When does the next season of True Blood start again?
As much as I couldn’t possibly care less to hear or read about Angelina Jolie’s personal life with Brad Pitt and their dozen or so offspring, I will admit this much: she is nice to look at. If you love movies that are basically 90-minute chase scenes and you also enjoy looking at Angelina Jolie, then this new movie that she stars in, which is called Salt, is your cinematic wet dream. Salt is a movie which is best seen without any beforehand knowledge of the very loose plot, because the more you know the less you will be surprised by a couple of key plot twists, only one of which I saw coming. All you need to know going in is that in Salt, Jolie plays a CIA operative who is accused of being a Russian Spy. Once that scene plays out, it’s all about watching Angelina Jolie jump from one speeding semi to another speeding semi, roundhouse kick dudes in the head, and basically slaughter every other character in the film with anything and everything from machine guns to handcuffs to her bare hands, all the while looking fucking fantastic, even when she is covered in blood. Acting! Salt also stars Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor (hot) as a couple of Salt’s CIA cohorts. I was entertained and, for a free movie screening, that is all that matters. The Worleygig gives Salt Four out of Five Stars.
Salt Opens nationwide on Friday July 23rd
Munky: I Would Do It
No one who really knows me would ever accidentally accuse me of being a fan of the band Korn. Being a happy and well-adjusted person who does not really enjoy listening to a lot of screaming (exception: anything by Ministry), their music is not really my bag. But my friend Ray Luzier has been Korn’s drummer for about three years, and it’s been at least that long since I’ve seen Ray, since he lives in LA and I live here in NYC. So when Korn’s new record label, the great Roadrunner Records, invited me to attend a listening party for the band’s upcoming CD: Korn III: Remember Who You Are (in stores July 13, 2010), and I heard that not only would Ray be there but that also the catering would be provided by Dos Caminos (such delicious food they have) I decided I could not miss this opportunity to make the scene.
It turned out to be a good call. Ray and I had a nice reunion with ample quality time to catch up before the music started, and the guacamole from Dos Caminos was just as amazing as I remembered it to be, even if there were a few too many jalapenos thrown into the mix. Also, Korn’s new record, well it’s pretty good. I mean, it’s Korn, so there are not really any surprises: it sounds like Korn, all loud and angry and growly and like bombs exploding in your face. Metal! But I also kind of dug it. You can hear real guitars in there and Ray’s drumming is amazing and very different from his days in the David Lee Roth band, that is for sure. How they get his kick drums to sound like cannons going off I just don’t know. But I guess the biggest surprise of the evening, for me, was getting an eyeful of Korn’s guitarist, who is named James Shaffer but who everyone calls Munky. Nicknames! Let me tell you, dreadlocks or no dreadlocks, the dude is fucking hot. We’re talking Chris Cornell-pre-haircut caliber hotness. I wouldn’t want to have to smell his hair, but I wouldn’t kick him out of bed for eating crackers. I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to actually say Hello to Munky, but it’s probably for the best since the only thing I could think of to say to him was “You are so good looking.” And nobody wants to hear that.
With True Blood and Mad Men now running back to back, Sunday night’s TV viewing has just hit an apex of awesomeness not seen since the halcyon days of Six Feet Under and with a Soprano’s chaser! Good times! Is it just me, or are other man lovers out there having a hard time shaking free the mental image of a naked Eric Northman (the blisteringly hot Alexander Skarsgard) cooing and cuddling with Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) from last night’s dream sequence? If I were Sookie I’d be all, “Bill Who?” With only three more episodes to go before the end season two, I hope that Eric and Sookie actually get to “do it.” Because that would just be insane.
LOOK! I just found a picture of Eric and Sookie not boning over on Videogum (thanks Gabe!). Now, imagine you can see all of Eric’s Hot and Sexy Body. Insane!
Gael Garcia Bernal: I’d Do It
Just lately I have been enjoying the many fine films of Mexican actor, Gael Garcia Bernal. Not only because he is an excellent actor who’s not afraid to take on a risky, controversial role, but because he is insanely gorgeous and gets naked in many of his movies. I love him. I just watched Amores Perros on IFC last week and despite the horrific dog fighting scenes, and the fact that it’s not exactly what I’d call a “feel good” film, I’d watch it again in two seconds just to see Garcia Bernal’s character, Octavio get it on with his teenage sister-in-law. What a hottie!
OK, so it’s obviously not that big of a secret when it took me exactly one second on the Google to find out that actor Luke Goss, who plays the very evil and very extremely sexy villain, Prince Nuada in the new movie Hellboy II (which is fantastic, BTW) was formerly a member of the ‘80s British Boy Band, Bros with his identical twin brother, Matt! This is just too insane!
If you’re as much of a cute-boy-obsessed music nerd as me (and I’m guessing that you’re probably not) then you might recall Bros’ uber-gay, popular- in-the -UK-only hit from 1987, “When Will I Be Famous?” – a song so twee it makes the Backstreet Boys’ hit, “I Want It That Way” sound like “Stairway to Heaven.” Weee! Well, I gotta say that Luke has grown up to be a total babe and a terrific actor. I recommend that you go see Hellboy II right away (lines are way shorter than for The Dark Knight) because it will knock your socks off. And, like I said, Goss’s Prince Nuada is just smokin’ hot!
Move Over David Beckham, This is What Luke Looks Like Without Corpse Paint all Over His Face!