Sunday, 23 August 2009

August movie update

These are the films that we have received from and watched on TV over the past month (since the last update) - with my ratings out of ten from my movie list on IMDB. We had intended to go and see Harry Plopper, I mean Harry Potter, but haven't got around to it yet...

The Reader 8
A thought provoking film about an ex-Nazi also featuring loads of sex.

The Invasion 5
In a word... why?

Man on Wire 8
If you don't like heights, you will hate this! A great documentary about a mad Frenchman intent on crossing between the World Trade towers on a tightrope!

Brideshead Revisited 7

Easy Virtue 6
Mmmmm Ben Barnes.

Local Hero 6
Not quite the classic that I had hoped for - the ending didn't work for me.

Soapdish 5

Wendy and Lucy 4
Complete rubbish that looked like it was made by students on a tiny budget.

Harold and Maude 6
Very strange black comedy.

The Aviator 8
Great story and I think Leo is underrated as an actor

Hellboy II: The Golden Army 6
Not as good as the first film, but OK.

The 51st State 1
A truly awful film - shouting, swearing, over-acting and a shite story. I switched off after an hour, mostly through embarrassment for the usually great Samuel L. Jackson. Avoid at all costs.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 7

The Departed 8
Violence throughout and a bit confusing in places, but kept me glued to the screen.


  1. My partner and I enjoyed Man on Wire. They kept it suspenseful, almost like a heist movie, which made it seem much more than a standard documentary.

  2. It shouldn't really work as a documentary as they didn't film much (crazy or what?!) - but it's an excellent film.

  3. I've been to the place where they filmed Local Hero and can report that the Telpehone Box is not on the end of the pier...

    There is a Cinema 100 plaque to celebrate the film and Mark Knopfler's score, though!

  4. Hi Stephen,
    I highly recommend you to watch a movie called THE FALL, it is beautiful, very well done.
    It's a movie from 2006, I just watched it this week, and got completely amuse.
    Here's the link to the trailer