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Sunday, October 05, 2003
More stuff soon, but for now: Bubba Ho-Tep is, quite simply, one of the best movies of the year. ("Miss Clap approves," she says.) Go see it if your harbor even the smallest shred of affection for Bruce Campbell or his general asthetic. Here's the summary:
Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominee short story by acclaimed author Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-tep tells the “true” story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis(Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his “death”, then missed his chance to switch back. Elvis teams up with Jack(Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy, and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle an evil Egyptian entity who has chosen their long-term care facility as his happy hunting grounds…
Still not convinced? Try a quote:
"What're we gonna do, Elvis?"
"We're gonna kill us a mummy."
In other news, it's oddly gratifying to take a Belle and Sebastian CD out of your changer and put in Poison's greatest hits, but that's a story for another time...