209 – Roman Holiday (1953)

meanwhile at the local glory hole

meanwhile at the local glory hole

Good film.Basic rom/com stuff that’s been done time and time again rehashed redone and spat out again.But this is one of the early ones that manages to get it spot on.Story goes;a young princess sneaks out of the palace place and meets Gregory Peck and does all the normal stuff she wouldn’t be allowed to do.He plans to sell pics and a story of all this stuff but falls for her in the end and has a change of heart.The ending wasn’t what i expected but then i remembered the title of the film and see it was better this way.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     8
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –    YES
OVERALL     –  AUDREY HEPBURN IS A FINE LOOKING WOMAN.

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227 – All Quiet on The Western Front (1930)

No!Not Knickleback! Turn it offffffffff!

No!Not Knickleback! Turn it offffffffff!

An old war movie,hate ’em.I had to look up to see what war this was half way through because i didn’t have a clue.The film starts witha bunch of kids in school.Their teacher gives them a big power speech on how noble it is to be in the war and the class cheers on and all sign up.You even hear one say “no more lessons woo hoo” ,if i had the choice between school and war i’d probably be back in school not paying attention to History class again.This paints war is a realistic light.Lots of gunfire,lots of hiding in trenches and a shit load of explosions.The bombing of the grave yard is particularly crazy.Don’t expect a happy ending.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     4.5
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –    SAD AS FUCK.

228 – La Haine (1995)

Bang! and the dirt is gone

Bang! and the dirt is gone

La Haine is a French film and roughly translates as A Whales Vagina.Set in a gritty 90’s Paris against a backdrop of social turmoil stemming from an attack on a youth by the Police.The film focuses on 3 friends and follows them over a 24 hour period or there abouts.In the beginning there are riots and a cop loses his gun,Vinz finds it and the rest of the film asks the question ‘is it okay to kill a cop if they killed one of your friends?’ The final scene also;i didn’t see it coming.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     7.6
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –    GREAT,LOTS URBAN COULTURE