Have a go with Keira Knightley packing heat vs. an alien infestation romance:
I believe that there are three period dramas in which Keira Knightley plays a real-life person:
A Dangerous Method – Sabina Spielrein, a Russian psychoanalyst who was a contemporary of psychiatry legends Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.
The Duchess – Georgiana Cavendish, the Duchess of Devonshire, fashion trend-setter and political progressive.
The Edge of Love – Vera Phillips, who has some kind of relationship with poet Dylan Thomas (I haven’t seen the movie yet).
I admit that I have a strange attraction toward Knightley when she wears costumes from days of yore. I’ve watched The Duchess and Pride & Prejudice multiple times, and can barely contain my excitement for the upcoming Anna Karenina adaptation. Because of this fixation, I tend to neglect her films that are set during modern times. Read the rest of this entry »
Once again, I took on two random films that were suggested by my fellow Flickcharters. Figure out where you stand on this pair of thrillers about mortality and intrigue:
Until I saw Awake, I didn’t know that there was such a thing as “anesthesia awareness”. Apparently, it’s such a serious issue that there’s even an Anesthesia Awareness Campaign website. What happens is, the patient is supposed to be asleep while under anesthesia during a surgical procedure, but is actually conscious. The person is usually paralyzed and incapable of indicating their awareness to those performing the operation. Which, not surprisingly, is described as quite horrifying by those who have experienced it. Hayden Christensen is the unfortunate aware patient who is undergoing a heart transplant in the film: Read the rest of this entry »
This Saturday (March 31st), Netflix will be adding two great new movies/shows to their Instant Watch service.
There’s nothing quite like it. I don’t know if it’s necessarily good, but Rango is always a unique and interesting watch.
I’m loving this trend of FX shows becoming available to stream on Netflix (sadly, not Justified though). On top of great shows like Archer, Louie, The League and Terriers, we now get the vastly underrated Lights Out to watch. This boxing series is a must watch!
Stop back next Monday to see the relatively strong list of new movies on Netflix Instant available starting April 1st!
Quentin Tarantino racks up his 49th year today. Let’s pay tribute with two films starring an actress who inspired him:
Foxy Brown and Coffy, both directed by Jack Hill, are the two Blaxploitation films Pam Grier is best known for. Tarantino has gone on record saying that Coffy is one of his favorite movies, and that he is a fan of Hill’s work. When Tarantino adapted the Elmore Leonard novel Rum Punch into the screenplay for Jackie Brown, he specifically had Grier in mind for the title role. Read the rest of this entry »
After never even knowing it existed, I just watched The Hard Way this weekend after listlessly picking through Netflix’s thinning Instant Watch options, and came out pleasantly surprised. As a lover of hip-hop, any movie that features LL Cool J and an unfathomably young Mos Def (or Yasiin Bey as he’s now known) is going to be right up my alley.