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Carmen Electra sizzles in 'Scary' parody why
B Matt Barrett
The teen-slasher genre comes full-"
circle with the soon-to-be-released
"Scary Movie," a parody of "Scream"
and several other popular slasher-
flicks of the late '90s, many of which
ere rip-offs/homages/parodies of the
lasher flicks of the'80s. Confused?
dding to the fun is the fact that
s ry Movie" was the original title of
cream," the film which kick-started
he renewed interest in hip-horror
ilms with its 1996 release.
None of this seems to faze "Scary
ovie" co-star Carmen Electra, who
eels as if she was destined to partici-The ladies of 'Scary Movie' just hangin' out. W
ate in the film. "When I got the fun to work on. A lot of cool special
cript, I just kind of knew that this role effects too."
as for me, just because of the way As a long time fan of the Wayans
hat it was written and some of the broties and their work, Electra had
umor in it. I thought I would be sort no trouble hitting it off on the set with
f the perfect person to throw inscthe the film's director, Keenen Ivory
0 ... and when I got the part I was Wayans. "I love comedy, I just think if
ust really excited," Electra said. "It ' you can work on a scene and laugh
'as just a pleasure to do - so n ch and have a good time, it's the best, it's
mo ovefow drowns
DRE's 'RisMg. Tide'
Listen to a so-called "modern Like SDRE's earlier studio efforts,
ock" radio station for even a few "Tide" is chock-full of the wounded-
minutes and you can't help but won- heart' meditation and lush songcraft
der why so many that have placed SDRE at the top of
bands are front- the emo heap and garnered the
Grade: C+ ed by bad poets, acclaim of lost souls everywhere.
Sunny Day wannabe Byrons Like so many emo bands, SDRE is
who will stop at a bit of an acquired taste. Fans of
Real Estate nothing to show mainstream rock will be put off by
The Rising Tide you howf<,htytyed the relative hookless-ness of
Time Bomb Records profound' they "Tide"'s eleven songs and SDRE are
Reviewed by are. Thanks to in desperate need of a sense of
WDaily Arts Editor the Goo Goo humor. If, in fact, SDRE were put on
Christian Hoard Dolls and trial by the Indie Rockers, Stephen
Matchbox 2Q Malkmus would doubtless mark
lone, the airwaves are filled wi'd Enigk's lyrics as Exhibit A for the
tough melodrama and high school Prosecution: "Killed By an Angel"
oct schlock to fill three or four kicks off the dsg'with the lines
ssues of the literary mag put out by "Welcome to the lonesome world of
hat Goth kid you used to know. It's Abel / Where every brother's knife is
ownright tempting, in fact, to set to slay you" and "One" sports as
lare that all of the good bands its tag-line "Everyone and everyone
gone underground and that the and in the end we all are one."
attile lines are drawn, with high Hmmm.
oinance and ham-fisted hooks pitted In his defense, Enigk did recently
gainst artfulness and irony. convert to Christianity (Jesus-freaks
It's not quite that simple, of
ourse. Indie-rock irony has grown
iresome and at times downright nar-
:issistic, and even us elitist rock crit-
c types like to believe that the low-
st common denominator isn't Academic couple see
lways so bad. What's more, a num-
er of "emo" bands have shown that
on and deep feeling don't nec- EGG DONOR
ssarily spell disaster, and that you
an be something other than a smar-
ass or a boy band and still succeed for reputable East Co
towadays. candidate conpensat
Sunny Day Real Estate is one of Outstanding SATs, da
he mre nflental moands o
avem in the last decade, and or taller, lean/athleticI
The Rising Tide," proves that unex- motivation along w/ a
ected popularity and lineup and photo to: POB 22, We
& Ihanges haven't had much of
I ect on the Seattle trio's M.O. of l
Id All serious replies am.
den from dishing out specifics on the
story. And although Electra was
unable to divulge her exact character,
she did mention that she appears in the
movie's opening scene, soimething
which doesn't bode well for her being
around come climax time.
Along with her acting duties on the
big screen, Electra has kept busy
working on a television pilot slated to
be paired up with "VIP" sometime in
the near future. "I just got a new tele-
vision series with Sony, the name of
the series is 'Electra's Guy,' so I'm
excited," Electra said. According to
Electra, the show contains "a lot of
action, a lot of bombs going off, a lot
of fighting, and a little bit of comedy."
When asked to cite her sources for
inspiration, Electra mentioned Prince
and old movie stars. "I loved the fact
that they sing and dance and act. I
think that's cool," Electra, said, and
added that she's interested in appear-
ing in a musical sometime down the
road. In the future, Electra would also
like to share the screen with Leonardo
Nho will survive and what will be left of them?
the best way to work, and working
with Keenan we were laughing the
whole time. The movie's so funny. It's
sexy, it's funny, it's scary, it's a great
combination and I think it's going to
be a great summer movie."
As is the case with most horror
films, the plot is being kept under
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DiCaprio and Brad Pitt because
"they're extremely hot guys, I think
every female actress would love to
work with either of them"
But until that day comes, she'll have
to stay satisfied with scaring addi-
ences across the country.
And in case you're keeping score at
home or just to save you the phone
call, Carmen's favorite scary movie is
"The E nric
not being known for their senses of
humor), and the photo of the
Renais ancta angel that adorns the
album' cove; hints at moments of
striking (though all too infrequent)
beauty that lie within. The gentle,
Radiohead-inspired lilt of "The
Ocean" nbarly justifies its crappy,
Yanni-inspired title, and the breezy
atmospherics of the title track evoke
more pathos than do most of Enigk's
dInt ultinat'l y, listening to "The
Rising Tide" is like visiting a dark
fantasyland that would be a whole
for nicer you were allowed to smirk
without fear of ietribution from the
arbiters of emotional overspill.
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