I may have been hesitant to watch NOBODY’S THE GREATEST; I got it from Nicheflix. Lovely Paramount Italy DVD. At the time–and maybe still–both NOBODY films only had grey market, P&S R1 releases. The Paramount R2 was a big deal back then. It was an unpleasant film to sit through; I can’t remember anything I liked about it (which is probably being a tad too harsh). Over the years, the NOBODY’S THE GREATEST post has had a lot of readers. A shocking amount. The number’s dropping but still good.
I liked one part of CHE more than the other part. I can’t remember why. Something about PART TWO’s pacing. I can’t remember when I wrote the CHE: PART TWO post; if I did it that night after the movie or the next day. Probably that night. Going and seeing the CHE roadshow was an event, a movie-going event, which I don’t really do anymore. Not intentionally. Too old. And, in an unexpected turn of events–the CHE: PART TWO post did gangbusters for a couple years. Ten times the readers for PART ONE.
I didn’t grow up with AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON; I first heard about it in SUMMER SCHOOL (the movie). Matt and I watched it for a podcast episode (paired with the sequel)–http://wp.me/pxk79-76–but I didn’t write a response at that time. For this viewing, I think the wife and I watched it. She likes it more than I do; I can’t remember why. I prefer THE HOWLING. The AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON post doesn’t get a lot of readers. Fluctuates, but low. I wonder if people still discover it.
Another thing Short Stop allowed was for me to watch the Peanuts specials. Like PLAY IT AGAIN, CHARLIE BROWN. PLAY IT AGAIN, CHARLIE BROWN’s plot has something to do with music. I don’t remember what it has to do with music, but something. It also didn’t occur to me the specials were made for children–the comic strip was more mature, appealing to all audiences. Weak numbers for the PLAY IT AGAIN, CHARLIE BROWN post. Not much Peanuts TV special interest? Maybe it’ll pick it up with the movie.
I almost bought BLACK MOON when Warner Archive released it. I’m glad I didn’t and waited to rent it first. Racism in old movies is always a problem area. How much do you forgive? Same question can go for certain Seth McFarlane jokes today. BLACK MOON goes way too far. It’s exceptionally mean-spirited, which means the film’s being lazy in addition to being bigoted. The readership numbers for BLACK MOON are rather paltry too. I expected more given it’s a previously hard to find Fay Wray, but no.