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Saturday, August 07, 2010

75-50

So today we continue with the countown in that Channel 4 sort of way with numbers 75 all the way down to50.

75The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford [Blu-ray]Visually stunning. Capturing the old world wild west and proving that moody Brad Pitt can even act sometimes as well. The blurring of the edges make it feel like it was filmed in the 1800's. A cowboy biopic... I loved it.


74The Game (1997)
The GameIt twits and turns like a twisty turney thing, and Michael Douglas rides it like the rollercoaster it is. A proper thriller requiring proper thought - Happy Birthday Bro.


73Blazing Saddles (1974)
Blazing Saddles [Blu-ray]So many hilarious set pieces in here, it's almost impossible to know where to start. The re-fried beans or "This is the hand I shoot with" to name but two. I have a memory of watching this with my Dad and the pair of us rolling about laughing all the way through. Love it.


72Cape Fear (1962)
Cape FearNot the remake, but the original. They're both good, but this one is my favourite. The innocence of the time is shattered by the evil Robert Mitchum.


71Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters [Blu-ray]More Bill Murray comedy here. Really well put together SciFi / Fantasy / Comic Book work with some great special effects at the time. Sigourney Weaver takes her Sci Fi goddess role to a whole new level. Just don't cross the streams.


70Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Lucky Number Slevin [Blu-ray]Snappy, witty, fast paced, convoluted cinema beauty. A few heavyweight actors in the shape of Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley create one of the most fun "Mistaken Identity" movies since "North by NorthWest"


69The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Magnificent Seven Collection (4pc) (P&S Ws) [Blu-ray]The epitome of Western's. Based on the Seven Samurai, seven almost good guys do their best to try to save a mexican village.


68Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Blu-ray Book)Gene Wilder (Blazing Saddles) again, and a cast that bring Roald Dahl's original novel to life. A superb all round family movie which left us such gems as the "Umpa Lumpa Song"


67Deliverance (1972)
Deliverance [Blu-ray]What starts of as a lads adventure weekend so becomes something else entirely. Burt Reynolds playing a serious role for a change and making a damn good job of it too. If you go down in the woods today, you'd better not go alone.


66E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (Widescreen Edition)Mr Spielberg again. This he claims is his love story, and it truly melted the hearts of the world in 1982. Put Drew Barrymore positively on the map and gave us two stand out phrases. "Ouch!" and "ET Phone Home". Beautiful.


65Ironman (2008)
Iron Man (Ultimate Two-Disc Edition + BD Live) [Blu-ray]More Comic Book Adventuring, with the return of Robert Downey Junior to form. A really great action movie with a snappy / non-pc script. Must be fun to be Tony Stark.


64James Bond (1962)
James Bond Ultimate Collector's SetThe whole lot. If I had to pick one it would be a Connery, or a Craig, but don't make me pick. From Dr.No all the way through to Quantum of Solace there's hardly a bad one in there. Let's hope they can sort out the legal and financial issue and make at least one more - unfinished business here.


63Shaun Of The Dead (2004)
Shaun of the Dead [Blu-ray]Simon Pegg made the leap from TV to the big screen with this (first of it's genre) Rom-Zom-Com. Who'd have a thought a Romantic Zombie Comedy could be so much fun. Hundereds of classic moments....  Red.


62The Iron Giant (1999)
The Iron Giant [Blu-ray]You could be forgiven for thinking this is the cartoon version of Ironman - it most definitely is not. It is beautifully drawn though and set in 50's paranoid east coast USA. A joy for all the family - but especially the boys.


61Zulu (1964)
ZULU (1964) (BLU-RAY)Michael Caine's posh boy in South Africa. "The army doesn't like more than one disaster in a day. Looks bad in the newspapers and upsets civilians at their breakfast."


60Hot Fuzz (2007)
Hot Fuzz (Ultimate Edition) [Blu-ray]More of Mr Pegg now. This time it's Cops and Robbers in the country-shire. It seems he has a passion for jumping over fences too. More wit and wisdom than you can shake a stick at.


59Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl [Blu-ray]The only "Pirates" movie worth watching. Seriously, part 2 and 3 never should have been considered, but then they made such a good job of the first one, the studio were desperate for a repeat performance. Ah well, you can't have it all ways.


58Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Planet of the ApesThere's something about Charlton Heston on a horse on a beach realising what's happened.  It just works. God damn them all to hell. (or something similar)


57Shrek (2001)
Shrek (Full Screen Single Disc Edition)Dreamworks animation here and great family fun with loads of hidden jokes for the grown ups and lots of entertainment for the kids.  Just a shame they've milked it to death with a further three movies that they really didn't need. Shrek & Donkey's banter is superb.


56The Exorcist (1973)
The Exorcist (Extended Director's Cut & Original Theatrical Edition) [Blu-ray]Terrifying on so many levels. You'll never look at a bump in the loft in the same way ever again. Quite bad language for a teenager too..... tut tut.


55The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
The Man Who Would Be KingConnery & Caine in a Roald Dahl masterpiece. Close to the book (which is a great read). Almost usurped by Billy Fish (the translator). 


Billy Fish: He wants to know if you are gods.
Peachy Carnehan: Not gods - Englishmen. The next best thing.


54The Princess Bride (1987)
The Princess Bride [Blu-ray]A hero's and heroin's story here with loads of good vs evil going on. All grandfather's should read their grandchildren books like this. Be wary of the Man in Black but there is only one line though: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."


53Bourne Identity/Supremacy/Ultimatum (2002)
The Bourne Trilogy (The Bourne Identity | The Bourne Supremacy | The Bourne Ultimatum) [Blu-ray]Paul Greengrass gives the bond movies a proper wake up call with all out action. Matt Damon surprises everyone and pulls it off. Turns out he's a really good actor after all. If only he could remember what had happened to himself ?


52Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid (1969)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [Blu-ray]Cowboys with 70's gloss. Fantastic chemistry between Newman and Redford make this unmissable. Quite a long chase really...


51King Kong (1933)
King Kong (Blu-ray Book)The original one, not the remake. A great rainy, Sunday afternoon, cup of tea and biscuits movie. Nothing like as horrific today as it was in 1933, but still a great story and shorter than the most recent remake meaning just a tad more watchable for that reason.


50Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels [Blu-ray]Both barrels blew everyone away in 1998 when this emerged. Fast paced, witty dialogue, zippy edits, a fresh look to the british gangster movie. All round good stuff.  The formula may well have been over done since then though.



And finally Sunday's list will be a little longer, being from number 49 all the way down to number 11....
 

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