THIS WEEK: Meryl Streep Gets The Death Penalty For Comatose Prostitution
Howdy folks! Don’t let the banner pic fool you, we’ve actually got some gems this week. Besides Meryl Streep’s surprising Oscar win, there’s the latest Werner Herzog doc, an artsy hooker film, Judd Nelson, Mexicans in devil costumes, and that giant killer rat movie we’ve all been waiting for.
The Iron Lady
Into The Abyss
The Darkest Hour
King Of Devil’s Island
The Witches Of Oz
The Terror Experiment
A Bird Of The Air
Rat Scratch Fever
No Body Found
For this week’s Netflix suggestions click here, otherwise keep reading for the DVD details.
Vince’s review damned this film with an ‘F’ grade, so what could possibly compel any FilmDrunk readers to see this? To be honest, the only thing I can think of is morbid curiosity or a desire to see every film that won a major Oscar. When Streep won Best Actress the Oscar nerds declared it a crime, saying she robbed the win from Viola Davis. I say the bigger crime is this winning Best Makeup. Either way, nobody will remember this movie for its ‘undeserved’ Oscar wins two years from now. Not because this movie is so forgettable, but because Oscar nerds find something to whine about every year.
Werner Herzog directs this documentary about two prisoners who are accomplices in a crime that put one on death row and left the other with life in prison. Vince was so conflicted in his feelings about this movie that he refrained from adding a final grade to his review, but he does say it is a fascinating film. All I can say is that I always look forward to Herzog films, and his documentaries in particular, so I’m really curious to see it. Sorry for the lack of snark on this one. If you insist on a laugh, click on the trailer and see the inappropriate link that pops up in the upper right corner.
Vince and Burnsy have both expressed their enthusiasm for this film, in which a young woman becomes a prostitute who takes drugs in order to remain comatose while her clients have their way with her. I should probably make a lazy but obvious joke about having sex with her must just be like having sex with my wife, but I won’t. Besides, it’s simply not true: my wife’s wide awake when we have sex. She’s just asleep before I’ve finished. WHACKITY SCHMACKITY DOO!
You might not remember this sci-fi/horror flick as it barely got any advertising. This is the one where that guy from Speed Racer and that girl from Juno who wasn’t Juno are in Russia or somewhere and alien electricity eats people or something. They use light bulbs as bait, I think. This looks like something that was made for the Syfy channel and they somehow accidentally got their first choices for the cast so they figured they had better release it to theaters.