38 – Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

This guy is super animated.He reminded me of the Bridges in Airplane.

This guy is super animated.He reminded me of the Bridges in Airplane.

Peter Sellers stars in this Kubrick classic.There wasn’t any credits after the film so i’m not sure how many characters he played but there’s at least 2.The film is about a military sergeant who’s a bit nuts,he has conspiracy theory’s about fluoride in the water and has a gattling gun hidden in his golf bag in his office,who single handily launches a nuclear war against the Russians.He issues a code which activates some 30-40 B-52’s directive of attacking Russian and dropping bombs all over the place.The president tries to stop it but doesn’t know the 3 digit cancellation code.It sounds like serious stuff right?But as the film goes on you realize that this is a dark humor,the film gets more and more daft as it nears its climax and i have to hand it to sellers he has his moments.I don’t think I’ve seen a comedy directed by Kubrick so far and it’s not all that bad,it just takes a little while to get into it.

IMDB RATING      –     8.5
MY RATING     –    7.8
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     – THE MILITARY CHIEF CHARACTER IS HILARIOUS,HIS FACIAL EXPRESSIONS ALONE CRACKED ME UP.

208 – Stalker (1979)

back when Woody Harrelson could speak Russian

back when Woody Harrelson could speak Russian

Pure horse shit.The worst film to-date by a long shot.If you’re looking for a better way to spend over two hours i’d recommend rubbing sand into your eyes or renting Sex & The City 2.It’s that bad guys.It seems this film was made with a tiny budget , no lighting so the black and white sequences are dark as fuck,the story’s fucked.You don’t have a notion of what’s going on till part 2 around half way through.This is exactly the philosophical art house shite they’d make you watch for ‘film’ studies in college and rave on about it.Let me sum up the plot in one sentence.There’s an alleged magic room that grants wishes and 3 guys go looking for it.It’s a hard watch.Too long.Contradicting bits all over the place.Boring.Monologues for the heck of it everywhere.Hell.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     2
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –    NO
OVERALL     –  WORST ONE YET.