Another year for Horror movies, which means we get allot of shit horror movies. This year we had an interesting collection of horror movies, most of them underrated. So this year I have compiled a list of the 10 Best and 3 worst Horror movies of the year.
Note- I might have to Include some of the movies that I placed "Rotten".
10. The Crazies- 2/5 stars(48% approval rating)
Its a remake of Romero's classic film of the same name. This was actually a suprise for me because I originally thought this movie would be awful. While I didn't like this movie, it is still a better remake than most of the crap ass remakes we get yearly.
9. Daybreakers- 2/5 Stars(52% Approval Raiting)
It's loud, it's violent, it's gory(aren't they the same thing?), and its alot better than Twilight. Why? A) The Vampires explode the moment they kill someone or they reach the sun. B) The vampires dont SPARKLE!!! and C) This is probably whats going to happen the moment Edward Cullen realizes he can have all the Twi-Hards on the planet. That means they are going to die.
8. The Wolfman- 3/5 stars(63% Approvel Rating)
While its not the freshest movie this year, it is entertaining, gory, and a pretty good remake to a classic film. What puts this movie on this list is the production design and the makeup design for The Wolfman.
7) REC 2- 3.5/5 Stars( 68% Approval Rating)
Yes, it's one of those "found footage movies" but this was one of the better in that category. It may be shaky, but its completley worth it if you are looking for a creepy time.
6. Pirahna 3D- 3.5/5 stars(70% Approval Raiting)
I never experienced this movie in 3D, but watching this movie as a whole is just disgusting. Plus there is alot of boobs! What more do you want!
5. Predators- 3.5/5 Stars(72% Approval Rating)
Can you consider this a horror movie? Well it is an Action movie, and Aliens is considered one of the best action movies and horror movies of all time, so yes I can consider it a horrror movie, but you can say otherwise! All I know is that I am sticking with my opinion.
4. Paranormal Activity 2- 3.5/5 stars
The first film I considered a suspense thriller, not a horror movie. The Sequal is a horror movie because it adds everything a normal Horror movie requires, tension, jumping scares, and an annoying mexican lady. This movie deliveres.
3. Splice- 4/5 stars(78% Approval Raiting)
This is a complicated film. It basically divides the film community. Thats why it recieved this position in my list, not many movies can do that.
2. Waiting for Superman- 4.5/5 stars(91% Approvel Raiting)
Now your wondering "How did you go from all those movies up there, to Waiting For Superman?"
Well to me, the most important thing you could ever obtaine in your life is a good education, so Waiting for Superman shows that if our planet becomes stupid, we are fucked.
1. Black Swan- 4.5/5 stars( 95% Approval Raiting)
At first, this movie cannot be described as a horror movie. But once you delve deep enough, this movie as a whole is just terrific. The moment this movie frigthens is the moment Nina's(Natalie Portman) life becomes the embodiment of the Black Swan. You cant help but look at the torment she is facing. The make-up desgin is just flawless for this movie. And after watching this, you wont be able to look at another mirror for days.
Now for the 3 Worst of the year
3. Resident Evil: Apocalypse- 1/5 stars(23% Approval Rating)
Wow, what a tured of a video game movie. While it's not as bad as the other 3, the word 3D, ruins any chances for its own survival from criticsm.
2. My Soul to Take- 1/5 stars( 15% Approval Rating)
Wow! Another 3D movie in this list?! Is it proof enough that we don't need anymore 3D horror movies?
1. The Human Centipede- 0.5/5 stars(5% Approval Rating)
When I originally saw this movie, I gave it a 30% approval rating. Thanks to Netflix Instant queue, I rewatched it, and I hated this movie even more! What sets this movie off was the buzz it recieved. Alot of Critics called it disgusting, and somewhat of a game changer. I admit that I found it disgusting the first time I saw it, but then it didn't do anything for me on my second viewing. There's a reason why Black Swan is alot more effective than The Human Centipede. Black Swan has a story that intrigued me, and characters I could care for. The Human Centipede has none of those reasons. It is the worst horror movie of this year.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
My heart is filled with Darkness. But everytime I see you, I feel hapiness. My heart wants to tell you that I want to be with you, it tells me “I have grown afraid, but when I did so, I did so restain”. My heart is afraid to ask you. I want to hold you, I want to kiss your lips, feel your skin. But I feel as if I can’t ask you, because I am afraid you will reject me, I am afraid you will shun me back into the darkness. I would love you. I would care for you even until the end of time. So I am going to ask you, will you be my girlfriend?
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Back in September I wrote my review for Catfish. In it, I stated that it was about the people who lie on Facebook, while I stated that Mark Zuckerberg was the creator back in 2004, well this is his story.
In 2003, Mark Zuckerberg attended Harvard(and this was in the era that Myspace & Friendster were the top social internet chains), and Zuckerberg wanted to join an exclusive club(even if it meant that he wouldn't have a female friend). He goes on a livejournal account and starts blogging about his girlfriend who attends Boston University. Then one of his friends gives him the idea to create a website that rates girls by looks. Mark convinces his best friend Eduardo to give him the Algorithm to download information from Harvard students. It gets him into alot of trouble(and so much hatred from women) , that it impresses Cameron Winklevoss and his twin brother Tyler Winklevoss, that they ask Zuckerberg if he can make a website for them that only allows people from Harvard to join, but Zuckerberg(as not shown in Inception) inplanted his own idea where he can improve the Winklevoss's website, hence thefacebook is born, until Sean Parker(from Napster) becomes apart if the site and starts calling it "Facebook", but you cant make 500 million friends without making a few enemies.
This is definitely a film that defines the generation and the last decade. The last decade we had faced many issues(9/11, the war in Iraq, the fall of the economy, Paully Shores career, New Orleans flooding, and Obama's presidency). But the last decade was about social networking. Myspace use to be the king of Social Networking until Facebook improved the site(now Myspace is ghetto), Twitter is now the site where people can get their news a lot faster than separate sites and Newspapers, Rotten Tomatoes is still the best place to review and talk about movies(but we need the old site back!!!). So the Social Network is an excellent example of the last decade.
There has been a lot of debate on whether this film is fictional or true. The actual Mark Zuckerberg actually stated "I just wished that nobody made a movie of me while I was still alive." and that apparently the film is mostly fiction. To me, fiction or real, this is still a really good film about the aspects of growing up and trying to succeed in college.
The performances in the film were just great, I'm actually expecting nominations from this film, Jessie Isenberg really breaks from his usual characters in each one of his films(top that Michael Cera!). Andrew Garfield is really great in this film as well(in fact you should focus on his performance because according to many networks he is going to play the new Spiderman). Justin Timberlake is really funny in this movie as Sean Parker, i believe he is one of the many few musicians who transferred well into film. David Fincher is the best thing about the film, he directed this film wonderfully and i believe he will probably win best director at the Oscars this year.
Its ironic that I have seen this film on opening day because its the same day that people in High School will start signing up for college, and soon i will sign up for college myself, and I will sign up for CSU Monterey Bay(and that's why I haven't been reading and writing reviews) and a bunch of other colleges. And as some of you know I have been making a club for reviewing and learning about the art of film, and its been working real well, until I found out that someone already had a film club that only watches movies, but doesn't discuss, so I'm basically the Mark Zuckerberg of my school.
Overall The Social Network is the best film I have seen this year because it clearly shows us the real world of college and your future career
I give this film 5/5 stars