Film study… week 10

Cry Baby
Wade Walker (Johnny Depp), known as Cry Baby for his ability to shed a single tear on command is a “drape”, who has fallen for a beautiful “square” called Allison (Amy Locane) in this satire of a 50’s musical. When Cry Baby lures Allison to a drape party and all hell breaks loose, Cry Baby ends up imprisoned unfairly and it’s up to his misfit gang to save him. This film is absolutely bizarre and absolutely brilliant. Plus it also stars Ricki Lake, Traci Lords and Iggy Pop. Has to be seen!

Traci Lords... where did it all go wrong?

Ridin' dirty circa 1953


Daredevil

Ben Affleck plays a blind superhero who has developed super-senses to compensate for his abilities. He’s a pro-bono defence lawyer with an unsatisfying personal life by day and some kind of tortured, morally uncertain gargoyle by night fighting The Kingpin. He inexplicably falls in love with a woman called Electric Nachos (now wife, Jennifer Garner) and then Colin Farrell turns up and kills a bunch of people using acupuncture and peanuts. This film is hilarious. It wasn’t supposed to be.

Enough with the foreplay! Show me your cane!

Enough with the foreplay! Show me your cane!


Das Boot

This three and a half hour long German WWII epic follows a U-Boar crew as they descend into the Atlantic to battle British destroyers. Less focused on the actual battle and more intent on depicting the filth, claustrophobia and confusion of the crew while highlighting the utter futility of the war, the film is definitely worth giving up such a large chunk of time for. Harrowing and powerful.

When he started hallucinating about submarines, Johann realised it was time to lay off the crack

When he started hallucinating about submarines, Johann realised it was time to lay off the crack


Day Zero

A hypothetical imagining of what might happen if the US government were to reintroduce the draft. Three lifelong friends, a geeky and neurotic novelist (Elijah Wood), a successful married control-freak lawyer (Chris Klein) and a tough-guy cab driver (inexplicable hottie Jon Bernthal) are all called up. With mixed feelings about the war, they all react differently. It was a great day but horrendously executed. The script is crap and the characters very poorly developed. Shame on you, Elijah! From Everything Is Illuminated to this drivel!

If I was a hobbit they'd never make me go to Iraq!

If I was a hobbit they'd never make me go to Iraq!

2 Comments

  1. Jen

    A king cry-baby with a tear in my eye, and if you mess with the king, you’re gonna cry, baby cry. God I love that movie, seen it way more times than any one ever needs to see it.

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