i had not seen it in forever.
what really stood out was (a) it's still a strong movie and (b) how important drew barrymore was to that film. she's only on the 1st 13 minutes but for all but 2 or so minutes, she's really the only 1 on (her boyfriend's shown briefly) besides the killer.
she has to hold your attention and pull you in.
you have to give a damn about her.
and her casey becker is a fully realized character.
and, of course, the rest of the cast is great and i'd argue the 3 best (other than drew) are:
1) courtney cox
2) david arquette
3) neve campbell
that movie really does hold up. a lot of films don't. but this 1 had a great script by kevin williamson and characters that were fleshed out.
okay, patrick o'connor (wsws) reports:
US-based Human Rights Watch yesterday revealed it had evidence of a massacre of 53 people carried out by anti-Gaddafi fighters in the devastated Libyan city of Sirte. The bodies, some with their hands bound behind their backs before being shot about a week ago, were discovered in Hotel Mahari, in Sirte’s District 2.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) noted: “The bloodstains on the grass directly below the bodies, bullet holes visible in the ground, and the spent cartridges of AK-47 and FN-1 rifles scattered around the site strongly suggest that some, if not all of the people, were shot and killed in the location where they were discovered.”
Local people identified two of the murdered men as a former Gaddafi government official and a military officer, but reported that many others were Sirte residents who had attempted to flee as the NATO-backed “rebel” forces were laying waste to the city. The HRW statement continued: “Other victims were possibly released from Ibn Sina Hospital in Sirte, they said, after being treated for conflict-related injuries. The claim that some of the victims had been released from the hospital is consistent with the discovery of bandaged wounds on some of the bodies.”
The hotel was under the control of anti-Gaddafi forces from Misrata when the 53 people were killed. Graffiti on the walls indicated that five militia groups had occupied the building.
that's who barack elected to back and fund. he should be ashamed.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'