Chairpotato's "Night at the Movies!" 24 Aug 2009 - 31 Aug 2009

Additions and corrections to "Movies on YouTube", sorted by date added

Archive of one week of my weekday showings of movies I'm adding to my articles "Movies on YouTube", sorted by date of addition.


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Archive of one week of Chairpotato's "Night At The Movies!"   

Movies Showing on Knol, Monday 31 Aug 2009
    • Guests invited to the opening of a new theater transform into monsters.  Not much of a plot and the acting is thin, mostly consisting of screaming and shouting.  This has the look of perhaps being an Italian movie, dubbed in English.  Basically a vehicle to present you with massive amounts of blood, gore and pus.  So if that's your thing...
  • Two Weeks Notice (2002) romance comedy added 31 Aug 09
    • starring Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Dana Ivey, Robert Klein, Heather Burns
    • produced by Sandra Bullock, written and directed by Marc Lawrence
    • Sandra Bullock is a activist lawyer who fights for communities and rights for the poor, when she is offered a job by wealthy developer Hugh Grant.
    • Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10
    • Videos uploaded one year ago

Movies Showing on Knol, Friday 28 Aug 2009
  • Nefertiti: Queen of the Nile (1961) romance added 28 Aug 09
    • starring Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price, Edmund Purdom
    • One of the worst opening credit sequences ever, fire the editor!  I think this movie was made in Italy and then re-dubbed for release in the U.S.
    • Nefertiti (Jeanne Crain) living under constant watch yearns for a life of freedom so she can be with her lover Edmund Purdom.  Vincent Price is the High Priest of Amun who thwarts their love by sanctifying her as the bride-to-be of the Pharoah.
  • White Zombie (1932) horror added 28 Aug 09
    • starring Bela Lugosi
    • A young couple are invited to Haiti to get married, but unbeknownest to them, their host has fallen in love with the woman and uses a local Voodoo doctor to try to lure the woman away.
    • This is apparently the first movie released in the U.S. to include zombies.  Dark, brooding, sinister.
  • The Haunted World of Edward D Wood Jr (2009) biography added 28 Aug 09
    • Skip the first 1:20 which is just a bad overture.  We first see C.J. Thomas today mentioning how he met and partnered with Ed Wood.  The first film clip features Bela Legosi, this is possibly from "Plan Nine from Outer Space" (the worst film ever released), but I'm not sure.  Then we see Maila Nurmi "Vampira" in shadows merely saying "Edward D Wood Jr".  Next we see a clip from "Glen or Glenda" showing Ed in drag while his girlfriend Dolores Fuller freaks out.  Then we see Dolores today talking about Wood.  And so on.  Possibly the ultimate documentary-biography and last word on Ed Wood.  Also check out my brief scan of his ancestry at "The Ancestry of Ed Wood Jr"

Movies Showing on Knol, Thursday 27 Aug 2009
  • The Godson (1998) comedy added 27 Aug 09
    • starring Rodney Dangerfield, Kevin Hamilton McDonald, Dom DeLuise
    • Oh... My.. God.  This is that guy we all know Kevin McDonald from "Kids in the Hall" !
    • Ok at any rate, when Sonny Calzone gets stabbed, shot, beaten, run over and trips on his shoelace and whacks his head and dies, his younger brother Guiseppe "Guppy" Calzone (Kevin McDonald) has to be trained to take over the Calzone crime family.  So his father, Dom Deluise sends him to mob school.  If you like Rodney Dangerfield and really stupid gags, shtick and bad puns... hit it!
  • Gotti (1996) law and order biography added 27 Aug 09
  • Home Town Story (1951) drama added 27 Aug 09
    • starring Jeffrey Lynn, Donald Crisp and Marjorie Reynolds
    • also notice Alan Hale Jr and three-minutes of camera time for Marilyn Monroe, as a secretary, at time 15:33 - 16:22
    • Blake recently defeated for political election, blames a local businessman. When he returns to his home town, he takes over the newspaper and launches a campaign against big business.
  • Stranger from Venus (1954) science-fiction added 27 Aug 09
    • starring Patricia Neal, Helmut Dantine, Derek Bond
    • Set in England.  After Patricia Neal crashes her car upon seeing a flying saucer, a stranger appears at a local pub.  After some initial suspicion, he finally states that he is from Venus.  Although essentially left unmolested, the Army and war department move in to take control of the "situation".  And as usual screw everything up.  Meanwhile Patricia falls in love with the visitor.  This is a fairly decent, watchable version of the visitor-from-another-planet movie.

Movies Showing on Knol, Wednesday 26 Aug 2009
  • The Vikings (1958) adventure drama added 26 Aug 09
    • starring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine, James Donald, Alexander Knox
    • When the King of Northumbria is killed by the Viking Ragnor (Ernest Borgnine), his widow finds herself pregnant by this same Ragnor.  When she has her child, she sends him away to Italy for protection, but the ship is intercepted by the Vikings who make the child their slave. Twenty years later, the child (Tony Curtis) is grown.  Kirk Douglas plays Einar, Ragnor's legitimate son and heir.
  • Stick It (2006) coming-of-age drama added 26 Aug 09
    • starring Missy Peregrym, Jeff Bridges
    • Hayley after being arrested for property damage, is shipped off to VGA.  An elite gymastics program headed by Jeff Bridges.
  • The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) science-fiction horror added 26 Aug 09
    • starring Herb Evers, Virginia Leith, Leslie Daniel
    • Brain-surgeon Herb Evers' has experimented with a method to keep body parts living.  When his fiance Virginia Leith is decapitated in a car accident he caused, he rushes her head to his laboratory and keeps it alive and conscious.  Virginia however is horrified at this turn-of-events and has a plan of her own.
    • NOTE: From 51:50 to 52:45 there is a black silent gap.  I have no idea why, just be patient.
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996) coming-of-age fantasy added 26 Aug 09
    • starring Melissa Joan Hart, Sherry Miller, Charlene Fernetz
    • Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9
    • A sixteen-year-old girl finds out she is a witch.  She ignores the boy who is in love with her, to go after the school stud whose girlfriend tries her best to scratch her eyes out.

Movies Showing on Knol, Tuesday 25 Aug 2009
  • Times Square (1980) coming-of-age buddy film added 25 Aug 09
    • starring Tim Curry, Trini Alvarado, introducing Robin Johnson
    • Trini Alvarado is the strait-laced teen daughter of a politician who wants to clean up Times Square. Robin Johnson is a pushy, loud teen-aged street kid.  They meet when sharing a room in the hospital undergoing brain testing, and run away together.  Tim Curry is a radio DJ who provides pseudo-narration and moral viewpoint as background.
    • Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12
    • Part 4 and Part 9 have the audio suppressed
  • Rescue From Gilligan's Island (1978) comedy adventure added 25 Aug 09
    • made-for-TV movie starring Bob Denver, Alan Hale, Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Judith Baldwin, Russell Johnson, Dawn Wells
    • Silly comedy using the same character's from the TV-series Gilligan's Island, except Ginger since Tina Marie didn't want to play the part any longer.  They have a wacky idea about how to survive a coming tidal wave and possibly get rescued in the bargain.
    • It's mindless, but hey, sometimes mindless is just what you want.

Special thanks to cinemillenium2 for this next movie:
  • The Chase (1946) law and order suspense added 25 Aug 09
    • starring Robert Cummings, Michele Morgan, Steve Cochran, Peter Lorre
    • An unemployed man Robert Cummings returns a wallet to a man Steve Cochran who turns out to be apparently a small-time mobster, and in return the mobster gives him a job as his chauffeur.  Peter Lorre is the mobster's slimy side-kick and Michele Morgan plays the dame who wants to split.
    • At first this plays like a typical film noire but stay tuned for a twist.
    • Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10

Movies Showing on Knol, Monday 24 Aug 2009
  • The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) biography added 24 Aug 09
    • The story of the career of the first openly-gay San Francisco supervisor who was assassinated by fellow supervisor Dan White.
  • A Star is Born (1937) romantic drama added 24 Aug 09
    • directed by William A Wellman, produced by David O Selznick
    • starring Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine, Lionel Stander
    • Janet Gaynor arrives in Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming a star.  Fredrick March is her alcoholic leading man, who she marries as her star is rising, and his is falling.
  • The Sure Thing (1985) romantic comedy adventure added 24 Aug 09 directed by Rob Reiner
    • starring John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards, Boyd Gaines
    • and introducing Nicollette Sheridan
    • This movie featured the Rod Stewart hit single "Infatuation"
    • College freshman John Cusack is worried because he hasn't been laid for a while, and his juvenile attempts to hit on an intellectual college girl fail.  So when his high-school buddy invites him to California to get close to a girl who is a "sure thing", he jumps at it.  But is surprised to find his ride west is being shared by the same girl with whom he failed.
  • The Brain (1988) science-fiction horror, directed by Edward Hunt added 24 Aug 09
    • starring Tom Breznahan, Cyndy Preston, David Gale
    • Becky has schizoid episodes which cause her to murder her mother and then commit suicide.  Meanwhile "Dr Blake" is on an infomercial promising a cure for bad teen-aged personality behaviors.  Is there a connection?  Meanwhile, Tom Breznahan is a brilliant student but full-of-mischief so his parents send him to Blake's institute for "treatment".  Scary music now, you know the drill.  Almost spoofish, but some plot elements are creative, and the creature is at least decent.
    • Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9