195 – The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

i hate when i'm trying to play solitaire and some fucker beside me keeps telling me where to move the cards

i hate when i’m trying to play solitaire and some fucker beside me keeps telling me where to move the cards

I seen the remake of this some 7-8 years ago and thought it was a pretty good film.The original here is great too.This one has a few good jokes and comical scenes,which the remake didn’t. The film’s about a bunch of soldiers in Korea ,or somewhere like that,that are ambushed,brain washed and exported back to America to a heros welcome.One on the group is programmed to be a sleeper cell for the communists.There’s a few other bits and pieces but it’s better you watch it yourself.Frank Sinatra plays the lead and has an excellent fight scene.Good twist at the end.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     8
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –    YES
OVERALL     –  GOOD.THE 2004 REMAKE WASN’T A PLAY BY PLAY OF THIS.

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.