Tomorrow night I will be at this! VERY excited, but concerned that The Goonies will be starting at around 5am by my reckoning. I’m not as young as I used to be…
Movies I’ve seen in 2013 #2
John Dies at the End
This film is utterly mental. I loved it. It sounds stupid to say, given the title, but the less you know about this movie, the better. However, the fact that it was written and directed by Don Coscarelli should give you a clue what to expect - he also directed Bubba Ho-Tep.
Any film which has a bad guy made entirely of meat gets the thumbs up from me.
Movies I’ve seen in 2013 #1
This is 40
I rather liked this. In fact, I like pretty much all of Judd Apatow’s gross-out-charming stuff. Leslie Mann is funny and Paul Rudd is… well, Paul Rudd. It has the obligatory Jason Segel appearance and another good turn from Irishman Chris O’Dowd.
As with a lot of Apatow’s work, this checks in at over 2 hours, and nothing much happens in that time - there’s no story arc per se, you just gatecrash their lives for a while, so you’ll have to be in the right frame of mind. Won’t be to everyone’s taste, but I enjoyed it.
Went to see this at London’s Prince Charles Cinema last night.
I can’t recommend it enough; it’s fucking hilarious. Not sure my mum would like it though.
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Movies of the year
So far this year I’ve watched 97 films I haven’t seen before.
My aim is to get to 104, which is 2 a week. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll list all the films I’ve seen.
What are the best films you’ve seen this year?
Day 25- Favourite Christmas-horror movie
Not just my favourite Christmas horror movie… not just one of my favourite horror movie… one of my favourite movies ever.
I first watched this when I was a kid and I was totally hooked on it. I was utterly bamboozled by the amount I loved Gizmo and how I wanted him for myself, and how terrified I was by Spike and the other Gremlins. I became a bit obsessed with it and I had toys of Gizmo and Spike (in the interest of balance).
I love how it still genuinely scares me and also makes me laugh. I suppose I’ll always watch it with eyes that are forever eight years old, but Joe Dante has continued to make films like this since then: Small Soldiers and The Hole in particular are films of the same ilk as this