What’s Been Watched This Month – April 2017

Whats been watched

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

If I didn’t blooming work I would love to do more posts, so there’s a few pending in this list. Didn’t get so many films in this month as TV season has started. What with the excellent fourth series of Line Of Duty being binged watched in one evening! There has also been the start of season 3 of my favourite series Better Call Saul. Plus there’s a few guilty pleasures like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Designated Survivor.

21 films this month and a total of 99 since the start of this blog.

The Odd Angry Shot (1979) Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 6.8
Enjoyable Aussie Vietnam film. Will do a post about it soon.

Fury (2014) Wolfman Rating 7.5 – IMDB Rating 7.6
Watched at the cinema the first time but caught it again so to watch with my son.

La Jetée (1962) Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 8.4
Twelve Monkeys was based on this amazing French short film. Wolfie write up here.

The Last of Sheila (1973) Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 7.4
James Coburn invites a bunch of “friends” for a fun time! Post coming soon.

The Seven Five (2014) Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 7.6
Courtesy of Netflix. Documentary on police corruption on the streets of Brooklyn. It’s an excellent watch.

Hell in the Pacific (1968) Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 7.4
Another if I had time I would love to do a post on. Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune battle it out on an island.

Wake in Fright (1971) Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 7.7
Watching this film is thirsty work. It’s an incredible movie. Wolfie write up here..

Wait Until Dark (1967) Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 7.9
Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna and Jack Weston take on sweet blind girl Audrey Hepburn. Wolfie write up here.

White Line Fever (1975) Wolfman Rating 6.5 – IMDB Rating 6.3
Jan-Michael Vincent fights for truckers rights. Wolfie write up here.

Money Movers (1978) Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 6.5
Another Australian film hits all the good spots in this great take on heist. Damn work getting in the way, I wanna do a write up!

First Blood (1982) Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 7.7
I past the Rambo batten on to my son. Wolfie right up here.

The Onion Field (1979) Wolfman Rating 6.5 – IMDB Rating 6.9
Based on a true story. It’s a film of two halves. Wolfie right up here.

Rogue One (2016) Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 7.9
Saw this on cinema release and then again on Blu-ray. It has a few issues but generally I loved it especially that end sequence.

Salvador (1986) Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 7.5
James Woods and Jim Belushi ride around in brutal El Salvador in the 80’s in this film based on a true story from director Oliver Stone.

Wolf Lake (1980) Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 6.2
Rod Steiger and his gang of friends go a crazy in the woods by a lake. Wolfie write up here.

Being There (1979) Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 8.0
What an amazing film. Wolfie write up here.

The Collector (1965) Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 7.6
A wonderful thriller from Terence Stamp and Samantha Eggar featuring stellar performances. Wolfie write up here.

Catch-22 (1970) Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 7.2
Alan Arkin tries to get certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions. Not sure how I hadn’t seen this before.

Enemy Territory (1987) Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 6.5
Brilliant fun action packed 80’s survival movie with Ray Parker Jr. Wolfie write up here.

Mickey One (1965) Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 6.6
Warren Beatty runs from gangsters from Detroit to Chicago. Experimental cool film. Wolfie write up here.

Get the Gringo (2012) Wolfman Rating 7.5 – IMDB Rating 7.0
Netflix watch with my son. So much better than the rubbish Blood Father. Mel Gibson channels the good stuff in this film also known in the UK by the ridiculous stupid title of “How I Spend My Summer Vacation”.

May has started well with some bonkers brilliant films that helped go along with all the beer, bourbon and popcorn. Thanks for reading and if there’s any in this month’s viewing selection you liked now or back in the day, feel free to let me know.

Mikey Wolfman

What’s Been Watched This Month – March 2017

Vintage Television watching family

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

Had five x 10 star hairy wolfie awards this month. They get awarded to films that really stayed with me and hit all the right notes in all the right places.

23 films this month and a total of 78 since the start of this blog.

Not so many this month due to watching Iron Fist on Netflix. Umm it really wasn’t that good and all over the place but worth it for the Drunken Master and the episode with the boss levels. Anyhoo here’s the list.

Patriots Day (2016) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.4
Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg meet up for another hit on real events. TBH it was a lot better than I had expected. The alleyway scene was totally bombastic!

A Midnight Clear (1992) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 7.2
Peter Berg on the other side of the camera with Ethan Hawke, Kevin Dillon and more. I really enjoyed this and it stayed with me. Wolfie write up here

The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989) – Wolfman Rating 6.5 – IMDB Rating 7.1
Absolutely ridiculous crazy violence and some of the most lunatic dialogue. I have to one day do a post on this one.

The Jungle Book (2016) – Wolfman Rating 7.5 – IMDB Rating 7.5
Bill Murray as Baloo, nuff said.

Sunday Too Far Away (1975) – Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 7
Been hitting the Australian film back catalogue. This was most excellent and it’s about sheep shaving! Wolfie write up here

The Long Day’s Dying (1968) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 7.1
Another one hit the Wolfie top viewing this month! Welldone Mr Hemmings. Wolfie write up here

The Day of the Dolphin (1973) – Wolfman Rating 5.5 – IMDB Rating 6.0
Such a massive fan George C Scott especially as he reminds me of my grandad. This movie has talking Dolphins! perfect Sunday matinee film but I found it pretty boring if I’m honest. How could it be boring with talking blooming dolphins……..

A Boy and His Dog (1975) – Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 6.6
Oh I really enjoyed this very un-pc post-apocalyptic tale, it’s just so original. Wolfie write up here

John Wick (2014) – Wolfman Rating 7.5 – IMDB Rating 7.2
After seeing the second one last month I watched the first one again with my family. The action is bodacious dude!

Mikey and Nicky (1976) – Wolfman Rating 6.5 – IMDB Rating 7.4
Peter Falk and John Cassavetes together as childhood friends. Oh this film should smash the wolfie meter right out the roof and it certainly did for the first half but dare I say I got a little bored. I so wanted it to be another The Killing of a Chinese Bookie.

Logan (2017) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 8.5
The Wolverine film we’ve all been waiting for. A few things I didn’t like but overall fantastic film and brilliant day with the family at the cinema.

Cutter’s Way (1981) – Wolfman Rating 6.5 – IMDB Rating 6.9
A different type of detective movie with Jeff Bridges and a shouty John Heard. Wolfie write up here

Night Moves (1975) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.2
Gene Hackman private eye on a road trip detective trip. Great film. Wolfie write up here

Men in War (1957) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.4
Robert Ryan and a film stealing performance from Aldo Ray in this Korean War story of a platoon left behind in enemy lines.

Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 7.1
Another smasher from David Hemmings this month. A sublime British thriller. Wolfie write up here

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016) – Wolfman Rating 6.5 – IMDB Rating 6.7
Oh how much did I want this to be a ten! Sennia Nanua is absolutely terrific in the leading role. It starts so brilliantly but unfortunately it just starts falling apart. I need to read the book.

Off Limits (1988) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 6.2
This was very much enjoyed. Such an eighties film but such an unconventional detective story. Great buddy movie too. Wolfie write up here

Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 8
That opening scene blew my freaking mind. Wolfie write up here

Le Samouraï (1967) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 8.1
Another ten from the wolfman. Wolfie write up here

Breaker Morant (1980) – Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 7.9
Another well written drama from the Australian film archives. Want to do a post but can’t do them all. It’s got Edward Woodward.

Billy T – Te Movie (2011) – Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 6.9
Fascinating story of one of New Zealand’s entertainer Billy T James. Great documentary featuring tons of footage. Less known outside of NZ so this is an essential film if you are a fan of 80’s sketch shows and comedy.

Valdez Is Coming (1971) – Wolfman Rating 6 – IMDB Rating 6.8
Burt Lancaster as a Mexican-American sheriff having to take on a bunch of banditos and bad guys. Not as good as I had hoped but a great ending.

Red Sun (1971) – Wolfman Rating 7.5 – IMDB Rating 7
Yep just look at that cast, in a western. Has to be seen. Wolfie write up here

April is filling up well. Lots more beer, bourbon and popcorn.  Thanks for reading and if there’s any in this month’s viewing selection you liked now or back in the day, feel free to let me know.

Mikey Wolfman

What’s Been Watched This Month – Feb 2017

Retro television JFK Burger Coke Cola 60's

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.

What’s Been Watched This Month – Jan 2017

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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 6.5 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.