Sunday, August 08, 2010

Oh, the horror... from the Library!

This graphic was posted by Roger Ebert on twitter, who is really worth a follow. We broke down and watched the first 2 Twilight movies which we checked out of the Library. Verdict: They are designed mostly for 12 year old girls (and some boys). It's exactly the kind of thing that fits the fantasies of girls that age, being the focus of the obsessions of really, really cute society-outcast man-boys who are eternally in love with you and want to marry you, but aren't actually going to take away your purity... you will just smolder in endless sexual tension and love gazes. The CG wolves are really just so-so. And, oh yeah, it's gotta be Edward. Are you kidding? It's a duh, Jacob isn't offering anything. Of course, I say that without seeing the 3rd movie. Anyway, you can rent these and watch them with the older kids and probably your mom and grandma too. There's no sex. NEXT!

The William Castle Collection.
A boxed set of eight B-movies plus a feature on Castle himself and lots of extras on the disks. We didn't have time to get through all of these, but I will watch Joan Crawford or Vincent Price in anything, and we will be getting this set back into our queue again. The B&W ones were very entertaining, but the color movies were the kind that might make you want that time back.

Fox Horror Classics, vol. 2. (Chandu the Magician / Dr. Renault's Secret / Dragonwyck).
Really enjoyed all of these, although Dragonwyck (with Vincent Price) is really not a horror movie at all, and I would not call it a B-movie either. Chandu has Bela Lugosi as the villain, and all the French people in Dr. Renault's Secret have British accents for some reason. How odd. No spoilers offered, sorry.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I just can't bring myself to read the Twilight novels or watch the movies. But who knows, maybe someday?

Blueberry said...

That's why I love the library... free rentals. :-) I don't think we would have paid anything to watch Twilight.

Professor Chaos said...

Wow, you sat thru 2 Twilight movies? What endurance you must have!

Blueberry said...

It's amazing what you can get through from the comfort of the couch. I have to say though, that some of the dialogue in the Twilights is absolutely so stupid that it's funny. I can always appreciate the "unintentionally bad" when it comes to movies.