What’s Been Watched This Month – Feb 2017

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I do like a list. Here’s what has been watched in February 2017.

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.

26 films this month and a total of 55 since the start of this blog.

Quatermass and the Pit AKA Five Million Years to Earth (1967) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.1  One of my all time favorites. Seen many times. Always time to fit it in for a rewatch.

Eddie the Eagle (2016) – Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 7.4
Great family entertainment on Netflix. Very enjoyable.

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7
Classic 50’s sci-fi aqua man romp.  Wolfie write up here

The Offence (1973) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.1
Sean Connery goes mad searching for a killer in another Sidney Lumet film.  Wolfie write up here

The Hill (1965) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.9
Sean Connery and friends get shouted at loads in Sidney Lumet’s World War Two prison film.

Blood Father (2016) – Wolfman Rating 5 – IMDB Rating 6.4
Oh my god this was bad! Mel Gibson is old man Martin Riggs, he is pretty good to be fair but everything else!

Hacksaw Ridge (2016) – Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 8.2
Mel Gibson directs. I really enjoyed the beginning half but it just went gung ho big time style.

Last Summer (1969) – Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 7.1
Four young guys and girls get up to stuff on vacation. Highly recommended indie film. I loved this film.  Wolfie write up here

Extreme Prejudice (1987) – Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 6.6
Massive cast goes head to head toe to toes together. Great fun film.  Wolfie write up here

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 7.2
Said in Elvis voice. One of my favorite quirky films and my pecker is doing mighty fine now, well thank you very much.  Wolfie write up here

Straight Time (1978) – Wolfman Rating 6.5 – IMDB Rating 7.4
Didn’t enjoy as much as I thought I would. Dustin Hoffman’s character was a bit of an arse.

Uncommon Valor (1983) – Wolfman Rating 6.5 – IMDB Rating 6.4
80’s Vietnam war film with Gene Hackman and a bunch of misfit heroes.  Wolfie write up here

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) – Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 7.9
A perfect choice for my daughters birthday. Wonderful film loved by the whole family.

Villain (1971) – Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 6.7
Cockney Welsh gangster styleee.  Wolfie write up here

Life Of Pi (2012)Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 7.9
Beautiful and heart achingly sad storytelling. Stays with you for days and days.

Brewster McCloud (1970) – Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 7
Robert Altman’s crazy comedy fantasy film about a boy who lives in an astrodome learning to fly.  Wolfie write up here

Radio On (1979)Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 6.6
Absolutely loved this British road trip.  Wolfie write up here

The Killers (1964) – Wolfman Rating 6.5 – IMDB Rating 7.1
Don Siegel directs Lee Marvin and John Cassavetes against the US president Ronald Reagan and a naughty Angie Dickinson.

The Silent Partner (1978) – Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 7.5
Elliot Gould goes cat and mouse against Christopher Plummer over a pile of dollars.

Flashpoint (1984) – Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 6.5
Border guards Kris Kristofferson and Treat Williams find a stash of dough which brings a heap of trouble. Wolfie write up here

The Naked Prey (1965) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.5
Cornel Wilde literary goes wild. After the first bout of horror this turns into an exhausting chase movie.  Wolfie write up here

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.1
Film making machine Werner Herzog’s documentary exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

Kolchak – The Night Stalker (1972) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.8
Early excellent inspiration for The X-Files. I’m slowly working my way through the series. Such a good series..  Wolfie write up here

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) – Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 8.1
Superb father and son time at the cinema. Bombastic action pack crazy. All good fun.

Punching Henry (2016) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating –
The follow up to stand up comic Henry Phillips excellent 2009 film “Punching The Clown”

Gumshoe (1971) – Wolfman Rating 6 – IMDB Rating
Stephen Frears early film with Albert Finney as a private eye.  – Wolfie write up here

The movies have been coming in thick and fast for March. Pop back and see what was on the watch list. Have fun. Mikey Wolfman

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

4 thoughts on “What’s Been Watched This Month – Feb 2017

  1. Some real nice titles in here. The Hill!, Straight Time u get both Harry Dean Stanton and Emmet Walsh. The Silent Partner a cool Canadian flick, Flashpoint is neat and u get Rip Torn too. Naked Prey a fine film, Villain a good one and as Lee Marvin says in The Killers, “lady I don’t have the time.” LOVE IT!

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    • However much I love Dustin Hoffman, when Harry Dean Stanton and Emmet Walsh turned up on the screen of Straight Time, they both stole the show imho…. Just to see Christopher Plummer mince it up as an old lady in The Silent Partner is worth the ticket price alone hehe.
      Rip Torn is ace, everything I see him in has been as a supporting role, any recommendation as a lead Mike?
      Haha yes that Lee Marvin line stood out. What’s the original The Killers like, do you know?
      Many thanks for the comment buddy


      • Stanton a long time fave and Walsh right next to him. https://mikestakeonthemovies.com/2014/12/03/music-and-harry-dean-stanton/
        Find a copy of Payday with Rip Torn, great performance as an explosive country music singer and Cross Creek another great role for him. The original Killers a great flick, wrote a couple articles using it as a template that were published . One on long time fave, Charles McGraw. https://mikestakeonthemovies.com/2015/01/08/charles-mcgraw-tough-guy-with-the-gravel-voice/
        the other on Jack Pierce. https://mikestakeonthemovies.com/2014/10/30/jack-pierce-make-up-master/
        Got to see Plummer live a couple of times here in Ontario, notably as John Barrymore in his one stage show. Guy still going strong in 80’s.

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        • Thanks for the knowledge. So very much appreciated.
          “Payday” looks and sounds perfect, I’m gonna love that. Will keep them peeled and do some investigating to find it.
          Harry Dean is always superb. The documentary “Partly Fiction” is wonderful. It’s in my drafts to do a post on that, flagged up because I so want to see it again. Very emotional.
          You gonna hate me but as a nipper I always thought that Mr Plummer was one of ours, a Brit hehe. Films like Battle Of Britain and playing Rudyard Kipling and Sherlock Holmes probably imbedded that in me. He’s a wonderful talent. I need to explore his back cat, I’m sure to have missed loads and some of his new ones like, “Remember” 2015 sounds very deep indeed.
          Must of been something else sitting back and watching him do his craft live in front of you.
          Thanks for the links I will be having a read over the weekend. Thanks as always 🙂


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