Watched... lots of movies.
Angel of the Night ***
From Dusk Til Dawn 3: Hangman's Daughter **
Boondock Saints ****
Club Vampire ***
Angel of the Night was interesting. It's a foreign film dubbed into English, I think it's Dutch or Italian or something. Anyway, it's about Vampires (obviously). This girl inherits an estate in some European town, which she is apparently moving into with her fiance and her best friend. She has a book that tells a story of her family, and it turns out her grandfather was a vampire. It's exceptionally gory, as most European films are, and the flashback nature of most of the film was fun to watch. It was like several small vignettes until the big plot about the grandfather being ressurrected. It was fun to watch, but nothing really stood out as far as being really interesting. Except there was the scene where the main character was doing the incantation to ressurrect the vampire, and she said the WW clan names in the incantation. Something like "And reunite with all the families - [insert cam clans here]". But other than that, the violence level is the only thing that you don't really get in American vampire movies.
Dusk til Dawn 3
I like how it had almost nothing to do with the others, like, it wasn't a sequel or even really a prequel. Just another day (night) in the life of some unfortunate banditos and travelers in Mexico. The same chick who played a girl pretending to be a boy in Pitch Black was playing a girl pretending to be a boy in this one, too. It had the same kind of flavour as the first Dusk til Dawn movie, where the main plot seems to be the non-vampires and they don't even know about the vampires until the last half of the movie. The cinematography was fun, because it really did look like a Western. The characters were good, in fact they were similar to the characters in the first FDTD. I have to say in all honesty, though, that the tendency in movies of vampires to look normal until such time as they're feeding and then turn into horrid beasts is quite annoying. To be quite honest, I prefer more suspense and monstering than in these movies, which is why it scored low.
Oh man, this movie is great. It's a dark comedy, in my opinion. The storytelling style is incredible. I usually can't stand Willem Dafoe, but man he does a GREAT job in this film. He plays a gay FBI agent, and he's absolutely brilliant in the part. Each new element in the story is set up by showing the pre-action, the post-action, and THEN showing what actually happened at the important part. The scenes of the main characters and the FBI agent get closer and closer as he gets closer to finding out who they are. In the scenes before they meet, Dafoe's character is telling how the events unfolded while the events are unfolding, but not narrtively, he's acting out as the other characters are actually in their scenes. It's absolutely brilliant. I love innovative storytelling styles in movies, and this one just blew me away. Ron Jeremy is in it, but of course it's not pr0n so no sign of his impressive member. Which is just fine by my book, he's all eww. I'm going to give away one scene, just so you get an idea of the kind of humour involved. If you don't want a spoiler, go ahead and skip to the next movie reveiw. Now. Ok, enough warning, these three guys are sitting around drinking and they have guns on the table. One guy gets angry and slams his fist on the table, accidentally causing one of the guns to fire, which accidentally splatters the cat on the wall. The cat was his girlfriend's cat. The girlfriend and her buddy come home, and they're all drugged up, and she asks where the cat is. He goes "I killed your cat!" and she's all upset "Why?!" and he replies "I thought it would bring closure to our relationship!" If there's any movie I reccommend from my movie spree, it's this one. To everyone. Go rent it tonight.
This movie got really bad reviews by my peers. I do not know why, I think out of all the vampire movies I've seen lately this one captures better than all the others the reality of what it would be like to be a vampire. The basic plot is that a girl is accidentally turned into a vampire, and the ruling vampire of the town or whatever wants her killed. The 2nd most powerful vampire does not. Hence the struggle. The first thing to note is that there are exactly 4 vampires in this city or town or whatever, and they like it that way. 2nd thing to note is that everyone who is bitten does *not* turn into a vampire. This is progress. Also, they don't *have* to kill their victims just to feed. But the number one thing that makes these vampires different from other vampires is their actual lack of humanity. The dialogue between vampire guy #2
and the new girl is exactly what I would expect from real vampires. And she was highly upset, and was struggling with whether she wanted this new "power" or not, and how it would affect her son and his life. This movie really epitomizes what I think of when I think "World of Darkness". That doesn't mean I don't like the classic Dracula stories or the kind where everyone who is bitten becomes a vampire, but this one was really unique. Just slice of life for the undead. I had more to say but I'm gettin tired so I'm gonna save whatever was left