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Manuel Martinez: Shot Putter And, Now, Actor

November 17, 2008 5 comments

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This is fantastic news indeed.  Shot putter, Manuel Martinez (official site), is currently involved in the final week of filming for the comic book adaptation of Lorenzo Mattotti’s Estigmas (original site here; official site).  The film is directed by Adan Aliaga Vallencia (original site here).

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We will finally get to see this massive bear of a man in his film debut (does his 3-second television appearance in Cachorro [Bear Cub] count?).  The film is scheduled to be released in either January or February of 2009.

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I am very intrigued with the premise of Estigmas.  Here’s a brief (and somewhat poor) translated description:

The crab-producing films has decided to make a radical bid to Europe with the comic adaptation of the audacious, brilliant, and critically-acclaimed “Stigma” by Lorenzo Mattotti (drawing) and Claudio Piersanti (dash).  “Stigma” is the story of the loneliness of a man marked by a tragic fate, the emergence of some sores on his hands that he represents God and that it enclosed in a world of madness.

[SOURCE: Blog De Cine (translated version)]

I definitely can’t wait to see this.  In the meantime, here are some more photos of the superbly woofy, Manuel Martinez…

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Brad William Henke: “Choke”

July 1, 2008 4 comments

Choke was one of my favorite Chuck Paluhniuk books and I can’t wait to see the movie version; and with Sam Rockwell in the lead, I’m pretty excited for it.  Collider.com‘s Matt Goldberg (a smart kid from CHUD) did a movie review for Choke that has even pumped me up even more.

And the bigger bonus?  Our conning Historical Interpreter’s best friend, Denny, is played by the handsome, burly, and bearish Brad William Henke.  And check out that photo of the two buddies up above.  Everybody now: “Awwww…”

Malcolm Danare: “Christine”

April 11, 2008 4 comments

The following screenshot is from a famous scene from one of the 80’s greatest horror films, Christine.

Malcolm Danare (aka early 80’s Jonah Hill) plays the unfortunate victim of a possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury.

“Christine” was one of my early introduction to horror films (“Alien” being my all-time favorite); and it made such an impact on me that I became a horror fan.  John Carpenter actually made killing people, well, “cool” to my impressionable mind.  I’m talking about early Carpenter stuff such as “Halloween,” “Halloween II,” and “The Thing.”  With “Christine,” he has perfected a symphony of death by blending haunting synthesized music with classic 50’s songs.

If you haven’t seen the film, I highly recommend it.  Obviously, this is a semi-spoiler, but this is the scene called “The Death Of Moochie Welch”…

The following are screenshots of Mr. Danare who also gave me a good reason to keep watching this movie on Betamax, over and over, back in the day.