Hi! Today we're introducing a new and monthly blog: Movies we watched last month! We will tell you all about all the movies we saw! Since we don't write reviews on everything we watch, this is a nice way to show you what we have seen. If you'd like to see a review of a movie, or want to know more, just let us know in the comments!
The first movie I watched in September was "The Wife Killer". I watched it at home with Sig. It was one of the movies Sig had bought at Amsterdam Comic Con. It's a Greek horror movie from 1976. Duration: 87 minutes. Plot: Jim wants to marry his lover Laura. But: he's already married! To a rich woman. He hires someone to kill his wife so he can inherit her millions..
This is movie that might be hard to find! At least if you're searching for this title.. This movies is known under several names. When I googled the movie, I found it on IMDB as "Death Kiss". But when I opened the link, the movies was named "Eglima Sto Kavouri". The picture of the movies said "The Rape Killer" though...
Well, since my dvd says "The Wife Killer", I'll just stick to that name (even though no one else seems to).
I thought the movie was nice. I must admit immediately that it's more Sigmund who loves the 'old' horror movies. I'm leaning more towards 1980/1990/2000 movies. (Misery, Child's Play, Scream and even newer: Saw & the Devil's Rejects).But: It was a good watch though!
Haha you're probably thinking: What is THIS? Well I can't blame you if you haven't heard of this before. I watched "De Marathon" on a Saturday evening with Sig. It's been in our collection for a while now. We wanted to see it, but never actually felt like watching it. That's how it goes with some dvds.
Untill one night we didn't know which movie to watch. We decided it was time to finally watch "De Marathon"!
It's a Dutch movie about a few guys working in a garage. The garage isn't doing that well. They are thinking of ways to save the garage. Then a marathon catches their eye. They decide to run the marathon to save the garage. They're just not really in shape.. At this the challenge starts. Will these guys be able to finish the marathon? Duration of the movie : 112 minutes. Genre : Drama/ Comedy
It was ok to watch. It was quite funny, I liked the humor and the cursing. I know, it must sound really bad that I like the cursing. It's hard to explain. Well, I have to right? Otherwise I shouldn't write all of this own (#youonlyhadonejob). Usually I'm not that much up for swearing in movies. But in this, it fits the way they want to present the group, the rawness and the state that they're in. I can just see them do it. I can feel the frustration. It gave the movie a raw edge. But I have to admit : it's no longer a part of our collection anymore.. That is due to the predictability of the movie and there was a bit too much drama in the end. I just felt the movie couldn't be this light/ funny and have this drama and sensitivity as well. It just didn't carried out as well as I'd hoped.
The Manson Family
"The Manson Family" was our Sunday evening movie of the first week of September. It's a thriller and takes 99 minutes. This was one weird movie! I can tell you that. It's about the notorious Manson Family murders. But in the form of super 8 movies. It's a mix of styles: Movie, documentary, interviews. Somehow this didn't work for me. I was just watching from a distance. Not getting close to the story or what they wanted to accomplish with it. The movie contained a lot of sexuality and graphic violence. It was all a bit too much for me and too straggly. We did keep the dvd in our collection. It wasn't too bad. (And Sig thought the movie was ok).
Un Blanco Vestito per Mariale
We also watched "Un Blanco Vestito per Mariale". This is an Italian horror movie! On Imdb you'll find this movie as "A white dress for Mariale". Alternative titles are "Spirits of Death" and "Awaited Death". The movie is directed by Romano Scavolini. Sig has bought this dvd recently: At Comic Con Amsterdam! The movie takes 85 minutes and is from 1972.
A child sees her father kill her mother. Years later, she lives in her husbands castle. She doesn't have much contact with other people. So she decides to invite some friends over to have a little bit of fun. Then, the first dead body turns up. And this is only the beginning..
Actors in this movie are for example: Ida Galli, Ivan Rassimov, Luigi Pistilli.
The Mechanic: Resurrection
Of course I went to see "The Mechanic: Resurrection" in the cinema! As I've told you before: I'm a huge Jason Statham fan. And I watch literally every movie he stars in. I've seen "The Mechanic" already (only the one with Jason Statham. I haven't seen the original version with Charles Bronson yet). In t)"The Mechanic: Resurrection", Arthur (Jason Statham) is forced to do 3 impossible assassinations and make it look like an accident. Otherwise they will kill the girl he loves.
To be very honest: I was disappointed by this movie. It was a typical action movie with way too many obvious events. Way. Too. Many. At first I was optimistic. I thought: This is going to be good, surprising and original. But at the times I thought: This is SO obvious.. He (Arthur) needs to know better.. It just exactly was what it looked like. There were some surprises at the end. But not the big reveals I had hoped for. All in all it was a good action movie. Great action scenes (loved them!). It's just.. You'll have to bear the predictable plot!
One night, we decided to watch an arthouse movie. We looked through our dvd collection and decided to watch "The Dreamers". The movie is about a young American who is studying in Paris in 1968. He becomes friends with a French brother & sister. They share a passion for film. While other students riot, they stay in their home. Deciding their own rules and experimenting.
I didn't really like the movie. It didn't go anywhere and was sometimes just to awkward to watch. Sufficient to say: This movie is no longer part of our dvd collection.
"Demons" (a.k.a. "Dèmoni") is an Italian horror movie from 1985, produced by Dario Argento. The duration of the movie is 84 minutes. Imdb even classifies this movies both as horror and Romantic. Strange, isn't it?
A few people are going to see a movie in a new cinema. One of the visitors puts on a scary mask for fun, but scratches herself. Later, she sees that the same happens in the movie they're watching in the cinema. And like in the movie, the wound began to fester. Soon she starts to change into a bloodthirsty demon. Whomever she hurts, awaits the same fate as her.. And to make it even worse: The cinema is closed, so they're trapped..
I love zombies, zombie movies, zombie series. Everything :). Of course not all of them are just as good. But in general, it's a genre I like! I liked this movie as well. There's enough tension & gore!
Auschwitz: the Nazis and the final solution
I will write a separate post about this documentary, so I won't tell too much about it yet. Netflix recommended this documentary for me. And it was good timing. Sig & I would visit Krakow the week after. And we also wanted to visit Auschwitz. So we decided to watch the documentary (Which is rated a 8,7 at Imdb) before going to Krakow. I will write about this documentary & our visit to Auschwitz later.
I can just say it's very good and informative documentary. It's definitely worth a way watch if you want to know more about Auschwitz.
At the moment I'm a bit bitter, writing about "Robocop" haha. So you're warned ;). Peter Weller (who plays Robocop) was announced as a guest for Weekend of Hell (A horror convention). I already knew him for his role in Dexter. So was excited to watch more. And decided to see "Robocop". I hadn't seen the movie yet so I thought it would be a nice preparation for Weekend of Hell. Unfortunately, today I read the news that he had to cancel Weekend of Hell (He needs to be in Honolulu for work).
But: On to "Robocop". You're not here to hear my complaints ;). I actually liked the movie. And was planning on watching part 2 as well. (I'll now have a bit more time for that). In "Robocop", a terminally wounded cop returns as a powerful cyborg. Things start to get complicated, when he's haunted by memories..
Saturdaynight, what to do? Ahhh Netflix to the rescue! I loved the movie "Red" and I've been meaning to watch the sequel for quite a while. The movie has to be somewhere in my collection, but I don't feel like looking for it, so I'm delighted to find it on Netflix. Duration: 116 minutes.
I liked the movie, but not half as much as I liked the first one. It's a nice way to spend your Saturday evening and a true popcorn movie (don't think just eat and enjoy yourself).
"Red 2" is about a group of retired, but still extremely dangerous (and somewhat crazy) special agents. Bruce Willis plays the role of Frank Moses, but there are alot of great actors in this movie. What to think of Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Anthony Hopkins. Mary-Louise Parker is pretty cool in her role of Sarah (Frank's girlfriend).
Back from vacation and back to real life! Time to watch a movie. I browsed Netflix and found "The Call" , a 2013 crime thriller, starring Hale Berry. The movie is about 911 operator Jordan(Hale Berry), who gets a call from a girl that is about to be kidnapped. Jordan is a veteran at her work, but she makes a mistake and the girl ends up being murdered. Jordan holds herself responsible for this and she quits being an operator. Six months later we see her being a teacher at the 911 headquarters. When she is doing a round on the floor with some new trainees, there is a call from another girl being abducted. The girls calls from the trunk of a car and Jordan has to take over the call, because of her experience. AThat is the beginning of a race against the clock to find the girl.
I thought the movie was ok. At some points the story is kind of predictable, but it was suspenseful enough to keep me interested. It was nice to see Hale Berry again and I thought Michael Eklund was good in his role of the bad guy. The movie has a duration of 94 minutes and that is just long enough to keep the movie exciting. Conclusion: It is ok, but nothing special. But worth watching on a monday evening!
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Maria (Saturday, 08 October 2016 23:00)
I'm curious about the Auschwitz. I sometimes feel watching movies/docus relating to history. I think I just have that urge to learn something from the past. I just get disappointed when movie titles change through the course of time; or they have alternate titles. It just confuses those who would want to watch a movie. Cannot wait for your review!
Jan Michael De Guzman (Sunday, 09 October 2016 06:53)
I honestly never watched any of those movies before but it is good to watch classic movies like these. I love horror movies as well and i should start getting old titles to watch over the weekend.
Malaika Fernandes (Sunday, 09 October 2016 08:48)
I love Halle Berry movies dont know how i missed watching the call. liked the list of movies some i havent seen but definitely added to my list
Ferna (Sunday, 09 October 2016 13:20)
Wow. You have awesome collection, classic collection to be exact. and I'm proud to say I watched these before.. hahahah.. It reminds me now on how good these movies are back then. Robocop was one of the movies I like back then. The Call from Hale Berry was for me a serious thrilling movie that for me, is as well an eye opener for everyone.
Sarah from Lavender Life (Sunday, 09 October 2016 14:08)
I honestly hadn't heard of any of these movies, except Robocop, and haven't seen any of them. I'm such a noob when it comes to movies. Will look up some of these that you posted!
Laveena Sengar (Sunday, 09 October 2016 15:05)
I am movie and TV shows freak. I used to be very proud of my collection until I started reading your posts. You an amazing collection Carola, every time I get to find something new.
Sriparna (Sunday, 09 October 2016 18:15)
I've never heard of any of these movies before:(
I learn how much I don't know about the movie world, every time I'm in one of your posts... great collection as always! I'm so over horror movies lately, even reading about one, gives me the chilli's :p
Nina Sogue (Sunday, 09 October 2016 18:49)
Wow, this list is something. I don't know anything, aside from Robocop! I'll look up some of the movies you mentioned - I'm not really a fan of horror movies. Auschwitz sounds interesting though. Excited for your post about it.
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Shai Habon (Monday, 10 October 2016 04:18)
All movies sound interesting! Never heard these films but I think I'll check out The Dreamer soon! The plot seems intriguing and I love arthouse movies. Thanks for sharing!
Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy (Monday, 10 October 2016 07:20)
Wow, you sure have a HUGE collection of movies! Even the super classic ones! I am not familiar with the old ones, except for Robocop. I actually miss that movie. I'll have to find a copy of it sometime. :)
Marge (Monday, 10 October 2016 17:40)
I think you've watched some cool movies, and from other countries too. That's why I lack actually, exposure to movies other than British and American. I think I should start with the movies that you mentioned here. Not sure if I can torrent them though but I will try. I am a sucker for horror movies so yeah I am definitely going to search for a copy of Demons.
Nadine Smith (ScenesFromNadine.com) (Monday, 10 October 2016 18:25)
How come I have never heard of any of these movies before? I'm so uncool. Haha! Auschwitz sounds interesting though! :) The Wife Killer sounds really disturbing...
ROBERT LEE (Monday, 10 October 2016 19:15)
Those are really old movies. Of all of them, I remember watching Robocop. Now the Manson massacre... that is different. I have not watched the film but I remember my first book on murders, of course, it was Manson. Do you remember those old books where in the middle, they would have pages containing photos... it was horrific to look at especially when I was reading it at a time I was a young boy.
Ree (Tuesday, 11 October 2016 01:49)
What a classic with Robocop!!! And I absolutely love the Red films! I was so pleased that the second one was as good as the first one. But I've never heard of the other films you've watched in September
Airina Desuyo (Tuesday, 11 October 2016 05:53)
I'm a bit surprised with this list. They are mostly old movies, right? Old movies but really, really good ones.
Anna Nuttall (Tuesday, 11 October 2016 10:44)
I watched the nazi film (the final solution) a few years ago - so so so horrible (what the nazi did - not the film that serve as a reminder to all of us!) and god It left me in a proper state. I think everyone should watch it - as part of an education purpose.
Rej (Tuesday, 11 October 2016 11:47)
The only movies I know from this list are the last three! I remember watching The Call alone and I got really paranoid about going out alone or being left in the parking lot alone! This movie scared the crap out of me, srsly. I see that you've been preparing for the Halloween Season with all the thriller and horror movies you watched. Haha!
Chardybaldyosa (Tuesday, 11 October 2016 21:24)
I'm also madly in love with movies! I feel like it's one of the ways I filter how much I like peope. When they watch the same movies like I do, they're automatically friends i like! Cheers!
Orana (Wednesday, 12 October 2016 02:12)
Old horror movies are hit or miss. They are either really good or very bad. I actually like italian spy movies from the 60's and 70's. The variety of movies you watched only in September means to me that you watch a lot of movies! Is the background of your blog, your collection? Amazing.
Indrani (Wednesday, 12 October 2016 06:11)
That is quite a lot of movies in one month. And the story lines look interesting too.
I hope they get screened here, will watch out for these names.
mitesh (Wednesday, 12 October 2016 07:38)
I will add the monoon family and robocop in my schedule of this week.
Gryselle Mae Co (Wednesday, 12 October 2016 18:12)
I actually read this blog hoping to see a more of the movies that i have watched but i am quite surprised to find that I only know one of the many movies you've watched! The only one I have watched in your list is Robocop! And I love watching movies. I suddenly feel disappointed at myself. Lol.
Jasmine (Saturday, 15 October 2016 14:05)
Adding to my watch list
mr.M (Monday, 17 October 2016 19:48)
I love how Halle Berry acts she is one of my fav! I love how she did The Call, but The Cat Woman is apsolutely role for her :) Thank you for sharing this post with us!