Sunday, August 03, 2008

What I watched in July

A busy but productive month. I finally got the commentary track for THE GIANT BEHEMOTH recorded and up on the site as well as making it through another class. The big movies news is, of course, THE DARK KNIGHT which was fantastic. I still think the second half needed more breathing room to make the story feel a bit less rushed but it is still easily the best film of its type I've ever seen.

MACISTE IN KING SOLOMAN’S MINES (1964)- 5 (unremarkable Reg Park muscle man film set in Africa, of all places)
SCARECROWS (1988)- 3 (not very good but there are some creepy moments)
THE BUCKET LIST (2008)- 5 (mostly an acting exercise between two old pros)
NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986)- 8 (rewatch) (where’s the DVD of this?)
ZOMBIES OF MORA TAU (1957)- 4 (terrible but I really like its goofy earnestness)
MR. MOTO TAKES A CHANCE (1938)- 5 (third and weakest so far of the Moto series)
HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (2008)- 9 (oh, yes!)
THE ASSASSINATION BUREAU (1969)- 7 (fun romp with Oliver Reed and Diana Rigg in fine form)
THE BURNING (1981)- 4 (rewatch) (catching up with that new DVD)
YO-YO GIRL COP (2006)- 5 (ultimately too silly and OTT but fun anyway)
DEADLY SHOTS ON BROADWAY (1969) – 6 (my first Jerry Cotton spy film is actually the last made)
WANTED (2008)- 7 (good but not great- the kind of OTT I can like)
SOUTHLAND TALES (2006)- 2 (Richard Kelly- you are NOT Michael Moorcock!)
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH 3D (2008)- 4 (good 3D-lame movie- kids will love it)
THE ORPHANAGE (2008)- 7 (creepy ghost tale)
THE SKULL (1965)- 7 (rewatch)
YONGARY (1967)- 3 (terrible on almost every level but so bad, its good)
THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)-10 (out of the park)
PETULIA (1968)- 7 (fascinating drama with a great cast)

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