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|30 T5||The Secret Call (1931) - Apr 23, 2017
"Ultimately lack luster story about a switchboard operator listening in on things she shouldn't. Many small cases and a fairly dull production making sure nothing felt exciting regardless of having a handsome leading man in Richard Arlen and a decent lady in Peggy Shannon. Not even characteristic character actor Peggy Shannon was able to lift this up to interesting levels. The one working hardest to make this watchable was William B. Davidson, so I declare this being really his picture."
|30 T5||Das Geheimnis der roten Katze (1931) - Apr 23, 2017
"A lot of bad taste elements to this German film. Sadly it ends up feeling pointless. Mainly there to take advantage of the Apache fad and didn't even do a good job with that either. All it is, is a taste of nightlife."
|30 T5||The Dominant Sex (1937) - Apr 22, 2017
"A bore of a sophisticated marriage argument. Stars American import Phillips Holmes, who didn't exactly have a charisma that set the screen on fire, though a capable actor at least holding his own in this verbal play. The savior of the film is Diana Churchill as his wife. Her rapid execution made the progressive blabber at least bearable giving it some attitude."
|50 T8||Lost in the Legion (1934) - Apr 22, 2017
"I'm surprised that my favorite Newmeyer sound film turns out to be his British comedy Lost in the Legion (1934) starring lump Leslie Fuller! Not going to class this down as a great comedy. It's awkward, cheap looking and with a weird dead atmosphere underneath the clowning around. A lot of the jokes are beyond terrible as well. Yet it's surprisingly watchable. Liked about the playfulness of it all. Fuller himself was doing his best to be the buffoon. A odd little delight."
|60 T9||Behind the Door (1919) - Apr 22, 2017
"Behind the Door (1919) is a sick revenge story. Not graphical, but what you can see is the intense hatred in Hobart Bosworth's eyes, showing once again that he really was the grand old man of silent cinema! Production wise it has the eerie look needed to feel the emotion on screen with some fine touches from director Irvin Willat. The story could possibly have been made even more intriguing during the early portion, but it builds nicely to it's climax."
|30 T5||Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) - Apr 22, 2017
"Bland final chapter. Typical generic action film with no vision or much dialogue. Only a couple of attempts at cool one-liners which failed and a bunch of action, mostly lame. Not even Milla Jovovich seemed focused. Not that I expected much going in...."
|40 T7||Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back (2017) - Apr 21, 2017
"China continuing to contribute with mediocre movies making the All-Time Worldwide Box Office list. Got some humor, but is mostly random wacky ideas thrown onto the storyboard without any editing or thought of making sense."
|30 T5||The Great Wall (2017) - Apr 21, 2017
"The Chinese influence is dragging Hollywood further down he crapper. Where is the heart? This is just a bunch of wacky ideas with no root in anything. Pointless to the core. Sprinkle it with color, lazy CGI (though, sometimes good), a couple of well known actors and you apparently you have a blockbuster for release. I know that's the usual formula, but this was a bigger waste than normal."
|50 T8||Aizen katsura (1938) - Apr 21, 2017
"An exceptional cast makes a underwhelming story come to life. First film I've had the chance to see from director Hiromasa Nomura and he does alright. Not the type of production where much style was going to to be prominent, but the actors seemed to feel relaxed working under him. Kinuyo Tanaka was the undeniable screen queen as the singing nurse."
|40 T7||Carnival (1935) - Apr 20, 2017
"The fatherly side of Lee Tracy. He lives a unsuitable vaudeville life. No place to raise a kid on your own (mother died giving birth) according to the authorities, so Lee skips with the newborn until he can come up with a better plan. To help him he's got "The Schnozzle" Jimmy Durante and potential substitute mother Sally Eilers.... and it's all sweet and puppetee. And it all goes down way too easy, if you ask me. Simple smile maker, unremarkable, with likable characters."