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This weekend two completely different movies hit theaters with the heartwarming animated film UP and the frightening horror flick DRAG ME TO HELL. While they're pretty much polar opposites are far as content goes, their quality seems to be very similar. UP has an average JoBlo.com rating of 10/10 (Chris' review and JimmyO's review) while DRAG ME has an average rating of 9/10 (JimmyO's review and Jenna's review). Considering so far this summer we've been let down by both WOLVERINE and TERMINATOR, the opportunity to have two such widely regarded films opening on the same weekend is a pleasant bonus.

As we'll do frequently this summer, we're leaving this article open all weekend to discuss and review the two movies. Talk about which movie you decided to see and why. If you saw both, talk about which one you liked better. Did you see UP in 3D? Would DRAG ME TO HELL have been awesome in 3D? We want your reviews on either or both UP and DRAG ME TO HELL in what looks like the best reviewed weekend of the year. The strikebacks will be open and all that we ask is that you don't get into major spoiler territory (and obviously respect the opinions of your fellow schmoes). Enjoy the weekend at the movies!

And just to get you excited for DRAG ME TO HELL (or creep you out if you're going to see UP), here's a clip from another Sam Raimi classic, EVIL DEAD 2!

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3:10PM on 06/01/2009

DRAG ME TO HELL ..AGAIN!

I went in not knowing what to expect. I came out barely breathing. This movie is SO Sam Raimi. There were so many elements of Evil Dead and at the same time it was a totally new experince. The ride was INSANE .. at one point I had to cover my ears, because the sound effects and score was so intense. This movie is what HORROR is suppose to be . Never let up Never Stop and at all times NEVER LET YOUR AUDIENCE RELAX!. Totally want to see another one!
I went in not knowing what to expect. I came out barely breathing. This movie is SO Sam Raimi. There were so many elements of Evil Dead and at the same time it was a totally new experince. The ride was INSANE .. at one point I had to cover my ears, because the sound effects and score was so intense. This movie is what HORROR is suppose to be . Never let up Never Stop and at all times NEVER LET YOUR AUDIENCE RELAX!. Totally want to see another one!
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10:21AM on 06/01/2009

drag me to hell 2 oh yea

Caats19 you rule man.
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10:00AM on 06/01/2009

Drag Me 2 a Sequel

Drag me to hell I thought it was going to be terrible. But I have to say it was great and Ive never jumped so much in a movie wow the best horror film ever it was silly funny scary I jumped and the end rocked. sam rami I forgive you for spiderman 3. and to the guy who wrote about the making a sequel and ash being in it wow dude thats the best idea ever I would love that to happen. can't wait for freddy vs jason vs ash the movie. but I dont want that new freddy in it. and I dont think Bruce
Drag me to hell I thought it was going to be terrible. But I have to say it was great and Ive never jumped so much in a movie wow the best horror film ever it was silly funny scary I jumped and the end rocked. sam rami I forgive you for spiderman 3. and to the guy who wrote about the making a sequel and ash being in it wow dude thats the best idea ever I would love that to happen. can't wait for freddy vs jason vs ash the movie. but I dont want that new freddy in it. and I dont think Bruce Campbell would act with anyone else other then Robert Englund
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9:41PM on 05/31/2009

bloom!

saw up, drag and bros bloom which opened here this weekend. for my money, it was all about bloom!
saw up, drag and bros bloom which opened here this weekend. for my money, it was all about bloom!
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6:49PM on 05/31/2009

Drag me Back to Raimi's genre

man, i loved... loved Drag me Back to Hell. Nobody knows how to blend horror and comedy as well as Raimi, not even Abbott and Costello could pull it off as effortlessly in Meet Frankenstien as Raimi does here. I' not sucking the man's teet, either. It could have been directed by McG and i'd still think it was the most entertaining horror experience i've had in the theaters in years.

I project at an art theater that was lucky to get Drag Me to Hell, so i'll happily be seeing it again, as well
man, i loved... loved Drag me Back to Hell. Nobody knows how to blend horror and comedy as well as Raimi, not even Abbott and Costello could pull it off as effortlessly in Meet Frankenstien as Raimi does here. I' not sucking the man's teet, either. It could have been directed by McG and i'd still think it was the most entertaining horror experience i've had in the theaters in years.

I project at an art theater that was lucky to get Drag Me to Hell, so i'll happily be seeing it again, as well as UP in the near future.
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11:57AM on 05/31/2009

good stuff

i enjoyed DMTH. will be seeing up soon. something that i was missing from DMTH was...Ash. and i feel Christine's story isn't done yet. Clay would most definitely go back to the psychic in order to figure out how to get her back. he would probably say "someone would need to go there and bring her back". Clay would ask for help and be eventually led to...Ash J. Williams. Ash would get a gypsy to Lamia him(which would be funny) he'd wait around for 3 days in a montage of him doing things and
i enjoyed DMTH. will be seeing up soon. something that i was missing from DMTH was...Ash. and i feel Christine's story isn't done yet. Clay would most definitely go back to the psychic in order to figure out how to get her back. he would probably say "someone would need to go there and bring her back". Clay would ask for help and be eventually led to...Ash J. Williams. Ash would get a gypsy to Lamia him(which would be funny) he'd wait around for 3 days in a montage of him doing things and checking his watch. he'd get dragged to hell, get imprisoned. bust him and her out. and when they see clay waiting, he'll say "go to him baby". evil dead 4. yeah i've posted this in a lot of places, CAUSE THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN.
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11:33AM on 05/31/2009

Tanked

well Drag me to hell has underperformed. Along with this disappointment and T4, its obvious no one wants to see PG13 horror movie nor PG13 action movies, including me - i refuse to see either one of these turds while sitting next to jonas brothers fans in the theater
well Drag me to hell has underperformed. Along with this disappointment and T4, its obvious no one wants to see PG13 horror movie nor PG13 action movies, including me - i refuse to see either one of these turds while sitting next to jonas brothers fans in the theater
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10:02AM on 05/31/2009
Yeah that was an excellent fight scene in Up. Very funny.

However, the gross out scenes in Drag Me to Hell got quite old. They had to rely on them too much because of the pg-13 rating. The movie was just jump scare, jump scare, jump scare, gross out, jump scare, jump scare, gross out. Over and over. It became tedious and unfun about halfway through. I enjoyed the opening scene quite a bit and thought, "wow, maybe everyone has a point...this movie may end up being awesome". Wrong.
Yeah that was an excellent fight scene in Up. Very funny.

However, the gross out scenes in Drag Me to Hell got quite old. They had to rely on them too much because of the pg-13 rating. The movie was just jump scare, jump scare, jump scare, gross out, jump scare, jump scare, gross out. Over and over. It became tedious and unfun about halfway through. I enjoyed the opening scene quite a bit and thought, "wow, maybe everyone has a point...this movie may end up being awesome". Wrong.
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1:18AM on 05/31/2009

I got Dragged to Hell (twice) and then looked Up

I know, I have no life, but damn if this wasn't a once in a blue moon for movie fans. Two brilliant movies featuring slime and flying dentures.
I know, I have no life, but damn if this wasn't a once in a blue moon for movie fans. Two brilliant movies featuring slime and flying dentures.
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12:14AM on 05/31/2009
Didn't think Drag Me To Hell was anything special. Middle of the road horror movie to me. I agree I think its getting praise based on Raimi's name... certainly not a bad movie but not a great one either. I felt like Raimi relied to much on "startling" effects rather than actually scare the viewer, nothing in the movie actually scared me because the plot is so ludicrous and I could brace myself for the "jumpy" scenes because with the exception of one or two it was obvious when they were coming.
Didn't think Drag Me To Hell was anything special. Middle of the road horror movie to me. I agree I think its getting praise based on Raimi's name... certainly not a bad movie but not a great one either. I felt like Raimi relied to much on "startling" effects rather than actually scare the viewer, nothing in the movie actually scared me because the plot is so ludicrous and I could brace myself for the "jumpy" scenes because with the exception of one or two it was obvious when they were coming.
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8:21PM on 05/30/2009

An honest Drag Me to Hell Review

I was extremely excited to see this movie, after reading all of the excellent reviews from users, critics and from Arrow himself, but after seeing it, I'm thinking there are a lot of people out there who WANT to like this a lot more than they actually do, just because it was Raimi's big return to horror. I saw 5 people walk out of this movie at the showing I was in, and honestly, I can't blame them. Raimi recycles a ton of Evil Dead gags and tries to sell them off as new and innovative to the
I was extremely excited to see this movie, after reading all of the excellent reviews from users, critics and from Arrow himself, but after seeing it, I'm thinking there are a lot of people out there who WANT to like this a lot more than they actually do, just because it was Raimi's big return to horror. I saw 5 people walk out of this movie at the showing I was in, and honestly, I can't blame them. Raimi recycles a ton of Evil Dead gags and tries to sell them off as new and innovative to the teeney bopper crowd via the PG-13 rating. The opening scene was good, but everything just went downhill from there. The gypsy's motive for wanting to drag someone to hell was that she didn't get her loan extended? Alrighty then. Gotta be a first in the genre.

The casting was horrible as well. Justin Long as a doctor? Uh, not buying it. Alison Lohman was way too young for her part as well, which I'm assuming is so she can appeal to the teens.

If ANY other director would have made this movie, critics and even Arrow would be bashing it, (and critics loving a horror movie is almost a sure sign that the true horror fans are going to hate it), and I overall think that people wanted to like it before they even saw it. This is average horror at best when you take Raimi's name out of the credits. I give Drag Me to Hell a 5 out of 10, and is hands down the most over rated movie of the year.
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8:16PM on 05/30/2009

I Looked UP Then Got Dragged To Hell

I'd like to drop a quick recommendation for both films which were fantastic- Up is another Pixar instant classic, while Drag Me To Hell is the best horror film I've seen in 10 years.

Run, don't walk to your nearest cinema and see these fun flicks!

Read my full reviews and misadventures on The Teague Report:

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I'd like to drop a quick recommendation for both films which were fantastic- Up is another Pixar instant classic, while Drag Me To Hell is the best horror film I've seen in 10 years.

Run, don't walk to your nearest cinema and see these fun flicks!

Read my full reviews and misadventures on The Teague Report:

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5:59PM on 05/30/2009

UP! Review

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I just saw it. this is what pixar/disney does best. there is no other movie quite like UP. i had one tear come out of my right eye in the beginning. UP was emotional, hilarious, fun and amazing. it gave me an adventure that i have never experienced before. Carl and Russell are totally two complete opposite characters that throughout the film grew a relationship that they both needed. Carl's loss of his wife, and the uncertainty of Russell's father. When watching this
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I just saw it. this is what pixar/disney does best. there is no other movie quite like UP. i had one tear come out of my right eye in the beginning. UP was emotional, hilarious, fun and amazing. it gave me an adventure that i have never experienced before. Carl and Russell are totally two complete opposite characters that throughout the film grew a relationship that they both needed. Carl's loss of his wife, and the uncertainty of Russell's father. When watching this movie, you really get a sense of "adventure" pretty similar to steven spielberg's 'Hook' it feels like a dream you dont want to wake up to. the voice acting was awesome no complaints at all in that area. oh and "PARTLY CLOUDY" the short film before UP, was outstanding. I loved every second of it.
This Movie was also effing hilarious. the Bad Dog's high pitched voice was hysterical. Kevin was awesome too. the dog was adorable too (forgot his name) i dont know who thought about making UP's story but i give them the biggest applause. i cant rank this the number one pixar/disney movie ever because all pixar/disney movies are irresistible. UP just kicked it up a notch. do what you can to leave some time in your schedule to watch this film. you wont be dis appointed. BRING ON TOY STORY 3!

two thumbs, way UP!
10/10
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5:47PM on 05/30/2009
Saw both movies so here on my thought on both of them:

Drag me to hell was a lot of fun and great scares and a good story, my only problem was that i didn'T like the ending. The ending was so predictable.

Up: Really good movie, not as great as WALL-E but still really good.
Saw both movies so here on my thought on both of them:

Drag me to hell was a lot of fun and great scares and a good story, my only problem was that i didn'T like the ending. The ending was so predictable.

Up: Really good movie, not as great as WALL-E but still really good.
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5:05PM on 05/30/2009
Just got back from seeing UP, and it was absolutely glorious. This is Pixar at its very best, and definitely one of its funniest movies.
Just got back from seeing UP, and it was absolutely glorious. This is Pixar at its very best, and definitely one of its funniest movies.
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3:01PM on 05/30/2009
I thought Drag Me to Hell was a lot of fun. Raimi directs incredibly well. It's going to be a nice companion piece to the Evil Dead trilogy on the shelf.
I thought Drag Me to Hell was a lot of fun. Raimi directs incredibly well. It's going to be a nice companion piece to the Evil Dead trilogy on the shelf.
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2:45PM on 05/30/2009
i love and had a blast with both.
i love and had a blast with both.
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1:34PM on 05/30/2009
LOVED DRAG ME TO HELL! I had alot of fun watching this in theaters and it was one of the best mainstream horror movies i have seen in years! Original, funny, gross and scary. (yes cheap scares but I like that, I cant remember the last movie to actually make me jump...nope I really cant) I loved this movie and had a blast with it. I hope this paves a way to more original stuff and less remade garbage. Nothing but smiles after this movie.

Didn't see up yet, but i would like to. Heard its
LOVED DRAG ME TO HELL! I had alot of fun watching this in theaters and it was one of the best mainstream horror movies i have seen in years! Original, funny, gross and scary. (yes cheap scares but I like that, I cant remember the last movie to actually make me jump...nope I really cant) I loved this movie and had a blast with it. I hope this paves a way to more original stuff and less remade garbage. Nothing but smiles after this movie.

Didn't see up yet, but i would like to. Heard its really good from most people cept some reviews below me ha ha. See you all later and have fun at the movies!
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12:40PM on 05/30/2009

Drag Me To Hell

SPOILER...

The first hour was great. The old gypsy is awesome. But unfortunately, Raimi goes digital where creative Raimi would have done it REAL. And then, at the end of act two, there's confusion. And then, act three sets up a switcheroo that tells you how it's going to end. And then you just wait for it. Slowly. It doesn't help that the marketing for this movie (the trailer and the movie poster) both SHOW the blonde being dragged to hell. Anyone see QUARANTINE? The trailer AND the movie
SPOILER...

The first hour was great. The old gypsy is awesome. But unfortunately, Raimi goes digital where creative Raimi would have done it REAL. And then, at the end of act two, there's confusion. And then, act three sets up a switcheroo that tells you how it's going to end. And then you just wait for it. Slowly. It doesn't help that the marketing for this movie (the trailer and the movie poster) both SHOW the blonde being dragged to hell. Anyone see QUARANTINE? The trailer AND the movie poster show you the last moment of the film. The Drag me To Hell suits must have thought that ruining the end of that movie was a great idea. So they do the same thing here. Call me old fashioned, but I LIKE when the cute blonde WINS at the end of the movie.
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12:22PM on 05/30/2009
Some slight possible spoilers.

I caught both yesterday. Fist, I saw Drag Me to Hell:
Seeing previews for the film I thought it did not look too good. In fact, I was sure I was going to wait for a rental. I wish I would have. I went because, my god, is it getting generous reviews. 9's! 8's! Holy crap sack, it's gotta be good! NO. I liked that you could tell it was a Raimi flick. The way the gypsy lady or possessed people look like something straight out of Evil Dead was kinda cool.
Some slight possible spoilers.

I caught both yesterday. Fist, I saw Drag Me to Hell:
Seeing previews for the film I thought it did not look too good. In fact, I was sure I was going to wait for a rental. I wish I would have. I went because, my god, is it getting generous reviews. 9's! 8's! Holy crap sack, it's gotta be good! NO. I liked that you could tell it was a Raimi flick. The way the gypsy lady or possessed people look like something straight out of Evil Dead was kinda cool. Also, some of the camera actions were very Evil Deadesque. Like someone mentioned before me, the shadow stuff was filmed well. Also, I kinda liked the goat stuff.

However, the acting was lame. The movie was ALL jolt scares. NOTHING on the screen screamed 8 or 9. Honestly, I think I would have liked it better as a rental. But going to the theater and paying full price was a regret. PG-13 really hurt the movie as well. It let in a lot of lame movie goers (the boys who think they're funny and screaming girls is dead-on). They did not affect the movie for me, just the movie going experience. I still didnt think the movie was all that good. I'd give it a 5/10. I cant believe its getting the love that its getting. No way is it an 8 or 9. I'd recommend waiting.

Up was another film getting fantastic reviews, but one that I definitely wanted to catch in theaters, cuz well, it's friggin Pixar. I gotta say, like others I was floored by how well the first 5/10 minutes were done. Mad props to Pixar to get you THAT invested in the story/characters that fast into a movie. Once they got to South America it was a little more hit and miss (but mostly hit). Really, it was a pretty excellent film. I'm still partial to Toy Story, Incredibles, and Wall-E, but I would rank Up somewhere around Toy Story 2 caliber. The dogs seem to be love 'em or hate 'em. I for one thought the squeaky dog voice was hilarious. Everyone laughed in our showing. The scene where they did the "squirrel" line was even better than Doug's. Yet, I agree the flying dogs was a bit much. Anyways, while there really isnt a whole lot to detract from Up, I thoroughly enjoyed the character arcs (Carl looking at the adventure book was.....touching...to say the least). Pixar hits again 8.5/10.

I need to add though, 3-D did not add much to the movie. The textures all seemed more "3-Dier", but not much popped out right in front of your face, which is what I had of memories from Universal Studios and Disneyland. I dont know if it matters where you sit or what, but the 2 people I went with both said the same thing, that it really didnt add to the movie that much.

bottom line, easily go see Up if you have the chance and be safe and wait on Drag Me to Hell.
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11:12AM on 05/30/2009

UP review

Eh.. Throughout the first chunk of the film it was setting up a story seemed would tickle my pickle but as soon as that dog henchman "Alpha" opened his mouth to reveal a speaky voice? No way, it lost me. That was cheap humor and NOT a Pixar move. I let it slide, but the film hit me again with more cheap dog gimics: dogs flying planes? These weren't SUPER dogs and i think the audience forgot that. Shame. IN FACT, if you drop the whole Dog Pack and just leave Doug i'd give this film an A+. They
Eh.. Throughout the first chunk of the film it was setting up a story seemed would tickle my pickle but as soon as that dog henchman "Alpha" opened his mouth to reveal a speaky voice? No way, it lost me. That was cheap humor and NOT a Pixar move. I let it slide, but the film hit me again with more cheap dog gimics: dogs flying planes? These weren't SUPER dogs and i think the audience forgot that. Shame. IN FACT, if you drop the whole Dog Pack and just leave Doug i'd give this film an A+. They did nothing for the story but throw in childish humor.

ALSO, the story reminded me significantly of the Johnny Quest episode "Shadow of the Condor" where a former hero with a funny mustache recedes to the south american mountains with his pet dog to hunt exotic birds. Quest crash lands there and it turns out BIG SURPRISE the hunter is crazy and it all ends with a biplane battle. Up grade: B
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10:44AM on 05/30/2009

just saw

just saw drag me to hell, it was good a little to corny for my taste but a good fun horror film
just saw drag me to hell, it was good a little to corny for my taste but a good fun horror film
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10:41AM on 05/30/2009

UP

was nothing short of amazing...i cant think of any reason anyone could dislike this movie

and the short film at the beginning and the Toy Story 3 teaser were both awesome to
was nothing short of amazing...i cant think of any reason anyone could dislike this movie

and the short film at the beginning and the Toy Story 3 teaser were both awesome to
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8:17AM on 05/30/2009

DRAG ME TO HELL

DRAG ME TO HELL ! YEAH ! NOW THIS IS A MOVIE ! AWSOME, THE PEOPLE STEP FROM THEIR CHAIR, 2 SECONDS AFTER THE LAUGH LOUD ! CRAZY MOVIE ! AND OF COURSE THIS IS THE CLOSEST THING THAT YOU'LL GET FROM A EVIL DEAD FOR A LONG TIME !
DRAG ME TO HELL ! YEAH ! NOW THIS IS A MOVIE ! AWSOME, THE PEOPLE STEP FROM THEIR CHAIR, 2 SECONDS AFTER THE LAUGH LOUD ! CRAZY MOVIE ! AND OF COURSE THIS IS THE CLOSEST THING THAT YOU'LL GET FROM A EVIL DEAD FOR A LONG TIME !
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3:36AM on 05/30/2009

UP (10/10)

I loved it, it was sad, exciting, clever and hilarious throughout.

But where was the Toy Story 3 trailer?
I loved it, it was sad, exciting, clever and hilarious throughout.

But where was the Toy Story 3 trailer?
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3:29AM on 05/30/2009

writer19...

You are a moron.

Please go away.
You are a moron.

Please go away.
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3:12AM on 05/30/2009

Drag Me To Hell

I was really dissapointed with "Raimi's return to horror". I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it near as much as I had hoped I would. It didn't even come close to meeting the expectations I had. There were some things I liked about the movie, but there was a lot that I didn't. I found myself somewhat annoyed during a lot of the movie. For one thing, I just couldn't buy Justin Long as a college professor. Granted, the movie itself was not the only reason for me being annoyed. I'll get into the
I was really dissapointed with "Raimi's return to horror". I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it near as much as I had hoped I would. It didn't even come close to meeting the expectations I had. There were some things I liked about the movie, but there was a lot that I didn't. I found myself somewhat annoyed during a lot of the movie. For one thing, I just couldn't buy Justin Long as a college professor. Granted, the movie itself was not the only reason for me being annoyed. I'll get into the other reason later.

But in terms of the movie itself, the thing that annoyed me most and what really ruined it for me, was it relied way too much on the cheap, "flash something across the screen with loud noise/music all of a sudden" scares. There was some creepy stuff in the movie, but most of the things meant to scare were either the aforementioned cheap scares or were just gross out scenes (not technically "scary").

What I did dig about the movie is how original the story was and how Raimi used shaddows to show the thing coming to get the girl. It was one of those things that was truely creepy and creative.

Now for the other thing that made me so annoyed. All of the fucking Jr. High kids in the theater. Seeing this movie in theaters really solidified my complete hatred for PG-13 horror movies and really shows just how much the experience you have when seeing a movie plays into how much you like the movie itself. Since it was PG-13, there were a shit ton of 13-15 year old kids seeing it. The kinds of kids that go to the movies in packs. The boys that talk loud constantly and act like jackasses because they think they are funny and the girls that full on scream at everything. It gets to the point of rediculous. But that's the baggage that comes with a PG-13 horror movie.

All in all, I was dissapointed with Drag Me To Hell. But to be fair, I will say that I'll most likely have a better opinion of it once I see it again when it comes out on dvd. Which is why I'm giving my comment a black box and not a red. After seeing it a second time will I find it as awesome as I had originally thought it was going to be? I highly doubt it. But seeing as how so many people on here liked it, I'm guessing it will turn out to be more enjoyable than I thought it was having seen it in theaters.
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2:25AM on 05/30/2009
DM2H was good, but not what people are making it out to be. Evil Dead 2 was far better. I think this is just fanboy madness. Still though I enjoyed it.

7/10
DM2H was good, but not what people are making it out to be. Evil Dead 2 was far better. I think this is just fanboy madness. Still though I enjoyed it.

7/10
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1:10AM on 05/30/2009

DRAG ME TO HELL

A very enjoyable time at the theater. I didn't love it, but it was undeniably well-made and fun. Certainly not comparable to Raimi's classic, Evil Dead II.
A very enjoyable time at the theater. I didn't love it, but it was undeniably well-made and fun. Certainly not comparable to Raimi's classic, Evil Dead II.
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1:02AM on 05/30/2009

I wish I saw DMTH!!!

I almost had my friends earlier in the day convinced to avoid us all going to see Terminator and see Drag Me To Hell. I buckled. What a mistake. While this has nothing to do with Drag Me To Hell, but more to do with how disgusted I was with Terminator Salvation.

As a matter of fact, I'm going to sleep now. And when I wake up, I'm going to block out ever seeing this abomination. No disrespect to the actors, or even McG. Special effects were great, acting was great(except for the little mute
I almost had my friends earlier in the day convinced to avoid us all going to see Terminator and see Drag Me To Hell. I buckled. What a mistake. While this has nothing to do with Drag Me To Hell, but more to do with how disgusted I was with Terminator Salvation.

As a matter of fact, I'm going to sleep now. And when I wake up, I'm going to block out ever seeing this abomination. No disrespect to the actors, or even McG. Special effects were great, acting was great(except for the little mute girl whose purpose in the movie was pointless, other than just having a cute kid in it), but at the base, the plot and script were just dreadful. What do you expect though from the writing team that brought us 2 hunks of shit like Catwoman and T3.

Good God, why are these guys even allowed to buy a pencil. They should be arrested for just walking into a paper supply store.
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12:18AM on 05/30/2009

DRAG ME TO HELL

IT WAS AWESOME!!! Check out my entire review at my web site.

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12:09AM on 05/30/2009

Up

Well dammit, the Pixar boys did it again. Say hello to my favorite movie of the year (so far). It's visually wonderful, it's story is gripping and fun, the humor works really well, so you know, it's fantastic. Carl's arc works really well, as does the boy, and even the dog has one, which is awesome. 10/10
Well dammit, the Pixar boys did it again. Say hello to my favorite movie of the year (so far). It's visually wonderful, it's story is gripping and fun, the humor works really well, so you know, it's fantastic. Carl's arc works really well, as does the boy, and even the dog has one, which is awesome. 10/10
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12:07AM on 05/30/2009

Drag Me To Hell

A true Raimi horror flick, which means lots of nasty bits and macabre humor, which works amazingly, and the cast is up for it, but I found the granddaughter of the gypsy to be odd as hell. Only problem though. Seriously worth it. 9/10
A true Raimi horror flick, which means lots of nasty bits and macabre humor, which works amazingly, and the cast is up for it, but I found the granddaughter of the gypsy to be odd as hell. Only problem though. Seriously worth it. 9/10
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11:21PM on 05/29/2009

UP where the air is clear.

The most inspiring story of the year, never too corny or never to sweet or never to dull. Make time for this movie.
The most inspiring story of the year, never too corny or never to sweet or never to dull. Make time for this movie.
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11:12PM on 05/29/2009

EVEN WITHOUT Raimi'S BITCH

DRAG ME TO HELL was fucking fun and awesome in a FULL LOUD theater.
Most fun Ive had in a theater IN A LONG TIME!!!!
I was however disappointed with it being all about cheap scares.

And where was Raimi's bitch Campbells shitty cameo
DRAG ME TO HELL was fucking fun and awesome in a FULL LOUD theater.
Most fun Ive had in a theater IN A LONG TIME!!!!
I was however disappointed with it being all about cheap scares.

And where was Raimi's bitch Campbells shitty cameo
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10:21PM on 05/29/2009
HOly F*CK i just got back from seeing Drag me to Hell and it was... f*cking awesome. It just SCREAMS for an EVIL DEAD 4 movie... Some parts of the movie I just catch myself smiling like a fucking kid in a candy store at how similar this movie is compared to ED2... I'm not going to say anything because i can literally write pages worth of stuff but, i leave it to the Campbell and E.D. fans to judge it for themselves... :)

9.5/10


And I HAVE to see UP!!
HOly F*CK i just got back from seeing Drag me to Hell and it was... f*cking awesome. It just SCREAMS for an EVIL DEAD 4 movie... Some parts of the movie I just catch myself smiling like a fucking kid in a candy store at how similar this movie is compared to ED2... I'm not going to say anything because i can literally write pages worth of stuff but, i leave it to the Campbell and E.D. fans to judge it for themselves... :)

9.5/10


And I HAVE to see UP!!
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9:46PM on 05/29/2009
Let's Stop picking on the Gypsies!

First Thinner than Angelus and his stupid soul now this shit..what'd they ever do...As far as the movie goes it wasn't bad..though it had some of the worse CGI ever..we are talking bad made for Sci-Fi Channel bad..I wasn't expecting it to be so funny though..there were parts that were pure Raimi that had me rolling on the floor( As in Evil Dead 2)...on the downside it had some of the worse overacting ever..but that's too be expected in a Raimi film also(see
Let's Stop picking on the Gypsies!

First Thinner than Angelus and his stupid soul now this shit..what'd they ever do...As far as the movie goes it wasn't bad..though it had some of the worse CGI ever..we are talking bad made for Sci-Fi Channel bad..I wasn't expecting it to be so funny though..there were parts that were pure Raimi that had me rolling on the floor( As in Evil Dead 2)...on the downside it had some of the worse overacting ever..but that's too be expected in a Raimi film also(see Quick and The Dead)all in all not the worse PG-13 horror film ever..I'd give it about a 5 I'd give it a Six if it weren't for the shitty CGI effects.
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5:19PM on 05/29/2009
Drag Me to Hell was literally one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I'm a HUGE Alison Lohman fan and I liked Sam Raimi's other horror movies, especially the original Evil Dead. But, Drag Me to Hell was just irritating and awful from beginning to end in my opinion.

I didn't get scared, it was just a bunch of jolt scares that didn't even make me jump. And as for the comedy, I didn't find it funny in the slightest. It was just a really annoying movie.

This movie reminded me of Meet the
Drag Me to Hell was literally one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I'm a HUGE Alison Lohman fan and I liked Sam Raimi's other horror movies, especially the original Evil Dead. But, Drag Me to Hell was just irritating and awful from beginning to end in my opinion.

I didn't get scared, it was just a bunch of jolt scares that didn't even make me jump. And as for the comedy, I didn't find it funny in the slightest. It was just a really annoying movie.

This movie reminded me of Meet the Parents because in that Ben Stiller's character constantly had bad shit happen to him, was put in embarrassing situations, and overall just couldn't seem to catch a break. And it's all played for the amusement of the audience, it's supposed to be funny, but that kind of humor does not work for me at all and is extremely annoying. In this, Alison Lohman, one of my favorite actresses, goes through similar situations (but in a horror movie setting) in a very poorly written script that does not give her anything to work with. The brilliant Alison Lohman I've seen in Matchstick Men and some of her other movies is not present in this movie because the writing is so fucking awful.

I also went to see Up and did not like it. Nothing about this movie interested me at all. But, I don't have the same intense hatred for it as Drag Me to Hell.

And I'm not some negative person. I don't hate every movie I see. Far from it. But, in these two particular situations, I did not like the movies, especially Drag Me to Hell.

I hope you will respect my opinion and not try to argue it. I respect yours and don't want to imply you're wrong for liking either of these.

And I hope you will excuse all the anger towards Drag Me to Hell. As an Alison Lohman fan and someone who has appreciated Sam Raimi's other horror movies, I hope that gives me the right to be able to vent my extreme frustration.
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2:22PM on 05/29/2009
The first ten minutes of UP is some of the most beautiful touching animation ever put to celluloid. The rest of the film is hit and miss, I guess my minor complaint were the talking dog concept which just seem too Disney-fied and the underdeveloped villian who appears to just pop out of nowhere. I get the point of his involvement and how it lends to the story but it just seems forced. Saw it in 3D, but it wasnt exclusively made for the format, which explains the dilution of color. Probably
The first ten minutes of UP is some of the most beautiful touching animation ever put to celluloid. The rest of the film is hit and miss, I guess my minor complaint were the talking dog concept which just seem too Disney-fied and the underdeveloped villian who appears to just pop out of nowhere. I get the point of his involvement and how it lends to the story but it just seems forced. Saw it in 3D, but it wasnt exclusively made for the format, which explains the dilution of color. Probably best to see in regular presentation. But if I were to rate it among the 9 PIXAR releases it would fall in the lower rungs above MONSTERS, BUGS, & CARS Overall 8/10

Cant wait to see DM2H, from what I hear its EVIL DEAD 2.9 Glad to see the old Raimi slumming it again !
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1:11PM on 05/29/2009
I absolutely loved Up! I saw it 3 weeks ago and still haven't written any kind of reviews about it. I was kind of hesitant to see it, cause I haven't seen an animated movie in theaters for an extremely long time. I don't like going to movies when there are tons of kids in the theaters. However, I got lucky and went to a press screening with maybe 30 people in a 4-500 person auditorium, and only 1 kid in the bunch. They showed it to us in 3D and everything. I'd have to say it was definitely one
I absolutely loved Up! I saw it 3 weeks ago and still haven't written any kind of reviews about it. I was kind of hesitant to see it, cause I haven't seen an animated movie in theaters for an extremely long time. I don't like going to movies when there are tons of kids in the theaters. However, I got lucky and went to a press screening with maybe 30 people in a 4-500 person auditorium, and only 1 kid in the bunch. They showed it to us in 3D and everything. I'd have to say it was definitely one of my best movie going experiences.

I loved every minute of the movie. Pixar did an amazing job showing us the story of the characters. I didn't like the short at the beginning of the movie as much as some of the other pixar ones, but it was still pretty good, especially in 3D.

Up 10/10
Partly Cloudy 7/10

I will see Drag Me To Hell tomorrow or Sunday.
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12:31PM on 05/29/2009

Not a Review

That was an awesome Photoshop!!!
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12:16PM on 05/29/2009
Haha that picture is perfect.

I was lucky to see both tuesday.

Up was brilliant. It's got yet another, very believable tender story with a theme of love and death as it's theme and backbone. The comedy aspects were great too and it became something reminiscent of an adventure movie serial to cap off, which is fitting for the movie. Carl and Russell work as perfect opposites of each other and work as a perfect odd couple. I don't want to reveal too much more but simply Awesome. It's up
Haha that picture is perfect.

I was lucky to see both tuesday.

Up was brilliant. It's got yet another, very believable tender story with a theme of love and death as it's theme and backbone. The comedy aspects were great too and it became something reminiscent of an adventure movie serial to cap off, which is fitting for the movie. Carl and Russell work as perfect opposites of each other and work as a perfect odd couple. I don't want to reveal too much more but simply Awesome. It's up there with their best work, which is saying something, considering this IS Pixar. I didn't see it in 3D but I think it may work better in 2D anyway but to each his own.

Drag Me To Hell surprised me in that it genuinely scared me a number of times and got a ton of laughs as well. It's total Sam Raimi and his demented version of humor, which I loved here. It worked as a thriler-horror-comedy and it's quite tongue-in-cheek, yet you still get wrapped in the story and characters, for the most part. I'll go on a limb and say this may be the best American Horror movie we've had since Zack Snyder's Dawn Of The Dead Remake. And DMTH wins extra points with me since DMTH is ORIGINAL. It's definitely one of the best american horror movies we've had this decade.

Up 9/10
Drag Me To Hell 8.5/10

In short, BOTH WERE FANTASTIC. I'd recommend everyone to try to see both. If you absolutely must pick one, I'd say Up but I really hope everyone goes to see both films. With the drop off in quality summer movies after Star Trek this summer, we're lucky to have 2 GREAT movies release this weekend.
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10:57AM on 05/29/2009

Up was brilliant

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Oh, and the squeaky voice coming out of the Doberman got one of the biggest laughs in the theatre.
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Oh, and the squeaky voice coming out of the Doberman got one of the biggest laughs in the theatre.
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10:33AM on 05/29/2009

I dont know

PG13 horror movies already dont do it for me (theres something about seeing scary movies with a group of preteens in the row in front of me. if its meant to be targeted for kids, its not my kind of horror movie), and im just not all that jazzed about this movie.

i know its getting rave reviews, but it could just suffer from Indy 4/Tarantino syndrome (critics only say its good because of whose behind the film, even if its not that good).

i just have a feeling this is a rental for me,
PG13 horror movies already dont do it for me (theres something about seeing scary movies with a group of preteens in the row in front of me. if its meant to be targeted for kids, its not my kind of horror movie), and im just not all that jazzed about this movie.

i know its getting rave reviews, but it could just suffer from Indy 4/Tarantino syndrome (critics only say its good because of whose behind the film, even if its not that good).

i just have a feeling this is a rental for me, we'll see though
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10:31AM on 05/29/2009

UP

I loved UP, i really did, it was just about perfect! but there was one thing that bugged me! the silly squeaky dog voice! It was unnecessary and not that funny!
thinking about it, i bet it was a way to give the kids something to laugh at, because UP was not really a movie for kids, and i bet Disney freaked out and make them do it!
I loved UP, i really did, it was just about perfect! but there was one thing that bugged me! the silly squeaky dog voice! It was unnecessary and not that funny!
thinking about it, i bet it was a way to give the kids something to laugh at, because UP was not really a movie for kids, and i bet Disney freaked out and make them do it!
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10:29AM on 05/29/2009
going to see Drag Me To Hell tomorrow
going to see Drag Me To Hell tomorrow
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