CATEGORIES Fandom, Home Entertainment, Columns, Features, Cinematical Movie Club, Columns, CinematicalThis week on the movie clubs:
Over at SciFi Squad, Mike Moody dug into Terry Gilliam's mainstream classic, 12 Monkeys. He writes: "I still find it captivating and soulful, but I certainly wouldn't call 12 Monkeys a fun movie. There are fun moments, of course (the pimp scene and Frank Gorshin's lip-smacking come to mind), but the movie plays like a sad, muddled and intriguing mess. But it's a sad muddled and intriguing mess worth watching over and over again."
At Horror Squad, Jason Murphy dug into the oft-ignored Vincent Price classic The Last Man on Earth. Writing about the adaptations of Richard Matheson's I Am Legend, Murphy states: "Out of the three attempts ... this one is the best. Yes, it's better than a snarling Charlton Heston playing chess with a bust of Caesar. It's better than Will Smith doing battle with bounding bundles of pixels. While it's really only marginally more faithful than the subsequent efforts, it hits some of the finer points right on the head."
Lastly, I finally dug into that Francis Ford Coppola classic, The Godfather, for Cinematical. I noted the differences between Al Pacino's Michael and Marlon Brando's Vito: "Michael is the potential man Vito never had the chance to become -- young, strong, and idealistic. He's outside his father's messy world, able to embody all of the possibilities stolen from Vito ... until circumstances change"
Tune into the Squads on Friday for their next movie picks, and in the meantime, get ready for the #cinemovieclub discussion of another Coppola with The Virgin Suicides at this Wednesday's livetweet (10 PM EST), and discussion on Friday.