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For those that have been disappointed with the recent summer action blockbuster slate, consider The Good, The Bad, The Weird the antidote. The film is a Korean tribute to spaghetti westerns, set into motion by a classic MacGuffin: a treasure map. Three strange dudes go after the treasure, and chaos ensues. It’s a simple, unchallenging format—but holy hell is it a load of fun. The film offers just the right blend of old school style and off-the-wall Korean humor, and the action set pieces are as creative as they are brilliantly choreographed. So often we’re forced to endure an incomprehensible flurry of trashing limbs and nightmarish editing, but The Good, The Bad, The Weird keeps its action grounded by setting the stage early, and always letting you know where the characters are as they violently pummel through it.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD & Blu-ray – Cannes highlights and a making-of featurette.

Target Best Buy Fry’s
N/A $14.99 N/A
Amazon – $16.49

Target Best Buy Fry’s
N/A $19.99 N/A
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It’s only been a few months since the release of Ricky Gervais’ The Invention of Lying, so I was surprised to learn that his next feature, Cemetery Junction, is gearing up for an April 2010 UK release. We featured a teaser for the film back in July, as well as some comments from Gervais in September. Now we have our longest glimpse at the film yet with a full trailer. Co-written and co-directed by his frequent collaborator Stephen Merchant, Cemetery Junction looks to be as big a stylistic leap for Gervais as Judd Apatow’s jump from 40 Year Old Virgin to Funny People.

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Cemetery Junction Movie Teaser


If you don’t think Ralph Fiennes can be funny, you probably haven’t seen In Bruges. And if you haven’t seen In Bruges four or five times to enjoy just how much fun Fiennes can be, you should probably watch it again. Meanwhile, there’s this lovely new trailer for the Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant film Cemetery Junction, in which Fiennes co-stars. The teaser makes fun of Fiennes’ serious nature, suggesting that Gervais and Merchant also haven’t seen In Bruges. But we know they’re just acting. See the clip after the jump. Read More »