Silva was usually typecast as the villain (case in point, The Manchurian Candidate, probably the greatest movie with a silly karate fight scene in which Silva and Frank Sinatra brandish their hands like they're cleavers), and almost always more interesting than the heroes.The Return of Mr. Moto (1965)
Failed attempt to revive the Japanese secret agent in the Bond era. Henry Silva has the title role. Oddly, no attempt at all is made to make him seem or sound Japanese, and he might as well be playing somebody named Smith. The plot involves a conspiracy to control oil supplies in the Middle East, through blowing up refineries, assassinations, etc. The bad guys kill Moto's old buddy, chase him but he gets away, they capture him, he escapes but they think he's dead, he gets the movie's Bond Girl to help him, he goes undercover, suddenly putting on a Japanese accent and wearing a disguise that consists entirely of glasses, mustache, and goatee, we get a minor twist ending, the good guys win. I've made a couple of references to Bond, but this really more of an old-fashioned, low-budget, black-and-white crime flick with lots of talk and a little action. Not very exciting.
TCM is running a bunch of heist films 09/08 during the day, including this one. I do not know if I saw this one yet, but I do intend to watch it soon!The League of Gentlemen (1960)
Heist film in which the leader gathers a group of WWII veterans, all with criminal backgrounds, in order to rob a bank in the style of a military operation. First they have to steal firearms from an army base, so it's really two heist movies in one. As you'd expect, the carefully planned robbery goes wrong, due to one little factor. A good example of the genre, if not groundbreaking.
I enjoyed it, too. Probably not to everyone's taste, but amusing. Samara Weaving is excellent in the lead, and in combination with her latest role as Bill's daughter (I think, though IMDB isn't entirely clear) in the latest Bill & Ted movie should see a real career boost.Ready or Not
A thriller, horror, slasher, comedy, satire etc. You name it this movies ticks all the boxes in a story about a wedding that takes a surreal turn. On Sky Movies at the moment.
Same opinion here - and in general as well. I often like movies that critics put down. It doesn't have to be Citizen Kane to be enjoyable.Ocean's Eight. Don't understand the slagging off of this film (other than it's full of nasty female types and that upsets the poor men). Thought it was fine.