REVIEW: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

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When you hear about this movie most people will talk about it being Heath Ledger’s last movie. Well actually first people will probably way ‘huh? what?’ But personally I could give a fuck about Heath Ledger, I’m a Terry Gilliam fanboy so I had to go see this movie. First off it’s pretty fucking trippy, which is no real shocker from a Gilliam flick. Secondly they fixed the problem of the lead actor’s untimely death in a pretty genius way, but I’ll get to that. The movie is basically about a ‘family’ of traveling showmen, or so you think, it really turns out to be part of a big game involving a deal with the devil (played awesomely by Tom Waits). As part of this show there stands a mirror, when you enter it you enter the mind of Doctor Parnassus, who shows you exactly what you want. Now here’s where we run into some problem fixers. Because we only had Heath Ledger through part of the movie the role will filled by Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell (uuuugh) and Jude Law) in the fantasy world. Now truthfully Jude Law did an alright job, but you barley notice, Johnny Depp was knocking it out of the park like we all know he can do, so why they didn’t just get him to fill the roll is beyond me. And Colin Farrell does what he does best, tries his hardest to fuck up a movie with his beyond shitty acting. Luckily we had some great counter balances that help ease the kick in the nuts that is Fucking Farrell. Over all this is another Terry Gilliam masterpiece, I greatly enjoyed this movie, it’s a lot to take in and a bit weird but I already want to go back and see it again.

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Releases worth getting Dec 8, 2009

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DVD:

Public Enemies – Story of John Dillinger with Johnny Depp, and Christian Bale a Michael Mann flick – Check out the REVIEW

Music:

Morrissey: 7-Inch Singles 88-91 (Vinyl)
Morrissey: 7-Inch Singles 91-95 (Vinyl)
Elvis Presley: Elvis 75-Good Rockin’ Tonight (Box set)
Mean Jeans: Are You Serious? – HIGHLY Recomended – Check out the REVIEW
Keb’ Mo’: Live and Mo’
MF Doom: Gazzillion Ear

REVIEW: Public Enemies

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publicenemiesMichael Mann, director of The Last of the Mohicans, Heat, Ali, Callateral, Miami Vice has stepped up once again to bring us the story of John Dillinger. Johnny Depp is John Dillinger and Gotham’s own Christian Bale is the man after him, Melvin Purvis. I really only have one gripe about this movie, at times it looked pretty shitty, I imagine because of the way Mr. Mann decided to film the movie, at other times I actually felt like I was watching a behind the scenes of a movie rather than the movie itself, I can’t quite pinpoint it on low production values but that’s a possibility. Luckily the whole movie was not like this, only few minute flashes every now and then. Besides this however the movie was fucking awesome. It really seemed like one of the classics that we were getting from many years before. This film should really stand the test of time, all the acting was great, great story, just a great fucking movie. Hell if you keep your eyes peeled you’ll even see Don Frye pop up! Basically if you’ve got some free time to catch a movie while this is out drop your $10 on this if you’re not in the mood to watch the Hangover.

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