I love all kinds of movies--well, except maybe chick flicks. I'm also very picky about what I watch and calling me a movie snob and/or movie geek isn't too far off from the truth. Actually it's the gospel truth.
If you're going to send me an invite P L E A S E send me a message along with it. I'm not into the whole "collecting friends" thing so if you won't drop a quick line I won't accept. DO NOT send me an invite if all you're going to do is send me movie recommendations without dropping the occasional line. If you genuinely like a movie and think I'd like it let me know. If you just want me to know you saw a movie I don't care. And last thing--if you send me an invite and your profile is set to private, we have nothing to talk about.
Oh and </span><a style="FONT-FAMILY: trebuchet ms" href="http://mjgildea.blogspot.com/">THIS!
The Mayor of Hell sounded like it was going to be a weak version of Angels With Dirty Faces but it was surprisingly more than what I'd initially expected. James Cagney plays a racketeer who starts taking a cushy in-title-only government job at a boys reform school seriously. The last half hour starts falling apart a bit once you discover the focus isn't quite where you thought it was but the final fifteen minutes redeem the flimsy third act quite a bit. Cagney plays Cagney and quite a few of the inmates, I mean students turn out some pretty good performances. If you can consider The Mayor of Hell one of the early Warner Bros. gangster movies, I'd say its one of the better ones...
This not entirely satisfying Hammer film is pretty much solidifies the reason as to why you didn't see them making too many sci-fi movies. Dean Jagger plays an American scientist in Scotland, who with the army at his disposal must stop the radioactive version of The Blob. The story is nothing innovative or even particularly exciting but even Hammer's lesser efforts have some great murders, an awesome-looking monster and a great finale. And if you're lucky, some spectacular photography. Fortunately, X the Unknown has all of these things. It's just too bad there are those story parts inbetween.