Sunday, January 22, 2012

Double Feature

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There's one thing I left out earlier when I went post crazy. Not only have I acquired a new television to replace the one I owned for the last 20 years of my life and purchased a Blu Ray player, I've also opened a Netflix account which I access from said Blu Ray player - goody!

I Love Your Phillip Morris

Jyg and I cozied up to watch the romantic comedy starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, each known for their brilliant performances in the past - save the Star Wars prequels, of course. It's a different sort of take on the romantic comedy, by the way. In fact, it's refreshing to see something different in the genre that stars mainstream actors and doesn't have an underlining theme of prejudice.

The film is based on the book and real life account of con man, Steven Jay Russell. The story follows the many faces of Russell - from learning that he was adopted as a child to marrying a religious woman and working as a police officer to learning of the identity of his real mother to deciding to living his life as a openly gay man to starting his con business to finally meeting the love of his life, Phillip Morris.

I Love You Phillip Morris is filled with humor, love, and the right amount of drama. At times, it seems a little over the top, but it's to be expected from a Jim Carrey flick, right? While Jyg felt it was a bit odd too see Jim Carrey playing a homosexual, I found it fitting in his more serious comedic roles of late. His acting was superb, as was costar Ewan McGregor's.

You can purchase the film on Blu Ray or DVD on Amazon, or view it now on Netflix or Amazon Instant Video.


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Every now and then, you discover a horror film so terrible, it's good. Sometimes the film intends to be terrible, other times it takes itself too seriously. I'm hoping the forces behind the film Waxwork falls into the latter.

Four college - or possibly high school, or maybe it wasn't planned out very well - students take a tour of a waxwork that appears seemingly over night. While touring the museum of waxed horror films, two of them walk into different displays only to become apart of them. Our hero, Mark is determined to prove that the owner of the waxwork is responsible for the disappearance of his friends and several other people in the city. His suspicions become real when he learns that the owner has made a deal with the devil and is using his wax museum to release hell on earth...or something like that.

The acting is as terrible as the plot. However, it is still a fun film to watch, especially when you're looking for something a little goofy. Jyg fell asleep during this one. What a critic!

Waxwork is available in a in a combo set with its sequel which is available on Amazon. It is also available on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.

Until next time, keep on huntin'.

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