Remembering Christopher Lee

Usually, when someone famous dies, or an event happens that the world knows about, I don’t say much. There are so many people out there who are far more articulate than I am, so I leave it to them.

Christopher Lee’s death isn’t one I can stay quiet on. I’ve always loved him as an actor, and when I found out he’d passed away, all I could do was cry and say “no” a lot. I loved Christopher Lee. He was a fascinating person, and he was always so good in his movies. His appearance, presence, voice, and acting skills blew so many other actors away. People like to say “They don’t make them like they used to” about items, but as far as actors go, it’s much the same way. Today’s generation of actors lack that presence that Lee had.

Lee’s remembered for a lot of roles:¬†Dracula, Lucifer, Death, Scarmanga, Saruman, Count Dooku, the Jabberwocky,¬†just to name a few.This guy was in a LOT of stuff.

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Rock of Ages was Horribad & Awesome

So, Pet and I went to see Rock of Ages. I’m guessing you’ve heard of it: mid 80s nostalgia movie based on a musical. If you haven’t, here’s the trailer.

Pet and I both love 80s music, but we’re both too young to really remember the 80s. I remember some things, like side ponytails, Michael Jackson, the Challenger disaster, legwarmers, the DeLorean, the original NES, and scratch n sniff stickers. Pet doesn’t remember anything. I guess that has something to do with the age gap between us.

We made a bet before we went inside on what trailers we’d see. I was betting for a drama, a chick flick, and the rest would be action movies. We got: a chick flick (male stripper wanting to be an entrepreneur), The Great Gatsby, an all female Glee knockoff, and a couple of heartwarming tearjerkers about parents doing whatever it takes to help their kids. One about poor kids, and one about a kid with leaves on his legs. Okay, so I fail at trailer guessing.

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