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« #9000 : March 23, 2011, 11:53:39 PM »

Killers from Space (1954) Peter Graves is the only commodity the producers conceded themselves in this cheapie-cheap production. Did they pay him (considering that he had just made Stalag 17)? The aliens'eyes always reminded me of this character by roman comedian Petrolini: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwm1HCHonjI based on the cartoon character Happy Hooligan. 3\10

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« #9001 : March 24, 2011, 02:37:01 AM »

Radar Men from the Moon (1952) I didn't see the entire serial but a movie about half lenght of the entire 12 episodes. If I had been a kid when this series was produced it would have been all I could wish to see in a cinema. The special effects are good and when they are not they are endearing in their naiveté. The pace is, as it happens often with these Republic serials, lightspeedy. 6\10


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« #9002 : March 24, 2011, 05:09:56 AM »

You're talking to the wrong person. You meant dave jenkins. 
Because Jenkins has a sense of humor. titoli, not so much.



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« #9003 : March 24, 2011, 10:25:13 AM »

Because Jenkins has a sense of humor.

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« #9004 : March 25, 2011, 01:16:10 AM »

Das Boot - The Director's Cut (1981) Usually the director's cut is no improvement on the theatrical cut, as it tends to add scenes which make little improvement on the story (There are exceptions, of course). This follows the rule, I guess. I ddin't see the original cut, but this restoration suffers from too many scenes which could have been cut without any significant loss. For example, the attack by depth bombs are two: one could have been eliminated or shortened. Anyway, the movie as it is is worth at least 8\10 as it makes the experience of submarine warfare definitive in the present state of movie art. Probably only the smell of the submarine life could add significantly to the experience.   


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« #9005 : March 25, 2011, 07:34:31 AM »

I Bury the Living (1958) This could have been, if a bit shorter, an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. It has enough suspense and loses pace only in the last half hour. 7\10


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« #9006 : March 25, 2011, 09:36:39 AM »

The Lady Without Camelias (1953) 8/10. A new star of the Italian screen (Lucía Bosé) marries the producer who discovered her, but she is soon made unhappy. This is an Antonioni film from the period before Antonioni was Antonioni--when he cared for little things like story and characters. In fact, maybe at this point he'd gotten himself confused with Vincente Minnelli: this film would fit in comfortably between The Bad and the Beautiful and Two Weeks in Another Town. The peek inside the Italian film industry circa 1952 is quite interesting, and the final sequence, in which a roving camera follows the heroine around the lot at Cinecittà, is an impressive piece of cinema.



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« #9007 : March 26, 2011, 10:40:51 AM »

Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962) You have to hand it to American International: they knew where to pick up good looking girls. This is a movie much indebted to a Bradbury's tale and other flicks (Forbidden Planet, of course) but it is enjoyable because it has girls, colours, sets. At IMDB they mention it as an inspiration for Star Trek. It might be, though I have never seen a single episode of that series. 7\10


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« #9008 : March 26, 2011, 02:12:39 PM »

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« #9009 : March 26, 2011, 10:47:57 PM »

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« #9010 : March 27, 2011, 07:41:11 AM »

First Spaceship on Venus (1960) As to budget, sets, costumes this is far ahead, I guess, of everything which was made in the 50's and early '60's. Most of the time you are not aware that this is 50 years old: a great achievement. Unfortunately, although the Lem's story is, if I have to believe what specialists say, very solid scientifically, it ihasn't got that pace which makes a movie a classic. So all the distributors who cut it were absolutely right. But it is still a 7\10.


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« #9011 : March 27, 2011, 09:09:17 AM »

Sucker Punch (2011) - 2/10. Consigned to a hellish asylum by her evil step-father, a girl known as Baby Doll apparently re-imagines (this is never explained) the place as a bordello where she and the other inmates (all women) must dance for paying customers (and provide other services, only hinted at in this PG-13 film). When dancing, Baby Doll goes into some kind of altered state that transports her into a fantasy world that operates exactly like a video game. Each time she dances, a new fantasy, a new game, with rules supplied by Scott Glenn (his presence in each of these, also, is never explained). During the first fantasy, Glenn gives her the recipe for escaping the bordello/asylum: she must collect a map, a lighter, a knife, and a key. When she explains this to the other girls they conceive a plan: Baby Doll will give four separate dances (when she dances, men are so mesmerized that they lose interest in anything else), and during each dance the women will take turns getting the next object they need. Success each time depends in part on Baby Doll's adventure: if she and the girls are able to get, say, the map in the game world, the girls in the real world (asylum) and semi-real world (bordello) will also be successful. Is your head starting to hurt? Hey, you didn't have to watch each of the fantasy sequences, which are long, tedious, impossible to follow, and look like shit. This is an awful, awful movie. Zach Synder, thanks for the sucker punch, we're through.



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« #9012 : March 27, 2011, 09:26:17 AM »

Sucker Punch (2011) - 2/10. Consigned to a hellish asylum by her evil step-father, a girl known as Baby Doll apparently re-imagines (this is never explained) the place as a bordello where she and the other inmates (all women) must dance for paying customers (and provide other services, only hinted at in this PG-13 film). When dancing, Baby Doll goes into some kind of altered state that transports her into a fantasy world that operates exactly like a video game. Each time she dances, a new fantasy, a new game, with rules supplied by Scott Glenn (his presence in each of these, also, is never explained). During the first fantasy, Glenn gives her the recipe for escaping the bordello/asylum: she must collect a map, a lighter, a knife, and a key. When she explains this to the other girls they conceive a plan: Baby Doll will give four separate dances (when she dances, men are so mesmerized that they lose interest in anything else), and during each dance the women will take turns getting the next object they need. Success each time depends in part on Baby Doll's adventure: if she and the girls are able to get, say, the map in the game world, the girls in the real world (asylum) and semi-real world (bordello) will also be successful. Is your head starting to hurt? Hey, you didn't have to watch each of the fantasy sequences, which are long, tedious, impossible to follow, and look like shit. This is an awful, awful movie. Zach Synder, thanks for the sucker punch, we're through.
You just confirmed what I suspected after seeing the trailer. I just couldn't believe that such a movie could exist but now I guess I have to.

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« #9013 : March 27, 2011, 10:07:47 AM »

Zach Synder, thanks for the sucker punch, we're through.

I don't know, I liked the animated owl movie he did last year. This one does look like shit.



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« #9014 : March 27, 2011, 08:00:28 PM »

Invasion of Body Snatchers (1955) Had never noticed Sam Peckinpah in the credits before. 8\10


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