Ya know, I think i've only seen the 1st PotC movie all the way. I don't remember the second very much and I've only seen bits and pieces of the third. I kinda have no idea what's going on, but i have a good feeling I'm not missing out on much! Right?! Right?
Found out there is yet another Die Hard movie and it comes out V-day. So I know what me and my date are doing.
I just watched the Hobbit. A great movie, the movie feels long but without being boring. Actors fill their duties well, it isn't just a 100% book -> film adaptation (creative liberties taken where plausible) and visuals are stunning! It receives my stamp of quality
Just watched Charade with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, a light piece of fluff which also had Walter Matthau, James Coburn and George Kennedy co-starring - how's that for a cast? I enjoyed it, it was an anodyne for some of the grimmer films I've seen recently. A whodunit with a whimsical romantic subplot and the witty-banter-dialogue so beloved of that era of film-making.
Funny true story, a well known Leopold on these very forums suggested an Audrey Hepburn film would be just what I needed - I already had this one on my playlist so - great minds think alike
I followed up Charade with a Japanese film called Confessions. Oh boy. Hollywood went through a stage of hating teenagers, with its slasher film craze and such but you have to go Japanese to see the real deal. Confessions is not a slasher film per se - in some ways, it defies any simple definition - and I found it gripping, fascinating, slightly horrifying and utterly compelling. A twisty-turny plot that repays a willingness towards suspension of disbelief, but with chillingly realistic undercurrents. What a ride.
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Reason: To change something - duh
This thread is almost six years old now, I used to actually review stuff in here, I went back and checked
hmm, have I watched anything lately?
The Stranger (1946)
It's an Orson Welles movie about a nazi-hunter tracking down an infamous nazi to a small new england town. Unfortunately I didn't finish this movie. It had plenty of cleverness and suspense, but my bull**** alarm went off and I couldn't suspend my disbelief when a father and brother were completely willing to risk the life of their daughter/sister just to entrap a potential nazi. What kind of terrible family is that? I get that Kindler is a bad dude, but there's no reason to wait around while the girl is in constant danger just because it would be incriminating if he tried to murder her! I get that the man hunting him would be so heartless, but her own family? The plot was a bit too flimsy.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Now here is a fun movie, its a Raymond Chandler-Philip Marlowe story starring Robert Mitchum with Charlotte Rampling as the femme fatale. I enjoyed this one, it stayed true to the genre unlike that piece of crap Elliot Gould movie The Long Goodbye. There was a fun story to unravel, plenty great locations and the best kind of characters for a hardboiled gumshoe to have to fight through, hollywood madames, thugs, washed up musicians, prowling widows, crime bosses, etc.. I recommend it.