What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

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Re: What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

Postby DannyBoy » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:59 pm

Doctor X (1932) starring Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy & Preston Foster. A witty reporter investigates a serial killer known as the "Moon Killer" and intrudes on a research scientist's experiment to either prove or disprove that a member of the staff at his institute is the murderer. Doctor X is a pretty good early Technicolor horror film, one of the last films shot in the 2-color Technicolor process, and includes some pretty cool special effects makeup by Max Factor for the "Moon Killer". Lionel Atwill & Fay Wray shine as they always do in roles in horror films.

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Re: What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

Postby DannyBoy » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:07 pm

I watched a couple movies on TCM this afternoon:

White Zombie (1932) starring Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Robert Frazer, John Harron & Joseph Cawthorn. A wealthy plantation owner in Haiti turns to voodoo master Murder Legendre to lure the woman he loves away from her fiancé, but instead he transforms her into a zombie under his control. White Zombie is a very atmospheric & eerie film with some great make-up by the legendary Jack Pierce and great sets, some of set pieces which were originally used in classic Universal horror films such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), The Cat and the Canary (1927), Dracula (1931) and Frankenstein (1931). The acting though is a bit of a weak point of the film, as other than Bela Lugosi the acting leaves much to be desired. Still White Zombie is an interesting & enjoyable horror film and was actually the first feature length zombie film made, though of course the zombies in this film are different than what most people know or think of as zombies these days.

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The Most Dangerous Game (1932) starring Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, Robert Armstrong & Noble Johnson. After being shipwrecked, big-game hunter Robert Rainsford washes up on a secluded island where lives Russian aristocrat Count Zaroff who after tiring of hunting animals now hunts humans for sport. The Most Dangerous Game is based on the classic short story of the same name by Richard Connell and is still the best film adaption of the story to date. The film has really great atmosphere & suspense and the cast are all great as well, especially Leslie Banks as the mad Count Zaroff. The Most Dangerous Game is quite simply an excellent pre-code adventure/thriller. Interestingly, it was filmed at night on the same jungle sets as King Kong (1933) was being filmed on during the day as well as shared two of the same cast members, Fay Wray & Robert Armstrong.

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Re: What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

Postby DannyBoy » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:44 pm

Revolt of the Zombies (1936) starring Dean Jagger, Dorothy Stone, Robert Noland & Roy D'Arcy. An international expedition is sent to the ancient city of Angkor in Cambodia in order to learn a secret formula that turns people into zombies. Revolt of the Zombies was made by the same brothers Victor Halperin (director) and Edward Halperin (producer) who made White Zombie 4 years previously, but this film has no relation to it even though a superimposed shot of Bela Lugosi's eyes from White Zombie is used when the main character uses his powers to control zombies. Anyway, this film isn't nearly as enjoyable or entertaining as it's predecessor, frankly it's a very dull film and just disappointing in comparison.

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Re: What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

Postby DannyBoy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:45 pm

The Lost Continent (1968) starring Eric Porter, Hildegard Knef, Tony Beckley, Suzanna Leigh, James Cossins & Nigel Stock. A dilapidated tramp steamer heading en route from Freetown to Caracas smuggling a dangerous explosive cargo is holed and what's left of the crew & passengers find themselves marooned by a mist-enshrouded island in the Sargasso Sea that's surrounded by killer seaweed and is inhabited by giant crustaceans and previously marooned descendants of Spanish Conquistadores & the Spanish Inquisition. The Lost Continent is based on the 1938 Dennis Wheatly novel "Uncharted Seas" and was a pretty good adventure/fantasy film from Hammer Films. Good cast all around, Eric Porter in particular was good and it's always nice to see Hammer regular Michael Ripper pop up. Also the Inquisitor was pretty creepy. Nice set design & special effects for the island and creatures. This is one of Hammer's lesser known and non-gotchic horror films, but it's an enjoyable watch.

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Re: What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

Postby Jeff Hendrick » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:13 pm

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Serpico (1973)

Al Pacino is one of the best actors around, and he has many definitive roles. His role as Frank Serpico is certainly one of them. He acts with such charm and smoothness in some scenes, while explosive and intense in others.
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Re: What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

Postby sticksb » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:11 pm

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Serpico (1973)

Al Pacino is one of the best actors around, and he has many definitive roles. His role as Frank Serpico is certainly one of them. He acts with such charm and smoothness in some scenes, while explosive and intense in others.

One of my favorites . Serpico great period piece . I have it along with Hackman's "French Connection" and "Taxi Driver" as a gritty triple bill on movie night when we kill a few innocent pizzas ...and bottles of suds ...
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