Invisible Invaders (Edward L. Cahn, 1959). Say this for the movie: there are many useful cost-cutting tips on display here, courtesy of a truly indefatigable low-rent filmmaker. Limited sets, small cast, stock footage – to say nothing of monsters that are invisible. Plus, John Agar, John Carradine, and pre-Romero shots of staggering zombies.
Insidious (James Wan, 2011). Interesting experience to sit in your seat in the preview theater for almost an hour before the movie is actually scheduled to start (we do that for all evening screenings – the glamour of the reviewer’s life!) only to be told that we were all in the wrong theater and would have to march in a line across the lobby to a different theater, where not all of us would have seats. Good fun. The movie’s got some jumps. (full review 4/1)
Empty Quarter (Alain LeTourneau, Pam Minty, 2011). Static shots of farming country in Eastern Oregon, which is to say barren land that is now farming country because we brought water there. (full review 4/8)
At What a Feeling!, a vintage review of Big Trouble in Little China kicks off the week.
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