Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Movie Review #2 - Killing Zoe

Today i'm going to be reviewing a hidden gem of a movie called Killing Zoe. It's written and directed b Roger Avery, who produced and co wrote Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, and KZ also has Quentin Tarantino  on as an executive producer, so you know it's going to be great. Avery has always kind of been in Tarantino's shadow, which is why i'm reviewing this movie to hopefully get his name out.

Killing Zoe starts off with Zed arriving in Paris, and meeting an absoloutly goergeous escort girl named Zoe, who he seemingly falls in love with. The two of them are having a great time, until Eric comes into thje picture. Eric is Zed's long time friend, and the two of them go over how they are planning to rob a bank the following day. With a pretty epic entrance into the bank robbery, it gets damn exciting. One thing goes wrong after another ( like most heist movies) and it all turns out to be a complete shit storm.

With great acting by all three of the main characters, fantastic dialogue all thanks to the genius that is Roger Avery, and polished cinematography, this movie is a must watch. For anyone who likes Tarantino, heist movies, and just plain old great stories, check this out.

Killing Zoe
Production : 8/10
Cinematography: 8.5/10
Acting: 9.5/10
Overall rating: 8.5/10

Monday, 2 May 2011

TV Review #1 - Dead Set

Today i'm going to be reviewing a mini series that originally aired on Channel 4 in Britain in 2008 called Dead Set.  It's a very unknown gem and it truly is a shame that this isn't more popular. The premise goes like this; during a season of Big Brother UK, a zombie outbreak occurs and the viewer gets to watch the chaos unfold in the Big Brother house, and around the production set. I personally think its a fantastic premise, but maybe i just thoroughly enjoy seeing reality TV stars being eaten. Anyone who enjoys Big Brother, Zombies, or horror in general should love this. The show is very reminiscent of 28 Days Later and Dawn Of The Dead 2004 with running zombies, jerky and quick paced camera angles, and excellent gore.

With each episode the show gets more and more interesting and truly does pull the viewer in, and before you know it you've watched all the episodes and you're dying for more. Starting off with your generic Big Brother episode, someone getting voted off, people walking around in the BB house, partying, fighting, and being crazy until all of Britain becomes overrun, and a majority of the production staff is dead all the while nobody in the actual BB house knows about it seeing as they are secluded from the rest of the world and locked away in this high security house...until they find find out in a very, very gruesome way.

This show has great action, great gore, some parts that actually had me laughing in stitches, gingers being devoured, and best off all; Zombies. It's got the whole package, and i highly suggest you check it out if you have any decent taste, and spread the word because this deserves to be seen by everyone. I don't recall it ever being aired in North America, and with the amount of gore and violence in it, i doubt it ever will. Check it out, people.

Dead Set
Production : 8.5/10
Cinematography: 9/10
Acting: 9.5/10
Overall rating: 9/10