Saturday, October 27, 2012

Slacker Reviews - Halloween Edition

Rear Window
A local theater features a different Hitchcock movie each week during the month of October, so this past week we went to a screening of Rear Window, which stars James Stewart as a photographer convalescing with a broken leg, who is left without much to do except for spying on his neighbors across the way from his back window.  One night, he believes he sees proof that one of his neighbor has murdered his wife, and enlists the help of his lovely girlfriend (Grace Kelly), nurse, and police detective friend.  I really enjoyed it - it was interesting, suspenseful, and funny all at the same time.  The way it was shot was very cool as well.  8 out of 10.

It's true - I had never seen the original Halloween (though I have seen one of the sequels).  Jamie Lee Curtis stars as Laurie, a high school student who spends her Halloween being stalked by a masked bogeyman - Michael Myers, who has just returned to his old stomping grounds after escaping from the mental hospital he's been in for 15 years, after brutally murdering his sister.  Laurie's slutty friends don't fare too well against Mike Myers, but bookish, virginal Laurie just might stand a chance.  I found Halloween funny and a tad cheesy (but mostly in a good way).  It didn't strike me as overly scary at the time, but I did have some crazy nightmares afterward.  7 out of 10.

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