What’s Been Watched This Month – July 2017

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I do like a list, hope you do too! Here’s what has been watched in July 2017.

Game Of Thrones return of season 7 dominated the television schedule along side the usual Twin Peaks continued mind melt. Apart from those two, it’s been films all the way.

24 films this month and a total of 167 since the start of the blog in January.

The Mountain (1956) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 6.8
Spencer Tracy and Robert Wagner go grave robbing on a family mountain trip! Wolfie write up here

Atlantic City (1980) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.4
Old man gangster Burt Lancaster on the boardwalk. Wolfie write up here

Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) – Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 7
Superb prison from director Don Siegel. Want to do a post on this one.

The Men (1950) – Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 7.2
Marlon Brando shows why he became such an incredible actor with his first film role as a paralyzed war veteran.

Scorpio (1973) – Wolfman Rating 7.5 – IMDB Rating 6.5
Burt Lancaster plays cat and mouse games as a cold war spy. Wolfie write up here

The Last Run (1971) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 6.5
Gangster driver George C Scott takes one last job. Wolfie write up here

The Intruder (1962) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.8
Captain Kirk aka William Shatner goes dark in this Roger Corman’s film Wanted to do a post on this one but this superb article by Alfred Eaker’s wonderful dark The BlueMahler film blog gives it the justice it deserves. check it out here

The Illustrated Man (1969) – Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 6.1
Rod Steiger stars in his Ray Bradbury sci-fi tale. Wolfie write up here

Plunder Road (1957) – Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 6.9
Train robbing film noir. Wolfie write up here

The Hitch-Hiker (1953) – Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 7
Super suspenseful psycho hitchhiker noir movie. Wolfie write up here

Hickey & Boggs (1972) – Wolfman Rating 6.5 – IMDB Rating 6.5
Robert Culp directs himself and Bill Cosby in a Walter Hill penned detective movie.

The Breakfast Club (1985) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 7.9
Massive iconic 80’s movie I’ve love through-out my teens. Just to make it more perfect I introduced it to my daughter Nyah who loved it. Happy dad.

Baby Driver (2017) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 8.2
Edgar Wright writes and directs this excellent getaway driver movie. My daughter and I both thought it lost it at the end unfortunately but it was a great night at the pictures and the soundtrack film style very original. The Mike Myers masks was genius funny.

Private Property (1960) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 6.8
Easy 10/10 from me. Perfect 60’s shocker. Loved it. Wolfie write up here

Deadline – U.S.A. (1952) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.2
Humphrey Bogart as an editor trying to save the newspaper he so loves with added gangsters in this excellent film noir.

The Set-Up (1949) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 7.8
Perfect real-time boxing film starring Robert Ryan which had me ringside throughout the whole film. Wolfie write up here

Pickup on South Street (1953) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 7.8
Oh I wish I had enough time in the evening to do a post on this fantastic noir classic from Samuel Fuller starring Richard Widmark.

The Final Countdown (1980) – Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 6.7
Time travelling nonsense in a big fun way. Wolfie write up here

Robbery (1967) – Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 6.9
Stanley Baker masterminds the Great Train Robbery. Wolfie write up here

Alias Nick Beal (1949) – Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 7.3
Very recommended mystery with a wonderful twist on film noir. Starring the awesome Ray Milland.

Hell Is a City (1960) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 7.2
Another Stanley Baker this time directed by Val Guest. I loved this. Wolfie write up here

Killer of Sheep (1978) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 7.4
Independent film just doesn’t get better than this marvelous film from all rounder Charles Burnett. Wolfie write up here

Kong: Skull Island (2017) – Wolfman Rating 6 – IMDB Rating 6.8
All star cast in this big and silly film just saved from being total wack by good ole John C. Reilly.

Twilight’s Last Gleaming (1977) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 6.8
Another Burt Lancaster film ticked off the list. This hit all the right buttons so to speak! In this superb cold war nuclear missile silo drama. Another I wish I could do a post on.

It was a fun month, any goodies in there you have seen and liked. Thoughts, recommends etc always welcome.

Take it easy…. The Wolfster

 

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7 thoughts on “What’s Been Watched This Month – July 2017

  1. Just scored a copy of Nick Beal so look forward to that one and notice you caught Deadline U.S.A. Bogie dominates this one and he’s so “cool” on screen once he got out of Raft and Cagney’s shadows. Iconic the better word. Nice grouping of Lancaster films there and an added Widmark film too. Well done. And lastly let us not forget the power of Stanley Baker……

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    1. Thanks Mike. Lancaster has been a pet project, moving my way through. Still got heaps of his to see which is fantastic.
      Oh my the Widmark film! and I did the other big one of his too. I can’t decide which one was better!!
      Deadline was awesome, apart from a few classic Bogies I’ve seen in my youth, it’s great to be dropping in on his star factor.
      Hehe the power of the Stanley indeed, I still have few of his to go, thinking “Violent Playground” will be be next of his.
      I’m 100% on you enjoying Nick Beale, it has a mesmerizing feel to it.

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