Seeing Tom Waits get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently really made me reflect upon the fact that he is a true renaissance man. Not only is he a genius songwriter, but also an actor, a poet, and most importantly – a scalawag. His deep leathery and rapscallion voice is his trademark which has the ability to pierce through the human soul. The movies he decides to take part in are almost as majestic as his music.
Waits has been in bad movies, like The Book of Eli and Bram Stroker’s Dracula. He’s been in some great ones too, such as Down by Law and Short Cuts. You may be surprised to find out that Netflix has several of his better films to view instantly. So, here is a list of four recommended Waits films to check out on Netflix Instant.
You will be unprepared.
That’s a tagline full of promise, all right. Though I have to say, I never felt “unprepared”. There was very little in Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch that I didn’t expect in the wake of the trailers promoting this movie. It takes big event movies across multiple genres – a pinch of The Matrix, a heaping helping of Kill Bill, a splash of Terminator, a dose of Rambo, a dash of The Lord of the Rings, a dollop of Fight Club, a touch of Inception – and tosses them in a blender. The result is a movie that certainly looks cool, but with a narrative that may seem as cobbled-together as the visuals if you start to think about it too hard.
(DVD and Blu-ray | R | 2010)
Flickchart Ranking: #11
Directed By: Darren Aronofsky
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Gangs of New York (R | 2002)
Flickchart Ranking: #301
Directed By: Martin Scorsese
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|Movie||Weekend $||Total $||Average $/Theater||Add to Flickchart|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules||$24.4 Mil||$24 Mil||$7,704|
|Sucker Punch||$19.0 Mil||$19 Mil||$6,269|
|Limitless||$15.2 Mil||$41 Mil||$5,428|
|The Lincoln Lawyer||$11.0 Mil||$29 Mil||$4,064|
|Rango||$9.8 Mil||$106 Mil||$2,689|
|Battle: Los Angeles||$7.6 Mil||$73 Mil||$2,437|
|Paul||$7.5 Mil||$25 Mil||$2,675|
|Red Riding Hood||$4.3 Mil||$32 Mil||$1,599|
|The Adjustment Bureau||$4.2 Mil||$55 Mil||$1,860|
|Mars Needs Moms||$2.2 Mil||$19 Mil||$1,007|
Source: Box Office Mojo