Mr. Cellophane

In a location adjacent to a place in a city of some significance, what comes out of my head is plastered on the walls of this blog.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Huh. Between a Vulture article and an entry at the TV Tropes 'Dethroning Moment' page, maybe I made the right choice in skipping last night's "South Park" for the "Stan Against Evil" double-feature.

At least there, I got to see Jeffrey Combs hamming it up, and in the entertaining Would You Rather? way as opposed to the I'm-so-enamored-of-his-work-that-I-don't-see-the-need-to-rein-him-in-even-though-for-a-role-like-this-maybe-it'd-be-for-the-best, The Frighteners way.


Saturday, November 04, 2017

According to National Day Calendar's website, today is National Chicken Lady Day. This day is meant to honor the contributions of Dr. Marthenia Dupree, who for 12 years, worked for the world's second largest chicken restaurant as the Director of Community Relations and Training, thus earning her the titled nickname.

When I first read this, my mind went right here:

Be honest. I wasn't the only one.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Bride of Boogedy (John Addison)

While preparing for the town's big Halloween celebration, the Davises find that their ghost problem hasn't quite gone away. Eugene Levy is a welcome addition as a jealous store owner, but this is just more of the same.

John Addison's music, however, is just as engaging as ever. (I have a feeling that Intrada just may come through with these scores.)

Bride of Boogedy
composed & conducted
John Addison

1. Main Title 0.45
2. Spooky House 0.23
3. 'Tis Some Visitor 0.52
4. Family Haunting 1.18
5. The Warning 0.14
6. Not the Wind 0.20
7. House of Gags 1.49
8. Crystal Ball 1.01
9. Boogedy Calls Jen 0.33
10. Second Call 0.24
11. Boys Investigate 4.07
12. The Statue 0.52
13. Here Lies Boogedy 0.33
14. The Spirits Are About 1.08
15. The Seance 1.02
16. Paging Mr. Boogedy 3.06
17. Errand Boy 0.54
18. Sleep Floating 0.47
19. New Costume 0.44
20. Come to Me 1.11
21. Mid-Air Greeting 0.49
22. Ghost to Ghost 1.03
23. Someone to Control 0.26
24. Up and About 1.39
25. Opening the Door 1.12
26. Boogedy Returns 1.00
27. Going Ape 1.29
28. Lynch's Promise 0.32
29. Lucy Fest 2.31
30. It's Him! 0.20
31. Boogedy Takes Lynch 0.34
32. Wax Figures Come Alive 2.10
33. Cloak and Stagger/Lucy Fest 2 2:50
34. Bride of Boogedy 1.08
35. Calling Jonathan 1.48
36. Vanquished 1.27
37. One Last Gag/End Title 1.26


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Mr. Boogedy (John Addison)

The Davis family moves to a new home, only to find themselves haunted by a ghost. Nostalgia's a funny thing: the way it can delude one into thinking that a movie from their past can still hold the same chills and thrills from that era. I only caught this a couple years ago, so I wouldn't know.

John Addison's score is quite charming, though; very much of a piece with his work from that era (a little "Amazing Stories" here, some Strange Invaders there...).

Mr. Boogedy
composed & conducted
John Addison

1. Main Title 1.04
2. This is Home 1.27
3. Shadowy Figure 0.16
4. Neil's Warning 1.07
5. Settling In 3.20
6. Where's the Bear? 0.24
7. Gesundheit 1.24
8. 'Slimy Footprints' 0.21
9. Dancing Toaster 0.27
10. Historical Society 0.28
11. History Lesson 0.46
12. The Widow Marion 0.39
13. Hanover's Deal 0.41
14. Boogedy Blows 1.17
15. Killer Ape? 0.45
16. Ghosts on the Move 0.32
17. Bad Time 0.22
18. Midnight Snack 0.45
19. Marion Visits 1.35
20. Ghostbluffers 2.26
21. Jonathan 1.11
22. Returning the Bear 0.25
23. He's Coming 1.09
24. A Real Ghost! 0.18
25. Reunited 1.10
26. End Credits 0.40


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

There's actually a word for this? I'll be damned. (Hardly a coincidence that most of the girls represented here are redheads.)

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Just found out that It had a scene where Pennywise ate a baby. Because the studio heads don't hate money, they cut it out.

And then there's mother!, which ends with a baby being eaten. That scene was left in and not only did the movie flop, but it made CinemaScore's list of most-hated movies.

There's a lesson in here somewhere.


Monday, October 16, 2017

Ghostbusters (the more recent one): Despite the improvised conversations and complete zero of a villain, I've seen far worse than this. And I'm pretty damn convinced that the role played by Ed Begley, Jr. was meant for Rick Moranis.