Movie Meltdown: Dougie’s Cut: A Notting Hill Tale
This week we are coming to you “live” from the Lexington Comic & Toy Convention as we sit down with Doug Jones to discuss not just monsters and aliens, but also his Sofa Theater pick – Notting Hill. As well as hearing his stories about just being on-stage at the Oscars the week before with his Academy Award-winning film The Shape of Water!
And while we realize that a guy with a giant moon head, is the coolest thing we’ve ever seen, we also mention… Chuck Norris, Happy Death Day, both versions of It, Daniel Moder, Nosferatu, Lovecraftian, Tanzanite circled in diamonds, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Before I Fall, being on the Academy Awards, Rhys Ifans, slasher fun, Charles Aznavour, about to go up onto the ship and talk to Steven Spielberg, McDonald’s, on the world’s stage, if you’re singing to me… I don’t care how long it is, life imitated art, horses and Henry James, wearing Armani, my funny Julia Roberts story that not many people know, Emily Mortimer, she was just getting over spinal meningitis, that’s what you look for in a pirate, drive-thru dollar menu, Emily Perkins, one of the elder gods, Rita Hayworth, giving John Hawkes a pep talk, Downton Abbey, so I put on this grinding music… and I start stripping, inner cleanliness, Golden Globes, a guy with a gun on his side, whether you want the character build or not, how disturbingly things have changed just since 1999, Groundhog Day, I could put my legs behind my head and perpetual befuddlement.
Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for Notting Hill and some basic spoilers for Happy Death Day and possibly for the end of Mahogany as well. You have been warned!
“But I’ve got more press this year then ever in my life… I’ve probably have done more press and more profile pieces in like Indiewire, Buzzfeed, New York Times, LA Times… with my own face showing. So I’ve gotten more face recognition this year than in all my 30 years combined! So that’s making it a bit more crazy to walk through a crowd…”