The Cutting Edge (1992)
Like a good book you can't put down.
I rented this movie by accident and sat down to watch it anyway. As soon as Kate and Doug clashed (crashed?), it took some willpower not to skip to the end. Dougs will to win and Kates unwillingness to lose, started the hidden tension and gradual sexual tension, from the moment they were thrown together. All the actors put in performances that were essential to their characters and the story - a simple story, simply made, was carried by half a dozen main characters and worth watching. It had me wanting/not wanting this, for them throughout the boy wants girl reversal, culminating in a huge sigh of relief at the end (and a couple of other emotions). Believably, it could have been a chapter out of someones life, and their story was just being told. Everything about this movie worked. No glitz, no glamor, no clever effects - a story for all generations.
Max Headroom (1987)
What's the holdup? the most obscure is being released.
Max Headroom was, for me, the best exciting TV series when it was first and the only time shown in New Zealand, back in 1988. It still holds up well when I view my recorded tapes off the TV every other year. The stories never let up and it would have been interesting to see what else the writers could come up with. As with other earlier shows, I like to see actors go on and handle other projects. The characters Theora and Edison seem to play some of their own personal being, as with a lot of the other players on the show. But I find now, that is what it takes to make an exiting show. Look at the X-Files. It might have taken what it took to bring back shows like 'Star Trek', it would take the same feeling and genre to show the next generation what my generation felt.
Yours, X-Files Fan.