Anybody else see the Dark Knight yet? Oh. About 15 million of you have? Nifty. For the rest of you, don't worry. No spoilers here.
I know that everybody is talking about Heath Ledger and his amazing performance (and rightly so), but I've been extremely surprised that nobody has brought up the terrific job done by none other than "Brat Pack" member, Anthony Michael Hall.
Since most of you haven't seen Anthony Michael Hall since the last time Weird Science was on USA "Up All Night", I can certainly understand not recognizing him as the tabloid-esque news reporter in the Dark Knight. But he was there.
You do remember Weird Science I hope? Probably the best part of Weird Science was the sweet theme song that was made for it by the band Oingo Boingo. Here's a refresher. I apologize in advance for getting this song stuck in your head for the rest of today.
I know what you're thinking. "Who was the lead singer in that video? Methinks he made me wet my pants a little." Well that is none other than the talented and versatile Mr. Danny Elfman. You know, the guy who wrote the theme song for The Simpsons and the 1989 Batman movie? And Beetlejuice, and Edward Scissorhands, and pretty much anything directed by Tim Burton. That guy.
Apparently before Danny Elfman was writing creepy music for Tim Burton he was the creepy front man for Oingo Boingo. And sometime before they "hit it big" with Weird Science, they put out this music video.
To be honest after that I'm surprised they didn't lock the guy up. Then again, maybe they did. I don't suppose there are any rules about being nominated for Oscars while in prison. (Big Fish, Good Will Hunting, and Men in Black).
Surprisingly, no nominations for "Little Girls." Maybe next time Danny.