NOWHERE IN AFRICA [2001] movie review – recommended

April 27, 2014

After spending time in a cypress wetlands along a river at midday, in the afternoon I was in the mood to see a movie set in Africa. Doing a little searching and getting frustrated as usual with Netflix streaming only having about 10% of titles I ever search for, I found NOWHERE IN AFRICA [2001] and was treated to a true hidden gem of a movie. [Read more]

THE OCTOBER MAN [1947] – movie review

April 19, 2014

Continuing my film noir marathon this evening with THE OCTOBER MAN [1947], a British movie in black & white featuring proper film noir atmosphere full of characters standing in shadows and being revealed behind clouds of steam. I like listening to the very formal and polite way of British people speaking to each other even when discussing unpleasant or even hostile topics. [Read more]

GODZILLA: FINAL WARS [2004] – movie review

April 5, 2014

What started in my childhood ended this afternoon as I watched the final Toho made Godzilla movie, GODZILLA: FINAL WARS [2004]. I am afraid to say this movie was an absolute abomination and I wish I would never have watched it. It is not just the worst Godzilla movie ever made, I think it is the worst movie of any kind I have ever seen. I could not be more disappointed. [Read more]

GUNFIGHTERS OF ABILENE [1960] movie review

March 30, 2014

Not really a feature length movie at only 66 minutes, GUNFIGHTERS OF ABILENE [1960] was good enough that I wanted to make a proper movie review for it anyway. It did not feel short and told a full story in its limited screen time. [Read more]

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY [2013] movie review – recommended

March 29, 2014

It was a real wakeup call watching THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY [2013].  Walter is a guy who cannot complete a dating profile because the only thing he has ever done was visit Arizona and he does not even remember why.  Thus, he daily life is filled with elaborate daydreams where he does what he actually wants.  He changes and becomes more adventurous and even he does not realize he stopped daydreaming in that time.  I am the reverse of that.  My life before now was all adventure, very similar to Walter in that I explored a volcano and even rode the one good bike available in a remote place.  I never daydreamed then.  The past few years, no adventures, and I daydream constantly.  Like I said, this movie was a wakeup call of the highest order. [Read more]

GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA [2002] movie review

March 22, 2014

The Mechagodzilla movies have been some of my favorite in the series, so I was very excited for the Millennium Series take on the giant robot in GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA [2002]. Like much with the Millennium Series, its Mechagodzilla installment was very different from past interpretations. [Read more]

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID [1969] – movie review

March 16, 2014

This is perhaps the last really famous western I have yet to see, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID [1969]. Thanks to a Netflix recommendation and recently watching Robert Redford in ALL IS LOST [2013], and a Sunday afternoon sports doldrum, I finally remedied that. It was both what I expected and not. I thought it would have a playful feel to it, which it did. I did not expect it to also feel so continuously tense and feel epic in nature. [Read more]

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