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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby Nick Nefarious » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:35 am

Robin Hood. Yikes :shock: I dunno, for me, seeing an American play a British icon without even attempting a British accent is a big no-no. That would be like watching Matt Damon play James Bond without attempting a UK accent. Damon was great in the Bourne trilogy, but I think Bond would be well out of his range. Americans back in the 30's, 40's, and 50's played Brits all the time. Their theatrical accent was called Mid-Atlantic because it was a mix of American and British annunciation. Now they rarely even attempt it, aside from James Marsters in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and a select few others :wink:

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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby NeverMore » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:16 pm


Digging the reviews Nick. I put a couple that I haven't seen in my Netflix que. You should check to see if your local Red Box has 'Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt'. It's one of those "so bad, it's hilarious" movies. Especially if you're totally wasted.

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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby Murfreesboro » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:26 am

Nick Nefarious wrote:Robin Hood. Yikes :shock: I dunno, for me, seeing an American play a British icon without even attempting a British accent is a big no-no. That would be like watching Matt Damon play James Bond without attempting a UK accent. Damon was great in the Bourne trilogy, but I think Bond would be well out of his range. Americans back in the 30's, 40's, and 50's played Brits all the time. Their theatrical accent was called Mid-Atlantic because it was a mix of American and British annunciation. Now they rarely even attempt it, aside from James Marsters in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and a select few others :wink:


:lol: Oh, I knew somebody would jump on Robin Hood. Our family enjoys it. Guilty pleasure, what can I say? It's also absurd that they bring Morgan Freeman into it just to get a black guy in the cast, but we enjoy him, too.

I am very familiar with the old-time "mid-Atlantic" movie accent. In general, I think actors are paying much more attention to accents nowadays, and getting them right, too. That is especially true of the British and Australian actors. I am floored that people like Hugh Laurie, or Alex O'Laughlin, can get the American accent down as well as they do. Colin Morgan (Merlin) is generally excellent in his English accent as well, though his natural Irish brogue is something you could cut with a knife. As a Southerner, I have often cringed at attempts to portray any Southern accent in movies. But Jude Law's accent in Cold Mountain really impressed me.

As for Robin Hood, the character, he was my first fictional love. As a toddler I would watch the old Richard Green TV series, which they continued to play into my school years. I've been a sucker for anything Robin Hood ever since.

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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby Pumpkin56 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:15 am

NeverMore wrote:
Digging the reviews Nick. I put a couple that I haven't seen in my Netflix que. You should check to see if your local Red Box has 'Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt'. It's one of those "so bad, it's hilarious" movies. Especially if you're totally wasted.


Every once in a while I seek those kinds of movies out. Last one I found at Red Box was called 'Hyenas'. I don't think I need to elaborate on that :lol:

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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby Pumpkin56 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:19 am

Murfreesboro wrote:
Nick Nefarious wrote:Robin Hood. Yikes :shock: I dunno, for me, seeing an American play a British icon without even attempting a British accent is a big no-no. That would be like watching Matt Damon play James Bond without attempting a UK accent. Damon was great in the Bourne trilogy, but I think Bond would be well out of his range. Americans back in the 30's, 40's, and 50's played Brits all the time. Their theatrical accent was called Mid-Atlantic because it was a mix of American and British annunciation. Now they rarely even attempt it, aside from James Marsters in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and a select few others :wink:


:lol: Oh, I knew somebody would jump on Robin Hood. Our family enjoys it. Guilty pleasure, what can I say? It's also absurd that they bring Morgan Freeman into it just to get a black guy in the cast, but we enjoy him, too.

I am very familiar with the old-time "mid-Atlantic" movie accent. In general, I think actors are paying much more attention to accents nowadays, and getting them right, too. That is especially true of the British and Australian actors. I am floored that people like Hugh Laurie, or Alex O'Laughlin, can get the American accent down as well as they do. Colin Morgan (Merlin) is generally excellent in his English accent as well, though his natural Irish brogue is something you could cut with a knife. As a Southerner, I have often cringed at attempts to portray any Southern accent in movies. But Jude Law's accent in Cold Mountain really impressed me.

As for Robin Hood, the character, he was my first fictional love. As a toddler I would watch the old Richard Green TV series, which they continued to play into my school years. I've been a sucker for anything Robin Hood ever since.


I'm always pleased when I see an actor doing an accent well. The first one that comes to mind is Colin Farrell when he does an American accent. It may not seem like much, but he can be really difficult to understand when he's speaking with his natural accent :)

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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby Nick Nefarious » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:00 am

Thanks NeverMore. I'll definitely have to give that one a look. I love bad flicks. It's gotten to the point where I actually watch them hoping to find things I like instead of the other way around. It reminds me of this DJ guy I knew years ago. He always referred to listening to tons of records just to find a few sounds he liked as "crate digging". He was digging through scores of crates of albums just to find a few measures here and there. Well, that's essentially what I do with movies. "Scene digging" I guess :lol:

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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby Nick Nefarious » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:22 am

T.C.I.F folks (Thank Cthulhu it's Friday). While we all toil away at the proverbial 8 hours of obligation, why not read a review and start the weekend early?

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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby Murfreesboro » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:28 am

First of all I had to find out who the heck "Cthulhu" is. I am not a Lovecraft reader (hangs head in shame).

Even though you didn't really recommend Mortuary, that's one I might try. I do like some of this director's other films. And the theme of the widowed-mom-with-kids-starting-over is somewhat appealing to me.

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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby Nick Nefarious » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:54 am

That's awesome, Murf. I don't want any of my reviews to discourage anyone from watching a flick. In fact, I want people to read the reviews, watch the flicks, and let me know what they thought about it. Sometimes I get tunnel vision and hearing different point of views lets me see the forest through the trees, so to speak. 8)

P.S. Now that you know who Cthulhu is, you've opened a door to a whole world of mythos, whether it be book, graphic novel, or film. Enjoy.

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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby NeverMore » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:00 am


Cthulhu? That's just plain silly. The Flying Spaghetti Monster on the other hand... All hail the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby Nick Nefarious » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:45 am

If you have a fear of the number 13, I highly suggest that you skip this review.

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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby Murfreesboro » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:13 am

Oh, now, that one sounds like a lot of fun.

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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby Pumpkin56 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:40 am

Glad I'm not the only one who thought Evil Ed was 'an annoying little bastard' 8)

Think I'll check this one out. Thank ya Nick!

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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby Nick Nefarious » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:49 pm

Don't get me wrong, I loved Fright Night, but when I re-watched it last year (hadn't seen it in about 10 years), Evil Ed made me want to punch a hole in my laptop. I think it's his voice, it's incredibly annoying.

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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby Pumpkin56 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:33 am

Nick Nefarious wrote:Don't get me wrong, I loved Fright Night, but when I re-watched it last year (hadn't seen it in about 10 years), Evil Ed made me want to punch a hole in my laptop. I think it's his voice, it's incredibly annoying.


I loved Fright Night too but the original Evil Ed was so irritating. I liked McLovin better in that role 8)


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