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Foul Play (1978)
45 Minutes of Entertainment Stretched Out Over 116.
In theory this movie should be fantastic. A great cast a capable writer director and oodles of fans. Unlike most others that have reviewed this film I'm not looking through nostalgic glasses. I hadn't seen this film until last week and I must sadly admit I was thoroughly disappointed. While containing some great laughs from Goldie and a couple of chuckles from Chevy I found the film to be dull and not willing to go either way comedic or suspenseful. I realize it's supposed to be a bit of both but to me it came across as not really strong in either way and therefore a bore. The movie contains scenes that seem to go on forever that add nothing to the advancement of the plot but rather act as filler. For example the hospital scene with the legendary Billy Barty. You gotta understand , I love Billy Barty so any scene with him is a plus in my opinion, but the hospital scene in the film really didn't serve any purpose except a couple of attempts at slapstick comedy that fell rather flat. Chevy was, in my opinion, completely wasted on the flick. The whole film felt like an episode of a sitcom stretched wayyyy out, with Chevy as a guest star. Even that "car chase/race" scene near the end. Why did it go so long? Completely useless. I went and rented this film based on the the love and devotion of fans from the original release. There's nothing wrong with that as I have movies that are quite dear to me but in all honesty I might have a hard time recommending. Sadly new viewers of this film should beware and maybe watch it with someone who already is in love with this film.
Malibu Express (1985)
Greatest movie ever made...
And I've still yet to finish watching it! Definitely the guiltiest pleasure one could have. How can you not like a movie that features quasi-attractive 80's playmates and a red DeLorean! I recommend this to everyone.
Hababam Sinifi (1975)
This classic Turkish film (although some might wonder at this mainstream movie being called a film) is etched permanently into the psyche of Turkish culture. It's such a shame that there's no kind of film preservation society in Turkey. No One realizes that this film is going to disappear within the next decade or two. If I'm ever successful I've made a promise to my childhood that I'll find a good print of this film and put efforts forward to restore it and preserve it in various formats so that my kids and their kids can one day see it.
Judge Dredd (1995)
Great Production but...
Great looking film, with a fantastic production design/budget however they just didn't get the comic. Becomes yet another example of what happens when you don't take your source material seriously. This should've been done by Ed Neumeier and Paul Verhoeven.
Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
Better than the first?
I too thought that the Makeup was much much better than the original. And I've found a lot of similarities between this film and the likes of Lost Boys and even Bram Stoker's Dracula (the hairy bat/vampire for instance).
What I think is the best aspect of this film is the fact that it could be watched repeatedly unlike the original (that blonde guy's antics/voice drove me up the wall). I wish there could've been a spin off with the three goons. The Bowling scene was hilarious and unexpected. Also another good aspect of the film is the return of the main leads, something you don't really see much in horror films. It was definitely much better than I thought it would be.