INCLUDE_DATA

MY NAME IS BRUCE (2008) ***1/2 DVD review by DARK SIDE

Posted on March 27th, 2009
Posted on March 27th, 2009


Creating a cinematic love letter to his most loyal fans, the infamous Bruce Campbell, B-movie star extraordinaire, stars in “My Name is Bruce.” Campbell plays himself, or rather an exaggerated fictional version of himself. Here, he’s a boozing, womanizing loser who lives in a trailer and makes drunken crank calls to his ex-wife while starring in Z-grade sequels to his worst B-roles. He’s basically taken on the persona of Ash from the “Evil Dead” franchise for this film. He’s selfish, rude and cowardly. He’s like a school on Sunday… no class. The only time he shows any heroics is after he’s shamed so massively, he has no other choice.

In what amounts to a zany knock-off of “The Three Amigos,” the residents of a small town besieged by a Chinese demon kidnaps Bruce, thinking his experience with monsters in the movies makes him qualified to battle a real one. Bruce, assuming this is a birthday prank perpetrated by his agent, plays along; especially after meeting the alluring town divorcee, Kelly.

It’s got cameos by genre staple Ted Raimi (brother of Sam, playing multiple roles as usual) and Ellen Sandweiss (Cheryl from the original “Evil Dead”). For the diehard fans, Dan Hicks (Jake from “Evil Dead II”) and Timothy Quill (Blacksmith from “Army of Darkness”) show up as gay, redneck lovers.

Expect Campbell movie in-jokes galore. If you’re a fan, you’ll spot non-stop homages scattered throughout the flick. If you’re not a fan, maybe this’ll inspire you to see some of Campbell’s better films.

Better enjoy it because this may be the closest thing we’re gonna get to “Evil Dead 4.”

3 and 1/2 out of 5 stars

Here’s a trailer…


Bruce should try going up against me. I’d send cryin’ home to mama.

Dark Side
MovieBlips Vote it up!

No Comments •

Comments

Search
Search Form
Trailer for the award-winning short PRISMA…


A corporate promotional VHS tape from 1984 conceals a brain-altering signal which is said to grant increased health, longevity and psychic powers to those who watch it. View at your own risk...

WINNER: SPECIAL JURY PRIZE, 2017 Oxford Film Festival

WINNER: BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM, 2017 FantaSci Short Film Festival

SEMI-FINALIST: 2017 NanoCon International Science-Fiction Film Festival

NOMINEE: BEST ANIMATION, 2017 End of Days Film Festival

NOMINEE: BEST GRAPHICS, 2017 FantaSci Short Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
2017 Crossroads Film Festival
2017 Clarksdale Film Festival
2017 Twisted Dreams Film Festival
2017 Tupelo Film Festival
2017 NanoCon International Sci-Fi Film Festival
2017 FantaSci Short Film Festival
2017 End of Days Film Festival

Trailer for the lost short GOD MAKER…


Northern Mississippi 1932:
In a cabin in the woods, a blind blues guitarist will discover his destiny from a lovesick goddess who seeks to corrupt his soul.

GOD MAKER remains unfinished and in limbo for now, but the trailer expresses the mood and imagery intended for the project...

Coop’s award-winning 48 hour short film trailer for REGRESS…


Told in reverse, this experimental made-in-48-hours film begins with a shocking murder then backtracks (like a viewer rewinding a VHS tape) to reveal the chilling origins of this tragedy.

WINNER: BEST SHORT FILM at the 2013 Clarksdale Film Festival...
NOMINATED: BEST DIRECTING by the 2012 48hr. Guerrilla Film Challenge (international contest)...
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2013 Crossroads Film Festival

Watch Coop’s award-winning short film THE BEST DAY…


WINNER: 2012 MAGNOLIA FILM FESTIVAL "Best Homegrown Film"
WINNER: 2012 SEATTLE TRUE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL "Best Scream"

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
2012 OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL
2012 CLARKSDALE FILM FESTIVAL
2012 CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL
2012 NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI FILM FESTIVAL
2012 ATLANTA INDIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
2012 OTHERFEST
2012 MISSISSIPPI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2012 SUN AND SAND FILM FESTIVAL

Morgan Freeman asks Coop a question at THE BEST DAY premiere! Video below…


My short film THE BEST DAY premiered in October 2011 at the Delta Cinema in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Little did I know I had a special guest in the audience who was about to ask me a question during the Q&A. Yep, I got a little flustered when I saw who it was.

The Small Town Critic’s SCREENWRITING SERVICES
Follow Coop on Twitter...
    follow me on twitter
    Follow smalltowncritic on Twitter
    Archives
    Subscribe via Email!

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

    Subscribe via RSS feed!