I Am Legend (2007) – Francis Lawrence 

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles serves up the third and latest incarnation of Richard Matheson’s story. This one was made in 2007 and stars Will Smith as Robert Neville. This version of the film comes across as a much more solid adaptation of the original work but is deeply marred by the very dated CG work on the…

Annie Hall (1977) – Woody Allen

The final recommendation following Manhattan in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book is the Academy Award winning Annie Hall. And while even now, I don’t understand how this film beat out Star Wars for best picture, I can admit it was pretty good. Except for the fact that I don’t think Woody…

Love and Death (1975) – Woody Allen

The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Manhattan was, Love and Death. Once again, I was pleasantly surprised to the story, but still don’t care for Woody Allen’s acting ability. This time around, Allen takes on the Russians… He’s a neurotic soldier, Boris, in Czarist…

Bananas (1971) – Woody Allen

After Manhattan, there were 4 other Woody Allen films to view as recommendations from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film, I’ve already watched Sleeper, so I dove into the next recommendation, Bananas. And I was pleasantly surprised! Allen who wrote the film alongside Mickey Rose, of course stars and directs. He plays Fielding Mellish,…

Manhattan (1979) – Woody Allen

The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book’s next title and recommendations are a series of Woody Allen films, which should be interesting, because I’ve never been a huge fan. The main title of the section is Manhattan, and I’m a little divided on it. Backed with some beautiful Gershwin tunes, and shot in…

The Seven Year Itch (1955) – Billy Wilder

Marilyn Monroe is featured in another title from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book recommendation following Some Like It Hot. Based on George Axelrod’s stage play, which he and director Billy Wilder adapted for the screen, Monroe is cast simply as The Girl, and there is evidence to suggest that her entire existence…

Escape From New York (1981) – John Carpenter

  “Call me Snake.” The 101 Sci-Fi Movies just brought me one of my favorite John Carpenter films, Escape From New York (though I like all of Carpenter’s and Kurt Russell’s collaborations – even some moments in Escape From L.A.). Kurt Russell plays Snake Plissken, the coolest anti-hero ever as far as I’m concerned. A…