It's time once again for....(cue music)...SCOT'S PICK O' THE WEEK!
(Applaud now, if you please! :p )
Hellboy (Available now - Universal DVD/VHS)
Yep, another movie. And yes, it's a superhero movie. But they've been all so darn GOOD lately that it's hard not to name one. The reason I've picked this one is that it's so offbeat, terrifically funny, sometimes poignent, and great thanks tot the actors involved. Particularly Ron Perlman in yet another costume. This time, he's neither sentimentally romantic or darkly evil. He's a working-class demon brought to this world by Nazis, but adopted by a kindly professor who shows him the value of humanity.
This would be a beauty-and-the-beast/fish-out-of-water story except that Perlman plays Hellboy like a regular fella. That is, if the regular fella was 8 feet tall with red skin, snapped-off horns, and a prehensile tail. He smokes, he drinks, he's a slacker, and he solves monster problems quickly with his big-@$$ gun. No brave battle-cry for him, no! He chases off the monsters with a snide "ah, crap!"
Good to chase the blues away, and if you want a little thought to go with it. Highly recommended!
Peace and love,
There are reasons I'm taking medication. They're called "other people." - Me, displaying my anti-social tendancies