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Your Mid-Week Guide To DVD And Streaming: Cloud Atlas Stars Chet Haze’s Dad

I just got off the phone with UFC legend and jiu-jitsu icon Royce Gracie and I’m just in the mood to run around and start street fights now, so let’s get right into this week’s DVDs and streaming choices.

Available for your private viewing enjoyment this week:

Cloud Atlas

Texas Chainsaw 3D

Back to 1942

Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

Liz & Dick

3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom

Tomorrow You’re Gone

Streaming: And I have a list of movies that I’ll be watching to resume Netflix Instant Theater next week, so I think I’ll start with John Dies in the End, so watch that for preparation.

Cloud Atlas

Synopsis: “Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time.”

Should You Watch It? Yes. I forgot this was a movie that happened. Maybe I’ll watch it this week while I listen to Chet Haze’s dope new jamz.

Texas Chainsaw 3D

Synopsis: “A chainsaw-yielding killer known as Leatherface terrorizes a group of young teens.”

Should You Watch It? Yes. On one hand, I hate remakes. On the other hand, I like the succinct nature of that synopsis.

Back to 1942

Synopsis: “A deadly drought in 1942 takes its toll on central China’s Henan province during the war against Japan.”

Should You Watch It? No. Quit living in the past, Hollywood. Also, Back to 1942 < Back to School.

Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

Synopsis: “Set in a stylized Los Angeles, ‘A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III’ is a playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. When his true love, a perplexing beauty named Ivana, suddenly breaks off their relationship, Charles’ life falls apart and he swirls into a downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection. With the support of his loyal intimates- Kirby (Jason Schwartzman), Saul (Bill Murray), and his sister, Izzy (Patricia Arquette) — he begins the hard road of self-evaluation to come to terms with a life without Ivana. The film begs the question: Is it possible to love and hate someone at the same time?”

Should You Watch It? Maybe. I mean, Bill Murray is awesome, but is he awesome enough to make me forget that Charlie Sheen keeps working? [Vince’s Note: This was one of, if not the most, insufferable movies I have ever seen. I want people to see it just to make me feel less crazy.]

Liz & Dick

Synopsis: “The made-for-cable biopic Liz & Dick follows the tumultuous relationship between screen legends Elizabeth Taylor (Lindsay Lohan) and Richard Burton (Grant Bowler. The celebrated performers meet on the set of Cleopatra, and their almost instantaneous attraction to each other quickly blossoms into a scandalous affair that results in two different marriages and divorces. The couple contends personal issues like his alcoholism and her constant hounding from the paparazzi, as well as their ongoing attempts to maintain their highly-respected careers. Liz & Dick premiered November 25, 2012 on the Lifetime cable network.”

Should You Watch It? Of course. Lindsay Lohan is an acting treasure and we’re very lucky to be alive to watch her perform her art.

3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom

Synopsis: “Two brothers (Charlie Hunnam and Chris O’Dowd) seek the help of a transgendered hacker (Ron Perlman) in erasing all evidence of a sex tape from the internet before the unhinged movie star father (Chris Noth) of the girl involved (Lizzy Caplan) seeks violent revenge. Whitney Cummings and Nora Dunn co-star.”

Should You Watch It? Absolutely! Will Jax Teller bro walk to Clay Morrow in drag for help? I can only pray.

Tomorrow You’re Gone

Synopsis: “Charlie Rankin (Stephen Dorff) is out of prison, but not out of trouble. Indebted to the man who saved his life behind bars (Willem Dafoe), Charlie must now carry out a murder to settle the score. But things start to change for Charlie when he meets Florence (Michelle Monaghan, Mission Impossible III), a mysterious and beautiful lost soul who sees the good hidden beneath his tough exterior. When the hit goes bad, it’s Charlie’s life that is on the line, and he’ll have to figure out how to settle his debts – and keep Florence out of danger – before his past catches up to him.”

Should You Watch It? Yes, but only if you smoke Blu eCigs the entire time that Stephen Dorff is on screen.

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