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This is the movie that the largely poorly reviewed TV series that came out this season was based on. Good news though: the movie is apparently pretty funny. It's a fish-out-of-water culture shock film where Todd (Josh Hamilton) gets sent to India to train his own replacement, and ends up falling in love. It won stacks of awards at various and sundry film festivals so you probably shouldn't paint it with the same brush as the reportedly bad television version.
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SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION (DVD)
This 2009 documentary is about the history of the civil rights movement that, it would seem oddly, chooses contemporary musicians to express the ideas present at the time. These are the actual protest songs popular at that point in history by the African-Americans involved in the movement, interpreted through these modern day musicians. Although with some skepticism, I have to respectfully acknowledge that the film scored highly among critics and audiences and was put on the shortlist by the Academy for Best Documentary Feature.
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I have no idea how writer/director/star Rob Stefaniuk has such a large archive of rock stars to pull from for his weird little Vampire-Musical-Comedy "Suck" about a rock band that gets popular when they're turned into vampires, but I'd think that genre description alone would be enough to send 'name' stars running for the hills. Much to my surprise, as low-budget and silly as this is, actually manages to be pretty entertaining, especially with its hidden iconic rock images scattered throughout the film. Musicians who show up here in small parts include Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Moby, Henry Rollins, Alex Lifeson, Dimitri Coats, and Carol Pope, as well as actors Dave Foley, Jessica Paré, and Malcolm McDowell.
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My compatriots inform me that I was largely the only one who kinda liked this 2010 Samuel Bayer directed remake of Wes Craven's horror classic. Jackie Earle Haley here slips on Robert Englund's old iconic clawed glove and he tries to add new dimensions and character to Freddy Krueger, but it seemed all anyone could notice was that it was, in fact, NOT like the original. Certainly this will never supplant Craven's original film, the teens it it are barely one-dimension cardboard cut-outs, and it suffers from massive over-dependence on CG, as so many of these Platinum Dunes remakes tend to, but it's still better than most of the sequels to the original film. Take that, fanboys.