Thursday, 23 December 2010
I just re-watched Joe Dante's "Matinee" today and it further cemented my love for the film. Not only is it a great look at how fear can paralyze us (until we can come out the other side), it also shows a great passion not just for the old style showmanship of movie houses but for movies in general. And few are more passionate than Lawrence Woolsey (as played by John Goodman) - a William Castle-like producer who is testing out his latest film "MANT!" (half man, half ant) in Key West Florida. Along with his constant promotion schemes, he's always looking out for new ideas...
And then with an air of finality:
And was that Naomi Watts popping up in one of the films within the film ("The Shook Up Shopping Cart")?
Yep, it sure was! Just one more reason to love the movie...