Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Shrimp City - April Films

Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead (1991): I like silly 90's movies. ♥ ♥ ♥

The Secret Of NIMH (1982): One of my favorite childhood films. Such great artwork! Don Bluth is an amazing artist. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The Orphanage (El orfanato) (2007): Spanish spoken films are for some reason creepy enough as they are. But I guess that was all that was even remotely scary about this. It was beautifully done but fairly boring. ♥ ♥ ♥

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006): Aight. ♥ ♥ ♥

Devil (2010): The concept is pretty cool but somehow it turned out to be a bit, bleh. I guess it's worth the watch if you don't expect to much out of it. ♥ ♥ ♥

Hide and Seek (2005): Look at them trying to pull a Sixth Sense but failing horribly. ♥ ♥ ♥

Idle Hands (1999): I've seen this before but it was so different from what I remembered it to be! But! HILARIOUS. Such a bad movie, but the good kind. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Joe's Apartment (1996): Watched this a few days after I found the humongous cockroach in the middle of the street, so this came at just the right time. I cried with laughter. So so so funny and lame and awkward. I love it. Makes me want to do a crazy stop-motion animation with my dead cockroach. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987): Why would you make a bloodless vampire flick? Oh, 80's! You so silly! ♥ ♥ ♥

The Great Mouse Detective (1986): This is a better adaption of Sherlock Holmes than the BBC series. There. I said it. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The Gnome-Mobile (1967): So sweet! I loved the stuffed-animal puppets and the awkward grandpa gnome with no teeth. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Ice Cream Man (1995): I like my horror movies funny, kitsch and from the 90's. This was just that, plus some really awesome lame quotes (THAT'S WHAT I CALL A BRAIN FREEZE), great bad acting and a kid in an obvious fat-suit. Perfect. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008): One of those movies I like to watch on a sunday morning while ironing. Not great, but entertaining. Definitely not my favorite Indiana Jones. ♥ ♥ ♥

The Shining (1980): This is SO GOOD. I have seen this a trillion times and IT.JUST.KEEPS.GETTING.BETTER. I love the book but they did an AMAZING job with this film. The only thing I don't like about it is that I don't think Jack Nicholson is the right guy for the role. But I forgive them. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Funny Face (1957): I actually watched this because of the Gilmore Girls episode where Christopher shows Lorelai her favorite film in a drive-in theater he made for her. Which was this film, obviously, and I LOVED IT. Audrey Hepburn is amazing and beautiful and funny and they sing and dance and there is a song about the color pink! I mean, come on! (I used to hate anything musical-ish but I seem to really like it now? My taste in film is getting curiouser and curiouser...) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Fright Night (1985): Cliche story, but so much fun. Screenshots say it all. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The Ruins (2008): This was actually pretty bad but I really loved the vibe of this movie and I really want to watch it again? ♥ ♥ ♥

The Rite (2011): Beautiful! One big moving religious painting. Story was.. mweh. ♥ ♥ ♥

The Evil Dead (1981): My favorite horror trilogy of all time! I love the vibe and the colours and the gory stuff. Definitely not the last time I'm watching this. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn (1987): Same as one, never gets old. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Army of Darkness (1992): This is nothing like the first two Evil Deads but it is SO FUNNY. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Se7en (1995): WHAT'S IN THA BOXXXX! I love this, I love Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey and it's just a pretty great story. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Evil Bong (2006): This was so bad it's actually awesome. And hilarious. ♥ ♥ ♥

Revenge of the Nerds (1984): Classic for a reason! ♥ ♥ ♥

The Gingerdead man (2005): Yes, gingerDEAD man. Pretty amazingly awful. Can not believe Gary Busey did a B-movie like this haha. ♥ ♥ ♥

Ewoks: The Battle For Endor (1985): Very cute! I love ewoks! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Waxwork (1988): I loved this. 80's horrorflicks are the best! Great concept and great gore. Must see! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Black Sheep (1996): I feel like I should have seen this before? Pretty funny and I like David Spade (I dream about him regularly, not sure why). ♥ ♥ ♥

Gentlemen Broncos (2009): One of my favorite comedy films with two of my favorite actors of all time, Jemaine Clement and Sam Rockwell. It's just so awkward and I love the bad sci-fi stuff. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001): Yup. Watching it again. I love how this is 11 years old but still as perfect as it could ever be. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

You don't have to watch these: Ninjas VS Vampires (ranks high on the top 10 of worst movies I have ever seen), Shark Night, The Echoe, Bad Teacher, Dream House, Taken & The Unborn

Practical Magic (1998): I love witchcraft-films, especially from the 90's! And although this one was with actresses I don't particularly like (Sandra Bullock & Nicole Kidman) it was a true feel-good movie. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Doubt (2008): I don't really know what to think of this film. I loved the acting, and the topic is of course very relevant these days (it is about abuse within the Catholic Church), but it still left me feeling a bit "meh". It just missed something I guess? ♥ ♥ ♥

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957): OMG SO GOOD AND FUNNY AND AWESOME! I loved it! Especially the amazing sets and the awkward 'life lesson' at the end :') ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Don't Expect Too Much (2011): A documentary about We Can't Go Home Again, made with original material and recent interviews, by the director's widow. Not the best documentary, but very good and interesting to watch before the actual film. ♥ ♥ ♥

We Can't Go Home Again (1976): Very experimental and interesting film. It's always fascinating to watch films that don't contain a lineair narrative. I really enjoyed the way in which the video art, the normal shots, the voice-over and the music worked together to form a piece of total-art. ♥ ♥ ♥

Cat People (1942): Classic horror film, with a lot of amazing suspense & suggestion and a bit of a film noir vibe as well. And cats! Loved it. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984): Very beautiful early Miyazaki film. The graphics are just amazing, every shot is like a painting that you could watch for hours. The story was a bit too fighting-scene-driven for me, but the graphics totally made up for it. ♥ ♥ ♥

Iep! (2010): I just like Dutch films 'for children' so much better than the adult films. This was a very sweet and slightly absurdist film, that I really enjoyed. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I Walked With a Zombie (1943): SO GOOD. Perfect atmosphere, perfect story, perfect cinematographics. Love it, love it! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Curse of the Cat People (1944): This was even better than the first one!! I LOVED the story and the girl and there was even some Sleepy Hollow! Really good! Watch it, it will totally surprise you! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Spider-Man (2002): Meh, not too good. I just don't like Tobey Maguire as Spiderman and I cannot get over it. I just think the Spider-man films are a bit bland overall. ♥ ♥ ♥

Clue (1985): I am a HUGE Cluedo (the board game) fan and therefore it was only a matter of time before I watched this one. Of course, it was perfect. With a young Tim Curry and very lame jokes, you cannot go wrong! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Star Trek (2009): I was expecting to be really disappointed by this, but I actually really liked it! They kept al the cute awkward Star Trek humor and the story was pretty nice as well! And I grew accustomed to the new Kirk & Spock actors pretty quick. The fights were filmed a bit too wibbly-wobbly for my liking, but employing Leonard Nimoy as 'old Spock' totally made up for that! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The Body Snatcher (1945): The last film with both Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, and I loved it so much. Boris Karloff is so amazing in this film! I really loved the story (it's based on a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson) and the atmosphere in the film was just perfect. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The Bucket List (2007): This was quite a funny and nice movie, but not as good as I had hoped. Still, with Morgan Freemand and Jack Nicholson, it's all good. ♥ ♥ ♥

Eyes Wide Shut (1999): I watched this film as part of a second-chances-deal I'd made with a friend ("You will give this film another chance, and I will watch that one again!"). And I must say, it wasn't nearly as bad as I remembered it. Actually, I quite liked it! I just love love love the tension and slowness of most of Kubricks' films, and this one had a lot of that. But, (I'm sorry Rob) I still think it's pretty sexist. And I hate that. ♥ ♥ ♥

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975): Such a good film! I can watch this time and time again. I love Chief so much <3 And Jack Nicholson is so young! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Burn After Reading (2008): I have a collection of Coen Brothers films, but I had never seen this one. It was so funny and random and weird, and mode NO SENSE at all. I really enjoyed it and there were so many good actors in it! Pretty nice. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Batman Returns (1992): I had totally forgotten how utterly awesome this film is!! Penguin is so good, and Catwoman is my heroine. And Christopher Walken is Christopher Walken. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Grindhouse: Planet Terror (2007): Such a funny and ridiculous hommage to zombiefilms :') A bit flimsy at times, but oh well. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010): Yes, I watched it again. Love it. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Conclusion of this month: I LOVE VAL LEWTON <3 (Who wrote Cat People, Curse of the Cat People, The Body Snatcher and I Walked With a Zombie). Oh, and you don't have to watch The Lovely Bones.

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