...are over at IFC.com. This week it's one for three. That is, one masterpiece, Kiroshi Kurosawa's Tokyo Sonata, and two servings of tripe, John Maybury's The Edge of Love and Some Dude's remake of Wes Craven's Last House on the Left. Man, Garret Dillahunt is a tool. He's second from left, above, in the role of Mean Johnny Knoxville; joining him are Aaron Paul as Fake Ben Foster, Spencer Treat Clark as Badly Drawn Boy, and Riki Lindhome as Big-Eyed Frequently Topless Spooky Chick.
The parents of one of the victims in this version are played by Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter, and as I note in my IFC writeup, for some of the New York moviegoing intelligentsia it seems like only yesterday that Ms. Potter appeared in Con Air.
"Monica Potter deserves better," one alter cocker complained on the way out.
"Which one was she?" a similarly inclined friend asked.
Your humble correspondent's eyes widened. Ever eager to be helpful, he chimed in. "Hold it there, fellas. It's been quite a while since the Spider movie. Potter is the mom in this."
A female member of the contingent piped up. "That's right. She played the daughter in the original."
(n.b., the release date of the original Last House on the Left: August 30, 1972. Date of Monica Potter's birth: June 30, 1971.)
"That's a nice homage," the alter cocker said.
I gave up.