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Monday, May 01, 2006

Movie Monday

Ahh, had the day off — such a rare luxury nowadays.  Went to the movies after yesterday's matinee of "Proof" and enjoyed myself thoroughly.

American Dreamz (2006)
Category: Comedy
Dennis Quaid, Hugh Grant, Willem Dafoe, Mandy Moore, Chris Klein

Not an earth-shattering movie by any means, but a fun romp of a satire on current state of American affairs where even the president is more informed about a show like 'American Idol' than what is actually going on.  Flawless performances by an excellent cast, the movie could perhaps have been darker and edgier in the script department, but it was still my money's worth.

Overnight (2003) DVD
Category: Documentary
This brutal documentary follows the rise and fall of Troy Duffy, creator of one of my fave cult flicks, "The Boondock Saints" (1999).  The film shows Duffy, working as a bartender in LA, being offered the chance to direct his film, a fabulous deal from Miramax, and the chance to also score his flick, and then goes to show that by being a total asshole, Duffy alienates everyone from the Weinsteins to his own brother, and screws up all of his deals.  So for those of you who never knew why the much-anticipated sequel, "Boondock Saints: All Saints Day", never happened.  Like the film's tagline says, "There's more than one way to shoot yourself."

Tags: Movies



Blogger Katja said...

F*** me ! ( I just HAD to start like that, sorry !) :)

I wonder, if I could rent OVERNIGHT here...

p.s. When are we going to get the matching AEQUITAS/VERITAS- tattoos ??? We could do it the next time that you come to Finland ????

May 02, 2006 1:21 PM  
Blogger Anniina said...

F*** A$$! "I feel strangely comfortable with that!"

May 02, 2006 4:16 PM  
Blogger Istanbultaye said...

hmm... i think i just felt something go flying over my head here... (of course i noticed your comments 10 days later and you probably won't go back and see mine :P)

May 06, 2006 2:44 AM  

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