06/16/2005: Hmmmmm... I might go just for the novelty value...
During a weekend when I should be going to see Batman Begins (probably not though; plans are in the works to spend a good chunk of Saturday/Sunday with a friend, so I may be scarce--well, more scarce than usual--this weekend), my brain will probably be burning idle clock cycles wrapping itself around this:
"Logline: Sometimes even a small crime can pay off big!To quote famed philosopher Han Solo, "I've got a bad feeling about this...." Really, about the only folks I know who can pull off a Coen Brothers styled crime caper adequately are the Coen brothers themselves, and some of the critical reception of their latest work suggests that maybe even they aren't up to it anymore (see, e.g., the "rotten" that The Ladykillers got at Rotten Tomatoes; though frankly I agreed with James Berardinelli's assessment myself. Then again my taste has always been remarkably similar to Berardinelli's, so no surprise there).
Genre: Action / Crime
Synopsis: A Coen Brothers styled crime caper about a down and out ex-boxer, who stumbles upon a robbery being planned by a trio of ex-carnys (a dwarf, a sideshow strongman, and a lady fortune-teller)."
Len on 06.16.05 @ 10:23 AM CST