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PostHeaderIcon Route 30 Review

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Route30_poster3 interconnecting stories set along the Lincoln Highway in South Central Pennsylvania. ‘Deer Hunters’ Wives’ tells of the frustrations of Civil War tour guide Mandy, who obsesses on Jenny Wade, the only civilian killed at the battle of Gettysburg. While her friend June struggles with an Internet porn scheme to make extra money. ‘What I Believe’ focuses on a man who seeks the help of a Christian Scientist to heal his back pain and explain the Big Foot that chased him down the mountainside. ‘Original Bill’ is the story of a writer who buys a farmhouse in the country in hopes to find unique inspiration to write his novel. He is sidetracked by his Amish neighbor, who smokes, drinks, swears and watches his TV.

Route 30 is advertised as a comedy, but seemed to lack the humor aspect. It’s possible not being from a small town makes all the jokes fly over my head, but I tried to watch the film with an open mind. The 3 stories don’t really connect that much and are very dull. The first story had some potential due to the quirky characters and trying to figure out what is going to happen, but once that story ends and nothing too special happens it sets up failure for the next two stories. It was very difficult to make it through the whole film and to care about the characters, but I did finish it for the sake of the review. Without bashing the film too much there were some random parts that had potential and were semi interesting, but they were few and far.

The overall acting wasn’t very good and it felt as if most of the cast were first time actors, well aside from “Booger” from revenge of the nerds. Even Booger couldn’t save the film and in fact was pretty dull in it. Most people won’t get this movie and will be bored out of their mind, but if you know Route 30 or the area there may be some humor for you in it.

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My Rating: 2/10

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Originally posted 2009-10-30 18:52:01.

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PostHeaderIcon Doghouse Review

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Vince is depressed following his divorce, and so to cheer him up, six of his friends decide to take him on a trip to a remote village for a boys weekend. However when they arrive, they find the whole village overrun by psychotic, homicidal women affected by an airborne virus them that turns them into man-hating cannibals. After the guys’ minibus driver goes crazy, they are left stranded in the countryside with only a group of man-eaters for company.

Doghouse is an addition to the comedy/horror genre and will probably be most compared to Shaun of the Dead since it deals with comedy, zombies and from the UK. It doesn’t quite live up to Shaun of the Dead if you were wondering, but the movie in itself wasn’t too bad. The comedy aspect provided some laughs and didn’t go overboard too much. Some of the characters were more likable than others, but that was probably by design. The horror aspect of the movie was hit and miss since some of the zombies looked pretty gross, but others were kind of dumb however that might be because they were intertwining it with some comedy. There was some decent gore, but you can tell they held back a little with the potentials.

As you read the review you probably can tell the average tone from it and that just about sums up the movie. It wasn’t too bad, but wasn’t too great either and throughout the film it was always hit and miss with things. I was a little disappointed with the ending because it started off with cool potential, but when the credits started to roll it left a little to be desired. I’d recommend the movie to fans of comedy/horror or zombie movies in general since it does have some things you will enjoy, but don’t expect to be blown away.

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My Score: 6/10

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Originally posted 2009-10-10 09:19:08.

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