The Blacklist: Season One – One of my favorite TV shows from last year with the best anti-hero to be drawn on TV in a very long time. Spader is aces in this and if you haven’t checked this series out, now’s your chance.
Breathe In – Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones and Amy Ryan star in Drake Doremus’ improv-styled story of a foreign exchange student (Jones) who enters into a family’s home and proceeds to ransack it. I’m a fan of Like Crazy, so I’ll check this one out as well.
Filth – Irvine Welsh. James McAvoy. Imogen Poots. I don’t care what the film’s about - I’m in.
Frankie & Alice – This Halle Berry film has been out there for-ever. I remember seeing the trailer and going, “Huh? That looks okay.” It still does, but jeez, it’s taken a long time to come out. Berry has so-called multiple personalities and with the help of Stellan Skarsgård, tries to gain control. Screams Academy Award bait. I’ll bite.
Hateship Loveship – Kristen Wiig, Hailee Steinfeld, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Nick Nolte star in an indie love story (kinda) about a quiet caretaker (Wiig) who becomes the butt of an elaborate joke and how that all plays out for her - good and bad. Based on a short story by Alice Munro.
A Haunted House 2 – Cough. Uhm, yeah. I got nothing.
Locke – This one looks awesome. Tom Hardy drives while dealing with his life via phone. To say I’d watch Hardy read a phone book pretty much defines this film, so, hell yeah.
Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 3 – Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!
Motel Hell – I don’t care what you say, this film is great. Funny horror before there really was a such a thing. And this film’s existence beget the greatest magazine cover ever. Fangoria #9.
Muppets Most Wanted – I’m over this reboot. If you want your kids to enjoy the Muppets, get the first film and the TV series.
Rage – Nicolas Cage seeks revenge for his kidnapped daughter. I’m pretty sure this sums up a few Nic Cage movies, but this is a new one. Maybe we can call this the Russian one. Because there are Russians in it this time.
The Railway Man – Based on the novel of the same name, Colin Firth is a man who was a Japanese POW during WWII and years later, learns that one of his captors escaped conviction and goes after him himself. Nicole Kidman plays his wife and Stellan Skarsgård, his best friend who help and support him on his quest.
What I tell you – so many great titles this week. I have no idea how I’m going to watch it all, and pay for all of it. I need a second job. Well, while I look for additional work, you can pick a few of the above and join me in spinning these discs!
– Todd Doogan