I did have it on the "almost ran" section of my top 100 movies list but have now removed it entirely.
Is it a Kevin Costner thing? For some reason, his acting suddenly bugs me. Ever since "Dances With Wolves" and "Message in a Bottle" (brrrrrrrr).
Does this sort of thing happen to you?
Now I'm afraid to watch other things I loved. I don't want to burst the bubble.
(We also recently watched "Field of Dreams" again and Costner didn't annoy me at all. The movie was a wonderful as I remembered.)
And there's the trick. How can you tell whether it's old or classic?David wrote:I guess that's difference the between an old movie and a classic movie.
"Monty Python" would be considered as classic. I remember laughing so much that it hurt. I've watched a few re-runs and I can't see what was funny. Is it me? (Yikes!! Have I lost my sense of humour?)
Is "Blazing Saddles" a classic or is it just old?
"Shane" is considered a classic. It's HORRIBLE. (Or at least I think so.)
"3:10 to Yuma" (1957 version) is a classic and it's just as fabulous now as it was when I saw it for the first time on a late movie sometime in the 1970s
Speaking of "3:10 to Yuma", why didn't Russell Crowe do a remake of Shane? It's a decent story and could be a good movie AND would likely be an improvement to the original rather than a somewhat dull mirror-image the way that "3:10 to Yuma" (2007 version) was.
We recently came across a wonderful 1956 film called Le Ballon rouge (The Red Balloon). It won an Oscar and a Palme d'Or in the short film category.
Here's the WikiPedia link: Wiki
The film is beautifully shot on the streets of Paris. Link here for a few screen shots from the movie: Red Ballon
I liked him in a crummy movie about a body guard. Most of his other movies need considerable editing, including dances with wolves.ejm wrote:Is it a Kevin Costner thing? For some reason, his acting suddenly bugs me.
I know what you mean about Kevin Costner. When is someone going to tell him that he's lost his looks and he can't act anymore? I'll still watch Silverado because it has Kevin Kline, Brian Dennehy, Linda Hunt and Jeff Goldblum to make up for Kevin Costner. I'll also watch Field of Dreams because I love the story and he didn't wreck it.
I watched Amélie again last week. It really is great movie.MrsBrown wrote:I just watched a new favourite: Amelie. Oh sigh. What a wonderful movie. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 90%. Am I the last person to see this wonderful movie?
I can also recommend Delicatessen (black comedy) and City Of Lost Children (dystopian fantasy), both also directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and featuring some of the same actors as Amélie.
We loved Amelie (aka Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain) too. I see that IMDB only gives it 86%.MrsBrown wrote:I just watched a new favourite: Amelie. Oh sigh. What a wonderful movie. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 90%. Am I the last person to see this wonderful movie?
Because of Audrey Tautou, we also saw Vénus beauté (institut). Surprisingly, IMDB's score for that is only 64%. It's been a while since we saw it, but I remember quite liking it.
IMDB: Vénus beauté (institut)
I keep meaning to see City Of Lost Children but I don't think I can manage Delicatessen. It's just a little tooooo dark for my taste (yikes, no pun intended there).David wrote:I can also recommend Delicatessen (black comedy) and City Of Lost Children (dystopian fantasy), both also directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and featuring some of the same actors as Amélie.
I couldn't sleep on the plane coming back from Asia, and watched six classic movies that I'd never seen before. One was "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" with Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward and Ava Gardner. Made in 1952 based on a Hemingway novel. Worth watching. Black and White. I loved Ava Gardner!David wrote:difference the between an old movie and a classic movie.
I also enjoyed "To Kill a Mockingbird" which is interesting for the way race, class, age and disability are portrayed. The point of view is also very interesting.
I also enjoyed a really trashy 1952 film called Captain Scarlet, which was hilarious http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045605/usercomments. It featured Richard Greene, famous for being the first television Robin Hood ( Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen; RH, RH, with his band of men; Feared by the bad, Loved by the Good, RH, RH, RH). The above review says the film is "deeply flawed" and they are right. Richard Greene is a very witty leading man and I loved the supposedly bad swordplay. Only for watching on a very long flight when there's nothing left to watch and one has no energy to read.
There were also two episodes of an interesting BBC miniseries drama on Saddam Hussein, called "House of Saddam" about the last months of the Saddam Hussein regime. The main point of view is that of members of the Hussein family. I'd like to see the other episodes but can't find them.
I was disappointed that the flight came to an end and I couldn't see the end of "Let's Live a Little" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040535/usercomments, a silly comedy with Bob Cummings and the stunning Hedy Lamarr. Probably not worth it...