Drama Rod Lott
Composer Jack McKenzie (David Arquette, Scream 4)
is not at his best. His career has tanked due to sobriety issues
stemming from an auto accident that killed one of his two children with
his now ex-wife. To clear his mind and pay the bills, he takes a gig as a
Western Rod Lott
Is there a title more intriguing yet baffling than the punctuation-heavy Django, Kill! (If You Live Shoot!)?
Don't answer that. The important thing is just that the 1967 Italian
cult favorite now has been unleashed uncensored on Blu-ray from Blue
Who knew playing with dolls could help fight crime?
Documentary Rod Lott
Susan Marks' Of Dolls & Murder
is a rather straightforward documentary on an oddball subject: forensic
pathologists teaching medical investigation skills to police officers
via "nutshell studies."
‘Endeavour’ is ‘Morse’ code for ‘near-perfect prequel.’
Thriller Rod Lott
Despite Inspector Morse
enjoying a dozen-season run on TV, I’ve never seen an episode of the
mystery series spawned from Colin Dexter’s novels. In no way did this
detract from my enjoyment of Endeavour, a feature-length prequel, and is indeed enjoyable.
Thriller Rod Lott
You hear a title like Some Guy Who Kills People and think, "Is that all
the energy and enthusiasm they can muster?" Well, this little thriller
is a surprise, all underpromising and overdelivering, mostly due to a
deft performance by '90s indie-film mainstay Kevin Corrigan (The Dictator).
Comedy Rod Lott
Even if you hate it — and plenty will — you have to admit Casa de Mi Padre is a unique slice of cinema. Will Ferrell stars in this spirited parody of the Mexican telenovela.
Not only is the comedy set in Mexico, but performed almost entirely in
Spanish. Name one other A-lister who would dare commit to such an
audience-limiting undertaking, foreign language and all. For a star of
his stature to spoof something his fan base likely knows nothing about
is so ballsy, it bounces.
Grab your blanket and lawn chairs, and spend some quality time with Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes and The Edge.
Recently reopened after Project 180 renovations, downtown’s Myriad Botanical Gardens at 301 W. Reno has ushered in its new digs with “Movies Under the Stars.” The weekly Wednesday series began last week with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Shrek played last night, but several more screenings are scheduled, all free, all beginning at 9 p.m.
For the rest of the summer, expect: • July 25, Grease • Aug. 1, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (pictured, duh) • Aug. 8, West Side Story • Aug. 15, Never Cry Wolf • Aug. 22, U2: Rattle and Hum • Aug. 29, Sherlock Holmes
That’s quite a lineup compared to the usual suspects of such free film series, with U2: Rattle and Hum striking me as a particularly inspired choice. I have fond memories of seeing that music doc three times to a largely empty theater at the long-ago-closed AMC Northwest 8. (Yes, kids, this thing we call “you too” was the Justin Bieber and Katy Perry of my day: They were so big, they had their own picture show!) Suddenly, I have an itch to dig out the soundtrack.
Please note that coolers are permitted, but not open containers of *hic!* alcohol. For more information, call 297-3995 or visit myriadgardens.org. —Rod Lott