Good morning Monday Movie Memers! As you may or may not have heard, our beloved Bumbles, the hosts of the MMM, have a new addition to their family - Baby Samuel. He was born on 7/27, 7 pounds 6 ounces, and is ADORABLE. Thus, the reason for the missing MMM over the last couple of weeks. We wish them all the happiness and blessings possible (and maybe a few hours of sleep).
So until further notice, I'm just going to be doing my own thing here on Mondays. Mostly talking about movies we've seen in the past week, or movies that are on my mind. We are avid movie watchers in this house, and generally watch at least one or two throughout the week. Unfortunately, about a week ago, we had an alarmingly violent storm pass through and blow out our receiver in our media room. Alas, no movies. I'm hoping the techno-geeks that originally set up our system will be able to fix it today.
So I'm going to talk about a new movie that has gotten my attention..."The Devil's Double". It released on July 29, but it's not playing anywhere near my house. It has gotten some pretty compelling reviews, and is Entertainment Weekly's #1 on the Must List this week. Here is the synopsis from Flixter:
Summoned from the frontline to Saddam Hussein's palace, Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper) is thrust into the highest echelons of the "royal family" when he's ordered to become the 'fiday' - or body double - to Saddam's son, the notorious "Black Prince" Uday Hussein (also Dominic Cooper), a reckless, sadistic party-boy with a rabid hunger for sex and brutality. With his and his family's life at stake, Latif must surrender his former self forever as he learns to walk, talk and act like Uday. But nothing could have prepared him for the horror of the Black Prince's psychotic, drug-addled life of fast cars, easy women and impulsive violence.
To me, it sounds like a modern-day Scarface, which is all I needed to hear. (I know it isn't very ladylike for me to enjoy these types of movies, but whatever.) There seems to be some buzz about Oscar-worthy performances here, and if the rumors are true, the movie will eventually find our culture-barren town of Orlando. And of course there is always Netflix.
Are there any movies you are excited about (except for The Help, which goes without saying)? Side note: In my humble opinion, there hasn't been a whole lot of good going on in the theaters this summer. Alot of dumbed-down pandering to 8 year olds who are alot smarter than Hollywood gives them credit for. I could have used a few more Harry Potters myself.