Friday, March 12, 2010

So, Your Girlfriend Loves Bill Compton (part two)

Without further ado, let us finish up yesterday’s post:

5. “But isn’t this guy in love with…his lunch?”

Oh, you guys and your literal, pragmatic brains. Don’t overthink it. The idea of a vampire saying, “technically, you are my lunch, but you’re special so I love you” is suspiciously similar to the way women always want to “change” the bad boys. We grow up and realize that a manwhore is just a manwhore, but the seed of the bad boy fantasy lives on in what we read. “Oh, but he’s going to CHANGE for ME!” It’s stupid, but it’s still alive way, way back in the middle school parts of our brains. (We are ashamed of this.) Besides, the idea of a guy singling us out and saying, “you are not lunch, you are special” is also a variation on what we really want to hear. We don’t want to believe that men think of us as useful, yet tiring foils (as we are almost always portrayed in Super Bowl commercials). We want to believe that you’re with us because we’re special, not because we’re tolerable.

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Thanks EvilAmy

Haim-ing it up: Brattle to screen ‘Lost Boys’ tomorrow

“Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die… It’s fun to be a vampire.” — Ain’t that the truth. Three cheers to the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, as tomorrow night it pays tribute to fallen teen idol Corey Haim with a screening of 1986 vampire flick “The Lost Boys.” Let’s show those “Twilight” kids how we did it back in the day…

Special Screening!
In Tribute to Corey Haim!
The Lost Boys
10:00 PM $9.75
Discount student tickets available at the door w/valid school ID. Brattle Member passes can be used for this screening.

(1986) dir Joel Schumacker, w/Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jason Patric, Jami Gertz, Kiefer Sutherland [97 min]

We were saddened this week by the tragic death of one of our childhood cinematic companions, Corey Haim. Haim established himself as a pop culture icon in the late ’80s with roles in “Lucas,” “Silver Bullet,” “License To Drive,” and, of course, the vampire classic “THE LOST BOYS.”

As a tribute to Haim, we’re interrupting our regular programming to present a 35mm screening of his most iconic screen role – as Sam Emerson, a kid who moves into a small California town with his family and winds up confronting a group of vampires that plague the area.

Just to up the ’80s ante, THE LOST BOYS also features Kiefer Sutherland in his creep-tastic, pre-24 years and Corey Feldman as Sam’s wisecracking, vampire-hunting compadre.

New Vampire movie, Suck will screen at SXSW festival

South By Southwest midnight screening on March 17. Two additional screenings in New York City, at the Museum of Modern Art on Friday, March 19 at 7:15pm and Monday, March 22 at 7pm.

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Thinking of you

Thinking of you

Thanks, Sioph