Remember the layer of ice on everything? Add to that a light drizzle and heavy fog. Think of the automotive equivalent of ice skating.
Went to Breast Buy and gorged on DVDs.
- The Punisher (Did this ever even make it to the movie screen?
- The Scorpiion King (Collector's Edition)
- Happy Tree Friends (volumes 1-3)
- Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Special Edition)
- X-Men Collection (4-disc set)
- Hellboy (Director's cut, 3 disc set)
- Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2-disc widescreen)
- Underworld (2-disc unrated extended cut)
- Boondock Saints (for $9.99!)
- Van Helsing (widescreen)
- Spiderman 2 (widescreen special edition)
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre (platinum series 2-disc set)
- Ginger Snaps 2 Unleashed
- Ginger Snaps Back
- Dark City ($5.99)
- Barb Wire ($5.99)
- Monkey Bone ($5.99)
Some of you will recognize the mix as being spread between really good and utter crap films. But remember that I buy movies for different reasons. For instance, Underworld. It's pretty craptacular, but it is filmed really well, with some excellent lighting. I am researching lighting, and set design and prop design. Thus also the purchase of Van Helsing and a few others. Director commentary, behind the scenes extras, things like that will sell me on a DVD.
Then went to The Darkness.
Maybe ten people in the theater total. Four of them sat right behind me and talked through the whole thing. Kinda made it a little less enjoyable.
Still, I liked it. Anna Paquin is a cute little semi-vulnerable teenage girl. She does that well.
Bear in mind that this is a Brian Yuzna (Bride of ReAnimator) film. It's not a comedy, it's a nice horror story. It's a little shallow and could probably have benefitted from some deeper explanation in places, but it would probably have been difficult with the pacing.
All in all, I'd say it's a decent film, but nothing spectacular. It could have been a lot better.
And now to eat some spaghetti and watch bad movies.