The Crazies was just added to streaming. Surprisingly decent for a remade horror movie.
Also, I did a search...
Who among you has seen the BBC series Survivors? Post apocalyptic thingie that was a remake.
...and yes, Descent 2 will let you down. It's awful.
Thanks for the feedback. There are so many shows on with good production values that those negatively affected by budgets are hard for me to stomach.
I did watch The Crazies and had not read the synopsis at all, evidently. I was pleasantly surprised by the plot and thought it was pretty good. There were some cheesy scares and some inexplicably dumb moves by the main characters, but that is pretty much a given in order to build the tension. Not always necessary and a smarter script could avoid them, but plot hole-less horror flicks are few and far between.
I still have the last 5 eps of Survivors on my DVR. I imagine that when I get my new DVR next week, that they will all go unwatched.
"if they're poor, they're evil"- EXACTLY
And, needs zombies!
There's a new documentary added called "Cropsey". It investigates an urban legend from the 70's surrounding the kidnapping of young children by a mysterious handyman. I've heard great things about it. I'm going to check it out tomorrow.
Just watched Batman Under the Red Hood and holy shit was that awesome! I think it might be the best animated movie DC has done yet. Watch it.
How are the DC animated flicks overall? I have not watched one in forever, but now that they are on Netflix and I have perused them, they look much more mature than I remember...and that I like.
The beginning half of the documentary was interesting but I kept wondering when it would get creepy as the reviews suggested. The interview with the suspected "Cropsey" killer's sister was the turning point when she told the filmmaker "I think you are being manipulated". Worth seeing once, and yes it gets creepy.
It would make a good double feature with the very scary "Lake Mungo" http://instantwatcher.com/titles/151942 that one had me turning on the lights in the tv room.
It may be mentioned up thread, but check out the Thai film Shutter. It's an Asian ghost story film, so if you are sick of those, I guess give it a pass. But it's well done, IMO.
Also, Kingdom series one and two are both quite good. My wife and I really liked them. It's a shame they didn't get to make the third series because one of the lead actors died. Anyway, check out this Scandinavian gem.
Penn and Teller's Magical Mystery Tour was quite fun. The boys go to Egypt and India to learn from magicians there.
The best part is what dweebs the two of them are. They brought a suitcase full of tuna fish, cheeze whiz, crackers, and bottled water and that's what they eat for the entire trip.
I watched a Chinese? Kung Fu flick last night Called IP Man. Yeah the name is whack but the fights are awesome. It is dubbed in english which I think really hurts the film but if you can get over that it is a good watch. The film is set in 1930's China right before WW2 it does not look very low budget and the costume and art direction are great.
One issue that I did have is that there are parts of the movie that were not dubbed which should have been. Good flick though.
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Yeah I just figured that out. I didn't really read anything before I watched it but either way it is awesome!
Thanks. I skipped over that one because I thought it was about a computer network administrator.
Should have been called The Man Who Taught Bruce Lee or something.
E: Alice in Wonderland (2010) is available. http://instantwatcher.com/titles/159585
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If you want to watch some awesome DC stuff, they still haven't surpassed the old Justice League series (Also had the best voicework overall too). But, he's right in that the Red Hood was the best of the bunch of the DC movies, as its one of the few that has a relatively small cast of characters, and doesn't bog itself down in origin stories.
Not sure if it's been mentioned already, but I just found out one of my favorite flicks is on Instant Watch. Atom Egoyan's 'The Sweet Hereafter'. Really wonderful movie - I haven't seen it since before I had children and boy did that change my perspective.
The book was based on a real incident.
At 7:30 A.M. on September 21, 1989, a Coca-Cola truck hit a Mission school bus, knocking it into a gravel pit at the corner of Five-Mile Road and Bryan Road. Twenty-one children from the Alton area were drowned, and 49 were injured. This was the worst school bus accident to date in Texas history.
The National Transportation Safety Board found that the crash was the fault of truck driver Ruben Perez.
Some lawyers faced ethics charges in their rush to file suit after the accident. Dozens of lawyers hurried to Alton, reportedly even approaching families in the morgue and in hospitals. The soft-drink truck was owned by Valley Coca-Cola, a division of the soft drink giant. The bus manufacturer was sued on the grounds that the standard rear emergency door should have been supplemented with an exit on the left side of the bus which would have permitted most or all of the children to escape. The community of Alton was sued because the pit was not thoroughly barricaded.
The State Bar of Texas sought to bring actions against lawyers whom it believed to be paying people to refer clients to them. Some families who settled soon after the accident sued again after discovering that other families had received larger settlements. The 350 lawsuits resulted in settlements totalling more than $150 million. In the end, Valley Coca-Cola paid some $144 million in claims of which lawyers took an estimated $50 million. Families who lost children received about $4.5 million from Valley Coca-Cola for each boy or girl who perished while the 60 children who survived each received an estimated $500,000 to $900,000.
Few of the citizens of Alton attended the criminal trial for the truck driver. Many think that the money received from the lawsuits only brought the town trouble.
Agree on Sweet Hereafter recommendation. That was my favorite film of 1997.