oh_deanna: (mine // got a light?)
Back on track now, I promise! I had this major big yucky assignment due for Information Industry today. We had to present this case study to the class and it went terribly but you know what, it's done, we passed (we know for a fact, because we asked the teacher who was nice enough to let us know), and it's over. Thankfully. Here's number eight on my list, a really, really cheesy movie, apologies in advance! Dracula oh yeah...





#8. Dracula 2000 (2000)

"We're all so much more complicated than our names."

SYNOPSIS: In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: This is not a good movie. It really isn't. I'm not going to deny it. The plot is terrible, the acting is just as bad. I mean, Vitamin C is in it. Also Gerard Butler's accent is atrocious. And somehow, in spite of all of this, I love it. I freaking love this movie so much. I never get sick of watching it, I never get sick of the overdramatic dialogue, and the last scene when it is revealed who Dracula ~really~ is is so intense. And the trio of vampire girls are fucking gorgeous. Creepy as hell, but gorgeous. This is one of those movies on my rainy day movie list; when I'm cold, tired and it's rainy and I just want to chill out, I'll put this movie on. Because of course, only me would find a violent movie about vampires 'relaxing'.
oh_deanna: (mine // crying)
Catching up catching up oh yeah. I'm beyond exhausted right now. This week has been so busy! And I have a ridiculous amount of homework next week (Info Lit practice assessments, MARC coding exercises for Cataloguing, periodical searches for Databases, plus I have to put together a resume & cover letter), and all I want to do is sit in the backyard, smoke my cigarettes and listen to my Black Keys. Oh, and watch this movie.




#7. Planet Terror (2007)

"Don't shoot yourself. Don't shoot each other. And especially... don't shoot me."

SYNOPSIS: After an experimental bio-nerve gas is accidentally released at a remote U.S. military base in Texas, those exposed to the gas turn into flesh-eating, mutating zombies out to kill. An assortment of various people who include stripper Cherry, her shady mechanic ex-boyfriend Wray, a strong-willed doctor, the local sheriff, and an assortment of various people must join forces to survive the night as the so-called "sickos" threaten to take over the whole town and the world.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: Two words. Robert Rodriguez. He did such a good job with this movie, such a good job. Of the two Grindhouse flicks, this one is my favourite. It's got everything you can want in a good zombie movie - a hot main character, a pyscho doctor, a hot lesbian nurse... and oh yeah, a girl with a machine gun leg. I mean, what more can you ask for? I love love love Rose McGowan in this movie. She kicks ass and she's so tough, it's awesome. The plot is the most ridiuclous thing that was ever created and that's what makes it so amazing. It's a throwback to those crazy 70s exploitation horror films, so there's elements of that in this film, though it goes beyond that. Just good, shlockey horror fun. A must see for zombie fans. Also, Bruce Willis is in it. There. Now you have to watch it.
oh_deanna: (mine // I'm eating you first)
I got hung up this day doing Cataloguing homework for TAFE, so I'm writing this out now (on the 11th). I didn't really like this movie the first time I wached, but subsequent viewings have just made me grow to love it more and more. Making fun of all of our favourite zombie movies - Shaun of the Dead.



#6. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

"Who died and made you fucking king of the zombies?"


SYNOPSIS: Life isn't too good for Shaun. He lives with his best friend Ed, neglects his girlfriend Liz and despises his step-dad. When Liz dumps Shaun, he vows to get his life back on track. Unfortunatly, this is the day that the dead has decided to come back to life. With a cricket bat and Ed by his side, Shaun sets out to rescue those he loves and those he doesn't love, and heads to the safest place he knows...the Winchester.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: It's hilarious and awesome and just a really good movie. The script is hilarious, a wonderful blend of British humour and a 'horror'. Seriously, the British have the best comedy movies. The best. I'm sure there's more I could say about this movie, I'm currently coming up blank. OH. I love the relationship between Shaun and Ed, especially at the end when (SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT) Shaun keeps Zombie!Ed in his back shed and plays video games with him. Their love is endless!

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