Tweet of the Day, I Am A Lifetime @HPLHS Member Myself edition.

I find membership congenial, and it does on occasion offer discounts on HPL Historical Society products. But I mostly like it for the sheer look of the thing. Besides: who knows? If the Great Old Ones ever do come back, perhaps membership will get me special consideration. Although I’m not whether that’ll mean just getting last, or first…

They’re making a LEFT BEHIND sequel…

…and I have a mixed reaction to that. It’s not that I don’t want them to make a sequel to LEFT BEHIND, or even that they’re probably not making the kind of Christian Tribulation movie that I want to see. It’s that nobody’s making the kind of Christian Tribulation movie that I want to see.

I know that it’s a tricky, not to mention heavily-fraught situation. Millions of people believe that the Book of Revelation is literal prophecy, and that one of several premillennialist theories will end up accurately predicting the end of the world. And those people rightly don’t like having their beliefs mocked, any more than anybody else. But I can’t help thinking that a movie that explored Revelation in a way that took it seriously, while at the same time avoiding any tendency towards being didactic (or apologetics), could be worth watching*.

And it must be said: you could make one literal Hell of a horror film out of the imagery found in that book.

Moe Lane

*Good Omens came closest; but while I loved the miniseries, it was too satirical for the epic movie I want to watch.

#commissionearned

They’re making another sequel to an Eighties movies… no, hold up: it’s SPINAL TAP.

That… maybe changes things, right? “A sequel is in the works to the 1984 rock mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap,” with director Rob Reiner returning alongside stars Michael McKeanChristopher Guest and Harry Shearer.” It’s going to be in the style of THE LAST WALTZ, complete with other real-life musicians* paying tribute. That gives them two things to make fun of: Spinal Tap, and Martin Scorsese. Mixes it up a little, right?

Moe Lane

*Three albums. Back From the Dead made it to #51 on the charts, and got a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. I think they get to be called real musicians at this point; and yes, I will die on this hill.