23rd January Manos - The Hands of fate - MST3K version Shaolin Soccer
26th January Die Hard
27th January EuroTrip
28th January The Bourne Identity
29th January Flying High
30th January 30 Days of Night
31st January The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
That brings my total films for the month to twenty-two! I'm very pleased about that. I think keeping the list makes me want to watch more films, and the two trips to Cooma certainly helped with that.
Surprisingly (to me) few SF films in my first month, but lots of horror. Rewatching some Hammer horror films helped push that up.
Have to say, I really enjoyed 30 Days of Night. Now I'll have to hunt down the comic series it was based on. Glad I saw Mummy 3, because now I need never see it again. It adds nothing to the franchise, I'd much rather they wrote out the Rachel Weisz character than recasting her, and while not a bad film, I was actually a bit bored by it.
I'll be curious to see what I think of the comic of 30 Days. I think I enjoyed the film because the vamps were vicious, nasty, and clever, and the make-up work that I thought made many of them look a little shark-like was beautiful.
I was a bit like that with Mummy 2, especially with the selling-out of Imhotep's love story right at the end, so I had incredibly low expectations for the third film, and it pretty much matched them. Oh, you know what really shat me though? The DVD opening menu which shows you pretty much every action set-piece and and monster in the film! After the first few seconds I shut my eyes because I wanted some surprises left.
I'm assuming you've seen Hartnell in This Sporting Life? It's a beautiful and subtle part.
I actually have never seen Hartnell in *anything* beyond Doctor Who. You always read in the Who guide books that "the role of the Doctor was a surprising one for Hartnell", etc, but I never realised what a profoundly different role it must have been.
If I can get my burner working, I'll try and send copies of Sporting Life and Hell Drivers over. I've got them from when they aired on the ABC. Both good character films, and radically different roles for Hartnell.