Casey06

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  1. Casey06

    I Just Watched...

    Hey, I recently saw Suddenly, Last Summer(1959). This movie was a trip. I thought it was overall pretty darn good. Loved the actors. Katherine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift is a cast to die for. They didn’t disappoint. Since this was based on a Tennessee Williams play, and came out during the Hayes Code era, lots of the more intense subject matter was censored or toned down, mostly. But they still did pretty well with what they had. 8/10.
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    So I watched Becket(1964). This movie took me nearly 5 days to watch because of constant interruptions and prior commitments on my part. Was it worth it?! Not really no. I had a hard time staying with this movie. You can really tell it’s based on a play considering everything is just talking and talking. There have been many great movies based on plays other like A Streetcar Named Desire and Inherit the Wind, which have great writing, interesting characters and perfect staging, this film has none of those. Peter O’Toole saves this from being a complete disaster. He’s very believable as Henry II and you can’t take your eyes of of him. As usual, he was brilliant. Richard Burton was good, but I’ve seen him in Way batter roles like Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf, another film based on a play. I guess the sets were nice and the costumes were pretty as well. But sadly I can’t say I enjoyed this one to much. Maybe I need to rewatch it in one sitting next time.
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    I Just Watched...

    This may not The be proper forum to post this, but I really wanted to share it with a lot of people. In the past few weeks I’ve bought all of these films. Let’s just say a combination of birthday with used media stores and gift cards makes for sweet cinematic bliss! Also I forgot to picture but I also got Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope and Suspicion.
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    Wonderful movie! Robert Walker steals the show.
  5. Casey06

    Recent Buys

    So I’ve gotten all of these in the past few weeks. Let’s just say a birthday in combination with used movie stores and gift cards makes some great results!
  6. Casey06

    Recent Buys

    Criterion sale.?!?! Where is the sale happening??
  7. Casey06

    I Just Watched...

    Here’s a few more movies I’ve watched recently. The Circus(1928). Brilliant movie. Chaplin was the man! I honestly liked it more then The Gold Rush. It had all of the hallmarks of a great Chaplin film: humor, depth, and true emotion. Easily his most underrated film. 10/10. Slap Shot(1977). What an odd movie. Funny for sure though. Paul Newman’s great of course. Story was all over the place but had some interesting themes at play. 8/10. Do the Right Thing(1989). Powerful, entertaining, funny, thought provoking. That’s Do the Right Thing and it’s excellent. 9/10. Bride of Frankenstein(1935). Great sequel to the first film. While I prefer the first, this one was also great. It made me appreciate its director James Whale more then I had before. It’s campier and a bit to funny at times, but it’s a great time. 9/10.
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    I Just Watched...

    I remember watching this during my big western phase a few years ago. I remember liking it. I agree that the ending is kinda disappointing but I still liked it. I like Lancaster but his westerns (with the exception of The Professionals) have rarely impressed me to much, but this is one of his better ones.
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    More films I’ve seen recently. There was After the Thin Man(1936). I thought it was a pretty good follow up to the first film. Powell and Loy are magic together, and seeing Jimmy Stewart before he became a big star was quite a treat. Not quite as good as the first though. 8/10. I also recently saw Laura(1944). I personally thought this movie was brilliant. Loved the cast, suspense and cinematography. One of the best 1940s noirs I’ve seen. 9/10 Then there was Humoresque(1946). This was a good film. Very melodramatic but easy to digest. Loved John Garfield and Joan Crawford was good but it wasn’t her best performance. I think it was a little too drawn out but I liked it nonetheless. 7/10.
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    I’ve got a lot to catch up on here. Recently I watched The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad(1973). I’m a big fan of Ray Harryhausen’s work and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a fun fantasy adventure with some amazing effects. The acting and dialogue is hokey but that’s not why I watch these kind of movies. If your a fan of Harryhausen’s work I recommend it. 7/10. I also recently saw the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1956). I loved every minute of it. The concept is brilliant, timely and still relevant today. It’s more thematically scary then visually scary, but I find that more terrifying personally. Loved it! 10/10. Then I saw My Favorite Year(1982). It was a sweet and fun comedy and Peter O’Toole was brilliant. Not the most revolutionary or genre bending film but still worth the watch for O’Toole fans. Loved that he was basically playing Errol Flynn. 7/10. Finally there was The Mayor Of Hell(1933) with James Cagney. I liked this way more then I thought I would. Cagney is great as usual but I found the story and side characters the most compelling. 8/10.
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    I Just Watched...

    It is subjective of course, but considering the legacy and reputation of the film, I feel it safe to say that most people see it as an all time classic.
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    I Just Watched...

    Thanks! I thought it was funny since I’ve seen so many movie with arguably bigger reputations then this like Citizen Kane, Lawrence of Arabia, The Godfather etc. but I think all of those films are some of my all time favorites and I feel live up to the reputation. But who knows? Maybe it’s just that one all time classic that I can’t get super behind.
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    I Just Watched...

    I recently rewatched Casablanca (1942). I had seen it before and the result was mostly the same... I have no idea what to truly think of it. I really loved the acting and writing of the film. I think these are it’s strongest aspects. I remember finishing it and remarking, “that was pretty darn good” but then not much else. I can’t put my finger on why I feel this way. It’s a great film nonetheless and I respect its place in history. Maybe its my age? Im 23, but then again I love and adore movies even older then this one so I have no clue. I may never know why. But for now, I recognize it as a great film and respect it greatly, even if it’s not my favorite. I also watched the Marx Bros. film A Day At the Races(1937). In stark contrast to the previous film, I loved this one. Great wit, charm and comedy abode in this one. Not quite as masterful as Horse Feathers, Duck Soul or A Night At the Opera in my mind but still a good time.
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    I Just Watched...

    I recently watched The Mark Of Zorro(1940). I thought it was a good swashbuckler. Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone’s final sword fight is pretty amazing. Light on substance, but heavy on entertainment value. I’d recommend it. 7/10. Then I watched Arabian Nights(1942). The beautiful sets and costumes, exciting action scenes and humor keep this from being a sticker. The acting’s okay and the story is pretty standard. It’s no Thief of Bagdad, original or remake, buts it’s a fun way to spend an afternoon. 6.5/10. Next I watched a film that I’ve been wanting to see for a long time, City Lights(1931). I was not disappointed. I loved every minute of this masterpiece. Everything just clicked here. No complaints from me. Just proves how amazing of a talent Charlie Chaplin was. Few people were as versatile and talented and he. It’s funny, sweet, and even a little tear inducing. Go see this movie now! 10/10. Finally I watched Swing Time(1936). This is my first real Fred Astaire movie. I’ve seen The Towering Inferno, but I’m not sure that would be called a “real” Fred Astaire movie. To be honest, I wasn’t really impressed that much. It was average. Great dancing and musical numbers, though the blackface was hard to look past, and likable characters. But the script and acting seemed wooden to me. Only Ginger Rogers really stood out to me. The story was also very predictable. George Stevens would go on to do bigger and better things and give me a Gene Kelly film any day. But I’m willing to give Fred and Ginger another chance with a different film. 6/10. At least my girlfriend enjoyed it much more than I did.
  15. Casey06

    I Just Watched...

    Here’s some of the films I’ve watched in the past few days. Se7en(1995). This was a very smart police thriller. Morgan Freeman is brilliant as usual and Brad Pitt was at his best here before he became a headline stealer. Gotta give it to Spacey to. He may be a creep but he is a dang good actor. I find myself becoming a big fan of David Fitchner recently. This is a great introduction to his work if you can stomach some pretty intense crime scene investigation. It’s not quite Silence of the Lambs, but Se7en is still a great time. 9/10. I finally watched The Night of the Hunter(1955). Wow what a movie! Robert Mitchum is fantastic! His role as Rev. Harry Powell has got to be the best I’ve ever seen him. There is something about religion being used in an ironic way that always fascinates me. Lillian Gish was great to. Beautiful cinematography and editing as well. After watching this I really wish that Charles Laughton had directed more movies. 10/10. I then watched The Thief of Bagdad(1940). I watched the original Douglas Fairbanks Jr. version on TCM not to long ago and loved it. I must say while I personally liked the original better, this version was a lot of fun. Big, grand fantasy adventure with some pretty great special effects for the time. It’s a little hokey at times and most of the cast plays just alright. But dang it it’s a great watch. 8/10. Finally I watched City Slickers(1991). I love Billy Crystal and he’s hilarious in this funny, yet also pretty dramatic comedy. It has a sweet story with likable characters going through midlife crises. Jack Palance is the standout among the supporting cast. He was so good I swear he was just playing himself. Not every joke lands and some characters lack depth, but it’s still a good movie that I would gladly watch again. 8/10.

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