Tuesday, January 22, 2008

House of Eternity to star Geoff Tate and Candice Night

Here's some particularly bad news for anyone who likes good music and/or good movies: Geoff Tate (of Queensrÿche) and Candice Night (of Blackmore's Night) will make their acting debuts together in House of Eternity. After hearing recent releases from both of them, the movie theater will feel like a house of eternity unless they can both act better than they can rock. I'm guessing there won't be much improvement, but at least they can't be much worse. I am surprised that Geoff Tate's contract doesn't require that the movie be renamed Höüse öf Ëtërnïty.

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17 Comments:

Blogger taotechuck said...

Hölÿ cräp! Thät's grëät nëws, Böb!

4:14 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

To quote Smashing Pumpkins, "Today
is the greatest," because after seeing this crap, it couldn't get any worse!!

8:53 PM  
Blogger Rhodeislandrock said...

I can't imagine either acting, especially Candice Night. Her performance on the latest Blackmore's Night DVD, Paris Moon, is awful. Absolutely no stage presence at all!

If you go to the movie website, click the logo at the bottom right for Fires Of Midnight Productions. Does the name look familiar? It should because one of the company's partners is Blackmore's Night, who do soundtrack development, scoring, & sound design.

Now we know how Candice got her role and her spot on the soundtrack!

Steve
Heavy Metal Addiction

12:05 AM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

Good detective work there Steve. That certainly explains a lot about what she's doing in the movie. Now we just have to find out how Geoff Tate landed a role.

12:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To be able to rock through the 80's, 90, and beyond is farther than most rock bands can claim. Queensryche never got into drugs which is usually the ultimate downfall of alot of rock bands. They must be doing something right. They have experimented with different sounding albums which have been very successfull. Now having the singer Geoff Tate to have a film debut, even better. It doesn't matter if he is as good as Brad Pitt, at least he has the balls to try. Good luck Geoff!

9:35 AM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

Staying off drugs might make him a good guy, but it doesn't make that crap he's released good. I admit that Operation: Mindcrime seemed cool when I first heard it, but both the concept and the music wore very thin. And that's above and beyond Queensrÿche's best album. That covers album they did last year sounded like they played songs they didn't know or like. After years of pretending to be a good musician (which I know technically he is, but that doesn't always translate into actually being good as we all know), he would now like to try his hand at acting and we should be happy? I don't think so.

Your comment should have ended, "Good lück, Geoff!"

9:51 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Geoff Tate seems to talk more seriously about his music in recent years. Unfortunately the music has gotten worse over the years so he is obviously doing more talking than trying to write good songs. He certainly thinks the Operation Mindcrime albums have good stories even though they are really just kind of over dramatic crap. I think he would be a big ham as an actor. Candice Night would probably just be ditzy and silly whether the part calls for that or not.

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Bowgie said...

I CAN'T WAIT!!!! Geoff is going to ROCK! And Candice Night is burning hot. I heard they are going to play a couple in the movie.

9:27 AM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

If Geoff does in fact rock, that would be more new territory for him.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous SmarterThanYou said...

Who cares about Candice Night? And for that matter, who cares about Geoff Tate anymore? I doubt this movie even gets released.

12:35 AM  
Anonymous Newsagent said...

In doing research for a news article on the House of Eternity movie, I came across this website.

After reading the majority of the comments (negative) posted, I am compelled to say that all of you antagonistic cynics sound a bunch of jealous, unsuccessful, imbecilic losers who probably don't even have jobs to occupy your obviously abundant free time that is spent wallowing in your own pool of manure while tossing around bitter comments.

Perhaps one of you should step up and try landing a part in the movie... As a matter of fact, why don’t all of you submit resumes, which obviously must be filled with quite the impressive list of acting credentials accredited to your names, subsequently giving you license to critique and try out for a part?

Once you do that, then your comments will actually carry some amount of credibility.

Until then... Trash-talkers like you are all the same and make me want to vomit.

- Herald Newsagent

11:02 AM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

Mr. Newsagent, I'm quite sure that you vomiting will be far more entertaining than Geoff Tate's acting (or his last album for that matter).

12:48 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Wow, Newsagent sure told us. I guess I have choice left but to go and wallow in a pool of my own manure. Although I am sure it will stink a whole lot less than this "film".

2:49 PM  
Blogger taotechuck said...

Herald's comment was well-written, and his appreciation of spelling and grammar brings a smile to my face. He obviously understands the beauty of the written word, and in a world of poorly formed blog comments, I thank him.

His comment is not without flaws, though. His unwillingness to put the "é" in "résumé" is disappointing, especially given that the authors of this blog take great care to include the linguistically challenged umlauts in "Queensrÿche." Despite his fantastic use of adjectives, the extremely long sentence in his second paragraph is awkward. Additionally, as a "news agent" who has been hired to write a "news article" on the House of Eternity movie, I would expect him to know that movie titles are always italicized. Nothing gets you on an editor's good side like a keen eye for the subtle points of proofreading, Herald!

As for the substance of his comment, I fear our collective cynicism made him petty and bitter. 'Tis a shame that we cannot gleefully rally 'round Mr. Tate's foray into acting, but his questionable work in other areas of entertainment leads one to wonder, "Shouldn't Geoff Tate be working on writing good songs instead of acting?"

All in all, Herald's comment is entertaining but small-minded and shortsighted. The fact that he talked trash as he called us trash-talkers is hypocritical, and it suggests a manipulative passive-aggression that he might want to discuss with a therapist.

I give Herald's comment a 5/10, and it only scored that high because he obviously loves the English language.

(Oh, and for what it's worth, one of the people who posted comments here acted in a movie that won several awards at Sundance a few years ago. I'm just saying.)

6:35 PM  
Anonymous SmarterThanYou said...

One wonders what sort of "research" need be done for a "news article" on a movie that only exists on its own promotional website (granted, it is a very cool website). There is no listing for this "House of Eternity" on IMDB, barely a mention of the project on the Queensrÿche website, and only a few off the cuff remarks by Tate in two interviews that I could find (yes, I took it upon myself to do some "research" on the "movie" after reading your post - just to see what sort of "news article" one might write) in which he described his part as "the villain" and his job is "to kill people".

Wow.
He's the villain. And he kills people.
Riveting.

Then again, maybe it's not out of his league. Afterall, he managed to kill Queensrÿche with his shoddy songwriting. And Candice Night managed to kill Richie Blackmore's ability to rock.

Beyond that, I take issue with Newsagent's statement to "step up and try landing a part in the movie" in order to give us "license to critique" and lend our comments "some amount of credibility". To this I must say...

Feh.

How would proffering our professional selves to the ministrations of a two-bit "production company" make our statements more worthwhile in anyone's eyes? How does that make sense? One does not need to be an actor to recognize bad acting, or a screenwriter to recognize a poorly written script.

You sound, Newsagent, like a very insecure person (perhaps it's penis size?), who masquerades beneath the guise of righteously defending a movie you are writing a "news article" on (which I find odd in itself - why do you feel the need to explain how you came to this site? Why would we care? Did you seek to impress us with your alleged credentials? Or is it something else? ...Geoff is that you?) but really you lash out in vitriolic anger (which I find odd as well - why so angry? Are you writing an editorial on the movie? Or do you feel compelled to defend so, ahem, valiantly, every subject of your "news articles", ahem. Or is it something else? ...Geoff is that you? Or one of the filmmakers perhaps?) and then, having said your own "antagonistic" and "cynical" piece, you skülk away.

Alas, I welcome you to respond, but I somehow doubt it will be a civil response.

Or worthwhile.

6:09 AM  
Blogger taotechuck said...

Smarter, I think I löve you.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Geoff Tate is one of the best singers, if not THE BEST singer to date. His ability to sing the way he does still gives me chills and YES I would travel and DO travel to watch him and his shows. As far as his acting ability....it can only get better! Everything he touches turns to gold! Love him!

12:38 AM  

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