Down by Law (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
I started watching this yesterday, hoping to finish it before today’s post, but no dice. Right now the redesign is running my life, but I’m excited to see what most people seem to consider Jim Jarmusch’s second best film behind Stranger than Paradise, which I also haven’t seen. Personally, Mystery Train is my favorite Jarmusch as most of his films have never really spoke to me, but after Mystery Train (which I reviewed here) I got a strong urge to look a little farther back in his catalog and Down by Law was definitely near the top of the list of must sees.
Lockout is finally where it belongs. This is a perfect direct-to-video title that somehow found its way into theaters. This is disposable entertainment with a fun lead performance by Guy Pearce. Give it a once over, have fun, laugh and forget about it.
Friends with Kids
This is a good film with a terrible ending, which is made worse by how much it goes against everything writer/director/star Jennifer Westfeldt built leading up to it. However, I think you should give it a look. The ending will bother you, but you’ll enjoy yourself overall.
The Three Stooges
The critics that did see this were torn, some really liked it, others not so much. Not being a Stooges fan, I have no interest. You?
Get the Gringo
I reviewed it and it resulted in one of the stranger comment threads ever on this site. As for the film itself, like Lockout, it’s at home on video.
Eh, another title I have no interest in and it’s not the last on the board this week. This just looked like another generic thriller and based on how it was dumped into theaters and quickly removed I have to assume I have the right read. It could be decent, but hardly anything you need to rush to see.
Casa de Mi Padre
I do want to see this, but I am going to need to find some free time where I have absolutely nothing else to watch before I do.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Here we have a film where I was convinced the third act was written by someone else. It’s almost as if Simon Beaufoy printed out his draft and some 10-year-old stole the last 30 pages and rewrote them in Crayon and no one noticed. Too bad, it had a lot of potential.