Retro Ramblings

Reports from the dusty corners of filmland

Archive for February, 2011

Magic (1978) #FridayHorror

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

When I saw the trailer for The Rite (2011), I let out a deep sigh. It was a sigh of sorrow, mournful for a time when Anthony Hopkins was a serious, exciting and unpredicatable actor with charisma and presence. Just when exactly did the change occur? When did Hopkins stop taking the challenging roles in […]

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If you are an actor, it seems that the best way to get all the juicy lines is to play the bad guy. This certainly worked for Sam Neil, who takes on the mantle of the Son of Satan in this, the third and “final” Omen movie. He had appeared in a couple of movies […]

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