Wednesday, April 26, 2017
My favorite movies 1979
My favorite movies from 1979, another year with some great films, too many to choose just one so I picked several favorites and one guilty pleasure.
Alien starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and Veronica Cartwright. It was the first horror movie that I sat through and enjoyed. It created a monster (no pun intended) as now I enjoy horror films.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture starring everybody from the original series. We had waited so long for a movie version of our favorite television show and finally got this. Not bad but it wasn't good. I often suspect they got someone who didn't like Star Trek to write the script.
1941 starring everybody. I love this movie even though it's generally considered to be not funny. And it's the only non-science fiction movie on this list! Wow!
Walt Disney's The Black Hole starring Maximillian Schell, Yvette Mimieux, Tony Perkins and Ernest Borgnine. I think Disney tried to capitalize on the whole Star Wars trend, and this was the result. However, I like the non-Roddenberry, non-Lucas approach to space travel/exploration.
Guilty pleasure: Meteor starring Sean Connery and Natalie Wood. I know it was a huge star-studded flop but I'm a sucker for disaster movies. Now it's campy fun!