The 2016 Blindspot Film Series, Part 1

Welcome to the first post in my new series of Blindspot films.  For those who are unfamiliar with the term, it refers to movies one has not seen.  In this installment, I share a mix of both classics and obscure films I would like to see, as well as more popular films I need to catch up on.  Be sure to add your own Blindspot collections in the comments.  Happy watching!

 Dead Lawyers (2004) Rated NR

A crooked lawyer gets killed in an accident. As punishment for his wrongful practices, he is sent back to Earth to redeem himself by working for a law firm that specializes in cases where miscarriage of justice occurred.

 Fever Ray: Dry and Dusty (2013) Rated NR

A struggle to create your life the way you want. Forgotten dust transforms into shining steel.

 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Rated PG-13

Eight years after the Joker’s reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight is forced to return from his imposed exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane with the help of the enigmatic Selina.

 The Godfather: Part II (1974) Rated R

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

 Easy Money: Life Deluxe (2013) Rated NR

JW now lives in exile and is more determined than ever to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla. Every trace leads him to the world of organized crime in Stockholm. Jorge is about to do his last score – the largest robbery in Swedish history. But during the complicated preparations he meets a woman from his past, Nadja. Martin Hägerström is chosen to go undercover into the Serbian mafia, to get its notorious boss Radovan Krajnic behind bars. When an assassination attempt is made on Radovan, his daughter Natalie is pulled into the power struggle within the Serbian mafia.

 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997) Rated NR

The year is 1886, when New England’s fishing harbours are the scene for a “creature of unknown origin” destroying ships at sea. It is the job of Professor Pierre Arronax, a marine expert, and Ned Land, the iron-willed sailor, to learn the truth of the “monster” roaming the seas. The great novelist, Jules Verne, described this perilous journey to the darkest depths of the sea with Captain Nemo aboard the Nautilus.

 For the Boys (1991) Rated R

With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard US-Entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team they tour from North Africa to the Pacific to act for “the boys”. Later they continue their work but when the author Silver gets involved into McCarthy’s campaign and is being fired by Eddie, Dixie turns away from him, too.

 Thunder Road (2004) Rated NR

The greatest thing about the Cub Scouts is the annual Pinewood Derby. While young Billy has visions of speed and beauty for his pinewood race car, his father becomes ridiculously obsessed with crossing the finish line first. A boy struggles to hang on to a dream as his father hijacks his Cub Scout experience.

 Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944) Rated NR

Theo has had many boyfriends who wanted to marry her. Since her mother, Mrs. Selworth, has been married many times, Theo is unsure of commitment. Without much thought, she finally accepts the proposal of Air Corps Lieutenant Tom West. After the honeymoon, Tom’s father dies and Tom goes into the defense industry. When Theo has a baby, she hates the idea of being matronly and wants to be the old party girl. The problem is that her husband is working constantly. She looks to her friends, who are having their own problems, and to her old flame Captain Lancing. To decide on what she wants to do with her baby and her life, Theo must grow up.

 Married Bachelor (1941) Rated NR

A man’s marriage suffers when he pretends to be a bachelor while promoting “his” best-selling book about married life (actually written by an eccentric professor) in order to pay off a debt to a gangster.

Synopsis by IMDB.

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2 Responses to The 2016 Blindspot Film Series, Part 1

  1. Laura, you are amazing. Thank you for explaining what Blindspot films are and for introducing so many different films (I checked out some of your other pages). I don’t know how you get the time to watch so many and review them! Well done. Surprisingly, I’ve actually seen 4 of these films listed but most when they came to TV or by borrowing my daughter’s DVDs.

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