Thursday, April 03, 2008

What I watched in March 2008

THE POSTMAN (1997)- 4 (sadly overlong and slightly silly but containing some fine elements)
LIFESPAN (1974)- 5 (interesting in part but flat overall)
THE WANDERERS (1979)- 6 (gang warfare in 1963 Bronx-pretty good)
JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER (2008)- 8 (excellent animated adaptation that should have been longer)
ALIEN 3 (1993)- 8 (rewatch of the work print cut- much superior to the theatrical version)
THE FLESH EATERS (1964)- 5 (not bad but a bit too long)
TRAGIC CEREMONY (1972)- 5 (weak Freda but not terrible)
WITCHCRAFT (1964) – 6 (well done short thriller)
LUCKY # SLEVIN (2006)- 8 (damned good twisty hit man tale)
THE RACKET (1951)- 7 (excellent but stage bound noir)
VANTAGE POINT (2008)- 5 (great until it flies out of control in the last 20 minutes)
THE AZTEC MUMMY (1957)- 3 (silly and only occasionally exciting)
CHAIN REACTION (1996)- 2 (a terrible script and a waste of a game cast)
THE LAST OF SHEILA (1973)- 9 (sharp, tricky mystery with a great cast)
MANEATER OF HYDRA (1967)- 5 (your average mad botanist movie-Cameron Mitchell’s performance is fantastic)
JUMPER (2007)- 7 (a lot more fun than I’d been led to believe)
TIME OF THE WOLF (2003)- 6 (interesting but depressing French post-apocalyptic drama)
DOOMSDAY (2008)- 8 (rip-off or homage?- whatever- it’s a hyper-violent blast!)
BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL (1973)- 7 (rewatch)

I finally finished the first season of HEROES and I liked it. I didn't love it but it was good. I also caught a couple of old AVENGERS episodes to bask in the glow of Emma Peel. I still have two hours of THE SARAH CONNORS CHRONICLES to see and I'm happy to report the show got better as it went along. It was a smart move to ignore the third film and barrel on.

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