Friday, November 07, 2008

The Boston Herald Groks BRUCE!

And I hate it when people use the term grok! So you know I like it!


In the surprisingly funny and stylish, if also often lame “My Name Is Bruce,” the Bruce in question is not the one-letter-away-from-legend, 1970s Bruce Lee imitator Bruce Le. The Bruce in this case is semi-legendary actor Bruce Campbell.

Leading man of the no-budget smash hit “The Evil Dead” (1981), in which he plays immortal zombie killer Ashley “Ash” J. Williams, and such mutant spawn as “Evil Dead II” and the great “Army of Darkness” (1992), Campbell has more recently been seen in Don Coscarelli’s cult hit “Bubba Ho-tep” (2002).

Written by “Smallville” and “Battlestar Galactica” vet Mark Verheiden and directed by Campbell, “My Name Is Bruce” is a hoot and a holler and features a guitar-playing/country-singing geek chorus that “sings” us the tale of the Chinese demon Guan-Di (“Guan-you, Guan-me, Guan-deeee”).