Sunday, February 14, 2016

Twitter Thoughts—February Week 1

Featured films:
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954) ****
Battle of the Bulge (1965) ***
I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932) ****
Backcountry (2015) ***
Cool Hand Luke (1967) ****
Hail, Caesar! (2016) ***
The Apple (1980) ½*
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Canon Films (2015) ***
Neighbors (2014) ***
The Dirty Dozen (1967) ***
It Happened One Night (1934) ***½

Once again, I’m running behind, but not by a whole month this time. I think maybe by the Oscars I’ll have this new routine down. As you can see the first week of February was a productive one. 11 movies in total over the course of a week. That’ll help me with the Doug Loves Movies Challenge of watching 366 movies in 366 Days. It was mostly good fare, with a few greats and one sour apple thanks to the podcast How Did This Get Made? 

‪#MusashiMiyamoto. Sometimes I wonder why I watch anything other than samurai movies. ‪#DLMChallenge No. 32 Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto.

Battle of the Bulge (1965) treats the German leadership kind of like Bond villains. ‪#DLMChallenge No. 33

Wondering if I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang was meant as an exposĂ© or a deterrent. ‪#DLMChallenge No. 34

‪#Backcountry is like a land version of Open Water with a big-ass grizzly bear in place of a bunch of sharks. ‪#DLMChallenge No. 35

‪#CoolHandLuke would be unimaginable today with it's meshing of progressive ideals with Christian imagery. ‪#DLMChallenge No. 36

There's brilliance in ‪#HailCaesar that's so subtle, I fear audiences won't get it. That may be part of the point. ‪#DLMChallenge No. 37.

God's light doesn't shine on the Christian-themed early 80s rock opera ‪#TheApple. ‪#HDTGM ‪#DLMChallenge No. 38

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Canon Films is a must for film buffs, especially fans of 80s schlock. ‪#DLMChallenge No. 39

‪#Neighbors is crude, filled with sex and drug use, and most of all it's very loud, but it's funny too. ‪#DLMChallenge No. 40

‪#TheDirtyDozen Classic war flick with a classic war flick cast. Cassavetes shines. ‪#DLMChallenge No. 41

It Happened One Night makes for a delightful end to a weekend thanks to ‪#31DaysOfOscar ‪#DLMChallenge No. 42

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