “old” movies that give you chills. I think that Dario wanted something, but didn`t knew exactly what. Or at least, this is the impression that the movie left me.
  2. the soundtrack is horror. and i mean it in a bad way. I had to turn on the volume to hear the girls speak, and lower the volume when the music started playing. I understand the jump scare. But prolonged music with high pitched noises to intensify the action and what`s about to come is a “no, no”.
  3. the acting could have been improved (i`m being polite). From the start we can see that there is no emotion, no facial expression when the “terrified” girl tries to explain to her friend why she`s so unsettled. And it`s either with a blank face or with exaggerated reaction – remembering the girl trying to escape from the room with rolled wires.
  4. i will not say anything about the special effects, due to the fact that they are, in some places, really spot-on.
  5. the visuals are pretty good. I would have used different angles for various scenes. But it works like this also.

So, from my part, this is a one-time-see-movie. And i have to admit, i had to brace myself for the “horror” that was yet to come…

 

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Get Out

June 25, 2017 at 9:08 pm (me, muvi, myself and I)

Get out

So i`ve just watched this one.

And all i can say is that it`s pretty amazing.

It`s about a guy that goes at his girlfriend`s house to “meet the parents”. And we all know that it can be a shitty situation. But his situations is going to be worse.

The theme used in this movies resembles to the one in “The Skeleton Key”. As where in “The Skeleton Key” black people used white people`s bodies, in “Get Out” is the opposite – white people use black people`s bodies.

We have the straight up black dude with his white girlfriend going to her parents house to meet the family. And there are some stuff that would, in other typical movie, make the black dude get out there as fast and as soon as he can. But here, we see him in a different approach. He`s the investigator type. Breaking all the stereotypes in every other movie.

I mean, it kinda got me at a point where i started saying “something`s fishy here. get out dude!”.

The dad is too friendly with the guy that fucks his daughter. The mom is oddly calm about everything. The brother is high as fuck or mentally deranged. And the girlfriend is pretty comfortable with the situation.

I really enjoyed the fact that they had a good scenery regarding a new approach on the whole hypnosis thing.

And the bingo competition is really a good idea.

And as we are talking about black people in movies, there always will be a black dude that got his friend`s back. A really good turn of events. A bit far fetched, but still, it gets an A+.

But it still made me wonder about a few things:

  1. He called 911 when he got into the car before hitting “grandma”. And he said his name and location. What happened with that call?
  2. What happened after he got out? I mean, with the real cops? Is it going to be treated like an unfortunate event? Or are they going to investigate? Having in consideration that the only witness got out and he`s black and he`s going to mention hypnosis. If ever…
  3. And what about the whole bunch of people that were at the party? What`s up with them? Are they going to use the power that they have to cover things up or are they just going to surrender?

I mean, it`s a good movie, but with a lot of question marks at the end.

 

By this time, i can say that it`falls right along side (but ofc) “The Skeleton Key” and “Don`t Breathe”.  A different approach on the horror genre. Yet i have to say not quite horror (even though it can give you a few chills on the spine), but suspense for sure!

So give it a watch! You won`t regret it!

 

Image from Get Out – IMDB

 

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A little break…

May 7, 2017 at 4:06 pm (me, myself and I)

So i took a little brake from writing, because i took the advice from my dentist to watch Game of Thrones.

Yes, until now i haven`t watched Game of Thrones.

I can`t say that i am upset of me for not seeing it until now, but i can`t say that i am glad that i have watched it either.

It has a great plot, i must admit, a lot of twists and turns – i am definitely going to watch season 7 – but i can say that i don`t think that this movie (series) is greater that my top 5. Every movie that i consider them to be great are simply amazing at the time of their release.

Someone can watch now The Night of the Living Dead and consider it to be total bullshit. But it is not. Just have in mind that when it was released that kind of a movie wasn`t even on the market, not to mention the racism it had to deal at that time (we can see it now, again, in Get Out).

So back to the beginning, i took a break, and i am going to extend it for a few weeks, two months maybe, because after GoT, i crossed upon my phase of mountaineering, space, apocalypse and post-apocalyptic movies.

I still have a few reference movies to check, so i`ll write back in a few months…

 

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