Thursday, December 01, 2011

Shrimp City - November films

In Shrimp City we present you with the films we watched in the last month, accompanied with screenshots and our personal review in both words and hearts. And at the end, a list of films that you really don't have to watch...

Here are our November films! Hope you enjoy!

The Thing From Another World (1951): This one is from my amazing Classic Sci-Fi box, I love that box so much! I had seen parts of this film before, but not the entire thing. It was pretty amazing, with lame jokes and innuendo all over the place <3 Not my favorite 50's sci-fi film, but pretty nice to watch! ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Halloween (1978): One of the horror classics that I had not watched yet. I absolutely loved how the tension developed in this film and the grisly way it was filmed. And the music, so good! The killing itself in the end was a bit boring though haha! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The Neverending Story (1984): One of my favorite books and films ever <3 It always makes me feel better when I feel sad. It's so pretty and sweet and I love it! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

A Separation (2011): Recent Iranian films are always interesting to watch, because (obviously) the circumstances to make films in Iran are very hard and directors therefore tend to be very creative. This narrative was a combination of two basic storylines: an archetypical story about family problems and a classic court drama. But, through the recognisability of the storylines, this film actually gave a pretty good insight into the day to day life in Iran, which was very interesting. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Can go through skin (2009): I always think it's important to keep up with Dutch cinema, and this was a film that I still had to see. It was an interesting film about a woman from the city who goes to the country to live in a ruined house, to heal from some bad stuff that has happened to her. In the end the analogy between the ruined woman and the ruined house was a bit too superficial for me, but still an interesting watch because of the atmosphere. ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Tangled (2010): Watched this with Anne on her birthday. I don't like a lot of the recent Disney films, but this one was really good! I especially loved the little chameleon, so cute! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Children of the Corn (1984): There is this certain eerie feel about Mr. King's books that is very hard to translate into film. Only very few filmmakers have managed to get this feeling across a little bit. This film (of a short story of King) had some moments that I loved - mostly the supernatural horrorstuff, but was a bit bland overall. Still a very nice horror classic to watch! ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Another Year (2010):  To me, the best films are the ones that make you reflect on life. I saw this film as a contemplation about how complex life and especially friendships are, and how hard it is to really be there for each other (and how, in the end, we never really are). Also, my favorite kind of humor is the awkard, painful kind and this film was full of it. I loved it. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
The Artist (2011): Beautiful meta-film. It is a silent black and white film, that tells the story of (the end of) silent films. The scenery, clothing and the overall style of the film looked amazing, and I loved the fact that they kept the story as small and still as compelling as the stories of silent films. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

I watch a lot of films (and series) during my day to day work (I have a hard time doing just one thing at a time) but I don't like everything I watch. These are some movies I actually liked:

Scream (1996): I love the Scream trilogy!!! It's just so deliciously cheesy! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Silent Hill (2006): I have seen this movie a few times before and I just can't get enough of it. It's like a moving painting from a very disturbed artist. I never played the game though (wish I had). ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The Devils Rejects (2005): Love Rob Zombie and his movies! I hadn't seen this one yet and loved it almost just as much as House of 1000 Corpses! Very very disturbing and sadistic but also very funny. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Mirrors (2008): This isn't a must-see per see but it was pretty entertaining. And I love Keifer! ♥ ♥ ♥

Scream 2 (1997): Yay more Scream! ♥ ♥ ♥

Scream 3 (2000): This is my favorite Scream movie! I used to watch this over and over and over when I was about 13 years old. I still love it just as much. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997): I was totally into 90's horror movies this week haha! IKWYDLS isn't that great but I do love the sequal and I felt like I should watch this one first. ♥ ♥ ♥

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998): Yes! This and Scream 3 are my fav 90's horror movies <3 <3 <3 Total guilty pleasure. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The Witches (1990): One of my favorite childhood books and movies! ♥ ♥ ♥

Submarine (2010): Saw this with Merlin in Kriterion and it was the cutest movie I have seen in a long long time. Story, music, casting, all brilliant. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Creepshow (1982): As some of you may know, I'm an enormous Stephen King fan and I pretty much love everything he does, so it's kinda hard not to love this. Creepshow is amazing and a big load of crap at the same time; the acting is awful (see that grassy guy in the screenshot? yup, Mr. King himself, worst actor of all time), most stories are pretty bad but it is SO FUNNY!! Totally worth watching. BONUS PICTURE ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005): I love The Muppets! This wasn't that great though, but still nice. ♥ ♥ ♥

Tangled (2010): Watched this with Mirjam on my birthday! I had seen it before, and I liked it better the first time I saw it (not sure why), but it's still a very cute movie. ♥ ♥ ♥

Låt Den Rätte Komma In (Let the Right One In) (2008): SO GOOD. No but really, SO GOOD!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The Wolf Man (1941): Not great, but very cute! ♥ ♥ ♥

30 Days Of Night (2007): Didn't think I'd like this but it was actually bloody good (pun intended)! Even with Josh Hartnett playing the lead role, haha. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The Thing (1982): Pretty funny I saw the remake of one of the films Mimi watched without knowing! But I actually loved it, the screenshots say it all. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Audition (1999): Crazy disturbing japanese film, need I say more. Not the best I've seen though. ♥ ♥ ♥

The Resident (2011): Alright. Not bad, not good, but I did enjoy watching it for some reason. ♥ ♥ ♥

Eden lake (2008): Classic horror story; guy and girl go into the woods and run into a group of seriously sadistic boys, which obviously doesn't end very well. I guess I liked it, but it might mostly be their british accents. ♥ ♥ ♥

Seed of Chucky (2004): Hahaha oh man. Chucky, you so silly. I love the Child's play series, I saw the previous ones again last month (I have seen them all multiple times before) and so I just had this one left to watch. Gotta love it! ♥ ♥ ♥

You don't have to watch these: The Messengers, Silent Fall, Scream 4, Drag Me To Hell, The Hills Run Red, Riding the Bullet, Babysitter wanted, The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Bram Stoker's Dracula


  1. Ha thanks voor dit, ik heb weer een 'ones to watch' lijstje!

  2. Oh jaaa, Ik hou van Let the right one in & Another Year!


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