I've been writing From the Editor's Desk for Cinematical for, wow, a whole week -- and I'm a little concerned that it might make me sound like one of Dana Carvey's Grumpy Old Man Weekend Update pieces. So let me tell you about something I love:

They're showing Them! Outside at The Presidio this weekend. The San Francisco Film Society puts on Film in the Fog every year showing films outside, and this year it's one of my favorite monster films. ("Shoot the antennae! It's blind without them!") And to be honest, as much as I love my DVD collection, as much as I love going to press screenings and what-have-you, there's nothing like watching a film with a bunch of people you don't know. And it's Them! -- what a perfect film, full of atom age paranoia and nicely-crafted cheapness. (It doesn't hurt that Them! was supposed to be in 3-D but that never happened -- so the film has plenty of lunging, goofy 3-D cinematography.) And there's gonna be kids there who've never seen it, and people older than I who remember it from their youth, and it's gonna be great. I think I'm gonna yell out loud when I see Nimoy on-screen, too.

What are your movie plans for the weekend?

categories Features, Cinematical