Sep 9 - Contagion (action thriller featuring half of Hollywood)
Sep 16 - Straw Dogs (thriller with James Marsden, Alexander Skarsgård and Kate Bosworth)
Sep 23 - Moneyball (sports drama with Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman)
Sep 30 - Dream House (thriller with Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz)
Sep 30 - Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (comedy horror with Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine)
Oct 14 - Footloose (Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell and Kenny Wormald)
Oct 28 - In Time (thriller with Justin Timberlake, Cilliam Murphy, Amanda Seyfried, and Matt Bomer)
Nov 4 - A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (comedy with Kal Penn, John Cho and Neil Patrick Harris)
Nov 9 - J. Edgar (x with Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, and Judi Dench)
Nov 11 - Immortals (action drama with Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Frieda Pinto and Kellan Lutz)
Nov 18 - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (comedy with a bunch of unknowns…kidding!!!)
Nov 23 - The Muppets (comedy with Jason Segal, Amy Adams and Judi Dench)
Horror movie fans... Ever seen a movie where someone's cell phone did not work? This montage is both brilliant and hilarious!!!
It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.
Watched "Vanishing On 7th Street" and while it was not as bad as I feared given how fast it reach PPV, it could have been better. They never explained how the whole thing got started and neither exactly what was the "terror" that had them all disappearing. The ending was also fearly predictable conisdering the tone of the movie, but still not a total wash out.
I always avoid horror movies. October is the worst month for movies, for people like me.
The sequels and prequel to it were, unfortunately, awful (much like the movies related to Silence of the Lambs and Jaws).
Speaking of, Jaws is another one I find that still holds up after all these years - ever since seeing it back in the 70s, I've been squeamish about going swimming in the ocean. That's a big improvement over how paranoid I was after the first time I saw it - I fought my mother tooth and nail about taking a bath for about a week because I was convinced a Great White shark was going to come out of the spigot (ridiculous, I know, but the imagination of an 8 year old can be rather vivid)….
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When I was young I would have trouble sleeping after watching Jaws. Why? I was sure a shark could come get me, even in my house well inland from the beach. I was even afraid to get down from my bed because I thought one might be waiting under my bed.
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
Charter member of the "We Always Believed in Ashley" Club and the "We Believe in Ricky" Club
Old, lonely, pathos-hungry, and extremely gullible
The Heiress was on TCM this morning. Started watching it while getting ready for work. It made me a little late for work.
Some of the old Sci-fi movies become unintentionally comical due to increades technology. Classics, like Forbidden Planet, still manage to hold up well.
It's like any category that becomes popular, for every good movie that comes out, dozens of bad copycats are released to muddy the water.
Last night, the original Carrie was on, and I watched it - twice (thanks, insomnia!! ) after having not seen since I was in high school. The book is probably my favorite one of Stephen King's in the Horror genre, and I forgot just how damn good a job Brian DePalma (director), Sissy Spacek, and Piper Laurie (oh hell, the entire cast) did with such a small budget and the crappy SFX of the mid-70's. DePalma did a great job of taking the ideas, imagery, and imagination of the book and conveying them on the screen.
While it's classified as a horror movie, it's so much more, specifically a Greek Tragedy, complete with the Tragic Hero, that takes the Cinderella/Ugly Duckling Fairy Tales and turns them into an ill-fated tale of misunderstanding and vengeance.
I'll take the likes of this over Paranormal State(s), the Saw movies, and all of the other complete crap that passes for the Horror movies churned out by Hollywood any day of the week.
Now, if only Rosemary's Baby is on TV some time in the next couple of weeks…..
ETA: This morning I watched Some Like It Hot on TCM - that movie never gets old for me, and while I was getting MiniCyn ready for Homecoming, The Goodbye Girl, which I hadn't seen in decades, was on TCM as well - I didn't realize how good that movie was (of course, when I saw it in the theatre, I was all of 10 and didn't "get" half of what it was about ….nice to see it from an adult POV).
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^^Carrie rocked. The only film adaptation of one of King's novels that I liked. The original, not the wretched TV remake.
Even though it was a novella, I also really like Stand By Me.
As for the remake of Carrie, I didn't even bother. It is supposed to be truer to the book except for (spoilered in case there is anyone here who hasn't read the book, seen the movie(s), or knows the pop culture lore what happens).
Spoilerthe ridonkulous ending in which Carrie survived - I read that they changed the ending as there was a pilot for a TV series based on her/her abilities being bandied about that was thankfully never picked up.
I also never bothered with Carrie II: The Rage as I thought another movie based on a "Carrie-like" character similar to the original was stupid and a complete rip-off of the true, one book.