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The King Of Rock Vs. The King Of The Dead

Two things. First, one of the girls informed me of some wackiness happening in town next week. The Design Institute at the U of M is sponsoring “a citywide game that turns the Twin Cities into a 108-square mile giant game board”. I doubt the little man and I would have the wherewithal to engage in game play, but we’ll likely be involved as spectators.
Secondly, why is Minneapolis so often overlooked? Too frequently it seems we get skipped over by bands on tour *and* for independent film distribution. I just found out that, after an undue period of time in limbo, Bubba Ho-tep is finally seeing the light of day. So far a limited theatrical release is scheduled…with the promise of more cities to be added soon. Please please let that include the twin cities. About the film…well, first off, does it get any better than Bruce Campbell? I sure don’t think so. But the award-winning Ossie Davis also co-stars in this movie that is a mix of genres…comedy, action, horror, drama, rock’n'roll.
“Bubba Ho-tep tells the ‘true’ story of what really did become of Elvis. We find the King (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his ‘death’, then missed his chance to switch back. Elvis teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy, and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle an evil Egyptian entity who has chosen their long-term care facility as his happy hunting grounds…”
Intriguing, no? The trailer is available on their site, in Small, Medium and King Size. Clever.