Just thinking about how many movies coming out this year I want to see: Thor, Harry Potter, Captain America, Rise of the Apes, Paul, Green Lantern, Suckerpunch, Pirates of the Caribbean and many, many, more…
Today at work I had the Ipod on shuffle and ‘Think of Me’ from Phantom of the Opera came up. Â And something struck me as strange. Â Christine is singing a song that is a part of the opera she is in. Â And then Raoul starts singing about recognizing her as the girl he knew when he was young. Â But he sings along to the tune of the song SHE is singing. I might be the only one but that strikes me as odd. Â Very odd. Â That would be like going to the movie theater to see Grease, waiting until the song ‘Sandy’ comes on and then singing a song about how good the popcorn is to the tune of ‘Sandy’.
I just watched a new trailer for X-Men:First Class (albeit in Russian) and I’m looking forward to it. It’s set in the 60’s and shows the early friendship/partnership between young Charles Xavier (played by the Scottish guy from ‘The Last King of Scotland’) and Erik Lensher (played by the British film critic guy from ‘Inglorious Basterds’). Â Not only do we get young Beast and Mystique but incredibly hot Emma Frost and the teleporting goodness of Belasco (who is the father of my favorite X-Man, Nightcrawler). Should be turtleneck-wearing 60’s goodness.
While reading a recent issue of Fangoria it occured to me that there are several actors/actresses who appear primarily in the horror genre that I love. Â Here are five favorites:
– Sid Haig- Most notable as Captain Spaulding/Cutter in ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ and ‘The Devil’s Rejects’. Briefly met him and got his autograph.
– Katherine Isabelle- Appeared as Ginger in the ‘Ginger Snaps’ movies and got killed in ‘Freddy vs. Jason’.
– Bill Moseley- Started in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” but shines best as Otis in ‘House of 100o Corpses’ and ‘The Devil’s Rejects’
– Angus Scrimm- Though appearing primarily in the ‘Phantasm’ films, the guy gives me a chill every time I see him.
– Robert Englund- Obviously best known as Freddy Krueger but has appeared in numerous other films. Â The man is an icon.
I almost forgot to blog today. Â Nothing much to say. Â Except that my birthday is coming up and I really hope I get money to put towards a 3ds. Or a Pez display cabinet. Or a framed picture of Johnny Cash giving the finger.