17 October 2005

Trailertown: Dying Frenchmen and Frozen Puppies

Hey guys, it's Donnie...Welcome back to Trailertown!

Today we're hitting both ends of the spectrum: what looks like a finely crafted character drama and schlocky feel good nonsense starring Paul Walker.

The Dying Gaul: Peter Sarsgaard, Patricia Clarkson, and Campbell Scott anchor this drama about a screenwriter who gets involved with a studio bigwig and his wife while trying to sell his screenplay, The Dying Gaul. The trailer is a bit vague, but for a movie like this I think it works. There's just enough there to grab your attention and then the quality of the acting reels you in. Writer and first time director Craig Lucas certainly looks like he's got a lot to say about Hollywood, as well as marriage and relationships, and he's certainly gathered an impressive little cast. Let's hope he's got the directing skills to back it up.

Click it here to learn why people do and do not go to the movies...

Eight Below: Good Lord this thing makes my face hurt. It's like Snow Dogs meets...Homeward Bound or something. I know it's based on a true story and all, but in all seriousness, who thought that it would be a good idea to make a movie starring eight huskies and Paul Walker? The damn sled dogs are gonna come out looking like Marlon Brando next to this guy. And what the hell is that giant lizard thing about two thirds of the way through? Was that a fucking dinosaur? Do the sled dogs have to fight off a frozen velociraptor or something? I've gotta go put my head down on my desk or something...

Click it here to see dogs who are smarter than the guy driving the sled...


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