Saturday 23 June 2012
Concluding the race to 150 movies in 2012:
147. The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
Yeah, Glenn Ford is pretty good, but he's no Bill Bixby.
148. Death Warmed Over (1984)
This low-budget 1980's sci-fi film from New Zealand would have been far better if a) any character's motivation had made any sense or b) I could have seen some more skin. Sure, a little side-boob is a good thing, but I'm going to need a lot more -- probably some full frontal -- to keep me distracted enough not to notice that the well-intentioned but evil scientist turned everyone into undead zombies just because the plot -- what little there was of it -- required it. (Yes, I know I said no more zombie movies back in February because they are all dumb as shit. What can I say? I'm a masochist.)
149. The Big Chance (1933)
More Mickey Rooney, this time as a little boy looking up to a crooked boxer who is struggling to go straight for his newfound love interest. Sure, it's a cliche, but after the vapid Death Warmed Over, it was nice to know what was going on.
150. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
Trey has been saying that I've become too discerning in my movie choices. This one's for you, bro! The best thing I can say about this movie is that I have seen it.
Now that I've conquered 150, I'm going to just keep going. How many films can I see before Baby 2013 pushes Father 2012 out the door? We'll find out together!