Earlier this year I was on a kick of watching older movies that I haven’t seen for years to see how they hold up.
Jaws – totally holds up. It gets a little long at the end, but still a great movie.
Big – holds up. Tom Hanks is so good in this movie. They even manage to avoid making it creepy when Elizabeth Perkins has the hots for him.
The Fugitive – totally holds up. Tommy Lee Jones is great. But the soundtrack is stab-your-ears out awful.
Romancing the Stone – does not hold up. Danny DeVito has some great scenes but mostly the movie is awful plus it has a stab-your-ears-out awful soundtrack. From this performance it is unbelievable to remember that Kathleen Turner was a BFD back then.
Witness – totally holds up. Looks for Aragorn in the barn building scene.
Not an old movie but I have a note here to write about Her which is the one where the guy has a relationship with his operating system. When I saw the trailer I wanted that 60 seconds of my life back. I thought it looked dreadful. A number of people that I know and trust told me I should see it, that it was good, but I was doubtful. Bob got it from Netflix and asked if I wanted to watch with him. I told him to watch it and if he thought it was okay I would watch it.
He said: I didn’t want to like it either, but it’s pretty good.
And it is pretty good. I didn’t love it but I liked it. I thought Joaquin Phoenix was amazing. I wish I could say more but my notes end here and I can’t remember the details. That’s why I don’t get paid to work here.