Wednesday 3 April 2013
Movies for March!
41. (348.) The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Skateboarding Peter Parker is really annoying, and the new origin for Spider-Man is indefensibly stupid. But in defense of the film: Emma Stone.
42. (349.) The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Why couldn't Julie Andrews and James Garner have this kind of onscreen chemistry in Victor/Victoria? Any movie soaked in this much cynicism is my kind of movie.
43. (350.) The Man in the White Suit (2013)
A monster movie in which the monster is a suit. Recommended.
44. (351.) The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
More Alec Guinness. I've decided he's a pretty good actor.
(At this point, I should mention that my next two movies watched were The Descendants, which I saw for the first time last year, and The Amazing Transparent Man, which I originally watched years ago. That makes six consecutive movies watched starting with the word "the." What an odd coincidence.)
45. (352.) Air Hawks (1935)
TCM described this as an adventure yarn pitting an airline against a mad scientist with a death ray. Too bad the movie is far less exciting than that synopsis.
46. (353.) Go West (1940)
You might have thought that I'd seen all the Marx Brothers movies by now, but no. I find the rapid-fire zaniness of the Marx Brothers movies to be exhausting, therefore I have to be in the right mood to watch them.
47. (354.) The World According to Dick Cheney (2013)
Far, far better than the George H.W. Bush documentary I watched last year. I have to give this to Cheney: he doesn't shy away from his record.
48. (355.) Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Way better than The Big Sleep, my previous benchmark for Philip Marlowe mysteries.
49. (356.) The Producers (2005)
Mel Brooks is a genius. I've seen the original movie, and doubted that a musical based on the same material could be as entertaining. It was.
50. (357.) My Week with Marilyn (2011)
I'm no fan of Marilyn Monroe and watched this because Mom was watching it. I was entertained despite my misgivings.
51. (358.) The Hot Chick (2002)
I cannot tell a lie: I finally watched this Rob Schneider vehicle because I realized that Rachel McAdams is in it. And it was worth it because Rachel McAdams is in it.