Mel’s new flick seems like a cross between Ransom and Payback with a healthy dose of hokey government paranoia thrown in the mix. I expect a body count count exceeding that of all the major wars combined or I will be extremely disappointed.
You had better decide whether you’re hangin’ on the cross… or bangin’ in the nails.
Did you know that there is a 1998 remake of Rear Window starring Christopher Reeve? Neither did I until I stumbled upon a late night airing on Encore Mystery. This version seems like some harebrained producer’s idea, “oh hey, Christopher Reeve is paralyzed, he’ll make a perfect protagonist for our reboot.” While Jimmy Stewart’s character is a charming layman that seems like he is reduced to voyeurism out of boredom, Christopher Reeve’s character just seems like a grade-A creep. He sets up a video surveillance system to watch his neighbors and would probably have his hands shoved crassly down his pants the whole time if he were able. Hitchcock is surely turning over in his grave.
Sorry about the commercials. If anyone could find a Rear Window (1998) trailer without ads, please let me know.
My dog fetishizes spatulas. Every chance he can get, he’ll nab the spatula from the kitchen counter. It’s not uncommon for me to find spatulas hidden in his bed, in a corner of the room, or snuggled tightly in the couch. I’m probably the only person in existence who would benefit from the ‘Spatula City’ skit in Weird Al’s ‘UHF.’ Spatulas could be the next rawhide bone.