I need to confess this…Actually, not much of a confession as I don’t feel bad about it at all. Here it goes. I have a serious, serious, celebrity crush on Michael Sheen. There. I noticed him as Lucian, the leader of the Werewolves/Lycans in the movie “Underworld”, loved him when he played Tony Blair in “The Queen”, hope to see him as David Frost in the movie “Frost/Nixon” and finally today I had the pleasure of seeing him return as Lucian in “Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans”. Dreamy. Not just his looks, the fact that he seemed to have done some serious working out to play the warrior, but his acting was intense. Nobody in the movie played their role like it was pretend.
Anyway, the movie is about the very beginning of the war between vampires and werewolves/lycans. In fact I believe there is a difference between werewolves and lycans…Lycans can change from human to werewolf whereas the regular werewolves don’t change at all and are always werewolves. Anyway, it shows what really happened to start the war. There’s betrayal, sadness, family friction, gore, romance and a bit of nudity. Something for everyone! I really liked it and now I want to watch “Underworld” again to see it in a different light.
Gotta love the previews that precede a horror movie, too. There was one preview to a supernatural movie called “The Haunting in Connecticut” which looked familiar. It’s about a family who moves into a house that turns out to be an old mortuary, and is haunted. Dawned me that there was a TV version of it on The Discovery Channel. The TV version freaked me out. I hope the movie does the same thing.
Also this weekend I was able to see “Slumdog Millionaire”. It’s about a teenager who grew up in the slums of Mumbai, India, winds up on the Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” but is suspected of cheating when he keeps getting the right answers. Throughout the movie we get flashbacks of his childhood and how he learned the answers to each trivia question. What an amazing, wonderful movie. Brutal and sad in some parts, but a wonderful movie. The music was great too and the movie holds your interest. I definitely recommend it!