Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.
The Outlaw Josey Wales...
Trick 'r Treat
The Life of Oharu, on TCM. What a cruel world!
Harry is wonderful, but it is a bit long. Skerrett (sp) has a great 5 minute role. David Lynch can't act!
It's a great little movie, not an epic. Some questions left unanswered, but it somehow all feels right.
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
Witchcraft, 1964, Lon Chaney Jr. Not bad if you like the genre...
Right over there in that theater just up the hill, 5 miles away. Had something to do with some sort of blade, and there was some running.
Blade Runner 2049--I liked it a lot.
Very underrated movie that not many people have heard of.
"Jaws 2" (1978)
Police Chief Brody has another shark problem - and this time the toothy sucker has its sights set on a group of local teenagers out for a day of sailing.
"Jaws 2" doesn't come anywhere close to matching the suspense or craftsmanship of its predecessor, of course, but it's an enjoyable enough creature feature in its own right. After this flick, however, the "Jaws" franchise went straight down the poop chute and never returned.
The Sixth Sense
King Kong 2005. Yup, still too long. However, there are really enjoyable moments in this film, so I like it.
Plus Naomi Watts is smoking hot in this role.
Frankenstein (1931) remastered
'Sweet Country' (2017) at the London Film Festival. Solid Australian Outback drama with a focus on the indigenous community that one rarely sees on the big screen.
I just got back from seeing The Foreigner starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, which was released today in theatres. I liked it very much and feel it is a pretty good action/political thriller. Fans of the Taken movies with Liam Neeson should like this since the premises are very similar. Jackie Chan's character is out for revenge after his daughter is killed in a terrorist attack carried out by a rogue IRA group. Martin Campbell directed and David Marconi wrote the movie and is based on the novel The Chinaman by Stephen Leather. In this movie, Chan plays a 61-year-old (he is actually 63,) but they have him made up to look older than what he is in real life (makeup and more gray in his hair.) His character is an ex-special forces soldier who was trained by the U.S (thus making it seem more believable he can do what he does.) Even though Jackie Chan has top billing, there are stretches in the movie where he isn't on screen. Brosnan probably has just as much, if not more, screen time. Brosnan plays an Irish Diplomat who tries to keep the peace between the IRA and the British government.
Fright Night remake...
"Alien: Covenant" - I really liked it.
New 4K restoration of La vérité (1960) at the London Film Festival. Screening introduced by Grover Crisp from Sony - I have never been disappointed in a restoration he has been involved in. This Clouzot film contains what is often described as Brigitte Bardot's best performance, and indeed it does show that she could really act. The film itself is rather dated and melodramatic but will still be an essential blu ray for foreign cinema fans.
I last watched FRIDAY THE 13th (1980) on VHS
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
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