The Craptaculus Week August 28, 2017
A chance for me to blog poetically about all the week's Craptacular popping in culture
I was blown away by the awesome bomb that THE TICK and Amazon dropped in my living room.. Part camp superhero parody, part gritty, real world storytelling and all pitch perfect comedy, THE TICK captures the tone of the original comic book while smartly updating it to reflect modern super hero movies. Peter Serafinowicz as the Tick nails the constant positivity, strange philosophically awareness of a bull in a china shop of your mind. And rightly he will get heaped with praise for his role. And everyone else lives right up to the set bar. Jackie Earle Haley as the villainous The Terror steals every scene with his off the cuff, yet pointed, randomness. In every scene Haley's character acts out the vile who-the-f-knows-wtf-will-happen-next-in-life. Griffin Newman's Arthur is truly traumatized and authentically searching for a way to heal. And grounding it in the real world is Dot, played by Valorie Curry, Arthur’s protective sister who’s been around the block and isn’t keen on making the journey twice.
THE TICK is splurge-worthy. The only problem is that with only 6 episodes of season 1 released we have to wait until an unknown time for the second half of season 1. Impolite!
OH, LOOK AT WHAT YOU MADE ME WRITE
So did you hear Taylor Swifts new single? Is it possible to be so self-aware that you become unaware?
I find it obnoxiously catchy and obnoxiously obnoxious. I thought the music video would shed some light on what the song means, but it takes a mess of metaphors and crams it into teen angst stew and serves up a sloppy plate of righteousness…. albeit with a catchy hook lifted from Right Said Fred. And isn't "Look what you made me do?" what abusers say?
I think in 2030, when Taylor is about 40, she’s going to release a song called “Now That I Think About It, I May Be At Fault Too.” Don’t worry. It will go platinum in the first week.
LITTLE EVIL Trailer
Adam Scott takes on the Son of Satan by marrying his mother, Evangeline Lily. It's hard to tell if this is serious with some comedy or ridiculousness with some horror. I'm hoping for the latter. Like the HOT ROD of horror movies. Hmmm....I should save that for a pitch...Little Evil is available on Netflix on 9/1.