Monday 30 April 2012
Movies watched, week ending April 21.
94. Mutiny on the Bounty (1961)
I've never really cared for Marlon Brando. This movie didn't much help his cause with me. He's no Gregory Peck, that's for sure.
96. The Bounty Hunter (2010)
I watched this movie only because it was starting just as I was sitting down to dinner. My dinner was not very good (overly-spiced and nearly inedible), and the movie was worse.
97. The Searchers (1956)
I read online that this John Ford/John Wayne film is still considered by many to be the best western ever made. While there is no denying that it is very good, I wouldn't go that far. I think Eastwood has made far better films in the years since.
98. Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women (1994)
I admit that I watched this movie because of its title. I still think that Julie Brown is funny, but this movie was more like a series of weak Tracy Ulman Show sketches than an actual feature film.
99. A Family Affair (1937)
After Mickey Rooney's cameo in The Muppets, Mom chose to watch this movie because it is the first of Rooney's Andy Hardy films. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, ask your grandparents about them.) I can't really understand why this movie spawned a series. I guess that its overly simplified melodrama with a happy ending appealed to Depression era film-goers. Its plot just seems laughably weak now.
100. Winter A-Go-Go (1965)
Another film chosen by Mom, after we had both re-watched a couple of Frankie and Annette beach movies. This Columbia film wanted to be a beach movie so badly, it shows in every frame. Too bad the best thing in the movie is the "Coke bar," clearly what passed as product placement in 1965. (I laughed at the "dancing" in the movie -- which was little more than high-speed ass shaking -- complaining that no one has ever danced like that. Mom was conspicuously silent.)
101. In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
I watched this musical because Buster Keaton was in it. I do not regret my decision. His part is small, but the laughs he generates are not.
102. Horrible Bosses (2011)
I'm glad to see Jennifer Aniston in something funny for a change. Generally, she's the opposite of Buster Keaton.
So that's that. Past 100 movies on the year, and it's still only April!