186 – The Graduate (1967)

second base,woo-hoo

second base,woo-hoo

Another stellar performance by Hoffman.Must be his third or fourth so far on the list.The Graduate is about this college graduate who returns home after 4 years in college and doesn’t know what to do and is a bit stressed.He then gets seduced by the wife of a couple his parents know.Fairly straight forward so far but then he starts to date the daughter of the woman and she goes a bit crazy and tells him he can’t go near her daughter.The final 20 minutes of the film are a mad dash for anyone to get married.It all gets a bit hectic.Paul Simon did the soundtrack for the film.So if you’re not a big fan of Simon & Garfunkle then you might not like this because there is TONS of their music in it.I did see Richard Dreyfus pop his head up with 1 line,small cameo before his got famous.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –     8.3
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  FUNNY.HOFFMANS REACTION TO SEEING HIS FIRST TIT IS HILARIOUS.

229 – Rainman (1988)

Which one's the retard?Who nose?

Which one’s the retard?Who nose?

The second film to feature Dustin on the list. He was a solid actor in his day before he got roped into that ‘Fockers’ franchise. Rainman is about a young wheeler dealer in the most literal sense,he sells fancy cars, who finds out he has an older brother with autism who is the beneficiary to 3 million bucks.In a bid to get some of the cash he kidnaps him bro and tries to get custody of him in order to have access to the cash.Tom Cruises character is a total douche bag and Cruise seems to be stuck in this role for the last 25 years.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     7.1
SEEN BEFORE     –     YEAH,ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO
RECOMMEND?     –     YEAH
OVERALL     –   NOT VERY P.C. AT TIMES

240 – Papillon (1983)

Indy ?

Indy ?

Well this was a long ‘un at two and a half hours but a good one for sure.On the whole the films about the human spirit and mans will to be free.But hey is it depressing watching a bunch of guys constantly get fucked over while trying to escape.A lot of the charters get killed after you’ve invested a lot in them and it doesn’t seem to bother the main characters too much, I guess you can’t get bogged down too much because you gotta look out for number one.Notable good scenes: the marching of the prisoners at the beginning with the cattle audio track overlay,the man collapsing and squashing a chicken and a few other ones i can’t think of at the moment.
First film with tits in it since I started the list.Illegal tits if you ask me too.Watch the film and you’ll see what I mean.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     7.3
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES,OVER 10 YEARS AGO
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –    DESCENT,AUDIO LEVELS FLUCTUATE