Monday Movie Madness!
Anyone seen them?
Brick was extremely, extremely disturbing in a way that only an indie film can be disturbing. And yet, if you're in a violent, strange mood, it might be just the movie for you. I'd give it 3 demented, bloody open-wound stars (out of four.)
The blurb on the back of the 11:14 box compared it (or itself?) to Crash. No "lessons" or hard questions that can't be answered, but the design of the movie (one event shows how many people in this small crappy town are linked) was supposedly similar. And? For a movie I'd never even heard of before Friday night, some very well-known actors - Barbara Hershey, Patrick Swayze and Hilary Swank for cripes sake! I think it also had something in common with the movies Sliding Doors and Memento, if only from a "we're really gonna mess with the time-space continuum and if you don't pay rapt attention, you'll be so completely confused you won't even know if you liked it or not." Although Mr. J. and I had to pause it at least half a dozen times to check in and confirm details about what the hell had just happened, I liked it. And less than an hour and a half long. I liked THAT a lot. I give it three and a half very disoriented stars (out of 4.) Rated R for one of the creepiest sex scenes I've seen in a long time.
What did you watch this weekend?