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HOLY SHIT! YES THE NEW Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, the third remake in the string of 70’s and 80’s huge horror movie remakes has just signed Jackie Earle Hayley to play Freddy Krueger.

Hayley best known for his portrayal of Bad News Bear Kelly Leak in the original 76 Bad News Bears is what I would say is the perfect call on this.  When I heard they were redoing Nightmare it was hard for me to imagine anyone other than Robert Englund playing Freddy,but I think this may be acceptable.   It didnt matter for Friday the 13th, or Halloween because the characters are masked and pretty much walk around like assholes and kill stuff, but Freddy is all attitude and character.

Hayley I really think can pull this off, after seeing Little Children(fantastic movie), and his role in Watchmen(the only one that didnt suck balls) Im really geeked about this.

 

Ill keep this up to date and try to get as much info as I can.

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photo_02_hiresSo this is the movie based on the book by Cormac McCarthy, same guy who wrote the book that “No Country for Old Men” was based on.  I read the book, and I love post apocalyptic movies, but this one blew balls.  However I think the movie may be one of those rare cases where the book is outdone by the film.

How can you go wrong with Viggo Mortenson?  I havnt seen many movies that I didnt enjoy with Viggo.  Charlize Theron is in this as well and unless they really up her part, she should be in it for about 3 minutes plus a flashback or two.  Otherwise no one famous is in this movie.  The kid Kodi Smit-McPhee has been in a few shit movies but nothing that really matters. 

Pretty much here is the run down..A father and his son walk alone through a wasted falling apart united states. Nothing is alive except a few people and the wind that blows through the landscape. It is cold, when the snow falls it is gray. They are trying to make it to the coastline where they think there will be good people, the only people they have run into so far are cannibalistic baby eaters.  They have nothing: just a pistol, their memories, and a shitty shopping cart with a broken wheel. 

A bunch of crazy stuff happens to them on the way to the shore, but its going to be a hit or miss.  It will either be amazing, or end up like Cast Away.  Looking amazing, and ending up being a pile of garbage promoting fedex.  Well hopefully Viggo will pull it off.

So I watched Zach and Miri tonight around 12:30 am.  I was Pleasantly surprised with the movie.  I knew it would be written well because Kevin Smith was involved but I actually laughed out loud.  With lines like “If you gave me 2 popsicle sticks and a rubber band Id figure a way to fuck it like a dirty Mcguyver.” There was even a scat occurrence.  The only real problem I had with this film was the whole relationship angle.  I get that they needed it in the movie, but Im tired of going to movies and feeling sad about life.  It was so funny and then all the sudden your brought back to real life where you have to think about real things.  I guess its fine for people that are happy, but I suck and it depressed me so F that. 

This may be the only movie other than 40 year old virgin where I don’t want to beat the fuck out of Seth Rogan, he was almost endearing in this movie.  Kevin Smith is bouncing back into my life, Good Stuff.

All things considered Id still give this 5 out of 10 chicken sandwiches.  Watch it, you’ll laugh, unless your a real asshole.