Saturday, September 28, 2013

COPYCAT (1995)

There's a new serial killer in town.  Except that's he's the same as the old serial killers.  Say wut?  That's right, it's a copycat!  Meow.  After respected criminal psychologist Sigourney Weaver falls victim to a failed attack by a deranged murderer she goes into seclusion (and he goes to prison), but the appearance of this new killer and the cop's complete failure of an investigation cause her to reach out to help.  But it's gonna be a challenge cause he's definitely done his homework.

COPYCAT kinda fell into obscurity compared to other serial killer movies of the 90's (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, SEVEN), but it's still a good film.  It might not have the same unique flair that those films, but with an impressive cast, fast pace,serial killer references,  Holly Hunter looking cute, nostalgic 90's technology, a fun story and a hacked internet address I enjoyed it.  I am sad that we never got to get a good look at Sigourney's squirrel cover though.

Monday, September 16, 2013

THE EDGE (1997)

Anthony Hopkins is a billionaire who surrounds himself with a bunch of cackling, selfish douchebags.  While on a vacation, with these fools, at a fancy lodge deep in the frozen depths of Alaska, he and Alec Baldwin end up in a plane crash.  Stranded a million miles from nowhere with no food and nothing but the clothes on their backs, things look pretty bad.  But they get even worse when they discover that a huge man-eating bear is stalking them!  Yikes!  And it gets even worse that that when Anthony Hopkins discovers...well, I'm not going to tell you.  You're gonna have to watch it for yourself.
 
THE EDGE isn't any kind of life changing film, but as far as rainy afternoon time-wasters or late night channel flippers go, it's a blast!  Nice pace, dated effects, awesome bear, good story, violence, beautiful scenery, good acting, solid direction.  I've seen it a few times now and always enjoy it.  Recommended for sure.