My DVD/Blu-Ray Pick
Memento – its the 10th anniversary of Christopher Nolan‘s mindf*ck askewed time thriller Memento. In fact it was on TV over the weekend and I watched almost the whole thing. I forgot how truly great it was. Definitely one of my all time favorite movies. This was back when nobody knew who Nolan was. There was no Batman claim to fame. Actually there wasn’t much in his filmography except a movie called Following that barely anyone saw. His greatness shined through even back then though. If you haven’t seen it, now’s your chance to own it on Blu Ray. Guy Pearce has short term memory loss after his wife is killed and he has his head smashed in which causes brain damage. So he dedicates his life to tracking down the killer, tattooing information on his body and carrying around notes so he doesn’t forget. Then its all summed up with a twist at the end. Genius flick.
My Theater Pick
Hall Pass – the Farrelly Brothers are legends in the world of comedy movies. Breaking onto the scene with Dumb & Dumber in 1994, a favorite on a lot of people’s lists of all time best comedies. They also directed a big hit in There’s Something About Mary. But they’ve also had a lot of mixed reviews with material like Stuck On You, Shallow Hal, The Heartbreak Kid among other things. I’ve always enjoyed their movies, pretty much all of them. Their new flick Hall Pass looks like a return to greatness. Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis star as sex-obsessed married men who are given a week off of marriage to do whatever they want. Lots of supporting characters and cameos that should make for a laugh riot. I’m on the hype train, actually going to an early screening tomorrow. Could be a contender for best comedy of 2011.
Box Office Results
Liam Neeson kicked ass in Taken and now he’s kicking more ass in Unknown, scoring over $20 million at the box office this past weekend. DJ Caruso‘s latest I Am Number Four was right behind it with $19.5 million, while the third Big Momma movie rounded out the Top 5.
Also coming out in stores this week is Due Date, Get Low, Mesrine: Killer Instinct and Nurse Jackie Season 2.
Also coming out in theaters this weekend is Nicolas Cage‘s latest disaster called Drive Angry, which was shot in 3D and also stars the hot ass Amber Heard.