79 – L.A. Confidential (1997)

Bendy bullet flies upwards.

Bendy bullet flies upwards.

LA Confidential is one of them early Russel Crowe films where he was actually good.He plays the hard hitting cop with a penchant for avenging beaten women.Guy Pearce plays the by-the-book up and comer cop.But by the end of the film we see he’s changed and becomes more like Crowe.LA Confidential is a good old film,first time i’ve seen it,not much at fault here:good cast,engaging story,well shot,few topless scenes in it.The only  thing i fault in it,and this is pretty minor,is farmer Hogetts bad northern Iish accent and his adding of ‘boyo’ to every second sentence.Beside that it’s a good film you could sit down and watch on a Friday night with your parents.

IMDB RATING      –     8.3
MY RATING     –    8.4
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  GOOD FILM.I MAY WATCH IT AGAIN IN A FEW MONTHS.I WAS WATCHING IT ON A TABLET AND THERE WAS TOO MUCH STUFF HAPPENING IN THE ROOM SO I WASN’T 100% FOCUSED.

87 – Some Like It Hot (1959)

Marilyn Manson wears this dress where it looks like there's no top to it and her tits are hanging out.

Marilyn Manson wears this dress where it looks like there’s no top to it and her tits are hanging out.

Some like it hot is a rom/com with Marilyn Monroe as the supporting actress.Not a bad fim over all,some great jokes and Lemmon is spot on.It’s set during the prohibition in Chicago in 1939 i think.There’s a scene at the beginning that i completely forgot about where there’s a high speed chase involving a coffin full of whiskey that gets shot up.For a few minutes i thought maybe there was two films called Some Like it Hot.The two main characters witness a gang executing about 6 guys from a rival gang who ratted him out to the cops and got his speak easy shut down.The guys then go on the run to Florida.The guys are musicians and dress as women to join the band in Florida.One of the guys falls in love with the singer/ukelele player (Monroe) and there’s a lot of clothes switching and hi-jinks ala Mrs. Doubtfire.

IMDB RATING      –     8.3
MY RATING     –    8
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  WELL WRITTEN AND CLEVERLY EDITED IN PARTS.