As you may have read by now, Viking Quest was as awful as expected. Sadly, it forced me to dwell on my past as a goth (it was the 90s. It was allowed). I haven’t dug out my painted leather jacket (although it is well painted) and taped up combat boots though. Nor has it got me listening to Sisters of Mercy and The Mission.
As it’s October (already?), this month will be dedicated to Halloween films. I’ve even ordered a copy of Hellraiser 9. It’s the only Hellraiser I haven’t seen, and the last few I only watched out of duty, and with trepidation. I’m not going to put it on this week’s poll, as there’s a good chance it may not arrive in time.
I did watch some films sober this week. Firstly, I Daniel Blake. As you’d expect from Ken Russell, it’s a dark and gritty realist social drama. Well worth watching. Secondly, Alien Covenant. There was a good film there somewhere, but they buried it, and, in doing so, trashed the Alien mythos. Nice Blade Runner reference though. Finally, Free Fire. Highly enjoyable shoot out in a warehouse. The writers take what would be a ten minute scene in a film and make a full film out of it. It is never anything less than entertaining.
As ever, if you do have any recommendations for films, the site, wine, email me at christianATcorkingmoviesDOTcom. If you’d like a link on here, let me know.
As I’m out and about on Saturday, I won’t be drinking until the early hours of Saturday morning. I may review one when I get back drunk on Saturday evening unless a) I fall asleep watching Match of the Day, or b) I’m too sober to watch a film. If I don’t do one tomorrow evening, the poll will continue until next Friday. Viking Quest is currently winning. Please don’t let it win…
Some kid has to rescue a maiden from a dragon. I presume there’ll be mullets and beards. It’s by the director of Crystal Skulls, which I review here – Crystal Skulls.
A father and daughter investigate a pyramid (not sure where mummy got to). It’s a found footage film, unfortunately.
A meteorite brings a statue to life that goes on the rampage. Kind of the opposite of the end of Ghostbusters 2.
Apparently Billy Zane’s career didn’t end with the Phantom. Now he’s having to deal with a bloodthirsty leprechaun. The more obvious title was stolen.
The Last Avatar
I really liked the animated series. From what I’ve heard, this whitewashed travesty is going to be less enjoyable.
OK, so it’s been suggested by one of our readers that it’s more interesting when you choose what film gets inflicted on me. I can only assume that you’re sadists (especially when taking into account the films I have recorded). Anyway, I’m always ready to listen to you all (any other suggestions, drop them to christian at corkingmovies dot com).