I love Wag the Dog. It still amazes me that Hollywood made it. Maybe because a bunch of geniuses were involved: Levinson, Mamet, De Niro, Hoffman, Willie Nelson.
Individuals lacking a Y chromosome tend, in my experience, to think the Stooges are not funny. But in moderate doses, Curly still makes me laugh out loud.
"Everyone likes a good twist—unless you're one of those assholes who figures it out in the first half-hour and loudly whispers it so the whole theater can hear."
A movie coming in April of next year that looks good.
It doesn't surprise me that Phoebe Cates made the list.
If you are a fan of Cruise's work, I think this is a fun 10 minutes.
It sounds like the kind of escapist entertainment that will be in heavy demand under the next administration.
"It's time to be a patriot."
Xander: "There are no more patriots. Just rebels and tyrants."
"So which are you?"
Xander: "I'm Triple X."
But it's supposed to open in January and it's well known that January is where movies "go to die".
Summary--10 minute video--of some excellent performances in good movies.
Moneyball is a really fine movie. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.
I rewatched The Usual Suspects recently and thought, as many people do, that it's a terrifically entertaining film. But on the second viewing I noticed a couple of interesting points relating to the surprise ending. (Spoilers ahead.)
So I looked, briefly, to see if other people made these observations. I saw claims that there are big plot holes (for examples, here and here), the claim that Keyser Soze wasn't who's he's supposedly revealed to be (for examples, here and here), and even the claim that Keyser Soze didn't really exist.
But I didn't see anybody who mentioned my two points. (The analysis of the movie is quite voluminous and I didn't spend a whole lot of time looking.) So on the off-chance that they're original, I'm putting them here.