Year Movie Titles!
2001: A Space Odyssey (United Artists, 1968)
After Star Wars I wanted to take in every science fiction movie I could get my hands on - and it took me a couple of years and the advent of home video to finally get to see this much lauded Kubrick classic. I managed to rent it - ON BETA - and I have to admit - at the age of 12 or so - after the flashy fun of Star Wars - I really didn't much care for this one. I've kind of not seen it since - but I'll sit down with again one of these days and form a more adult opinion about it - though I also have to admit there's no guarantee my opinion won't be exactly the same. The body might be older...but the 12 year is still running the show in a lot of respects!
1990: The Bronx Warriors (United Film Distribution Company, 1982)
I saw this on VHS way back there - then re-familiarized myself with it when I realized I was working with the female lead (and daughter of the director) - Stefania Girolami Goodwin - on Super Mario Bros. I wouldn't mind seeing it again - it's been a while.
That's me and Stefania on the set of the CBS series American Gothic - right from my scrapbook.
Terror in the Year 5000 (American International Pictures, 1958)
I haven't seen this 50's sci fi potboiler - but I'd like to - I know Ward Costello as an older character actor in the 80's - he played an alien possessed Starfleet admiral who famously beat up Klingon Lt. Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation among many other roles. I've love to see him as a younger leading man type. And I'm alway up to watch something featuring a "hideous she-thing!"
Until next post - sometime next year - you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!