Posts Tagged ‘movies at home’

16th January
2011
written by leiabox

Date watched: January 13, 2011
Location: Home
Format: DVD

Mesrine Killer Instinct

The fast-paced part one of the French gangster epic. Warning: a trip to the restroom will result in missing years cialis order of his life!

Mesrine: Killer Instinct on IMDB
Mesrine: Killer Instinct & Public Enemy Number One – 2-DVD Set on Amazon

2011 Tally
New: 12
Rewatch: 3
Total: 15

16th January
2011
written by leiabox

Date watched: January 11, 2011
Location: Home
Format: Blu-ray

Howl

Beware of the animation segments that quickly shift from gorgeous/interesting to Beyond the Mind’s Eye…

Howl on IMDB
Howl on Amazon

2011 Tally
New: 11
Rewatch: 3
Total: 14

16th January
2011
written by leiabox

Date watched: January 11, 2011
Location: Home
Format: Netflix Instant

Network

This is one of those movies that I should have watched a long time ago. The acting is, across the board, fantastic. The subject matter holds just as strong today – 35 years after the initial release of the film. A chilling view into the harsh reality of network television.

Network on IMDB
Network on Amazon

2011 Tally
New: 10
Rewatch: 3
Total: 13

5th January
2011
written by leiabox

Date watched: January 4, 2011
Location: Home
Format: Netflix Instant
Ex Drummer

I missed this movie at Fantastic Fest 2008; I made the right decision at the time. This basic story line follows a punk band made up of “disabled” miscreants (disabilities include a stiff arm & lisp) as they prepare for a battle of the bands-style contest. Some moments are very beautifully executed. Sadly those moments don’t last and are washed away by continual gimmicky editing. The film tries very hard to be pretentious, but doesn’t have the intelligence to deliver.

Ex Drummer on IMDB
Ex Drummer on Amazon

2011 Tally
New: 7
Rewatch: 1
Total: 8

3rd January
2011
written by leiabox

Also known as: Joshuu 701-gô: Sasori
Date watched: January 3, 2011
Location: Home
Format: DVD
Female Priosoner 701 Scorpion
This is the first of the Pinky Violence films on my list. It was testing to see if it’s a genre to dig deeper into. I absolutely adored this film. The production design is very interesting…sometimes feeling like a stage, but other times designed especially for the camera. There were very basic Women in Prison exploitation elements, but also a lot of female empowerment and vengeance that created a well-rounded story. I’m definitely going to watch more Pinky Violence this year.

Double Feature: Watch this right before Shion Sono’s wonderful 4-hour Love Exposure, for better understanding of Ms. Scorpion (on the right).

Scorpion from Female Prisonermiss scorpion from love exposure

Female Prisoner #701 Scorpion on IMDB
Female Prisoner #701 – Scorpion on Amazon

2011 Tally
New: 6
Rewatch: 1
Total: 7

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