We recently posted a bit about others online using “Movie Crypt” as their own title for sites and shows online. This was pointed out to us by a concerned minion who feared we were being unfairly copied; why couldn’t they do something “original?” But, alas, there are very few original ideas out there, and that was when our good buddies at Lilwickids.com pointed out the truth of the matter.
Lilwickidz @Lilwickidz 20 May
@GrimDReaper, there will always be imitators, but there will only be one real The Movie Crypt with Death at its ghastly helm.
The sad fact is that this is our fault. How can it be that there’s anyone out there who doesn’t know who we are and we do here? To this end, consider the coffin lid kicked open and the other tombstone dropped. The skies will darken and the dead will rise, and behind them you will see us, all of us, laughing maniacally and with scythes unsheathed. It’s going to be a slaughter; see you at the aftermath!
The original title of this post was going to be “When Roger Ebert Agreed With Death.” Out of context, however, some readers might have found that a bit insensitive of me (perish the thought).
So, a little about the man pulled from Wikipedia:
Roger Joseph Ebert was an American journalist, film critic, and screenwriter. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death. In 1975, he was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
My review of Blade 2 in 2002 had generated a bit of flack in how much praise I had given it, but I soon discovered that I wasn’t alone: Roger Ebert had given it 3.5/4.0 stars himself, higher than most of the average user ratings on the site.
I’m not known for going along with the so-called “average film critic” on my opinions, but they are MY opinions and therefore NEVER wrong (likewise, I will never tell you that YOUR opinions are wrong, but that won’t stop me from trying to make you “see the light,” pun intended). While Mr. Ebert and I disagreed on as many films as we both enjoyed, his passion for film was never in question. Paraphrasing the words of Evelyn Beatrice Hall on her critique of Voltaire’s beliefs, I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it (and that speaks volumes coming from the likes of me).
This way to your seat, sir… enjoy the rest of the show.
The Angel of Death meets the Man of Your Dreams…!
Taken at Spooky Empire 2012!
Shot at the 2011 MegaCon in Orlando, Florida, I make my rounds on the dealer floor (with a little help from Wilhelm’s scream).
Here’s a new video, where I answer one the most common questions I’m ever asked.
Also includes a bonus Survival Tip! (with footage from Ancient City Con 2012)
A young lady after my own skull.
Now for a public service announcement.