I saw ROYAL TENENBAUMS on release with my dad and then saw it again immediately after getting back to college. At the time, there was a great article about how Anderson had created the otherworldly NYC sensation by skipping the landmarks. When people point to Anderson’s falling quality, ANDERSONS is the example of when he aimed highest and hit it dead on. Great film. The ROYAL TENENBAUMS post had a few decent years–in the last four–and one weaker one. It still gets hits, still has interest. Good.
My mom (big-time Harrison Ford fan until RANDOM HEARTS) mentioned FRISCO KID but I don’t think she’d seen it. FRISCO KID was a weird one. Hard to come by in the eighties on tape, then was hard for me to track down in print on DVD to watch. I also don’t have the nineties revisionist view of Aldrich as a great director either. Gene Wilder movies really hit or miss. The FRISCO KID post doesn’t get a lot of readers. Not many Harrison Ford (or Gene Wilder) aficionados out there online I guess.
I loved THE MUPPET MOVIE (and the Muppets) as a kid–a young one–and rediscovered it in high school. THE MUPPET MOVIE was one of the more exciting DVD releases because it was the first time I’d seen it OAR. Didn’t love it as much. This viewing was for the podcast and I was back to loving THE MUPPET MOVIE. I can’t figure out what my problem would’ve been before. Really, really low readership for the MUPPET MOVIE post. The unfortunate lack in Muppets interest is universal, not just new stuff.
I saw STAR TREK VI in the theater, of course. Old Orchard, I think, which surprised me (vs. Lincoln Village). STAR TREK VI was also one of the first movies where I recognized the different cut (on the VHS). I had a lot of copies of it. I had it on VHS, widescreen VHS and finally on laserdisc. I waited forever to get the DVD. And I think watched the blu-ray here. It’s a recent post, but looking at the monthlies, the STAR TREK VI post isn’t going to get a lot of readers. At best, low decent.