Unlike Octopunk, I purposefully jumped on I'mNotMarc's anthology train. But after watching the 3rd story in Cat's Eye, I have decided to get off at the next stop and hitchhike. These 3 segments are all based on works by Stephen King which as we all know, means nothing. They tie the 3 stories together by presenting them through the eyes of a cat. The first 2 could pass as pretty decent episodes of Alfred Hitchcock presents. The 3rd one just plain sucks. But the nostalgia factor was pretty high for me going into this movie.
Determined to quit smoking once and for all, James Woods enlists the help of Quitters Incorporated. For all intents and purposes, he pays the mafia to spy on him around the clock. If he's caught smoking a cigarette, they will kidnap his wife and throw her in an electric cage known as the "Cat Room". A wonderfully paranoid half hour.
In the Ledge, a fat millionaire forces his wife's lover into a wager consisting of making him walk around the ledge of a giant penthouse in the city, fighting both the wind and the pigeons pecking at his feet. By the way, it's not really a "wager" when there is no choice involved but that's neither here nor there… In any event, I have a small wager of my own here: I'll bet you a smile that you'll find this segment fun and entertaining for the whole family!
Which brings us to *sigh AND eyeball roll* the Gnome: Drew Barrymore, clearly aware of her cuteness at the time of filming, is visited by a killer gnome in the middle of the night who is intent on sucking the life out of her. Her bitchy mom blames the cat, but General is only trying to protect her! The gnome and the cat fight to the death in front of a shameless blue screen. Stupid, stupid, stupid.