195 – The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

i hate when i'm trying to play solitaire and some fucker beside me keeps telling me where to move the cards

i hate when i’m trying to play solitaire and some fucker beside me keeps telling me where to move the cards

I seen the remake of this some 7-8 years ago and thought it was a pretty good film.The original here is great too.This one has a few good jokes and comical scenes,which the remake didn’t. The film’s about a bunch of soldiers in Korea ,or somewhere like that,that are ambushed,brain washed and exported back to America to a heros welcome.One on the group is programmed to be a sleeper cell for the communists.There’s a few other bits and pieces but it’s better you watch it yourself.Frank Sinatra plays the lead and has an excellent fight scene.Good twist at the end.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     8
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –    YES
OVERALL     –  GOOD.THE 2004 REMAKE WASN’T A PLAY BY PLAY OF THIS.

207 – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

say pilgrim3 times in a mirror and the ghost of john wayne appears

say pilgrim 3 times in a mirror and the ghost of john wayne appears

John Wayne again.This guy gets around.This film’s in black and white but I’d bet you a fiver he’s wearing the same red shirt from the other two films off this list.This western is a little more bearable because JW isn’t the main character,it’s James Stewart.I don’t mind Stewart as an actor,there’s something about his accent and that southern drawl.Well about the film;it’s starts out GREAT,what with Wayne being dead and stuck in a box,then Stewart tells the tale of (see film title) in the style of one long flash back.Stewart is a lawyer and brings law and order to a small town out west that seems to be over run with highway men and the like.Not the worst western.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     5.7
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –    NO
OVERALL     –  MEH.GO SEE SERGIO LEONES STUFF INSTEAD.