Wednesday, November 22, 2006

rediscovering casper

who thought casper would last the test of time? after watching it today (don't ask, it involved a 5-year-old in princess pajamas and kid cuisine), i realize it was one of the great and lasting cinematic experiences of 1995. screw the 5.5 rating it got from IMDB. the masses don't know what they're talking about. let alone the fantastic fx (minus mama angel floating not-so-majestically from the window), we see christina ricci in her PRIME. before she got fat, then skinny, then became woody allen's muse only to be replaced by (barf) scarlett johansson. in any case, she's cute, in that virginal tough chick sort of way.

speaking of in their prime, what happened to devon sawa? i mean, wasn't casper his launchpad into the covers of teenbop and j-14? well after serious oscar fodder such as "SLC punk!" and "Final Destination" (but only the first one), we see that devon has not fared as well as leo.

But there is hope! His new movie, "Hunter's Moon" reads like a winner. the synopsis: "The story of four young couples drawn to the remote dunes for off-roading in their extreme machines. But the outing turns into a night of terror when they are attacked by the Catcher, a skilled and brutal hunter of human specimens for alien science."



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