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#651 Old 19th Sep 2020 at 3:04 AM Last edited by Elynda : 19th Sep 2020 at 3:20 AM.
Lately I haven't watched anything made later than 1940, so it would either be Gold Diggers of 1933 or 42nd Street (also 1933) on DVD - I watched them on the same day but can't remember which I watched first or second. Anyway, I rate both at 10/10 because Busby Berkeley + Ruby Keeler cannot equal anything less than perfection.

Next up (probably tomorrow if Amazon are on form) Dames (1934) - because I can't get enough of Ruby!

(Note: before anybody asks, I am not old enough to have caught the premiers of these movies. My mother was born in 1933, so even she had to wait a few years.

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#652 Old 8th Oct 2020 at 12:13 PM
I have watched:

The untouchables..7/10
The Wee Man..8/10
Legend..8.5/10
The Irshman..5/10
The Gentleman 9/10
Uncut Gems..6.5/10
Training Day 10/10

Next up is...A Bronx Tale.
Test Subject
#653 Old 13th Oct 2020 at 5:54 PM
Zombieland: Double Tap - good fun sequel, can't belive it was ten years between the two!
Read that Michael Cera turned down a part which is a shame as he would have been perfect, but understandable as Jesse Eisenberg seemed to take every role that would have suited him for a good few years. Anyway 4/5
Scholar
#654 Old 13th Oct 2020 at 9:05 PM
Enola Holmes on Netflix. 7/10
Adorable fluff with a charming title character that couldn't quite hold my attention marred by a nonsensical plot and the boredom embodied by the presence of Henry Cavill. Every time he appears on the screen I yawn. It's a reflex now. What do people see in him. He's pretty but that's it.
Test Subject
#655 Old 12th Jan 2021 at 2:37 PM
The Nice Guys - So funny, and they clearly both work so well together. Highly recommended -- 9/10
Theorist
#656 Old 12th Jan 2021 at 4:02 PM Last edited by ScaryRob : 19th May 2021 at 2:09 PM.
I've watched several movies recently, all online for free.

They Live (1988) - 6/10 (10/10 if watched as a documentary)
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) (with English subtitles) - 8/10
Charly (1968) - 8/10
Identity (2003) - 8/10
The Omega Man (1971) - 8/10 (seen it several times, easily the best of the three versions)
Dawn of the Dead (1978) - 7.5/10 (still the best zombie movie, seen it several times)
Day of the Dead (1985) - 6.5/10
Strongroom (1962) - 6.5/10
Brainstorm (1983) - 6/10
Day of Resurrection (aka Virus) (1980) - 6/10
Tales from the Crypt (1972) - 6/10
The Andromeda Strain (1971) - 5/10
Beginning of the End (1957) - 5/10
Trilogy of Terror (1975) - 4/10
Theorist
#657 Old 18th Jan 2021 at 6:05 AM Last edited by ScaryRob : 19th Jan 2021 at 3:40 PM.
Panic In Year Zero (1962) - 6/10
The Mind Snatchers (1972) - 5/10
The Cabin in the Woods (2011) - 3/10
Theorist
#658 Old 31st Jan 2021 at 4:56 AM Last edited by ScaryRob : 18th May 2021 at 5:41 AM.
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) - 8/10
Lost Highway (1997) - 7/10
Wild at Heart (1990) - 7/10
Instructor
#659 Old 9th Feb 2021 at 12:42 AM
Theorist
#660 Old 11th Feb 2021 at 5:41 AM
Town Without Pity (1961) - 4/10
Theorist
#661 Old 27th Feb 2021 at 6:30 AM Last edited by ScaryRob : 19th May 2021 at 2:11 PM.
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) - 4/10
I only watched this because it stars musicians Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys and James Taylor.
Test Subject
#662 Old 24th Mar 2021 at 8:41 PM
Killer Joe.
I enjoyed this quite a lot though at times I couldn't work out how to take it.
Theorist
#663 Old 25th Mar 2021 at 2:12 AM
The Outer Space Connection (1975) - 8/10
This is a documentary about the possible alien origin of some of the worlds oldest structures, like various pyramids, the lines of Nazca, etc. Saw this as a teenager and really enjoyed seeing it again.
Theorist
#664 Old 3rd Apr 2021 at 1:40 AM Last edited by ScaryRob : 25th Jun 2021 at 2:18 PM.
Somewhere in Time (1980) - 3/10
Pointless, and seems to have been made solely to further the careers of the two stars.
Test Subject
#665 Old 5th Apr 2021 at 4:39 PM
Zack Snyder's Justice League - 10/10 He really did fixed the movie
Theorist
#666 Old 18th May 2021 at 5:17 AM Last edited by ScaryRob : 18th Jun 2021 at 10:22 PM.
The Disappearance (1977) - 7.5/10
(No spoilers)
Donald Sutherland plays a contract killer whose wife has disappeared, or has left him, he's not sure which. He is told little about his next contract (what is surreptitiously referred to as a "shy") and suspects it may be related to his wife's disappearance. The ending perhaps leaves more questions than it does answers.
This is one of those movies where you have to turn up the volume and really pay attention to what is said in order to keep track of what's going on. I had to watch it twice to really follow it.
It is non-linear, with frequent "flashbacks" throughout, where the Sutherland character thinks about his wife and their stormy marriage. In fact, all of his wife's appearances are in flashbacks, except for a couple of scenes at the very end of the film. There is also a flashback to a recent murder he committed on a ship.
I like the cinematography and especially the filming location at Habitat '67 in Montreal.
Not considered one of Sutherland's better films and a box office failure, I nevertheless love it.
It's presently on YouTube.
Theorist
#667 Old 18th May 2021 at 6:06 AM Last edited by ScaryRob : 20th May 2021 at 5:42 AM.
The Odessa File (1974) - 4/10
Politicized claptrap.
Theorist
#668 Old 19th May 2021 at 1:57 PM Last edited by ScaryRob : 25th Jun 2021 at 4:55 AM.
Jacob's Ladder (1990) - 8/10
A Vietnam veteran has flashbacks and strange demonic hallucinations.
Better than I expected.
Test Subject
#669 Old 19th May 2021 at 3:51 PM
Zack Snyder's Justice League - 10/10

Gotta say, this film is everything that a DC fan ever dreamed of.
Theorist
#670 Old 20th May 2021 at 5:41 AM Last edited by ScaryRob : 25th Jun 2021 at 5:06 AM.
The Day Time Ended (1979) - 1/10
Many drugs were apparently consumed in the making of this movie. One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972) - 1/10
Laughable, and one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
I watched this on the recommendation of someone who said that, in an odd coincidence, at the time of the making of this movie in Westchester County, New York, just north of New York City, the real-life so-called Son of Sam cult was practicing some of the things depicted in this movie, such as animal sacrifices.
Mad Poster
#671 Old 20th May 2021 at 8:46 PM
The Mitchell's vs the Machines - 8/10
Would recommend, I really enjoyed it. I didn't like all the "lol so random. Teens love random. We understand teens"-esque random flashy scenes though.

~Your friendly neighborhood ginge
Scholar
#672 Old 18th Jun 2021 at 9:37 PM
The Negotiator (1998)

I liked it, it's not the first time I've seen it but it's definitely been a while. It feels like "everyone" is in the movie even if you can't name them all.
Theorist
#673 Old 18th Jun 2021 at 10:19 PM
Communion (1989) - 6/10.
Christopher Walken gets abducted and anally probed.
Scholar
#674 Old 25th Jun 2021 at 12:58 PM
Die Hard (1988)

Always fun to rewatch. Its the only christmas movie other than the grinch and home alone worth watching
Test Subject
#675 Old 26th Jun 2021 at 10:37 AM
Fast and Furious 9. Quite interesting
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