The Body Snatchers[1990s version]
A remote American habitation [this time an Army base, rather than a village] becomes suspenseful and creepy. Everyone's personality changes ... are they being taken over by giant vegetables from outer space?
Yes, I know what you're thinking - ANOTHER remake of the 1950s classic? This one's actually quite good - what one should expect from Driller Killer director Abel Ferrarra.
This version of the movie is notable for Meg Tilly's Where you gonna go? speach.
Also worthy of note to film geeks is the fact that Meg Tilly's body double is listed only as being called Jennifer - however, it is worth noting that in an interview her sister Jennifer Tilly [Bound] has denied it was her.
Beyond that? Well, there's not much more to be said - this is merely Ferrarra's well-directed take on a 1950s cult classic. 'nuff said!
Finally, Channel Four screens the Roswell TV movie. Made many years ago when X-Files was still regarded as watchable, never mind unmissable, this film has Kyle Mclachan [Dune] as the retired USAAF Intel Officer responsible for the original reporting of the UFO crash at Roswell that was officially discredited by the US Government. 30 years on, he interviews everyone who says they saw something strange at the AFB back in 1947 ...
Like other TL-conspiracy flicks JFK and Ruby this relies on a fictional character [this time Martin Sheen] popping up at a convenient opportunity to fit all the pieces together.
In an updated romantic comedy SF thriller version of Incredible Voyage, Dennis Quaid plays an aquanaut who is shrunken and accidentally injected into the bumbling Martin Short. The pair have to evade the bad guys [including Star Trek 's Robert Picardo] and patch up the romance between Quaid and Meg Ryan [who he later married in real life!].
In contrast to his role in Merlin , Martin Short's role in Inner Space was his standard 1980s Wimp. It is certainly nice to see the contrast, which brings out the best in his performance.
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