Archive for October, 2009
According to ComingSoon.net, Gleeson's Sergeant Gerry Boyle "is a small-town cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humor, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international cocaine-smuggling ring that has brought Cheadle's FBI agent Wendell Everett to his door.
"However, despite the fact that Boyle seems more interested in mocking and undermining Everett than in actively working to solve the case, he finds that circumstances keep pulling him back into the thick of it. First his tiresomely enthusiastic new partner McBride disappears, then his favorite hooker attempts to blackmail him into turning a blind eye, and finally the drug-traffickers themselves try to buy him off as they have every other member of the local police force.
"These events unwittingly offend Boyle's murky moral code. He realizes that he needs to take matters into his own hands, and the only person he can trust is Everett. And so the scene is set for an explosive finale."
BIG BUDGET FILMS
Michael Jackson's This Is It (PG for suggestive choreography and scary images) Posthumously-produced bio-pic chronicles the Prince of Pop's final days as cobbled from interviews with close friends and colleagues and from footage shot while he rehearsed for his sold-out series of London comeback concerts.
INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (R for profanity, nudity and graphic violence) Troy Duffy wrote and directed this revenge-themed sequel which has the reclusive McManus brothers (Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus) abandoning the seclusion of a quiet life in Ireland to return to Boston in search of retribution for the murder of their much-beloved parish priest (Martin O'Carrigan) by the mob.
Gentlemen Broncos (PG-13 for crude humor) Quirky comedy about a home-schooled loner (Michael Angarano) with an eccentric mother (Jennifer Coolidge) who discovers that his sci-fi fantasy has not only been ripped off by a famous novelist (Jemaine Clement) he met at a convention but that it's also being adapted into a feature film.
The House of the Devil (R for gory violence) Horror flick, set in the Eighties, about a financially-struggling college student (Jocelin Donahue) who takes a job as a nanny working for a childless couple (Tom Noonan and Mary Woronov) in a creepy Victorian mansion out in the country only to realize that her employers plan to sacrifice her in a satanic ritual.
How to Seduce Difficult Women (Unrated) NYC battle-of-the-sexes comedy about a Frenchman (Louis-Do de Lencquesaing) teaching a course in womanizing to a class of romantically-challenged males. With Jackie Hoffman, Rachel Roberts, Stephanie Szostak and Ann Hu.
Your boy Beanie Sigel just released a diss track attacking his once good friend Jay-Z called “I Aint Ya Average”.
The word according to allhiphop.com: Beans is mad at Jay, for a simple reason. He really doesn’t want to be on Def Jam anymore. All this "beef" deals with Jay's sudden departure from Def Jam. What most people don't realize is that Jay-Z was told he could leave but could not bring any of his artists with him. This leaves out a lot of people including Beans. I heard that Beanie feels that Jay should have fought harder to bring them out. Nevertheless this ban is lifetime written in contracts! So, my people are saying that Beans should be mad at the machine more than Jay.
If you were like me and missed the Jay-Z & Alicia Keys performance of "Empire State Of Mind" at the World Series last night here's your chance to catch what you missed.