Another week, another Film section to read once you get bored with James Cameron talking about Ryan Seacrest and Kim Kardashian on Twitter.
BIUTIFUL: The film that got Javier Bardem's an Oscar nomination for his moving portrayal of a :(
EVANGELION 2.O: YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE: Attn. anime nerds! Your day has come! Again!
THE ILLUSIONIST: It's great. And funny! And also sad. And pretty! You should go.
ANOTHER YEAR: Oh, man. Hey, old people! Stop being so depressing!
THE MECHANIC: A stupid action movie.
IP MAN 2: LEGEND OF THE GRANDMASTER: A good action movie.
EMPTY QUARTER: Cinema Project and the Northwest Film Center team up to show this film, alternately titled Truck and Combine Are Friends.
THE RITE: Oh, for fuck's sake, Anthony Hopkins. C'mon, man.
ALSO! And with regards to Ip Man 2! Want to win a copy of the first Ip Man on DVD? Good, 'cause I have six of 'em to give away. Email me before 10 am PST on Monday, January 31, and make sure your subject line is "Snowman." I'll pick six winners at random* then, and email 'em to let 'em know they've won. Please note: Winners will have to come by the Mercury offices in NE Portland in order to pick up their DVDs—so if you aren't able to do that, or can't be bothered to do that, then don't enter, cool? Cool.
Man, Donnie Yen rules.
*Okay, sort of random. Anyone who can tell me why I picked "Snowman" as the subject line for this particular contest will get special consideration, though I make no promises as to who actually ends up winning.