Before you get your hopes up, no the original Total Recall isn’t streaming and the above picture has no greater context for anything I’m about to share. I just feel like it’s important to honor cinema’s trailblazers and as we’ve already seen 2012′s three-breasted hooker, it was only appropriate to pay tribute to the original as well. As for movies that actually are streaming, this week’s Sleepwalk With Me is streaming, as is The Babymakers from a few weeks ago. If those don’t perk up your three nipples, here are some other suggestions that are all inspired by this week’s new DVDs. For no reason whatsoever other than to amuse myself, I have also limited my selections to films starting with the letter ‘B’:
I won’t pretend that I’ve heard of this movie before today, but it is streaming, stars Trouble With The Curve’s Clint Eastwood, and it starts with the letter ‘B’. This 1971 film was made back when Eastwood was seen as the type of guy who could ‘beguile’ the students at an all-girls’ school. Which, oddly enough, is what this film is about. It’s from Don Siegel, who directed Dirty Harry, so hopefully it’s also pretty bad-ass. Either way, it fits all of my criteria for this week, so you’d damn well better watch it.
Bringing Out The Dead
This Martin Scorsese flick co-stars John Goodman, who is in Trouble With The Curve, even if I didn’t mention him in my write-up. This is the one with Nicolas Cage as a whacked-out EMT. It’s not Scorsese’s best work, nor is it Cage’s, but it is still a pretty fun watch, and I mentioned Cage in my coverage of The Good Doctor, so it seemed worth suggesting , so you’d damn well better watch it.
Premium Rush’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in this high school noir flick from Rian Johnson, who also gives us JGL in Looper on DVD in a couple weeks, which co-stars The Frozen’s Noah Segan, who is also in this film. Some people are bothered by this flick’s stylized and artificial dialogue, but I wasn’t. If you’ve seen enough noir, you recognize the style, and if you haven’t seen enough noir, Brick is a decent place to start, so you’d damn well better watch it.
Premium Rush’s Michael Shannon co-stars in this film directed by Killer Joe’s William Friedkin and written by Killer Joe’s screenwriter, Tracy Letts. It’s about a man and a woman convinced that the government is placing insects in its citizens. I hear that this flick is pretty F’d up, if not quite to the level that Killer Joe is supposed to be, so if you’re too ‘chicken’ to watch Killer Joe (see what I did there? Because there’s that sex scene with the fried chicken, remember?), this is a slightly tamer alternative, so you’d damn well better watch it.