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THIS WEEK ON MONSOONVISION
Movie: My Bloody Valentine (1981)
“A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine’s Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer’s order and people start turning up dead.”
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MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
Dirty Harry (1971)
“When a madman calling himself “the Scorpio Killer” menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.”
Watching older action movies is rough sometimes. I enjoyed this for the most part but I was also bored at times. Outside of the memorable “Do I feel lucky?” line and the stadium showdown, which was really fantastic and the highlight of the film for me, there wasn’t much going on here. It was odd at first to not have constant background action type music playing in most scenes but after a while, I started to dig that aspect of the film. The times music actually played was welcomed, well, until the jazz flute starting whistling during a tense scene. (3.75/5)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
“A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.”
This my favorite exorcism movie. No, it’s not the best but I love the courtroom drama structure they used to tell the story. Laura Linney is always great especially as a lawyer and Tom Wilkinson played the caring and remorseful priest well but it was Jennifer Carpenter who was the standout. She was made for horror movies by having one of the best “freaking out” expressions there is. Her physical acting just added to her performance without the need for any effects for the most part. (4/5)
Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)
“A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal.”
Well, this is a thing I watched. I don’t really know how to describe it or how to feel about it. It is a weird Japanese genre movie that is for people who would like weird Japanese genre movies. Part Lynch, part Cronenberg but all freak show. The live-action stop motion was different and interesting. (crazy as balls/5)
SHOWS WATCHED THIS WEEK
I watched the first two seasons when they first aired but never picked up with season 3 for whatever reason. Kind of glad I didn’t because I’m struggling to enjoy this season. It has it’s most moments but it feels like it went a little too overboard and silly. Abed and Troy are hit or miss with their antics. Chevy Chase is never funny. Britta’s character is just annoying. Aw, who am I kidding? There is only one reason why I am still watching. See gif for the best Brie there is.
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