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  • The Last Voyage Of The Demeter (2023)


    • How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
      “We’d better put a check on that one. Nobody’s mother lives in Atlantic City on Saturday.”
      —70th anniversary.

      One Wonderful Sunday (1947)
      “This is the kind of world where you need dreams the most.”
      —Early Kurosawa film and a transitional one. Good, but not his best.

      Kiss Me Kate (1953)
      “I never forget a wealthy face.”
      —Saw this in High School when we studying Taming of the Shrew, but Youtubed it for its 70th anniversary.

      Santo in the Wax Museum (1963)
      “In my opinion, you’re an amazing man.
      -I only do what I can to wipe out injustice and crime.”

      Frankenstein (1931)
      “Have you never wanted to do anything that was dangerous?”

      [Rifftrax:] Julie and Jack (2003/2015)
      “Bow to my schlubbiness.”

      It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
      “What if something happens?
      -What could happen to an Old Fashioned?”
      —60th anniversary.

      Robin Hood (1973)
      “Catch the dope with your horoscope!”
      —50th anniversary.

      Ikiru (1952)
      “I can’t afford to hate people. I don't have that kind of time.”

      Malibu Express (1985)
      “Cody, I understand you're a private investigator.
      -And we want to know if you'll investigate our privates.”

      Young Frankenstein (1974)
      “He vould have an enormous schwanzstucker.
      -That goes without saying.”

      Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)
      “Let’s unload and hit the jacuzzi. I do my best thinking there.”


      • Blood Father (2016)


        • Return of the Vampire (1943)
          “Blimey, 'e's 'opped! Lord love a duck!”
          —80th anniversary.

          Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life (1993)
          “He gave me inspiration and I gave him death.”
          —Short film (free on Youtube) written and directed by Peter Capaldi and starring Richard Grant as the titular author on the verge of writing “The Metamorphosis.”

          The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
          “It’s alright. If you fall, I’ll make it.”

          McLintock! (1963)
          “Don’t say it’s a fine morning or I’ll shoot ya!”
          —60th anniversary.

          Ice Station Zebra (1968)
          “We operate on a first-name basis. My first name is Captain.”

          Duck Soup (1933)
          “I implore you, send him back to his father and brothers, who are waiting for him with open arms in the penitentiary.”
          —90th anniversary.

          [Rifftrax:] Project: Eliminator (1991/2022)
          “His whole personality is beverage based.”

          Picasso Trigger (1988)
          “Didn’t I tell you Jade, I’ve got a black belt in shotgun.”

          Santo in the Treasure of Dracula (1969)
          “Aren’t you a man?
          -I am a little mouse.”

          Savage Beach (1989)
          “Eric, let’s finish these guys off with our hands.
          -Yeah, I could use the practice.”


          • Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One (2023)


            • A Christmas Story (1983)
              “We plunged into the cornucopia quivering with desire and the ecstasy of unbridled avarice.”
              —40th anniversary.

              Sleepaway Camp (1983)
              “Eat s**t and live!”
              —40th anniversary.

              Five Men of Edo (1951)
              “It’s a pain to be a stud.”

              Santo vs. the Terror Riders (1970)
              “I was born in a minute and I’ll die in less.”

              Addams Family Values (1993)
              “I hope that someday you’ll know the indescribable joy of having children and of paying someone else to raise them.”
              —30th anniversary.

              A Bug’s Life (1998)
              “I only got twenty-four hours to live, and I ain’t gonna waste it here.”
              —25th anniversary.

              American History X (1998)
              “He learned this nonsense, Murray, and he can unlearn it too.”
              —25th anniversary.

              [Riffrax Live:] MANOS: The Hands of Fate (1966/2013)
              “One of the worst movies ever made that’s not a Transformers movie.”

              Bicycle Thieves (1948)
              “There's a cure for everything except death.”
              —75th anniversary.

              Song of the Horse (1970)
              “Humans and horses have a very long relationship.”
              —Kurosawa’s only TV movie is narrated footage of horses (mostly race horses). This is hard to find (especially with English subtitles) but I bought it so I could watch every Kurosawa film (except the lost one) this year.


              • The Equalizer 3 (2023)


                • Guns (1990)
                  “Hiyah my a**.”

                  Mad Fox [Love, Thy Name Be Sorrow] (1962)
                  “Love, o love, inside is only emptiness.”

                  Ran (1985)
                  “In a mad world only the mad are sane.”
                  —Forgot how great this is.

                  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
                  “Andre the Giant gave a surprisingly nimble foot rub,”
                  —10th anniversary. So dumb, but I have to admit I was still laughing a lot.

                  3 Godfathers (1948)
                  “I’m sorry I called you a chili-dippin’ horse thief back there.”
                  —75th anniversary. Good one. I forgot that it’s appropriate for Christmas too.

                  Santo in the Vengeance of the Mummy (1971)

                  “I can assure you horse meat is very tasty.”

                  The Hurt Locker (2008)
                  “What's the best way to go about disarming one of these things?
                  -The way you don't die, sir.”
                  —Re-watched this solely because of getting the GI Joe Classified Tripwire which comes with a disarming robot and full EOD protective gear, both of which feature prominently here.

                  Hondo (1953)
                  “Everybody gets dead.”
                  —70th anniversary. Really like this one (as probably did George Miller when creating Road Warrior).

                  [MST3K:] Werewolf (1995/1998)
                  “This is good, because it’s been a couple minutes since a woman’s been brutalized.”
                  —Decided to buy the file for this from the Rifftrax site during their sale and watch for the Beaver Moon. Probably my favorite episode (or at least tied with the top 3 or so).

                  Seven Samurai (1954)
                  “Danger always strikes when everything seems fine.”

                  Do or Die (1991)
                  “I can’t get over it - I shot a duck.”

                  The Shining (1980)
                  “Here’s to five miserable months on the wagon, and all the irreparable harm it has caused me.”
                  —As I finish reading Doctor Sleep and want to re-watch that, I decided I needed to revisit this first (especially since the movie is more a sequel to that than faithful to the novel).


                  • Oppenheimer (2023)


                    • Godzilla Minus One (2023)
                      “Do you want to live?”

                      Coneheads (1993)
                      “I read in a magazine that you can talk to me about anything.”

                      Lady Snowblood (1973)
                      “People say you can’t wash away the mud of this world with pure white snow.”
                      —50th anniversary.

                      Scarface (1983)
                      “Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.”
                      —40th anniversary.

                      No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)
                      “Freedom. You must fight for it. There will be sacrifice and torture in the struggle. Be prepared.”
                      —Kurosawa’s first post-war flick and while it shows signs of being under the height of American occupation censorship, I think the basic sentiments (of how those working for peace got rolled over by the Japanese war machine) are inline with the director’s humanism and pacificism.

                      Hard Hunted (1992)
                      “Even James Bond takes time out for sex.”

                      Santo and Blue Demon vs. Doctor Frankenstein (1974)
                      “When you get married you’re no longer single.”

                      Doctor Sleep [Director’s Cut] (2019)
                      “We’re all dying. The world’s just one big hospice with fresh air.”

                      [Rifftrax:] Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972/2010)
                      “Santa we found someone even creepier than you!”

                      Shakespeare in Love (1998)
                      “Strangely enough, it all turns out well.
                      I don't know. It's a mystery.”
                      —25th anniversary.

                      Snow Trail (1947)
                      “The mighty mountain will punish the bad.”
                      —Not a Kurosawa movie, but he did write the script and it features his regulars Shimura and Mifune (his first movie and just before his first in Kurosawa). Follows three bank robbers who get stuck on a mountain.

                      Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
                      “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”
                      —Re-watched this (with the fam) partly for Pearl Harbor Day and partly because in watching all of Kurosawa’s movies this year, I also added a few he was supposed to make but didn’t.

                      Runaway Train (1985)
                      “Win, lose, what’s the difference?”
                      —Re-watched (on Youtube) because Dark Corners is covering it as a movie Kurosawa wrote and intended to direct, but ended up at Canon Films.

                      Sudden Impact (1983)
                      “Go ahead, make my day.”
                      —40th anniversary.


                      • Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny (2023)


                        • A Christmas Carol (1984)
                          “You’re devilishly hard to have conversation with.”

                          Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
                          “Mr. Worf, do you know Gilbert and Sullivan?
                          -No sir, I have not had a chance to meet all the new crew members since I have been back.”
                          —Didn’t necessarily need to recognize this lesser Trek’s 25th anniversary, but I did anyway.

                          Wayne’s World 2 (1993)
                          “Take me, Garth.
                          -Where. I’m low on gas and you need a jacket.”
                          —30th anniversary.

                          Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
                          “Where is that jackass?!”
                          —30th anniversary.

                          Violent Night (2022)
                          “I know you’re an idiot, but don't be an idiot out loud.”
                          —Bought this sight-unseen at Best Buy (while they still sell movies) because I figured I’d like it and did.

                          The Sword in the Stone (1963)
                          “A dark age, indeed! Age of inconvenience! No plumbing, no electricity, no nothing!”
                          —60th anniversary. Probably my favorite Disney movie (only Alice competes).

                          G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: The M.A.S.S. Device (1983)
                          “Premature panic is the sign of an immature mind!”
                          —Wanted to re-watch this as I opened my Haslab GI Joe Classified HISS tank (there’s several in this). Despite owning the DVD set, I chose to watch the full, mini-series version on Youtube (instead of as 5 episodes).

                          Magnum Force (1973)
                          “A good man always knows his limitations.”
                          —50th anniversary.

                          The Hidden Fortress (1958)
                          “lt’s your face that makes me uncomfortable.”
                          —My first viewing of this Kurosawa classic that was a major influence on Star Wars. Love it.

                          Jack Frost (1997)
                          “Gosh. I only axed you for a smoke.”
                          —Picked up the MVD release of this and #2 for the extra features (I already had #1 on BD from Vinegar Syndrome, but am giving that to a friend); so, I’m re-watching.


                          • The Creator (2023)


                            • White Christmas (1954)
                              “There’s no Christmas in the army, captain.”

                              The Ghost Ship (1943)
                              “Maybe the boy is right.”
                              —Excellent Val Lewton thriller I had not seen before. Has nothing to do with ghosts or the 2002 movie.

                              A Christmas Carol (1999)
                              “Oh God, to hear the insect on the leaf pronouncing there is too much life among his hungry brothers in the dust!”

                              The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
                              “I am not gonna die sober!”
                              —10th anniversary.

                              Remember the Night (1939)
                              “You don't have to be a horse to judge a horse show.”
                              —After getting her trial postponed until after the holidays, a prosecutor (Fred MacMurray) feels bad for the thief (Barbara Stanwyck), posts her bond and ends up taking her home for Christmas break. Not the best, but decent and it’s cool to see the two stars of one of the most highly regarded film noir together about 5 years before it.

                              The Pink Panther (1963)
                              “Take your filthy hands off my asp!”
                              —60th anniversary.

                              Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (2000)
                              “Why are you talking to your watch?”

                              [Rifftrax:] Magic Christmas Tree (1964/2012)
                              “This kid looks to be 60% meatloaf.”

                              Scrooge (1970)
                              “There is never enough time to do or say all the things that we would wish. The thing is to try to do as much as you can in the time that you have.”

                              Son of Kong (1933)
                              “Did you ever catch a monkey?”
                              —90th anniversary.


                              • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)