Sunday, April 12, 2009

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Happy Easter.

I was going to write a short essay about how egg hunting and bunnies and even the name of the holiday have roots in pagan traditions but I'm not really in the mood to do that.

Instead I want to tell you about this movie I saw the other night called Repo! The Genetic Opera. It's a rock opera about a repoman for financed organs. It stars Anthony Steward Head (Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer tv show) as the repoman and Alexa Vega (Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids trilogy) as his sick daughter who is dying from the same disease that killed her mother. There is blood, gore, and rock music. This repoman does just come by and threaten you when you default on you kidney payments. He finds you and repossess the kidney in the fasts posible manner ussally resulting in death. This movie is not just a slasher flick with singing. There is a solid story being told here.

One thing I want to be clear about is that this is an opera not a musical. In a musical characters talk then they sing about what they were talking about. In opera it's all singing.

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