It's the weekend, and the only thing you want to do is go watch a movie. But all you've heard about is the latest mega blockbuster, which to be honest, you just aren't in the mood for. Bleugh.
We've all been there - lots of cool, quirky movies escape our radar, and we only hear about them from friends weeks later when they've already left the theaters. That's why I want to fill you guys in on some of this weekend's interesting movies that are making their way to the theaters for the first time, and may be just the perfect antidote to your long-suffering blockbuster-fatigue.
The two I've flagged for this weekend are Jake Gyllenhaal's [Enemy](movie:381183) and Jason Bateman's [Bad Words](movie:717649).
First to Enemy, whose director is Oscar-nominated Denis Villeneuve (Incendies).
This haunting psychological thriller centers around the discovery of Jake Gyllenhaal's character's own doppelgänger, or look-alike. In mythology and folklore, the concept of having a doppelgänger, a paranormal living double of yourself, is widely regarded as an omen of illness, danger or even death.
In Enemy, Jake Gyllenhaal's character Adam, spots his exact double while watching a DVD. Once he calls upon him, the lives of both men spiral out of control. I'll say no more, other than that. The film is based on José Saramago’s novel The Double.
I'm really intrigued by the trailer, and look forward to seeing it this weekend.
Next, let's talk about [Bad Words](movie:717649). Arrested Development and Horrible Bosses' main man Jason Bateman stars as a high school drop out Guy Duncan. Once upon a very long time, he was a spelling bee loser.
Now as bitter 41-year-old, he is hell bent on winning one. Unfulfilled dreams can make a man very determined, you know. Guy finds a weird loophole in the rulebook which grants him a place as a contestant at the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition. This time round, he's completely ruthless.
If any of you have ever seen the Frasier episode, 'War of the Words', where Niles is reminded of his days a competitor in the bee himself, you'll understand the type of hilarity that can ensue.
I'm really looking forward to this ridiculous movie, and I hope that Guy comes to his senses. Have a look at the trailer below.
(Source: Cinedork )