What I Watched, What You Watched: Installment #95


Along with the following two films, I watched five Criterion titles of which I will be reviewing throughout the week as I attempt to play catch up for all the reviews I missed while at Cannes. But more on those later, for now here are a couple movies I took some time to see…

Duck Soup (1933)
QUICK THOUGHTS: Universal sent me five Marx brothers movies that will all be available on June 7 and, of course, I decided to watch the only one of the five I had seen before. The other four, which I will be watching very soon and plan on reviewing all five as a set, are Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers. I’m interested to dive into the others as I have seen clips and snippets of them over the years but never seen any of them outside of Duck Soup, which is actually quite funny and a film you really ought to give a chance.

Blue Crush (2002)
QUICK THOUGHTS: So the Blue Crush 2 Blu-ray landed in my mailbox this week and never having seen the original film I decided late last night (which is the reason this column is late today) to give it a watch on Netflix Instant. I’d always heard this was a pretty decent film and that I should give it a watch. Well, I’ll admit it isn’t half bad, but all it made me want to do was watch North Shore.