The latest dumb role Amanda Seyfriend has managed her way into is former kidnapping victim Jill in the new film Gone. From the trailer and reviews alike, the movie seems to be a C grade, by the books thriller. If you’re anything like me, you might enjoy something with a bit more edge. While Kiss The Girls (90′s thriller starring Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd) is nothing more than a popcorn flick, there is certainly a sense of perversion and mystery wrapped around it’s plot. The story peruses a serial killer named “Casanova” as he collects and kills talented, beautiful women. Kiss The Girls is currently available for streaming on Amazon Instant Video.
I assume this is the obvious choice for this list, but just in case you’re not acquainted yet with David Wain’s other directorial efforts, Role Models is a great place to start. Starring Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott, Role Models follows two inept dudes as they involuntarily take part in a mentoring program. The film is hysterical and full of non stop laughs. If you’re not into it, I think it’s safe to say you can stay away from Wanderlust as well. Role Models is currently available for streaming on Amazon Instant Video.
The week I recommend taking a look at one of 2011′s most overlooked and underrated film. MMMM is a haunting drama/thriller/mystery about a young women struggling to cope with reality after recently fleeing a cult. With solid performances all around, it is truly newcomer Elizabeth Olsen that does a tremendous job here in her role. First time director Sean Durkin (who also wrote the script) also knocks it out of the park with some daring and assured work behind the lens. Pick up the film here.
What do you plan on watching this week, at home or otherwise? What do you think of my choices?