Chuck Pennington's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.
I was born in Ashland, KY, (hometown of Ashley Judd) way back in 1980. My interest in film, or rather Disney films, began at a very young age. I saw as much of the classic live-action and animated films as I could, sort of like how a junkie craves heroin. It wasn't because my parents were strict or anything like that - I didn't want to see anything but Disney films. To this day, I know all of the words to dozens of the Disney films (Darby O'Gill, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, etc.). I was also a fan of musicals, such as The Sound of Music and My Fair Lady. My parents were divorced when I was eight years old, and a few years later I saw one of my first non-Disney films - THE EXORCIST - when I was 10 years old. Needless to say that viewing THE EXORCIST was a shocking experience and is the reason why I am also a fan of horror films. Nowadays, I watch older films since newer films disappoint me. I make websites for films that hardly anyone has ever heard of and I'm sure no one visits, but I still like to give films like THE STEPFORD WIVES, KLUTE, and LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG their place on the internet. I finish my Electronic Media degree in June and then plan on going to Brooklyn College for a B.A. in Film Studies or Film, with an emphasis on editing. I eventually want to edit material or work in some sort of archival way with film, involved in preservation or restoration.
Top 10 favorite movies: THE LITTLE MERMAID, PRETTY WOMAN, DRESSED TO KILL, BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), KLUTE, THE STEPFORD WIVES, MURIEL'S WEDDING, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, YENTL Other favorites: ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, SUSPIRIA, FUNNY GIRL, PAL JOEY, THE EXORCIST, THE OMEN, THE SIXTH SENSE, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, HALLOWEEN, BURN WITCH BURN, FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL KILL, PSYCHO, REBECCA, MARNIE, THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS, PILLOW TALK, LOVER COME BACK, VERTIGO, REAR WINDOW, STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, THE BIRDS, ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, THE NAKED KISS, GHOST STORY, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, PHENOMENA, TITANIC, TOY STORY 2. Favorite CDs: MISS SAIGON (London Cast), ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER (Streisand), LES MISERABLES, FUNNY GIRL, LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG, YENTL, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE LION KING (Broadway) Favorite tv shows: FRIENDS, ALLY MCBEAL, MST3K