LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 8-17-07

I don't have one.

The Invasion is being called the worst of the four Body Snatcher movies (and it's troubled history of reshoots and director-firings help me to believe that), Death at a Funeral's a dud, and Superbad? Well, everyone swears up and down it's super-awesome, but none of the clips I've seen have been appealing in the least. I was never a bully -- more often the victim -- but even I want to beat up that fat kid.

So go see Hot Rod or Stardust if you haven't yet. Or rent the 1980 Flash Gordon on DVD, since it just came out, and is so superior to the new Sci-Fi Channel version it's ridiculous.

If you're even mildly interested in Invasion, go rent Abel Ferrara's Bodysnatchers, or Philip Kaufman's Invasion of the Body Snatchers, or the original '50s version if you can find it.

Or maybe just read the original novel. Now there's a concept.

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