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It’s Recommends Day Wednesday!

Posted in A+ Review, Film Review, Horror Movie Review, Recommends Day Wednesday with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by xymarla

As I watched Slither with the hubs for the umpteenth time on Saturday, reveling in the brilliance and the carnage, I was suddenly struck by a cold flash of panic. “Oh my god,” I muttered, chewing on my bottom lip, wringing my hands, prostrate with chagrin.

 “I forgot to put Slither on my Top 50 List.”

Now, as it so happens, after days of self-castigation and a vow to put things right as soon as I got back to my computer (Marla’s been on vacation!), I realized that, no, I actually had NOT forgotten to place Slither on my Top 50 Horror Movies of the Decade list. I also, in case you were wondering, did not neglect to include it on my Top 10 Halloween Must-See Movies list. Apparently, I’ve written about Slither all up and down this blog, so I have finally acknowledged that my misplaced anxiety and guilt are due to the fact that this mother needs a post of her very own! And so she shall have. Continue reading

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It’s Recommends Day Wednesday!

Posted in Film Review, Horror Movie Review, Recommends Day Wednesday with tags , , , , , , , on November 18, 2009 by xymarla

I opted to skip NDTD yesterday in order to give a little more blog time to my kick-ass contributors Jerry and Erin, because their reviews were both so fun. Also, I’m lazy! Everybody wins!

I figured I hadn’t done a RDWD in some time, so let’s run with one today, okay folks?

I was talking to a friend about The Mist the other day, discussing how I found myself so pleasantly surprised upon my first viewing. I realized, “Why the hell have I not preached this Misty gospel to that hungry congregation that is the world wide web?!” No one truly understands The Mist, no one believes me until they’ve seen it. I know, I know, most Stephen King movies aren’t particularly hard-core. Or, you know, good. Spoken by a true Stephen King fan, still I repeat: the movies? They suck.*

*this obviously does not apply to The Shining, Shawshank Redemption or Misery. All of which premiered 20-30 years ago, so move on.

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It’s Recommends Day Wednesday!

Posted in Film Review, Recommends Day Wednesday with tags , , , , , , , on September 9, 2009 by xymarla

This movie has inspired a rather atypical post here on DIH. Although I love all sorts of movies, I pretty much exclusively blog about genre flicks and TV. As I guess you know. But since I started this blog last February (aww, my baby’s all grow’d up! 7 months, *sniff*), only one movie has motivated me to break the genre mold and write about a straight-up comedy.

That movie is Adventureland.

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It’s Recommends Day Wednesday!

Posted in Recommends Day Wednesday, Television Review with tags , , , , , , on August 26, 2009 by xymarla

This RDWD comes with no small amount of chagrin and crow-eating on my part. First, because I haven’t done a Recommends Day Wednesday in a long time. Whoops, new idea that got totally oublietted! (Word invention, yes!)

But also because I’m about to recommend a show that I’ve spent a lot of time ridiculing in the past. I stand here, in front of you today, head hung and hands wrung, to admit that I was wrong. America! I was wrong!

Supernatural kicks ass.

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It does! It totally does! 

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It’s Recommends Day Wednesday!

Posted in Film Review, Horror Movie Review, Recommends Day Wednesday with tags , , , on July 29, 2009 by xymarla

Due to THIS atrocious news, I wanted to do a Recommends Day of the outstanding Motel Hell, which everyone should watch immediately and further honor by NEVER watching the blanched, watered-down recrap they’re planning to shovel down our throats. But, well, I already did that. So I decided to recommend a movie that includes another kind of Motel Hell, the Seven Doors Hotel featured in Lucio Fulci’s extraordinary The Beyond.

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It’s Recommends Day Wednesday!

Posted in Film Review, Horror Movie Review, Recommends Day Wednesday with tags , , , , on July 22, 2009 by xymarla

Welcome to a new feature here at DIH, wherein I briefly recommend a movie you should totally add to your Netflix queue post-haste!

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Black Sheep is a 2007 film by New Zealand writer and director Jonathan King. And it’s about zombie sheep!

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Okay, so we’re agreed that this movie looks really dumb, yes? And you’re not wrong. This movie is dumb. It’s also hilarious, weird, BLOODY AS HELL and, implausibly, sometimes scary! Black Sheep has some atrocious gore and exceptionally great dialogue. It also has the CUTEST  boy in it, this guy:

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