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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
6 years ago via Flixster
½

As Sam and Frodo enter Mordor, the final battle for Middle Earth begins.

The third part of the epic Lord Of The Rings trilogy. But unfortunately for me, this movie just isn't as good as the preceding two chapters. All facets of the production have been taken to their limits yet again . The story is very strong for the first half of the movie, but as things progress, the CGI takes over and the battle sequences just get silly. The plot itself does move away a little from the original text towards the end, but it is quite understandable why certain parts was not filmed. Plus, there a moments that you think the the films has ended, and then it carries on which does get quite annoying the third time it happens as things just begin to drag on. In the end, the Lord Of The Rings trilogy is an amazing piece of cinema that will remain a classic piece of work, but I will always feel that this entry is nowhere as strong as the proceeding two, which is a shame for the finale.

Bloodstone: Subspecies II
8 years ago via Movies on Facebook
½

After being re-animated by his demon minions, Radu chases after newly-turned vampire Michelle as she escapes to Bucharest with the Bloodstone.

Taking place directly after the events of the first movie, 'Bloodstone' is just as good as (if not slightly better than) it's predecessor. The story, acting and production values are improved, but the movie still keeps it's classical feel. As the single returning cast member, Anders Hove reprises his role as Radu well, and the rest of the characters (especially the creepy 'Mother') help the story move along nicely. The 'next chapter' style works just as well, and the abrupt ending makes you want to know what happens next. A fine sequel that shows how good low-budget horror film-making was in the 90's.

Friday the 13th
8 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

When a bunch of kids plan on re-opening summer camp several years after the death of two camp counselors, they soon discover that certain legacies are never laid to rest.

The first entry in quite possibly the longest running horror franchise of all-time, this movie plays on the premise that a simple storyline can hit all the right buttons when handled correctly. The plot is pretty non-existent, but the direction, acting, locations and music all make this a modern classic, even though it is now beginning to look a little dated in places. This is one of those movies that had a massive impact on the horrror genre, and has often been imitated. And although it is very well known, a lot of people have incorrect thoughts as to what actually happens during it. A great movie, that every self-respecting horror fan should have seen.

Warlords of Atlantis
8 years ago via Flixster

When a group of adventurers drop to the depths of the ocean and discover a mythical civilization, they soon realise that things are not safe as they thought.

This is one of those movies that a certain generation of people have grown up with, and when you watch it now it really isn't as bad as you remember. The story takes hokum to a whole new level and mixes every genre cliche possible, but somehow it comes up with a quite enjoyable story. The acting manages to take cheesy to whole new levels, and Doug McClure chews the scenery whenever he possibly can. The special effects are spectacularly bad, with some amazing 'men in rubber suits' monsters and liberal usage of poor blue screening - but in an odd way it just adds to the overall tone. All in all, this is not really a good movie, but if you are of a certain age, it will always have a special place on your heart.

The Gate
The Gate (1987)
8 years ago via Flixster
½

Two kids unleash a torrent of demonic forces when they disturb a hole left by the removal of a storm-damaged tree.

Here we have a bit of a weird film that really doesn't know where it is going as it tries so hard to be a monster laden horror movie, but as you watch it you can't help but have the feeling that you are in fact watching a kid's fantasy movie. The story (even though well written) is pretty bulk standard and offers no surprises. The acting is more than competent, and it is good to see how talented Stephen Dorff was , even at an early age. The special effects are well handled , but do look quite dated now. The gore is incredibly minimal, but the little you do see is very well executed. As i have said earlier, though a good film, The Gate just seems to find trouble working out what genre it wants to be in, the gore and monster tells the viewer that it is a horror film, but it just feels too nicey-nicey in a lot of places.