Jackass Number 2

Two stars

In this episode the guys glue their pubes to their friends(!)

The handsome one drinks horse cum

There’s a lot of rocket launches, snake bites & closeups of poop as it churns out of assholes

There’s a Busby Berkeley pastiche

It isn’t until Steve-O sticks a leech on his eyeball, you realize, this is a Faces of Death movie

D by: Jeff Tremaine w/John Waters, Johnny Knoxville, Tony Hawk, Spike Jonze, Juicy J, Bam Margera, Rip Tyler, Luke Wilson, etc…, USA, 2006
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The New World

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Four stars

Reflections in the river, giant ships coursing to new land.  A wonderous, arty Pocahontas movie.  More sci-fi in it’s lyricism than that other Pocahontas movie Avatar.

Galaxy Quest

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Three stars

Dated Star Trek spoof still getting cult love.  Noteworthy for introducing a lot of comedy folk who went on to renown.  The conceit gets muddled at times, the characters sometimes being actors playing characters and sometimes being the characters themselves.  Alan Rickman and Tony Shalhoub are great.

Hamlet 2000

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Two stars

Your favorite 90’s weirdos in power suits and knitwear.  They shuffle through Manhattan high-rises.  They lounge in Blockbuster videos.  They’re trying to appropriate iambic pentameter for a burgeoning internet.  They’re pained and earnest and boring.  The texture is glass and steel.  The plot is The Lion King.  Also Hamlet.

D by: Michael Almereyda P by: John De Borman W by: Bill Shakes E by: Kristina Boden M by: Carter Burrell, w/Ethan Hawke, Julia Stiles, Kyle MacLachlan, Liev Schreiber, Diane Venora, Sam Shepard, Bill Murray, Paul Bartel, etc…, 112 min, USA, 2000