Yakuza Apocalypse

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YAKUZA APOCALYPSE (2015)

..... after the Yakuza boss is betrayed and assassinated, who also happens to be a vampire who infected his assistant moments before his death... the freshly turned vampire seeks vengeance upon those who killed his boss and creates chaos and mayhem anywhere he goes.
CLASSGRADEREMARKS
PLOTAYakuza vs Yakuza Vampires vs Giant Stuffed Animal with powers....
ACTINGBHard to tell since its in Japanese...
CINEMATOGRAPHY AWow...
DIRECTINGA+Only Takashi Miike could direct this movie.....
EDITINGAThis had to be the most difficult project the editor had to do, but he did outstanding.
HOT SEXY LESBIANS ?F:(
ORIGINALITYA+Wow...
SCOREAGreat mixture to fit each scene...
SCREENPLAYAOriginal and Fucking Entertaining
SPECIAL FXBNothing too noticable...
VISUAL FX/GOREAAMAZING
WTF SCOREA+++++Wow... not only was this movie well made.. but the ENTIRE time the audience is left saying 'WHAT THE FUCK' from start to finish... in a good way.
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The Final Girls

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THE FINAL GIRLS (2015)

After the death of Max's mother, a scream queen legend from the 80s, Max is talked into making an appearance at a screening of ... well.. its the equivalent of Friday the 13th... Somehow, Max and her friends get sucked into the movie.. I know... sounds kind of lame.. but trust me.. this movie is tits...
CLASSGRADEREMARKS
PLOTA-I've daydreamed this exact scenario many times.. it's great to see it done so well.
ACTINGAWow, not only was the cast pretty awesome... but each performance was as well..
CINEMATOGRAPHY BLOVED most of it... the continuous rotating shots got a little repetitive towards the end... but that's my only complaint.
DIRECTINGANot only was the acting and story well paced... but his style was pretty impressive.
EDITINGB+Although the beginning was a little... odd.. not bad.. just... odd... the rest was outstanding. Both mixture of retro tactics and current styles.
HOT SEXY LESBIANS ?D-Only thing was a shot of girls swimming.
ORIGINALITYA-...... no comment needed
SCOREAWow... used both modern compositions to handle the emotional scenes and classics for the 80s slasher style.
SCREENPLAYAActual character development can be seen... which is rare now-a-days
SPECIAL FXCSome unnecessary CGI that kinda ruined it a little... but the flashback fx made up for it.
VISUAL FX/GOREC+Gore was pretty good... not enough practical fx for my tastes...
WTF SCOREAThis movie is tits... that is all...
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Cooties

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COOTIES (2015)

After becoming a substitute teacher at the school he once went to as a child... A virus outbreak turning not-so-innocent normal children... into not-so-innocent zombies... who like to eat their teachers. Shenanigans ensue..
CLASSGRADEREMARKS
PLOTAI wanted to see this movie when i first heard the plot last year.. it did not disappoint.
ACTINGBYou would think that the acting would suffer from trying to switch from comedy to completely serious scenes... but it doesn't...
CINEMATOGRAPHY C+Only things that stick with you are the creepy scenes of
DIRECTINGB+Good cast performances with good paces.
EDITINGB-Would have liked to see the outbreak spread slower, but still good...
HOT SEXY LESBIANS ?FNope...
ORIGINALITYBNight of the Living Dead + Breakfast Club + Dangerous Minds
SCORECNothing to write home to mom about
SCREENPLAYBVery entertaining
SPECIAL FXC-Meh...
VISUAL FX/GOREB+Lots of goodies here.. lots of teachers being eaten by their students.
WTF SCOREA-... not gonna lie.. it was pretty awesome.
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BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS

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BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS (2015)

An office full of people with my work ethic and emotional maturity is taken over by Vampires.. And it's up to the stoner from CABIN IN THE WOODS to save his girlfriend and clean house...
CLASSGRADEREMARKS
PLOTAIt's simple... Yet awesome.. I'm sure everyone who works in an office setting can relate to this movie
ACTINGA-Great performances from everyone...
CINEMATOGRAPHY B-Not a lot that really stands out.. But it does take place in an office building after all...
DIRECTINGB+Good job
EDITINGBAlthough most of the kill shots in the first half were disappointing... The 2nd half and reveals make up for it all...
HOT SEXY LESBIANS ?C+Hints of lesbonic activity here and there...
ORIGINALITYB+Office Space + Salem's Lot
SCOREBHits the mark pretty much..
SCREENPLAYB+A great blend of humor.. Actual humor.. Not just gags or one liners.. Mixed with horror...
SPECIAL FXCA little too much CGI blood during the first few kills...
VISUAL FX/GOREALoved the vampire fx.... And the exploding bodies...
WTF SCOREA-Highly recommend ....

 

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CONTRACTED: PHASE II

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CONTRACTED: PHASE II (2015)

Picking up right where the first one left off... we follow the sole survivor and watch as the virus spreads and begins the Zombie Apocalypse.
CLASSGRADEREMARKS
PLOTCkudos to expanding on the reasoning behind the first one...
ACTINGCNothing to brag about...
CINEMATOGRAPHY B-Some good shots... not gonna lie...
DIRECTINGB-Did a lot better than i was expecting...
EDITINGB-Loved how they didn't focus on close ups or make it obvious when someone got infected...
HOT SEXY LESBIANS ?C-Only remnants of the past...
ORIGINALITYC-...its a sequel... to a zombie movie... but good job introducing new elements...
SCOREB-Good work
SCREENPLAYB-Loved how they picked up right at the ending of the first film... and shows how the virus spreads and takes over...
SPECIAL FXCNothing to note...
VISUAL FX/GOREAAmazing gore... not as disgusting as the first film.. but.. GODDAMN!
WTF SCOREB-A good sequel that improves on what the first movie lacked...
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LET US PREY

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LET US PREY (2014)

You think your first day at a new job was bad? Try becoming a cop in a town filled with the worst people on earth... murderers, liars, thieves.. anything you can imagine.. If that wasn't bad enough... a stranger arrives who gets in everyone's heads, digging up secrets, and causing death after death....
CLASSGRADEREMARKS
PLOTAA simple enough story... that gains momentum.
ACTINGA-Great job for each character.
CINEMATOGRAPHY BIt seems difficult to have good shots in a film that mainly takes place in one place... but they manage to do a great job.
DIRECTINGAWell done
EDITINGB+Wow...
HOT SEXY LESBIANS ?D-A little girl on girl fighting, but thats about it. ~\_(O.O)_/~
ORIGINALITYC.... it's basically Storm of the Century...
SCOREA-Loved the score.... kept the mood and it will get stuck in your head
SCREENPLAYBWell written...
SPECIAL FXCThe few cgi aspects used were not that impressive... :/
VISUAL FX/GOREA-Gore was awesome!
WTF SCOREB+The movie was entertaining, gory, and well made.. which completely shocked me.. guess I shouldn't judge a movie by it's title.
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ALWAYS WATCHING: MARBLE HORNETS STORY

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ALWAYS WATCHING: A MARBLE HORNETS STORY (2015)

While doing a local story, a news team stumbles upon Slenderman, who decides to fuck with them... shenanigans ensue..
CLASSGRADEREMARKS
PLOTB-An interesting attempt to branch out on the marble hornets universe
ACTINGCChris Marquette was pretty good, that's really the only actor that stood out.
CINEMATOGRAPHY C+Good for it's genre... but that doesn't say much.
DIRECTINGCNothing really spectacular to mention...
EDITINGCAlthough most of it was well executed.. the only real complaint is that they use the same fx every single time the entity appears... I hate jump scares, I find them to be a tool for the unimaginative and those who lack talent... but i would have preferred that over having something announce that a jump scare is coming in 1-2 seconds...
HOT SEXY LESBIANS ?F...shame
ORIGINALITYCI liked how they expanded the universe of the Marble Hornets story instead of doing a movie version of the original web series...
SCOREDNothing noticeable...
SCREENPLAYCAlthough nothing REALLY happens for a long time... and most of it was predictable... there were certain things thrown here and there to keep you interested.
SPECIAL FXD..... Why... why use CGI... just get a tall guy in a suit and do everything practical.... The fx took me out of the movie...
VISUAL FX/GOREDNothing to note
WTF SCOREC-There are many times where you will say WTF.. but most of the time... its not a good thing... just saying..
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HOUSEBOUND

 

 

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HOUSEBOUND (2014)

Kylie is sentenced to house arrest after a robbery gone bad. She is forced to move back to her childhood home with her overly talkative mother and her step-dad. Strange shit starts to go down... and her mother tells her that the house is haunted. Now, Kylie must solve the house's dark past without being able to escape the danger surrounding her.
CLASSGRADEREMARKS  
PLOTB-Although the plot has been seen before... You can't help but enjoy the ride.
ACTINGBGreat performances from all.
CINEMATOGRAPHY A-Fantastic camera work
DIRECTINGAIt takes talent to combine all the various elements used in this film... And make it actually good.
EDITINGA-Refreshing work compared to the over-abundant standard horror flicks that are constantly getting released...
HOT SEXY LESBIANS ?FNope
ORIGINALITYB-This is hard to explain without revealing all the fun surprises... Let's just say that although the plot has been seen many times before... There's more than meets the eye...
SCOREBGreat work with the composition.. Really enhances the scenes..
SCREENPLAYAThe perfect storm of interesting characters, creepy-ass situations, impressive twists and turns, tension, and drama.
SPECIAL FXCNone to remark about... Except one instant where CGI was obviously used when it could have been performed practically.
VISUAL FX/GOREAWow.. It's great to see actual gore and visual fx... Much more realistic and... Gruesome...
WTF SCOREA-From the get-go... The unexpected seems to find its way through the film. Every time I thought something would happen.. I was proved wrong... And let's just say... The last 20 minutes of the film completely live up to all the hype.
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THE DEVIL’S HAND

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THE DEVIL'S HAND (2014)

A group of Amish girl's prepare for their 18th birthdays... But soon find out that there is a prophecy whispered in their commune about 6 girls being born on the 6th night of the 6th month.... And only one will survive their 18th birthday... The one who survives will become the Anti-Christ... and the prophecy is coming true...
CLASSGRADEREMARKS  
PLOTA-Not only is this an Anti-Christ movie.. But a slasher/thriller... AND drama...
ACTINGB+Most good Gerald.. Most good...
CINEMATOGRAPHY BWent above and beyond the standard
DIRECTINGBIt takes talent to pull off the many layers of this movie.. Kudos...
EDITINGB+Not bad for a PG-13 movie... Edited in such a way you never really notice...
HOT SEXY LESBIANS ?D-Who knew Amish girls swim naked with each other...
ORIGINALITYB-This film found a way to stitch several genres together and STILL stick out from the rest... We got Possession, Serial Killers, Cults, Teen Slasher, Murder Mystery, Apocalypse, and the list goes on...
SCOREBFrom the creepy score... To the modern music thrown here and there... I had no complaints...
SCREENPLAYBI did not expect this film to be any good.... Yet... I've seen it three times in 2 weeks... And each time I pick up something I missed...
SPECIAL FXBNot a lot to comment on....
VISUAL FX/GORECWhere's the gore? There was no reason they should have cut it down for a PG-13 movie.. Since it wasn't released to theaters everywhere... Why would they care if it was meant for Downloading/Streaming? Who knows.. That's my only complaint...
WTF SCORECWhile nothing on a major-level stood out and caused me to yell "WTF" (in a good way)... There were a handful of moments that caught me off guard. HINT- Mostly the scenes with the Parents, lol...
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APRIL APOCALYPSE

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April Apocalypse (2014)

For years... Artie has been a depressed outcast ever since the girl next door moved away after high school. After seeing a Psychiatrist, he is motivated to track down his long lost crush and start his new life... Shortly after moving out of his parent's basement, however, he literally crashes into the Zombie Apocalypse. He is immediately bitten and embarks on a race against time to tell the girl of his dreams that he loves her. What he didn't expect... was that he isn't getting sick... at all... He realizes that he could possibly be the key to finding a cure. Fearing both the living and the dead, he battles his way across the country, hoping that he isn't too late.
CLASSGRADEREMARKS
PLOTCNothing really new.. Standard Zomcom story line.. But well pulled off..
ACTINGBShockingly... The actors were really good
CINEMATOGRAPHY B-While nothing really stood out that much in originality... It was still well carried out.
DIRECTINGBExceeded my expectations... Which, I admit, were pretty low, but is encouraging me to seek out other films the director has made.
EDITINGC-My only complaint of this movie.. Was how the timeline was confusing as Hell. Our hero leaves home... And on the road he crashes his car. He wakes up hours later and the entire world has succumbed to the Zombie Apocalypse. We never know how much time passes by during most of the encounters... Hours? Days? Months?
HOT SEXY LESBIANS ?FNope...
ORIGINALITYC-(The standard hero fighting hordes of Zombies across the country to find his girlfriend) + (Lonely misunderstood Slacker rises above challenges to become a hero) x Zombies = This Film
SCOREA-Soundtrack was well put together.
SCREENPLAYC+While the film lacked originality... The character interactions mixed with the odd humor brought the film above the line of mediocrity.
SPECIAL FXCNothing comes to mind...
VISUAL FX/GOREBThe Zombie makeup was good, but there was surprisingly not a lot of actual gore. Wouldn't have hurt them to show a few zombies ripping people's intestines out or something...
WTF SCORECThere were a few surprises here and there...
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