Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dr Parnassus, El Superbeasto and more

Ok. Finally got to see The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, the last film ofHeath Ledger.  It is a visually breathtaking film with a wonderful cast.  The actor whos replaced Ledger in the imagination scenes all fit in well physically they looked just enough like Heath that you could believe they were imaginary dopplegangers.  No only that but all three are excellent actors and it is a tribute to Heath that they would fill in.  I'm talking about Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law off course.  Also worth mentionng is Tom Waits, who looks like he was born to play the devil.  The story is bittersweet but beautiful and it is definitely worth watching.

Also caughtThe Haunted World of El Superbeasto the animated feature by Rob Zombie.  I loved The Devil's Rejects but this is by far Rob's best film.  It may be animated but it is not for the kids.  raunchy, raw, gory and funny as hell it is a must see for Zombie fans.  It features the usual cast of Zombie characters (Sheri Moon, Sid Haig, Dee Wallace) as well as Tom Pappas as El Superbeasto and Paul Giamatti as Dr. Satan.  The soundtrack, as usual in a Zombie film, is beyond excellent.

One more film to mention before signing off is Life Blood. Nothing really good to mention as the two attractive leads cannot save this boring mush of a vampire film.  Don't believe the top billing of Scout Taylor Compton as she only has a bit part.  Also it is not nearly as sexy as the box would have you believe.  Can't really recommend this to anone beyond Sophie Monk fans and she has much better films out there.

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