NextFlix: Scorsese vs. Carlin!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Scorsese vs. Carlin!

2010 is just about over and Netflix is set to release a LOT of movies after an end-of-year drought (hence no blogposts lately). The last big release of the year is an excellent one though.

Anything Scorsese touches is worth your attention. Shutter Island seemed to divide audiences a bit, which doesn't surprise me. It's a long film (128 minutes), heavy on paranoia and anxiety. The story follows Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio), a U.S. marshal investigating a missing person case at an insane asylum. As the case proceeds, things only get more confusing. The menace mounts steadily, and it's not long before Teddy's haunting dreams become waking hallucinations that threaten his sanity.

Fairly early in the film, there is a dream sequence that ranks among the most cinematic scenes of recent years. With precious little context to work with, Michelle Williams (as Teddy's wife Dolores) takes command of the scene, only to be upstaged by the beautiful visuals. Ashen flakes rain down from the ceiling as Dolores' body burns away during a heartfelt embrace. This is the exact reason we watch whatever Scorsese decides to make.

Now supposing you're just too hungover from New Year's Eve festivities to deal with a mind-bending mystery, Netflix has unleashed a barrage of George Carlin specials. You will laugh your ass off, provided you could handle a LOT of four-letter words. See below for a full list. This is fantastic news!

George Carlin: On Location with George Carlin (1977)
George Carlin Again! (1978)
George Carlin: Carlin at Carnegie (1982)
George Carlin: Carlin on Campus (1984)

George Carlin: Playing with Your Head (1986)
George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey
George Carlin: Doin' It Again (1992)
George Carlin: Jammin' in New York (1992)
George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999)
George Carlin: Complaints and Grievances (2001)

George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (2005)
George Carlin: It's Bad for Ya (2008)



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