TIL that there was a 1995 made-for-TV adaptation of Harrison Bergeron starring Sean Astin, also Eugene Levy, Howie Mandel, and Christopher Plummer. And pre-prequels Hayden Christansen. https://letterboxd.com/film/harrison-bergeron/
God, what a pitch-perfect movie.
At risk of sounding like the Old that I am, they don't make movies like that anymore
(do they? Being an Old without kids, I am almost completely out of touch with the current state of big goofy action movies)
The Running Man, spoilers
this is such a weird role for Yaphet Kotto.
I mean, it's kind of a weird superfluous character in general, other than the prison-break at hte very beginning, Laughlin is just kinda in some scenes but not impacting the story in any way until he gets killed off. At least Weiss gets to hack the uplink thingy
The dancers are probably a weird touch if you grew up without Solid Gold, which ended its run only a year after this
Bladerunner, set in 2019, was grim and bleak and hopeless but at least there was no inescapable 24/7 fox news equivalent blaring from every screen
Lol, in the future *everyone* will have a bowflex
Arnold looks good in a beard, was he ever bearded for an entire film?
No surprises in this one, but it knows not to wear out its welcome and it's a pleasant enough way to spend 82 minutes.
It's one of those classical era films that has a workaday, almost assembly line feel to it, which isn't a bad thing, just a different vibe.
I didn't realize this was the fourth film adaptation of "The Lodger' - the best known being a 1927 silent version by Alfred Hitchcock, which would probably be an interesting watch.
Not sure I've ever seen a movie with a carriage chase now that I think about it 🤔
The Man in the Attic, Rear Window vague spoilers
This is a pretty fun movie so far, i wouldn’t call it a comedy but it doesn’t take itself too seriously and has that feeling of everybody knowing exactly what kind of movie they’re making.
I’m a sucker for the Rear Window style “did he actually do it or is everyone just working themselves up” tension.
Slade is a weirdo but it’s still a toss up as to whether he turns out to be a brilliant private detective or something in the end
And now there’s a song and dance number with 1950s music and scantily clad women 🤔
Snowpiercer, Spoilerish I guess
This film is not subtle about its message but I like that they leave it to the viewer to decide where on the spectrum of "Utterly batshit insane" and "Utterly sociopathic and corrupted by wealth" and "Is there actually any difference between the two" Wilford and everyone else in the front of the train are
Tilda Swinton, of course, steals every scene she's in.
Yup, a very well made and intriguing movie but
I am bracing myself for a bleak soul crushing ending to this.
Or a “hollow victory” ending at best
There’s also the fact that on the heels of Total Recall I can’t help but imagine the alternate universe where Snowpiercer was an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie released in 1989 because this silly ass concept is exactly the kind of thing they might have made on the heels of The Running Man
I decided I wanted an alt for my occasional movie-related blather!
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