Saturday, January 31, 2009

50s-style Alien Invasion Movie Totally Restores My Faith in Cinema

Let's put that sour Land of the Lost post out of our minds and focus on some good cinema. I wish it had a different name, but Alien Trespass just became the movie I'm most looking forward to this year.

It's an homage to alien-invasion movies from the '50s and stars Eric McCormack. I never found Will and Grace all that funny, but I've sort of developed a man-crush on McCormack from watching Lonesome Dove: The Series on DVD. And with his pipe and horn-rimmed glasses here, he looks totally awesome.

It's also got Robert Patrick in it. I'm one of the few who actually loved his time on The X-Files as John Doggett (I'm still disappointed he and Annabeth Gish never got their spin-off) and he's one of the coolest parts of The Unit.

And in case you're wondering what the aliens are going to be like... well, they're going to be FANTASTIC.

The movie opens in "select cities" on April 3, my wife's birthday. Here's hoping that the Twin Cities are amongst the Selected and that Diane doesn't mind celebrating with a one-eyed, tentacled alien.

And here's the trailer.

Thanks to Robert Hood for brightening my day.

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