Screen Junkies » saw 3d http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Saw: The Final Chapter’ Contest Winners! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/saw-the-final-chapter-contest-winners/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/saw-the-final-chapter-contest-winners/#comments Tue, 25 Jan 2011 20:15:25 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22165 And the winners are...

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And the winners are…

The glue wasn’t enough, he had to play a Linkin Park CD too?!?! DAMN YOU JIGSAW!!! DAMN YOOOOOOOUUUUU!!!!

Why do I get myself in these situations after a Chicago Bears loss!

I should have turned down this role when I had the chance!!

Thanks to everyone who entered. You really found a way to put awful words in Chester Bennington’s mouth.

Pick up Saw: The Final Chapter today.

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Caption Contest: Win ‘Saw: The Final Chapter’ On Blu-Ray! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/caption-contest-win-saw-the-final-chapter-on-blu-ray/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/caption-contest-win-saw-the-final-chapter-on-blu-ray/#comments Mon, 24 Jan 2011 17:21:35 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=21088 To celebrate its release, we’re giving away three copies of the film!

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To celebrate the release of Saw: The Final Chapter on DVD, Blu-ray, and 3D Blu-ray tomorrow, we’re giving away three copies of the film on Blu-ray! The traps will appear so realistic you might become one of Jigsaw‘s torture victims right in your own living room. But in a fun way!

All you have to do is post the funniest caption you can muster for the still frame above in the comments section below.

Contest ends tomorrow, Tuesday, at 12:00PM EST. The winner will be announced via Twitter, Facebook, and on the site.

You can enter as many times as you’d like, but make sure your caption delivers the goods. Otherwise you’ll have to figure out your own way to engage in sadomasochism.

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The Torture! Little Kids Forced To Watch ‘Saw 3D’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-torture-little-kids-forced-to-watch-saw-3d/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-torture-little-kids-forced-to-watch-saw-3d/#comments Fri, 19 Nov 2010 13:27:50 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=8750 Even though he died several years ago, Jigsaw is still claiming victims. The most recent of which was a group of very young schoolchildren who accidentally took in a viewing of Saw 3D.

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Even though he died several years ago, Jigsaw is still claiming victims. The most recent of which was a group of very young schoolchildren who accidentally took in a viewing of Saw 3D. Kids at Showcase Cinemas in Revere, Massachusetts expected to take in a showing of Megamind but were instead shown several minutes of murder and mutilation before the theater staff could rectify the mix up. One concerned father had this to say:

“He came and slept with us, and we thought we had gotten past that years ago. He said that he had a few nightmares.”

Then, his young son who was scarred by the shocking images told reporters:

“That movie really sucked. I mean c’mon, poor acting. Ridiculous premise. Gimmicky as all Hell. They should have stopped after Saw 2.”

(via Dread Central)

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Winner of the Best ‘Saw’ Trap of All Time http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/winner-of-the-best-saw-trap-of-all-time/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/winner-of-the-best-saw-trap-of-all-time/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 You all voted in the Best Saw Trap of All Time survey, and the winner is... THE NEEDLE PIT! Clearly most of you have a crippling fear of hypodermic needles, as the needle pit won with an impressive 25% of the vote. I heard an interview on the radio the other day with Tobin Bell, who plays John Kramer/Jigsaw in the Saw films, and when asked what his favorite trap was, he also said the needle pit. Such a simple trap, yet it's the most disturbing. Makes you think about the human condition, doesn't it, boys and girls? Now let's all go out and donate some blood!

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You all voted in the Best Saw Trap of All Time survey, and the winner is…

THE NEEDLE PIT!

Clearly most of you have a crippling fear of hypodermic needles, as the needle pit won with an impressive 25% of the vote. I heard an interview on the radio the other day with Tobin Bell, who plays John Kramer/Jigsaw in the Saw films, and when asked what his favorite trap was, he also said the needle pit. Such a simple trap, yet it’s the most disturbing. Makes you think about the human condition, doesn’t it, boys and girls? Now let’s all go out and donate some blood!

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Review: Saw 3D http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-saw-3d/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-saw-3d/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 16:00:11 +0000 Defy Media Saw 3D is my most not favorite Saw movie. That’s the worst I’m ever going to say about a Saw film because I love the franchise. I’m impressed that they’ve...

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Saw 3D is my most not favorite Saw movie. That’s the worst I’m ever going to say about a Saw film because I love the franchise. I’m impressed that they’ve managed to make seven films and each one has a story, because they didn’t have to. They could have just cranked them out. The seventh one is just my most not favorite story.

I really do think the stories are key to this series. The mystery and twists make them genius, and the slowly revealed backstory makes them feel connected and profound. Saw 3D has some ambitious ideas, but maybe not the means to pull them off.

The idea of a Jigsaw support group is awesome. I wish they had more than 90 minutes to devote to that, especially since up until now we’ve only known of maybe one survivor ever. So let’s say there were other traps we never saw and some people survived and got Jigsaw’s message. Even if they felt empowered, it’s still a traumatic way to get empowered. And some people may survive through toughness but not get the message.

Unfortunately, this is not about the world at large. It’s still about traps in a warehouse, which is fine. That’s what Saw is. It’s just that suggesting a larger world in which Jigsaw is a factor opens up too many possibilities not to play any drama there. I’d also love to know what Jigsaw would think of support groups? Surely some of his survivors met up while John Kramer (Tobin Bell) was still alive.

Also, the writing at this point is not quite at the level to handle these themes. Leigh Whannell said some profound things in Saw I – III, but the later sequels have tended to tackle bigger issues than I think Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton can really address (the health care crisis in Saw VI for example.) The main victim, Bobby Dagen (Sean Patrick Flannery) committed a sin that raises more questions than it answers.

I get it. It’s time. I was pushing for this series to go on forever, since they kept telling stories I liked. But it’s time to wrap up. They’re not getting any deeper. They ran out of characters to create or mythology to write, so now they just put together the basic elements that will make it work. It’s the difference between telling a story and making one up. Making up a yarn can be fun, but it’s not memorable.

Some of the veterans in the cast can still make it work. Betsy Russell is more believable as Jill Tuck than the cop she’s coming to for protection. I don’t normally discuss acting because that seems like a personal choice or preference, but I have to call out Chad Donella playing agent Gibson. He’s just ridiculous. Where did they get this guy? He just gives line readings that don’t feel real. I don’t believe even he believed them.

The traps are good though. They seem like the most elaborate. They make a fun mess and spray all over the place. That’s fun in 2D horror movies anyway, but obviously in 3D they spray on you too. They do a great job extending the time. A whole lot of flesh rips off in 10 seconds (because it takes about 30 in actual screen time.)

The traps are just like mini-stories themselves, so as a collection of short films Saw 3D is effective. You know the beginning, middle and end of everyone who ends up in a trap. It messes with you and really builds to the squirmy parts.

Of course, Saw always brings it home in the end. They came up with a satisfying resolution for many storylines, although not totally final just in case this one does make $100 million and they need to do another one. As my most not favorite Saw film, I don’t know that I’ll watch it again but I’ll at least keep the ending in mind as I rewatch my more favorite Saw films and show them to my kids.

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‘Saw 3D’ Actress Gina Holden http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/saw-3d-actress-gina-holden/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/saw-3d-actress-gina-holden/#comments Tue, 26 Oct 2010 17:58:00 +0000 Col. Longshanks At some point in the new Saw flick, Gina Holden will be chained to a giant metal death machine. How she gets there, whether she survives, and how convincingly she plays the nuanced role of “hot girl in mortal peril” remain to be seen. In any case, though, we're pretty sure she’ll look good doing it. A word from Gina: "I just loved performing. I wanted to my whole life." More pics of Gina after the jump...

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At some point in the new Saw flick, Gina Holden will be chained to a giant metal death machine. How she gets there, whether she survives, and how convincingly she plays the nuanced role of “hot girl in mortal peril” remain to be seen. In any case, though, we’re pretty sure she’ll look good doing it.

A word from Gina: "I just loved performing. I wanted to my whole life."

More pics of Gina after the jump…

 

     

     

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10 Best ‘Saw’ Traps Of All Time http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/10-best-saw-traps-of-all-time/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/10-best-saw-traps-of-all-time/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 As anyone who has seen the Saw films will tell you, that Jigsaw guy is a real jerk. Once a successful engineer with a loving wife, John Kramer morphed into a sadistic serial killer after he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. Talk about being self-absorbed. That’s called a YP, Jigsaw: your problem, not mine. But regardless of how you feel about Jigsaw personally, you have to admit he’s a clever guy. Sure, maybe his traps (or “games”) are horribly cruel and unnecessarily elaborate, but damn it if they aren’t impressive. Honestly, when someone is wearing a reverse-bear trap on their mouth, it’s hard to look away. With that in mind, here are 10 of Jigsaw’s greatest traps. (Spoilers Ahead) Also, be sure and take our survey at the bottom to vote for YOUR favorite trap, and sound off in the comment section. 10. The Mausoleum Trap - Saw IV

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As anyone who has seen the Saw films will tell you, that Jigsaw guy is a real jerk. Once a successful engineer with a loving wife, John Kramer morphed into a sadistic serial killer after he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. Talk about being self-absorbed. That’s called a YP, Jigsaw: your problem, not mine.

But regardless of how you feel about Jigsaw personally, you have to admit he’s a clever guy. Sure, maybe his traps (or “games”) are horribly cruel and unnecessarily elaborate, but damn it if they aren’t impressive. Honestly, when someone is wearing a reverse-bear trap on their mouth, it’s hard to look away. With that in mind, here are 10 of Jigsaw’s greatest traps. (Spoilers Ahead) Also, be sure and take our survey at the bottom to vote for YOUR favorite trap, and sound off in the comment section.

10. The Mausoleum Trap – Saw IV

This trap involves a man with his eyes sewn shut and another man with is mouth sewn shut. Both men are wearing collars that are chained to a winding drum at the center of the room. Since one can’t speak, and the other can’t see, it makes for a rather wacky adventure, especially when weapons are thrown into the mix.

9. The Cube Trap – Saw V

Unlike most of the traps on this list, this one does not offer a way out for the victim. It is designed only to torture and kill, which makes the outcome somewhat humorous (if you consider a self-applied tracheotomy humorous, which I’m sure you do). The victim’s head is placed in a see-through box, and the box begins filling with liquid. But rather than simply drown, the victim (Agent Strahm) was quick on his feet, and shoved a pen into his own throat, allowing him to temporarily breath through the hole until help arrived. All’s well that ends well.

8. "The Scalping Seat" – Saw IV

Another simple, yet terrifying creation, the “scalping seat” (or hair chair) is a pretty painful way to go. A victim with long locks has their hair looped though a metal ring and wound around an axle. The axle slow turns, tightening the hair with each rotation. If it goes on long enough, it will rip the person’s scalp off. The end.

7. The Reverse Bear Trap – Saw

Perhaps you’ve heard of reverse cowgirl? Well this isn’t nearly as fun (or so I’ve been told).

This trap is just what it sounds like. Instead of snapping shut in order to smash the victim, the reverse bear trap snaps open. That doesn’t sound too scary, except for the fact that it’s placed in the victim’s mouth, and will easily rip through their head if not disarmed. In all fairness to Jigsaw, the trap does have the desired effect on its victim, Amanda Young. She escapes from the contraption with a new lease on life. She goes on to kick her drug habit, which is good, but also goes on to become Jigsaw’s apprentice, which is bad. Ah well.

6. The Nerve Gas House Safe – Saw II

This is one of my favorite saw traps, not because it’s elaborate and inventive, which is certainly is, but rather because of the victims involved. Unlike the first film, in which Jigsaw seemed to focus on hospital workers and low level junkies, “The Nerve Gas House” trap is used on a group of violent criminals. There’s nothing I love more than violent criminals being subjected to violent crime.

The criminals wake up in a strange house, and Jigsaw informs them that the front door will open in three hours. However, the house is also filled with a deadly nerve gas that will kill them in two hours. Their only hope for survival is to find the antidotes hidden in traps around the house. There is also one antidote in a safe, waiting for anyone who can figure out the combination. As it turns out, a single number of the combination is written on the back of each criminal’s neck. Guess what happens when one of the criminals pieces that together.

5. The Needle Pit – Saw II

Also from Saw II, ‘The Needle Pit’ isn’t as elaborate as some of Jigsaw’s other works, but its genius is its simplicity. What better way to make a drug dealer redeem himself than by having him crawl through a pile of hypodermic needles? Jigsaw puts a key at the bottom of the pile, and tells the victim he has a limited amount of time to find it before a room with the nerve gas antidote is sealed permanently. Luckily, the drug dealer is some what inventive, and throws someone else into the pit to find the key. But do you really think a Saw film is going to reward that type of behavior?

4. Exploding Collar – Saw III

The exploding collar is just what it sounds like. It’s a collar lined with shotgun shells set to go off if not deactivated properly. What scares me so much about this particular trap is that similar devices have been used in real life. Just ask Brian Wells, a pizza man from Pennsylvania who was forced to wear a bomb collar around his neck while robbing a bank. Like most victims in the Saw films, things didn’t work out too well for Brian.

3. The Pig Vat – Saw III

This trap isn’t all that terrifying and it’s not even that inventive. But what it lacks in those categories it more than makes up for in the disgusting department. A judge who handed out a lenient sentence in a murder trial of a child is chained to the bottom of a vat. The vat is slowly filled with liquefied hog parts. Eventually, he will drown, unless the the father of the murdered child chooses to save him. Straightforward, yet utterly repulsive, just like Bravo‘s "Millionaire Matchmaker."

2. Flammable Jelly – Saw

This seems like a pretty big punishment for someone who is cheating on worker’s comp, but with insurance rates being what they are, maybe it’s not a bad idea.

The victim was stripped naked and covered in a flammable jelly and then placed in a room covered in broken glass with a safe in the middle of the floor. The room is pitch black, except for a single candle. When the victim awakes, he is told that he has been given a poison (where does Jigsaw get all this poison?), and the antidote (where does Jigsaw get all this antidote?) is in the safe. The safe’s combination is written somewhere along the wall. In case you’re having a hard time putting this all together, the victim, who is covered in flammable jelly, will have to walk through broken glass while holding the lit candle if he wants to get into the safe. It sounds more complicated than it is. The point is, fire + flammable jelly = bad.

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Most people don’t like razor wire. Most people don’t like cages. Jigsaw isn’t like most people, so he put the two together to make this awful trap. That’s like creating a Justin Bieber song that gives you herpes when you listen to it. The victim was given two hours to crawl through the cage filled with razor wire before the door locked forever. Guess what happened.

Now it’s time to vote. Which of the above Saw traps do you think is the absolute best (meaning worst one to be in) of all time? Lock in your answer below

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This ‘Saw 3D’ Trailer Will Murder You http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/this-saw-3d-trailer-will-murder-you/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/this-saw-3d-trailer-will-murder-you/#comments Fri, 10 Sep 2010 00:59:08 +0000 Reza F. Pigman abductions will sky rocket. The new trailer for Saw 3D makes a point of letting you know the film is in 3D. It’s reminicent of a teaser for a...

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Pigman abductions will sky rocket.

The new trailer for Saw 3D makes a point of letting you know the film is in 3D. It’s reminicent of a teaser for a theme park ride rather than a movie. There are a few gullible folks out in the world who might expect that saw blades will shoot out at their faces during the showing, and they’re going to be sorely disappointed when that doesn’t happen. Note: if you’re looking for suicide by movie DO NOT count on Saw 3D.

Check out the trailer after the jump…


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Saw 3D http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/saw-3d/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/saw-3d/#comments Fri, 10 Sep 2010 00:44:19 +0000 Defy Media Director: Kevin Greutart Cast: Tobin Bell, Cary Elwes, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell Synopsis: As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw‘s brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek...

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Director: Kevin Greutart

Cast: Tobin Bell, Cary Elwes, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell

Synopsis: As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw‘s brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.

Release Date: October 29, 2010

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‘Saw 3D’ May Not Be The End Of The Series http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/saw-3d-may-not-be-the-end-of-the-series/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/saw-3d-may-not-be-the-end-of-the-series/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Hey guys, it turns out that the next Saw may not be the last of the Saws. That's insane, right? Well, then Betsy Russell is insane, I guess. Here's what the actress told the NY Post: "Before we thought it was ending [with 'Saw 7'], the writers came up with an unbelievable idea [for 'Saw 8']," Betsy revealed to PopWrap. "It's an amazing story that I would love to see. We want to end near the top, with our integrity intact and not letting the characters die a slow death, so to speak. But I believe in my heart that someday, somehow, ['Saw 8'] will happen." When was the last time that a long-running horror franchise intended to wrap up the story, but the boost of 3D ticket sales caused it to continue on? In the last month, I mean. See? You can't think of any.

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Hey guys, it turns out that the next Saw may not be the last of the Saws. That’s insane, right? Well, then Betsy Russell is insane, I guess. Here’s what the actress told the NY Post:

"Before we thought it was ending [with 'Saw 7'], the writers came up with an unbelievable idea [for 'Saw 8']," Betsy revealed to PopWrap. "It’s an amazing story that I would love to see. We want to end near the top, with our integrity intact and not letting the characters die a slow death, so to speak. But I believe in my heart that someday, somehow, ['Saw 8'] will happen."

When was the last time that a long-running horror franchise intended to wrap up the story, but the boost of 3D ticket sales caused it to continue on? In the last month, I mean. See? You can’t think of any.

 

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‘Saw 3-D’ Trailer Hits the Internets http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/saw-3-d-trailer-hits-the-internets/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/saw-3-d-trailer-hits-the-internets/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Saw 3D (a.k.a. Saw VII) has hit the Internet, and it's about what you'd expect.  If you like watching people get butchered in 3D, you'll love it.  If you don't like watching people get butchered in 3D, then you're probably a god damn communist. While this is supposed to be the final chapter in the wildly successful Saw series, I'll believe it when I see it. I thought Jason Goes to Hell would be the final chapter of Friday the 13th.  But eight years later, there was Jason, terrorizing people on a spaceship. Perhaps Jigsaw will somehow visit the crew of seaQuest DSV. I hope so. That talking dolphin needs to be taken down a peg or two. Watch the Saw 3D trailer after the jump.

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Saw 3D (a.k.a. Saw VII) has hit the Internet, and it’s about what you’d expect.  If you like watching people get butchered in 3D, you’ll love it.  If you don’t like watching people get butchered in 3D, then you’re probably a god damn communist.

While this is supposed to be the final chapter in the wildly successful Saw series, I’ll believe it when I see it. I thought Jason Goes to Hell would be the final chapter of Friday the 13th.  But eight years later, there was Jason, terrorizing people on a spaceship. Perhaps Jigsaw will somehow visit the crew of seaQuest DSV. I hope so. That talking dolphin needs to be taken down a peg or two.

Watch the Saw 3D trailer after the jump.


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