Sunday, June 7, 2009

Torrent Picks 6/7/09

So I'm back again with a list of torrents for movies for all of oyu to have a look at this week, as I said last sunday, i'm gonna try to do this every sunday, so get used to it lol Anyway, with no farther issues or whatever, here we go...

Bullit: This is possibly the coolest of the cool late 60s detective movies, with the coolest of the cool movie cars, the coolest of the cool soundtracks, oh, and the greatest car chase scene ever filmed through out the world. The movie stars the late great Steve McQueen as Lieutenant Frank Bullitt, a San Fransisco detective determined to find out who killed a mob informant and a cop who was protecting him. Its classic grit from the era where gritty detective movies were, well, gritty detective movies. Done with style and personality thats distinctly its own, if you haven't seen Bullit, you must, you just must.

And Soon The Darkness: Now, its no real secret that I personally LOVE this film, anyone that read my 30 greatest movies of all time knows this. Its just brilliant. Its a gritty mystery in the vain of Alfred Hitchcock. Its a murder mystery that takes places when two British girls bike riding across France for a summer stumble across a small town that happens to hold a murderous secret. Its a brilliant mystery that has you guessing right up to the end who the real murderer is. I love that in a movie, when you are left guessing all the way to the end, and then you get tossed for a loop when you find out the answer at the very end. Plus, it was co-written by the great Terry Nation, who I just adore the work of, and made by the people that normally filmed the cult British series The Avengers, thats a pretty big pedigree.

Seven Samurai
: This is one of those films I can watch over and over, its really no wonder I listed it as the greatest movie of all time, its just so brilliant, it really is. For those of you that don't know, this film tells the story of an old tired samurai that takes the job of protecting a poor village from a group of bandits who are on their way to pillage the them for very little money, He surveys the village and decides they need 6 others to properly protect the village, the old samurai goes about recruiting 6 others, each with their own special talent with a different weapon. Once the seven are gathered, the film tells the story of their preperation for the battle, and the battle itself, and ends with the survivors left to wonder if it was all really worth it in the end. Its an incredible sentiment with a great take on the greatest question to plague mankind, "In the end, is all that we do really worth it?".

Dr. Strangelove; or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb
: There are some great misunderstood gems out there in the world of film, alot of which are looked back on now and just stare in awe of how great, and how sly at times, films were. Dr. Strangelove is one of those films. Its a cold war era anti-war movie that dares to do something that at the time no one dared to do, make fun of the possibility of nuclear holocaust, something people just didn't do in cold war America where the fear of nuclear war with the Russians was a population gripping threat. But this film, this amazing little film, dared to make fun of that fact. And it did it oh so very well, with such brilliant performances, Peter Sellers and Slim Pickins being the two most say stand out from the crowd, the film tells the story of a world literally on the brink of a third world war, and ends with what I think is possibly the greatest anti-war ending I have ever seen. If you haven't seen this rather hilarious film, well, you really should, its just so enjoyable.

Children of Men: I have a saying, "every now and then, the wanna be film lovers get it right", now what this means is, those pseudo film buffs that go on about horrible films like "Donnie Darko" and the like, claiming they're "classics", sometimes do get a film right. One of those films just happens to be Children of Men. The film is set in the year 2027, in a world where humans can no longer reproduce, and with the world's youngest person, at 18 years of age has just died tragically, the human race is looking at the fact they might not survive much longer. Somehow among all of this, word starts to get around that a woman is pregnant, this is the story of how a group of people come together to protect her and transport her to a safely guarded house by the sea in southern england to allow her to give birth in peace and allow for study on just how she became pregnant when no one has been able to in about 18 years. Normally I don't agree with the wanna be film buffs and their ravings about certain films, but in this case, they really did get it right.

well thats it for now, I hope you all enjoy, we'll do this again next week..



1 comment:

  1. added some to my list of the ones to watch soon:)) thanks, BC