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75 T5 Double Wedding (1937) - Jun 19, 2017
"This is better than it should be. Very generic in the she ...... him till she ..... him plot with a meant to deceive (no chance but that was the way these things went back then) sideplot. However well enough played and becomes laugh out loud funny once Powell and Loy are linked. Even in their solo scenes they are both good value here. If you let yourself accept the movie values of the time this is quite a good watch."
30 T1 Samurai Wolf II (1967) - Jun 19, 2017
"Far weaker than SWolf 1, lots of sword action but perhaps too much as I felt it was all a bit tedious near the end. The characters never really become involving."
40 T2 Gravity (2013) - Jun 15, 2017
"What you end up with when there's a lot of money but nothing else. Visually 10/10 that's the "40". See it on as big a screen with as high a quality as possible. But, aside from some tense must grab that anchor point bits all else is a grade A fail. Having big name actors was a distraction esp as the characters were completely unengaging. The incessant and GRATING musical soundtrack had me actually saying "shut it" toward the end. The movie that fell to Earth with a flat splat. Vapid."
10 T1 Ex-Lady (1933) - Jun 11, 2017
"No point beating around the bush...this was simply boring. Very wooden performances, the review here by PUNQ describes this one very eloquently. Gave up after 30 minutes and liberally applied fast forward to hop and skip to the end. As for "comedy", not much at all."
20 T1 Full House (2004) - Jun 04, 2017
"Unfortunately this is a typical Korean romcom series. As such it is well made but has a silly storyline (from a good idea) over-emoting, overacting, whiny female parts, overbearing male parts, some are super wealthy idlers, side characters that are annoying (one pair particularly so). Genre lovers will probably cope with all that & like it but for all others, run, don't walk to the exit. Some Korean series are good as they rise above the standard K-drama tropes, this one actively embraces them."
75 T5 A High Wind in Jamaica (1965) - May 19, 2017
"Set design 10/10 & well acted but somehow just doesn't quite engage. Perhaps Quin & Coburn are usually such "good people" that you don't feel the children are in real peril - also the time & country that it it was made in seems, in the back of the mind, to preclude the possibility of a truly nasty movie & so takes away any edginess. "hilarious"? well, no. "Rollicking", no - it is in no way a swashbuckler. Watchable? Certainly, but for this viewer, there is an indefinable something missing here."
75 T5 The Street Fighter (1974) - May 19, 2017
"Fairly typical older style martial arts V gangsters pic. A bit gorier than some. Sonny Chiba does his best Bruce Lee grimacing a bit too much but Lee was the in-thing at the time. Having said that, it is the onscreen presence of Chiba as the morally questionable hero that elevates this above run of the mill. Basically genre fans only but it is above average in its class."
55 T3 Yaj├╗ shisubeshi (1980) - May 17, 2017
"Well portrayed story of a serial killer who inhabits his own cold & lonely world, the inhabitants of the real world have no significance to him other than as obstacles or opportunities for profit....trouble for this viewer was that it didn't engage. A gripping movie will keep you glued to the screen till the end even if well past snoozetime, you simply can't leave. I left for that snooze midway through. This may not have aged well? NB site tag of "not good" is a bit unfair, "55" is middle ground"
85 T7 Montage (2013) - May 17, 2017
"Well acted and shot chase after a kidnapper plot. The summary above doesn't do this one proper justice...without wishing to give much away, I can only say that the situation is complex. I am very ambivalent about Korean films in general as the quality of mainstream productions can vary so wildly but this one is the gem that you go through the dross to find."
70 T5 George Washington Slept Here (1942) - May 14, 2017
"A somewhat thin old style comedy but entertaining enough especially if you are naturally inclined to movies of this vintage. Not riotous, more quiet chuckles every now and then esp from the secondary characters. The "fixing" of the farmhouse itself is very much off screen. Not close in quality to Mr Blandings..." but OK enough."