I don't expect much activity here this weekend. So everybody, have a nice holiday
Dear F This Crew (site owners, content providers, and site fans!),I want to wish each and every one of you a VERY Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!!!!! Im thankful for all of you and this amazing community of movie lovers. At a time when so much seems so amiss with the world it is a pleasure to find a place filled with respect and collective positivity around shared love. Take care friends!!!Peace .n. Bumbles Bounce!Mashke
Merry Christmas next week to all who celebrate, and happy top ten list making season to all!
It's a lazy, sleepy holiday week/weekend for me, so I got movies:THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE (2023). This was nicely animated, but the plot is wholly generic hero's journey/portal fantasy stuff. If the kids like it, then I guess that's okay. GREMLINS (1984). The only thing that could make this better is if Gremlina from the original G.L.O.W. had a cameo. BARBIE (2023). This movie is something of a miracle. Every scene reinforces the movie's themes, while also being hilarious comedy. LUCY (2014). Further proof that only Luc Besson can make a Luc Besson movie. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) "It's a date. You eat 'em." Hope everyone has a pleasant, stress-free holiday!
I hate being that guy, but i wish they'd release Gremlins 2 in 4k
Merry Christmas to the FThisMovie crew and those who follow the site. It is hard to believe that 2023 is virtually over now. Thankfully, the pleasure of movies will be available in 2024.I got to a few watches despite the general busyness of the week. There should be some more holiday specific watches this weekend. BORA BORA (1968) on Prime – The seduction of paradise. A man goes to Tahiti to find his estranged wife, who has gone into a relationship with a Polynesian man. Will the husband also fall under the permissive spell of the Polynesians? The trope of a westerner “going native” is an old one, and Bora Bora channels some of the more troubling aspects of those narratives. The allusions to Paul Gaugain in the film are not accidental. The locales are beautiful, but there are too many tedious moments to get through.THE HARRAD EXPERIMENT (1973, dir. Ted Post) on Prime – Can American society adopt a relationship model that is not focused on monogamy and marriage? At a college, a husband and wife team of professors conduct a social experiment in co-ed living to find out. With the high-minded tone of the film and the quality of the cast, this is not completely an exploitative film. The acting is surprisingly strong. One of the youthful cast is a babyface Don Johnson. The Harrad Experiment is now mainly a cinematic curiosity of the era. THE FIRST NUDIE MUSICAL (1976) on Tubi – Only in the ‘70s. When a movie studio is on the verge of going bankrupt, a desperate project is attempted. Indeed, it is the first nudie musical. This is definitely not a film for children, but it does take more from Golden Age Hollywood than adult cinema. That mixture of elements does create a peculiar viewing experience. Although the comedy can be uneven, enough of it hit to make the film entertaining. Interestingly, a real nudie musical came out the same year, Alice in Wonderland.
For some reason I also had the urge to pull out Anchor Bay's Dawn of the Dead box and listen to the cast commentary with Ken, Scott, Gayle, and David. It was a good time. Just when is this coming out again in the U.S.? The British Second Sight release seems to be the only one since the Anchor Bay release.
I'm thinking not anytime soon. I got lucky to get the italian release with the 4K disc (no HDR) a few years ago
I was busy with holiday stuff over the past few days, but I certainly wish everyone from the Fthismovie family (Patrick and family, contributors, and listeners) a great holiday season.