Was drinking coffee in Swarthmore the other day, and saw a cat chewing the skin off a dead squirrel.  Insane – it was like something out of a zombie flick – just gnawing the head down to the skull. Both disgusting and fascinating.  Who says nothing exciting ever happens in the suburbs?

Anyway, speaking of entertaining, I saw the new Coppola film, Tetro, last night.  Best thing he’s down in a long time.  And the cinematography was beautiful, shot in stark, almost film noir style black and white.  The film moves a little slow, and has an “opera” vibe to it, so don’t expect zero to 60 action or anything like that.  Vincent Gallo performance is strong as well.

Also enjoyed The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus –  visually stunning and very imaginative.  I  love the old school carney/circus vibe to the whole thing.  And it’s pretty trippy, even for Terry Gilliam.  And Tom Waits performance as the devil makes the movie.

On the flip side, I made the mistake of seeing the Nightmare on Elm Street remake, which was just awful.  Nothing scary about it at all, and the modern CGI effects looked less real than what Wes Craven did twenty years ago with no money. And the guy they cast to play Freddie was just ridiculous.  Did I expect any different? No, but my biggest regret is that I paid to see it, which means that if it did well at the box office, they will make more of them.  I hang my head in shame.

And, before I forget, thanks to everyone who made it out to the Deck Heads 3 opening this weekend – it was great to catch up with everyone.  The support is much appreciated as always.