I liked that. I'd like more.
Who was the real star here? Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall or the completely unrealistic, cynical, rapid fire yet impossibly entertaining dialogue? The plot maybe indecipherably convoluted but that doesn't matter as you get to see Bogart and Bacall verbally declare war on each other in a Howard Hawks films.
It's easy to forget that this was only Bacall's third film and that she was only 20 years old at the time. Her…
I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.
Needless to say this is not what I expected from a Western starring John Wayne and directed by Don Siegel, the man who brought us Dirty Harry. Sure the film has it's moments of almost shocking violence, but it's actually the quiet moments that make it special.
September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014
Here's a bit of what I wrote about Bacall when I first watched To Have and Have Not:
I have to admit that for a second or two, right after Lauren Bacall says "You just put your lips together and... blow", I was convinced this was the greatest film ever made. This is the first of four films Bacall did with Humphrey Bogart, and also her film debut. It was…
You have to see him suffer and die!
A fantastic story that is uniquely Korean as it takes advantage of the fact that it had a 15 year statute of limitations on murder. This would later be raised to 25 years and last I read is being abolished completely soon if not already.
We start out with a serial murderer publicly confessing after the statute runs out while promoting his book about the murders. Needless to say that…
Welcome to Fright Night for real, bitch!
It was dumb of me to think that this was a sequel to the 2011 Fright Night remake. It's not a sequel to that film, or the original for that matter. It's also not a remake of 1988 Fright Night Part 2. What the hell is it then?
It's actually ANOTHER pseudo-remake of the original Fright Night. Charlie, Evil Ed, Peter Vincent and Amy all return, all recast and all have…
Hey, listen, stick around, don't be scarce. I may need you.
There isn't much to review here except to say that director Nimród Antal gives us a great spin on the concert movie and it's pretty damn visually impressive at that. You're enjoyment will obviously hinder on whether or not you even like listening to Metallica, but I loved the little experiment and at 93 minutes it doesn't exactly overstay it's welcome either. Great music, great visuals and a great little side story to boot.
All that did was give me a hard on!
I already reviewed this here so I won't go over all of it again, but I love Lance Henriksen and Brion James in this the more I watch it, not to mention some early (and great) work by KNB EFX. Conflicted... considering raising my original star rating.
While I mull that over I'll mention that as usual Shout Factory did a great job on the Blu-ray with a nice…
I think you're a 3!
I'm happy I watched this without realizing who wrote and directed it because my expectations would have been too high. Surprisingly the weakest part of the film from the Academy Award Winning writing duo of Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, making their directing debut here, is actually the writing.
I loved The Descendants and think the recognition Rash and Faxon received for it was deserved, but here they churn out a stereotypical coming of…
Eat lead, froggies!
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, a post apocalyptic world inhabited by humanoid mutant frogs and a plot that sounds like a porno. That's really all you need to know.
Director Donald G. Jackson made this early in his career but would go on to make a living off of even more obvious exploitation films, none of which were particularly memorable unless you count Class of Nuke ’Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown.
Here there is no attempt at…
May 7, 1949 - August 5, 2014
I reviewed the film back in October 2012 and Marilyn Burns was actually the only actor in the film that I mentioned:
Even though I know nothing about Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns), her terror during the last act of the film is still bone chilling to the core.
(click here for entire review)
Marilyn Burns isn't just in one of THE iconic horror films of all time, but the very…