Snow and Werewolves. And SNOW.

Sunday, February 21, 2010
It's snowing. Again.

I suppose I shouldn't complain - this winter has been fairly mild, all things considered, and Colorado doesn't actually SHUT DOWN unless the snow is measured in yards, rather than inches.

I just don't like the cold. Because I'm wimpy that way. Which is why my living in Colorado makes such PERFECT SENSE, WOULDN'T YOU AGREE?

Ahem. Moving on...
I was able to finish my statistics homework yesterday, so today we'll be going to see The Wolfman, starring three of my very favorite actors (Anthony Hopkins, Benicio del Toro [rowr] and Hugo Weaving) and some chick I've never heard of (Emily Blunt). Hopefully it'll be all the previews promised, as I've been looking forward to this movie since I first heard about it. I'm not usually that into monster flicks, but the cast of this one may change my mind.

Of course, I've also had a soft spot for the werewolf stories since An American Werewolf in London* came out in 1981, followed by Seth Green as "Oz" in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So I'm already predisposed to liking the story.

I'll let you know what I think.


*Am I the only one who still thinks of poor David Naughton as "that Dr. Pepper guy?" Given his body of work, that must kind of blow for him.

11 comments:

Carol Elaine said...

Emily Blunt is actually quite talented - most people might know her as Meryl Streep's #1 assistant in The Devil Wears Prada, but she's done great work in smaller indy films like Sunshine Cleaners.

I love me some Hugo Weaving, but The Wolfman is getting horrible reviews. I might see it - if I don't have to pay for it.

Jim Wright said...

I'll wait for the DVD unless you come back all gushy and raving about it.

Hopkins I can take or leave, he's a great actor no doubt about it, but he can also make some really shitty, endless, boring movies. "The Human Stain" comes to mind.
Emily Blunt sounds like character in a Jay & Silent Bob movie. An American Werewolf in London is still one of my favorite movies. "Beware the Moon, stay off the moors, stay on the road...the road, the road, where the fuck is the road?!"

Eric said...

I was supposed to see it with friends, but we got snowed out. It was also potentially my backup to Shutter Island yesterday.

Wolfman's been getting bad reviews, and Hopkins is (sorry) kinda overrated (as Jim points out, he does a lot of shitty movies; unlike Michael Caine, however, Hopkins is rarely the best thing about a bad movie because of his tendency towards hamminess), but I'm still game. It could be a fun one even if it's cheesy as Hell. Whether I see it at the theatre or not will depend more on scheduling than anything else.

Janiece said...

I tend to ignore reviews, actually, mostly because I don't agree with anyone on a consistent enough basis for them to be indicative of whether or not I'll like a film.

And really - I'll see any movie that has Benicio del Toro. I've loved him since Traffic.

Nathan said...

Don't ask me, I'm just an orderly. I push things around.

You have very beautiful sheep.

Have you tried talking to a corpse? It's boring.

I will not be threatened by a walking meat loaf!

A naked American man stole my balloons.

Eric said...

My favorite Del Toro role remains Fenster in The Usual Suspects.

Janiece said...

My considered opinion is...meh.

I SO wanted to like this movie, but it was profoundly MEDIOCRE.

Janiece said...

Actually, Nathan, talking to a corpse is quite interesting. If you're Hellboy.

Anne C. said...

I really enjoyed Fenster too, Eric. 'Course, I loved the movie in general. :)

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Janiece said...

*TONG*