The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again Based on The Rocky Horror Picture Show by Jim Sharman & Richard O’Brien
Directed by Kenny Ortega
Starring Laverne Cox, Tim Curry, Victoria Justice, Ryan McCartan, Reeve Carney, Christina Milian, Annaleigh Ashford, Adam Lambert, Staz Nair, Ben Vereen, Ivy Levan FOX
Air Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 8-10pm
Going into FOX’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again, you know that it can never live up to the 1975 cult classic film, but it can do its originator justice. Unfortunately, this new 2-hour TV special doesn’t.
The original The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a horror-comedy musical, became a counter-culture sensation after midnight screenings generated the now-famous audience participations, cosplay, and in-theater act-alongs. The film itself was an homage to classic science fiction-monster movies, complete with camp, meshed with gender-bending and titillations that were still considered taboo at the time, all set to catchy rock and roll tunes. It was unique, it was exciting, and it resonated with people so strongly that the movie and soundtrack are still in play today, and theater productions continue to be staged around Halloween time each year.
Time Out of Mind ** out of *****
Directed by Oren Moverman
Starring Richard Gere, Jena Malone, Ben Vereen, Kyra Sedgwick, Danielle Brooks and Steve Buscemi
Theatrical Release Date: September 9, 2015
In a film that should have multiple scenes of intense emotional dilemma and existential inquiry, director Oren Moverman‘s massively confused film Time Out of Mind sadly serves up only two such scenes. Wrought with the struggle of establishing a gritty art-house picture doubling as social commentary film, Moverman loses a lot of the intimacy he so desperately yearns to capture as he did respectfully in his last effort, Rampart.