Posts Tagged ‘The Girlfriend Experience’

New DVD Debut: Monsters vs. Aliens, The Wizard of Oz

September 29, 2009

Monsters Vs. AliensTuesday brings us a new DVD Debut over at

As high concepts go, it’s a better idea than Cats & Dogs. A meteorite turns Susan Murphy into the 49-foot 11-inch woman just as she’s about to walk up the aisle. Dubbed Ginormiac, she’s taken to a top secret government installation and joins a posse of monsters dating from the 1950s. The blob-like B.O.B., Insectosaur and the rest are called to comedic arms when a giant robot menaces San Francisco. DreamWorks’s 3D CGI extravaganza features the voices of Reese Witherspoon and Seth Rogen.

The Girlfriend Experience

September 23, 2009

The Girlfriend ExperienceIf you’re hoping to see Sasha Grey do what she’s famous for, then you might be disappointed. If you’re looking for an arty take on the sex trade, complete with flashbacks, flashforwards, competing voiceovers, etc., this might take your fancy. Grey is easy on the eye, but couldn’t act her way out of a used condom. It’s directed by Steven Soderbergh, so the film reeks intelligence. That’s not necessarily the same as “entertaining.” The bottom line of this post-bailout film is it’s all about $$$.

The Girlfriend Experience and Lips Inc.

April 9, 2009


To celebrate the poster for Steven Soderbergh‘s The Girlfriend Experience, we originally intended to post a bunch of Soderbergh posters. Then somebody thought it might be a better idea to do movie posters featuring lips. A noble notion or an idea which revealed its half-assedry after about three films? The answer lies, of course, after the jump.


Tribeca Trailers: From Entre Nos to Midgets vs. Mascots

March 18, 2009

The second in our intermittent series of trailers from the Tribeca Film Festival. In the current load, a Colombian woman walks New York’s mean streets, Danes take a fistful of Prozac, Soderbergh takes on sex, Argentine women go outlaw, a babysitter takes a bad call, the British make fun of Americans (and themselves), Spencer Tracy argues for the monkeys, Eric Bana goes all J.G. Ballard on us, and there’s a lot of midget-on-Mr. Met violence.

Entre Nos (Gloria La Morte and Paola Mendoza, 2009)

An immigrant mother must look after her children in the big city when dad runs out on the family.


Tribeca: But Wait! There’s More!

March 12, 2009

john-hurtPoor Tribeca International Film Festival. They release their slate to great fanfare and all they get are a bunch of people saying that the recession has made movie-going no fun and another handful of cineastes wondering how to fill up the last two weeks in April. So they’ve decided to toss out a few more feature-length bones to remind us that watching Uzbek animation and Ben Lyons being ushered to the front of the line can be a wonderful thing. If not quite as wonderful as ice cream. The new line-up includes films from Steven Soderbergh, Eric Bana, and Cheryl Hines; a star turn from John Hurt and a woman who has done oral; a biting British satire; and two trawls through the nether world of New York film-making. More after the jump!