Movies I've watched (April 2011)
This month I am not going to write a short summary any further than what I have below. Usually I pick one or two, and I will write long blogs about some of these fims I know, because of their directors. But I wanted to say that I will be doing there listed again back by popular demand. I was sick this month and went to a film festival so the list is a little thicker than usual. Also I will leave a LINK to my blog about the festival in which I discuss several of the films from this month. There are a lot of MUST SEE's which is always a nice way to spend you free time. For those of who you don't know I am basically an insomniac who works on computers constantly writing or producing. I watch films in my downtown and watch films I have seen while working. Letting them run in the back ground, I am very hyper and can tell you the entire films so don't think I am "not really watching these". I am. its sad... But I am addicted. For this reason if you look over my p;d lists and compare you may notice films repeat, this is because I do watch the DVDs I own especially, over and over. . Please feel free to write comments or questions. I link the films as I can to IMDB so you guys can find more details on the films.
1. 13 Assassins (A+) --- A MUST SEE. Takashi MIIKE, You strike again. You get better like fine wine.
2. Films of Fury (A+) OK, You want to say you know about the history of film, or you like kung fu films? A MUST SEE. BUY the Book.
3. The Expendables (C-) I was sick.......... i needed mindless action.
4. Premonition(B+) A Good Japanese ghost story. Good date movie for the right chick, not a gore fest. just classic erie.
5. Last Exorcism (B-) ---- good, end sucks
6. Eagle (C) OK, the fight scenes, what happened? Cameramen, BACK UP! please. Stop shaking the camera just to shake the camera.
7. Black Swan (A+) Go see Swan Lake on stage. Then watch this. This is GREAT film making.
8. Little Big Soldier (A+) ---A MUST SEE. Jackie Chan first writing credit and starring and all... not really a comedy. JACKIE, Bring It On! Love it. Classic Chinese story.
9. Gozu (B+) David Lynch and Miike fans have to watch this. Has great special features. These are interesting Directors, taking chances and doing thing like no one else.
10. Scott Pilgrim VS the World (C-) OK, I was supposed to like this. Every one "my age" said I would..... To long, way too long. My friend Castro said it best, 3 X's would have been enough. And the lead kid, come on man, time to change the act.
11. French Connection (B+) Cop Drama must see. Great Car chase.
12. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (B) Western Must See
13. The Hustler (A) Paul Newman fans MUST SEE. Great stuff. then watch color of money
14. Rumble in the Bronx (B+) Jackie Chan fans MUST SEE
15. Police Story 1 (A)Jackie Chan fans MUST SEE
16. Police Story 2 (A) Jackie Chan fans MUST SEE
17. Soylent Green (B+) I love sci fi stuff, especially stuff like this. Has a famous last performance
18. Platoon (B-) OK, come one every one likes this one a little.
19. Down With Love (C) female request. watched, bore through it. not my thing. but ok.
20. Mommy Dearest (A+) MUST SEE for filmmakers and movie lovers
21. The Runaways (C) JOAN JET, You are an icon and legend... you deserved better. The Runaways deserved better
22. Nurse Betty (C+) Weird yet entertaining, not a Zelweger fan.....
23. Serial Mom (A) John Waters. Great Stuff
24. Rio Bravo (A) MUST SEE WESTERN, The story behind this is it is a response from the director and wayne to the film, High Noon
25. The Man Who SHot LIberty Valence (A) Classic Must See. John Wayne. Jimmy Stewart
26. The Lord of the Rings (Two Towers) (C+) too long too many of them we could have done this in one, two ok.....
27. Inception (A) good but could be cut down.....
28. In Bruges (A) I really don't like Colin Ferral movies, but this is him at his best, great movie, his co-star steals the spot light
29. Gun Crazy (asia) (C) OK not a good movie, but if you have seen a lot of moves this is a scene by scene rip of from classic stuff... FIND the Tarantino reference. If you guess it, You are obsessed...
30. Kitchen Stories (A) So Good! Great Indie Foreign Film!
31. Hard Candy (A-) GOod.... but guys how many times is he gonna get away and get caught again? When you try to cut my balls off I am going to try and escape harder than any other time in the film.... ?come on
32. Shogun Assassin 2 (A) Classic
33. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (D) Random find in video store.... trying too hard
34. Suicide Club (B-) Asian Extreme must see for fans of AUDITION, same lead actor.
35. Phone (A-) Korean Horror. Excellent, fooled me with the twist, and enjoyed dark evil little girl. Great Actress
36. City on Fire (A-) Chow Yun Fat Hong Kong action
37. Iron Monkey (A) Kung Fu Must See
38. Shogun Assasins 3 (B+) Still good and classic. But loosing its gusto
39. Fists of Legend (B+) Jet Li fans Must See
40. the hangover (C) Too Long. Obvious. Only Black guys a drug dealer, Asian guy is femante comic relief antagonist..... All pretty obvious so let move it along. Nothing against main cast
41. Slammin Salmon (C-) Super Troopers..... where are you?
42. Yakuza Election (A) Random Find in video store, love it.