Friday, April 01, 2005

Now They Know How Many Holes it Takes to Fill Up Albert Hall

Sorry! Been busy and all so I haven't updated. I know you all hate me now but... It was to be expected. lol.

I recently had an EXCITING weekend in which I met two of the greatest wrestlers of all time! And I got to see them both in action LIVE and I got a picture with them both. But more on that later...

But for now... Let's talk movies.

1/7/05, I went early in the day to see the first showing of "White Noise" in Florence, SC. I had been waiting since before November to see this film! I wasn't at all disappointed.
Now I know that most of you may not know of this movie 'cause it did rather poorly at the box office. But it was GREAT. I'm not much of a Micheal Keaton fan, but he did an amazing job in this movie.
The basic premise of the movie is this: Dude's wife dies in what is thought to be an accident and after her death, some creepy fat guy stalks him and tells him his wife contacted him through EVP, which is the REAL LIFE phenomena in which 'ghost voices' are imposed on to tape when you record something. Well he tells dude to fuck off in so many words and he does but leaves him with his card. He ends up calling him and hearing from his wife and becomes obsessed.
The movie have MANY creepy moments, such as him getting a call on his cell where the number shows up as his dead wife's number after she'd been dead for months. Another series of creepy moments is the three 'beings' that keep showing up on his 'visual EVP' or whatever you'd like to call it.

Overall, this is a pretty long thriller/horror movie. I think it bombed at the box office because people though the whole thing was too unbelievable while still not over-the-edge. But as a ghost hunter, I knew about EVP's existance MANY years before this movie came out. It is very much REAL. It was not created for this movie. It does make you question its safety, though.
Anywho, I challange you all to go see it or rent it when it comes out and to keep in mind that it is based on something that is REAL. That being known may make the movie 100 times better for you.

Keeping with the theme of horror movies, I just recently saw "The Exorcist: The Beginning" and lemme tell ya... I'm glad I waited until it came out on video. It's kind of weak. I know most others say the same about the first hour and a half of the original but by comparision, the original is ACTION PACKED for the first half. The back-story itself was pretty good and could have made for a great movie but instead, it was 2 hours of them trying to capitalize on everything the original was but with more advanced special effects. Regardless of how much was spent on effects, it was too little to save the movie.
The commercials I had seen made the movie seem really scary and interesting but... How little they DO tell! It was like if the original "Exorist" and that one "Omen" movie where they got all historic and archeological got together and had a child who then went on to have a child with frickin' "Gili" or some other horrid movie and this was the spawn of that in that it has a touch of both (or at least it seems to borrow heavily from them both) and then it's just watered down with urine and released as this.
But overall, the acting was good. If I had my way, the actors and actresses would be the only cast memebers getting paid. Not to say it was Academy Award winning acting, but juxtaposed to the rest of the elements of the movie, it was the only good point.

Since I've last posted, I've also seen two more Kevin Smith films. I FINALLY saw all of Chasing Amy and it is the BEST of his films I've ever seen. GREAT comedy, a GREAT romance that's just really sad and of course, that GREAT Kevin Smith writing.
And I got Mallrats from Ebay a while ago and it was the crap! I've heard it called Kevin Smith's worse film, but I was in stitches throughout! I mean, it did seem to be more of a reason to just goof off and be weird but it was entertaining! ** But c'mon! It brought us the classic lines: "I eat peices of shit like you for breakfast!" "You eat peices of shit for breakfast?"

Anywho, I DO digress.

What I was talking about at first with meeting wrestlers... On 3/5/05, I got four autographs and a picture with THE HARDCORE LEGEND, MICK FOLEY! For those of you who don't know him by that name, he is also known as Cactus Jack, Mankind, and Dude Love... Or just Frank (Read his book you'll understand. lol)
I got him to sign my copy of his first book, the picture I had taken with him, my hoodie, and my cell phone. I no longer have the cell phone, though, as it was a peice of shit and my dad had it traded in. All's well, though. His signature was rubbed 98% off already.
A memorable story about Mister Foley... As I was coming in the line to get some stuff signed, my friend was just ahead of me. He asked, "So when's the next book coming out, Mick?" to which he replied something like "Ah, this April. It's gonna be a novel." and I, being in awe of seeing my WRESTLING IDOL, had a brain fart and was lost for meaningful response so I mustered all that I could... "Oh, cool. Is it going to be fictional or what, then?" to which he replied, "Well... Most novels DO tend to be fictional..."
My excitement may not make any sense to most of you but it shows he thought enough about me (be it good or bad) to say to me the equivilant of "DUH You stupid shit!" and that's something I'll ALWAYS remember.
But... yeah. In reality, I think he did mean it to be insulting. He seemed to genuinely dislike me and kept giving me rather nasty looks. But to be disliked is still to be noticed so I'm flattered either way... Though deep inside, I'm hoping I just looked like one of his childhood friends or something. lol.

But if that wasn't enough, I also got a picture taken with the man that inspired Foley to wrestle in the first place, JIMMY "SUPERFLY" SNUKA!! I don't have a copy of the picture in my possesion, but I'm expecting a copy of it from my friend Darrell really soon!

On the day before this, I went down to the beach and stopped off at Conway to go to the wrestlers' autograph session. I met MANY wrestlers including Danny $(Dollar), The Barbarian, The Fabulous Playboy, SharkBoy, The Stro, Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, and Diamond Lil!
Barbarian is sooo cool! He really can't speak English very well! And what a large MONSTER he is! My friend told him he'd pay him to get a picture of him powerbombing me through a table. lol.
All of the others were great too, though. The most down to earth seemed to be Shark Boy and Stro (which is kind of shocking 'cause they've had a great taste of fame at the very least) and also Danny Dollar and Barbarian.
Barbarian was takling to his manager about what time the session would be over 'cause he said he was hungry. "Around six or so.", said his manager, The Fabulous Playboy.
"Ah. I be really hungry by then", responded the Barbarian.
My friend Darrell turned to me and said, "You heard the Barbarian! Go get him a sandwich!" to which Danny Dollar replied, "I think it will take a little more than one sandwich..."
Barbarian was hard to understand but still managed to say something that nearly had us all in stitches... "Maybe half a cow!"... I don't know why it was so funny. I guess it was just the way he said it. Well... That and the fact that I've been watching him on TV FOREVER and had just bought a picture of him from the 80's with his tag partner and Mr. Fuji.

Anyway, as I said earlier, I met The Stro. He wrestled in WCW as The Maestro shortly before they went under and I've known him very slightly through a friend who's site I used to do. But I talked to him a little bit about our mutial friend and he seemed to be a great guy. He told me he's going to be on a few episodes of "One Tree Hill" on the WB in April and he's going to be in TWO movies coming up. I don't know if they'll be B movies or what, but I'd love to see 'em!
He had a match against Barbarian at the show and it was GREAT. I've never seen him wrestle before and now that I have, I don't get how he's still in the indies. He's really good in there.
For more about The Stro, cruise on over to !

I'll post a full review of the match results next time I post but as for now, I'm gonna just say goodnight.

Check back soon to see my comments on some of the latest news stories including the Pope's failing health, Terry Shiavo's death, and the death of the great JOHNNIE COCHRAN.

I swear I'll try to update in the next 7 days...

-=The Prynce

** Denotes the point at which I started again on 4/1/05. The rest of this above this point was written around 8PM on 3/11/05.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You shit. . .you went to wrestling and didn't even attempt to contact me about going? I see how it is. . .I've been replaced. . .bastard! I assume the wife doesn't want you having too much to do with me anyways, so I understand you did it to save peace for yourself. Anyway, you know my SN and uh, I got a new phone number, but you just gotta ask and I'll give it to you. Later dude,