167 – Network (1976)

a "tired and emotional" Eamonn Dunphy

a “tired and emotional” Eamonn Dunphy

 

Network tells the story of a news caster,Howard Biel,who goes a bit bananas.He starts by going on a massive rant on live t.v. saying the country is bullshit.He then garners a big  fan base and the ratings go through the roof.The t.v. execs revamp the show and give him another 15 episodes.It seems like the whole format of the show is the basis for fox news.Just some mad fucker shouting stuff at you.He reminded me of Bill O’Reily plonk off ‘Fucks News’ or another of them fox wanchors.There’s a few good bits of dialogue in the film but on the whole it just seems a bit average.
IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –     6.1
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –  SOMEONE BUY FAYE DUNAWAY A BRA.

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199 – Rocky (1976)

now my shirt is chafing me

now my shirt is chafing me

I wouldn’t be a massive fan of the Rocky films.I don’t know if it’s the low budget look or Stallone’s big dumb voice that annoys me but there’s definitely something that doesn’t sit well with me.Rocky’s about a higher goon who boxs and gets the chance to fight a champ.He trains up.Gets the girl.Throw some mental anguish into the mix and there’s your film.In the beginning he has a small fight and get a total of $40.$40 to get your face bust up?Fuck that.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     6
SEEN BEFORE     –   YES
RECOMMEND?     –    NO
OVERALL     –  NOT GREAT.VERY DATED.

244 – In the heat of the night (1967)

This is Spartaaaaaaa!

This is Spartaaaaaaa!

Set in Mississippi in the 60’s,this film is about racism.Mr Tibbs is a black police officer for Philadelphia who is passing through a backward hick town when he gets mistaken for a suspect in a murder case.Once they find out he’s one of the best homicide detectives in his city he gets roped into helping.Now this is a GREAT film.Some spot on acting form Sidney Poitier ,his best work since Lethal weapon in my option.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     8
SEEN BEFORE     –     NOPE
RECOMMEND?     –     FUCK YEAH
OVERALL     –     COTTON PICKINGLY GREAT,BOY.