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I could not believe how bad this movie was, I was really looking forward to it because i am a big fan of Wim Wender's movies like "Paris,Texas", "Hammett" and "Don't Come Kmocking". I read all the reviews on this site calling it one of the greatest movies of all time but i cannot disagree more with these reviews. I was bored out of my mind in this movie and could not wait for it to end and it is way too long at two hours. I could really care less about the angel or any of the characters in this movie and I didn't care what happened to these characters. This movie was a huge disappointment because i'm a big Wim Wenders fan and this movie is almost as bad as "The Million Dollar Hotel."
This is a very underrated movie and belongs up there with some of Francis Ford Coppola's best movies. The movie has a great cast that includes James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones, Dean Stockwell and several more people. Caan plays a solider who fought in Korea and Vietnam but is now in charge of Arlington national Cemetery and wants to train young soldiers going into Vietnam but is turned down. Huston is Caan's girlfriend and Jones is his friend who fought with him in Vietnam and now serves with him. Stockwell is the man in charge and D.B. Sweeney is a young soldier who can't wait to get to Vietnam. It's a really great movie that is one of Coppola's best films.
I had wanted to see this movie for such a long time and i was not disappointed when i finally saw it. It's a little known movie about a 13 year old Jodie Foster who moves into a new house with her father but the father never seems to be home. Alexis Smith is the landlady and Martin Sheen is her son who also happens to be a pervert who has an interest in Foster. Scott Jacoby is the son of a local cop and Foster's only friend in town. Smith keeps wondering why Foster isn't in school and why the father isn't home and why Foster won't let her into the basement. There are several murders in the movie and Foster does a great job in this great movie.
This was one of Preston Sturges's best movies on his first time directing that included "The Great McGinty" and "The Lady Eve. The movie stars Dick Powell and Ellen Drew as a couple who are engaged but Powell wants to wait to get married because they don't make enough money and his mind is on a contest for $25,000 that he entered for a slogan of a coffee company. Powell's friends at work play a trick on him by writing a fake letter saying he won the prize money but once Powell opens it they can't get to him on time to tell him it's a fake. Then Powell gets a promotion and starts to buy everything for all his friends and family but not knowing it's a fake. It's a very funny movie that's one of Sturges's least known work.
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A pretty good romantic comedy directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray and Ralph Bellamy. Lombard is a manicurist who doesn't want to work for a living and marry someone rich. Lombard meets Bellamy, who is a millionaire and also a cripple, as a client and she isn't interested in him but he loves her. Lombard then meets MacMurray whom she thinks is rich at first but finds out he's actually poor but is engaged to a rich lady. This isn't a very well known comedy but it's pretty good and for once Bellamy doesn't play a clueless loser but this time actually knows what's going on even though he still loses.
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This is a really great movie that was a huge flop when it came out and this should be a cult hit but isn't for some reason. George C. Scott plays a man who thinks he is Sherlock Holmes and his brother tries to have him committed so he can receive his money. Joanne Woodward is the psychiatrist who tries to help him but things don't go as planned and Woodward winds up helping Scott with his case. Woodward's name also happens to be Watson and Scott drags her along to find Moriarity. Woodward has no life outside her work and they wind up falling in love. Scott's brother really wants his money and hires a hit man to kill Scott but he doesn't realize that.
This is an amazing movie that is a dark comedy and a thriller at the same time. This was directed by Jack Smight and stars Rod Steiger, Lee Remick and George Segal. Segal is a Jewish detective who still lives with his mother and Steiger is a serial killer who had some problems with his mother and now goes around killing middle aged woman and leaving lipstick on their forehead. Remick is a witness who briefly saw Steiger but didn't get a good look and Segal and Remick begin dating. Steiger begins to call Segal and talk to him and also at his home and the captain tries to take Segal off the case. It's a really great movie that has some very funny scenes.
This is a sort of modern day film noir directed by Bill Bennett and stars Matt Day and Frances O'Connor. Day and O'Connor play a young couple in Austrila who are a couple of con artists and they mostly scam married men who pick up O'Connor in a bar. Things are going good until someone actually dies and they wind up with a videotape, on that videotape is a celebrity named Zipper Doyle, who is a football star, and he's having sex with a young boy. Day and O'Connor go on the run with both the police looking for them and Doyle trying to kill them. There are several more deaths but you don't see who murders who and Day and O'Connor get to the point where they can't trust each other. It's a pretty good movie that was a huge hit in Austrilia.
This is a great war movie and better than most war movies that came out around the same time like "To Hell And Back" and "Battleground". This movie was directed by Raoul Walsh and has a great cast that includes Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, James Whitmore, Raymond Massey and Tab Hunter. This is a much different war movie in which the movie is two and a half hours long but you don't see any action until the final twenty minutes. Heflin is the commander of a group of marines and Whitmore is the second in Command. The movie follows several young men through basic training and getting ready to fight the Japs. It's a really great war movie and is pretty underrated.
This is probably Nicholas Ray's last great film as a director since all the movies he directed after this one sucked. Robert Taylor stars as a mob lawyer who works for Lee J. Cobbb and you see Taylor get John Ireland off a murder wrap even though everyone thought he is guilty. Cyd Charisse is a dancer and Taylor takes her home and begin a relationship. Taylor is the best defense attorney in Chicago and things begin to go wrong when Cobb wants Taylor to defend another mobster who is a psycho and Taylor wants nothing to do with the case. Cobb then threatens Taylor's life but he doesn't care and only agrees when Cobb threatens Charisse's life. This is Robert Taylor's best movie and one of Ray's best films.
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