A lot of folks have asked why Starman was selected as the film we would watch on my actual birthday. It wasn't so much a premeditated selection - it's just how the schedule developed. But that said, I would have no qualms putting the film in the spotlight. It's got many of John Carpenter's trademark elements, while being perhaps his most optimistic film.
Jeff Bridges turns in an amazing performance as an alien becoming comfortable in a new body, and Karen Allen is at the top of her form, allowing me to finally think of her as someone other than Marion Ravenwood. If you've got a helicopter fetish (as John Carpenter so clearly does), you'll really enjoy this one.
On Deck: We take a trip to Santa Carla to hang out with The Lost Boys.
40 Years/40 Movies Series Tally:
Days Completed: 21
Movies Watched: 29
Number of unique attendees: 21Total Attendance (cumulative number of attendees for all movies): 142