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

All the President’s Men (Day 01 of 100)

Poster of Film

Today we start 100 days of Summer, where I visit movies on the top 100 Films listed on  Rotten Tomatoes and say a few words about the film and whether or not it stands up to the hype. My first review begins with the last film on the list, All the President’s Men which came out in 1976 and depicted the events that took place to crack the biggest crime of 1972: The Watergate Scandal.

The movie features Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford as Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the same reporters that cracked Watergate. Over all, I believe that the movie is incredibly dated, and although it would have been a marvel of a film in the seventies, today, it wouldn’t even be able to hold a History students attention. Although the film is certified with a 98% score on RT, the movie is slow-paced and lacks any sort of soundtrack and female characters. If there is one thing for sure about All the President’s Men, it is that it is a portal into the past and gives the viewer a perception of the events that took place during Nixon’s presidency.