Jack Hunter and the Quest for Akhenaten’s Tomb (2008)


We haven’t determined if we will still review this movie.  Especially as we don’t remember how it ends.  It is hard sometimes being motivated to start watching something over more than once without the involvement of SG1; we aren’t drawn in remotely as much.  Perhaps we might watch the previous instalment first, in case it makes a difference.  The trailer for this did look reasonably good, though we did have it muted.

IMDB:  Jack Hunter and the Quest for Akhenatens Tomb


The Wizard of Gore (1970)


Well what a trippy start. Montag introduces what is to come as a spectacular show complete with era-typical, special effects. Confident phrases of descriptive certainty such as “what comes up must come down” are proclaimed, yet we get a feeling that we can also quote Montag himself already at this as point as soon as he mutters “not always”. At least we saw some interesting flower manipulation and persistent cape fluttering in the process.

It didn’t take long for some gore to come on-screen, curtesy of a chainsaw wielding Montag. What was presented as an on-stage illusion, soon delivers a dark twist when our illusion-chainsawed-woman dies in a cut scene, after the show at a different public venue!

That’s interesting. The movie lost us for a moment until a grave observed by Montag the Magnificent had its coffin raise through the dirt, and out from the ground. Soon to reveal illusion-chainsaw-woman. Illusion-chainsaw-woman soon is carried out of the graveyard by Montag.

And that was some funky music.

We don’t want to give away the ending. Or what happens beyond the first thirty minutes. But we will share some final comments, and let you decide if these words were simply written at the thirty minute mark – a frequently terminal moment for many movies. Perhaps they were composed after we have actually seeing the whole movie. Did he just say “brain” dear?  That’s another question we might leave to you.

Brains and wigs! This is where we are. With the wizard of brown paste. Oh no, after the brain hemorrhagic, the new magic show girl simply looks like another office worker going to work on a tram. What does hemorrhagic mean? Is it an emotion that an owl would feel? Chicken Unlimited.

Wikipedia:  The Wizard of Gore

Rubber (2010)



“Betty and I watched the other night “the unlikely story of a murderous tire” brought to life by the interesting movie: Rubber. Unlike Betty, I saw the movie in its entirety. Well, I achieved viewing the ending in addition to much of the part that came after the start, but I may have phased out a little in the process. I’m certain I missed something.

Robert, the star tire character in the movie, performs flawlessly. I mean, I suppose any old tire could. I wouldn’t, and am not, aiming to know otherwise. The movie itself boasts of a roaming bloodbath undertaken by a seemingly living tire with psychic powers of sorts. This keeps you more interested in watching the film than the blatantly different story telling alone could. So there is that to look forward to if you contemplate watching the movie yourself.

I apparently tried hard enough to ignore some series of messages about the film industry and its consumers or such like. I recall their existence but not the actual details enough to comment further on them. I’ll leave that to everyone else’s comments.

Overall, something kept me watching so it gets a single Billy Star. Well done Quentin Dupieux.” – Billy Black

“I never saw the end, nor was I obliged to.” – Betty Black

Wikipedia: Rubber