Whoa! I came to the realization on Sunday that we’re 21! Twenty-friggin-one! It just kind of snuck up on me that 21 years ago we first opened our doors to the public. What a long strange, but great, trip it’s been. It’s quite amazing and I thank my lucky stars that I’ve been able to do this for so long. We’ve met some wonderful (and not-so-wonderful) people along the way, both as customers and staff. And that’s been the best part of this job, the people. Sure we have an incredible selection of films but it’s the getting to know some of you fabulous folks that made this trip so special. We’ve had many ups and downs along the way but the ups by far outweigh the downs. Here’s to 21 more years!
Note – I’ll be taking a break from the newsletter for the next couple of weeks. I hope that y’all can get by without me!
Elle – Controversial (what else would you expect from Paul Verhoeven and Isabelle Huppert?) about a woman who’s viciously attacked in her home and sets out to find the sleaze-bag POS responsible. But it doesn’t end there. I watched this the other night and while I thought it was a damn good film and she is amazing in it, I am still unsure how I feel about it. Check it out if you dare and see what you think?
Eyes of My Mother – Cool-looking intense horror film about a lonely young woman who, after tragedy strikes her family, is consumed by her deepest, darkest, nastiest desires. Filmed in lovely black and white. Sounds pretty much perfect!
Fences – Big time acting from Denzel and Viola Davis highlight this stage to screen adaptation about a working class fella (I can only assume that he makes fences of some sort, unless “fences” is symbolic of his life and the relationships he builds with family and friends?) trying to raise his family in NY of the 1950s. On Blu Ray at the moment, DVDs should be here soon.
Jackie – Natalie Portman is Jackie Kennedy in the days following the assassination of her husband (JFK) in this bio-pic from the director of No, The Club and Tony Manero. Heard good things.
Moana – Lovely animated fare about a feisty Chieftain’s daughter in ancient Polynesia who fights a terrible curse that’s been foisted upon her island.
Passengers – Two extremely good-looking actors wake up out of frozen cryogenic sleep on a spaceship 90 years too early! What are they going to do to pass the time? Well, besides that.
People vs Fritz Bauer – Intense drama about the dude who tracked down notorious Nazi Adolph Eichmann and brought him to justice. Go Nazi hunters!
Windy City Heat – Insanely hilarious movie (from what I’ve been told by quite reliable sources) from Bobcat Goldthwait follows a guy who thinks he’s making an awesome movie but what he doesn’t know is that it’s all a ruse. Sucker. Stars the likes of Jimmy Kimmel, Carson Daly and other funny lads.
Coming Soon! (over the next few weeks)
Autopsy of Jane Doe
Fire at Sea
In Dubious Battle
Live by Night
Master of None S1
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Planet Earth II
Recently Viewed and Recommended
Windy City Heat
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Under the Shadow
Train to Busan
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That’s it for this week, folks. I’ll be back all fresh and full of words in a few weeks. Stay warm, stay dry and remember, keep watching.
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