December 26, 1991

Hook

I'm pretty sure I saw this the day after Xmas in Attleboro, MA. Probably the most appropriate application of Spielberg's obession with absent fathers, broken homes, and the magic of childhood.

December 6, 1991

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

A pretty clever Cold War allegory, from Nicholas Meyer, the director of Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan. I love watching starships pummeling the hell out of each other, what a treat.
Kim Cattrall has one of those faces which looks just right as a Vulcan- not everyone can put on those ears and make it work. I also appreciated the little touches which featured the real life of the crew- they sleep in bunkbeds, they have closets for their clothes, there's a kitchen to prepare food. The TV show featured a dining room with a sliding panel where you retrieved your food, like a 23rd century automat.
This was the opening night at the old giant theater on Cambridge Street in Boston, near MGH. Huge crowd!