Movies

Armed with a Netflix account I shall surely spend many nights plugged into a movie. Here I will keep a list of the movies I watch and what I think of them.


Apocalypse Now (1979): This movie made me uneasy the whole way through. A chilling look at life, and death, in the war on Vietnam , Apocalypse Now is a must see. The cinematography and acting are outstanding and the movie simply pulls you into it’s disturbing reality.

“Ah I love the smell of napalm in the morning!”

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941): After reading the book I knew I had to see this on film. This version was interesting, as it took a different approach at telling the story. It was good, but I would have liked to see a plot more like the book.

Dracula (1992): Another book that I needed to see on the screen. This movie was titled “Bram Stroker’s Dracula” so I figured it would be the most true to the book. How terribly wrong I was. This movie was, frankly, disgraceful. It was a pitiful excuse to show nudity and violence, both of which I have no problem with, but to title the movie so misleadingly was just cruel. It only fallowed the book in the fact that the characters names were the same, but other than that it was just rubbish.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989): Easily one of my favorite movies of all time. The third movie staring Indiana Jones, this time with Sean Connery as his father. Awesome action/adventure movie for young and old alike.

Iron Man (2008): Very impressive movie. With the abundance of crappy superhero movies coming out in the recent months I was surprised with how much I liked this one. It was packed with cool gadgets and fresh fight scenes, without the usual corny amount of useless explosions. A light touch of a love story, but it only complimented the movie. Definitely a welcomed change.

Network (1976): Network was somewhat less exciting than I thought it would be when I heard about it. The story was spotty, jumping around from character to character, but the moral of the story was well found. It was certainly a movie ahead of it’s time, realizing that people were becoming too attached to the media and “reality television”, becoming less people of their own world and more characters of the T.V. they watch.

- All I know is, you’ve got to get mad. You’ve got to say, “I’m a human being, goddamn it. My life has value.”

-This is mass madness, you maniacs. In God’s name, you people are the real thing, WE are the illusion.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975): A must see! Jack Nicholson’s finest acting make this already powerful story one of my favorite movies.