Friday, February 09, 2007

Hail to the King, Baby

I had the day off work last Wednesday. Due to some faulty wiring, electricians had to spend the day getting us back up to code before one of us fried ourselves while warming up our coffee in the microwave. Thank the gods I'm still here.

You'll be glad to know I spent the day being completely unproductive. Save an early trip to the gym, I don't think I did much more than play Madden, write a little, and watch movies. But one of the movies I watched was one I had meant to get to for awhile, starring the super-chinned and super-awesome Bruce Campbell.

The movie was Bubba Ho-Tep, and for those who are unfamiliar with it, the premise is that an aged Elvis is living out his days in an East Texas rest home and must battle a 3000-year-old mummy who is preying on the souls of the home's residents. Oh, and a black JFK helps him along the way. The movie pretty much writes itself.

Bruce Campbell is great in this movie about what Elvis has really been doing these last 30 years and how he ended up where he did. And for those who have watched, and subsequently enjoyed, Bubba Ho-Tep, you may have heard they're coming out with a prequel: Bubba Nosferatu and the Curse of the She Vampires, which finds Elvis shooting a film in Louisiana before happening upon a coven of she-vampires. Cinematic gold. Here's the trailer to the Bubba Ho-Tep for a better idea of what I'm talking about.

And for more Bruce Campbell lub, head over to Error 204 for a couple of fun posts, including an Old Spice commercial with one of the coolest paintings ever.

It's a Trick, Get an Axe
Bruce Campbell Has It


Katy said...

I had NO idea they were doing another Bubba Ho_tep., I watched the regular one in a trailer in the middle of the Ozarks with a sewage lagoon and 30 biologists. Therefore, my memory of the movie is alittle, eh, I don't remember it.

comrade said...

I actually had the privilege of seeing Bubba Ho-Tep at Ragtag in Columbia. Quite an amazing movie to see in the theater. One hopes we'll be able to enjoy the sequel the same way. Cheers.

Grego said...

At least it wasn't IN the middle of a sewage lagoon, but yeah, when you get 30 biologists together, I can only imagine the high-larity and pandemonium that ensues.

And Pat, I wish I could have seen it in the theatres. Bruce Campbell as Elvis is just too big to contain on my TV screen. BTW, I'm about to watch the BSG episodes that were played in theaters. Tell me again how one RPG sitting outweighs the greadeur and amazingness that is Battlestar on the big screen?