Sunday, October 23, 2011
Personally I have yet to get the appeal of Anna Faris but...her new flick also features Zachary Quinto, Joel McHale & the best bod in Hollywood Chris Evans. You might remember when some butt shots of Anna and Chris jumping into a river made the rounds of the net earlier in the year. The butt shots made the movie, but given they are a body double I did not include them here.
I thank the poster of the video but none of the problems I usually use for making caps would work with it but thank goodness Superherofan did not have that problem. Butt shot or not, Chris looks incredible, especially playing basketball in the grey jockey's, the caps do not do the scene justice!
With Halloween just around the corner I am going to be suggesting some movies for the season that don't usually make most peoples lists. Some are ones I saw as a kid or ones that most have been overlooked or long forgotten.
1981's The Watcher In The Woods is a bad movie, so bad in fact that I LOVE it. It is so dated, so cheesy and so silly and yet...at the same time when I first saw it as a child on television it scared the Bejesus out of me.
I think what made the film so scary is that it throws away everything, up until that point, you would expect from a Disney live action flick. There were no cute animals (just one ugly wet dog), the child actors do not laugh and smile and get into light hearted shenanigans. There are no wacky car chases and messages kike be kind to others.
As dated and corny as the movie is, just like those woods to star Lynn-Holly Johnson (a future post if I ever saw one), the film is surprisingly compelling. The set up is quite creepy as the Curtis family check out a isolated creepy old estate to lease. I am not sure why after that initial tour anyone would sign to rent the old place but the parents seem to think the creepy mansion is just perfect for them and their two young daughters.
If for no other reason, check out this movie for it's eclectic cast. The parents are played by screen legend Carroll Baker and actor David McCallum. Believe it or not, even though I know who McCallum is, I had never seen anything he was in before.) David is quite hot in this movie, certainly a DIWF. The daughters, the aforementioned Lynn-Holly Johnson (who could be the poster girl for 15 Minutes of Fame) and pre Housewives of Beverly Hills Kyle Richards. Kyle had a respectable acting career going as a child and young adult. It is a wee bit eerie that Kyle's hairstyle seems to have remained frozen for the past 30 years.
Above David McCallum
If you require a little eye candy, it comes in the form of British actor Benedict Tayor. Even if you don't think you know Benedict, you do. (IMDB him, you will recognize his work from many recent film roles) Benedict is deliciously perfect as Mike, eveything one could want in a stable boy. Young, hot, tall, great body, tight jeans and all that wavy blonde hair.
Of course the pièce de résistance is the appearance of Bette Davis as the creepy Mrs. Aylewood. In one of her last film roles Davis is at her over the top best. Although she has top billing, Davis plays a supporting role, about 50 percent of the film consists of Lynn-Holly walking, screaming and looking a mix of both confused and terrified and she lumbers around set after set. Davis does a good job at remembering she is supporting though and not bull dozing over her co-stars as I have seen her do in other flicks. She might have been tired or maybe embarrassed at the roles coming her way at the end of such an amazing career.
Whenever I have listed my favorite actors Johnny Depp has made the top 10. Sean Penn usually takes the #1 spot but Johnny has always been on there somewhere. I never watched a minute of 21 Jump Street but I have enjoyed Depp's movie roles especially Benny & June, Cry-Baby, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Ed Wood and one of my all time favorites Edward Scissorhands. I even enjoyed his early turn as Jack in Private Resort which included his only real nude scene (pictured here).
When I was thinking of Depp's movies I was shocked at how far back I had to go to find one I really enjoyed. I liked, but did not love Donnie Brasco, Sleepy Hollow and Chocolat but they are all over 12 years old. I am not sure I have even liked one of his movies since. I love the music from Sweeney Todd, but not the flick itself and I am one of only a few who never got into The Pirates Of The Caribbean series. I saw the first one in the Theatre and although I did not hate it I have absolutely zero interest in seeing any of the sequels.
I am not sure exactly what the problem is, Depp is still a gifted actor. I do think he should take a pass on all future Tim Burton movies, Scissorhands had heart, their efforts since are all gimmicks and green screen. I admittedly have not seen The Tourist, nor do I plan to.
It is not just Depp's roles that are in play. I wonder however if it is time for Depp to start playing his age. Depp is thin, young looking and still hot as hell but.... he is also close to 50. Now 50 can be hot, that is not my point, Depp however, like Jared Leto and even to a degree Michael Jackson looks so far off his age it is a bit disconcerting. Now I know, for most of us looking 10 or even 20 years younger than our actual age might seem like a good thing, but there is also something slightly off kilter about it as well, especially on screen. There is still hope though, Depp has several films due for release and I am holding out hope for his turn as Barnabas in the upcoming Dark Shadows.
PResort by trevorbriggs