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by Darth Tanner
Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Scary Movie V
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Re: Scary Movie V

Actually caught this at a matinee the other day and thought I would . I've been slacking in my movie posts due to various things going on in my life. In fact there are two theatrical viewings that I never got around to posting about (hopefully I will soon). As for SCARY MOVIE V, I honestly wasn't ex...
by Darth Tanner
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Bullet to the Head
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: Bullet to the Head

Nice review Remo! I was personally iffy about this one, but it sounds like something I'll have to check out on video unless I'm able to catch it on the big screen. I finally got around to posting my thoughts on THE LAST STAND (which I saw a few weeks ago) if you want to check it out. It's pretty sad...
by Darth Tanner
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: THE LAST STAND
Replies: 1
Views: 693

THE LAST STAND

Been falling behind on my postings lately due to various things going on in my life, but I made a promise at the beginning of the year to post more often so all I can say is "better late than ever". Anyway, here are my thoughts on my first theatrical viewing for this year in case anyone is intereste...
by Darth Tanner
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Texas Chainsaw (3D)
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: Texas Chainsaw (3D)

Although I enjoyed the 2003 TCM remake more than the original, I can't say I'm a big fan of this series. I saw the trailer for this when I saw DJANGO UNCHAINED (which I'm definitely looking forward to your review of) and it didn't really give me much confidence. The only thing that had me even remot...
by Darth Tanner
Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Horrornews Archive
Topic: 2012 in review
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

Re: 2012 in review

Thanks Remo! Now for my take on 2012 in a nutshell. Because of my newest addiction of streaming older stuff on Netflix I haven't been on here much to talk about anything. Even when I did see something, I didn't have much to say about it that would warrant discussion. Luckily most of what I saw this ...
by Darth Tanner
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Horrornews Archive
Topic: 2013 Movie Viewing Log Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 2356

Re: 2013 Movie Viewing Log Thread

This space reserved for me:) As before, each movie will be listed only once (unless it is an alternate version). My resolution for this year is to limit my viewings and be more productive with my free time, so I'll try not to watch a movie more than once during the year. We'll see if I stick to that...
by Darth Tanner
Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 15 years later ... and giving thanks
Replies: 8
Views: 1854

Re: 15 years later ... and giving thanks

Shit gothbat, I didn't realize you were that much younger than the rest of us:) Yeah, I remember when the site still had the shadows.com domain (back when the message board was still in the "flat" format). I'm not sure when the domain name changed but I guess it was roughly 10 years ago. I think for...
by Darth Tanner
Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 15 years later ... and giving thanks
Replies: 8
Views: 1854

15 years later ... and giving thanks

This may be slightly off-topic but I thought it was appropriate given the time of year so here goes: While updating my viewing log and browsing the archives recently, it suddenly dawned on me that I've been with this group for 15 years now. That is certainly a long time to be with a group online and...
by Darth Tanner
Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Skyfall
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Re: Skyfall

Caught up with this one Thursday afternoon. As a long-time Bond fan myself, it was an automatic given that I would see SKYFALL. Remo made a good point at avoiding story details in his review and I feel that I can't say much about it either without giving anything away. I will say that I enjoyed this...
by Darth Tanner
Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Sylvia Kristel dies at age 60
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Sylvia Kristel dies at age 60

And here's even sadder news: Just found out that longtime Jess Franco co-star and companion Lina Romay died back in February of this year. Don't know how I missed this news when it first happened, but she also died from cancer and was just 57. I never realized she was that young, which means she was...
by Darth Tanner
Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:51 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: House at the End of the Street
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: House at the End of the Street

Here is a long-awaited response just for you Remo :) I decided to take in a movie since I hadn't seen anything theatrically in over a month and chose this based on your recommendation. I hadn't had much to say about the stuff I did go to see this summer (does anyone really care to know my thoughts o...
by Darth Tanner
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: My goodness...
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: My goodness...

Still going on. I've been reading all of your reviews, but haven't seen anything theatrically lately so there has been no need for me to comment on anything. Lately I've been catching up on movies via Netflix since I signed up back in August so I mainly come here to update my viewing log. However, I...
by Darth Tanner
Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Hunger Games
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: The Hunger Games

I was debating whether or not to see this, but reading your review Remo pretty much told me not to get my hopes up. If I do see it, it will either be free or on video. As with TWILIGHT, I've never read any of the books in the series either. But the TWILIGHT movies bored me to tears (although I've sa...
by Darth Tanner
Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

So far (and not just here), I tend to notice that people who've seen both movies tend to prefer the one they saw first... interesting. I wonder if that will maintain... Well I'll be able to test that theory if they continue the series. I plan to see the Swedish versions of GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE...
by Darth Tanner
Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Horrornews Archive
Topic: 2011 in review...
Replies: 4
Views: 2187

Re: 2011 in review...

Nice job Remo. Now for my take on the year..... Looking back on 2011 it seemed to be a pretty disappointing year in terms of genre releases. Out of all the movies I saw in the theatre or on video, only 9 could be considered genre titles (with 4 of those being borderline). During the year I only saw ...
by Darth Tanner
Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Horrornews Archive
Topic: 2012 Movie Viewing Log Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 2497

Re: 2012 Movie Viewing Log Thread

This spot reserved for me:) My list will also include only one viewing per title during the year (unless it's an alternate version). 1. 1/2 - BOYZ N THE HOOD (DVD) 2. 1/3 - SWEET NOVEMBER (2001, VHS) 3. 1/4 - LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL (extended version, Blu-Ray) 4. 1/6 - JAILHOUSE ROCK (DVD) 5. 1/7 - V...
by Darth Tanner
Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Finally caught up to this today and agree that it was a lot of fun. I enjoyed it every bit as much as I enjoyed the first film. Downey, Law and Rapace were all excellent and Jared Harris (who I just saw in John Carpenter's THE WARD a few nights ago) made a great Moriarty. Totally awesome movie with ...
by Darth Tanner
Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: John Carpenter's THE WARD
Replies: 2
Views: 588

John Carpenter's THE WARD

So has anybody on here caught this one yet? I know it went straight to video a few months back but I finally got around to seeing it last night. There was hope when this movie was first announced that it would be a return to form for John Carpenter (who hasn't made a movie since 2001's GHOSTS OF MAR...
by Darth Tanner
Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

I saw this in the theatre over the weekend (first theatrical viewing in nearly 2 months). Then I finally caught up to the Swedish adaptation last night. Although the Swedish version was a bit more faithful to the book, I have to say that I prefer David Fincher's version a bit more. The movie was han...
by Darth Tanner
Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Captain America: The First Avenger
Replies: 1
Views: 422

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

Saw this at a matinee today and actually liked it a lot more than I expected. While it still can't top X-MEN: FIRST CLASS in terms of story and action, I still had a much better time with CAPTAIN AMERICA than I did with either THOR or GREEN LANTERN. It is definitely above-average when measured up ag...
by Darth Tanner
Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: ZOMBIE coming to Blu-Ray!
Replies: 0
Views: 440

ZOMBIE coming to Blu-Ray!

Saw this on the Digital Bits website and just about shit myself: "Our friends at Blue Underground have set Lucio Fulci's Zombie for release on Blu-ray and DVD as a 2-Disc Ultimate Edition on 10/25 (SRP $39.98 and $29.98). Disc One will include audio commentary with star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik ma...
by Darth Tanner
Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
Replies: 0
Views: 438

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

Saw this one while on vacation and have to say I really enjoyed it a lot more than I did GREEN LANTERN. While I liked the other two movies to some degree, I have to admit that this entry was the best in the whole series. Without going into spoiler territory I will say that this one had a much better...
by Darth Tanner
Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Green Lantern
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Green Lantern

Sorry I'm late catching up to this, but I was on vacation and am just now getting back into the swing of things:) I did go to see this one on opening day and have to say I was really let down as well. In all fairness, I didn't expect a whole lot going into this. The trailers did nothing to excite me...
by Darth Tanner
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: X-Men: First Class
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Re: X-Men: First Class

Even though I liked all of the other X-MEN films (as well as the WOLVERINE prequel), I didn't really have any high hopes for this one either. But I have to agree that this one was a nice surprise. The cast was top-notch and that "surprise cameo" was terrific and very well done. I really enjoyed Kevi...
by Darth Tanner
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: SUPER 8....best movie of the year (so far)
Replies: 3
Views: 444

SUPER 8....best movie of the year (so far)

Took this in during a weekend matinee. I had very much been looking forward to this project ever since I heard J.J. Abrams was involved. Although I was never a follower of the "Alias" television series, Abrams scored twice in my book with CLOVERFIELD and his reboot of STAR TREK. The guy definitely h...