TUSK “I Don’t Want to Die In Canada” Clip: Well, When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go…


 
Well, personally not having been to Canada (yet), I guess I can’t agree about living OR dying there at all. Hell, I’d probably live LONGER there thanks to that better health care system up thataway, but on the other hand, I’d probably shuffle off this mortal coil faster thanks to a diet of poutine and too much smoked meat on assorted types of bread. Great, now I’m hungry and I don’t get to eat for about three more hours. Ah, well. Anyway, Tusk is coming to a theater near you on September 19. I know, I know… ANOTHER horror-related post! Hey, blame Kevin Smith for stretching his wings some more and making some better films, folks…

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TUSK: Kevin Smith Is Still Making Movies After All (This Is A Good Thing)…

 

tusk_xlgWhile I can live without the jokier stuff he’s famous for, I actually liked Red State quite a lot because it felt like the director was really stretching himself into new territory and the film worked exceptionally well as a result. Smith’s upcoming TUSK looks and sounds pretty darn intriguing, mixing its old school mad scientist played by the great Michael Parks with Justin Long’s modern hipster blogger looking for a the ultimate story who BECOMES said story:

Of course, given this summer’s lousy receipts from all those purported “blockbusters”, this one probably won’t be up there on the all-unimportant charts at all. On the other hand, I can see it becoming Smith’s biggest film to date provided people go in not expecting the usual and with open minds. If anything, this one’s going to be quite the conversation piece after it’s been seen, I’d bet…

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UNDER THE SKIN Trailer: Scarlett Goes Brunette (And Alien)…

 
Hmmm. I have a rabid dislike for trailers for films that haven’t been released that have blurbs in them, period. Sure, it’s a great way to hype up a project, but that comparison of this upcoming flick to Stanley Kubrick’s output made my eyebrow arch up and stick until I got a bad cramp. Granted, this long teaser to UNDER THE SKIN does look nice and cryptic (a good thing in this age of movies spilling plot beans all over the place in two minutes or so) and some of the imagery IS quite striking. So color me intrigued, Miss Johansson. Not sure I’m fond of that British accent she’s doing here, but it’s far from the worst I’ve heard.

But I have the feeling that until I actually see this at some point, it’ll just stay vague and haunting. I’ll probably hold out for the home video or cable showing, as if I can’t get into a screening I’d rather not sit in a theater with chumps of both sexes looking for a boob shot, their wives and/or girlfriends elbowing them in the head and that ONE person who decided to bring a child to a film not made for that age group. Yeah, it’s always something when you go to the movies these days…