Monday 22 January 2018
Being sick, I've had a lot of time to sit around and watch movies.
6. (1235.) Saturn 3 (1980)
While I find it hard to believe that Kirk Douglas would willingly be in a movie this bad, his co-star is Farrah Fawcett, and I find it hard to believe she could be in a movie any better than this. (It's even harder to believe this piece of Star Wars-exploiting gore-porn crap was directed by the same man behind Singing in the Rain!) Blech.
7. (1236.) Never Too Young to Die (1986)
Jon Stamos in the role he was born to play: a college gymnast-turned-super-spy in love with Vanity (the singer, not the deadly sin)! Not quite good enough to be a cult classic, but Gene Simmons does his best to make it so as the inexplicably hammy (and criminally underdeveloped) evil hermaphrodite.
8. (1237.) Fool's Parade (1971)
This film about a few ex-cons running from corrupt officials is the definition of a "star vehicle." It simply wouldn't work at all without Jimmy Stewart bringing his screen persona to the poorly defined lead role. In fact, most of the roles are poorly defined, but Jimmy Stewart bets you won't notice until it's too late.
9. (1238.) Killing Gunther (2017)
SNL alum Taran Killam's directorial debut lampoons the particular genre of movie that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a star, which makes it all the more entertaining that Schwarzenegger is on board to lampoon himself. Much enjoyed.
10. (1239.) The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
A made-for-television movie starring Richard Dreyfus. It feels to me that the movie makes mountains out of mole hills, but then again I was only 5 when the key events took place, so I'm in no position to have any perspective on the national mood at the time.
More to come.