Friday, March 5, 2010

Alpha and Sock Team Up For A Movie


A very special event has happened. Alan Tudyk (recently seen as Alpha in Dollhouse and famously of the Firefly series) and Tyler Labine (well loved for his character Sock from Reaper) have teamed up to star in the slasher-comedy Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. So far, this has only been at Sundance, but if it’s as good as it looks, it should be given a wide release in the near future. Even if it doesn’t, look for it on DVD because it’s going to be good. For fans familiar with the television exploits of these actors, this is fantastic news. The film features two hillbilly-esque buddies who are mistaken for killers on their backwoods vacation.

These two are much underappreciated actors who have mostly played bit parts and secondary roles in television series, with the exception of Tyler Labine who is now the lead in the new comedy series Sons of Tucson. These two seemed very unlikely to be movie leads, let alone paired together in one, but they did and it’s the pairing you could hope for. It is shocking when you see them together in the movie trailer, but they are the perfect choice for what seems like one of the best comedies of the year. It looks like a silly mix of Shaun of the Dead comedic horror but instead of Shaun and company running from Zombies you have a group of young people running from Alan Tudyk. If anyone is at all a fan of these two actors, this movie is one that has to be seen.

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