Coming Soon…

… to a birthday boy near you… and providing my clearly ailing 11 year-old PC doesn’t pack up (and an upcoming hospital scan doesn’t turn up anything rapidly fatal). Beginning January 30; rated PG…

January is the time studios usually sneak a movie out when they don’t dare go head-to-head with Christmas or early Spring releases – or simply it’s a film they haven’t got a clue what to do with. Therefore, I’ve had to hunt around for release dates on or as close to the 30th. It’s not cheating, right; it’s necessity. There will be some familiar, some foreign and possibly some you’ve never even heard of. I’ll aim at posting 1 a week, but I may try for 2 (particularly if I get made redundant at work – oh, yes, 2012 has started wonderfully).

“Anyone fancy a Red Stripe?”

1965 – 36 Hours2.5

1966 – Obchod Na Korze3.5

1967 – The Night Of The Generals4

1968 – Up The Junction 2

1969 – Some Girls Do 2

Brando – he can’t believe it’s not butter… What?

1970 – The Wild Bunch 4

1971 – Countess Dracula 1

1972 – Under Milk Wood 2

1973 – Last Tango In Paris 3

1974 – Lacombe, Lucien 3.5

They couldn’t spot his lips moving when he said ‘gottle of geer’

1975 – The Towering Inferno 3.5

1976 – Cria Cuervos 4

1977 – Cross Of Iron3.5

1978 – Preparez Vos Mouchoirs 2

1979 – Capricorn One 2.5

She’s gonna be sore in the morning…

1980 – Guyana: Crime Of The Century 0.5

1981 – The Incredible Shrinking Woman Gorilla’d

1982 – The Border 2

1983 – Danton 3

1984 – Broadway Danny Rose 3

Donald – he’s climbing the stairlift to heaven

1985 – Phenomena 2

1986 – Down And Out In Beverly Hills 2

1987 – Radio Days 3

1988 – Braddock: Missing In Action 3 1

1989 – Three Fugitives 2

All right, who laced Goodman’s cigar with LSD?

1990 – Milou En Mai 2

1991 – Eve Of Destruction 2

1992 – Shining Through 1

1993 – Matinee 3

1994 – Blink 3

William Katt sings Tiffany… I only wish it were a joke caption

1995 – Before Sunrise 2

1996 – Bed Of Roses 1

1997 – Shadow Conspiracy 1

1998 – Desperate Measures 2

1999 – Jawbreaker Gorilla’d

They both enjoyed playing the PS3 game ‘Killzone: John Terry’

2000 – Eye Of The Beholder 1

2001 – Brotherhood Of The Wolf 3

2002 – The Count Of Monte Cristo 2

2003 – Biker Boyz 1.5

2004 – The Perfect Score 2.5

JPT is forced to re-watch ‘The Beast Within’

2005 – Creep Gorilla’d

2006 – Annapolis Gorilla’d

2007 – Blood And Chocolate 1

2008 – UntraceableGorilla’d

2009 – The Uninvited1

2010 – Edge Of Darkness2

2011 – The Rite2.5

2012 – The Grey… 4

Where wolf? There wolf…

If there were multiple choices for a given year I went with the movie I haven’t seen and have avoided reading any kind of synopsis. If I’d seen all or none, I wrote the titles on Post-it notes, scrabbled them around and picked one out. I had to alter my original list due to a handful of titles I can’t get hold of and I’ll note which ones got switched when I get to the relevant review. And for the first time ever, in a move I’m sure will create genuine excitement, I will be applying a scoring system!

All that remains is for me to watch ‘em and write ‘em…

Cheers, folk.



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10 responses to “Coming Soon…”

  1. Droid says :

    Awesome. There are loads I haven’t seen on your list and out of the ones I have its mostly shitty stuff like untraceable. But i love before sunrise and wild bunch. Down and out is great too. Looking forward to it Wolf. Also hope 2012 gets better for you. Sounds a right old shit start to the year.

    • ThereWolf says :

      Cheers, R2. It’ll be interesting revisiting ‘Down & Out’ coz I recall not liking it but my viewing may have refined enough over the years to appreciate what was going on in that film.

      I’m fuckin terrified of doing this series, waaaaaay out of my depth with most of these.

      Shite start – and then City get dumped out of the FA Cup by the scum coz of a CUNT referee. What a fuckin fit up that was.

  2. Just Pillow Talk says :

    Cool Wolfie…there are lots of stuff I haven’t seen either. Glad to see you are doing the b-day series too.

    Hopefully your journey isn’t nearly as painful.

    BTW…that pic referencing me is quite accurate. 🙂

  3. Jarv says :

    That’s a great mix.

    Some crackers (brotherhood) and some right old shite.

    • Droid says :

      Apart from one or two movies, 1996 onwards is utter shit.

    • ThereWolf says :

      I’m looking forward to ‘Brotherhood Of The Wolf’.

      Funnily enough, I got that impression as well, by the mid-1990’s I could feel my enthusiasm waning as each film came up.

      By the way, how do you do that ‘link’ thing – when you want to link to a previous review and you just type ‘here’ instead of a long complicated link? I want to link this list to each review as I keep updating the scores…

      I’ve suddenly been possessed by the word ‘link’…

  4. MORBIUS says :

    Ho Wolf

    Best to fortify yourself with a hearty beverage

    and some delicious sandwiches for the arduous

    trek ahead.

    “I just want to tell you good luck, we’re all counting on you …”

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