Movies!

59. (1918.) Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
You know, in a lot of Emma Stone stone movies, I start by thinking "Gee, I don't care for this. Maybe I'm over Emma Stone." Then she wins me over again. As usual, Stone and Colin Firth are delightful, but, sorry, I cannot endorse a "follow your heart and the world is magical" fairy tale May/December romance from a writer/director who married his own daughter. Ick, dude.

60. (1919.) Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
So far as video game movies go, this is pretty good. Jim Carrey's still got it!

64. (1923.) Gidget (1959)
Wait, I've never put Gidget on this list? I've seen the third act at least three times. I will never get tired of Cliff Robertson and James Darren fighting over Sandra Dee.

Drink Coke! (Gidget)
Get a beach body with Coke!

61. (1920.) Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (1975)
Some movies don't have much of a point. This odd couple road trip romantic comedy buddy movie adventure story is one of those. (To sum up: "We're all just hitchhikers on the road of life.") Is it enough for a film to just exist?

62. (1921.) Carefree (1938)
Unethical psychiatrist Fred Astaire manipulates Ginger Rogers in a film whose sexual politics have not aged well. (Speaking of not aging well, we get to see a hypnotized Rogers go on a rampage with a stolen shotgun because mass shootings were still "funny" in 1938.) It's got good song and dance numbers, though.

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