Monday, May 13, 2013

Little Shop of Movies Review:Lay The Favorite Plus Other New Titles This Week

So the title of the film is actually a gambling term. This was my understanding anyways after watching this film. A smaller film with a whole lot of charm and conviction but what else would you expect from Stephen Frears?
Beth(Rebbecca Hall)plays a former stripper that moves to Vegas to start over, little does she know about gambling however is very good at numbers. She is recruited by Dink(Bruce Willis)as a bookie even though he says that's not what it is.
She brings good luck to Dink and his business but not in the way that most films play out-she becomes enamored with him but he is married and fires her.
His wife Tulip(Catherine Zeta-Jones)does not care for the fact that her husband has hired a woman with the business and makes it quite clear.
The film is based on the memoirs of Beth Raymour the initial reviews of others has this panned but I found it quite engaging just from the performances themselves, this is a slice of life just something somewhat different, not entirely different but a well told story. I find if things are not blowing up or people getting mangled these days other people find it boring.


                                         ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
(Please note for those of you that receive this via email newsletter there are trailers for each of the films after the pictures)

This week has turned out to be Catherine Zeta-Jones week.
Just shy of Mother's Day the family of terror and cannibalism is back for another stab at the horror.This is of course Texas Chainsaw 3d this is the seventh in the series with no apparent reason to stop here.

If you like long movies that you takes you there and back again or even better through time and space then check out Cloud Atlas with Tom Hanks and Halle Berry:
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Here is the new film by the always good Stephen Soderbergh who's breakthrough film "Sex, Lies & Videotape" was(and still is)one of my favorite films the year it came out.This one is called "Side Effects"

That's the rundown of this weeks releases go visit the great folks at Little Shop of Movies today.

Thank you for reading this
Anthony Nadeau

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