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Rise Of The Zombies (2012)

Rise Of The Zombies (2012)

A zombie movie with Danny Trejo too?! Hell yeah!

He keeps it gritty a while, and Alcatraz seemed like a suitable HQ, though the rest of the movie...

Crappy special effects. Ditto acting. Messy plot.

The blood's realistic, most of the time, it's interesting to see the My Name Is Earl sidekick and that one guy from Fast & Furious in a zombie movie too, and they bring in some disturbing (albeit not new) themes like the infected baby but... unfortunately there's little redeeming quality in the end.

Didn't think it was possible to make a bad zombie movie.

Always a first.

 rated 1.5/5: almost decent

Zombie Ass (2011)

Zombie Ass (2011)

Original Japanese Title: Zonbi Asu.

Perversities, crazy props, and a mountain trip spoiled by a parasitic ass-inhabiting organisms and a mad father/daughter duo with incurable disease.

Somewhere along the way it does go from at least somewhat serious and intense to more so silly and just-enjoy-the-ride, and I slowly go from being grossed out to maybe being cured of a dormant phobia for parasites. Not that I'd eat any voluntarily but... they're just hive-minded organisms with shit for brains huh.

Special effects towards the end might've been a bit crappier than they were in the beginning, but from the very first ass opening - maybe even earlier - I was hooked to this. Admirable all-outedess and creative everything, from the fighting choreography (Knife Girl For The World) to the mind-bending soundtrack and self-exploding heads.

If you watch this you'd better not be expecting anything serious, but it does leave you... somewhat inspired.

End of the dead indeed. Let us live. Right on.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Mary Millingtons True Blue Confessions (1980)

Mary Millingtons True Blue Confessions (1980)

The interviews might not feel the most relaxed, the soundtrack's sometimes a bit strange (but still awesome - it's the eighties), and the story doesn't feel entirely complete but... it's about Mary Millington! A pornstar I'm not sure I'd ever heard of before, who lived on the bright between sexual liberation and degeneration, and committed suicide 1979, only 33 years old. Ten years before I was even born.

Judging by included voice recordings she might not have been the smartest individual, but she seemed to be a warm one, and what a bod! What a shame they didn't know proper make-up was back in the day (clarification: either have none at all or do it better), and that British accents (at least at the time) seem to necessitate a certain downward lip curl for certain dialog which looks a bit strange.

I don't mean to be judgmental though. Fascinating person; decent homage, done in a way I think would've been very very different today.

Also interesting to get a glimpse into the sex scene in England - or Europe at all for that matter - when today for some reason most of it seems to be centered on the US.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Emanuelle In America (1977)

Emanuelle In America (1977)

The plot's a bit flimsy, but I guess that's really not an issue with softcore porn is it?

This is basically that. The story of Emanuelle, a dark-skinned exotic girl with a liberal sexual hunger, who hangs around with eccentrics. Guys, and girls, and couples, and has intimate moments all whilst digging up truths about them and putting them in the papers.

She has a boyfriend who lives a similar life. They're refreshingly free, and it ends in a flimsy but conclusive way on a tribal beach... wonder what that part was really all about. The next movie, as it commences within the current movie, maybe...? Or maybe it's totally irrelevant after all.

It just dawned on me that it's the seventies too, so maybe this isn't porn after all. Maybe it's just as abstract and exploratory as it sometimes seems to be. The sexual liberation act - freedom of a woman - all easy to follow on film.

It's not bad either. Laura Gemser's easy on the eyes and fun to follow - not the best actress though she may be, and it's good to be reminded there was a time when we were all humans. Hungrier, not totally waxed, and not so distanced from the fun it seems like the world's turned totally depraved the last few decades.

Anyway: good movie. Rich locales. Plenty of intrigue. I miss the times when even movies like this could be creative, and uphold some kind of budget and class. It's not just all about that ass.

 rated 3.5/5: not bad at all

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Oooooom. One.

It's working! :) My old Bamboo just randomly broke down recently so: trying this one now.

Bioåret 2019

That'd be: The Cinema Year 2019.

Didn't I post this earlier? Can't find it. So here we go...

Ditt Bioår i siffror

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