Movie watching slowed to a crawl in September. I only watched 9 new-to-mew movies, although I did also re-watch Babe and Big Trouble in Little China among other favorites. It's hard to find time to watch new films when you're re-watching the classics.

156. (903.) Star of Midnight (1935)
I have yet to find an RKO movie starring William Powell that wasn't perfectly delightful. I still don't know what the title had to do with this murder mystery, but who cares. All you need to know are William Powell is being chased by Ginger Rogers.

157. (904.) Message from Space (1978)
Japan's answer to Star Wars is really, really terrible. Betrayal, space nuts, Vic Morrow . . . . none of it makes any sense in English. I'm not entirely sure that it could make any sense in any language. Do yourself a favor and just go watch Star Wars instead.

158. (905.) Special When Lit (2010)
If you couldn't guess, this was a documentary about the history of pinball machines. It made me want to own my own cabinet, so it must have done something right.

159. (906.) The Born Losers (1967)
This is the first "Billy Jack" movie. If you know what that means, I'm sorry. I was first exposed to Billy Jack by an art school professor who simply loved small budget, esoteric movies. Professor Marriott was serious about film. But no one takes Billy Jack more seriously than Billy Jack. It's weird that this, an action movie where all of the "action" takes place just out of frame, could inspire a franchise.

More to come.

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