I liked The Ides Of March quite a bit, but I'm not sure how eager I am to watch it again. It's a tough little film to break into, with some raw shit going down. That's my quote for the front of the box, by the way. You can pick up a blu-ray of the movie today, if you like, and it'll have "This is a tough little film to break into, with some raw shit going down - Matthew Rorie, Screened.com" on the front of it in big type. It's a profound critical statement, really.
Anything down below strike your fancy for a purchase? Getting Bucky Larson for all your friends because you don't like them and want them to leave you alone?
|1. The Ides of March|
It's a pleasant surprise to see that this low-budget political drama managed to make $40 million in the U.S. It might not have resulted in the awards-season impact that Clooney might've wished for, but it's still a fine little movie with some great performances in it.
Yep, people still love their Christian movies, as this actually made more money than Abduction did. More power to 'em, I guess.
This is not a movie I recommend, even if I don't think I put it on my worst movies of the year list. It's not good, by any means, not even in a "let's get drunk and make fun of it" kind of way. It's just kind of depressingly dumb. So, buy three copies.
|4. Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain|
It's pretty rare for stand-up films to even hit theaters any more, let alone make almost $8 million there, considering the bevy of other avenues for them to materialize in. What was the last big one? Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show, which bombed horribly? Anyway, kudos to Kevin Hart for pulling it off.
|5. Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star|
One of the biggest bombs of 2011, and hopefully another nail in the literal, physical coffin that will envelop Nick Swardson soon.
|6. Mysteries of Lisbon|
A lot of people really liked this Portuguese movie, and I'm going to have to check it...holy shit it's 272 minutes long. This movie is almost five hours long. How do you even edit something like that? Oh, I guess it was originally a TV mini-series.
|7. Dirty Girl|
Not many good reviews for this indie film starring Juno Temple, but I'm sure the title and the poster will spur some Netflix interest.
This movie managed to make just over 1,000 bucks in a week in a single theater here in the states. Which means that only 70 or so films have ever made less money than it did in theaters. So, good for you, Romeos!
Kellan Lutz seems to be a guy the ladies love, but if his latest direct-to-DVD film is any indication, he's going to have to work a bit harder to light a candle under the box office.
|10. Killing Bono|
I could've sworn that I saw a trailer for this at my local indie theater, but I'm not seeing that it ever actually came out in theaters. So, enjoy your sordid tales of a go-nowhere Irish band on DVD.