Bruce Campbell is one of my favorite horror icons. He’s fun, acerbic, and honest in the most down-to-earth way possible. This week he arrives in Toronto for Fan Expo, and I had the chance to speak with him about his new book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor, the Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead, and what it’s like meeting with fans. Campbell even had some advice for fans coming out to meet him this weekend.
Ash vs Evil Dead is almost exactly what fans might expect from an Evil Dead TV show. The Necronomicon Ex Mortis is causing trouble again, and it’s up to Ash to save the day 30 years after he last took on the Deadites and those Kandarian Demons with his boomstick and chainsaw. Of course, this time it’s Ash who actually started the whole problem, but once the demon is out of the netherworld, what are you going to do?
In honour of next week’s release of Source Code on DVD and Blu-ray, and because it’s one of my favorite topics, this week for DVD Tuesday I’m counting down the ten best time travel movies. From science fiction, action, adventure, and horror, to comedy, and even a romantic comedy or two, these movies cover almost every genre, and I’m ranking them not just on how great the movie is, but also, how well they approach a time travel story.
Happy New Year, everyone. The holidays are safely behind us now, and the epic pile of new releases that came out at the end of 2009 is slowly starting to dwindle. There are a few notable new films on DVD and Blu-ray though, including the wonderfully silly, The Final Destination, the animated sci-fi adventure, 9, not to mention the campy Jennifer’s Body, and the animated movie, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.
Out this week on home video, the great Hugh Jackman puts on the shiny metal claws again for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Army of Darkness, with b-movie legend Bruce Campbell, arrives on Blu-ray.
“Best. Ever.” is a weekly conglomeration of things that made my week. And there was much rejoicing.
The dark webslinger returns, Khaaaaaaan!, Jacob lives!, ER flatlines, Twouble with Twitters, Star Wars/Dallas intro, Red Dwarf rises again, Dallas Green, CuteOverload, and Terry Pratchett.
Elvis Presley fans may not be so happy when they see Bubba Ho-Tep, a film that stars the incredible Bruce Campbell as the supposedly late, but great King of Rock n’ Roll. The twist is that he’s alive today and living in an old-folks home in Texas after he gave up his life to an impersonator, one Sebastian Haff (who is also played by Campbell). Once Haff dies though, Elvis is left to live Haff’s life – too bad for him that while he’s impersonating himself, he throws out his hip and ends up in a coma.
Chatting with Bruce Campbell and Don Coscarelli during the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival prior to the screening of Bubba Ho-Tep.
If you’ve seen a Bruce Campbell film, you might think that you know what to expect… undead creatures, weird battles, and a dozen one-line zingers. In his latest film, Bubba Ho-Tep, he’s got all that going on, but this time you can change “Hail to the King, Baby”, to “Hail to the King of Rock n’ Roll, Baaaaby” as Campbell takes on the role of Elvis Presley in his golden years.
I had the interview with Bruce Campbell this morning and all I can say is… wow. He’s such a great guy to interview and it’s almost impossible to ask something that he can’t answer. I got video, photos and even some time with the director of Bubba Ho-Tep, Don Coscarelli, who was also great to chat with.