CHICAGO – Mention the name Harry Lennix, and images of his many character roles are bound to emerge – Harold Cooper in the TV series “The Blacklist,” General Swanwick from “Batman v Superman” and Commissioner Blades from Spike Lee’s recent “Chi-Raq.” The deeply knowledgeable Lennix brings his years of dramatic expertise, as he directs the Congo Square Theatre Company’s world premiere stage play “A Small Oak Tree Runs Red.’
Blu-ray Review: ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ Still Rules
CHICAGO – How much do I love “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”? Many of my fantasy sports teams over the years have been named Wild Stallyns, after the fictional rock band fronted by the title characters. That’s how much. I adored this movie when I was a teenager upon its first release and the movie still has such a joyful energy that is so commonly missing from modern comedies. It may be dumb fun but it’s infectiously so.
The blu-ray for “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” is a little slight on special features and the HD transfer is pretty standard stuff. This is essentially just an import of the DVD to the HD format. However, if you’re like most Blu-ray collectors and have stored your standard DVDs away and wonder if the nostalgia you feel for Bill, Ted, Rufus, and the Wyld Stallyns isn’t worried, take this trip through comedy history to this underrated comedy. Wyld Stallyns Forever!
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure was released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 13, 2012
Photo credit: Fox
Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) and Alex Winter (The Lost Boys) star in this outrageous comedy about two ditzy dudes from San Dimas, California.
Bill (Winter) and Ted (Reeves) have spent so much time forming their rock band, The Wyld Stallyns, that they’re flunking history. A guardian angel from the future, Rufus (George Carlin), comes to them with a bodacious solution: a time-traveling phone booth to take them into the past to learn from history’s most influential people. Their journey turns out to be a blast… but will they learn enough to pass their class?
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o The Original Bill & Ted: In Conversation With Chris & Ed
o Air Guitar Tutorial With Bjorn Turoque & The Rockness Monster
o One Sweet And Sour Chinese Adventure To Go
o Radio Spots
o Theatrical Trailer