Post by Eddie Love on May 10, 2010 19:33:02 GMT -5
Ah, yes -- Jennifer Rubin. For a time there it looked like she was gonna be a big star. In the period when straight-to-video morphed into the indie film boom, she was all over the place. Incredibly gorgeous with a kind of child-like voice and a good actress. She was in some quirky relationship thing with "futon" in the title, and of course she played WASP WOMAN! Also, she played a novice nun in a nudie rip-off of THE CRAFT where she looked soooo hot, and some other thing where for some reason the only thing I remember is she had a threesome and at one point I recall put a condom in her mouth. (...gulp...) (I know I could look all these up on IMDB, but this is more fun.) I bet if she had got a TV series, she could have really connected.
Anyway, I loved this episode -- which is now tied with the HALLOWEEN one as my all-time favorite. I love listening to you guys survey these series so I never have to. ("Cough, CHILDREN OF THE CORN, cough!")
I didn't realize how many good genre directors (like Jack Sholter, Stephen Hokins and Chuck Russell) directed the sequels. I agree with Derrick's opinion on Predator II. One thing I enjoy about that film is that it is the rare movie that depicts a multicultural Los Angeles, rather than the Rodeo Drive image you get in so many other movies set there.
Where I disagree, though, is on Part IV. It's true that the film doesn't really add up to anything or continue the story, but the imagery and the ideas are sometimes so unusual and surreal that I enjoy it as a strange art film. I like The Exorcist II: The Heretic for the same reason (though I think the latter is a better movie. Hell, I think it's better than the first Exorcist).