Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Netflix Instant "Gems" Vol. 18


I was particularly pleased to see THE LITTLE FUGITIVE show up on Instant in the last week. Great little film that doesn't get talked about nearly enough. I've been dying to see MARWENCOL since I first heard Elvis Mitchell's interview about it last year so I will absolutely be watching that this week. There's also an interesting Brando double to be had with a couple of his cult items in BURN! and THE NIGHTCOMERS. Beyond that you've got lots of sexy 80s fun with the likes of COACH, HUNK, TOMBOY, MY TUTOR and MY CHAUFFEUR. Altman fans rejoice as ye can enjoy the much loathed O.C. AND STIGGS. I am anxious to revisit the 80s heartwarmer RUSSKIES(from the director of BAD BOYS(1983)). I'm also interested in seeing David Carradine directed by Ingmar Bergman in THE SERPENT'S EGG. Oh and certainly last and least there's the abysmal curiosity, THE DOGFATHER...

AMERICAN RASPBERRY(1977; Bradley R. Swirnoff)
THE AMOUROUS MIS-ADVENTURES OF CASANOVA(1976; Francois Legrand)
BITTER HARVEST(1981; Roger Young)
BLACULA(1972; William Crain)
THE BLUE LAMP(1950; Basil Dearden)
BURN!(1970; Gillo Pontecorvo)
BURNT OFFERINGS(1976; Dan Curtis)
COACH(1978; Bud Townsend)
COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE(1970; Bob Kelljan)
A CRY FOR LOVE(1980; Paul Wendkos)

THE DOGFATHER(2010; Richard Boddington)
EQUUS(1977; Sidney Lumet)
FOR THOSE WHO THINK YOUNG(1964; Leslie H. Martinson)
GOJIRA(1954; Ishiro Honda)
THE HAPPY ENDING(1969; Richard Brooks)
HEAT(1986; Dick Richards)
HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD(1961; Mario Bava)

HOSTILE WITNESS(1968; Ray Milland)
HUNK(1987; Lawrence Bassoff)

IF LOOKS COULD KILL(1991; William Dear)
THE INCREDIBLE TWO-HEADED TRANSPLANT(1971; Anthony M Lanza)
KILLER'S THREE(1968; Bruce Kessler)
LE PROFESSIONEL(1981; Georges Lautner)

THE LITTLE FUGITIVE(1953; Morris Engel/Ruth Orkin/Ray Ashley)
THE LITTLES: HERE COMES THE LITTLES(1985; Bernard Deyries)
MAD MONSTER PARTY(1967; Jules Bass)

THE MAN IN THE GLASS BOOTH(1975; Arthur Hiller)
MARWENCOL(2010; Jeff Malmberg)

MY CHAUFFEUR(1986; David Beaird)
MY TUTOR(1983; George Bowers)
THE NIGHTCOMERS(1972; Micheal Winner)

O.C. AND STIGGS(1985; Robert Altman)

PATTERNS(1956; Fielder Cook)

PIECES OF DREAMS(1970; Daniel Haller)
THE RETURN OF COUNT YORGA(1971; Bob Kelljan)
RUSSKIES(1987; Rick Rosenthal)

SCREAM, BLACULA, SCREAM!(1973; Bob Kelljan)
SENSO(1954; Luchino Visconti)

THE SERPENT'S EGG(1978; Ingmar Bergman)
SHOWDOWN(1973; George Seaton)
SOLDIER BLUE(1970; Ralph Nelson)

SPETTERS(1980; Paul Verhoeven)

STORMY MONDAY(1988; Mike Figgis)
TINTORERA: KILLER SHARK(1977; Rene Cardona Jr.)
TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER(1976; Peter Sykes)

TOMBOY(Herb Freed)

TWO-WAY STRETCH(1960; Robert Day)

UNTIL SEPTEMBER(1984; Richard Marquand)

VIRGIN HIGH(1991; Richard Gabai)
THE WATER BABIES(1978; Lionel Jeffries)

THE WAY THINGS GO(1987: Peter Fischli/David Weiss)

THE WHISTLE BLOWER(1987; Simon Langton)

WOMAN TIMES SEVEN(1967; Vittorio De Sica)

WILD IN THE STREETS(1968; Barry Shear)




























Thursday, April 21, 2011

50 Films for 50 States


I was inspired to work on this idea based on a series over at Critical Masses. Seemed like a fun challenge. It sort of tied in with my Geographical Movies list, and mine is just a list as opposed to CM's essay approach. It was a bit tougher to put this one together than I might have thought. I tried to rely mostly on the settings of the films as opposed to where they might actually have been filmed, but I had to cheat a bit to make it all work. As the Griswold's television above indicates, there's a whole lotta ground to cover here...


Alabama- THE PHENIX CITY STORY

Alaska- RUNAWAY TRAIN


Arizona- THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE


Arkansas- A FACE IN THE CROWD


California- THE LONG GOODBYE


Colorado- OVER THE EDGE


Connecticut- BRINGING UP BABY


Delaware- THE ROOST


Washington DC- BEING THERE


Florida- 92 IN THE SHADE


Georgia- BUSTER & BILLIE


Hawaii- NORTH SHORE


Idaho- IDAHO TRANSFER


Illinois- TUCKER THE MAN AND HIS DREAM


Indiana- SOME CAME RUNNING


Iowa- COLD TURKEY


Kansas- DODGE CITY


Kentucky- RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD


Louisiana- SOUTHERN COMFORT


Maine- POISON IVY(1985)


Maryland- HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT


Massachusetts- THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE


Michigan- BLUE COLLAR


Minnesota- A SIMPLE PLAN


Mississippi- ODE TO BILLY JOE


Missouri- ROAD HOUSE


Montana- RANCHO DELUXE


Nebraska- CITIZEN RUTH


Nevada- THE OX-BOW INCIDENT


New Hampshire- RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS 7

New Jersey- GOODBYE, COLUMBUS


New Mexico- CHARLEY VARRICK


New York- MIRAGE


North Carolina- MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE


North Dakota- THE PURCHASE PRICE


Ohio- HOWARD THE DUCK


Oklahoma- THE OUTSIDERS


Oregon- BREAKING IN


Pennsylvania- HIGH SCHOOL


Rhode Island- OUTSIDE PROVIDENCE


South Carolina- SLITHER


South Dakota- BADLANDS


Tennessee- LOLLY-MADONNA XXX


Texas- LAST NIGHT AT THE ALAMO


Utah- STAGECOACH


Vermont- WHAT LIES BENEATH


Virginia- TOY SOLDIERS


Washington- RUGGLES OF RED GAP

West Virginia- DEAR WENDY


Wisconsin- AMERICAN MOVIE


Wyoming- HEAVEN'S GATE
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