Yes… yes… I know. I’ve have been busy as always, but no, I hadn’t forgotten to update everybody. Nope. Carolyn just got extra sneaky this time out and threw a few curves my way to surprise me with something special and it’s just finally gotten around to happening. Wanna know what she’s been up to? Well… then all you sorta know how this works by now… 😉
Time for a lil’ change of pace… and this time, a movie with my sweet Carolyn in mind. She’s a really… really… good sport about dealing with her goofy wife’s obsession with subtitled foreign film. Yep… it’s just sooo darn adorable how much she’s willing to put up with this wee Catgirl’s crazy movie tastes. 😉 So for her, we recently had ourselves a “Movie Nite: Romance Edition”…. with a look at 2014’s big budget blockbuster Hindi film “Bang Bang!”.
Our synopsis? How’s this? “When the enigmatic Rajveer draws shy bank receptionist Harleen into a wild chase around the globe, she has little choice but to trust him when he claims that he’s the good guy, and will protect her at all costs. Meanwhile, with danger at every turn and her feelings for him growing more serious, can she truly trust the mysterious jewel thief who has stolen her heart?”
Before silly lil’ me came into her life, I imagine my sweet wifey could count the number of foreign-made movies she’d seen on the fingers of one hand… now it’s a rare evening that we ever watch something made domestically, unless we’re cuddling up for some actual TV shows. You’d never know it if you ever just casually met my Carolyn… she’s so cool… so calm… so utterly no-nonsense and serious… but deep inside she’s a big softie with a secret hidden desire for romantic movies. Well… if it’s one thing Hindi films do and do well… it’s generously slather on the romance along with all that singing and dancing they usually do. Throw in some big budget action, exotic locales, a bit of comedy and I just knew this one would be up her alley… and it’s a remake of an American film she’s actually seen. Win-win if you ask me. 😉 So what are you waiting for o’ Gentle Visitors? Let’s all go “Bang Bang!”…
A brand spankin’ New Year is upon us, and with the arrival of 2015, it’s time to check back in with the “Zombie Apocalypse” and see what’s up, o’ Gentle Visitors. Don’t want those flesh-eating goons sneaking up on us now do we? 😉 This time out, it’s a return to Taipei with the sequel to writer/director Joe Chien’s 2012 “Zombie 108”, a little slice of Zombie storytelling titled “Zombie Fight Club”.
The synopsis goes like this: “It’s the end of the century, in the slums of Taipei in a building riddled with crime. As the Zombie Apocalypse begins, suddenly everyone in the building has begun to turn into zombies. After Jenny’s boyfriend is killed in a zombie attack, she faces the challenge of surviving in the face of adversity. In order to stay alive she struggles with lone SWAT officer Andy to flee the danger. The originally kind and warm-hearted chemistry teacher, after the chaos has broken out, becomes the zombie leader and has transformed into a cruel, vicious and selfish tyrant. His violent henchmen match prisoners against zombies in a malicious killing game, the good side of humanity has seemingly all but vanished. Now that all order is lost, how will humans create a new century?”
I’ve watched the original “Zombie 108”…. and could have sworn I did a review for it, but the Litterbox tells me it’s nowhere to be found. Hmmmm? Maybe now that I’m a crazy old Cat Lady of 42 I’m just having one of those “senior moments” I’ve heard tell of. Who knows? But, by jiminy… I’m reviewing this one, so if you wanna hear the details, then just “Read On” and find out how it all went down.
Time for another spooky ghost story… this time from south of the border in sunny Mexico with a look at 2013’s crowdfunded independent horror film, “El Eco Del Miedo” aka “The Echo of Fear”. Mexican ghost stories? Sure… your Favorite Catgirl can roll with that. 🙂
The synopsis goes like this: “A young woman in the middle of an economic crisis, a little girl who is facing a new environment, and a loyal dog that will work as a link between both, all have to spend two nights in a big old house that is falling into ruin. Strange sounds at night and shadows accompanied with threatening echoing noises emerging from darkness are constant in the house. Will they be able to undergo the situation and solve the weird enigma that surrounds the presence that still inhabits the house?”
Creepy old house… pretty young woman waaaay over her head… boyfriend’s cute daughter from a previous marriage with a chip on her shoulder… and loyal dog to protect them both from whatever might seek to do them harm. Oooohhh!! And a haunted doll and vengeful ghostly woman in black lurking just out of sight. Yep, sounds like we got all the right ingredients for your standard horror romp. So… by goodness.. what are we waiting for o’ Gentle Visitors? Let’s all get to it shall we? 🙂
The synopsis goes like this: “The story follows failed businessman Kamal and his wife Kalin, and three children, Azhari, Azalis and Azmeera, who move into a new house out in the rural backcountry one step ahead of vicious loan sharks seeking repayment of their money. Unfortunently for them, the house is haunted by a mysterious supernatural figure known as Kelibat. Kelibat did not just haunt the family physically but also emotionally and spiritually.”
So what the heck is a Kelibat anyways? Darned if this wee lil’ Catgirl knows but the Trailer makes it look pretty darn scary.But I’ve been teased before… and the last couple of Malay offerings I’ve seen have been somewhat tepid at best… Will I get any luck this time around? Only one way to find out… 😉