128 – Touch of Evil (1958)

If only they'd blow this fucker up at the start of the film and not the other guy.

If only they’d blown this fucker up at the start of the film and not the other guy.

Orson Welles stars in the hot steamy pile of shit.My god this is one terrible film,from the guy who brought us Citizen Kane this is a travesty.The story is a weird one and takes about 25 minutes before you even get into it.Let me give you the gist of what it’s about.A car crossing the border from Mexico to America blows up just across the border(U.S.A) and the cops land in to see what’s the story.Meanwhile a Mexican cop and his new wife are entering the states on their honeymoon.He offers to help.The american cop is as bent as a dogs hind leg and only the Mexican can see this.While he’s helping with the car bomb case and investigating the cop his wife gets into all sorts of trouble with some ‘dope heads’ who drug her,blow “reefer” smoke on her and all other kinds of shit.Then the cops arrest her for drug charges because they can “practically smell the dope on her”.Fucking retarded.And the bad guy is some kind of Gomez Addams looking dude.I wouldn’t place this film on the top 1000.

IMDB RATING      –     8.2
MY RATING     –    4
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –  TOUCH OF EVIL?TOUCH OF SHIT MORE LIKE.

138 – No Country for Old Men (2007)

This shot looks just like Andy Warhols Elvis as a cowboy print.

This shot looks just like Andy Warhols Elvis as a cowboy print.

A Coen Brothers film here and they’re back on form too.They had a couple of flops preceding this film,but you the way the work.They usually do a comedy than a serious film.I think if the casting had been different then this film could have been a bit further down the list.Josh Brolin has come a long way since The goonies.If you’ve been living in a cave,or Ireland,and haven’t seen it i’ll outline the plot for you.Brolin stumbles on a drug deal gone awry and decides to take 2 million from the scene.He’s then persude by a crazy bounty hunter hired to find him played by Bardem.Bardem says ‘fuck that’ and kills the guys who hired him and goes for the whole 2 million.So the Woody Harillson is hired to get the money and/or kill Bardem all the while Tommy Lee Jones is chasing whoever he can find.It’s a long film and when you think it’s over there’s always more and then all of a sudden,boom,roll credits.The first time i watched it it must have taken me an hour to realise it’s set in the 70’s.

IMDB RATING      –     8.2
MY RATING     –    8.2
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  ACTING/CINEMATOGRAPHY/LIGHTING ALL BELOW PAR.EXCELLENT.

145 – Platoon (1986)

There was some title screens at the beginning saying "Cambodia - 1967" and then this came up and for a nano second i thought the forest they were in was called Forest Whitaker.Derp.

There was some title screens at the beginning saying “Cambodia – 1967” and then this came up and for a nano second i thought the forest they were in was called Forest Whitaker.Derp.

War.What is it good for?Absolutely nothing.Platoon is written and directed by Oliver Stone and he’s done a great job is showing the in-humanity and reality of the Vietnam war.Charlie Sheen is the lead as Chris,a middle class college student who drops out,against his parents wishes,and enlists as private first class artillery.So basically a front line soldier.He does this because he believes it’s unethical for all the second class citizens to be fighting for his freedom while he sits on his ass.In the beginning of the film Chris in naive and over analysis’s his fellow platoon members.And because he’s middle class they hate his guts.By the end of the film Chris has become what he despised at the start and we see the effect war has on the human mind.There’s some really brutal scenes that I would say pretty much happened as-is. Stone also touches on the narcotic abuse by the american army,i think some 70% of vets returning had to be treated for opiate withdraw when they got back home.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –    7.8
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  DISTURBING.KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR JOHNNY DEPP,THAT FUCKERS IN THERE SOMEWHERE.