There’s no need to be afraid, though it seems that I have gone all horror on this blog, I won’t! But I just happened to watch Friday the 13th and The Evil Dead, as if it’s such a casual thing for me to watch horror movies now, and I thought they fitted perfectly into the BOT feature. Since I already reviewed Psycho, Friday the 13th and The Evil Dead are a nice follow up as they both represent the later era of horror which is more bloody, less over-scream and a little bit more why would you do that situation filled.
This review contains spoilers but since it’s a classic I doubt I could actually spoil it. Still, if you haven’t seen it, watch it before you read this.
Leave it to me to obtain the most shame among the movie blogger community because I’ve literally seen a handful of classics. As I grew up watching the movies from the 90′s, I never really visited the past but I’m trying to change, I really am! So here’s another addition to my slowly developing BOT feature (celebrating its 10th post!), Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
BOT stands for Back on Track and this is this feature’s eighth post.
This movie wasn’t originally on my list but I stumbled upon it while doing some extensive reading on the Oscars and collecting valuable data I’m most likely not going to use. Anyway, Driving Miss Daisy won the Best Picture in 1990 against one of my favorites, Dead Poets Society which I re-watched a couple of weeks ago. Surely I had to know what an amazing movie had taken the golden statue over my favorite, well, as it turns out, comedy trumps tragedy.
BOT stands for Back on Track and this is this feature’s seventh post.
Last year I started a feature called Back on Track and I wrote six posts during Mondays, and the posts had limited feedback. Blame it on the day, blame it on what ever but I’m coming back to the feature because it is more meant for me rather than others anyway. As a reminder, BOT means watching classics such as The Godfather, 12 Angry Men and My Neighbor Totoro without actually giving them a rating but just enjoying the experience. An experience which was especially refreshing with One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
BOT stands for Back on Track and this is this feature’s sixth post.
Since I’m born in the late eighties, I have missed out on lot of the 80′s classics that might have not been as talked about but still worth the time. But now (I have a massive headache and lack of coffee in my system), I don’t even remember how I got to The Outsiders and what motivated me to put it down on my list. Francis Ford Coppola might have had something to do with it but I also think that seeing Matt Dillion, C. Thomas Howell and Patrick Swayze in their youth played a small role of convincing me as well. Howell was actually the biggest surprise because he was quite handsome although I should have not noticed that because he was 17 at that time. Anyways, I did watch the movie and to be honest, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped for.
BOT stands for Back on Track and this is this feature’s fifth post.
While I’m making my way through classics I’ve missed out over the years, I’m also in some ways ticking off movies from the IMDb Top 250 list and especially the top 10 which also includes 12 Angry Men. Movie which I have had on my list for a long time but I guess I needed BOT to finally put me at my place. Directed by Sidney Lumet and featuring twelve names with a focus on Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb, this might be the best BOT movie I’ve seen so far! I might even call it better than Godfather because I was clued to the screen from the first minutes till the final moments.
BOT stands for Back on Track and this is the feature’s fourth post.
Since I started BOT with quite an ambitious plan, I had to prepare a lot because I tend to have these moods where I don’t feel like writing at all. So in the fear of forgetting to watch a BOT movie or not being able to write something about it, I watched this ages ago! I will say this, it would have made a great Christmas movie, as it has been a classical holiday family entertainment, but I couldn’t wait. Since the short summary caught my eye, I decided to give It’s a Wonderful Life my full attention despite the lack of holiday spirit.