Cabin in the Woods
I was avoiding this on the grounds that it was going to be a shit slasher movie. On a friends recommendation I gave it a go and I'm so glad I did. It's neither 'shit' or 'slasher'. I'm saying nothing else cause I don't want to spoil it. Go watch this and make sure you don't watch the trailer first.
Overblown poppycock with little to redeem it from a seemingly endless loop of someone running through trees occasionally hitting someone with a shield.
Carnival of Souls
A young woman, the sole survivor of a car crash that kills her two friends, moves towns to take up a job as the church organist. On the way there and upon arrival she is plagued by visions of a grey man and finds herself drawn towards a deserted carnival on the outskirts of town. Her odd behaviour soon gets her fired and drives away everyone who attempts to get close to her. Some fine acting (and some not so fine) makes good use of a slightly pedestrian script but it's the sets and the camera work that are the stars here. My screen capture button has never worked so hard. Beautifully crafted, this film is a joy to watch.
City of Rott
Zombie cartoon about an old man and his Zimmer (walker) in a city filled with the walking dead. It's not perfect but it is fun and it does have it's moments. It was entirely written, filmed, edited, etc by one lone geek who kinda spoils the end of the movie by showing a full set of credits all with his name next to them.
Clerks (10th Anniversary Edition)
I didn't really like Clerks when I first saw it on it's release. The oh-so hip grunge soundtrack, the piss poor acting and the grainy black and white film put me off enough so that when I finally relented enough to watch it I paid it no attention and got nothing out of it. Fast forward 5 / 6 years and I was ready to try again. I loved it. The acting was still piss poor and the soundtrack was still awful (and it was still in black and white) but this time I was listening and that's where the absolute genius of this movie lies. A near-perfect, razor sharp script that exposes the mindless banality of shop work (trust me I know, I clocked up 7 years behind the counter myself) and is damned funny to boot.
For this, the 10th anniversary DVD, we get not only the film that we all know and (finally) love along with its original commentary but also a second disc with the original, no music / dead Dante, cut of the movie with an all new commentary aaannnddd a third disc consisting of an excellent 'making of' documentary that trawls through Smiths life before, during and just after Clerks. There's some other stuff on there too but it's the documentary that makes this box set essential to any fan of the movie.
Conan the Barbarian
This made The Prince of Persia seem watchable. Yeah, it’s that bad.
A good attempt at a zombie movie without any actual zombies in it. It's pretty formulaic but entertaining enough in it's way. Worth watching if you leave your brain at the door.
Clash of the Titans
Sam Worthington has no personality which makes him the perfect match for this film. Not enough monsters and a serious lack of pacing make this a pretty turgid experience.