Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) – So this movie starts out in sepia, then it gets color but becomes even more dull. For about an hour, it’s oppressively boring. Then they arrive in Bolivia, and it becomes a pretty good movie. Then it ends with a pretty lame sepia-toned cliche.
The music sucked.
Bring It On (2000) – I love a movie that can do full-on silly, but I also love a movie that I can watch with all the profanity, including “ass” “bitch” and “hell”. I guess I shouldn’t Tivo things on ABC Family anymore.
Tell Your Children (Reefer Madness) (1936) – Uh… what? This thing really needs some musical numbers.
Klute (1971) – I saw this as broadcast on ION Television, once upon a time Pax TV. I see they’ve abandoned their once lofty dreams of tv free of sex and violence.
1971 will be long remembered as a slow year in film.
The Great Dictator (1940) – Things that are not funny:
- The Holocaust
- Ad-lib jibberish that’s supposed to sound like a foreign language
- Charlie Chaplin
Lady Sings the Blues (1972) – It’s so heartwarming to see a woman balance career and drugs so well without sacrificing either.
Dr. No (1962) – I’m sure young Sean Connery was sexy for his day, but my final ruling is that Daniel Craig is the best Bond yet.
Xanadu (1980) – If anyone ever asks you when the ’80s started, the answer is August 8, 1980 when this movie premiered. Everything that is 1980s is spawned of Xanadu.
Today, a Buster Keaton Double Feature!
Our Hospitality (1923) – I’m madly in love with Buster Keaton.
Sherlock, Jr. (1924) – The credits claim they used the original score from the movie, but it just wasn’t right. Someone ought to have been shot for that music. But I’m still madly in love with Buster Keaton.
Mulholland Falls (1996) – I’ll be honest. I was (and am) kinda messed up on cold and flu medicine, but we all know how these movies go:
Blah blah blah gritty detective blah blah blah pretty girl murdered blah blah fedoras blah blah Chazz Palminteri blah blah blah feds blah blah sex blah blah smart-mouthed dame (in this case, a homosexual man. Don’t ask why, but I always spot them in movies no matter how wasted I am) blah blah coverup blah blah blah gravelly dialogue blah blah partner gets shot The End.