June Challenge film 55. What can I say about this film that hasn't been said far more eloquently by others? The first 15 minutes or so of this movie I found to be very nonsensical and I seriously considered turning it off and cutting my losses on the rental. Thankfully, I am not someone who usually turns things off and I stuck with it.
Once you get into the various characters and their different timelines, this film really becomes a…
June Challenge film 54. I checked out the Warner Archive dvd release of this one that I had bought after hearing about it a while ago on the CineAwesome podcast. The remastered DVD looked good for a movie of this type from that era. Like others have already said, it has ridiculous monsters, overacting, bad dialogue at times, and the usual cheap effects, but that all worked in its favor for me. I usually find old monster B-movies pretty dull, but this ended up being a lot of fun and kept me engaged in the story throughout.
June Challenge film 34. I was interested in checking this out to see its take on the Hansel & Gretel story. This movie was action packed pretty much from the opening minute to the end without ever letting up. Usually this is something I like to see, but it ended up dragging a bit because of it. Other than that complaint, I did have a good bit of fun with this. The fights were well done, but became a little repetitive until the end fight which was better.
June Challenge film 24. I always love a film where Edward G. Robinson gets to be comedic. He was highly amusing in this one. There is some fantastic imagery of him from the opening scene where he is a catcher on the prison baseball team to a later scene where he is dressed like Santa Claus smoking a cigar. Classic stuff. The story itself was about a few small time crooks who buy a luggage store next to a bank…