Knocked Up was on the other day so I took that down.
I've had the opportunity to see some classics on the big screen in the last few weeks at different summer movie series: the Wild Bunch, The Trouble with Harry, and To Catch a Thief. All of them were highly enjoyable.
At home I watched the Return of Dracula and the Vampire, two 50s United Artist horror flicks. Not bad.
A Fished Called Wanda on BBC America.
I haven't seen that wacky movie in years and forgot how much I like it. Also, for some reason, it made me think how Jamie Lee Curtis might have made a good Princess Leia......
Unforgiven. A great western, especially the last 15 minutes.
Singin' in the Rain. I'd never seen it, and had taped a bunch of old movies on the DVR a while back that I'd never gotten around to watching. To have space for some new stuff I wanted to tape (it's about half full of Brave and the Bold episodes I keep because Chux Jr loves watching them over and over and over and over), I queued it up today. I knew it was supposed to be one of the best movies ever made, but figured that was entirely on technical qualifications, and also thought it was considered a musical comedy more because it was light-hearted rather than actually funny. I was suprised, as this was an excellent movie on all counts and honestly made me laugh out loud a few times. I'd have to dock it a half-star, though, because there's one dance number that isn't connected directly to the plot of the movie and goes on for what seems like thirty minutes too long, throwing off the pacing.
Today I saw Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. It was interesting visually, and pretty fun, though not the greatest thing ever. The unique style lent itself well to the action scenes, but less so to the dialogue scenes, where it was more distracting than fun. I'm not familiar with the comics, so I don't know how much of it was taken from there.
Pirate Radio. Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I'm going to research the rock 'n' roll ban in Britain at the time, cause it sounds like an interesting subject. Great soundtrack, too.
The Expendables. Great throwback to the classic 80s action movies. This is the first movie in a long time that I'd pay to see again first-run.