Posts from the ‘Cult-Classic’ Category

The EXPENDABLES

B+

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

The Expendables is nothing less than pure adrenaline, high action injected with testosterone. The mangasmic array of Viagra induced action stars infiltrates the screen, taking names and numbers. Sylvester Stallone has found his nitch again and has decided not to take himself too seriously anymore. Stallone is the writer-director-star, but he has finally found the magic formula. The out of control action blood fest is like being on a roller-coaster with all the tricks, flips, loops and boomerangs, basically it’s a lot of unholy fun.

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George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead (2010)

D-

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

Let’s get right to this for you. If you love Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead and any of the classic zombie genre films of yester-year from George A. Romero this is not one of them. It is a far cry from the early works. His newest film and sequel to his “Dead genre” film is bottom line garbage. “Survival of the Dead” is horrible.  It’s filled with bad acting and campy, cheesy zombies. It’s a decent budget film that comes off like a low-budget waste of film.

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SPOILER/INSIDER: What’s The News on Friday The 13th Pt 2 in 3-D

So what’s the deal with the sequel with Friday the 13th, you know the Michael Bay follow up, Friday The 13th Pt 2 3-D

The news dropped recently that Camp Crystal Lake was officially closed. Maybe it’s because of the dreadful remake of Nightmare on Elm Street, But the remake of Friday The 13th films was great. Yes it may not have the impact as the original Sean Cunningham films, but Michael Bay actually had a grasp on Jason.

No offence to Freddy, but the film just seemed to be a boor when I saw it a couple of months back. the review will be up this friday for Nightmare, but if you’re expecting anything different look at the first 10 minutes with Kelan Lutz of  “Twilight.” It’s the only thing in the remake that is original to a point. The killing is great for all you blood thirsty horror fans. The story is a little different and it’s got an updated visual effect that makes the old one look amateur. As for the story, nothing can touch the Wes Craven Classic. It was and will always be an Masterpiece in horror. The remake is just a bad knock-off.

Michael needs to stick to the Friday the 13th franchise as this film is the winner of the two in the remake category. Love, love, love it, but no more Freddy please. you can make an original film like that anymore original unless you develope a new character and off set reality.

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Jason And The Argonauts (1963)

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

One of the stop animation kings, Ray Harryhausen, best works. It’s a classic romp, with our man Jason (Todd Armstrong) on the hunt for the Golden Fleece –while dodging dozens of claymation monsters along the way. A sure to be remake in the future of film,especially with CGI these days and 3-D.

But if you are a fan of cult – classic stop animation, than “Jason And The Argonauts” (1963) is a film just for you. It’s one of my childhood fav’s, when stop-motion movies were the sh*t. There was nothing better in the early years of film which is only 25 years or so ago. Even if you can’t help but be amused by its production values today.

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