Dougie Waters loves nothing more than a weekend barbie and cricket match with his mates. But his paradise on earth is destroyed when his best mate and neighbour Norm is forced to leave town and their new boss, a pompous English administrator called Edward Lords, moves in. The animosity between the two men peaks during one fateful backyard cricket match when Dougie hits a ball that accidentally stuns Edward's prize winning cat, Dexter. The cat falls into the roaring BBQ and is instantly incinerated, leaving only ashes. Dougie's son captures footage of the unfortunate event on camera and it is uploaded onto YouTube where the video instantly goes viral! The idea of a backyard cricketing challenge is hatched, with the winner keeping the ashes of Edward's deceased cat, Dexter. The two teams battle it out in the greatest game of backyard cricket ever for the Backyard Ashes.
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(kr) wrote: Guns are not the weapon of choice in this film, knives, axes, and a huge badass hunk of bone are incorporated nicely into the film! Unlike a gun you need to get up close and personal when you use these weapons! There is something primal about it, a guttural throwback to a time when man fought man face to face!No rest for the wicked in this fast paced film with its intense chases! Extremely bloody and violent! A villain so ruthless, so relentlessly brutal it sends chills up and down your spine!
(fr) wrote: Great movie about a young man who struggles with the effects of a life fraught with alcoholism.
(gb) wrote: The films of John Cassavetes belong to a strand of cinema so removed from the mainstream, they sometimes seem hardly like films at all. That's not to say they aren't cinematic or have great editing or dramatic sequences moreover they can shun so many of the conventions of mainstream Hollywood cinema, it feels like we are watching another medium entirely. Love streams was Cassavetes' last great film and his last great performance with Gena Rowlands by his side like so many of the great Cassavetes features. It is obvious the cast (including Seymour Cassel and Diahnne Abbott) are so familiar with one another and the closeness of the performances give the film its main strength. Like Welles, Cassavetes is his own equal in front of the camera as behind it and his Robert Harmon betrays his alcoholism, his lack of responsibilty, his nihilism through the love of his sister Gena Rowlands. Again, Rowlands plays a woman who is on the edge of madness and depression but in Love Streams, Cassavetes explore her neuroses through expressionistic touches like her imagining an opera scene to win back her husband Seymour Cassel. The film is about secrets which can be kept and uncovered and the inability of humans to cope with absolutely everything thrown at them. Their is a dignity in defeat and depression although perhaps not obvious at the time. Love Streams is one of Cassavetes' best and was a great reminder to the cinematic community that he could still produce pictures of the finest quality.
(ag) wrote: Cliched and very ordinary and predictable boxing drama.
(nl) wrote: Two things boggle my mind about Blood Freak. First, who actually allowed this film to be released upon the public and, second, how is this film NOT a spoof or a comedy? Everything is wrong with this film: plot, costumes, acting, direction, sets, sound, screams, motive, message. Everything. However, the fact that it is played totally straight with no tongues firmly placed in any cheeks makes it one of the most interesting films I've seen in a long time. Steve Hawkes plays a biker named Herschell. Yes. His name is Hershchell. A greaseball hunk of a man who get caught up with a wrong crowd when he follows a hot born again Christian home after fixing her flat tire, but falls in love with her drugged out little sister. Getting a job at a turkey factory (yes...a turkey factory), Herschell eats an experimental turkey, while on drugs, and has a reaction turning him into half man/half turkey. Yes. Half turkey. Now, lugging around the country side with the battle cry of "gobble gobble gobble", Hershell goes on a terror spree, kidnapping young girls, hanging them upside down and slicing their throats open so that he can quench his thirst for blood. Yes. This is not a comedy. This is not a spoof. This is the real deal. The moral of the story? Don't do drugs kids, as explained by a series of strange cut ins by director Brad F. Ginter who narrates the story while taking dramatic pauses, which are actually made to read the next line on the script sitting n the table in front of him. More strange is the fact that Ginter discusses substance abuse while chain smoking! Furthermore, the acting in this film brings new meaning to the word terrible. It makes the Ed Wood Players look like the Mercury Theatre. Even more strange, nobody in the film does their own screaming, which is replaced by a single unconvincing scream that is used over and over again on a loop. Finally, the turkey head that Steve Hawkes wears is so bad that you can't even recognize what it's supposed to be. If somebody didn't say "hey...look at that guy with the turkey head" I may have not known what he was. It looks like it was made as an art project by a special ed class. Yet, despite all the problems with this film, it's strangeness makes it worthwhile to see. You really have to see it for yourself. Perfect viewing for a Halloween party or get together. The fact that it is one of the worst movies I ever have seen in my life makes this film positively endearing!
(ca) wrote: I would normally watch anything based on a Poe story, but this looks like too many liberties have been taken.
(us) wrote: This is a good movie
(it) wrote: better than I expected
(es) wrote: I am a bit confused about the praise for this; I'll have to watch it again. In the meantime: 2 and a half stars.
(kr) wrote: Resentments, pregnancies, cancer, spousal abuse and the struggle of a recovering alcoholic all come and go on cue. this is my X-mas movie this year
(gb) wrote: One of John Candys best, Cery simple plot, All the cast were great, A easy enjoyable movie that's full of heart aswell as laughs.