Sunday, 17 March 2013

this week on 100 Films

One new review was published to 100 Films in a Year this week...

Garfield (2004)

Offering little in the way of laughs, the film’s main success is the cute (real) dog who co-stars as Garfield’s competriot, Odie. The real wonder is how they got him to interact with the CGI cat.

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Elektra (2005)

The plot starts out as sub-Leon assassin nonsense, before turning into sub-X-Men superhero nonsense.

Read more here.

Genevieve (1953)

According to IMDb, “the film ran into censorship problems in the US… because of the moment when Wendy asks for a coin so she can ‘spend a penny’. References to toilets were specially taboo in the US at that time.” Bless.

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Salt: Director's Cut (2010)

The UK TV premiere of Angelina Jolie-starring sleeper agent action-thriller Salt is on Channel 4 today at 9pm.

On Blu-ray (and/or DVD) it comes in three different versions, and my review helpfully compares them all. I imagine it's the theatrical one on TV, and unfortunately that's not the best...

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There Will Be Blood (2007)

It makes minimal concessions to its audience from the very start, beginning with an extended montage that covers relatively vast tracts of time with virtually no dialogue, before segueing into a story that introduces and discards characters and events with little hint of their relevance, and eventually makes a huge leap forward for an equally impenetrable ending

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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

one of those films whose reputation unavoidably precedes it. Considering it’s nearly 70 years old now, that’s a reputation long in the making. The biggest problem with this is that, coming to it for the first time as an adult, one knows just about everything that’s going to happen.

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More next Sunday.

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