There are only a couple of new streaming additions to point out: Alps and The Adventures of Tintin. You know what though? There may be more; I’ve been kind of lazy with keeping up with the Netflix additions this past week, so if you’re aware of others, do share them in the comments. As for this week’s DVDs, Mansome is streaming, so hooray for that. If you’d rather not spend your time watching men talk about their body hair, here are my Netflix suggestions, hand-picked just for you:
Edward Norton –who co-stars in The Bourne Legacy- co-stars with Matt Damon, who wasn’t in The Bourne Legacy, but is still the titular Bourne nonetheless, in this poker flick. It also co-stars John Turturro of Rehearsal For A Sicilian Tragedy. If only this flick had Shaggy 2 Dope in it, it would be the perfect Netflix suggestion for this week.
Reading Chareth Cutestory’s Kevin Smith article yesterday and seeing the comments section explode with Smith’s defenders, I knew I’d have to find a way to try to bait those same commenters with my weekly DVD post. I’m happy to report, therefore, that Why Stop Now’s Melissa Leo is also in this Kevin Smith movie. Of course I haven’t seen this movie, and I never will, because Kevin Smith is a fat, talentless, hack whose only reason for existing is to single-fat-handedly make sure that the hockey jersey industry doesn’t buckle under the weight of the NHL lockout. It’s buckling under the weight of Smith’s enormous ass instead.
This is that Mira Sorvino TV movie that isn’t Trade Of Innocents, but might as well be. Actually, this is probably better because instead of Dermot Mulroney, it has Donald Sutherland and Robert Carlyle. You could watch this nearly three-hour movie about people being kidnapped and forced into prostitution every December and make it a holiday tradition. Beats watching that overrated Will Ferrell movie Elf for the 100th time.
As much as he probably doesn’t mind the attention his role of Jesus in The Big Lebowski gives him, Rehearsal For A Sicilian Tragedy’s John Turturro’s real Coen Brothers showcase is this film in which he has the title role. The film starts off slowly, but eventually picks up –and I don’t want to say any more than that. Also, I can only imagine I’m not the only person who first discovered this movie as a kid as a direct result of the Simpsons clip above. The difference is, I liked it even as an 11-year-old. Probably because John Goodman’s character reminded me so much of my brother. Oddly enough, that brother and I don’t really talk much these days. Oh well.