Selma Blair, and Oh Yeah...Hellboy 2
Like Bogey, but With a Really Big Fist
By A. O. SCOTT
Mr. Perlman, painted bright red and outfitted with sawed-off horns and an extra-large fist, is happy to ignore the trappings of digital-era cinematic splendor and act like the cigar-chomping hero of an old black-and-white B picture. The script (and the comics by Mike Mignola that are the movies’ source) may identify the character as a demon exiled from the underworld, but as a movie archetype Hellboy is more like the gruff sergeant or the cynical gumshoe, with a soft heart, naturally, beating under the hard shell. In Mr. Perlman’s performance you catch glimpses of Bogey and Lee Marvin and hints of Robert Mitchum and George Kennedy, all blended with devilish glee and disarmingly sexy sincerity.
It's got to be one helluva performance to get compared to Bogey, Lee Marvin, and Mitchum all in the same sentence!
Of course, there is promotion like crazy for this, and this pic has been in my head all week:
Selma Blair on The Tonight Show looking FANTASTIC! I don't know where to look: Her eyes, her face, that dress (WOW!), or those crazy sexy shoes!
More of these pics (and rude comments too!) over at The Bastardly - So I thought I'd share that with you.