Friday 28 August 2015
Since September is almost here, let's knock out movies from July. This should be pretty easy; there's not a lot of good to say about most of this bunch.
133. (880.) Vigilante (1983)
This movie didn't leave much of an impression on me. I just looked it up to refresh my memory. My refreshed memory advised you not to waste your time.
134. (881.) Argo (2012)
This film is not as good as it's press, but congratulations to Ben Affleck for finally learning how to make a watchable movie.
135. (882.) Cleopatra Jones (1973)
Cleopatra Jones is the female Shaft. Except that Shaft didn't need a man to come save him at the climax. Sorry, Cleo.
136. (883.) Zotz! (1962)
Watched this one with Mom because the lead was Tom Poston of Newhart fame. It's a light-weight fantasy in the style of Disney's The Shaggy Dog. We liked it.
137. (884.) Brainstorm (1983)
This is only half of a good science-fiction movie, but I knew what I was in for. The female lead is Natalie Wood (in her last film). I really don't care for Natalie Wood.
138. (885.) Get Carter (1971)
This movie is the best of today's bunch. Some of the punch was sapped because I watched Hit Man last year, and apparently both films are based on the same source material. Michael Caine plays a mob enforcer, a role that today would go to Jason Statham. (How is Gnomeo and Juliet the only film those two have been in together?)
139. (886.) My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)
Ugh, why was this movie made? For a romantic comedy, it's weirdly misogynistic. Heck, even the men come out looking like idiots. Just not good.
More to come.