THIS WEEK IN THEATRES...
* Choke, a limp and hateful adaptation of a Chuck Palahniuk novel, starring Sam Rockwell as the whiny snot who still wants his mommy and takes his abandonment issues out on everyone around him, particularly the everyone of the "female" variety. Aggressive, regressive, and boring.
Too bad that Choke and The Women didn't come out at the same time, because then the dudes who will be inclined to write me and tell me I am a gender traitor (which they will use the code word "pussy" for) would be really confused.
THIS WEEK IN DVD REVIEWS...
Of course, many of my readers are confused already, hence the following letter, where I think the correspondent's bong hit kicked in before he got all the way through his thought processes:
Your review of The Godfather - The Coppola Restoration Giftset...complete crap...there is so much smaltz in these movies I am ready to reach...[signed] donddv
Well, while he reaches for whatever he reaches for, you can reach for my review...
* The Godfather - The Coppola Restoration Giftset, wherein Francis Ford Coppola undertakes a big clean-up job for his legendary trilogy.
* Aki Kaurismäki's Proletariat Trilogy - Eclipse Series 12, three dark pseudo-comedies from the quirky Finnish director. (Also at Criterion Confessions.)
* An Autumn Afternoon - Criterion Collection, the final film of Yasujiro Ozu. (Also at Criterion Confessions.)
* Keane Curate a Night for War Child, a charity concert with Keane, Lily Allen, Pet Shop Boys, the Magic Numbers, and a few more.
* Kraftwerk & the Electronic Revolution, an exhaustive but somewhat dull (read: short on music) documentary about the German band and the scene that birthed them.
* Leatherheads, George Clooney's attempt at a screwball football romantic comedy.
Current Soundtrack: Gaylan Ladd, "Her Loving Way;" The Killers, "Human;" the Raveonettes, Sometimes They Drop By EP
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