Tag Archives: 2008

The Duchess (2008)

16 Dec

I don't think anyone would disagree that Keira Knightley is a pretty girl, but there's something sort of glorious about her in this film.

I vaguely remember the marketing for “The Duchess.” The advertising I recall seemed to imply that the film was a light romp, a look at the It Girl of generations long gone by, a wispy bit of inoffensive nothing. The problem? Well, deceptive marketing mainly. This film is light-hearted for all of about 20 minutes before settling into a much weightier vibe. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, just not what I was expecting. Continue reading

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Bad Biology (2008)

4 Oct

Do yourself a favor and don't Google Image Search this movie unless you're at home. It's nearly impossible to find photos of this film that are safe for work.

I was looking for something in the vein of “Re-Animator” when I stumbled upon Frank Henenlotter’s “Bad Biology.” It seemed to fit the bill: Campy premise, elements of black comedy, not too serious or scary yet still classed in the horror genre. At best, I hoped for something funny and kind of gross that I could easily spend 80 minutes or so with. At worst, I thought it’d be tedious and juvenile. My estimates on worst were way, way off.
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