NYC movie week wrap up…

new york has been on my mind all week…and not just for the obvious reason…thank you Mad Men…also this week’s monday night movie…Roger Dodger…and to a lesser extent, Elegy…you just can’t make Canada look like NYC…and tonight…Joshua…

first up…Mad Men…

great episode…I suspected Don was gonna have to pay for his dalliances, and it looks like the shit storm has come to town…what will our man Don Draper do now…I can’t wait…

and then we have Roger…

this is my fourth or fifth viewing of this one…i’ve come to see it differently since 2002…i first saw this as a descendant of honest movies about the darker side of american manhood…think jack nicholson in Carnal Knowledge…not roger…roger swanson is what passes for an alpha male at the opening of the 21st century…a silver tongued, sharp eyed word shyster…an ad man…he probably thinks he’s a modern Don Draper…roger couldn’t carry Don Draper’s piss in his shoes…it takes his 16 year old nephew nick…played with a perfect balance of innocence and worldliness by jesse eisenberg…to show roger just how pathetic his life is…

still a good entertainment…and the opening dialogue is brilliant bullshit…but this one may have to come off of my shelf…

saw this one last weekend…and Penelope Cruz is having a great year…first vicky cristina…and now this…she’s not only gorgeous to look at in this movie…and in a completely different way than VCB…she delivers this movie’s heart…she’s more than just eye candy…

problem is, i didn’t buy Toronto…Vancouver…or is it Montreal…as NYC…i never do…producers would be better off ponying up the dough and filming the real thing…if a creepy small budget movie like Joshua can pull it off…surely a movie with Ben Kingsley, Dennis Hopper, the aformentioned Ms. Cruz…and Patricia Clarkson…Best Supporting Actress, anyone…can afford to shoot on location…

this one just popped up in my queue…creepy and tense, i wanted to see it last year, but ms scribe doesn’t like the scary…oh well…a great way to spend an hour and 45 minutes…if you can ignore a gap in logic or two…i won’t give too much away except to say they could easily call this movie…Dexter: The Beginning

that is all…

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