Cutting Class (1989)
Directed by Rospo Pallenberg

Starring Brad Pitt Donovan Leitch Jill Schoelen Roddy McDowall

Really, really bad slasher film directed by the co-writer of John Boorman's "Excalibur." It will be best remembered as a film starring a very, very young Brad Pitt.

Early on in the film, Martin Mull, playing a father and suburban district attorney, is hit by a slasher with a bow and arrow during a hunting expedition. The movie drags on and on with some kids (Pitt, Donovan Leitch, and a couple other forgotten actors) goofing off in and around campus. Roddy McDowell shows up as a lecherous principal and there's a lecherous art instructor as well. I guess they were supposed to be red herrings?

Naturally, more attacks happen, including death by copy machine and a trampoline death that clearly inspired Eli Roth's "Thanksgiving" trailer. The climax is somewhat entertaining, but it's hard to fathom who was interested in this late slasher film that post-dates "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Hellraiser."

Hardcore eightlies slasherfiles might be happy that Lionsgate put the film on DVD in 2007 in a stellar transfer. Yes, it has some value as an artifact from the '80s, and Brad Pitt and Roddy McDowell. But it's not enough to make the film a worthwhile watch. Your valuable horror movie watching time would be better spent wasted on something else.

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Posted by Antje on July 13, 2012
Found this recent artcile. Has been going around in Europe too.________________________________________________________________________NEWS / HOLLYWOOD UPDATES Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie looking for new nannySaturday, April 23, 201112:34 PMBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are splashing out $150,000 per annum on a new nanny for their brood.The couple—who raise six children: Maddox, 9; Pax, 7; Zahara, 6; Shiloh, 4; and twins Knox and Vivienne, 2—are looking for a new full-time carer for their kids.The nanny will travel with them through California and New Orleans in the U.S., France, as well as other film locations around the world.A degree in education or child development is essential for the role.Brad and Angelina are also demanding that the nanny speak at least two different languages, as well as the native tongue of their children.An insider told The Sun newspaper: It's a coveted position. Brad and Angelina's requirements are justified—they only want the best for their kids. The pay packet and lifestyle make it a pretty amazing deal. Not only have Brad and Angelina got to be able to trust the nanny completely with the kids but the new carer must also respect the family's privacy. Brad's parents, Bill and Jane, recently moved into the family's Chateau Miraval estate in France to help the couple raise their large brood.A source explained: The whole family is going to move there as soon as the renovations are done. At the moment, they have six nannies—one for each of the kids—and the plan is to get rid of the helpers and rely on Bill and Jane. The annex they will live in is an old building which used to be used as a dovecote. It's big enough to have a sitting room, kitchen and a couple of bedrooms. It will make a lovely little cottage for them. ________________________________________________________________________I do not think Brad's partents are moving permanently to europe. I believe we had this discussion before. But some sort of summer house is possible. With Brad going to France at least twice this year to presumedly oversee construction work at Miraval and on-and-offreports about a move to their home there, something is bound to happen this year(?). Or next.. It keeps me curious.


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