Ah, the reunion movie is back. I’ll admit to being kind of a sucker for reunion movies, although there’s not usually enough violence in them for my tastes. Where is the murder mystery reunion movie? I am dying to see that. I guess that just means I’ll have to write it.
Not sure how I feel about this one. It is, at best, a rental. I have absolutely no interest at all in Channing Tatum’s old girlfriend meets new girlfriend storyline, and I’m a bit concerned that this is going to head into the full-out schmaltz category. But there were some funny lines in there, and it’s a pretty decent cast, so, you know. Maybe.
This looks bizarrely charming, and I can’t wait to see it. I’m a huge In Bruges fan, so I’m happy to see Martin McDonagh team up with Colin Farrell again. Also, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abby Cornish, Zeljko Ivanek, and Tom Waits? Hells to the yes. Besides, this?
“An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind?”
“No, it doesn’t. There will be one guy left with one eye. How’s the last blind guy going to take out the eye of the last guy left?”
I have an ongoing list of books that I should have read called “Making Up For Your Particularly Shitty American Education.” I have just added Great Expectations to that list. (Also Oliver Twist. And Bleak House.) That being said, I’ve had the basic storyline explained to me (and with stuffed animal props, no less) and I must say that I have very little interest in the story, particularly this version despite the general awesomeness of Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, and Wolf Suite, Pt. 1 (which I love). Everyone seems excruciatingly annoying, particularly the girl. I think I’d rather try out the recent BBC version, if this is anything to go by. (Warning: it has spoilers. Also, Gillian Anderson is AWESOME.)
And finally . . . Deadfall
You know, I need to watch more Eric Bana movies. He’s supposed to be this great actor, but the only thing I’ve really seen him in is Star Trek, and I think he’s easily the weakest link in that movie. (I’ve also some of Troy, but he wasn’t in the parts I saw, and I have the sneaking suspicion that nobody’s talent should be based on that movie, anyway.)
Still, I’m not sure this is the film that’s going to turn me around. Again, we’ve got a decent enough cast here — it’s certainly been awhile since I’ve seen Sissy Spacek — and there are some crime suspenseful thriller things that I like, but I watch this trailer and I get the feeling that I’m going to spend two hours with unlikable people doing unlikable things to one another and have no one to root for.
Maybe Sissy Spacek.