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Friday, February 29

Girls Are From England
& Men Are From Brazil

The Other Boleyn Girl
Twisted Sisters
Trailers & Mo

We all know about the six wives of Henry VIII, but any other woman who shared his bed has basically been all but forgotten over time. That's what The Other Boleyn Girl hopes to fix, as it focuses on Anne Boleyn and her sister Mary and how their father and uncle practically whored them both out to win the favor and riches of the King. The results are a mixed bag, as Boleyn plays out like a less sexy, less historic version of TV's The Tudors. And by less sexy, we mean it has ZERO bits of nudity, quite unlike its TV cousin. Yet somehow, between the crummy accents and soap operatics, which made many a woman in the audience LOL, this puppy is totally entertaining from ftart to sinish. Btw, Jim Sturgess is so hottttttttttt as the Boleyn guy

The Other Other: back in 2003, the BBC released a cheap-o version starring Natascha McElhone

John Grisham's Jizzum (aka Verdict): Jeepers Worth A Peepers

City of Men (Cidade dos Homens)
Favela of Love & Hate
Trailers & Mo

City of Men isn't really a sequel to City of God, but more of a culmination of the TV series of the same name, which followed two kids, Acerola and Laranjinha (Li'l Dice and Steak and Fries from CoG), who try their best to keep their heads afloat in the nasty favelas of Rio de Janeiro. So if City of God was the Goodfellas for the 00's, then City of Men is purty much the same thing that Casino was, a very worthy successor, yet not nearly as yumcredible as the original gangster. If you can get over that fact, then you'll enjoy it for its own merits. We recommend watching the TV series before you hit up the movie, but it's not required, like jackets for Phil Collins' albums

In The Beginning: before there was City of Men and City of God there was the short film Palace II, which also starred our Men Douglas Silva and Darlan Cunha, although oddly enuff, playing the opposite roles

John Grisham's Jizzum (aka Verdict): Breast In Show

Chicago 10
Courtroom Drama and Comedy
Trailers & Mo

Documentarian Brett Morgen has the great ability to take a fascinating subject and somehow make it even more fascinating by the way he presents the story. For those who saw the Robert Evans doc, The Kid Stays in the Picture, you know what we speak of. And if you don't then boy/girl, you better Netflix the shiz outta it AwarrenSAPP! Anywho, his latest, Chicago 10, is juss more of the same from the brilliant filmmaker. Employing archival footage, modern day music, and animation that grows on you by the minute, Morgen tells the incredible tale of the protests that turned violent around the 1968 Democratic National Convention being held in Chicago, and the ensuing courtroom circus, where 8 people (plus their two lawyers, and that's your 10) were tried for conspiracy and other charges related to the protests. You aint seen anything like this, and heard too, as the toon's voices are supplied by the likes of Nick Nolte, Mark Ruffalo, Roy Scheider (RIP), Liev Schreiber, Jeffrey Wright and Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

Further Reading: another flick that used the trial's transcript was 1970's The Great Chicago Conspiracy Circus

John Grisham's Jizzum (aka Verdict): Breast In Show

The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher)
This Year's Oscar Winning Holocaust Movie
Trailers & Mo

We didn't find anything all too special about The Counterfeiters, but we heard it's inhumane to say anything negative about a film that takes place in a concentration camp, so we'll juss not say anything... cept... this never woulda won best Foreign Language pic had Diving Bell, Persepolis or 4 Months, 3 Weeks been nominated

John Grisham's Jizzum (aka Verdict): Jeepers Worth A Peepers

until next thyme the balcony is clothed...