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Michael J Fox, lycanthropy and basketball clash in the amusing 80s teen comedy, Teen Wolf. Jeff takes a look back…
Delightfully mediocre is a term that applies to the original Teen Wolf, the less ambitious of two Michael J Fox films released in 1985. Ostensibly an upbeat, John Hughes-esque take on fare like I Was A Teenage Werewolf (perhaps in name only), Teen Wolf only wishes to please, having neither bark nor bite. Still, this eager puppy of a teen flick does a more than a few tricks well, and remains spritely and cuddly after all this time.
Fox plays Scott Howard, an only child living with his father (James Hampton in a quiet, understated performance). Scott has two best friends, the exuberant and at times overbearing Rupert ‘Stiles’ Stilinksi (Jerry Levine), and literal girl-next-door ‘Boof,’ played to wholesome perfection by Susan Ursitti.
His biggest problem is the lack of a maternal figure, »
Whedonites will be in for a treat this weekend at the Sci-Fi Expo in the Dallas area this weekend, February 11-12, 2012. Let me just throw a few names at you: Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Buffy/Angel), Adam Baldwin (Chuck, Firefly/Serenity), Jewel Staite (Sgu, Firefly/Serenity), Sean Maher (Firefly/Serenity), and Ron Glass (Firefly/Serenity)! These Joss Whedon alumni as well as a rare appearance by Eisner winning and comic artist legend, Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin, Fantastic Four), are headlining this weekend’s Sci-Fi Expo at the Irving Convention Center.
Here are the deets:
When: February 11-12, 2012 Saturday 11am-6pm; Sunday 11am-4pm
Where: Irving Convention Center at 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Irving, TX
Tickets: $15 for One Day General Admission, $5 for Kids General Admission and are available at the door beginning at 9:30am on Saturday.
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
2 items from 2012
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