I‘ve been sitting in tonight for a change, having a nice, quiet Friday night viewing session, which certainly makes a change from a night out on the town, or visiting relatives, which is more like my usual Friday night.
At the moment I’m watching a real gem of a late-night film on television, Gremlins, one of the true classic movies of the 1980s, and still one of the funniest films ever. I’ve seen it at least twenty times, if not more, and I’m still sitting here, cackling like an idiot. Just watching the scene right now with the gremlins in the cinema, watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and the little terrors all singing along to “Hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s off to work we go.” Hilarious! 🙂
Earlier this evening, I also watched a couple of very nice DVDs, starting off with Jaws, one of the real classic Steven Spielberg movies. Even with the dodgy-looking (by today’s standards) shark, it’s still a very scary film, and that atmospheric, frightening music each time the shark was about to make an appearance still sends chills up my spine.
Next up was James Cameron’s fantastic Aliens, still one of the best bug-hunt sci-fi films ever. As sequels go, this one is a rarity, just as good as the classic Ridley Scott original, despite being a completely different type of movie. Most sequels very rarely live up to the original film.
Three old classic films, and still three of the best. Why the hell can’t Hollywood make movies like this any more? All in all, a very nice night’s viewing. I’m going to bed a happy man tonight. 🙂
The cinema’s just gone BOOM!! blowing up all the gremlins except for Stripe. He’s a bad little mutha******. 🙂