Friday, November 30, 2007

Brandon's full of it

This just in from a regular reader, a response to Brandon's review of "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead":

You must have lost your mind!!!!!!!
The review you gave for No Country I chalked off as artistic mumbo-jumbo. But we saw Before the Devil Knows You're Dead and left disgusted, sad, and any other adjective associated with despair. Obviously you are into dark and twisted movies. For that I feel sorry for you. Maybe the performances were great and I love Hoffman but the script and message was awful.
My prayer is that movie is a total failure and I tell anyone who will listen or ask, please don't see that movie.
Oh, and I see most movies so I'm not totally illiterate when it comes to that medium of entertainment.
Dianna Jenkins

Monday, November 19, 2007

The violence of the lambs!

Isn't that a great tagline?

It's on the quirky horror flick "Black Sheep." I just caught the trailer on a disk of "1408."

"1408" is OK, a narrow but effective story starring a slightly miscast John Cusack. But the trailer for "Black Sheep" is freakin' hilarious.

I have to see this piece of New Zealand schlock about murderous mutant sheep. It looks so campy, it was like some of those great fake trailers on "Gindhouse."

Monday, November 12, 2007

What Would Jesus Buy?

Matt from Kimball's sent me a screener DVD of this interesting documentary, and I snuck a peek at it before sending it off to Brandon.

The commercialization of Christmas is a subject ripe for documentary. My favorite scenes here involve teen girls discovering for the first time where their clothes, gadgets and bling really come from.

Unfortunately, Rev. Billy, the comic evangelist the film focuses on, is dull and his crusade goes nowhere.