Before Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a critically acclaimed cult TV show, it was a little-loved teen comedy starring the guy from Beverly Hills 90210. There was a lot of buzz about the quirky movie prior to its release. A lot of people thought the combination of then-hot Luke Perry and Joss Whedon’s script could make Buffy a sleeper hit of the summer. The August 1992 issue of Movieline included a warts-and-all look at the making of the movie that would eventually be best remembered for the TV show it inspired.
Donald Sutherland is celebrating his 82nd birthday today. After earning his college degree, the Canadian-born Sutherland moved to England. During the sixties he began working in British film and television. He appeared in a few horror films starring Christopher Lee and on several British television programs, of which The Saint and The Avengers are likely the best known to American viewers. His film career progressed when he had a good supporting role in The Dirty Dozen, and he emerged as a star in 1970 when he appeared in two more war films: as the hippie tanker Oddball in Kelly’s Heroes, and as a Korean war Army doctor nicknamed “Hawkeye.”
It would be unwise the hassle the Hoff on his birthday. The star of Knight Rider and Baywatch turns 64 today. David Hasselhoff appeared here at Le Blog as a Razzie nominee for Worst Supporting Actor in 2012. Additionally, CMA Entertainer of the Year in 2014, Luke Bryan, has a landmark fortieth today.
With X-Men: Days of Future Past about to be released, the announcement of Channing Tatum playing Gambit (NOOOOOOOOO *vomits* he is terrible) in future films, Hugh Jackman’s continued waffling about coming back as Wolverine, and Bryan Singer facing disturbing accusations, and lots of spin-off rumored, the X-Men universe is growing and in constant flux. I’m going to go out on a limb and say there has never been a great X-Men movie. And X-Men are my favorite comic book heroes. X2 is pretty strong, and the latest Wolverine offering is fantastic until the final setpiece defies all logic and becomes a plothole laden hell from a different movie. I hated First Class and thought it only worsened all the issues the series has been plagued by since the get-go. Read the rest of this entry