So I ran out of time to watch a movie this weekend, thank to marathoning my way through several discs of Supernatural season 8, hanging out with Little Miss A, and attending a concert last night that I'll discuss in more detail later in the week. So I figured that I'd update you on my thoughts about the next ten movies that I've crossed off the AFI's 100 Years 100 Films list in the past six weeks or so.
#4 - Raging Bull
I'm not really a big fan of boxing, and pretty much all I learnt from watching this movie is that boxers (or at least Jake la Motta) are kind of epic douchebags. Robert de Niro was pretty damned convincing in the role though.
#8 - Schindler's List
#12 - The Searchers
Westerns aren't really my thing, so it's probably not a huge surprise that I didn't really enjoy this movie. It was okay, I guess, but pretty dated. Like, "we cast a German guy as the Native American chief" kind of dated...
#15 - 2001: A Space Odyssey
|WTF. Also, source.|
#18 - The General
Surprisingly enjoyable, if more than a little ridiculous. It was my first experience with a silent movie, so I spent a good chunk of it feeling like it was insanely overacted. But at times, it was completely and utterly hilarious and I was in fits of hysterics on the floor over it.
#36 - The Bridge on the River Kwai
#43 - Midnight Cowboy
Oh, goodness. I don't know what I was expecting from this, but it CERTAINLY wasn't Jon Voight playing a male prostitute and hanging out with a seriously squirrelly Dustin Hoffman. The whole thing was kind of bizarre, to be honest.
#46 - It Happened One Night
#47 - A Streetcar Named Desire
I'm not entirely sure how I was supposed to feel about this. I hated every single character with a fiery passion, and the plot was pretty bonkers. On the plus side, Marlon Brando had some fabulous biceps...
#48 - Rear Window
#71 - Saving Private Ryan
The opening nearly killed me. It was indescribably brutal, and deserved all its Oscars, and I totally cried like a baby at the end.
So there you have it. 42 down, 58 to go...
Do you agree with my assessments? Disagree? Which ones? And why?