News with Homosexual Tendencies
by Andy TowleFebruary 13, 2012 | 6:50pm
February 13, 2012 at 7:47 pm
I’ll admit it. This is just low-brow enough to appeal to me. For home video, of course.
David C. says
February 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm
Wasn’t this already done with a girl named “Buffy”?
February 13, 2012 at 8:16 pm
The lead (Benjamin Walker?) is too good looking for Lincoln, who was so ugly he was strangely, mesmerizingly beautiful. Still, this looks promising.
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February 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm
I have to watch it because it is such a cheesy premise
February 14, 2012 at 12:22 am
Want a real treat? Read the book.
It is not low-brow at all. It is quite clever actually. It weaves the fantasy in with an otherwise accurate historical account of Lincoln’s story.
David R. says
February 14, 2012 at 12:43 am
I read the book, by Seth Grahame-Smith (né Seth Jared Greenberg) and it was fun and satisfying.
February 14, 2012 at 1:00 am
Is it strange that I have no idea whats going on, and yet my nipples got hard?
February 14, 2012 at 4:03 am
I’m with Robert on this one, don’t know what’s going on, but aroused as hell!
February 14, 2012 at 5:03 am
I wonder if it will be as good as Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter? Look it up, it’s a real movie.
February 14, 2012 at 8:04 am
(Yawn) Just when you thought they had bled dry the evil dead remains of vampire plot lines. As a genre it was boring before it got started, this just drives the stake in further.
February 14, 2012 at 9:03 am
I can’t stop watching this trailer.
February 14, 2012 at 9:37 am
I read the wiki page about the book and it does sound intriguing. Way better than the hunger games crap story
February 14, 2012 at 10:08 am
February 14, 2012 at 10:32 am
Based on the recommendations here I requested the book from the library. It better be good or there will be hell to pay! 😉
Just kidding. I’m always reading something, from serious non-fiction to lightweight thrillers. A well-written genre novel can be a joy just on its own merits and with some the genre conventions are just a medium to talk about more serious issues, the human condition, racism, homophobia or whatever.
One I read recently that was very good is “The Last Werewolf” by Glen Duncan, which is very funny with cultural references high and low, but also manages to be very life-affirming considering it’s a book about a suicidal werewolf. Duncan has written well-reviewed ‘serious’ novels too so he’s by no means a hack.
There are “trailers” for The Last Werewolf on YouTube (how odd is that?) if you want to see if it’s something you might like. There are also animated music videos by the UK band The Real Tuesday Weld, who produced a “soundtrack” suggested by the novel. (They did the same thing for Duncan’s “I, Lucifer.”)
February 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm
Man, I hate trailers like this–which focus solely on special effects and annoyingly loud music–and give absolutely NO clue as to what the movie is even about! Based on previous comments here, I’m really intrigued (both the movie AND the book), but if it were only based on the trailer I’d pass.
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