Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) – Once again, primitive man has shown me up in a skill–in this case, art. Well, at least I’m taller and have a longer life expectancy. Suck on that, primitive man.
Deep Blue Sea (1999) – Maybe I’ve been ruined by science fiction/horror of the past, but I find movie scientists less believable when they provide a motivation other than “I just wanted to see what would happen.” Still, the fact that most of them die is quite rewarding.
Oh, and I know I said I’d watch Hard Day’s Night, but Netflix is an asshole, and now denies that the movie even exists.
Wild Target (2010) – Nobody makes good madcap comedies like this any more. It figures it would be based on a French movie. The French probably did it wrong.
V for Vendetta (2005) – When you realize that this was written as a first-hand account of the political zeitgeist of Britain in the ’80s, you realize how much they really did gloss over Margaret Thatcher’s… problems in The Iron Lady.
Black Narcissus (1947) – A movie about mountain-climbing nuns is not as hilarious as you would think it should be.
A note on programming: As I am running grossly late on Lent (today should be Part 20), I will have to do some catching up before my schedule gets completely out of control.
Friday: there will be a movie. I don’t know what yet, but there will be at least one.
Saturday: Two or three movies, of the Beatles type, at Darien’s, Joe’s, and Mori’s house. Hard Day’s Night and Yellow Submarine for sure. Possibly a third to be decided when the time comes.
Sometime next week: Skidoo, Carol Channing’s lost piece of garbage, assuming I can find it in the heap of garbage that is my room, and Carol Channing: Larger Than Life at the Film Center in Seattle Center. I was going to make an event of this, but it turns out there’s no good time to double-feature these two. Oh well.
Time Bandits (1981) – No, I never saw Time Bandits until just now, shut up. I’ve been busy.
Not Terry Gilliam’s best work (I’m looking at you, Brazil), but even his worst is visually striking and whimsically unsettling.
The Mikado (1939) – If you can get past the casual, old-timey racism, it’s really quite an enjoyable film.
TrollHunter (Trolljegeren, 2010) – It’s like if Norway made The Blair Witch Project, but without the immediately detestable characters whose deaths you root for from start to finish.
The Apple (1980) – This may be the worst rock opera of 1980 that I’ve ever seen.