Monday, September 23, 2013
RIP 8 On Film
Readers Imbibing Peril isn’t just for books, it’s movies and TV too! This past week I watched a couple of RIP related things on the boob tube.
Rear Window. Back in 2009 (whoa!), I ‘reviewed’ Rear Window for Summer of Hitchcock. This time around I live tweeted my viewing with some Twitter friends for #hitchfest last Sunday, which was a lot of fun. Snarking on movies with friends is the way to re-watch a movie. Since I already knew the plot, I focused on other things, like Grace Kelly’s clothes and the set. The whole movie happens within one apartment. We never leave Jeff, who is confined to a wheelchair. We only see what he sees. What he sees out his window are the antics of his neighbours who, with the exception of ‘the newlyweds,’ don’t close their blinds. It’s like watching living dioramas. He has a nickname for all of them. I wonder what they call him: creepy guy with the camera? Even though the movie seems clichéd at times because it’s been copied so often, it’s still a lot of classic fun.
Sleepy Hollow. I also watched the pilot of the new series Sleepy Hollow. It’s…interesting. This is not a show to take seriously. It is so over the top. I mean, really, George Washington was part of a plot to keep the apocalypse from happening? Sure, why not? This show is going to get extremely weird. I expect Nicolas Cage to appear and declare he’s “going to steal the Declaration of Independence” because why wouldn’t he? I do like the heroine Abbie and Icabod is a hotty. ----->
I’m really looking forward to American Horror Story: Coven on FX beginning October 9th. I wasn’t a fan of Asylum. It was too weird and all over the place. This time around Jessica Lange returns as the head of a school of witches in New Orleans, at least that’s what I’m getting from this very short trailer. Also Cathy Bates and Angela Bassett are in this one! Woot!
There are a bunch of creepy posters for the show. I think I like this one the best.