Wednesday, January 23, 2008

What kind of fuckery is this?

First Brad Renfro, now poor Heath Ledger. Talented actors just seem to have more demons than sucky ones (although Ledger's family believes his overdose was accidental--hopefully, that's the case). After Ten Things I Hate About You and A Knight's Tale, I dismissed Heath Ledger as another teenybopper pretty boy, but I had a change of heart after catching him in Monster's Ball. His performance was the only thing worthwhile about that overpraised turd of a movie. (Halle "Check Out My Tits!" Berry won an Oscar for that crap, and yet Heath was completely robbed of his Oscar a few years later...he SO should have won Best Actor for Brokeback Mountain!) Anyhow, it's depressing. I haven't been this shook up about an actor's death since River Phoenix in 1993.

R.I.P., Heath. You will be missed.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sad news about an actor from one of my favorite films, Ghost World. Brad Renfro, (he played Josh), is dead at age 25. Apparently, he'd struggled with drugs and alcohol for many years.

R.I.P. Josh. :-(

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Bambi's and the Bumble

I'm putting this video in for my Ian, who (being British) is unfamiliar with the oddly animated, vaguely creepy American classic "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" Christmas special that my generation went nuts for. (I'll admit, I still watch this thing whenever it's on TV...can't help it. I'm sentimental). When I took Ian to the Mall of America this year, he was puzzled by the Rudolph Christmas display...("What's with all the little Bambi's?")

So here is the Rudolph trailer, from way back in the day. A word of warning, at the end, the soundtrack goes all wonky and it's a bit startling. Someone on YouTube suggested that it was the sound of Bumble the Abominable Snowman taking out the sound crew. You decide.