Sunday, August 10, 2008

 

Repo Man

IMDb (1984) Yes! I rented it on iTunes so that Leslie could see the whole thing. More, later. This is not a movie that can be blogged while watched. Oy! What a bomb! No, not the movie. That was great! It was the Apple Experience that bombed. Every few minutes the playback would pause for a few seconds. The colors were washed out, and the video quality wasn't very good. As soon as we caught up to what I had from last night, we switched back to the DVR. Quality standard definition trumps crappy widescreen. The movie is very good with some excellent camera work. Quirky and strange, with many satirical aspects. The plot is complex with lots of characters. You have to pay close attention to understand what's going on. The ending is spiritual. The geek wins! I wonder what happened next?

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Sunday, August 03, 2008

 

Phantom of Chinatown

IMDb (1940) Keye Luke. Lost Chinese tomb. Ancient scroll. Murder. The usual stuff. Mr. Wong will crack the case. Not as good as I had expected. A slow moving plot with wooden performances and dialogue.

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Friday, August 01, 2008

 

There Goes Kelly

IMDb (1945) Described by a user as a "dreadful mystery/comedy," we'll see. It's about a murder at a radio broadcast. Got some music, all bad. Not a good movie, but interesting for its historicality.

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