Archive for February, 2010

Monday February 22, 2010 15:24

Movie #0014 – Alien (1979)

Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Ian Holm
Third Viewing
Synopsis: The crew of a mining ship end up with an unwelcome visitor after stopping at a strange planet to investigate a distress call.
I have mixed feelings on Ridley Scott — on one hand, he made films like this and Blade Runner, which is easily [...]

Saturday February 13, 2010 17:53

Movie #0013 – All That Heaven Allows (1955)

Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Starring: Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman, Agnes Moorehead
First Viewing
Synopsis: A widow falls in love with her gardener, and then must deal with her judgmental friends and family.
It’s going to get a bit old if I keep mentioning something along the lines of “I’ve been meaning to watch this film for a while,” but, [...]

Wednesday February 10, 2010 15:40

Movie #0012 – Airplane! (1980)

Directed by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielson
Third or Fourth Viewing
Synopsis: Disaster strikes on an airplane when food poisoning takes out all the pilots in this madcap spoof film.
I’ve been a fan of this movie for a while, though it’s been a few years since I’ve seen it — [...]

Monday February 8, 2010 17:11

Movie #0011 – L’Avventura (1960)

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
Starring: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari
Second Viewing
Synopsis: A girl goes missing while on a boating trip with her friends; her boyfriend and lover search for her, falling in love in the process.
I have somewhat of a love/hate relationship with Michelangelo Antonioni. On one hand, the man was an impeccable director [...]