God damn it all.
So I’m wandering over to Cinematical when I see a post from the only person named Weinberg who matters (nevermind that pussy Harvard Nobel laureate physicst Steven Weinberg) detailing the release plan for a little movie you may have heard of called LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. You know, it’s that Swedish vampire movie more commonly referred to by non-physicsts who have seen it as the coolest fucking horror movie of 2008.
But let’s back track before sadness swept my hopes like The Nothing. A few days ago I was driving around with my lovely fiance Christine talking about movies on the horizon when I mentioned LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, that it is vouched greatness but lamenting it had a limited release, a marketing term that roughly translates to ‘Fat Fucking Chance, Northern Virginia’. I provided some relief, though, as I theorized that if it came anywhere around here, it would probably come to the Landmark E Street theater in DC; an underground (literally) theater that is worth the schlep.
Fast forward to two minutes ago, when I read said post and to my surprise…First day on the list: November 7th, Washington, DC: E Street Cinema.
Awesome! Oh. Wait. I’ll be on travel for work in Cote d’Ivoire, AKA the Ivory Coast, AKA the delightful country about which the US State Department has these messages of encouragement:
Cote d’Ivoire continues to experience periodic episodes of political unrest and violence, sometimes directed against foreigners, since a 2002 failed coup attempt evolved into an armed rebellion that split the country in two.
… and …
Given the sometimes tense and potentially volatile security situation, the Department of State urges American citizens to exercise extreme caution should they travel to Cote d’Ivoire, and to take special care when traveling outside Abidjan.
… and …
Long-delayed presidential elections have been rescheduled for November 30, 2008. Americans traveling to Cote d’Ivoire should follow political developments carefully, as there is a potential for violence in the run-up to and aftermath of elections.
… and the kicker …
The Embassy encourages American employees to ensure that they have several days’ worth of cooking fuel, food, and water at home, and that their vehicles are fully fueled.
Super awesome!, huh?
Not only does the E Street get LET THE RIGHT ONE IN while I’m gone, but as mentioned, they’ll be getting MY NAME IS BRUCE with Campbell himself in attendance. But what do I get? Anti-malarial pills to take every day and an excuse to sleep in the fetal position every night.
Maybe I shouldn’t be so negative. After all, with hazard pay I’ll be able to afford to import the DVD!