I remember as a kid listening to someone sing 100 bottles of beer on the wall. Always thinking to myself, what a stupid song. The only way anyone would ever finish it is if they drank 100 bottles of beer to begin with. Then the song would be 100 bottles of beer on the floor... and we won't even discuss the amount of urine. I imagine this scene with a big sign over head: WELCOME TO THE SOUTH.
Shutter Island: Is it just me or should Ben Kingsley just stop acting and become a rap star. Let's be honest the man was born for it. You put him and Leo in a two-act, Leo obviously the pop ballad lead in, and you're on to something (a new career). Then again, both are so fine of actors I can't help but love them, even in their most dreadful films. Thank god Shutter Island wasn't one. In fact it's one of the better films this year. My Review
From Paris With Love: To You With Hate. You've gotta hate it when they cut down film titles to try and make them edgy/cool. I'm not sure the trailers went 5 seconds without one horrible pun after another. So much so, that even a movie that looks as comically bad, and distracting, as this can't inspire me to rent it. I might still, but don't hold your breath. No, seriously, don't, you do need to breath every once in a while.
Other Releases: The Cry of the Owl (PADDY CONSIDINE!!!), Coach, Monty Python: Not the Messiah, 180 South, Shinjuku Incident
Caddyshack (Blu-Ray): Not really the kind of film that getting the blu-ray treatment is a big deal, but how can one not love this movie? Well, lots of ways, but hey I love me some Rodney Dangerfield, so all is well with the world.
The Illusionist (Blu-Ray): Perhaps the greatest misfortune of The Illusionist is that it's a movie about magic that came out the same year as The Prestige. Unfortunately being lost in the shuffle along the way. Still it's a more than capable film, with a great final trick, and solid romance to hold it together.
Not much else coming out worthy of note, be sure to check out your stores as always, and happy shopping!
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T2 TRAINSPOTTING - Choose to remember. Choose to forget. Choose to know when it's best to do which.