Cemetery Junction

Excellent. We rented this Friday night with the MZLs. All I knew about it beforehand was that it was written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Steven Merchant, and that Ralph Feinnes was involved. Naturally, I thought it would be a comedy. Although there are lots of funny parts, it’s definitely not at all what I expected. And I loved it. Just to give you a quick and easy synopsis, it’s about three friends who grew up in a small town in Britain, and who want desperately to get out, but just don’t know how. It’s got all the makings of a great story and definitely worth checking out. Also, the music is awesome.

Safe Men

Haha, I just noticed that poster is foreign. Oh well. I’d been wanting to see this movie for a while (came out in 1998), but hadn’t gotten around to it. The cast is amazing, so I figured it had to at least be decent. And it was. It was very reminiscent of Bottle Rocket, although not near as good (of course!). It’s about two guys who get mistaken for the best safe crackers in the business, and their lives are threatened if they don’t crack some safes for a mob guy. It’s got some really funny parts, and the plot is clever. The only place it was really lacking was the end. As Sheena put it, it was very anticlimactic. It’s just sort of over. All is well. The end. It’s a movie worth watching, though.

Exit Through the Gift Shop

This is a documentary about street art. Kinda. It starts out that way, and takes a pretty big turn about halfway through. And it’s mesmerizing. It’s so cool to see these guys at work, but it’s also kind of a bad guy story with a really interesting plot. It’s kind of hard to explain, but if you like documentaries, or if you like street art, or if you just like good movies, you should watch it.