139 – It Happened One Night (1934)

The annoying singing car driver.

The annoying singing car driver.

It Happened One Night is a bit of a misleading title.The film is about a wall street millionaires daughter who is being held captive by her father escaping and trying to cross america in order to meet her husband who she eloped with against her fathers wishes.On this journey,which spans 3 nights,she meets Clark Gable.Clark looks out for her as she’s a spoiled brat and hasn’t a clue about anything.She gets robbed of her luggage and money so Gable tries to take her to New York.There’s a few pretty bits along the way.And obviously they fall for each other,but in classic stories like this wires get crossed and they get split up.The last 15 minutes of the film are tough,you keep thinking will they won’t they hook up.Good film.Maybe if ten minutes were shaved off it somewhere it would be better.

IMDB RATING      –     8.2
MY RATING     –    8.1
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  A CLASSIC.GOOD SING SONG ON THE BUS SCENE.

152 – Annie Hall (1977)

chris walken has a small part

chris walken has a small part

Here we have a classic Woody Allen film.In my teens i hated Allen and his neurotic personality but now i don’t mind him that much.He reminds me of Groucho Marx in this film for some reason.Maybe it’s all the one liners.Anyway the film focuses on relationships and this film chronicles the whole life cycle of his with Annie Hall.From the first encounter straight through to the highs and lows and ultimately the break up and dissolvement of the relationship. TherEs a few cameos in here too;a young Jeff Goldblum and Chistopher Walken and even Paul Simon.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –     7.3
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  OKAY.IF YOU READ BETWEEN THE LINES IN  A FEW SCENES YOU CAN SENSE HE’S A BIG OF A PAEDO.

176 – Groundhog Day (1993)

the dogging hot spot

the dogging hot spot

For those who haven’t seen Groundhog Day,it’s about a t.v.v weather man reliving the same day over and over again,February 2nd Groundhog day.That pretty much sums it up.Some times when he relives the day he’ll be a do gooder others he might be depressed and kill himself or on some he might try and seduce his producer played my Andie Mc Dowell all the while remembering what she likes and hates and changing what he says or does the next day to try and better the outcome.The film has a very 1980’s feel but i guess that has to do with writer/director/producer Harold Ramis,who wrote Ghostbusters and Caddyshack among others.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –     7.8
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  NOT BAD.WATCH IT ONCE.

209 – Roman Holiday (1953)

meanwhile at the local glory hole

meanwhile at the local glory hole

Good film.Basic rom/com stuff that’s been done time and time again rehashed redone and spat out again.But this is one of the early ones that manages to get it spot on.Story goes;a young princess sneaks out of the palace place and meets Gregory Peck and does all the normal stuff she wouldn’t be allowed to do.He plans to sell pics and a story of all this stuff but falls for her in the end and has a change of heart.The ending wasn’t what i expected but then i remembered the title of the film and see it was better this way.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     8
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –    YES
OVERALL     –  AUDREY HEPBURN IS A FINE LOOKING WOMAN.

223 – Beauty and The Beast (1991)

Pedobear sneaks a peek.

Pedobear sneaks a peek.

This one’s about bestiality and one girls quest to defy convention by having sex with a half wolf half lion type creature.All the while every fucking thing in the house is alive and watching you,i can’t imagine what it’d be like trying to take a dump in the place.And one more thing the candle is alive but what happens when the wax burns out?Does he die?

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     5.8
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –     TOO MUCH SINGING.

233 – Bring Up Baby (1938)

Hanging with a leopard.

Hanging with a leopard.

This one gave me a headache.I can’t see how someone could have sat  through this in a cinema.Its about this fast talking scatterbrained woman and this mild mannered pushover dinosaur bone guy (Grant) and a leopard that escapes.Hi-jinks ensue.Let me save you 97 minutes of your life;they fall in love by the end and kiss.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     4
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –     BAD