Sunday, May 9, 2010
Why not carry on celebrating Mother's day into the week, and pick your old mum up a fresh new dvd from 9th St Video? It would really make her day, and make you feel like less of an ingrate! Here are a few choices...
Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe play good vampires in a world of bad vampires, and there are human blood factories like the above, and so on.
Acclaimed Nazis-climbing-a-mountain thriller, looks fantastic and played at Ragtag
It's the end times, and you can expect a ton of Angel ass-kicking. (That's Gabriel in the movie poster, and below that, what Da Vinci thought he looked like.)
EDGE OF DARKNESS
New Mel Gibson flick, wherein someone messes with his stuff and/or family, and he goes about taking a bloody/morally-justified revenge
Great new film from Japan that combines the going-off-to-a-monastery-for-a-while-and-learning-about-onesself trope with the triad-gang-intrigue plotline.
And a double-helping of mid-70s Herzog, from the midst of his highly formal, Caspar David Friedrich-esque period. We've recently received HEART OF GLASS and THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER, and they're both fantastic.
Reviews of both are halfway down this page, and we have all of the other films discussed there (also all really great).
That's a pretty masculine list, so on second thought maybe you should leave your old mum out of this. Feel free to rent as many films as you possibly can though, and have a great week!
Monday, May 3, 2010
Hey! Here's some films. If you want to rent them, you can only come to us. Or else.
From the Director of Chicago comes an update of Fellini's 8 1/2, starring Daniel Day Lewis and a lot of ladies.
Boy, those two look mad at each other, don't they? She must be headed somewhere, with her valise...I wonder if those mismatched kids will fall in love?...
Acclaimed, "divinely orchestrated" Japanese film from Kiyoshi Kurosawa, played at Ragtag
From Romania, the first film from 27 year-old director Cristian Nemescu--and the last, as Cristian's career was cut short by a fatal car accident. Wildly well-reviewed and co-starring the director of 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, this one is not to be missed.
Francis Ford Coppola's newest, starring Vincent Gallo!
A look at what happened to all of the pets displaced by hurricane Katrina
Starring Peter Bogdonavich and Chazz Pallminteri, a film about a down and out doo wop band who bungle a burglary
THE TOOTH FAIRY
Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, a film about a tooth fairy with a twist--before he gives the kids the money, he knocks their teeth out himself!
Hey! Have a great week! Or else.