What’s Been Watched This Month – Jan 2017


I do like a list. Here’s what has been watched in January 2017, the first month of this blog. When you look at it like that it’s fair few films!

With my Wolfy rating next to the IMDB one. I try to do my rating before I see the IMDB ones. They are surprisingly close, bar a few, that either blew my mind or that I enjoyed on fun factor alone .

29 films for the start of this blog.

Crack In The World (1965)  Wolfy Rating 6.5    IMDB Rating 6.1
Watched this New Years night after everyone gone to bed. It’s on Netflix and just raised above a B-Movie. Good fun sci-fi film.

On the Waterfront (1954)  Wolfy Rating 7.5    IMDB Rating 8.2
Can’t believe it took me this long to watch this classic Marlon Brando. I really enjoyed this.

Morituri (1965)  Wolfy Rating 8    IMDB Rating 7
I was absorbed with this one. Wolfy write up here

Deep Water Horizon (2016)  Wolfy Rating 7.5    IMDB 7.2
Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg team up again for this real life disaster film. Once you get past the cheesy beginning it all kicks off when they reach the rig. Amazing special effects.

The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)  Wolfy Rating 8    IMDB 7.2
Really enjoyed this dialogue driven disaster film. Wolfy write up here

Prince of the City (1981)  Wolfy Rating 8    IMDB 7.7
Superb cop corruption movie from ace director Sidney Lumet. Wolfy write up here.

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) Wolfy Rating 7 IMDB 6.4
Seen this great film many times. Always got time this for this classic sci-fi. Wolfy write up here.

Executive Action (1973)  Wolfy Rating 7    IMDB 6.7
JFK assassination film made only 10 years after. Interesting take. Wolfy write up here.

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)  Wolfy Rating 8.5    IMDB 7.8
Amazing film. Such a brilliant performance by Spencer Tracy. Can’t believe I hadn’t seen this and so pleased I have now.

Ice Station Zebra (1968)  Wolfy Rating 6    IMDB 6.6
Really wanted to like this more than I did. It was just too long. Wolfy write up here

The Seven Ups (1973)  Wolfy Rating 7    IMDB 6.8
Amazing car chase and good cop caper. Wolfy write up here.

Invaders From Mars (1953) Wolfy Rating 7 IMDB 6.5
Seen this many times. Super fun 50’s sci-fi. Wolfy write up here.

Rolling Thunder (1977)  Wolfy Rating 7    IMDB 7
Great war veteran revenge story. Featuring a very young Tommy Lee Jones.

To Live and Die in L.A (1985)  Wolfy Rating 8    IMDB 7.3
I loved this 80’s action flick. Have a look over at my Wolfy write up here

The Sea Wolves (1980)  Wolfy Rating 5.5    IMDB 6.3
I so wanted to love this, I enjoyed it but it really wasn’t that great.

The Swimmer (1968)  Wolfy Rating 10    IMDB 7.7
Yep this stayed with me, still. Top marks. Amazing film.Wolfy write up here.

Sorcerer (1977)  Wolfy Rating 7.5    IMDB 7.7 
The remake of The Wages Of Fear. A write will come one day.

The Thing from Another World (1951)  Wolfy Rating 7.5    IMDB 7.3
Classic sci-fi right here. Wolfy write up here 

The White Buffalo (1977) Wolfy Rating 6 IMDB 6.1
Bronson fighting a murderous albino buffalo. This is fun. Wolfy write up here 

The Night of the Hunter (1955) Wolfy Rating 7 IMDB 8.1
I didn’t think it was as good as the reviews, loved the first half then the second half fell apart imho. but still an excellent film for the time.

Quest for Fire (1981) Wolfy Rating 7 IMDB 7.4
Haha this was surprisingly excellent. Wolfy write up here 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)  Wolfy Rating 10    IMDB 7.9
This was a perfect family film and all four of us laughed all the way through. Amazing film. Can’t wait to watch again. I love all of Taika Waititi films.

It Came from Outer Space (1953)  Wolfy Rating 7    IMDB 6.6
More 50’s classic sci-fi, I had to watch this again.

David and Lisa (1962)  Wolfy Rating 8    IMDB 7.4
Quite brilliant. Wolfy write up here

Thief (1981)  Wolfy Rating 7.5    IMDB 7.4
Safecracker gangster flick. Write up should come soon.

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)  Wolfy Rating 8    IMDB 7.3
Rib tickling thigh slapping fun. Wolfy write up here

Shoot ‘Em Up (2007)  Wolfy Rating 7    IMDB 6.7
Drunk after the pub late night entertainment. Silly but extremely good fun

Suicide Squad (2016)  Wolfy Rating 5.5    IMDB 6.3
In the words of George Takei I say “OH MY”. This should of been amazing but what a mess. Nice family time though.

The Hit (1984)  Wolfy Rating 8.5    IMDB 7.1
A sad reason to watch one of my favourite John Hurt movies but it felt right to. A classic British film. Wolfy write up here

February’s watch list is piling up. A few classics and some obscure ones to look out for.

Have fun. Mikey Wolfman

*IMDB ratings change all the time so may be different.

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