epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

Movie Reviews: Tamara Drewe + Niagara + Where Eagles Dare

Tamara Drewe (2010)

Tamara returns to the small English village where she grew up. It is full of eccentrics and Tamara stirs things up by shagging various unsuitable men. This started out okay but went downhill fast. It has fake crying, gobby local chavs, morons and death via cattle stampede. This was an utter disappointment.

Best Lines:
“Needs an expert yokel does he?”

“They exude bovine malice.”

“She’s poured herself into those shorts, hope they don’t give her thrush.”

Niagara (1953)

At Niagara Falls, two couples get caught up in each others drama. Mr Loomis is crazy and his wife (Marilyn Monroe) is a vamp. Mr Cutler is a patronising jerk and his wife is put upon. There are murders and emotionally abusive husbands. This was not good, the horrible horrible sexism was just too nasty.

Best Lines:
“Look honey you can see it from here!”
“The Falls are that way.”

“She’ll go to some new town and drift up to the right barstool.”

Where Eagles Dare (1969)

1943; a commando unit sets out to rescue a general held captive in a heavily defended Bavarian fortress. Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood star and Ingrid Pitt has a small role. There is endless shooting, stuff blowing up, snow and double agents. There is more going on than first appears. This was okay.

Best Lines:
“Your pointing that gun at me is sufficient evidence.”

“A hole is a hole is a hole as they say.”

“You shouldn’t go on these insane missions. You’re getting too old.”

“You seem to have a lot of women stashed around this country Major.”
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