>> Aww, yay! Those of you who missed the 1979 Dracula the last time it was on AMC--which would be the time I 15M'd it--can catch it again tonight.
(Man. I saw that movie when I was thirteen... a couple of weeks before the Gary Oldman Dracula came out. So it was pretty much my first Dracula movie. Good times.)
>> On the subject of Dracula: I want Van Helsing on DVD so bad. SO BAD. I know it comes out on Tuesday, but--SO BAD.
Look, I'm not going to lie to you. It's not a good movie. I never said it was. In fact, I think I love it because it is bad. Sometimes, you want to go out to a new restaurant with expensive, finely-prepared food that will expand your sensibilities. Sometimes... you want Fritos. I love this movie like Fritos.
>> I dipped my toe back into movie news this morning--I have been so completely out of it the last few months--and found out that New Line has optioned Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, which, oddly enough, Vladimir just sent to me.
>> Speaking of movies: I leave you people alone for a few
>> HALLOWEEN ON THE LORD'S DAY OH NOES:
In Vestavia Hills, Ala., a suburb of Birmingham, a furor erupts every time Halloween falls on Sunday. Local officials decided not to take a stand this time.Awwww yeah. Crazy Birmingham represent!
"About 15 years ago, we decided to have Halloween on Saturday instead. People went crazy. We said, `Never again,'" recalled Starr Burbic, longtime secretary to the mayor. "It messed everybody up to move Halloween. Some people don't like having it on a Sunday, but we just couldn't find a way to make everyone happy."