So over at The Outer Circle today, Steve was talking about great movie villains and mentioned as his favorites Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Kurtwood Smith as Clarence Boddicker in Robocop. Both excellent choices. I would add (without straying into horror territory for fear of never ending this paragraph) Jeremy Irons as Simon in Die Hard 3, Alan Rickman as The Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor in the Superman films, Gary Busey as Mr. Joshua in Lethal Weapon and Dennis Hopper as Frank in Blue Velvet. Of course, I agree with Steve about Kurtwood Smith being the best. Because he is.
A very busy weekend at the theaters, and for some reason people went to see a bunch of crap instead of Serenity (which is awesome) and Waiting (which seems really funny). My only consolation is that Wallace and Grommit did well, topping off the box office over Al Pacino Growling At Matthew McConnaguy, Jodie Foster On A Plane, Cameron Diaz Again and Church: The Movie. Urgh.
So, who else liked X-Men 2? I loved it but I was speaking with a guy at the movie theater who considers it utter garbage. This opinion shocked me as I thought that the movie was generally widely loved. Weird.
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