John screwed up...
For the show this Friday @ Cafe Oasis, you would need to take the Babylon line of the LIRR. The previous email stated the Ronkonkoma line, which is incorrect. Cafe Oasis is directly under the Baldwin train station.
Showtime is 10:30pm.
Wave Your Wand At
It's the J. Edgar Hoover look!"
Raz, Art, Eric, his wife and myself are off to see the 7:00 showing of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in IMAX. I can't stress enough how beautiful this presentation of this film is, and if you haven't seen it yet, this week is your last chance!
Seriously, the IMAX presentation blows away the 35 millimeter prints in all ways, and the size really does make a difference. It is well worth it.
I had never seen this movie before, and I have to say that I quite enjoyed it. I loved the way that Roman Polanski keeps us questioning how much is occuring in Rosemary's mind. Mia Farrow is wonderful as the central character, managing to make her performance work whether you assume that she's nuts or that this stuff is really happening to her.
Although the ending makes things a bit more obvious than I would have liked, it is still quite chilling, and the casting, which has many Hollywood elder statespersons including Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Elisha Cook Jr., Hope Summers and many others, is flawless.
Because of the lack of any special effects, and the fact that it is set in a particular time period, the film hasn't really dated much except for Christopher Komeda's screaming score.
Paramount's DVD features an okay transfer, but there is an amusing featurette produced at the time of the film's production about Roman Polanski and Mia Farrow, the latter of which was obviously on a lot of drugs at the time...