My buds and I went to check out Mr. Bean's Holiday, and I gots ta tell ya, it had me laughing with gusto! Maybe it was that dirty raspberry martini I had at the bar a bit earlier to mellow me out, but boy did I enjoy the movie. Rowan Atkinson makes some of the strangest faces, and his eyes are very expressive; he's a real retarded hoot and does that physical comedy rather well, since our very own Jim Carrey and his brand of humor pretty much died out long ago. What struck me about this delightful little movie was how innocent and non-crude it was, and yet it was still funny. All the kids were in the theater and they were rather well-behaved I must say, even more so than my uproarious self just hollering at Mr. Bean's zany adventures in France. A must-see movie says moi, to git one's mind off those pesky bills and other responsibilities in life. WAY TA GO MR. BEAN!
Even more fascinating was this 2001 film made in Spain called Intacto. This is required viewing folks; what a mind trip awesome piece o' celluloid this was! I'd say a second or third viewing of this picture is required to really get deep into some of the complex parts. Mostly in Spanish, with some English spoken; the actors are all terrific and it even has that old Swedish legend Max von Sydow (the old man priest from The Exorcist) playing a wealthy lucky Holocaust-surviving Jewish man in the movie who owns a casino and...well, shit man, please get your grimy little hands on this fackin' film! It is very intriguing and wonderfully done. Kudos to Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, whom I believe this year made his English-speaking film debut with that sequel 28 Weeks Later, which was highly praised by fans and critics alike.