Thursday, January 27, 2005

Movie of the Week: Bubba Ho-Tep

This week's pick is a little gem from Don Coscarelli (Phantasm). Starring Bruce Campbell as an aged Elvis, and Ossie Davis as JFK (don't ask, just see the movie). This film centers around the old age home that both men are spending their last days in and the mummy that's attacking the seniors who live there. Sounds out there, right? It is, but it works. It works because Campbell and Davis do a great job of delivering this movie. Never has a horror/comedy also touched an emotional nerve as this one does. While you're laughing at the funny parts, it makes you ponder on the lonliness and isolation that goes along with getting old, left in an old home with no one to visit you or care that you're there. I'm telling you, the end of this movie has an emotional impact. I know it's not as scary as some would like, but if you like a plain old good movie with great performances, then this is a good one to watch. I give it ****1/2 out of *****.

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