Thursday, September 19, 2019
Format: Amazon Prime Streaming
I sometimes listen to the How Did This Get Made? podcast, but usually only to episodes featuring movies I've seen. And it may be a testament to my poor choice in movie viewing that I've seen about 2/3rds of the movies the show covers. But, I had not seen Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2 (1987), which they covered with very special guest stars, Seth Rogan and Charlize Theron.
I'm not sure I share their unbridled enthusiasm for the movie, but as a post-Carrie, post Nightmare on Elm Street, mid-horro-budget Canadian horror film - I could see the charm in the movie.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Format: Noir Alley on TCM on DVR
I... I may now be a fan of Ray Milland. I used to not think of him one way or another, but after The Long Weekend and a re-watch of The Big Clock (1948), and thinking back on some of this other films like Dial M for Murder, Alias Nick Beal... he's not quite Cary Grant or James Stewart to me yet, but I may actually seek out more of his work just to see what he does.
I read the novel of The Big Clock maybe two decades ago, and my memory of the book is that it was, as the kids say, a real page turner. One of those books you keep picking up to see where it's headed. Shortly after, I found the movie and give it a viewing, and while they're substantially different, also a good watch. A few years ago, I watched it again and liked it significantly more than even the first time - and on this viewing, I am pretty sure I was correct to like it all the more.