GoodBadAndOdd

GoodBadAndOdd

I believe movies are the greatest of all mediums. And I'm right. Catch my podcast on www.thegoodthebadandtheodd.com

Favorite films

  • Zulu
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Dredd

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  • Big Trouble in Little China

    ★★★★

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★½

  • The Omen

    ★★★½

  • Steptoe and Son Ride Again

    ★★★½

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  • Big Trouble in Little China

    Big Trouble in Little China

    ★★★★

    This still rocks, and doesn't even seem that dated, because the quirky elements that go into it are timeless.

    A throroughly enjoyable adventure that makes almost no sense as a coherently plotted story, but works because of the talent and energy of the director and cast. They really rocked the gates of heaven.

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★½

    One of the weaker MCU entries, but still fun nonetheless, and with some cool cameos to draw it into the main MCU. Action scenes were very good, and I did enjoy the performances of Awkwafina and Michelle Yeoh a fair bit. I suspect it will improve with rewatching.

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  • Shock Corridor

    Shock Corridor

    ★★★★

    Crazy, fun exploitation flick about a reporter faking insanity to investigate a murder in an asylum, but then finding faking madness and being mad are kind of a bit too close to each other for comfort.

    It also actually says things about America at the time it was made, including comments on racism, facing responsibility for one's actions (or not), and how being different can condemn you.

    So sleazy in parts, and cheaply profound in others.

    Best line comes when the hero finds himself in a women's ward: "NYMPHOS!"

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie

    ★★★★

    Very fun movie with one insanely catchy tune that will lodge in your head like a brainspider. It's goofy and surreal, with plenty of jokes, some of which are at oldschool Lego expense, which is fine. Without spoiling however, I think this movie is not just working on a meta-level (big deal, a lot of kids movies do that, to keep the adults interested), but actually transcends this in the last act and becomes meta-meta-level (meta about meta-levelling).

    Combine this…