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Geoff H (fr) wrote: Not JC's best film... but not his worst either. Looks and sounds like the Carpenter we all know and love... just needed a stronger story, some better acting, and some better scares.
Cheryl L (it) wrote: Pointless and boring.
Deadly V (de) wrote: Deeply disappointing!
Alexander C (de) wrote: A very good movie, re-watch to understand it more, enjoyable.
PieterJan V (ca) wrote: Think of 'A Bronx Tale' but better. A good cast and an original concept lifts this film above mediocreness!
Cindy V (kr) wrote: Cheri OTeri, Jamie Kennedy, Jason Bateman, and yes, Tori Spelling. Good times. Sol Goode. Really.
Michael W (gb) wrote: Agents Dennis and Sonny are dispatched when highly sensitive research is stolen by the evil Sakura organization using mercenary ninjas. In order to retrieve the valuable cassette tape (you get the impression that neither side has made a backup copy), they must first learn the ways of the ninja. A high point in ninja cinema with a definitive token performance by Chuck Connors and plenty of unintended laughs.
Christopher F (kr) wrote: The music is spectacular! The Story is Nuts! The Directing is insane, but the best part of the film is Prince himself and his performance really brings the film to be one great experience. Highly recommend it!
Paul F (ca) wrote: There's a habit of lumping in all of the early-'80s slice-'em-ups into one simple category: the slasher film. There's no doubt that the slasher film was huge at the time, forging a genre that continues to be revived and scorned today, though now horror has taken on kind of a retro-hipster feel, allowing second-tier WB players getting their first starring tole in a strangely over-publicized splatfest to embrace their roles with a bit of irony, letting them say, in essence, "Yeah, it's crap, but it's cool crap, right?" Slasher films are still looked upon as lower forms of entertainment, but they now get a strange respect from critics--witness [i]Hostel[/i]'s being praised for its' gritty realism against the Siskel and Ebert witchhunt on the far-superior[i] I Spit On Your Grave[/i]. But the slasher film actually consists of two seperate genres, both of which have their own set of cliches and archetypes. The standard slasher film's archetypical entry is [i]Friday the 13th[/i], in which a bunch of people are knocked off one by one during a small space of time while they're enclosed or stranded in a small area. The other type of film could more accurately be called a stalker film, and it's more derived from the classic detective thriller. In a stalker film, the action takes place over a longer period of time and has a central character (usually a police detective) investigating a series of crimes until the murderer is revealed. There's always an element of mystery to the stalker film, one which drives the plot, where while a slasher film can have a killer whose identity isn't revealed until the final reel, the plot simply steams ahead each time a character is bumped off rather than when a clue is revealed. 1981's [i]Night School[/i] was one of the first to cash in on the slasher film cycle, and it's commonly thought of as a slasher film, but it really fits more into the "stalker" category. There's a series of murders, starting off with a very well-done decapitation via playground merry-go-round, in which female students in the same title house of education are being found with their heads immersed in water. A detective is on the case, and the usual line of suspects emerge. Could it be the lecherous teacher? Or the lesbian dean? Or the lecherous techer's jealous assistant (Rachel Ward)? Or the creepy retarded guy that works at the local diner? If you've seen one of these things before, the killer should be obvious the first time they show up on screen, so [i]Night School [/i]becomes pretty much a matter of biding time until the bland detective (Leonard Mann) catches up to things. Mann is pretty awful in the lead, just coming off like an asshole most of the time and sadled with some silly situations, including one of the worst grab-the-guy-by-the-collar-and-act-tough moments I've ever seen, mostly because the guy he's grabbing is actually being quite helpful. The killings themselves are actually fairly well done, even though there's little gore and the greatest bit of originality they could come up with is having the murderer in a motorcycle uniform and use a weird-looking knife used for tribal rituals. Certain sequences, like a great bit involving a diner owner wandering around the diner nonchalantly when you're just waiting for a head to pop out, work quite well, and if this were done by a first-time director, you'd think there was potential there. Sadly,[i] Night School[/i] is actually the final film of Ken Hughes, whose career rose in the '50s, peaked in the '60s with [i]The Trials of Oscar Wilde, Casino Royale [/i]and [i]Chitty Chitty Bang Bang[/i] and came crashing down with the mostly-forgotten [i]Alfie[/i] sequel, [i]Sextette[/i], and this lame cash-in. With the exception of a couple of moments, the whole film is on autopilot, and nobody involved is interesting enough to root either for or against. [i]Girls Nite Out[/i] [sic] is mildly better, if only because it doesn't feel as horribly dreary as Night School. As with [i]Night School,[/i] we've got a bunch of female co-eds being murdered, but this time it's during an all-campus scavenger hunt, and this time we've actually got a decent actor stalking them (a slumming Hal Holbrook, who no doubt showed up because his son, David, plays a supporting role) and this time, the killings are being done by someone in a bear suit. Yes, if there's no other reason to remember[i] Girls Nite Out [/i]besides the title's horrific spelling, lack of punctuation and complete inappropriateness to the film itself (it's an all-campus scavenger hunt, so it doesn't even involve any sort of girls-only activity), it's that it's the only slasher film in which the killer wears a bear suit. One of the killer's early victims is the school mascot, whose suit gets stolen and modified with four steak knives in the right hand. Never mind that, well, it's still a bear suit and it's still hard as hell to see and walk in those things, much less chase and stab people*. If you don't think about it, and you manage to stop giggling, it's actually kind of... well, not cool or frightening, but memorable, anyway. Too bad that it takes so long to get there. The first half-hour has very little stalk-and-slash action, instead introducing us to about a dozen characters, virtually none of whom I actually remembered by the time they were killed. It's not that the interactions between them, mostly at a wacky '50s-themed party, are that bad, it's just that there's way too many of them, and they all seemed pretty irrelevant. There's a pair of jocks, one girlfriend, another jock, the mascot, the other jock's girlfriend, an ex, some slut, some stoner girls, and a comic relief duo that actually manages to be so painfully, energetically unfunny that they almost made me laugh out of pity. But don't get me started on their relationships--it's all set-ups and red herrings and, as it turns out, they don't really matter anyway. By the time the actual slasher part gets going, I was confused, but at least I wasn't bored. Things then actually manage to get a little more confusing as the radio DJ begins giving out scavenger hunt clues that are so crytic you'd need Batman to solve them interspersed with Lovin' Spoonful songs. (Honestly, he just plays Lovin' Spoonful songs. If I ever have to hear "Summer in the City" again, I will personally go to John Sebastian's house and beat the shit out of him.) Fortunately, then people start getting killed by someone in a bear suit, so I stopped caring about the plot. It's really better to not bother caring about the plot in movies like this. For one thing, they seem so intricately plotted at first, with their intricate details about who's mad at who and who has a history of doing what to who when. Then you realize that it's all just set up and these plot threads lead absolutely nowhere, and the one plot thread that does lead to the killer's identity is so flippantly dismissed early on that you pretty much forgot about it. Because it's stupid and makes no sense anyway. Still, as far as crappy slasher films go, [i]Girls Nite Out[/i] isn't terrible--it's just silly and kind of irritating. It's never dull, though, which is more than I can say for [i]Night School[/i], which only manages to push the envelope as far as the limited-appeal effect of people finding heads immersed in water. Maybe if it had had a killer in a bear suit, it would have been better. [size=1]* -- Trust me. I know.[/size]
Nate T (us) wrote: Charming though strictly routine story (often told these days it appears). Cast as amiable and capable for the material.