Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Matinee: Naomi Watts
Matinee, which might be my favorite Joe Dante movie, has all sorts of things movie lovers can find and embrace. One that you might miss first time around is when a couple monster movie buff brothers, Gene and Dennis, begrudgingly attend a crappy double feature in the vein of 1960s Disney live action flicks. One, a truly idiotic looking thing called The Shook Up Shopping Cart, features a really young Naomi Watts for a brief film-within-a-film moment. The funny thing is, I always thought Watts as the kind of actress who always looks the same through the years, and here, even though filmed in the early 90s, she looks pretty much as she does today.