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No One Lives (2013) – Raw Review

A lot of movies toy with the idea of evil being the good guy, or at very least the sympathetic protagonist. In many cases this premise is subverted and what starts out as the evil turns out really to be good, the good then becoming evil, etc.  No One Lives looks as if it’s headed in that direction until it abruptly doesn’t. A slick and polished slasher film, No One Lives decides to play, what might otherwise be a subversive anti-hero trope, as a serious evil vs evil duel of sorts. It works well when done correctly.
The story follows a ‘rich’ couple, played by Luke Evans and Laura Ramsey, who are relocating for an undisclosed reason. There is something different about them right from the get go, something eerie and undefined. Next we meet a group of highwaymen who are certainly the type of people your momma warned you about. Thieves, killers, lawbreakers, you name it. Lead by Lee Tergesen the group cross paths with our rich couple. Predictably the loose cannon of the group decides to waylay the couple and from there things begin to get good. As mentioned above, convention typically dictates that even if your protagonist isn’t a ‘good guy’ in a traditional sense they should still be empathetic or audiences won’t care about their struggle, conflict, or outcome. The one exception to this? Make your protagonist The Unfettered.
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An extremely version of the anti-hero, the Unfettered has no limitations, no boundaries, no inconvenient moral code, no scruples. They are unique in their focus on a specific goal or outcome. They care not for the ripple effect their actions cause to others or society at large. They may have emotions but don’t expect those to get in the way of their objective. Ruthless and cunning (assuming they are smart), devoted to to the end game, and completely immune to bargaining, reason, pity, remorse, fear, you name it. Sound scary? Absolutely.
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So when our protagonist decides these less than reputable people have made a mess of his grand plans, well… all hell breaks loose. We try to avoid spoilers here so I’m not going to get into any more specifics. Just know that this movie takes a bad guy vs bad guys plotline to the extreme. Uber violent, super bloody, over the top gory on a couple occasions, and unrelenting make it very hardcore film indeed. All that aside, it’s more an action movie than a horror film. Think Taken mashed with Friday the 13th. Can you imagine Liam Neeson on screen gutting a body, dropping arms and legs into a wood-chipper, slicing off a woman’s face while smiling? You can? You’re a sicko who will probably really enjoy this film.
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No One Lives is a fun gore-ride through vendetta turned sport. Luke Evans is fantastic from beginning to end. His counterparts, the beautiful Adelaide Clemens and creepy-ass Derek Magyar, are also dazzling throughout. If rampage or vengeance movies are your thing and you don’t mind a lot of onscreen murder then you won’t want to miss this one.

Home Sweet Why The Hell Did They Make This Movie

Home Sweet Hell has a lot of great actors, blood and mayhem. Unfortunately it suffers from a deplorable lack of story, complexity and logic.

The cast is great – Katherine Heigl can play crazy pretty damned well (not mention she’s pretty pretty), Jordana Brewster gets nearly fully nude (okay it’s a body double but I don’t care because my imagination is awesome, and Patrick Wilson the razor sharp lead man from Stretch
In support we get Jim Belushi, Kevin Mc “Freakin” Kidd (Dog Soldiers yo!), and A.J. Buckley (Big bad on Justified season 5). No bad, not bad at all. 
So after that we get the usual plotline of – husband cheats, blackmail ensues, wife decides to murder the slut, hilarity I mean cold blooded murder/butcher/mayhem etc. etc. 
Home Sweet Hell is plagued by a litany of problems but the primary one is the lack of empathy for anyone in the movie. Seriously, you can watch great actors do wonders with direction and dialogue all day long but if we don’t give two shits about them by the end of the movie then something failed. 

Do you recommend this movie? 

No. I mean any movie is worth watching once, just don’t pay money to see it. 

Is there nudity? 

Like I said above, Jordana Brewster has a nice body double show off a hairline nipple and a couple a hot ass cheeks. 

To give me an idea of what this movie is like, what can you compare it with? 

Very Bad Things, although VBT is able to pull off the morbid humour with ease compared to Home Sweet Hell.

Where can I watch it? 

Anywhere you don’t have spend your hard earned bills. 

Home Sweet Why The Hell Did They Make This Movie

Home Sweet Hell has a lot of great actors, blood and mayhem. Unfortunately it suffers from a deplorable lack of story, complexity and logic.

The cast is great – Katherine Heigl can play crazy pretty damned well (not mention she’s pretty pretty), Jordana Brewster gets nearly fully nude (okay it’s a body double but I don’t care because my imagination is awesome, and Patrick Wilson the razor sharp lead man from Stretch
In support we get Jim Belushi, Kevin Mc “Freakin” Kidd (Dog Soldiers yo!), and A.J. Buckley (Big bad on Justified season 5). No bad, not bad at all. 
So after that we get the usual plotline of – husband cheats, blackmail ensues, wife decides to murder the slut, hilarity I mean cold blooded murder/butcher/mayhem etc. etc. 
Home Sweet Hell is plagued by a litany of problems but the primary one is the lack of empathy for anyone in the movie. Seriously, you can watch great actors do wonders with direction and dialogue all day long but if we don’t give two shits about them by the end of the movie then something failed. 

Do you recommend this movie? 

No. I mean any movie is worth watching once, just don’t pay money to see it. 

Is there nudity? 

Like I said above, Jordana Brewster has a nice body double show off a hairline nipple and a couple a hot ass cheeks. 

To give me an idea of what this movie is like, what can you compare it with? 

Very Bad Things, although VBT is able to pull off the morbid humour with ease compared to Home Sweet Hell.

Where can I watch it? 

Anywhere you don’t have spend your hard earned bills. 

Martyrs (2008)

Two girls are tortured when young, escape and find those responsible. Then they kill everyone in a bloody gore infested horror scene, then get caught and tortured again.

Tour De Force That is All At Once Brutal and Beautiful

This film is one of the most intelligent films I have seen in recent years. The beauty is dressed neatly in a suit of violence and brutality that is hard to find in most contemporary films, including many in the torture porn genre.

The premise revolves around two young girls who seek out revenge for brutal acts committed against them as children. Sound too heavy for you? Well be prepared because you’ll be shocked by how hard this film punches you in the gut. Violence is quick, bloody, and almost without reason during the first half of the film. If you stick with it into the second half your resolve will pay off in spades. The story draws in and begins to come full circle shedding light on everything previously seen in the movie.

I’m not saying you’ll have a religious experience, but what appears to be another ‘violence for the sake of violence’ film isn’t at all what you end up with. This is an incredibly existential film that will keep you thinking about it for quite a long time.

French movie about two girls tormented as children seeking revenge and violence.

Q: Is this a good film?

A: Yes, it is an extremely intelligent film. Well acted, well directed, but very violent.

Q: Is this a good date movie?

A: Negative. I’d avoid seeing this with a date unless your both philosophy majors who like to have long deep debates on the meaning of life.

Q: Is there nudity in this film?

A: Yeah a bit, but its situational not sexy.

Q: Should I let my kids watch this film?

A: I grew up watching blood and guts at an early age but I’d avoid letting the young ones see this. Not because of the violence, more because they will probably miss the meaning behind the movie.

Q: Is this film subtitled?

A: Yes, it is a French film and it does have subtitles. Don’t be so lazy!

Martyrs (2008)

Two girls are tortured when young, escape and find those responsible. Then they kill everyone in a bloody gore infested horror scene, then get caught and tortured again.

Tour De Force That is All At Once Brutal and Beautiful

This film is one of the most intelligent films I have seen in recent years. The beauty is dressed neatly in a suit of violence and brutality that is hard to find in most contemporary films, including many in the torture porn genre.

The premise revolves around two young girls who seek out revenge for brutal acts committed against them as children. Sound too heavy for you? Well be prepared because you’ll be shocked by how hard this film punches you in the gut. Violence is quick, bloody, and almost without reason during the first half of the film. If you stick with it into the second half your resolve will pay off in spades. The story draws in and begins to come full circle shedding light on everything previously seen in the movie.

I’m not saying you’ll have a religious experience, but what appears to be another ‘violence for the sake of violence’ film isn’t at all what you end up with. This is an incredibly existential film that will keep you thinking about it for quite a long time.

French movie about two girls tormented as children seeking revenge and violence.

Q: Is this a good film?

A: Yes, it is an extremely intelligent film. Well acted, well directed, but very violent.

Q: Is this a good date movie?

A: Negative. I’d avoid seeing this with a date unless your both philosophy majors who like to have long deep debates on the meaning of life.

Q: Is there nudity in this film?

A: Yeah a bit, but its situational not sexy.

Q: Should I let my kids watch this film?

A: I grew up watching blood and guts at an early age but I’d avoid letting the young ones see this. Not because of the violence, more because they will probably miss the meaning behind the movie.

Q: Is this film subtitled?

A: Yes, it is a French film and it does have subtitles. Don’t be so lazy!