Wednesday, January 28, 2015
EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014)
I really, really enjoyed EDGE OF TOMORROW. The video game feel to it, the time travel aspect with a strong story, awesome looking alien invaders that have a terrifying fighting style, very impressive editing, beautiful photography, the light humor that's not forced and actually funny, tons and tons of action. EDGE OF TOMORROW is a blast! I've always been a fan of Tom Cruise, but he's really been upping his game lately with films like this and OBLIVION.
Highly recommended and the less said the better. Just watch it.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
OPERATION PETTICOAT (1959)
Innocent story, corny humor, Joan O'Brien stretching that shirt for everything it's got, a couple of tattoos on sailors in the background, numerous vintage military ships, airplanes and, of course, the sub. Also, this is yet another movie where the singing of "Auld Lang Syne" is quickly followed by disaster. It'd be interesting to see exactly how many movies feature a similar situation. I'm pretty sure it also happened in THE APARTMENT and THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE.
Anyway, despite the dated humor, I still enjoyed OPERATION PETTICOAT. It's not really funny at all, but both Cary Grant and Tony Curtis are a pleasure to watch together. And audiences agreed because this was the number 10 biggest box office draw back in 1959.
If you need me, I'll be in my room watching MISTER ROBERTS.
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