Monday, March 14, 2011

Surviving the Sequoia

Sole Survivor (1983) has a good premise but lousy execution. Everyone dies in a plane crash except one person who is then haunted by killing ghosts. Sounds good, eh? But just drags. Unfortunate. Generous 6/10

Dead Men Walk (1943) was on Hulu so I gave it a spin. A murdered doctor returns from the grave to seek revenge on his murdering brother. Not a great film but watchable. 6/10

Stopped by Showplace 12 for a screening of Kim Seok-yun's Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow a.k.a. Jo-seon Myeong-tam-jeong (2011). Man, do I ever love this film. It's just a hokey Sherlock Holmes adventure set in feudal Korea. Good balance of comedy and action. Definitely an honorable mention for best of 2011. 8/10

Picked off Valley of the Giants (1938) from TCM. Quite a fun little film about a small logging town about to be overtaken by a big corporation from the east that wants to clearcut the entire area. Amazing amount of violence for a G-rated flick. Love Alan Hale as Ox! Very enjoyable. 7.4/10

  • March New: 37
  • March Re-watch: 1
  • March '11 Total: 38
  • March '10 Total: 75
  • 2011 TOTAL: 199

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