Well I definitely feel that slasher films are full of the same old clichés. Having said that; it can be part of their charm. This is a very typical slasher that has a lot of clichés, but still has some fun sequences. It also has quite a few cameos from franchise favourites.

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The plot is quite simple in that a bunch of people end up getting slashed to death. It’s funny to say that but that’s basically it. The soon to be victims are all on a haunted swamp tour and soon cross paths with Victor Crowley. Victor is a deformed killer who stalks anyone that comes near his home. We have seen it all before, but there are some good laughs and some inventive killings. Also I have to give credit to the special effects team, as there is no CGI in this film at all. Well there’s not much else to say really, it’s a fun slasher that brings nothing new to the genre but can be fun in moments.

Well this is a film that I haven’t seen in years. I remember really liking the fact that this drama has a lot of heart. It follows the life of Gilbert grape and his family. Gilbert has a lot on his plate, to say the least. His mother is so morbidly obese she can hardly move and spends her days watching television. She hasn’t left the house for 7 years and is battling depression after her husband committed suicide.

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Gilbert has a job at a local small grocery store and also is the main person looking after his mentally handicapped brother Arnie. His sisters spend most of their days in the kitchen providing meals for the family. You can see the strain and pressure the family is under. The acting in this film is simply wonderful. Johnny Depp is brilliant, but I think its Leonardo DiCaprios role as Arnie that really does stick with you. He is so convincing t in this early role, it was obvious that he would go on to be the great actor that he is today. The chemistry between all the actors in this is very good; they feel like a real family and suffer everyday problems.

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This is a film that isn’t complex, but that’s the beauty of it. It’s a really good movie that is just about life in general and the pressures it can bring which are something we can all identify with at some point in our lives. I really enjoyed watching it again.

Well there’s not much that hasn’t been said about this film. It’s widely considered to be one of the greatest films of all time, and for good reason. The standard of storytelling, character development and acting is absolutely first class. Its tells the story of the comings and goings of a big gangster family. The family are the Corleone family and we are introduced to them on the daughter’s wedding day. There is much celebration but behind closed doors Vito “The Don” Corleone is doing business.

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Things start to get stressful however when a Vito refuses an offer to help the drug trade. This starts off a vicious war within the five families that starts to spiral out of control. The other element to this is Vito’s youngest son Michael, who is played by Al Pacino. He has recently returned from World War 2 and has never been involved in the families “business.” However through the events that take place during the war of the five families, he soon sees no other option than to protect his family, and he changes dramatically as the story progresses.

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This is definitely a wonderful film that really is very clever and really well executed. You get a sense of the real chemistry between the actors and they really feel like a real family. The only reason I didn’t give this a 5 out of 5 is because I do feel that it is slightly baggy in some scenes, especially the wedding. Fantastic film though and I was glad to watch it again. I am looking forward to part 2 because I think that used to be my favourite.

Well this is a pretty awful movie by Tobe Hooper. Tobe Hooper is responsible for the masterpiece “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” That film is one of the most gritty, tense and terrifying masterpieces ever filmed. How the hell did he end up making a shitty film like this? Its got a few fun bits in it, which is why it scores a 2 but over all, its pretty lame to be honest. Its full of the clichés that we all recognise, stupid kids go about being irresponsible and end up being stalked by a maniac. Yeah we have seen this kind of stuff before and done way better. It centres around a small theme park and after its closed down for the night, the kids decide to sneak in to a ride called the funhouse.

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It is here that they accidentally witness a murder by the parks “Frankenstein” mascot. They end up being pursued by this guy who is actually a freakishly deformed monstrous looking guy. On the whole there is a couple of interesting sequences, but this film doesn’t really grip your attention for long. The acting is pretty terrible too and there’s nothing stunning in the visual department either.

Ok so I am a huge fan of the original movie, and also I am a massive John Carpenter fan. I had heard some pretty bad things about this sequel and I have to say that I was disappointed. The reason for my disappointment is just that it is a very pointless film. The reason for that is because it is just a  rehash of the first film. There is nothing really new to add at all to the characters or the story. Which does seem a huge shame because if they really put some effort in, this could have been great. The plot is almost identical in that Snake Plissken is called upon once again and given a deal to save his life. He is in trouble with the law again but they say they will give him his freedom if he goes and rescues the presidents daughter, who has joined a freedom fighter in the cut off island of L.A. She has also stolen a super weapon that can destroy electronics anywhere on the planet.

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Snake is still fun to watch as are some of the action sequences. I hate to say it, but I actually enjoyed the ridiculous surfing scene, its just silly and hilarious but somehow fun. This is nowhere near as good as the original but on the whole just comes off with enough fun stuff to make in an average film. It really is a shame that they didn’t take more time to make a more original idea than just remake the first movie. Having said that, its still worth a watch. On its own its a decent movie but because of its un originality compared to the first its kind of a disappointment.

I was a bit disappointed by this movie. For one, I personally felt it was definitely more of a wolf man movie than a crossover. It seemed to me to take ages to get Frankenstein’s monster involved. Its pacing is quite slow and the characters are starting to feel tired to be quite honest. Its starts with some grave robbers who accidently release the wolf man. Talbot ends up in a hospital and escapes to leave Britain and find Dr Ludwig Frankenstein in the hope that the doctor will help him end his life. Ultimately though he accidently sets Frankenstein s monster free and they end up duelling.

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The script seems really weak and it just feels like they were coming up with any old idea to get the monsters to meet up and its feels weird to say it but it felt far-fetched. That sounds crazy considering the content, but it really does. Yeah this one definitely doesn’t have the magic that the previous movies had.

When you are really into film, like I am. There are some directors that you just simply have to look into because they are considered the best of all time. Alfred Hitchcock is one of these “top-tier” directors. I have only seen the magnificent film Psycho before this one, but I felt it was time that I start watching this guys movies. I got this movie and I have to admit that this is a superb film. It’s not only a really interesting idea, but its full of  tension, which Hitchcock is the master of. Also its got some brilliant twists and turns. It’s a really clever idea that follows a character who has been in an accident and is confined to a wheelchair in his apartment. He is a photographer and passes the time of day by using his big lens to watch his neighbours going about their daily life’s.

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One night he hears a woman scream “don’t!” and a glass break. He gets his lens out and starts watching as a neighbour across the courtyard then starts leaving his apartment several times carrying a sample case. He also observes him cleaning a large knife and a handsaw. He notices hat the guys wife is nowhere to be seen. Thus he is now convinced that the guy has murdered his bedridden wife. He obsesses about it and his girlfriend at first doesn’t seem to share his theories and even questions whether he should be spying on people.

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The film is clever in many ways. We are left in the room with the main character for practically the whole movie. So we feel as secluded as he does and also we become voyeurs just like the main character. We simply aren’t sure if the guy has committed murder at all. There is evidence supporting both sides. Did he commit murder or is the main character just a tad paranoid? it’s a really great concept and some of the sequences towards the end are so tense, I was on the edge of my seat. This is a fantastic film that probably deserves 5 out of 5 but I would like to revisit it at some point. Great movie, by a very clever director!