- Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Well I finished Hill House. Boy oh boy was that final episode terrible. The show itself was boring and drawn out but overall I can see the appeal and attention it was getting. I didn't like the look of the show, the ghost designs were generic and the scares were pretty few and far between. Lots of opportunity to build tension but it never muster it up for more than a minute or so. The adult characters were all so unlikable accept the twins, which is a shame as I like most of the cast in other stuff they have been in. Oh well, can't win all the time, some shows are just duds.
Speaking of duds....
I'm a big fan of Glass Eye Pix and have been hearing quite positive stuff from the festival rounds on this one. And while it's not a bad film by any means, it just didn't deliver on the positive reviews I heard going into it. I really liked the main actress and the brief appearance of Larry Fessenden. Every other cast member just seemed to play a stereotype really well, so I can't fault them as it seems more the scripts fault. The directing was pretty good, some nice lighting in certain scenes, cinematography was decent and an interesting story. I just wish the writing was a little better and the casting of the ranger didn't quite work for me. Overall it was an OK film, it will definitely have a cult following over the years. I'm interested to see where the director goes next.
For the anime fans out there, I have been slowly watching JoJo's Bizarre Adventures (2012 version), I finished season one (which is broke into two parts) and started season two (which is called part 3? stupid anime). Part 1 I struggled to watch, Part 2 had some fun moments but damn the first 5 episodes of Part 3 have hooked me and I now understand why my friend has been pushing me to watch this for ages. It's so dumb, absurd and a lot of fun. The introduction of Stands has been what I've been waiting for since the beginning of the series as I used to play the dreamcast/arcade game years ago. I find the character design ridiculous, they all look like they have robot arms. Check out the photo below.