Firstly, I'd like to take this time to apologize for my article in last issue. It was shit, and I didn't have time to realize it before sending it in since I was writing last minute. Sorry. Anyways, on with the movie suggestions.
Writer/Director Kevin Smith's last film (OOOOOOHHH I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL DOGMA!!!!!!!!!) is also his best so far. Its script should have been nominated for an Oscar and so should have Jason Lee. The film is very successful in doing what is one of the hardest things to do in film; mixing comedy with drama.THE STORY: Holden (Ben Affleck) and Banky (Jason Lee) are the creators of the popular comic book Bluntman And Chronic. Their gay friend Hooper X (Dwight Ewell), creator of the comic book White Hating Coon (HATING, EMMET, HATING!!!) introduces them to Alyssa (Joey Lauren Adams), creator of the comic book Idiosyncratic Routine. Holden develops a bit of a crush on Alyssa (and who can blame him), and thinks he's really hitting it off with her. But then he finds out that she's "into chicks" in a rather harsh manner. What follows is the development of Holden's relationships with Banky and Alyssa, and the investigation of people and their obsession with sexual histories.
Director Peter Jackson's film about the real life events of Juliet Hulme, and Pauline Reaper is a departure film, and also his best to this point. Jackson is best known for gore/comedy films, and HC was a shock to everyone in the industry (well those who knew who Jackson was). The film recounts the relationship between Juliet (Kate Winslet) and Pauline (Melanie Lynsky sp?). I'm not going to go into the plot, because I wish I had been able to see it without knowing what it's about (the last act of the film is what people focus on when describing the film). So if you want to see a fantastic drama, just trust me and rent it. Don't read the back of the box though (It won't ruin the film, but by not reading it, you'll enhance your enjoyment of the film).