August 15, 2007

Slept-on Movies Vol. 1

Hey, it's Billy Shakespeare here hoping to make your movie night. What qualifies a movie as being "slept-on" is if it's either a great movie that hasn't recieved much attention, or if it's a good movie that the public has crucified.
Here you go, you shall enjoy...

The Majestic

This great movie--starring Jim Carrey and directed by Frank Darabont (The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption)--has gone unnoticed among the public eye. This movie was a huge flop in theaters, and a lot of it had to do with Jim Carrey getting out of his traditional comedic roles and getting serious. The movie is about a screenwriter who gets into a car accident and can't remember who he is. The writer soon stumbles into a nearby town who thinks he's a returning war veteran. Don't miss this one.

The Yards

This movie did get a little attention back in the day. Critics liked the movie, but a lot people didn't. Whether it was because of Mark Wahlberg or the dark tone of the movie, I'm not sure. What I am sure of is almost Shakespearean the way the story plays out. It's about Leo, a man on parole looking for some redemption. Leo wants to help his unstable mother by taking a job in the family's business. The business isn't exactly what he thinks it is and pretty soon he has his own family hunting him down. Interesting, right?


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