Monday, 25 July 2016
My Friend Dahmer, Finally Getting the Film Treatment it Deserves from Director Marc Meyers, Starring Ross Lynch!
Jeffrey Dahmer utterly fascinates me. Always has done. His story is so sad and tragic, so lost and desperate, and so completely horrific, that for 25 years I have been a wee bitty obsessed! I have always looked behind the face of the monster, and researched to death what could have made him turn out the way he did.
When David Jacobsen's Jeremy Renner starring Dahmer was released in 2002, I fell so much in love with it that even I realised how kinda nuts I was! :) What I loved so much about this film, and what made it all the more horrific, was that it DIDN'T focus on all of the gorier details of his story....quite the opposite. It was just a really melancholic film....and worse...one I could totally relate to so much of. I think that's why so many people hated it....it scared them because it showed him as a human being.
What infuriates me most about his story was the shocking lack of help he received throughout his life. Dahmer is the ultimate story of an individual who constantly slipped through the cracks of society. A man so riddled with loneliness and guilt at being different, he lost himself completely. And this cost 17 young men their lives!
My Friend Dahmer was originally published in a shorter form in 2002. 2002 being a VERY good year to be a Dahmer fan FYI, haha. Author/artist Derf Backderf wasn't happy with it though....knowing there was so much more to be told to this story. So he literally went back to the drawing board and in 2012 he released his full graphic novel to a mass of critical acclaim.
Like David Jacobsen's Dahmer, My Friend Dahmer is a coming of age tale...just one with a horrific outcome. But one I think we can ALL relate to in some way....even if we don't like to admit to it!
Playing Dahmer is 20 year old Ross Lynch. I had never heard of this Disney star/musician before, but after checking him out, I can totally see him having the potential to play a really special part.
Looking at the kind of films director Marc Meyers has previously made, I still need to check them out but he really seems to have an incredible grasp on coming of age melancholy, which is EXACTLY what we need for this project.
Checking his films out are one of my top priorities this week when I actually have a well deserved week off! :) Needless to say....I am super psyched about this film!
Past Dahmer blogs I have written -
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
So with the final trailer for Suicide Squad having just dropped, and been fabulously Rick Flag heavy, I figured a wee Kinnaman geek fest was in order!
I have been a fan of this incredible Swedish actor ever since I first watched The Killing, one of my all time favourite shows. Joel gave that show so much heart and to watch him progress into such an incredible actor, with so much range and depth....it's so fucking rad! You can check out my Manflesh Monday's post on Joel that I wrote after saying goodbye to Stephen Holder for the final time....it pretty much sums up my love of him as both an actor and a character!
With the long awaited Suicide Squad almost here, and with Joel having returned to Netflix in the latest season of House of Cards....add to that recent performances in films such as Run All Night, Child 44, Knight of Cups and Robocop to name a few...his star is most definitely on the rise...proving to be an incredible dramatic actor, action star and downright funny guy too! What more could you want!? :) His new film, Edge of Winter, with Spidey himself, Tom Holland, looks incredible as well, check out my recent blog for it HERE.
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Be sure to check out the article 12 Things You Need to Know About Rick Flag as well peeps! :)
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
So ever since The Killing started, I developed an insane looooooooooove for Joel Kinnaman! He is such an absolutely incredible, and still shockingly underrated actor who deserves so much fucking love and adoration!
With Suicide Squad almost here, it's shit hot to see my Kinnaman in indie thriller Edge of Winter, starring young wee Spidey, Tom Holland. :) Joel is also in the new season of House of Cards, which totally gives me an excuse to check it out now, haha.
Check out the trailer, see what you think, and EVERYONE listen to me.....you NEED to start obsessing over this man if you haven't already! Yups! :)