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This Week’s New Releases
This week’s new releases feature one movie that couldn’t find an audience when it played in theatres, even though it has some of Hollywood’s biggest stars in it, and some movies that you should avoid unless you like what you read on the box. But remember, you can’t judge a movie by it’s cover!
Or it’s under-cover…
CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND is supposed to be based on the memoirs of game-show creator-host Chuck Barris, the man responsible for The Newlywed Game and The Gong Show.
This movie doesn’t only cover Barris’s television career, but also his exploits as a government assassin.
Yes, you heard me right. TV Game show guy Chuck Barris claims to have been an assassin for the U.S. Government. In real life that claim is unsubstantiated, but has also not been disproved, so while watching the movie you can believe what you want. I believe him, it made the film more fun!
Sam Rockwell from the upcoming film MATCHSTICK MEN stars as Barris, while a trio of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts and George Clooney – who also directed – round out the cast. Plus there are some great cameos that I won’t tell you about. I just don’t want to ruin the surprise!
There are no surprises in MALIBU’S MOST WANTED, THE CORE or BULLETPROOF MONK. If you like what you read on the box for these films then rent them. But remember, you can’t judge a movie by it’s cover!
I have to admit that I’m not sure what to tell you about VIEW FROM THE TOP. Gwyneth Paltrow from SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE stars as a young woman who aspires to become a flight attendant in this film that is neither funny, nor dramatic. Even though I’ve watched it twice I still don’t know if it wants to be a comedy or a drama. So I don’t know what to tell you. I will say this, if it is supposed to be a comedy, even the comedy of AUSTIN POWERS star Mike Myers didn’t make me laugh.
Two of my favourite TV series have DVD box sets now available: The animation series THE FAMILY GUY offers SEASON 3 in a Box Set and Tommy Douglas’ grandson Kiefer Sutherland stars in Season Two of 24. With the season debut of 24 set for October 28th, this release gives you penty of time to catch all of the twists and turns on the best drama that is on TV right now.
Coming next week…
Anger Management – A calm man faces anger management with a dysfunctional therapist (Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, Marisa Tomei)
Confidence – A con man must pull off a scam for the mob. (Edwards Burns, Rachel Weisz, Andy Garcia, Dustin Hoffman).
Enjoy the movies and I’ll see you on the couch!