Wednesday, April 01, 2009

What I Watched - First Quarter 2009 (updated)

Updated: I'm adding links now, plus movies marked with a Nathan Hale ("I regret that I have but one ass-to-risk for my country") link to an original Rocket Jones review.

What the hell, maybe someone will look through it and say "whoa, that sounds cool!" Then again, someone might look through it and call Child Protection Services. Which would be futile, since my kids are grown.

So far in 2009:

Hot Fuzz
Shaun of the Dead
Miss Congeniality - yes, and I enjoyed it too
Vampire Strangler - Misty Mundae - hardcore!
Satanico Pandemonium
Sister Emmanuelle - disappointing entry in the franchise
Alucarda - bit of a nunsploitation kick going on
Evil Unleashed: The Mummy - boredom unleashed, along with some very shitty 3D
Blood Sisters
Bloody Tease
Brides of Dracula
Night of Bloody Horror
*Black Candles - with the goat, in the barn... yep, that one
*Night of the Living Dorks - my all-time favorite German zombie movie
White Slaves of Chinatown - one of the Olga franchise
A Virgin Among the Living Dead - Jess Franco directed, beautiful but very odd
42nd Street Forever - classic trailers... yawn
Bare Behind Bars - women in prison, yay!
House II
Zombie 2 - classic Fulci, very gruesome
Stephen King's It - letdown
Central Park Drifter - vampire in New York, I liked it
Fiancee of Dracula
El Ataud Del Vampiro (The Vampire's Coffin) - The Mexicans did some very nice horror
Creature from the Hillbilly Lagoon - almost as bad as it sounds... almost
Real Genius - one of my guilty pleasures
Silent Night, Deadly Night - Santa with an axe, who couldn't love that?
The Shining - Stephen King done right
Countess Dracula's Orgy of Blood
Chainsaw Sally - goofy fun
*Lust for a Vampire - second installment in Hammer's Carmilla trilogy
Flesh and Lace
Death Proof - Kurt Russell's most memorable character since Snake Pliskin
Planet Terror - gross, cheesy, fun. Who sez you can only pick two?
Two Orphan Vampires - interesting French movie
Passion in Hot Hollows - Z-grade flick but a very good Z-grade flick
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer - eh, ok
The Pom Pom Girls - mindless drivel, maybe you saw it at the drive in
The Baby Sitter
Weekend with the Baby Sitter
The Pink Angels - gay biker gang
Blood Mania
God Told Me Too
Late Bloomer - reviewed here
Tobacco Roody - hixploitation
Southern Comforts - ditto
Sweeny Todd - damn, this was gooooood
Blitzkrieg: Escape from Stalag 69 - nazisploitation, with all that implies
The Bloody Ape
Jurassic Park - am I wrong for rooting for the raptors?
Spider Baby - an all-time fave
Maynard Ferguson Tribute - two disks of brassy awesome
The Machine Girl - if comic book violence is worth doing, it's worth doing to excess
Throne of Blood
The Man From Earth - I love this thought-provoking flick
Airheads - enough thinking, let's rock!
Smokey and the Bandit - still fun

I also watched the complete Monty Python's Flying Circus collection, just for something completely different. I'll probably get around to adding links to these, especially the ones I've reviewed before on Rocket Jones.


dogette said...

I like Real Genius too. And Southern Comfort. Death Proof! YES. Kurt is a jackass and the ending is a hoot. Didn't care for the other film in the series.

Must try "Night of the Living Dorks" for the title alone.

Currently in queue: Quantum of Solace, Crash.