103 – Batman Begins (2005)

The poor mans Matthew Mc Conaughey

The poor mans Matthew Mc Conaughey

Batman Begins is a great reboot of the old Batman franchise.It’s good to get back to the dark and sinister elemant that Tim Burton first started before it went all camp and neon with Clooney and Kilmer.Batman Begins tells how Bruce Wayne came to be Batman and bridges the gap from adolesents to grown man.It rurns out he went travelling and i’n not talking about a gap year in south east Asia.He gets spotted by Liam Neeson in a Chinese jail.Neeson is part of the League of Shadows,they’re a tough as nails ninja vigilate type group.This is where Bruce gets some good fighting skills.After all the ninja stuff Bruce decides to go back to Gotham to clean the place up,methaphorically.But as things are going good Liam Neeson shows up again and tries to kill Bruce.There was 1 bit that got my goat.When Bruce is training with Liam up in the mountains and burns it down to escape,Neeson almost slides off a cliff by Bruce saves him and takes him to some guys house who says he’ll look after him.Then later Neeson burns down Bruces manor and says”I need to restore the balance,you burned down my house and left me to die,consider us even”
Bullshit,Bruce saved you.For it to be even you’d have to come back into the burning house and pull him out.He didn’t.

IMDB RATING      –     8.3
MY RATING     –    8.3
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  THE BACKGROUND STUFF WAS GREAT.THERE’S A GOOD HALF OF THE FILM WITHOUT BATMAN.

137 – Jaws (1975)

No shit Sherlock

No shit Sherlock

Was there ever a movie about sharks before Jaws?I know they’re a dime a dozen now with Sharkoctapus and Megashark and Deep Blue Sea but i think it was Jaws that spawned them all.The first to die in this film,like all 80’s films,is someone who goes skinny dipping.The next day the guy who was swimming with her is walking the beach with the cop,Schneider,and he casually says “huh,i guess she drowned then”.Nonchalant  like,as if he was saying ‘i guess she lost her flip flops last night’.Callous fucker.Well as things progress the shark hangs around and eats a kid,then a man on a tiny boat and maybe one or two others by the end.The mayor wants to down play the whole thing because the 4th of July is coming up and the town is mainly for tourists.I wont go into the plot too much but there are some great performances form Richard Dreyfus,his laugh and dry wit crack me up,and the hard ass captain.The final 30 minutes i can’t flault.SFX are good,acting spot on and a good balance of dialogue with action.

IMDB RATING      –     8.2
MY RATING     –    8.4
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE IS EERILY HAUNTING.

141 – The Sixth Sense (1999)

"keep moving cheese dick" - Bruce Willis

“keep moving cheese dick” – Bruce Willis

Wow. Every time i watch The Sixth Sense i always get shocked by the ending.Not.The Sixth Sense has a re-watch value of zero.Once you’ve seen it then that’s it.Fuck buying the DVD.For those who haven’t seen it I’ll describe the plot.Bruce is a child psychologist and Osmond is a child with social problems and maybe a personality disorder.They work together to try and sort shit out.I can’t go much deeper than that without spoiling it.Toni Colette is great in this as is Willis,however i think i would have cast someone different as Bruce’s wife,maybe Naomi Watts and i hate Hailey Joel Osmend for some reason.Every time i see him i just want to punch him in his ugly jap-eyed face but i’m not sure who to cast for him.There’s not many kid actors around now,or even then when it came out.Maybe Arnie would have done it better.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –    7.2
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  SEE IT ONCE AND DON’T READ ANYTHING ABOUT IT BEFORE HAND.

144 – The Thing (1982)

someone get the marshmallows

someone get the marshmallows

John Carpenters The Thing is scary as shit.Good thing i was watching it at around 11a.m.The synopsis of the whole film is this:an alien lands on earth,gets frozen,thaws out and tries to assimilate everyone.There was just a few things I didn’t have a clue about.First an easy one;they find a space ship and not one person says alien once throughout the film.Secondly,here’s the big one,the alien attacks you and gets inside you and can control the human and all that.You’d think that’d be the end of it.But no,it has to have a massive scene where it explodes and another version of you comes out of it.what the fuck?Sure if it was already controlling you and had taken you over why this extra step?Major plot hole i think.But besides that stuff this is a good film.It has Kurt Russell,but when he was good,in it.It’s got some really tense looks back and forth between actors and has you questioning who may and may not be ‘a thing’.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –    8
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  WATCH IT LATE AT NIGHT WITH THE LIGHTS OFF.

161 – Finding Nemo (2003)

good monthy python reference

good monthy python reference

Finding Nemo is a cartoon about single parent familys.Where the fuck is Nemos mom?She died in the first scene?Walt Disney and your killing off of strong maternal figures in films.Bambi shit.This is one dark film.The scene with the sharks is fucking hilarious.It took me about 30 minutes to realize this is Australian film.Set in Sydney.Then i got thinking why the fuck does Nemos dad have an American accent?Then i thought about the whole absurnity of speaking fish and left it at that.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –     8
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  A GOOD FILM.ONE FOR THE ADULTS.

202 – The Exorcist (1973)

Get the Vanish Oxy Action out

Get the Vanish Oxy Action out

I don’t watch a lot of scary movies because i get a bit on edge after watching them.So i was a bit apprehensive when i put this on the last night,thinking I’d be scared shitless.But i wasn’t. I’ve seen the Exorcist parodied and lampooned so many times that the bits that were meant to scare me i found comical.The only thing that scared me was the audio bits.Like when the devil is speaking backwards and all that other shit.Not a bad film over all.That crucifix masturbation scene made me cringe,her box would be well bust up the way she was swinging that brass cross into her.Also,how did the devil even get into Reagan ?

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     6.7
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –    YES
OVERALL     –  WATCH AT NIGHT WITH THE LIGHTS OUT FOR BEST EFFECT.

222 – Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Jimmy's winning matches.....

Jimmy’s winning matches…..

Wow.What the fuck did i just watch?This film has some good bits (i.e. Mia Farrow getting her kit off at every turn about ) and some bad bits (i.e. the drug trip Satan rape scene ).Most of the film is a bit predictable and the ending isn’t what you’d expect,I won’t spoil it.The gist of the film is a young couple move to a new apartment and she gets plugged and her looks go from model to holocaust survivor from scene to scene.Long story short the baby is the spawn of the devil.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     6.1
SEEN BEFORE     –    NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –     DRUG SEQUENCES SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ME.