Sunday, February 12, 2006

Placeholder: Cue The Queue

A new tradition around the old internet homestead begins today. When work is piling up and I don’t have time for a proper post, I will list the three Netflix movies currently gathering dust next to my TV.

Happy Endings (2005). I’ve watched the film, but haven’t had a chance to look at the supplemental material. I’d like to, because I enjoyed the movie. Don Roos’ sprawling comedy about disparate lives in Los Angeles features a terrific cast – Lisa Kudrow, Maggie Gyllenhaal (singing, no less), Steve Coogan, and the always-underrated Tom Arnold.

Murder By Decree (1979). Ed Gorman recently called this Sherlock Holmes/Jack the Ripper pastiche “one of the best suspense films of any kind I’ve seen.” And Ed’s word is good enough for me.

Kiss Of Death (1947). At some point, I’ll be reviewing the new DVD of this noir classic for Steve Lewis’ Mystery*File. I point out that I have had this disc for over three weeks in the hopes that Netflix will not throttle my account. I’m no threat to anyone’s profit margins.