I should def tweet about Jim Cummings more but it always feels weird since he follows me and I don't want to draw attention to myself, saying stuff like he makes my knees weak... I liked THUNDER ROAD + SNOW HOLLOW a lot tho & am psyched to see his new one! https://t.co/WpvTfwPH57 pic.twitter.com/PuVhBZVAkK— My New Dead Pants (@JAMNPP) March 22, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
The Beta Man
The Beta Test, and the trailer dropped today and I have it down below. I previewed this movie back when it screened at Tribeca earlier this year -- it's good! And if you like me are nursing a megaton crush on Jim then this movie is made for you. One thing I love about Jim's movies, which he writes and directs and stars in -- see previously The Wolf of Snow Hollow and Thunder Road -- is he seems to agree with me, that he is fucking adorable, and so he films himself flatteringly for our delighted consumption. On some I might read this as narcissism -- and heaven forbid an actor be found guilty of narcissism! -- but on him it works, because it's what I want. These are just the world's rules, sorry!
In related news one of the few and far between highlights of the new Halloween movie out tomorrow, which I otherwise made swift evisceration of in my review yesterday, is that Mr. Cummings has a small role in one of its flashbacks! I had to look for highlights where I could find them among its dreck, and Jim popping up in uniform was definitely one of them. Hit the jump for a couple more gifs of him in the Beta trailer, along with its poster...
Oh and see more Jim here: