Sunday, December 20, 2009

Movies I Have Recently Watched/Rewatched

My Internet and Phone went out for several days, which pushed along the large amount of DVDs and Blu-Rays viewed in my den of crap. Here's some of what I watched.

Bought this in like 2004 but never watched it. Caught it after midnight this weekend, which is the right time to watch pretty much any science fiction movie made in the 1970s. I don't know what it is, but it makes them all better. Which is good, because this was a bit of a drag. It looks like a very expensive student film, with tacked-on CG bits. But it's arguably worth seeing, just because it's really funny to see a movie with such a strong anti-consumer, anti-conform message from the guy who can owe his lifestyle to toy collectors. And, you know, tons of groundbreaking movie tech. But also toy collectors.

Inglorious Basterds
I missed this in the theaters and bought the Blu last week. Totally worth seeing. I look forward to rewatching it in the new year. If you can take a little bit of blood, it's a genuinely entertaining piece of work.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Haven't seen this in years. There were lots of neat costumes and setpieces, and the writers clearly loved writing the Kirk-Spock-McCoy exchanges. But man, Sybok sucks. And the desert guys distracted by the Uhura Fan Dance was straight out of Bugs Bunny.

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
I remembered this being awesome, and it was largely very good. Great composite effects, wonderful costumes, decent pacing. A lot of motivations were weird, but it was worth seeing again. And will be worth re-seeing again, again.

Kill Bill Vol. 1
Still awesome. Especially the back half.

Planet of the Apes
I saw the entire series after midnight on the Disney channel many moons ago, which is, of course, the ideal time to watch them. This one aged really well. Some of the makeup could be better, but the cinematography was certainly decent and I'm looking forward to rewatching the sequels.

Gremlins is on the list for the week, can't wait to see it again.

1 comment:

Pete said...

Kill Bill Vol.1 is always awesome! To prepare for Tokyo I watched both volumes again.

House of Blue Leaves just floors me every time I see it.

I love Vol. 2 for it's amazing training parts with Pei Mei. The fact that PM gave the Bride the tools to defeat all of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad is proof positive that good will always find a way.