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Weekend Movie Marathon: 8/28 - 8/30
« on: August 28, 2009, 02:35:13 PM »
Weekend Movie Marathon
8/28 - 8/30
Time for another WEEKEND MOVIE MARATHON. This weekend I decided not to have any theme. I just wanted the freedom to watch anything I am in the mood for (except horror of course). I do plan on working throughg some of my unwatched collection though.

As I said... I do want to watch some of my unwatched collection. Is there anything here you would recommend? I am doing this the easy (lazy) way. I am just copying and pasting my unwatched.txt file here. So please... don't recommend any of the horror ones!  :P

My Unwatched List:
The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Abomination: Evilmaker 2
Adventures of the Flying Cadets (Movie Serial)
Altered States
An Angel for Christmas
Assassins of Youth
The Bat
Battleship Potemkin
Beat the Devil
Big Top Pee Wee
Black Sunday
Captain Video: Master of the Stratosphere (Movie Serial)
Cartoon Craze: Superman: The Bulleteers
Cartoon Craze: Superman: Showdown
Chain Reaction
Chocolat
Circus of Fear
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
Crossroads
Cyrano de Bergerac
Darkman 2: Return of Durante
Darkman 3: Die Drakman Die
The Darkness
The Dead Pool
Deadly Drifter
Destination Moon
The Devil Bat
Diabolique
Die, Sister Die
Dirty Harry
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Phibes Rides Again
Drums of Fu Manchu (Movie Serial)
The Enforcer
Farewell to Arms
Flesh Feast
Forty Guns
Foxes
Full Frontal
G-Men vs. The Black Dragon (Movie Serial)
God Told Me To
Gone with the Wind
Gorgo
The Gorilla
The Green Hornet (Movie Serial)
Hellboy
Holt of the Secret Service (Movie Serial)
The House Where Evil Dwells
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Through the Ages
Jack the Ripper
Jaws: The Revenge
Jungle Jim (Movie Serial)
Kennel Murder Case
Kill Cruise
Laser Mission
Last Best Chance
Left Behind 2
Little Shop of Horrors
Lost City (Movie Serial)
Lost City of the Jungle (Movie Serial)
Lost Planet (Movie Serial)
Magnum Force
Majestic
Messiah of Evil
Nabonga
The New Adventures of Tarzan (Movie Serial)
Norma Rae
One Eyed Jack
Pajama Game
Phantom Creeps (Movie Serial)
Primal Fear
Radar Men from the Moon (Movie Serial)
Reefer Madness
The Return of Chandu (Movie Serial)
Return of the Boogeyman
Return of the Magnificent Seven
Ricochet
The River: Legend of La Llorona
Road to Bali
Rocky Balboa
S.O.S. Coast Guard (Movie Serieal)
Scared to Death
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green
The Shunned House
Sisters of Death
Sleep Disorder
The Somnambulists
The Stranger
Sudden Impact
Theater of Blood
Tron
The Vigilantes are Coming (Movie Serial)
Vulture's Eye
Undersea Kingdom (Movie Serial)
Up From Zero
Web of the Spider
White Fang to the Rescue
White Zombie
Winners of the West (Movie Serial)
Woodland Haunting 2
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 8/28 - 8/30
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009, 03:01:47 PM »
These below also match my unwatched list, so any reviewed would be great;

beat the devil
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
full frontal
norma rae
ricochet


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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 8/28 - 8/30
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2009, 07:05:33 PM »

Destination Moon
ndustrialist John Archer, former general Tom Powers and research scientist Warner Anderson collaborate on a manned rocketship with an atomic engine, convinced that the nation that militarily controls the Moon controls the Earth as well. But as their work crews construct the spaceship "Luna" in the Mohave Desert, insidious foreign-inspired propaganda turns the tide of public opinion against them. Realizing that the project's enemies can use the law to halt the launch, Archer, Powers, Anderson and electronics technician Dick Wesson decide to make a hasty pre-dawn liftoff in the untested rocket - DESTINATION MOON!

Years before the first U.S. satelittes were launched, and nearly two decades before man first set foot on the lunar surface, George Pal's DESTINATION MOON depicted these future events with a high degreeof technical accuracy - and opened the floodgates of '50's science fiction.


Stars:
John Archer
Warner Anderson
Tom Powers
Dick Wesson

My Thoughts:
This is one of the DVD that our good friend Roger sent me. I never even heard of it before he told me he was sending it. It's not a bad movie... but it is a little on the slow side for my taste. Some of the scenes were entertaining though. While the special effects on this one is definitely dated... I did get a kick out of most of them. And the movie does pick up a bit towards the end. So while this is far from a great movie... it does have some entertainment value.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 8/28 - 8/30
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009, 08:18:16 PM »

Beat the Devil
A quartet of international crooks -- Peterson, O'Hara, Ross and Ravello -- is stranded in Italy while their steamer is being repaired. With them are the Dannreuthers. The six are headed for Africa, presumably to sell vacuum cleaners but actually to buy land supposedly loaded with uranium. They are joined by others who apparently have similar designs.

Stars:
Humphrey Bogart
Jennifer Jones
Gina Lollobrigida
Robert Morley
Peter Lorre

My Thoughts:
OK... I tried... honest I did. But I just could not get into this movie to save me. I found it extremely slow and boring. And with the stars that are in this movie I had expected at least a decent movie. But I found myself looking up at the clock to see how much more I had to endure so I could review this movie. After looking up to the clock about 10 times and seeing only half an hour gone by I knew I had to give this one up. There was just no way I felt I could get through it. I was either going to need to shut it off or I would have fallen asleep from boredom. Thank God I didn't spend any money on this DVD... as it was on of the free movies I got in that boxset for buying Total Movie magazine. I am feeling a little generous though... instead of rating this movie a zero... I will give it half a star. And this is do to no more then the fact that there is some great classic stars in this movie... so I will give it half a star for the star power in this movie alone.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 8/28 - 8/30
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009, 11:24:53 PM »
I wasn't much in the mood for movies today... I will have to try to play catch-up tomorrow.
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 8/28 - 8/30
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009, 11:35:56 PM »
Of your listed films, I'd say you would like Theater of Blood...but that's horror so you're not allowed to watch it right now.  Maybe Forty Guns?  Hey, it's not that long as I recall...  :D

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 8/28 - 8/30
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2009, 01:05:49 PM »

Rush Hour 2
Last time they nearly destroyed L.A., now they're about to break China! Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker reprise their roles as mismatched detectives in this smash-hit follow-up that's even "faster and funnier than the first!" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)

Reunited in Hong Kong, the two cops look forward to a much-needed vacation. But their plans go up in smoke when a bomb explodes in the American Embassy. Suddenly, they're tracking a group of slippery suspects, including a beautiful assassin (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Zhang Ziyi) and a mysterious mobster (John Lone, The Last Emperor). With their irresistible mix of head-spinning action and gut-busting comedy, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan prove they're the team to beat in this can't-miss movie that delivers the entertainment rush of the year!


Stars:
Jackie Chan
Chris Tucker
John Lone
Zhang Ziyi

My Thoughts:
After watching the first on not too long ago I felt like watching this one to follow it up with. It is a good one... I enjoyed seeing Chris Tucker out of his element this time. Well for half the movie anyway. While it is a good story... I do think I enjoyed the first one a little more. One of these days I will need to get part 3 of this series.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 8/28 - 8/30
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2009, 04:19:28 PM »

Speed
Hold on tight for a rush of pulse-pounding thrills, breathtaking stunts and unexpected romance in a film you'll want to see again and again. KEANU REEVES stars as Jack Traven, an L.A.P.D. SWAT team specialist who is sent to diffuse a bomb that a revenge driven extortionist (DENNIS HOPPER) has planted on a bus. But until he does, Jack and one of the passengers (SANDRA BULLOCK) must keep the bus speeding through the streets of Los Angeles at more than 50 miles per hour - or the bomb will explode. A high-octane chase of suspense, nonstop action and surprise twists, SPEED is a joyride sure to keep everyone on the edge of their seats.

My Thoughts:
This was either the first or second thing I ever seen Sandra Bullock in... and I have been a fan of her's every since. I got this movie about 5 months ago and watched it right away. Then today just had the urge to watch it again. I  enjoyed every minute of this movie. It has good non-stop action. Sure... there is a lot of scenes in this movie that is unbelievable... but if you can suspend believability this is a great action packed bus trip. When it comes to DVD extras on this release I was a bit disappointed. Sure... there is a couple audio commentaries. But that is all you get. Not even the theatrical trailer... which many of you know is a pet peeve of mine.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


NOTE: This is the second time I reviewed this movie here... no need to add it to the list  as my opinion hasn't changed.
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 8/28 - 8/30
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2009, 07:02:41 PM »

Son of the Mask
More mischief...more mayhem...more magic! The Mask is back. A decade after wreaking havoc in Edge City, the legendary Mask of Loki finds its way into the hands of cartoonist Tim Avery (Jamie Kennedy), whose new son is born with the Mask's spectacular powers. The newborn boy an d the family's jealous dog engage in a boy versus bowser battle royale for control of the Mask that turns the household upside down. But the really BIG trouble begins when Loki himself (Alan Cumming), the god of mischief, comes looking for his Mask and he's willing to do whatever it takes to get it back. Co-starring Traylor Howard and Bob Hoskins.

Stars:
Jamie Kennedy
Alan Cumming
Traylor Howard

My Thoughts:
My daughter and I felt like watching a movie together... and she picked this one out. While there is some laughs to be had in this movie... I think I prefer the first one a little more. I did like seeing Traylor Howard in this movie. I always enjoyed her in the TV Series Monk. This is a good movie when you are just in the mood to watch something silly that you don't need to think about at all.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

Pete

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: 8/28 - 8/30
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2009, 08:25:21 PM »
I prefer the first one too Pete but my niece and nephews (ages 3-8) like the second one best.