Turns out you can make a musical about bullfighting, composing, and domineering fathers. Not a great one on the whole but Khan dances and plays piano.
Good: Ricardo Montalban and Cyd Charisse dancing to "La Bamba" is pretty great.
Bad: Ugh, bullfighting.
Meh: The story is predictable offering no surprises.
Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalbán star together for the third time in this weak musical featuring the Academy Award winning song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside."
Good: The final production number is good, not great but good.
Bad: Red Skelton's bits are too long and too repetitive. Keenan Wynn's voice over bugs.
Meh: "Baby, It's Cold Outside" makes no sense since it is set in California and they are swimming at other times. How cold can it be?
The fact that I was not allowed to see this movie when I was young only added to the mystique. I knew it was going to be awesome and it did not disappoint. The music is perfect and sets the right creepy tone putting me on the edge of my seat. Roy Scheider was perfect as the police chief uncomfortable with the water and forced to deal with the crisis, weighing the needs of the townspeople with the safety of…
Since seeing this movie, I have never been able to hear Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle With You" without thinking of Michael Madsen and his dance as he tortured a captured policeman.
I watched this movie knowing nothing about it one night and I was hooked. Tarantino has a gift for dialogue like none other. I love the pop culture references, the snappiness of the exchanges and yes the profanity. The soundtrack for the movie was perfect, the juxtaposition…