The Back-Up Plan: Marjorie reviews a film that stars J.Lo and a dog-with-wheels named "Nuts." Movies like this make me want to give up on life and just resign myself to sitting alone at home and eating meat Enterprises.
The Losers: Bobby "Fatboy" Roberts says, "The Losers is unapologetically clichéd, relentlessly corny, and packed so full of gratuitous stupidity that I can easily envision Michael Bay leaving the theater muttering, 'That shit was fucking dumb.'" So... yeah.
The Jackpot Records Film and Music Festival: It's back, with a solid lineup including You Weren't There: A History of Chicago Punk 1977-1984, which Ned calls "one of the best music documentaries I've ever seen."
Meanwhile, it's a busy week at the Northwest Film Center (with the Portland Jewish Film Festival wrapping up, Cinema Project's latest program, and Barbara Hammer); meanwhile, The Goonies hits the big-screen at the 99W Drive-In and Pterodactyl plays at Dr. Reclusion's Sunday Night Phlegm Festival.