Thursday, September 02, 2010

What I Watched In August


Not as much time spent in front of a movie/TV screen this month. It was very hot out so staying inside and moving as little as possible seemed like the best thing to do. Unfortunately this brought on naps instead of insight so......

PREDATOR 2 (1990)- 7 (rewatch)
BLACULA (1972)- 6 (rewatch)
SCREAM, BLACULA, SCREAM (1973)- 5 (comes to life in the final minutes but poorly directed)
BRICK (2005)- 8 (rewatch) (fantastic)
ADVENTURELAND (2008)- 6 (good but not great coming of age tale)
THE NAVY VS THE NIGHT MONSTER (1965) – 4 (interesting mess of a monster film)
COP IN BLUE JEANS (1976)- 7 (Euro-Crime with Tomas Milian)
ANGEL OF DEATH (2009)- 7 (damned good modern crime/action tale)
HOWL OF THE DEVIL (1988)- 6 (barely released Naschy is interesting if not great)
COMMANDO LEOPARD (1985)- 8 (excellent Antonio Margheriti action film)
DEATHSPORT (1978) – 4 (not good at all but I enjoy it) (rewatch)
WARLORDS OF THE 21ST CENTURY (1982)- 6 (surprisingly good post-apocalyptic tale)
ROBOCOP (1987)- 9 (rewatch)
ROBOCOP 2 (1989)- 7 (rewatch) (not as cruel as the first but good)
THE EXPENDABLES (2010)- 5 (not too great but not awful)
008- OPERATION EXTERMINATE (1965)- 6 (fun Euro-Spy nonsense with a dumb final scene)
KNIGHT AND DAY (2010) – 5 (affable enough but needlessly ridiculous)
THE IGUANA WITH THE TOUNGE OF FIRE (1971)- 5 (not as bad as I’d heard)
THE TRIUMPH OF ROBIN HOOD (1962) – 6 (fairly juvenile but entertaining Italian version)
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2009)- 9 (excellent mystery)
HOLLOW MAN (2000)- 4 (giving the director’s cut a try- still a mess with a crappy script)
SHIP OF MONSTERS (1960)- 4 (so bad its great Mexican sci-fi/comedy/musical)
COUNT DRACULA'S GREAT LOVE (1972)- 6 (confused Naschy horror)
FORMULA 51 (2001)- 7 (pretty good action comedy)
THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946)- 8 (rewatch) (black & white proto giallo)
SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD (2010)- 9 (insane fun)
PIRANHA 3D (2010)- 6 (fun, blood & boobs guilty pleasure)
JILL THE RIPPER (2000)- 3 (flat mystery)

5 comments:

Elena said...

"BLACULA (1972)- 6 (rewatch)
SCREAM, BLACULA, SCREAM (1973)- 5 (comes to life in the final minutes but poorly directed)"<-----only? I love them both and a lot,they almost deserve an 8!! ;)

Rod Barnett said...

Hey! I like them too but they are far from classic- in my opinion! The first is the better of the two but is still hampered by that nutty opening sequence. The naming of the character 'Blacula' by Dracula is silly. The second film is flatly directed and has far too little story to justify its running time. But- I know I'll watch both movies again one day. :-)

Elena said...

Boooooo.... I don't love you so much now as I did before j/k
For me they are classics and great movies... ;) I loooooooove both of them and I never get tired of them... They are soooo groovy!
BTW have you seen Blackenstein or whatever its name is? I am really curious about it

Rod Barnett said...

Whoo! Avoid BLACKENSTEIN! I saw it once years ago and found to be both dull and stupid - not a winning combination. Also I remember it has one of the most out of place music scores of all time. Of course, this may make you seek it out to see if its as bad as I say!

Elena said...

Yeah now I need to watch it more than ever!!! I hate you! lol