Random Ramblings of a Demented Doorknob…

Also known as R2D2 (No relation). I just have time to kill before class, I’m bored, and I have a bunch of things on my mind that wouldn’t really fit under any cohesive article… therefore, I have this! So here I go.

- Diary of the Dead comes out next month! George Romero claims that he hasn’t been this excited about one of his movies since the original Night. That makes me excited. Also, there’s gonna be a contest to go along with it where you make a horror movie short and send it in, and Romero watches each one, picks a winner, and the winner gets to go on the Diary DVD. I’m insanely tempted to try for it.

- How the hell does Uwe Boll still keep getting funding AND big name actors? His movies have never done anything but bomb horribly. His latest, In the Name of the King, didn’t even make the top 10 box office over the weekend. One of my co-workers saw it—and we don’t always exactly have the same opinion on movies (sometimes we do, but a lot of times we don’t)—and even she thought it was crap. Also, how do you pronounce the dude’s name? Is it ‘you’, like one of those sheep things, or You-Hey, or You-EE?

- Cloverfield comes out this weekend! I’m excited. It’ll either be really awesome or the hype will have killed it. I’m half inclined to really want it to actually be the stay-puffed marshmallow man like that one spoof trailer shows.

- What is it about movies when really good characters die at the end, and you go through the whole movie hoping that the ending will be different this time around, even if you’ve seen it hundreds of times already? (I watched Cube last night again, and I always hope that the one person who dies at the end doesn’t). Or am I just crazy and the only one who ever feels that way?

- I’m both excited for and wary of the upcoming The Eye. I saw the original Asian version a few years ago and it’s an excellent movie. It’s creepy and suspenseful. That elevator scene is intense. And then the ending is just mind blowing. But now it’s being remade with Jessica Alba. That’s the first thing that worries me. I mean, the girl is great to look at, but she’s not the best actress out there. On the other hand, it looks like they still have the elevator scene AND they’re keeping the same ending, so that’s good. Anyway, it comes out next month, I think, so I’ll keep an eye out for it (sorry, I couldn’t resist).

- The song from the second half of the Hellboy II trailer (assuming it’s a different song from the first half) is freaking awesome.

- I just found out that one of my favorite Horror/Comedies, Feast, is getting two sequels: Feast II: Sloppy Seconds and Feast III: The Happy Finish. And they both have sexual related names. I find that funny. Feast went above and beyond the B-Movie/common horror genre. It did what was highly unexpected in how things happened and who lived/died. Every Hollywood horror law is broken in the movie, so you never know what’s gonna happen next, and that’s exciting. And the sequels are being written and directed by all the same people, which is a plus. I so cannot wait.

- Is anybody else super hyped for Jumper? I heard it’s almost nothing like the book, but hey… I haven’t read it, so I don’t care! :P

- Has anybody else heard of the upcoming My Name Is Bruce? It stars the legendary Bruce Campbell… as himself… and some people mistake him for his character of Ash from the Evil Dead series and ask him for help to fight a town of monsters. It looks so freaking cheesy awesome. Classic Bruce Campbell.

- Did anybody else catch the 2-night season premier of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles? This show looks like it’s gonna rock the house. And Summer Glau is so hot. How can you not love this picture?

- I’m so upset that the character Michael is coming back to Lost. I was so happy when he left the show. He got on my nerves so bad. I’m upset now.

- While we’re on the subject of TV and people stuck on islands, the castaway list for the next Survivor was released a week or so ago. For those who don’t know, this season is going to have Fans vs. Favorites, where favorites from previous seasons come back to face true fans of the show. Well, I have no idea who I’m gonna root for now… because Yau-Man, Ozzy, AND James are returning. And even Johnny Fairplay is coming back. I’m not rooting for him, but he’ll be fun to watch. This is gonna be an awesome season.

Anywho, that’s all I can think of for right now. I’ll leave it at that. Later!


  1. Lots to comment on...

    First, I love the title (and alias) of this post. Makes for a great running feature.

    I've only seen bits of the original Eye, but I'm not too impressed with the looks of the Alba version. Looks like every other horror remake, more or less. Go see The Orphanage, instead. :)

    Jumper looks ok. I'm pretty sick of Sam Jackson by now.

    Agree about Michael on Lost. Never liked his character. Can't wait to hear the explaination as to why Walt is years older (when he should be months older)...

    Your comments echo most I've heard about the upcoming Survivor series - those are easily the favorite people on the show. I'll be pulling for Jonny, too, unless he does something insanely stupid.

  2. Fletch: It is a great title, isn't it? As for The Eye, I'll see it anyway. And I've already seen The Orphanage (as you should well know!). Not that I wouldn't see it again. I'd see it in a heartbeat. It's just that quite a few new movies will be coming out and I won't have time.

    I love Sam Jackson, though, and probably will never stop. I mean, until he gets too old and the badass part of him becomes impossible to do anymore.

    Yeah... Walt is gonna be difficult to explain. And as for Survivor, Johnny is all about doing stupid crap. I've seen bits and pieces of all the other thousand reality shows he's appeared in after Survivor, and he's an idiot there, too.

  3. I am suprised that T is going to be good...but hey...Bale is coming to T4 so who would have thought. I hate Mike too but I think I hate Walt more. Hate is a strong word.

  4. Shea: Is Bale really coming to T4? I thought that was just a rumor.


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