Wednesday Night Trailer: "Eddie! Eddie! Eddie! Eddie!"
I always said (to myself) that I'd bring Friday Night Movie back if I ever ran into something cheesy enough to be worth the effort of live blogging.
My first choice was The Boondock Saints (because I find it hysterical that ethnically Irish characters would be described as "boondock"--and because it's nice to feature Catholic stuff during Lent); but I knew I'd set it aside if I found something from the 80s or the Horror genre to do instead. And well, The Boondock Saints didn't stand a chance next to Eddie and the Cruisers.
This little gem may be almost as old as I am, but it's a totally new discovery for me. And I knew it was perfect for this blog when I read that director and screenwriter Michael Davidson had wanted to make it in order "to get all [his] feelings about the music of the last thirty years of Rock music into it."
My own "last thirty years" of music may have little overlap with Davidson's, but they stir up deep enough feelings in me as well to make me believe he and I speak the same language of nostalgia and loss. So I hope to live blog his movie with the same angle, although I can't promise I won't be distracted by everything else he has thrown in! =P
See you at the live blog this Friday!
Image Source: Eddie and the Cruisers poster