Saturday, February 17, 2007

7 Dollar Popcorn Presents the 7 Dollar Popcorn FILMuary Spectacular: 28 Days of Movie Mayhem Day 17 Babel

Escaping the frozen tundra of Alaska for the snow covered bowels of Detroit it's half way plus two of 7 Dollar Popcorn Presents the 7 Dollar Popcorn FILMuary Spectacular: 28 Days of Movie Mayhem Day and I still haven't run out of ways to introduce a movie! Though

Today, I turned off VH1's Can't Get a Date and watched Hollywoodland. That was the easier part. Harder was tearing myself away from the commotion out in the hall. Hotel security came to fuck some shit up! Apparently, the room across the hall had people that shouldn't be there or something. From the peep hole, one looked like he was drunker than he should be and the other looked like she was hooking more than she should be. Though, I wonder if Fairbanks actually has hookers...hmm. I mean, standing on a corner in a short skirt would have to suck in -40 temperatures.

Ben Affleck goes from playing Daredevil to playing Superman. But not Superman. George Reeves. And a very charming George Reeves at that. He comes off as VERY likable. Even when he's sleeping with another man's wife.

Meanwhile, Adrian Brody plays a private investigator looking into the death of George Reeves. He is a bit of a shadier character. It's not like he's a thief or a criminal. Not that kind of shady. More of the down on his luck street urchin grown up trying to do the right thing kind of shady.

The movie itself kind of goes back and forth between the past (Reeves) and the present (Simo). The Reeves stuff, while inconclusive, shows how any of the supposed conspiracy theories about his death COULD have happened.

It's an interesting story, and the movie has some great characters. Reeves' mother is great, as is Bob Hoskins as Eddie Mannix. The casting was just spot on. And in the end, the movie is as inconclusive as the reality. It shows the possibilities without trying to present any one as fact.

8 bullets in the chamber of a gun so we can see if they really bounce off your Superman ass out of 10.

NOTE: Sorry, I know it's already Sunday, but I was on an airplane all day. Nothing I could do to get this up any earlier..