Plus: Rushdie and Hitch
I saw Event Horizon in the theater. Twice. After the second viewing I walked out of the theater firm in my belief that the first three-quarters of the film made for one of the best-ever sci-fi/horror flicks, whereas the last quarter of the film virtually negated the stellar first 75%. But I'd rewatch it now all these years later for that terrific and terrifying first three-quarters.
Edit: Sam Neill is great. He's starred in three wildly different horror films, each of which I like to some degree--Dead Calm, In the Mouth of Madness, and Event Horizon.
I’m loving Heat 2 and this makes me want to see Beast. Good newsletter all around.