January 15, 1990

Always

What does Spielberg get for trying something different and making a romantic film? He gets ignored and underrated. In any event, a Spielberg movie that does not revolve around children, the loss of innocence, absent father figures, et al, is appreciated.

January 1, 1990

Tremors

Thoroughly enjoyable "B" movie, with a solid cast (Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Michael Gross, aka the dad from 'Family Ties', and an adorable Reba McEntire).
Kevin Bacon seems completely in his element as a near-simpleminded handyman/underachiever.
That first night in Haverhill, MA, the film broke: right as the survivors are riding the bulldozer out of town, a big dark silhouette filled the screen. I thought it was the creature about to attack, but it was the film breaking. We all got free passes for another screening. NOTE: Somehow Tremors has spawned a passel of sequels and a TV show.