Sunday, March 14, 2010


Went out to support The Crazies (2010) at the theater. Solid and engrossing if not entirely spot on. Decent watch and worth the rental.

The DVD cover for The Deadly Bees (1967) is better than the actual film. Not a terrible watch but could've been a lot more, ahem, deadly. Had some funny moments like when they use the exact same shoot to illustrate a mystery beekeeper releasing the bees. But not a very good Amicus film.

Despite its lengthy runtime, Grand Prix (1966) is a very entertaining film that could've been trimmed in a few places to make it really outstanding. James Garner is wonderful here. Nice to see Toshiro Mifune make a limited yet important appearance. The Formula 1 races are captured so well and make this film worth seeing. The drama between the cars on the track is intense and realistic. Good stuff.

Richard Fleischer's Conan the Destroyer (1984) is far from being a "good" film but having seen it again via NWI I've determined that I really love the cheesiness it provides. The banter between Tracey Walter and a much friendlier Conan (Schwarzenegger) gives levity to what was intended as a campy sequel to the more serious Conan The Barbarian.


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