Thursday, December 12, 2019

Thursday Movie Picks #21: Super Long Titles

Hey! Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks where you get to share your movie picks for each topic presented every Thursday!  Based on the theme presented each week, you can pick up to 3 to 5 movies and explain why you picked those movies! This meme is being hosted by Wandering through the Shelves!

This week's theme is: Super Long Titles!

I'm surprised that there are so many movies out there that have such LONG TITLES!  So, I will be listing some of the longest titles EVER to the movies I have seen so far!

Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.

I loved this movie when it first came out!  There were so many awesome scenes of the kids in Narnia and I especially loved the battle sequences towards the end of the movie!  Such a wonderful and magical film!

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Tood, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.

I remembered watching this movie years ago and I have to say that this is Tim Burton's most VIOLENT film to date!  So many BLOODY kills in this movie!  It definitely wasn't a movie that I was expecting from Tim Burton, but it was pretty entertaining!

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

I remembered watching this movie years ago and loving it so much!  But it's been a while since I last seen this movie (or the whole trilogy), so I don't remember much from this movie.  I need to rewatch this trilogy again someday!


  1. Narnia didn't do much for me but I'm not a huge fantasy person. The visual style is great though.

    I've never seen this version of Sweeney Todd. I saw a filmed version of the stage play with Angela Lansbury (she did it on Broadway) and didn't love it. I figured if she couldn't make me love the story Tim Burton and Johnny Depp certainly couldn't! It does have HBC in it and I love her so perhaps I'll break down one day and give it a shot.

    I detest any and all The Lord of the Rings!! Sitting through the trilogy was agony.

    I took a trip to the theatre of 60's absurdity for my three this week. They are all VERY strange!!

    “Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad” (1967)-Madame Rosepettle (Rosalind Russell) arrives at a Caribbean resort for a vacation with quite a menagerie, her 24 year old son (Robert Morse) who acts like a 5 year old, his stamp collection and telescope, a pair of Venus Flytraps, her tank of pet piranhas and her dead husband (Jonathan Winters-who serves as narrator) who she’s had stuffed and travels with them in his coffin that she keeps in the closet. While they are there the hotel’s babysitter Rosalie (Barbara Harris) falls for the infantile young man while Madame is pursued by a crazy ship captain, Commodore Roseabove. Got that? Its theatre of the absurd and the kind of whack-a-doodle thing that could only be produced in the 60’s.

    “Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?” (1969)-Superstar Heironymus Merkin (Anthony Newley) is filming a movie of his life surrounded by piles of junk and a bed on a ribbon of beach as his mother and children bear witness. While the Greek chorus of devil’s advocate Goodtime Eddie Filth (Milton Berle) and The Presence (Georgie Jessel) battle for his soul Merkin works his way to the top of show biz becoming a drug loving sex addict along the way. Yet he longs for his lost true love, Mercy Humppe (Connie Kreski) despite his marriage to Polyester Poontang (Joan Collins-Newley’s wife at the time, their real life children play their kids in the film-Thaxted and Thumbelina!). Watching the uncompleted footage in a parallel time the producers of this opus scream for him to come up with an ending. Merkin shuffles through his memories to find some value in his life while singing a couple songs and screwing like a rabbit.

    Confused? What with a title like that you were expecting coherence? Watching the film won’t clear anything up for you! Newley directed, produced, wrote & composed the music (all badly) for this exercise in vanity which was originally rated X.

    “The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?” (1964)-I really can’t better this IMDB description: "Jerry falls in love with a stripper he meets at a carnival. Little does he know that she is the sister of a gypsy fortune teller whose predictions he had scoffed at earlier. The gypsy turns him into a zombie and he goes on a killing spree."

    Or the tagline:
    SEE: the dancing girls of the carnival murdered by the incredible night creatures of the midway! SEE: the hunchback of the midway fight a duel of death with the mixed up zombies! SEE: the world's first monster musical!

    It’s not good but it’s unique!

  2. I've seen all three this week! Sweeney Todd is the only I didn't like. It was too bland and uninteresting. Visually it's stunning though.