2017 Watched List – Part 31

2017 Movie Watched List

Movie Watched list are always interesting to read to see what order people watch films in, over the past two years I have started doing watched lists with two different styles to talk about the over 1000 movies I had seen. This year I decided to mix it up once more. This time I will be listing the films in 10 like before and then picking just my favourites on a couple of subject’s I am picking favourites over best because sometimes the best films are difficult re-watches which is why I like the term favourite.

Here is 301 – 310

1.    Dante’s Peak

2.    100 Bloody Acres

3.    Joe

4.    Dom Hemingway

5.    Fahrenheit 9/11

6.    Unconscious

7.    Kung Fu Panda

8.    Kung Fu Panda 2

9.    Kung Fu Panda 3

10. Goodfellas

Favourite Film
Dante’s Peak

We all know I like a good disaster film and this one is one of the craziest over the top and fun ones to enjoy which I found myself liking it all.

Worst Film
Kung Fu Panda 2

This film felt like one of the straight to DVD sequels Disney used to throw out, it didn’t capture the magic the first one had.

Any other question you would like to know about the selection feel free to leave a comment and I will answer or maybe even add to future Watched Lists.

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Opinion Battles Round 21 Favourite Ghost Movie

Opinion Battles Round 21

Favourite Ghost Movie

Halloween is here and that means time for a couple of horror rounds, the first we are looking at our favourite film involving ghosts, we have some of the most frightening or comical films but what will everyone pick?

If you want to join the next round of Opinion Battles we will be take on What is your First-Choice Halloween Horror Marathon, to enter email your choice to moviereviews101@yahoo.co.uk by Saturday 28th October 2017.

Darren – Movie Reviews 101

One Missed Call

I personally love ghost film, I find something in all of them but One Missed Call bought into horror something I never thought would be scary, an asthma inhaler. I know that doesn’t sound like the most threatening but trust me it is, the ghost side of this film comes from ghost haunting the students who need to figure out why.

 

Milo – Stuff and That

Ghostbusters

Who ya gonna call? Anyone who knows me knows that Ghostbusters is one of my favourite films because it has everything! Laughs, action, proper scares (anyone who says they weren’t scared sh*tless by the librarian is a liar) and a killer 80s soundtrack.

Cinema Parrot Disco

Poltergeist

This is a difficult one as it’s hard to know what can be considered a ghost film. In searching Google, The Shining came up a lot but I don’t really think of that as a “ghost film”. Besides, I love that movie and use it as an answer too often. 😉 So I’m instead going to go with what I think is the best “haunted house” movie: Poltergeist (1982). It’s proper creepy and a classic that I think has stood the test of time pretty well. The pointless remake sucked, though. Ugh….

Kim – Tranquil Dreams

The Eye (2002)

The Eye has always been my top choice for supernatural films. It uses a nice psychological balance to build up the atmosphere and had effective jump scares and wraps up a tight woven mystery to figure out why. Not to mention Angelica Lee does a fantastic job.

Rob – Movie Rob

Ghost

I know most people will choose a horror film, but I think the best film featuring a person from the next world is Ghost (1990).

 

It’s a great and moving story that really is able to cross the divide between worlds showing us how powerful true love can really be.

 

Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore are really believable as the loving couple and Whoopi Goldberg was perfectly cast as the medium between the two (spoiler alert) after he is viciously murdered.

 

Kevin – The Mental Attic

Poltergeist (1982)

 

In recent years I’ve seen a few films about hauntings, from the mediocre Paranormal Activity series to the excellent Conjuring and the classic horror style The Woman In Black, but to me, the best is still this masterpiece of the 80s, Poltergeist, a film with enough scares through its runtime, behind the scenes and beyond. 

 

Unlike most modern ghost films, such as the Conjuring, which lose their impact and steam the moment you “see” the ghost for the first time, Poltergeist doesn’t let up, it just keeps adding to the frights, one scare leading to the next, one ghastly scene leading to another ghoulish encounter, until you finally reach the end as a quivering mess. It is simply a glorious horror film.

 

S.G. Liput – Rhyme and Reason

Ghostbusters II

I thought about choosing an outlier pick, like The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, but with this category I couldn’t say no to the Ghostbusters. However, I am in the minority of preferring Ghostbusters II just a little more than the first, so that probably won’t help my chances this round. Building on the comedic success of the first movie,Ghostbusters II upped the laughs with so many scenes that I consider iconic: the dancing toaster, the river of slime, the Statue of Liberty walking to “Higher and Higher.” I’d rather laugh at ghosts than fear them, and the Ghostbusters let me do just that every time.

 

Tom – Plain Simple Tom Reviews

Beetlejuice

It’s loads of fun, there’s all sorts of imaginatively designed ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis get to do the whole “sheet ghost” bit) and other unique creatures and it has an incredible soundtrack – fun tunes from Harry Belafonte and an iconic score by Danny Elfman.

 

Plus, it’s one of Michael Keaton’s best ever roles (tied with “Birdman” IMO)

Emma – Emma Explains It All

The Changeling

The Changeling Poster

I really wanted to go with a classic, absolute GHOST film for this choice, so what better than the chilling, atmospheric film The Changeling.


It stars George C. Scott as a grieving man having just lost his family in a roadside accident. He moves to a creepy, old house (that old chestnut) and begins getting haunted by an entity caused Joseph. 


With no blood or gore it is simply the chilling atmosphere of the film, plus its terrifying, tense and creepy films that make this an absolute must for ghost film fans. 

 

 

Award-winning suspense thriller “B&B” announces US, Canada and UK release dates.

Award-winning suspense thriller “B&B”

B&B

announces US, Canada and UK release dates. 

US: October 13th

UK/CANADA: October 17th

(London, UK) – October 10th, 2017. Award-winning suspense thriller B&B, written and directed by BAFTA-nominated Joe Ahearne (Trance, The Replacement, Doctor Who) and produced by Jayne Chard (Dartmoor KillingI’ll Tell You), is set to be released this month in the US, Canada and UK. Peccadillo Pictures represents the film in the UK while US and Canada distribution is executed by Breaking Glass Pictures.

 

US / CANADA

Theatrical Release date: October 13th at Cinema Village in New York, NY.

VOD and DVD Release date in the US & Canada: October 17th.

VOD Platforms: iTunes, Google Play, Xbox, and through Shaw and other local cable providers.

 

UK

Theatrical Release dates: from October 17th at Hampstead Everyman Cinema in London. A Q&A with writer-director Joe Ahearne and actor Paul McGann will be held during the opening screening on October 17th.

DVD and VOD Release date in the UK: October 23rd.

VOD Platforms: iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, Sky Store.

 

Moreover, the film that The Hollywood Outsider calls “A Thriller Hitchcock Would Be Proud Of” and that Cryptic Rock rated with 4 Stars, has recently won three awards at the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in San Diego:

 

          Best Director of a Feature Film: Joe Ahearne – B&B

          Best Actor in a Feature Film: Paul McGann – B&B

          Best Score in a Feature Film: Simon Birch and Dan Jones – B&B

 

B&B had previously won Best LGBT Feature at the London Independent Film Festival.

Marc (Tom Bateman) and Fred (Sean Teale) return to bait the owner (Paul McGann) of a remote Christian B&B who they had successfully sued him for not allowing them to share a bed. Events take a deadly turn when another guest arrives, who they think might have something sinister in mind. A smart, brutally funny and dark thriller.

2017 Watched List – Part 30

2017 Movie Watched List

Movie Watched list are always interesting to read to see what order people watch films in, over the past two years I have started doing watched lists with two different styles to talk about the over 1000 movies I had seen. This year I decided to mix it up once more. This time I will be listing the films in 10 like before and then picking just my favourites on a couple of subject’s I am picking favourites over best because sometimes the best films are difficult re-watches which is why I like the term favourite.

Here is 291 – 300

1.    The Prophecy II

2.    Drone

3.    Black Butterfly

4.    War Machine

5.    A Cure for Wellness

6.    Baywatch

7.    Rupture

8.    The Neighbour

9.    The Quiet Hour

10. Into the Storm

Favourite Film
Black Butterfly

This is a twist filled thriller that is filled with twists, that you feel will go on direction only for it to go in another direction, making it well worth enjoying.

Worst Film
Rupture

This is a film that had plenty of potential but sadly comes up short by not pushing everything to the level it should have.

Any other question you would like to know about the selection feel free to leave a comment and I will answer or maybe even add to future Watched Lists.

Opinion Battles Results – Favourite High School Movies

Opinion Battles Results

 

This round we have had an excellent selection of High School Movies but just which one was the most popular?

3rd

Choice – 10 Things I Hate About You

Players – Darren

Points – 3

2nd

Choice – Heathers

Players – Diana

Points – 6

1st

Choice – The Breakfast Club

Players – Table 9 Mutant, Movie Rob, S.G. Liput

Points – 12

If you want to take part in the next round, we are looking at favourite Ghost Movie

send you choices to moviereviews101@yahoo.co.uk.

Closing Date – Saturday 14th October 2017

Here is the table, (Drew – Drew’s Movie Reviews, Kim – Tranquil Dreams, J – Film & Nuance, Cinema Parrot Disco, Rob – Movie Rob, Damien Riley – Riley Film Reviews, Emma – Emma Explains It All, S.G. Liput – Rhyme and Reason, Rachel – 54 Disney Reviews, Tom – Plain Simple Tom Reviews, Kira – Film and Tv 101, Allie – Often Off Topic, Ben – Views From The Sofa, Mike – screenkickermovies.com, Carl Wonders – Listening to Film) can anyone take this league by storm like last year?