120 – The General (1926)

Buster knocks over a table so he can get a cheap feel of missus tits.Smart guy.

Buster knocks over a table so he can get a cheap feel of missus tits.Smart guy.

I just realised there are an awful lot of silent movies on the list near the top.In The General we have Buster Keaton as a train driver who tries to enlist in the American civil war but can’t because he’s a skilled worker.So by chance he stumbles onto a plot by the the other side to ambush his side,the confederates. There’s a big train chase that ensues and for a film from 1926 this feels like it must have had a massive budget.I liked this better than the Chaplin films because unlike Chaplins where he gets the shit end of the deal from the girls,Keaton love story has progression and they end up together in the end and there’s no mind fuckery to be had.
A good film and Keatons acting is superb,the facial expressions alone are hilarious.

IMDB RATING      –     8.2
MY RATING     –    8.1
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –  FUNNY.FOR A FILM OF IT’S AGE THE PICTURE QUALITY IS EXCELLENT.

 

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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

234 – Manhattan (1979)

Knobs

Knobs

This is a Woody Allen film.I thought i didn’t like woody,i think i probably watched one of his films 15 years ago and just didn’t get his humour,but not i think it’s not so bad.Its got a few good Jew jokes.A bit self deprecating.The films about some New York hipster type intellectuals and their interaction and relationships with each other.The plot is a 42 year old guy is dating a 17 year old and dumps her to pursue another chick closer her age then changes his mind and tries to get the teenager back but it’s too late because she’s leaving for England.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     7
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –     NOT THE WORST,A FEW GOOD LINES IN IT