The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
The Island at the Top of the World
Aliens Directors Cut
Edge of Darkness
Star Trek - The Motion Picture
The Triplets of Belleville
The War Wagon
The Magnificent Seven
The Three Caballeros
The Scars of Dracula
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
It was nice to finally see The Island at the Top of the World after all these years. I remember the ads for it in comics when I was a kid, and I've always wanted to see it. Not a great film, but it has some nice touches - notably Vikings who speak a Norse sounding language (with no subtitles), and plenty of helmets, none of which have horns.
Edge of Darkness was good, but not as good as the original, partially because it seemed as if Gibson had completely forgotten how to act. Porco Rosso was even better than I remembered. Vertigo was good, but Jimmy Stewart's character becomes disconcertingly creepy towards the end. Star Trek - The Motion Picture is a better film than its reputation suggests - when it originally came out they wanted the visuals to be real Big Screen lift you out of your seat wonder - unfortunately while the visuals still hold up rather well, I can see that the film's pace hurts it.
The Triplets of Belleville was a delight once again, and I was annoyed that it didn't get the Oscar for Best Song because it obviously lost out to the Academy playing catch-ups and giving it to the boring one in LoTR - Return of the King instead.
The War Wagon was fun, and John Wayne wears a pink shirt for most of the film, so that's going into the Lex Colour Defense Arsenal - "John Wayne wore pink, dammit!"
It was fabulous to watch M again at last. Slow build, but very much worth it for the last 20 minutes. Bugger me but Peter Lorre could act!
Sorcerer was another film I had waited a long, long time to see and knew nothing about. If you can get through the first hour, and get past some of the glaring inconsistencies, it becomes quite a nice tense film based on the book The Wages of Fear. As for why it's called Sorcerer, well, William Friedkin is a pretentious wanker sometimes.