|The movie may not GLOW in the Dark, but it kicks the hell out of that Jackson Remake.|
Get ready to call in sick on Friday because Thursday night has a quadruple feature launching TCM's DRIVE IN CLASSICS Series with GODZILLA (1956), RODAN (1957), GHIDORAH THE THREE HEADED MONSTER (1965) and GODZILLA VS MONSTER ZERO. You'll need several bags of popcorn for this one--
GODZILLA (1956) is much better than it's given credit for-- it's the US translation of GOJIRA (1954) which is essentially about nuclear war represented as a giant monster lizard. The US version is solid with Raymond Burr as reporter Steve Martin (!) inserted into the action.
The other features are fun-- I'm not sure why they didn't schedule Drive In Classics on Friday nights-- but I'm just glad they're offering something fun this summer.
On Saturday at 9am is SCARLET STREET which stars Edward G Robinson as a timid artist who gets mixed up with Joan Bennet and her slimy boyfriend-- it's directed by Fritz Lang and one of the best thrillers of the 1940s. Following that at 11:30 is the final chapter of BUCK ROGERS (1939)-- great that TCM is showing movie serials on Saturday mornings and then in the afternoon is KING KONG (1933) at 1:30. If you've never seen the original classic you need to. A movie that changed the industry and opened a wave of imagination.