Film Repulsions - Episode 3

Films mentioned in 3rd episode of Film Repulsions, led by I. G. Vitez and G. Sedlar.
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Koko and the Ghosts (2011)
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After a young boy moves from Zeleni vrh to Zagreb, he starts to reveal mysteries about his new house. Soon Koko and his friend, Zlatko, are deep into their investigation... (90 mins.)
Director: Daniel Kusan
“ "A huge hit!" - Sedlar
"Created a craze for domestic cinematography, about 90000 viewers. After that everything moved, people got used to Croatian film" - Vitez
"The music was an impressive element, it held everything together." - Vitez
"It was a decent film." - Vitez
"My favourite distributors, Continental film, who, by the way, *beep* me up as much as they could have, distributed this film and were so professional that they managed to take this predestined hit from another producer!" - Vitez ” - hrabren
Go, Yellow (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two loyal, aging fans of a low-league amateur team look forward when shady upstart wants to invest his money... (81 mins.)
Director: Drazen Zarkovic
“ "The director (Dražen Žarković, who also directed a sequel to 'Koko and the Ghosts' (2011), "Mysterious boy", op. a.) is a friend of mine, I even acted as a football player in his 'Ajmo, žuti'." - Vitez ” - hrabren
The Ghost in the Swamp (2006)
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A brother and sister, Miron and Melita, go to visit their friend Zoltan (Liptus) in Kopacevo for winter vacation... (90 mins.)
“ "Not a decent Croatian film, but people nevertheless went to see it. It was scrap! Since it was a film based upon a primary school required reading, movie going was organized, it reached some ratings and it became a contention for people to go see it." - Vitez ” - hrabren
Lapitch the Little Shoemaker (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Fed up with the harsh treatment his master has given him, a brave little mouse (and later his dog, Brewster) sets off on an adventure. (83 mins.)
“ "One of the most viewed domestic films" - Sedlar
"Animation in this film is a catastrophe. It's like you watch a dyslexic cartoon on acid in which nobody is stationary, even when characters stand they dance, wave their little hands... It looks like a know... " - Vitez
"It probably has different colors in the background, too." - Sedlar ” - hrabren
The Elm-Chanted Forest (1986)
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A painter who can temporarily talk to the creatures of an enchanted forest, must help them stop the evil Cactus King, who's building an army of magical living weapons and machines to turn the forest into a wasteland perfect for the cacti. (83 mins.)
“ "A decent film made by the same director (Milan Blažeković) as 'Šegrt Hlapić' (1997)" - Vitez ” - hrabren
Duga (2010)
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The story of a hidden war, a war between generations, war in which always children lose. Through a dramatic and picturesque tale... (80 mins.)
Director: Josko Marusic
“ "...and then Joško Marušić created this film and boasted about how he will earn a million euros with it, and if not, he knows nothing about animation. As far as I know, if he didn't sell it to a foreign television and earned something abroad, he is far from that digit... and it again was a required read in primary school." - Vitez ” - hrabren
Larin izbor: Izgubljeni princ (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
'Lara's Choice: The lost prince' is a 2012 Croatian movie based on the popular television show 'Lara's choice'. The plot is a direct continuation of the first season finale.
“ "One of these [terrible] movies, with 70 to 80 thousand viewers. If Blitz took it to their cinemas it would have many more, you know." - Vitez
"I would connect this to addiction. It was a TV series, so viewers would get a shot of it every day, and during the summer, when there was no shots, they had to do something about it." - Vitez ” - hrabren
Posljednja pricest (2005 Short Film)
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“ "They should make a contemporary film for children called 'Koko and the holy wafer' in which Koko and his gang would oppose the Church and fight against an evil pedophile." - Sedlar
"I made a similar film 'Posljednja pričest', I should remake it with Koko and prolong it to an hour and a half." - Vitez ” - hrabren
Operacija Barbarossa (1990 Mini-Series)
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(25 mins.)
Director: Branko Schmidt
“ "It had a catchy tune, but we won't sing it! (laugh)" - Vitez
"I auditioned for the role of Koko, and I was listed pretty high, but at that point I already quit my acting career..." - Vitez
"I thanked them and refused the role." - Vitez ” - hrabren
“ "As a child I acted quite a lot. At the age of 5 I even acted in a graduate film by Branko Smidt called 'Rano sazrijevanje Marka kovača' and I was the title character Marko Kovač, a boy about the age of 5 or 6, who's mother is diagnosed with a breast cancer, Mira Furlan played her, and it leads to a dissolution of marriage... actually how he matures during those few months. When I watch this film today, the child, who was me... I can't believe how good this child acts." - Vitez ” - hrabren
Stela (1990)
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Young social worker falls in love with a delinquent girl on the run.
Director: Petar Krelja
“ Before that ('Operation Barbarossa' (1990), op. a.) I acted in 'Stela' by Petar Krelja and I was very well recieved, I even got an award for a child actor on a film festival in Niš. I was commended so I already became suspicious about myself, but today when I look at myself I am no less suspicious. At that time, Nenad Polimac in an critic in Globus, wrote that the film has a lot of underestimated acting interpretations, for example Vanja Matujec and some overestimated, like Ivan Goran Vitez, which came to me, a thirteen year old, quite as a shock, although he was right!" - Vitez ” - hrabren
Watchmen (2009)
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In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it. (162 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ "When I was visiting friends in New York few years ago, we scheduled the trip for march 6th to see the 'Watchmen? premiere. So we watched the 'Watchmen', and during my stay I wanted to see something else, but there was nothing else to watch, because they played only Oscar-nominated films, Negro comedies and comedies for teens and adolescents like 'I Love You, Man' (2009)... - Vitez ” - hrabren
I Love You, Man (2009)
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Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But, when his insta-bond with his new B.F.F. puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée, can the trio learn to live happily ever after? (105 mins.)
Director: John Hamburg
“ "...actually for a bit older audience of immature twenty year olds who haven't got laid enough." - Vitez ” - hrabren
Identity Thief (2013)
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Mild mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Florida to confront the deceptively harmless looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity. (111 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
“ "I wanted to watch a top grossing film, which is 'Identity Theft' for which I had absolutely no interest - it didn't repel me, it didn't attract me." - Vitez ” - hrabren
Snitch (2013)
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A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal. (112 mins.)
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
“ "The second grossing film which just started showing is this 'Snitch' so we can talk about that." - Vitez
"It is starring Dwayne Johnson, 'The Rock', former American football player, who switched to film business." - Vitez
"What kind of a movie is this, a complete cliché, he plays a father, an undercover cop who infiltrates among the drug dealers, because his son was arrested as one of the dealers, although the son claims he's innocent, that he's not a dealer, and now his father will infiltrate among them to arrest them so that he could free his son... for god's sake, what the *beep*?! - Vitez
"First of all, there is no drama here when you see him, a giant who will infiltrate as an undercover... It would be much more interesting if Rick Moranis would infiltrate... you know!" - Sedlar
"I could watch this film only if it was written by Shane Black. In that case you would have *beep* great one-liners... that could pull off such a film" - Sedlar
"No, I mean, this *beep* is the second grossing film this weekend and it is completely unexpected for everyone. A film shot with minimum wages so they could throw in a few stunt actions... In my opinion it is a film genre for YNA cadets who got a free weekend so they can go to the cinema, you know, instead of getting laid. Or before getting laid!" - Vitez
"Just look at the cast for this movie: Susan Sarandon, for *beep*'s sake, that's also a very strange matter... apparently they have to eat something, too. Pay the swimming pool rent, and stuff like that." - Vitez & Sedlar
"You know what's interesting: who directed this film? That is the dissection of this *beep* I wanted to mention, because this looks to me like a *beep* on a porcelain plate... this porcelain part is very suspicious: when you see it from afar, the trailer and all, it looks good, but then I was like: 'who the *beep* is Rick Roman Waugh?', and guess what, he's a stuntman! I read then on Wikipedia that his first script was written by the same guy who wrote 'Revolutionary Road' (2008), with Kate Winslet and Leonardo "the Frown" DiCaprio, I haven't seen it, but I heard it was a bit more ambitious film, so I was confused seeing such a writer falling in this sort of a thing, but then I read that the development of the film began around 2004 and few years ago Dwayne Johnson dropped in the whole thing, so they brought this stuntman to direct it. That's why it looks to me as if it was 'the Rock's' attempt... because it is some kind of an action drama, with social elements... his attempt to exhibit himself as a more serious actor, with a serious range of roles, so they brought this gofer who will practically do anything... this is just my projection..." - Sedlar & Vitez
"I'm worried because this film, having achieved this success, could make the stuntman want to direct something more, the next film will get more funds for production!" - Vitez
"He's not even interested in profit, he's only interested in flipping a car over for three times in the film. He probably gets an erection seeing those things." - Vitez & Sedlar
"This is the kind of film Steven Seagal used to do when he was young." - Vitez
"We expect Dwayne Johnson to be nominated for an Academy Award next year, based on this film." - Vitez ” - hrabren
The Rundown (2003)
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A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster's son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
“ "Personally, I find 'The Rock' ok, even though he looks like a gipsy on steroids, in that action film with Stiffler, 'Welcome to the Jungle' I think it was called." - Sedlar ” - hrabren
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
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After a freak accident, a yuppie turns invisible and runs from a treacherous CIA official, while trying to cope with his new life. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Chevy Chase *beep* up his and John Carpenters career in the same manner [as Waugh did with Johnson for 'Snitch' (2013), op. a.] with 'Invisible man', which is in my opinion a pretty good film. He wanted to be a supporter of comedy roles, while Carpenter wanted it to be a bit more serious, so they both pulled to their own sides and it ended up ruining their careers, which they never recovered from." - Sedlar ” - hrabren
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
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The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds. (114 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ "This film hits theaters next week so we will talk about it, and Singer. we can unwrap a lot of layers in this one, a lot of connections, but we can also go back to 'Princess Bride' you mentioned earlier." - Vitez & Sedlar ” - hrabren
S.W.A.T. (2003)
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An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it. (117 mins.)
Director: Clark Johnson
“ "We have it in a prime time on a Croatian TV channel this weekend (March 2nd, 2013)" - Vitez ” - hrabren
I Am Legend (2007)
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Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure. (101 mins.)
“ "We have it in a prime time on a Croatian TV channel this weekend (March 2nd, 2013)" - Vitez ” - hrabren
Bolt (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real. (96 mins.)
“ "We have a Tv premiere in a prime time on a Croatian TV channel this weekend (March 2nd, 2013)" - Vitez ” - hrabren
Along Came Polly (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A buttoned up newlywed finds his too organized life falling into chaos when he falls in love with an old classmate. (90 mins.)
Director: John Hamburg
“ "We have it in a prime time on a Croatian TV channel this weekend (March 2nd, 2013)" - Vitez ” - hrabren
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During the near end of the clone wars, Darth Sidious has revealed himself and is ready to execute the last part of his plan to rule the Galaxy... (140 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ "We have it in a prime time on a Croatian TV channel this weekend (March 3rd, 2013)" - Vitez
"We already talked about Star Wars, so we won't talk about this one." - Vitez
"This one is the best of the three. It's viewable." - Sedlar ” - hrabren
Friday the 13th (2009)
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A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions. (97 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
“ "You wanted us to say a few words on 'Friday the 13th'." - Vitez
"Wait, this is not the first 'Friday the 13th'? No, this is a remake! - Vitez
"It is also a remake of what later became of 'Friday the 13th' - Sedlar
"The sequels are made on the same pattern, Jason appears, they add the mask ... They just took the winning formula, so to speak, and continued to produce the films just like 'Police Academy' was produced. And now, some *beep* goes to remake this..." - Sedlar
"The best part of a remake are the people behind the camera: producer Michael Bay and the director, who made the new 'Conan' - the two of them, it's like... have you watched 'Mistery men' (1999)? These are the 'Mystery men' behind the camera, that's how talented they are. So who would watch a film based on a idiotic idea produced by one of the worst directors?" - Sedlar
"Was the review good, or did it flop? Because, what worries me is people are going to watch this. You know how they say, audience can never be underestimated enough. There is a whole population of teenagers who watch every horror available, how ever trashy it was, and I don't know is it because they're drunk, or under the influence of some kind of other substances, because it is a complete brain disorder." - Vitez
"This is actually pornography..." - Vitez
"It's on TV, we recommend it to no-one. It's gonna be a shambled 'Friday the 13th', anyway." - Vitez ” - hrabren
Friday the 13th (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A group of camp counselors is stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning. (95 mins.)
“ "I've seen only the first 'Friday the 13th', which is, like... nothing." - Vitez
"SPOILER: there is no Jason Vorhees as a killer, but his mother... in the end we find out she is the killer" - Sedlar
"Is there a hand emerging from the lake in the end?" - Vitez
"Well, yeah, but I read they put it in the film just because Kerry had an end with the hand" - Sedlar
"It was a pure, commercial... you know, let's give the people what they want and reproduce it without any inovation." - Sedlar
"It's like someone remade a Chuck Norris film, it's on that level. I have no respect for *beep* 'Friday 13th', I mean, it's rock bottom" - Sedlar
"But it became an institution and now somebody is pinning up to it." - Vitez ” - hrabren
Halloween (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ "The whole 'Friday the 13th' series came up as a copy of something, in this case they copied mostly Carpenter's Halloween. It was even a stylistic attempt to copy the film, meaning using the killer's camera perspective, and then he kills those kids at the lake one by one." - Sedlar ” - hrabren
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths. (83 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ "That must be a craze, they also remade 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre'..." - Vitez
"Yeah, but 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' has something, you know... A film that crosses the borders, we had a disabled person being killed" - Sedlar & Vitez
"It's the title itself, I mean, it was banned in UK and a few other countries. It's a film that was different and kind of revolutionary. Yeah, it had something, so I can understand that somebody goes to 'tap into that feeling'." - Sedlar & Vitez ” - hrabren
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives. (92 mins.)
Director: Danny Steinmann
“ "In the whole series, the fifth installment was, perhaps, the best. There was some humor, and it was successfully edited, with Jason killing some guy and the next scene is a close-up of the guy making hamburgers. There was some stuff... according to Eisenstein... a bit more ambitious." - Sedlar ” - hrabren
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too. (97 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
“ "Jason vs. Freddy was good, the director pulled it off well, it's a guy who did the 'Bride of Chucky' (1998), did you watch it, a child's play. And it is a hysterical sequel, i can't remember the guys name, he has a name according to which you could conclude he knows kung-fu, I thing he was Chinese, or something..." - Sedlar
"You're racist!" - Vitez ” - hrabren
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy. (113 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
“ "I don't know if you watched this, but I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy." - Sedlar ” - hrabren
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. (127 mins.)
“ "One of my favourite horror movies is 'Dawn of the dead' by George Romero, he practically invented the genre, horror film with zombies." - Vitez ” - hrabren
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
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A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (136 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ "You mentioned Polanski and what he did with 'Rosemary's baby'... [incredible]" - Vitez ” - hrabren
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ "'Exorcist' also created an atmosphere, that is really... [important]" - Vitez ” - hrabren
The Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ "Carpenter's 'The Thing' is the film which functions on that atmosphere of paranoia, that wants to tell you something, you know, about people, the human race, human nature..." - Vitez
"Yes, 'The Thing' is one of my favourites!" - Sedlar ” - hrabren
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
“ "One film that explains it and even gives an answer is, in my opinion, 'The Cabin in the Woods'." - Sedlar
"Man, that film is genius!" - Vitez
"Because it has this layer, above the layer that you like, but it has a layer which says that the horror films here are, actually, gladiator games in which you let the mob to... enjoy the pools of blood." - Sedlar & Vitez ” - hrabren
Scream 2 (1997)
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Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins. (120 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ "Have you, by chance, seen 'Scream 2'? I've never been to an American cinema to watch the horror film, but at this one there was a bunch of kids, screaming in front of the screen, throwing popcorn at each other, running around with masks and the last thing they do is watch the film. " - Sedlar ” - hrabren
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius. (127 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ "I watched this at Sarajevo Film Festival, with kids. It actually made the film experience better, because when they started screaming with joy... *beep* it, I had goosebumps when Spiderman jumped and stopped the train. I was... it was a real 3-D feeling!" - Sedlar ” - hrabren
The Mysterious Boy (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
His secret will become their adventure. (88 mins.)
Director: Drazen Zarkovic