Man, this is the part of the year I like the least. I won’t say that I hate it ‘cause I made a commitment to myself, yeah, a kind of resolution, that I would try to be more positive about things. So, I don’t hate the post holiday months, but they sure as heck can be tedious.
What’s with Feb-U-Scary? Have you checked out the movie releases lately? I just don’t get where these Hollywood brains figger they’re makin’ a smart move by releasing horror flicks in the dead months of winter. White Noise, The Darkness, Hide & Seek, Alone In The Dark, Boogeyman, and Cursed all coming out in January and February. What was wrong with gettin’ these fright flicks out in, oh…..I don’t know…… MAYBE OCTOBER!!!! Uh….. Halloween…….. HELLO!!!! Now I have heard that Hollywood big shots like to save what they consider to be its real stink-festival of films for this time of year so they have a chance to make some money when there’s no real competition but c’mon…..they released “Saving Christmas” the Ben Affleck bomb (move over Plan 9!) in October and it was a clear loser. It would seem to me that fright films would fare far better in October when the movie gong public expects Halloween flavored fare and is in more of a forgiving mood about the quality of the flick ‘cause they’re lookin’ to be scared! Now admittedly, I have not yet seen any of these films and I apologize. I meant to so I could give you the skinny on them, so I don’t know how good, bad or indifferent they are. But I still stick with my main beef: In October you can hardly buy a good horror film in the theater, and at Valentines Day, the theaters are thick with ‘em. It just don’t seem right, do it??
Now there was a least one real cool happenin’ here in early February, the Super Bowl. Not the game, the BATMAN TRAILER!! How cool is that movie gonna’ be anyway? They cleverly snuck in a glimpse of the Scarecrow and he is bad-ass lookin’. But the buzz I’m pickin’ up on line is that we ain’t seen NOTHIN’ yet, regarding the ol’ Scarey one. So, this is one more tick on the “Cal-Can’t-Wait-O-Meter”. In case you were off the planet, you can check out the latest installment in the Batman Begins Trailer Trilogy here.
So chin up there, Seekers! Spring is just around the
ol’ corner, and judging from the 60+ degree weather we been getting’
here in the Nations Capital, the groundhog was WAY OFF! Stay warm, work
on yer kits, and keep thinkin’ them happy thoughts!
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