Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Assault and Matrimony


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE REVIEWED: 10/05/2016


FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 36 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 23.2 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5345.2 miles

SYNOPSIS: A married couple seeks to kill each other in order to inherit a million dollars.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:   A television movie from the 1980s.  Fashion and cars have changed a lot in the intervening years.  

PROS AND CONS:  Not a great film, but I really didn’t expect it to be.  The husband and wife team of Tucker and Eikenberry are fun to watch, but there talents are a bit wasted here.  

While funny in spots, the script is a bit lackluster and the motivations of the two characters aren’t really clear.  The ending is even more unsatisfying, when the couple make up and live happily ever after at the end of the film.

There are some scenes that show inspiration, when Tucker and Eikenberry lapse into Walter Mitty-like episodes where they fantasy plot the demise of the other.  


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.