Watch out fuckers, because Steven Seagal is back and ready to cock-slap some Jihadist ass! Just the way I like ‘im! There’s some other garbage about an Oscar Best Picture Nom, an over-looked 2006 Classic and, come on . . . Steven Seagal. Guy doesn’t mess around.
Babel: You know, I did like Babel, I just thought it was below being nom’d for Best Picture for the Oscars, and far off from being the best Dramatic film of the year (Muldoon gives the Hollywood Forign Press Association leering glare.) Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s direction is powerful, but the story-telling ended up being a bit too self-rightious for my likes. That’s not to put down the film, it’s an epic of communication that finds plenty of relevancy in a world where the continents are being stitched together by the internets. There’s a lot to like here, just don’t expect a flawless feel-gooder in it. Thundarr, on the other hand, was a bit more irked. You can read about it in his review.
The Prestige: I’ve really got to wonder where the love for this film is. It’s never revolutionary (though, neither was The Departed) and the ‘surprise’ twist isn’t impossible to for-see, but it’s still a damn taught thriller. Maybe I’m just a sucker for dark Sci-Fi, but Christoper Nolan has delivered an engrossing film that occupies every brain cell in your skull for two hours, and tugs at them with every twist in the script. Hugh Jackman will disturb you, and Christian Bale‘s acting at least deserved some Oscar buzz. If you couldn’t tell already, the flick made my Best-Of list for last year, and Thundarr concurred on its awesomeness.
Shut Up & Sing: Hot off of the Dixie Chick’s zillion Grammy wins last week comes Shut Up & Sing, a doc covering the ridiculous reaction from America when the band noted that they weren’t fans of Dubya. The saddest thing about it all is that country fans are still acting like babies four years later. You want some literature? You got some literature! You can read Thundarr’s review of the film or check out its position on his Top 11 of ‘06, and if you want more you can always check out the Scarlot Harlot’s best of list too.
Hold on just one minute, Steven Seagal is back! That’s right, his newest DTV film, Flight of Fury, showcases the BAMF kicking some terrorist ass! YEE-HAW! Other mentionable releases are Man of the Year (Thundarr review here; ) and while we both found it disappointing, Thundarr still enjoyed For Your Consideration.