Happy Halloween kids!
That's right, its that time of year when we not only allow, but encourage children to go door-to-door begging for food.
Last weekend, a horror movie dominated the box officer. Paranormal Activity 3
took the Blair Witch Project
idiom to its logical, but clearly not fiscal, conclusion. As long as they can figure out ways to justify the use of videocameras, I'm sure we'll be treated to more of these movies each year.
Well, at least until the Saw
guys decide they want back in.
Meanwhile, on the small screen, The Walking Dead
is killing the competition on Sundays. I love the books and really enjoyed the first season of this one. I thought the 90-minute season premiere was a little too long, but the show remains strong.
I guess in a world filled with glittery emo vampires and moody werewolves, I shouldn't complain when truly scary genre entertainment does well.
The next sub-genre that appears to be on the mass media radar is the modernized take on classic legends and fairy tales made popular by Fables.
Once Upon a Time
debuted last weekend and Grimm
is up tonight.
The trailers for Grimm
seem to imply that the first story will be based on Little Red Riding Hood. The wolf as serial killer could be an interesting riff.
Which brings us to this week's cheesecake. Say hello to Amanda Seyfried.
In case you missed the ham-handed segue there, Ms. Seyfried starred in the clearly Twilight
inspired Red Riding Hood
earlier this year.
You weren't alone.
Ms. Seyfried stars in the Logan's Run
inspired Justin Timberlake vehicle In Time
which opens today.
After a solid string of small roles and guest spots, she sprang into our greater consciousness with her turn as Meryl Streep's daughter in the ABBA-fest Mamma Mia!
Since then she's failed to capitalize on that movie's goodwill.
She appeared in a couple of lackluster rom-coms and (in)famously made out with Megan Fox in Jennifer's Body.
And then there was Red Riding Hood
where it was big bad werewolves mooning over human girls.
Forgot about it again already didn't you?
As Count Floyd would say...spooky kids!
On to the links.
Britney Spears concert catfight (the blonde chick looks really happy/comfortable ending up in cuffs!).
Everyday Sunshine, the Fishbone documentary trailer
WikiLeaks, broke, temporarily suspends publishing
Church of Scientology investigates Matt Stone, Trey Parker
Russian Circles – ‘309’
Come for the article, stay for the comments.
Is Sammy Hagar suffering from dementia?
Who is the highest grossing actor in Hollywood? I dare you to say who again!
To nobody's surprise, Charlie Sheen isn't a big fan of Two and a Half Men's new direction.
Attention Harry Potter fans! Your movies are going to disappear faster than you can say colloportus!
Johnny Depp rocks Austin with Billy Gibbons. Ah-how-how-how!
And finally, it wouldn't be Halloween without SCTV and Count Floyd. Tonight, The Blood Sucking Monkeys from West Mifflin PA!!!