Reviews written by vultural

181 results - showing 101 - 150
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August 04, 2015
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
FanMix

Two lesser known exploitation flicks, merged into an entertaining drive-in twofer. May was more acclaimed - possibly - but Rachel from American 2 is equally memorable. Two polar...

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vultural
July 12, 2015 (Updated: September 18, 2015)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanMix

Duel, along with an episode in the original pilot for Night Gallery, launched Spielberg’s career. Ostensibly a TV movie, it has the feel and look of a theatrical release,...

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vultural
July 04, 2015
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
FanMix

Soon after Prometheus was released, essays started to appear noting the similarities with Alien. Not that the latter film was a reboot or remake, but that there were structural...

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vultural
July 03, 2015 (Updated: July 03, 2015)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Trimming excess from Jackson’s eight hour trilogy of The Hobbit sounds excellent to me. Anyone familiar with the audio adaptation from Nicol Williamson knows of at least one working...

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vultural
June 05, 2015
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Nice attempt to link Demons and Demons 2 into one grisly night. Both films bear similar structure (and director), though fans seem to feel D2 is the superior film....

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vultural
May 30, 2015 (Updated: May 30, 2015)
Overall rating
 
7.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Straight off, let me declare this ought to be considered a SILENT edit. The entire audio track has been erased. Dialogue, music, effects. Gone, baby, gone. ...

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vultural
April 25, 2015
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Attempted reboot of the Conan character. Detailed sets, overdone CGI (nothing new there), production values that Milius would have killed for. As the Cimmerian, Jason Momoa is no...

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vultural
March 28, 2015
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
TV-to-Movie

Best intentions notwithstanding, the resultant edit remains locked in its episodic roots. Not that this is a bad thing. For me, the Season 01 paled in comparison...

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vultural
March 23, 2015
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Old and creaky, the 1931 Dracula bears more cobwebs than Carfax Abbey. It never really escaped its West End production roots. Lugosi’s riveting count more than compensated, as...

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vultural
February 24, 2015 (Updated: February 24, 2015)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanMix

Overview - Norwegian slasher thrillers, joined together nicely. The first installment boasted the original concept but was marred by too many lulls. The sequel suffered a sense of...

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vultural
February 21, 2015
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Overview - An inspired concept here. Editing In The Mouth Of Madness, and adding sequences from Event Horizon. At first thought, one would doubt this would be a...

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vultural
February 19, 2015
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Overview - Botched relaunch of the Friday 13th franchise, widely scorned by Jason fanboys. Root failure stems from atrocious writing, though inept, formulaic direction did not help, nor did...

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vultural
January 20, 2015 (Updated: September 14, 2015)
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Overview - One of the fans’ least favorite of the Friday The 13th series, and one low on my personal list for rewatching. Reaper18783x cut lame humor (most of...

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vultural
December 11, 2014 (Updated: December 11, 2014)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Overview - One of the better Clive Barker adaptations. This concerns an ambitious, artsy shutterbug trailing a possible homicidal killer (Exceptional use of Vinnie Jones, by the way.)....

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vultural
December 06, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Overview - Overlooked, difficult Cassavetes film about seedy nightclub owner who owes the mob large. Slate will be wiped if he performs a small service. Reference title. ...

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vultural
December 01, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Overview - Stroke of genius, this edit. Chronologically sequencing events from 300 and 300 Rise into one edit was a well conceived, though doubtless very tricky concept to pull...

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vultural
November 29, 2014
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Overview - The original League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen was a deeply flawed mess, nor an enjoyable one at that. Top heavy with mindless action, it was also hurt by...

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vultural
November 29, 2014
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Overview - Fuse the strongest of the original trilogy with the weakest, redraw Luke’s character so he now carries Anakin’s bad seed, alter Vader’s character, juice the mojo for Fett,...

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vultural
November 04, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Overview - Groundbreaking and fresh when first released, Scream has now been copied and parodied so much that return viewings now seem stale and predictable. Neglify drags a rather...

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vultural
November 03, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Overview - Overwritten, over-acted, overwrought. Lifeforce was the Swiss knife of Horror/SciFi/Apocalypse rolled into one howling package. That said, it has always been a guilty pleasure of mine,...

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vultural
October 17, 2014
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanMix

Overview - Hard to improve on a definitive classic. Jackson’s relies on recreating deleted footage, as well as scenes excised before filming. Also, his Kong is not some...

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vultural
October 12, 2014 (Updated: October 12, 2014)
Overall rating
 
7.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Shorts

A solid short, yet suffers in comparison with Mayhem & Mistletoe. Unfortunately, whoever organized this consecution placed this immediately after ThrowgnCpr's edit. This is virtually the exact story,...

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vultural
October 10, 2014 (Updated: October 10, 2014)
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Overview - I saw Mimic during a preview, Del Toro was in attendance to field questions, including the ever popular, "Is this film autobiographical?" It played well enough...

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vultural
September 27, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

What a great little Christmas card this makes for your favorite Batman fan! Wonderfully decolourized except for the gold, and the red. Oh, those red cat lips. ...

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vultural
September 26, 2014 (Updated: September 26, 2014)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Overview - Third part of Nolan’s trilogy was the most ambitious, was the longest, was sluggish, and was weighed down by already irrelevant political stances. njvc made judicious edits,...

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vultural
September 24, 2014
Overall rating
 
6.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0

OK at best. Disjointed editing. Characters completely non developed, with no outward motivation. Noted. Rewatched a second time, this time viewing it as a cartoon. ...

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vultural
September 21, 2014
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Unfamiliar with the source material - never heard of, let alone saw - Birds Of Prey. The video quality was poor, the editing a bit heavy handed. Audio...

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vultural
September 21, 2014
Overall rating
 
3.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
6.0
Visual Editing
 
6.0
Audio Editing
 
4.0
Narrative
 
3.0
Enjoyment
 
3.0

As my cat would declare, "Holy moly!" The sheer chutzpah of the concept was utterly lost. Initially, I thought this was going to be an infomercial for either...

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vultural
September 21, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

An outstanding, albeit dark, take on guilt and self-destruction. Video editing terrific. Audio, much less so. Gain should have been increased on material from The Machinist. ...

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vultural
September 21, 2014
Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Shorts

Seamless editing, visually and sonically. The story did not hold up as well, alas. Instead of viewing this fresh, I applied my knowledge of the source movie to...

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vultural
September 17, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Overview - The original Paranormal Activity is marred by the godawful “found footage” crutch, unsympathetic, foolish characters, and a decrepit, snail like pace. Frantic Canadian’s edit trims 12 minutes...

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vultural
September 17, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Overview - I am absolutely NOT the Lynch guy. Watched S01 when it initially aired 20+ years ago, and was infuriated with Lynch because he did not (or could...

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vultural
September 03, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Overview - Frighteners is one of those Horror films I watch every couple of years. Peter Jackson’s career was ascending rapidly at this stage, having nailed a hit with...

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vultural
August 22, 2014 (Updated: August 22, 2014)
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Overview - Flash Gordon was one of a fistful of films that emerged after the Star Wars phenomena. Many were rushed Hollywood SciFi scripts (eg: Black Hole, Meteor, Saturn...

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vultural
August 18, 2014 (Updated: August 18, 2014)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
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9.0

Overview - TM2YC selected two of the weakest Doctor Who entries, the stand alone movies with Peter Cushing, and reedited each into three episodes, in keeping with the BBC series....

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vultural
August 09, 2014
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Overview - Intending to overhaul the Matrix trilogy, Wraith follows the road less traveled and merges the three films into one. Reloaded and Revolutions was where the original series...

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vultural
July 25, 2014
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Overview - Thunderball was a fine followup to Goldfinger. The style and tone of the film were peerless, and it was the last Bond in which Connery seemed committed....

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vultural
July 20, 2014 (Updated: July 20, 2014)
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Overview - Intriguing followup to T2 featured interesting plot twists to resurrect the narrative. The film was overlong, however, the characters unlikeable and unsympathetic, and humour elements mishandled and...

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vultural
July 19, 2014 (Updated: July 19, 2014)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
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9.0

Overview - Anticipated release back in its day, Waterworld proved disappointing for many. Overlong, poorly directed, oft times a soggy mess, it was, nevertheless, embraced by fans for action...

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vultural
July 10, 2014
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
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8.0

Problematic edit for me. Seemed more a reduction of the original dark colour scheme to pure black n white. Video - I found the majority of...

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vultural
July 09, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Excellent Noir rendition of Blade Runner. Creative, using Roy's, and other replicants, point of view to drive the narrative. Storywise, everything made sense - which is not always...

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vultural
July 08, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The original was a disappointing failure, not least of which were inept marketing and odd narrative. If you liked the original, or simply wanted to like the...

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vultural
June 28, 2014 (Updated: June 28, 2014)
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Didn't care for this a whole lot, but aspects of it kept gnawing away in my mind, so I rewatched it. Twice. Subversive job of turning...

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vultural
June 28, 2014
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Pi was one of those films I saw once, "appreciated," and decided never to view again. I stand corrected. A surreal slice n dice interpretation. ...

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vultural
June 28, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

A great, tight edit. My favorite from this Consecution. The story was coherent and made logical sense. No character development, but the heist caper was easy to...

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vultural
June 26, 2014
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Mixed bag for me. I found the bookends - opening and closing - truly inspired. Scenes of walkers superimposed against WWII stock, that took my breath away. ...

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vultural
May 06, 2014 (Updated: May 06, 2014)
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

First off, thanks to someone who reupped this. Never played the game. Disliked the movie (bought from the $2.00 junk pile) Per the editor's intentions:...

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vultural
May 05, 2014 (Updated: May 05, 2014)
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

More enjoyable than I anticipated, much more enjoyable. Sleek, fast moving edit, almost breathless many ways. This really harks back to the earliest SW releases, which echoed old...

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vultural
May 01, 2014 (Updated: May 01, 2014)
Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This was long, but held my interest throughout. BBob's editing choices were always inventive, often uncanny. Excellent pacing, and the sprawling narrative was generally clean. ...

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vultural
February 10, 2014
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Wrath of the Augments reflects very solid craftsmanship, typical of BBob. The menu design was nice, and I cannot stress how enjoyable the "bonus", The Eugenics Wars, was. ...

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