Thursday, December 30, 2010

three movies

here are three movies that I greatly enjoy- some folks can't understand why, and sometimes I am one of them!
  • The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)- an evil brain from space, Gor, possesses John Agar, and a good brain, Vol, possesses his dog to stop him.  some interesting effects and the brains are classic.  Agar does a good job here as well.
  • Plan Nine from Outer Space (1959)- enough has been written about this, and some morons call it the worst movie of all time.  they are morons.  it may not be well made, but it's never boring, which is pretty much the worst thing any movie can be.  add to that the surreality of Edward D. Wood, Jr's auteurship and it makes for a very entertaining picture.  as Ed got better at movies (and he did) they weren't as much fun.
  • Robot Monster (1953)- another "how did this get made and who was it made for" sort of movie.  the first time I saw this was in a theater maybe 10 years ago, and it was all sorts of fun.  Ro-man is scary and silly all at once.  somehow I get the feeling the filmmakers were in on the joke, as the movie starts out with comic book covers.
I'll do some more of these next year.

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