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Amityville Horror- The New one

 
 
Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2005 12:58 pm
Has anyone seen the new Amityville Horror film yet? I really want to see it and I just wanted to know if people thought it was good or not!! I heard it was good and that it sucked... Thanks guys! Laughing
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Mon 25 Apr, 2005 02:10 pm
You couldn't pay me to go see one of the worst reviewed movies of the year. I think the box office will verify it's a loser.
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Crazielady420
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2005 08:31 am
That makes me sad, I really wanted it to be good, but the critics aren't always right so there is still some hope left in my heart!
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flyboy804
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2005 08:35 am
I disagree with the majority of the major critics as often as I agree with them and I also thought that the film was terrible.
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material girl
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2005 08:48 am
Ive never seen the original but Im thinking of seeing new one tonight.
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Crazielady420
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2005 09:01 am
I don't care if anyone says it stunk, I still wanna see it... but maybe I will wait until it is on TV...hmmmm... desicions, desicions!! What shall I do....

Material girl if you see it tonight, let me know how it was tomorrow!!
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material girl
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2005 09:37 am
Will do.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2005 09:49 am
Sorry, but I have yet to see a film that's been resoundingly trounced by the best critics that was worth two hours of my time, let alone over $9.00 plus a $5.00 bag of popcorn at the cineplex. Even my guilty pleasures at least got mixed reviews. There was really no good reason for this remake other than CGI effects -- the original wasn't even that good and was scarcely faithful to the original true story.
If one has a thirst to believe in spirits, ghosts or poltergeists, there are still better movies to rent on DVD. Of course, "Poltergeist," but one film that received mixed reviews I've always like is "Ghost Story."
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Tue 26 Apr, 2005 09:54 am
Here's the sad round of reviews -- only 19% on the Rotten Tomatoe scale of the major critics:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/amityville_horror/

I guess if one is into funhouse hokum, they might enjoy it. The film is obviously aimed at teenagers while the original was aimed at those curious adults who enjoy being tortured by tedium.
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material girl
 
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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2005 02:16 am
MG's film review.

First of all I have to say that once again I was able to hear people whispering all the way through the film.Some were behind me, another was a few rows back and on the other side of the theatre!!!!!

I enjoyed the film alot.In my old age I get scared much more than I used to.
It was set in th 70's.The main characters wore 70's clothes but still managed to look fashionably cool.
Ryan Reynolds got his kit off and MG was VERY happy about that.
It was very scary in a 'jump out of your skin' way in many places throughout the film.
It made a change from the usual teenage horror flick that the main characters were grown ups instead of young pert teenagers in rain soaked tight vests.
The special effects were great,plenty of blood, suspense etc
There was something going on in each scene,it was well paced and not boring at any point.
It was also based on a true story(it tells us this in the beginning)so Im gona look it up.
Even tho it was based on a true story it gives the hint that its been elaborated on so it works better as a film.
It had a refreshing ending which made a change.

Id give it a 7.9 out of 10.
10 out of 10 if Ryan Reynolds had come out of the water in his pyjama bottoms and they were still soaking wet, as theyd cling more, but sadly they were dried off a bit to leave things to the imagination.
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Crazielady420
 
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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2005 05:38 am
Thanks Material Girl! Thanks for your input too lightwizard... I'll have to see "ghost story" too!! I love movies based on true stories... especially ghost stories!! If you know any good ones let me know please!!
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2005 07:01 am
why not wait till the DVD comes out. Remember, the only reason you want to see it NOW is that youre being marketed thats all.
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Montana
 
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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2005 07:09 am
I always wait until they come on the movie channel. I spend enough money on my satellite to blow more at the movies, but going to the movies can be fun too.
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Crazielady420
 
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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2005 07:15 am
I hate the movie theathers.. I'd rather see it in the comfort of my own home... I have on demand, I will wait until it comes on that!!
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2005 08:08 am
The resemblance to the real story is likely minimal. Even the first film extrapolated on the real events to make the movie more exciting. It's barely watchable, getting wound up on backwashed toilets and aggressive flies. Looks more like the house had a bad plumbing problem than being infested with poltergeists. I'll stick to "Ghost Story," "Poltergeist" or "The Haunting" The later is the granddaddy of all haunted house movies, intelligently done with some really believable scares. Avoid the silly CGI fest remake -- it's just silly.

I'm now totally convinced it's not worth going to see and will likely pass on renting a DVD or seeing it on cable. Like several reviewers, the hacked up dog would turn me off immediately. Their pushing out the envelope but it looks to me like it blew up in their face. We'll see how much the film drops in the box office this week but I predict it will sink.
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material girl
 
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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2005 08:11 am
Ive never heard of Ghost Story or The Haunting.
There, as far as I can tell, was no cgi in the film that I could see, it all looked like something that could have been made in a very skilled old fashioned props room, and you dont even see the hacked up dog, its too dark.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2005 08:25 am
Maybe time to explore some of the great spooky thrillers of the past. "Ghost Story" has an engrossing storyline of a young lady who met her end at the hands of a group of young men and comes back to deal with it. Really creepy and, incidentally, underrated.
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material girl
 
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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2005 08:27 am
Seems the best films ar ealways under rated but they are always a gem to find one night when there is nothing else on.
Il have a google .
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2005 08:31 am
"Ghost Story":

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082449/
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 27 Apr, 2005 08:36 am
"The Haunting:"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057129/
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