Hey, hey, everyone,
Another week, another reason to spend your hard earned cash. Highlights of this week are Nightcrawler and 101 Dalmatians, though a couple others worth checking out (and even more to probably avoid).
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My daughter keeps seeing the ad for this and flipping out. Guess who is buying it. Hey, we’ll get our first sale from the DVD column now!
Steve Carell forces his son Alexander to wrestle and then shoots him when he loses. Or maybe I’m mixing this up with another movie.
Thomas Dekker (from the 2010 Nightmare on Elm Street) teams up with Robert Englund in this horror film involving curing people’s phobias by using some kind of invention. Seems like a possible Toxic Fletch review for the future…
A Swedish drama involving a family and an avalanche. Some pretty solid buzz around this one.
Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb, this film stars Jeremy Renner as Webb, who faces a smear campaign that almost drives him to suicide after he exposes the CIA’s shenanigans in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing coke (not the bottled stuff, the sniffy stuff).
By the description of the film, I would probably never watch it. But I heard more about it while preparing for our Sam Rockwell episode and it seems like at the least it will have a solid performance by Sam.
This one is probably a punch to the gut type movie. It follows the story of a Cambodian Chinese mother whose son dies and she is approached by a man she’s never met who ends up being her son’s boyfriend. This is the first feature film by director Hong Khaou and stars Ben Whishaw (Q from the current James Bond movies).
Seems like one to watch.
Detective Dee said this: Overall a very recommendable movie that is a little rough around the edges, elevated by the brilliant performance of its lead.
And Zod said this: I had no vested interest in anything starring Jake Gyllenhal, but Nightcrawler is the perfect example of a movie taking you by total surprise. Smart, steady performances and a razor sharp script laced with wicked pronouncements and sobering revelations make this a keeper- eye and ears open during Oscar season!
Never got into this series so not much to say about it. This is the season 6 set so if you like the series, you’ll buy it. And if not, maybe start by buying season 1 first. Seems like the logical move there.
HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand about a New England town filled with adultery, crime and other bad shit. Not done by the Coens, though it sounds right up their alley.
The cover of this DVD looks so fucking terrible … but Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito, Titus Welliver, Michael Eklund… maybe it could be okay.
Basically, a dude plays poker with cops, hears their stories and must use that experience to help him escape a pyschopath who captures him and locks him in the basement.
Don’t look at me that way!
I said maybe, alright?
The Spierig Brothers (Daybreakers) bring us a flick about Ethan Hawke traveling through time to pursue criminals. I’ll check it out.
Jon Stewart’s directorial debut. It’s a feel-good story about a journalist tortured by Iranians.
Crime thriller about a drug kingpin obsessed with a girl, who dies, and two dudes try to fool him with a … lookalike. It stars Justin Long and Gillian Jacobs – who once played Carl’s wife on Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Nick Nightly’s birthday was a few days ago. He didn’t specifically say he wanted this, but he does love zombies. So maybe get this for him.