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Movie Review: Friday the 13th: Part 2

Title: Friday the 13th: Part 2

Year: 1981

Runtime: 1h 26m

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Cast: Amy SteelJohn FureyAdrienne King

Director: Steve Miner

Tagline: The body count continues…

Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees’ son Jason, who did not really drown in the lake some 30 years before?

The Body Count Continues…(and so does my boredom)…

Friday the 13th: Part II, for some reason, decides to spend the opening seven minutes recapping the events of the first film via a dream from Alice, the only survivor from the group of campers from the first film. It’s bad enough that I had to sit down and watch the bland and boring F13 let alone have it recapped for me. The summary includes Jason popping out of the lake in the end (which is a confusing mistake because of certain events later on). After she awakens in her apartment, she spends the next couple of minutes being scared by phone calls, cats and other stuff before being unceremoniously bumped off. We later come to find that her killer is the kid Jason who drowned in Camp Crystal Lake all those years ago.

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Some Thoughts on Modern-Day Feminism in Film

Hello there

A while ago I suggested a poll on IMDb here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/nest/252015902

I called it “2015 – The Year of the Feminist” since I felt the year saw a number of movies with females in strong prominent roles.

It sparks some responses on the use of the work “feminism”. Most notably the quote below:

“If we say that 2015 was a feminist year, it’s like highlighting the existence of a deliberate marketing or political trend… well, I don’t know, maybe it’s true.”

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Ash vs Evil Dead – Season 1 Review

I’m enjoying this TV series quite a bit and am looking forward to season 2. It’s been quite a bumpy ride, with the series starting off well and then trailing off before ending with a bang with the final episode.

I suppose as a fan of the original movies getting a TV series with Bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash, Sam Raimi involved, and being a direct continuation of the original film series is in itself an incredible achievement, so any complaints I have (and trust me, I have them) are minor compared to my appreciation of the show.

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Ranked: John Carpenter’s Filmography

This is the first time I’ve attempted a ranking of a director’s filmography, and it’s harder than I thought it would be – one movie isn’t necessarily better than another. Both can be appreciated, meaning a list that ranks them is essentially redundant. Nevertheless, I thought I’d give it a go since I am a man. And as a man, I love ranked lists and top tens and such.

I’ve started with one of my favourite directors – John Carpenter. Most commonly associated with horror and science fiction films from the 1970s and 1980s, “King” Carpenter is a cult classic movie specialist. Dabbling in both studio films and B-movies,  Carpenter, who also scored most of his films, has provided audiences with thrills and scares that have been imitated and referenced to this day. What is really likable about the man is that he is essentially just a dude who, at a point in his life, enjoyed making movies. He wasn’t a superhero or an ultra-cinephile like most who work in Hollywood. He even shared his opinion on his own work, citing what he thought was good and what he felt didn’t work.

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Poll! It’s Neeson Season!

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/-FPxyzR4hkg/

Amid a surprisingly explosive career revival, Liam Neeson has just declared an end to his recent run of action films. Which of his aged-action hero movies (which is considered to start with Taken [2008]) is your favorite?

You can vote through your IMDB account, Facebook account or Amazon account.