09 April 2011 @ 12:53 am
Film Festival: Film #1  
Saw John Carpenter's new film The Ward today at the film festival. It's about teenage girls trying to escape from a mental institution. The best thing I can say about it is that it made me nostalgic for how well written Sucker Punch was. There was literally nothing clever or scary about this thoroughly unambitious horror film. Even the cast, Jared Harris from Mad Men and a bevy of young actresses from minor roles in various CW/WB shows,seemed bored. Carpenter is supposed to receive an award later at the festival... via Skype! I'm tempted to show up for the Q&A so that I can say, "Mr. Carpenter, speaking of phoning things in, I saw your new movie..."

 
 
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Danielle Ní Dhighe: eye of the beholder by darkphoenixrisn on April 9th, 2011 10:49 am (UTC)
Sad. Then again, I can't remember the last time Carpenter made a good film.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: monkey tattooassmonkeydiary on April 10th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
In the Mouth of Madness maybe?
Danielle Ní Dhighe: eye of the beholder by darkphoenixrisn on April 10th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
That sounds about right. 15 years is a long dry spell for a director.
traballenguastraballenguas on April 9th, 2011 11:47 am (UTC)
Whoa, whut? Who is this Monkey, this Monger of Ass? My gray and woolen memory doth fail me.

Dude, for scary, this looks good:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/apr/07/the-silent-house-review

Welcome back.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: devilish tantrumassmonkeydiary on April 10th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
CoffeeManseileurt on April 9th, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
That would be the sickest burn. If that hasn't been done yet, then it should be copywrited.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on April 10th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
Hehe...
theballadofyoko on April 9th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
Hey, you're back!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: fishingassmonkeydiary on April 10th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
For the time being anyway. Couldn't resist doing festival reviews.
orcaarroworcaarrow on April 9th, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry the film sucked. I know it is hard to watch bad work from good people.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on April 10th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I thought my expectations were low enough, but wooooo....
Pallaspallasathene8 on April 10th, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
There is a second movie out on that subject?

How well-written Sucker Punch was? But Sucker Punch was booooooooring.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on April 10th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
How well-written Sucker Punch was? But Sucker Punch was booooooooring.

Exactly.
Pallaspallasathene8 on April 10th, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
Heh heh. I'd hoped that was what you meant. :P But I'm sort of incredulous that that is possible.
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: ape in icelandassmonkeydiary on April 10th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
It's definitely been a while.
mother of the angry mobpennyland on April 16th, 2011 10:20 am (UTC)
There is something wrong with me, because I can only see the large FAIL in the flooring..by her elbows, the flooring is set in a way that it's gonna buckle there and be a problem later. three planks are put together and make a super!fail flooring placement...


Hi Mr. Grids!!:D
mother of the angry mobpennyland on April 16th, 2011 10:29 am (UTC)
and by her head, there's two planks doing the same thing!

seriously, whoever did that flooring was lazy or drunk.

Perhaps both?

I have not watched a movie I haven't stole for so long..

Keep us updated on the movie watch!
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on May 18th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
You've been doing too many home renovations!
micahlaerm on April 23rd, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
Ahoy!
Welcome back. And to think, I hadn't logged into LJ in about 6 months. :)

Send as many film reviews as you like. The photos are merely frosting. Sweet, tasty, satisfying frosting. ;)
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on May 18th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
Re: Ahoy!
Heh.... seems like we're on similar schedules.
jerolj on May 14th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
OMG
A new post from the Monkey?! I knew there was a reason why I didn't delete this bookmark. What news on the writing?
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on May 18th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
Re: OMG
Hehe... blog's still at sixes and sevens, but the novel is going strong. I'm about to put the first draft to my most trusted critics for the first wave of "What the hell are you doing?"
Zan Crozancro on June 18th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday weekend.
christaroxoj on October 31st, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
Your blog looks nice, even so it would be far better if you’ll be able to use lighter colors too as a professional design. This will make sure that a lot more readers come to check it out.Informative post by the way!

shuteryw on November 1st, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
Great writing! I want you to follow up to this topic!?!

Zan Crozancro on June 18th, 2013 12:56 am (UTC)
Happy birthday soon!
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