I watched more movies than in August, but unfortunately catching up with several TV shows, like FIREFLY, OZ or SUPERNATURAL prevented me from watching more.
My favourite movie of the month was of course James Gunn’s brillant SUPER. the biggest surprise was without a doubt JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS, but here is the full list.
#00119 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze (DVD)
This one doesn’t hold up that well. The script feels seriously rushed and even the turtle suits look worse. At least David Warner is in it. He makes everything better.
#00120 Hudson Hawk
I should like this movie, but it is too random for me. Some single parts work very well, but as a whole it just falls flat. (Full review here)
#00120 Super (DVD/1st Time Viewing)
I love it! It’s brillant. Yes, it’s also a very depressing movie and I might like it a little bit better if it would be played more serious, but I think that this is my favourite movie of the year so far. (Full review)
#00121 Firefly: Serenity (Pilot) (DVD)
I hated it the first time, but watching it for a second time, it was good enough to give the rest of the series a try.
#00122 The Straight Story (TV/1st Time Viewing)
Many people say that this is an untypical David Lynch film, but they are wrong. The first scene alone is pure Lynch and the Lynch-ness doesn’t stop here (Remember the deer woman?). Apart from that it’s a nice little movie, well put together, touching and entertaining.
#00123 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (DVD)
There is not much excitement in this one, but it’s slightly better than part 2. Mostly because the story is more focused. It’s also nice that they gave Elias Koteas two roles, since they forgot to put him in part 2. But the new Turtle suits, that were made without Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, look awful!
#00124 Serenity (DVD/1st Time Viewing)
An okay movie of an okay TV show. It has some gaping plotholes though, but all in all it’s enjoyable and looks pretty nice for its low budget.
#00125 Josie & The Pussycats (DVD/1st Time Viewing)
Some people recommended that to me recently and they were right. It’s more fun as expected and also surprisingly clever (and dark) in its use of product placement. It’s no masterpiece, but a lot better than its reputation. I guess it was just misunderstood. Oh, and it has lots of jiggling, if you know what I mean.
#00126 Das Gasthaus an der Themse (TV Recording/1st Time Viewing)
One of the legendary German Edgar Wallace movies from the 60′s. As far as I know, it was the commercially most successful one, but for me it didn’t work. The script was all over the place and I prefer my Edgar Wallace movie with killers in crazier costumes than just a wetsuit.
#00127 Der Zinker (1931 version) (TV recording/1st Time Viewing)
This was the first Edgar Wallace movie ever and supposed to be lost until 1999, when a copy of it was discovered somewhere by someone. Now the fully restored version was for the first time on TV, but I think they did a horrible job with the sound. The score, which was an all new recording, was so fucking loud, that I couldn’t understand what was going on most of the time. But from a film historic p.o.v., it was interesting to watch.
#00128 Die 1000 Augen des Dr Mabuse (TV recording/1st Time Viewing)
After an interesting start it began to drag, because the movie focused too much on a love story, but as soon as it became clear, what it had to do with the main plot, it became seriously awesome! And great job in hiding the identity of the main villain!