For three years, I blogged about movie challenges that I set for myself: a different movie every day (2009-2010), how many movies I watched a year (2010-2011), and how many NEW movies I watched in a year (2011-2012).
Now it's more a catch-all for my entertainment musings. The title, of course, is how James Bond takes his martinis.
The answers to the last two years' questions were 199 movies in a year, and 135 new movies in a year (one every 2.7 days). In case you were curious :-)
Saturday, January 30, 2010
January 29, 2010
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) I figured since I watched Ed Wood, I should follow it up with the movie that made the real Ed Wood famous (or rather infamous). This has been dubbed the worst movie ever made and boy is that true. It's one of those that's so terrible it's almost good - you can see the strings on the "UFOs" that fly over Hollywood (that are clearly two paper plates glued together and painted silver), the cardboard headstones fall over if anyone walks too close, and when star Bela Lugosi died halfway through filming, they got a body double who walks around with a cape covering half of his face to finish his scenes (though I suppose that it is notable that this was Bela Lugosi's last film). The writing is terrible, the acting is terrible, and poor Ed Wood thought that he was making a masterpiece. Half of the movie is pieced together stock footage. I have to give this three stars, mostly out of morbid amusement. My Netflix rating: 3 stars