Saturday, August 02, 2008

NOW SHOWING AT A BLOG NEAR YOU

I haven’t done one of these Now Showing posts for awhile because with the advent of sites like Catholic Media Review, Good News Film Reviews, and Love2learn at the Movies, who needs me telling them where to find movie reviews? But I have to admit, as much as I appreciate those blogs, it’s rare that they venture near the same shelves of the video store which I frequent.

Fortunately, I can always count on the crew over at The Sci-Fi Catholic and their neverending love for all schlock Asian to provide me with a fix. Thanks to their recommendations I’m fairly certain The Buddhist Fist and Yo-Yo Girl Cop will be finding their way onto my Netflix queue.

Meanwhile, back here in the states, TheoFantastique takes a trip down memory lane and revisits one of my favorite horror movies from the 80’s, the excellent and inexplicably overlooked Dead & Buried. I could rave at lengths on this movie, but John Morehead does it so well I don’t have to.

I often bemoan the fact that studios so rarely produce a quality horror movie like Dead & Buried. And apparently I’m not alone. A recent article by Stephen King got David W. Congdon at The Fire and The Rose wondering why Hollywood can’t scare. I may just steal, er… I mean echo, some of his insights somewhere down the road.

But just because Hollywood can’t scare us onscreen doesn’t mean they can’t do so in real life. For example, take this quick clip of actor Stephen Baldwin introducing his upcoming Left Behind style comic The Remnant at this year’s Comic Con.

You’re making my job hard, Stephen. Cut it out. But I suppose I should probably be more charitable. After all, if Fr. Erik Richtsteig over at Orthometer can forgive John Voigt for fathering Angelina Jolie, then who am I to hold a little Pre-millennial Dispensationalist fervor against Mr. Baldwin?

Okay, it’s getting weird now. Best to end this one here. See you next time.

9 comments:

Snuffles the Dragon said...

Thanks for the plug, but just for the record that was me who sat through Yo-Yo Girl Cop, and I'm pretty sure The Buddhist Fist is one of those Hong Kong films and not Japanese at all.

EegahInc said...

I stand corrected. (And now, so does this post.)

Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

I have never seen Dead & Buried, but I read the book. It scared the #*&@ out of me.

EegahInc said...

Believe it or not, I just finished reading the book today. (I've had some kind of synchronicity thing going on for decades; it creeps some of my friends out.)It's one of the better adaptations of a movie I think I've read. Great Twilight Zone ending.

Mr. Doob said...

Ol eegah has had a bizarre happenstance/synchronicity/say what vibe going on for as long as I've known him. It is a bit freaky at times. But I read the end of books first which freaks him out so I think we're square.

and thanks for the Cineplex Odeon clip. Brings back memories. good times.

EegahInc said...

Yeah, thanks for that book thing Mr. Doob. Nothing like a college roomie who comes home with the novelization of Tim Burton's Batman two weeks before the movie opens, flips to the back of the book, and shouts out "Holy crap, the Joker killed Bruce Wayne's dad!" Nice.

And yeah, I got a little dew-eyed when I found the Cineplex clip. Ah, the old purple and pink.

Mr. Doob said...

I aim to please...

M. Swaim said...

Ah, Mr Baldwin. He used to be for me a source of great anguish, and now he is merely a source of great amusement.

I have made a life's work of finding other gems such as these from Baldwin's corpus.

EegahInc said...

That is a frightening amount of Stephen Baldwin. Glad to have helped you on your mission.