Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.
Last night: The Karate Kid (1984) and Ratatouille
I just watched this again.Still hits me as an exaggerated view when in reality it was likely much more than all this.Still a disturbing classic with some funny moments.I heard some abuse stories from Paris Island,I can’t imagine how much more went on,after seeing Leonard I don’t want to know more.
Qui a tue Bambi? - I watched this once on HBO about 10 years ago, only because I thought it might be about the Sex Pistols. Instead I found an intensely suspenseful French film about a serial killer doctor that I couldn't find again until recently. Highly recommended.
Gun Crazy (1950) - On BD. Director Joseph Lewis deserves more credit for his career.
Bed of Roses (1996)
Hey you guys!
This Land Is Mine (1943). Starring Charles Laughton. With Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders and Una O'Connor (she of The Bride Of Frankenstein and The Invisible Man fame).
Better than the first time I saw it. A really excellent movie for these times we are forced to live in.
Stephen King's Rose Red
i see full metal jacket more as a chamber piece, than a particularly realistic view of what soldiers and civilians went through during the war (ie platoon) .... the very dark merciless 'humour' of how we react to the paris island sequence, sets up the viewer to experience a certain amount of guilt (after leonard's murder suicide), after laughing so hard during basic training ..... it is insidious filmmaking in a way, and very well executed. the point is that civilians must be dehumanized and moulded into efficient killing machines to become a marine .... and that that, can, take a toll on those who are psychologically unable to adapt. and that is no laughing matter. leonard is the only character unable to divorce his humanity from what they want him to be as a soldier. he cannot reconcile the disconnect. it is frankenstein come alive, destroying his creator (sgt.hartman). i think about the direction kubrick gave vincent d'onofrio the night before shooting that scene .... 'it's gotta be big, LON CHANEY big'
i still remember seeing the sneek preview of this film when it opened here in toronto. it's still just as powerful as when i first saw it. the score is still one of my favourites too (created by his daughter vivian).... it's a horror score .... no john williams here.
Houseguest (1995) - a goofy feelgood comedy with Sinbad and Phil Hartman. Movie still made me chuckle in a few parts, and I watched it also for nostalgic reasons as I remember enjoying it when it came out. Plus Jeffrey Jones is also in it.... yeah principal Ed Rooney.
The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle
Finished up Glory on Netflix and then watched The Waterboy on one of the Showtime channels
Mean Girls (2004)
The Forgotten (2004)
Heathers is a classic. Ryders agent literally begged her not to do the movie, said if Ryder took the role she'd never work again.
I also read that they thought Ryder wasn't pretty enough to play the Veronica role, so Ryder got a makeover at Macy's for the part. I have no idea what they were thinking.
Pretty sure that's were I got my 1st crush on Ryder as a young man!
The Last Man On Earth with Vincent Price. Appropriate for the time we live in.
My all time Price favorite. MUCH better than the remakes (I Am Legend, etc).
And better than "The Omega Man."
The Hunger blu-ray
David Bowie, Vampires, a naked Susan Sarandon....... what's not to like!
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