Saturday, September 20, 2014

Crazy Angeleno Saturday Random Ten

What has it been, now? Four days? Five? I don't like missing that long on the blog. Doesn't look good.

So anyway, last night I watched Seven Psychopaths. It's Martin McDonagh's follow-up to In Bruges, and throughout his stand-in character expresses his ambivalence to making an American counterpart to that movie. So while McDonagh certainly swipes some tricks from both Tarantino and the Coen brothers, he does wind up with something that seems to represent him.

Cast is great, although as one of the characters points out there's not a lot going on for women. That character is played by Christopher Walken, in one of his more soulful parts. Tom Waits shows up for a couple of scenes, doing his delightfully eccentric thing. And Woody Harrelson drives it home as a legitimately scary LA gangster.

So, an appreciable movie.

1. Imperial Teen - Overtaken
2. The Beastie Boys - Hey Fuck You
3. Dirty Projectors - Stillness is the Move
4. St. Vincent - Psychopath
5. New Pornographers - Marching Orders
6. Paul Simon - Once Upon a Time There Was an Ocean
7. Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
8. Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley - Little Unhappy Boy
9. Brian Eno - I'll Come Running
10. Diana Krall - Boy from Ipanema


numb said...

good movie, eh? tho not quite as memorable as 'in bruges', christopher walken (to paraphrase mr. rogers) 'makes each movie a special movie'...

we, otoh, were busy watching 'dhoom', the first of an indian '24-hour' style mismatched buddies action trilogy (the third one being the biggest money maker in bollywood history). how do you temporarily distract the heroes while pulling off your heist? here's how:

of course, this's nothing that christopher walken couldn't've handled :) :

Ben said...

In Bruges does present a pretty high standard to live up to, but I liked this.

Yeah, that's certainly a way to create a distraction. Actually I'm not totally up on Latin American dance music (surprise surprise) but my impression is that the Dhoom crew are pretty au courant on it.

In that Pennies from Heaven clip I can see Bernadette Peters sitting there thinking "This movie is fucking weird." Which it is, in a good way.