Rebel without a Cause (Day 05 of 100)

rebel2(I want to apologize for the giant break I took from my Days of Summer, I recently moved and was busy with that giant transition but I have recently been able to view) Rebel Without a Cause which is number 96 on my film list, it replaced 2013’s Gloria, because I figured this 1955 film holds much more cultural significance than a recent film from within the past year. Rebel Without a Cause is also not listed in the Rotten Tomatoes top 100 list but is found on many other Top 100 lists. Continue reading

The Sweet Hereafter (Day 04 of 100)

the-sweet-hereafterThe Sweet Hereafteis a film you don’t watch for enjoyment, it’s not something you toss on the TV on a rainy day; it’s one of those films you watch when you want to feel, when you want your heart to break, when you want to be reassured that everything will not be alright. The Sweet Hereafteis a punishment of a movie, it is what could be described as paradoxical: people watch movies and TV shows to escape their everyday problems, to drown out the cries of starving children, homeless veterans, abused pets, and the mutilation of third world countries. When we turn on the television or head to the cinema we put on blinders for a few hours and ask to be whisked away from all the disappointment the world shoves down our throat every day.

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Forbidden Planet (Day 03 of 100)

Robbie the Robot never carries this damn bitch in the film. Misleading poster.

The 1956 cult classic, Forbidden Planet, slots in at Rotten Tomatoes‘ #98 top-rated film, mostly for genuine fun reasons. By all means, this film is a classic “science fiction B” movie, that I was surprised to find on the list. Usually, one does not find “B movies” in a top rated list, but MGM’s tale of a nearly abandoned planet, a humorous robot, and a father that has inexplicably kept his daughter away from all human contact, makes it on to the tail end of the list. Continue reading

Rain Man (Day 02 of 100)

rainmanSo after a boring beginning to my 100ish days of Summer blogathon with All the President’s Men (72), Rain Man (88) has restored faith back into my daunting yet wonderful task of watching the top 100 rated films. The original film on Rotten Tomatoes top 100 list was an old foreign film, which I then decided to replace with Rain Man, which has been listed on other top 100 lists. I am happy with that decision as well. Continue reading