blue velvet

What can I say about David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” that hasn’t already been said by hundreds if not thousands of film scholars, critics, biographers, and journalists? The film has been discussed in a diverse number of concentrations including auteur studies, queer theory, genre studies, and psychoanalytic film theory. It has been viewed as both an intrepid piece of personal vision and an exploitative aggrandizement of cinematic masturbation.

If the makers of "Real Steel" are right then we're just 9 short years away from robot boxing being the biggest sport in the world. I for one can not wait. In the meantime we'll have to settle for the new interviews/trailer for the Hugh Jackman flick which is set for an October 7th release. The excitement is more than I can handle. I hope I can sleep between now and 2020.

If you're like me then for some odd reason you still insist on watching the MTV Video Music awards even though the channel hasn't played music for years and you've reached an age where the performers both frighten and confuse you. But this year the rest of you might have a reason to watch now because it looks like they'll be airing a special first look at "The Hunger Games". Of course the fact that they're choosing the same outlet to premier this as they have for the "Twilight" films might be a bad sign but let's hope not. Let's also hope that Lady Gaga keeps her man-ass covered for the night too.

I've always kind of thought that Dennis Hopper was probably just like his character from "Blue Velvet" in real life. At least I like to think he was. And as a fellow hater of warm beer I'm happy to report that the David Lynch classic will finally be getting the Blu-Ray treatment on November 8th. No details on specs yet but it's the 25th anniversary edition and they wouldn't screw you over with that would they? Would they?!

I have no idea who the hell Damien Chazelle is but he's been tapped to write the script for the upcoming sequel to the BGH favorite "The Last Exorcism". What this means I don't really know but he's got an evil name so that's got to be good right? Then again his only writing credit is something called "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench" so that's a bad thing I think. Unless you're into smart people movies then you probably own that one. You fancy now.