2017 Anticipated Countdown #6 The Dark Tower

2017 Anticipated Countdown

Through December I am going to look at 31 films I am looking to watch in 2017, some I am looking forward to and others I want to see where the film idea will go next.

The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower Poster

Main CastIdris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Katheryn Winnick

Reasons I want to see

·        Based of Stephen King’s epic

·        Ron Howard directing

·        Elba and McConaughey starring

·        What more do you really want from a film?

Will it be successful? This could be the start of something special if successful.

2016 Watched List Part 41

2016 Watched List

I did a watched list last year and now I have decided to make a slight twist on it all, I will continue to do a list of the order I watched them all but I will also rank the 10 films from worst to best. So here is the list, what do you think and how do you rate this films.

Here is 401 – 410

1.       Charlie’s Farm

2.       House of the Dead

3.       May

4.       Shadows Fall

5.       Pandorica

6.       Night of the Living Dead

7.       Dawn of the Dead

8.       Day of the Dead

9.       Land of the Dead

10.   Diary of the Dead

This is how I rate these films from worst to best. This has once again been a very strong selection with only 2 I didn’t enjoy.

10) Charlie’s Farm charlies Terrible slasher sold on horror icons.

9) House of the Dead written Not as bad as people say but not that good either.

8) Pandorica pandorica Very interesting sci-fi film.

7) Diary of the Dead diary Found Footage with Zombies.

6) Land of the Dead landModern action filled zombies.

5) May may Horror gem from the early 2000s.

4) Day of the Dead day The weakest of the original trilogy but still a classic in its own right.

3) Shadows Fall shadows Horror that questions what you would do if you lost someone you love.

2) Night of the Living Dead night Original classic that really shines.

1) Dawn of the Dead dawn My personal favourite zombie movie or all time.

 

The Snare (2017)

snareDirector: C.A. Cooper

Writer: C.A. Cooper (Screenplay)

Starring: Eaoifa Forward, Dan Paton, Rachel Warren, Roman Kemp, Stuart Nurse

 

Plot: Three friends head to the seafront for a drunken weekend, only to be imprisoned on the top floor of their holiday apartment by a malevolent paranormal force.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Mind Twisting Thriller

 

Story: The Snare starts with two friend Alice (Forward) and Lizzy (Warren) being joined by Lizzy’s boyfriend Carl (Paton) for a weekend away. The trip puts them in an apartment near a peaceful coastal location but it becomes clear early on that Alice isn’t enjoying the company of Carl.

When the three find, themselves trapped on the top floor of the apartment complex they have no way of communicating for help and the tension between them starts to rise. With a week passing by Alice starts having nightmares as the food supplies are about to run out. Alice’s visions continue to get worse and Carl desperately tries to find a way down for rescue and it becomes apparent there is a malevolent paranormal force within the walls holding them there, who will make it out of this nightmare?

The Snare is a horror thriller that tries to capture the cabin fever elements in the top floor of an apartment building. We focus almost entirely on Alice’s character who has dealt with the most personal issues with abuse in her life. While this is important for Alice’s character it doesn’t give Lizzy’s character much to do over than just be the starving thirsty one in the story. The film does a great job managing the idea that this could just be in their head or that it could be paranormal which is always a difficult balance to capture, but I do find myself questioning why they don’t risk the balcony once they realise they are stuck there however risky it might seem.

The performances are good throughout with Forward being the star of the show with the constant unsettling nature of the character she portrays. While Paton and Warren are good they don’t get as much time to shine as Forward. This is a good horror that will get into your mind with a mix of horrific images or moments getting stuck inside your mind.

 

Overall: Horror that messes with your mind both with visuals and what is not going on from early till conclusion.

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2017 Anticipated Countdown #5 The Lego Batman Movie

2017 Anticipated Countdown

Through December I am going to look at 31 films I am looking to watch in 2017, some I am looking forward to and others I want to see where the film idea will go next.

Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman Movie Poster

Main CastWill Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera

Reasons I want to see

·        I feel we will laugh a lot

·        A fun superhero style film is needed

·        IT could end up being too silly though.

Will it be successful? Yes this will be a fan favourite for the year.

Opinion Battles Results Favourite Franchise Serial Killer

Opinion Battles Results

We have had a small selection of franchise serial killers this round but what were the most popular answers?results

3rd – Michael Myers selected by – Kim, Alan both getting 3 points.michael

2nd – Hannibal Lecter selected by – Movie Rob, S.G. Liput both getting 6 pointshannibal

1st – Freddy Krueger selected by – Myself, Cinema Parrot Disco both getting 12 points.fredy

If you want to take part in the next round we are looking at favourite Star Wars Characters and send you choices to moviereviews101@yahoo.co.uk. By 11th December 2016.

Here is the table, (Drew – Drew’s Movie Reviews, Kim – Tranquil Dreams, J – Film & Nuance, Cinema Parrot Disco, Rob – Movie Rob, Damien Riley – Riley Central, Summer – Serendipitous Anachronisms, Daniel – A Tale of Two Dans, Emma – Emma Explains It All, S.G. Liput – Rhyme and Reason, Richard – The Humpo Show, Paul – Return to the 80s, Rachel – 54 Disney Reviews, Daniel – Dellens 456 , Tom – Plain Simple Tom Reviews, Alan – Content for you

, Kevin – The Mental Attic) can anyone take this league by storm like last year?table

 

Congratulations to Table 9 Mutant for winning year two of Opinion Battles

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