Last day of the month, barely made it! Thank you Leap Year, I needed the 29th day. Tax season blues – but I need the break, so here are your February picks. Back to the original format:
The Best Movie You May Not Have Heard Of – Sicario
Sicario came out last fall, but I don’t think a lot of people noticed. It did do about $46 million at the box office and has a score of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, which seems right to me. A highly intense movie about an FBI agent assigned to a task force dealing with the drug cartels along the US – Mexico border. Lots of action, great acting by Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benecio Del Toro (one of my favorites since his role as Fenster in The Usual Suspects). Definitely worth watching.
A Classic Must See Movie – Witness
Harrison Ford is one of my favorite actors (Han Solo and Indiana Jones, how could he not be!) and very rarely did he not make an entertaining film (Hollywood Homicide anyone?). One of my favorites of his is Witness. A well made thriller directed by Peter Weir, it’s currently streaming on Netflix, check it out!
A Guilty Pleasure – The Big Lebowski
So, this is my 12th installment of my monthly movie picks, and I can’t believe it’s taken a year for me to get to The Big Lebowski. This is clearly one of my all-time favorites. So many great things in this movie, but maybe none better than John Turturro, who’s only in the movie a few minutes in a few scenes, but in one of the most hilarious roles ever. I don’t know how much the Coen brothers wrote and how much he brought himself, but somebody there is a genius. How many references can I get in in thirty seconds – it really tied the room together, at least I’m potty trained, is this your homework Larry?, I am the walrus?, shut the **** up Donnie, different mothers, huh?, pederast, me & Liam gonna **** you up, you got a date on Saturday, I brought the ringer, they didn’t get the money, stay out of Malibu Lebowski, you’re Lebowski Lebowski, and your wife is Bunny, they peed on my rug, mark it zero, MARK IT ZERO, you’re in a world of pain, oh you need a toe? I’ll get you a toe.