SLIDING DOORS [1999] movie review

June 29, 2012

I had long been wanting to watch SLIDING DOORS [1999] because I like Gwyneth Paltrow.  However, this movie did not make much sense as it focused on two women both wanting a very flawed man. Who would want to be with someone they know is cheating on their girlfriend? [Read more]

THE LONGEST DAY [1962] movie review

June 24, 2012

A passing tropical storm on a Sunday provided the perfect setting for watching THE LONGEST DAY [1962].  I like to watch very long, often historical movies on Sundays with inclement weather, which are rare in Florida, so when they come I have to be ready.  Seeing how bad weather was almost its own character for the first third of THE LONGEST DAY, I could not have watched it at a better time.

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June 23, 2012

It is a rare treat to watch a movie with a cast mostly consisting of actors with a full lifetime of experience as in THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, even if they still have the same passions and desires of the young.  If you are looking for an antidote to cynical, jaded and crude modern movie fare, then BEST EXOTIC is exactly the antidote.

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June 23, 2012

What I started in 2007, picked up on in the summer of 2010, I fully intend to finish to the end in the summer of 2012, which is to watch all the Godzilla movies (semi) in order all the way through the modern ones I have never seen before.  The Showa era movies bring me back to my childhood, when I used to watch them on Saturday afternoons as part of the “Creature Double Feature” series.  Thus, I only watch them now on Saturday afternoons too.  This afternoon was GHIDORAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER [1964] in color and dubbed in English.

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ALIENS [1986] special edition movie review

June 23, 2012

Having now watched PROMETHEUS, ALIEN and tonight ALIENS on successive Friday nights, there is no doubt that they are a prequel, original and sequel respectively.  ALIENS does not do anything to expand upon the mythology of the space jockey’s or the purpose of the alien creatures, but it does expand greatly on the nature of their biology.

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THE SAVAGE HORDE [1950] movie review

June 17, 2012

The unfortunately named THE SAVAGE HORDE is yet another hidden gem of a western I was able to discover thanks to Netflix’s suggestion. Well acted with fleshed out characters and good production value, especially for a movie from 1950, this is a western to look forward to for fans of the genre. [Read more]

MAN ON A LEDGE [2012] movie review

June 16, 2012

My expectations were exceeded by MAN ON A LEDGE [2012] which was well paced, constantly producing new and interesting twists and was not too far fetched to at least be believable without giving anything a second thought. Now I will also always remember who Elizabeth Banks is. [Read more]

ALIEN [1979] movie review

June 15, 2012

Having watched PROMETHEUS on its opening night last Friday, I decided to properly watch ALIEN [1979] this Friday for comparison’s sake. The latter is considered a classic Ridley Scott film and the former has received a lot of negativity, from myself included because of the preposterous nonsensical actions of the characters. ALIEN is mostly devoid of that nonsense and holds up as a barebones psychological thriller set on a very claustrophobic space mining ship. [Read more]

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