Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.
Took the boys to see Lego Batman yesterday. I thought it was great.
A great sassy 70s movie but hell, with maybe a half an hour extra, it could have been a real classic. That would have given more time to let Gene Haclman do his thing. More nasty interaction between him and Marvin (who is so cool in this). Very nicely filmed and cut.
Elstree 1976; the documentary about the actors playing smaller characters or extras in the original Star Wars.
"You eat guts"
chomp. "Yea..........I like'em."
"Hey Fletcher how's it hangin?"
"Short, shriveled, and always to the left".
This movie never fails to deliver the laughs, and the end credit blooper reel is gold.
The 39 Steps (Criterion Blu-ray)
Hacksaw Ridge (Blu-Ray)
Half love story / Half WW II
I'm not a Mel Gibson fan, but he did a great job on this one
I think it is time for some good Blu-ray upgrades.
Beauty and the Beast Disney remake. It was very pleasant. It reminded me of 1980's fantasy films like Labyrinth and Legend.
Watched the teen horror flick "Reeker"on Sky last night. Didn't think much of it at all..in fact it stunk!
Beauty And The Beast "Live-Action" (2017)
Contaminated cafeteria chicken nuggets (!) turn grade-schoolers into a horde flesh eating zombies, and a group of teachers trapped inside the school with them must find a way out of the building before they're next on the menu.
I'm almost burned out on the whole "zombie comedy" genre but this one was better than expected. Not only is "Cooties" funny as hell, it has a mean streak a mile wide, features an impressive cast that features Elijah Wood (!), Rainn Wilson, and Jorge ("LOST") Garcia, and doesn't skimp on the gore. Sick, action packed fun!
Loved it. Made me sad to bid farewell to a character I've known so well for many years. I get the comparison to the Unforgiven.
He's so much cut from the old Hollywood mold of the sad, bruised loner cursed to wonder alone through life, trying to push people away but he just can't. Like Bogie pushing away Ingrid in the fog.......
Ernest & Celestine (animated)
Firefox on ITV 4.
Gravity in 3-D
You might say it reeked?
I watched Ex Machina for a second time. Cool flick.
I last watched the movie "Assault on precinct 13" (1976) on VHS
"The Adventures of Paula Peril" (2014)
Retro-flavored "B" movie junk about a two-fisted girl reporter who tangles with mobsters and a murderous religious cult. Think Lois Lane meets Lara Croft, on a budget of about twenty bucks.
This indie B Movie was apparently cobbled together from three short films based on an obscure comic book series. It's fun to watch "Paula" kick bad-guy butt while wearing tight sweaters and high-heel boots, but the flick suffers from cheap sets, howlingly silly dialogue and community-theater level acting. Lord knows I've seen worse, but I've also seen lots better.
"The Girl With The Green Eyes".
Very watchable, but as with so many other U.K. Sixties films this one seemed to lack a third act!
This was superb. I want to see it again.
Dial M for Murder & To Catch A Thief (Blu-ray)
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