Thought this would make an interesting thread..so here goes:
Night Moves (1975): An interesting mid 70's piece about a washed up former football star turned private eye. Existential to a point, so the plot isn't really the most important thing. Reminiscent of The Conversation. A great performance from Gene Hackman, who reunites with Bonnie and Clyde director Arthur Penn. **** out of **** Highly recommended.
VADER!? WHERE THE HELL IS MY MOCHA LATTE? -Palpy on a very bad day.
"George didn't think there was any future in dead Han toys."-Harrison Ford
"Count Dracula" with Christopher Lee directed by Jess Franco is probably the best in both regards. Dracula is genuinly frightening, but with a depth that isn't romantic but more historical. Lots of great language from the novel, and a tour de force performance from Lee.
The only thing stopping it from being the clear and undisputed best Dracula was the ridiculous overuse of the zoom lens. It's like a home movie in some spots.
That's just my opinion, and to be fair, there are two Dracula adaptaions I havent seen yet (Dernhelm Elliot and Jack Palance as the Count).
(500) had 2 scenes I really liked... and the rest of it was kind of meh. I was watching it while working on my laptop (and my wife organized her scrapbooking stuff) and so the disjointed storytelling kind of lost me at times. 2.5 or possibly 3 of 5 $&%@^!.
Speed Racer. I know people hate this movie... I can't help but love it.
IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!
"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005
"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM
"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.