I always want a picture of Bruce Lee or somebody at a New Year’s party but I can’t usually find a good one. So instead here’s a beautiful rendition of Auld Lang Syne by one of the local Seattle musicians. Happy New Year everybody and let’s do less bad things and more good things in this one.
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29 Responses to “Happy 2013”
here’s hoping the shit doesn’t hit the fan this year
Happy 2013 everyone!
Films i am looking forward to this year
A Good Day To Die Hard
Man Of Steel
Tom Yum Goong 2
Happy new year, folks!
the movie I’m most looking forward to is Pacific Rim, which shouldn’t come as a surprise (it’s Del Toro making an anime inspired movie, this movie was made for me)
Happy New Year Vern!
Thanks for all the great work you do for us, keep it up!
Happy New Year, guys. Thanks for putting that up particularly, Vern. LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST as a follow-up to BAND OF GYPSYS is like GODFATHER II compared to I.
Happy new year, fellow film lovers, Vern and the ghost of Jimi Hendrix!
Happy New Years Vern! Thanks for another great year of excellence!
And to all the regulars, may this year exceed your wildest expectations. You guys are the creme de la creme of filmatic commentators. Keep it up.
Happy New Year all.
There is a picture labeled bruce lee at party at this web site: http://www.westlord.com/bruce-lee-life-story/ but I don’t know if that is the sort of thing you were looking for.
Happy New Year, fellas. I spent New year’s Eve at a party in a giant plastic greenhouse in Nantucket attended by William Sadler, who heard me gushing fannishly over his performance in DIE HARD 2 and gave me the nod. I can already tell that 2013 is going to be awesome. And you can take that to the bank.
Happy almost-new year guys! (Yep, got in too late again.) Let’s hope it’s as good as last year.
A few years ago, if I sent a friendly “happy new year’s eve” text to someone and he responded that he’s in the vicinity of William Sadler, I’d’ve had to have looked up the name to remember, “Oh yeah, he was funny as Grim Reaper in the 2nd Bill & Ted movie.”
Nowadays, thanks to Vern’s Seagalogical studies and my commitment to Badass Cinematicalia, I have no hesitation in responding to breaking news of a William Sadler sighting in the proper manner. Here I have a violation of Mr. Majestyk’s cell phone privacy to prove it:
I am just a lurker here but I’m really dying to see what you guys think of John Dies At The End. It’s out now y’know.
Just got my x-mas presents:
-DEATH WISH 3 blu ray
-LETTERS TO JULIET blu ray
-RAMBO: THE COMPLETE COLLECTOR’S SET blu rays
-a nice bright silvery silk tie from Paris (France, not Texas)
-approval to move into my new abode in Beverly Hills (California, not Michigan)
It’s going to be a glorious 2013.
Happy New Year, Mouth.
Now I’m going to indulge my talent for immediately focussing in on the most important part of any post, to ask incredulously: there’s a Paris in Texas?!
Paul- you´ve never heard of the movie PARIS,TEXAS? The title gives you a clue.
I’m more concerned about the silvery silk tie…
Holy shit, the Evil Dead Remake red band trailer actually looks really fucking good.
Shoot – I haven’t. But if I had, I’d probably assume that it was a movie about the differences between Parisian and Texan culture…
Chopper: I guess. I’m just too sick of this shit to even begin to get my hopes up. If viewed on its own merits and not as yet another mercenary cash-in on a beloved classic, the trailer maybe has potential. The chick in the basement looks sort of creepy, and the blood looks nice and red, at least, not that black digital mush we get most of the time nowadays that looks like a septic tank overflowed. However, the trailer already gets on my bad side by using that skittery mp3-fastforwarding sound effect for the avid farts. Why that sound is supposed to be scary is something I’ve never been able to ascertain. So we’re already dealing with stylist twitches I’ve been sick to death of for about a decade now, before we even get into the whole aspect of why THE EVIL DEAD needed to get remade in the first place.
I am aware that Raimi and Campbell were very hands-on, but so? Has Raimi ever actually produced a worthwhile horror film that he didn’t direct? This is a filmography that includes such instantly forgotten fare as THE POSSESSION, THE MESSENGERS, BOOGEYMAN, and the GRUDGE series. When a thoroughly mediocre film like 30 DAYS OF NIGHT is the jewel of your producorial resume, maybe you don’t really have the eye for talent you think you do.
Yeah, I don’t know. I try, but I’m still more or less like “Fuck this movie.”
Am I an asshole for being mad that this isn’t a vampire movie?
“What? We never SAID it was about vampires! We just named it after the author of Dracula*, had some thin, pale looking people who would suit playing vampires, references to blood including the not-vampire guy offering a glass of dark red drink to the girl after the line about blood, not-vampire guy using the somewhat archaic expression “She is of age”, and generally a creepy tone to it. Where did you get vampire from that? The director having done a modern urban vampire thriller before? Pshaw!”
*which is an intentional reference, according to writer Wentworth Miller
“Yes. It’s called Stoker, which is a nod to Bram Stoker who wrote Dracula. It’s got a lot of elements of the Dracula mythology in its story…It’s not a vampire story. It’s not about vampires at least with the teeth and the desire to suck your blood but it is a thriller and it is about an individual who preys on the innocent”
So it’s like, a metaphorical vampire story?
Majestyk – having not seen any of the movies you name that Raimi has produced, I will have to take your word on those, but nonetheless my feeling is much the same as yours.
The problem for me is that I view the “Evil Dead” series – which I kinda love, even the third film – as a one-of-a-kind event. To make three films that combine that particular brand of humour, gore, scares, self-awareness while still being self-contained, and just all-out Bruce-Campbell-ness, just feels like something that probably won’t ever be repeated and shouldn’t be attempted again. I wouldn’t say the existence of a remake cuts me to the very soul in the same way as certain OTHER remakes (*cough*TotalRecall*cough*) do, but it’s still the kind of thing that I would never ever go to see or pay money for.
Maybe it’s lowered expectations on my part, or just wanting to believe they aren’t going to fuck this up completely, but at least it feels like they’re trying, and it actually kind of scared me. The first two Evil Deads were my gateway to being a horror fan, so despite horrible remakes being made for every horror film I love, I want to be optimistic. And I do like that they’re going for brutal stuff that might actually shock people who only think of Bruce Campbell one-liners when they think of Evil Dead.
Stu – “According to writer Wentworth Miller”.
Hold on a sec, is that the same guy who played “Dracula” (come on, you gotta put that in quotation marks) in Blade 3 (AKA the Blade movie made for stroppy teens who don’t like Blade movies)?
No, that’d be Wentworth Miller’s Prison Break co-star, Dominic Purcell, the erstwhile John Doe who was Dracula in a wife-beater.
And he’s Norwegian!
If anyone is still interested in waxing nostalgic about 2012, I finally got my year-in-review/best of 2012 up!
short list: ZERO DARK THIRTY, ARGO, THE MASTER, LINCOLN, THE RAID, BERNIE, KILLER JOE, HEADHUNTERS, CABIN IN THE WOODS, TALL MAN.
December 31st, 2012 at 11:19 pm
Happy lucky ’13, Verninators!