Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

I saw this on TV when I was... what, seven? Hold on, when did it come out? *counts down on fingers and gives up* However old I was, I remembered the giant bugs freaking me out and was hesitant to watch it again this time. And once I finished watching I was like, "Hrm. Well, now the giant bugs weren't so scary..." but honestly? That was the biggest kick I got out of this movie. Oh, and recognizing the obnoxious li'l kid next door as the buddy in Big. 1.5 stars.

Gaslight (1944)

Oooh. Ooh, ooh. Ingrid Bergman won an Oscar for this role, and I can see why. Watching the transformation in her character is amazing. Even sitting through parts of it the second time with my mom, I was amazed at the gradual shift from secure, happy newlywed to dazed and confused madwoman. (But I haven't given the whole plot away, there's more to it than that!) And she's not the only one who managed to make this a great movie. Charles Boyer is great in his role... creeped me out actually... and Joseph Cotten equally good in his (although rather blah at times. But then I'm picky). The transition from stage to screen went very, very well. 4.5 stars.