Sunday, October 17, 2010

Conning Corman

Feeling the need to watch at least one of the DVDs I've purchased recently I threw in the Corman produced, The Arena (1974) featuring the always beguiling Pam Grier. Knowing the lineage of these '70s sword & sandals flicks makes me appreciate it more even though it's really not that great of a film. It's what you'd expect from the House of Corman; imprisoned women fighting each other as entertainment for people. Enjoyable for what it is. 6.5/10

Traveller (1997) is an interesting modern day traveling huckster movie. Stars Mark Wahlberg teaming up with Bill Paxton conning innocents out of their cash as they travel around the south. Not a great film but not a bad watch. Always enjoy watching Paxton do his thing. Wish the story was a little more than a double cross revenge piece. 6/10

Another library quick pick in The Spy Next Door (2010) starring Jackie Chan as a, um, spy next door to a family. Quite vanilla altho Jackie does provide a couple of okay sequences. The romantic subplot feels a bit odd but otherwise perfectly fine family fare for the younglings. 6/10
  • October New: 30
  • October Re-watch: 7
  • October Total: 37
  • 2010 TOTAL: 621

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