September 30, 2007

Movie Reviews: Double Feature




Okay, two other movies I have seen recently:

Little Shop of Horrors, the 1960 version
Although the audio was terrible on the DVD I watched, I couldn't help enjoying what I heard. This is a more humorous version than the 1986 musical version I watched as a teenager. And there is an early appearance of Jack Nicholson as the masochistic patient who wants visit the sadistic dentist's house of pain. My favorite scene would have to be when the plant brainwashes Seymour into picking him up an additional body to feed his hunger. It was good ol' fashioned cheesy movie fun

The Machinist, starring Christian Bale
This movie will tickle your creepy bone. Christian Bale plays Trevor, a man who is so skinny, it hurts to look at him. He weighs around 120 pounds and writes his weight on a progression of sticky notes. He has wasted away to almost nothing. He doesn't sleep, he barely eats, and now he is possibly seeing visions. What could be torturing this anorexic looking soul? What causes a man to punish himself so severely. It can only be guilt, but to find out what he is guilty for, you will have to sit through this movie that is sometimes painful to watch. Remember when we watched Sixth Sense for the first time? After all was revealed, we wanted to go back and watch the movie again so it all made sense. This is another one of those films, and I kept thinking about this film long after the last scene.

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