I can't believe it is the end of September but I am so happy that the hot weather has gone. October always brings out the bogedy bogedy ( pronounced boo-gedy...it may be my own invention...or not) and it is a fun month because we also celebrate Thanksgiving here. This week was a tough one for me because most of these types of films I have not seen because they are too scary. There is one film, which I think was a TV movie, that, to this day, freaks me out even remembering it. All I recall is a family who come up to a town. It all seems nice but something sinister is about and one finds out that a Satanic cult rules this town. What bothered me is the family didn't make it out plus I recall goats. If anyone knows about this film, let me know. I always say to head on over to Wandering Through The Shelves to see what the other movie bloggers have chosen. So my 3 films are....
1. LIVE AND LET DIE-1973
James Bond?? Cult images? You bet! This is the first outing with Roger Moore as James Bond and this is a great Bond film. It takes place, mainly in the States and Haiti where Bond is investigating the deaths of agents who were investigating drug trafficking. There is quite a bit centered on the voodoo culture that, I feel, is a cult which many still practice and believe in. Bond finds out that the main evil genius hides behind the voodoo rituals (lead by crazy nut Geoffrey Holder with the funky laugh) so he can run his drug empire. This film contains a real alligator farm that they used for the film, a young and beautiful Jane Seymour who can read the future and one killer ass boat chase that is one of the best chase scenes I have ever seen. Oh and the title song, performed by Paul McCartney & Wings is a killer!
This is one of my favourite comedies with Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy and a great cast of character actors that just make me laugh each time I see it. It is set in Hollywood and Martin plays a pseudo Ed Wood who owns a very sad Hollywood studio that basically is his house. He wants that, one day, the Federal Express truck will stop at his door. He has his entourage who want to make movies but are ready to leave until Martin says he has the biggest star working on his new film. This star is played by Eddie Murphy, an over the top obnoxious , arrogant nut job who belongs to this religious cult to keep him safe. This cult definitely bears a strong resemblance to Scientology and is a great parody of this despicable cult saying they are a religion. Martin hires a woman who is sleeping her way to the top, a nerdy, mentally challenged man who looks like the big star (also played by Eddie Murphy), Mexicans who become the camera crew and his pet dog. I love this under-rated satiric comedy. It pays homage and makes fun of Hollywood all at once.
3. THE DA VINCI CODE-2006
I'm expecting this to be popular today. A museum curator is killed in a ritualistic manner in the Louvre and Tom Hanks, a professor, is the main suspect. He, along with a female police cryptologist are hot on the trail of who did this and realize it is much bigger than any of them realize. a secret sect wants to keep secret that Jesus really was a man who was married to Mary Magdelene and had kids. No surprise to me as I thought she was his wife/mistress when I was a kid and argued that point with the priests in High School during religion class. I was laughed at and told that I was wrong but I asked for proof and they couldn't produce one. Anyhoo....it's a good movie filled with twists and turns and it created quite a stir when the book and then, the film, came out.
Can you think of any movies that fit this bill??