Monday 4 February 2019
If you're new here, you should know that I obsessively track the movies I watch for the first time. I started in 2012. That was 7 years ago now. And I'm still doing it because no one has asked me to stop.
Still here? Fine. Let's get started on 2019 movies then.
1. (1440.) The Great Lie (1941)
The man that Bette Davis loves knocks up Mary Astor and then dies. So naturally, as women do in this situation, Davis buys the baby from Astor and raises it as her own. But — dun, dun dun! — the man hasn't really died. It's pretty good actually. Astor won an Oscar for playing a bigger bitch than Davis. Now that's acting!
2. (1441.) Splitz (1982)
An all-girl rock band joins a sorority to win a context against a greedy land developer with the help of a mobster and serial rapist. I tell you, they'll make anything into a movie.
3. (1442.) Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
I had really wanted to see this, but was disappointed from the start. I couldn't get past the obvious use of computer retouching and animation. Frankly, I feel that if anyone is going to use that much CGI in their stop-motion animation, they might as well skip the clay and use only the computers.
4. (1443.) State Park (1988)
Three girls and a punk rock band go on vacation to the state park where they hope to win money to fund their dreams. Their competition is a greedy land developer. Eighties movies are the best.
5. (1444.) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Truly the best Spider-Man movie ever made. I'm not likely to see many movies I enjoyed more than this in 2019. The bar is high.
6. (1445.) If You Don't Stop It... You'll Go Blind!!! (1975)
This is the film equivalent of the comics in a Playboy magazine. Mildly amusing.
More to come.